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DeafDigest Blue – January 17, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - January 17, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - Dedication DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Anacleto (Koni) Battad, a native of Hawaii and resident of Eugene, Oregon who departed us. His background over the years was fascinating and diverse - a Gallaudet student, a forest fire fighter, Hawaiian middleweight boxing champion, Deaflympics volleyball participant, registered nurse, teacher's aide and educational books artist. DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to two individuals in the PAM community (Pathological, Audiological, and Medical professionals that work with the deaf). Both Dr. Mary Rose, St. Petersburg, FL and Ira J. Hirsh, Ph.D., Durham, NC both have departed us. They were duly acknowledged by their peers in the PAM community for their work on deafness issues. - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Overcoming Disability at a hearing college http://deafdigest.com/collegestruggles/ * has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom A sign language doctor in Garrett County, Maryland http://deafdigest.com/garrett/ * has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom - Very Hot News The Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Conference has gained a new member in Wisconsin School for the Deaf. This conference fields sports in football, volleyball, basketball and track. - Sunday January 10th Apple's latest hot device, that one that is activated on the screen via hand movements, was suggested as the ideal one for ASL users - Monday January 11th there was a story in a newspaper that Andrew Wong and his research team claimed that ASL users speak as fast as hearing speakers. The story, however, did not say where the group was coming from. Anyway, DeafDigest is not surprised because we have ASL interpreters, with maybe 3 or 4 hand movements, would tell us what a long winded hearing speaker is trying to say! - Tuesday January 12th Every year there are legislative sessions everywhere in USA that introduce deaf-related bills. One such bill in Maryland is requiring public TV's to show captions. This bill is up for debate on January 20th. What this means is that bartenders cannot turn off captions at the request of patrons who do not want captions at all! - Wednesday January 13th The federal appeals court have listened to the oral arguments in the Arizona captioned movies case to determine if ADA regulations were being followed or broken. http://deafdigest.com/arizonacaptions/ * has deaf attorney's comments at the bottom (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Two implants better than one? A researcher argues in favor of double implants instead of single implants. Do read the story. http://deafdigest.com/twoimplants/ .. sComm, engineer and manufacturer of the UbiDuo, is looking for a experienced Sales Account Manager. Qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and background with implementing effective sales strategies and territory management. This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences as well as face to face sales presentations with key customers. Experience with assistive devices and Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture a plus. If you are independent and goal oriented please contact John Effinger at mailto:jeffinger@scommonline.com or 951-202-9884. For more information about sComm visit http://www.scommonline.com ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ HAPPY NEW YEAR TAKE 10% OFF IN 2010! What's your New Years resolution? If the answer is being on time then you've come to the right place! Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off in January! 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: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're now on Facebook! Come visit us! WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. ................................................................ ................................................................ TWO HALF-DEAF ACTORS IN A MOVIE Many years ago, famous actor Richard Widmark was deaf in one ear. Also, another famous actor Jimmy Stewart was deaf in one ear. Making it worse was that director John Ford was late deafened. Both Widmark and Stewart worked together on one movie, directed by Ford. It was confusing. In one scene, Stewart and Widmark were placed across the room. Stewart's deaf ear was opposite Widmark's deaf ear - and they could not easily communicate with each other. And they could not hear the commands by Ford! The cameraman had to use hand signals to tell these two actors what to do! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-half/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ............................................................... Rehabilitation Counselor Education Western Oregon University Graduate Program Do you see yourself as a rehabilitation counselor with clients who have a disability or who are Deaf or hard of hearing? Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree? Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?* Western Oregon University's Rehabilitation Counselor Education program prepares Master's level counselors to work with clients who have disabilities or who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The program includes two cohorts: 1) general rehabilitation (RC) and 2) rehabilitation with a Deaf and hard of hearing focus (RCD). These two cohorts take most of their classes together throughout the two year program. The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates is 96 - 100%. A Bachelor's (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required of all who apply to apply. Applicants to the RCD option must also be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). *Substantial RSA scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.* Individuals who have a disability, who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are being accepted now for the Fall, 2010 school year. Note: RCD applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates. Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. For more information and application materials visit: http://www.wou.edu/rehab and click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education. You may also contact: Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC Coordinator Rehabilitation Counselor Education Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR 97361 mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu ............................................................... LOOKING FOR A TTY IN A HOSPITAL About 25 years ago, DeafDigest editor was visiting his mother, who was in a hospital. He needed to use a TTY to make a telephone call. There was a TTY sign on the hospital wall, but the hospital people did not know where the TTY was located. The hospital people had to make many phone calls to try to locate the TTY. The wait was about an half hour. Finally they found the TTY - but it was located in one building on the huge hospital grounds. It took a very long walk from one hospital building to another hospital building to locate the TTY. Altogether, it took about an hour. That was 25 years ago; we are lucky we have pagers and laptops that make communications much easier for us! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tty/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) WHAT IS COALITIION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS FOR DEAF CHILDREN? A new group was formed about 7-8 years ago, and it is the CPSDC, which stands fro Coalition of Private Schools for Deaf Children. What is CPSDC? Facilitator Don Rhoten, who oversees the schools for the deaf in Pittsburgh and Scranton, said: It was established because private schools have specific topics that are different than state owned schools - marketing, fund raising, endowment managing, etc. We meet twice a year. Active members are Western Pennsylvania SD, New York SD, Pennsylvania SD, Rochester SD, Willie Ross, St Rita's, The Learning Center, American SD, Austine SD, Lexington SD, Beverly SD and Cleary SD. COMMENTS ABOUT CAPTIONS AND SUBTITLES We watch movies with captions; we watch movies with subtitles. Why captions? Why subtitles? The comment by a writer is interesting, so click on: http://deafdigest.com/subtitles/ ................................................................ 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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REFUSING TO DEAL WITH THE DEAF We all know about these relay scams affecting financial institutions and merchants. As a result we, the deaf, face hurdles when trying to do business over the telephone. DeafDigest editor has been equally frustrated in recent weeks when trying to resolve routine issues through the telephone. They requested that the DeafDigest editor use the TTY to contact them directly. Oh, so 1960's and 1970's these TTYs are, yet these corporate headquarters doesn't get it. We use the TTY as much as they use the old fashioned typewriters! And they would not accept emails, faxes, instant messages. Just the TTY, they continue to insist. This problem will get worse before it will get better. TESTING THE WHISTLE A whistle manufacturer wanted to run tests on their latest whistle. The manufacturer said their newest whistle is the best in the world, but needed tests to prove it. Where was the whistle tested? It was at the Central Institute for the Deaf. Why would the campus of a school for the deaf be used for whistle tests? Good question, since we, the deaf, cannot hear without our hearing aids or our CI's! And not every deaf kid has either a hearing aid or a CI. A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK Q. Do deaf professionals really benefit from video relay services? A. Very certainly so. Hearing clients do not want to rely on much slower text-to-voice communications. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? always being asked this question: is the sign language the same anywhere in the world? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series If you have a complaint about closed captioning, we have discussed that you first should complain to your TV distributor or to the TV station. After you have complained to your TV distributor or the TV station, then it may be time to file a complaint with the FCC. The FCC's Web site gives these instructions about what to do after complaining to the TV distributor about a problem with closed captioning: If the video programming distributor fails to respond to your written complaint or a dispute remains after the time allowed for the distributor to respond, you can send your complaint to the FCC as indicated below. There is no charge for filing a complaint with the FCC. When forwarding your complaint to the FCC, you must send an original and two copies within 30 days of the deadline for the TV distributor to respond - that is, within 30 days after the 45 day period in which the TV distributor should reply to your written complaint. Your complaint to the FCC should include a signed letter from you showing that you first sent a written complaint and supporting facts or evidence to the video programming distributor. Also, you must mail a copy of the complaint and supporting evidence that you send to the FCC to the video programming distributor (to let the distributor know you have now complained to the FCC). Supporting evidence may include videotapes, copies of schedules showing the CC logo for programming that was shown without closed captioning, or other material. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm You can also file your complaint with the FCC Consumer Center by e-mailing mailtoLfccinfo@fcc.gov ; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to: Federal Communications Commission Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20554 ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... have always be able to read lips (not every deaf person is an adept lip readers) when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong (series to continue for a number of weeks) ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area. Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor. All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes: - Basement - Attic - Kitchen - Bathroom - Addition - Deck - Siding Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day for every day we are late. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 866-520-8628 VOICE 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded DC #68004119 MHIC #99522 *WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD* ................................................................ ................................................................ http://www.healthbridges.info announcement HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING: Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are grossly underserved by both the physical health and the behavioral health care system. In many cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information. A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing. Each month the topics discussed will change. Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you want to learn more about. http://www.healthbridges.info ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! A perfect game for deaf gamers? read the story at: http://deafdigest.com/gamers/ .. The Deaf and the Law Affirmative Action is another tool that we, the deaf, use to fight discrimination and to achieve First Class citizenship rights. What does a deaf attorney, who is in private practice, have to say about Affirmative Action? He said: I personally probably would not have been accepted to a Ivy League college and a prestigious law school without a little bit of Affirmative Action, so I'm for it. A lot depends on what exactly you're talking about for AA. Quotas or set-asides have been enormously unpopular and are probably a nonstarter. But bonus points for being a minority, or a disability seems politically acceptable. .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: National ADA Symposium June 20-23, 2010 Denver, Colorado The National ADA Symposium has earned the reputation as the most comprehensive conference available on the Americans with Disabilities Act. - learn the latest information available on the ADA regulations and guidelines. - find solutions to their specific issues - network with other participants - get practical, applicable training (95% of attendees report they can apply what they have learned to their jobs) The 2010 ADA Symposium will include: 48 sessions on a variety of significant issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. - Dynamic, interactive training. Presenters include representatives from the United States Dept. of Justice Labor, Education, and Transportation, the EEOC, and the U.S. Access Board. Opportunities for networking with people directly involved in ADA implementation throughout the United States. Special activities in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the ADA. .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: this is Morocco (Montgomery) County .... What became of? Andrew "Aw" F. Metz - past football running back, Hofstra University; one of the rare deaf football players that jumped from deaf school level to a NCAA-IAA level; he played during the eighties - present founder, zteM Education Institution, which empowers Professionals by increasing the effectiveness and professionalism of the interpreters that work with them mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Wil Rhys has resigned from his position as the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of the Deaf. Question now is - who is going to replace him? A deaf artistic director or a hearing artistic director? .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Years ago, during World War I and World War II years a beehive of deaf employment activity was the tire factories of Akron, especially Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. An era has come to an end. The last deaf employee retired after 40 years of employment. This honor of being the last one belongs to Jim Bittner, whom basketball fans would immediately recognize. Jim, 6-6 tall, turned down collegiate basketball offers to play ball at Gallaudet, and he was notorious for his wicked elbows, keeping opposing defenders out of the way. Jim never played football. But had he joined the Goodyear plant in the early 1920's he would have been pressed into service as a member of the mighty Goodyear Silents championship semi-pro football teams. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: So Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is in trouble for making an inappropriate remark, what about us the deaf? How many times have we, the deaf, been described as deaf-mute or deaf-dumb, not behind our backs, but to our faces! These people get away with no punishment. .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: You are married to a spouse who, fortunately, is understanding on the long hours you work at VR. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? - did he say man or - did he say men depending on the context of the sentence, catching or not catching man or men can make a huge difference in the meaning if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Executive Director The New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) The Board of Trustees of the New York School for the Deaf, known as Fanwood, seeks an experienced and visionary leader to assume the role of Executive Director on or about July 1, 2010. Fanwood, established in 1817, is the oldest school for the deaf in New York and the second oldest in the United States. With support of the Board of Trustees, primary responsibilities of the Head of School include: - Visionary leadership for continuous improvement , enhancement, and expansion of instructional and support programs for students and families - With the Comptroller, preparing budgets and corresponding recommendations and submitting them to the Board for approval - With Board-designated attorneys, representing the school in labor negotiations. - Advocating the school?s interests to state legislators and maintaining a close relationship with the State Education Department to support the school's objectives - Representing the school through active participation in local and state activities and organizations related to the mission of NYSD - Collaborating with like schools for the Deaf to share best practices and ensure sustainability of schools serving Deaf students - Encouraging financial support through friend building and fund raising activities from individuals, foundations, businesses, professionals, and educational communities - Promoting the school to the Deaf community and other supporters and friends through social and educational events, gatherings and performances GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS - Graduate degree in Deaf Education, Educational Administration or a closely related field. - Minimum of five years of demonstrated successful administrative experience in an educational setting for Deaf individuals - Articulate in American Sign Language and English - Possession of or eligibility for appropriate New York State Administration Certification is preferred Qualified candidates should submit resumes by April 1, 2010 to: mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net Names of prospective candidates can also be submitted to search committee Co-Chair Alexis Kashar at: mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net All resumes will be treated confidentially New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Jr. Video Production Specialist Purple Rocklin, CA Reports to: Sr. Director of Marketing Communications Department: Marketing Communications FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt Location: Rocklin, CA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/purple-job/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Deaf Services Manager BJC Behavioral Health St Louis, MO for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Teacher of the Deaf St Albans Regional Program St Albans, VT Time Base: Full time Qualifications: - Degree in Deaf Education, MA preferred. ASL fluency and English proficiency - VT Teaching license in Special Education and /or area of teaching assignment. - Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and assessment. - Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques Responsibilities: - Teach all levels/content areas of elementary education. - Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in accordance with the VT Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. - Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately stimulating classroom. - Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students. Please send letter of interest and resume to Jen Bostwick at mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org Or mail to: Jen Bostwick St Albans Regional Program 147 Knight Lane Williston, VT 05495 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Department: Athletics Department Gallaudet University Washington, DC Job Number: HR-09111 Date Posted: 12/14/2009 Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months) Status: Accepting applications full information is at: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports010210#JobOpening -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (1/17/10 updated closing dates) Employment vacancies Sch Spch-lang Pathologist Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC to view these vacancies please visit our website at: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421 contact person: mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job postings Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency San Leandro, CA - American Sign Language Instructor (Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) to read on job description and on application procedures, click on: http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30 - Director of Community Relations to read on job description and on application procedures, click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated January 17th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, CA - Job Developer/Interpreter-Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Independent Living Advisor Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Full/Part Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life. Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication resources, medication administration and developing community relationships. Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required. Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of references to : Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874. Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- unspecified position DuPage Center for Independent Living Glen Ellyn, IL click on: http://deafdigest.com/job1/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Community/Medical Interpreter Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services click on: http://deafdigest.com/job3/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- JCCD is hiring! Montgomery, Alabama click on: http://deafdigest.com/job5/ to get list of open positions and to make contact -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL instructor, 10/hrs week Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Allston, MA click on: http://deafdigest.com/job7/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- interpreter Deer Valley Unified School District Arizona click on: http://deafdigest.com/job9/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://deafdigest.com

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