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DeafDigest – 04 January 2009

DeafDigest Gold – January 4, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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“Kami and the Yaks” at Harris Communications

Winner of numerous children book awards, “Kami and the Yaks” is
the story of a young, deaf Sherpa boy whose family earns their
living by guiding mountain climbers and carrying their gear on
yaks.

When the yaks cannot be found before a trek, Kami sets off by
himself to find the wandering herd. Despite his fear of being
alone, Kami finds the courage to keep searching even in the face
of a fierce storm.

“Kami and the Yaks” is a book that opens new worlds to young
readers.

Children will admire the young hero and be captivated by the
illustrations and text.

“Kami and the Yaks” (B1091) is now on sale at Harris
Communications for only $15.95, regularly $17.95.

Sale ends January 8, 2009.

For more information, go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/link/?www.harriscomm.com?sr=ddg010409

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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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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Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with
representatives licensed and registered in 49 states and
the District of Columbia.

It offers a wide array of services and products including:

Investments
Life Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Retirement Planning
Education Planning
Tax Planning
Estate Planning

Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff
members – working together as ONE team to help you work toward
your financial goals.

For further information or to make an appointment, click into
http://www.kramerfinancial.com

Kramer Financial
9099 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 101
Frederick, MD 21701

240-379-6908 VP/TTY
240-379-6929 voice

Securities and advisory services offered through FSC Securities
Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment
advisor. Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities
Corporation or registered  as a broker/dealer or investment
advisor.

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With today’s fluctuating market now is the time to lock into a
low fixed rate mortgage. Rates have recently dropped so if you
have been worrying about your adjustable rate mortgage now is
the time to lock in a low fixed rate!

Call us for a quick mortgage review to see if it makes sense
to refinance.

Kramer Financial
usa@kramerfinancial.com
240-379-6908 (TTY/VP)
240-379-6929 (V)

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

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News of the Week

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper forgetting
its own history?
This newspaper ran a piece outlining important events
in for the past 175 years.
Yes, it mentioned Rochester School for the Deaf
(1876) but did not mention the NTID!
The newspaper completely forgets that NTID has
enhanced Rochester as a great American city!

The American Association of People with Disabilities,
which hopefully recognizes the deaf as a singular political
force, is pushing a demand onto the Obama Administration.
The demand is jobs, jobs and jobs for the disabled,
the deaf included.

A Deaf Beer Tour? Yes, Ken Fisher, Master Brewer,
Deaf Beer, is planning to give a tour of Grateful
Deaf.
In planning for 2009 are brewing tours at:

– Rome, Italy
– Yorkshire, England
– Denmark

Also in the plans is a new brew called
Grateful Deaf Summer Sue Wheat, brewed in honor of
Susan Elliot, a deaf teacher who was recently named as
the Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Rome, Italy? Hope deaf hotelier Roberto Wirth
will serve Grateful Deaf on taps for the hearing
patrons at Hotel Hassler!

In the courtroom, and everywhere else, the rule is
that if a deaf person does not know ASL, then use the
CART.
The courtroom in Ottawa County, Ohio did not follow
this courtesy. The judge threw out the case because of
one deaf juror, who did not know ASL.
It concerns overturning of an aggravated vehicular
homicide and involuntary manslaughter conviction. The
deaf juror in the case could not hear a 911 tape that
was used in the conviction.
Questioned a deaf attorney, not involved with the case:

if she didn’t know ASL, why wasn’t she given CART is
beyond me?

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, has a new executive director – in Katie Prins.

National Deaf Prep Duals
Wrestling Tournament
January 23-24, 2009

Participating schools:
American
California-Fremont
California-Riverside
Indiana
Maryland
Model
Texas

Hosted by
Model Secondary School f/t Deaf

Organizations wishing to be involved in the tournament as a
sponsor or place a program ad should contact Mark
Burke, Athletic Director

For more information about the tournament, contact:

Mark Burke, Athletic Director
Model Secondary School f/t Deaf
Washington, DC
mailto:mark.burke@gallaudet.edu

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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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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ALL TTYs ON SALE!

WCI is kicking off the New Year with a big “sale”-abration!

During the entire month of January every TTY is on sale!

Choose from several different models and take 9% off.

With superior quality and state-of-the art technology we’ve
got a TTY that is right for you.

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:

http://www.weitbrecht.com to get the details on our TTYs
and all our other products.

(Use code WCID109 when ordering)

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

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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WHICH BACKGROUND IS BEST?
At schools for the deaf, at agencies serving the deaf,
and even at Gallaudet as we await who the new president
will be, our CEO’s have different backgrounds.
Some CEO’s have backgrounds in Deaf Education. Some
CEO’s are business people that know corporate management.
Some CEO’s are fund raisers.
Which CEO background is more important? There is no
perfect CEO, and at some schools, the screening committee
may like one CEO but not like another CEO. But at other
schools their preferences are different.
This is why we hope that whoever becomes the next
Gallaudet president will be “perfect” for us.

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

MANY BOOKS ABOUT THE DEAF AND OF DEAFNESS
Go to a deaf bookstore at Gallaudet and you will
see many books about the deaf and of deafness.
Many of these books are written by authors that
know nothing about the deaf, yet are able to write
books!
Why? Good question.

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

DEAF BEER IN YORKSHIRE
If you are touring Great Britain, and pass through the
city of Yorkshire, be sure to stop at the Elland Brewery.
At Elland Brewery, do order “Deaf Beer” on taps, and
you will get a liter.
The Deaf Beer is Grateful Deaf, brewed by Ken Fisher,
USA’s Master Deaf Brewer..
You only can drink if you are on the Elland Brewery
premises.
Do click on:

http://www.eandsbrewery.co.uk/php_scripts/seasonalbeers.php

SIGN LANGUAGE AND BODY LANGUAGE
In some nations sign language is advanced; in some other
nations sign language more or less is primitive.
As a rule, when sign language is advanced, body language
is not used. And the less advanced the sign language is, more
body language is used.
A trained deaf eye would tell which signer is from a nation
with advanced sign language and which signer is from a nation
with less advanced sign language.
A clueless person would not know the difference.

OUR MIW’S
What is our 10 MIW’s? MIW’s stand for Most Important
Words.
This was in reference to a posting on a web site asking
individuals to select their ten Most Important Words. They
would use these MIW’s for texting purposes in case they
became suddenly deaf.
These important words are:

yes, no, I’m, hungry, come, go, away, help, goodbye, hello

On what criteria were these words selected as MIW’s?
Do not know.

WHO WOULD REMEMBER?
If you would remember Dr. Patricia T. [Tobie] van der Vorm,
then please step forward!
DeafDigest, exactly two years ago, announced the selection
of Patricia T. [Tobie] van der Vorm as the chief headhunter
of the Academic Search Consultation Service that was to be
hired just for one specific task.
That task was to find the next president of Gallaudet
University.
DeafDigest will stop at that and hope that the new
presidential search, spearheaded by Jim Macfadden and
his committee, will do such a fantastic job of finding
someone, no stones unturned, that will lead Gallaudet for
years to come.

AN OLD ARTICLE – REMINDER FOR OBAMA
Barack Obama is our next President. Hope he will
take the deaf into consideration.
Below is an article posted in DeafDigest 10 years ago:

Deaf political appointees? In the eighties Ron Stern (now the
superintendent of the New Mexico School for the Deaf) was appointed
to the Fremont City Recreational Council.
In the nineties, Bob Davila was a high level appointee to a high
level Federal education position.
Right now in the 2000’s, Jim Brune, a San Franciscan, has been
appointed to the Mayor’s Disabilities Council.
If the decade by decade trend continues we will see the President
select a deaf person to be a member of his cabinet in the 2010’s.
As a sidebar, all three individuals were Californians!

Will we be seeing a Deaf Poltical Appointee serving on the
Obama Administration?
DeafDigest hopes so/

A DEAF MAN IN A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIELD
Look at rows of apartments or rows of office buildings
anywhere. These units are maintained by property managers
that work for a property management company.
Have we ever had a deaf person in the property management
field?
Yes, there is one – in a mid-American state. For reasons
of confidentiality, that person did not want to be
identified.
What are his tasks:

– getting maintenance requests from tenants
– assigning such tasks to maintenance crew
– invoicing tenants and owners for maintenance on their sites
– resolving maintenance issues with owners
– surveying property damage

Communication barriers? He said:

Yes, communication barriers exist at my work

Explaining, he said he may have to write notes and
use relay services. Yet he has to deal with hearing people
that have no clue what these services are all about. He
also uses text pagers and instant messaging pagers.
In brief, he said that each day is a new experience for him,
so many different people and so many different incidents.

WHAT IS DEAF IDENTITY?
Go to any Deaf Home and you will see flashing
signalers installed everywhere.

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(to be continued on a weekly basis)

OUR DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS

– Kanthirava Narasaraja Wodeyar served as mayor of
the Kingdom of Mysore in 1704. At that time it was
a city-state; now it is the second largest city in
the state of Karmataka in India. He died in 1714.

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Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 Special !!!

http://www.DeafCruiseSpecial.com

You only pay 50% off deposit when you book
Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 !

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to book your Deaf
Cruise Hawaii 2009 during ONE-DAY Sale on Thursday,
November 20th.

Just pay half the standard deposit on already low rates
and still get all the benefits of Freestyle Cruising.

Then you can use that money for other things (like an
awesome holiday gift for that special someone).

One Day.  One Sale.  One Great Deal.  Thursday, November 20, 2008

http://www.DeafCruiseSpecial.com

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30th World’s Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs.  Over 100 hours of classes also for beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in
a one-stop venue at significant cost savings.  Get a group as small
as five to register at huge savings!

Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally
known presenters are featured.

Check http://www.DrSign.com for details

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com
– Consider “Oh See, Can You Say?” by Maureen Longo Tuccelli.  She
shows how to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter
Cook.  This 75-minute DVD  is excellent for ITP teachers
and students!

“Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles
and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This
is a 55-minute DVD

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run is scheduled July 1-26,
2009.

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to
join us now in 2009?

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has launched
a new web site at:

http://www.cdc.gov

The new feature is SNAPS, which stands for Snap Shots of
State Population Data

Should be pretty much self explanatory.

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Matthew (Magic) Morgan
professional deaf magician

http://www.telegram.com/article/20081230/NEWS/812300573/1008/RSS01&source=rss

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Question of the week:

Q. Do we have deaf attorneys operating own private practices?

A. Yes and no. Only just a few do, but their wives work to
supplement the family income

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 our Deaf Beer, Grateful Deaf, will be served
on taps at all leading bars and restaurants in
USA. It is being brewed by Ken Fisher, a Deaf Master
Brewer.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1966 – The Deaf American ran an article with
said:

Keeping up with all the research projects concerning
deafness and the deaf is next to impossible – at least
from the standpoint of the layman. Only a handful have
time to read (and perhaps follow up on) the research
abstracts

The more things change, the more things remain the
same – meaning a glut in deafmaterial!

Deaf and the Money:

Deaflympics is coming up this year at Taipei.

At the past Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps won all
these gold medals along with millions of dollars in
endorsement and business deals.

Our gold medal winning Deaflympics athletes will
earn $0.00 for their efforts.

Gold medal deaf athletes from Taipei, the host nation,
will reap a fortune of NT$1 million or US$30,432.
This figure is being upped from NT$750,000 from the
past Deaflympics

For American deaf athletes, to win is to declare a
vow of poverty!

Very sad.

DeafNumbers of the Week:

A CI will last 70-80 years. Those implanted in the eighties would
have by then had four or five upgrades.

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DeafDigest Sports

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

there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports!

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inviting you to consider our employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Educators of the Deaf

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located
in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky
Mountains, invites you to consider our employment openings.

Applications are being accepted for current
and anticipated vacancies for the 2009/10 School Year,
including:

– Teacher of the Deaf: PreSchool

– Teacher of the Deaf: All core content areas
(Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies)

– Communication Specialist (Speech/Language) Birth to 21

We invite you to visit CSDB’s website at:

http://www.csdb.org  where the official job announcement(s)
may be found in their entirety.

Positions are open until filled. Interviews to be conducted
on-site at CSDB. Excellent benefits.

Salary based on appropriate education and experience.

Please send a letter of interest, current resume, completed
Employment Application (including salary history and
references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of
transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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CAC is Hiring!!
170 openings available in 2009
Communication Access Center
positions in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio

Communication Access Center is a non-profit organization helping
the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community throughout the Midwest.

We have over 170 openings available in 2009. We are excited to
be offering professional and non-professional opportunities in
Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

Join us and be a part of the largest outreach effort in our history!

Visit our website for information about these incredible opportunities and
our services:

Front Page

To apply, contact:
Lisa Palo
mailto:lpalo@cacdhh.org – Call Center Managers, Facility Coordinators,
Interpreters

Kimberly St.Onge
mailto:kstonge@cacdhh.org – Branch Managers, Case Managers,
Job Developers/Recruiters

We are interviewing and hiring immediately.

Don’t delay, apply today!

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position opening
Clinician – $5,000 Sign-On Bonus
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Hainesport, NJ

Our vision for tomorrow
makes healing more rewarding today

What could you accomplish with broader practice options,
mission-driven care, and nurturing colleagues behind you?

Choose a career with our multi-site health care system and find
out. For over 100 years, we’ve been a source of high quality
and community responsive care, delivered with compassion,
strong values, and the highest professional standards.

Clinician
$5,000 Sign-On Bonus – Hainesport, NJ

As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program
providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing
people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical
case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and
treatment planning to consumers within a variety of therapeutic
settings and specialty areas.

Responsibilities include:
–  performing comprehensive clinical assessments
–  interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
–  developing/implementing treatment strategies

– providing clinical case management services, including the
coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical
and community services

– maintaining documents and medical records
– report writing
–  providing crisis intervention
–  developing discharge plans

– advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side
effects

– handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling
or related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along
with the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals,
and counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide
direct, age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting
will also be expected, as will superior oral/written communication,
analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.

Proficiency in American Sign Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For
immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.4511, or email your resume
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

EOE M/F/D/V

Faith, Care and Medicine – Working Together

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital – St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
http://www.stjosephshealth.org

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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:

Posting #  Job                                     Closing Date
561160     Educational Audiologist                 01/04/08
561166     Residential Advisor – Intermittent (2)  01/07/08
561161     Interpreter for the Deaf                01/07/08

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/jobs

If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail:
mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us   Website: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/

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

An EOE

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position openings
– Senior Physical Therapist
– Interpreter
New York State School for the Deaf
Rome, NY

SENIOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST
60% position.  Must have NY Certification as Physical Therapist

INTERPRETER
Must have a certificate issued by the RID or be able to sit for
certification + 2 yrs experience interpreting

Submit resume and references to:
Superintendent
New York State School for the Deaf
401 Turin St
Rome, NY 13440

AA/EOE

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position opening
Mental Health Technicians
National Deaf Academy
Mount Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment
facility in Mount Dora, Florida serving Deaf children, adolescents
and adults, as well as hearing children, adolescents and adults
with a diagnosis of Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a
behavioral health setting, has immediate openings for Mental
Health Technicians.

Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents
safety, activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation
activities.

Requires high school diploma. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or
related field preferred. Experience working in behavioral health
setting preferred. Full time positions; all shifts available.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

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

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com
V: 352-735-9500; TTY: 352-735-9570; Fax: 352-735-4939

EOE

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position opening
Executive Director
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Lincoln, Nebraska

Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing.

Main office in Lincoln, Nebraska with branch offices in Omaha,
North Platte and Scottsbluff.  The Director is the administrative
officer of the Commission and responsible for implementation and
executive of its programs.

The Director serves at the pleasure of the Full Commission
Board Members, is a discretionary non classified position and is
not subject to the State of Nebraska Classified System
Personnel Rules and Regulations.

Directs the day to day agency operations in areas of fiscal,
personnel management, inventory and purchasing to ensure
compliance with legislation, state and agency policies.

Master’s degree in administration, social services or deafness
related field preferred.  Bachelor’s degree required with
a minimum of three years of administrative or supervisory
experience.

Requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire on or
before the closing date.

Salary open, commensurate with experience.  Full benefit package

Submit application, cover letter and resume to:
Nebraska Department of Personnel,
PO Box 94905,
Lincoln, NE  68509

or online:  http://www.wrk4neb.org

Closing date is December 31, 2008

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position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

– Sign Language Interpreter (12 months)
http://www.deafdigest.com/interp.doc

– Residential Paraprofessional (multiple positions)
http://www.deafdigest.com/paramult.doc

– High School Graduation Coach
http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc

– Occupational Therapist (hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/ot.doc

– Paraprofessional, classroom (10 mo position)
http://www.deafdigest.com/para.doc

– Physical Therapist
http://www.deafdigest.com/pt.doc

– Reading Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc

– Residential Advisor (DOE)
http://www.deafdigest.com/ra.doc

– Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

– Teacher (Blind/Deaf) – Literary Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

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Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, Crenshaw, Norwalk,
Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, Riverside, CA

– Administrative Assistant(Receptionist) – Bakersfield, CA

– Community Health Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Network I.T. Administrator – Los Angeles, CA

GLAD is an Affirmative Action Employer with equal opportunity
for men, women and people with disabilities. For more information
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Home

The status of all positions is:
Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt, Full Fringe Benefits unless
otherwise noted.

All positions are open until filled.

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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News of the Week:
Deaf individuals attending the inauguration ceremony
need to take heed of the following:

– web site is at:
http://inaugural.senate.gov/2009/accessibility.cfm

– recorded TTY information is at:
202-228-1612

– interpreters? Yes
– captions? Yes

Gesturing and signing are two completely different
things; both methods are not interchangeable.
Yet, how important is gesturing in a classroom
setting? We are talking about hearing gesturing,
not deaf gesturing.
Do click on:

http://tinyurl.com/8ell7p

Simply put, it says that hand gestures help the
hearing understand words from a new language.
Big question is – is there a difference between
Hearing Gesture and Deaf Oral Gesturing?
This is another issue good for another round
of research.

Louis Braille, whose innovation helped the
blind and the DeafBlind to read with their
fingertips, is being honored on his birth
year of 1809.
The USA Mint will be turning out commemorative
coins in his honor. And in the other nations,
postage stamps carrying his likeness will be
issued.
As usual, no one is honoring the deaf for
their work on behalf of the deaf.
The listing of issuing nations are at:

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

DeafDigest thanks Ken Rothschild for furnishing
the information.

Clerc Classic
Basketball Tournament
January 15-17, 2009

Hosted by Maryland School for the Deaf

Participating schools:
California-Fremont
California-Riverside
Indiana
Lexington (boys only)
Maryland
Model
Ohio (girls only)
Texas
The Learning Center

Please visit www.msd.edu/clerc for more information about this tournament

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DEAF FOLKLORE AND DEAF HISTORY
What is Deaf Folklore? What is Deaf History?
Same thing or different?
Deaf Folklore more or less is a collection
of deaf stories passed down from generation to
generation via ASL.
Deaf History is black and white evidence, with
many footnotes in history books, of events that
happened many years ago.
Both are interesting but different.

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

USA AND OTHER NATIONS
What is sign language in USA? Confusing like an
alphabet soup – ASL or MCE or PSE or SSE or SEE Plus
or Cued Speech or TC, etc.
What is sign language in other nations? Just
one sign language! No alphabet soup!

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

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2009 Gallaudet University
Winter Softball Clinic

Sunday, February 8, 2009
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Clinic will Feature Gallaudet Head Coach Sarah Doleac, Salisbury
University Head Coach Margie Knight, and members of
the Gallaudet and Salisbury Softball Squads.

CLINIC FEES: $20.00 non-refundable fees will be applied.

Ages: 10 to 18 years old – Clinic is open to everyone.

Please send Application & Clinic Fee to:
Gallaudet University Athletic Department,
800 Florida Avenue. NE,
Washington, DC  20002

Make checks payable to: Gallaudet University Athletic Department
Any questions, contact Coach Doleac at sarah.doleac@gallaudet.edu

Schedule: at Field House gym on Gallaudet campus.
Directions will be provided at a later time.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m:
– Infield and outfield drills
– Pitcher: techniques, pitch fundamentals and learning the proper
mechanics of pitching.

– Catcher: fielding/throwing techniques, special defenses and working with pitchers.

Catchers: please bring your own catching gear.

12:05 – 1:30p.m. –
Hitting Fundamentals & Drills

Players should come dressed for participation. We recommend players
wear tennis shoes and/or softball cleats and provide their own gloves.
Please make sure your full name is on your personal equipment.

Salisbury Coach Margie Knight led her team: 2 NCAA World Series Finalists,
5 World Series appearances, 11 NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 CAC
Championships and earned CAC Coach of the Year 6 times.

Salisbury and Gallaudet Softball team players will also be assisting
with the clinic.

You must fill out two forms; these forms are at:
http://www.deafdigest.com/clinic1.doc
http://www.deafdigest.com/clinic2.doc

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A COMMUNICATION FRUSTRATION
There was a story of two hearing groups an American that wanted to
practice German with his German friends. The German group, however,
wanted to practice their English with their American friend!
This leads to frustration with both groups. Now let us switch
this around –

What if a deaf oralist wanted to practice his speech with a group of
hearing people. But what if the group of hearing people wanted to
practice their ASL skills with him?

Frustrating, indeed!

KEEPING UP WITH TERMINOLOGY
We have many deaf individuals in fields where buzzwords come
and go.
It is almost always that a new buzzword would show up without
warning and its usage would spread like wildfire. And as usual
the deaf professionals in that particular field would be the
last to know.
Keeping up with the terminology is a lifetime challenge for
these deaf individuals.
An example would be:

send me the treatment

To send a person a treatment? Is it a medical issue as far as
health is concerned?
No. It is for aspiring movie script writers to send a 3-page
outline to the agent. This 3-age outline is called treatment!

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LEARNING SIGN LANGUAGE IS “EASY”

Easy to learn sign language? Do click on:

http://www.shaister.com/5463-method-for-learning-sign-language.php

So easy? Nope. Very difficult to learn how to sign fluently.
A fluent signer just signs away, without having to stop and
remember these “sign language rules.”
When one pauses to try to remember one of the rules, then
fluency is lost.

STATES WITH WORDS “DEAF AND DUMB” ON THEIR STATE CONSTITUTIONS
(or “mute”)

Oklahoma, another one

http://www.deafdigest.com/ok2.doc

Educational, reformatory, and penal institutions and those for
the benefit of the insane, blind, deaf, and mute, and such other
institutions as the public good may require, shall be
established and supported by the State in such manner as may
be prescribed by law.

(continuing series)

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

– Jonas Salk, developed vaccine that eradicated
polio

founded the Salk Institute, in La Jolla, CA; one of the
departments is the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience,
which among its projects, researches our sign language

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreter called as “Interperator”
(in-ter-per-a-tor)

said an angry interpreter:

I do not like when someone calls me an interperator!

Attention – all interpreters: if you wish to share your
horror or love stories, please email these to:

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

With computer-aided transcription (CAT), more and more court
reporters found things that they wrote on their steno machines
that would not translate with the correct spelling when written
phonetically.

New ways of writing had to be developed.

One of the things reporters found they had to change was how
they wrote certain vowel sounds.

What is a reporter to do with the words “pare,” “pair,” and
“pear”?

Before using the computer to translate their notes, most court
reporters wrote them all the same.  Even after using the computer,
many reporters still found it easier to just let the computer
translate it as “pare/pair/pear,” and then pick 1, 2, or 3 when
editing the transcript.

Some reporters found they could write “pair” differently, but
they chose to let the computer translate “pare/pear,” and then
the reporter would choose between those two words when editing
the transcript.

It can still be a challenge for even the best court reporter or
captioner when writing at over 200 words a minute to remember
how to differentiate among these words.

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TALES FROM A DEAF ENGINEERING MANAGER IN A HEARING WORKPLACE

Captel(tm) was the best thing that has ever happened to me.
VRS and Captel(tm) exposes me to new phrases, new buzzwords
in the construction industry. This has led me to more responsibilities
with an attendant increase in pay. This was when I began to realize
the impact of the telephone in my workplace.

(to be continued)

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Rusty Wales’ Wine of the Month

Happy belated New Year to you all!

I trust all your sparkling wine popped with loud bangs two
nights ago!  To start off the 2009 edition with a kick,
a new DG headline has been added.  Also, as you might have
noticed, the trivia question will be replaced with a
Question from our Deaf Grapevine fans.

The intent is to entice more questions from our readers
and hence the dialogue continues.  We have received many
questions in the past and responded with answers; however
they were never printed in this eNewsletter.

We believe our readers would appreciate knowing what these
questions and answers were.

It is our hope to hear from you and also have your support
to print your questions here.

Cheers,
Rusty & Bobby

Click here (or copy and paste) for the new edition:
Deaf Grapevine eNewsletter

http://deafwalrus.com/newsletter/deaf-grapevine-2009-01.htm

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC announced their wish to deal with 10-digit
number issues, involving users of various relay systems.

The Deaf and the Law

location
Adelaide in Australia

case
A deaf man tried to board a city bus with his guide
dog. The bus driver would not permit the dog to accompany
the deaf man

result
City Human Rights Commission is investigating this
incident

Shirley Glassman’s Captioning Blooper of the Week:

he is out of the game with bad news (knees)

…..

What became of?

a State Agency Serving the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
(identity withheld to spare embarrassment)

– past
tried to function as a state agency serving the deaf and
the hard of hearing

– present
no longer in business; board members wasted valuable time
bickering over past issues and arguing over parliamentary
procedures. Also agency funds were misappropriated; board
members retreated into their own cliques; turnover rate
among board members was staggering. The fed-up governor
disbanded the state agency! This agency has continued
being disbanded.

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

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

According to Inspector General John Lainhart IV,
the Capitol grounds and the five House office
buildings are fire traps. What this means is that
deaf visitors will not know if a fire breaks out
unless they spot occupants making a beeline for
the exits, owing to lack of visual alerting devices.

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Ken Burns, the famed filmmaker, recently featured a film
over the PBS, titled “Wounded Knee of 1890.”
What about it? Well, the story mentioned a deaf soldier
accidentally firing the first shot, thus triggering the infamous
battle.
Said a Deaf Historian “Research needs to verify if a deaf
soldier did indeed cause the start of the battle.  Or was it
a lame excuse by U.S. Government?”

…..

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

this adage is famous –

“The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same”

10 years ago DeafDigest printed this:

AGENCIES PASSING THE BUCK
A newsletter, published by a state association of the deaf,
complained that:

*  complaints of discrimination filed with the state agency are
immediately referred to a federal agency

*  a toll-free number remains constantly busy for weeks at a
time

*  one federal agency only accepts criminal actions

*  complaints filed with another federal agency would take several
months before investigation begins

*  complaints filed with yet another federal agency are immediately
referred back to the respective state agency!

*  the English level of one state agency complaint form is difficult
to understand

*  another state agency would not provide interpreters

so, the more we complain the more things remain the same!

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s pet peeve:

An interpreter fails to show up for a hearing ear appointment for
one of your clients.

Later this interpreter confesses she forgot about the appointment
and yet still bills you for her own no call, no show!

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District manager openings
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positions in Texas and Florida

Purple Communications Inc is seeking great leaders to fill our
current District Manager openings for Texas and Florida.

Please go to http://www.purple.us to submit your resume

Position summary:

Under minimal supervision; engages and oversees the work of
independent contractors who represent the Company’s products
and services to deaf consumers in local communities. This position
builds relationships, and promotes customer awareness and loyalty
through effective outreach, marketing, sponsorships, and product
support services. This job requires in-depth familiarity with the
deaf community and culture; knowledge of sales techniques, business
operations, and management principles; and familiarity with sales
channels for products and services that support the communication
needs of deaf people.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

* Oversee the work of independent contractors who represent and
support the Company’s products and services to customers in local
areas.

* Train representatives on services, products, procedures, systems,
technology, and customer training. Promote effective sales behaviors
such as analyzing customer needs, qualifying customers, providing
solutions, and ensuring customers understand products.

* Communicate productivity goals, monitor contractors progress toward
goals, and provide feedback on quality of work.

* Perform community outreach. Build relationships within the deaf and
hard of hearing communities, provide services to agencies and
schools, and participate in a variety of events.

* Work with contractors to resolve customer service issues and to
assist customers with technical issues.

* Assist marketing team by traveling to tradeshows, events, and
conventions. Network with attendees, and promote company products and
services.

* Gather lead information from events, and feed into a system that
contractors can access.

* Correspond with contractors on a daily basis using extensive email
and videophone, and respond to issues or questions as they arise.
Facilitate or attend daily conference calls with contractors to
discuss issues, ideas, feedback, training and other matters.

* Verify that contractors work is completed, and approve invoices,
travel and expenses. Complete and process paperwork, and manage the
standard contracting process.

* Source and recruit new contractors using a variety of means such as
posters, agencies, schools, publications, networking, and outreach.
Find good quality representatives who are comfortable with
technology, possess leadership skills, and have strong connections
throughout the deaf community. Enter into contracts with those who
are best suited to represent products, and are willing to commit.

* Serve as point of contact for company sponsorship, select
sponsorship opportunities and enter into agreements.

* Respond to escalated customer complaints, issues and questions.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or G.E.D.; Associates degree (A.A.) or
Bachelors Degree in Business Management or Communications related
discipline, preferred.

2. Experience in sales and sales training. Supervisory experience is
desirable

3. Must be a self starter who can work independently without close
supervision, and a self confident outreach professional who is
comfortable approaching people in a variety of settings.

4. Knowledge of relay services, products and how they function. Solid
comfort level in working with various technologies and using
electronic communication tools and devices.

5. American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency, extensive knowledge of
the deaf culture, and familiarity with products and services that
support the communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing people.

6. Knowledge of and ability to use specialized software related to
departmental operations, including Internet, spreadsheet,
presentation, and word processing programs.

7. Familiarity with Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Regulations and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
standards.

8. Ability to communicate effectively, train contractors, present
information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and
managers.

9. Planning skills to establish priorities and meet objectives, plus
the flexibility to work evenings and weekends, and handle last minute
requests.

10. Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities and work
effectively under pressure.

11. Basic mathematical skills including the ability to calculate
figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and
percentages.

12. Knowledge of departmental operations, and organizational
policies, processes and procedures, and ability to establish and
communicate goals and priorities.

13. Human relations skills to build effective working relationships
with company staff, contractors, customers, community groups and
individuals.

Pearlene Utley
Corporate Recruiter

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty (60 % position)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

for position description & application procedures,
please click on:

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

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position opening
Transitional Unit, Habilitation Staff Openings
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, FL

Full-Time/Per Diem, all shifts / 7 days available

An exciting position in a new transitional home located on our
site in Mt. Dora, Florida.

– Functions as facilitator, coach, and driver

– Certification in First Aid, CPR, and Medication Administration
preferred.

– Fluent in American Sign Language and computer knowledge required

– At least two years of experience in a group home setting
specializing in mental health and post-school adult living program
preferred.

Must demonstrate these skills:
– Coordinating the household operation and day-to-day scheduled
program

– Handling all types of emergency situations and utilizing behavioral
management techniques

– Implementing, executing, and documenting individual service plans
and required data

– Developing and providing in-house trainings for the house members

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

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

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com
V: 352-735-9500; TTY: 352-735-9570; Fax: 352-735-4939

EOE

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Position Available
School Psychologist
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 professional to become part of our
team.  We are an EOE.

The following position is available:

School Psychologist
Position Available

The successful candidate will possess:
– Master’s degree in School Psychology

– Successful prior experience working in a special education setting
– Minimum of 3 years

– Knowledge of current practices/instruments in the evaluation of
children

– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent communication skills
– Proven ability to work as part of a team
– Computer literate and skilled in word processing

Please send resume and cover letter of intent to:
Kathleen Lagalante, Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Manor,
40 Frost Mill Road,
Mill Neck NY  11765.

Or fax to 516-922-0093. For further information, please email
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

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position opening
Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor
Positions in Deafness programs
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://provost.uncg.edu/Academic/EPA_Personnel/JobLists/index.asp

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job announcement
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Vocational Rehabilitation
Macon, GA

Position Open until Filled

Entry Salary: $2,701.53-$3,714.28 per month

Duties & Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, evaluates,
authorizes and coordinates vocational counseling activities and
services for a specialty caseload of Deaf/Deaf-Blind clients whose
preferred and/or required mode of communication is sign language.

Incumbent may also serve Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened
consumers. Determines appropriate means of communication based on
client’s personal, social, and educational background. Translate
paperwork into signed language for clients. Assists eligible clients
in preparing for, obtaining, and/or maintaining employment, and
counsels with employers concerning their special needs.

Cultivates and coordinates community and agency resources in
advancement of this vocational goal and to ensure the provision of
quality services to the Deaf/Deaf-Blind population.

Preferred Qualifications:
Current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
by the National Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
AND an “Advanced” level of proficiency standard rating on the Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) OR Eligibility for Certified
Rehabilitation Counselor certification which requires a Master’s
Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, or Counseling
related field (Counselor Education, School Guidance Counseling,
Community Counseling, Counseling Psychology, etc.) AND an “Advanced”
level proficiency standard rating based on the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI) OR Interns who are within 12 weeks of
graduation from a regionally accredited Master’s Rehabilitation
Counseling program AND an “Advanced” level proficiency standard
rating based on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI).

NOTE: It is a requirement of the person filling this position to
obtain/maintain their Certification from the Commission on
Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Application Instructions:
– Please mail a completed State of Georgia Application for
Employment, a copy of an official graduate transcript, and a copy
of your SLPI rating to:

Nancy Shreve
Georgia Department of Labor
PO Box 7566
Macon, GA 31209-7566

mailto:Nancy.Shreve@dol.state.ga.us

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(updated 1/04/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

– Developer & Interpreter
Fremont
http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_Fremont.pdf

– Job Developer & Interpreter
San Francisco
http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_SF.pdf

– Job Developer & Interpreter
Campbell
http://www.dcara.org/jobs

– Executive Assistant (full time)
San Leandro
http://www.dcara.org/jobs

– Client Support Specialist/Family Life Educator (full-time)
San Leandro
http://www.dcara.org/jobs

CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATOR (FULL-TIME)
DCARA SAN LEANDRO OFFICE

E-Mail All Applications to mailto:hr@dcara.org

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