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DeafDigest Gold – November 21, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – November 21, 2010

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/museumcaptions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dyinglanguages/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/poorclothingtaste/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fundraise/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

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Limited Time Offer Only Available at the Deaf Pager Store

The Deaf Pager Store, through the Sprint Relay Store, is offering a
FREE* Dell Mini 1012 Netbook with a purchase of any of the three
items: Overdrive[tm] 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless, Sprint
3G/4G Dual Mode Sierra 250U wireless modem by Sierra Wireless, or the
Sprint 3G/4G USB U600 broadband card. Offer ends November 30, 2010 or
while supplies last.

*Offer requires 3G/4G broadband card to be activated for 30 days. 

Taxes and service charges excluded.  No cash back.  Requires
activation at the time of purchase.  New activations only, upgrades
not eligible. Netbook will be sent after 30 days uninterrupted
service.  Offer not available in stores, and is only available
through this website.  ©2010 Sprint.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_ddg112110

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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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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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CSD Brings Discounted Broadband and Equipment to Nation’s
Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Do you want high-speed Internet access but can’t afford it? Are you
interested in high-speed Internet access at discounted rate? And, are
you interested in a discounted video-capable netbook as well?

CSD and Project Endeavor are bringing high speed Internet/broadband
services to the nation’s deaf and hard of hearing community! If you
are income eligible and qualify for the program, you can receive
high-speed Internet, a netbook, training on how to use both, and even
more!

To find out more about Project Endeavor, call VOICE: 877-NET-ME77,
e-mail mailto:info@projectendeavor.com, VP at (605) 496-0738 or go to
http://www.projectendeavor.com

(Made possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.)

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

http://att.com/relay

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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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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:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Could the deaf play competitive sports?
http://deafdigest.com/main/bleckly/

A new test to screen all deafness-genes at one time
http://deafdigest.com/genetesting/

– Very Hot News

Deaf travelers in Europe should no longer have problems
crossing borders next year. All they need is an identification card.

Agreement regarding a single identification card was thrashed out
among leaders in the European disabled community. One such leader
is Deaf European parliamentarian Adam Kosa of Hungary.

– Thursday November 18th

A one-stop deafness genetic testing possible?

Yes, according to a team of researchers at
University of Iowa and at Baylor University.

They are saying a new testing procedure would screen all genes and find out within one to three
months which genes are “guilty” and that the
cost would be $2,000.

This contrasts with the current testing of one gene
at a time at the rate of $1,000 per test and to wait
a year for results, one gene at a time until all
75 deafness-related genes are tested.

Will this work?

– Friday November 19th

Allyson Townsend has been shut down by YouTube.

Her crime? Converting songs by Cyrus, Kesha and
others into ASL. YouTube said it is a copyright
infringement.

– Saturday November 20th

Sophia M. Joe, a young deaf woman, won raves at Kochi’s Fashion Show, considered a major event in Sri Lanka.

Said a participating model:

She is very beautiful on ramp

Her mentors feel that in two or three years she will be one of the nation’s top models

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Do Deaf Britons worry about genetic technology?

This is what the University of Bristol’s Centre for Deaf Studies
is trying to find out.

The Leverhulme Trust awarded the Deaf Studies group
£140,000 in grant money. This is equivalent to $222,860
in USA dollars.

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IMPORTANT TO DRESS WELL WITH GOOD TASTE
There was a story on a web site about a deaf man,
selling vacuum cleaners. He visited deaf homes, hoping
to sell vacuum cleaners.
One deaf person said that the vacuum cleaner product
was best, and that the deaf salesman explained very
clearly about the product and that he answered questions
very well.
That deaf person refused to buy the vacuum cleaner
even though it was the best.
Reason? The deaf vacuum cleaner salesman dressed
very poorly with clothes in bad taste.

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

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

BEST FUND RAISERS
Many schools for the deaf need money; same with
deaf agencies, and deaf organizations.
Who are the best fund raisers? It is hearing
people that know nothing about the deaf. They know
nothing about oral vs ASL; mainstream vs residential
schools; nothing about Deaf Culture, etc.
Yet some of these hearing people give a lot of
money for the deaf.

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

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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A HENRIETTA LACKS TRAGEDY
Some weeks back there was a big story on Henrietta Lacks,
not deaf, who passed away in 2002.
She was tricked into donating cells from her cancerous
tumor for the purpose of medical cell research. Medical
ethics are saying this should have never took place.
Anyway Henrietta had a hard life. Elsie, her second
daughter was born deaf. Looking “different” as compared to
other children in the family, she was placed at the
Crownsville State Hospital in Maryland where she stayed
for the last five years of her life until she died.
The Lacks family did not realize that holes were
drilled in her head, in the name of medical experiments.
The Crownsville facility has since been closed by
the state of Maryland.

AN INTERESTING CI COMMENT
We are always reading about these “CI success stories”
in the newspapers – in that the child is immediately
proclaimed a success the moment the CI is implanted.
And we do not, if rarely ever, read about these CI failures.
A newspaper this week recently printed this statement:

Deaf children who receive cochlear implants often have trouble
learning to integrate auditory and visual language information

Huh! In simple English, the CI child must be orally trained on speech and language. No training, the CI is a failure and a waste of money.
Sounds familiar? Yes, oral deaf children (without CI) goes
through the same training sessions as CI deaf children!

YOUTUBE AND CAPTIONING ERRORS
What does Google have to say about its YouTube captioning
errors?
The comment they made is interesting and it goes like this:

YouTube released the product so it could be helpful in some
circumstances, rather than waiting until it was perfect before providing it.

In other words, being impatient, people could not wait
for captioned videos even when the technology has not been perfect. And so, we suffer through these errors.

NFSD DISSOLVES INTO TWO CHARITABLE GROUPS
During the 20th century, the Frat (National Fraternal
Society of the Deaf) was a major player among national
organizations of the deaf. The Frat assets ran into
millions of dollars, and many national deaf leaders were
members of the Frat.
Times have changed, and because of it, the Frat
has dissolved.
Dissolved but not forgotten. Two charitable organizations
– Dr. Frank B. Sullivan Memorial Foundation, Inc and  Al Van Nevel Memorial Foundation have surfaced and will honor our
young deaf leaders for many years to come.
Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/fratdissolution/

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL’S WORST ENEMY
What was Alexander Graham Bell’s worst enemy?
Was it Edward Miner Gallaudet whom he feuded over the years as Gallaudet supported ASL and Bell supported
oralism?
No, but it was something else – procrastination! Bell,
who had many ideas regarding the telephone, procrastinated
on developing the device and then to patent it.
Because of Bell’s procrastination, he barely beat
another telephone inventor Elisha Gray to the patent office
by a matter of minutes!
Bell was scolded by family members for his habit of
procrastination.

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:

World Federation of the Deaf

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

http://deafdigest.com/wfd/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Do I need to hear everything at all times?

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

this man is of low hearing

low hearing?  What is wrong with the simple word – deaf?

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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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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

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,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 point
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in
excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with 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.

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”; “Oh,
See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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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!

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics has released its 2010 stats.

To take a look at these stats, go to:
http://www.disabilitycompendium.org/

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

You might have noticed that many people with Usher Syndrome have
orange/reddish lenses in their glasses.

The eye doctors recommend that we wear these glasses to reduce
glare.  It might work for some of us but not all of us.

One interesting thing about these lenses are that they are made by
Corning (Yes, the same company that makes our china dishes!)  Corning
has many divisions of their company.

These lenses are expensive.  For more information view this link

http://www.visionadvantage.net/corningmedicaloptics.htm

On a lighter side!

One day my grandson was discussing eye colors during dinner.  He
identified each family member’s eye color around our dining room
table.  When her got to me, he said, “Grandpa has orange eyes!”

He was three years old at that time;  he is now four.

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

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning – some questions are not deaf-related and are tough
to answer.

Question #16

Q. Thanks to a Facebook campaign, this octogenarian actress
hosted Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2010, becoming, at 88
years, the oldest-ever host of that show.

A. Betty White

Drew Barrymore is the youngest-ever host, she was 7
in 1982.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Mike Tuccelli
popular deaf ASL professor, University of Florida

http://referer.us/7/mTtDr2

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. For many years Virginia had two schools for the deaf, one
at Staunton (for white deaf) and the other at Hampton
(for black deaf). After the Civil Rights Act passed, it was
obvious one school had to continue and the other had to be
closed. Why did both schools continue until the Hampton campus
was closed not too long time ago?

A. It was the efforts of W. Henry Maxwell, the state senator
of Virginia, who fought to continue funding to keep the
Hampton school open for as long as possible even when
everyone agreed that keeping both schools open was not wise.

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 the FCC will stop dragging its feet with our needs
now that we have a deaf person as the chief of the
Disability Rights Office

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Unusual man found along Wildcat District

Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia

The July 6, 1883, edition of the Banner Watchman newspaper published an unusual news item that came out of the Wildcat District of Oconee County, an area southeast of Watkinsville.
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The story as printed read:

“Mr. Miller of Wildcat District, Oconee County, tells us that a strange white man, about 20 years old, deaf and dumb, and evidently non compus mentis, has been frightening the women and children in that settlement by his hideous appearance and unearthly noise. He cannot write, although the creature attempts to make letters. He is barefooted and dresses in rags. The man was yesterday carried to Watkinsville.

“The people are very anxious to know his history and that his friend may send for him. Rube Durham put him to work in his cotton patch.”

(very sad; Georgia School for the Deaf opened its doors in 1846; apparently
the deaf man’s parents never put him into that school)?

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Deaf and the Money:

25 cents

the fine deaf club members of Detroit Association of the Deaf
had to pay if they threw cigarettes on the floor instead of
stubbing it out in the ash trays.

Smoking? That was years ago before anti-smoking laws were
strictly enforced. Reason for the fine was because of
extra work the club custodian had to do to clean the floors

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

88

maximum number of deaf teams that can participate
at the national Academic Bowl competition; the finals of
which takes place at Gallaudet. Entries are on a
first come, first served basis

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DeafResources

Oral Deaf Person’s List of Do’s and Don’ts
http://deafdigest.com/main/oraldoanddonts/

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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DeafDigest Sports !

DeafDigest Sports has migrated to a new server today.
The new web site is at:

http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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VRI – Interpreter
Language Services Associates
Horsham, PA

Since 1991, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services.

LSA offers a full suite of interpretation, translation and multicultural solutions to more than 2,000 clients worldwide in over 200 language offerings. The company has quickly become one of the largest and fastest-growing language service providers in the world with an impressive growth rate of 30 percent in 2009.

LSA is actively seeking experienced VRI Interpreters to work in our state-of-art call center located in Horsham, PA.  Candidates must possess American Sign Language (ASL) and/or English transliteration as well as spoken English skills. We have both full time and part time positions working on-site in our Horsham office.

Job Responsibilities:
* Interpret between American Sign Language (ASL), and/or English transliteration and spoken English, through web-based VRI system

* Answering inbound calls in a timely manner

* Assist clients with basic troubleshooting (refer to manager or IT department if necessary)

* Provide superior customer service

* All other duties as assigned by Manager (may include, but not limited to, video and web based ASL recorded translations)

Requirements:
* Maintain, as applicable, compliance with any national, state, or local licensure and/or certification requirements

* Adhere to the RID Code of Professional Conduct

* Strong attention to detail

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Professional and positive phone manner with clients from all types of businesses

* Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the 24/7/365 demands of VRI

* Familiarity working in a windows environment (MS Office suite, remote connections-gotomypc, etc.).

* RID CI, CT, CI/CT, CSC; or NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master; or NAD (Level IV or V), certification and proof of current Pennsylvania registration

* Experience with VRS or VRI systems(preferred)

* PC Trouble shooting skills preferred

* Minimum of at least a high school diploma

* Willingness to learn and take on more responsibilities as needed

* Attention to detail, while working in a fast paced environment

* At least 5 years of interpreting experience

* “Can-Do” attitude

* Must have the ability to provide VRI services from home, when required

* Candidate must be available to start training 12/20/10

To see a full job description (for full and part time positions) please visit our career website: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=79D1AB34F38C2C68BD2A517E3600D9BC.NA12_primary_jvm?org=LSAWEB&cws=1

(if link is too long for your browser, click on: http://referer.us/7/tC2Bc1 )

Or send resume directly to:  mailto:DEhrenberg@LSAweb.com

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Executive Director Search
Georgia Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Decatur, GA

Position Summary:
– To serve as the Executive Director – To serve as the primary spokesperson in all areas of media, public relations, and marketing. – To oversee the implementation of strategic goals and objectives, programs and services delivery, budget and fiscal management, personnel, and human resources. – To secure adequate state, federal, unrestricted and restricted funding to support the operation . – To keep abreast of legislation related to the Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind community.. – To oversee contracts from state and private foundations. – To provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of  our philosophy, mission, strategy, goals and objectives.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, Master’s preferred.
– Strong background in multiple programs and services for the Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind community. –  Five years of experience in non-profit, community-based management and supervision of a large staff. – Three years of professional experience with grant procurement, project management and fundraising efforts. – Must have good organizational and time management skills. – Must have excellent writing, communication, and public speaking skills. – Must be able to problem solve, make sound decisions, and collaborate with other agencies.

http://www.GACHI.org

Please submit Resumes:
Via E-mail
mailto:gachiboard@gmail.com

GACHI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Placement Coordinator – Anaheim
*  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 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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position opening
Sign Therapist II
Regional Mental Health Center
East Chicago, Indiana

Sign Therapist II

Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.

Must be able to use ASL to communicate with deaf clients.

Ability to work with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities.

Minimum of two years of experience required.

License preferred.

You may mail/fax or email your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville IN 46410-6353

Fax:219-757-1810
mailto:Diane.johnson@geminus.org

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(November 21, 2010 update)

Job announcements
DCARA

– DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (FULL TIME)
Fremont and San Leandro, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-es/

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Campbell, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/main/dcara-campbell/

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
San Francisco, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-sf/

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

School Dir Oes Res School (10/25/2010 revised closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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Open positions
ZVRS
various locations

– Title: Senior System Administrator
Locations:  Clearwater, Florida

Summary: Responsible for the administration, management and operations of the internal servers and virtual machines supporting the call center platform

Required Skills: Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management.
Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
A solid understanding of Unix and Open Source (Linux) operating systems; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.
A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts.
Ability to program in an administrative language (Tk, Perl, VBScript, a shell), to port C programs from one platform to another, and to write small C or C# programs.

Required Background:
More than five years of previous system administration experience.
Desirable Background and Skills:
A degree in computer science or a related field.
Extensive programming background in any applicable language.
Publications within the field of system administration.

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

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and

Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Regional Sales Manager
Locations: Colorado

Description:
The Sales Manager will be responsible for individual, business and government accounts, introducing ZVRS to new customers, while also strengthening ZVRS. relationship with current customers. Is Responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers of all walks by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Responsibilities:
– Plans and directs videophone sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Primary POC for VRS users, major government and business accounts in assigned region.
– Prospect assigned region for new accounts and customers.
– Work with other Sales Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Coordinate referrals of installations of Z videophones in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain service needs.
– Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the Senior Director of Sales.
– Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

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.
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– 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.

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Technical Support Rep – Tier Two – Full Time
Locations: Clearwater, Florida

Description: The Technical Support Rep will provide direct support to customers who have escalated technical support needs. These contacts could come in via video calls, emails, and transfer from video interpreters. The Technical Support Rep will also be able to provide support to Customer Service personnel.

Responsibilities: Answer video inbound calls from customers and answer their questions, record their complaints and/or concerns.
When requested, report complaints and/or concerns to appropriate departments.
Provide remote connection support to customers PC for router, modem or no-ip configuration.
Ability to troubleshoot on products.

Qualifications:
MUST have good ASL skills to communicate with customers
MUST have good people skills and positive attitude
MUST have extensive computer knowledge
MUST have 2 years of Technical background experience
Must be willing to work flexible hours, which includes evenings and weekends.

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

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(deadline extended to October 25, 2010)

Job openings
–  School Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton
–  School Director, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at Wilson

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) positions through October 25, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons.  Thank you.

– To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or fax it to 828-432-5309.

– To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145. E-mail: mailto:tonia.hartley@dhhs.nc.gov

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: NCSD-60038911; NCSD-60039125
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 – $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 – $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 10/25/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five (5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish working relationships with staff, the general public and other government agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements Master’s degree in education, school administration, or specific field related to special education and five years of education experience preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School Administrator-Principal licensure as outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a (PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Equal Opportunity Employer

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