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DeafDigest Gold – June 21, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - June 21, 2009

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


America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year (to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://www.deafdigest.com ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-florist/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-kansas/ the Blue edition did not have video links; the ASL signer is away from home and was using a borrowed computer, a borrowed Internet server and a borrowed video application. It took quite a while to get things sorted out. Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest, and below are the Blue edition links: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-sfvsc/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-business/ .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Offer from Verizon at Harris-Wireless! For a limited time only, the activation fee will be waived when you order a wireless device from Verizon.* Save up to $135 from Verizon at the Harris-Wireless store! Don't miss this limited time offer to save! Offer is available June 19 - June 22, 2009. *Valid only for new activations on qualifying post-paid rate plans with 2-year service agreement. For more information, go to: http://www.harris-wireless.com/link/?www.harris-wireless.com?sr=ddg061409 or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html Go there to look at the latest Cartoon -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It offers a wide array of services and products including: Investments Life Insurance Long Term Care Insurance Retirement Planning Education Planning Tax Planning Estate Planning Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff members - working together as ONE team to help you work toward your financial goals. For further information or to make an appointment, click into http://www.kramerfinancial.com Kramer Financial 9099 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 240-379-6908 VP/TTY 240-379-6929 voice Securities and advisory services offered through FSC Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or registered as a broker/dealer or investment advisor. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Refinance your adjustable rate mortgage into a low fixed-rate mortgage. With today's fluctuating market now is the time to lock into a low fixed rate mortgage. Rates have recently dropped so if you have been worrying about your adjustable rate mortgage now is the time to lock in a low fixed rate! Call us for a quick mortgage review to see if it makes sense to refinance. Kramer Financial usa@kramerfinancial.com 240-379-6908 (TTY/VP) 240-379-6929 (V) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! Don't have a HomeTown Number? Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues! Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the "Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to: http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- >>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be. Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New AT&T Instant Message Relay Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from your friends and family http://relayservices.att.com/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- THE Z: THE NEXT GENERATION IN VIDEOPHONES Frustrated with poor videophone quality, bulky videophones, and unreliable video relay services? Get the Z, and you'll never be disappointed again! With three sleek versions of The Z videophone offered by CSDVRS, you'll get nothing but the very best in videophone technology and video relay services quality. Order your The Z TODAY! For more information, visit http://www.csdvrs.com CSDVRS is the clear choice for top-notch video relay services, with 24/7 access to certified, qualified video interpreters. Dial csdvrs.tv to make your call today! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week Swine flu is a serious malady. It ain't funny, especially so for the deaf of New Zealand. The 800 number in New Zealand, urging their residents to dial in to get more information, is lacking for the deaf. Complained a spokesperson on behalf of the deaf: the ministry did not appear to have thought of the needs of those who could not use the telephone because of their hearing disability .. A hated acronym is NIMBY, which stands for "Not in my backyard". And it is especially painful for Doncaster College for the Deaf in Great Britain. This high school-level institution wishes to expand its campus to erect a new dormitory, new student housing units, a campus center, a new gymnasium and a new vocational building. The neighbors are screaming "NIMBY." It did not matter to them that Doncaster College has been in existence since the 19th century, and is a treasured part of the city of Doncaster. .. Postponement is the name of the game at the FCC. First they postponed the deadline to convert analog to digital TV. And this one - they have postponed from June 30th to November 12th the deadline for us, the deaf, to register our 10-digit numbers with video relay carriers. Why the postponement? FCC says more time is needed to smooth over the transitional details. .. The Gallaudet University athletic department has an opening for Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. It is a full time position. If you are interested, please scroll all the way down to the Employment Ads section in the Blue edition. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. 10% OFF LIFETONE HL FIRE ALARM AND CLOCK! Feel safe and secure in your home with the Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock. This product meets the new national fire codes that take place starting this June. It detects a regular fire alarm up to 75 feet away plus alerts a sleeping person with a 520 Hz square-wave alarm and powerful bed shaker. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at: http://www.weitbrecht.com for details (Use code WCID609). For a copy of our catalog, email your request to mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. THE MISSING BLUE VIDEO LINKS The Blue edition did not have video links; the ASL signer is away from home and was using a borrowed computer and a borrowed Internet server and even a borrowed video application. It took quite a while to get things all figured out. Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest, and below are the Blue edition links: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-sfvsc/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-business/ A HEARING LEADER WITH NO BACKGROUND IN DEAFNESS Many hearing people that are superintendents of schools for the deaf or of deaf service agencies have backgrounds and experience working with the deaf. They take deafness classes at college and have degrees that qualify them for work with the deaf. Many, but not all of them! In one state, a former florist was appointed as director of state deaf telecommunications service. Did that person have background or experience with the deaf? No. Why was he hired? State politics is the reason. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-florist/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) .............................................................. (revised posting, June 21st) Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language Discounted Rates Still Apply... REGISTER TODAY! 10% Off -- Single Registration 20% Off -- Register with a Friend or Co-worker 30% Off -- Register with TWO Friends or Co-workers http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html Featured Summer Workshops: Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html Basic Workplace Correspondence -- June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional[LINK] -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html PHP 6 and MySQL 5 -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair -- July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) -- July 15-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt -- August 10-14 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture -- August 17-21 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment. Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require. All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at http://www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY). .............................................................. NO DRAMA CLASSES AT KANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF Some schools for the deaf have drama classes or have drama clubs. Some schools don't. Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD) did not have either drama classes or a drama club. Yet, three deaf individuals went to KSD and then years later, enjoyed successful careers in drama - Pat Graybill, Chuck Baird and Juliana Fjeld! Other schools with drama clubs do not have their graduates becoming famous in Deaf Drama but Kansas did. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-kansas/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A FAMOUS PARK IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Nature lovers in British Columbia know all about the Redwood Park, located in South Surrey. This park has 32 different tree species, whose origins were from many parts of the world. The park started when parents gave brothers David and Peter Brown a 21st birthday gift of a 80 acre plot. The brothers then started to collect tree seeds and planted these on the park grounds. This was way back in the late 19th century. Both David and Peter Brown were deaf. To get an idea of the size of the park, the Gallaudet campus is 96 acres whereas the park is 80 acres. GALLAUDET'S SERIOUS ERROR Gallaudet made a serious error. He once spelled the word "currencey" instead of "currency" on the coin he was minting. Gallaudet minting dollar coins to be circulated in public as spending money? Yes - but it was not Gallaudet University, but a man named Elishia Gallaudet, an engraver in New Jersey in the year 1776! Not surprisingly, because of the Gallaudet goof, the value of the misspelled currency is very high nowadays. Again, DeafDigest does not know if Elishia Gallaudet was related to the famous Gallaudet family. DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS IN SINGAPORE There is a severe shortage of newspaper deliverymen in Singapore. For some reason no one wants the job even when jobs are hard to find. Turnover is high among the newly hired. It is so bad that the newspaper is looking hard for unemployed deaf individuals to become deliverymen. The pay is the Singaporean equivalent to $500 per month in USA dollars. Time will tell if there are deaf takers. GRANVILLE REDMOND IN ACTION Granville Redmond, mentioned in News of the Week, Blue edition, was a talented actor as well as a talented painter. He appeared on 8 Charlie Chaplin movies. To see him act in one of these movies, do click on: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/06/ocma-redmond.html Just scroll down and you will see the youtube click. Happy clicking! A CONTEST AMONG HEARING PARTICIPANTS At the recent International Student Convention, which took place at Warrensburg, MO, one of the student contests was "interpretation for the deaf." Is it a sign language contest for future interpreters? Or is it a sign language reading contest? DeafDigest is mighty curious to know what the contest rules are. A SHOCKED PAGEANT WINNER The winner of Miss Cheltenham Pageant is Victoria Ilina. Cheltenham is a town in Great Britain. Victoria originally finished as runner ups. The contestant ahead of her was the winner. But after a month the title was taken away from her because of her repeated violations of Pageant rules. It was then given to a shocked Victoria. Victoria is deaf. TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS (series to be run on a weekly basis until list of tales run out) At one Domino store, I was busy during evenings but not during the afternoons. At another store I was busy during afternoon hours but not during the evenings. I was able to double my tips by working both shifts at both stores! If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an interesting tale, please share it with: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? auditory nerve disease is that the same for deafness? .............................................................. .............................................................. 31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs Registration for this year's 30th Silent Weekend is closed with over 600 attending. The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000 participants and include a medical interpreting track. Novice, beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as well as interpreters (CEUs) will have around 150 hours of seminars to choose from. The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other conferences' hotel prices. The room costs are even lower next year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free internet! Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign language classes for just $89 per person! There will be group registration opportunities online after July 1 at www.DrSign.com. There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. Just check them out! Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost per person may be as low as $149 per person and exhibit tables at $150. Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com - A brand new DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available. The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies is scheduled July 1-26, 2009. See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos. These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to join us now in 2009? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: http://www.DrSign.com .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! A deaf Kansas woman has filed a lawsuit saying that her attempted 911 call, made at night, asking for police assistance, was not answered. The 911 center was closed at night, forcing deaf residents to reach the county dispatch office or go to the police station in person to use a special red telephone. And compounding this issue was that all police officers at night were out on the streets. .. DeafLibrary Page of the Week http://deafdigest.com/deaf-acronyms/ read what these deaf abbreviations are all about! (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: How many of them would you recognize? http://deafdigest.com/nysd55/ .. Question of the week: Q. Could a deaf person be hypnotized? A. Yes. Way back in the seventies there was a professional hypnotist that worked with deaf patients. Ever since he passed away, no other professional hypnotist, capable of working with the deaf, have surfaced. send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: that every single county, every single municipality, every single hamlet, every single village in USA be fully equipped with deaf-compatible 911 systems that will operate on all hours of the day, every day of the year .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1037 - Ibn Sina, the Persian philosopher and physician, passes away. Considered to be the brightest person of his era, he had this philosophy that the deaf would always lead a life of error, and would be beyond help and assistance .. Deaf and the Money: $466,628 - a check given by AT&T of Tennessee to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, to operate the state Relay Service and the Telecommunications Devices Access Program .. DeafNumbers of the Week: When the AARP screams on the steps of Capitol Hill, senators and representatives listen. When we scream, we only scream at ourselves. Why? AARP has: - 1,100 full time employees - 22 registered lobbyists - 44 policy staff members - 4,000 chapters - 28 state offices - up to 50,000 daily membership renewals - up to 10,000 daily new members enrolled All of our deaf organizations, as pooled, do not even equal a fraction of what AARP has. .. DeafDigest Sports to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on: http://deafdigest.com/deafsports DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports; you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 announcement Speech Language Pathologist Tennessee School for the Deaf Knoxville, Tennessee Maximum Qualifications: - Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing - Tennessee Teacher License with endorsement in Speech and Hearing K-12 Responsibilities include but not limited to: - Group and Individual Therapy - Maintaining and Using FM Equipment and/or filtered amplification equipment - Writing IEP goals and participating in three year evaluations - Diagnostic and Evaluation Reports - Working as a team with other Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists - Ability to work with K-12 students Contact: Elaine Alexander Director of Instruction Tennessee School for the Deaf 2725 Island Home Blvd Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 865-579-2410 865-579-2428 FAX mailto:elainea@tsd.k12.tn.us -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center on campus of Gallaudet University Washington, DC We are recruiting for these positions: - Principal - Manager, Planning and Organization Development - Manager, Public Relations and Publications - Audiologist - Speech Language Pathologist Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions. To apply, mail a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to: Gallaudet University Personnel Office College Hall - Room 106 800 Florida Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC 20002 Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to: 202-651-5344 Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office at 202-651-5352 **For details on these vacancies, please click on this link: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml Locate "Job Listing", click on "Professional Staff", and then click on specific position you are interested in. Gallaudet University is an EOE/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis. Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer qualified individuals from protected classes for available positions. Individuals who may have inquiries regarding the University's policy and procedures or who may wish to file a complaint should contact the University's EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5075. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 # Closing Date Educational Audiologist-Indiana School 564271 07/16/2009 Supv Teacher of the Deaf-Indiana School 564038 06/29/2009 Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at: http://www.in.gov/jobs If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us Website: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/ 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 EO Employer -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Full Time Residential Counselors The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA The Learning Center for the Deaf has openings for Full Time Residential Counselors, Male and Female Overnight and Residential - 1-2 years direct care experience in residential program with Deaf and HOH children preferred. ASL Fluency required. Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Judi Broderick The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org FAX: (508) 875-9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position available Therapist II (Signing) Regional Mental Health Center Lake County, Indiana Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children, adolescents and adults. Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred. You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to: Geminus Corporation Attn: Recruiting 8400 Louisiana Street Merrillville, IN 46410 or mailto:diane.Johnson@geminus.org or Fax: 219-757-1810 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind position located at Nampa, Idaho Begin Date: August 2009 Nature of Work: Develop and implement a continuum of educational activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational services; teach one session of total communication and one session of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total Communication/Auditory Oral Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included. To Apply: Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of recommendations to: Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind ATTN: Human Resources 1450 Main St Gooding, ID 83330 Location: Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho Closing Date: Open until filled. Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Position Vacancy Notice Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY DESCRIPTION: NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence. It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 American cities in which to raise a family. The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven. Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the ASLIE department educates students seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English interpretation. Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID stakeholders as well as national stakeholders; and provide programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and ASL/English Interpreting education. Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until position is filled. For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career Zone: http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398 Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings Assisted Living Aides Elwyn, Inc Media, PA (suburban Philadelphia) Elwyn Inc, a nonprofit human services organization located in suburban Philadelphia (Media) PA is currently accepting applications for the following full time and part time positions: - Assisted Living Aides: Assist elderly individuals with activities of daily living and socialization in Valley View Assisted Living Community for the Deaf, a retirement home for the elderly Deaf Minimum requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent and a current driver's license with a safe driving record. All positions require sign language fluency and a true desire to help others. Elwyn provides an excellent benefits package including tuition reimbursement, life insurance, pension plan, tax sheltered annuity, credit union, paid training and free parking in a supportive, caring environment. Please visit http://www.elwyn.org to find out more about Elwyn (click on Deaf Services). Resumes can be sent to Carole Surdyke at: Email: mailto:carole_surdyke@elwyn.org Fax: 610-891-2623 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Principal Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Phoenix, Arizona to read position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/pdsd-principal/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Technology Teacher Rochester School for the Deaf Rochester, NY DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: September 1, 2009 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students, with technology as the primary focus. Serve as a resource to teachers and students in the area of technology. Serve on Technology Curriculum Committee. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success. Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests. Write and implement student IEPs. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or computer technology. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students and classroom integration of technology. Advanced Rating on the SCPI. 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 EOE and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 6/21/09 - 1 new position) position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: (newest announcement - 5/31/09) - Assistant Director of Residential Services http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752 - Instructor I http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc - Micro Systems Support Tech http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc - Residential Advisor http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc - High School Graduation Coach http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc - Teacher (Blind/Deaf) http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc - Reading Content Specialist http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc - Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly) http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- more position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - HS Math Teacher http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc - Middle School Language Arts Teacher http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc - Speech Language Pathologist http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc - Assistant Director for Instruction http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc - Teacher - Middle School Science http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc - Teacher - Reading Content Specialist http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated June 21st) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - * Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Riverside, Santa Ana, CA * Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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