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DeafDigest – 22 February 2009

DeafDigest Blue - February 22, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/fornothing.htm
http://www.deafdigest.com/superbowlads.htm

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Celebrate Black History Month at Harris Communications

We are celebrating Black History Month at Harris Communications 
with a selection of products on sale at 10% off!

Included in this sale are:

Nathie (DVD078) - A legend in the deaf community, in this DVD 
Nathie shares stories and observations that are rich with humor 
and insights on the human condition.

Roar of Silence (B656) -The story of Kenny Walker, deaf since 
age 2, who became an All-American at the University of Nebraska 
before playing five years of professional football.

Tall Tale Series: John Henry (DVD159)- This DVD tells the story 
of a free black man who became the greatest steel driving legend 
of all time after the Civil War.

These sales end February 28, 2009.

For more information, go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/link/?www.harriscomm.com?sr=ddb022209

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

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An Innovative Mortgage Strategy from Merrill Lynch could
save you thousands!

At Merrill Lynch, we believe a mortgage can be as important
to your financial life as your investments and retirement
plan. That is why Merrill Lynch offers one of the nation's
broadest spectrums of home financing solutions, all designed
to give you more financial flexibility and control.

GREAT NEWS You can reach me by videophone!
My Videophone number is 1 888 207 2386 or IP 72.1.156.233

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Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
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1 410 884 6654 Voice
1 410 561 6111 FAX
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Internet http://fc.ml.com/Stephen_Hlibok

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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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News of the Week:

    DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Irma Kleeb
Young, Knoxville, Tennessee, who departed us this week.
    She was one of these Deaf Advocates we rarely hear
about - helping found the Knoxville Center of the Deaf
and establishing an interpreting program at
Maryville College.
    She was born a Texan but made Tennessee her
home state for a long time.

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    Curtis Pride, who spent 11 seasons in the majors,
made his baseball coaching debut at Gallaudet
University. It was a success as he sweated out
a thrilling 10-8 win over Penn State-Berks, the
team that clobbered Gallaudet 22-10 last season.

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    It happened about a decade ago and it is happening
again nowadays - deaf swindlers cheating deaf investors
out of their money.
    A big story broke out this week about the SEC
ordering a Deaf Ponzi Scheme to cease and desist in 
Hawaii. The amount involved was told to be in millions
of dollars.
    DeafDigest feels bad for deaf investors that have
lost their money, the same as what happened about
a decade ago.
    As a matter of fact, DeafDigest routinely turns down
requests on money-making ads when claims are dubious.

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    Gallaudet University will be exhibiting pieces of art
by eminent deaf artist Claire Bergman on February 25th
at the Washburn Arts Building.
    The ceremony starts at 5 pm and ends at 7:30 pm

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DEAF FOR NOTHING FOR MANY YEARS
    This is a true story. A senior citizen
has been deaf for many years. He was told he
was deaf because of nerve damage.
    Recently he went to a doctor, and was told
he is deaf because of bone damage. The doctor
also explained to him he can become hearing
again after an operation to fix bone damage!
    After the operation, he is now hearing.
An operation can't fix nerve damage but can
fix bone damage.
    For many years he was deaf for nothing!


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

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

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Deaf Yoga for Beginners DVD Celebration Sale!!

Deaf Yoga for Beginners is celebrating its 1,000th Sale!!  

Since 2006 this Yoga DVD, presented in ASL with captioning for 
the signing-impaired, has been entering homes all over the 
globe.  

DVD's have been sold in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, 
France, England, Australia and several other countries.  

To celebrate this milestone, the DVD is now on sale for its 
lowest price ever - only $15.95.  

Go to http://www.YogaWithLila.com to see a video clip
and behind-the-scene photos.

Yoga is a 5,000 year old practice that teaches us how to live 
a life of balance, inner peace and happiness.  It tones our 
body and organs, quiets the mind and reconnects us to our 
souls highest potential.  

By practicing yoga you will notice increased awareness,  a 
sense of well being, relaxation, weight loss and increased
flexibility.  

Experience for yourself why this ancient practice continues 
to be the craze for wellness and healing.

Visit http://www.YogaWithLila.com to purchase yours today.  

Sale ends February 28, 2009

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STILL MORE COMPLAINTS ON SUPERBOWL ADS
    Super Bowl is over, but complaints on Super
Bowl ads are still continuing.
    Some have complained that the same Super Bowl
TV ad was captioned in one part of USA but not
captioned in another part of USA!
    Why? Maybe some local TV stations may have
messed up with the ad captions.


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

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



CAPTIONED WEATHER REPORTS ON WEB SITE
    Many newspaper web sites do not caption their weather
reports. But one newspaper does.
    Do click on:

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/weather_sponsor.htm

    And again, click on T to turn on the captions. It is only
available after 9 AM in the mornings.
    Keep in mind it is a local Maryland weather report.


BEHAVING BADLY IN PUBLIC
    We have read in the newspapers about Shoichi Nakagawa,
not deaf, the Japanese Finance Minister, who behaved
badly at the recent G7 summit in Rome. He was forced
to resign from his position.
    Can't happen to the deaf? It has, on several
occasions. DeafDigest editor never forgot the keynote
speaker at a national convention of an organization for
the deaf, who was in no condition to speak at all.
    His ASL speech was rambling and difficult to understand,
not to mention it making no sense at all.
    What happens to the hearing, it also happens to the deaf!

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communicate one-on-one without the use of sign language or lip
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ONE DOLLAR IS TOO EXPENSIVE
    In a certain state right now, the state is considering
closing an agency serving the deaf, because of funding
problems.
    An advocate, doing the math, said that 1,000,000
deaf, hard of hearing, and late deafened individuals may
be impacted by the possible closure.
    This same advocate suggested that each of these affected
individuals donate a dollar to a kitty to keep the
agency running.
    Surprisingly, or not surprisingly, no one responded
to this suggestion!

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THE WINNING FROG IS........DEAF !

    Do click on:

http://home.att.net/~hideaway_today/t130/frog.htm




MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Gallup, the organization behind the Gallup Poll

One of the individuals that advises Gallup on technology
and on polling techniques is Vint Cerf. He certainly needs no
introduction to us




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained one interpreter:

deaf students that abuse their rights to add and drop courses 
with no consideration for the sacrifices interpreters make to
accommodate them



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

The more prepared CART providers and captioners are, the better the 
translation from shorthand into English.

It is beneficial to everyone involved when people working with CART 
providers or captioners share preparation material with them.

If there are handouts, agendas, scripts, or programs available for an 
event, make sure the realtime writer gets copies of these ahead of time

CART providers and captioners are writing about many different topics, 
and it is difficult to know something about everything.  Every 
profession has its own areas of expertise and specialization.  There are 
acronyms, abbreviations, and specialized terms and names that people use 
at different events that some people may not be familiar with.

People working with CART providers and captioners must be aware of this 
and provide that information to them so that they can provide access to 
the people who need it.

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(continuing series)

THINGS ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT IN AMERICA

Incandescent Bulbs

we, the deaf, used incandescent bulbs for all of our flashing
alerting devices

Hope the Compact Fluorescent Light bulb will be as efficient
as the incandescent bulbs were with us

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To have accurate financial information will empower you to make wise 
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Crash course on the Digital Television Transition

This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on 
addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the
transition to digital TV which is now scheduled to occur 
on June 12, 2009 (as well as February 17, 2009 for certain
stations.)

Question this week: 
Why is the federal government interfering with my right to 
watch television? What's the big fuss over shutting off 
analog? I think the picture looks fine

Answer: 
Analog broadcasts take up a lot of space in the airwaves 
whereas digital does not. Because digital takes up less
airwaves, it allows TV stations to broadcast more channels 
than they could with analog. Furthermore, with analog gone, 
it frees up more airwaves to be used for wireless communications 
by firemen, policemen, and other critical emergency
responders to keep the public safe during disasters.

DTV UPDATE: 
641 out of approximately the nation's 1,800 TV stations shut 
off analog by February 17 and the switch reportedly went 
smoothly. The FCC got less phone calls than they predicted. 
The remaining stations have different analog cutoff dates 
in the coming months up to June 12 which is the final hard 
date. Check your local area when your station will switch 
if they have not done so already. Converter boxes are in high 
demand so if you see one, buy it if you watch over-the-air 
television. More $40 converter box coupons are forthcoming. 
Stay tuned.

Bottom Line: Be Prepared.

More Questions? Email them to DeafDigest at mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

For more information on digital television, visit http://www.dtv.gov

Sponsored by Davideo Productions ( http://www.davideo.tv ) and 
DeafDigest ( http://www.deafdigest.com )

Copyright Notice: All Rights Reserved. Since this is an important 
community service message, you may share this column with family 
and friends as long as you credit Deaf Digest and Davideo 
Productions.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
    Kareem Dale, not deaf, but blind, has been appointed 
as Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.
    Will we, the deaf, lose when other disabled groups
lobby with him on agenda and priorities?

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The Deaf and the Law

location:
Connecticut

case:
high school will not caption its closed TV system for the
benefit of deaf students

result:
case continues to drag its feet in the court system

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

What is the difference between ADA and ADAAA?

ADA is Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADAAA is ADA Amendments Act of 2008

The ADAAA amended the definition of disability in the 
original ADA.

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Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week:

a nice mare (nightmare) for snow cleaning crews

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What became of?

Gary Lund

- past

a deaf mayor of Luddenden, a district of Calderdale
in West Yorkshire, England in 2006

- present

went back to his old job in a bacon packing factory after his
term ended as town mayor




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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Disabled people can be charged fees for
services related to their needs such as
handicapped license plates and parking
placards, the 4th US Circuit Court of
Appeals ruled.
    This ruling is applicable to Virginia,
Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina
and West Virginia.
    Would this mean we, the deaf would
eventually pay for services such as
interpreters and closed captions?

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Advocacy in some cases may not necessarily 
pay off. A deaf agency in a mid-sized American 
city joined forces with other agencies serving 
the disabled to fight for equal rights within 
the city limits.
    The city mayor, disturbed about these lobbying 
efforts, has pulled all Community Development Block 
Grants off the table! He made that move to avoid 
future lawsuits filed by these affected agencies.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

    Economy is so bad; many restaurants are hurting.
One would think any restaurant would be grateful
for patrons entering its doors to sit down and
dine.
    Yet, when one DeafDigest subscriber used a relay
service to make reservations; the relay operator
overheard yelling in the background. It was the
restaurant general manager telling his reservations
hostess not to accept relay calls!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

your client fails to bring a copy to school of the
VR authorization papers for tuition payment.

You were smart enough to make backup copies of this
authorization form, and so there was no need to
duplicate the paperwork.


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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
location of vacancy - Macon, Dublin, Valdosta, Columbus and 
the Metro Atlanta area

for position description and application procedures, click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/gavr.DOC

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immediate opening
Director of Marketing
PAH! VRS
Indianapolis, Indiana

PAH! VRS has an immediate opening for a Director of Marketing in its 
Indianapolis office.  

At PAH! VRS, we are focused on serving the Deaf community. While 
other providers seem to be more interested in gaining presence 
through advances in technology, PAH! VRS is focused on providing 
outstanding service to it's customers. 

If you have a passion for serving the Deaf community, this could be 
the opportunity you've been looking for. 

The job description and instructions for submitting your resume 
can be found at our web site http://pahvrs.com 

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position opening
Counselor II/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services - Virginia Beach

Pay Band 4 - Salary Range: $31,352 - $64,347
Position #00998
Closing Date - open until filled

The Field Rehabilitation Services Division is seeking a qualified
VR Counselor for the Deaf to provide comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical, mental,
and emotional disabilities in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Emporia and
Franklin.

Responsibilities:  Provides comprehensive case management services
including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental
restoration and job placement services.  Develops, implements and
manages vocationally focused service plans that identify customer
goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome.    Maintains detailed case notes and prepares
position-related reports.

Due to regional coverage, extensive travel is required.

Requirements:  Considerable knowledge of the social, economic,
medical, psychological and vocational issues impacting persons
with disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling
techniques; methods and tools for career counseling and
exploration; and ADA compliance requirements. Demonstrated ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
community resources and individuals from diverse environments. 
Abilities to establish employment opportunities through contacts
with businesses and organizations within the community; effectively
communicate, orally and in writing; interpret and apply
policies/procedures; and organize/manage multiple duties.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of and
understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial
needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Working
knowledge of Windows based computer software. Master's degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current
CRC required.  Master's level transcripts or copy of current
certification, if applicable, must accompany application.

Must have a valid driver's license and access to transportation
for daily travel.

Salary is negotiable above the minimum of the pay band based on
qualifications.  This is a sensitive position, and the
successful candidate will be subject to fingerprinting/ background
investigation.

Contact Information:  Please visit our Career Center at:
http://www.vadrs.org

for position information or how to apply for a position.

To apply online, please visit:
http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov

Applications must be submitted through the RMS online system
unless the applicant has called in advance to request a reasonable
accommodation.

To request an accommodation or additional information call
804-726-1919. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged
to apply.  EEO/AA/TTY - Reasonable accommodations upon request.

For More Information: 
Mary C. Nunnally, Program Coordinator, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Services, (804) 652-7708 or mailto:Mary.Nunnally@drs.virginia.gov

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

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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position opening
Director, Institutional Research
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Provides leadership in ensuring informed access to high quality 
institutional data in support of evidence­based decision­making at all 
levels of administration; facilitates evaluation initiatives throughout 
the institution to support decision making and meet compliance 
requirements of the institution's own performance indicators and governing 
agencies; conducts institutional research studies in support of enrollment 
management, strategic planning and program evaluation; ensures a timely 
response to the University's mandatory reporting requirements to federal 
and other external agencies and responds to a variety of internal and 
external requests for institutional data.

Requirements:
Master's degree in social science, higher education, educational research, 
program evaluation, public policy, statistics, or a related field with 
five years of experience. (Ph.D. considered in lieu of experience.) 
Demonstrated leadership, consensus building, and direct experience in 
data-based decision-making, policy analysis, and planning in institutions 
with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic 
backgrounds. Experience in assessment design, program evaluation, 
performance measurement, and survey design. Operational experience with 
enterprise application software system and functional knowledge of SAS or 
SPSS data analysis software preferred.

Excellent written communication skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language.

To apply for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job 
Application to:

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

to get the Gallaudet Job Application, click on:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml
and click on "Job Application"

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(updated 2/22/09)

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

DeafDigest – 22 February 2009

DeafDigest Gold - February 22, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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News of the Week

    The prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
took place last week. One of the participating dogs
was handled by Pam Estes, the show's only dog trainer
that is deaf.
    When not training dogs, she teaches at Ohio
School for the Deaf at Columbus.

...

    Do stats tell the truth or lie? This concerns
the Current Population Survey that tries to count
how many disabled people are employed. And each
time we see the word disabled, it is always
as "deaf included."
    Anyway this such survey, sponsored by the
Department of Labor, to be more specific, the
Office of Disability Employment Policy.
    The web site showing the data is:
http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsdisability.htm

    So, let us question if it is truthful or
if it is fibbing.

...

    We all know that deaf children communicate via
gesturing and then as they grow up, get more
proficient with their sign language.
    This is not surprising, yet we are reading
of a research by University of Chicago saying
that deaf children gesticulate first.
    Not quite sure why time, money and energy
is expended into a finding that we already
knew for sure?
    The Chicago report was posted in Science
Daily last week.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A DEAF FOSSIL
    Earth has many, many fossils. Were any of the
fossils deaf?
    There was one - a fossil of a bat that is
52 million years old.
    Bats are deaf. So, possibly this is the oldest
Deaf Fossil that we know about!


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

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


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DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its 
2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business 
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction 
with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most 
professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf ( 
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 
Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY) 
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html



DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering --  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19, 
2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;    July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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DEAF STUDIES OR DISABILITY STUDIES
    More colleges offer Disability Studies. Is that good
or bad for us?
    It is good because it helps hearing people understand
the needs of the disabled, the deaf included.
    It is bad because hearing people tend to ignore the
needs of the deaf while studying the needs of the
hearing disabled.
    Our deafness is invisible, and people don't know we
are deaf when they see us on the streets.


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

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


OH, NO, NEVER MIND
    It is always when a hearing person says something
to a deaf person, and if the deaf person asks to
repeat what was said, the hearing person would say
"oh, never mind."
    Are we seeing the same thing with videophones?
There have been cases of a deaf person asking to chat
with another deaf person on video phone. And when the
other deaf person says he does not have it, then
the response is:

oh, never mind!

    Why?


ADA OR THE POWER OF THE ATTITUDE
    Which is better - ADA regulations by the book
or the Power of the Attitude?
    A retired owner of a car repair shop in Georgia
had this tale about his father, whose business
the son inherited:

I watched my father teach a deaf man how to rebuild
transmissions. My father did not know sign language.
But they communicated.

    This was during the 1950's and 1960's, years way
before ADA came into being.



NO FUN TO BE DEAF
    We, the deaf, are so used to being deaf that we
take it for granted and move on with our lives.
    Not that so for those who try to be deaf for 24 hours
by plugging in their ears and shutting out the sound.
    At the end of 24 hours, the student, taking part in a
class project, said:

Can't wait to get these plugs out of my ears and return 
to my normal hearing. I'm feeling very withdrawn



A PHILADELPHIA HOTEL INTERNET ISSUE
    DeafDigest editor checked into a hotel in Philadelphia
last week. The laptop would not work with the wireless
set up in the hotel room. A 800-number had to be called
to solve the wireless problem.
    The only problem is that the laptop had no
internet connection and it was not possible to make a
800 call.
    Yes, the hotel has a TTY - but who uses the TTY
these days?
    Fortunately, the problem was solved by a call from
a hearing person. But what if it was an all-deaf group?


IT IS A CODA THING
    DeafDigest editor bumped into a Coda he has known
for years.
    The Coda recently replied:

it is a Coda thing

    His response was to the question why he preferred
field interpreting as opposed to video phone
interpreting.
    He said he felt uncomfortable when being
"stared" down on the screen by deaf acquaintances
that chance on him on the video.


UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE DEAF
    DeafDigest worries that the bad economy has
impacted on the deaf employees everywhere.
    When business is bad, everyone gets laid off,
not just the deaf, but the hearing.
    Yet, there are still some jobs that can be
found - only if these job seekers are willing
to relocate.
    And when a deaf person is comfortable with his
status in the local deaf community, he is more
reluctant to pull up roots to seek employment.
    Which is better - steady employment or
status as a respected member of the deaf community?



A PUZZLING RESTAURANT REVIEW COMMENT, continued
    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned a puzzling
statement in a restaurant review in a British
newspaper.
    It said:

Don't take your deaf mother there

    Actually, it was a misprint. It was supposed to
be written as:

Don't take your dear mother there

    A British subscriber to DeafDigest pointed out the
misprint.
    We have been so accustomed to reading the word
death when it meant to be spelled as deaf.
    Perhaps the word dear is so much more pleasant
sounding than the word death!

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A comment that says:

They didn't want me going deaf before I was supposed to


it may seem to mean that the hearing person expects to be deaf
some day, but did not want to be deaf prematurely!

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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!
    Pop more vitamins into your body and you may continue
as a hearing person!
    This is what University of Florida researcher Colleen 
Le Prell is saying, while presenting papers at the
Association for Research in Otolaryngology conference
earlier in the week.
    She is saying that such pills, containing antioxidants,
vitamins C and E and the mineral magnesium is what may
be needed to prevent noise-induced and age-induced
deafness.

...

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jacob McDaniel
champion, Jiu-Jitsu U.S. Open

http://www.gbsandiego.com/2008/10/18/jacob-mcdaniel-of-gracie-barra-san-diego-wins-1st-place-at-us-open/
champion


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Question of the week:

Q. I am always reading in the newspapers about deafness
defined in percentages - as if the person is 70 percent
deaf. Is this the same thing as hearing loss in 70 dB?

A. No. There is no such a thing as deafness defined in
percentages. Decibels is the way to define degrees of
deafness. Percentages is something newspaper reporters
like to make up.



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 will see no more Deaf Investment frauds
at any time in the future

....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1486 - Princess Jean Stewart of Scotland passes away.
She was deaf, and she used sign language to communicate
with people.


...

Deaf and the Money:

amount of money lost by deaf investors in the Deaf
Ponzi scam that was revealed this week -  $4.4 million

...

DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many deaf sumo wrestlers do we have in Japan?

In the big time sumo events, none.

In sumo training schools, six deaf sumo wrestlers

....

DeafDigest Sports

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

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

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position opening
English teacher of Deaf students
Kapi'olani Community College
Honolulu, Hawai'i

Kapi'olani Community College (KCC) has just posted a job announcement 
for an English teacher of Deaf students and I wanted to share this with 
you.

Hopefully, some of you may be interested in applying for this position

Others of you may want to share this job opportunity with your colleagues 
or former graduate students.

You can find the job announcement at
http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/nadvert.aspx?rn=7967

It is listed as position #0086923T.

Closing date is March 7, 2009.

Kapi'olani Community College has the largest enrollment of Deaf students 
in the University of Hawai'i system.

The Kapi'olani Deaf Center supports KCC Deaf students in the developmental 
English program as well as Deaf students in other KCC academic programs.

In addition, the Gallaudet University Regional Center of the Pacific is 
housed at KCC and is situated in the Kapi'olani Deaf Center.

Again, I hope that you will either consider applying for this position or
forward this announcement to qualified individuals who may be interested 
in an exciting job in a great program in Hawai'i!

Thank you for your support of the Deaf Center programs.

Aloha,

Judy Coryell

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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 Title                     Posting #          Posting Dates

Nurse (intermittent)          561742             2/12/09-3/15/09            
Charge Nurse                  561757             2/12/09-3/15/09             
Audiologist                   561743             2/12/09-3/1/09            
Teacher Ast (Intm-Preschool)  561754                   2/12/09-3/1/09             
Teacher Ast (Intm-Elementary) 561752             2/12/09-3/1/09             
Teacher Ast (FT- High School) 561751             2/12/09-3/1/09            
Food Service Worker           561756             2/12/09-3/1/09             

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

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

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

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currently recruiting
President
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
Spartanburg, SC

Closing date/Time: Friday March 3, 2009; 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $87,112.00 - $135,041.00 annually
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) is currently
recruiting for the position of President. SCSDB is a
residential facility located in Spartanburg, South Carolina
which serves as a multifaceted resource center dedicated to
serving sensory disabled individuals, their families and
professionals throughout South Carolina.

Visit http://www.scsdb.k12.sc.us for more information.

The President is responsible for the overall administrative
management and operation of the SCSDB and reports to a
ten-member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the Governor.
The efforts and initiatives of the president are primarily
directed toward developing and maintaining essential knowledge
and current information on all aspects of programs and services
for individuals with special needs, especially model services,
technological advances, and legal and managerial perspectives.

The president is accountable to a wide range of constituents -
beginning with the Board of Commissioners, students and their
families, and staff and extending to state government officials,
legislators, and local, state and national audiences who may
have special interests in programs for individuals with sensory
disabilities.

The President is also responsible for building awareness and
integration of the School within the community and working with
legislators, regulatory agencies and representatives in the
field of special education.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor's
degree, master's degree preferred, from a recognized accredited
institution; meet all of the requirements for certification by
the SC Department of Education and at least 18 semester hours of
credit in administration and supervision and a minimum of five
years of senior level administrative and management experience.

In addition, an understanding of the major issues and special
needs facing the sensory disabled population, considerable
experience in fundraising and the ability to work with and
obtain the required funds from state agencies and the legislature
are required.

The successful candidate must also be willing to live on campus
and be a visible presence at SCSDB activities. Demonstrated
previous community involvement beyond the boundaries of employment
is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Formal training and prior work experience are preferred in special
education, particularly in the field of sensory disabilities and
special schools and particularly those with 24-hour residential
programming.

Proficiency in sign language is highly preferred.

Additional Comments:
The salary range is $87,112.00 - $135,041.00., including on campus
housing and an excellent benefits package.  Salary offerings will
be based on applicants' qualifications and experience.  Salaries
above the minimum must be approved by the Agency Head Salary Commission.

Interested individuals may apply on line at http://www.jobs.sc.gov

Application deadline is March 6, 2009

Visit http://www.scsdb.org for more information on the Presidential
Search

Please contact Joye Lang at 803-734-9080 for questions about this
posting.

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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, Norwalk, Pacoima, 
Santa Ana, CA

- Placement Coordinator - Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, Riverside, 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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Special Weekend Retreat in the Boston Area - 
March 19-22, 2009!

Jewish Deaf, Hard of Hearing Singles including widowed, 
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- Fun activities, workshops, services, meals
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- Early Bird Fee until February 18th:

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HEARING PEOPLE ARE ALSO DEAF
    When there are "warnings" of earthquakes,
volcanoes, avalanches, and meteorite crashes,
many animals can hear these "silent" sounds
that warn them to run away and hide.
    Deaf people can't hear these silent sounds,
of course, but hearing people can't, too!

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

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Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc (DILA)
Sorenson at Dorchester Library, Cambridge, Maryland

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) announces the 
opening of a Sorenson Videophone located at the Dorchester 
County Public Library in Cambridge, Maryland.

The videophone is available Monday-Saturday during normal 
library hours and is free to use.

Sponsored and funded by the Quota Club of Cambridge, the 
videophone enables deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to 
access DILA services without having to travel to the Salisbury 
Office.

"It is an innovative way of making services accessible to deaf 
and hard-of-hearing individuals who live in other counties on 
the Eastern Shore without having them travel to Salisbury. 
The Dorchester County Public Library is the first library on the 
Eastern Shore to launch this project," says Jennifer Whitcomb, 
DILA's Executive Director.

The Quota Club of Cambridge is a membership organization who 
has sponsored many programs and services for deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals.

For more information, please visit DILA's website at 
http://www.dila.org  or call 410-742-5052 V/TTY; 1-866-947-6923 VP 
or stop by the Dorchester County Public Library located at 
303 Gay Street, Cambridge, MD.

The picture of the videophone can be clicked at:
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A SMALL TOWN WALMART
    In big cities, it is common for a deaf person to
bump into another deaf person on a crowded sidewalk.
This is because deaf population is always high
at big cities.
    But what about small towns? It is very rare for
a deaf person to bump into another deaf person,
but there is an exception.
    At the Walmart in Talladega, Alabama, it is
common for the deaf to bump into another deaf
person.
    Talladega is where Alabama School for the Deaf
and Blind is located; the deaf community in that
town has a fairly high numbers of deaf people.


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FILM CUTTING AND THE DEAF
    Before a movie is shown in the public, the
film editors cut out a lot of film; scenes are
thrown out and the film length is reduced from
many hours to about one hour and half.
    It is tough luck for actors to act in parts
that have been thrown out by the film editors.
This is normal in the movie industry.
    What about deaf actors whose roles were
also thrown out? Has it ever happened?
    The deaf character, named Orin, in the
movie "Children of a Lesser God" played an
important role, but which was thrown out by
the film editors!
    Film editors do not like to include the
deaf in the movies because of the large
space they require. These editors like to
keep close up shots that take little space.

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MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Ayn Rand, famous author who wrote "Atlas Shrugged"
and "The Fountainhead"

she said:

she said if man is blind, it is because he has eyes; 
and if a man is deaf it is because he has ears




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret anti-deaf comments uttered
by an anti-deaf hearing person who thought his
comments would be "safe"



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series


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THINGS ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT IN AMERICA

Cameras That Use Film

two top notch deaf photographers told DeafDigest that
they immediately dumped their film cameras when they
saw that the future was in digital photography

How many deaf film photographers do we have remaining?

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Crash Course on the Digital Television Transition

This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on
addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on
June 12, 2009 (formerly February 17, 2009)

Question this week:

Our local news warned us recently about DTV and that we will 
not be able to receive Canadian channels after Feb 17. We 
need a converter box to receive Canadian channels!

Answer:

That's partially true. Not all converter boxes are the same. 
If you want to watch a Canadian or Mexican TV station along 
American borders, you need a converter box that has "analog 
pass-through" which is a feature on more expensive converter 
boxes. It allows you to watch both American digital 
broadcasts and analog broadcasts from Canada &
Mexico (which are not required to switch to digital).

DTV UPDATE: The second House bill to delay the transition from 
February 17 to June 12 passed.

The White House has asked for public comments about the delay 
( http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/dtv_delay_act/ )
which are due by February 9.

Although delayed to June 12, many stations plan to stick to 
the February 17 deadline as the new bill allows it. Stay
tuned.

Bottom Line: Be Prepared.


More Questions? 
Email them to DeafDigest at mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

For more information on digital television, visit http://www.dtv.gov

Sponsored by Davideo Productions ( http://www.davideo.tv ) 
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Copyright Notice: All Rights Reserved. Since this is an important 
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The Deaf and the Law

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location:
Maryland

case:
Fedex discriminated against a deaf employee who was
denied interpreters for staff meetings and training
sessions

result:
Fedex lost. Fedex appealed. The US Court of Appeals
sided with the deaf plaintiff. Fedex may still appeal
(possibly on the way to the Supreme Court)

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(new series)

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Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week:

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were you a fan of hers when you were glowing (growing) up?

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What became of?

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Clatsop Community College, in Oregon

past

- was declared non-ADA compliant in 2007
and was ordered to either retrofit the
campus or to build a new ADA-compliant
campus

present

- state legislation, few days ago, will
earmark up to $1.8 million to make the
college more ADA-compliant



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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

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Some individuals and vendors, knowing that you work two 
jobs, send you invoices and requests on Friday afternoon 
(the time you are very tired on the week), hoping you 
will overlook their mistakes and approve payment.


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

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.

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Position Announcement 
One Part time (20 hours/week) Licensed Clinical Social
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Saint John's CFDC - Deaf Program
Santa Monica, CA

We currently have one half-time position for a clinical therapist 
to work in community mental health with adults, children, 
adolescents, and families.

Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture and American Sign 
Language, a minimum of two years experience, and motivation to serve 
a diverse client population are essential.

The position is 20 hours per week with benefits.

St. John's Child and Family Development Center offers a strong 
emphasis on continuing education and staff development as well as 
sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.

The program has been providing culturally appropriate outpatient 
services to LA county Deaf and Hard-of Hearing residents since 1976

Requirements: Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage 
and family therapy, licensed in California or license eligible, sign 
language fluency, ability to respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:

Susan Hajiani, LCSW
Program Coordinator
Saint John's CFDC - Deaf Program
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position opening
Director, Institutional Research
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Provides leadership in ensuring informed access to high 
quality institutional data in support of evidence­based 
decision­making at all levels of administration; facilitates 
evaluation initiatives throughout the institution to 
support decision making and meet compliance requirements of 
the institution's own performance indicators and governing 
agencies; conducts institutional research studies in support 
of enrollment management, strategic planning and program 
evaluation; ensures a timely response to the University's 
mandatory reporting requirements to federal and other 
external agencies and responds to a variety of internal 
and external requests for institutional data.

Requirements:
Master's degree in social science, higher education, 
educational research, program evaluation, public policy, 
statistics, or a related field with five years of experience. 
(Ph.D. considered in lieu of experience.) Demonstrated 
leadership, consensus building, and direct experience in 
data-based decision-making, policy analysis, and planning in 
institutions with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, 
disability and ethnic backgrounds. Experience in assessment 
design, program evaluation, performance measurement, and 
survey design. Operational experience with enterprise 
application software system and functional knowledge of 
SAS or SPSS data analysis software preferred.

Excellent written communication skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language.

To apply for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet 
Job Application to:

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

to get the Gallaudet Job Application, click on:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml
and click on "Job Application"

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looking for
Residential Counselors
Comprehensive Living Residential Program
Easton area, PA

Customizing support for people with  challenging disabilities

SharpVisions is an innovative non-profit human services organization 
providing customized supports for people throughout the Eastern region
of PA.

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors to work in our 
live-in Comprehensive Living Residential Program that are fluent in 
American Sign Language (ASL) to work with deaf or HOH clients in the 
Easton area.

Job duties will include assistance with daily living requirements, 
management of significant social challenges, and participation in
community activities.

Some travel will be required.

The incumbent will be scheduled to work block shifts that are 2 1/2 
days (56 continuous hours with two sleep periods).

Blocks available are Sun-Wed, Wed-Fri and Fri-Sun.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license 
and access to a vehicle.

A BA in Psychology or related field is preferred, OR a high school 
diploma or GED with some relevant experience in human services.

We offer competitive wage rates, full medical & dental coverage, 
as well as excellent paid leave time.

Resumes may be faxed to 412-456 2145 or emailed to: 
mailto:careers@sharpvisions.org

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position opening
COORDINATOR OF ACADEMIC EVALUATION, ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTICS
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Master's Degree in Education or a related field required with at 
least three (3) years of classroom experience.  State Licensure 
as a School Psychologist and/or Educational Diagnostician, or the 
ability to obtain such licensure prior to the beginning of the 
contract period, is required.

Administrative licensure preferred.  Professional writing and 
interpersonal communication skills required.

Fluency or willingness to learn and master American Sign Language 
is required.

Start date:  July 1, 2009. 
Deadline:  Open until filled.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, NM  87505,

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD is an EEO Employer

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position opening
Preschool/Kindergarten Assistant Principal
NMSD Albuquerque Preschool/Kindergarten
position at Albuquerque, NM

Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or 
related field.  At least 3 years successful teaching experience. 
Teaching experience in Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood 
and/or Family Centered Parent/Child Programs preferred.

Familiar with and willingness to increase knowledge of Reggio Emilia 
practices.

Fluent in American Sign Language and written English.

New Mexico Licensure in Educational Administration or course work 
to meet requirements for Administrative Licensure.

NMSD Offers Competitive Salaries and Excellent Benefits.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505,

(505) 476-6301.

Deadline: Open until filled.

NMSD is an EEO Employer

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position opening
OUTREACH ASL SPECIALIST
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Deaf Education, 
Linguistics or related field.  Minimum of three (3) years 
experience teaching or related experience with deaf and/or hard 
of hearing students.

New Mexico Teaching License or ability to gain this credential.

Fluent ASL and English skills (additional Spanish or Navajo skills 
are desirable).

Deadline:  Open until filled.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, NM  87505,

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER.

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position opening
OUTREACH SPECIALIST
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Deaf Education 
or related field.  Minimum of three (3) years experience teaching 
or related experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students.

NM Teacher licensure or ability to attain.

Fluent ASL and English skills (additional Spanish or Navajo skills 
are desirable).

Deadline:  Open until filled.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER.

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position opening
Community Programs Director 
Deaf Independent Living Association
Salisbury, Maryland

Full-Time

Manage various programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; 
such as Employment and Supportive Employment, Parent Support 
Group, Summer Camp, Interpreter Referral, Advocacy, 
Transportation, and other community based programs.

Develop action plans to achieve and meet programmatic goals 
and deadlines for various state, local and private grants 
sources.

Compile various program reports. Manage and supervise staff.

Bachelor's degree and fluency in American Sign Language 
required, Masters preferred. Must have excellent people, 
organizational and time management skills; professionally 
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, 
organized, a problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership 
and supervisory skills and effectively delegate and follow 
up on assignments. Valid driver’s license required.

Agency pays 100% of employee's medical, disability and life 
insurance benefits, 75% of dental benefits, and offers 
excellent retirement benefits. AFLAC, Sam's Club, SECU 
Paid vacation, sick and personal leave.

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

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(updated 2/8/09)

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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DeafDigest – 15 February 2009

DeafDigest Gold - February 15, 2009

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or 
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Call us for a quick mortgage review to see if it makes sense to refinance.

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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News of the Week
    Is a punishment actually a non-punishment in the
case of Air Canada that refused to accept a
deaf-blind passenger unless he was accompanied by
a fully sighted fellow passenger?
    The Air Canada was ordered to pay $10,000
in damages. But Air Canada was not required to
admit future deaf-blind passengers.
    Contradictory? Yes, hence this non-punishment!

...

    Way back years ago Gwendel D. "Bud" Butler was
an eminent deaf educator and advocate with Texas
School for the Deaf.
    Young people may have never heard of him, but
old timers certainly do.
    His daughter Donna J. (Butler) Alexander
wishes to collect tales, stories, and anecdotes
about her father from those that knew him.
    If you have such tales, do share these with
her at mailto:dalexander36@austin.rr.com

...

    Bills come and go; most bills die, but few
pass.
    One such bill introduced in Maryland legislation
is to stop judges from assuming that just because
parents are deaf, they cannot take care of their
hearing children!
    This bill is being introduced by state
senator Lisa A. Gladden.
    Hope it passes.

...

National Writing Contest for High School Students with Hearing Loss

High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can enter
the fourth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes,
including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to
the Explore Your Future program at RIT's National Technical Institute
for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize.

EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and
hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample
different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContestDD

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2009 and an awards program will be
held at RIT in the summer.

For more information, contact mailto:WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu
or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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SUPER BOWL ON TV IN AUSTRALIA
    Super Bowl is a big event in USA. Many people,
who are not football fans, still watch the Super
Bowl.
    We, the deaf, have always complained for
years that the TV does not show the signing of the
ASL Star Spangled Banner singer.
    One year, a TV program showed ASL singer Phyllis
Frelich, in upper left hand corner of the screen.
It was broadcast in Australia, but in USA there was no
picture of Frelich.
    Why Australia? Why not USA?

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

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


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DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its 
2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business 
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction 
with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most 
professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf ( 
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 
Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY) 
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html



DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering --  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19, 
2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;    July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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BLACKOUTS AND THE DEAF
    We have read in the newspapers about power blackouts
in Kentucky because of bad snow storms. The Amish people
were OK, while their neighbors were not OK. Amish families
do not depend on electricity while we, all do.
    Years ago, there was a power black out in New York
City. There was no electricity everywhere. The blind people
were OK while we were not. The blind people do not depend
on lights to walk through the building.
    Let us suppose there was no sound everywhere in the
world. The hearing people will suffer; we, the deaf, will
not suffer!

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

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



A DUMMY BOOK THAT YOUNG DEAF PEOPLE NEED
    There are Dummy books for every topic imaginable,
be it hobbies, sports, politics, pets, personal finance,
and so on.
    One such Dummy book is missing - on advising deaf
students in high schools on choice of college - should
it be a deaf college (Gallaudet and NTID) or a hearing
college?
    There are always issues that hearing colleges -
interpreting problems, social life isolation, faculty
insensitivity, CART breakdowns - that many deaf kids
in high school may not be aware of.


A PUZZLING RESTAURANT REVIEW COMMENT
    In a British newspaper, the restaurant review
columnist wrote:

Don't take your deaf mother there

    It was in reference to a London restaurant
that was being reviewed for its food, service
and atmosphere.
    DeafDigest is not sure of the comment - if
it was an off-the-shelf joke or if it assumes
that only hearing mothers can tolerate the
food that is being served?


MARYLAND LEGISLATORS THREATEN ITS DEAF AGENCY
    For some reason for years, the deaf commission
in Maryland (better known as Office of the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing - ODHH) was never a high priority
with the government executives.
    And now this - the state legislators are pondering
a bill that would eliminate vital ODHH positions
and to reduce funding, and as a final insult, to
move ODHH within the confines of the state Department
of Disabilities.
    Because this would render ODHH insignificant,
state deaf leaders are already furious and up
in arms.


A VERY DETAILED JOB
    There was a story on Brian Kraft, not deaf, in
the February 10, 2009 edition of the Washington
Post.
    He is a contractor with the District of Columbia
and his job is to transfer to a database these
microfiched files on past city building permits
between 1877 and 1949. And when he is done,
he will then work on building permits from 1950
through 1958 and so on.
    On each permit, there is information such as
"what was the building used for."
    For years the most famous Deaf Building was the
District of Columbia Club of the Deaf (DCCD). It was
torn down to make way for the new FBI Building.
    From time to time DeafDigest editor bumps into
old timers who would vividly recall the old DCCD
building but would not remember the exact location!
    DeafDigest is still wondering where the exact
location was.


GOING THROUGH NAME CHANGES
    We all know what AgBell is. Were we aware that this 
organization has gone through several name changes?
    It originally was:

American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf.

    This was what telephone inventor Alexander Graham
Bell named the new organization.
    It then changed to:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

and now this:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing




RANDOM WORKSHOP QUESTIONS
    DeafDigest editor attended a workshop where an
executive from the Dominion Virginia Power company
was the keynote speaker.
    DeafDigest asked the speaker two questions:

1. Have there been any ADA-related issues with
your company over the years?

His response is - never, we are in full compliance
and we support ADA provisions

2. Have you had deaf employees in any of the departments
in your company?

His response is - yes, we have a number of deaf employees
in the company offices, but we do not have deaf employees
out there on the field such as linemen and installers;
these are dangerous jobs, and it is already dangerous
enough for those that can hear.

     DeafDigest remembers a telephone company in
Arkansas hiring a deaf telephone installer. But that
was years ago.



A SENSE OF DEJA VU WITH GEICO ADS
    We watch TV and are constantly bombarded with these
silly GEICO ads.
    Way back in the fifties and sixties, GEICO had a
bad reputation for refusing to accept deaf drivers
for automobile insurance coverage. GEICO carried
this message that the deaf should not drive cars
and therefore, should not be carrying drivers'
insurance policies.
    So, with DeafDigest, it is a sense of Deja Vu

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A comment that says:

he is semi-deaf


it is a misleading phrase; it may mean the person
is deaf in one ear, but can hear normally out of his
best ear, or it may mean he is somewhere in the
moderate hearing loss range, which is half way
between being mildly deaf and being profoundly deaf

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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!

    A recent decision by the California Unemployment 
Insurance Appeals Board overruled the lower case
administrative judge's decision disallowing use of
CART during routine hearings.

...

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Victoria Garcia
aerospace engineer, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center,
Huntsville, Alabama

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/multimedia/photos/2008/photos08-152.html

..

Question of the week:

Q. Section 508 is part of the ADA. Correct?

A. No. Section 508 and ADA are two separate pieces of laws
which protect us from discrimination. Section 508 eliminates
technological barriers (sound, no captions on web sites
is an example. ADA is a different ball game.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

that newspaper reporters would stop saying that it is
"so amazing" that the deaf could play sports

....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1870 - the Census wanted to know if the person
was deaf. Part of the sentence was this:

whether deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or
convict

...

Deaf and the Money:

In the late seventies, a fax machine cost $20,000.
This is the reason why the TTY network continued.

When fax prices dropped in the eighties, then the deaf fax
network slowly replaced the TTY network, before being
replace by email, then instant messaging and then now
this - the video network

...

DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many deaf doctors do we have in USA?

- approximately 30 that are deaf and acknowledge
their deafness

- approximately 100-150 that have hearing losses of
varying degrees but deny it

....

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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 Title                     Posting #          Posting Dates

Nurse (intermittent)          561742             2/12/09-3/15/09            
Charge Nurse                  561757             2/12/09-3/15/09             
Audiologist                   561743             2/12/09-3/1/09            
Teacher Ast (Intm-Preschool)  561754                   2/12/09-3/1/09             
Teacher Ast (Intm-Elementary) 561752             2/12/09-3/1/09             
Teacher Ast (FT- High School) 561751             2/12/09-3/1/09            
Food Service Worker           561756             2/12/09-3/1/09             

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

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

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

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position announcement
Curriculum Specialist
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Possession of Master's Degree in Deaf Education, Curriculum Design or 
related field.  At least 3 years of teaching experience required. 
Knowledgeable about curriculum development.  Knowledgeable or willing to 
learn about different curricular areas (e.g. Language Arts, Science, Math, 
Social Studies and/or Early  Childhood).

Experience teaching in Deaf Education.  Knowledgeable about deaf-related 
issues.  Deadline:

Open until filled.

Apply to: New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, 
NM 87505,

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER.

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currently recruiting
President
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
Spartanburg, SC

Closing date/Time: Friday March 3, 2009; 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $87,112.00 - $135,041.00 annually
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) is currently
recruiting for the position of President. SCSDB is a
residential facility located in Spartanburg, South Carolina
which serves as a multifaceted resource center dedicated to
serving sensory disabled individuals, their families and
professionals throughout South Carolina.

Visit http://www.scsdb.k12.sc.us for more information.

The President is responsible for the overall administrative
management and operation of the SCSDB and reports to a
ten-member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the Governor.
The efforts and initiatives of the president are primarily
directed toward developing and maintaining essential knowledge
and current information on all aspects of programs and services
for individuals with special needs, especially model services,
technological advances, and legal and managerial perspectives.

The president is accountable to a wide range of constituents -
beginning with the Board of Commissioners, students and their
families, and staff and extending to state government officials,
legislators, and local, state and national audiences who may
have special interests in programs for individuals with sensory
disabilities.

The President is also responsible for building awareness and
integration of the School within the community and working with
legislators, regulatory agencies and representatives in the
field of special education.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor's
degree, master's degree preferred, from a recognized accredited
institution; meet all of the requirements for certification by
the SC Department of Education and at least 18 semester hours of
credit in administration and supervision and a minimum of five
years of senior level administrative and management experience.

In addition, an understanding of the major issues and special
needs facing the sensory disabled population, considerable
experience in fundraising and the ability to work with and
obtain the required funds from state agencies and the legislature
are required.

The successful candidate must also be willing to live on campus
and be a visible presence at SCSDB activities. Demonstrated
previous community involvement beyond the boundaries of employment
is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Formal training and prior work experience are preferred in special
education, particularly in the field of sensory disabilities and
special schools and particularly those with 24-hour residential
programming.

Proficiency in sign language is highly preferred.

Additional Comments:
The salary range is $87,112.00 - $135,041.00., including on campus
housing and an excellent benefits package.  Salary offerings will
be based on applicants' qualifications and experience.  Salaries
above the minimum must be approved by the Agency Head Salary Commission.

Interested individuals may apply on line at http://www.jobs.sc.gov

Application deadline is March 6, 2009

Visit http://www.scsdb.org for more information on the Presidential
Search

Please contact Joye Lang at 803-734-9080 for questions about this
posting.

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position openings
Social Workers, Fluent ASL
FEGS - Deaf Services
Manhattan, New York

FEGS is one of the largest not-for-profit health and human services 
organizations in the nation, with an annual operating budget in excess of 
$250 million, 4,000+ employees and operations in more than 350 locations 
throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Become vital member of multidisciplinary team, strongly rooted in the deaf 
community.

Opportunities for Social Workers Fluent in ASL, in our outpatient mental 
Health clinic and residential facility serving Deaf adults.

Requires MSW degree, licensure a strong plus. Positions located in 
Manhattan and are easily accessible by public transportation

Highly competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
mailto:ekatz@hr-dynamics.com

Visit our website at http://www.fegs.org

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Announcing an Exciting Career Opportunity
Educational Technology Specialist
Educational Design Resources
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Anticipated Position
Filling this position is contingent upon future budget approval

RIT/NTID , the premier technical university serving deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students, seeks an exceptional individual to serve as a 
team member for a talented group as they design innovative applications of 
instructional technologies targeting deaf and hard-of-hearing learners.

The Educational Technology Specialist will work to design, develop, and 
program instructional and informational multimedia and web-based products 
and services.

We seek an individual with a proven track record to focus department 
efforts on creatively and effectively supporting student learning and 
institutional advancement.

Knowledge of sign language or willingness to learn required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information 
Technology, New Media, or a related field.

Deadline:
Review of applications begins February 21st, and continues until filled

Start date: April, 2009

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA action employer. Members 
of protected classes and 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 send an 
application.

For more details and to apply online please go to:
http://mycareer.rit.edu
Look up job IRC# 27275

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!!!WANTED!!!
ASL Fluent Residential Counselors
Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf residential program has a current 
need for entry level counselors with ASL / sign
language proficiency / fluency.

The residential treatment program is designed to specifically address the 
needs of severely troubled children deaf / hoh adolescents with 
developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses.

Originally, the program was developed in 1996 as part of the movement to 
care for individuals with challenging behaviors
in community integrated settings rather than restrictive group care 
environments.

The Home Places program is designed to serve children and young adults who 
cannot be managed in less intensive settings due to the severity and 
nature of their mental health and mental retardation issues.

POSITION SUMMARY
Working with Deaf - Autistic and MR youth, the Teacher/Counselor is 
instrumental in assisting the clinical staff with developing, 
implementing, and monitoring of individual and group treatment plans that 
result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal functioning and high 
rates of successful program completing among youngsters in assigned group.

The Teacher/Counselor has various shift opportunities - T/C's may reside 
with assigned youth according to a variable patterned schedule (2 1/2 days 
on 4 1/2 days off) or can work on a daily schedule (5 day / 8 hours per 
day).

Requirements:
Bachelors degree required, all majors considered, degrees in Psychology, 
Social Work, or Human Services related fields
preferred. Experience working with troubled youth and youth with Autism/DD 
diagnosis a plus.

Sign Language / ASL fluency IS REQUIRED.

Valid driver's license, auto insurance. FBI, State Police, and Child 
Protection clearances.

BENEFITS:
We have an excellent benefits package for our full time employees: 
Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid life insurance, Paid Vacation & Sick 
time, Up to $1500 per year for continuing education (School, Seminars, 
Workshops, etc.), and more

Additional information can be found at  http://www.pressleyridge.org

Resumes to: Bryan Gibbons; PHR Staffing Coordinator Pressley Ridge 5500 
Corporate Drive, Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412.872.9469 (fax) or mailto:bgibbons@pressleyridge.org

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position opening
Principal, Elementary/ Middle School
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11b
REPORTS TO:        Director of Instruction

BASIC FUNCTION:    Supervise Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School 
faculty and staff in the development and implementation of curriculum, 
educational goals and student learning needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf

- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or 
Administration

- A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level of 
Intermediate. Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must obtain 
Advanced level.

- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in public venues.

- Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate

- Must possess mature judgment and leadership skills with the ability to 
be creative and exercise individual initiative.

- The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background 
information check.

- Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience; early childhood 
experience preferred

- Previous supervisory experience preferred

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: - Supervise implementation of curriculum 
appropriate for deaf students and  designed to prepare students to meet NY 
State learning standards

- Plan, develop and implement instructional programs for deaf infant 
program,  pre-school, elementary, and middle school students.

- Provide educational leadership designed to meet individual student needs 
(i.e., oral/auditory, ASL) and determine class assignments for students

- Oversee student placement, grading, and advancement

- In concert with other administrators and staff, develop master schedule, 
student schedules and teacher and teacher assistant schedules

- Administration/monitoring of student assessment

- Maintain student records and supervise and review the preparation of 
student reports.

- Provide strong direction and leadership to faculty, staff  and families

- Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants, and assigned 
staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement

- Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of faculty and 
administrative staff

- Approve purchase of supplies, materials and equipment

- Supervise and monitor all state education requirements; participate in 
IEP meetings.

- With other administrators, develop and direct staff development programs 
for all staff.

- With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised school 
policies and procedures.

- Meet with parents on a regular basis and keep parents informed about 
events at Fanwood through regular informational mailings and presentations 
at meetings, etc.

- Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.

- Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and programs

- Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding education 
programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.

- Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed properly. 
Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become issues.

- Work cooperatively with local schools, agencies, parents, staff and 
students on educational programs of benefit to Fanwood students.

- Supervision of summer school

- All other duties assigned by the Director of Instruction or her designee

SALARY:      Negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
TYPE:        12 month position

TO APPLY:
FAX resume to (914) 949-2331

or mail to:

Human Resources New York School for the Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

E.O.E.

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The Board of Trustees of St Mary's School for the Deaf
announces a vacancy for

Superintendent
Position available July 1, 2009

(Buffalo, NY)

Overview:
- Residential School with average total enrollment of 110 students
- Staff of 145 full time employees
- Subject to New York State Education Department guidelines
- Accredited High School
- Serving students from birth to 21 years of age
- Potential for adult programming in a variety of occupational areas
- Funded by section 4201 of Education Law of New York State

Services provided:
- Full academic program in accordance with State regulation

- Related services (Speech, Counseling, Audiology, variety of therapy
services)

- Educational programs including Art, Music, & Physical Education

- Residential program including recreation therapy, tutorial & after
school program

- Athletic Program (Track, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)

Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field supplemented by
course work in School Administration;

- At least 5 years of experience in Educational Administration and
Community Relations;

- Eligibility for or willingness to obtain certification as Educational
Administrator in New York State;

- Ability to communicate and interact successfully with deaf children
and adults (Preferred level of Sign Communication @ Intermediate SCPI
level with ability to achieve advanced level of communication within
two years);

- Experience in working with parents as partners in the educational
process;

- State of the art knowledge in areas of technology, integration
options, deafness, and deaf culture.


Application procedure:
Interested candidates may write for a complete copy of the job description
or visit http://www.smsdk12.org

All credentials, including resume, copies of certifications, and three
professional references must be submitted as noted below.  Applications
will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2009 but will be accepted until
an appointment is made, within practical limits of the process as
finalists are identified.

All inquiries and applications must be sent to:

SMSD Search Committee for the Superintendent
Charles C. Martorana, Chair
1100 M & T Center
Three Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, New York     14203-1414.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf is an EOE

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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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(updated February 15th)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

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

- Placement Coordinator - Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter - Riverside, 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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"Deaf Yoga" now on DVD

"Deaf Yoga for Beginners" (DVD162) is the first yoga DVD taught in
American Sign Language (ASL) with subtitles and music for hearing 
and hard of hearing viewers.

Yoga is known for its ability to strengthen, detoxify and 
rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. "Deaf Yoga for Beginners" 
is specifically designed to bring the powerful benefits of yoga 
to the Deaf.

The DVD includes quick interactive access menus, practical 
instructions and other special features.

By practicing Yoga  just a few minutes a day, even beginners 
notice increased flexibility and strength, a deeper sense of 
relaxation and overall well-being.

To introduce this new DVD, Harris Communications has it on sale 
for only $15.95 (regularly $19.95).

Sale ends February 19, 2009.

Go to: 
http://www.harriscomm.com/link/?www.harriscomm.com?sr=ddb020809

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

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Gallaudet University Adult Degree Program Needs Assessment Survey

Want to advance your career by completing your college degree? Or
develop a degree that best fits your needs? Would you like to
convert your work and/ or learning experiences into college credits?

Gallaudet University is developing a Self-Directed and a Liberal
Studies Degree Program for busy working adults who have multiple
interests and want to earn a college degree at an accelerated and
independent pace. We are planning to offer courses with flexible
options combined with the individualized attention you deserve.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey so that we will
know more about your interests and your needs as we develop these
programs.

The survey is at:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=ppnL-eewsTz2bJJZPZQRTWg

Best wishes and warmest regards,

Margery Miller, Ph.D.,
Dean of Enrollment Management
Gallaudet University

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News of the Week:
    DeafDigest wishes to dedicate this edition to two
individuals that departed us this week.
    Harvey Katz, while not that wholly well known nationally,
was a respected local leader in the Ohio Deaf Community
for many years. He wanted to create awareness among the
hearing on what we, the deaf, could and be capable of
doing.
    S. Barry Lipin, a deaf man, operated his own
U.S. Auto Leasing, a successful car leasing business
for a long time. Lipin chose to try to function as a
hearing person, avoiding sign language, afraid he
would be pointed at as a "different" person. Despite
his deafness, he maintained a A+ list of contacts in
the business and political worlds.

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    It is not just the Gallaudet alumni that expresses
concern over the choice of the next Gallaudet
president; it is the Deaf Community's concern!
    This being said, the Presidential Search Advisory 
Committee, has launched a web site.
    It is at:

http://www.psac.gallaudet.edu

    This is apart and separate from other deaf-related
web sites that carry discussions on the next
Gallaudet president.
    It ain't no easy task, DeafDigest declares on the 
task of selecting the next Gallaudet president!
    It may be a no-win situation.

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    For years DeafDigest has always felt that the deaf
that want to actually fight fires are being discriminated
against. These deaf fire fighters at volunteer departments
are relegated to small fires, equipment operation and
other back room responsibilities.
    Well, in Mark S. Kite, Sr, who is deaf, we have a
Deaf Chief of a hearing volunteer fire department.
    He supervises his crew of 75 volunteer fire fighters
at the Yukon Volunteer Fire Company, located in the
Pittsburgh area. He was elevated to chief first week
in January. He was with the company for 31 years.
    Is he a deaf person, functioning as a hearing
person? No! He is deaf and uses ASL and when communicating
with hearing he relies on careful speech and lip reading.
Of course, there are hand signs that fire fighters use to
communicate with each other during fire fighting.

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    Because Pennsylvania is broke, the governor has slated
Scranton State School for the Deaf for closure at the
end of the school year.
    Yet, there is a twist. The Pennsylvania Department of
Education contacted Western Pennsylvania School for the
Deaf on the possibility of stepping into the picture to
save Deaf Education in the Scranton area.
    WPSD Superintendent Don Rhoten said:

WPSD has been approached about the possibility of partnering 
with the Northern Educational Intermediate Unit, IU 19
about continuing both academic and residential services for 
deaf children in Scranton. We are in the early stages of
planning this effort and more information will be made public 
when appropriate. I speak for everyone at WPSD in expressing 
sadness over the possible demise of another school for the 
deaf

    DeafDigest hopes the Scranton school will continue as is
with the assistance of the WPSD. So, as Rhoten advises, just
stay tuned. Already public uproar is at a boiling level.

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Special Weekend Retreat in the Boston Area - 
March 19-22, 2009!

Jewish Deaf, Hard of Hearing Singles including widowed, 
divorced (Secular, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, etc. )

- Fun activities, workshops, services, meals
- All day outing Friday
- Saturday night outing

- Early Bird Fee until February 18th:

Member $125     Non-Member $145

- Our bus NY round trip to Boston area (separate charge).

- Special hotel rate up to four people per room per night 
(separate charge)

- Limited free housing (first come, first served).

For more info and registration:
Email :  mailto:Landau9@optonline.net

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STARBUCKS VS DEAF CLUBS
    Why do many young deaf people avoid going to 
deaf clubs? And why do many young deaf people
love to socialize with each other at Starbucks?
    Deaf clubs are hurting because of lack of
members. And deaf people buying coffee only
helps Starbucks make money, but does not help
the Deaf Culture.

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

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

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Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc (DILA)
Sorenson at Dorchester Library, Cambridge, Maryland

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) announces the 
opening of a Sorenson Videophone located at the Dorchester 
County Public Library in Cambridge, Maryland.

The videophone is available Monday-Saturday during normal 
library hours and is free to use.

Sponsored and funded by the Quota Club of Cambridge, the 
videophone enables deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to 
access DILA services without having to travel to the Salisbury 
Office.

"It is an innovative way of making services accessible to deaf 
and hard-of-hearing individuals who live in other counties on 
the Eastern Shore without having them travel to Salisbury. 
The Dorchester County Public Library is the first library on the 
Eastern Shore to launch this project," says Jennifer Whitcomb, 
DILA's Executive Director.

The Quota Club of Cambridge is a membership organization who 
has sponsored many programs and services for deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals.

For more information, please visit DILA's website at 
http://www.dila.org  or call 410-742-5052 V/TTY; 1-866-947-6923 VP 
or stop by the Dorchester County Public Library located at 
303 Gay Street, Cambridge, MD.

The picture of the videophone can be clicked at:
http://www.deafdigest.com/DPLVP1.JPG

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SALE OF A PROPERTY IN LITTLE ROCK
    Some time ago there was a notice in a newspaper
of a sale of property in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    The name of the property is Deaf Mute, and
it was valued at $181,000.
    Deaf Mute property? DeafDigest cannot figure
it out.

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

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



A SUPER EAR FOR THE DEAF
    A sensational-looking hearing aid device had
came out on the market.
    Had, and not have? Well, it was announced
in Year 1930.
    Do click on:

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2009/01/31/diminutive-super-ear-for-deaf/



A DEAF CULTURE DEBATE OR A NON-DEAF CULTURE DEBATE
    The late Larry Stewart, the eminent deaf psychologist who
passed away in the 1990's, would smile. He always believed
that there was no such a thing as Deaf Culture.
    People at Boston University are saying ASL does not
meet foreign language requirements, saying it lacks a
"distinct culture."
    Does DeafDigest agree there is a Deaf Culture? Yes.

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CHANGING SIGNS FOR ASL SIGNERS
    More stores have video signs that change on the
spot immediately when a certain group of customers
are profiled.
    Men coming into the store may face a razor ad;
women coming into the store may face the same
sign that change from razor ad to cosmetics ad,
and so on.
    What about deaf customers that enter the
store signing ASL? Would the sign change,
steering them to deaf products ads?
    Who knows?


OUR DAY IN THE COURT
    Courts are a way of life in USA, rather
unfortunately (or fortunately).
    We, the deaf, are not immune from appearing
at the court house, whether we like it or not.
    What should we, the deaf, do if we need to
show up at the court house?
    Do click on:

http://www.mcld.org/your_day_in_court.html



MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Margaret Mead, world famous anthropologist

She said:

Any woman can find a husband unless she is deaf, dumb or blind

Is she saying that deaf women cannot find husbands? 
Very insulting!



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

fellow interpreters that mock and show disrespect for
Deaf Culture


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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Some viewers of captions have asked about the delay when 
viewing realtime captions.

What you must understand is that when a show is prerecorded 
the captions can be displayed at the same time that the words 
are being said.

When watching a sitcom, you may get used to having the words 
on the screen while those words are still being spoken.

However, if a show is being captioned in realtime or "live," 
there will always be a short delay after a word is said before 
it appears on the screen.

First, the captioner must hear the word and then stroke it on 
the steno machine. The computer must then translate that steno 
into English and display it on the screen.

There is sometimes communication over hundreds or thousands of 
miles.  It actually amazes me at how quickly captions do appear 
when I realize how far the sounds and words must travel and how 
quickly the captioner and the equipment must react in order to
display the captions.

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updated every Monday

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THINGS ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT IN AMERICA

telephone answering machines

many deaf people used telephone answering machines
to take TTY messages

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Berrigan's Tax and Bookkeeping Service

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Crash Course on the Digital Television Transition

This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on
addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on
June 12, 2009 (formerly February 17, 2009)

Question this week:

Our local news warned us recently about DTV and that we will 
not be able to receive Canadian channels after Feb 17. We 
need a converter box to receive Canadian channels!

Answer:

That's partially true. Not all converter boxes are the same. 
If you want to watch a Canadian or Mexican TV station along 
American borders, you need a converter box that has "analog 
pass-through" which is a feature on more expensive converter 
boxes. It allows you to watch both American digital 
broadcasts and analog broadcasts from Canada &
Mexico (which are not required to switch to digital).

DTV UPDATE: The second House bill to delay the transition from 
February 17 to June 12 passed.

The White House has asked for public comments about the delay 
( http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/dtv_delay_act/ )
which are due by February 9.

Although delayed to June 12, many stations plan to stick to 
the February 17 deadline as the new bill allows it. Stay
tuned.

Bottom Line: Be Prepared.


More Questions? 
Email them to DeafDigest at mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

For more information on digital television, visit http://www.dtv.gov

Sponsored by Davideo Productions ( http://www.davideo.tv ) 
and DeafDigest ( http://www.deafdigest.com )

Copyright Notice: All Rights Reserved. Since this is an important 
community service message, you may share this column with family 
and friends as long as you credit DeafDigest and Davideo 
Productions.

...

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
    The deaf of Wales are upset that ITV Wales,
a TV station, has dropped signed news on its
newscasts. Desire to save money is the reason.

...

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Maryland

case:
Fedex discriminated against a deaf employee who was
denied interpreters for staff meetings and training
sessions

result:
Fedex lost. Fedex appealed. The US Court of Appeals
sided with the deaf plaintiff. Fedex may still appeal
(possibly on the way to the Supreme Court)

...

Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week:

were you a fan of hers when you were glowing (growing) up?

.....

What became of?

Clatsop Community College, in Oregon

past

- was declared non-ADA compliant in 2007
and was ordered to either retrofit the
campus or to build a new ADA-compliant
campus

present

- state legislation, few days ago, will
earmark up to $1.8 million to make the
college more ADA-compliant



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Dr. Robert Davila, the Vice President of RIT/Director
of the NTID, wishes to stress that it was the
work of NTID along with Gallaudet that convinced the
Congress to uncap the limitations on deaf foreign
students enrolling at either institution.

(of course, as we all know, Davila has moved on and
is currently the president of Gallaudet University)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    One of the Super Bowl exhibits had a deaf theme! It was
the Goodyear Silents all-deaf semi-pro football team of the
late 1910's/early 1920's. And this is finally, the long
overdue recognition given this America's Deaf Football
Team.
    This semi-pro team won several league championships during
existence. Based in Akron, Ohio, the long disbanded team
has never been formally recognized anywhere in the city.
    The NFL archival section in the NFL Experience, part of the
Houston Super Bowl week programs, had displays on legendary
football players and on legendary football teams.
    One of these teams posted in a prominent location was the
Goodyear Silents team! It exhibited a championship cup and
picture of one of the teams was huge. The team shared space
with luminaries such as Johnny Unitas, Jim Thorpe and
Red Grange. Such a heady company.
    How good was the Goodyear Silents team? They lost several
grudge inter-city battles with the Akron Pros, one of these
pioneering NFL teams. Meaning, we the deaf, were one notch
below the highest professional football level at that time.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

many successful ASL-signing deaf individuals jokingly
refer to themselves as oppressed oralists.

What does that phrase "oppressed oralist" supposed to
mean?

According to an educator of the deaf:

Deaf people who are "oppressed oralists" accept the 
brainwashing they had as kids that speech is better
than sign. Voice is preferable to silence. English 
preferable to ASL. Importantly this is mostly 
subconscious

...

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

Some individuals and vendors, knowing that you work two 
jobs, send you invoices and requests on Friday afternoon 
(the time you are very tired on the week), hoping you 
will overlook their mistakes and approve payment.


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Position Announcement 
One Part time (20 hours/week) Licensed Clinical Social
   Worker or Psychologist
Saint John's CFDC - Deaf Program
Santa Monica, CA

We currently have one half-time position for a clinical therapist 
to work in community mental health with adults, children, 
adolescents, and families.

Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture and American Sign 
Language, a minimum of two years experience, and motivation to serve 
a diverse client population are essential.

The position is 20 hours per week with benefits.

St. John's Child and Family Development Center offers a strong 
emphasis on continuing education and staff development as well as 
sensitivity to diversity and community outreach.

The program has been providing culturally appropriate outpatient 
services to LA county Deaf and Hard-of Hearing residents since 1976

Requirements: Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage 
and family therapy, licensed in California or license eligible, sign 
language fluency, ability to respond to crisis situations.

Resumes and letters of interest can be forwarded to:

Susan Hajiani, LCSW
Program Coordinator
Saint John's CFDC - Deaf Program
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position opening
Director, Institutional Research
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Provides leadership in ensuring informed access to high 
quality institutional data in support of evidence­based 
decision­making at all levels of administration; facilitates 
evaluation initiatives throughout the institution to 
support decision making and meet compliance requirements of 
the institution's own performance indicators and governing 
agencies; conducts institutional research studies in support 
of enrollment management, strategic planning and program 
evaluation; ensures a timely response to the University's 
mandatory reporting requirements to federal and other 
external agencies and responds to a variety of internal 
and external requests for institutional data.

Requirements:
Master's degree in social science, higher education, 
educational research, program evaluation, public policy, 
statistics, or a related field with five years of experience. 
(Ph.D. considered in lieu of experience.) Demonstrated 
leadership, consensus building, and direct experience in 
data-based decision-making, policy analysis, and planning in 
institutions with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, 
disability and ethnic backgrounds. Experience in assessment 
design, program evaluation, performance measurement, and 
survey design. Operational experience with enterprise 
application software system and functional knowledge of 
SAS or SPSS data analysis software preferred.

Excellent written communication skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language.

To apply for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet 
Job Application to:

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

to get the Gallaudet Job Application, click on:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml
and click on "Job Application"

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looking for
Residential Counselors
Comprehensive Living Residential Program
Easton area, PA

Customizing support for people with  challenging disabilities

SharpVisions is an innovative non-profit human services organization 
providing customized supports for people throughout the Eastern region
of PA.

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors to work in our 
live-in Comprehensive Living Residential Program that are fluent in 
American Sign Language (ASL) to work with deaf or HOH clients in the 
Easton area.

Job duties will include assistance with daily living requirements, 
management of significant social challenges, and participation in
community activities.

Some travel will be required.

The incumbent will be scheduled to work block shifts that are 2 1/2 
days (56 continuous hours with two sleep periods).

Blocks available are Sun-Wed, Wed-Fri and Fri-Sun.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license 
and access to a vehicle.

A BA in Psychology or related field is preferred, OR a high school 
diploma or GED with some relevant experience in human services.

We offer competitive wage rates, full medical & dental coverage, 
as well as excellent paid leave time.

Resumes may be faxed to 412-456 2145 or emailed to: 
mailto:careers@sharpvisions.org

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position opening
COORDINATOR OF ACADEMIC EVALUATION, ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTICS
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Master's Degree in Education or a related field required with at 
least three (3) years of classroom experience.  State Licensure 
as a School Psychologist and/or Educational Diagnostician, or the 
ability to obtain such licensure prior to the beginning of the 
contract period, is required.

Administrative licensure preferred.  Professional writing and 
interpersonal communication skills required.

Fluency or willingness to learn and master American Sign Language 
is required.

Start date:  July 1, 2009. 
Deadline:  Open until filled.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, NM  87505,

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD is an EEO Employer

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position opening
Preschool/Kindergarten Assistant Principal
NMSD Albuquerque Preschool/Kindergarten
position at Albuquerque, NM

Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or 
related field.  At least 3 years successful teaching experience. 
Teaching experience in Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood 
and/or Family Centered Parent/Child Programs preferred.

Familiar with and willingness to increase knowledge of Reggio Emilia 
practices.

Fluent in American Sign Language and written English.

New Mexico Licensure in Educational Administration or course work 
to meet requirements for Administrative Licensure.

NMSD Offers Competitive Salaries and Excellent Benefits.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505,

(505) 476-6301.

Deadline: Open until filled.

NMSD is an EEO Employer

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position opening
OUTREACH ASL SPECIALIST
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Deaf Education, 
Linguistics or related field.  Minimum of three (3) years 
experience teaching or related experience with deaf and/or hard 
of hearing students.

New Mexico Teaching License or ability to gain this credential.

Fluent ASL and English skills (additional Spanish or Navajo skills 
are desirable).

Deadline:  Open until filled.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, NM  87505,

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER.

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position opening
OUTREACH SPECIALIST
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Deaf Education 
or related field.  Minimum of three (3) years experience teaching 
or related experience with deaf and/or hard of hearing students.

NM Teacher licensure or ability to attain.

Fluent ASL and English skills (additional Spanish or Navajo skills 
are desirable).

Deadline:  Open until filled.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER.

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position opening
Community Programs Director 
Deaf Independent Living Association
Salisbury, Maryland

Full-Time

Manage various programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; 
such as Employment and Supportive Employment, Parent Support 
Group, Summer Camp, Interpreter Referral, Advocacy, 
Transportation, and other community based programs.

Develop action plans to achieve and meet programmatic goals 
and deadlines for various state, local and private grants 
sources.

Compile various program reports. Manage and supervise staff.

Bachelor's degree and fluency in American Sign Language 
required, Masters preferred. Must have excellent people, 
organizational and time management skills; professionally 
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, 
organized, a problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership 
and supervisory skills and effectively delegate and follow 
up on assignments. Valid driver’s license required.

Agency pays 100% of employee's medical, disability and life 
insurance benefits, 75% of dental benefits, and offers 
excellent retirement benefits. AFLAC, Sam's Club, SECU 
Paid vacation, sick and personal leave.

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

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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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DeafDigest – 08 February 2009

DeafDigest Gold - February 8, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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"A Fair Chance in the Race of Life" at Harris Communications

Despite its prominence as a world cultural center and a locus of
research on deaf culture, history, education, and language for 
more than 150 years, Gallaudet University has only infrequently 
been the focal point of historical study.

"A Fair Chance in the Race of Life"(B1118) is a collection of 
essays and research papers written by a remarkable cast of 
scholars who examine the university and its various roles 
through time, many conducting new research in the Gallaudet 
University Archives.

These studies illuminate the university but also confront broad 
issues that deal with the struggles of social conformity versus 
cultural distinctiveness, minority cohesiveness, and gender 
discrimination.

"Deaf" themes, such as the role of English in deaf education, 
audism, and the paternalism of hearing educators, receive 
analysis as well.

To introduce this book, Harris Communications has it on sale 
for only $29.95 (regularly $34.95).

Sale ends February 19, 2009.

For more information, go to:

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

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Gold section.

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News of the Week
    Tom Baldridge is the son of the late Gallaudet
basketball Iron Man Paul Baldridge, who was
a long time educator at Indiana School for
the Deaf. Tom wishes to collect tales, stories
and anecdotes about his father, to be earmarked
for an upcoming article in a deaf magazine.
    If you wish to share comments with Tom,
then do email him at mailto:tombaldridge@mac.com

...

    SWCID has its own campus, under the Howard Community
College (HCC) system in Texas.
    If one visits SWCID nowadays, they may see hearing
students bumping into deaf students between class
changes.
    What is going on? Because HCC is undergoing renovations,
some hearing classes are being moved out temporarily. This
is the reason for "influx" of hearing students attending
classes at SWCID.

...

    Were all Super Bowl ads captioned? Do not know because
the web site, http://www.captions.com/ was not updated.

...

National Writing Contest for High School Students with Hearing Loss

High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can enter
the fourth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes,
including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to
the Explore Your Future program at RIT's National Technical Institute
for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize.

EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and
hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample
different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContestDD

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2009 and an awards program will be
held at RIT in the summer.

For more information, contact mailto:WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu
or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID

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SWEET DEALS AT WCI

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ADA HURT ONE DEAF BANKER
    Years ago, before ADA became a law
there was a deaf man who was the branch
manager of a bank.
    He was the boss; employees reported to
him, and he made all the local banking
decisions.
    Then came the ADA, and he lost his
job! Why?
    The bank felt he would be too 
expensive (interpreters, CART
equipment, video equipment, etc) and
they pushed him into early retirement
with a good retirement pay. He is still
very bitter about it.
    ADA worth it? You decide!

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

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


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DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce 
its 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business 
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct 
interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters 
that most professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the 
Deaf ( http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of 
Technology in Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY) 
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html



DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering --  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture 
June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;        July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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MUST HEAR TO BAKE A CAKE?
    Do bakers have to hear to bake a good cake?
DeafDigest does not think so; we have many
deaf people that work as bakers.
    But one cake recipe said that the baker must
hear to know that the sizzling quieted down
and that the cake is ready to be served!
    This recipe is a mystery.

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

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



WHAT ARE OUR RIGHTS TO AN INTERPRETER?
   To make sure what our rights to an interpreter
are, do click on:

http://www.olrs.ohio.gov/ASP/olrs_FAQ_SignLang.asp#appointments


FOOTBALL, POST-SUPER BOWL
    Super Bowl is over and done with. DeafDigest, however,
wishes to compare a hearing quarterback with a deaf
quarterback (Gallaudet and schools for the deaf).
    The hearing quarterback speaks two languages - English
and football-speak.
    The deaf quarterback speaks three languages - English,
football speak and ASL.
    And against hearing teams, ASL comes in quite handy on
the scrimmage line.


A NOVELIST TWISTING A STORY
    We are always seeing a movie or a fictionalized novel
of an actual event, where things get all twisted around.
    Has there ever been a novel where the hearing character,
in true life, has been written in as a deaf character?
    There was one - Vagabond, written by Eiji Yoshikawa, a
Japanese author, changed the leading character to make
him deaf, as a deaf swordsman, instead of as a hearing
swordsman.
    The author died in 1962 but some of his books are
still being reprinted.


WHY THESE CRUDE SIGNS?
    Happens to all of us, the deaf, that a hearing
acquaintance, that you know for so many years,
would normally not communicate with you.
    But on the day he has to communicate with you,
he resorts to crude signs that we have a hard time
understanding.
    It is so crude that you don't understand what he
is trying to say. Is it because he is afflicted
with deafphobia (fear of communicating with the deaf)?


SAYS SHOSHANNAH
    Deaf performer Shoshannah Stern (Jericho) was
interviewed and written up in the publication of
her alma mater, California School for the Deaf
at Berkeley.
    She stressed these points:

- acting has its ups and downs
- no stability in the acting field
- you need to be available on a minute's note
- no fixed salary; must live on one big check for as long
   as a year
- if money runs out, you eat canned soup
- you need to decide if acting is for you
- must go to school to learn all about acting
- must deal with rejections all the time
- being told not pretty enough, being overweight,
   being too young or being too old!




REMEMBERING THIS MACHINE
    If you click on below, you will find a picture
of this old machine.
    This old machine gave deaf people a good living
and good income at their jobs for many years.
    Not any more. Do click on:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/38784432.html

(the person in the picture is not deaf)



A WRONG PREDICTION AND THE DEAF

in 1899, the commissioner, US Office of Patents,
said:

Everything that can be invented has been invented


if he was correct we would not have many things like
flashing signalers, TV decoders, TTY, VRS, etc, etc


(end of short series)

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A comment that says:

Notoriously half-deaf

is it saying the person is deaf in one ear or
if he is selectively deaf half of the time?

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Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 Special !!!

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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!
    Public health officials are asking for mass vaccinations
because of the prevalence of the Hib cases.
    Hib is some kind of bacteria that may cause deafness
in children.

...

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Mark Kite Sr.
Deaf Chief of a hearing volunteer fire department in the
Pittsburgh area

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_609817.html?source=rss&feed=10

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Question of the week:

Q. Many deaf people have vertigo. Why?

A. Something to do with inner ear problems. Keep in
mind that not every deaf with inner ear problems
have vertigo. Even doctors are baffled by these
vertigo issues!


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 schools for the deaf are immune to these
state budgetary cutbacks

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

during the 15th century - Italian philosopher
Jerome Cardan said:

the deaf can be educated

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Deaf and the Money:

The budget to operate the Minnesota School for the Deaf
was $75,000 per year - - - in the late 19th century!

Minnesota School for the Deaf? Yes, this school name
was changed to Minnesota Academy for the Deaf.

...

DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many deaf firefighters do we have?

According to Neil McDevitt, of TDI's CEPIN program,
we have 15 ASL-speaking deaf firefighters and
approximately 50 deaf firefighters, with varying
degrees of hearing losses

....

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position announcement
Curriculum Specialist
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM

Possession of Master's Degree in Deaf Education, Curriculum 
Design or related field.  At least 3 years of teaching 
experience required.   Knowledgeable about curriculum 
development.  Knowledgeable or willing to learn about different 
curricular areas (e.g. Language Arts, Science, Math, Social 
Studies and/or Early  Childhood).

Experience teaching in Deaf Education.  Knowledgeable about 
deaf-related issues.  Deadline:

Open until filled.

Apply to: 
New Mexico School for the Deaf, 
1060 Cerrillos Road, 
Santa Fe, NM 87505,

(505) 476-6301.

NMSD IS AN EEO EMPLOYER.

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currently recruiting
President
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
Spartanburg, SC

Closing date/Time: Friday March 3, 2009; 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $87,112.00 - $135,041.00 annually
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) is currently
recruiting for the position of President. SCSDB is a
residential facility located in Spartanburg, South Carolina
which serves as a multifaceted resource center dedicated to
serving sensory disabled individuals, their families and
professionals throughout South Carolina.

Visit http://www.scsdb.k12.sc.us for more information.

The President is responsible for the overall administrative
management and operation of the SCSDB and reports to a
ten-member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the Governor.
The efforts and initiatives of the president are primarily
directed toward developing and maintaining essential knowledge
and current information on all aspects of programs and services
for individuals with special needs, especially model services,
technological advances, and legal and managerial perspectives.

The president is accountable to a wide range of constituents -
beginning with the Board of Commissioners, students and their
families, and staff and extending to state government officials,
legislators, and local, state and national audiences who may
have special interests in programs for individuals with sensory
disabilities.

The President is also responsible for building awareness and
integration of the School within the community and working with
legislators, regulatory agencies and representatives in the
field of special education.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor's
degree, master's degree preferred, from a recognized accredited
institution; meet all of the requirements for certification by
the SC Department of Education and at least 18 semester hours of
credit in administration and supervision and a minimum of five
years of senior level administrative and management experience.

In addition, an understanding of the major issues and special
needs facing the sensory disabled population, considerable
experience in fundraising and the ability to work with and
obtain the required funds from state agencies and the legislature
are required.

The successful candidate must also be willing to live on campus
and be a visible presence at SCSDB activities. Demonstrated
previous community involvement beyond the boundaries of employment
is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Formal training and prior work experience are preferred in special
education, particularly in the field of sensory disabilities and
special schools and particularly those with 24-hour residential
programming.

Proficiency in sign language is highly preferred.

Additional Comments:
The salary range is $87,112.00 - $135,041.00., including on campus
housing and an excellent benefits package.  Salary offerings will
be based on applicants' qualifications and experience.  Salaries
above the minimum must be approved by the Agency Head Salary 
Commission.

Interested individuals may apply on line at http://www.jobs.sc.gov

Application deadline is March 6, 2009

Visit http://www.scsdb.org for more information on the Presidential
Search

Please contact Joye Lang at 803-734-9080 for questions about this
posting.

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position openings
Social Workers, Fluent ASL
FEGS - Deaf Services
Manhattan, New York

FEGS is one of the largest not-for-profit health and human services 
organizations in the nation, with an annual operating budget in 
excess of $250 million, 4,000+ employees and operations in more 
than 350 locations throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Become vital member of multidisciplinary team, strongly rooted 
in the deaf community.

Opportunities for Social Workers Fluent in ASL, in our outpatient 
mental Health clinic and residential facility serving Deaf adults.

Requires MSW degree, licensure a strong plus. Positions located 
in Manhattan and are easily accessible by public transportation

Highly competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
mailto:ekatz@hr-dynamics.com

Visit our website at http://www.fegs.org

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Announcing an Exciting Career Opportunity
Educational Technology Specialist
Educational Design Resources
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Anticipated Position
Filling this position is contingent upon future budget approval

RIT/NTID , the premier technical university serving deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students, seeks an exceptional individual to serve as 
a team member for a talented group as they design innovative 
applications of instructional technologies targeting deaf and 
hard-of-hearing learners.

The Educational Technology Specialist will work to design, develop, 
and program instructional and informational multimedia and web-based 
products and services.

We seek an individual with a proven track record to focus department 
efforts on creatively and effectively supporting student learning 
and institutional advancement.

Knowledge of sign language or willingness to learn required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information 
Technology, New Media, or a related field.

Deadline:
Review of applications begins February 21st, and continues until filled

Start date: April, 2009

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA action employer. 
Members of protected classes and 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 send an application.

For more details and to apply online please go to:
http://mycareer.rit.edu
Look up job IRC# 27275

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!!!WANTED!!!
ASL Fluent Residential Counselors
Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf residential program has a 
current need for entry level counselors with ASL / sign
language proficiency / fluency.

The residential treatment program is designed to specifically 
address the needs of severely troubled children deaf / hoh 
adolescents with developmental disabilities and mental health 
diagnoses.

Originally, the program was developed in 1996 as part of the 
movement to care for individuals with challenging behaviors
in community integrated settings rather than restrictive group 
care environments.

The Home Places program is designed to serve children and 
young adults who cannot be managed in less intensive settings 
due to the severity and nature of their mental health and 
mental retardation issues.

POSITION SUMMARY
Working with Deaf - Autistic and MR youth, the Teacher/Counselor 
is instrumental in assisting the clinical staff with developing, 
implementing, and monitoring of individual and group treatment 
plans that result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal 
functioning and high rates of successful program completing 
among youngsters in assigned group.

The Teacher/Counselor has various shift opportunities - T/C's 
may reside with assigned youth according to a variable patterned 
schedule (2 1/2 days on 4 1/2 days off) or can work on a daily 
schedule (5 day / 8 hours per day).

Requirements:
Bachelors degree required, all majors considered, degrees in 
Psychology,  Social Work, or Human Services related fields
preferred. Experience working with troubled youth and youth 
with Autism/DD diagnosis a plus.

Sign Language / ASL fluency IS REQUIRED.

Valid driver's license, auto insurance. FBI, State Police, 
and Child Protection clearances.

BENEFITS:
We have an excellent benefits package for our full time employees: 
Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid life insurance, Paid 
Vacation & Sick time, Up to $1500 per year for continuing 
education (School, Seminars, Workshops, etc.), and more

Additional information can be found at  http://www.pressleyridge.org

Resumes to: 
Bryan Gibbons; 
PHR Staffing Coordinator Pressley Ridge 
5500 Corporate Drive, Suite 400 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412.872.9469 (fax) or mailto:bgibbons@pressleyridge.org

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position opening
Principal, Elementary/ Middle School
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11b
REPORTS TO:                Director of Instruction

BASIC FUNCTION:        Supervise Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School 
faculty and staff in the development and implementation of curriculum, 
educational goals and student learning needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf

- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or 
Administration

- A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level 
of Intermediate. Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must 
obtain Advanced level.

- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in public 
venues.

- Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate

- Must possess mature judgment and leadership skills with the 
ability to be creative and exercise individual initiative.

- The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history 
background information check.

- Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience; early 
childhood experience preferred

- Previous supervisory experience preferred

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 
- Supervise implementation of curriculum appropriate for deaf 
students and  designed to prepare students to meet NY State learning 
standards

- Plan, develop and implement instructional programs for deaf infant 
program,  pre-school, elementary, and middle school students.

- Provide educational leadership designed to meet individual student 
needs (i.e., oral/auditory, ASL) and determine class assignments for 
students

- Oversee student placement, grading, and advancement

- In concert with other administrators and staff, develop master 
schedule, student schedules and teacher and teacher assistant schedules

- Administration/monitoring of student assessment

- Maintain student records and supervise and review the preparation 
of student reports.

- Provide strong direction and leadership to faculty, staff  and 
families

- Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants, and 
assigned staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement

- Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of faculty and 
administrative staff

- Approve purchase of supplies, materials and equipment

- Supervise and monitor all state education requirements; 
participate in IEP meetings.

- With other administrators, develop and direct staff development 
programs for all staff.

- With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised 
school policies and procedures.

- Meet with parents on a regular basis and keep parents informed 
about events at Fanwood through regular informational mailings and 
presentations at meetings, etc.

- Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school 
community.

- Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and 
programs

- Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding 
education programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.

- Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed 
properly.  Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become 
issues.

- Work cooperatively with local schools, agencies, parents, staff 
and students on educational programs of benefit to Fanwood students.

- Supervision of summer school

- All other duties assigned by the Director of Instruction or her 
designee

SALARY:      Negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
TYPE:        12 month position

TO APPLY:
FAX resume to (914) 949-2331

or mail to:

Human Resources 
New York School for the Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

E.O.E.

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The Board of Trustees of St Mary's School for the Deaf
announces a vacancy for

Superintendent
Position available July 1, 2009

(Buffalo, NY)

Overview:
- Residential School with average total enrollment of 110 students
- Staff of 145 full time employees
- Subject to New York State Education Department guidelines
- Accredited High School
- Serving students from birth to 21 years of age
- Potential for adult programming in a variety of occupational areas
- Funded by section 4201 of Education Law of New York State

Services provided:
- Full academic program in accordance with State regulation

- Related services (Speech, Counseling, Audiology, variety of therapy
services)

- Educational programs including Art, Music, & Physical Education

- Residential program including recreation therapy, tutorial & after
school program

- Athletic Program (Track, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)

Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field supplemented by
course work in School Administration;

- At least 5 years of experience in Educational Administration and
Community Relations;

- Eligibility for or willingness to obtain certification as Educational
Administrator in New York State;

- Ability to communicate and interact successfully with deaf children
and adults (Preferred level of Sign Communication @ Intermediate SCPI
level with ability to achieve advanced level of communication within
two years);

- Experience in working with parents as partners in the educational
process;

- State of the art knowledge in areas of technology, integration
options, deafness, and deaf culture.


Application procedure:
Interested candidates may write for a complete copy of the job description
or visit http://www.smsdk12.org

All credentials, including resume, copies of certifications, and three
professional references must be submitted as noted below.  Applications
will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2009 but will be accepted until
an appointment is made, within practical limits of the process as
finalists are identified.

All inquiries and applications must be sent to:

SMSD Search Committee for the Superintendent
Charles C. Martorana, Chair
1100 M & T Center
Three Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, New York     14203-1414.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf is an EOE

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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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(updated February 8th)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

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

- Placement Coordinator - Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter - Riverside, 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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ASL Videos of the Week:
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Fun DVDs on Sale Now at Harris Communications

Sit back, relax and watch DVDs created by Deaf or CODA 
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Harris Communications has the following DVDs on sale now*:

"Pinky Tells the Real Story Videophone & Video Relay Services" 
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"Herb Larson...Off-Hand" (DVD259), on sale for $12.95 
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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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

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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
    Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing, and is considered to be
the Father of the Internet, wants to know why some of your emails
are not reaching their destinations.
    Why? Connection problems, internet application problem, broadband
problems, application problems, personal computer problems or
whatever?
    At any rate, Cerf, now with Google, has asked 36 servers in
12 American and European locations to review such destination
problems.

...

    How bad are the storms ins some states this week
that prevented interpreters from getting around?
    In Arkansas, one interpreter said:

it is a mess; many homes without power; interpreters are
fine but have to get around driving with fallen trees
on the roads

...

    The Miss Deaf Texas Pageant scheduled for this
year, has been cancelled.
    Why? Bad economy. DeafDigest hopes this is not
a trend that may affect other Deaf Pageants in other
states.

...

National Writing Contest for High School Students with Hearing Loss

High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can enter
the fourth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes,
including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to
the Explore Your Future program at RIT's National Technical Institute
for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize.

EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and
hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample
different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContestDD

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2009 and an awards program will be
held at RIT in the summer.

For more information, contact mailto:WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu
or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID

...

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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http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEAVY DEMAND FOR INTERPRETERS
    We have many requests for interpreters. We do not
have enough interpreters.
    An interpreting agency director said she left her
office one afternoon for a lunch break. When she came
back, she turned on the answering machine and received
twenty interpreting requests.
    This is not a big city agency, but a mid-sized
city!

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

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(revised, 2/1/09)

DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce 
its 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business 
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct 
interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters 
that most professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the 
Deaf ( http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of 
Technology in Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY) 
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html



DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering --  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture 
June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;        July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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CAN DRIVE SCHOOL BUS; CAN'T DRIVE SCHOOL BUS
    Georgia has a law about school bus drivers; they must
be hearing.
    In Alabama, there are deaf bus drivers as the law
allows it. In Georgia, the deaf cannot drive a 
school bus, but allows deaf bus drivers from Alabama
to drive school bus across Georgia!
    Alabama and Georgia sits together on the same
border.

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


ENDORSING THE DEAF IN GREAT BRITAIN
    There was a newspaper story of Bryan Robson, a
famous Manchester United soccer player endorsing
Royal National Institute for Deaf People for the
charity of the year honor.
    Robson is as famous in Great Britain as Cal
Ripken, Jr is in USA. But we do not see Ripken
endorsing NAD as the charity of the year in USA.
    And Manchester United is to British soccer
what New York Yankees is to USA baseball.



A DEAF-BLIND BUSINESS OWNER
    Could a deaf-blind man operate a business?
DeafDigest always says - why not!
    A story was run this week in a Michigan newspaper about
Dale Layer, who is deaf-blind and a resident of
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
    He was employed as a supervisor at a warehouse until
vision problems, later diagnosed as Usher Syndrome, became
a problem. Forced to leave his job, he felt bad about
himself before pulling himself up, with assistance of the
Michigan Commission for the Blind. It was not easy; he
had to take classes and to be trained.
    He has been operating his own business for one year 
- named JR Vending, which stocks vending machines at
various locations across the town. A family member
drives him to vending machine locations for servicing
and refills.


BURGLARS AND HEARING CARS OR DEAF CARS
    Is it a joke or a fact that when cars have these
"burglar prevention" cards sticking on the windshields,
it tells the burglars that these cars are worth
breaking into?
    What about Deaf Cars? These are cars with
"deaf identity" cards sticking on the windshields.
Would these tell the burglars to back off because
deaf devices are not worth breaking into for?


SWITCHING WORDS AROUND
    Is the word deaf interchangeable with dead?
No, but sloppy spellers often get both words
mixed up with each other.
    There was a posting on the web site regarding
a punk music band - titled Deaf in the Dead Zone.
    Would it make a difference if two words
were switched around - Dead in the Deaf Zone?
    Rockers make themselves deaf because of their
fondness for loud punk music - and to be deaf is
to be in the dead zone (until they learn to cope
with their deafness)!


WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS FORMER NOTETAKER FOR THE DEAF
    A question is for all of you:

Q. Who is the world's most famous former notetaker 
for the deaf?

It is Michelle Obama. As a high school student she
wrote classroom notes for the benefit of her
deaf and hard of hearing classmates.

   This piece of information was revealed on the
Entertainment Tonight TV show that was aired few
days ago.


IT PAYS TO LIVE IN AN AREA WITH HIGH DEAF POPULATION
    A hearing contestant became a Jeopardy! champion.
He correctly answered ASL-related questions most of
the time and became the champion.
    This contestant lives in Churchville, NY, a suburb
of Rochester.
    Said a viewer:

  Perhaps it helps to live in an area of the United States
with one of the largest populations of people who are deaf 
and hard of hearing



A WRONG PREDICTION AND THE DEAF

Who wants to hear actors talk?

A Warner Bros. executive said in 1927 when the first
talkie movie came out.

DeafDigest wishes Warner was correct, but it was not
to be - until captions came up.


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OUR DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS

Australia had another Prime Minister that was also
deaf

-  William McMahon, served the nation for a
short time (1971-1972)

Like with Hughes, mentioned last week, he functioned
as a hearing person and did not use Australian
Sign Language, despite his deafness

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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!
    New York congressman Peter King is proposing a bill
that requires cell phone cameras to make a clicking noise
each time pictures are taken.
    This is to alert photo subjects that pictures were taken
of them (without their permission).
    This bill would not do deaf photo subjects any good.

...

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Oliver Heaviside, one of the world's most famous inventors
no one has ever heard of. He was deaf all his life but
functioned as a hearing person

http://www.thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk/features/eccentric-face-genius/article-561670-detail/article.html

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Wish List of the Week:

that all states stop this nonsense talk about wanting
to close up their residential schools because of
budgetary problems

....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

in the late 19th century - India had a law saying
that a deaf person cannot sue if something went wrong.

...

Deaf and the Money:

Gerald (Bummy) Burstein became the first deaf person
to fund an endowment at Gallaudet University.

He was asked why was he the first one?

He said:

Deaf people are not trained to donate. Many have 
large families and leave the money to them

...

DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many sign languages are recognized out there in the
world?

According to a source, 111

and now this -

how many sign languages out there in the world are
not recognized?

Possibly into hundreds


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position openings
Social Workers, Fluent ASL
FEGS - Deaf Services
Manhattan, New York

FEGS is one of the largest not-for-profit health and human services 
organizations in the nation, with an annual operating budget in 
excess of $250 million, 4,000+ employees and operations in more 
than 350 locations throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Become vital member of multidisciplinary team, strongly rooted 
in the deaf community.

Opportunities for Social Workers Fluent in ASL, in our outpatient 
mental Health clinic and residential facility serving Deaf adults.

Requires MSW degree, licensure a strong plus. Positions located 
in Manhattan and are easily accessible by public transportation

Highly competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
mailto:ekatz@hr-dynamics.com

Visit our website at http://www.fegs.org

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Announcing an Exciting Career Opportunity
Educational Technology Specialist
Educational Design Resources
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Anticipated Position
Filling this position is contingent upon future budget approval

RIT/NTID , the premier technical university serving deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students, seeks an exceptional individual to serve as 
a team member for a talented group as they design innovative 
applications of instructional technologies targeting deaf and 
hard-of-hearing learners.

The Educational Technology Specialist will work to design, develop, 
and program instructional and informational multimedia and web-based 
products and services.

We seek an individual with a proven track record to focus department 
efforts on creatively and effectively supporting student learning 
and institutional advancement.

Knowledge of sign language or willingness to learn required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information 
Technology, New Media, or a related field.

Deadline:
Review of applications begins February 21st, and continues until filled

Start date: April, 2009

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA action employer. 
Members of protected classes and 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 send an application.

For more details and to apply online please go to:
http://mycareer.rit.edu
Look up job IRC# 27275

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!!!WANTED!!!
ASL Fluent Residential Counselors
Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf residential program has a 
current need for entry level counselors with ASL / sign
language proficiency / fluency.

The residential treatment program is designed to specifically 
address the needs of severely troubled children deaf / hoh 
adolescents with developmental disabilities and mental health 
diagnoses.

Originally, the program was developed in 1996 as part of the 
movement to care for individuals with challenging behaviors
in community integrated settings rather than restrictive group 
care environments.

The Home Places program is designed to serve children and 
young adults who cannot be managed in less intensive settings 
due to the severity and nature of their mental health and 
mental retardation issues.

POSITION SUMMARY
Working with Deaf - Autistic and MR youth, the Teacher/Counselor 
is instrumental in assisting the clinical staff with developing, 
implementing, and monitoring of individual and group treatment 
plans that result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal 
functioning and high rates of successful program completing 
among youngsters in assigned group.

The Teacher/Counselor has various shift opportunities - T/C's 
may reside with assigned youth according to a variable patterned 
schedule (2 1/2 days on 4 1/2 days off) or can work on a daily 
schedule (5 day / 8 hours per day).

Requirements:
Bachelors degree required, all majors considered, degrees in 
Psychology,  Social Work, or Human Services related fields
preferred. Experience working with troubled youth and youth 
with Autism/DD diagnosis a plus.

Sign Language / ASL fluency IS REQUIRED.

Valid driver's license, auto insurance. FBI, State Police, 
and Child Protection clearances.

BENEFITS:
We have an excellent benefits package for our full time employees: 
Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid life insurance, Paid 
Vacation & Sick time, Up to $1500 per year for continuing 
education (School, Seminars, Workshops, etc.), and more

Additional information can be found at  http://www.pressleyridge.org

Resumes to: 
Bryan Gibbons; 
PHR Staffing Coordinator Pressley Ridge 
5500 Corporate Drive, Suite 400 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412.872.9469 (fax) or mailto:bgibbons@pressleyridge.org

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position opening
Principal, Elementary/ Middle School
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11b
REPORTS TO:                Director of Instruction

BASIC FUNCTION:        Supervise Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School 
faculty and staff in the development and implementation of curriculum, 
educational goals and student learning needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf

- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or 
Administration

- A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level 
of Intermediate. Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must 
obtain Advanced level.

- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in public 
venues.

- Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate

- Must possess mature judgment and leadership skills with the 
ability to be creative and exercise individual initiative.

- The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history 
background information check.

- Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience; early 
childhood experience preferred

- Previous supervisory experience preferred

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 
- Supervise implementation of curriculum appropriate for deaf 
students and  designed to prepare students to meet NY State learning 
standards

- Plan, develop and implement instructional programs for deaf infant 
program,  pre-school, elementary, and middle school students.

- Provide educational leadership designed to meet individual student 
needs (i.e., oral/auditory, ASL) and determine class assignments for 
students

- Oversee student placement, grading, and advancement

- In concert with other administrators and staff, develop master 
schedule, student schedules and teacher and teacher assistant schedules

- Administration/monitoring of student assessment

- Maintain student records and supervise and review the preparation 
of student reports.

- Provide strong direction and leadership to faculty, staff  and 
families

- Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants, and 
assigned staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement

- Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of faculty and 
administrative staff

- Approve purchase of supplies, materials and equipment

- Supervise and monitor all state education requirements; 
participate in IEP meetings.

- With other administrators, develop and direct staff development 
programs for all staff.

- With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised 
school policies and procedures.

- Meet with parents on a regular basis and keep parents informed 
about events at Fanwood through regular informational mailings and 
presentations at meetings, etc.

- Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school 
community.

- Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and 
programs

- Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding 
education programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.

- Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed 
properly.  Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become 
issues.

- Work cooperatively with local schools, agencies, parents, staff 
and students on educational programs of benefit to Fanwood students.

- Supervision of summer school

- All other duties assigned by the Director of Instruction or her 
designee

SALARY:      Negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
TYPE:        12 month position

TO APPLY:
FAX resume to (914) 949-2331

or mail to:

Human Resources 
New York School for the Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

E.O.E.

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The Board of Trustees of St Mary's School for the Deaf
announces a vacancy for

Superintendent
Position available July 1, 2009

(Buffalo, NY)

Overview:
- Residential School with average total enrollment of 110 students
- Staff of 145 full time employees
- Subject to New York State Education Department guidelines
- Accredited High School
- Serving students from birth to 21 years of age
- Potential for adult programming in a variety of occupational areas
- Funded by section 4201 of Education Law of New York State

Services provided:
- Full academic program in accordance with State regulation

- Related services (Speech, Counseling, Audiology, variety of therapy
services)

- Educational programs including Art, Music, & Physical Education

- Residential program including recreation therapy, tutorial & after
school program

- Athletic Program (Track, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)

Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field supplemented by
course work in School Administration;

- At least 5 years of experience in Educational Administration and
Community Relations;

- Eligibility for or willingness to obtain certification as Educational
Administrator in New York State;

- Ability to communicate and interact successfully with deaf children
and adults (Preferred level of Sign Communication @ Intermediate SCPI
level with ability to achieve advanced level of communication within
two years);

- Experience in working with parents as partners in the educational
process;

- State of the art knowledge in areas of technology, integration
options, deafness, and deaf culture.


Application procedure:
Interested candidates may write for a complete copy of the job description
or visit http://www.smsdk12.org

All credentials, including resume, copies of certifications, and three
professional references must be submitted as noted below.  Applications
will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2009 but will be accepted until
an appointment is made, within practical limits of the process as
finalists are identified.

All inquiries and applications must be sent to:

SMSD Search Committee for the Superintendent
Charles C. Martorana, Chair
1100 M & T Center
Three Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, New York     14203-1414.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Residential Counselor
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor to provide academic/vocational/emotional 
counseling support to residential adolescent deaf population; 
design & develop educational programming appropriate for 
deaf population. 

Must have fluency in ASL & Bach's degree. 

Send resumes to: 
The Learning Center for the Deaf, 
(Job #1638)
848 Central St, 
Framingham, MA 01701

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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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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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(updated February 1st)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

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

- Placement Coordinator - Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter - Riverside, CA

- Administrative Assistant - Bakersfield, CA

- Network I.T. Administrator - 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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