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DeafDigest Gold – October 21, 2012

DeafDigest Gold – October 21, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Top stories about the deaf:

Ofcom (equivalent to our FCC) said that deaf Brits must
have newer and better relay services. This announcement
was based on a review the agency conducted on existing
relay system.

Filipino Sign Language (FSL) or American Sign Language in
the Philippines? This issue has surfaced in view of the
proposed House Bill that is pushing for the FSL to be
the national sign language. FSL was developed by the deaf;
ASL was exported from USA by teachers of the deaf. The nation is bi-lingual in that approximately half of the
deaf use FSL, and the other half use ASL!

Deaf people in Tanzania are fighting for their rights
and roles in the new constitution the national parliament
is working on

The National Deaf Children’s Society in Great Britain has
a goal – to help empower young deaf adults for their roles
in life – employment, family life, social life, citizenship
responsibilities, etc. Many of these young deaf adults have
reading problems. To help them overcome this reading barrier,
three cartoons are being produced. These cartoons give
guidance and advice for these young deaf adults.

The National Emergency Number Association hosted a big
event in Chicago. A big issue at the event was technical standards on emergency services for the deaf, and the need
to make these compatible among manufacturers of these


Domestic Violence has always been a problem in the Deaf community. For
many years it has been a hidden problem, secret and taboo.

“It happened behind closed doors.”

“It was treated as a private matter between two people and the
community should not get involved.”

We know now that we cannot afford to let it stay private. It is
everyone’s business. We must all be a part of the solution.

What can you do if someone you care about is a victim of domestic
violence or sexual assault?

What can you do if you experience domestic violence or sexual assault?
What can our community do?

For  answers to those questions and more information on domestic
violence from Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), visit
this page:

The HealthBridges Team

Information posted on the website is available in American Sign
Language, spoken and captioned English.


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Many people visit Gallaudet University. What is one of
the most popular places for visitors on the campus?
It is the old Gallaudet swimming pool on the first
floor of the Ole Jim (Alumni House). Gallaudet shut down
the swimming pool during the fifties. but it was never
torn down.
One can see a small part of the pool through thick
glass. It is located in the Ole Jim meeting room. If
the door is closed, you have to wait till the meeting
ends to look at the pool.

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Help support Greta Pellerin, a deaf track and field athlete.

She is invited to participate at the 2013 Australia Down Under Sports
International Track meet

A picture of Greta, and under the picture is more information about this event, is at:


DeafDigest has 4 new videos every week. DeafDigest
also shows one old video every week.
Several subscribers have complained that the videos
are blank. It is not blank.
New technology has forced DeafDigest to improve
on the videos. Old videos cannot be seen in iPad, but
new videos can be seen in iPpad. If you do not have
iPad, no problem! You can watch the new videos on your
computer or laptop. You need Quicktime or a movie viewer.
You have to wait a few more seconds to see the videos
show up on your screen. If you see blank, please wait.
Thank you.

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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
June 13-16, 2013
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

more information at:


Three deaf high-tech students won the RIT Shark Tank
The Shark Tank is patterned after the TV reality
show. It is becoming a tradition at RIT.
Deaf students – Tyler Swob, applied math major, Jeremiah Thompson, a business management major and
Shane Qualls, a computer integrated machining technology major, were the only deaf students and they came out
as winners.
Their entry was the invented an underwater communication system for SCUBA divers.
Way back in the early sixties, Peter Wisher, Gallaudet
Physical Education chairperson, taught ASL to a group of
naval scuba divers so they could communicate under water.

(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

The deaf in politics


Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

An interpreter may be signing an important speech. A group
of deaf individuals in the audience watch the interpreter
but are not paying close attention.
Amongst themselves, they are talking about what the
interpreter is wearing, or about the interpreter’s latest
Do hearing people act that way, too?


National Alliance of Black Interpreters

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a debate is going on with a web site




people are saying deaf people are hearing impaired

others say that hearing impaired can hear some whereas
deaf can’t

DeafDigest says with a hearing aid or with a CI, the deaf
can hear (discriminating is another thing)

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past. Now I cannot watch these videos. Why?

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Where am I?

Ever see Blind and Deaf-Blind people get around independently?

It is not easy but doable, with training from an Orientation and Mobility (OM) instructor.

Most of us use the same routes daily.  We have memorized the area.

There are days we get lost.  A hearing person who is blind can communicate to resolve this.

We Deaf-Blind folks need tactile or Braille information to correct our path.

Well, technology is growing so fast!   We can use a GPS.

With a Braille device, we can check a GPS via iPhone and can get location information.

For example, we could enter the name of a near by business that might give me hint of where I am!

There are other ways to communicate with a different devices too.

Now clear the way, here I come!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop complaining that the TV captions
and TV subtitles are annoying to them!



Year 1793 – Charles Bonnet, Geneva, Switzerland, passes away. Deaf with extremely bad vision, he was interested in the science of underwater plants. His work led him to a prized membership
in the Royal Society of London.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


number of hours per calendar quarter that TV stations must
show captions.


Deaf College Athletes:

– King – Kelsey Griffitts, JR, volleyball; played all of her team’s
24 matches as one of the core players

– King’s University College, Edmonton, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, SR, volleyball;
no information on the university’s athletics web site

– Limestone – Juliana Moore, FR, field hockey; only has played 6 of her team’s
13 games; her stats are minimal

– Marian – Anthony Christian, SR, football; is listed on the roster, but was
not assigned a jersey number

– Meredith – Anna Smither, SO, women’s soccer; started 7 of her team’s 15 games;
scoring 3 goals

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Louis Long (Silent Warrior), Buffalo, NY, pro wrestling; still at it
in pro wrestling

– Rick Macomber, standardbred driver, midwest tracks; continues as an
elite driver at his Indiana track

– Kris Martin, Burlington, Ontario, auto racer; no updates on him

– Shane MacDonald, Australia, Taekwondo champion; no updates on him

– Stefan Markolf, pro soccer, Germany; playing for the KSV Baunatal
low level pro team

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–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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



Job announcement
Interpreter IV/Coordinator
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-053

STATUS            Exempt . Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program.  Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses.  Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.  May perform other duties as assigned.

–    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
–    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
–    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
–    Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
–    Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits
–    Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor –    Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
–    Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
–    Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
–    Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director
–    Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
–    Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
–    Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director
–    Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters
–    Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
–    Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
–    Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
–    Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations –    Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board
–    Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters
–    Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
–    Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community –    Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
–    Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

–    Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates
–    RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
–    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
–    2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
–    Pass drug screening
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

–    Bachelor’s degree
–    Completion of formal internship/mentee program
–    Additional years of directly related experience –    Knowledge about/experience with VRI

SALARY        $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505
Email resume and cover letter

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled



Faculty position opening
Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2013

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Evidence of commitment to Deaf bilingual and bicultural experience
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    Evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (provide sample course syllabi and copies of automated student evaluations)
4.    Photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates
5.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation 6.    Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 18, 2013.    Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at   Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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.

PAHrtners 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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental
Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture.  Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential
programs.  Responsibilities include:  assessing service needs of
consumers to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public
and private services and programs such as medical, vocational and
other services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services
field preferred; or High School Diploma& 12 credit hours in social
science with two (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.

– 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; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; 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
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Fax: 215-884-6301


announcing openings
Residential Counselors
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Male and Female vacancies

Closing date:      Until filled

The American School for the Deaf is a residential and day program located in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school.

ASD operates the PACES Program, a special educational/residential unit for emotionally/behaviorally disordered students, who need educational, social, and psychological services beyond those offered in traditional school settings.  The program’s goals are to maximize students. potential and return them to the least restrictive educational environment.

Supervision of adolescents during out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Director of the PACES Program.

High School Diploma.  Prior experience working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting.  CPI/CPR Training/Certification required or ability to secure. Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  Intermediate sign language SLPI rating required.

Visit our website:  for more information and to download an application.

Resumes/applications may be sent to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832


announcing opening
Human Resources Director
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Closing date:    Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf  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.

Responsible for developing and implementing all human resource-related policies and procedures to meet organizational needs and comply with state and federal laws.  Directs development and maintenance of human resources information systems to ensure record keeping and reporting requirements are accurate, timely, and confidential.  Provides guidelines for and oversees management of human resources activities such as recruitment, orientation, performance review, benefits, training, and employee relations and advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.  This position participates in the School’s collective bargaining team and handles grievances and other contract administration matters.

BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology, or related area, and 15 years of Human Resources experience, at least five years at a management level. Experience in a collective bargaining setting preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.  Problem solving and strong organizational skills.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.  Familiarity with ADP Human Resources, Payroll systems and Enterprise E.   Proficiency in sign language preferred; willingness to learn required.

Review complete job description at  Applications are available on line.

Send resume and/or application to:

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

Fax:   860-570-1832


position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Communication Facilitator

Elementary Teacher

Walden School Overnight Child Care Supervisor

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight

Walden School Teacher

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

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


announcing openings
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

– Teachers; Campus and Outreach
– Educational Interpreters

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.  The current service load is approximately 215.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, and adult service program, utilizing a total communication philosophy.  The American School for the Deaf is accredited by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs Serving the Deaf and the Departments of Education in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Discover available opportunities by visiting: Click on Employment to review current vacancies.   Click on the job to review the job description; complete with minimum requirements. Applications may also be downloaded from the website.

Send application/resume and letter of interest to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE; M/F/V/H/D


position opening
Live-in provider
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER – a non-profit support organization

Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs someone to live with him and be available for certain nights in exchange for free rent and basic utilities.

Position Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Position Purpose: To assure this young man is safe in his Federal Way apartment and receives the support he may need at night.

Position Expectations:

–    Emergency support:  provide overnight support 5 nights per week as the primary responder in case of emergency.

–    Overnight support:  when his health is not good or he needs support through the night for other reasons, support him to meet his needs.

–    Communication:  maintain open and clear communication with the team’s lead staff and co-directors of Stand Together.

–    Team work: work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings as needed.

–    Be a good tenant:  abide by the lease agreement, which includes seeking permission from the landlord prior to making any changes, additions or improvements to the apartment, including your bedroom.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills desired; must be dependable; show respect and proper care of another’s belongings; be honest at all times; be kind, considerate and patient; allow the team to discuss problems with you without feeling threatened or being judged; maintain open communication; minimum High School diploma or equivalent; good driving record and no criminal history.

Compensation: FREE rent and basic utilities exchanged for being home five designated nights per week.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at:


position opening
Personal Assistant
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER . a non-profit support organization Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs a team, including staff, to assure his success in the Federal Way community.

Job Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Job Purpose: Introduce him to people, places and things and be available to assure success in his community. Support him to expand his inclusive community. Assist and teach him the skills needed to be in charge of his life.

Job Duties:
–    Recreation and Family . make sure he is getting out into the community, and staying in touch with friends and family. Ensure his participation in activities that interest him.

–    Personal care – support him with activities of daily living such as showering, teeth brushing, shaving, dressing appropriately, etc.

–    Meal preparation – assist him with menu planning, shopping and meal preparation to assure a balanced diet.

–    Healthcare – attend medical, dental and mental health appointments and provide needed support at these appointments, and then to follow doctors orders. Support self-administration of medications.

–    Documentation and records – complete and maintain required documentation and records.

–    Support plans – follow written support plans, including his positive behavior support plan.

–    Financials – follow the written Individual Financial Plan (IFP), includes collecting receipts whenever supporting him with purchases.

–    Team player – work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings.

–    Job support – provide him with assistance at his job to assure he is focused and doing assigned tasks.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills required; must be dependable, honest & trustworthy; flexible; kind, considerate and patient; team player; maintain attitude of learning; good listener; caring person; minimum High School diploma; good driving record and no criminal history.

Pay/Hours: Pay is dependent upon level of sign language skill; part-time hours to-be-determined.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at:


Position Opening Announcement

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly accounts payable which includes: enter bills and
expenses reports, ensure accurate shared cost allocation, do weekly check
run, maintain vendor relations, maintain vendor files, and review AP close
process on a monthly basis, ensure all expenses are captured appropriately,
aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and close process and AP/GL
reconcile are performed.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), credit
memos and adjustments, aging reports and collections, prepare excel expense
detail for program managers, reconcile reimbursable expense accounts,
customer tax inquiries – W4, and revenues reconciliation. Work with funders
on invoice inquires.

. Complete weekly Deposit – copy checks, prepare deposit including
verifying receipts to ensure accuracy, apply receipts, deposit confirmation,
and open invoices sign offs.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, post
monthly interest and bank changes, do bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks on a quarterly basis.

. Review payroll reports. Complete payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Complete monthly account reconciliation including prepaid, payroll
taxes withheld, accrued expenses.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance/preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll and other
responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Or email to

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans,
minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Center for Students with Disabilities at UW-Whitewater has an academic staff interpreter position available. Attached is a position description indicating the qualification required for this position. I would appreciate it, if you could post this position on your website for us. If you have any questions or need further information regarding this position, please let me know.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Nancy Amacher
Search and Screen Committee

Nancy Amacher
Senior Associate Director
Center for Students with Disabilities
Andersen Library, room 2002
(262) 472-5239

There is a need for a sign language instructor at Saint Xavier University. If you are interested email Thank you very much.

Rock Valley College has an immediate need for a full-time Sign Language Interpreter.

Rock Valley College, a comprehensive community college located in Rockford, Illinois, serves a diversified metropolitan area of over 370,000 people. Rockford is centrally located in northern Illinois, within 90 minutes of Chicago as well as Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. The College is the principal institution of post-secondary education in the region. RVC is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development.

This is a full-time position with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and group life insurance plans offered and State Universities Retirement System (SURS) administered retirement plan.

Job Summary: To provide interpreting/transliteration between a signed language and English in a variety of RVC situations related to the needs of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and campus-wide community. Secondary responsibilities entail a variety of program support duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

* Interpret and/or translate (including both sign language and oral interpreting) within various educational settings, which include: lectures, discussions, labs, meetings with instructors and/or other personnel, tutoring sessions, and other college-related activities as needed.
* Assist Coordinator with delegated projects as needed, such as record maintenance, scheduling interpreting assignments, development of policies/procedures, and resource development. Assist the Coordinator with office duties and coverage as needed.
* Provide consultation, awareness workshops and/or training to other faculty/staff members, departments, offices, organizations and campus community regarding students with disabilities, particularly in relation to interpreting services, deafness, Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
* Participate in self-directed skill development activities such as working with videotapes, attending related professional conferences, etc.
* Maintain professional standards as delineated in the Code of Ethics of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma with knowledge of sign language sufficient to communicate classroom instruction to hearing impaired students. Degree in an area closely related field, or completion of an accredited interpreter training program preferred. Must be licensed by and registered with the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. National certification preferred. At least one year of experience interpreting at the post-secondary level desired. Knowledge of state and federal legislation and programs preferred.

Application Procedure: Submit online application at; include cover letter and current resume. The search will remain open until filled.

Please contact Polly Carter, Recruiting Coordinator, at (815) 921-4757 or<> with questions.


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Library Technician I

(Working Title – Braille Proofreader)

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 63-12

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC) Schedule B

742 Harrison Blvd. DPR 50320/6370

Ogden, UT  84404

JOB SUMMARY   Provides quality assurance by proofreading accessible instructional materials in Braille format and Nemeth code; verifies proof copies of Braille transcription against original scripts to detect grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors and marks proofs for correction; verifies Braille documents are formatted correctly; collaborates with Braille textbook transcribers in the production of accessible instructional materials; consults reference books  to check references to rules of grammar and composition; marks proof with Braille stylus or pencil to correct errors, using standard printers= marks; performs other duties as assigned.


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