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Deafdigest Gold – April 12, 2009

DeafDigest Gold – April 12, 2009

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/wrongspy.htm
http://www.deafdigest.com/barrymore.htm

Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

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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)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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
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For further information or to make an appointment, click into
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240-379-6908 VP/TTY
240-379-6929 voice

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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.

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LifeLinks Video Relay Service

Now has a 10-digit personal phone number for you – free!

Go to http://www.lifelinks.net/account.html

and fill out the “Create An Account” screen and click submit!

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Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1

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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)

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News of the Week

Marilyn Smith, a long time deaf women’s rights
advocate, has received another honor – as
the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century”.
She will accept the honor at a ceremony
hosted by Women’s eNews, a non-profit online news
agency, on May 7th in New York.

In Kochi, India, there is a phenomenon called
medical tourism.
It means patients, seeking medical care
or medical attention overseas, would visit the
city for that purpose, thus helping the local
economy (hotels, meals, transportation,
entertainment, tourist sites, etc).
As far as the residents of Kochi are
concerned, they have the CI to thank for.
People come to Kochi to get implanted and
on the side, spend some money.
This story was highlighted in a newspaper
posted on a web site.

Nine European nations are working together
on a new online sign language dictionary.
Nine European nations means nine different
languages and therefore nine different
sign languages.
Will it work? It may be a challenge.
The word “computer” may have different
sign language translations – within – the
same national language, never mind these
other different national languages.
And even worse, some certain national
words may have different ways of expressions.
Will it be a Tower of Babel? Or to be
more specific, a Tower of Sign Language
Babel?

Will Google help us with out of print deaf
books?
Ever so ambitious Google is planning to
publish online every single book on Earth.
A hot issue is ownership of rights to millions
of these out of print books, never mind these
out of print deaf books.
Would be mighty interesting to see if
Google succeeds in overcoming legal
barriers – so that we could access these
out of print deaf books.

2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/insideathletics/SummerCamp/index

– Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls)
– Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls)
– Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer Camp
– Girls’ Shooting Camp, basketball
– Girls’ Basketball Camp
– Boys’ Football Camp (Age 13-18)
– Boys’ Shooting Camp, basketball
– Boys’ Basketball Camp

Age for all sports except football: 10-18
Age for football: 13-18

for more information (dates, fees, etc), go to the
above web site

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ALL TTYs ON SALE!

At WCI, April brings “showers” of savings to you with 10% off every
TTY for the entire month!

Choose from several different models and take 10% off.

With superior quality and state-of-the art technology we’ve got a
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Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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(Use code WCID409 when ordering)

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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Digital TV Transition by June 12

Are you confused about what is required to make the switch to
digital TV?

Are you having trouble with closed captioning?

You can get your answers and assistance through CSD’s Digital TV
(DTV) Help Center. DTV Help Center is specially designed to handle
calls from deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities.

You can reach us through videophone with signing representatives,
TTY, AIM, e-mail or simply call our voice number through any relay
service, including Captel.

CSD’s DTV Help Center is open 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As many people are finding out, they turn on the TV one day, and
there is nothing to watch except white noise – where did the
channels go?

Also, people are finding closed captioning problems after they
make the switch to digital TV – what went wrong?

If you have questions, concerns or are frustrated about the DTV
transition or closed captioning, call the CSD DTV Help
Center.

Don’t be left with just static on your TV – call today!

Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968)

TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273)

Email: mailto:DTVHelp@c-s-d.org

Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519
Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV or DTV04.CSD.TV

AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008
For information about CSD, go to http://www.c-s-d.org

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WRONG SPY
This is a true story. During World War I years, a deaf
person wanted to use the telephone to communicate with
a hearing person.
He tapped on the telephone receiver with a pencil.
The hearing person would listen to the number of taps
to know what he is saying in a coded language.
The federal agents thought the deaf person was a
World War I spy and they arrested him. They realized
it was just a telephone communication between the
deaf and the hearing, and they let him go free.

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/wrongspy.htm

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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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

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BEST OR WORST ACTOR?
Many years ago people said the world’s best actor
was John Barrymore.
Again, people said he was the world’s worst actor!
Why?
Barrymore could act very well in silent movies,
but could not act well with talkie movies!
We have wished we had a deaf actor that was much
better than Barrymore during silent movie years!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/barrymore.htm

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

A NEWSPAPER HEADLINE: CHANGING OF THE TIMES
When a deaf student enrolls at Gallaudet or at
NTID, it rarely merits a newspaper headline,
unless it is a small town newspaper.
But in a mid-sized American city, there
was a newspaper headline of a hearing student
enrolling at Gallaudet this coming fall as
a HUG (hearing undergraduate student).
Definitely times have changed.

ANOTHER DEAF MANAGER AT TARGET
Sometime ago Target had another deaf manager.
How did he deal with his own employees and with
some customers.
Just pen and pad. Or sometimes with a computer
keyboard!
He said for training and staff meetings,
interpreters were hired, but for day to day
matters, he was on his own.
If a customer came up to him and he could
not understand, he would ask for help. The
customer would be pleased that he would go an
extra mile for them.
In summary, he said:

It was mostly positive and most people were receptive
to communicating via paper and pen. That is
basically how I managed my team

A PANIC BLOOPER
What is a Panic Blooper? It is when a captioner
makes a typing error saying that a certain agency
serving the deaf was due for a 50 percent cut
in its budget. The correct percentage was 15
percent.
We all hate these Panic Bloopers!

BEST JOBS FOR THE DEAF
Many people are losing their jobs. And many
young graduates are having a hard time finding
jobs.
Still, there are jobs that are available.
And for the deaf, what are the best jobs?

– health care (health aide is an example)
– teachers (always a demand for deaf teachers)
– teaching assistants (same as above)
– accountants (Gallaudet and RIT both offer degrees)
– carpenters (skilled deaf could look for it)
– landscapers (ditto)
– computer-related positions (Gallaudet & RIT offer degrees)

Says who? Says the most recent edition of
The Kiplinger Letter.

WHAT IS A CODA?
What is a CODA? That is easy – Children of Deaf
Adults.
Not always! At Harvard University, CODA stands
for Committee on Deaf Awareness.
A Coda, do meet another Coda – and we are talking
about two different things but both related to
deafness!

A CI DISCUSSION BETWEEN AN EDUCATOR OF DEAF AND AN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST
A superintendent of a school for the deaf had a meeting with
an otolaryngologist, who specializes in the CI.
Issues raised during the discussion, which was cordial, by the
way, were:

– data shows the language successes of CI children
– CI children still need sign language support
– CI children are visual learners that also need auditory support
– CI children are capable of speaking very well
– not every child will be a CI candidate
– there are many CI children that “failed”
– children that failed are not failures in life
– CI failures are adept with ASL

Bottom line is that we read all about CI successes in the
press but never read about CI failures!
These above facts were shared with DeafDigest editor.

LEGALLY DEAF PHRASE IN THE LAW BOOKS
We are always reading in the newspapers about a person
being “legally deaf” – as if the person registered with
the government as a recognized deaf individual.
Is there such a thing as “legally deaf” in law books?
Well, do click on:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/124.231

It says:

“legally deaf person” means any person who qualifies as
being deaf under any Ohio or federal statute, or any rule
adopted thereunder.

What if a deaf person does not qualify as deaf?

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

deaf spelled as death, instead of deaf

an angry college professor, tired of hearing
students spelling “death” when it was meant
to be spelled as “deaf” came up with a perfect
method.

Each time he sees the word “death” on a homework
assignment or a term paper assignment, he would
automatically grade it with a zero !

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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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
A deaf driver was stopped by the police in Fort
Worth, Texas. This is nothing new – all drivers,
both deaf and hearing, are stopped by the police
all the time.
Two things went wrong. First, the deaf man reached
over to pick up a card intending to tell the police
of his deafness. He should have immediately pointed
to his ear, and shout “I am deaf” or something
to that effect.
Secondly, the police officer overreacted, thinking
the deaf man was reaching for his hidden gun.
This was a hot topic in Fort Worth this week.

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Bill Ramborger
recently inducted into South Carolina track coaches’ hall of fame

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20090331/NEWS/904019983/1088/sports04?Title=SCSDB-s-Ramborger-named-to-SCACA-s-Hall-of-Fame

Question of the week:

Q. I do not understand what is “10-digit number” is
all about. The video relay services have been
telling all of us to get our own 10-digit numbers.
Please explain?

A. It is exactly like your own 10-digit telephone
number that you may have at home. With a 10-digit
video relay number (not the same as the 10-digit
telephone number), it will be accessed by ALL
video relay services. This was the rule laid
down recently by the FCC.

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 deaf drivers, stopped by the police,
would know how to inform the police of their
deafness without having to “reach out” for
something – like a card or a note and pen

Police often interpret reaching out as in
trying to get a gun

easiest way is to open the windows,
set your finger towards the ear and
wait for the police to come over to
you from his car. And when he comes over,
tell him (or shout) of your deafness
several times until he acknowledges it

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

our telephone – datelines

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone, that is
useless for us

1964 – Weitbrecht’s TTY modem allows us to use the telephone
for the first time

1991 – ADA says every state must have a relay service

2003 – our telephones are slowly finding its way into
the junk box, thanks to these video devices

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Deaf and the Money:

A deaf agency wins a grant that is valued at one
million dollars. That deaf agency makes no money
on it.

Another deaf agency wins a contract that is valued
at $100,000 and makes money on it.

Why?

A grant obligates a winning agency to spend every
cent of the grant amount.

A contract allows a certain margin of contract
money to be earmarked as a profit margin.

This was why the NAD grew rapidly during the
sixties and early seventies as the late Executive
Director leaned towards contracts and not grants.

DeafNumbers of the Week:

we have around 880,000 hard of hearing students in
public schools

and

over 90 percent of them are not being given
adequate services

what this is implying is that deaf students
are served more than the hard of hearing
students

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!

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position announcement
Athletic Director
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

for position description & application procedures, click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/athleticdirector.pdf

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position openings at Department of Education
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

– expertise in Elementary Education

– expertise in Early Childhood Education (Birth through age 8)

– expertise in ASL/Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education,
Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Students with
Disabilities

to read position descriptions and application procedures on
either of these three positions, please click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/educ.doc

and click on either of three Department of Education links

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position announcement
Principal
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

At the Western PA School for the Deaf (WPSD), “Our kids come
first.” 

We are looking for someone to join our staff who shares this
commitment and is willing to work with the goal of providing
our students with the best education possible. 

If you share our commitment to students and want to make a
career at a school committed to being the best, WPSD is the
place for you. 

Please visit our web site at http://www.wpsd.org for the
position description for the Principal opening. 

Excellent salary and benefit package available.  Sign Language
skills, FBI clearance, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse
clearances are required.

Send letter and resume to:

Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1469

Fax:   412-233-3211
Email: mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

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position opening
Employment Specialist
Partnership Development Group
position based both in Frederick, MD & Montgomery County, MD

Partnership Development Group
804 Landmark Drive
Suite 118
Glen Burnie, MD  21061

An exciting opportunity for caring, dynamic individuals to
provide vocational counseling, job development and long term
job coaching for Deaf adults with disabilities. 

This is cutting edge human services organization prides itself
on providing the best in services to its consumers.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, fluent in ASL,
two years job development experience, excellent communication
skills, computer literacy, and valid driver’s license.

Send resume and writing sample.

– Location: Baltimore, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County
– Compensation: $28,000 to $31,000 plus benefits
– Telecommuting is ok.
– This is at a non-profit organization.
– OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
– Please, no phone calls about this job!

Please forward cover letter, resume and writing sample to: 
mailto:ehawthorn@pdgrehab.com

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seeking
Interpreter Services Consultant
North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf & HOH
Greensboro, North Carolina

Vacancy #60089706, Closing Date:  April 13, 2009
Salary Grade: 68, Salary Range:  $35,337 – $56,330

Description:
The Interpreter Support Services Consultant position is located at
the Greensboro Regional Center.  The position provides and / or
coordinates direct interpreting services for the Regional Center,
consultation to agencies and organizations in catchment area
pertaining to communication access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and
Deaf-Blind individuals, and the development of local interpreter
training and skill development opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Must be/have:

– Skills in receptive and expressive interpreting / transliterating
in a variety of settings. 

– Ability to assess communication skill level or special needs (i.e.
low vision) of client and provide appropriate services.

– Knowledge related to the Professional Code of Conduct for
interpreters, the general business practices (including laws that
govern or impact consumer services) and Deaf Culture. 

– Ability to provide guidance, information and education in the area
of interpreting.

– Ability to establish rapport with deaf populations, professional
colleagues, community, and business officials. 

– Excellent English skills, both spoken and written. Public Speaking
skills. 

– Ability to organize, train and evaluate the work of others.

– Interpersonal communication and team building skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
– Experience working with Deaf-Blind consumers
– Basic Computer Skills

Training and Experience:
– An Associates Degree from a two year interpreter training program
AND two years of professional interpreting experience;

OR

– High school diploma AND four years of professional interpreting
experience;

OR

– An equivalent combination of training and experience.

Interested persons should submit a complete North Carolina State
application (PF107) http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app
to the Human Resource office by 5 pm on the closing date. 

Resumes in lieu of State applications ARE NOT accepted. 

For more information please visit the DSDHH website at:
http://dsdhh.dhhs.state.nc.us/

or contact DSDHH at 919-874-2212.

Applications must be mailed to: 

DSDHH,
Attn:  Brenda Raing,
2301 Mail Service Center,
Raleigh, NC 27699-2301

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Job opening
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Reports To: Board of Directors

Salary: Full time and commensurate with experience

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Business, Human Service or relevant
field, or equivalent. Must have a minimum of three years management
experience in a non-profit organization. Experience with fundraising and
grant writing, budget and financial management, thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Cultures, fluent in American Sign
Language. Diplomacy and strong people skills, as well as public speaking
ability.

Function:
– Along with the Board of Directors, formulate the plan for achieving the
philosophy, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives of Deaf Adult
Services.

– With the Chair of the Board, enable the Board of Directors to fulfill
its governance function.

Responsibilities to Organization Personnel and Programs:
– Ensure the organization’s philosophy and mission is pertinent and
practiced throughout the organization.

– Assume responsibility for the organization’s consistent achievement of
mission and financial objectives. Financial, tax, risk and facilities
management; works with the Financial Committee to recommend a yearly
budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization’s resources
within those budget guidelines.

– Responsible for all staff and organization operations.

– Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization and ensure proper
representation to its various constituencies.

Responsibility to Community:
– Maintains active involvement in, and close relationship to, the Deaf and
Interpreting Community and in selected community activities related to the
agency’s area of practice. Responsible to address concerns or issues that
affect agency, staff or community.

– Develop and maintain liaisons with other community agencies and
organizations.

– Maintains up to date ASL and Interpreting Curriculum and class schedules
for community sign language classes, oversees and evaluates ASL
Instructors.

Send cover letter and resumes, by Wednesday, May 1, 2009, to:

Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Attention: Executive Director, Search Committee, CONFIDENTIAL
2495 Main St,. Suite 347,
Buffalo, NY 14214

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Position Available
Supervising Teacher of the Deaf
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to
interview for a Supervising Teacher of the Deaf position for the
2009-2010 school year. 

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential
school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 390+
students with 40% living in the residential halls. 

ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to
bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
students.

ISD seeks Supervising Teacher candidate who possesses the following
qualifications/qualities:

– Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher’s License
– 5 years teaching experience REQUIRED
– License in subject area
– Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education
– Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of teaching methods
– Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young adults

– 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(Arrangements can be made for candidates to take the test at ISD.)

– Knowledge of child development and successful educational techniques
– Excellent communication and human-relations skills
– Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles
– PREFERRED: Administration License K-12

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/jobs – Use the “Employment
and Careers” link.

This position will be posted from:  3/22/09 – 5/24/09

If you have any questions please contact our Human Resources Department
via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail: 

mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us

Mission Statement: The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes
academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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(updated 4/12/09 – 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

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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

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(updated April 12th)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, Norwalk, Pacoima,
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

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