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DeafDigest Gold – May 13, 2012

DeafDigest Gold – May 13, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz
dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy
super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest
apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper
offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you
can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE 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_DDG051312

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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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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?

Lara Steward, a deaf British woman, is an actor. But
acting alone does not support a full time living.
She tried farming, but again it did not work out.
She is now a pet shop owner in Hibaldstow, a small town. Already she has seen hearing customers come
to her shop to make purchases.

Some hospitals have this habit of misplacing patients’
personal possessions – such as watches, wireless
devices, eyeglasses – and – hearing aids! In the case of
a hospital in Great Britain, the administration had to reimburse the patients £131,000 for lost hearing aids.
That is $211,255 in American dollars.

– Very Hot News

A new group, the European Deaf Geographies Summit, had
first meeting at England’s Bristol Centre for Deaf
Studies. Their press release was vaguely worded but
it has a lot to do with research on deafness-related
topics.

– Thursday May 10th

Gallaudet senior Zach Ennis is serving as an intern for
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican. Yoder has a special
interest in the deaf because Kansas School for the Deaf
is located in his jurisdiction.

– Friday May 11th

Actor Johnny Depp laughed very hard when he was told
of his ASL errors during the Sir Paul Mccartney’s My
Valentine video. It was mentioned by DeafDigest a couple
of times. This shows his lack of sensitivity towards
our sign languages everywhere in the world.

– Saturday May 12th

Deafness among children in China is often because of
improper use of antibiotics such as streptomycin, kanamycin and gentamicin. As a result, China’s State Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a
gene detector in hopes of curbing deafness in future
children.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, in Chennai, is a famous eye treatment center in India. This hospital is
experimenting with a new gene therapy in which the staffers
hope will improve chances of sight among those with Usher syndrome. They’ve already experimented with a 24-year
old patient and they are seeing some improvement with him.

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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 USE ASL IN THE COURT ROOM
A Coda and his deaf father were sitting in the court room,
just watching the court session.
The Coda used sign language to explain to the father
what the attorneys and defendants were saying.
The judge saw it and told the Coda to stop signing.
The Coda explained that he was interpreting for his
deaf father.
The judge then told both of them to go to the back
of the room and sit there so that the signing would
not interrupt the session.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/

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

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Disability & Hiring Fair
June 26, 2012
Richardson, TX (in Dallas & Collin counties)

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-disability-and-deaf-hiring-fair-richardson-texas/

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TV CAPTIONS AT A RESTAURANT BAR
DeafDigest editor was eating at a restaurant
bar and asked the bar tender to turn on the captions.
He struggled for a long time and failed, and then
asked the editor to move to another table where
captions were shown.
The bartender explained that captions are easy
to turn on with old TV sets but with new TV sets,
it is very difficult to turn on the captions!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

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

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research .
asks for your comments on Proposed Long Range Plan Comment

Period for your comments end June 18th

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf comments with national disability rehabilitation research/

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AN ISSUE WITH THE SEMESTER AT SEA
There was some discussion regarding interested deaf students
wanting to participate in the Semester at Sea programs.
This organization, under the sponsorship of University of
Virginia, enables students to spend a semester studying while
on a cruise ship.
Could a deaf student participate? Yes, if he is accompanied
by an interpreter(s).
But who pays for interpreters is another thing. There were
several suggestions that were thrown back and forth.
Still, no solution. Interpreters won’t interpret for free
even if rich once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered as
an incentive.

A CAREER EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF RESPONDS TO THE TEXAS OPTIONS
This weekend’s Blue edition said that Texas has these
three options in Deaf Education:

Local education agency
Regional Day School Programs
Texas School for the Deaf

A career educator of the deaf said Texas is, indeed, the
only state to make these options as simple and as clear
to hearing parents that know nothing about the deaf, much
less education of the deaf.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops forgetting deafness/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

World Federation of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/world-federation-of-the-dea/

TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE NEW YORK BIGS
Many would-be actors leave behind the small towns they
grew up all their lives to make it in the New York theatrical
community.
One such individual is Tad Cooley, who will move to
New York from Vanderbilt, Texas to study acting at the
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He has been
involved with high school drama, small films, small theatre
and Internet theater – taking such lessons in acting,
vocal and dancing.
What about it? He is deaf. He does not know sign language.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am very comfortable without my hearing aid

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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?

the university serves students with all types of hearing disabilities

this means mildly deaf, moderately deaf, severely deaf and profoundly deaf

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are many deaf people more tense than hearing people
when it comes to home appointments (cable technicians,
electricians, plumbers, etc)?

A. They have to constantly watch the flashing signalers
to make sure the visit is not missed. If they leave the
room for a few minutes to go to the bathroom, they are
afraid the lights would flash and the tech person will
think no one is home and leave!

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:

Mobility

Traveling independently is important for many of us.

Being Deaf-Blind is a challenge.  We are the brave ones!

Anyway, let’s talk about the white cane that we use to
feel our way around.

Some sidewalks are built with bricks or cobblestones
to look pretty!

Having that thin tip at bottom of our cane can get us
caught in the crack!

It feels like being stabbed!

Here are a few other cane tips that we can change.

Marshmallow – Yeah it looks like it, plastic and can
roll

Tear drop – Yeah tear coming down our cheeks! Another
good tip.

Mushroom – umm not edible again it does the job!

Ever wonder why we are always hungry?

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

That all TV sets are required to be outfitted with a push button
captions. Fiddling around with the remote or with on-screen
instructions can be extremely frustrating!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1975 – Jack Ashley, the deaf British MP, made the first
TTY call across the ocean, from England to USA.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

number of days to determine where a deaf person
stands with his new CI; is he making progress
or he is not making progress or he is at a standstill!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Dr Peter Hauser’s Deaf Brain:
http://deafdigest.com/the deaf brain/

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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 announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(2) Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department
http://deafdigest.net/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistant(s) – Summer Session
http://deafdigest.net/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) and three letters of recommendation and/or three references.

Send complete application packet to mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
or to the address below:

Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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Open positions
Walden School & Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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Job search
Director of the American Sign Language Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

We are pleased to announce a job search for the position of
Director of the American Sign Language Program at the
Ohio State University.

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2012.

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State
University offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the
university’s undergraduate requirement for a general education
sequence in modern/foreign college credits. The Program is
administered under the Foreign Language Center within the
College of Arts and Sciences. (See: http://asl.osu.edu/ )
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of
Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large and active
Deaf Community.

Detailed Job Description:
Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) Program.
reporting to the Director of the Foreign Language Center;
coordinates curricular development for the ASL program,
including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to 4 courses
annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and
implements program assessment; coordinates training and
professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all
ASL instructors in conjunction with the Foreign Language
Center Director; oversees and develops content for ASL
program website; coordinates interpreting ASL for all
program events; assists in identifying and applying for
grant and funding/development opportunities; completes an
annual report for the ASL program; assists in preparing
and monitoring expenses for the annual ASL budget.

Duties Description:

40 percent of job:
Plans and Manages ASL Program: Coordinates the curricular
development for the ASL courses; participates in establishing
policies as they relate to the program. Develops and implements
program assessment, reviews and makes recommendations for
updates on program curricula. Acts as liaison to faculty, students, units, and community members inquiring about the
program; oversees ASL website. Oversees technology integration
in the ASL classroom. Coordinates placement testing, transfer,
and EM credit; plans and manages the preparation of articles,
proposals, reports and educational materials for publication.

30 percent of job:
Manages ASL Instructors and Staff: Convenes and leads ASL
instructor meetings; plans and supervises the scheduling of
events, special assignments, and outreach activities for the
program; coordinates training, evaluation, and professional
development of all ASL instructors; develops and selects
training materials upon recommendations from the faculty
oversight group; coordinates interpreting for ASL for
program events; interviews and trains support staff.

15 percent of job:
Budget and Operations: Assists in preparing budgets and
monitoring expenses for ASL budget; evaluates and
authorizes payments for materials, facilities, and
staff as appropriate; assists in identifying and
applying for grants and funding/development
opportunities; completes an annual report on the program.

15 percent of job:
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

Experience:
Required: Master’s degree in relevant discipline or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in program planning and administration.

Desired: Three years ASL teaching experience in
postsecondary institutions; administrative and
managerial experience in postsecondary education.
Doctoral or terminal degree in relevant discipline
preferred.

Compensation:
Salary: $50,000-$58,000. The Ohio State University offers
a comprehensive package of benefits, state retirement
options and access to the cultural resources at one of
the nation’s largest universities.

Applications:
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job will be posted on the OSU Human Resources website
on May 1st; see https://www.jobsatosu.com/
The complete application package includes a letter of interest
and a curriculum vita (resume) and must be submitted online.
Application deadline is June 1, 2012 or until the position
is filled or closed.

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job announcement
Director of Employment Services (Full Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont and San Leandro, California

DCARA has a full-time job opening for the position of Director of Employment Services.  This position has two major responsibilities:  1. Manage the Employment Services Department which is charged with the task of working with Deaf and hard of hearing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area to enhance their vocational skills, increase their employability, place them in jobs, and work with them to retain their employment; and 2. Develop and implement the Deaf Employment Training Center, a pre-employment skills training and development program for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.   This position will report to the Executive Director and will occupy an office at the Fremont EDD office (primarily) and at DCARA Headquarters in San Leandro.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Oversee the compliance of contracts that fund Employment Services department within the agency
–    Provide training and supervision to all Employment Services staff
–    Work with Executive Director and Program Developer to develop funding opportunities to implement Deaf Employment Training Center
–    Develop linkages and working relationships with other agencies serving the deaf and hard of hearing community
–    Conduct evaluations of services offered within Employment Services Department to ensure that services are meeting the current needs in the community
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients with employers
–    Monitor department budget
–    Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
–    Participate in management team meetings to support department as well as agency operations
–    Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    Bachelor’s degree in vocational services, social services, counseling, or related areas.  MA degree preferred
–    Experience in supervision and management
–    At least three years’ experience in employment service delivery
–    Demonstrated organizational, analytical and writing skills
–    Knowledge of MS Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
–    Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
–    Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
–    Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

DCARA – Human Resources
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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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