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DeafDigest Gold – May 10, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - May 10, 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: - no videos this week due to unforeseen circumstances; videos will resume next week; thank you for bearing with DeafDigest .. Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Offer from T-Mobile and Harris-Wireless! Order up to five new lines on T-Mobile before Monday May 11th 2009, and T-Mobile will credit the $35 per-line activation fee. This means you could save big by ordering T-Mobile service today! For more information, go to Harris-Wireless: http://www.harris-wireless.com/link/?www.harris-wireless.com?sr=ddg051009 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. 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This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week Kymberly Shepard, who is deaf and is a student at Wake Community College in North Carolina, will be going to Anaheim, California next month. The trip, to compete in the nationals, is a reward for her winning the Desktop Publishing contest against other state community college teams. .. The Harkin movie chain in Arizona (not to be confused with Senator Tom Harkin, who is pro-deaf, threw in a twist in the on-going captioning lawsuit in Arizona. In a brief Harkin is saying that captioning is not a piece of equipment but something else that is different! A deaf attorney not involved, but following the case closely, said: Harkin's argument may be valid if we are suing the studios. But we are suing the Harkin chain. The chain is not required to caption the movies but required to install the captioning equipment. Confusing? Yes; Harkin, which is a wealthy enterprise, is just trying to avoid paying for captioning equipment. .. The League for the Hard of Hearing, headquarters based in New York, is no more. Not what you may think - this long time institution has changed its name to Center for Hearing and Communication. Another long time organization, another name change! .. History has it that the chiropractic profession began when a finger-massaging individual restored hearing to a deaf man, who was suffering from back pains. That was way back in 1891. And now this - the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ran a recent piece on a chiropractic working on children with hearing loss due to ear infections. Fact or fiction? Do keep in mind, chiropractic uses hands, not medicine or invasive medical equipment. And we always prefer non-invasive medical methods. .. (revised announcement) 2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/insideathletics/SummerCamp/index - Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls) - Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls) - Boys' Shooting Camp, basketball - Boys' Basketball Camp for more information (dates, fees, etc), go to the above web site .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. ALL SILENT CALL PRODUCTS ARE 10% OFF! During the entire month of May all Silent Call products are 10% off. Whether it's a Carbon Monoxide Detector, Weather Alert System, Shake-Up Kit or your choice of several different Transmitters, you can count on Silent Call to keep your home safe and secure. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or go to: http://www.weitbrecht.com to order (use code WCID509 when ordering). To receive our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Having closed captioning issues? Are your closed captions... ..garbled? ..out of sync (delayed or early)? ..in the wrong place? ..jumping around the screen? ..flashing? ..overlapping? ..filling up the screen? CONTACT US TODAY! We'll help solve any closed captioning problems you have and/or file a complaint to your TV Station and the FCC for you! It's easy! Our friendly staff specializes in communicating with people with hearing loss. Deaf and hard of hearing consumers can use the communication mode that matches their needs including voice, videophone, TTY, Instant Messaging, IP Relay, Voice Carry-Over Relay, Captioned Telephone, Video Relay and Spanish Video Relay - Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968) - TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273) - Email: DTVHelp@c-s-d.org - Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519 - Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV; - AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008 CSD-DTV Help Center for Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (CST); 18 hours/day, 7 days/week .............................................................. .............................................................. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF TO PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR STATE UNIVERSITIES! Normally a school for the deaf has nothing to do with deaf students that attend colleges within the state. North Dakota School for the Deaf is different. This school received a grant from the state. Purpose of the grant is to provide interpreters for deaf collegiate students! .............................................................. DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule! DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics! 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 ( http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ ) To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY) http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule: DiiT Workshop Series on Business 1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html (newly added, 2/1/09) 2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html 3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!) 4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html 5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD) http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering -- (NEW!!!) 6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html 7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html 8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html 9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html 10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication: 11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html 12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html 13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html 14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html 15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology: 16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html 17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html 18. PHP 6 and MySQL 5; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html 19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html .............................................................. OUR PROFESSIONAL POOL PLAYER Many of us play recreational billiards and are pretty much not too good about it. But we have a champion pool player in Shane Van Boening, He is deaf. How good is he? He is world's number one ranked player. And he earned $147,420 last year, and so far, this year he has made $34,750. He grew up in South Dakota and attended a mainstreamed program. His future is bright as he is only 25 years old. WAS EDISON A MAN OF LIMITED INTELLIGENCE? Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf almost all of his life, was a brilliant individual. He had 1,093 patents to his credit. One has to be intelligent to come up with just one patent, let alone 1,092 others! But was he a man of limited intelligence? Historians have said his IQ was less than 100. 1,093 patents credited to a deaf man whose IQ was less than 100? DeafDigest does not believe that Edison's IQ was that low. TO BOO BILL GATES? Should we boo Bill Gates? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just gave away $100,000 in grants to fund unusual projects. Such projects are tomatoes with antiviral drugs, zapping the skin with a laser, forcing mosquitoes to suffer from head colds, etc. None of these projects propose to help the deaf - even though Bill Gates is trying to help solve HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal diseases. A DELAWARE APOLOGY In an effort to create a harmonious workplace, the Delaware Department of Transportation distributed a newsletter that focused on diversity. The newsletter listed racist names while urging employees not to use. The agency director apologized when many employees were upset about the article. DeafDigest wonders if the director thought of such phases like "deaf-mute" or "deaf-dumb" which surely are offensive to all of us. Many government workplaces have deaf employees, but it is not known if the Delaware agency has deaf employees. TASTING SIGN LANGUAGE There was a newspaper announcement in New Zealand about "a sign language taster." Having never seen that phrase before, a google search was run - and it was defined as this: The taster course is designed to enable people to make a well-informed decision afterwards This means a hearing person could "taste" a sign language sample to determine if he likes it enough to stay with the course. We, the Americans, do not use that phrase. AFRAID TO SAY THE D WORD Why are some people afraid to just simply say the D word - meaning deaf? A hearing mother of a deaf daughter sent email to DeafDigest daughter, saying that she has a bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss since birth. Whew! Just one word - deaf - is enough, instead of seven words just to tell the world that her daughter is deaf! THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME A newspaper ran this announcement: No selection of superintendents for the State School for the Blind and the Deaf Mute Institute were made today, the State Board of Charities deciding to put the matter off until the June meeting, which is the customary meeting for the selection of the officials Huh! Well, an explanation is in order. The school is Arkansas School for the Deaf - and the newspaper article was in year 1909! But things remain the same - since some schools nowadays take their time (and endless postponements) before finally deciding on a superintendent. WORST POLITICAL COMMENTS Elected public officials are human, and unfortunately, some of them are jerks. DeafDigest remembers two worst political comments. These are: - a mayor in Ohio suggested that deaf people should buy houses near the airport - a Georgia legislator said that disabled people need to take personal responsibilities for their own afflictions. As always, outcry from the Deaf Community forced both politicians to apologize for their comments, claiming their quotes were taken out of context. .............................................................. .............................................................. 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? - a blind man in a room full of deaf people. and/or - a deaf man in a room full of blind men best to leave it at that. Always awkward when no interpreters are around. .............................................................. .............................................................. 30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured. Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning, intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop venue at significant cost savings. Get a group as small as five to register at huge savings of $140 each! Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally known presenters are featured. Check http://www.DrSign.com for details Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com - Consider "Oh See, Can You Say?" by Maureen Longo Tuccelli. She shows how to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter Cook. This 75-minute DVD is excellent for ITP teachers and students! "Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This is a 55-minute DVD. The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run 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! Will Seth Harris, not deaf, win confirmation as Deputy Secretary of Labor? He has a great reputation for advocating the needs of the disabled. DeafDigest hopes that Harris will also advocate the needs of the deaf. .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Brenda Keller, the much beloved Gallaudet staff member, who departed us few weeks ago http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/Article.asp?ArticleID=15563 .. Question of the week: Q. I was watching a ball game on TV when double captions suddenly appeared on the screen? Why is it happening? A. Captions are often tricky. Something to do with Black Magic. Just like sunspots creating havoc with radio communications. Just be glad it does not happen too often. 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 all of us, the deaf, have no problems at all whatsoever when digital TV completes its changeover next month .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: around the 13th century - Mian Samat, said to be deaf, created the first gharana, which is a way of music played in India. . Deaf and the Money: Yuya Ishii, a deaf pitcher in the Japanese professional baseball league, earns 43,000,000 yen per year. In USA dollars it is valued at $434,033.70 in USA dollars .. DeafNumbers of the Week: University of Iowa has approximately 31,000 students; the student disability services say the university has approximately 650 deaf and hard of hearing students. This would probably mean 25 ASL-speaking deaf students and approximately 625 students that are either mildly or moderately or severely deaf, but which do not use ASL as their communications mode .. DeafDigest Sports 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements: The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Title Posting # Posting Dates Supv Teacher 562545 3/20/09 - 5/24/09 Audiologist 563749 5/5/09 - 5/19/09 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 EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Senior Institutional Researcher National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY DESCRIPTION: To support institutional program planning, evaluation, and decision making by conducting NTID's institutional research to design and execute research studies including data analysis, interpretation, reporting and development of recommendations. Prepare periodic reports for institutional units, state and federal agencies, accrediting bodies, and other external groups, including monitoring and analyzing reporting requirements, and auditing/verifying data. Assist users in defining data needs and interpreting results of analyses; define and assist in developing comprehensive, integrated management information systems. Write application programs REQUIRED: - Advanced degree in: data analysis and interpretation or related field; statistics; education or deaf studies with sufficient statistical skills. - Minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education with a heavy emphasis on research methods, forecasting, assessment, data management, data analysis and reporting, and occupational studies. - Large-scale database management and analytic skills. - Familiarity with encryption and other data handling confidentiality techniques. - Highly focused experience in producing information on educational issues such as enrollment reporting and forecasting, student persistence/retention, job placement. - Extensive SAS programming skills ? sample program written by applicant required to be submitted with applications materials. Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. Resume deadline May 15th For more details and to apply on line please go to: https://mycareer.rit.edu RIT Career Zone KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30037 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job opening Information Program Coordinator Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Frankfort, Kentucky The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is accepting applications for Information Program Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This position coordinates all information and referral activities on deaf and hard of hearing services and programs on a state-wide basis; and utilizes a wide variety of communication methods, such as American Sign Language, to serve deaf and hard of hearing citizens of Kentucky with their information, referral, and advocacy needs. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Minimum Requirements: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree. Applicants must have two years of administrative experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing. Typical Working Conditions: Work is typically performed in an office setting and requires travel both in and out of state. Ability to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals with a wide variety of communication modes is required. You may download an application and apply online at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=20101&siteid=5031 For a more complete job description, please email mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov or call at 800-372-3907 and ask for Ms. Rachel Morgan. Deadline for Application: May 14, 2009 This position is open to hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf applicants. The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion age, or disability in employment. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Teacher of the Deaf - English/Language Arts Western PA School for the Deaf Pittsburgh, PA DEPARTMENT: High School REPORTS TO: Principal and/or High School Assistant Principal JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education with a dual certification in English/Language Arts required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found on the PDE website ( http://www.pde.state.pa.us ). website (www.pde.state.pa.us). Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI. "Advanced" level skills preferred at hire. FBI, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances required. SALARY: Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State?s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance. 10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance; 10 sick days and 3 personal days annually. DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 29, 2009 STARTING DATE: August 17, 2009 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to: Helen K. Shirey Director of Human Resources Western PA School for the Deaf 300 East Swissvale Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218 It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- positions openings Teachers of the Deaf Western PA School for the Deaf Pittsburgh, PA REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Assistant Principal JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for instructional programming in academics, language development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education. A dual certification in content area is preferred. (Information on PA teaching certification may be found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us ). Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; "Advanced" level skills preferred at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required. SALARY: Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State's teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance. 10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance; 10 sick days and 3 personal days annually. DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 29, 2009 STARTING DATE: August 17, 2009 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to: Helen K. Shirey Director of Human Resources Western PA School for the Deaf 300 East Swissvale Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218 It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 5/10/09 - 3 new positions) position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: (new) - Instructor I http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc (new) - Micro Systems Support Tech http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc (new) - 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 May 10th) Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD: - Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, 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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