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DeafDigest Gold – June 26, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – June 26, 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/deafblindcommunications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salarydiscrimination/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafminority/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/preferasl/

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Introducing Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm]

Paired with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the
Nexus S[tm] from Google is one of the fastest mobile phones on the
market today. The Nexus S comes pre-installed with the best of Google
apps and enabled with new and popular features like true
multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full
web browsing. Be the first to receive upgrades, features and new apps
as they become available.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] 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_DDG062611

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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?

How important were years spent at a state school
for the deaf, especially New Jersey School for the
Deaf? Very much so to the parents of Arlene Malinowski.
A Coda, she has come up with a theme called “Field of Deaf Dreams.” It focuses on a school homecoming day
that she spent with her parents. It is being featured
at an event at Chicago’s 16th Street Theater.

For years The Osmonds were a famous musical group that
gave performances everywhere. Two deaf Osmonds, not
regular members of the group, still joined in for
occasional appearances – George Virl Osmond, Jr
and Tom Osmond. And there is a third deaf Osmond
that is a special guest at the Symphony of Wellness concert in Nashville. It is Justin
Osmond, who will play the violin at this benefit
event.

– Very Hot News

From time to time deaf and hearing organizations and

businesses had to deal with employees that commit
misdeeds and fraudulent acts. Unfortunately for all
of us, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
fell victim to this such act. A former employee
falsified the exam grades of nearly 35 interpreter
certificate applicants, as well as embezzling agency
funds. After a thorough investigation, the offender was
apprehended and has been prosecuted and sentenced. DeafDigest hopes this will never happen again.

– Thursday June 23rd

Two deaf inmates at a federal prison in North Carolina
have filed a lawsuit, claiming they were not provided
services entitled to other inmates. They are claiming
the prison officials do not provide them with interpreters
they need in religious and counseling services.

– Friday June 24th

Is Google doing much to generate auto-captions on all
youtube videos? They are saying they are but are cautioning
that there are challenges and that his process is difficult.
This company says better technology is needed as opposed
to using humans to do the captions.

– Saturday June 25th

Advertisers dream of winning a top award at the annual
Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival which
takes place annually at Cannes, France. And this year
the silver (2nd place) winner was India’s The Silent National Anthem. It was a group of deaf children singing the “Jana Gana Mana” in sign language.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

An important position in Iowa is state Director of Human Rights.
The new director, recently appointed by the governor, is San Wong. One of the responsibilities of this position is to advocate for groups, including the deaf, as well as with the disabled.

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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
at 414.615.0109 and Judy Mohan who will be the Apache ASL Trails
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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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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THE IMPORTANT 51 PERCENT RULE
Why is the 51 percent rule important? An example
is the rule at Gallaudet that the majority of members of
the board of trustees must have a hearing loss.
Is this rule a joke? Depends! A friend told DeafDigest
editor that he is a member of the board of directors
of a service agency serving the deaf – but he is in the
minority!
Minority? Yes, because he and two other deaf people
use ASL. Others with hearing losses are oralists,
hard of hearing and late deafened. They do not use
ASL.
So, even with this important 51 percent rule, the
ASL deaf is still in the minority.

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

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

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Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses

hosting a conference

August 6-7, 2011

Portland, OR

early bird conference registration deadline
is July 1, 2011; $25.00 late registration fee afterwards

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/amphl-2/

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A STRANGE EMPLOYMENT AD FOR INTERPRETER
A newspaper printed an employment ad for a sign language
interpreter.
The job description in the ad said:

prefer knowledge of ASL

DeafDigest editor is puzzled. Do we have interpreters
that do not prefer ASL?

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

(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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A WAY OF DESCRIBING CI
A CI user tells his friends:

the CI is a computer in my head

An interesting way of describing what the CI
is all about!

TEACHING THE POLICE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DEAF
When a police officer encounters a deaf person,
then for some of them – panic sets in. It may get
pretty much bad if some of them have never seen
a deaf person in their lives.
Are there some kind of workshops that help the
police deal with the deaf?
There is one in Austin, Texas. The deaf community
has been asked to volunteer in role playing to
teach the cadets of the Austin Police Department
on how to deal with the deaf.
Which every city had this such a workshop.

ELECTRONIC FIREFLIES HELPING THE YOUNG DEAF
A team of engineers at Cooper Union (NY), one of
the most difficult universities to enroll, has
come up with an electric firefly device.
To get an idea of what it is all about, visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTa98ezlkEA

Yes, the video shows a simple electronic
firefly, whereas the ones built by Cooper
Union students is more complicated.
Anyway, it is said that these electronic fireflies could help develop vision and
observation skills among the very young
deaf, and especially of the low vision
deaf.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/emergencyroom/

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:

Iowa Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/iowaassoc/

WATERING HOLES IN WASHINGTON, DC AND ROCHESTER
A newspaper in Washington, DC ran a piece on a watering hole
popular with the deaf. The bartender used BSL (Bar Sign Language
to communicate with the deaf patrons.
You can see the video at:

http://www.rollcall.com/multimedia/-206698-1.html

Just be patient while viewing the video until you see some
BSL!
What about Rochester, NY. Dave Kidder, a deaf bartender working
his bar near the RIT campus, caters to deaf patrons.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the hearing aid does not help me follow the game on TV

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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
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

This deaf man moved to the United States hoping to fix his ears

Fixing up the ears has nothing to do with hearing loss.

The proper wording would be this –
This deaf man moved to the United States hoping to get a CI

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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

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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!

Another reason why a few babies go deaf is Cytomegalovirus,
a viral infection. William Rawlinson, of University of New South Wales, said in an article in the Australian Medical Journal
that many doctors underdiagnose this virus.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Larry Evans is the newly installed president of
Texas Association of the Deaf. What was his most
unusual feat?

A. This is not his first stint at president. He has served
two stints in the past – but the feat was that he served
as president three times in three different decades!

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 attended the AADB Symposium this week. The support services provided  
by volunteers were awesome. I had three SSPs/Interpreters daily. Without them, we Deaf-Blind delegates could not have participated. So, the 
volunteers out-numbered us!

Thank you volunteers for providing us access daily.

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 hearing people stop deciding what is best for
us without asking us first for our input

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

around 1905 – George K Andree, an all-time Gallaudet
football great, graduates from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and is believed to be one of the
first deaf dentists.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Only 1 of 40 hard-of-hearing people will ever have the opportunity to wear a hearing aid

source:
UN World Health Organization  estimate

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DeafLibrary Resources

The School of Law at Valparaiso University
(Indiana) published its Law Review (Volume 45
Spring Issue 2011). It is an all-deaf Law
Review (copyrighted – ISSN 0042-2363)
A number of deaf attorneys contributed to
this Law Review. This Law School wanted to
dedicate this special issue to how the ADA
has impacted the Deaf Community. It is the
first known issue of its kind.
If you are interested in this copy at no charge
to you, do email:
mailto:deafdigest.com
A warning – it is a very, very long reading –
approximately 600 pages.

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is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Faculty position posting form
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA)
Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Research and Teacher Education
Rochester, NY

PC#: 8204 IRC47075
DEPARTMENT: NTID Academic Affairs
JOB CATEGORY: Administrative Faculty
STARTING DATE: January 1, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs works with the
President of NTID/Vice President and Dean of RIT to execute the
college’s strategic plan, as well as the day-to-day operation of the
academic affairs unit, which includes planning and managing a
multi-million dollar budget. Responsibilities include:

– Ensuring a well designed, coherent academic curriculum for
associate degrees,
– Supporting the academic support services (tutoring, advising, and
personal and career counseling) provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing
students in the other eight colleges of RIT,
– Enhancing NTID as the National Resource Center for educating
students who are deaf and hard of hearing,
– Supporting the execution of a strong program of research and
scholarship,
– Expanding graduate and interpreter education, and
– Addressing the long-term organization structural needs within
Academic Affairs.

In addition, the Associate Vice President provides oversight for
faculty hiring, tenure and promotion processes of the college with
final recommendations made by the President of NTID/Vice President
and Dean of RIT. Twelve Department Chairs, one Associate Dean, the
Coordinator for Communication Assessment Services, the Curriculum
Research Associate and the Directors of Research Centers report
directly to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Major Responsibilities: The AVPAA is responsible for all
undergraduate academic programs and services that are housed in the
college, for all associated student learning outcomes assessment, and
for the academic support services provided to deaf and
hard-of-hearing students studying in the other eight colleges of RIT.
Additionally, the AVPAA provides leadership for the Centers of
Research, the Masters Degree in Secondary Education, and the
Educational Design Resources Department that supports the development
and delivery of instruction. The AVPAA provides leadership for budget
planning, space renovations, equipment acquisition and staff planning
for a faculty and staff of 200.

Academic Affairs is expected to establish articulated curricula to
allow students to either 1) gain employment after completing
career-focused associate degrees or 2) enroll directly into specific
bachelor’s degree programs at RIT after completing associate degrees
focused on preparation for baccalaureate studies. The strategic plan
calls for the development of additional associate, baccalaureate, and
graduate programs and the expansion of research and scholarship. The
AVPAA will lead these new developments. The AVPAA also will assist
with the coordination and management of access services for students,
faculty and staff in collaboration with the Associate Dean for
Student and Academic Services and Assistant Dean for Access Services.
In summary, the AVPAA will be responsible for the following academic
programs and services:

– Technical Education programs (20 degree programs)
– Liberal Arts and Sciences curricula supporting associate programs
– Baccalaureate program in ASL-English Interpretation
– MS in Secondary Education
– Support programs and services including Audiology and
Speech-Language Services
– Academic Research and Scholarship
– Instructional Support and Faculty Development/Services including
Educational Design Resources (EDR), New Faculty/Staff Orientation
Training (NFSOT) program, Office for Communication Assessment
Services (OCAS), Instructional Technology Consortium (ITC) ,
Faculty/Staff Professional Development, and Faculty/Staff Sign
Language Education Program (FSSLEP) services.

On behalf of the President of NTID/Vice President and Dean of RIT,
the AVPAA will attend and participate in all meetings with other RIT
deans and the provost on the Deans Council. The AVPAA will assist the
President of NTID/Vice President and Dean of RIT with oversight and
management of all academic affairs including accreditation, staff,
space and equipment planning, and review of faculty processes,
including recruitment, evaluation/development, tenure and promotion,
student learning outcomes assessment, and budgeting

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE:
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education,
it represents the world’s first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students. Together with 14,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,000 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of
Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the
success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique
contributions that each person makes to the educational process based
on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge
and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit
http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural ?Great Colleges to Work For? list. RIT was cited in six
different categories: Professional/Career Development Program,
Compensation and Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement, 403b or 401k
(retirement plan), Disability Insurance and Life Insurance.

The Rochester area has a diverse population which includes African
Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County) and Latin
Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In addition, more
than 7% of the population is foreign born. Rochester is ranked 7th
among the “10 Best Cities to Raise a Family” by Child Magazine, 2003,
and 8th among 200 metro areas in childcare for “Best Cities for Women
2002″ by Ladies Home Journal.” In 2007 Rochester?s ranked the 6th
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac out of 379
metropolitan areas.

Skills of the Position:
Possess outstanding leadership skills that foster effective teaching,
research and planning; proven commitment to academic excellence,
student success, shared governance and collegial decision-making;
understanding and experience in formulating strategic academic
program planning initiatives; proven ability to manage fiscal and
human resources effectively; strong communication abilities (written,
verbal and sign language) and highly developed interpersonal and
team-building skills; commitment to diversity and multiculturalism;
and creativity.

Qualifications:
Required: Earned doctorate in a discipline and scholarly credentials
that would qualify for appointment with tenure and rank within one of
the departments of the college, 8-10 years of successful academic
administrative experience in higher education (preferably at the
senior level), strong record of demonstrated leadership and scholarly
work; experience with tenure and promotion processes, sign language
fluency, and demonstrated experience in teaching and curriculum
development.

Strongly Preferred: Experience teaching deaf students at the
post-secondary level and demonstrated ability to work effectively and
collaboratively with different institutional constituencies. Ability
to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
12-month full-time tenure-track position. Anticipated start date
January 1, 2012.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/194348 Faculty Search: IRC47075.
Please provide a CV, a cover letter addressing the listed
qualifications and any other relevant documentation in order to be
considered for this position.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2011

Any questions on the position please contact search committee chair:
Dr. Kathryn Schmitz at mailto:kls4344@rit.edu

SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent
benefits.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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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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– 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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