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DeafDigest – 27 December 2009

DeafDigest Gold - December 27, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/bestwaiter/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

Top News of the Year (July through December)

July
Helene Jarmer, who is deaf, was was elected as
Austria's parliamentary deputy on behalf of the
Green party.

August
A deaf man files lawsuit against Ohio State
University for not putting captions on the
football scoreboard

September
Taiwan has been accused of showcasing the Deaflympics
to show the world they can host any international
event, a political ploy that has angered China

October
Hurwitz selected as next president of Gallaudet


November
In honor of departing Gallaudet president Bob
Davila, a new school in California was named
Davila Day School. It is in Chula Vista

December
Apple's boss is Steve Jobs who has a considerable
hearing loss. Yet Apple was fined by FCC for not
making its devices compatible with hearing aids



(January-June top news is in the Blue edition)


- Very Hot News 

There was a national directory of deaf videophone users;
it was in business for five years. It has been shut down
recently due to abuses.


- Thursday December 24th 

Much furor ensued over Virgin Airlines "losing" the
deaf passenger, despite promising to watch over her
as she was to be transferred from one connecting
flight to another. DeafDigest is concerned that
hearing people, upon reading the story, will assume
that the deaf cannot fly on their own and must rely
on hearing people to guide them. Deaf people love
to travel and they do not rely on hearing people.
The "lost" deaf woman was illiterate and was not
able to follow the flight schedules displayed on
screens. Her illiteracy was the reason for family
concerns over her travel without supervision.


- Friday December 25th

After backing out of a joint interpreting program with
Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville 
(UL) is backing in on its own. UL will be establishing
its own brand new interpreting program. 


- Saturday December 26th

Ben's Bell is a project in Tucson, Arizona where it aims 
for people to help each other via powers of kindness.
A winner is announced every week in the Arizona Daily Star
newspaper. This week's winner is Eric Epstein, who is a 14-year
old deaf kid, for his efforts in bringing the diverse elements
together in his neighborhood via his ASL classes and other
acts of kindness. 


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)


Honoring those that departed us in 2009:
Dr James Marsters, dentist, Pasadena, CA
Ben Medlin, pillar, Dayton, OH Deaf Community
Marcella Meyer, GLAD founder
Leander Moore, much beloved teacher, Tennessee SD
Phil Moos, publisher, USA-L deaf news
Kenneth Musteen, leader, Arkansas
Dorothy Polakoff, Dept of Social Work, Gallaudet
Tom Riggs, interpreter & ASL instructor
Dr. Luther D. Robinson, pioneer, mental health needs of the deaf
Micki Simpson, North Carolina deaf leader
Raymond W. Scheid, Northern Virginia, go-getter
Jeanie Shickel, long time math teacher, Gallaudet University
Alyce Thomas, administrator, schools for the deaf
Joseph Cary Touchstone, scientist, U of PA School of Medicine
David Bar-Tzur, celebrity interpreter
Irma Kleeb Young, Knoxville, Tennessee advocate
Tim Young, Northampton, MA, colorful town character

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(for more information, please go to Employment Ads section
in the Blue edition)

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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VINT CERF WAS WRONG
   Vint Cerf is hard of hearing, and he is the
Father of Internet.
   He was interviewed by a computer magazine in
1999. He told the writer that we will be emailing
with people that live on Mars in 2009. It is now
almost 2010, and we have not yet gotten got email from
someone on Mars!
   Vint was wrong about it.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/vintcerf/

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


BEST WAITER IN ROCHESTER
   At one time years ago, there was a waiter that worked
at the best Italian restaurant in Rochester, NY. He
was deaf and was a student at NTID/RIT.
   He earned more tips than all other hearing waiters.
His eyes were sharp and he did everything to make
hearing dining patrons happy.
   Who was that deaf waiter? It was Roberto Wirth,
who owns Hotel Hassler, the best hotel in Rome, Italy
and one of the best in the world!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bestwaiter/

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


SHORTAGE OF DEAF PROFESSIONALS
   An administrator of an agency serving the deaf
pointed out something that is interesting.
   The administrator said that in the state, there
is a good number of deaf teachers in educational
programs for the deaf and of deaf counselors in
vocational rehabilitation offices.
   The shortage, as glaring as it is, is in non-teaching,
non-counseling fields. In other words, a shortage of
deaf accountants, deaf chemists, deaf biologists, 
deaf engineers, deaf architects, deaf computer
technicians, etc.


A YOUTUBE PET PEEVE
   What is a Youtube pet peeve, or rather, a Deaf Youtube
Pet Peeve?
   It is when hearing friends forward their deaf friends
videos that are voiced but with no captions. 
   While Google has added automatic speech recognition
feature to create instant captions, this system is
far from perfect. There will always be hits and
misses.   


SERIOUS DEAF CHESS
   Chess is a serious activity among the deaf overseas,
not so much in USA.
   There are two exceptions - chess teams at Rochester
School for the Deaf and Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf.
   These schools are competitive when playing against
other high school chess teams.
   There was a story in a Rochester newspaper about
the deaf team winning league games. And at Western
Pennsylvania, superintendent Don Rhoten said
"we are holding our own in the league."


POLITICS IN MARYLAND
   Maryland is a small state geographically. Despite its
small size it is diverse as far as the Deaf Community is
concerned - metro Washington area; metro Baltimore area;
Frederick area, Eastern shore, the mountains in western
Maryland. These communities are different from each other.
   Does the state help the deaf? Yes and no. The state
helps Maryland SD, but does not help the Office of Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing. 
   What about state legislators? They may help a deaf
constituent with his private concerns but would not support 
Deaf Child's Bill of Rights.
   And this irony - a deaf woman was hired by a state 
government agency - in response to a radio announcement
asking for the deaf to apply for state government jobs.
The deaf woman, of course, was not able to catch the
radio message - it was her mother-in-law that heard the
announcement and nudged her towards the state agency.
She was hired on the spot.
   Each state is different; some states are "deaf-friendly"
whereas other states are not.


ANOTHER DEAF WINERY
   Some time ago DeafDigest mentioned a deaf owned winery
in Italy owned by a deaf man who communicates orally, but
was able to follow simple gestures.
   There is another one - owned by two deaf brothers, that
took over the family business. The parents felt the deaf could
not run the business, but were persuaded to let their deaf
sons take over.
   Not sure of the name of the winery because surfing the
web sites in Italian language could be bit tricky.



OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)

   The web site is at:

https://www.neca.org

It is the most important and the most powerful
organization many of us never heard of! It works
with FCC to oversee our relay service centers!




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it is painful in the ear

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is partially deaf


Exactly what does that mean?

- deaf in one ear

or

- not profoundly deaf but either mildly
or moderately or even severely deaf 


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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 offered) 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, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out 
as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend!

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 and register at 
http://www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough"
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

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 July 17, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC wants to switch from circuit switching to IP networks;
difficult to explain to non-engineers and non-technicians
what circuit switching is all about - but the concern is whether
it would affect services to the deaf. This is becoming an
issue right now.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

A hard of hearing wish list !

do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hardofhearingwishlist



(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Lori Kober
South Dakota's only deaf mortician & co-owner of
funeral home

http://www.plaintalk.net/cms/news/story-52905.html

she's the one on the left side


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Question of the week:

Q. How many social clubs for the deaf are there in USA?

A. Hard to say; there has never been an official count;
way back in the eighties, it was suggested that a new
organization be founded - called National Association of
Clubs of the Deaf. It was never established. At any
rate, there are a number of deaf social service agencies
which offer space in their headquarters for deaf socializing
purposes. Also many deaf groups get together at coffee houses,
so in essence, these are deaf clubs without being formally
titled as so.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

A deaf chef with his own program on the Food network on 
cable TV

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1937 - the educators of the deaf passed a resolution
defining the deaf and the hard of hearing, as follows

deaf - those whom the sense of hearing is non-functional

hard of hearing -  those whom the sense of hearing
although defective is functional with or without a hearing aid




a pretty much accurate definition, as we swing into year 2010


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Deaf and the Money:

Alfred I. duPont, was deaf; he was the great-great-great-grandson 
of Samuel duPont, who started the famed duPont business.

Because of family and personal issues, he dissociated himself
from the rest of the duPont family. What did he do with his
inherited riches?

Fopunded the Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware,
a hospital for children.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19

number of years, and still counting, the efforts by the deaf community
to have Dummy Hoy inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Why isn't he inducted? Politics by the Veterans Committee members,
you know!

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DeafDigest Sports

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it is not available online, only by email

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position opening
Director of Development & Marketing
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is seeking 
a Director of Development & Marketing with a proven track record in 
fundraising, grant writing, donor solicitation, and planned giving.  

FBI clearance, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required.  

Excellent salary and benefit package available.  

Visit our web site at 
http://www.thescrantonschool.org for a complete position description.  

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
c/o SSDHHC
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Fax:   412-244-4211
Email: mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty
Master of Science Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

The Master of Science in Secondary Education program 
( http://ntid.rit.edu/msse ) invites applications for a tenure-track 
faculty position.  We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education 
theory and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience 
teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or 
secondary levels.  

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (or ABD) in the 
education of the deaf, English or a relevant field, and professional 
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and 
New York State professional or permanent certification in teaching 
deaf, hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from 
other states), grades 7 - 12. Proficiency in sign language and 
knowledge of deaf culture as well as a record of scholarly productivity 
relevant to the position are required.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight 
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving 
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to 
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and 
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person 
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, 
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy 
sequence and/or other courses within one?s area of expertise; 
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching; 
conducting research in areas related to the program; providing academic, 
capstone project and job placement advising; and assisting the program 
director in various projects.  The successful candidate must be 
committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and active engagement 
in scholarly or creative activities related to instruction and 
curriculum.  Women, individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals, and members of other under-represented groups are strongly 
urged to apply

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s continuing 
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual difference 
strongly preferred.
 
The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application.

For complete details and application procedures, see 
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34230.  Please submit your 
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship 
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and 
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin 
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. 

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States


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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Teach ASL
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and materials
development for ASL courses


REQUIRED:
- MS/MA in appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction

- ASLTA Certification from the American Sign Language Teachers 
Association or currently pursuing certification
        
- Native or native-like proficiency in ASL

PREFERRED:        
- Earned doctorate or ABD in appropriate discipline related to the 
field of ASL instruction

- Qualified level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association 

- At least three years teaching experience at the secondary and/or 
post-secondary level

- Experience with curriculum development

- Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of ASL instruction

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34287.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Baldev Kaur Khalsa, Search Committee Chair 
Department American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3640
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:bkknss@rit.edu 

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Tenure Track Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences


Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and 
materials development for ASL courses

REQUIRED:
- MA/MS in an appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction, with additional experience equivalent* to a doctoral 
degree.

OR

Doctoral degree (or ABD**) in ASL Teaching or a relevant field, 
for example, ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, 
Cross-Cultured Communication, Communication Curriculum and 
Instruction, Language Instruction, Adult 
Education, and Deaf Education.

- Significant experience with curriculum development.

- Qualified-level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association required within two years of hire; must achieve 
Professional Level Certification by tenure review time.

- Native or native-like proficiency in American Sign Language.  

-  Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of ASL 
instruction.

PREFERRED:        
- Doctoral degree in ASL Teaching, or a relevant field, for example, 
ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultured 
Communication, Communication Curriculum and Instruction, Language 
Instruction, Adult Education, and Deaf Education.

- Teaching experience in the post-secondary setting.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Ten-month, full-time, tenure track** position

* "experience equivalent to a doctoral degree" for this position 
means: presentation at national conferences within the field; 
research experience and/or contributions, curriculum development 
experience, and published peer reviewed articles within the field.

** If the successful candidate is ABD, he or she will begin his or 
her employment with lecturer status.  The position will be converted 
to tenure-track at the start of the contract year after the candidate 
has completed the degree.  At that time, the probationary period for 
tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34327.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Leisa R. Boling, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3644
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:LRBNSS@rit.edu

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position opening
Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

School of Education
Department of Exceptional Education

Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an Instructor to join our 
American Sign Language Studies Program in School of Education's 
Department of Exceptional Education.  Minimum requirements of this 
position are a Masters degree in a related field of study, at least 
3 years ASL teaching experience at the secondary/post secondary level, 
American Sign Language Teacher Association Certification, native or 
near-native competency in American Sign Language, knowledge of 
American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history and Deaf culture.  

This is a 12 month probationary appointment. Salary is commensurate 
with experience.  

To apply, visit: 
http://www.jobs.uwm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51121
   
A completed application will include letter of application, 
vita/resume, transcripts, a list of three references.   Additionally, 
submit name and email of individual who has supervised you and can 
evaluate your teaching.
  
We will email this individual a teaching evaluation form upon receipt 
of all application materials. The following documents must be submitted 
online. 

Dr. Amy Otis-Wilborn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, School of 
Education, Department of Exceptional Education, University of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Review of 
applications will begin January 30th, 2010 and will continue until 
position is filled.  The position start date is August 1, 2010.

Employment will require a criminal background check.  The University of 
Wisconsin- Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment 
opportunity employer.  

For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported 
crimes and information about campus security policies, see 
http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu or call the Office of Student Life at 
414-229-4632 to request a paper copy.

The Department of Exceptional Education offers a full range of 
Deafness related programs including:

-  ASL courses to meet university foreign language requirements
- Major and Minor areas of study in American Sign Language Studies
- Interpreter Training, 
- ASL Teacher Certification
- Teacher Certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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Faculty positions open
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

All positions contingent on funding

For detailed job descriptions, go to:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml 
or contact mailto:rebecca.hogan@gallaudet.edu

Send letter of application, vitae, official graduate 
transcripts, and three letters of reference as indicated 
in job description.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 
hearing students from many different backgrounds and 
seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity 
of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively 
encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, 
and veterans to apply for open positions.

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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We are recruiting for these positions
- Content Specialist
- Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
- Manager, Educational Planning Office
- Manager, Institutional Compliance
- Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
- Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002
 
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 equal opportunity employer/educational 
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, 
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.

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position announcement
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010)   
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas metropolitan area

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes 
faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best 
opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the 
educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. 
CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. 
AA/EOE/ADA.   

Job description:
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 

2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf 
Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be 
added to the existing program. 

3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and 
reports for all courses. 

4. Evaluate student outcomes 

5. Assess students' language competency levels. 

6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 

7. Participate in program/division meetings 

8. Serve on department and college committees 

9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend 
schedule 

10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit   

Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full 
consideration, all application materials must be received no later than 
January 15, 2010. 

Required qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally 
accredited College or University. 

2. ASLTA qualifications   

Preferred qualifications:
1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: 
preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 

2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 

3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 

4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; 
experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. 

Quick link:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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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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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Tom Riggs who
departed us. An interpreter and a sign language
instructor, he was well known among interpreters
and sign language teachers for upholding high
standards in both inter-related fields. His
most recent residence was in Arizona.

..

Top News of the Year (January through June)

January
The Illinois state government was accused of hiring
"sign language applicants" and paying them $211
per month for these skills, which they never had
in the first place

February
Mark S. Kite, Sr, a deaf man, was appointed as
Deaf Chief of a hearing volunteer fire department
at Yukon Volunteer Fire Company, located in the
metro Pittsburgh area

March
John West, a deaf man, became the new mayor of
March, a town within the Fenland District Council
in Great Britain

April
AgBell vs Audism Free America (AFA) battle
took place on the AgBell grounds. The newspapers
pretty much ignored this clash. The AFA group
then shouted anti-AgBell chants, before dispersing.

May
Scranton State School for the Deaf falls under
the control of the Western Pennsylvania School for the
Deaf.

June
Spain would not allow the deaf to vote during
the European Union elections

(the Gold edition will list the top July
through December news)

..

Hot Deaf News during the week:


- Very Hot News

The changing of the guard at Gallaudet University is coming 
up real soon. DeafDigest wishes to thank outgoing president
Bob Davila for a job well done - meaning restoring
Gallaudet to its state of normalcy. DeafDigest editor
spotted Bob at a Gallaudet basketball game and asked
him if he was retiring for good or if he would look
for another endeavor to pursue. Bob gave the editor
a special glint in his eye and just smiled, saying nothing! 


- Sunday December 20th 

A medical center in Oklahoma only charges $8,000 for
a CI operation, a big time bargain as compared to a
$100,000 CI surgery. This story surfaced in the news.
The medical center CEO said the facility operates
at cost, with no mark up.



- Monday December 21st

A mother of a deaf child, living on the island of Guernsey,
part of the British Crown, won her battle in the court
room. She put up a fence behind her home to fence in her
deaf son for his protection. The Housing Authority ordered
her to tear down the fence and she refused. The Authority
sued but the judge sided with the mother.



- Tuesday December 22nd

Rapport is the name of the Deaf Cake in Japan! Actually
it is a cake shop located at one of the Tokyo railway
stops. All 8 employees in the cake shop are deaf.
Hearing patrons write down their orders or use the
touch panel. The shop has been open for business 
since 2003. The company headquarters communicate with
Rapport via faxes and emails.



- Wednesday December 23rd

It was reported that Matt Hamill, our deaf UFC fighter,
was badly beaten by illegal blows by Jon Jones, but won
via disqualification. Jones, who originally accepted the
disqualification loss, had second thoughts and filed
an appeal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The commission, however, turned down the appeal and
Hamill's win via disqualification stood.


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

Honoring those that departed us in 2009:

Paul Baldridge, Gallaudet Iron Man basketball hero
Thomas R. Behrens, educator of the deaf
Adolph J. Bennett, Northern Virginia deaf advocate
Stan Benowitz, Father of Modern Gallaudet football
Tom O. Berg, legendary Gallaudet track & field & Deaflympics coach
Walter R. Bloomquist Sr, owner, printing shops in California
Frank Bryan, career educator of the deaf
Francis X Burton, well known Washington, DC interpreter
Richard Corcoran, leader, Glens Falls, NY Deaf Community
James P. DeVaney, leader, Omaha Deaf Community
Bob Dillman, outspoken advocate, Washington, DC & Staunton, Va
Bill Ennis, deaf entertainer; Washington, DC area
Bernie Fairwood, Illinois, first USA Deaflympics gold medal wrestler
Larry Fleischer, the ultimate deaf leader, California
Jerome W. Freeman, Sr, educator of the deaf
Haley Gans, at age of 14, a promising figure skater
Mary Lou Garton, anti-oral teacher, Kansas SD
Jean-Robert Gauthier, Canadian legislator, advocate
Gino Giudice, background artist with Hollywood cartoons
Doris Jane Greve, long time NAD volunteer
Donald Harington, U of Arkansas, artist and novelist
John Hudson, professional advocate, Northern Virginia
George Karras, leader of deaf computer literacy classes
Harvey Katz, grassroots leader, Deaf Ohio Community
Brenda Keller, Gallaudet administrator
Clifford C. Leach, pillar of Rochester, NY Deaf Community
S. Barry Lipin, auto leasing magnate

(Gold edition will list the remaining departed individuals)


..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(for more information, please go to Employment Ads section
in this edition)

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A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM NIGHTMARE
   A deaf man went to the hospital emergency
room, needing medical attention. No interpreter
was available.
   At the same time, a hearing woman brought
her deaf husband to the operating room.
   The emergency room receptionist saw the
hearing woman signing to her husband, and
immediately used her as the interpreter for
the other deaf man.
   The hearing woman protested but was forced
to interpret for a deaf man who was a stranger
to her!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)



BEEPING WHILE DRIVING
   A deaf man works for a company and he must wear his
pager during days and evenings as part of his
job duties. He is on call if there is an emergency at
his job.
   If he is driving and he gets a beep, he must pull
over the road to read the pager. A hearing person,
hearing the beep, can use his Bluetooth headset
to get the emergency message while still driving.
   Not fair to the deaf person!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/beepingdriving/

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


HANDWRITING IS NOW OLD FASHIONED?
   Is handwriting now considered old fashioned? We
type out our words and texts instead of writing 
these out.
   How important is handwriting to the deaf? Well,
we use the notepad to communicate with the
hearing. And if the hearing person struggles with
his handwriting to compose their responses, then
it could be frustrating.
   DeafDigest editor has often had to wait as long
as 5 minutes for a slow-writing hearing person to
compose a short, simple sentence!
   And as a contrast, it may take 5 seconds for a
hearing person to voice out this same short, simple
sentence!


DEAF NEW ZEALAND, REVISITED
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned a newspaper article
as follows:

He was found in the car park of Deaf New Zealand in Great 
North Rd next to the Avondale police station 

   Deaf New Zealand as in a park or a town or a 
neighborhood? It was puzzling.
   Several subscribers sent emails to DeafDigest
editor with explanations.
   "Deaf New Zealand" means Deaf New Zealand Association,
as a way of abbreviations used by newspaper reporters.
   Said a subscriber:

they have some interesting language shortcuts

   Examples here in USA would be like this:

- he was found in the car park of Deaf Association 
- he was found in the car park of Gallaudet
- he was found in the car park of Deaf Institute
- he was found in the car park of Alexander Graham Bell

   How so quirky our English has become in these English
speaking parts of the world!

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A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. The FCC oversees the operations of all relay services?

A. Not exactly. The FCC works with the National Exchange Carrier 
Association (NECA) on the funding and on the standards of relay
center operations.


STARBUCKS SCENE #1
   A deaf man, obviously a regular patron, goes into Starbucks
and gestures his usual order of coffee. Since all the baristas
know him. communication issues are non-existent.
   DeafDigest editor, who did not know that deaf man, was
reading his newspaper while drinking his coffee at one Starbucks 
location and saw his gesturing.
   Just as when the deaf man was headed out the door with his
coffee, one of the baristas, working in the backroom, was told
that he was around. She suddenly ran towards him and practiced
her ASL on him.
   Her ASL, unfortunately, was not the best in the world!


STARBUCKS SCENE #2
   An administrator of a local interpreting agency walked into
Starbucks to pick up her coffee. She has learned a lesson -
never go into idle chatting with some of these baristas -
telling them she operates an interpreting agency.
   Some of these baristas are ASL students, and suddenly
upon learning of the interpreting agency administrator,
would ask for interpreting jobs! They would ask for these
jobs even when their ASL, unfortunately, were not the best
in the world!



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by a hearing person with this comment:

we don't need an interpreter, we understand each other fine


if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As January 1 approaches, we once again find that new 
captioning requirements of the FCC will take effect.  

Since Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 
1996, the FCC gradually phased in closed captioning 
requirements, and in January of 2006 100% of all new 
English-language programming was required to be closed 
captioned.

Different closed captioning schedules have applied to 
new programming, programming first aired before January 1,
1998, and Spanish-language programming

The FCC has been phasing in Spanish closed captioning, 
and they will require 100% of new, non-exempt
Spanish-language programming to be closed captioned as 
of January 1, 2010.  The phasing in of captioning of
Spanish-language programming will continue to take place 
over the next two years as more captioning will be
required of Spanish-language programming first shown 
before January 1, 1998.  

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

If you expect your hearing associates to write things
down on a piece of paper, don't! Some will write it 
down, some won't. You just deal with each situation
and make the best out of it.


(end of series)

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

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explain the details in our conversation with you.

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- Basement
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Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will 
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day 
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Based in Washington, DC
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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the 
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient 
as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard 
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you 
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Sonitus Medical, San Mateo, CA, said they are coming up
with a tooth hearing aid; how it works is complicated but it is
supposed to help the deaf zero in on the source of the noise.

..

The Deaf and the Law

- location
state of Washington

- case
a deaf-blind man wanted to become a horse masseuse;
he could not under the present law, because it required
500 hours of training, massaging on humans.

- result
the law was changed

- comment
DeafDigest always wants to see Deaf-Blind individuals
earn good living.

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

An angry deaf person has accused the offending
agency of framing him as guilty without giving
him a chance to formally present his case!

This is why we have attorneys that specialize
in Disability Law.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Because of the snow, the football game was
postponed to breakdown (tonite)

....

What became of?


Kyle Sontag

- past

hockey player, moved up in respective youth,
high school and college levels, member of USA
national deaf hockey team

- present

research chemist, University of Georgia


mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Doug Pravda, now attending Harvard Law School, has
accepted an offer to serve as law clerk in the office of
Judge Amalya Kearse, US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit.
   This 2nd Circuit is considered to be one of the most
powerful and most prestigious courts in USA - fielding
appeals from cases in the New York, Vermont and
Connecticut region - and is a notch below the Supreme
Court.
   He is the 7th deaf person to serve as clerk for a
Federal judge and the 5th to clerk for an Appeals
Court Judge. Others in the exalted company were
Bonnie Tucker, Phil Gordon, Dawn Leporati, John
Stanton, Michael Schwartz and David Lupi-Sher.


..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   If not for the efforts and generosity of Donnie
Walsh, a certain athlete from Indiana would not
be in Australia to take part in the Deaflympics.
   This athlete was employed at the fieldhouse
where the Indiana Pacers play. Donnie, the Pacers'
president, learned of fund raising problems of
his deaf employee.
   Donnie staged a fund raising event. And
at the end of the event, the funds were still
short. What did Donnie do? Simply dipped into
his pockets to make up the shortfall!
   Thank you, Donnie.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

On its web site, the Virgin Airlines said -

At Virgin Atlantic we're passionate about supporting 
local communities both in the UK and in our global 
destinations.
 
We tackle difficult social challenges by using all the 
global resources we have available to us.

Last year we gave over ?1 million to children and young 
people who face extreme neglect, abuse, poverty, violence 
and social exclusion. With our support they have real 
choices and opportunities to build a positive future.


it is easier said than done; they ineptly allowed
an illiterate deaf woman to get lost for five
hours in Australia, thus missing her connecting flight, 
despite being entrusted to her care by concerned family
members!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

While waiting for a bus to take you to a conference, a
stranger offers an envelope to a mother and her son. 
They refuse to accept the envelope. The man then leaves 
it on the floor.  You pick up the envelope and find $20 
inside....enough for your lunch at a conference your 
superiors mandated you to attend!

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


from a DeafDigest subscriber:

I was told that "We have pizza in the break room" 
(that was around 8 am this morning)
 
She actually said, "We have biscuits in the break room"
 

The subscriber said:

I thought that was an odd breakfast choice  :)



if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Job Number: HR-09111
Date Posted: 12/14/2009
Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months)
Status: Accepting applications

Assists the head football coach as the assistant football coach; 
administers all facets of strength and conditioning facilities; 
serves as department leader in the field of strength, conditioning, 
and fitness;

Schedules strength and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the 
head coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; strives 
for excellence within the University's mission; 

Assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the purchase, 
maintenance, and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department 
as related to strength, conditioning and fitness; improve on court/field 
performance, reducing the potential for injuries, perform rehabilitative 
activities as needed; update athletic administration on equipment needs, 
and or upgrades recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes the 
best possible training equipment.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required and 4 years related experience; significant 
coaching experience required; includes 2-3 years experience with strength 
and conditioning training; thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA 
and ECFC guidelines required; demonstrated skills in developing and 
motivating students both athletically and academically; strong commitment 
to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding of 
teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. 

American Sign Language skills or a willingness to learn within a reasonable 
time.

National Strength and Conditioning Association or National Council on 
Strength and Fitness certification or the ability to attain certification 
within a 3 year period.

To apply, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Faxed applications or emailed documents 
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu are accepted.

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position opening
Mental Health Therapist 
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

$39,000/year w/benefits

Accountable to Program Manager for the provision of therapy for youth 
enrolled in the Bridgman Home, coordination of intake and placement of 
youth, and participation in treatment team meetings

*  Provide individual, group, and family therapy to youth and their 
families placed in the group home.

*  Assess, diagnose and develop a comprehensive service plan for youth, 
according to the County of San Diego Children's Mental Health and 
Outpatient Policy and Procedure Manual.

*  Identify, establish and maintain relationships with referral sources 
including: County of San Diego Child Welfare; Probation Departments; 
other in and out of county placement agencies.

*  Actively network and provide presentations to potential referral 
agencies to ensure group home operates at full capacity.

*  Coordinate pre-placement and placement meetings with youth and 
referring agency.

*  Develop youth Case-Management Service Plans with youth and treatment 
team input.

*  Maintain required documentation and client files in compliance with 
Community Care Licensing (CCL) and County Mental Health Services (CMHS) 
documentation regulations.

Fluency in American Sign Language.  License-eligible (MFT, LCSW, PhD) by 
state of California, or Master's/Doctorate degree in Psychology, Mental 
Health Counseling, or Social Work.

Resume: 
Attn: MHT, 
Bridgman Group Home
P.O. Box 80756, 
San Diego, CA  92138; 

fax (619) 221-8611; e-mail mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org   

E.O.E.

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Employment Opportunities
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  We are looking for people to join our 
staff who share this commitment and are willing to work with the goal 
of providing our students with the best education, residential and 
support services possible.  If you share our commitment to students, 
please visit our web site at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of 
the following job openings at WPSD:

- Residential Supervisors
- ASL Teacher
- Early Intervention Teacher (Part Time) - Central PA

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

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Email:  mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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open positions 
Austine School/Vermont Center for the Deaf
almost all positions in Brattlesboro, VT;
one position is in Williston, VT

- Educational Interpreter
Time Base:          Part-time (possible Full time)
Location:           Brattleboro, VT

Responsibilities:  Interpret for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students at local high school. Work with individual students to
promote desirable academic and behavioral progress. Promote Deaf
Culture and the social, emotional and physical growth of students.
Requirements:   

Fluency in ASL
Educational Interpreting Experience
Successful completion of an Interpreter Training Program
  If not RID certified, willingness to become certified
  within 3 years


- School Psychologist
Time Base:     Full Time
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in School Psychology required. Emphasis on children with
emotional behavioral disorders.  
Knowledge of Learning Disabilities preferred. Knowledge of deafness &
fluency in ASL necessary. Innovative & creative approach to serving
and motivating students.  Planning organization, motivation
management and evaluation skills.

Responsibilities:
Interviews students and family during admission process and conducts
intake evaluations, which include student observations, parent
interviews,                     Psychoeducational testing, report
writing and makes recommendations to the admissions/administrative
team.

Evaluates testing materials for appropriateness in use with Deaf
students.
Assists the Program Administrator in conducting and /or
arranging in-service trainings and staff development 
workshops/seminars.

- Counselor
Time Base:    Full Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred. Fluency in ASL or
willingness to achieve this level. Knowledge of testing
tools/materials. Collaborative skills to work with students, 
clients and staff . Knowledge of current educational law and 
special education procedures.

Responsibilities: Provides individual and group counseling to Deaf
and Hard-of-Hearing students. Provides consultation to consultants
and staff regarding the client's needs. Work as a member of School
Mental Health Team.   


-  Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base:    Full-Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child Development  or
a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be school yrs.
of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs of the children
in the classroom.

Assess the development skills of the children in the
classroom. Implement and plan age-appropriate activities.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events, and
parent/guardians meetings. Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive 
to their needs.


- Director of Alternative Programs
Time Base:     Full time position
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Vermont State Administrative license
Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
Training/experience in instruction improvement
Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
Develop and implement program budget
Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Target Hire Date: June 2010


COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
- Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:          Williston, VT 

Requirement:     
MSW or equivalent
ASL proficiency required 


Please send letter of interest & resume to :
Kelly Therieau    
Austine School/Center for the Deaf
209 Austine Drive, 
Brattlesboro, VT 05301

email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802 258-9510 (V/TTY) Fax# 802-258-9574
Videophone 802 275-5271

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position opening
Principal 
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma
 
Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling 
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring 
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and  
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic, 
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.
 
Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters 
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification 
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive 
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign 
Language is preferred.
 
Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of 
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life 
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in 
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a 
220-days per year, contracted position.
 
Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of 
the following:  cover letter that must include the job 
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching 
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing 
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including 
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three 
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached 
during office hours, with your resume.
 
Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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(12/27/09 updated closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 1/11/2010)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 1/08/2010)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA 

- Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday - Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population. 

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. 

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access 
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the 
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services 
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.   Maintain strong 
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external 
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH 
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard 
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist 
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across 
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical 
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County 
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH 
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration 
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985
mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health
System

http://www.pmhs.org

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher 
- Math Teacher
- Parent Educator
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served 
the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York 
metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of 
important areas. 

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social 
service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education 
Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan 
(IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two 
year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further 
training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings:

- Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed 
certification)

- Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

- Parent Educator 

For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org 
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org 
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.

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(updated posting - December 27, 2009)

job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on: 
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30

- Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

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position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment 
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well 
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of 
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting, 
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related 
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license 
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working 
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special 
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 
        
The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to: 
Director of Human Resources, 
National Deaf Academy, 
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE
 
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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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http://deafdigest.com

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

the state of Massachusetts has proposed merging the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
with two another agencies, an idea that has angered the
Deaf Community.

Do click on http://www.rescuemcdhh.com



- Thursday December 17th 

A big difference two months would make. Two months ago
the Delhi High Court told the government of India that
the deaf would be allowed to drive, it has backtracked.
The court is now telling the government that the deaf
should not drive. Not sure why the 180 degree turnaround.



- Friday December 18th

A group of Princetonians are saying that a paradox exists -
in that it takes longer to sign a word than to say a word
but that reception is much quicker with the signed word than
with the spoken word. It suggests that a lot of words are
being voiced, thus creating delay in reception. Well,
our high speed, but efficient interpreters are capable of
using just maybe 3 or 4 ASL gestures to equal a lot of
wordage speakers generate in a single sentence!


- Saturday December 19th

A deaf woman and a deaf fox were in the news. The deaf woman, 
Beth Tyler-King, a British animal rescuer, picked up
an abandoned deaf fox. She taught the deaf fox to follow
hand signals. Both the deaf woman and the deaf fox are
inseparable. The fox will never be released to the wild and
behaves like a domesticated pet at Beth's home. If the deaf fox
gets mischievous, a scolding wiggle of Beth's finger will
do the job!


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(for more information, please go to Employment Ads section
in the Blue edition)

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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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THE DEAF AND THE CHIMP
   About 30 years ago, a deaf oral leader gave
a speech saying that ASL users have intelligence
equal to a chimp. It was insulting and everyone
was angry.
   A few years ago, scientists at a Japanese
university did experiments on chimps. They
found out that in some ways the chimp is
equally as smart as humans. Chimps remember
things that we, the humans, often forget.
   Was the oral deaf leader correct? You
decide!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafandchimp/

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


WRITING NOTES AT A BAR
   Two men were communicating by passing notes back
and forth at a bar. Would that be a deaf man and a 
hearing man?
   No. Both men were hearing. Why did they pass
notes back and forth?
   The noise at the bar was so loud that they could
not communicate by voice!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
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of each DeafDigest edition)


BLIZZARD BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO A DEAF FAMILY
   The blizzard has hit the Washington, DC area this
weekend. But for one deaf family it was the best thing
that has happened to them!
   The deaf parents drove to Washington, DC to pick up
their daughter who was finishing up her semester at
Gallaudet and to bring her home.
   The deaf family was trapped in the blizzard, forcing
them to stay at a hotel near the Gallaudet campus.
With nothing to do at the hotel, and with snow still
outside, the family got together and talked and talked.
   Said the father:

I was busy with my job at a school for the deaf; the daughter
was busy with her Gallaudet studies and we never really
got to sit together for a long and meaningful conversation



GROWING UP WITH THE DEAF AS A NON-CODA
   Joseph Patrick Youngs III, who is not deaf, and is
not a Coda, grew up playing with and making friends
with the deaf on an island in Maine.
   The island in Maine is where the Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf is located. And if the name 
Youngs is familiar, well, the father Dr. Joseph Youngs
served as the school superintendent, and that was 
when the son got to know the deaf.
   What about it? He is one of the two nominees to become
the new state Superior Court judge. 


TO BE A RESTAURANT MANAGER
   Could a deaf person function as a restaurant general
manager? It is not an easy job for a hearing person.
There are always problem dining patrons; waiters and cooks
that do not show up thus leaving the staff shorthanded,
kitchen equipment that break down, cooks and waiters arguing
with each other, surprise visits by food inspectors, trucks
do not show up with the food for the day, etc, etc. 
   Well, ask Laura Nuccio. She is deaf and serves as
general manager of the Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling, IL.
This restaurant serves the most finicky of all patrons -
these one to seven year old kids!




TAKING SOCCER TOO SERIOUSLY
   There was a story posted on one of these soccer
blogs this week. It went like this:

At the 1985 UEFA Cup, Rijeka, a team in Croatia,
played against Real Madrid of Spain. A Belgian
referee ejected the Croatian player Denisca
after his second yellow card. The first yellow
was for continuing to play after the whistle
was blown. The second yellow was for "insulting"
the referee.
 
   Well, Denisca (first name not known) was
deaf and could not hear the whistle, that earned
him the first yellow. And he used sign language
to communicate, which earned him the second
yellow, an automatic ouster!
   This happened 24 years ago, yet the most
rabid soccer fans remember it as if it just
happened yesterday.


A HEARING AID
   A hearing aid is a non-CI device that helps
some deaf people to hear.
   There are good hearing aids. There are also bad
hearing aids.
   A newspaper story said:

he has to wear a special hearing aid

   Special hearing aid? Meaning there are hearing aids
that are special and hearing aids that are not special?
   DeafDigest assumes the writer does not know what
he is writing about!



OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss

   The web site is at:

http://www.aamhl.org




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it distracts me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

unilateral hearing loss


what is so wrong with this phrase - deaf in one ear

both mean the same, just that the word unilateral looks to be
a more impressive meaning


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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 offered) 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, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out 
as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend!

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 and register at 
http://www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough"
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

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 July 17, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A Deaf Male Gene, but not a Deaf Female Gene? What's that?
Well, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication 
Disorders is saying that they found a gene described as follows:

Gene Linked to a Rare Form of Progressive Hearing Loss in Males 
is Identified

The offending gene is DFN2; DeafDigest does not pretend to understand
what this is, but genetics would.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Occupational hazards!  All jobs have their own
occupational hazards, and unfortunately, it includes
interpreters.

What are their hazards? Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/occupationalhazards


(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

James Hartobey (see "What became of?" in Blue edition)
 
http://media.northjersey.com/images/MC_091509fish.jpg

he is the one on the right side


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Question of the week:

Q. Do you think the media (print and on-line) focusing
on the deaf and of deafness and published by the deaf
have given accurate views? 

A. No more or no worse than the Hearing Media!




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that all national organizations (NAD, AgBell, HLAA, ALDA
and others) work together for the benefit of all of us
instead of one organization insisting it speaks for all
of us; we all speak for all of us; not one speaks for
all of us

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1998 - the Oxford Dictionary has banned use of the
word ""deafmute" as a team of 100 editors made that
determination

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Deaf and the Money:

$10,000,000

the state of Nebraska, in 1998, was hoping to get
that much money while auctioning off the campus of
the closed Nebraska School for the Deaf. Auction was
canceled when only two bidders showed up.

(campus was eventually auctioned off later on; how
much was it bid for ? DeafDigest does not know)


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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Estimated:
1.3 million deaf individuals of the Catholic faith

Fact:
only 13 deaf priests

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DeafDigest Sports

DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only 
for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Director of Development & Marketing
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is seeking 
a Director of Development & Marketing with a proven track record in 
fundraising, grant writing, donor solicitation, and planned giving.  

FBI clearance, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required.  

Excellent salary and benefit package available.  

Visit our web site at 
http://www.thescrantonschool.org for a complete position description.  

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
c/o SSDHHC
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Fax:   412-244-4211
Email: mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty
Master of Science Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

The Master of Science in Secondary Education program 
( http://ntid.rit.edu/msse ) invites applications for a tenure-track 
faculty position.  We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education 
theory and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience 
teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or 
secondary levels.  

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (or ABD) in the 
education of the deaf, English or a relevant field, and professional 
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and 
New York State professional or permanent certification in teaching 
deaf, hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from 
other states), grades 7 - 12. Proficiency in sign language and 
knowledge of deaf culture as well as a record of scholarly productivity 
relevant to the position are required.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight 
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving 
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to 
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and 
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person 
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, 
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy 
sequence and/or other courses within one?s area of expertise; 
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching; 
conducting research in areas related to the program; providing academic, 
capstone project and job placement advising; and assisting the program 
director in various projects.  The successful candidate must be 
committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and active engagement 
in scholarly or creative activities related to instruction and 
curriculum.  Women, individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals, and members of other under-represented groups are strongly 
urged to apply

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s continuing 
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual difference 
strongly preferred.
 
The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application.

For complete details and application procedures, see 
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34230.  Please submit your 
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship 
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and 
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin 
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. 

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States


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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Teach ASL
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and materials
development for ASL courses


REQUIRED:
- MS/MA in appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction

- ASLTA Certification from the American Sign Language Teachers 
Association or currently pursuing certification
        
- Native or native-like proficiency in ASL

PREFERRED:        
- Earned doctorate or ABD in appropriate discipline related to the 
field of ASL instruction

- Qualified level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association 

- At least three years teaching experience at the secondary and/or 
post-secondary level

- Experience with curriculum development

- Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of ASL instruction

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34287.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Baldev Kaur Khalsa, Search Committee Chair 
Department American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3640
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:bkknss@rit.edu 

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Tenure Track Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences


Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and 
materials development for ASL courses

REQUIRED:
- MA/MS in an appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction, with additional experience equivalent* to a doctoral 
degree.

OR

Doctoral degree (or ABD**) in ASL Teaching or a relevant field, 
for example, ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, 
Cross-Cultured Communication, Communication Curriculum and 
Instruction, Language Instruction, Adult 
Education, and Deaf Education.

- Significant experience with curriculum development.

- Qualified-level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association required within two years of hire; must achieve 
Professional Level Certification by tenure review time.

- Native or native-like proficiency in American Sign Language.  

-  Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of ASL 
instruction.

PREFERRED:        
- Doctoral degree in ASL Teaching, or a relevant field, for example, 
ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultured 
Communication, Communication Curriculum and Instruction, Language 
Instruction, Adult Education, and Deaf Education.

- Teaching experience in the post-secondary setting.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Ten-month, full-time, tenure track** position

* "experience equivalent to a doctoral degree" for this position 
means: presentation at national conferences within the field; 
research experience and/or contributions, curriculum development 
experience, and published peer reviewed articles within the field.

** If the successful candidate is ABD, he or she will begin his or 
her employment with lecturer status.  The position will be converted 
to tenure-track at the start of the contract year after the candidate 
has completed the degree.  At that time, the probationary period for 
tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34327.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Leisa R. Boling, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3644
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:LRBNSS@rit.edu

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position opening
Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

School of Education
Department of Exceptional Education

Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an Instructor to join our 
American Sign Language Studies Program in School of Education's 
Department of Exceptional Education.  Minimum requirements of this 
position are a Masters degree in a related field of study, at least 
3 years ASL teaching experience at the secondary/post secondary level, 
American Sign Language Teacher Association Certification, native or 
near-native competency in American Sign Language, knowledge of 
American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history and Deaf culture.  

This is a 12 month probationary appointment. Salary is commensurate 
with experience.  

To apply, visit: 
http://www.jobs.uwm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51121
   
A completed application will include letter of application, 
vita/resume, transcripts, a list of three references.   Additionally, 
submit name and email of individual who has supervised you and can 
evaluate your teaching.
  
We will email this individual a teaching evaluation form upon receipt 
of all application materials. The following documents must be submitted 
online. 

Dr. Amy Otis-Wilborn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, School of 
Education, Department of Exceptional Education, University of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Review of 
applications will begin January 30th, 2010 and will continue until 
position is filled.  The position start date is August 1, 2010.

Employment will require a criminal background check.  The University of 
Wisconsin- Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment 
opportunity employer.  

For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported 
crimes and information about campus security policies, see 
http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu or call the Office of Student Life at 
414-229-4632 to request a paper copy.

The Department of Exceptional Education offers a full range of 
Deafness related programs including:

-  ASL courses to meet university foreign language requirements
- Major and Minor areas of study in American Sign Language Studies
- Interpreter Training, 
- ASL Teacher Certification
- Teacher Certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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Faculty positions open
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

All positions contingent on funding

For detailed job descriptions, go to:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml 
or contact mailto:rebecca.hogan@gallaudet.edu

Send letter of application, vitae, official graduate 
transcripts, and three letters of reference as indicated 
in job description.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 
hearing students from many different backgrounds and 
seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity 
of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively 
encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, 
and veterans to apply for open positions.

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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We are recruiting for these positions
- Content Specialist
- Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
- Manager, Educational Planning Office
- Manager, Institutional Compliance
- Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
- Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002
 
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 equal opportunity employer/educational 
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, 
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.

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position announcement
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010)   
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas metropolitan area

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes 
faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best 
opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the 
educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. 
CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. 
AA/EOE/ADA.   

Job description:
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 

2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf 
Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be 
added to the existing program. 

3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and 
reports for all courses. 

4. Evaluate student outcomes 

5. Assess students' language competency levels. 

6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 

7. Participate in program/division meetings 

8. Serve on department and college committees 

9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend 
schedule 

10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit   

Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full 
consideration, all application materials must be received no later than 
January 15, 2010. 

Required qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally 
accredited College or University. 

2. ASLTA qualifications   

Preferred qualifications:
1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: 
preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 

2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 

3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 

4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; 
experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. 

Quick link:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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Human Resources Specialist
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V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Hudson,
who departed us. He was not deaf but was the director
of Fairfax, VA Disability Services Planning and Development
which oversaw the rights and the needs of the disabled,
the deaf included, in the county. 


DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Jean-Robert Gauthier,
past Liberal senator and Ottawa-Vanier member of Parliament
(Canada) who departed us. Also, not deaf, he fought for the
rights and the needs of the disabled, the deaf included
in the Ontario province.


DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Frank Bryan, a career
educator and administrator in schools for the deaf, who
departed us. Said an associate:

I remember him as a quiet man, but one who was dedicated to 
doing a good job. I found him to be knowledgeable about, and 
dedicated to, quality education for deaf students. He dedicated 
his life to our profession and I think he, at least,  deserves 
to be remembered


- Very Hot News

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf has
selected male swimmer/cyclist Terence Parkin, South Africa
and female swimmer Aksana Petrushenka, Belarus as
deaf athletes of the year


- Sunday December 13th 

In Virginia, stimulus funds have helped the state
Department of Rehabilitative Services reopen
cases of the deaf and the disabled that have been
on the waiting list, and thusly unable to receive
rehabilitation assistance and counsel.


- Monday December 14th

Gallaudet's upcoming president has formed a cabinet,
consisting of himself and 11 other vital members of
the Gallaudet community. They will work together
as a team on campus matters and issues.

- Tuesday December 15th

Cochlear implant people are upset in Australia.
They are saying that the government would give
them free cochlear implants 10-15 years ago
but would not give them free replacements.
Tantamount to getting a new car 10-15 years
ago but not getting newer replacement cars!


- Wednesday December 16th

Tired of empty promises but with little action, the
World Wide Web Consortium is pushing hard in all
directions, and eliciting promises from Intel,
Gap Inc, Yahoo, Apple, Target and others to make the
web more accessible to the disabled. For the
deaf, it means captions. 



(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The off-Broadway production of "The Heart is a Lonely
Hunter" has closed. It started on December 3rd, amid
much controversy over the casting of a hearing actor
for a deaf role. It is not certain if the play closed
because of sparse attendance or because the run was
supposed to be of limited duration.

..

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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in this edition)

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WHY DEAF SOCIAL CLUBS SUFFER?
   Deaf clubs are suffering. Why? There are 5 reasons:

- much disagreement among members
- no volunteers
- older and younger members are apart
- deaf people stay home because of video chats
- ASL and oral members are apart

   Very sad.

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NO RESTAURANT SPECIALS
   Many restaurants offer specials, which offer better
meals at better prices.
   Many of these specials are not on the menu; the waiter
just announces these specials from his memory. And these
same waiters are too lazy to write down on paper what
the specials are if the dining group is deaf.
   Discrimination? Yes.

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Interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology?

The Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University offers both an 
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which include specialized training for work with Deaf and Hard of
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The Ph.D. program requires four years of coursework plus a one year
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A DEAFNESS ADVANTAGE IN PHILADELPHIA
   As baseball fans go, the most rabid fans in the world
are those that root for Philadelphia Phillies. These fans
could be real nasty when they see something they don't like
on the baseball field.
   Tyson Gillies was obtained by the Phillies in a trade
this week.
   It is not just that the name Gillies may rhyme with Phillies,
but that he is deaf!
   And it may be a blessing for a deaf ball player not to hear
the cruel taunts from the fans in the stands.


DEAF NEW ZEALAND
   A newspaper story was written as follows:

He was found in the car park of Deaf New Zealand in Great North Rd 
next to the Avondale police station 

   Deaf New Zealand? Is it a town? Or is it a neighborhood with
such a name? Or is it a name of a park?
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor ran a google search and could not
find anything that relates to "Deaf New Zealand."

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TO SEEK ADVICE
   There was a newspaper story of a young mother that
realized that her daughter was deaf. Since the town was
Staunton, Virginia, she went to Virginia School for
the Deaf and Blind to ask for advice.
   Suppose it was a big city, she would probably turn
to an agency serving the deaf.
   Suppose it was a tiny town, a distance from a school
for the deaf or from an agency serving the deaf, then
to whom the mother may turn to?
   She may do a web search for agencies and schools
serving the deaf. Or she may turn to a one-person
resource center of deafness.
   There was one in a small town; the mother, confronted
with her two deaf children, became her own resource
center - giving advice to other parents of deaf children.
   Nothing wrong with it? Possibly - except that the
mother opposed sign language, and steered all hopeful
mothers towards the oral teaching methods.
   One of the mother's two deaf children later learned
and is using ASL, "breaking" the mother's heart!


A JUDO FAMILY IN RIVERSIDE
   There is a family in Riverside, California that are
heavily into Judo and they're all deaf.
    Father Satoshi Nakama is a nationally certified coach
with the US Judo Federation and is a third degree black belt.
   Youngest son Hiroshi, while attending California School for
the Deaf at Riverside, is a 13 year old 7th grader, competing
against 16-17 year old kids, and finishing high in junior
nationals.
   Oldest son Ryoshi, a mainstreamed program freshman,
is also competitive in the various judo tournaments that
he took part in.
   Mother Sharon is not deaf, but works in special
education in the county. She said her sons' deafness have not
stopped them in learning judo and the techniques needed to
be successful.


A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. All telephone carriers contribute to the video relay
fund?

A. No. Some do; some don't.




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

quoted exactly as is by an interpreter:

I hate when I'm interpreting at a mostly-hearing gathering 
(committee meeting, etc.), and everything the Deaf
consumer says (voiced by the interpreter) seems to fall 
into a black hole... i.e., it is not treated as participation 
in the discussion, there is no acknowledgement or response 
from any of the others -- instead, it seems the others regard 
it as the Deaf person and I carrying on our own separate 
conversation.  Grrrrr!



if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how 
some of our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple 
potential mistakes that could happen if captioners and 
court reporters aren't careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:
The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey

This should read:
The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy


Another mistaken sentence:
Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar 
for her dog

This should read:
Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar 
for her dog

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHAU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/
TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-FPLT

In English the steno reads:
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

To make sure there are no misunderstandings, either from me
or from them, I repeat several times the instructions until
everyone agrees with me what these are all about.



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- Basement
- Attic
- Kitchen
- Bathroom
- Addition
- Deck
- Siding

Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will 
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day 
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com

866-520-8628 VOICE
202-540-8750 VP

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the 
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient 
as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard 
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you 
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A group of disabled individuals, the deaf included,
have founded a new organization called Inclusion London.
The group plans to advocate for improvements in quality
of life in the British city - housing, transportation,
public access, etc.

..

The Deaf and the Law

if you wish to file a complaint with EEOC on job discrimination
because of your deafness, the do click on:

http://www1.eeoc.gov//employees/howtofile.cfm?renderforprint=1



..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Who pays for interpreters at staff meetings at
the workplace?

The employer does, provided the company has 15 or more
employees.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Rhys Rhys (Ray Rice) played great in Ravens' win


....

What became of?

James Hartobey

- past
rounding up alligators as part of his internship with the
Rockfeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana during the summer
months before returning to Gallaudet University

- present
biologist, Great Blue Lake & Pond Management, Newton, NJ



mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details


..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Vice President Gore was checked for his hearing
and was found to have a high frequency hearing loss.
Would it remind him of his roots? As a young man Gore
worked at a printing plant in Tennessee, a summer job,
where he got to know deaf employees

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Deaf chef Kurt Ramborger's Divine Reward is
a divinely written up dining review in a newspaper,
which aptly described his portobello pizza as
"absolutely divine."
   Do click on:

http://www.seattleweekly.com/features/0450/041215_food_thenosh.php

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story was headlined:

With rare surgery's help, girl gets hope for hearing


It was a CI, which is pretty much commonplace. Why did
the writer describe it as a rare surgery?


..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Another state agency does a lousy job of privatizing its services
to the point your governor cancels plans to privatize VR.


..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Let me introduce Minson to you?


The deaf person thought the name was Minson, a rather
unusual name. It was not until years later that he
realized the name was Benson!



if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Job Number: HR-09111
Date Posted: 12/14/2009
Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months)
Status: Accepting applications

Assists the head football coach as the assistant football coach; 
administers all facets of strength and conditioning facilities; 
serves as department leader in the field of strength, conditioning, 
and fitness;

Schedules strength and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the 
head coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; strives 
for excellence within the University's mission; 

Assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the purchase, 
maintenance, and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department 
as related to strength, conditioning and fitness; improve on court/field 
performance, reducing the potential for injuries, perform rehabilitative 
activities as needed; update athletic administration on equipment needs, 
and or upgrades recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes the 
best possible training equipment.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required and 4 years related experience; significant 
coaching experience required; includes 2-3 years experience with strength 
and conditioning training; thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA 
and ECFC guidelines required; demonstrated skills in developing and 
motivating students both athletically and academically; strong commitment 
to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding of 
teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. 

American Sign Language skills or a willingness to learn within a reasonable 
time.

National Strength and Conditioning Association or National Council on 
Strength and Fitness certification or the ability to attain certification 
within a 3 year period.

To apply, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Faxed applications or emailed documents 
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu are accepted.

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position opening
Mental Health Therapist 
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

$39,000/year w/benefits

Accountable to Program Manager for the provision of therapy for youth 
enrolled in the Bridgman Home, coordination of intake and placement of 
youth, and participation in treatment team meetings

*  Provide individual, group, and family therapy to youth and their 
families placed in the group home.

*  Assess, diagnose and develop a comprehensive service plan for youth, 
according to the County of San Diego Children's Mental Health and 
Outpatient Policy and Procedure Manual.

*  Identify, establish and maintain relationships with referral sources 
including: County of San Diego Child Welfare; Probation Departments; 
other in and out of county placement agencies.

*  Actively network and provide presentations to potential referral 
agencies to ensure group home operates at full capacity.

*  Coordinate pre-placement and placement meetings with youth and 
referring agency.

*  Develop youth Case-Management Service Plans with youth and treatment 
team input.

*  Maintain required documentation and client files in compliance with 
Community Care Licensing (CCL) and County Mental Health Services (CMHS) 
documentation regulations.

Fluency in American Sign Language.  License-eligible (MFT, LCSW, PhD) by 
state of California, or Master's/Doctorate degree in Psychology, Mental 
Health Counseling, or Social Work.

Resume: 
Attn: MHT, 
Bridgman Group Home
P.O. Box 80756, 
San Diego, CA  92138; 

fax (619) 221-8611; e-mail mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org   

E.O.E.

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Employment Opportunities
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  We are looking for people to join our 
staff who share this commitment and are willing to work with the goal 
of providing our students with the best education, residential and 
support services possible.  If you share our commitment to students, 
please visit our web site at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of 
the following job openings at WPSD:

- Residential Supervisors
- ASL Teacher
- Early Intervention Teacher (Part Time) - Central PA

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

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Email:  mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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open positions 
Austine School/Vermont Center for the Deaf
almost all positions in Brattlesboro, VT;
one position is in Williston, VT

- Educational Interpreter
Time Base:          Part-time (possible Full time)
Location:           Brattleboro, VT

Responsibilities:  Interpret for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students at local high school. Work with individual students to
promote desirable academic and behavioral progress. Promote Deaf
Culture and the social, emotional and physical growth of students.
Requirements:   

Fluency in ASL
Educational Interpreting Experience
Successful completion of an Interpreter Training Program
  If not RID certified, willingness to become certified
  within 3 years


- School Psychologist
Time Base:     Full Time
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in School Psychology required. Emphasis on children with
emotional behavioral disorders.  
Knowledge of Learning Disabilities preferred. Knowledge of deafness &
fluency in ASL necessary. Innovative & creative approach to serving
and motivating students.  Planning organization, motivation
management and evaluation skills.

Responsibilities:
Interviews students and family during admission process and conducts
intake evaluations, which include student observations, parent
interviews,                     Psychoeducational testing, report
writing and makes recommendations to the admissions/administrative
team.

Evaluates testing materials for appropriateness in use with Deaf
students.
Assists the Program Administrator in conducting and /or
arranging in-service trainings and staff development 
workshops/seminars.

- Counselor
Time Base:    Full Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred. Fluency in ASL or
willingness to achieve this level. Knowledge of testing
tools/materials. Collaborative skills to work with students, 
clients and staff . Knowledge of current educational law and 
special education procedures.

Responsibilities: Provides individual and group counseling to Deaf
and Hard-of-Hearing students. Provides consultation to consultants
and staff regarding the client's needs. Work as a member of School
Mental Health Team.   


-  Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base:    Full-Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child Development  or
a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be school yrs.
of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs of the children
in the classroom.

Assess the development skills of the children in the
classroom. Implement and plan age-appropriate activities.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events, and
parent/guardians meetings. Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive 
to their needs.


- Director of Alternative Programs
Time Base:     Full time position
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Vermont State Administrative license
Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
Training/experience in instruction improvement
Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
Develop and implement program budget
Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Target Hire Date: June 2010


COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
- Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:          Williston, VT 

Requirement:     
MSW or equivalent
ASL proficiency required 


Please send letter of interest & resume to :
Kelly Therieau    
Austine School/Center for the Deaf
209 Austine Drive, 
Brattlesboro, VT 05301

email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802 258-9510 (V/TTY) Fax# 802-258-9574
Videophone 802 275-5271

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position opening
Principal 
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma
 
Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling 
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring 
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and  
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic, 
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.
 
Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters 
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification 
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive 
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign 
Language is preferred.
 
Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of 
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life 
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in 
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a 
220-days per year, contracted position.
 
Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of 
the following:  cover letter that must include the job 
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching 
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing 
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including 
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three 
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached 
during office hours, with your resume.
 
Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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position announcement
Extended Case Manager
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(Full-time grant position)

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        
As soon as possible
                        
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:                
The Extended Case Manager will assume and perform duties and 
responsibilities to provide extended job coaching to deaf 
adults who have additional disabilities.  The Extended Case 
Manager will assist in the coordination and assignment of 
extended job coaches; refer program participants to other 
services, as needed; develops consumer extended service plans; 
complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports required by RSD 
and VESID; provide transportation and advocacy training as 
it pertains to participant employment;  and attend meetings 
as necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:        
- Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work, 
Counseling, Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation

- Prior experience in Employment Services

- Proficiency in American Sign Language required

- Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural 
backgrounds

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly 
qualified will be asked to interview.


CLOSING DATE:        
Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 
in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, 
religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and 
veteran status.

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(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA 

- Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday - Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population. 

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. 

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access 
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the 
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services 
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.   Maintain strong 
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external 
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH 
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard 
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist 
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across 
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical 
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County 
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH 
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration 
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985
mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health
System

http://www.pmhs.org

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher 
- Math Teacher
- Parent Educator
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served 
the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York 
metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of 
important areas. 

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social 
service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education 
Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan 
(IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two 
year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further 
training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings:

- Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed 
certification)

- Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

- Parent Educator 

For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org 
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org 
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.

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(updated posting - December 20, 2009)

job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on: 
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30

- Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

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position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment 
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well 
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of 
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting, 
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related 
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license 
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working 
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special 
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 
        
The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to: 
Director of Human Resources, 
National Deaf Academy, 
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE
 
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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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DeafDigest Gold - December 13, 2009

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

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http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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and follow instructions on the screen

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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.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

The teachers at Florida School for the Deaf and the
Florida Education Association are in agreement - in that
they both disagree! The issue is longevity pay, whereas
other sticking issues have been resolved. As a result,
mediation may be the way to go. But if the decision 
by the special magistrate displeases either party, then
the state legislative body may have to step in and
render a binding decision.


- Thursday December 10th 

Is Target Field, the home park of the Minnesota Twins
baseball team, the most deaf-accessible venue in
USA? In a press release, it was announced that:

- some walk-in ticket windows are hearing aid
compatible

- ticket sellers' faces are fully visible for the
benefit of lipreaders at all walk-in ticket windows

- all seats, even the worst in the house, have clear
sightlines to the captioning boards (no more neck
craning)



- Friday December 11th

   When Winter Olympics comes up in February, do keep
your eye on the Canadian national women's hockey
team. One of the players - Meghan Agosta - is
deaf. She took leave from her classes at Mercyhurst
University (PA) to train full time with the women's
hockey team.


- Saturday December 12th

   Teletext is officially dead in Great Britain. Way
back in the early eighties, the American deaf community 
leaders were split on which closed captioning system to
endorse - Line 21 or the Teletext. Line 21 only offered
captions whereas Teletext was like a Swiss Army knife -
many "tools", one of which was closed captioning. The
ABC network favored Line 21; NBC was neutral; CBS
was anti-Line 21, pro-Teletext. Line 21 eventually won
and Teletext died in USA. But it continued in Great
Britain for many years until it died just recently.



(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Our Matt Hamill was pummeled last week by opponent Jon Jones in a
series of illegal blows in the Ultimate Fighter encounter. The
referee disqualified Jones, making Hamill the winner. Jones
accepted and acknowledged his illegal blows. Few days later, he
had second thoughts and has formally appealed his disqualification!

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Choose from the wide selection of products on our website or in
the catalog.

And here's a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders
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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to:
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HEARING AND DEAF MAGICIANS
   We have many deaf and hard of hearing magicians.
The deaf magicians perform their tricks without music.
The hard of hearing (and hearing) magicians perform
with music.
   A deaf magician was disqualified in a contest because
the judges thought he was using music to help him with
his acts. They thought he was hearing, and faking his
deafness to help him win the contest.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafmagicians/

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


A CHALLENGE FOR SIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS
    Past Gallaudet president Edward Miner Gallaudet
was fluent in sign language. But it was an old
fashioned sign language that is not used today.
There is a film of him using that sign language.
    Would ASL and Deaf Studies students be able
to watch the film and understand Dr. Gallaudet's
signs?

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/emgsignlanguage/

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


A DUMB HOTEL FRONT DESK PERSON
   A DeafDigest subscriber checked into a Washington, DC
hotel, and upon entering her room, she saw message
light blinking on the telephone.
   She then went to the front desk to ask someone to
retrieve the message.
   The front desk person wrote down the instructions:

press 9
press 1

   Is it possible that a hotel clerk would be so
clueless to the guest's deafness and the uselessness
of the room telephone? 


TODAY'S NEWSPAPER STORY ON NEXT GALLAUDET PRESIDENT HURWITZ
   The story in a Rochester newspaper pretty much sums up the
background on Alan Hurwitz, who will be Gallaudet's next
president.
   The story is at:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20091213/NEWS01/912130347

   No newspaper story is 100 percent accurately written, but the
gist is it is very, very reasonably accurate.
   Two things regarding the story; Alan loves football but never
played this sport while growing up. And the story failed to mention
that wife Vicki was instrumental in founding the Advocacy Services for 
Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV) in the Rochester area.
   And regarding these deafened war veterans, Gallaudet had two deafened
Vietnam war veterans during the late sixties that contributed greatly 
to the baseball and football teams!


NO ACTION AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
   The deaf community rallied against Michigan State University's
decision to drop the Deaf Education program.
   The newspaper story on the rally said:

MSU takes no action on deaf program

   DeafDigest is trying to figure out what the headline
is implying. Is it implying that the MSU president decided
to leave the Deaf Program as is? Or is it implying that
the MSU president has decided to let the decision to drop
the program stand as is?
   This headline is perplexing and confusing. Only time
will tell.


THE "AMAZING" DEAF EMPLOYEE
   There was a story in a newspaper of a deaf man
winning an Outstanding Employee award. The employer,
the employment placement specialist, the job coach,
the fellow employees and the customers were all
equally awed by that efficient deaf employee.
   The person less impressed with these praises
was the deaf employee himself. He was only doing
his job in the best way he could.
   Would these same people be all equally awed
by that efficient hearing employee? Probably
not because the public takes it for granted
that the hearing employee is supposed to be
efficient. 
   But when a deaf employee is efficient,
everyone is surprised!



THE CI AND THE FOOTBALL, REVISITED
   DeafDigest said that there is no special helmet for
a CI user and that he needs to take off the implant
when playing football.
   A DeafDigest subscriber did not agree. Football
is a violent sport. Concussions in football has become
a serious medical issue. The world's best football
helmet will not protect a healthy football player from
getting a concussion. 
   This being said, the world's best football helmet
will not accommodate a CI on the football field.
In other words, take it off when playing football.
   The Washington Redskins once had a special radio
helmet to accommodate a player that was deaf in one
ear.


OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

National Cued Speech Association 

   The web site is at:

http://www.cuedspeech.org




(new series)

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am not interested

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


Single Sided Deafness


It is the same as deaf in one ear. The need to turn
their better ear towards the voice so that they could
function as hearing individuals


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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 offered) 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, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  Many of our current interpreters started out 
as novice ASL students at the Silent Weekend!

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 and register at 
http://www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough"
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

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 July 17, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The Department of Justice reached agreement with
Atlanta to make sure the city is in compliance with the
ADA regulations to make the quality of life easier for
the disabled, the deaf included.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

The moon is full of craters. These craters are named after
people, who were famous for one thing or another years
ago.

We currently have six craters on moon named after the deaf.

Who are these deaf people that the craters are named after?

Do click on http://deafdigest.com/deafcraters




(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Brad Minns, deaf model
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091205/NEWS10/912050329

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Question of the week:

Q. I understand that we have world deaf rugby group called
International Deaf Rugby Organization. It is not affiliated
with the International Sports Organization of the Deaf (CISS).
Why?

A. the rugby group allows mildly and moderately deaf rugby
players whereas the CISS eligibility is 55dB in the better
ear.



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop covering their mouths
when speaking with each other, thinking we, the
deaf, are superlipreaders.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1880 - a newspaper headline ran like this:

Deafness is practically abolished

It was written up by a newspaper reporter after
observing deaf children's speaking skills at an
oral school. This story came up before the Milan
Convention which wanted sign language banned from
schools for the deaf anywhere in the world!



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Deaf and the Money:

$3,000 for 4 nights ($750.00 each)
at the hotel on the Gallaudet campus!

Yes, only during the Obama inauguration
week last January.

Rates went back to normal once inauguration
ended


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DeafNumbers of the Week:


470

number of deaf delegates at the recently held Jehovah's Witnesses
convention at Ghana


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for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Faculty positions open
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

All positions contingent on funding

For detailed job descriptions, go to:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml 
or contact mailto:rebecca.hogan@gallaudet.edu

Send letter of application, vitae, official graduate 
transcripts, and three letters of reference as indicated 
in job description.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 
hearing students from many different backgrounds and 
seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity 
of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively 
encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, 
and veterans to apply for open positions.

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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We are recruiting for these positions
- Content Specialist
- Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
- Manager, Educational Planning Office
- Manager, Institutional Compliance
- Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
- Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002
 
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 equal opportunity employer/educational 
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, 
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.

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position announcement
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010)   
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas metropolitan area


College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes 
faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best 
opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the 
educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. 
CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. 
AA/EOE/ADA.   

Job description:
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 

2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf 
Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be 
added to the existing program. 

3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and 
reports for all courses. 

4. Evaluate student outcomes 

5. Assess students' language competency levels. 

6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 

7. Participate in program/division meetings 

8. Serve on department and college committees 

9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend 
schedule 

10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit   

Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full 
consideration, all application materials must be received no later than 
January 15, 2010. 

Required qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally 
accredited College or University. 

2. ASLTA qualifications   

Preferred qualifications:
1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: 
preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 

2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 

3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 

4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; 
experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. 

Quick link:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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position openings
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you! 

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- OFFICE COORDINATOR: We are seeking someone with a human resources
background to assist Office Manager with day to day management
details. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process human
resources files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain
training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes,
maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical
assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in
business administration, human resources management or related field
with 6 years of Human Resources/Administrative experience. Must have
strong organization, communication, writing and leadership skills. 
Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

- MEDICAL CLAIM/BILLING SPECIALIST: We are seeking an additional team
player with a proven background working with Medicaid, Medicare and
multiple insurance companies. The ideal candidate has experience in
obtaining insurance authorizations and resolving discrepancies.
Qualifications:   2+ years of experience in claims follow up & A/R
experience. Skills: Data entry, ability to analyze information,
quality focus, productivity, organization, professionalism, attention
to detail, financial/documentation/reporting proficiencies and
capability of meeting timelines.  The responsibilities will include
but not limited to the following: ensures payments by verifying
accuracy of Medicaid coding; resolves disputed claims by gathering;
verifying, and providing additional information; following-up on
claims; resolves discrepancies by examining and evaluating data;
selecting corrective steps; and prepares monthly reports of Medicaid
billing by summarizing billings, adjustments, and revenues received.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year
related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental
illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community;
promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions
open for weekend and evening shifts.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool
Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301          

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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(updated December 13th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA


To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
to our website: 

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
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Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News

   Curling is a popular winter sport in Canada; it is slowly
catching on in the rest of the world.
   Croatia is one of the competing teams at the European
Curling championships (hearing).
   What is the big deal is that all of the participants on the
Croatian national curling team is deaf! The deaf team defeated
all hearing teams on Croatia for the rights to represent the
nation at the world championships!
   It is the first time that an all-deaf team is representing
its own nation at a world championship athletic event!

..

- Sunday December 6th 

   Braving the weather elements in Washington, DC
over 600 people attended the gala where everyone wished
Bob Davila happy farewell as he steps down from the
presidency of Gallaudet University.
   He said he could not imagine Dr Elizabeth Peet spending
50 years at Gallaudet, only to find himself in the field
of education of the deaf for 57 years!

- Monday December 7th

   Hank O'Day, a 30-year major league baseball umpire,
was one of the eligible candidates for the Baseball Hall of
Fame in the veterans category.
   He was not deaf, but is was a Coda. He umpired in the
late part of 19th century and the early part of 20th century.
   He didn't make the election.

- Tuesday December 8th

   Philip Saunders, a deaf Briton and a long time volunteer
in Bath, a city in Great Britain, received the honors of
his life.
   Queen Elizabeth has awarded him with a MBE (Member of British
Empire) for his work with the deaf,

- Wednesday December 9th

   In an effort to attract the disabled, the deaf included,
into houses of worship, Interfaith Broadcasting Commission
has begun airing weekly series on the ABC network. The
theme is "A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons
with Disabilities."  

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   ASL in Dubai? ASL as in American Sign Language, yes,
if a Dubai language and teacher training institute has
its way. The institute is planning a series of sign
language classes to help the deaf and the hearing
communicate with each other - and ASL was chosen as
the language option.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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FAST NEWS IN OLD DAYS
   We have email, videos, blogs, vlogs, AIM, pagers, etc.
All of these help us get news very quickly. An example
was when Ben Soukup introduced Alan Hurwitz as the
new Gallaudet president. Everyone knew about it within
few seconds.
   What about the old days of TTY machines. Were the
news slow? Well, one news-hungry CEO of a deaf agency
used his TTY for about 2-3 hours a day just to get deaf
news from anywhere in USA?
   Yes, telephone bills were high.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fastnews/

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

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Interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology?

The Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University offers both an
APA accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, and a NASP/NCATE
accredited Specialist degree program in School Psychology, both of
which include specialized training for work with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing clients and their families.

The Ph.D. program requires four years of coursework plus a one year
full-time internship. The School Psychology program requires two years
of course work and a full-time, academic year internship. Limited
financial support is available. 

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree in psychology, or be in
the process of completing their bachelor's degree, and have either a
psychology major or substantial course work in > psychology. 

Relevant work experience is desired, though not required.

Deaf and hearing applications are encouraged. 

For more information, see the program webpage:
http://psychology.gallaudet.edu/  or contact Patrick J. Brice,
Ph.D., Clinical Program Director, mailto:patrick.brice@gallaudet.edu
or Lynne Blennerhassett, Ed.D., School Psychology Program Director,
mailto:lynne.blennerhassett@gallaudet.edu 

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WITHOUT AN INTERPRETER AT A HOSPITAL?
   Hospitals are always busy. Never a quiet moment at
hospitals.
   If a deaf person, without an interpreter, enters
a hospital, complaining of an ear ache, would he be
sent to the audiology department for a hearing test?
   Very important to have an interpreter at any
time in the hospital.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreterhospital/

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

JOBS IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT FIELD
   There are always deaf sports-loving individuals
dreaming of jobs in the sports world - general
manager, director of player development, quality
control coach, media director, etc.
   Very few jobs are held by deaf individuals.
Years ago an individual with a serious hearing
loss was the director of scouting for the Los
Angeles Dodgers.
   Ben Wade, a former major league pitcher, was
able to stay in baseball by cultivating his
contacts with baseball people - and moved up
the ranks to the position he held until he
retired.
   Wade's hearing loss? He did not wear a hearing
aid for reasons of his own, and he stayed away
from social situations where he would be exposed.
And he was able to steer conversations away from
him by deflecting these on others and walking away!
   Because he was popular, everyone accepted his
social (deafness) shortcomings.

A DEAF MAN OF TWO POLES
   According to Michiko Tsuchiya, a deaf Japanese
writer, Yasuyuki Okubo is something special.
   He is the only deaf person in the world to travel
to both poles, the North Pole and the South Pole.

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CAN OR CAN'T, GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS
   A deaf professional in the mental health field
said he is able to establish a clinic devoted to the
needs of the deaf at a local hospital. This is the
good news.
   The bad news is that he must secure funding on his
own as the hospital would not give him a cent.
   This is the reason why we are sorely lacking in
mental health facilities for the deaf in many
metropolitan areas.

A SMART DEAF ASSOCIATION?
   In South Africa, there is an association of the
deaf that is called Wits Deaf Association.
   A rather unusual name if it was in USA, but
in South Africa, Wits is a a well known name.
In one looks up the word "wits" in a dictionary
it would mean something like "being smart."

A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. Is there a budget in the government, either federal
or state, that provides for the video relay services?

A. No. All telephone companies must make their services
accessible to the disabled, the deaf included. "Pennies"
from our monthly phone bills are for such services.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A hearing person telling the interpreter, standing next
to a deaf person:

let me explain it to you and you can explain it to him
on your own time

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV
shows, movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility.  

Different companies have been in the news lately because of their
efforts in providing captioning on the Internet or failing to provide
captioning on their DVDs. 

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the quality
of captioning be maintained.  

Captioning must be accurate in order to provide meaningful
accessibility.  If an organization says that they caption their
videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 60-70%, that is not good enough
to be considered accessible. 

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and we
must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access.  It is up
to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to the
companies so that they know where their captioning efforts are succeeding
and where they are failing.  

Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

If I do not understand a hearing person, the chances are
great that other staff members also do not understand
that same person! And that frustrated hearing person
would somehow, via gestures or note writing, endeavor
to make himself understood

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section

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Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's
premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. 

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes:

- Basement
- Attic
- Kitchen
- Bathroom
- Addition
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Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Based in Washington, DC
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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient
as well as the health care provider who may provide service
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The net is cluttered with many, many
deaf-related and hard of hearing-related
web sites.
   One of them is HearingExchange, geared
primarily towards the hard of hearing. It
is shutting down. The owner wished to go into
a different direction, hence the shutdown

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The Deaf and the Law

   A certain employment agency contacted
DeafDigest about placing an employment ad. They
said their client was ever so desperate to
hire a deaf person right now this moment!
   Why? They would not specifically say
why - but hinted it was to comply with
anti-discrimination laws!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Deaf individuals, seeking advice on social
security issues, will be disappointed to find out
that this agency is not subject to ADA regulations
as far as interpreters are concerned.

Reason is that federal agencies are not subject
to ADA regulations.

If you need an interpreter for a SSA appointment, do
check around and maybe there are social security
advisors that know sign language. There are two
of them in the Washington, DC area.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

This archaeologist visited No ma'am (North Yemen)
and Yes ma'am (South Yemen)

....

What became of?

Brad Minns

- past

gold medal winning tennis player, 1985 Deaflympics

- present

professional model, ads for Nordic Flex & Stairmaster
exercise machines & athletic sportswear

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The much respected Ralph Jordan passed away
recently.
   Ralph founded the Deaf Counseling and Advocacy
Referral Agency, a leading deaf social service agency
in the California Bay Area and also in Northern
California.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   What is not surprising is the news that Fairview-University
Medical Center, located in Minneapolis, lost their case over
their refusal to provide interpreters for a deaf patient.
   What is surprising is that this is happening in the
Twin Cities area. Minnesota has a strong reputation for
a wide range of services for the deaf and for its
strong Deaf Community.
   Guess some hospitals just don't get the drift, and
in the case of Fairview-University, they're paying
the price for flouting the ADA.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For years, the deaf have fought the government in
Japan to be allowed to drive. And when the government,
after so many years of prodding, finally relented
last year, then what are the results?

Just 45 registered deaf drivers!

C'mon, what is going on?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive a bonus not only for being able to speak ASL but
Spanish and English as well.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A beggar comes to you. You avoid him, thinking he's
asking you for money, so you walk away. You then notice
that a person, walking behind you, was responding to
the beggar's request for directions!

Assumption, without a lipreading effort, could always
be wrong.

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign
Language is preferred.

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a
220-days per year, contracted position.

Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of
the following:  cover letter that must include the job
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached
during office hours, with your resume.

Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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position announcement
Extended Case Manager
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(Full-time grant position)

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Extended Case Manager will assume and perform duties and
responsibilities to provide extended job coaching to deaf
adults who have additional disabilities.  The Extended Case
Manager will assist in the coordination and assignment of
extended job coaches; refer program participants to other
services, as needed; develops consumer extended service plans;
complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports required by RSD
and VESID; provide transportation and advocacy training as
it pertains to participant employment;  and attend meetings
as necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work,
Counseling, Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation

- Prior experience in Employment Services

- Proficiency in American Sign Language required

- Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural
backgrounds

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly
qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race,
religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and
veteran status.

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(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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2 open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, Massachusetts

- Residential Supervisor at Framingham Campus
The Residential Supervisor assists in supervising residential and
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the knowledge,
independent living skills and interpersonal competencies needed to
maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree with at least 3 years of experience in
supervisory level preferred. BA/BS degree with at least 5 years of
related experience in supervisory level may be equivalent and
willingness to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign
Language and written English.  Ability to communicate and work
effectively as part of a team. Experience in principles and practices
of management in each program preferred.  Competency in Microsoft
Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule.

Supervisor:  Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life

- Day Child Care Worker /Temporary Position (1 Year) at Walden School
Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care
and safety of the children residing at Walden School.

Education: Training or degree in Human Service Field
Understanding of mental health and children's issues

Experience: 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience
Communications: ASL fluency
Supervisor:  Day Child Care Supervisor

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please
contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references
and employment application forms to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer

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position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA 

- Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday - Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population. 

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. 

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.   Maintain strong
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985
mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health
System

http://www.pmhs.org

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Parent Educator
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served
the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York
metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of
important areas. 

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social
service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education
Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan
(IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National
Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two
year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further
training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings:

- Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed
certification)

- Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

- Parent Educator 

For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.

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job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on:
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30

- Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

- Computer Instructor (Part Time)

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcara2job

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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Student Life Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/ntidjob

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position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting,
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 

The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy,
19650 US Hwy 441,
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills,
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication
resources, medication administration and developing community
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
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Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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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.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

Ah, such an irony with Apple, this giant computer
manufacturer. Steve Jobs, the CEO, has suffered
considerable hearing loss, and should be sensitive
to the needs of the deaf. Well, Apple was slapped with
a $5,000 fine by the FCC for not making its equipment
hearing aid compatible. $5,000 fine! Just pennies to
Steve Jobs.


- Thursday December 3rd 

Shri Rajiv Sikka, a deaf photographer, with his own
studio in Shimla, India, was given a cash award by the
government. It was in appreciation for his business giving
employment to 17 individuals.


- Friday December 4th

Model Secondary School for the Deaf enjoys the distinction of
fielding the nation's only deaf rugby team, be it school or
adult. The school started rugby in the spring and has played
an exhibition game few weeks ago. The Fox Report on Fox
News TV network will air two Washington, DC school rugby
programs - Model and a hearing school - Hyde School on
December 7th at 7-8 pm. After the program is aired, the full 
story will be posted at http://www.realamericanstories.com


- Saturday December 5th 

Matt Hamill had his long awaited fight with Jon Jones.
And it ended in a disqualification loss for the hearing
opponent. He clobbered Hamill with three illegal blows;
the referee intervened and assessed Jones with a point for 
illegal blows. When Hamill did not respond to referee's 
commands, the match was declared a disqualification
loss for Jones. DeafDigest does not know what to make of it -
was it more of a disqualification win for Hamill or a 
disqualification loss for Jones?


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   We all know that many Dalmatian dogs are deaf, because of
genetic issues. What about horses?
  It was announced by the research team from the
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis
that blue-eyed American Paint Horses with certain coat patterns
may be prone to deafness. Again, genetics is the issue.
   This report was written up in the November edition of the
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

- education support services
- clinical services
- job skills training
- employment support
- life skills training
- school to work transition planning
- community involvement
- recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

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

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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THE DEAF AT GAS STATIONS
   We go to the gas station to get gas for our cars. Sometimes
the gas tanks do not work, and we press on the "help" button.
   Sometimes we wait, wait, wait and nothing happens. We then
go to the gas station window only to find the clerk angry at
us. The clerk said something on the sound speaker and thought
he was being ignored.
   This happened to one deaf person. The clerk told him "if you
are deaf, you should not be using the pump!"
   Luckily, the angry clerk cooled off, and fixed the pump problem
to allow the deaf person to get his gas.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gasstations/

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


INTERPRETER COSTS
   When Gary Malkowski, a deaf man, won an election
to a seat at the Ontario Parliament, (1990-1995) he had to 
have interpreters with him at all times.
   Well, one newspaper in Toronto was complaining that
the government spent too much money on interpreters
for him. 
   The scandal quickly died down when Malkowski explained
that he did not request to have interpreters. The
Ontario government, without asking Malkowski, immediately
gave him interpreters. The newspaper then apologized for
trying to make it a scandal!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpretercosts/

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



ATTITUDES, NOW AND THEN
   As long as deaf people marry, there will always
be hearing children (Codas).
   And attitudes change over the years. One Coda said
that all he knew of sign language was 26 letters in
fingerspelling. That was during the fifties - when
many deaf people felt that if Codas learned too much
sign language, they would not be able to function
normally in the hearing world!
   Times have changed, and if the Coda wants to sign,
he will!


THE CI AND THE STEPS
   We are always reading newspaper stories of a CI
operation being declared a success with a deaf child
and that he is already now a hearing person.
   Well, it is interesting to see another newspaper
story which said, in part:

Cochlear implant surgery is only the first step in bringing 
hearing to the deaf child

   Absolutely correct. Quite a few steps is probably it,
and that there are failures by the wayside we don't
read about in the newspapers.


A CASE FOR DEAF PSYCHIATRISTS
   A couple of weeks ago, DeafDigest mentioned the
difficulty of deaf psychiatrists because of the
inability to listen to tones.
   A vocational rehabilitation counselor that works
with the deaf disagrees.
   He pointed out these traits among deaf patients:

- posture while sitting down
- facial expressions
- body language while entering a room
- their dressing up
- ability to converse
- ability to respond to questions

   And there is always an issue of a hearing psychiatrist
hiring an interpreter versus deaf psychiatrist knowing
sign language. 
   The vocational rehabilitation counselor also said:

The only possible obstacle I can think of might be 
completing a residency.


RIT'S ONE MAN TEAM
   RIT has a racquetball team. The members of the
team is Kyle Gahagan. Plural? Singular?
   He is the only member of this team and he is deaf.
He will be carrying the RIT name, colors and honors at
various collegiate racquetball tournaments.
   Can't happen at Gallaudet - these one-man teams?
Wrong.
   Gallaudet had one-man teams:

- boxing - Marvin Marshall won the DC Golden Gloves
tournament, representing Gallaudet in the forties

- air pistol shooting - Denny Guinn, representing
Gallaudet, was the NRA Collegiate Division national
champion in the nineties. He defeated challengers from
big colleges, including Army, Navy and Air Force!


A SOCCER SHOCK
   Soccer is the world's most popular sport; every
nation in the world plays this sport. There are many
deaf soccer teams in many nations in the world. And
soccer is one of the primary team sports in the
Deaflympics.
   This being said, it was a huge shock to people
in Cairo, Egypt that this city has an all-deaf
soccer team that plays in a city league.
   Said a hearing player who played in the game
against the deaf team:

What was even stranger was the reaction of my Egyptian 
friends later that evening - most simply didn't believe 
that there could be such a thing as a deaf soccer team, 
and even the ones that did thought the idea hilarious

   The foot is required to kick, to pass and to move
the ball. The foot is deaf; does not have ears. All
hearing players (and deaf, too) play with their 
deaf feet!


OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

National Association of the Deaf

   The web site is at:

http://www.nad.org/


A HOT ISSUE AT THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
   Taking place earlier in the week was a hot issue
at the Scottish Parliament over rights of the disabled,
the deaf included.
   Brought up during the discussion was an incident
at a Scottish pub. The pub manager refused to serve
drinks to a deaf patron. The manager thought the deaf
patron was drunk and did not want to contribute more to
his drunkenness.
   The deaf patron pleaded, to no avail, that he was
deaf and that his request for a drink may have been
misinterpreted as being drunk!
   DeafDigest editor finds it strange; he has patronized
watering holes in Prague, Rome, Paris, Sofia, Oslo and
Dublin and not just once was he denied drinks. Even when
he gestured for a drink, the bartenders all understood.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is a functionally hard of hearing person



means he can function without interpreters or hearing aids


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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the 
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the 
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

EEOC is suggesting changes to ADA regulations
regarding employment of the disabled, the deaf included.
The issue is who is disabled and who is not.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Do you want to be a deaf schools superintendent?

What does it take to become a deaf schools superintendent?
There is a list, which may or may not be part of the
job description!

To take a look at the list, do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/superintendent



(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Beckie Perkins
Deaf Ironwoman triathlete
Apple Valley, Minnesota

http://www.thisweeklive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12943&Itemid=28


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Question of the week:

Q. Do the hearing media (newspapers, magazines, TV, radio) accurately 
portray the deaf community?

A. Depends. If the reporter interviews a pro-ASL person 
he would write a story favoring ASL; if the reporter interviews a
pro-CI person he would write a story favoring CI and so on. If
the reporter goes all out and interviews all factions of the Deaf
Community, he may either write a balanced story or write a story
favoring the faction that he likes!


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

re above question, that every deaf-related story will portray
a balanced, unbiased point of view, leaving the reader to make
his own choice instead of urging the reader to make his own choice!

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 2000 - Charles O. Bissell, a prominent newspaper
cartoonist, passes away. He drew many cartoons critical 
of politics on the Capitol Hill and at the White House.
For reasons of his own, he did not want the public to
know of his deafness 

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Deaf and the Money:

To be so pennywise and to be so pound foolish!

One state laid off a team of audiologists from the
staff at a school for the deaf, despite protests from
the school superintendent.

As a result, the state pays more money to have deaf
students tested for hearing by the very same team
of audiologists that pooled together to form their
own audiological services business - and charging
the state top rates!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10 hours

or 

4 hours

or

1 hour


the length of a CI operation; the more complicated the case,
the more hours; the more simple, the less hours


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DeafDigest Sports

DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only 
for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

it is not available online, only by email

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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We are recruiting for these positions
- Content Specialist
- Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
- Manager, Educational Planning Office
- Manager, Institutional Compliance
- Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
- Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002
 
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 equal opportunity employer/educational 
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, 
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.  

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position openings
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you! 

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- OFFICE COORDINATOR: We are seeking someone with a human resources
background to assist Office Manager with day to day management
details. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process human
resources files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain
training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes,
maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical
assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in
business administration, human resources management or related field
with 6 years of Human Resources/Administrative experience. Must have
strong organization, communication, writing and leadership skills. 
Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

- MEDICAL CLAIM/BILLING SPECIALIST: We are seeking an additional team
player with a proven background working with Medicaid, Medicare and
multiple insurance companies. The ideal candidate has experience in
obtaining insurance authorizations and resolving discrepancies.
Qualifications:   2+ years of experience in claims follow up & A/R
experience. Skills: Data entry, ability to analyze information,
quality focus, productivity, organization, professionalism, attention
to detail, financial/documentation/reporting proficiencies and
capability of meeting timelines.  The responsibilities will include
but not limited to the following: ensures payments by verifying
accuracy of Medicaid coding; resolves disputed claims by gathering;
verifying, and providing additional information; following-up on
claims; resolves discrepancies by examining and evaluating data;
selecting corrective steps; and prepares monthly reports of Medicaid
billing by summarizing billings, adjustments, and revenues received.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year
related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental
illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community;
promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions
open for weekend and evening shifts.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool
Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301          

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Richard
Corcoran, Glens Falls, NY, who departed us.
Better known as Corky, he was, as one admirer
described him, a great deaf leader who worked
well with others.


- Very Hot News

   Coalition of Students and Teachers (C.O.S.T.) has been
formed at CSUN. It consists of students, both deaf and
hearing, frustrated with state budget cuts affecting
the quality of education on the campus. The COST
idea was sparked by deaf students, and it spread
like wildfire among the student body!

..

- Sunday November 29th 

   People First is becoming a movement, at least in
Colorado.
   What this means is that individuals cannot be
identified by their disability when writing up
about them in newspaper stories. 
   This means no more "deaf-mute" or "deaf-dumb"
references to the deaf person in a newspaper story!
   Colorado? This state is expected to have this
People First language bill introduced when the 
legislative body opens next year.



- Monday November 30th

   Wireless captions in theater houses? Possible, for
the benefit of deaf theater goers if an experiment in
London succeeds. 
   Airscript is a wireless captioning device capable of
translating opera scenes in eight languages, English
included.
   Said a critic:

It shows multiple lines, so that you don't have to spend 
all your time staring at it and away from the stage



- Tuesday December 1st

   To love Disney or to hate Disney? Well, Disney
is claiming to be the first studio to have captions
on its 3D movies. The 3D movie - Charles Dickens' 
A Christmas Carol is the first one to be 3D captioned,
at least in United Kingdom, not yet in USA.



- Wednesday December 2nd

   A documentary, Riding High, produced in Great Britain,
portrays 8 deaf teens learning how to ride motorbikes,
is an effort to show hearing audiences on how to best
deal with the deaf and to shatter all these deafness
myths. This documentary will be aired on selected
British TV channels.


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   A proposed bill in New Zealand is making the deaf community
upset. It has been proposed that hearing people, injured in
place of employment and becoming deaf as a result, be entitled 
to lifetime compensation equal to six percent loss of their work 
income. This would leave deaf employees out in the cold because
injured deaf workers are still deaf after the injury and not
subject to such compensation. 

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A DEAF HOUSE AND A POLICE WARRANT
   Sometimes the police with a warrant, comes to
a Deaf House. These police officers would yell for
the people in the house to come out or to knock hard
on the door.
   Would the police know that the people in the
Deaf House cannot hear?
   Always scary to see what will happen if the police
breaks down the door to find that the people in the
house are deaf.
   There are many workshops to teach the police on
how to deal with the deaf. DeafDigest hopes the
workshops will explain to the police about the
Deaf House.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafhouse/

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


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FACTORY AND THE DEAF
   Could a deaf person work in a factory that makes
musical instruments?
   Many workers must hear to make sure that the
instruments work perfectly.
   Well, there was a deaf man that worked at a
saxophone factory for 52 years. And another deaf man
that worked at the ukuleles factory for 40 years.
   Impossible? Not to them!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
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THESE WHITE HOUSE PARTY CRASHERS
   The media has been constantly focusing on the
White House party crashers - Tareq and Michaele
Salahi.
   They craved attention and self-importance.
These traits remind DeafDigest editor of several
deaf individuals.
   One was the director of a state commission
serving the deaf and the hard of hearing. He
was not so concerned about helping the deaf in
need in the state as he was about enhancing his
self-importance. He made sure to get invited to
the right parties, got into the right photo shoots
with the right state and federal political
officials and so on.
   The other one did not achieve lofty political
heights but was constantly getting invited to
these same parties and making sure he was 
photographed with the right hearing personalities
(sports, politics, Hollywood people, etc). He
proclaimed to do this all on behalf of the deaf,
which was simply hot air.
   There are others, but above is enough as 
examples.
   Hearing fame-seekers; deaf fame-seekers,
same thing.


A CI HAZARD
   What is a Cochlear Implant hazard? It has nothing
to do with potential medical dangers or of accidental
activating of some metal detection systems.
   Simply - according to a web posting, that in one
college, the exam proctors were alerted to students
wearing CI. These proctors though these were radio
transmitters allowing these students to get answers
to the exam questions from someone on the outside!

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DEAF COMMUNITY IN BRISTOL
   Bristol is a city in England, which in a newspaper
story, has a strong deaf community.
   Why is the community so strong? Because of Bristol
Deaf Center, a school for the deaf and deaf programs
at Bristol University.
   Pretty much reminds us of - Washington, DC metro
area, because of Gallaudet University and Rochester, NY
area because of NTID/RIT.


DEATH OF A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER
   There was a newspaper story on retired police officer
Jack Collins, Cincinnati, Ohio, who passed away.
   The story mentioned this:

Mr. Collins also was an advocate for providing hearing 
impaired services in the police department during his years 
on the force. He worked to get sign-language interpreters 
into district offices and his doctoral dissertation 
concentrated on policing in the deaf community.

   He is one police officer we never knew about and 
was probably an unsung hero in the Cincinnati Deaf
Community.



A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Why are relay providers paid nearly $400.00 per hour?
Is that too much money?

No. Relay providers are a business. These businesses need
to recoup their investment costs in equipment and overhead
and to make a reasonable profit.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A hearing person telling the interpreter, standing next
to a deaf person:

please tell him to do this.....

or

please tell him to do that...





if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Have you ever experienced your hands shaking when you had 
to do some sort of performance in public?  What many
people may not realize is that nervousness may play a 
role in the accuracy of some court reporters, captioners,
and CART providers. 

As a court reporting/captioning student sits down at the 
steno machine to take a speed test, that person may find
that as the dictation begins, his or her hands begin to 
shake, and it may become difficult for that person to hit
the correct keys.

Just like it may happen with public speaking or performing, 
the captioner's hands may shake or tremble in new or 
unfamiliar circumstances.  The first time a captioner goes 
on air, it may take a few seconds or a few minutes
for that person to calm down and to become more accurate.

Some court reporters or captioners learn different techniques 
in an attempt to eliminate the nervousness.  They may practice 
relaxation exercises like meditation, yoga, visualization, 
and deep breathing.  Some have tried hypnosis to eliminate 
the anxiety. 

Usually after a short period of time, the person will settle 
down and be able to write cleanly and accurately, but it's 
that first few minutes in a new or unfamiliar environment 
that is very difficult for some court reporters
or captioners.

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

Deafness is definitely a barrier, but I either deal with
it or find another way around; even my hearing colleagues
deal with their own barriers!


(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   GINA has kicked in. GINA? It stands for Genetic Information 
Nondiscrimination Act. It prohibits employers and insurance
carriers from discriminating against people that may have
genetic issues, For us, the deaf, it is simple, deaf of
deaf marrying deaf or deaf cannot be discriminated against
because of possibly of bearing deaf children!

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The Deaf and the Law

A perceived hearing person lost his job and
filed a lawsuit, on charges of discriminating
against the deaf.

The lawsuit shocked everyone, the employer
included because they all had no idea of the
discharged employee's hearing loss.

Said an attorney:

Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins says that you can't pass 
a woman over for promotion because she's "not feminine 
enough" or "acts too much like a man."   If you do that, 
then that's gender discrimination.  I'm not sure the 
analogy translates perfectly to being "not deaf enough."
That discharged employee will have to prove his case
at trial.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

The magic number is 15 employees.

Companies with less than 15 employees are not subject
to the employment provisions of the ADA.

If you are deaf and work for an employer that has a small
workforce, then ADA regulations may not protect you.

Just all depends.

This is why we have ADA attorneys, ADA consultants and
ADA specialists.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

there is a grey maier (matter) in the brain

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What became of?

Jack Clevenger

- past

deaf staff member, Mesa Community College, Arizona


- present

vocational counselor, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
in Arizona


mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   With Y2K coming up at end of this year, the fear
is that TTY relay users will overload the telephone
lines, testing their relay systems, thus "blowing
out the fuse."

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Ukrainian interpreter Natalia Dmytruk made the news
all over the world for telling her deaf audience that
the news she just interpreted was a total lie.
   Is she to be praised for her efforts to tell the
truth? This is what troubles DeafDigest.
   Professional interpreters are supposed to interpret
and not to inject personal political opinions. Even
if what she heard is a lie, should she have been
neutral while carrying out her interpreting duties?
   Many years ago a hard of hearing printer, volunteering
to interpret at union meetings, was accused of distorting
what the speaker spoke at the podium. His distortion
was what upset many deaf printers at these meetings.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Confidentiality among our interpreters and our relay operators
are a blessing for us, the deaf.

Not always that so years ago. A hearing person may volunteer
to make telephone calls on behalf of his deaf friend.
Unfortunately he makes the deaf business his business, ever
so nosey and so anxious to know what resulted in the 
telephone call he made.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

the world's best lipreader will catch 90 percent of
what is being said. This means that in a 10-word sentence,
he will miss one word.

That missed word may lead to a huge misunderstanding.


A hearing employee asked a deaf employee:
have you ever been into the computer system today? 

The deaf employee thought it was:
have you ever been into the computer system before?

It was a big difference because the computer system was
to be upgraded and all employees were asked to log out.
The deaf employee did not log out, and it messed up the
upgrading!


if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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2 open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, Massachusetts

- Residential Supervisor at Framingham Campus
The Residential Supervisor assists in supervising residential and 
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the knowledge, 
independent living skills and interpersonal competencies needed to 
maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree with at least 3 years of experience in 
supervisory level preferred. BA/BS degree with at least 5 years of 
related experience in supervisory level may be equivalent and 
willingness to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign 
Language and written English.  Ability to communicate and work
effectively as part of a team. Experience in principles and practices 
of management in each program preferred.  Competency in Microsoft 
Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule.

Supervisor:  Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life


- Day Child Care Worker /Temporary Position (1 Year) at Walden School
Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care 
and safety of the children residing at Walden School.

Education: Training or degree in Human Service Field       
Understanding of mental health and children's issues

Experience: 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience
Communications: ASL fluency
Supervisor:  Day Child Care Supervisor

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please 
contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references
and employment application forms to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street, 
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal 
Employment Opportunity Employer

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position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA 

- Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday - Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population. 

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. 

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access 
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the 
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services 
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.   Maintain strong 
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external 
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH 
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard 
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist 
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across 
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical 
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County 
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH 
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration 
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985
mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health
System

http://www.pmhs.org

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher 
- Math Teacher
- Parent Educator
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served 
the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York 
metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of 
important areas. 

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social 
service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education 
Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan 
(IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two 
year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further 
training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings:

- Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed 
certification)

- Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

- Parent Educator 

For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org 
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org 
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.

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(updated posting - December 6, 2009)

job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

- Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

- Computer Instructor (Part Time)

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcara2job

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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Student Life Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/ntidjob

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position opening
ASL Teacher
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT 

QUALIFICATIONS:
- degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience

- native ASL User or fluency in ASL

- holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

- knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

- knowledge of  Vista:  Signing Naturally Curriculum and other
appropriate materials


RESPONSIBILITIES:
- teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools

- teach ASL to staff and community members

- teach aspects of Deaf Culture

- develop syllabus, quizzes and exams

- participate in ASL Teachers' Meetings

SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience

TO APPLY, CONTACT:       
Kelly Therieau at : mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

phone/tty: 802-258-9510  
fax: 802-258-9574

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position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment 
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well 
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of 
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting, 
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related 
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license 
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working 
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special 
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 
        
The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to: 
Director of Human Resources, 
National Deaf Academy, 
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE
 
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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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ASL Videos of the Week:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/bedroomnad/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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Featuring Google’s Android 2.0 operating system, the DROID
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The DROID includes an integrated GPS and eCompass that can be
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., founded in 1986, is one of the leading
plaintiffs’ litigation law firms in America.

The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
involving defective medicines and medical devices, and general
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Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
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Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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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.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Very Hot News

Disney has done a turnabout. Last week Disney said it
was a “marketing decision” to justify keeping captions
out of the rental movie “Up.” In face of Deaf Community
uproar, Disney is now saying it was a “mistake.”

Corporate doubletalk? Very certainly so.

– Thursday November 26th

Those getting Holiday Season greeting cards from British High
Commission of Sri Lanka would probably not be aware that the
design was done by a deaf student.

The honors go to student Chamika Umesh Bandara of the Sri Lanka
School for the Deaf.

– Friday November 27th

The Oticon Focus on People Awards has bestowed an award on
Paige Stringer, a past NCAA-I women’s tennis star at
University of Washington. Paige who is deaf, grew up knowing
nothing about sign language or of Deaf Culture. Years past
her tennis-playing days she created a foundation to help deaf
children of Vietnam. And forsaking her past oral days, she has
absorbed herself into Vietnamese sign language to communicate
with the deaf of Vietnam.

– Saturday November 28th

Deaf people are no different from hearing people as far as
appreciation of art and culture is concerned. In Philippines,
Dulaang Tahimik ng Pilipinas exists to encourage the
involvement of the deaf in the artistic and cultural fields.
This organization, established in 1992, was lauded in a
newspaper story.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Ingrid Parkin will become the first deaf principal of the
St Vincent School for the Deaf in South Africa. DeafDigest
is not sure, but she may just be the first deaf principal of
a school in South Africa. First deaf principal of any deaf
school in Africa? Do not know because the late Andrew Foster,
a Gallaudet graduate, founded 31 schools and 2 centers for
the deaf on the African continent. How many schools are still
surviving because of the continuous political and tribal upheaval?

Anyway, Parkin? Sounds familiar! Yes, she is the wife of the
famed South African hearing Olympics swimmer, Terence, who happens
to be deaf.

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The University of Tennessee Rehabilitation Counseling Program is
seeking Master’s students to apply for the Deafness Concentration. 
****Funding is available in the form of RSA Traineeships.****

Students in the Deafness Concentration will pursue 48-hours of
coursework in rehabilitation counseling and are also expected to
fulfill the following requirements:

1) Completion of the non-credit Orientation to Deafness (OTD) program
offered in summer term by the UT Center on Deafness. 

2) Demonstration of American Sign Language (ASL) skills at an Intermediate
level or above on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) prior to
graduation.

3) Completion of all practicum, internship, external course writing
assignments, and independent research in settings or topics related to
persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Students are admitted to the on-campus program each fall and complete the
program in approximately 16 months.  Distance Education students are
admitted every other year (with the next cohort beginning in August, 2010)
and complete the program in two years.

The application deadline is April 15.  Admission decisions are made by May
15.

A number of RSA Traineeships are available to students.

Patrick L. Dunn, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor, Counselor Education
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
A523 Bailey Education Complex
Knoxville, TN  37996

Phone:  (865) 974-8013
Email:  mailto:pdunn4@utk.edu

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A CANCELLED CI OPERATION
A deaf man was scheduled to have a CI implant at
a hospital.
He arrived at the hospital, and the operating room
staff got him ready for the operation.
He waited for a long time, and was told to go home,
because the operation was canceled.
Why was it canceled? Because the CI people did not have
their own CI operation equipment and surgical tools. These
were missing and cannot be found.
A deaf doctor said:

Happens frequently – each surgeon has his own list of
equipment for each operation, and sometimes the operating
room staff cannot find the stuff!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cancelledci/

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

A HIDDEN BEDROOM AT NAD HEADQUARTERS
For many years the National Association of the Deaf
had its headquarters at the Halex House in Silver
Springs, Maryland.
Halex House had many offices on three floors. In one of
the offices there was a hidden (or secret) bedroom. Many
people worked at the Halex House without knowing about
that secret bedroom.
A former NAD CEO used that secret bedroom as his
“free” apartment.
When the board of directors found out about it, they
kicked him out of the free bed room but also forced him
to resign!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bedroomnad/

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

LANCE BRIGGS’ COMIC BOOK IDEA
Lance Briggs, not deaf, is a member of the Chicago
Bears NFL football team.
When not busy playing football he likes to work on
comic book ideas, especially with a new superhero.
A superhero he has in mind is Riot. As Lance
describes, Riot grew up in Hawaii as an ordinary boy
until he almost died at the age of 15. Somehow at the
hospital, while he recovered, he got super powers, one
of which is telepathic skills.
Anyway this telepathic skill can control any living
thing – with one exception – that it cannot control
the deaf!
A strange sense of powers, in that in Riot’s world,
we, the deaf, cannot be controlled?

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wind – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
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* One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
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mailto:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices
are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD.
Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278.
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES FOR THE DEAF
There are many Assisted Living Facilities in
USA. These are primarily for hearing senior citizens
in need of living assistance, though many do accept
deaf senior citizens equally in need.
What about the deaf? Very few. Why? Very high
costs involved to enroll a deaf patient.
Several groups have attempted to establish deaf-only
homes but most have failed.

SARAH PALIN AND SANDY PARNELL
Sarah Palin is a former Alaska First Lady, because she,
at one time in the past, was the state Governor. Sandy
Parnell is the current Alaska First Lady – because her
husband Sean is the state Governor.
What is the difference between both First Ladies?
During her time as the state Governor, DeafDigest cannot
remember if Sarah expressed interest in the needs of the
deaf in the state.
On the other hand Sandy has, as a priority, a project –
to teach fellow Alaskans on the needs of the deaf. She
became interested in the deaf after taking ASL classes at
University of Alaska at Anchorage.
DeafDigest hopes Sandy’s project will bear fruit!

NOISE AND BARBARA CORCORAN
Deaf people make noise, both without realizing it
and even when they take painful steps to be as quiet
with their movements.
Barbara Corcoran? Who is she? She is well known in the
real state world for touching any and every property into
million dollar sales.
Put the deaf and Barbara Corcoran together and there
is a small, but unpleasant incident during an airplane
trip. She and the deaf person sat next to each other,
possibly both unaware of each other’s whereabouts.
This deaf man was tearing up paper. Annoyed, Barbara
slipped him a note, asking him to cease and desist.
Much to her shock, he wrote back, saying no! If
that deaf person was DeafDigest editor, he would immediately
point to his ear, and tell her “I am deaf.”
Works every time; hearing people tend to retreat back
to where they were!

DEAF POKER AND DEAF SPORTS
We have a number of deaf poker tournaments in USA.
Do these tournaments help Deaf Sports? No.
In Australia, it is a bit different. There is an
annual New South Wales Deaf Poker State Championship.
Proceeds from that tournament go towards winner’s
choice of another deaf sporting organization.
We cannot imagine an American deaf poker tournament
winner selecting USA Deaf Sports Federation as the
beneficiary!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

American Society for Deaf Children

The web site is at:

http://www.deafchildren.org/

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS

on one big holiday day I was the only driver around,
as everyone wanted to celebrate the holiday. As a
result I delivered pizzas all day until the shop closed

(final tale – end of series)

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

A deaf person has become a person with a hearing impairment

to have a hearing impairment is the same as being deaf – is the
writer saying a deaf person has become a deaf person?

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31st World’s Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com

A 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 finished. This was the world’s longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf people can hear, via hearing aids and CIs, through
their ears. Deaf people can hear via bone, via bone
conduction hearing aids (pretty much obsolete).

And now this – hear via their skin. Researchers at the
University of British Columbia are now saying the deaf
can use their skin to help them hear better. Their
work was written up in the Nature, a publication.

In the future, the deaf could hear through something
else? Teeth? (see Deaf Picture below)

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Oral Nussbaum, who is not deaf, watched a movie
about Deaf Culture. So moved she was about the
showing that she went out and wrote a short poem.

She said:

I wrote a poem that expresses what I saw as the point of view
of a deaf person. In hopes that it may bless someone, I
am sharing it with DeafDigest.

Thank you, Oral.

To read the poem, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/oralnussbaum

(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic
will be featured every week)

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

A teeth hearing aid!

what is it?

look at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1228367/Could-wearing-high-tech-brace-boost-hearing.html

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Question of the week:

Q. Which football helmet brand is the best that can protect the CI
while playing the rough game of football?

A. Forget it! Just take off the CI and enjoy playing football.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that all hearing parents would accept deafness of their
children instead of trying to cover it up by saying

“he is not deaf; he is hard of hearing”

or

“he is not deaf; he is fully mainstreamed, wars bilateral
hearing aids and uses FM unit, blah, blah, blah”

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1934 – The judge in the courthouse in Papillion, Nebraska
was a deaf man; he was written up in a newspaper story of
performing a private wedding of a hearing couple. This
newlyweds are still living nowadays!

Sorry, the identity of the deaf judge is lost to history.

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Deaf and the Money:

Year 1965 – the NAD CEO bragged to DeafDigest editor, at
that time, a Gallaudet student, that his salary was
higher than the president of Gallaudet University!

(times have changed)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

in a deaf social service agency in mid-sized American
city –

200 – number of meetings attended in one year by a CEO
that did not have a deputy director on his payroll

15 – number of hours per day in office re above

100 – number of meetings attended in the following
year by the same CEO who hired a deputy director

10 – number of hours per day in office re above

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for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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We are recruiting for these positions
– Content Specialist
– Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
– Manager, Educational Planning Office
– Manager, Institutional Compliance
– Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
– Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002

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
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Locate “Job Listing”, click on “Professional Staff”, and then click
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institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,
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,
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position openings
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you!

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

– BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.  Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master’s Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

– OFFICE COORDINATOR: We are seeking someone with a human resources
background to assist Office Manager with day to day management
details. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process human
resources files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain
training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes,
maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical
assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in
business administration, human resources management or related field
with 6 years of Human Resources/Administrative experience. Must have
strong organization, communication, writing and leadership skills.
Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

– MEDICAL CLAIM/BILLING SPECIALIST: We are seeking an additional team
player with a proven background working with Medicaid, Medicare and
multiple insurance companies. The ideal candidate has experience in
obtaining insurance authorizations and resolving discrepancies.
Qualifications:  2+ years of experience in claims follow up & A/R
experience. Skills: Data entry, ability to analyze information,
quality focus, productivity, organization, professionalism, attention
to detail, financial/documentation/reporting proficiencies and
capability of meeting timelines.  The responsibilities will include
but not limited to the following: ensures payments by verifying
accuracy of Medicaid coding; resolves disputed claims by gathering;
verifying, and providing additional information; following-up on
claims; resolves discrepancies by examining and evaluating data;
selecting corrective steps; and prepares monthly reports of Medicaid
billing by summarizing billings, adjustments, and revenues received.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year
related experience or AA; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental
illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community;
promote consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions
open for weekend and evening shifts.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool
Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301         

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searching for
Executive Director
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has been serving the needs of the
Deaf and Deaf/Blind community since 1901. 

We are a three-facility campus: independent living, rest home and SNF.

We are currently searching for a new Executive Director who would
continue the long tradition of compassionate and progressive care for
our residents. 

This position requires a Nursing Home Administrator License issued by
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition, our ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

– Knowledge of ASL/Deaf Culture as it relates to our organizational
philosophy

– Minimum 5 years experience as Administrator in an LTC facility
with good surveys (i.e. no more than 6 deficiencies)

– Ability to establish and maintain standards of high-quality care
and resident programs

– Strong financial management skills, including administration,
forecasting and budgeting

– In-depth understanding of LTC reimbursement
– Able to demonstrate leadership qualities through past achievement
– Proven record of meeting growth and development targets

Deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to apply.

Email your credentials to mailto:Search.Committee@nehomesdeaf.org
prior to December 15, 2009.

NEHD is an equal opportunity employer.

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position available
Teacher
The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf provides quality care and
educational services to children who are Deaf and/or communicatively
impaired.  Our mission is to discover and maximize the child’s
potential.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become
part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer. 

The following position is available:

Teacher

The successful candidate will possess:

– Master’s degree in Deaf Education or related area

– Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Special Education

– Previous experience working with deaf students

– Excellent communication skills

– Fluency in Sign Language

– Proven ability to work as part of a team

Interested persons should apply to Kathleen Lagalante, Director of
Human Resources at 516-922-4100 ext. 224.

For further information, please check out our website:

http://www.millneck.org

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Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000
hearing students.

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:

https://mycareer.rit.edu
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division.

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs.

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e.
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations.

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints
and University policies and procedures.

d. Assist in development of marketing materials

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach
projects.

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in business, education, human service or related
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience. 
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred. 
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered
for this position

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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(updated November 29th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to promising figure skater
Haley Gans. She died in a skiing accident at the age of
14. She was earmarked for a promising career as a competitive
figure skater. She is deaf.

– Very Hot News

Are 911 test emergency messages ineffective? Yes, as far as the
Connecticut state officials and telecommunications personnel
are concerned! There was a hearing on this issue which
was summed into one sentence “it will take many years”

..

– Sunday November 22nd

A research team affiliated with the Xinhua Hospital and
Jiao Tong University medical school, both in China, have
claimed to be able to detect and intervene in early
deafness. Not child’s deafness, but deafness in the
fetus!

– Monday November 23rd

Mississippi School for the Deaf leaving its Jackson
campus for a campus in Brookhaven? The state government
made that suggestion that the school move to the
Mississippi School of Arts campus. Rationale given
was that it would boost the area economy as well as
to provide a safe environment for deaf students.
DeafDigest knows for sure that the Mississippi Deaf
Community will fight against such a move.

– Tuesday November 24th

We have been using our video equipment to reach
VRS providers to make relay calls for us. But there
is a twist. A certain airline carrier posted an
announcement on its web site urging deaf travelers
to use their video equipment to make reservations
directly with them! That airline, however, does not
have its own VRS facility but contracts with a VRS
provider for these video relay communications.

– Wednesday November 25th

If Michigan State University, as mentioned in a
previous DeafDigest article, is going to close its
Deaf Education Program and ASL Classes, there
will be a fight. The Michigan Deaf Community
is not taking it lightly; a rally is planned
on the campus on December 4th to urge the
university officials to reconsider its
decision.

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

AgBell made an announcement of three new members to the
board of directors. Two of them are hearing; the third
one is deaf – Catharine McNally, who operates her own
web site that provides accessibility information on
public and private tours.

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The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org and http://www.dycc.org

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A DEAF MAN TO THE RESCUE
The Palace Theater shows “hearing” movies in
Sequin, Texas.
Some years ago, this theater had sound problems.
The man, who could fix the sound problems, was out
of town. There was no other person around who could
fix that problem.
The theater owner knew of a deaf person, and
felt he could fix the sound problems, and asked
him to come over.
This deaf man came over and fixed the problem
within two hours.
He is deaf; he is not hard of hearing and
cannot follow the voice on telephone or radio
or TV.
That deaf person is David Pierce, who is
DeafDigest’s Old Fogey cartoonist and owns
his own Davideo Productions.
Said Pierce:

Funny how hearies are depending  on a Deafie
to fix the sound system

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sound/

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

D AND D STREET IN KENTUCKY
A hearing man was hired to teach at Kentucky
School for the Deaf in Danville, Kentucky.
The school is located on South 2nd Street.
Years ago, the town hearing senior citizens would
call it D and D Street.
This hearing teacher, would ask them “Do you
mean South 2nd Street?”
These senior citizens would look at him with
a funny look on their faces.
What is D and D in the street address? Deaf
and Dumb!
Insulting? Of course!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/danddstreet/

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

INTERPRETERS IN DOCTOR’S OFFICES
We always read stories of physicians and hospitals
refusing to provide interpreters, only to end up
getting sued by angry deaf patients.
Well, the Connecticut State Medical Society
ran a survey, and one if the findings was interesting.
It said:

Women physicians were significantly more likely to provide
interpreter services and patient-education materials in
other languages.

Is it saying that we, the deaf, should seek female
physicians because we feel they will provide interpreters?
Good question – because we go to the physician we trust
the most, regardless of the gender!

A LUCKY DEAF FAMILY MEMBER
There was a newspaper story of a deaf woman, named
Mary, who passed away last week.
The story said: 

Mary was a very special aunt and confidant to her nieces
and nephews and managed to hear all of the family news before
anyone, even though she was deaf

This is interesting. In many, many families, the deaf
member is the last to know when something came up or
when something happened.
Not so with Mary!

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TEXTING IN A BAR
Two deaf men were sitting next to each other in a bar,
using their own pagers to text messages. Some one said:

I’ll never forget the two deaf men texting away to each
other as fast as their fingers could go.

Huh! Maybe it was the wrong impression. It may be
quite possible that these two deaf men were texting
to their own friends, not towards each other. Why
would two deaf people, sitting next to each other,
text to each other?

ASKING TOURISTS TO VISIT AOMORI CITY
Aomori City, population 290,000, is located in the
northern part of Japan. Cities compete against other
cities to get more tourists for themselves.
The #1 sightseeing ambassador of Amori City is
Rie Saito. She is deaf.
She will be traveling across Japan, promoting
her city at cultural and social events.

A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

The federal government pays for our video relay service?

No. A very small part of our monthly telephone bills finances
the Video Relay Services.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

an interpreter said:

After conversing with my deaf student, a hearing student
asked me, “Do you really understand everything he said?”

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because speakers may talk faster than some captioners can
write, there may be times when it becomes necessary for the
captioner to drop some unimportant words or to paraphrase a
thought.

A speaker might say, “Well, you know, back when Joe DiMaggio
was playing the game of baseball, DiMaggio was able to get
a 56-game hitting streak.”

If the speaker was talking too quickly, a captioner might
shorten the sentence so that it would read, “Back when Joe
DiMaggio played baseball, he was able to get a 56-game
hitting streak.”  That would shorten the sentence from 35
syllables down to 24 syllables.  Since the captioner is
writing syllable by syllable and not letter by letter, it
would make it possible for the captioner to keep up with what
was being said.

Realtime captioners do try to write verbatim whenever they
possibly can.  However, there will be times when they will
need the skill of shortening or paraphrasing what is being
said.  It is better to selectively omit unnecessary or
unimportant words rather than dropping important words. If the
captioner gave us these 24 syllables, it would not convey the
meaning the speaker intended.  “Well, you know, back Joe
DiMaggio was game, DiMaggio was able to a fifty hitting.”     

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

Much of what I learned in college is pretty much
obsolete; we need to teach ourselves on our own
the new things that come up practically every day.

And do not hesitate to ask questions of your
associates; they may have picked up on new things
before you did!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors.

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
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HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
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Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient
as well as the health care provider who may provide service
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing. 

Each month the topics discussed will change.

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

If one says small and struggling small towns cannot afford to
comply with ADA regulations, think again!

Poplarville, a small town in Mississippi has reached a deal with
Department of Justice to open up access for the disabled, the
deaf included.

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The Deaf and the Law

An attorney, that works with the deaf, said:

I find it hard to believe that trained professionals could
not figure out a person was deaf in this day and age. There
are simple signals that would let you figure out that a
person is deaf.

This was in reference to a deaf person arrested by police,
ever so clueless to the suspect’s deafness!

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

What is a disability and what is not a disability?

The new ADA regulations try to define these disability
or non-disability issues.

The more the regulations are written, the more vague these
become.

What about us, the deaf?

Hearing (ability) is considered a major life activity according
to the new regulations. Exactly how this plays out in the
court room is up to attorneys.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the dog walked into the wrung (wrong) area of the house

….

What became of?

Jim Kyte

– past

the only deaf player ever to play in the National Hockey
League, enjoyed a career that lasted 13 seasons

– present

spokesperson, The Registered Disability Savings Plan, which
addresses the financial needs of Canadians with disabilities

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with “past” and
“present” details

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is this an example of an outstanding deaf athlete
being exploited with no regard for need of interpreters?
A basketball star has enrolled in a junior college and
just played the first game of the season. There is an
interpreter present at basketball practices – but for
classes, natch, the interpreter ain’t around!
For reasons of privacy the identity of the player
and the junior college involved is not being disclosed but
it is a true story.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is there a piece on the deaf in art that we may have never
heard of despite several published books on Deaf Art?
Well, the painting by Camille Pissarro of “The House
of the Deaf Woman and the Belfry at Eragny” was featured
at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Said an avid follower of Deaf Art. “I’ve never heard of
that painting, but thanks for alerting me to it.”

….

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When there is a deaf issue that is being written up in a
newspaper story, we need to ask ourselves this question:

is there more to it than what we are reading?

This is in reference to a deaf man winning an amount of money
in a job discrimination lawsuit against a labor union. Yet,
in the very last paragraph of that story, the union, involved
in the lawsuit, said that they have other deaf union members
and they all do not have job issues.

A quick question:

why is that deaf person filing a job discrimination lawsuit
whereas other deaf fellow union members have no issues?

We may never know why!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

The local massage place you go, offers 50% discounts for
teachers and vocational rehabilitation professionals.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Admitted a DeafDigest subscriber:

At a bar, I had one drink too many, while chatting with
a hearing person next to me. I thought he said:

are you a son of a bitch?

I got angry and was ready to slug it out with him.
Fortunately he stopped me and said:

are you suffering much?

Said the deaf lipreader:

Wow, talk about embarrassment!

The deaf person is lucky; those fighting in the bar have often
been thrown into jail.

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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(closing date 11/30/09)

Employment vacancies
– School Educator I (closing date 11/30/09)
– Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 11/30/09)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA

– Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday – Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master’s Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population.

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED.

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver’s license and access
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.  Maintain strong
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings. 

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985
mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health
System

http://www.pmhs.org

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seeking qualified individuals
– Science Teacher
– Math Teacher
– Parent Educator
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served
the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York
metropolitan area since 1864.

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of
important areas.

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social
service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education
Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan
(IEP) diplomas. 

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National
Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two
year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further
training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings:

– Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed
certification)

– Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

– Parent Educator

For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.

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job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

– Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

– Computer Instructor (Part Time)

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcara2job

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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Student Life Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/ntidjob

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position opening
ASL Teacher
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

QUALIFICATIONS:
– degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience

– native ASL User or fluency in ASL

– holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

– knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

– knowledge of  Vista:  Signing Naturally Curriculum and other
appropriate materials

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools

– teach ASL to staff and community members

– teach aspects of Deaf Culture

– develop syllabus, quizzes and exams

– participate in ASL Teachers’ Meetings

SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience

TO APPLY, CONTACT:     
Kelly Therieau at : mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

phone/tty: 802-258-9510 
fax: 802-258-9574

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position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting,
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist.

A Master’s degree in counseling, social work and/or a related
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license
eligible.

This position requires that the candidate have experience working
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire.

The candidate will be providing:
– Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
– Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
– Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy,
19650 US Hwy 441,
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939       

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director. 

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:
https://mycareer.rit.edu

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division.

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID’s
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID’s Explore Your Future
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer.

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year.

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities
as assigned.

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as
assigned. 

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences

6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College
activities on enrollment pipeline.

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID
Pre-College Outreach Programs.

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
– Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly
preferred
– 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written
communication skills required.

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.
3. Strong organization and time management skills required.

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented
and fast-paced environment

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented
work

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and
decisions as necessary.

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered
for this position

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills,
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication
resources, medication administration and developing community
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency
in independent living skills, Valid driver’s license required
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
references to :         

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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ASL Videos of the Week:
Happy Thanksgiving - in ASL with captions
http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/worldaroundyou/?id=1305&

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchemists/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/truefalsesmoking/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Special Offer on U300 Modem at the Deaf Pager Store

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Only available in select cities, the new U300 modem gives you
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

Even before he has officially taken over as president
of Gallaudet University, Alan Hurwitz already made
his first move - hiring Don Beil as Chief of Staff.
Beil has 35 years of experience at NTID to his
credit.


- Thursday November 19th 

two hot stories surfaced during the day -
the VRS relay fraud indictments and the
Google captioning of youtube videos. 


- Friday November 20th

A routine court case in Great Britain involving
a deaf defendant required services of five sign
language interpreters. The defendant, who only signed
in the Urdu, one of Pakistan's two official languages,
was found acquitted. Three British Sign Language
interpreters and two Urdu Sign Language interpreters
had to work in concert to make sure everyone was on
the same wavelength. If we hear of the old joke -
"How many people does it take to change a light bulb"
then British taxpayers are not laughing!

All in fairness, each sign language requires two
interpreters (one for relief every 15-20 minutes).


- Saturday November 21st 

Concerned that Deaf Catholics are not getting attention,
the Vatican conducted a 3-day conference to deal with
this issue. This conference was encouraged by
Pope Benedict XVI



(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

For years many doctors have ignored, some of them
ending up being sued, our requests for interpreters
during medical appointments.

The Joint Commission of the American Hospital Association
will be starting a new certification group, which
should pave the way of interpreters to work with
the physicians on our interpreting needs.

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The University of Tennessee Rehabilitation Counseling Program is 
seeking Master's students to apply for the Deafness Concentration.  
****Funding is available in the form of RSA Traineeships.****

Students in the Deafness Concentration will pursue 48-hours of 
coursework in rehabilitation counseling and are also expected to 
fulfill the following requirements:

1) Completion of the non-credit Orientation to Deafness (OTD) program 
offered in summer term by the UT Center on Deafness.  

2) Demonstration of American Sign Language (ASL) skills at an Intermediate 
level or above on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) prior to 
graduation.

3) Completion of all practicum, internship, external course writing 
assignments, and independent research in settings or topics related to 
persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Students are admitted to the on-campus program each fall and complete the 
program in approximately 16 months.  Distance Education students are 
admitted every other year (with the next cohort beginning in August, 2010) 
and complete the program in two years.

The application deadline is April 15.  Admission decisions are made by May 
15. 

A number of RSA Traineeships are available to students.

Patrick L. Dunn, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor, Counselor Education
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
A523 Bailey Education Complex
Knoxville, TN  37996

Phone:  (865) 974-8013
Email:  mailto:pdunn4@utk.edu

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DEAF CHEMISTS ON TDI BOARD
   In 1979, DeafDigest editor was TDI CEO. He had
a board meeting. There were four deaf chemists
that served on the board as directors.
   Did these four deaf chemists talk about
chemistry during their free time? No. Why?
Because their chemical specialties was so different
from each other that they would not understand
each other!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchemists/

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


HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN ASL WITH CAPTIONS
http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/worldaroundyou/?id=1305&


TRUE OR NOT TRUE ABOUT SMOKING
   Someone said that many deaf people give up smoking.
Why did they give it up?
   For health reasons? No. Because it is hard to sign
and smoke at the same time, so they gave up smoking!
   True or false? You decide!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/truefalsesmoking/

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


A NEW CAR DEALER IN MISSOURI
   Before economy went bad, we have had many small
automobile dealerships. Have any of them been
deaf-owned?
   Sort of! Robert Crouse owned his Crouse Brothers Motors
in St Joseph, Missouri for 50 years before selling out in
2004.
   Robert was somewhat deaf, but with a hearing aid and
with lipreading skills, he was able to function 
as a "hearing" person.
   He, in fact, was turned down 3 times when he wanted to
enlist in the Army during World War II. The Army changed
its mind and accepted him on two conditions, that he
wear a hearing aid and learn to lipread!


CONFESSIONS OF A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
   Do we wish to know what is on the minds of a
sign language interpreter?
   If so, do click on:

http://uweekly.com/newsmag/11-04-2009/12893


ROCHESTER SCHOOL STUDENTS ISSUE AN APPEAL
   Deaf people love to travel. This being said, the traveling
experience could be traumatic because of lack of visual
displays on airplane trips.
   When the captain or the flight attendant announces something,
everyone knows what is all about - except for deaf passengers.
   And flight attendants, because, they're busy tending to
needs of all passengers, may overlook the fact that deaf passengers
are clueless.
   Students at Rochester School for the Deaf is asking that you
sign a petition which is at:

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/RSDeaf

   This petition will then be handed over to a representative
of JetBlue. If successful, it will then be handed over to another
airline and so on.


A MUSICAL OBSTACLE FOR HARD OF HEARING PHYSICIANS
   Hearing people love music. This is fine, but it is a
serious issue for hard of hearing physicians that work in
the operating room.
   Surgeons turn on music to help calm their nerves while
operating. A hard of hearing physician that relies on hearing
aid to communicate may have a hard time filtering out real
conversation from music.
   Said an angry hard of hearing physician:

I have had that problem - and have told other surgeons in the 
operating room to turn down or turn off the music. Of course
they listen to me - or they won't get any further referrals!


A SERIOUS ISSUE IN UTAH
   Trying to understand the SSA rules can be traumatic because
it is complex. Even hearing people have a hard time understanding
these rules.
   Anyway, there is an issue going on in Utah - that deaf individuals
may have asked for an interpreter at the SSA office only to be
turned down.
   Deaf leaders may do something about it, to make sure deaf individuals
understand their SSA rights.


OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

Deaf History International


   The web site is at:

http://www.sdhs.se/dhi2009/

(does not have a permanent web site; the site rotates from host
to host)



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

we were fooling around and the manager was not around,
and we made a bet who would make the fastest pizza?
I won the bet easily. And I wasn't even the
shop pizza maker!



If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

The person who invented the sign language for 
the physically challenged section of our community



Huh! Are we, the deaf, being physically challenged?
The Gallaudet football team recently ended its season
with a winning record at 6-4! If the Gallaudet
football team was physically challenged, they would not
win games at all.

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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the 
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the 
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
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A 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf Britons that watch "The Silence" being aired on prime time
TV will be thrilled to watch deaf actress Genevieve Barr play
the lead role. It is a 4 part series, and it is the first role
played by the deaf actress.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

How should interpreters and deaf clients work with
the court system?

Carmel A. Capati, not deaf, manages the Wisconsin
Court Interpreter Program, and he has listed
ten tips.

Do read up on these tips at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpretertips


(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

football team, Michigan School for the Deaf

the school dropped football in 1984 and brought
it back in 2009, much to the delight to everyone

http://deafdigest.com/newmichiganfootballteam/

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Question of the week:

Q. We have deaf psychologists. Why cannot we have
deaf psychiatrists?

A. Said a deaf physician:

This would be the most difficult specialty for a deaf
physician. One must not only hear the
responses from the patient, but also be able to
detect the tone - which can be all important

(editor's note: psychiatrists can prescribe
medicine; psychologists cannot)




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that relay fraud has never happened!

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1998 - the deaf students of CSUN has stopped
getting involved with the annual New Year's Day
Rose Bowl Parade Float. It broke a tradition that
began in the early eighties.

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Deaf and the Money:

32,000 Dong (Vietnamese money)

for cost of 3 beers, and a plate of fried spring
rolls at a cafe owned by a deaf husband and wife
couple at Hue, Vietnam

32,000 Dong equals $1.80 in USA currency!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1-2 years waiting list if you applied for a hearing
ear dog with one agency 

or

3-5 years waiting list if you applied for a hearing
ear dog with another agency


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position openings
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you! 

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- OFFICE COORDINATOR: We are seeking someone with a human resources
background to assist Office Manager with day to day management
details. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process human
resources files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain
training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes,
maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical
assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in
business administration, human resources management or related field
with 6 years of Human Resources/Administrative experience. Must have
strong organization, communication, writing and leadership skills. 
Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

- MEDICAL CLAIM/BILLING SPECIALIST: We are seeking an additional team
player with a proven background working with Medicaid, Medicare and
multiple insurance companies. The ideal candidate has experience in
obtaining insurance authorizations and resolving discrepancies.
Qualifications:   2+ years of experience in claims follow up & A/R
experience. Skills: Data entry, ability to analyze information,
quality focus, productivity, organization, professionalism, attention
to detail, financial/documentation/reporting proficiencies and
capability of meeting timelines.  The responsibilities will include
but not limited to the following: ensures payments by verifying
accuracy of Medicaid coding; resolves disputed claims by gathering;
verifying, and providing additional information; following-up on
claims; resolves discrepancies by examining and evaluating data;
selecting corrective steps; and prepares monthly reports of Medicaid
billing by summarizing billings, adjustments, and revenues received.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year
related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental
illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community;
promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions
open for weekend and evening shifts.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool
Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301          

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searching for
Executive Director
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA 

New England Homes for the Deaf has been serving the needs of the 
Deaf and Deaf/Blind community since 1901.  

We are a three-facility campus: independent living, rest home and SNF. 

We are currently searching for a new Executive Director who would 
continue the long tradition of compassionate and progressive care for 
our residents.  

This position requires a Nursing Home Administrator License issued by 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition, our ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

- Knowledge of ASL/Deaf Culture as it relates to our organizational 
philosophy

- Minimum 5 years experience as Administrator in an LTC facility 
with good surveys (i.e. no more than 6 deficiencies)

- Ability to establish and maintain standards of high-quality care 
and resident programs

- Strong financial management skills, including administration, 
forecasting and budgeting 

- In-depth understanding of LTC reimbursement
- Able to demonstrate leadership qualities through past achievement
- Proven record of meeting growth and development targets

Deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to apply. 

Email your credentials to mailto:Search.Committee@nehomesdeaf.org 
prior to December 15, 2009.

NEHD is an equal opportunity employer.

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Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 11/30/09)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 11/30/09)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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position available
Teacher
The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf provides quality care and
educational services to children who are Deaf and/or communicatively
impaired.  Our mission is to discover and maximize the child's
potential.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become
part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  

The following position is available:

Teacher

The successful candidate will possess:

- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related area

- Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Special Education

- Previous experience working with deaf students

- Excellent communication skills

- Fluency in Sign Language

- Proven ability to work as part of a team

Interested persons should apply to Kathleen Lagalante, Director of
Human Resources at 516-922-4100 ext. 224. 

For further information, please check out our website:

http://www.millneck.org

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Job Opening
Substitute Teachers
Scranton School for Deaf and HOH Children
Scranton, PA

Day-to-Day Substitute teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
are needed to replace teachers in the event of illness or 
absence.  

PA Teaching Certificate preferred, Bachelors degree 
req'd.  PA Child Abuse, Act 151, and FBI clearances 
are req'd. Sign Language skills req'd.

Letter and resume to: 
Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 

EOE

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Employment Opportunities
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  

We are looking for people to join our staff who share this 
commitment and are willing to work with the goal of providing 
our students with the best education, residential and 
support services possible.  

If you share our commitment to students, please visit our web 
site at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of the following 
job openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, Girls' Dorm
- Part Time Parent Infant/Early Intervention Teacher (Central PA Area)

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

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Email:  mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, 
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 
hearing students. 

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 

https://mycareer.rit.edu 
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for 
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination 
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs.  
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs.  

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to 
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and 
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and 
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e. 
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and 
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. 

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with 
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints 
and University policies and procedures. 

d. Assist in development of marketing materials 

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach 
projects. 

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, education, human service or related 
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service 
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience.  
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written 
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred.  
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time 
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered 
for this position

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position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and 
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
       
- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget
       
- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related 
Services, and Student Life


Target Hire Date: June 2010

Please send letter of interest  & resume to Kelly Therieau at 
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Or fax # 802-258-9574

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employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full time

Deaf Independent Living Association Inc is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of 
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to 
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

Full Time Employee Benefits:
100 % employer contribution to medical, life and
disability benefits; 75 % employer contribution
to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year;
10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal
leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at: 
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language 
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching 
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum 
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs 
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office 
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining 
professional competence, and participating in professional 
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in 
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must 
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective 
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student 
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible 
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized 
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign 
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American 
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter-Rancho Cucamonga, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA



To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
to our website: 

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Donald Harington, professor of art history,
University of Arkansas, who departed us.
Deaf at the age of 12 he did not use ASL.
When not busy teaching art history, he
wrote 13 novels on the life in the Ozarks,
centering on Stay More, AK, a fictional
town. He used a system of cards to field
questions from students in his classes.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Bernie Fairwood, Illinois, who departed
us. During the sixties, he was an all-time
Gallaudet football and wrestling great.
And he became the first American wrestler
to win a Deaflympics gold medal, quickly
pinning a Russian Goliath.

- Very Hot News

What does DeafDigest have to say about the Department of
Justice indicting a list of providers and individuals
involved with the relay fraud?

None of the relay providers that regularly advertise in
DeafDigest are involved. None of the individuals indicted
have done any advertising business with DeafDigest. And one
indicted person wanted to advertise in DeafDigest but was
turned down because of bad reputation.

DeafDigest screens all potential advertisers; many have been
turned down. Yes, DeafDigest is that fussy.

If you are in need of a VRS provider, please check those
that advertise in DeafDigest.

Thank you.

..

- Sunday November 15th 

The Baton Rouge Association of the Deaf is putting
their clubhouse for sale. No new members are being
accepted. Proceeds from the club house sale will
go towards housing for deaf senior citizens. 

- Monday November 16th

13 separate Rochester-based deaf organizations have
announced the joint hosting of a farewell reception for
Dr. Alan Hurwitz and his wife Vicki. This event will
take place at Rochester School for the Deaf on
December 13th. As we all know, Hurwitz will assume
the presidency of Gallaudet University.

- Tuesday November 17th

Outcry over lack of captions with DVDs from Netflix,
Blockbuster and Redbox is getting louder and louder.
And Disney said lack of captions was a marketing
decision!

- Wednesday November 18th

After steering the Gallaudet football team to a 6-4
record, coach Ed Hottle announced his resignation
to take a head coaching assignment with a brand new
football program at Stevenson University in Baltimore.

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
is reaching out with a spanking new Government
Affairs Program. Objective is to make federal
and state legislators aware of what our
interpreters are all about. And also to help
state legislators understand these interpreter
certification issues.

..

Special Job announcement:

Shannon's Tea House & Art Gallery Cafe
Frederick, Maryland

Part-time

Position: Server/dining room assistant/dining room
cashier

Seeking for an individual with strong working ethics and love
for tea, the ability to communicate in both spoken english and
ASL.  Dependable, honest, good customer relations, can work
under pressure, can carry out the directions of management
and handle numerous and varied tasks, accurate and strong
attention to details.  Must be assertive with troublesome
customers.

Responsibilities:
* Prepare and set tables for lunch activities.

* Take orders and serve food.

* Act as expeditor for keeping food service timely and efficient.

* Assist with other servers on assigned tasks such as water,
coffee and/or tea preparation.

* Beverage and soup service areas are kept clean and stocked.

* Assist with kitchen/service duties only if needed

* Maintain the floor by keeping it clean and debris-free.

* Assist with retail sales and customer relations as needed

Start in January 2010, trainings and workshops will be provided
upon hiring.

Wages:
$ 4.00 per hour plus tips

E-mail to request for the application form.

Contact:
Shannon Cooley, owner
mailto:info@shannonsteahouse.com

..

The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org and http://www.dycc.org

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RESIDENTIAL AND BOARDING SCHOOLS
   When a deaf student sleeps on a school campus, it is
called residential school.
   When a hearing student sleeps on a school campus,
it is called boarding school.
   Residential school and boarding school? What is
the difference?
   Good question!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

IF MONA LISA WAS DEAF?
   Mona Lisa is a famous art painting. Her smile
looks mysterious.
   A person sits on a chair for a long time during
a painting, he will get tired. There is music to
prevent the person from getting too tired.
   It is possible that Mona Lisa did not have music,
and her "smile" is because of her tired look.
   Suppose Mona Lisa was deaf. The artist must have
a sign language person that would sign stories all
day to prevent Mona Lisa from getting too tired! 

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/monalisa/

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

WATCHING CAPTIONED VIDEOS
   Interesting sequence of events regarding the
captioning of videos. It was announced last week of
a web site that would list captioned videos at:

http://www.22frames.com/

   And now this - Google is working with Youtube
to have videos captioned. Past Deaf Internet pioneer
Ken Harrenstien is helping out with this project.

CAPTIONED EYEGLASSES?
   Will we be having captioned eyeglasses?
Possibly if NEC, a Japanese high tech firm
has its way.
   For more information, click on:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8343941.stm

   A DeafDigest subscriber said:

After this comes out, next step should be sign language
glasses!

A SCULPTOR IN FINLAND
   W?in? Aaltonen, who passed away in 1966, was a sculptor
and artist in Finland.
   His works have earned him the honor as one of the best
in the nation.
   One of his works is found outside of the Helsinki
Stadium. He has a permanent exhibition at the W?in? Aaltonen
Museum of Art in Turku
   He was deaf, lost his hearing as a child. 

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A DEAF WINERY IN FRANCE
   The French countryside is dotted with wineries,
these small mom and pop outfits that sell their
wines locally.
   Any deaf wineries? The French deaf people would
say yes, but are vague on specifics (name of town,
name of winemakers, etc).
   DeafDigest learned of a deaf winery - in Pomport,
which is a hamlet in the southwestern part of
France.
   The deaf winery is owned by Regis Castaing
and his wife Paulette. While deaf tourists are welcome to
visit the winery, communication is done via gestures
because he does not know the French Sign Language.

DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

Counselors with the deaf do not compare student
profiles with others, preventing them from learning
from each other

(end of series)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

do they understand what you are signing?

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

We have seen that the writing speed of a captioner has very little
to do with the couple-second delay in the captions appearing on your
television screen, so you may ask:  

What advantage is there to having a captioner who possesses more speed?

People seem to be speaking quicker and quicker all the time.  The speeds
of the anchors delivering the nightly news have many times been clocked
at over 300 words per minute.  Realtime captioners try to keep up with
these speakers.  

Although it is not always possible, they attempt to give a verbatim
account of what is being said.   If the speaker is speaking at 300 words
per minute and the captioner's top speed is 225, something has to give. 

There may be times when it becomes necessary to drop or omit some
relatively unimportant word or to paraphrase a thought.

One of the most important reasons for captioners to work on developing
their speed is that the faster the captioner writes, the closer to
verbatim the captioning output will be.  

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updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

Making maintaining professional contacts among past
associates are much more than making contacts via
the internet. These past associates know you whereas
internet contacts have never met you in person!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section

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Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's
premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. 

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes:

- Basement
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Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Based in Washington, DC
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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient
as well as the health care provider who may provide service
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   Is it possible that some of the kids, suffering from
dyslexia, are already struggling with hearing losses?
   This is what researchers at Northwestern University
in Illinois, is implying.

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The Deaf and the Law

- location
Texas

- case
a deaf man sent a text message that made a terroristic
threat against another deaf person

- result
the police arrested him and bail was set

- comment
if you are angry at someone, do not send a threatening
text message; just cool off

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Q. Why is ADA regulations so difficult to understand?

A. It is the American way of writing up 2,000-3,000
pages of regulations. We have many ADA lawyers that
do not agree with each other. We have many judges
that do not agree with each other on ADA regulations.
Disagreement and dissent is the cherished American
way of life! 

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the family dug (dog) ran to the door

....

What became of?

Michael Filardo

- past

goalie on gold-medal winning USA Winter Deaflympics hockey
team

- present

property manager & supervisor, Caribbean Consultants, Ltd
in Barbados; in his free time, plays roller hockey
since country has no ice skating rink

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Marlee Matlin to the rescue is what DCARA has been
proclaiming. Faced with a 6-figure debt, the DCARA
staged a fund raiser with Marlee Matlin as the featured
entertainer.
   The result - the debt has been wiped out - and
DCARA is now enjoying a $35,000 surplus over and above
the debt wipe-out.
   Said Robert Roth, the DCARA Executive Director
"It blows the myth that deaf persons will not spend
more than a certain amount for a deaf fund raiser. For
that event there were more deaf than hearing in
attendance. You have to have good food, good
entertainment and a good cause."

(editor's note: Robert Roth is no longer the
executive director)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The interpreter strike at Arizona State University has
been settled - but hope it is not a harbinger of things to
come. If disgruntled interpreters at other colleges get
the hint then they could be tempted to stage strikes
for better wages.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are we lucky to be deaf? Well, at one workplace a
deaf person was not bothered by a faulty fire alert
strobe that flashed for much of one day. Hearing
employees were bothered by the continuous blasts from
that faulty strobe, that maintenance people struggled
to fix all day.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The higher ups decide that you will have virtual offices,
and as a result, you are allowed to work at home more often

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

We're having a silent auction here at work

I was asked---Did you see the butterfingers?

But she actually said--Did you see the bird feeders?

Scary! What if the deaf person placed a bid on
butterfingers?

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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job posting
Director of Community Relations
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Student Life Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/ntidjob

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position opening
ASL Teacher
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT 

QUALIFICATIONS:
- degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience

- native ASL User or fluency in ASL

- holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

- knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

- knowledge of  Vista:  Signing Naturally Curriculum and other
appropriate materials

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools

- teach ASL to staff and community members

- teach aspects of Deaf Culture

- develop syllabus, quizzes and exams

- participate in ASL Teachers' Meetings

SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience

TO APPLY, CONTACT:
Kelly Therieau at : mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

phone/tty: 802-258-9510
fax: 802-258-9574

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position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting,
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 

The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy,
19650 US Hwy 441,
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job                                    Posting #        Closing Date
Sub Teacher  (3)                       565935           11/27/2009
Nurse - Intermittent (1)               565908           11/23/2009
Residential Advisor - Intermittent (1) 565909           11/23/2009
Food Service Sup 5      (1)               565911                11/24/2009           

(#) = number of job available for that position.

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 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director.  

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:
https://mycareer.rit.edu 

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID's
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID?s Explore Your Future
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer. 

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year. 

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities
as assigned. 

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as
assigned.   

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences

6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College
activities on enrollment pipeline. 

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID
Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
- Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly
preferred
- 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written
communication skills required. 

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.
3. Strong organization and time management skills required. 

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented
and fast-paced environment 

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented
work 

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and
decisions as necessary. 

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered
for this position

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Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming),
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills,
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication
resources, medication administration and developing community
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

Northamptonshire Police, in Great Britain, is registering
deaf people for a new service - a text number they could
use to reach the police in case of incidents or issues
they may have. This is a pilot program, and if successful,
may be implemented nationwide.


- Thursday November 5th 

Michigan State University is closing its
Deaf Education Program, effective in 2012.
No new students will be admitted; current
students will need to complete their course work
by then. This program has combined ASL and
bi-bi into their teaching agenda.

- Friday November 6th

Our deaf dancers!

first it was the late Sam Edwards, who performed
a dance on a TV program in the seventies, and then
Joe Templin, who performed in local Washington, DC
dance programs. And now this - Darren Rajbal who
was voted #1 most talented dancer in South Africa.
He impressed on the TV program titled "Got Talent."
How tough was the competition? Darren was one of the
4,000 dance hopefuls competing in these elimination
events until only one was remaining. He receives
250,000 South African Rand, which is nearly
$34,000 in USA dollars.


- Saturday November 7th 

Gallaudet women's volleyball team is the Eastern
College Athletic Conference champions. It is the
volleyball team's first post season championship.
The team defeated #1 seed DeSales University 
in the championship finals to take the South Region
honors.



(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Tim Young, a legend in the town of Northampton in
Massachusetts, has passed away. While deaf he was
quite a character, often chatting away with total
strangers and pushing them to attend the town
musical events at the Iron Horse, the town's popular
gathering. He was always cheerful no matter what was
going on. Since Northampton is where Clarke School for
the Deaf is located, it is not known if he went there
or if the Clarke people knew of him.

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HATE TO READ?
   Do hearing people hate to read? Well, sometime ago
a 3-D movie was shown at the Disney World MGM
studios in Orlando, FL.
   The voice in the movie went dead, but the
captions continued. Many hearing people left the
movie show, but a group of deaf people stayed to
watch the captioned movie.
   Why?


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hateread/

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


UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGE

   Sign languages all over the world are different.
We have International Sign Language, a simple system to
help deaf people, from all over the world, to understand
each other.
   A deaf man from Italy visited Gallaudet University
some years ago, and walked through the class rooms at
Hall Memorial Building.
   Suddenly, a deaf professor saw him and invited him to
come to the class to speak to the students.
   The students were warned that the visitor does not know
ASL and may be difficult to understand.
   The warning was wrong. The deaf visitor signed
so smoothly in International Sign Language, that the
class stood up and gave him a big wave applause when he
left the room!   


- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)


A PROMISING DEAF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
   There is a number of magazines on the market
that focus on fashions. As far as DeafDigest
knows, none of these pictures were taken by
a deaf fashion photographer.
   This may change - hopefully so. Vinny 
Valdez is deaf and is a resident of Buena Park,
near Chicago, and is hoping for a career in 
fashion photography.
   He is slowly building up his photography
business on the side while holding down a
full time job.
   All the money he has saved is invested into
photography equipment.
   DeafDigest hopes Vinny will succeed. Photography
is a very competitive field - but we've have
successful deaf photographers.


WHAT DEAFNESS IS ALL ABOUT?
   This is one of the rare great newspaper articles explaining
what deafness is all about, in different ways.
   Do click on:

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20091115/OPINION01/911150358


A LIP READABLE TV PERSONALITY
   When DeafDigest editor watches a TV program, he reads
captions, not lips.
   But with one TV personality, the lips were not that
difficult to read; in fact her lips were much easier
to read than any one around.
   It is the lips of Claire Robinson of the "5 Ingredient Fix"
program on the Food Network.


A STRANGE ACCUSATION AGAINST INTERPRETERS
   A newspaper in Zambia ran a headline that said:

Interpreters Abusing Sign Language

   It said that more interpreters have been commercializing
sign language and making a profit out of it at the expense
of the deaf. It also said the government will need to develop
a policy to regulate the conduct of interpreters so that sign
language would not be abused.
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked a long time administrator
of an interpreting agency. The administrator was just as
equally puzzled as the DeafDigest editor was!


DEAF HIRING QUOTA
   A couple of years ago DeafDigest mentioned Patu Keswani,
owner of his Lemon Tree Hotels chain in India, on his desire to
hire the deaf.
   Did he hire the deaf? Yes - he set the quota at 4 percent
of the hotel workforce to be deaf. Of his 500 employees, 19
of them are deaf; actually he hired 20 but one dropped out.
   Keswani wants to go one up - to train the deaf to interact
with the hotel guests.
   DeafDigest wonders why 4 percent? Why not 10 percent? Why
not 20 percent. Can't complain as it is a start.   


OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing In Government


   The web site is at:

http://www.dhhig.org/


TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)


Being 8-months pregnant and delivering pizzas sure earned 
me $60-100 nightly in tips alone, working only 3-4 hours
a night. Awful, I know! 



If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

always been able to communicate with his hands


Not quite sure exactly what it means - is that person
using ASL or just gesturing, but not really knowing
ASL?

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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the 
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the 
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Add Hungary to the world's nations that recognize
Sign Language as an official language. The Parliament,
earlier in the week, saw to it. What this means is that
deaf Hungarians now have the right to request 
interpreters for public hearings and legal matters.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Comments from Claudia Pagliaro, regarding Michigan
State University closing its Deaf Education
program.

Click on:
http://deafdigest.com/michiganstate

(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Darren Rajbal
champion South African dancer

http://www.sasgottalent.co.za/

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Question of the week:

Q. We have a number of deaf physicians everywhere
in the world, but do we have a deaf anesthesiologist?

A. Probably not for the simple reason he maintains
a critical role during surgeries - to keep the
patient alive while under anesthesia; this function
requires constant communication with the surgeons 
and the nurses. A miscommunication and the patient
is dead.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that leaders of different groups and different
philosophies (ASL, bi-bi, Cued Speech, CI,
oral, etc) are willing to listen to each other's
viewpoints without verbally attacking them!

One does not have to agree with the opposite
viewpoint, but one needs to show respect for
others.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1892 - Angeline Stickney passes away; she was the mother
of Percival Hall, Gallaudet's second president who served in
that office for 35 years; the mother's background probably
had a profound influence on Hall as he was compassionate
on the needs of the deaf in education

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angeline_Stickney

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Deaf and the Money:

$324,069.13 

cost of medical expenses paid by the government of
Trinidad & Tobago to have a CI implanted in USA
on a suddenly-deafened wife of a government
official

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

26 nations

deaf people in these 26 nations are not allowed to drive

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Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 11/17/09)
- School Educator I (closing date 11/30/09)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 11/30/09)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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Job Opening
Substitute Teachers
Scranton School for Deaf and HOH Children
Scranton, PA

Day-to-Day Substitute teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
are needed to replace teachers in the event of illness or 
absence.  

PA Teaching Certificate preferred, Bachelors degree 
req'd.  PA Child Abuse, Act 151, and FBI clearances 
are req'd. Sign Language skills req'd.

Letter and resume to: 
Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 

EOE

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Employment Openings
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  We are looking for people 
to join our staff who share this commitment and are willing 
to work with the goal of providing our students with the best 
education, residential and support services possible.  If 
you share our commitment to students, please visit our web site 
at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of the following job 
openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, Girls' Dorm
- Part Time Parent Infant/Early Intervention Teacher 

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

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swiss vale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Email:  mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, 
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 
hearing students. 

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 

https://mycareer.rit.edu 
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for 
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination 
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs.  
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs.  

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to 
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and 
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and 
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e. 
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and 
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. 

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with 
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints 
and University policies and procedures. 

d. Assist in development of marketing materials 

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach 
projects. 

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, education, human service or related 
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service 
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience.  
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written 
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred.  
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time 
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered 
for this position

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position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and 
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
       
- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget
       
- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related 
Services, and Student Life


Target Hire Date: June 2010

Please send letter of interest  & resume to Kelly Therieau at 
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Or fax # 802-258-9574

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employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full time

Deaf Independent Living Association Inc is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of 
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to 
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

Full Time Employee Benefits:
100 % employer contribution to medical, life and
disability benefits; 75 % employer contribution
to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year;
10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal
leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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Search re-opened
Co-Science Directors
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/science

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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Position Available
Director of Student Admissions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf                  
Philadelphia, PA

Director of Student Admissions  

This is a full-time 12-month position.  At least a Master's 
Degree in Psychology or related field. Possess proficiency in 
sign language.  Supervise a full array of clinical student/family 
support services.  Collaborate with LEAs and families regarding 
enrolment and coordinate the PDE approval process. Coordinate 
the scheduling and completion of Biannual and Triennial 
multidisciplinary evaluations ERs, IEPs and standardized 
school-wide assessment services.  Collaborate on the transition 
to school age process and the ESY/Summer Program.    

Deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Send letter of interest and resume/vitae to: 

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at: 
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language 
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching 
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum 
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs 
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office 
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining 
professional competence, and participating in professional 
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in 
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must 
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective 
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student 
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible 
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized 
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign 
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American 
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA


To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
to our website: 

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Luther D. Robinson,
M.D. who departed us. While not deaf, he pioneered the concept
of the mental health services for the deaf, and in fact,
administered the program at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Mental
Health Service in Washington, DC. Simply put, he was to
Deaf Mental Health clinicians what Dr William Stokoe was to
Deaf Sign Language linguists!


- Very Hot News

Are our needs of deaf minors being addressed with the
Senate Finance Committee that is overseeing the
Healthy Future Act of 2009 (S 1796)? Yes, according
to AgBell, which monitors every step of the bill as
it weaves through the Congress

..

- Sunday November 8th 

The High Court of India is considering a change in
its rules to allow the deaf to drive vehicles.


- Monday November 9th

For years ADA and The  U.S. Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission seemed to be of different
wavelengths as far as employment of the
disabled, the deaf included, was concerned.
Possibly not any more because EEOC has published
proposed regulations that relate to the ADA.
Hopefully is this is great news for deaf
job-seekers that have suffered discrimination.


- Tuesday November 10th

One day Gallaudet will be admitting a new student
that attended the Davila Day School in Chula Vista, 
California. Davila as in Robert Davila, the current
Gallaudet president? Yes! The announcement was made
recently.


- Wednesday November 11th

A spokesperson with the U.S. Census Bureau's Partnership 
Program is giving a speech at the Sussex County Advisory 
Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical 
Disabilities (Delaware). The speech is supposed to focus
on issues and programs that may affect the lives of the 
aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.
Are we, the deaf, considered among these physically
disabled individuals? DeafDigest does not know.


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)


..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Not sure if this is applicable to the deaf because of the
need to hear precise accents, but the findings of the
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistic in the
Netherlands is interesting. They are saying that those
wanting to understand better a language that is not
theirs may need to watch subtitled movies in that
language. Deaf tourists that speak exceptionally
well may struggle with accents that are not theirs.

..

Special Job announcement:

Shannon's Tea House & Art Gallery Cafe
Frederick, Maryland

Part-time

Position: Server/dining room assistant/dining room 
cashier

Seeking for an individual with strong working ethics and love 
for tea, the ability to communicate in both spoken english and 
ASL.  Dependable, honest, good customer relations, can work 
under pressure, can carry out the directions of management 
and handle numerous and varied tasks, accurate and strong 
attention to details.  Must be assertive with troublesome 
customers.

Responsibilities:
* Prepare and set tables for lunch activities.

* Take orders and serve food.

* Act as expeditor for keeping food service timely and efficient.

* Assist with other servers on assigned tasks such as water, 
coffee and/or tea preparation.

* Beverage and soup service areas are kept clean and stocked.

* Assist with kitchen/service duties only if needed

* Maintain the floor by keeping it clean and debris-free.

* Assist with retail sales and customer relations as needed

Start in January 2010, trainings and workshops will be provided 
upon hiring.

Wages:
$ 4.00 per hour plus tips

E-mail to request for the application form.

Contact:
Shannon Cooley, owner
mailto:info@shannonsteahouse.com

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The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian, 
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf


For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com 
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org and http://www.dycc.org

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A SWEET REVENGE
   A young deaf man was from a wealthy family. The
family owned a chain of electronic goods stores
(like Best Buy).
   The deaf man wanted to be involved in the
business but the father refused. The father felt
his  son cannot get involved because of his
deafness. Instead two other sons took over the business.
   As a compromise, the deaf man got a monthly income
for life from a special investment fund. The deaf man 
did not like it because he wanted to work at the
family business but he had no choice.
   His revenge? The company went bankrupt and went
out of business. This deaf man is still collecting
monthly income from the special investment fund!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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SCARED OF LEGAL INTERPRETING
   There are some interpreters that are scared to
do legal interpreting - in the court room, or in the
attorney's office or in the police station.
   Reasons are that"

- a deaf person may not understand legal words

- the interpreter may not know how to interpret legal words

- if an interpreter makes an error that is overlooked, the 
deaf person may suffer

   This is why there are workshops on legal interpreting.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legalinterpreting/

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



WE, THE DEAF OR THEY, THE HEARING
   The late Gil Eastman, for many years, taught drama
at Gallaudet University and tutored a number of students
that went on to outstanding careers in the world of
drama.
   He said:

It is interesting to see that deaf people can function in 
the hearing world very well while hearing people cannot
function well in a deaf world

   Very true.


REAL EXPENSIVE TO BE DEAF
   Over the years we have joked among ourselves that it is
expensive to be deaf. But there is a twist.
   Deafness in one individual cost $324,069.13. How?
Well, Carolyn Hunt became deaf, requiring a CI. Because
she is a resident of Trinidad and Tobago, she had to
fly to USA to get implanted. And her trips to USA ran
up a big tab.
   She is the wife of a government official, and so,
much public criticism over such an outlay has been
directed at him!
   Critics are saying because she is a celebrity she is
getting a government pass to get a CI whereas less
fortunate citizens are deprived of these medical privileges.


GETTING A DEAF WORD INTO A DICTIONARY
   We have a number of deaf words. Examples are
Coda and audism. Why aren't these accepted by
dictionary editors?  
   They count the frequency of new words in
newspapers, magazines and on web sites. If the
word count is high, it goes in. If the word
count is low, well, forget it - at least
until next year.
   We, the deaf use these words Coda and audism
pretty much often, but hearing people don't!
  

HIRING THE NON-DISABLED ACTORS INSTEAD OF DISABLED ACTORS
   It is always the same old story that hearing actors
are hired to play deaf roles and able-bodied actors hired
to play disabled roles.
   Why? Attitude among casting directors? Possibly, but there
may be other reasons:

- fear of lawsuits in that disabled actors may slow down production
times

- fear of viewers' discomfort

- very hard to say no to talented non-disabled actors, but
easier to say no to talented deaf and disabled actors 

- limited pool of 600 characters on sitcoms and dramas
on five major TV networks in a season

- unwilling to pay added production expenses - ie hiring
interpreters 

- producers not willing to look at deaf and disabled actors

- 1980's era of deaf & disabled actors on TV is gone forever

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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A HEARING AID USER
   Bruce MacIsaac wears a hearing aid; he relies on the
hearing aid and his lipreading to catch what is being
said.
   He was attending a public meeting in Prince Edward
Island, Canada regarding a political issue; all public
observers must watch from the rear of the room. He wanted
to move to the front of the room to lipread the speakers 
- but was not permitted to do so.
   He made a big stink out of this incident in the newspapers,
much to the embarrassment of the Prince Edward Island
public officials. 



DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

We have plenty of federal guidelines on education of
the deaf; we do not have a single federal guideline
on counseling of the deaf!


(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to wear boring plain clothing and always 
wondering why teachers wear bright colors and
patterns?


if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When talking about the writing speed of captioners, I have 
been asked questions similar to these:  

- If our captioner has more speed and is able to write faster, 
will that eliminate the two-second delay in captioning 
after a word is said?  

- If a captioner is really fast, will we be able to see the 
word immediately as it is said?

Unfortunately, the speed of the captioner has very little to do 
with the delay most people experience in broadcast captioning.  

That is more a function of the technology involved in the 
broadcast.

When you are watching your evening news in one city, the 
captioner may be located across the country in another
city. When the news anchor says a word, that word must travel 
over a phone line across the country so that the captioner can 
then hear the word and write it on his or her steno machine.

After the captioner writes the word, the steno machine sends 
the word to a computer containing software that translates 
that word into English.  That computer then sends that 
translated word via modem over a phone line to the encoder 
back at the television station in your home city, where that 
encoder then merges that word with the video signal being 
broadcast to your TV set. 

The fact that this whole process results in only a couple-second 
delay in seeing the words after they are said still amazes me!  

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

I've had many assignments over the years, but I was able to
get two of them through my contacts with past associates.
I've maintained contacts with them even though I've moved
on to other assignments. I just "came back" to my old
contacts and these paid off in new jobs.


(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
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Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Many older people become deaf; we all assume it is an
unfortunate part of the aging process - but could a
certain gene be the reason? Scientists at University
of Wisconsin is saying that a certain gene is the
culprit. It is called Bak. 

..

The Deaf and the Law

If you are sitting in the back row and watching a court
session involving someone you know, do not flash the ILY
sign.

Someone did, and the angry judge ordered the person
arrested and declared the case a mistrial!

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Honoring the ADA regulations may be a matter of
employer attitude.

A deaf executive in one company lost his job because
the employer was afraid of high interpreter costs
(he was pushed into early retirement with cash
settlement). He never asked for interpreters for
anything - but the corporate officers panicked and
pushed him out.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

good mork (morning), the news is coming up now

....

What became of?

Paul Swadley

- past

an overachieving student at Lafayette, HS, Williamsburg, VA 
and at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

- present

first deaf president of the National Cued Speech Association; travels
extensively, giving Cued Speech workshops


mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details


..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Richard Dahill has been rebuffed in his efforts to
become a police officer by the Boston Police Department
because of his hearing impairment. As a result his
attorneys are asking the state Supreme Judicial Court to
rule if Dahill is considered handicapped under state
law.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest hopes that the two schools for the deaf in
Georgia - Georgia School for the Deaf and the Atlanta
Area Day School for the Deaf were not too seriously
impacted with less funds received to operate school
programs.
   This refers to former state School Superintendent Linda
Schrenko, herself not deaf, who has been indicted by a
federal grand jury for stealing over $600,000 in
federal education funds. Part of the funds were
embarked for computer services at both schools.


....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf teacher of a hearing classroom was not able
to get an interpreter for himself when communicating
with his students. He can get an interpreter, only when
one of his students is deaf!

The school told him he is not entitled to an interpreter
but that the deaf student is entitled to an interpreter!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The new office that your staff re-located to, turns out to 
have many more restaurants nearby than the old one, and 
does include lunch buffets at less than five bucks per person

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The deaf patient at the doctor's office thought
the doctor asked:

do you have diarrhea?

what the doctor actually said was:

do you have gonorrhea?


the deaf patient was smart enough to have the
word written down because her diarrhea response 
caused a funny look on the doctor's face, thus 
raising a red lipreading flag



if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
ASL Teacher
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT 

QUALIFICATIONS:
- degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience

- native ASL User or fluency in ASL

- holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

- knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

- knowledge of  Vista:  Signing Naturally Curriculum and other
appropriate materials


RESPONSIBILITIES:
- teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools

- teach ASL to staff and community members

- teach aspects of Deaf Culture

- develop syllabus, quizzes and exams

- participate in ASL Teachers' Meetings

SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience

TO APPLY, CONTACT:       
Kelly Therieau at : mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

phone/tty: 802-258-9510  
fax: 802-258-9574

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position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment 
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well 
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of 
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting, 
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related 
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license 
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working 
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special 
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 
        
The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to: 
Director of Human Resources, 
National Deaf Academy, 
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

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(11/15/09 updated posting)

Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job                        Posting #        Closing Date 
Educational Audiologist    565607       11/19/2009


(#) = number of job available for that position.

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 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, 
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing 
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director.  

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 
https://mycareer.rit.edu 

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing 
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant 
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program 
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The 
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID's 
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID?s Explore Your Future 
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students 
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals 
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer. 

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in 
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year. 

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities 
as assigned. 

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of 
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as 
assigned.   

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and 
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences
 
6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College 
activities on enrollment pipeline. 

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID 
Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field 
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or 
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
- Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly 
preferred 
- 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written 
communication skills required. 

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required. 
3. Strong organization and time management skills required. 

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented 
and fast-paced environment 

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented 
work 

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and 
decisions as necessary. 
 

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered 
for this position

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Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University 
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with 
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of 
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region 
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, 
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), 
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend 
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at 
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting 
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025 
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf 
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's 
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education, 
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

Because of inbreeding in the third world villages,
more and more people have become deaf. The latest
"deaf town" is located in Bali, an Indonesian
island. Half of the residents in one Bali village
is deaf. They joke about their deafness as if one
is trying to hear a one-hand clapping!

- Thursday November 5th 

Simon Wilkinson-Blake, not deaf, resigned as the CEO of
the British Deaf Association after being on the job
just 18 months. There is a feeling of deja vu because
of the CEO turnover intermingled with deaf identity
issues (the same as what is happening here in USA).

- Friday November 6th

A Walmart Supercenter within easy walking distance of
North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, is one
step towards reality. The City Planning and Zoning
Commission rejected pleas from residents to rezone
the area to prevent commercialization and traffic
in the area

- Saturday November 7th 

Toby Walker has won the Abbeyville Police Department
officer of the year for the 3rd time in his 11
years with the force. It is in Louisiana. Toby is
deaf and uses a CI.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

We are thrilled that our own Ashley Fiolek is a champion
motocross racer. We may see another deaf champion
motocross racer. Josh Waterman won the British
MXY2 and BYMX Championships, and like with Ashley,
he races by feel than by sound. He will be competing
against top European motocross racers this coming
season.

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A SWALLOWED TOBACCO
   An article in a deaf school magazine explained how
children become deaf. There were about 10 different
reasons why the children become deaf.
   One of the reasons was "swallowed tobacco."
This is not a joke. This article was written about 115
years ago!
   Of course, nowadays doctors are better with finding
reasons for deafness.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

AN UGLY INCIDENT
   It often happens that a hearing person gets
upset when a deaf person does not respond. The
hearing person think he is being ignored, not
realizing the deafness.
   DeafDigest editor never forgot an incident
about 10 years ago. A group of college students
were selling donuts for their fund raising
purposes. The DeafDigest editor passed by them on
the sidewalk, and did not want to buy donuts.
   The hearing student got very angry, thinking
he was being ignored and ran after the
DeafDigest editor. Luckily, a group of college
students grabbed him and pulled him away.
   It can be scary!

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THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE CLUB FOR THE DEAF
   There was a story in a recent publication of California
School for the Deaf at Fremont about the school partnering
up with the San Francisco Club for the Deaf.
   Normally schools for the deaf and the clubs for the
deaf do not connect with each other, and so, the
Fremont story is interesting.
   It all got started when the club members made
a donation to the school, and it led to students suggesting
that their school reach out to them.
   The school and the club both have joint activities
planned in the months to come.

A DEAF PERSON IN FRAUD INVESTIGATION FIELD
   We watch many cop stories on TV, and much of these
plots revolve around white collar crime, or in other
words - fraud.
   Do we have any deaf individuals in the fraud
investigation field? There was one in Illinois about
10 years ago but he is no longer in that field.
   It has surfaced this week that we have one in
Kentucky. There was a newspaper story written up
on Eddie Runyon, who is deaf and is a Special
Investigator working on Kentucky Employer's
Mutual Insurance.
   Like with almost all deaf professionals,
discrimination and isolation are issues Eddie
deals with on a daily basis.

COLLEGE EDUCATION IN GAMBIA
   Gambia is Africa's smallest nation. And there was
a newspaper story that said:

Gambia College has educated some people with mild hearing
problems, with cooperation and collaboration with the St.
John's School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

   Huh! What about the profoundly deaf or even the
severely deaf or even of the moderately deaf? Are
these groups being neglected in favor of the mildly
deaf?
   Possibly the newspaper reporter did not know what
he was writing about!

A DEAF-OWNED CAFE IN VIETNAM
   It seems that when ambitious deaf individuals seek
employment and are discriminated against, they go into
business for themselves as an alternative.
   An example would be a cafe in Hue, Vietnam, owned
and operated by a deaf family. A hearing newspaper
reporter stopped by that cafe for beers and fried spring
rolls.
   The reporter made a very nice comment about that
cafe in his newspaper article, but did not mention
the name of that place.

THE LIPREADING FACTORY WORKERS
   Years ago when mills were a way of life in the
South, a group of employees in one milling factory
were expert lipreaders, even though they were not deaf.
   The noise from the milling machinery was so bad
that these employees had to learn lipreading in
order to communicate.
   This is interesting. Why wouldn't they use
hand gestures instead of lipreading? Maybe because
it is hard to teach a gesture for every single word
whereas lipreading was much easier?

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force (American Postal Workers Union)

   The web site is at:
http://www.apwu.org/dhohtf/deafhoh-about.htm

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

in my years of delivering pizzas, I had to deal three
times with females opening the door being inappropriately
attired! I had to quickly give the pizza to them, take
the money quick all while averting my eyes and then
getting out of the premises.

If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

sparks fly between two people, literally without words but
with lots of sign language

"without words" while signing. C'mon! Signs translate into
words that deaf people read with their eyes

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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
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A 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Playing games on the computer is a serious hobby
with many people, the deaf included. And there
is a growing number of deaf gamers upset with the
lack of captions or subtitles in some games.
They turn to the web site at http://www.ablegamers.com
to review new games for its accessibility features

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

few weeks ago, David Pierce, DeafDigest's Fogey cartoonist,
drew a great fogey which labeled different individuals in the
"squabbling" Deaf Community.

What are these labels? Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deaflabels

(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Departure Lounge

http://bslbt.co.uk/drama/departure_lounge

It is a British captioned sign language movie
that you can watch on your computer. Just bring
your soft drinks and popcorn because the showing
is 27 minutes long. A great movie and professionally
done! And "admission" is free.

Signs are in British Sign Language but is captioned
and it will be fun comparing our ASL with their BSL
word for word.

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Question of the week:

Q. Gallaudet has the Office of the Ombuds? Exactly
what is it supposed to do?

A. tries to resolve issues that surface on the
campus, and in the process, create peace.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that counseling services for the deaf, in need, are
immediately available anywhere in USA.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1596 - Richard Carew, not deaf, wrote a letter
mentioning two deaf men Bone and Kempe that
communicated in sign language that was fascinating
to those that were watching them

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Deaf and the Money:

$800,000 - allocated by Fresno City College in
California for services for disabled students, the
deaf included

$300,000 - allocated by same college for interpreters

above is 38 percent

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

107 nations

visited by the late Irwin Bosch, a deaf Californian traveler

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Employment vacancies
School Educator I
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

closing date -         11/17/2009

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000
hearing students. 

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 

https://mycareer.rit.edu
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs.
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs.  

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e.
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. 

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints
and University policies and procedures. 

d. Assist in development of marketing materials 

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach
projects. 

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, education, human service or related
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience.
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred.
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered
for this position

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position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations

- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget

- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Target Hire Date: June 2010

Please send letter of interest  & resume to Kelly Therieau at
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Or fax # 802-258-9574

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employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full time

Deaf Independent Living Association Inc is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

Full Time Employee Benefits:
100 % employer contribution to medical, life and
disability benefits; 75 % employer contribution
to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year;
10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal
leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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Search re-opened
Co-Science Directors
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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Job Description
Director of Employment Services
Corliss Institute, Inc
Warren, Rhode Island

Overall job function: Agency liaison for all client work and business
functions. To structure the developing Program into 3 separate
services. To oversee Project staffing and performance. To monitor and
assess Department activities/goals, and to research additional
options. To assure that the Program services and goals result in
meaningful work in settings that are not segregated or sheltered.  

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Requirements:  M.A. desired, B.A. minimum. Experience with State
Rehabilitation agency procedures/policies for Supported Work.
Knowledge of deaf adults with developmental disabilities,
fluency in ASL required/capacity to gain these skills.
PR/networking skills with employers, state and private employment
groups and others.  Business skills and supervisory experience as
well as ability to assess viability in the areas of client need,
project viability (revenue, expenses, etc.) and public response.
Excellent writing skills, familiarity with Word, Excel and basic
programs, and the ability to be productive in team and independent
settings. 

Examples of Job Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director, Senior Team and funders/partners
to develop and refine Program.

2.  Recruits and interviews needed consultants, staff, interns and
volunteers.

3. Develops sales initiatives, customers, jobs and related Program
components through research, email, phone/videophone/TTY and
attendance at various events.

4. Develops Program promotional materials and events for increasing
public and consumer use.

5. Liaison to external entities.

6. Internal and formal Reports other documents to track Program
progress and outcomes.

7. Program and expenditure reports, revenue projections and other
documents.

8. Other duties as determined by supervisor/agency need.

This is a full-time exempt position, and includes full agency fringe
and benefits. 

Salary - high $40's. Limited relocation funds. Position funded for
one year; contingent upon generated revenue.

Cover letter/resume to:
Jean Moniz, Director of HR
Corliss Institute, Inc.
290 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885  

mailto:jmoniz@corliss.org
FAX to: 401-245-8023

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Position Available
Director of Student Admissions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Director of Student Admissions  

This is a full-time 12-month position.  At least a Master's
Degree in Psychology or related field. Possess proficiency in
sign language.  Supervise a full array of clinical student/family
support services.  Collaborate with LEAs and families regarding
enrolment and coordinate the PDE approval process. Coordinate
the scheduling and completion of Biannual and Triennial
multidisciplinary evaluations ERs, IEPs and standardized
school-wide assessment services.  Collaborate on the transition
to school age process and the ESY/Summer Program.    

Deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Send letter of interest and resume/vitae to: 

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at:
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining
professional competence, and participating in professional
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

- Independent Subcontractor - 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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

-  Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Clifford C. Leach,
Greece, NY (in the Rochester area), who departed us
at the age of 106. Simply put, he was considered the
Pillar in the Deaf Community.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Larry Fleischer
whose untimely passing hit the Deaf Community real
hard. Larry wore many hats, all at the same time -
Deaf Culture, promoting ASL, Deaf Education, Deaf
Sports, Deaf Films, Deaf Issues consultant, and what
have you. The last time DeafDigest editor chatted
with Larry was at the Deaf Films Festival at
Tampa in 2004. A Californian, he flew to Florida
at the same time, not only just to attend the Film
Festival but to consult with a local law enforcement
agency regarding a deaf inmate that was in prison.
He rented a car, drove all the way from coast
to coast, meaning Florida's east coast to Florida's
west coast, just to attend the Festival. He stayed
at the Festival for few hours before driving back
to the East coast!

- Very Hot News

DeafDigest congratulates Southwest Collegiate Institute
for the Deaf (SWCID) on its 30th anniversary and on
the dedication of its' technical training center.
It seemed only like yesterday that the late Doug
Burke, the SWCID founder, visited the home office
of TDI, Inc, where DeafDigest editor served, at that
time, as the Executive Director. Burke shared his
goals, details, vision and his plans for an all-deaf
vocationally oriented junior college. He had to jump
through many different political hoops before SWCID
became a reality.

The Gallaudet football team clinched a winning season,
with a 6-4 record by defeating SUNY-Maritime 16-13
on a winning touchdown in the last minute of the game.
Not only it made amends for the 27-0 loss last season
to the same team, but it knocked them out of the
league championship game! And with a beautiful
6-4 winning record as compared to last season's
record of 2-8. Over 3,200 fans in New York City watched
this epic battle. While the regular season is over,
Gallaudet is awaiting word to see if they will be
invited to play in the Eastern College Athletic
Conference Division III Bowl Championship game. Have
to hold breaths until November 15th to find out if
the invite has been extended Gallaudet to play in
the November 21st game.

..

- Sunday November 1st 

Much furor has raged over the Big 4 Banks continuing
to refuse relay calls that there is talk of legal
action. These Big 4 Banks are Bank of America,
JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. Let us
throw two more banks into the mix - CapitolOne Bank
and Wachovia.

- Monday November 2nd

Much anger by the national Deaf-Blind community have
been directed at Abigail Breslin, only 13 years old
and neither deaf nor blind for her casting of the
Helen Keller role in the upcoming Broadway production
of "The Miracle Worker."

- Tuesday November 3rd

A serious issue has surfaced with deaf children attending
47 School for the Deaf in New York. They cannot ride on
school buses because the City Board of Education requires
Individualized Education Plans for these children. The
irate parents have been bombarding the City Board of
Education with their complaints.

- Wednesday November 4th

Evan Smith, not deaf, has involved Oregon School for
the Deaf in his unusual athletic forays. He plays
for the deaf school football team in the fall,
plays for a different hearing school in basketball, and
a third hearing school for track and field!

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Regarding the Fort Hood tragedy, we have read about the
civilian police officer Kimberly Munley who shot the killer
to stop the carnage. What about it? She was an interpreter
for the deaf years ago in North Carolina before she moved
to Texas to become a police officer.

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The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org and http://www.dycc.org

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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NEVER HEARD OF GALLAUDET OR NTID!
   We have many deaf students that attend hearing
colleges in Washington, DC, but never heard of
Gallaudet!
   We also have many deaf students that attend
hearing colleges in Rochester, NY, but never heard
of RIT/NTID!
   Why? Always a mystery

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/neverheard/

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

NO HEARING AID ON AN AIRPLANE TRIP
   A deaf man, in South Africa, went on an airplane.
He was told by the airplane captain that he must
take off his hearing aid. If he refused, he would
be arrested.
   The airplane captain thought the hearing aid
was an illegal electronic device used for
spying.
   The deaf man had to explain that he is deaf and
needed a hearing aid to help him hear better. The
captain then gave permission!
   Very scary!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/southafrica/

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

FARIBAULT'S DEAF HOTEL
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned GrandStay Residential
Suites, a hotel in Faribault, Minnesota, the town where
the school for the deaf is located.
   That hotel claimed to be the first in the nation
to have every room installed with flashing strobe
lights.
   Said a staff member at the school:

We've had deaf groups use the hotel, and everyone
loved this facility

A NEWSPAPER BLOOPER
   DeafDigest editor could not believe his eyes
when he read a newspaper story, off a web site.
   The story said:

he was born profoundly deaf in both eyes

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A DEAF MAN IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
   Dan Syrcher, Buffalo, NY, is deaf and works in
Customer Service at the Buffalo International Airport.
   From time to time foreign passengers, who cannot
speak English, come to him with "that look" on
their faces, needing help.
   Dan explained:

The first thing I do is "sign" to them as if I'm opening
my ticket jacket that contains the boarding pass and tickets
and other paperwork and that I want to read it. Most everyone
understand that pretty quick and they hand over the paperwork
which then I read to give me a clue of what they are in need
of. I'm pretty successful at it. If it ends up that I can't
help them, I'll take them to the specific airline that they
come in on or going out on and let the airline take care of
it from there.

WHAT DID NETFLIX SAY?
   We are all complaining that Netflix is caption-unfriendly?
A DeafDigest subscriber wrote a letter to Netflix.
   Netflix responded and their comment was:

The technologies we use for streaming do not yet adequately
support closed captions. We are working on delivering
closed captions or optional subtitles in a future technology
update, which we hope to deliver to Silverlight clients
sometime in 2010.

   He has switched to Hulu and is happy with it.

DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

What we need is guidelines from the government sectors
that require school districts to hire counselors
that specialize in Deaf Education

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by the coordinator of the event,
which booked the services of the interpreter:

why are you here?

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

In addition to competing in the National Court Reporters
Association' annual speed contest at speeds up to 280
words per minute, court reporters, CART providers, and
captioners have competed at even higher speeds. 

In 2004, Mark Kislingbury, a court reporter and broadcast
captioner from Houston, Texas, set a Guinness World Record
when he successfully transcribed dictation at 360 words per
minute with over 97% accuracy.

Over the years, Mark studied how many strokes per second
he was able to achieve.  He found that by trying to shorten
how many strokes he wrote per word and by writing more
strokes per second, he was able to write faster than anyone
else. 

When he set the world record at 360 words per minute, he did
it by averaging .8 strokes per word and 4.8 strokes per second

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

I have never met a deaf person in my line of work, and
I've been in that field for many years

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section

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premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. 

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
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We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient
as well as the health care provider who may provide service
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Terry Waters, a resident of Staunton, Virginia,
was one of the best wrestling coaches in the
state, leading his Fort Defiance HS teams to 13
state championship matches. For his efforts, he
was fired - and he filed a lawsuit this week, on
basis of racial discrimination, as he is
African-American. 

What about it?

He is deaf. 

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The Deaf and the Law

In Mexico, the notary public officers may give exceptions
to its rules and regulations if the person, needing
papers to be notarized, is deaf. Those not deaf, need to
comply with the rules and regulations. 

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

While we've had ADA since the nineties, it constantly
evolves.

Under the old ADA, the employee's medical condition is
being pointed out; if the employee is deaf, it is
pointed out

Under the new ADA, the employer accommodates the employee's
disability in a minimally acceptable way

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

there is a jury (injury) on the football field

....

What became of?

Tim McCarty

- past

nationally acclaimed teacher of Drama at Model Secondary
School for the Deaf

- present

president and founder, Quest, Lanham, Maryland

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Walter Payton, a NFL great has departed us. What many
of us didn't know was that he once contemplated a career
as a teacher of the deaf, even to the point of taking
master's degree courses in Education of the Deaf!

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   An issue was raised at one state-level TTY relay service
board meeting - that the Video Relay Service, already
wildly popular in the deaf community, is bypassing the
senior citizens.
   Why?

   Because these deafened senior citizens do not know
sign language.
   According to one activist, the ADA regulations need
to be adhered to as far as communication accommodations
are concerned - and what if a non-signing deafened
senior citizen wants a VRS?

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The NIMBY attitude can be real ugly.
NIMBY stands for Not In My Backyard, and it
has already impacted on several agencies
serving the deaf that want to expand their
headquarters.

These people forget one thing - these agencies
would be there to serve them if and when they
lose their hearing because of old age!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

A new holiday has been declared in the state, allowing
you to take more vacation time off.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

said a DeafDigest subscriber:

I thought my co-worker had said--
Did you see the pie she had embroidered?

But what she actually said was--
Did you see the bag she had embroidered?

can be frustrating when you think a person
said something that makes completely no sense
only to realize you lipread it wrong!

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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(11/8/09 updated posting)

Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job                        Posting #        Closing Date
Sub Teacher (4)            565754       11/12/2009
Educational Audiologist    565607       11/19/2009

(#) = number of job available for that position.

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 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director.  

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:
https://mycareer.rit.edu 

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID's
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID?s Explore Your Future
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer. 

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year. 

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities
as assigned. 

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as
assigned.   

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences

6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College
activities on enrollment pipeline. 

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID
Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
- Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly
preferred
- 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written
communication skills required. 

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.
3. Strong organization and time management skills required. 

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented
and fast-paced environment 

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented
work 

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and
decisions as necessary. 

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered
for this position

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Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming),
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

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position opening
Deaf Services Children's Case Manager
Community Counseling Center
Westbrook, ME (Portland metropolitan area)

Community Counseling Center, a leading nonprofit provider of family
services and behavioral health, is seeking a Case Manager for Deaf
Services Children's Case Management. 

The Case Manager will work with children, adolescents and their
families in accordance with agency, community, and program needs in
the Deaf Services Children's Case Management program. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing,
implementing, and monitoring service plans that are tailored to
individual client needs, as well as support increased client and
family functioning, and ensure that each client receives services
that are sensitive to his/her cultural needs.  

The successful candidate will support comprehensive and ongoing
coordination of services received from various providers and ensure
effective communication and appropriate service delivery. In addition,
our case managers advocate for and support clients to ensure access
to community services. 

The Case Manager will effectively utilize the Agency's electronic
consumer software system. 

With roots dating back to 1874, CCC is one of Maine's oldest and most
comprehensive private, nonprofit family service agencies, making a
difference in the lives of more than 6,000 individuals and families
each year.  In addition to providing high quality family, individual
and group therapies to help children, adults and senior citizens from
all incomes and backgrounds, CCC offers a diverse array of programs.

CCC is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families, the
National Council for Community Behavioral Health, and is a United Way
Partner Agency.  The agency is accredited by the National Council on
Accreditation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work
or a closely related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in
either psychology, behavioral health, social work, special education,
counseling, rehabilitation, or related field.  

Candidate must be fluent in American Sign Language.

If interested, please apply by Friday November 13, 2009.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kimberly Lefebvre
Employment Specialist
Maine Mental Health Partners
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME  04092

mailto:recruitment@memhp.org

Fax:  207-761-2388

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position opening
Instructor in Interpreter Preparation - American Sign Language/English
Northwestern CT Community College

Winsted, CT
10 Months, Tenure-Track Position
SEARCH EXTENDED
(IPP01)

Starting Date: August 25, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master's degree in Interpreting
for the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and
NIC/RID certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding
learning styles, curriculum development, overall computer literacy,
and awareness of pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact
on interpreter preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated
understanding of the mission of the comprehensive community
college and its diverse student population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated
are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director
responsibilities include: teaching a range of interpreting and
lower level ASL courses, using various delivery systems, from
lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating student learning;
providing academic advising; assessing and revising individual and
program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods periodically;
plus outreach and recruitment for the program.

Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching
techniques, participation in departmental and college-wide
committees, and campus service.

MINIMUM SALARY:
$46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance,
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY TO NCCC, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular
position to:

You may email your application package to:
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East,
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application materials must be RECEIVED on or before November
20, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills,
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication
resources, medication administration and developing community
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

The Internet celebrated its 40th birthday this week;
first message was sent on October 29, 1969.

The deaf, as usual, fell behind the hearing as far as
high tech innovations are concerned; the first such deaf
email took place in 1979. HEX, a government-funded
project operated by Amateur Radio Research and Development
Corporation, allowed a limited number of deaf individuals
to send email messages to each other. It was primitive
compared to today's Internet, but it was a start. In
a limited way, TDI had an advisory role with that
project. 

- Thursday October 29th 

CI operation being televised? This was the announcement
regarding the The Dr. Oz Show for the following day.

It said:
a deaf woman undergoes a groundbreaking procedure onstage to
restore her hearing

Ground breaking? Well, CI is about 25 years old!

- Friday October 30th

Debbie Peterson, of Utah, has become the first Deaf Member
at Large on the board of directors of the Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf. Additionally, RID has welcomed
a new body called Deaf Advisory Council.

Who knows - some day a deaf person will become president of
RID? It happened at Gallaudet; it happened at NTID; it
happened at Agbell.

- Saturday October 31st 

Hard times with the budget cuts have forced schools for the deaf
to be creative. An example would be Idaho School for the Deaf
and Blind. This school is sharing the same librarian with the
Gooding School District. DeafDigest, however, does not know if
the librarian knows sign language to communicate with deaf
students that want to take out books?

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

It was learned that standards for a Mobile DVT network
have been approved by the Advanced Television Systems
Committee. What this means is that closed captions will
be found when we access our mobile DTV devices.

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updated every Monday

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SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early!

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website.

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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VR COUNSELOR'S ASL SKILLS
   In one state, a hearing VR counselor knows ASL
and he uses it to communicate with his deaf clients.
   Many of his deaf clients to to college
(Gallaudet or NTID or local hearing colleges).
   He has a problem. He uses ASL a lot during the
summer months, but does not use ASL for the rest
of the year.
   These deaf clients see him during the summer
months to have their cases reviewed. For the
rest of the year, he does not see deaf clients,
and he has no daily practice to keep up with his
ASL!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/vrasl/

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

MUSEUM PROBLEMS AT SOME SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
   More schools for the deaf have built their own
museums.
   Many visitors like to tour these deaf school
museums. But there are problems.
   Normally museums require a full time person,
and it cost money to pay them. If museums depend
on volunteers, it is often that they are not around
when visitors come to the locked doors of the
museum.
   And security is strict with schools for the deaf.
Visitors must come to the school office to get
visitors' passes.
   One school has shut down is museum because of
these problems.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/schoolmuseums/

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

TO INVENT WORDS FOR A LANGUAGE
   There was a story, not related to the deaf, about
a language being invented. It is something that some
linguists get involved with.
   Was thinking about ASL interpreters. Very often
they "invent" signs for a new word or phrase.
   Said a veteran interpreter:

We really do not plan on inventing new signs, but
when the need for a sign comes up, we quickly make
it up so that our deaf clients can follow the
communication

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
    Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wind - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
   Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm

* One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or
mailto:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices
are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD.
Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278.
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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ABLE PLANET INC'S GOAL
   Able Planet Inc. is a new business that was established
few years ago.
   One of its objectives is to help professional sports
teams that are interested in the deaf.
   Already this company has two deaf clients - professional
snowboarder Lauren Weibert and motocross champion Ashley
Fiolek.
   This business is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

A DEAF TRAFFIC AIDE IN INDIA
   While India is notorious for discriminating against
the deaf, there are always exceptions.
   Raju Anath is deaf and he functions as a traffic
aide in Ponda, which is a small city. He uses gestures
to move people around, thus clearing up congestion
on city streets.
   He's not even an official employee in Ponda; for
some reason he started working the traffic on his
own; the city traffic officers, noticing him, tolerated
his work, and then came to realize he was a blessing!
   The governor rewarded him with a check of
Rs 25,000 which is $530.00 in American money.

A SIGN LANGUAGE DETECTIVE
   Andrea Musick King is a detective with the police
department in Highland Village in Texas, near Houston.
   She knows sign language, having taken it in school
as a foreign language credit, and she is taking
interpreting training classes at Tarrant County
College. 

STRUGGLING WITH GESTURES
   Are human gestures so difficult to understand?
Do not know, but it may seem to be that way
among immigrants in USA.
   Over the years DeafDigest editor has tried to
communicate with non-English speaking immigrants
via simple gestures - only to get nowhere.
   Yes and no via head movements, waving
hands to indicate no-no, using a finger to
indicate direction - are some gestures that may
be so confusing to some immigrants.
   Makes communication all so much harder.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

American Sign Language Teachers Association

   The web site is at:

http://www.aslta.org/

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

I was a Domino job hopper; I've been forever hopping
from one Domino site to another, always looking for
the area that offers the best tips

If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story was titled:

An Actor Uses His Second Language: Speech

In 2006 deaf actor Darren Fudenske was given a
"hearing" role in an off-Broadway play in
New York. This role led to the newspaper explaining
that ASL was his first language and that speech
was his second language.

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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Two universities are posting job announcements for
Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Both job announcements require applicants to have
experiences as interpreters.

This sole requirement discriminates against deaf
applicants. 

Complained an advocate:

for the past two years more and more colleges have
added this "interpreting experience" requirement

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

A to Z on what we the deaf are and what we can be

click on:

http://deafdigest.com/az

(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Mike Bruning
professional beach volleyball player and Deaflympics participant;
he is deaf

http://usavolleyball.org/news/article/11633

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Question of the week:

Q. I have heard of this organization:
National Society of Genetic Counselors

Are these counselors accurate with their
deaf genetics counseling with deaf couples
that wish to start families?

A. Good question. There have been hearing
babies born of deaf couples, whose deafness
generations, on both sides, go as far back as
5-6-7-8 generations. And there have been
deaf babies born of hearing couples with no
incidence of deafness on both sides of the
family tree!

Simply put, their guess is as good as yours.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that much tolerance be given to deaf people, whose
viewpoints, differ from others. Does not matter
what viewpoint it is - CI or not, oral or manual,
residential or mainstream, hearing college or
deaf college, and so on. This is a free country
and it is not a crime to have own viewpoints.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

During Years 1400 through 1599 - the old Germanic
describing deafness was daufi, and over the years
this word evolved into an insulting deaf-mute
phrase

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Deaf and the Money:

- $4,000 for hearing
- free for deaf

cost of a zero gravity trip where individuals float up
and down the room, unable to control their movements

$4,000 is cost charged by Northrop Grumman and Zero Gravity
Corporation for thrill seekers that want to experience a
zero gravity trip

free was offered by US Navy way back in 1960's for a group
of deaf individuals. The Navy wanted to study effects of
weightless experiments on individuals. The selected
deaf individuals grew up with balance problems.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

- How many past NTID members of faculty are now members of
faculty at Gallaudet?

Approximately 7 or 8.

- How many past Gallaudet members of faculty are now
members of NTID faculty?

Approximately 4 or 5

- How many NTID presidents have become Gallaudet presidents?
Two (Davila and Hurwitz)

- How many Gallaudet presidents were NTID presidents?
Two (same as above)

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DeafDigest Sports

DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only
for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

it is not available online, only by email

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job posting
Community Health Educator
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

This is a new job posting to work with our deaf-friendly research
staff at the UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla, California.  

We are seeking an individual who is proficient in ASL and has
demonstrated experience in filming, video-editing, and clerical
work.   

Additionally, the candidate must have a strong command of the
English language. 

If you are interested in applying for this half-time position
with full benefits, please apply on-line on or before
November 6, 2009 at:

http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=search&sortby=rank&jobnum_in=50003&search=community%20health%20rep

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position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations

- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget

- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Target Hire Date: June 2010

Please send letter of interest  & resume to Kelly Therieau at
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

Or fax # 802-258-9574

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employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full time

Deaf Independent Living Association Inc is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

Full Time Employee Benefits:
100 % employer contribution to medical, life and
disability benefits; 75 % employer contribution
to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year;
10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal
leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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Search re-opened
Co-Science Directors
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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Job Description
Director of Employment Services
Corliss Institute, Inc
Warren, Rhode Island

Overall job function: Agency liaison for all client work and business
functions. To structure the developing Program into 3 separate
services. To oversee Project staffing and performance. To monitor and
assess Department activities/goals, and to research additional
options. To assure that the Program services and goals result in
meaningful work in settings that are not segregated or sheltered.  

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Requirements:  M.A. desired, B.A. minimum. Experience with State
Rehabilitation agency procedures/policies for Supported Work.
Knowledge of deaf adults with developmental disabilities,
fluency in ASL required/capacity to gain these skills.
PR/networking skills with employers, state and private employment
groups and others.  Business skills and supervisory experience as
well as ability to assess viability in the areas of client need,
project viability (revenue, expenses, etc.) and public response.
Excellent writing skills, familiarity with Word, Excel and basic
programs, and the ability to be productive in team and independent
settings. 

Examples of Job Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director, Senior Team and funders/partners
to develop and refine Program.

2.  Recruits and interviews needed consultants, staff, interns and
volunteers.

3. Develops sales initiatives, customers, jobs and related Program
components through research, email, phone/videophone/TTY and
attendance at various events.

4. Develops Program promotional materials and events for increasing
public and consumer use.

5. Liaison to external entities.

6. Internal and formal Reports other documents to track Program
progress and outcomes.

7. Program and expenditure reports, revenue projections and other
documents.

8. Other duties as determined by supervisor/agency need.

This is a full-time exempt position, and includes full agency fringe
and benefits. 

Salary - high $40's. Limited relocation funds. Position funded for
one year; contingent upon generated revenue.

Cover letter/resume to:
Jean Moniz, Director of HR
Corliss Institute, Inc.
290 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885  

mailto:jmoniz@corliss.org
FAX to: 401-245-8023

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Position Available
Director of Student Admissions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Director of Student Admissions  

This is a full-time 12-month position.  At least a Master's
Degree in Psychology or related field. Possess proficiency in
sign language.  Supervise a full array of clinical student/family
support services.  Collaborate with LEAs and families regarding
enrolment and coordinate the PDE approval process. Coordinate
the scheduling and completion of Biannual and Triennial
multidisciplinary evaluations ERs, IEPs and standardized
school-wide assessment services.  Collaborate on the transition
to school age process and the ESY/Summer Program.    

Deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Send letter of interest and resume/vitae to: 

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at:
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining
professional competence, and participating in professional
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News

Gallaudet defeats Anna Maria College 56-7 today in a
football game and is now 5-4 for the season; Gallaudet
was 2-8 last season and so, this season is a huge
improvement. One game is remaining and it is with
SUNY-Maritime next week.

..

Jacqui Smith, not deaf, is the Member of Parliament in
Great Britain. She invited a group of deaf constituents
to a tour of the Parliament, and was told no interpreters
were available nor were loops fully installed throughout
the touring area. She made a considerable stink about
it, which hit the newspapers.

- Sunday October 25th 

A new hotel in Faribault, Minnesota is GrandStay Residential
Suites. Faribault is where Minnesota State Academy for the
Deaf is located. And this hotel, part of the GrandStay Hospitality
chain, has installed flashing strobe lights in all of its
rooms, claiming to be the first one in the nation to have
this feature. While DeafDigest is not sure of this claim,
it is an important feature because big events at the school
attracts overnight visitors.

- Monday October 26th

Microsoft, so concerned about the content of the upcoming
variety show by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane,
backed out of its promise to be the program sponsor.
One of the reasons for the pull out was jokes, in poor
taste, that mocked the deaf and of deafness.

- Tuesday October 27th

Cambodia, after years of neglecting the educational
needs of the deaf, is playing catch up with
establishment of classes for deaf children. It
was written up in a newspaper story

- Wednesday October 28th

What are the needs of the deaf residents of North
Dakota? This is what a special team of parents,
legislators, community leaders and deaf school
alumni is trying to find out. A series of meetings
will take place across the state. A newspaper story
made an announcement about these plans.

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

There is a Bay Bridge crisis in the San Francisco Bay
area. A deaf person watching a program on Channel
5 would know about that emergency immediately after
the bridge was closed. Those watching other TV programs
may not have known about it immediately. 

..

The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org and http://www.dycc.org

..

Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

- education support services
- clinical services
- job skills training
- employment support
- life skills training
- school to work transition planning
- community involvement
- recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

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

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A WARNING FOR DEAF TOURISTS
   Many deaf people love to travel anywhere in
the world.
   And there is a warning. Some restaurants do not
have a menu. DeafDigest editor went to some
restaurants in Rome, Italy that did not have a menu.
   Without a menu, communications could be difficult
between the hearing waiter and the deaf tourist.
   Just to be play it safe, make sure the restaurant
has a menu before you go inside and sit down.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-travelmenu/

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

ASL-SIGNING
   If a deaf person signs very fast, is it ASL-
signing?  Yes, it is.
   But if a deaf person signs so slow; so slow that
it is easy to put you to sleep, is it ASL?
   Good question?

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

DEAF CULTURE CLASS AT MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
   Marymount University is a fast growing university in
Northern Virginia. For the first time, ASL 101 class
was offered on the campus and 22 students signed up for it.
   A group of deaf individuals, DeafDigest editor, included,
was invited to give a talk on Deaf Culture this week.
   Because Marymount belongs to the same athletic conference
with Gallaudet, DeafDigest editor was curious.
   He asked the class how many of them participate in
sports? Approximately six students raised their hands.
   DeafDigest editor then asked how do they feel playing
against Gallaudet, which consists of deaf students.
   They said it was no big deal - they just want to
win, no matter if the opponents were hearing or deaf.

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FROM MARYMOUNT STUDENTS
   During the class (above) some students volunteered with
their comments and questions:

- I am a waitress and I've served on deaf patrons; they
always point to the food on the menu

- this class is a refresher of the ASL class I took in
high school that I've forgotten a bit on signs

- how do the deaf people wake up in the morning?

- I have a family member that is deaf, but I never really
got to know that person

- what is the difference between ASL and SEE?

   It was a fun experience for everyone in the
classroom.

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DEAF PERFORMERS IN SOAP OPERAS
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned deaf performers in past
Soap Opera episodes.
   Here's some more:

- a deaf child in "All My Children" with much arguing over
to have a CI or not to have a CI

- a young deaf boy in "Days of Our Lives" way back in the 1980's

-  a deaf boy in "One Day to Live" and parents learned signs
to communicate with him

A VIDEO GAME WITH AUDIO
   There is a video game called "Cover Orange."
During the game, the orange greets the hearing
person with "hi" and if the orange falls off
the map, it says "bye".
   A deaf person playing the game would not know
these two words.
   Is it important? A hearing gamer said no!
Still, is there a continuing reason why the
games are not captioned?

DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

the numbers of deaf children with classroom issues
are much higher than their hearing counterparts.
And since many families do not know sign language,
these deaf children keep their troubles bottled
up inside them!

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by the coordinator of the event,
which booked the services of the interpreter:

who are you?

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Another question that people often ask me when they see me
with the steno machine is how fast someone can write
with "one of those machines." 

Most captioners and CART providers start off as court
reporters, and so they have passed the same tests that
court reporters take in court reporting school. 

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225
words per minute in order to be certified.  In order to
achieve the Registered Professional Reporter certification
offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at
speeds up to 225 words per minute.  

To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest
where contestants compete at speeds up to 280 words per
minute.

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

the job that I do pays very well, but there is a downside -
that layoffs are quick when economy is bad. This is why
I'm always relocating to wherever the job is.

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A survey was taken of deaf patients in Great Britain,
and the findings were that:

- appointments were missed when deaf patients could not
catch their names being called out in the waiting rooms

- lack of interpreters have resulted in continuing
illnesses, confusion over medications or full information
being withheld from the doctors

- doctors, nurses and medical technicians do not face
the deaf patients when dealing with them

..

The Deaf and the Law

If you are deaf and work for the federal government,
and you are asked to travel, as part of your
job, are you entitled to interpreters, assistive
devices, etc?

Yes. The government calls it:

Federal travel of an employee with special needs

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Q. If a deaf person, not affiliated with a company or an agency,
attends a workshop, is he entitled to an interpreter?

A. Hard to say; very complicated issue, according to an attorney
that specializes in disability-related needs

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

ESPN fired Steve flfrs (Phillips) last night

....

What became of?

Ron Symansky

- past
quiet but very hard working offensive tackle with the
Gallaudet football team, early eighties

- present
associate professor, Johnson County Community College
in Kansas, interpretive training program & also
teaches ASL classes

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Number of Deaf DNAs? The October 1999 issue of the
National Geographic magazine has come up with 15 deaf
genes as the latest count. Still researching are 85
more suspected deaf genes.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   What is the cost of placing a quarter page ad in the
Washington Post? Do not know the exact costs but it is
not cheap.
   DHHIG, NAD, American Association of People with
Disabilities and the SHHH jointly placed an ad
in the October 29th edition of the Post. They call it
a collaborated ad.
   The ad was not about the Presidential Election
candidates but about hiring more deaf and hard of
hearing in the federal government.
   Timing is interesting because DeafDigest mentioned
in a recent edition that hiring of the disabled,
and the deaf, in federal government has declined for
the past decade.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is age helping Evelyn Glennie, the world's best
percussionist, change her attitude?

In the past she would not learn sign language.
Also, in the past, she did not want to be identified
as the Deaf Percussionist, but as the Percussionist.

Nowadays, at the ripe old age of 40 something, she is
learning signs for the the first time in her life!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Two of your customers are siblings and have the same initials.
You send paperwork for one of them to sign for an alarm clock
before you pay...you send it to the wrong sibling who, by the
way, delivers the form to the correct sibling so that the
clock seller can be paid.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

   A deaf employee in a dairy plant that milks cows,
misunderstood the foreman.
   He thought the foreman said hand; he actually said
pan.
   As a result, the deaf employee pulled the wrong
switch, thus contaminating the milk!

very scary; the deaf employee would have been fired,
but the foreman realized the error of lipreading ways
and kept him on the payroll.

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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(11/1/09 updated posting)

Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job                        Posting #        Closing Date
Spoken English Specialist  565495       11/04/2009
Residential Advisor           565718       11/03/2009
Sub Teacher (4)            565754       11/12/2009            

(#) = number of job available for that position.

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 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming),
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 pm
by Friday, November 6, 2009.  

The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

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position opening
Deaf Services Children's Case Manager
Community Counseling Center
Westbrook, ME (Portland metropolitan area)

Community Counseling Center, a leading nonprofit provider of family
services and behavioral health, is seeking a Case Manager for Deaf
Services Children's Case Management. 

The Case Manager will work with children, adolescents and their
families in accordance with agency, community, and program needs in
the Deaf Services Children's Case Management program. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing,
implementing, and monitoring service plans that are tailored to
individual client needs, as well as support increased client and
family functioning, and ensure that each client receives services
that are sensitive to his/her cultural needs.  

The successful candidate will support comprehensive and ongoing
coordination of services received from various providers and ensure
effective communication and appropriate service delivery. In addition,
our case managers advocate for and support clients to ensure access
to community services. 

The Case Manager will effectively utilize the Agency's electronic
consumer software system. 

With roots dating back to 1874, CCC is one of Maine's oldest and most
comprehensive private, nonprofit family service agencies, making a
difference in the lives of more than 6,000 individuals and families
each year.  In addition to providing high quality family, individual
and group therapies to help children, adults and senior citizens from
all incomes and backgrounds, CCC offers a diverse array of programs.

CCC is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families, the
National Council for Community Behavioral Health, and is a United Way
Partner Agency.  The agency is accredited by the National Council on
Accreditation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work
or a closely related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in
either psychology, behavioral health, social work, special education,
counseling, rehabilitation, or related field.  

Candidate must be fluent in American Sign Language.

If interested, please apply by Friday November 13, 2009.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kimberly Lefebvre
Employment Specialist
Maine Mental Health Partners
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME  04092

mailto:recruitment@memhp.org

Fax:  207-761-2388

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announcing an opening
Transition Assistant
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Part-Time, 25 hr/wk

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Student Transition
Services (STS) for the Career Academy and Transition
Services (CATS) Program, this High School position assists in
a variety of duties related to building students' work
experience in order to exit the school system and enter
adult life.         

PRIMARY DUTIES:
(a) Supervises students in the Student Work Group during the school
day and in the Student Employment Program from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm,
Monday through Thursday.

(b) Receives work assignments from STS Coordinator, reviews
assignments, plans work accordingly, organizes, maintains and cares
for tools and supplies needed to carry out the work assignment.
Collaborates with Plant Operations, Custodial and Residential
Life staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma or equivalent certificate.  Preference given
to those with college related course work.  Good judgment,
flexibility and dependability.   Excellent American Sign
Language skills.   Some knowledge of career and vocational
training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website, http://www.asd-1817.org to download an
application and review the entire job description.   All
resumes and letters of application may be submitted to:   

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, Massachusetts

The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts is
growing and seeking qualified applicants for the following
positions:

- Middle School Supervising Teacher
- Educational Audiologist
- Classroom Aides
- ASL Specialist
- Residential Counselor - Girls Dorm
- Child Care Workers - Walden School
- Wraparound Family Partner - Walden School
- Educational Director - Walden School
- Preschool Special Needs Teacher of the Deaf - Randolph Campus

For more information about these positions and how to apply please go
to our web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or send resume, cover letter
and 3 written letters of recommendations/references to:

Judi Broderick
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Personnel Office
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf's mission is to ensure that deaf
and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an
educational environment where language and communication are keys
to building competence, character and community.

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position opening
Instructor in Interpreter Preparation - American Sign Language/English
Northwestern CT Community College

Winsted, CT
10 Months, Tenure-Track Position
SEARCH EXTENDED
(IPP01)

Starting Date: August 25, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master's degree in Interpreting
for the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and
NIC/RID certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding
learning styles, curriculum development, overall computer literacy,
and awareness of pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact
on interpreter preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated
understanding of the mission of the comprehensive community
college and its diverse student population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated
are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director
responsibilities include: teaching a range of interpreting and
lower level ASL courses, using various delivery systems, from
lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating student learning;
providing academic advising; assessing and revising individual and
program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods periodically;
plus outreach and recruitment for the program.

Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching
techniques, participation in departmental and college-wide
committees, and campus service.

MINIMUM SALARY:
$46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance,
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY TO NCCC, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular
position to:

You may email your application package to:
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East,
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application materials must be RECEIVED on or before November
20, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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open position
Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT)
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology                                                   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or
related field. 

Sign language proficiency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience.

AA/EOE
Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009
This position is subject to available funding
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 

https://mycareer.rit.edu                                                            

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills,
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication
resources, medication administration and developing community
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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Gold section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

In France, sign language was suggested as the best way to
communicate, to avoid human touching of bodies, to prevent
the worsening Swine Flu epidemic!

- Thursday October 22nd 

a corporate sponsorship flap is going on in Fuji. The
Fiji Rugby Union (hearing) has a sponsorship deal with
Digice. This organization agreed to fund the national
deaf rugby team's trip for games with deaf teams from
Australia and New Zealand. But the deaf team agreed to
a sponsorship deal with Vodafone, a bitter corporate
rival of Digice. As a result, the Fiji Rugby Union
pulled out their funding of the deaf team's trip!

- Friday October 23rd

The Jefferson County (Colorado) school board approved
application by the Rocky Mountain Deaf School to establish
a charter high school

- Saturday October 24th 

A story ran in a Dublin newspaper of the Merlin Motor Group,
which operates car rentals, car auctions, new car dealership
and a small factory. Two brothers operate the business,
and one of them, Patrick O'Reilly, is deaf and has
Usher Syndrome. He is responsible for the business
computer operations.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Krishneer Sen, a deaf native of Fuji, but a resident of
New Zealand, and a leader in the Deaf Community, has
won a scholarship to attend Gallaudet University.
He had to move to New Zealand because opportunities for
the deaf were limited in Fuji.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A RECENT DEAF CONVENTION
   A deaf convention took place recently. There were no
laptops, no paging devices, no computers. Many deaf people
spent time in the lobby chatting with each other.
   No laptops, no paging devices, no computers? Are we talking
about 1940 or 1950?
   No. The power was out at the hotel. So instead of using
computers, laptops and pagers, deaf people just chatted with
each other.
   Which is better? 1950 without electronic devices, but
making face to face friends or 2010 with electronic devices
but not making face to face friends?
   You decide!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-convention/

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

A GOVERNMENT AGENCY HELPDESK
   A deaf person worked at the HelpDesk of his
government agency. Deafness was not a problem; he
used the computer chat to deal with the clients
to help solve their problems.
   That deaf person wanted to transfer to another
HelpDesk job at a different government agency.
They told him they could not hire him because of
his deafness!
   Huh. One government agency telling him deafness
is fine at a HelpDesk while another government
agency telling him a deaf person cannot work at a
HelpDesk?

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/helpdesk/

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

THE BORING LECTURE AND THE INTERPRETER
   All interpreters are stuck with boring lectures
that put most of the audience into sleep, be it
the deaf or the hearing listeners.
   There is a twist, however. The lecture was so
boring to a hearing neighbor of DeafDigest editor.
   She does not know ASL but said that instead of
listening to the boring lecture she watched the
interpreter and found the signs fascinating!

PARTYING IT UP IN BOTSWANA
   It does not matter where in the world, many people
like to party, especially in Botswana, a nation in
Africa.
   A popular nightclub in Gaborone West, Botswana's
largest city is Grand West.
   Making sure order is maintained among the revelers
is bouncer Moffat Setume.
   He is deaf. Been bouncing ill-behaved revelers
at the club for eight years. 

A PROTEST IN SIERRA LEONE
   It is almost always that members of an organization
do not like the officers.
   The most common way to deal with these officers is
to vote them out of the office.
   Maybe it is different in Sierra Leone. Members of the
Sierra Leone Association for the Deaf felt that the
officers were corrupt and needed to be replaced.
   Instead of asking for a special election, the members
marched up and down the streets of Freetown, a city in
Sierra Leone, demanding ousters of these officers!

A COMPLAINT IN KLANG VALLEY
   Klang Valley is a region in Malaysia. And there is
a complaint among the deaf residents in the region.
   Signs at public transportation facilities (buses and
trains) are so dim that it is hard to read from afar.
This is important because the deaf cannot hear these
Public Announcement messages and must rely on displays.
   This form of compliance is actually a non-compliance
as far as the deaf are concerned!

ECONOMICS AND THE DEAF
   For fun reading among non-economics (or even among
economics, for that matter) is the book - Freakonomics.
   The authors have come up with a new book that has
hit the bookstore shelves - SuperFreakonomics.
   DeafDigest editor cannot help but wonder if a
Deaf Economist could come up with a book titled
Deafonomics?
   Would be interesting reading? It could deal with
such questions like:

- why is it expensive to be deaf?
- value of hearing aid vs value of a cI
- value of Gallaudet & NTID versus hearing colleges
- monetary breakdowns: residential versus mainstreamed programs

and so on

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses

   The web site is at:

http://www.amphl.org/

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

I've made several pizza runs to a hotel near a major
airport and these customers were air pilots and
flight attendants that get together and have a
great time (between flights)

If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

she is married to a fellow sign-language user

Hey! Does not say if the fellow sign-language user
is deaf or is a Coda with sign language skills
or an interpreter or a hearing person that picked
up sign language.

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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
http://www.DrSign.com -

A 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A scandal is going on in Dallas, Texas. The police have,
over a 3-year span, ticketed 39 drivers for not speaking
English.

While it is not deaf-related, it could might be. Were
any of these drivers, deaf and ASL-speaking, which may not
be considered English by the police?

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

DeafDigest editor saw this article off a web posting, on how the disabled,
the deaf included, try to deal with the college life, this one at University
of Texas.

This article was written by Israel Perez, of the Daily Texan

to read this article, click on http://deafdigest.com/texas

(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

football ASL?

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=71004

#13 is saying shoulder
#17 is saying out
#14 is saying "I threaten you physically"

Of course, ASL purists would not agree!

..

Question of the week:

Q. I love to watch the soap operas. Have there been any
soap plots involving the deaf?

A. During the seventies, "Search for Tomorrow" involved
a deaf character (Linda Bove) who fell in love with her
doctor, and they "lived happily forever." The other one
was "Guiding Light" where the leading character fell
in love with Abby, a deaf Amish woman (Amy Ecklund).

There may be others. DeafDigest is not sure.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that some newspaper reporters stop saying that we, the deaf,
are "not normal."

A newspaper, in Fuji, said:

These are not normal people that we are dealing with. We have
to treat them specially

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1576 - Thomas Filsby, a deaf man, married Ursula Russel, a hearing
woman, in a church ceremony in Leicester, England. This marriage
was duly recorded in the church books, and is known to be one of the
earliest known church weddings involving the deaf,

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Deaf and the Money:

Deaf athletic groups need to take notice of the lesson
learned by the national deaf Fuji rugby team. If the team
is being funded for an overseas trip by the national
hearing rugby governing body, then all other offers for
corporate sponsorships may need to be turned down - to
avoid corporate conflicts.

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

A deaf activist, who has requested anonymity with himself
and with the location of his residence, loves
junk food but was constantly frustrated with the
hassles of being able to order food from the
comfort of his car.

Over a period of time he went to thirty different
fast food outlets in a mid-sized American city,
to see if he is able to get his orders through from
his car.

the results are:

13 - successful orders from his car
12 - unsuccessful orders from his car

for reasons of his own, he did not want to involve the
area advocacy organizations of the deaf

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Search re-opened
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Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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Job Description
Director of Employment Services
Corliss Institute, Inc
Warren, Rhode Island

Overall job function: Agency liaison for all client work and business
functions. To structure the developing Program into 3 separate
services. To oversee Project staffing and performance. To monitor and
assess Department activities/goals, and to research additional
options. To assure that the Program services and goals result in
meaningful work in settings that are not segregated or sheltered.  

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Requirements:  M.A. desired, B.A. minimum. Experience with State
Rehabilitation agency procedures/policies for Supported Work.
Knowledge of deaf adults with developmental disabilities,
fluency in ASL required/capacity to gain these skills.
PR/networking skills with employers, state and private employment
groups and others.  Business skills and supervisory experience as
well as ability to assess viability in the areas of client need,
project viability (revenue, expenses, etc.) and public response.
Excellent writing skills, familiarity with Word, Excel and basic
programs, and the ability to be productive in team and independent
settings. 

Examples of Job Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director, Senior Team and funders/partners
to develop and refine Program.

2.  Recruits and interviews needed consultants, staff, interns and
volunteers.

3. Develops sales initiatives, customers, jobs and related Program
components through research, email, phone/videophone/TTY and
attendance at various events.

4. Develops Program promotional materials and events for increasing
public and consumer use.

5. Liaison to external entities.

6. Internal and formal Reports other documents to track Program
progress and outcomes.

7. Program and expenditure reports, revenue projections and other
documents.

8. Other duties as determined by supervisor/agency need.

This is a full-time exempt position, and includes full agency fringe
and benefits. 

Salary - high $40's. Limited relocation funds. Position funded for
one year; contingent upon generated revenue.

Cover letter/resume to:
Jean Moniz, Director of HR
Corliss Institute, Inc.
290 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885  

mailto:jmoniz@corliss.org
FAX to: 401-245-8023

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Position Available
Director of Student Admissions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Director of Student Admissions  

This is a full-time 12-month position.  At least a Master's
Degree in Psychology or related field. Possess proficiency in
sign language.  Supervise a full array of clinical student/family
support services.  Collaborate with LEAs and families regarding
enrolment and coordinate the PDE approval process. Coordinate
the scheduling and completion of Biannual and Triennial
multidisciplinary evaluations ERs, IEPs and standardized
school-wide assessment services.  Collaborate on the transition
to school age process and the ESY/Summer Program.    

Deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Send letter of interest and resume/vitae to: 

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at:
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining
professional competence, and participating in professional
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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position openings
substitute teachers
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures
please click on:

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Today's homecoming day game

Gallaudet        37
Becker College         0

Gallaudet is now 4-4 for the season with two games remaining!

- Very Hot News

Linda Bove represented the deaf, at the
The Hollywood Disabilities Forum that took
place today. The issue, among the disabled,
the deaf, included is why Hollywood is not
hiring them for all jobs in the entertainment
industry. 

- Sunday October 18th 

T. Alan Hurwitz was announced as the next president of
Gallaudet University.

- Monday October 19th

Replacing Hurwitz, for the time being, will be
James J. DeCaro. He was appointed as the
interim president of NTID. It is not a new
experience for him, for he has twice served
in that capacity. He begins interim work on
December 1st.

Said a source who requested anonymity:

He's a good choice for the interim as he knows how
the system works

- Tuesday October 20th

A cochlear implant for every deaf child in Ontario. And
that the Ontario government should pay for these
implants. These were the requests that the
VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, an advocacy
group, have made.

- Wednesday October 21st

Gallaudet's mission has been completed. Up next is the
National Association of the Deaf. This organization
will be searching for the next CEO to replace the
retiring Nancy Bloch. A search committee has been
formed, headed by Kirsten Poston with
Melissa Draganac-Hawk assisting her. Filling out the
search group are six other individuals.

NTID will come up next as they will need someone to
replace T. Alan Hurwitz

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Sign Stage is lucky. It was reported in DeafDigest
a couple of weeks ago that an insider embezzled funds
from the deaf theatrical group. The embezzler's family
paid back the funds. 

Said the Cleveland-base Sign Stage officials:

The total was significant to the modestly funded
for-profit theater company

..

The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
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for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
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to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org and http://www.dycc.org

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A MYSTERY ASL ON A TV PROGRAM
   Few years ago, a leading character used ASL for a short
time on a TV program.
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor researched the TV show on
the web site to find out why was the actor using ASL.
There was no real reason for it; there were no deaf characters
on the show; there was no deaf plot on the show; nothing at
all related to deafness.
   Why ASL? Sometimes scriptwriters would put it in the show
for no reason at all!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-important/

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

SAYING SOMETHING IMPORTANT OR NOT IMPORTANT
   A deaf person drove his car to the car inspection
station.
   After the inspections were done, the inspector
said something that was impossible to understand.
   The deaf person was concerned. He only wanted his
car to pass inspection. Was the inspector saying
something?
   The deaf person was going to hand him a pen and
pad to ask him to write out what he was saying.
But just before he gave him the pen and pad, he read
the inspection report.
   It said:

passed

   The deaf person immediately drove away, glad that
his car passed the inspection, but at the same time
was wondering if the inspector was really saying
something important?

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

THE POWER TO HIRE
   In many workplaces, we may need to know who has
the power to hire - the manager or the human
resources person?
   The manager normally has the power to hire, but
the one that screens out the application forms is
the human resources person.
   This being said, the human resources person would
often toss out applications from deaf job seekers that
the manager may probably want to hire.
   Happens everywhere. The classic example was a deaf
engineer who was rejected by the human resources
person. But the manager, whose son was deaf, found
out about it - and immediately hired the deaf
engineer!

RELIGION AND EDUCATION OF THE DEAF
   Deaf historians Outsa Toura and Anu Savolainen,
both of Finland, researched the history of Deaf
Education in the late 19th century and came to
an interesting conclusion.
   It was that educators' goal was to teach deaf
language so that they could understand religion.
   Keep in mind the 1880 Milan Convention where
educators of deaf voted to endorse oral education
at the expense of sign language education.
   Adding both together the hope was for deaf children
to learn language orally in order to understand
religion!

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A DEAF DOCTOR IN CANADA
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned Megan Jack, a
deaf medical student at the University of Manitoba
medical school.
   She would not be the first deaf doctor in
Canada.
   There is one already in Toronto - Dr. Hartley
Bressler.
   Still, this leads to another question, is Dr
Bressler, the only deaf doctor in Canada?
   Again, do not know!

THE DEAF IN NEWSPAPER WRITING FIELD
   Do we have newspaper writers that are deaf?
Right now, yes, there is a few. DeafDigest
found out about a deaf man writing for the
Lodi News Sentinel newspaper in California.
   There is a twist. There were a few other deaf
individuals that wrote articles for newspapers.
They did not major in journalism, nor did they
aspire to careers in the newspaper field.
   They were printers. But because the newspapers
have been laying off people left and right, the
few surviving printers were asked to write
articles.
   This is not a joke. DeafDigest editor personally
knows of at least two of them.

DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

Just because numbers of deaf students are low compared
to students of other disabilities, does not mean
we do not need more counselors that know and
understand the needs of the deaf

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing this remark:
I guess you really learn a lot for interpreting this session!

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When I have worked at different events as a court reporter,
CART provider, or captioner, oftentimes people have
approached me who have never seen a steno machine up close. 

One of the first comments many people make when they see the
machine for the first time is that there are no letters on
the keys.  The tops of the keys are blank. They wonder how
we know which keys are which.

People who use the steno machine must memorize what all the keys
are.  There are 22 keys on the machine.  We use combinations of
letters to make other letters.  We don't depress one key at a
time like you would on a typewriter or computer keyboard, but
we stroke multiple keys at once, much like chords on a
piano. 

Writing whole words and phrases in a single stroke is a very
important factor in being able to reach the high speeds
necessary to be court reporters, CART providers, and captioners

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

There is no reason why a qualified deaf person could become
the project director - either at the field or at the
project headquarters. Yes, there is discrimination,
but some workplaces are less discriminatory than others!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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as well as the health care provider who may provide service
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Rusty Wales' Wine of the Month

Salute!

Here's the link to our latest edition:

http://www.deafwalrus.com/newsletter/deaf-grapevine-2009-10.htm

As always, your comments regarding this newsletter or wine are welcome.  Enjoy!

Rusty

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

An issue surfaced on one of these interpreters' yahoogroups
was to how to deal with the Facebook. The big question is:

How does the personal use of this social media tool impact your
professional relationships with deaf/hard of hearing consumers?

..

The Deaf and the Law

If you are deaf and are poor and cannot afford an attorney,
could one be found?

Depends.

1. Miranda Rights - only for criminal cases

2. Legal Aid - provided for civil and criminal cases; may reject
clients because of case overload or underfunding issues

3. New California Law (first one in USA) - the courts will grant
you an attorney in civil cases

Of course - getting an interpreter is another issue 

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   If an informal meeting is scheduled on the
Capitol Hill to address ADA amendments, and if
only few congressmen show up, it is not a big
concern.
   These meetings are to iron out issues before
worse ones surface down the road.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

we are having a big game to die (today)

....

What became of?

T. Alan Hurwitz

- past

member of deaf softball team in St Louis as a young man

- present

president-select, Gallaudet University

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   A metro transit stop just a short walk away from
Gallaudet? A pipe dream? No, if developers have their
way.
   A committee named "Save New York Avenue" has been
formed with one goal in mind - to erect a Metro stop
at the New York Avenue/Florida Avenue intersection.
That would be five blocks away from the Gallaudet
University campus.

(this project has reached reality; one can easily
take the Metro and a breezy 15 minute walk, one
is already on the Gallaudet campus)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   For years we thought Dick Tracy's Wrist Radio was
pure fantasy. Not so any more, and we are now reading about
Swatch teaming up with Microsoft to come up with Wrist
Wireless Data Watches.
   Before we will know it, we will come up with Deaf Wrist
Paging Devices. Yes, the keyboard will be tiny, but in
the era of miniaturization, who cares!

(Deaf Wristwatch Pagers have not yet, if it would,
reached reality)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

there have been cases of deaf parents refusing to place
their deaf children in classrooms taught by deaf teachers.

Yet, some of these deaf children end up as teachers of
the deaf when they grow up!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

One of your customers turns out to eventually grow to
become a famous person, and even delivers the commencement
address at your alma mater!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Mom or Bob

can get pretty confusing at a family gathering when
mom is standing in one side of the room and Bob
is standing on the other side!

(these names look the same when you try to lipread)

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job                        Posting #        Closing Date
Spoken English Specialist  565495       11/04/2009
Food Service Supervisor    565667        10/30/2009
Educational Audiologist    565607        10/27/2009
Residential Advisor           565718       11/03/2009

(#) = number of job available for that position.

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 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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announcing an opening
Transition Assistant
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Part-Time, 25 hr/wk

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Student Transition
Services (STS) for the Career Academy and Transition
Services (CATS) Program, this High School position assists in
a variety of duties related to building students' work
experience in order to exit the school system and enter
adult life.         

PRIMARY DUTIES:
(a) Supervises students in the Student Work Group during the school
day and in the Student Employment Program from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm,
Monday through Thursday.

(b) Receives work assignments from STS Coordinator, reviews
assignments, plans work accordingly, organizes, maintains and cares
for tools and supplies needed to carry out the work assignment.
Collaborates with Plant Operations, Custodial and Residential
Life staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma or equivalent certificate.  Preference given
to those with college related course work.  Good judgment,
flexibility and dependability.   Excellent American Sign
Language skills.   Some knowledge of career and vocational
training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website, http://www.asd-1817.org to download an
application and review the entire job description.   All
resumes and letters of application may be submitted to:   

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, Massachusetts

The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts is
growing and seeking qualified applicants for the following
positions:

- Middle School Supervising Teacher
- Educational Audiologist
- Classroom Aides
- ASL Specialist
- Residential Counselor - Girls Dorm
- Child Care Workers - Walden School
- Wraparound Family Partner - Walden School
- Educational Director - Walden School
- Preschool Special Needs Teacher of the Deaf - Randolph Campus

For more information about these positions and how to apply please go
to our web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or send resume, cover letter
and 3 written letters of recommendations/references to:

Judi Broderick
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Personnel Office
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf's mission is to ensure that deaf
and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an
educational environment where language and communication are keys
to building competence, character and community.

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position opening
Instructor in Interpreter Preparation - American Sign Language/English
Northwestern CT Community College

Winsted, CT
10 Months, Tenure-Track Position
SEARCH EXTENDED
(IPP01)

Starting Date: August 25, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master's degree in Interpreting
for the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and
NIC/RID certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding
learning styles, curriculum development, overall computer literacy,
and awareness of pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact
on interpreter preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated
understanding of the mission of the comprehensive community
college and its diverse student population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated
are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director
responsibilities include: teaching a range of interpreting and
lower level ASL courses, using various delivery systems, from
lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating student learning;
providing academic advising; assessing and revising individual and
program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods periodically;
plus outreach and recruitment for the program.

Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching
techniques, participation in departmental and college-wide
committees, and campus service.

MINIMUM SALARY:
$46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance,
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY TO NCCC, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular
position to:

You may email your application package to:
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East,
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application materials must be RECEIVED on or before November
20, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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open position
Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT)
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology                                                   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or
related field. 

Sign language proficiency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience.

AA/EOE
Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009
This position is subject to available funding
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 

https://mycareer.rit.edu                                                            

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills,
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication
resources, medication administration and developing community
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Gold section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

today!

Dr T. Alan Hurwitz becomes the 10th president of Gallaudet
University.

DeafDigest extends congratulations to Alan

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Gallaudet University Trustees Name T. Alan Hurwitz President

Washington, D.C. - Dr. Benjamin Soukup, chair of the Gallaudet University 
Board of Trustees, today announced the appointment of Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz 
as the university's tenth president.

Gallaudet, established in 1864 by an act of Congress, is the world's only 
liberal arts university for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students

Hurwitz, who is deaf, currently serves as president of the National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight colleges within the 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and vice president and dean of 
RIT. He has worked at NTID/RIT since 1970, first as an instructor in RIT's 
College of Engineering and subsequently, as an NTID professor, department 
chair, dean, and the college's president. Throughout his career he has been
active in a variety of professional organizations, including serving as 
president of both the National Association of the Deaf and the World 
Organization of Jewish Deaf.

In Dr. Alan Hurwitz the Board of Trustees has chosen a leader for Gallaudet 
who possesses an extensive and distinguished track record in the field of 
higher education for deaf and hard of hearing persons. This expertise,
along with his commitment to Gallaudet's unique mission and strategic 
plan, ensures that he is the right person to lead the university as it 
seeks to attract and educate students from a variety of educational and
communication backgrounds,  Soukup said.

The announcement of Hurwitz's appointment follows a year-long search 
process that was the object of intense scrutiny due to past protests 
related to two presidential appointments. The trustees and the presidential 
search committee took extraordinary steps to ensure and demonstrate that 
this search was in every way inclusive, fair and transparent.

Hurwitz, who will take office in January, succeeds Dr. Robert Davila, 
the university's president since 2007.

..

Also, the link from NTID public relations office:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/media/full_text.php?article_id=1060

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Said NBC News today:

No Protests Expected With Latest Gallaudet President-Select

Thank goodness!

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- Thursday October 15th 

Former Australia prime minister John Howard said on a TV
news program that he struggled with his life long hearing
loss


- Friday October 16th

The judge in South Dakota, in response to the lawsuit five
parents have filed with respect to reduction of services
at South Dakota School for the Deaf, said it may be out of
Federal court's turf.

The plaintiff's attorney does not agree and will fight on.

- Saturday October 17th 

A new book, "The Deaf Doctor" has been published in Great
Britain by author Marian Eason, not deaf. It is about
her father Ted Eason, a physician. He became late-deafened
and could not continue in the medical profession. Instead
he became a farmer, specializing in centipedes, and
eventually became Great Britain's best myriapodologist
(those that study centipedes)


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   Megan Jack, who is deaf, is a medical school student at
the University of Manitoba medical school. DeafDigest is not
sure if she will be the first deaf Canadian to become a physician
or if there are other deaf Canadian physicians before her.

..

   The nation of Maldives conducted their cabinet meeting
..under water.
    How did the cabinet members communicate? Yes, via sign
language. It is the first cabinet meeting of any country 
where members used signs to communicate with each other!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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CODA'S HIDDEN HEARING LOSS
   This is a true story. A Coda grew up, making many
friends with with hearing people. He would talk with
them a lot on voice telephone every day.
   He graduated from college and applied for a job.
He was required to take a hearing exam before the
job could be offered him.
   After the hearing exam, the examiner told the
Coda that he has a serious hearing loss.
   It was a shock to him because in his years being
with his hearing friends, he never realized he had
a hearing loss.
   True or false? You decide!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-codahearingloss/

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



A NERVOUS AIRLINE CLERK
   Another true story. Few years ago, many deaf people
were at the airport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, waiting
to get on an airplane.
   The ticket clerk saw all these deaf people, signing
to each other, and she panicked.
   She used her microphone, requesting that all deaf
people to report to her.
   Of course, deaf people cannot hear and would not know
about the public announcement.
   Fortunately, an interpreter heard the announcement
and told all deaf people to line up to report to the
ticket counter clerk.
   Why would a hearing person think that a deaf person
can hear?
   Always a mystery.


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-airportclerk/

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


BEING GLOBALLY INVOLVED WITH THE DEAF
   Cheryl L. Dickson, not deaf, is everywhere.
There was a press release of her being elected
as the president-elect of The Alexander Graham Bell 
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) 
Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
   Huh? We've always known of AgBell as the
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing. But the one with Listening 
and Spoken Language? Yes, the latter is a
subsidiary of AgBell.
   Now back to Dickson. She owns a private
practice in Sydney, Australia. She also serves
as clinical director for The Hearing House in 
Auckland, New Zealand. And now this - president-elect
of an American organization.
   Three nations. Three different groups. Three
different English accents.
   Whew!


HEARING HUSH-HUSH, DEAF HUSH-HUSH
   A few weeks ago an interesting story was
published in the Washington Post regarding
hush-hush at the Capitol Hill committee
meetings.
   Legislative aides, wishing to discuss
matters of importance, must whisper without
giving themselves away. And, yes, ears are
everywhere, ever so curiously.
   Deaf hush-hush? Yes, let us take the
Gallaudet board of trustees meetings as an
example. Deaf trustees try to hide their
signs or to sign in codes when discussing
something sensitive with their fellow
trustees. Yes, eyes are everywhere, ever
so curiously!


A TEXT MESSAGING PIONEER
   The Wikipedia says that David Jackson,
a deaf Briton, became the first deaf person
to send a text message. That was in 1995.
   The link is at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_messaging

   DeafDigest disagrees. The first deaf person
was Nan Sanders, Vienna, VA. She and her
hearing husband were attending a big conference
of radio hams in Ohio in the early eighties.
   Thousands of radio hams were at the conference
and it is so easy to get lost. Her husband, an
electronics expert, crafted a pocket TTY device
to a talkie-rig. When he wanted to contact his
wife, a buzzer would tell her a message was
forthcoming. She would turn on the device.
to read the message.
   This device created a sensation among these
admiring hearing radio hams and electronics
hobbyists in Northern Virginia.


HYBRID CARS PERFECT FOR DEAF DRIVERS
   Many people complain that cars are too noisy.
An example was the mention last week in DeafDigest
of convertibles making drivers deaf!
   But there is a twist to these hybrid cars.
People are complaining...not that these cars
create noise...but that there is a lack of noise.
   Noise in cars is a comfort zone for hearing
drivers. They want to know that a car is passing
them by from behind, that the engine is running
smoothly, that the brakes are working properly,
etc.
   Not a problem with us, the deaf drivers.


DISABILITY SERVICES IN COLLEGES MAY HAVE PROBLEMS
   There was a story published in a newspaper in
Wyoming.
   The title was:

Disability Services undermanned and overworked

   What this means is that when states are broke,
then disability services in state colleges may
not receive enough funding.
   And when this happens, the ability to serve the
deaf with interpreters, CART services and note takers.
may be compromised.
   A perfect solution? Yes - just attend either
Gallaudet or NTID/RIT!


OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

National Counselors of the Deaf Association

   The web site is at:
http://www.ncdacounselors.org/index.html



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

On my last run of the day, I made a delivery to a house
where a drunk customer opened the door. He gave me a
fifty dollar bill. I told him I didn't have change for
it; He said never mind and to keep the change!


If you are a former Deaf Pizza Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

famous percussionist Eve Glennie was described as
profoundly deaf, which is to say she's not entirely
deaf



is it the same as saying a person wears eye glasses which
is to say he's not entirely blind?


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31st World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
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We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the 
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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 offered) 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
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Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills
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Silent Weekend!

There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences
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Sign language DVDs are available online at
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A 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html
for an article from a newspaper.

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 July, 2010?

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The deaf of New Zealand are upset over the 
New Zealand Film Commission standards which require
English subtitles for films in any other language 
than English.
   Deaf New Zealanders wishing to watch English-language
movies are simply out of luck.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Communication Accessibility Brings Its Own Problems

by Mary E Wambach, Executive Director, The Corliss
Institute, Warren, RI. It is a social service agency
that provides services to the deaf in the state of
Rhode Island. She also serves on the Board of Trustees
at Rhode Island School for the Deaf.

Anyway, the article focuses on funding scams that
prey on the Deaf Community

Do click on http://deafdigest.com/wambach



(on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic 
will be featured every week) 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jill Bianco
deaf female baseball player

(baseball, not softball, two completely different sports)

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/oct/11/baseball-sense-keeps-deaf-player-in-game/

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Question of the week:

Q. Does Hollywood hire deaf consultants for movies that
involve dead characters?

A. Yes and no, but in many cases Hollywood producers pretty
much disregard the advice of deaf consultants. This is
regrettable; hearing actors that play deaf roles do not
play it very well and the deaf patrons immediately
spot this sort of phoniness. And sign language, at best,
is bad.



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that we all will work with incoming president Dr. T. Alan
Hurwitz to make Gallaudet a success

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1892 - Albert Ballin, who was deaf, was hired
by the Democratic Party of New York as a full time
election staffer. His job was to rally votes for
Democratic Party candidates

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Deaf and the Money:

Money talks?

$500,000 donated by Rush Limbaugh to House Ear Institute.

The NFL does not want him but House Ear Institute
loves him.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

20 +

number of applications for Gallaudet presidency in 2007

and

number of applications for Gallaudet presidency in 2009

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Position Available
Director of Student Admissions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf                  
Philadelphia, PA

Director of Student Admissions  

This is a full-time 12-month position.  At least a Master's 
Degree in Psychology or related field. Possess proficiency in 
sign language.  Supervise a full array of clinical student/family 
support services.  Collaborate with LEAs and families regarding 
enrolment and coordinate the PDE approval process. Coordinate 
the scheduling and completion of Biannual and Triennial 
multidisciplinary evaluations ERs, IEPs and standardized 
school-wide assessment services.  Collaborate on the transition 
to school age process and the ESY/Summer Program.    

Deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Send letter of interest and resume/vitae to: 

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at: 
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language 
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching 
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum 
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs 
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office 
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining 
professional competence, and participating in professional 
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in 
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must 
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective 
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student 
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible 
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized 
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign 
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American 
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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Position opening
Full-Time Staff Assistant (Project Coordinator)
Gallaudet University Regional Center
at Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA


FULL-TIME STAFF ASSISTANT (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Gallaudet University 
Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College:  
(Twelve-month, MCCC unit position.)  This position is grant funded 
on an annual basis by Gallaudet University's College of Professional 
Studies and Outreach.  Gallaudet University Regional Center serves 
the Northeast states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. As necessary on a 
periodic basis, the individual appointed to this position will be 
expected to work during evening and/or weekends to accommodate the 
requirements of the work area.  

Anticipated start date: November, 2009

Responsibilities:
In collaboration with Gallaudet University's College of Professional 
Studies and Outreach, the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 
and other Gallaudet University departments, initiate, plan, organize 
and implement projects across the region in support of Gallaudet 
University's strategic plan, including conferences, training, and 
courses to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, their 
families, and professionals who serve them. Coordinate identified 
projects through a complete development cycle from project definition 
to development, dissemination, and evaluation. Coordinate the process 
for determining project goals, budgets, and timelines, in collaboration 
with other stakeholders. Prepare project communications including 
regular status updates.
 
Remain abreast of current trends and issues in education, rehabilitation, 
culture, and linguistics as they relate to deaf and hard of hearing 
individuals.  Develop professional networks across the region.  Actively 
pursue collaborative opportunities, identify and respond to training 
needs and requests throughout the region.  Be proactive in creating new 
opportunities for Gallaudet University to have an impact in the region. 
Handle multiple projects simultaneously. Support the GURC's public 
relations role, representing Gallaudet University and providing 
information about the academic, service and support programs at the 
University as well as all training, publications, outreach, partnership, 
enrollment, and recruitment initiatives.  Assist with other GURC 
activities as assigned, including the Regional Academic Bowl and 
Shared Reading initiatives.

Minimum qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf education, 
rehabilitation or related field) required.  Master's degree in related 
field preferred.  Two years of work experience in deaf education, 
rehabilitation or related field, Fluency in sign language required. 
Demonstrated ability to form partnerships and working collaborations 
with a diverse group of people including teachers, educational 
professionals, parents, and members of the deaf community. Excellent 
interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to communicate clearly 
and effectively across great distances through a variety of media. 
Demonstrated ability to work independently, self-motivate and 
initiate and manage programs. Communicate clearly and concisely, in 
writing.  Computer skills sufficient to manage workload efficiently, 
produce professional materials, and manage data. Ability to be flexible 
with work schedule. Willing to travel extensively throughout the region.  
Possession of a valid driver?s license and ability to drive a motor 
vehicle.

To apply:
http://www.necc.mass.edu/hr/employment.php

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and background. The approximate 
salary range for this position is $36,560 - $43,000 with full fringe 
benefits.   

Deadline: October 30, 2009

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call for nominations
Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY 

The Board of Trustees of the Lexington School and Center for the 
Deaf seeks an experienced and proven innovative administrator to 
join us and lead as Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lexington has served the Deaf and hard of hearing community of the 
New York Metropolitan area since 1864, as a leading educational, 
advocacy, vocational and social service agency. 

The Lexington Board of Trustees is seeking a leader for this 
multi-faceted agency consisting of the following:

1. The Lexington School for the Deaf which is a privately run school 
funded mainly by the state of New York with a 140+ year history of 
educational excellence and innovation. The school's enrollment of 
approximately 340 students, infants through 21 years, makes it the 
largest school for the Deaf in the state of New York.

2. The Lexington Center for Mental Health Services which includes an 
outpatient clinic and specializes in infant, child, adult and family 
services.

3. The Lexington Vocational Services Center which offers supported 
employment and independent living skills to Deaf and hard of hearing 
adults throughout the metropolitan area.

4. The Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, which provides audiological 
and speech services to the community including an Early Intervention 
Program for families with young children who are Deaf or hard of 
hearing.

5. The Lexington Child Care Center which operates a Universal Pre-K 
program for children in the local community.

6. The Lexington School for the Deaf Foundation, which serves as the 
fundraising arm of Lexington Center.

Scope of Duties:

1. The Superintendent/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees and is 
responsible for the orderly management and supervision of all 
aspects of the operation of the Lexington School and Center for the 
Deaf.

2. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for the strategic planning, 
financial management, development and evaluation of all programs.

3. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for establishing and 
cultivating relationships between and among all stakeholders including 
employees, families, inter-affiliate relations, government agencies 
and the public.

4. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for developing and managing 
fundraising strategies to maintain and expand revenues from government 
and private sectors.

Qualifications:

1. Experienced and proven Senior Executive capable of providing strong 
leadership and managing/supervising multiple functions (finance, 
information technology, operations, educational instruction, 
development, and outreach, etc.), with responsibility for 10 direct 
reports and a total staff of approximately 350.

2. Certified or eligible for certification as a New York State School 
Administrator.

3. Experience preferred, but not required, in the field of education 
and social services programs for individuals with hearing disabilities. 
The ability to identify, evaluate and initiate a wide range of 
contemporary services for the Deaf and hard of hearing individuals is 
also preferred.

4. Fluent in American Sign Language.

Qualified candidates should submit resume with salary requirements by 
U.S. Postal mail to:

Claudia Gordon, Esq., Chairperson, Search Committee
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
30th Ave. & 75th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Or via email to mailto:CEO-SuperintendentSearch@lexnyc.org

Call For Nominations will close November 30, 2009

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position openings
substitute teachers
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures
please click on:

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

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(updated October 18th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA


To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
to our website: 

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News

The next president of Gallaudet will be introduced on
Sunday October 18th at 1 pm.

DeafDigest prays that the announcement will be accepted
by everyone.

We cannot afford a third mass protest.


- Sunday October 11th 

Deaf pro golfer Sung Lee, South Korea, lost his chance to win
the 1.25 million dollar Indian Open by losing in the first extra
hole in the playoffs. He won his only other pro tournament in 2007


- Monday October 12th

Because of budgetary concerns, the Washington, DC police may
drop its  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit. Instead, police
officers interested in interacting with the deaf and the hard of
hearing may volunteer for special training in order to respond
to incidents in the deaf/hard of hearing community 

 
- Tuesday October 13th

The New York Deaf theatrical community has protested the casting
of a hearing actor in the play "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
where the main character is a deaf person. The play producers
have refused to budge from their casting decision.
 

- Wednesday October 14th

The Gallaudet presidential search committee said that the
new president will be announced on Sunday October 18th


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)


..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

a year ago in DeafDigest News of the Week -

   Gallaudet board of trustees has formed the Presidential
Search Advisory Committee. It will be headed by Jim Macfadden,
with Cynthia Ashby, Nancy Kelly-Jones, and Frank Wu serving
as committee members. Additional members will be added
later on.
   Sole mission is - find a good person to serve as the
next Gallaudet president.
   This good person shall have these qualities:

- leadership skills
- understanding of deaf/hard of hearing communities
- other characteristics

   The buzzword right now is: PSAC ! This is the name of
the newly minted committee.

..

Kristine Hall, who is deaf, will be featured on
The Price is Right TV game show. They are saying
she may be the first deaf contestant to reach
the finals. DeafDigest is not sure of that claim,
but much research must be done to determine if
Kristine has become the first deaf finalist
in any TV game show.

..

Signing Gospel Concert 2009!
Friday, October 30, 2009; 7:30 pm 

Evangel Cathedral 
13901 Central Ave.,
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

For more info:  email mailto:signsofworship@gmail.com

..

The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian, 
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf


For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com 
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org
 
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A REQUEST FOR AN INTERPRETER
   This is a true story. A deaf person was arrested
in Cleveland few years ago. The police station did not
know where to get an interpreter for him. The police
chief had to call several interpreting agencies to ask
for cost of an interpreter. This took almost all day!
   If we request an interpreter, and the interpreter
shows up in one hour, we are lucky!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)



A DEAF PILOT AND A MILITARY PLANE
   We have about 200 deaf and hard of hearing pilots
all over the world. Almost all of them cannot use the
radio to communicate with the tower because of their deafness.
   What happens if a military plane flies to the deaf
pilot's airplane?
   Not a problem because all deaf pilots know that if a
military plane is on the right side of the airplane,
it is a signal to land at the nearest airport.   

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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THE DEAF IN AUSTRALIA
   Australia has approximately 150,000 deaf people.
Historians know that England, in the 18th century,
sent their prisoners to Australia to live there
for good.
   Were there any deaf people among the prisoners
sent to Australia?
   Yes, some of them were, according to Breda
Carty and Darlene Thornton, Australian Deaf
historians.


GALLAUDET LOOK-ALIKES IN WASHINGTON, DC
   Do we have Gallaudet "copycats" in Washington, DC?
Can't be since there is only one Gallaudet University
in the District of Columbia.
   Take a look at the Bison, the mascot and the nickname
of all Gallaudet athletic teams.
   Howard University uses the same Bison nickname as
Gallaudet. Indeed way back when there were Gallaudet-Howard
athletic contests in baseball, basketball and football, it
was the Bison against the Bison.
   And now this - Buff and Blue is Gallaudet's colors.
George Washington University has this same Buff and
Blue colors that they tout as theirs!
   And speaking of the logos, the George Washington
University logo may be confused as Gallaudet's logo
if one looks at it from afar.

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NFL'S FIRST DEAF OWNER?
   The owners of the teams in the National Football
League are hearing. We've never had a deaf owner.
   If Rush Limbaugh stayed with the group that wants
to buy the St Louis Rams, he would have been the first 
deaf owner of NFL. He uses the CI to function as a hearing
person since he lost his hearing as he got older.
   He was quickly dumped by the prospective ownership
group when too many people complained about him.  


A DEAF UPHOLSTERER IN TEXAS
   Upholstery may be a dying profession in the
Deaf Community.
   We had a good number of deaf upholsterers in the
past, but not too many, if any, nowadays.
   There is one in Texas, especially in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area.
   DeafDigest editor spotted the ad while
surfing the internet.



DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

While we have 2,000 deaf education programs in USA,
only a tiny fraction have counselors that know the
deaf and are qualified to advise the deaf


(series to continue until it runs out)


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:
are you a family member of the client?

screamed the interpreter:
I'm a PROFESSIONAL !



if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Although the basic keyboard layout of a steno machine 
has not changed in this new digital age, there are many
features about newer steno machines that have changed. 

Just as we have gone from manual to electric typewriters 
to computer keyboards, there also have been changes in
the stroke depth, tension adjustments, and keyboard 
pressure for steno machines. 

With older steno machines, the keys had to be depressed 
hard enough and deep enough so that the keys would make
contact with a ribbon that would leave an ink imprint 
on the steno paper. Now there are new steno machines where
keys can barely be touched, and they still will make contact 
to record the steno strokes. 

The touch of a steno keyboard is still a very personal 
preference.  Some court reporters and captioners prefer
longer, deeper strokes, while others like a very light 
touch.  Some steno machines are highly adjustable and can
adapt to both long and short strokes, while others have now 
eliminated much of the up and down movement of the
keys and require very little pressure on the keyboard.

When purchasing a new steno machine, one of the main things 
that court reporters or captioners consider is how the
touch feels to them.  

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

there is no such a thing as ADA in where I work, but it all
depends on who you are with - some groups have positive attitudes
towards the deaf whereas others do not; you just deal with
whatever you're faced with!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the 
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient 
as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard 
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you 
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The USA Today ran a piece on deaf prisoners, saying that
their lives are being made more miserable behind the
prison walls

..

The Deaf and the Law

   Suppose it is a rural setting and a police officer
stops a deaf person on a traffic violation and an
interpreter is requested. What is the officer going
to do?
   The rule of thumb is to wait for a reasonable
amount of time - and if the interpreter is not
available (rural area), then the police officer
is obligated to use pad and pen.
   This is not a hard and fast rule, though.

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   What are you going to do if ADA regulations are
being followed but the way it is being followed
is weak?
   Examples are:

- garbled captions on a TV program
- shoddy interpreting
- feeble flashing signalers 

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the ghey (key) factor is that we need to.....

....

What became of?


Donald Moore

- past

student, Gallaudet University

- present

Information Technology officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Doug Pravda, a 2nd year student at Harvard Law
School, has made the Harvard Law Review - it is
understood that he is the first deaf person to achieve
this honor at Harvard.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Sign language less important than Sotho and Venda, both spoken
languages in South Africa?
   There are more deaf people using South African Sign Language
as opposed to those that speak Sotho and Venda. Despite these stats
the government refuses to recognize the South African Sign Language
as an official language.
   South Africa already has 11 official languages. What is one more
language to this nation? Deaf leaders are spearheading the movement
to win government recognition of Sign Language.

(editor's note: sign language has since then won recognition in
South Africa)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that when something goes wrong, the 
deaf person is blamed for it?

It may not matter that he may not have been
within 500 feet of whatever happened!

Examples are:

- dented wall in the apartment hallway
- a broken vase in a workplace desk
- a dent in the door of a parked car
- a trampled-on plant in a garden

The angry hearing person, upon discovering
the mishap, will immediately point his finger
at the deaf person!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Your customers allow you to reschedule them so you can 
attend your health benefits open enrollment meeting
..something you were not aware about until the week 
before

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

said a DeafDigest subscriber:

I went to a hospital for a doctor's appointment.
At the registration counter, I was asked for my 
mailing address, but I thought she said billing
address.

I couldn't lipread the difference between
mailing and billing



(these names look the same when you try to lipread)

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job                        Posting #        Closing Date 
Spoken English Specialist  565495       11/04/2009                     
Food Service Supervisor    565667        10/30/2009                                    
Educational Audiologist    565607        10/27/2009        

(#) = number of job available for that position.

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at 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: 
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 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Position Openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

-Middle School Supervising Teacher
The Learning Center for the Deaf

- Education Director
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf.

Competitive salary, full range of benefits.  

For more information on the positions listed above visit our 
web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Family Partner
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA


Definition: The Family Partner works in the community support
Wraparound program.  She/he is responsible for support and advocacy
to parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and helping
families identify strengths, needs and access community resources.

Requirements:   The candidate should have experience providing
supportive services to families or to individuals with emotional or
behavioral disturbance, preferably as a caregiver. ASL skills and
bicultural competency are required. Bachelor's degree preferred but
not necessary.  The Family Partner must be able to work
collaboratively with a team and possess effective interpersonal and
communication skills. Time flexibility and some availability during
evening/weekend hours is required as is a valid Massachusetts
drivers' license.

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
8484 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org

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Job Opportunity
Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm

Residential Counselor will provide leadership to residential 
students to develop, implement and monitor all residential 
activities, which support residential students' social, physical, 
intellectual, communication and emotional development.

Requirements:   BA/BS degree in Human Services or equivalent
preferred. High School diploma with 2 years of experience in
residential setting or supervisory level may be equivalent. Fluent in
American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work effectively
as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and priorities important to
the students' needs in residential program preferred. Competency in
Microsoft Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied
schedule. MA Driver License must be secured and in good standings.
Experience and skill in developing, implementing and/or planning
activities for residential students.   Reports to Peter Bailey,
Director of Student Life.

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
8484 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/ Vermont Center for the Deaf and 
Hard of Hearing 
various locations in Vermont

- Education Interpreter - 2 positions available, separate
locations; Bennington VT & Brattleboro  VT

Fluency in ASL required

RID certification preferred.

Successful completion of Interpreter training Program preferred

 
- Client Support Specialist For ACCESS

Access is a community based employment program for  Deaf & Hard of
Hearing individuals. Two openings for this part time position - 10 hrs

a week-short term to cover maternity leave. Anticipated for 3 months
starting in December 2009. Brattleboro, VT

H S diploma required

Experience with deafness & Deaf Culture

Valid driver's license & personal car required.

Must be flexible-some evening work may be required

 

- Director of Alternative Programs

Full time  in Brattleboro VT

VT State Adm. License

Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field

Minimum of 5 yrs. Of teaching &  Adm. Experience

Proficiency in ASL


Please send letter of interest & resume to Kelly Therieau at
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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announcing an opening for 
Elementary School Teacher - temporary
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre 
campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  

It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided 
private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first 
permanent school for the deaf in America.  
                                    
PRIMARY DUTIES                                             
(a) Instructs deaf/hearing-impaired students in academic/life 
skills.  

(b) Evaluates student performance, provides feedback as needed
  
(c) Prepares reports, IEP's, parent letters, lesson plans and 
other reports as needed.   

(d) Maintains appropriate classroom management and environment  

(e) Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work, 
curriculum work.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf, appropriate State of 
CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus. 
Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative team 
setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.  
Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will 
be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:   

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity 
Employer: M/F/V/H/D.

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employment opportunity - available now
Elementary Teacher
Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf
Las Vegas, NV

Required credentials:
Send an application, current resume, letters of recommendation 
and copies of transcripts

Minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree, preferably Master's Degree in Deaf Education

- Experience teaching and working with Deaf and hard of hearing 
students

- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the advanced skill 
level

Major duties and responsibilities:
- Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction; 
prepares lesson plans and develops input for the Individualized 
Education Plan (IEP).

- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the areas of assessments, 
progress monitoring, behavior management, and curriculum
development.

- Participates in activities related to staff development and 
training/workshops.

To obtain information: Please contact Cathy Bennett, Director at 
mailto:cbennett@lvcsd.org

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open position
Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT)
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
Rochester Institute of Technology                                                   
                                                                        

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or 
related field. 

Sign language proficiency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience.


AA/EOE
Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009
This position is subject to available funding
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 
                                   

https://mycareer.rit.edu                                                            
                                                                        
KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632

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Seeking Applicants For
Full-time Web Developer
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(professional staff position)

The RIT/NTID Marketing Communications department seeks a full-time 
Web developer to create online marketing content and applications 

Required:
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, 
new media or related field

- Two to three years experience in Web design and development 

- Strong PHP programming skills

- Experience building database-driven websites with semantic, 
standards-based XHTML and CSS

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit the RIT Career Zone 
at https://mycareer.rit.edu and enter IRC31727 
or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf in the 
College/Division section. 

Review of applicants will continue until position is filled.

All applicants must apply online.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to 
RIT's core values, honor code and statement of diversity. 

People who are deaf or hard of hearing are strongly encouraged 
to apply. 

For more information about RIT/NTID, visit http?//www.rit.edu/ntid 

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Job Announcement
Job Title:  Executive Director
Employer:   Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of
            Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH) 
Vancouver, Washington

Job Description:

These responsibilities include management of personnel and
services: implementation of Board policies; communication with the
public, Board and community; program development; fundraising; data
collection and fulfilling state reporting requirements; and direct
client services to provide mentoring, advocacy, community access, and
information and referral.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Knowledge and Abilities Desired:
- Thorough familiarity with the American Deaf culture and issues
facing Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers is required.

- Full knowledge of the special needs and issues of those who are
Hard of Hearing.

- An understanding of the current issues related to Deaf,
Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers accessing public and social
services, in addition to familiarity with laws and regulations
pertaining to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers.

- Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting concepts and practices,
knowledge of personnel management practices and knowledge of the
social service delivery system.

- Proven ability/skills with grant writing.


Minimum Qualifications/Required Skills:
- A Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Counseling,
Psychology, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred

- Experience in providing social services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind
and Hard of Hearing (3 years) with supervisory experience (1 year)

- Fluency in American Sign Language

- Good communication skills including presentations and report
writing.

Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience.

SWCDHH is an equal opportunity employer; people with disabilities 
and minorities are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:  Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3
professional references by regular mail or email.

Deadline:  October 15, 2009

Mail:

ATTN: Search Committee - Executive Committee
% SWCDHH
PO Box 871268
Vancouver, WA 98687

Email:  mailto:stromberg@swcdhh.org

For more information, contact John Burke (Board Chairman) at
mailto:johnsign13@yahoo.com

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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October Savings on Smoke Alarms

Save on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors during Fire Safety
Month.

Harris Communications has smoke and carbon monoxide detectors/alarms
on sale for 20% off during the whole month of October!

These products are designed for deaf and hard of hearing people,
including the Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock that listens
for T3 smoke alarms and then broadcasts a low frequency alarm or
activates a bed shaker alert. 

This clock has been found to be more-effective at alerting and
awakening people with hearing loss than standard fire alarms.

Check out our large selection of products from well-known
manufacturers. 

Contact us if you have questions.

This sale ends October 30, 2009.

For more information, go to:
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or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Sunday October 4th 

In Ontario, Canada leaders of a political party are thinking
of thwarting a deaf attorney from running for public office.
The story did not mention the name of the deaf attorney,
nor the name of the political party

- Monday October 5th

ground will be broken on the campus of Ohio School for the
Deaf this coming spring for construction of new buildings
with completion slated in summer of 2011

- Tuesday October 6th

IDEAS (Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase),
during its conference, stressed the need for more assistive devices
to help the deaf. This group tries to enforce compliance with the
sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

- Wednesday October 7th

A new statue of Helen Keller has been unveiled at the
National Statuary Hall Collection on the Capitol

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   India is notorious for discriminating against the deaf;
there is much more to it than calling all the deaf people
as deaf and dumb or even deaf-mute.
   Anyway Maniram Sharma, who is deaf, wanted to work in
the Indian Administrative Service, which is the equivalent
to our civil service. He was not able to do so because
of his deafness. It did not matter that he holds a doctorate
in Political Science.
   He would not give up and after 15 years of fighting,
he was finally hired by the Indian Administrative Service!

..

Signing Gospel Concert 2009!
Friday, October 30, 2009; 7:30 pm 

Evangel Cathedral
13901 Central Ave.,
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

For more info:  email mailto:signsofworship@gmail.com

..

The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org

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JOB COACHES AT AGENCIES SERVING THE DEAF
   Many service agencies serving the deaf have
job coaches.
   Why a job coach? To help the deaf person learn
at hearing workplace?
   Yes, but a more important reason is that hearing
employers refuse to hire the deaf, afraid of too many
problems with them
   This is why we have job coaches - to help the deaf
and also to help the hearing! 

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-jobcoach/

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

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Wanna Earn 3.7 CEU's at one location?

Come to TERPexpo!

We are offering at least 2.5 CEU's or up to 3.7 CEU's at our
TERPexpo locations.

Announcing PETER COOK, our newest team member at TERPexpo!

He will be presenting "Narrative Development of Personal
Storytelling in ASL".

Other topics presented at TERPexpo: "Interpreting and SSP'ing
with Deaf Blind Consumers", "The Caller says What? VRS
Interpreting", & " Giving Regards to Broadway".

TERPexpo will have a TRI-Lingual Track sponsored by GraciasVRS

There's over 30 various topics available at TERPexpo for you
to earn the maximum of 3.7 CEU's possible at our locations.

You can find them all on http://www.terpexpo.com

It is our goal to provide QUALITY workshops, exhibit hall and
a very enjoyable evening experience at a truly affordable cost

http://www.terpexpo.com

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IMPORTANT HEARING PERSON IN MISSOURI
   About 10 years ago Missouri was broke. The
state government employees were told they could
not get Blackberry pagers.
   There was just one exception - the director of
Deaf Services for the Department of Mental Health
was allowed to have a Blackberry pager!
   Why? So, deaf patients that need counseling
could email the director!

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