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DeafDigest Gold – November 6, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 6, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:


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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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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

Learn more about VL5 at:


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to ZVRS from any videophone!


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


weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday)


– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Are the deaf of Australia more interested in
deaf videos as opposed to hearing videos that are
either signed and/or captioned? This was an issue
raised in Australia. There seems to be little or
no interest in getting hearing videos accessible
to the deaf, but a big interest in deaf-only videos!

We have an average of 16 hours per day of pre-recorded
captioned TV shows. Cost of these pre-recorded captions
range between $400 to $1000 per half hour. In comparison,
real time TV captions may cost five times more. In USA, we only have just about 400 professional
captioners that do broadcast captions, and the demand
may triple within the next few years. It is not a get-rich-quick proposition for professional captioners,
as they get between $50 to $75 per hour.

– Very Hot News

We, in USA, have it so lucky. We enjoy unlimited use of
video relay services. Not that so in the United Kingdom.
Hours are limited and even worse, free video relay
is offered just for 30 minutes per month! Deaf Britons
are not too happy about it.

– Thursday November 3rd

Canada has been long envied by Americans for its
cradle to grave national health insurance plans.
Not everything is all that so rosy, as far as
deaf Canadians are concerned. Those in need of
medical attention often do not get such medical
services. This issue was raised in a newspaper story.

– Friday November 4th

A new museum has come on board in Seguin, Texas,
not too far from San Antonio. Deaf-owned Davideo Productions and hearing-owned Palace Theatre joined forces to establish the Seguin Cine Museum. It
debuted during the Seguin Film & Arts Festival
this weekend. The museum features old movies,
old cameras and other old photographic equipment.
Said Davideo owner, and museum curator
David H. Pierce:

it’s important to document and preserve these historical artifacts of motion picture history and to show what the equipment looks like that has helped create memorable moving images since the late 1800’s.

The museum opens when there are showings at
the theatre. But one can tour by appointments
if the theatre is closed.

Contact or visit or

– Saturday November 5th

AgBell is probably starting a trend that other
national associations of the deaf may follow.
AgBell has outsourced its exhibit, sponsorship
and advertising sales to The Townsend Group.
This deal should allow AgBell to focus more on
missions and goals instead of worrying too much
about sales.


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Singapore School for the Deaf will close
up for good in 2016 when the sole surviving
students graduate. At present, only sixteen
students remain at the school. The problem is
the same in USA. Parents do not want to send
their deaf children to a deaf-only school.


Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

– education support services
– clinical services
– job skills training
– employment support
– life skills training
– school to work transition planning
– community involvement
– recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email
or click on:


For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email


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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Baltimore
Aug. 22-27, 2013



You go to a restaurant, and point to the menu
the food you want.
It is a risk. Most waiters will catch your
food order and you are happy with the food
brought to your table.
Some waiters may read wrong with your finger pointing. Some may look at the food above what you pointed, or look at the food below what you pointed. And you get angry when the wrong dish is brought to your table.
Just because a waiter smiles and nods his head
does not always mean he got your order correctly!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit

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


Pre-Registration For Career Expo For People With Disabilities
The Ronald Reagan Center
Washington, DC
November 18, 2011



In 1988, former Gallaudet provost John S. Schuchman
wrote a book – Hollywood Speaks.
It was probably easier to write a book at that
time because we really did not have that too many
deaf actors and deaf actresses in Hollywood movies
and TV shows.
If someone wants to write a book right now about
the deaf in Hollywood, it will be very difficult
because there has been a big increase of deaf actors
since 1988.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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


Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other

* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
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* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at for Dr. Bo Byun or for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices
are located in College Park, MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

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VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is


This week a deaf realtor was featured on a local
news program. Two things wrong with the airing.
It was not captioned. And the anchor did most
of the talking and most of the viewing time.
We, the deaf, only caught a brief glance of the
deaf realtor.
Seems many TV news programs are not well thought
out in advance.

The language in legislative bills are often
worked up by committee members that argue and
debate on these wordings.
Always? Not always! In the example of the
The Amateur Sports Act of 1978, signed by
President Carter, one word was important but
no one thought much about it. Out of desperation
a committee member asked a deaf employee of a
national political party, which word was better
– handicapped or disabled.
During the late seventies, the word handicapped
was more fashionable and so, the deaf person
suggested it. Alas, it was inserted into the bill
with no debate.
Explained that deaf person:

In these days there were insufficient TTY machines,
no pagers, no cell phones and so, the word
handicapped was more appropriate.

Eventually, when the second The Amateur Sports Act
was enacted in 1998, handicapped was changed to

(all videos are captioned)

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

North Dakota Association of the Deaf


The Deaf Seniors of America has just distributed a
You can view it at:


I do not need the hearing aid to do my job well


For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this



a newspaper story was titled:

For a Baby Born Different

It was about a baby born deaf. Is it saying that
to be born deaf is to be born different? Deaf
people can do anything, except to hear, you know!

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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 with more
than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

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, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.
Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

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.

See for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
Almost 200 have registered already!


ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to 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.

11th 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 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.


Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Years ago, users of landline telephones had to contribute
to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund. Times have
changed – and those making these VoIP calls must also
pay! This was the ruling FCC enacted this week. VoIP?
A hint – Skype.


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why was it important for Gallaudet to maintain its identity
when the Metro subway system changed the name of the station
near the campus?

A. The name was changed from New York Ave-Florida Ave-
Gallaudet U  to just  NoMa-Gallaudet U a few days ago.

It was important because most other colleges in the
District of Columbia have had metro stops named after
them. It would not be fair to Gallaudet if the name
was removed whereas other colleges have kept their
station names.

send your questions to

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


Wish List of the Week:

that every deafness resource and referral centers
(both nonprofit and private) maintain its neutrality
while explaining to perplexed parents of deaf babies
the “facts of deaf life” – Deaf Culture, oralism,
Cued Speech, CI, ASL, etc. Many centers are not
neutral and will steer perplexed parents towards
certain paths, much to the detriment of the
innocent deaf children.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Daylight Saving Time – Turning the clock back one hour

For me and people with Usher Syndrome, we are impacted by more dark time.

There is a lot of pressure to “beat the clock” and get home from work before dark.

Communication becomes more difficult outside in public places.

We are more restricted on traveling.

Many of us will be using our white canes more often.

Please remember your friends might need more support during these times.

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

You can email him at



Year 1937 – Marcus Kenner, a deaf New Yorker and owner of
a big printing shop, served as president of the NAD. He
wrote a letter to President Roosevelt asking that hiring of the deaf by hearing employers be mandated.

Yes, Roosevelt did not take him up on it.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


false text messages in Japan by a hearing woman sent
to police via cellular texting service for the deaf


DeafLibrary Resources

Cochlear Implant Facts we may not realize


DeafDigest Sports

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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:

Please apply online


Send resume packet to:

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


seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100



position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.


DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP


announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832


open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate
shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or
High school diploma & 12  college credit hours in social science with
2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some
evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the
community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a
valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers
to insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public & private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services.

This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified
candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other
human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals
with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment
planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must
be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.
Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for
wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:



job openings
– Day Child Care Worker
– Overnight Supervisor
Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Day Child Care Worker – Walden School

– Overnight Supervisor – Walden School

Please send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

OR apply online:


position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211



Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.


Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York
SALARY:          Based upon qualifications
EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time
REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:    Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:     Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

–    Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to: or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

–    Review of application packets will begin on October 15, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an EOE


announces openings for
Community Inclusion Specialists
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time available

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.

This position, under the supervision of the Adult Vocational Services Director, provides community living supports to a deaf individual with cognitive limitations and/or other additional disabilities.

Applicants must possess a High School Diploma. Familiarity with mental retardation and physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language and/or manual communication system.  Driver’s license and personal car. Availability during evening hours and weekends is required.  Must be flexible in scheduling to meet client coverage needs.  In-state travel is required.

(a)    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
(b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

You may download an application from our website:

Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX:  (860) 570-1832


Positions Available Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions for the 2011-2012 school year. There are various positions available including Student Development Coordinator, Elementary Teacher, Audiologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Interpreter, and Nurse. To view the job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, visit our website at Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan.

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country’s best cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.


Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD)
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information:

job description at:

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search
C/O Teressa Gregory
410 Taliwa Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

via email at:



*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

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



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