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DeafDigest Blue – August 23 2009

DeafDigest Blue - August 23 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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DeafDigest always admires deaf individuals that are able to operate businesses, and Bloomquist is one of them. .. Nancy J. Bloch, the NAD CEO, will be stepping down from her position on March 31, 2011. By then she will have served for 19 years, which is unusually long for a CEO position anywhere. The challenge facing the NAD board of directors is the same as the challenge facing the Gallaudet board of trustees - to find someone that will skillfully steer the ship through rocky waters. Some CEOs can do the job, some CEOs can't. .. The producers of the planned movie "Hamill" have been scouting the campus of the Rochester School for the Deaf. They want to see if the campus is the right fit for some scenes in the movie. No, Hamill never attended Rochester School for the Deaf, but we all know what Hollywood is all about. Matt Hamill is a ranking contender in the Ultimate Fighter ranks and while wrestling at RIT, he achieved an unusual feat - winning three NCAA championships in three different weight classes in three different years! .. South Carolina is probably the Mecca for golfers, as this state has many, many golf courses. If you are planning to golf at South Carolina, then maybe stopping at the Dataw Island Club would be a good idea. The assistant pro at this course is Heather Weil. She is deaf. DeafDigest, however, is not sure if she can sign. .. Attention: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS) employees If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997, please read the announcement posted below in this edition. There is a proposed final settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ SONIC BOOM ALARM CLOCK WITH BED SHAKER ON SALE! Don't be late for the first day of school. WCI is here to help with this "timely" August special. Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off! It has many great features including a built-in receiver to pick up transmissions from other signalers. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at for more details. (Use code WCID808 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ OF OR FOR OR WITH? Many deaf people argue about this issue - "for" or "of" in a name of a deaf organization - such as National Association of the Deaf or National Association for the Deaf. What about "with"? Some years back there was a new group that called itself: Northern Michigan Association with the Deaf For or of or with? Your choice - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) TIME NEEDED TO LEARN FULL ASL If a hearing person was with a deaf group all day for five months without using voice and without being with hearing people, will he become an ASL expert? Five months? Well, a hearing person wanted to speak perfect Spanish. He went to a small town in Mexico for five months and did not speak English for five months. After 5 months he spoke good Spanish. ASL-learning, Spanish-learning - same thing?? - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) SUBTITLES ALSO FOR HEARING The BBC, in Great Britain, is featuring a TV series titled "The Wire" which is a series of drama based in Baltimore. A deaf person would turn on the subtitles in order to understand the plot. A hearing person would also turn on the subtitles, but for a different reason. The dialogue, based on Baltimore street talk, has become so difficult for the average hearing person to understand. The subtitles, as turned on, helps the hearing person follow the plots. Subtitles for the deaf; subtitles for the hearing, two different reasons! A DEAF PERSON IN THE GEOPHYSICS FIELD What is geophysicist? Too complex to explain, but in short, it means study of earth sciences (earthquakes, oil fossils, shifting of land mass, etc). And do we have a deaf person in the geophysics field? There is one - Kyle Sterry, a Briton, who has been at this field for years. And like with other deaf scientists and engineers, he had to deal with resistance and barriers because of his deafness at the work place. ................................................................ 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(UPS) employees Read this notice if you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 2997, and failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the Department of Transportation (DOT) FOR DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a proposed final settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing current and former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) employees and applicants for driving positions who use sign language as a primary means of communication due to hearing loss or limitation and who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. The class action settlement, which must be approved by the Court, was reached in connection with a lawsuit, Bates v. UPS, N.D. Cal. Case No. C99-2216 TEH. The lawsuit, which was filed in 1999, alleges that UPS engaged in discrimination in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and various California laws, by requiring all drivers and driver applicants for positions involving driving UPS delivery vehicles on the public roads to pass the DOT hearing standard for drivers of commercial motor vehicles ("Driving Claims"). UPS has denied any liability or wrongdoing. If you are a current employee of UPS, or you were employed by UPS or applied for a driving position at UPS at any time beginning June 25, 1997, use sign language as a primary means of non-written communication due to a hearing loss or limitation, and failed or would fail the hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles, you may be a member of the class affected by this lawsuit and entitled to object to the proposed settlement. The proposed settlement Agreement is available on-line at . If you would like additional information about this lawsuit and the settlement, including a copy of the Settlement Agreement, you can also contact Class Counsel at: Laurence Paradis DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES 2001 Center Street, Fourth Floor Berkeley, California 94704-1204 Telephone: (510) 665-8644 Facsimile: (510) 665-8511 TTY: (510) 665-8716 If you would like to object, you or your attorney must notify the Settlement Administrator by a letter, postmarked by November 26, 2009 and addressed to: Bates v. UPS Settlement Administrator c/o Rust Consulting, Inc. P.O. Box 9427 Minneapolis, MN 55440-9427 ................................................................ A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF A newspaper story posted on a web site mentioned "Wa School for the Deaf". DeafDigest editor stared at the name of the school, confused about it. It was a Ghanaian newspaper and why would it mention "Wa School for the Deaf"? It was as if it was in reference to the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver, WA with Wa abbreviated as Washington. But it was realized that Wa School for the Deaf is in Ghana whereas WA (or Washington) School for the Deaf is in Vancouver, Washington. DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) Most of the deaf education majors do not realize the realities of teaching the deaf in the classroom (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked by someone in the audience: are you deaf or hearing? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series As the new school year begins, many CART providers will find themselves working in college classrooms throughout the country. People have asked if these CART providers are eligible to receive college credit for the classes where they provide realtime. Unfortunately, CART providers cannot participate in the class. They are there to provide a service. It would be against the professional ethics of the National Court Reporters Association to be an active participant in the class and to provide the services of a CART provider. According to Article VIII of the NCRA CART Consumer Bill of Rights, which is "Staying in Role," "ART consumers have a right to expect CART providers to refrain from commenting, interjecting, advising, or in any way becoming involved in the assignment outside the role of communication access." CART providers review the class materials to enter terms and proper names for the course into their computerized dictionaries, but they don' have to take the tests or do the homework. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT? director, pupil services (in many school districts we would expect a principal, or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone with an appropriate title that would direct their mainstreamed programs; some districts are different and this reflects in a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week until series run out) ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Tour of America's National Parks Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas July 11 - 30, 2010 For more info contact: Joy Carney at ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The police officer, who used his Taser to restrain a deaf man who stayed in the bathroom too long in a store in Alabama, was disciplined for this incident. His superior said the deaf man should have been taken home to the care of his parents instead of being arrested. The judge, by the way, would not sign off on arrest papers, and the case was quickly dismissed. .. The Deaf and the Law In 2000, "The Replacements" movie was produced. It was a football comedy. One of the actors in the movie portrayed a deaf football player, played by a hearing actor. Gallaudet was mentioned in a dialogue - which said that he could have played pro football, if not for his deafness. Did Gallaudet University lose out on its monetary interests because of the sole dialogue that mentioned Gallaudet? More and more universities are hiring agencies to oversee its rights and interests for that reason only. It is a complex issue that only attorneys can deal with. .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: A bookstore in Washington, DC posted this sign, which said: Please ask if you have difficulty in our store because of a special need, please ask any employee for assistance. Would this imply that if a deaf person entered the store he would have the right to request an interpreter because of a special need? This is for the attorneys and the courts to figure this one out! .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: his estments (teammates) mobbed him at the home plate .... What became of? Jeff Float - Past a deaf swimmer winning the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles - Present swimming coach at the Fountain of Youth in Sacramento with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Last week's DEAFDIGEST mentioned that Greg Livadas covered the deaf beat for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. Well, Greg was the most surprised person around when the RID, at its recent convention in Boston, bestowed a honorary membership on him. He was in Boston to cover the convention for his newspaper and his articles about the deaf were duly noted by the RID. Congrats, Greg! (editor's note: Greg is now at NTID) .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Sen. Tom Harkin, whose brother was deaf, is considered to be our best friend on the Capitol Hill. Harkin, however, has a penchant for getting himself on newspaper front pages because of his comments on political issues. Writer James M. Perry, not deaf, has accused Harkin of stretching the truth on a given issue - saying that reporters have been mislead about the troubles of his deaf brother. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Why is it that when a clueless hearing employee is told of his associate's deafness, he is prompted to talk faster and faster, making his unlipreadable lips even more unlipreadable? Panic attack? Possibly! .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: You receive an autograph from a basketball Hall of Fame member who comes to your office -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Posting # Closing Date Sub Teachers (5) 564869 09/08/2009 Spoken English Specialist 564757 09/09/2009 Early Intervention Specialist 564871 09/01/2009 Audiologist 564868 09/01/2009 Supervising Teacher for Willard School ST 564794 08/25/2009 (#) = number of jobs available for that position. Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: Website: Mission Statement: The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Controller CSDVRS, LLC aka The Z(tm) Clearwater, FL Description: Growing, high-tech video relay service company overlooking the Gulf in Clearwater seeking Controller with 10+ years experience reporting to the CFO. Responsibilities: - Full responsibility for monthly financial statements - Oversee daily operations of the finance department - Review monthly account reconciliations - Prepare various operational and financial analyses - Prepare annual budget and periodic forecasts - Inventory analysis - Recommend benchmarks and track operational and financial performance - Prepare annual and periodic reports required by regulatory agencies - Monitoring and implementing internal control and processes throughout the company - Direct external financial audits and provide recommendations for improvement - Prepare and monitor MBOs for executives - Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget - Oversee all state reporting requirements (approximately 30 states) Additional adhoc projects as required by the CFO and/or CEO Qualifications: - BA degree in accounting and CPA required. - Public accounting experience preferred. Requirements: - Expert excel skills required - Proficient in Word and PowerPoint - Navision software experience preferred Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. NO CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS SALARY REQUIREMENT IS INCLUDED Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short / Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and 401(K). Application Deadline: Open until filled. Contact E-Mail: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment Opportunities Mississippi School for the Deaf Jackson, MS - Secondary Principal - Assistant Principal (Elementary Principal) - Elementary Dorm Director Go to for job descriptions Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. If interested please contact Sandra G. Edwards, Superintendent at: The Mississippi Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Girls Overnight Residential Counselor The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA * Girls Overnight Residential Counselor Residential Counselor will provide surveillance over a group of students in a residential setting just before, during and after sleeping periods until the first class begins or staff coverage. He/she may also monitor all residential activities, which support their residential students' social, physical, intellectual, communication and emotional development. Requirements: High School diploma with 2 years of experience in residential. Fluent in American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and priorities important to the students' needs in residential program preferred. Competency in Microsoft Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule. MA Driver License must be secured and in good standings. * Reports to Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life Please contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references and employment application forms to: Judi Broderick Personnel Assistant The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701 The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our mission is to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an educational environment where language and communication are keys to building competence, character and community. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Deaf Service Center 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 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! 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: - PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES: (Full time) This position oversees the case management services for clients who reside in the community. Responsibilities include: day to day management and supervision of case management; coordination of services and programs with other service agencies; manage program expenses accordingly with budget; provide supervision, crisis management, training and coordinate scheduling for case managers; participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as other programming service providers. Qualifications: a bachelor's degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education, or be a registered nurse and 5 years of mental health direct care experience preferably in a case management setting, must have 2 years of supervisory experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required. - STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time preferred) Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children. Also interpret for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. The qualified candidate shall possess: AA degree with minimum 2 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals. Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are preferred. Full/part time position available (Note: Full time includes complete benefits package, pt does not include benefits.) - OFFICE COORDINATOR: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Prepare and process personnel files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes, maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising & training support staff. The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelors Degree in business administration, human resources management or related field with 6 years of administrative experience. Must have strong skills in Microsoft office software. - 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. The qualified candidate shall possess: 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. 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. Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR Deaf Services Center 614 N. Easton Road, 2nd Floor Glenside PA 19038 Email: or Fax: 215-884-9774 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Interpreter Coordinator - Full Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Responsibilities: Coordinates all aspects of the Interpreting Program to include, scheduling and providing interpreting services for a variety of situations for staff, individuals, healthcare providers, businesses, etc. through the Eastern Shore; assigns and manages the contractual interpreters with various assignments; coordinates, manages and facilitates the Interpreter Network Committee to assist with planning and promoting workshops for local interpreters, Adheres to the Code of Ethics established by RID. Qualifications: Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, Certification from the Registry of Interpreters (RID) or other certification agent preferred, High School degree required. Excellent interpersonal, typing and computer skills. Ability to keep confidentiality. Valid driver's license required and good driving record. Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, Vacation, sick and personal leave. To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to: Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874 Or email You may also apply on line at Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Coordinator / P.R.I.D.E. Program (Full-time grant position) Rochester School for the Deaf Rochester, NY DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Coordinator will assume and perform duties and responsibilities to provide employment training and job coaching to deaf adults who have additional disabilities. The Coordinator will supervise full-time staff; hire, assign, and supervise job coaches; develops and maintains interagency cooperation; develops consumer service plans; complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports required by RSD and VESID; administer program funds, check requests, purchase orders; and attend and lead meetings as necessary. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work, Counseling, Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation Prior experience in Employment Services Proficiency in American Sign Language required Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO Rochester School for the Deaf 1545 St. Paul Street Rochester, New York 14621 Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview. CLOSING DATE: Open until filled RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking applicants Campus Dean of Academic Affairs Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring, TX Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking applicants for CAMPUS DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS. Position available September 1, 2009. Masters degree required, Doctorate degree recognized. Five (5) years related experience in personnel and fiscal management and planning and three (3) years teaching experience in higher education required. Fluency in American Sign Language required. The Campus Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for planning, directing, developing, administering, and supervising the General Studies, Career and Technical Education, and Preparatory Studies departments. Excellent benefits. Please visit our website at: for application and complete position notice. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking applicants Career Placement Counselor Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring, TX Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking applicants for CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR. Position available September 1, 2009. Masters degree in Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or Psychology or other related field. LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-I or a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. Three years related experience required. Fluency in American Sign Language required. The Career Placement Counselor will provide career development, personal counseling services, and career and academic assessments to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities. Must have the ability to work flexible hours based on the demand of services and student schedules. Excellent benefits. Please visit our website at for application and complete position notice. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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