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DeafDigest – 31 May 2009

DeafDigest Gold - May 31, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday
America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-speechtrick/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week

  What does Don Rhoten, Superintendent, Western
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, have to say about
changes involving the school for the deaf at
Scranton?

  He said:

WPSD continues to work under the assumption that 
there will be a new school for the deaf and hard 
of hearing in Northeastern Pennsylvania this Fall. 
The withdrawal of the law suit further confirms that.
This week I announced that Dr. Nancy Benham will be 
transferring from WPSD to the new Scranton School 
where she will serve as the principal. For the past 
two years, Dr Benham has been the coordinator of 
WPSD's early intervention program.....Choices for 
Children. Prior that, she was an assistant professor 
at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Benham, her husband Roy and their daughter Grace, 
will move to Scranton in July. Grace is presently a 
student in WPSD's preschool and will enroll as a first 
grader in the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Children.

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   Could a 2-time CI failure be a success in real life?
Of course. And Mike Anderle, who is late-deafened,
won an election for a seat on the Lacon, Illinois
town council. 
   Deaf at the age of 34 because of illness that
threatened his life, he went through two CI surgeries,
both failures each time.
   He does not use sign language and will rely on 
CART to allow him to follow the proceedings at the
council meetings.

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   Here is an update on Ken Fisher with his Deaf Beer
brews.
   
June 11th - Golden City Brewing in Colorado will be
brewing "Grateful Deaf Summer Sue Wheat" in Colorado 

June 11th - same beer brewed at Elland Brewery,
Huddersfield, England

June 14th - private keg tapping party at a pub

June 26th - Keg Tapping Party at Golden City Brewing

July 4th week - same beer on tap at The White Horse Pub, 
in Parsons Greene, London

July 17th - Birra del Borgo, Rome, Italy with a different
beer called  Grateful Deaf ESB (different hops and yeast)

July 21st - new Grateful Deaf beer, called GD HopHeads 
Delight ESB at eLAND brewing in Great Britain

July 21st - same new beer above on tap at the White Horse

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Closed Captioning Survey - FCC wants to hear from you!

Are you happy with closed captioning? Frustrated? What problems 
do you have?

CSD and partners - the National Center for Accessible Media at 
WGBH, the National Association of the Deaf, the Hearing 
Loss Association of America and a representative of the Coalition 
of Organizations for Accessible Technology - have developed a 
closed captioning survey to further address captioning issues 
around the nation. 

We ask that you take some time to fill out the survey. 
Please go to http://dtv.c-s-d.org/survey and share your 
thoughts.

We offer another way of completing the survey - call the CSD DTV 
Help Center, and have the agent fill it out for you! 

This innovative Help Center call can receive traditional phone 
calls, and also TTY, relay, videophone, and CapTel calls. 

This means that regardless of the level of hearing loss, the 
Help Center is equipped to handle any call type preference. 

Below is contact information:
- Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968)
- TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273)
- Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519
- Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV; 
- AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008 

CSD created a humorous video explaining more about the closed 
captioning survey. To see it, please visit: 

http://dtv.c-s-d.org

CSD will compile survey statistics and submit to the FCC.

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A PERFECT SPEECH TRICK
   Many deaf people cannot speak well. But many hearing
people think some of these deaf people can speak very well.
   There is a trick. Some words are difficult to be
pronounced; some words are easily pronounced.
   The smart deaf person would communicate with the hearing
by only using words that are easy to pronounce, and by
avoiding hard to pronounce words.
   Growing up in New York, DeafDigest editor graduated from
Charles Evans Hughes High School. It was hard to pronounce
the high school name. Luckily, the high school changed its
name from Textile HS to Charles Evans Hughes High School.
Many people knew about the old Textile HS, and it was much
easier to pronounce Textile than to pronounce Charles Evans 
Hughes.
   This is the pronunciation trick that fooled hearing
people.


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

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

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(revised posting, May 31st - deadline extended to June 5th)

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* ***Professional Workshops** Offered in Sign Language

**Summer is fast approaching...take advantage of our discounted 
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*

(deadline extended)
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_**Register with Two Friends or Co-workers to Receive _30% Off_*

*DiiT is offering many **NEW** workshops for the first time!*

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_

_*_DiiT Workshop Series on Business_*

Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html
-- June 15-19, 2009

Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html
-- July 13-17, 2009
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_*_DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing **NEW**_*
Basic Workplace Correspondence
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html
-- June 22-26, 2009

Basic Report Writing in the Workplace
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html
-- June 29 - July 3, 2009

*_DiiT Workshop Series on _*_*Engineering **NEW***_
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
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-- June 8-12, 2009

Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html
-- July 15-17, 2009 (Date Change)

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

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

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

*_DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication_*

Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html
-- June 8-12, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 
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at the Rochester Institute of Technology 
Rochester, New York.  

*To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a 
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or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

Please forward this email on to anyone you think might be interested in
these workshops.

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MENU FOR DEAF AT MCDONALD'S
   This is a true story. A deaf person drove past a McDonald's
place and saw the sign that said "special menus for the deaf."
   Curious, he drove to the window counter and asked for the
deaf menu. The woman behind the counter gave him a Braille menu
for the blind!
   Seems McDonald's gives Braille menus to blind drivers at the
window counter?
   
- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

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


A RELAY CALL FREAKING OUT A BANK
   DeafDigest editor received in the mail a replacement
credit card, saying that the current credit card had
been compromised. He was required to contact the bank
to get the new credit card activated.
   A relay service was used to contact the bank,
and without warning the response from the bank was
that the new card was declined!
   That left the DeafDigest editor with two bad
credit cards - the current card and the "declined"
new card. Something fishy was going on.
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor continued to contact
the bank, via relay, and the message was still
the same - card was declined.
   Two weeks later, he received a letter from the
bank saying they were trying to reach him on 
telephone (voice) with no luck. This was in reference
to the "new" card that the bank repeatedly declined.
   It took 3 days to finally to get through the
bank - it was learned that fraudulent purchases
took place with the card they just distributed.
It got all straightened out and the new card has
been activated.
   The question is - was the bank freaked out by
a relay call - because many credit card companies
have been burned by fraudulent purchases made through
relay calls?


TO DENY AT ONE'S RISK
   Many people deny their hearing loss, just nod their
heads and pretend they understand what is being said.
   This may have cost a deaf man his life. He was
sent to a hospital in Great Britain because of
a medical issue. He was given a call belt for him to
press the button to seek assistance of a nurse. He
gave the impression he understood the instructions.
   He fell down, and his head hit the floor. No one
knew about it until it was too late.
   Would it be possible if he realized the call belt
was for his safety, he would have pressed the button
immediately after the fall?
   This is what the coroner is trying to figure out.



YOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
   Suppose you were at a small party, where other
well-to deaf individuals are mingling with each
other, would you be tempted to ask one of them
a very important question?
   Remember that at informal parties, these people
are there to relax and enjoy themselves to take
pressures off them for a few hours. And they may
not appreciate being asked about work during 
evenings and on weekends.
   Anyway, you spot these following individuals
at the party:

- deaf superintendent of a school for the deaf
- deaf CEO of a big deaf social service agency
- deaf professor at a college Deaf Education program
- deaf owner of a big deaf devices store
- deaf editor of a popular deaf newspaper
- deaf director of state commission for the deaf
- deaf director of state VR agency for the deaf

   Would you dare ask one of them a question that
you were curious about for a long time but would
not dare ask in the past?


CALLING THE DEAF AS FREAKS?
   Chuck Shepherd is a famous syndicated columnist
of "News of the Weird" which is carried in many
American newspapers.
   He once wrote about people with "pronounced genetic
abnormalities" citing the deaf as an example.
   Is he, in polite way, calling us, the deaf, as
freaks?
   He'd better not!


THESE RESTAURANT TABLES
   How many of us enter a restaurant and look around
and see if there are round tables? Almost all tables
are square.
   For a party of 2 or 4, a square table is fine.
But for a deaf party of 6 or more people, a round table
is a must. Yet not too many restaurants have round
table, possibly because of space concerns.


BEING DEAF AND A SOUND ENGINEER
   There was a story in a British newspaper of a deaf
man who is a sound engineer.
    A deaf man working as a sound engineer? As if he
works with different types of sounds.
   Yes, but in the case of that deaf man, not quite.
He owns a hearing aid dealership, and the newspaper
reporter wrote him up as a sound engineer (with
hearing aids).
   Different nations; different phrases.



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF DOMINO'S PIZZA DRIVERS 

(series to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

during the Gallaudet Deaf President Now rebellion in
1988, I broke my personal record of most tips earned
ever!


If you are a former Deaf Domino Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A deaf social worker at a deaf service agency, telling
his deaf clients:

I am not deaf; I am hard of hearing, and I want to be
known that way


This "hard of hearing" deaf social worker does not wear a
hearing aid, nor a CI and is not able to discriminate
anything that comes out of a telephone or a radio!

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31st  World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010
      
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs 

Registration for this year's 30th Silent Weekend is closed 
with almost 600 attending.  The venue for the June 24-27, 
2010 event will handle 700-1000 participants and include a 
medical interpreting track.  Novice, beginning, intermediate 
and advanced ASL and ITP students, as well as interpreters
(CEUs) will have around 150 hours of seminars to choose from.

The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida 
Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have 
a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other 
conferences' hotel prices.  The room costs are even lower next 
year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free 
internet! 
 
Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills can 
bring family members and they can take novice sign language 
classes for just $89 per person!
 
There will be group registration opportunities online at 
www.DrSign.com.  There are simply no other local, regional or 
national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as 
inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. 

Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost 
per person may be as low as $129 per person!

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com -
A brand new DVD "Upper Body Stretching for Repetitive Motion Injuries 
-- Prevention and Rehabilitation especially for deaf people who use 
their upper bodies a lot, and also appropriate for signers and 
interpreters -- is now available.!

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Are deaf students, attending religious schools in
Ontario, entitled to government help (interpreters,
CART, etc)?
   The province says no. The litigants are saying
yes. As a result, a court hearing is going on
right now.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Occupations

Yes, the deaf can do anything except to hear; yet there seems
to be occupations where we do not find any deaf individuals
around. What are these occupations?

Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/occupations/



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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Donna Drake, daughter & Race Drake, father

http://deafdigest.com/race-drake/

Donna Drake is a former president of Gallaudet University
Alumni Association; she is a retired principal at
Florida School for the Deaf & Blind.

Race Drake, at age of 95, is Gallaudet University football
team's oldest surviving player. He will be 96 in August;
and during the thirties, he was the Gallaudet football hero;
a one-man team during these seasons of bad Gallaudet teams

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Question of the week:

Q. Last week's DeafDigest said that in a certain
Annapolis, MD neighborhood, there were four sports
celebrity residents. How would a hearing person
"know immediately" that these neighbors were
such sports stars?

A. Not quite "immediately" but eventually. Once
friendships are struck, 99 percent of these hearing
people like to talk.



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 Supreme Court Justice-nominee Sotomayor will
favor the deaf in her future Supreme Court decisions

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1925 - good or bad year for deaf drivers?

Bad news - state of New Jersey threatened to ban
deaf drivers

Good news - deaf drivers finally allowed by Virginia
legislators to drive cars

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Deaf and the Money:

- money saved $400,000 per year by a school district
when it closed its mainstreamed program, shifting
deaf students to the county board of education

- money costing same county (above) $800,000
for paying the county board of education to
educate these same shifted deaf students

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

11 - is the number of deaf priests we have in USA

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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deafsports


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 openings
Assisted Living Aides
Elwyn, Inc
Media, PA (suburban Philadelphia)

Elwyn Inc, a nonprofit human services organization located in
suburban Philadelphia (Media) PA is currently accepting
applications for the following full time and part time positions:

- Assisted Living Aides:
Assist elderly individuals with activities of daily living and
socialization in Valley View Assisted Living Community for the
Deaf, a retirement home for the elderly Deaf


Minimum requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent and a
current driver's license with a safe driving record.


All positions require sign language fluency and a true desire to help
others.

Elwyn provides an excellent benefits package including tuition
reimbursement, life insurance, pension plan, tax sheltered annuity,
credit union, paid training and free parking in a supportive, caring
environment.

Please visit http://www.elwyn.org to find out more about Elwyn
(click on Deaf Services).

Resumes can be sent to Carole Surdyke at:

Email: mailto:carole_surdyke@elwyn.org

Fax: 610-891-2623

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position opening
Principal
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf
Phoenix, Arizona

to read position description and application procedures, 
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/pdsd-principal/

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position announcement
Technology Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY 

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        September 1, 2009

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:        
Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students, with technology 
as the primary focus.  Serve as a resource to teachers and 
students in the area of technology.  Serve on Technology 
Curriculum Committee.  Participate in weekly team meetings 
with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management 
techniques, and strategies for student success.  Follow 
required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for 
required NYS assessment tests.  Write and implement student 
IEPs.         

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or 
computer technology.  New York State certification as a 
teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience 
working with Deaf students and classroom integration of 
technology.  Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

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

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


CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

RSD is an EOE and does not discriminate in employment on the 
basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, 
gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran 
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seeking qualified candidates
- Teacher of the Deaf
- Teacher Assistant positions
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN 

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates 
to interview for Teacher of the Deaf and Teacher Assistant 
positions for the 2009-2010 school year. 

Areas of interest include -

HIGH SCHOOL:
*  Earth & Space Science/Biology
*  School-to-Work Coordinator
*  Teacher Aide (Full-Time)

ELEMENTARY:
*  Supervising Teacher
*  2 Teachers of Applied Curriculum students
*  Communication Center Teacher
*  Teacher Aide (Intermittent)

PRESCHOOL:
*  Teacher Aide (Full-Time)
*  Teacher Aide (Intermittent)

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational,
residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student
population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the
residential halls.  

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

ISD seeks Teaching candidates who possess the following
qualifications/qualities:

- Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher's License
- Certification in subject area
- Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education

- Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of  
teaching methods

- Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young 
adults

- 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency 
Interview

- Knowledge of child development and successful educational
techniques

- Excellent communication and human-relations skills

- Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles

Benefits:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which
includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans
and accrued leave.

Application Procedure:

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

Indiana School for the Deaf
Attn: Human Resources
1200 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Employment Opportunity
Executive Director
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street, Suite 359
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Position Vacancy:
Executive Director, Mississippi School for the Deaf

Go to http://www.mde.k12.ms.us for job description

Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Mississippi Department of Education does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, 
gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the 
provision of services.

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position opening
Director
Chicago Hearing Society
Chicago, Illinois

Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center is currently seeking a Director 
for its Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) division.  

CHS offers a comprehensive array of direct and support services for 
people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including both a social 
service (youth program, domestic violence, advocacy) and business 
components (interpreting services, audiology clinic). 

http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org  

Responsibilities:
The Director will be responsible for insuring the organization's 
mission, core values and strategic direction are met and, in such a 
manner, that optimum results are achieved based on budget and 
performance indicators. Evaluate business and marketing practices to 
recommend and implement improvements in order to improve financial 
strength.

Additionally the Director will: maintain an active and visible role 
in the Deaf community to market the services of CHS and Anixter Center; 
determine the scope and extent of unmet advocacy needs to develop 
potential gap-filling services and funding requests; and participate in 
the regularly scheduled meetings of the Deaf Social Services Providers 
and other established community networks.

Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years of related experience including at least 5 years 
of supervisory experience.  Work experience should include fiscal and 
program management responsibilities.  Master's degree desired; 
Business/marketing degree preferred.  Must be able to communicate 
fluently using American Sign Language (ASL); demonstrated cultural 
competency within the Deaf community.

Anixter Center, an EOE, affirms the values and goals of diversity. 
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  
If you would like to support our mission to assist people with 
disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, 
send cover letter and resume to (digital submissions encouraged):  
        
mailto:hr@anxiter.org

Fax: 773-973-5268        

Human Resources/CHS
Anixter Center
6610 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626

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(updated 5/31/09 - 1 new position)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

(newest announcement - 5/31/09)
- Assistant Director of Residential Services 
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752

- Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

-  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

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

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf) 
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

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

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

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more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

- HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

- Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

- Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

- Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

- Teacher - Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

- Teacher - Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA
*  Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA


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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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News of the Week:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Marcella Meyer,
who departed us this week.
   She served GLAD as CEO for 24 years before retiring.
It was not just the Los Angeles deaf community that she
served but also of the statewide deaf community. Since
California is divided into 8 regions, with a deaf
social service agency serving each region, she was
instrumental in getting the state legislators continue
with money to fund these deaf agencies.
   She was so well known among these legislators in
Sacramento that they warmly embraced her each time
she stepped foot in their quarters!
   GLAD has posted a photograph in her memory on the
web site. It is at:

http://www.gladinc.org/

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   We all know that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been
nominated by President Obama to be the next Supreme
Court Justice.
   Does she have any deaf-related links in her past?
Sort of, but perhaps not really.
   She ruled against a deaf attorney in an appeals
case.
   And while she sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit, there was a deaf clerk on
that court, but not under her but for a different
judge. That deaf clerk used the CART and so, Judge
Sotomayor may have noticed it on a frequent basis.
   What does the losing deaf attorney have to say
about her appointment?
   He said:

I'm not aware of any significant disability rights
opinions good or bad that she's written, so I can't
comment on any predictions in that regard.  That being
said, she does have a strong record on civil rights
in general.   Usually, if a nominee is strong on civil
rights, they are strong on disability rights as well

..

   A Purple Heart, 66 years later has been awarded
John Gale, age 93, Haverhill, MA, for deafness he
suffered during combat duty in World War II.
   Why 66 years? He said:

I didn't want to bother

   He does not remember exactly what happened during
the War that caused him to go deaf.

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National Deaf Academy and Gallaudet Southeast Regional
Center present a conference on deafness and mental health:

CONNECTIONS: CULTURE, COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY

Working with Deaf Individuals with Mental Illness

June 11-12 --- International Plaza Resort and Spa
--- Orlando, FL

Keynote Presenters:
*         Liz Hill, National Association of the Deaf
-          Chair of the Committee on Mental Health

*         Neil Glickman, Ph.D., Westborough State Hospital
*         Robert Pollard, Ph.D.,  University of Rochester

Continuing Education Units will be requested from:
*         American Psychological Association
*         National Association of Social Workers
*         National Board of Certified Counselors
*         Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

For registration and additional information visit:
http://www.nda.com

Questions??  Contact Anne Wiechec at
mailto:anne.wiechec@psysolutions.com

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GARBAGE IS MONEY
   Garbage smells awful, but it is money for some deaf schools
and some deaf service agencies.
   At some big events (Indianapolis 500, Kentucky Derby,
Talladega 500, etc), deaf groups come to clean up garbage.
Money from the garbage goes to deaf groups.
   So, when hearing people complain that garbage smells
bad, it smells sweet for the deaf!

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

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

AN INTERNET RELAY NIGHTMARE
   This is a nightmare. You have problems with cable
internet service. You contact the cable company through
internet relay to ask for assistance.
   The service representative advises you to disconnect
the router and then to reconnect it and to let him know
if it works.
   It is hard to explain to the customer service
representative that if you disconnect the router, the
relay call is disconnected. You explain this to him - and
he does not believe you because he thinks you are using
the TTY machine to contact him through the relay!
   This is a nightmare.

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BEING A DEAF NIGHTCLUB HOSTESS IN TOKYO
   Rie Saito is a deaf woman who lives in Tokyo and
her job is a night club hostess.
   She does not speak at all. Instead she uses her
pen and pad to communicate with patrons that enter
the night club.
   She does not want to make it her lifetime job.
She wants to go back to school to find a job
working with disabled people.

DEAFNESS IN A 10-GENERATION ALL-HEARING FAMILY TREE
   Let us take a typical 10-generation, all-hearing
family tree, consisting of hundreds and hundreds
of family members, past and present.
   Will we find deaf members? Good question. Maybe
yes, maybe no.
   The stats are saying that 1-2 percent of people
are deaf. If we have 200 members in a family tree,
will we find maybe 2 or 4 of them that are deaf?

NO ACCESSIBILITY AT INDOOR FOOTBALL GAME
   Indoor professional football is becoming popular in USA.
DeafDigest editor watched an indoor football game between
DC Armor and Reading Express (American Indoor Football
Association).
   Program books, containing numbers of the players,
were handed out to all fans. The listed uniform numbers
were wrong. There was no way for a deaf fan to follow
the announcements by the public address announcer.
   And the scoreboard only showed the game score and
the time remaining.
   Hearing fans, listening to the announcer, would know
who the players were on the field. Not so with the
deaf fans!
   Inaccessible? Yes. Violation of ADA regulations?
Just let this be handled by the attorneys if such a
lawsuit takes place.

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HEARING PEOPLE IN THE MINORITY?
   Are the hearing people in the minority?
This was the issue raised by a newspaper in the
Philippines.
   At first glance, this question looks ridiculous.
But when we stop and think about it, more and more
older people lose their hearing - and while they
continue to function as hearing, they are
theoretically becoming deaf.
   Hence, this Filipino statement in a newspaper
article.

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Renee Zellweger, famous movie star 

her real life connection is not known; her on-screen connection
was a scene in the movie "Jerry Maguire" where she catches a
deaf couple signing to each other, and actor Tom Cruise, playing
as Jerry Maguire, was puzzled. She explained to him that she knew
signs because of deaf member in her family.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained an interpreter:

a team member coming into our interpreting assignment
unprepared. I do my homework and get myself prepared
for the assignment, but the other interpreter is lazy

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Many captioning companies require that their realtime
captioners pass tests with at least a 98% accuracy rate in
order to go on the air.  Many of the excellent realtime
captioners working today strive for accuracy rates of 99%
or better. 

However, more and more captioners are coming into the field
who are captioning with much lower rates.  Some newer
technologies are being used where the accuracy may only be
85% to 90%.  

It may sound like that is a pretty good percentage, but if
you think about it, that would be 10 to 15 wrong words in
every 100 words.  With that accuracy rate, the captioning
can almost be not understandable.   

If you see error rates that are more than one or two errors
for every 100 words, please let people know about it. 

Don't assume that someone else will complain about it.  In
order to maintain excellent captioning, we have to let the
people who are paying for the captioning know that there are
people watching the captions who care about the quality.

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WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT?

Director of Communicative Disorders Division

(in many school districts we would expect a principal,
or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone
with an appropriate title that would direct their mainstreamed
programs; some districts are different and this reflects in
a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week
until series run out)

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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 final
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or
before June 12, 2009.

Question this week:
I use an indoor TV antenna and it works great during the day. It
goes bad at night. What's going on?

Answer:
It sounds like you're using a low gain antenna (rabbit ears)
which is susceptible to noise caused by CFL light bulbs. It
seems that when you turn these bulbs on at night, it causes
interference for the antenna. Household appliances, computers,
and video displays can also cause interference. You would need
an antenna with an amplifier which will make it strong enough
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   A would-be hard of hearing firefighter has filed
a $1.0 mil lawsuit against the Newport Beach, California
municipal government.
   He was offered a job as a firefighter but the offer
was rescinded when the local government officials learned
he was hard of hearing.
   This is the basis of the lawsuit.

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The Deaf and the Law

   IDEA is a law; it is spelled out as Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act. It deals with how states and public
agencies that offer a variety of services to disabled, the
deaf included, children.
   Why is this law reauthorized from time to time? Because
it was PL 94-142, a separate law of several parts. And the
Congress will change their spending priorities from time to
time - hence the need to reauthorize to make sure funds stop
going to old programs and go to newer programs.
   Complicated? Yes!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   Obama has nominated Sotomayor to be the next
Supreme Court Justice.
   How does she stand on ADA issues? Consensus is that
she leans towards needs of the disabled. Sotomayor,
whether she admits it or not, is disabled - has diabetes,
incurred during her childhood years.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

we might have a morning shoir (shower)

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What became of?

Jerry Lee, not deaf

- Past

President, Gallaudet University

- Present

chancellor of the National University (NU) System

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   We have deaf farmers and we also have deaf cowboys.
What about deaf ranchers?
   There was a story in the long-ago Deaf American about
Charles Clifford Griffin, a Gallaudet graduate who made
ranching his life long career. He worked the ranches in
Arizona before passing away in 1943.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Many small movie houses, unable to withstand competition from
these huge multi-screen movie "stadiums", go out of business.
One such movie house, The Palace, in Seguin, TX did - but this
closing may benefit the Deaf Community in the San Antonio,
Austin and San Marcos areas!
   The Palace owner has consented to letting David Pierce, of
Davideo Productions, use the theater, already outfitted with 35mm
projectors, for captioned films, Deaf films, subtitled foreign
movies and silent classics from time to time.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   A deaf man was arrested; an interpreter was immediately
called in to help him communicate with the arresting
police officers.
   This same deaf man, hauled into the court, was denied
by the judge when he asked for an interpreter.

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

Due to a promotion, hiring freeze and retirement, you have no
supervisors in your area and your director will take three
weeks to sign any paperwork you need unless it is urgent!

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Job Openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham MA

- Speech Language Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Educational Audiologist
- Director of Clinical Services - Walden School
- Wraparound Family Partner - Walden School
- Child Care Workers - Residential and Overnight - Walden School            

Please visit our web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org
for more information on these positions.

To apply, send resume, cover letter and references to:

Judi Broderick
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org
FAX: 508.875.9203

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job announcement
Program Manager - Bridgeman Home
San Diego Youth Services
San Diego, California

to read the job description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://www.sdyouthservices.org/site/PageServer?pagename=PM_52609

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2009-2010 School Year Vacancy
Teacher of the Deaf
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

Please visit our web-site at http://www.nashua.edu
for an employment application.

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Employment vacancies
Interpreter For Deaf I (2 positions)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

closing date - 06/11/09

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

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

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

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro & Bennington, Vermont

The Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is a state
approved pre-k through 12th grade comprehensive educational program
promoting excellence and life-long learning.  

Due to expanding programs, we are looking for quality people with
the abilities to serve our students with compassion and energy.  

- Teacher of the Deaf - Brattleboro, VT
Full-time (40 hours/week) with benefits
10-month position
Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
Master Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within one year of
employment

Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum,
assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, utilize
technology in instruction

Position available in several subjects

- Educational Interpreter - Bennington, VT
Full-time
Fluency in ASL required
NAD/RID certification, preferred

Successful completion of Interpreter Training Program, preferred

Educational Interpreter - Brattleboro, VT
Part-time, full-time
Fluency in ASL required
NAD/RID certification, preferred

Successful completion of Interpreter Training Program, preferred

- Austine Green Mountain Lions Summer Camp
.
2 Camp Team Leaders
7 Camp Counselors
Weekend Overnight Advisor
1:1 aides

Terms of employment: July 1, 2009 through August 8, 2009

to apply for any of the above positions, please contact:

Kari Caldwell
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or email mailto:kcaldwell@vcdhh.org

or

(802) 258-9510 v/tty

or

Fax: (802) 258-9574

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Open Employment Opportunities
Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

We are looking for people to join our staff at the Scranton
School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children which is a
program of the Western PA School for the Deaf.  

Applicants must be willing to work with the goal of providing
our students with the best education, residential and support
services possible.  

If you share our commitment to students please visit the
WPSD website at http://www.wpsd.org for position descriptions
for the following openings at the Scranton School:

- Dean of Students
- Teachers of the Deaf
- Teacher Aides
- Residential Supervisor
- Administrative Assistant
- Secretary
- Nurse
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Director of Parent Infant Program
- Physical Education Teacher
- Interpreter
- School Counselor

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

Send letter and resume to:          

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

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

EOE

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Iowa Vacancy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Teacher
Decorah Community Schools
Decorah, Iowa (Northeast Iowa)

The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school
district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther
College, seeks:

Position:           Classroom Teacher
Subject Area:       Special Education
Certificate:        Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
Deadline:           May 26, 2009

Job Description:
We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an Elementary
School.  Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification
in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.   Prefer dual licensure that includes
elementary K-6.  Proficient in Sign Language.

Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to:

Decorah Community Schools
Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal
510 Winnebago
Decorah, Iowa 52101

563-382-3125 or 382-4451

mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us

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seeking applicants
Assistant Network Administrator
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for ASSISTANT NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR.  

Associates degree or equivalent, previous networking experience
and fluency in American Sign Language required. 

Thorough understanding of LAN/WAN theory and implementations;
working knowledge of Netware 6.5, GroupWise 7 and Windows
2003/2007; working knowledge of IBM compatible and Macintosh
computers and repair and maintenance in a networked
environment; understanding of network electronics (hubs, switches,
routers) and topologies; understanding of voice, video,
teleconferencing equipment and data in a LAN/WAN environment;
experience in the operation and maintenance of TV production and
sound equipment; planning and decision making skills; ability to
produce instructional and promotional videotapes.  

Must complete and pass pre-employment physical test and criminal
background check.

Responsible for the day to day performance of the SWCID Information
Network.  Responsible for building servers and installing network
operating systems and network resident applications in a mixed
Novell, Windows, and Macintosh environment and providing technical
support and services to SWCID as needed. 

Areas of support include: PC and MAC support, Network Support,
training, media, and distance learning support. 

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at: http://www.howardcollege.edu
for application and complete position notice.

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seeking applicants
PE Faculty & Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for PE FACULTY and COACH. 

9 month position beginning August 1, 2009.  

Bachelor degree in Physical Education or in related field and
college/university teaching experience required. 

Master degree preferred.  

Candidates who can also teach courses in physical fitness & sport,
drug abuse prevention, first aid, recreation, personal and community
health will be given preference.   

Must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, including those with physical and/or
learning disabilities; expertise in at least one of the following
physical education areas: (1) circuit training/fitness assessments,
(2) team or individual sports, or (3) aquatics or aerobics/dance;
proficiency in all phases of coaching both women's and men's sport
programs; ability to utilize effective American Sign Language
communication skills. 

Primary responsibility will be to teach community college courses in
physical education activities and to coach extramural sports. 

Courses in Psychology of Sport, Motor Learning & Control, and
Biomechanics, etc. may be assigned based on qualifications of
instructor.  

Must serve as an academic advisor of majors and participate in
curriculum development and assessment.  Responsible for recruiting
area athletes; department budget; conducting physical fitness
assessments; campus committee participation; and coaching.

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu
for application and complete position notice.

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(updated 5/31/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

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

- Client Support Specialist (full time)
Fremont
http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/CSSFOG20090515.pdf

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

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News of the Week:
    The National ADA vs Texas ADA, or more properly
known as the Texans With Disabilities Act?
    The Texas bill passed the house and it is now
in the hands of the Texas Senate.
    When there is a Federal law and a state law
on the same issue, the state law is generally
the stronger one.

...

    For a sad reason, the dates of October 30th
through November 9th should be considered as
non-historic!
    Deaf vacationers will have this last chance
to tour the world - with interpreters provided
by a cruise ship. The Royal Caribbean will no
longer provide interpreters after these cruise
dates.
    They will, however, provide interpreters,
just to comply with ADA regulations, if the
tour starts or ends on the American turf -
but not if these are on overseas turf.

...

    For some reason Austin, a major city in Texas,
is unique as far as deafness is concerned - and
it has nothing to do with Texas School for the Deaf.
    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned a street
performer in Austin that is deaf.
    And now this - Crepe Crazy, a deaf owned business,
just celebrated its grand opening. The husband-wife
deaf team serve ups crepes in a downtown Austin
location.

...

National Deaf Academy and Gallaudet Southeast Regional
Center present a conference on deafness and mental health:

CONNECTIONS: CULTURE, COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY

Working with Deaf Individuals with Mental Illness

June 11-12 --- International Plaza Resort and Spa
--- Orlando, FL

Keynote Presenters:
*         Liz Hill, National Association of the Deaf
-          Chair of the Committee on Mental Health

*         Neil Glickman, Ph.D., Westborough State Hospital
*         Robert Pollard, Ph.D.,  University of Rochester

Continuing Education Units will be requested from:
*         American Psychological Association
*         National Association of Social Workers
*         National Board of Certified Counselors
*         Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

For registration and additional information visit:
http://www.nda.com

Questions??  Contact Anne Wiechec at
mailto:anne.wiechec@psysolutions.com

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A COLLEGE WITHOUT INTERPRETERS
    Could deaf people attend college (not Gallaudet or
NTID) without interpreters and without CART?
    Yes! But how? More and more colleges offer on-line
programs that offers college degrees.
    Worth it? Well, there is no social life; there is
no chance to make friends with classmates.

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

LIVING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD
    It is not always easy for the deaf to mingle with
the hearing in a neighborhood of family houses.
    In the past DeafDigest editor lived in a nice
Annapolis, MD neighborhood. He would walk the dog
and wave to neighbors with a smile on his face.
    He did not realize, until years later that one
neighbor was a former Washington Redskins football
player, another neighbor was a former Washington
Wizards basketball coach, another neighbor was a
former athletic director of the US Naval Academy
and a fourth neighbor was a famous horse
racing jockey!
    A hearing person who loves sports would know
immediately. A deaf person who loves sports would
not know!

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DEAF VENDORS IN THAILAND
    In Thailand, many deaf individuals are employed
as street vendors at tourist sites - selling same
wares that hearing vendors sell.
    Why that many deaf vendors? They cannot
speak or read English, but are great with hand
gestures. It is easier for tourists to communicate
with them (price haggling) via hand gestures!

BEST WAY TO PRESERVE HISTORY
    How could Deaf History be preserved? Paper
does may not last too long; pictures may
fade; digital documents may also fade away.
    One such piece that does not fade away but
is not easily found, nor understood easily.
    It is the clay tablets in caves. Did some of
these deaf dwellers in caves use clay tablets
to communicate their thoughts.
    Hard to say. Would be exciting to learn of
Deaf Life in the caves.

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A LURE OF A METRO AREA
    When a deaf person relocates from one locale to
another locale, it is for a reason - new job,
new friends, better weather, better facilities,
change of pace, family, etc.
    And there may be another reason - better deaf
social services! When a deaf social services is
lousy in one area, the word gets around. The
same goes for better social services.

REQUESTING AN INTERPRETER - SIMPLE OR COMPLICATED?
    When the courts put in a request for an ASL interpreter,
it is supposed to be a routine request.
    Or is it the world's most complicated request? Do click on:

http://www.tmcec.com/coursemats/FY05judges/charts/Interpreters6.pdf

    This link was run in DeafDigest in the past, and the
DeafDigest editor decided to run it again, as an amusing
reminder.

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Ralph Nader, world's most famous consumer advocate

his link with deafness is actually a non-link, for while
he has advocated on thousands and thousands of issues,
he has never advocated on our behalf on our own
issues, be it more captions, ADA rights, interpreting
rights, better educational needs, better employment
opportunities, better social services, etc.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained an interpreter:

an interpreter, on my team, that earns a higher salary, would
not serve as my spotter, while I am on the hot seat. That
interpreter would spend off-duty moments reading a book,
checking voice messages, leaving me alone and vulnerable
at times.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

In order to be able to tell good realtime captioning from bad
realtime captioning, there are a few things we must understand. 

First of all, if a program is being captioned live, there are
bound to be some mistakes because the captioners are only human,
and they do make mistakes.  When they are captioning a program
live, there is no time to fix the mistakes.

However, you need to educate yourself about what is an acceptable
amount of errors.  There are times when the captioning may be
absolutely terrible with error after error, and we must not just
settle for poor captioning.  We must let the people in charge of
providing the captioning know about this lack of quality. 

There are people who say that they know how to do realtime
captioning who really aren't able to provide quality
captioning, and they are being hired in these tough economic times
because they may charge less than the good realtime captioners.  

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WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT?

a hearing specialist

(in many school districts we would expect a principal,
or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone
with an appropriate title that would direct their mainstreamed
programs; some districts are different and this reflects in
a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week
until series run out)

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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 final
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or
before June 12, 2009.

Question this week:
I use an indoor TV antenna and it works great during the day. It
goes bad at night. What's going on?

Answer:
It sounds like you're using a low gain antenna (rabbit ears)
which is susceptible to noise caused by CFL light bulbs. It
seems that when you turn these bulbs on at night, it causes
interference for the antenna. Household appliances, computers,
and video displays can also cause interference. You would need
an antenna with an amplifier which will make it strong enough
to fight the interference. Another option is to use a large
outdoor antenna. For information about various antennas,
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
    The ASHA Leader ran a piece on Otoprotective
drugs that prevents deafness or treats hearing
losses.
    What does Otoprotective mean? Good question
because it would require an intensive google
search to come up with such a definition!
    Anyway these drugs are supposed to suppress
deafness.

...

The Deaf and the Law

Q. Do doctors have the right to turn down deaf
patients?

A. Yes and no.

Yes, if the doctor, who may be picky, also rejects
hearing patients for whatever reasons.

No, if the doctor routinely accepts hearing patients.

Said a deaf attorney

A blanket rule that the doctor is too busy and is not accepting new
patients (deaf or hearing) is fine.  That's not a discriminatory
practice.  The doctor only gets in trouble when he refuses to accept a
deaf person that he would otherwise have taken on as a patient but
instead rejected the patient because he's deaf.

If a doctor argues that he loses money by charging a deaf patient
$80.00 for a visit but pays an interpreter $100.00, then he could,
according to a judge, raise his medical fees across the board
(meaning hearing patients) to offset the money-losing deaf
patient visit!

...

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Winning a ADA-related lawsuit is one thing. Seeing the
results of that ADA lawsuit win is another thing!

We must ask ourselves 2 or 3 years later these questions:

1) has anything really been achieved?
2) are there still issues nowadays?
3) any room for improvement

...

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

give us this (tus) date

.....

What became of?

Heather Suhr

- Past

#1 deaf female golfer in USA in the late nineties
and early 2000's; 3-time state Wisconsin high school
champion, Big 10 golfer (University of Iowa &
Purdue)

- Present

Teacher, Deaf Teen Quest (DTQ) ministry,
Cincinnati, Ohio; she is no longer in golf

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

...

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    "I am not going to be part of that kind of child abuse,"
Dr. David Bruton, North Carolina secretary of Health and Human
Services, was quoted. He felt that the deaf German children
supposedly speak better English as opposed to deaf
Americans that rely on sign language.
    Not surprisingly the deaf community in North Carolina is
in an uproar.

...

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Veteran actor and performer Bernard Bragg produces
his first deaf film at the Tampa Deaf International
Deaf Film Festival.
    The film "Two Worlds Apart" stood out as one of the
best deaf films ever!
    It portrays a director of an agency serving the
deaf, fluent in ASL but pretending to be deaf. A
deaf blackmailer tried to expose him but was killed
in an automobile accident before he had a chance
to reveal the secret.

.....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is it a loan or a donation? A deaf person has a bad
reputation for not repaying his loans, according to
deaf friends that loaned him money. This same
deaf person has claimed that the money he received
were donations, and not loans.

.....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

The air cards you are issued for your laptop to do
your paperwork anywhere were said to work anywhere
but they do not work in remote outposts you have to go!

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2009-2010 School Year Vacancy
Teacher of the Deaf
Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

Please visit our web-site at http://www.nashua.edu
for an employment application.

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro & Bennington, Vermont

The Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is a state
approved pre-k through 12th grade comprehensive educational program
promoting excellence and life-long learning.

Due to expanding programs, we are looking for quality people with
the abilities to serve our students with compassion and energy.

- Teacher of the Deaf - Brattleboro, VT
Full-time (40 hours/week) with benefits
10-month position
Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
Master Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within one year of
employment

Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum,
assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, utilize
technology in instruction

Position available in several subjects

- Educational Interpreter - Bennington, VT
Full-time
Fluency in ASL required
NAD/RID certification, preferred

Successful completion of Interpreter Training Program, preferred

Educational Interpreter - Brattleboro, VT
Part-time, full-time
Fluency in ASL required
NAD/RID certification, preferred

Successful completion of Interpreter Training Program, preferred

- Austine Green Mountain Lions Summer Camp
.
2 Camp Team Leaders
7 Camp Counselors
Weekend Overnight Advisor
1:1 aides

Terms of employment: July 1, 2009 through August 8, 2009

to apply for any of the above positions, please contact:

Kari Caldwell
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or email mailto:kcaldwell@vcdhh.org

or

(802) 258-9510 v/tty

or

Fax: (802) 258-9574

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Open Employment Opportunities
Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

We are looking for people to join our staff at the Scranton
School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children which is a
program of the Western PA School for the Deaf.

Applicants must be willing to work with the goal of providing
our students with the best education, residential and support
services possible.

If you share our commitment to students please visit the
WPSD website at http://www.wpsd.org for position descriptions
for the following openings at the Scranton School:

- Dean of Students
- Teachers of the Deaf
- Teacher Aides
- Residential Supervisor
- Administrative Assistant
- Secretary
- Nurse
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Director of Parent Infant Program
- Physical Education Teacher
- Interpreter
- School Counselor

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

Send letter and resume to:

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

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

EOE

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Iowa Vacancy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Teacher
Decorah Community Schools
Decorah, Iowa (Northeast Iowa)

The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school
district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther
College, seeks:

Position:           Classroom Teacher
Subject Area:       Special Education
Certificate:        Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
Deadline:           May 26, 2009

Job Description:
We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an Elementary
School.  Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification
in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.   Prefer dual licensure that includes
elementary K-6.  Proficient in Sign Language.

Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to:

Decorah Community Schools
Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal
510 Winnebago
Decorah, Iowa 52101

563-382-3125 or 382-4451

mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us

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seeking applicants
Assistant Network Administrator
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for ASSISTANT NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR.

Associates degree or equivalent, previous networking experience
and fluency in American Sign Language required.

Thorough understanding of LAN/WAN theory and implementations;
working knowledge of Netware 6.5, GroupWise 7 and Windows
2003/2007; working knowledge of IBM compatible and Macintosh
computers and repair and maintenance in a networked
environment; understanding of network electronics (hubs, switches,
routers) and topologies; understanding of voice, video,
teleconferencing equipment and data in a LAN/WAN environment;
experience in the operation and maintenance of TV production and
sound equipment; planning and decision making skills; ability to
produce instructional and promotional videotapes.

Must complete and pass pre-employment physical test and criminal
background check.

Responsible for the day to day performance of the SWCID Information
Network.  Responsible for building servers and installing network
operating systems and network resident applications in a mixed
Novell, Windows, and Macintosh environment and providing technical
support and services to SWCID as needed.

Areas of support include: PC and MAC support, Network Support,
training, media, and distance learning support.

Excellent benefits.

Please visit our website at: http://www.howardcollege.edu
for application and complete position notice.

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seeking applicants
PE Faculty & Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for PE FACULTY and COACH.

9 month position beginning August 1, 2009.

Bachelor degree in Physical Education or in related field and
college/university teaching experience required.

Master degree preferred.

Candidates who can also teach courses in physical fitness & sport,
drug abuse prevention, first aid, recreation, personal and community
health will be given preference.

Must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, including those with physical and/or
learning disabilities; expertise in at least one of the following
physical education areas: (1) circuit training/fitness assessments,
(2) team or individual sports, or (3) aquatics or aerobics/dance;
proficiency in all phases of coaching both women's and men's sport
programs; ability to utilize effective American Sign Language
communication skills.

Primary responsibility will be to teach community college courses in
physical education activities and to coach extramural sports.

Courses in Psychology of Sport, Motor Learning & Control, and
Biomechanics, etc. may be assigned based on qualifications of
instructor.

Must serve as an academic advisor of majors and participate in
curriculum development and assessment.  Responsible for recruiting
area athletes; department budget; conducting physical fitness
assessments; campus committee participation; and coaching.

Excellent benefits.

Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu
for application and complete position notice.

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position opening
American Sign Language (ASL) Specialist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

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 opportunities.

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at
http://www.csdb.org where the official job announcement for ASL
Specialist may be found in its entirety, including major
duties/responsibilities, under non-classified employment.

Position is open until filled.  Excellent benefits.  Salary based
on appropriate education and experience.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
This position reports to the Director of Special Education and is
responsible for providing support to students who are Deaf /
hard-of-hearing, teaching staff, support staff, and parents in areas
related to classroom instruction, program development, staff
development, parent education, etc., in an effort to improve students'
linguistic ability.

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 special
services certification to:

ATTN:  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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(updated 5/24/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

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

- Client Support Specialist (full time)
Fremont
http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/CSSFOG20090515.pdf

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-massachusetts/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-deafgamblers/

..

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

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

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Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or
registered  as a broker/dealer or investment advisor.

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week
   We have many talented deaf artists; we also have
many deaf individuals that appreciate Deaf Art.
   Put both together and we have a Deaf Art showing
called "Sonic Chromatic" that is taking place
next week at the Tamarind Art Gallery in
New York.
   Spearheading these efforts is Azadeh Malekan,
a deaf intern at the Tamarind Art Gallery.   

..

   Otolaryngologist Charles Limb, not deaf, probably
loves music much more than his profession of
Otolaryngology.
   Anyway he made news this week by saying that
the way the brain functions to musical sounds could
lead to better treatment on hearing loss!
   Using the sensitive imaging equipment, he has
analyzed the way the brain works and feels with some
tinkering here and there, hearing loss treatment
could be done.
   He operates out of Johns Hopkins University's
Peabody Institute. Not surprisingly, he, as a doctor,
lectures musical students on how to use computers
to enhance music!

..

   Gallaudet University is hosting the first time
ever Deaf Interpreter Conference next month in
June.
   It would be interesting to learn of the issues
addressed by deaf interpreters.
   Unlike hearing interpreters, deaf interpreters
do not earn a full time living in this profession
- unless they interpret for the deaf-blind.
   Also, they are "third party" interpreters,
re-interpreting the interpreted words by "first
party" interpreters on behalf of deaf clients
whose knowledge of English is weak.

..

   For the benefit of DeafDigest subscribers that love
sports, a feature, discontinued few years ago, has been
re-introduced.
   It is DeafSports, and the link is as:

http://deafdigest.com/deafsports

   Every week in the Gold edition, a new DeafSports
column will be posted. It is separate from
DeafDigest Sports.

..

(revised announcement)

2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY 

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

- Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls)
- Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls)
- Boys' Shooting Camp, basketball
- Boys' Basketball Camp 

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

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://www.deafdigest.com

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Closed Captioning Survey - FCC wants to hear from you!

Are you happy with closed captioning? Frustrated? What problems
do you have?

CSD and partners - the National Center for Accessible Media at
WGBH, the National Association of the Deaf, the Hearing
Loss Association of America and a representative of the Coalition
of Organizations for Accessible Technology - have developed a
closed captioning survey to further address captioning issues
around the nation. 

We ask that you take some time to fill out the survey.
Please go to http://dtv.c-s-d.org/survey and share your
thoughts.

We offer another way of completing the survey - call the CSD DTV
Help Center, and have the agent fill it out for you! 

This innovative Help Center call can receive traditional phone
calls, and also TTY, relay, videophone, and CapTel calls. 

This means that regardless of the level of hearing loss, the
Help Center is equipped to handle any call type preference. 

Below is contact information:
- Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968)
- TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273)
- Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519
- Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV;
- AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008 

CSD created a humorous video explaining more about the closed
captioning survey. To see it, please visit: 

http://dtv.c-s-d.org

CSD will compile survey statistics and submit to the FCC.

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A CRAZY LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
   For many years in Massachusetts, all deaf clubs broke
the law.
   The state had an old law that requires all movie
projectionists to have a state license! Why? We do not
know.
   This means that deaf clubs in the state that show
captioned films were in violation of the law.
   Fortunately, no deaf projectionists were arrested!
Today, it seems not to be a problem because movie
films are old fashioned; we watch movies with DVDs.

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

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

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(revised posting)

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-- June 15-19, 2009

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http://www.rit.edu/diit/
*or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).

*_* *_For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at
http://www.rit.edu/diit/ or contact the project director, Donna Lange
at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu
or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

Please forward this email on to anyone you think might be interested in
these workshops.

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KICKING OUT THE DEAF GAMBLERS
   Many Americans love to gamble. Many deaf people also
love to gamble. There are many deaf poker tournaments
everywhere.
   For many years the annual national deaf basketball
tournament, run by American Athletic Association
of the Deaf (AAAD) attracted well known deaf
gamblers. They liked to place bets on their favorite
deaf teams.
   Not any more. The AAAD is also no more, replaced
by USA Deaf Basketball Association (USADB). And the
USADB officers are strict. Anyone caught gambling
on tournament games will be kicked out of the gym!

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

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

HOW TO TRAP AN IMPORTANT PERSON?
   We need to find ways to trap an important
person, and make him listen to our requests.
   In the past, the important person was
Julius Barnathan, the ABC engineer, who alone,
would decide the fate of closed captioning.
   Mac Norwood, who fought for closed captioning,
knew that Julius appreciated good liquor. Both
men spent many hours at watering holes in
New York, discussing captioning issues.
   Eventually Barnathan agreed, and rest is
history for us.
   There are many other issues. An example would
be the state Commissioner of Education, whose
decision could continue or close a school for
the deaf.
   If he likes to go fishing, go fishing with him;
if he likes to watch a baseball game, go to a game
with him, if he likes to place bets at a gambling
casino, go gamble with him.
   Important people tend to listen in much
relaxed conditions.

FATHER OF CONGRESSIONAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE
   A popular recreational activity among young
people that work in Congress is softball. They
play in the Congressional Softball League. This
Washington, DC league has been in existence since
the early seventies.
   Whose idea it was to establish the league?
As a young man, Howard Gorrell, who is deaf,
worked for the National Republican Party. As a
former college athlete and a Deaflympics athlete,
he wanted to play competitive softball. His
organizational skills helped found the league!
   One of his softball teammates was the father
of the famous actress Lauren Graham (Gilmore
Girls TV series). Howard remembers Lauren, as
that cute tot, always running around, and getting into
the way of players on the field!
   Howard eventually moved on to deaf softball teams
and one season, his team won the national deaf
softball championship.
   Looking back, he said:

Playing congressional softball is the GREATEST thing to
do on the Hill!

   Gorrell is still involved with sports, overseeing
the US national deaf tennis program.

HAIR SALON IN JAPAN
   There are hair salons everywhere in the world,
especially in Omura City, in the southern part of
Japan.
   One such salon is named "Hair Salon Teru" and
is owned by Tsutomu Miyamoto.
   He is deaf.

BIG NEWS IN PHILIPPINES
   Recently a deaf man was hired to work in a
court house in Philippines. The newspapers wrote
up the hiring as something so sensational.
   In USA, we are so used to seeing deaf people
work for high profile employers (United Nations,
Capitol Hill, New York Mets, an American
embassy, etc). Not that so in Philippines!

10 THINGS THEY WON'T TELL YOU

   We all have things we won't tell other people.
Whether this trait is good or bad, just keep in mind
it is human nature. We're all equally guilty.
   Now what about us, the deaf? These professionals
won't tell us what they know:

- audiologist
- vocational rehabilitation counselor
- educators of the deaf
- interpreters
- oral educators
- Cued speech professionals
- CI patients
- CI surgeons
- Hearing aid dealers
- ADA advisors

   There may be others, but above is enough for
starters!

AN INTERPRETER CARTOON ON A WEB SITE
   Do click on:

http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/ComicArchive/166-1.htm

   The cartoon characters have an odd way of getting
warmed up before a classroom lecture is to begin.

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF DOMINO'S PIZZA DRIVERS 

(new series - to be run on a weekly basis until list of
tales run out)

On my second day of my new job as a Domino's Pizza Driver,
the store was robbed. I was pushed away by the robber.
The store manager yelled at the robber that I was deaf.
Scared hearing drivers quit. I continued with the job
and was one of the two witnesses at the robber's
court trial!

If you are a former Deaf Domino Driver and have an
interesting tale, please share it with: 

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

he is now officially deaf

To be officially deaf? As if the judge stamped his
approval on papers to certify the person as deaf?

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31st  World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2010

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs 

Registration for this year's 30th Silent Weekend is closed
with almost 600 attending.  The venue for the June 24-27,
2010 event will handle 700-1000 participants and include a
medical interpreting track.  Novice, beginning, intermediate
and advanced ASL and ITP students, as well as interpreters
(CEUs) will have around 150 hours of seminars to choose from.

The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida
Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have
a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other
conferences' hotel prices.  The room costs are even lower next
year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet! 

Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills can
bring family members and they can take novice sign language
classes for just $89 per person!

There will be group registration opportunities online at
www.DrSign.com.  There are simply no other local, regional or
national conferences offering you so many hours of classes as
inexpensively as the Silent Weekends. 

Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost
per person may be as low as $129 per person!

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com -
A brand new DVD "Upper Body Stretching for Repetitive Motion Injuries
-- Prevention and Rehabilitation especially for deaf people who use
their upper bodies a lot, and also appropriate for signers and
interpreters -- is now available.!

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   The White House has been presented with a list of
recommendations on how to improve accessibility by the
deaf on credit card web sites.
   The major issue is that sound activated links are
pretty much useless to us, the deaf. Instead, these links
need to be tagged so that we, the deaf, will know what
these are all about.

..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Decibels
(Comparing decibels - noise levels)

http://deafdigest.com/decibels/

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Dimitri Kanevsky

deaf engineer at IBM, currently holds 112 patents with
more patents coming up; he is IBM's Deaf Edison
(yes, we all know that Edison was deaf)

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1121448.html

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Question of the week:

Q. I wish to adopt a deaf child. What advice would you have
for me?

A. Do sign up with the web site at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DeafHOH-Adoption/

these participants will share their advice and tips
with you

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 instead of threatening schools for the deaf with
closing, just give them more money 

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1907 - Sexton Manufacturing Company in Fairfield, IL,
posted a request in a local newspaper, asking for 150
deaf employees to work in their clothes manufacturing
plant.

.

Deaf and the Money:

Year 1866 - the Gallaudet baseball team challenged
Union, a local semi pro baseball team to a game.

The game was a sell out.

Union's share of gate proceeds - $2,000

Gallaudet's share of gate proceeds - zero!

It was a painful lesson for Gallaudet students
not to overlook potential gate proceeds when
signing game contracts with hearing opponents

Taking inflation into consideration, $2,000 would have
been approximately $50,000 nowadays!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Vint Cerf, the father of the Internet, is deaf
and wears a CI. He is the world's #1 authority
on issues concerning the Internet.

Anyway, in his private life, he maintains a
private library.

How many books does he have in his own home
library?

over 10.000 books

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(re-introduced feature)

DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deafsports

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

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

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position announcement
Technology Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY 

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        September 1, 2009

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students, with technology
as the primary focus.  Serve as a resource to teachers and
students in the area of technology.  Serve on Technology
Curriculum Committee.  Participate in weekly team meetings
with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management
techniques, and strategies for student success.  Follow
required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for
required NYS assessment tests.  Write and implement student
IEPs.         

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or
computer technology.  New York State certification as a
teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience
working with Deaf students and classroom integration of
technology.  Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

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

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

CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

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

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seeking qualified candidates
- Teacher of the Deaf
- Teacher Assistant positions
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN 

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates
to interview for Teacher of the Deaf and Teacher Assistant
positions for the 2009-2010 school year. 

Areas of interest include -

HIGH SCHOOL:
*  Earth & Space Science/Biology
*  School-to-Work Coordinator
*  Teacher Aide (Full-Time)

ELEMENTARY:
*  Supervising Teacher
*  2 Teachers of Applied Curriculum students
*  Communication Center Teacher
*  Teacher Aide (Intermittent)

PRESCHOOL:
*  Teacher Aide (Full-Time)
*  Teacher Aide (Intermittent)

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational,
residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student
population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the
residential halls.  

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

ISD seeks Teaching candidates who possess the following
qualifications/qualities:

- Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher's License
- Certification in subject area
- Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education

- Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of
teaching methods

- Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young
adults

- 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency
Interview

- Knowledge of child development and successful educational
techniques

- Excellent communication and human-relations skills

- Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles

Benefits:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which
includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans
and accrued leave.

Application Procedure:

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

Indiana School for the Deaf
Attn: Human Resources
1200 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Employment Opportunity
Executive Director
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street, Suite 359
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Position Vacancy:
Executive Director, Mississippi School for the Deaf

Go to http://www.mde.k12.ms.us for job description

Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Mississippi Department of Education does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the
provision of services.

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position opening
Director
Chicago Hearing Society
Chicago, Illinois

Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center is currently seeking a Director
for its Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) division.  

CHS offers a comprehensive array of direct and support services for
people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including both a social
service (youth program, domestic violence, advocacy) and business
components (interpreting services, audiology clinic). 

http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org  

Responsibilities:
The Director will be responsible for insuring the organization's
mission, core values and strategic direction are met and, in such a
manner, that optimum results are achieved based on budget and
performance indicators. Evaluate business and marketing practices to
recommend and implement improvements in order to improve financial
strength.

Additionally the Director will: maintain an active and visible role
in the Deaf community to market the services of CHS and Anixter Center;
determine the scope and extent of unmet advocacy needs to develop
potential gap-filling services and funding requests; and participate in
the regularly scheduled meetings of the Deaf Social Services Providers
and other established community networks.

Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years of related experience including at least 5 years
of supervisory experience.  Work experience should include fiscal and
program management responsibilities.  Master's degree desired;
Business/marketing degree preferred.  Must be able to communicate
fluently using American Sign Language (ASL); demonstrated cultural
competency within the Deaf community.

Anixter Center, an EOE, affirms the values and goals of diversity.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
If you would like to support our mission to assist people with
disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community,
send cover letter and resume to (digital submissions encouraged):  

mailto:hr@anxiter.org

Fax: 773-973-5268        

Human Resources/CHS
Anixter Center
6610 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626

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(updated 5/24/09 - 3 new positions)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

(new)
- Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

(new)
-  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

(new)
- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

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

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf)
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

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

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

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more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

- HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

- Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

- Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

- Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

- Teacher - Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

- Teacher - Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated May 24th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA
*  Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mother/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-france/

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or
registered  as a broker/dealer or investment advisor.

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Gold section.

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News of the Week

   Last week it was announced that Harkins filed a
brief, hoping to sway the Arizona court in the
movie captioning lawsuit.
   It was learned that the Cinemark filed a brief.
The National Association of Theater Owners did
not file a brief, however.
   Cinemark has a reputation for being the
nation's largest chain not to provide captions.
   Cinemark said:

- The deaf community is still divided on captioning
preference  

- Digital technology is coming real soon and will
open up more captioning possibilities

- The Department of Justice is accomplish in litigation
what it couldn't do through the rulemaking process via
the Access Board

   The deaf attorney following the case as an interested
observer said:

Not true about us being divided on captioning preference;
we all prefer open captions and that the RWC is better
than nothing. And that talk on digital technology has
been ongoing since 2000 - so far, all talk, no action

..

   A new deaf movie will be premiered on June 11th at
San Antonio, Texas during the Texas Association
of the Deaf (TAD) biennial convention.
   The movie "Journey Through Deaf Texas" was funded
by a grant from Travis County Council the Deaf and
by TAD.
   The production took two years to complete; two
individuals - David H. Pierce, Davideo Productions,
and Stephen C. Baldwin, Ph.D., TAD president,
worked together in producing, directing, editing,
writing and researching.
   Said Baldwin:

This film was produced, written, directed and edited
by key production players, who were mostly deaf. We
represent a real view of deaf Texas history 

   Texas Association of the Deaf is a non-profit 501(c)3
organization established in 1886 to safeguard the rights of
deaf and hard of hearing Texans. More information can be
found at http://wwww.deaftexas.org
   Davideo Productions is a motion picture film & broadcast
television production, syndication and consulting firm
based in Seguin, Texas and is owned by deaf broadcast/cable
veteran David H. Pierce. More information can be found at
http://www.davideo.tv

..

   St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in Bronx, New York
has a new superintendent - in Debbie Arles.
   The school has K-8 classes; it used to have a high
school program but it closed up in 1950.
   If you come off the Whitestone Bridge and drive
ahead, one cannot help notice the school sitting
on your left side, these red brick buildings.

..

(revised announcement)

2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY 

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

- Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls)
- Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls)
- Boys' Shooting Camp, basketball
- Boys' Basketball Camp 

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

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ALL SILENT CALL PRODUCTS ARE 10%  OFF!

During the entire month of May all Silent Call products
are 10% off.

Whether it's a Carbon Monoxide Detector, Weather Alert
System, Shake-Up Kit or your choice of several different
Transmitters, you can count on Silent Call to keep your
home safe and secure.

Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or go to:
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to order (use code WCID509 when ordering).

To receive our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

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Closed Captioning Survey - FCC wants to hear from you!

Are you happy with closed captioning? Frustrated? What problems
do you have?

CSD and partners - the National Center for Accessible Media at
WGBH, the National Association of the Deaf, the Hearing
Loss Association of America and a representative of the Coalition
of Organizations for Accessible Technology - have developed a
closed captioning survey to further address captioning issues
around the nation. 

We ask that you take some time to fill out the survey.
Please go to http://dtv.c-s-d.org/survey and share your
thoughts.

We offer another way of completing the survey - call the CSD DTV
Help Center, and have the agent fill it out for you! 

This innovative Help Center call can receive traditional phone
calls, and also TTY, relay, videophone, and CapTel calls. 

This means that regardless of the level of hearing loss, the
Help Center is equipped to handle any call type preference. 

Below is contact information:
- Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968)
- TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273)
- Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519
- Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV;
- AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008 

CSD created a humorous video explaining more about the closed
captioning survey. To see it, please visit: 

http://dtv.c-s-d.org

CSD will compile survey statistics and submit to the FCC.

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DON'T BRING YOUR MOTHER TO A JOB INTERVIEW
   This is a true story. In the late seventies, the
NAD was interviewing few deaf people for a high
level job (public relations director).
   One of the applicants brought his mother to the
interview.
   Of course, that applicant did not get the job.
If you are looking for a job, do not bring your
mother to the interview!

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

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in Sign Language --
Special Discounted Rates

* ***Professional Workshops** Offered in Sign Language

**Summer is fast approaching...take advantage of our discounted
rates and* *REGISTER TODAY
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/registration.html !

*

*Register by May 22, 2009 to Receive _10% Off
_**Register with a Friend or Co-worker to Receive _20% Off
_**Register with Two Friends or Co-workers to Receive _30% Off_*

*DiiT is offering many **NEW** workshops for the first time!*

/Click on any of the workshop titles for more information./
_

_*_DiiT Workshop Series on Business_*

Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html
-- June 15-19, 2009

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

_*_DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing **NEW**_*
Basic Workplace Correspondence
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html
-- June 22-26, 2009

Basic Report Writing in the Workplace
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html
-- June 29 - July 3, 2009

*_DiiT Workshop Series on _*_*Engineering **NEW***_
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html
-- June 8-12, 2009

Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html
-- July 15-17, 2009 (Date Change)

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

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

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

*_DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication_*

Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html
-- June 8-12, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Rochester, New York.  

*To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a
*Workshop Registration Form
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html * by visiting
http://www.rit.edu/diit/
*or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).

*_* *_For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at
http://www.rit.edu/diit/ or contact the project director, Donna Lange
at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu
or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

Please forward this email on to anyone you think might be interested in
these workshops.

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CAPTIONS IN FRANCE
   Many deaf people in France love to watch TV movies and
DVD movies with captions.
   Yes, they watch captions. But these captions are not
on French films. These captions are on American and
Italian films.
   If they want to watch French films with captions,
they can't because French film production companies
won't pay for captions!

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

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

AN INSTANT HEARING IMPROVEMENT!
   Could a person's hearing improve instantly, as if
it took an overnight?
   Of course not. It takes years of training and coaching
to develop hearing discrimination skills.
   A local Elks Lodge group in a midsize American city
sent out a press release saying they "have helped to improve
the hearing of a young child."
   It is not known, however, if it involved a hearing aid
donation or a CI operation.

DEAF MEMBERS OF DOMINO'S ALUMNI
   Does Domino's (the famous pizza delivery service)
have a Deaf Alumni Association?
   No, but we have a number of former deaf Domino's
drivers. For one reason or other they were drivers
for a while before things got better with them.
   Almost all of them share these "unforgettable"
pizza delivery stories!   

SECTION 715 THREATENING DHHIG?
   Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)
stages an annual conference in May in Washington, DC.
   It is where deaf employees in government get
together to air out issues common to their place of
employment.
   Is DHHIG being threatened? Section 715 in federal
government regulations prohibits Federal employee
training not directly related to the performance
of official duties.
   It is not known yet, if DHHIG officials are
aware of Section 715 provisions.

THE LOUD MUSIC
   Why is music loud? Music lovers are fully aware
that loud music leads to deafness, yet they crave
loud music.
   Why? According to an article published in the
May 15th edition of Washington City Paper, an
alternative weekly newspaper, music sounds better
when it is played loud.
   The article, however, offered an alternative -
wearing earplugs!

DIFFERENT WAYS OF REMEMBERING THE DEAF
   Most hearing people do not have a first hand
knowledge of deafness. Yet almost all of these
hearing people would remember the deaf for different
reasons, some good, some bad.

   Examples are:

- a deaf person in a factory was the best employee ever
- a deaf person selling these ABC cards
- a deaf person arguing with a sales clerk
- a deaf person was the best player on a basketball team
- a deaf person was in a high school classroom
- a deaf person walking away when a stranger asked for directions

DEAFNESS IN PERCENTAGES
   A newspaper interview about a deaf person described
the hearing loss to be at 97 percent.
   97 percent? That precise? What about 96 percent or even
98 percent?
   To be 97 percent deaf is also to be 3 percent hearing.
If that deaf person stood next to a jet just as when it
took off, he would probably hear a very loud roar of the
jet engines and be forced to cover his ears.
   A person who is 97 percent deaf would probably not
cover his ears!
   Wondering if the reporter confused 97 percent with
97 decibels?

CHANGING MEETING PLACES ALL THE TIME
   Locations of deaf coffee chat groups change frequently
according to a yahoogroup posting.
   Reason is that many of the participants in the deaf
coffee chat group sit at a local coffee place for hours at
a time - without - purchasing a single cup of coffee.
   Because management gets annoyed with these "squatters"
the group will move on to a different coffee house, and
so on.
   A less hassle would be just getting together at a
deaf club where a one-year membership dues is very
reasonable!

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Mostly deaf since birth

mostly deaf? Meaning the person's hearing is turned on and off
just like a water faucet, just that his deafness is turned on
most of the time and that his hearing rarely turned on?

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30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured.      

Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop
venue at significant cost savings.  Get a group as small as five to
register at huge savings of $140 each!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   Not every deaf person that wants a CI is a good
candidate for that device.
   What should a deaf person do if he wants a CI
but cannot get it? A new option is the hybrid CI.
   Hybrid? As if it is a mixture of two different
things?
   Yes. A deaf woman recently made the news by
getting a hybrid CI - meaning a smaller version
of a CI being inserted just beneath the surface
instead of a deeper insert. And it complements
a special hearing aid.
   Will it work? As always, we stay tuned.

..

(new feature)

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

DeafHouse by Bernard Brown
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Sean Midnight
A deaf professional wrestler in Great Britain

http://sean-midnight.tripod.com/

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Question of the week:

Q. Some of the rental DVDs extra features that I watch are not
captioned or subtitled. Why and what should I do?

A. Said an authority:

The FCC does not regulate non-broadcast material, so don't
bother contacting them. Just write the studio that produced
the DVD and ask that they please caption the bonus materials
in all their future DVD releases. This is an old issue that
is not showing much improvement. 

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:

we are anxious; who are the new Gallaudet presidential
candidates?

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1866 - the principal at Tennessee School for the
Deaf offered to give up his salary, pleading with the
state legislators to give the school more money.

.

Deaf and the Money:

   Many residential schools for the deaf rely
on fundraising to fund their athletic programs.
   Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
is no exception. This school has a special
relationship with the Eastern Carolina Corvette
Club.
   Proceeds from the annual Corvette and Classic
Car and Truck Show go to the school athletic
fund.
   This year the athletic fund will get
approximately $5000-$6000 from the show.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

US Department of Education has 5,000 employees. This agency oversees
operations and funding for Gallaudet University and NTID.

How many deaf employees do we have at that agency?

Hard to say. Maybe less than 10, and perhaps less than half are
profoundly deaf.

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Employment Opportunity
Executive Director
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street, Suite 359
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Position Vacancy:
Executive Director, Mississippi School for the Deaf

Go to http://www.mde.k12.ms.us for job description

Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Mississippi Department of Education does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the
provision of services.

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position opening
Director
Chicago Hearing Society
Chicago, Illinois

Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center is currently seeking a Director
for its Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) division.  

CHS offers a comprehensive array of direct and support services for
people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including both a social
service (youth program, domestic violence, advocacy) and business
components (interpreting services, audiology clinic). 

http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org  

Responsibilities:
The Director will be responsible for insuring the organization's
mission, core values and strategic direction are met and, in such a
manner, that optimum results are achieved based on budget and
performance indicators. Evaluate business and marketing practices to
recommend and implement improvements in order to improve financial
strength.

Additionally the Director will: maintain an active and visible role
in the Deaf community to market the services of CHS and Anixter Center;
determine the scope and extent of unmet advocacy needs to develop
potential gap-filling services and funding requests; and participate in
the regularly scheduled meetings of the Deaf Social Services Providers
and other established community networks.

Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years of related experience including at least 5 years
of supervisory experience.  Work experience should include fiscal and
program management responsibilities.  Master's degree desired;
Business/marketing degree preferred.  Must be able to communicate
fluently using American Sign Language (ASL); demonstrated cultural
competency within the Deaf community.

Anixter Center, an EOE, affirms the values and goals of diversity.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
If you would like to support our mission to assist people with
disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community,
send cover letter and resume to (digital submissions encouraged):  

mailto:hr@anxiter.org

Fax: 773-973-5268        

Human Resources/CHS
Anixter Center
6610 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626

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Job Announcements:

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job Title                 Posting #   Posting Dates                               

Supv Teacher           562545       3/20/09 - 5/24/09
Audiologist            563749       5/5/09 - 5/19/09                                

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

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

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

An EOE                 

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(updated 5/17/09 - 3 new positions)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

(new)
- Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

(new)
-  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

(new)
- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

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

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf)
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

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

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

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more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

- HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

- Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

- Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

- Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

- Teacher - Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

- Teacher - Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated May 17th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA

*  Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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ASL Videos of the Week:

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New Lifetone HL(tm) Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock

The Lifetone HL(tm) Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock uses a
patented sensor to hear your existing T3 smoke alarm*
and is designed to awaken people with hearing loss when
the smoke alarm sounds. 

The clock alerts/awakens you with a low and multiple-frequency
520Hz square-wave sound pattern or bed shaker alert.
(Bed shaker is included.)

Now on sale at Harris Communications, purchase the Lifetone
alone or as a kit with a T3 smoke alarm.

Lifetone HL(tm) Bedside Alarm and Clock (HC-LIFETONE)
Regularly $179.95, now on sale for $139.95!

Lifetone HL(tm) Bedside Alarm and Clock with T3 Smoke Detector
(HC-LIFETONE/KIT)
Regularly $184.95, now on sale for $144.95!

*Works only with UL-approved T3 smoke alarms. Check our
website for information about T3 alarms.

Sale ends May 28, 2009.

Check it out on the new Harris Communications website:
http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=b051709

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

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News of the Week:
   Whats' the update on the Gallaudet presidential
search?
   No update, really - just that PSAC said:

The PSAC is satisfied with the pool of candidates and is
comfortable announcing an application deadline of
June 1, 2009

   As usual, stay tuned!

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   Street performers such as dancers, musicians, poem recitals,
artists - are a strong part of the city culture, be it in
New York, San Francisco, Paris, Rome .....and Austin, Texas!
   These street performers are hearing. But it is in Austin
where we have a deaf street performer.
   The deaf person is Cruz Lane, who gives street dances,
mixing ASL with music.
   A story on him was written up in a newspaper article.

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   At the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
(SWCID), students take vocational classes for careers in
automotive maintenance, construction, dental labs,
computers, etc. For the first time, these vocational
students are able to take classes on the SWCID campus
instead of having to travel to the main campus at
Howard College.
   Other students are also able to earn academic credits
for transfers to 4-year colleges.
   To get an idea of what SWCID is all about, do click
on deaf provost Mark Myers' vlog at:

http://www.swcidvlog.net/vlog02.html

   What about sports? Mark, who was a bruising enforcer
underneath the basket, as the center on the Gallaudet
basketball teams of the seventies,  said:

I am now working on attempting to hire a high qualified PE
instructor/coach in order to establish a new athletic
program under SWCID next year.

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National Deaf Academy and Gallaudet Southeast Regional
Center present a conference on deafness and mental health:

CONNECTIONS: CULTURE, COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY

Working with Deaf Individuals with Mental Illness

June 11-12 --- International Plaza Resort and Spa
--- Orlando, FL

Keynote Presenters:
*         Liz Hill, National Association of the Deaf
-          Chair of the Committee on Mental Health

*         Neil Glickman, Ph.D., Westborough State Hospital
*         Robert Pollard, Ph.D.,  University of Rochester

Continuing Education Units will be requested from:
*         American Psychological Association
*         National Association of Social Workers
*         National Board of Certified Counselors
*         Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

For registration and additional information visit:
http://www.nda.com

Questions??  Contact Anne Wiechec at
mailto:anne.wiechec@psysolutions.com

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AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY
   Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself
deaf, was a famous artist.
   He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his
drawings were shown at the event.
   He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter.
Two women did not like one of his drawings and
told him that his drawing was bad.
   Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to
read lips, thought these women were praising his
work. He then kissed the hands of both women.
Everyone that watched it were very shocked!

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A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY
   The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the
TTY network did not grow until the early 1970's.
   We, the deaf, had a good communications device,
but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing
the device prevented many deaf people from using it.
   The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost
like a TTY, except that the caller would write out
his message on an electronic pad with his electronic
pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone
line would copy the handwritten message. And
communications would go on back and forth.
   Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it
would be hard to read the message!
   Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter
network in a few offices on the campus.
   The popularity of the TTY immediately killed
the Electrowriter.
   An Electrowriter picture is at:
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/a/5/1/doc/a51462.shtml

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AN ANGRY DEAF DOCTOR
   Frank Hochman is a deaf physician with his own
practice in Fremont, California.
   He recalls an incident many years ago at a clinic
where he was serving his residency.
   A nurse came up to him, telling him that his
"death" patient is ready. Only the nurse would not
stop calling the deaf patient as death.
   Tired of it all, Frank told the nurse that if
the patient is in death, it is too late for him to
help that patient!

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ACTORS' BAD ASL
   Years ago Marlee Matlin, in a speech at an event
that was honoring her, said that Hollywood actors are
capable of playing any role.
   This is the reason why we see some scenes where
actors sign out ASL as part of a short dialogue.
   Does it matter to these producers that the
actors' ASL signing is pretty much bad.
   No, it does not matter to them. Said a
Hollywood spokesperson:

Learning skills for a role is hardly rare in Hollywood

   Why not just hire a deaf actor for a scene that requires
some ASL signing?

AVOIDING A 999 EMERGENCY CALL
   A deaf person, living in London, witnessed an accident.
And while he had his text pager with him, he avoided making
a 999 emergency call (same as 911 in USA). Instead he had
to run and look for a hearing person and requested that
an emergency call be placed.
   Why did he refuse? He said:

I was too much of a hassle to explain to the 999 operator
that an accident took place

   The British authorities are trying to find a way
to allow the deaf to dial 999 without facing hassles.

A PUZZLING NEWSPAPER STORY
   Some time ago there was a newspaper story that
said a deaf man, in West Virginia, was unable to go
to college because of his deafness.
   This is puzzling. Gallaudet and RIT have been
in existence for years.
   And as for hearing colleges, which may or may
not have support services, determined deaf individuals
have made do on their own.
   So, for a newspaper story to say deafness prevented
a person from attending college, is, indeed, puzzling!
   Possibly, there is more to the story than what was
being written.

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Darth Vader, famous fictional character in Star Wars
(continued from last week)

it was learned that the Darth Vader character, played by David
Prowse, is a citizen of Great Britain and is known for defending
the rights of the deaf. He was in Omaha, Nebraska on a trip
and visited Nebraska School for the Deaf. Because he was
big and tall and strong, he gave a powerlifting demonstration
which excited the kids at the school. The newspapers gave
the school a lot of ink as a result of the visit. (this
school has since then closed its doors)

David Prose does not know sign language but loved the
deaf just the same.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained an interpreter:

my team interpreter is absent with no advance notice, leaving
me to interpret the entire proceedings all by myself

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

In order to become advocates for quality captioning, we must
understand the differences between good and bad captioning.  

Some people may think that some captioners are very bad
spellers.  However, occasionally the problem is the result
of a technical glitch rather than the captioner inputting
the wrong words.  

If the captions have many missing or wrong letters or have
many nonsense symbols, it could be a poor video signal or
some sort of transmission or reception problem that is
causing the problem with the captions.

If you have a problem with garbled captions on a particular
show, try viewing the captions on a different television in
your home.  You could ask a neighbor to check the captions
in their home.  If the neighbor is having the same problem,
you should notify the station and your cable or satellite
provider. 

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WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT?

a pathologist

(in many school districts we would expect a principal,
or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone
with an appropriate title would direct their mainstreaming
programs; some districts are different and this reflects in
a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week
until series run out)

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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 final
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or
before June 12, 2009.

Question this week:

I just bought a new digital TV and I love it. Is there any use for
my old analog TV? It's not that old at it works good. It has a
lot of life left in it.

Answer:

Answer: Although TV stations are switching to digital, there are
still many uses for your analog TV that are not related to
broadcasting. Some ideas are to use your VCR or DVD player
on it in rooms where you don't normally watch over-the-air
broadcast television. You can also use it for videogames or even
your videophone for VRS or VP calls. Don't throw it away. There's
plenty of use left in it.

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To the faithful Deaf Grapevine Subscribers:

As DSA 2009 in Las Vegas draws near, we would like to offer you
convention attendees this pre-sale ticket to a wine tasting to take
place after the workshops on Tuesday.  Check the attached flyer
(in ppt format as well as Word format) for more information.

Many Deaf wine enthusiasts have come to me with an interest to buy my
wine; however the supply has never been enough to meet the demand.  I
resolved this dilemmas by making an extra case (12 bottles) of New
Zealand Merlot (rare), expressively for the convention-goers.  You
will be the first to check out the sample of this Merlot as well as a
few other types of the Deaf winemakers' variety.

I have been asked (with a little arm twisting) to give a
wine-experience workshop during the convention and I have agreed to
do so.  However, it is not possible to offer wine tasting during the
actual workshop.  What is possible will be a  small wine tasting
party in a private suite room on Tuesday June 23 after day
workshops.  Unfortunately, the number of people is limited to 24 due
to the size of the suite. This is your chance to buy a pre-sale
ticket for this wine tasting party with light refreshments.  Do not
delay lest tickets may be sold out.

If interested, please reply on or before May 26 with a cashier check
or money order, payable to my name (Rusty Wales), in mail at this address:
4548 NW Rae CT
Camas, WA 98607

Tickets are limited to yourself and your spouse or significant other
in this ticket order.  Please include your name, return address and
your email address in your ticket order in mail, not email.  You will
be notified about whether your ticket has been purchased or not.  And
if your order has been successfully processed, you can pick up the
tickets immediately following Rusty's first workshop on Tuesday.  (If
a personal check is used, it will be considered last in the waiting
order, just in case it does not clear the bank.)

Please do not forward this email to any other non-subscribers.  I
have many interested people already but they have to wait for you
very special people to have this first opportunity.  This is my way
to thank you for your dedication in subscribing to Deaf Grapevine.

Thank you again...merci!  Drink wine to your health!

Rusty Wales

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   As far as the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is
concerned, maintaining electronic medical records is
an issue when dealing with primary care doctors!
   It was learned that in a sampling of 100 patients
that came to the clinic to seek hearing tests, most
of their hearing losses were ignored by their
primary care doctors.
   Why? Old methods in clash with new methods.   

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The Deaf and the Law

location:
Illinois

case:
deaf umpire was not allowed to work youth league
games because of his deafness

result:
case pending

comment:
why is it that long time deaf baseball umpire
Maurice Potter never faced discrimination while
umpiring high level baseball games in Minnesota
for nearly 50 years? And discrimination surfaces
in low level baseball games in a different
state?

Different state, different attitudes!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   To get ADA written up into a law, 300 different cases
of discrimination had to be profiled as examples

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Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week:

the music teacher inspires a teen stunt (student)

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What became of?

City of Houston (Texas)

- past
started a recruiting drive in 1998 to hire deaf and hard of hearing
individuals for its police force

- present

still no deaf and hard of hearing police officers
in Houston (11 years later)

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Ronald E. Sutcliffe, Chairperson, Gallaudet
School of Management, is walking on Cloud 9.
The Association of Collegiate Business Schools
and Programs gave Sutcliffe's department the
accreditation he was waiting for.

(editor's note: Sutcliffe has since then retired)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Engineers are not addressing the needs of the deaf in
elevators during high-rise emergencies.
   The American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted a
3-day workshop recently in Atlanta to discuss ways
elevators could be used by emergency personnel and building
occupants in case of disasters.
   Not a single mention of deaf occupants was addressed at
the workshop.
   Elevators, you know, are just like cars. They break down
and what if deaf occupants are stranded?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In Texas, deaf people struggle, trying to reach 211 line which is used
to request general assistance (food, shelter, rent payments,
utility payments, etc).

The state Department of Public Safety has a web site that gives advice
and tips for the deaf that need assistance. 

This web site is doing exactly what 211 is supposed to do.

Yet, not too many deaf people know about this valuable resource!

Why?

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

You are invited to a case conference at a school.   Unfortunately
its about a seventh  grade student, its becoming obvious he will
not be eligible til his junior year and you had to wait two hours
to expose that fact.

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Iowa Vacancy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Teacher
Decorah Community Schools
Decorah, Iowa (Northeast Iowa)

The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school
district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther
College, seeks:

Position:           Classroom Teacher
Subject Area:       Special Education
Certificate:        Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12)
Deadline:           May 26, 2009

Job Description:
We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an Elementary
School.  Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification
in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.   Prefer dual licensure that includes
elementary K-6.  Proficient in American Sign Language.

Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to:

Decorah Community Schools
Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal
510 Winnebago
Decorah, Iowa 52101

563-382-3125 or 382-4451

mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us

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seeking applicants
Assistant Network Administrator
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for ASSISTANT NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR.  

Associates degree or equivalent, previous networking experience
and fluency in American Sign Language required. 

Thorough understanding of LAN/WAN theory and implementations;
working knowledge of Netware 6.5, GroupWise 7 and Windows
2003/2007; working knowledge of IBM compatible and Macintosh
computers and repair and maintenance in a networked
environment; understanding of network electronics (hubs, switches,
routers) and topologies; understanding of voice, video,
teleconferencing equipment and data in a LAN/WAN environment;
experience in the operation and maintenance of TV production and
sound equipment; planning and decision making skills; ability to
produce instructional and promotional videotapes.  

Must complete and pass pre-employment physical test and criminal
background check.

Responsible for the day to day performance of the SWCID Information
Network.  Responsible for building servers and installing network
operating systems and network resident applications in a mixed
Novell, Windows, and Macintosh environment and providing technical
support and services to SWCID as needed. 

Areas of support include: PC and MAC support, Network Support,
training, media, and distance learning support. 

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at: http://www.howardcollege.edu
for application and complete position notice.

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seeking applicants
PE Faculty & Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for PE FACULTY and COACH. 

9 month position beginning August 1, 2009.  

Bachelor degree in Physical Education or in related field and
college/university teaching experience required. 

Master degree preferred.  

Candidates who can also teach courses in physical fitness & sport,
drug abuse prevention, first aid, recreation, personal and community
health will be given preference.   

Must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, including those with physical and/or
learning disabilities; expertise in at least one of the following
physical education areas: (1) circuit training/fitness assessments,
(2) team or individual sports, or (3) aquatics or aerobics/dance;
proficiency in all phases of coaching both women's and men's sport
programs; ability to utilize effective American Sign Language
communication skills. 

Primary responsibility will be to teach community college courses in
physical education activities and to coach extramural sports. 

Courses in Psychology of Sport, Motor Learning & Control, and
Biomechanics, etc. may be assigned based on qualifications of
instructor.  

Must serve as an academic advisor of majors and participate in
curriculum development and assessment.  Responsible for recruiting
area athletes; department budget; conducting physical fitness
assessments; campus committee participation; and coaching.

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu
for application and complete position notice.

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position opening
American Sign Language (ASL) Specialist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

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 opportunities.   

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at
http://www.csdb.org where the official job announcement for ASL
Specialist may be found in its entirety, including major
duties/responsibilities, under non-classified employment.  

Position is open until filled.  Excellent benefits.  Salary based
on appropriate education and experience.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
This position reports to the Director of Special Education and is
responsible for providing support to students who are Deaf /
hard-of-hearing, teaching staff, support staff, and parents in areas
related to classroom instruction, program development, staff
development, parent education, etc., in an effort to improve students'
linguistic ability.  

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 special
services certification to:

ATTN:  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
Director
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Snowmass, Colorado

for job description  & application procedures, please click at:
http://deafdigest.com/job-position-aspen/

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position opening
Customer Care Manager
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

for job description  & application procedures, please click at:
http://deafdigest.com/job-position-customer-care-manager/

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(updated 5/17/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

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

- Client Support Specialist (full time)
Fremont
http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/CSSFOG20090515.pdf

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

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week

   Kymberly Shepard, who is deaf and is a student at
Wake Community College in North Carolina, will be
going to Anaheim, California next month.
   The trip, to compete in the nationals, is a
reward for her winning the Desktop Publishing
contest against other state community college
teams.

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   The Harkin movie chain in Arizona (not to be
confused with Senator Tom Harkin, who is pro-deaf,
threw in a twist in the on-going captioning lawsuit
in Arizona.
   In a brief Harkin is saying that captioning is
not a piece of equipment but something else that
is different!
   A deaf attorney not involved, but following the
case closely, said:

Harkin's argument may be valid if we are suing the
studios. But we are suing the Harkin chain. The
chain is not required to caption the movies but
required to install the captioning equipment.

   Confusing? Yes; Harkin, which is a wealthy
enterprise, is just trying to avoid paying for
captioning equipment. 

..

   The League for the Hard of Hearing, headquarters based
in New York, is no more. Not what you may think - this
long time institution has changed its name to Center for
Hearing and Communication.
   Another long time organization, another name change!   

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   History has it that the chiropractic profession
began when a finger-massaging individual restored
hearing to a deaf man, who was suffering from
back pains. That was way back in 1891.
   And now this - the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal &
Family Health - Chiropractic ran a recent piece on
a chiropractic working on children with hearing loss
due to ear infections.
   Fact or fiction? Do keep in mind, chiropractic
uses hands, not medicine or invasive medical
equipment. And we always prefer non-invasive
medical methods.

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(revised announcement)

2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY 

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

- Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls)
- Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls)
- Boys' Shooting Camp, basketball
- Boys' Basketball Camp 

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

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ALL SILENT CALL PRODUCTS ARE 10%  OFF!

During the entire month of May all Silent Call products
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To receive our catalog, email your request to:
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Having closed captioning issues?

Are your closed captions...

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We'll help solve any closed captioning problems you have and/or
file a complaint to your TV Station and the FCC for you!  

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- Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968)
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SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF TO PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR STATE UNIVERSITIES!
   Normally a school for the deaf has nothing to do with deaf
students that attend colleges within the state.
   North Dakota School for the Deaf is different. This school
received a grant from the state. Purpose of the grant is to
provide interpreters for deaf collegiate students!

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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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OUR PROFESSIONAL POOL PLAYER
   Many of us play recreational billiards and are pretty much not
too good about it.
   But we have a champion pool player in Shane Van Boening, He
is deaf.
   How good is he? He is world's number one ranked player.
And he earned $147,420 last year, and so far, this year he
has made $34,750.
   He grew up in South Dakota and attended a mainstreamed
program. His future is bright as he is only 25 years old.

WAS EDISON A MAN OF LIMITED INTELLIGENCE?
   Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf almost all of his
life, was a brilliant individual. He had 1,093 patents to
his credit. One has to be intelligent to come up with
just one patent, let alone 1,092 others!
   But was he a man of limited intelligence? Historians
have said his IQ was less than 100.
   1,093 patents credited to a deaf man whose IQ was
less than 100? DeafDigest does not believe that
Edison's IQ was that low.

TO BOO BILL GATES?
   Should we boo Bill Gates? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
just gave away $100,000 in grants to fund unusual projects.
   Such projects are tomatoes with antiviral drugs, zapping
the skin with a laser, forcing mosquitoes to suffer from
head colds, etc.
   None of these projects propose to help the deaf - even
though Bill Gates is trying to help solve HIV, malaria,
tuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal diseases.

A DELAWARE APOLOGY
   In an effort to create a harmonious workplace, the
Delaware Department of Transportation distributed a
newsletter that focused on diversity.
   The newsletter listed racist names while urging
employees not to use.
   The agency director apologized when many employees
were upset about the article.
   DeafDigest wonders if the director thought of
such phases like "deaf-mute" or "deaf-dumb" which
surely are offensive to all of us. Many government
workplaces have deaf employees, but it is not known
if the Delaware agency has deaf employees.

TASTING SIGN LANGUAGE
   There was a newspaper announcement in New Zealand
about "a sign language taster."
   Having never seen that phrase before, a google
search was run - and it was defined as this:

The taster course is designed to enable people to
make a well-informed decision afterwards

   This means a hearing person could "taste" a
sign language sample to determine if he likes it
enough to stay with the course. We, the Americans,
do not use that phrase.

AFRAID TO SAY THE D WORD
   Why are some people afraid to just simply say
the D word - meaning deaf?
   A hearing mother of a deaf daughter sent email
to DeafDigest daughter, saying that she has a
bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss
since birth.
   Whew! Just one word - deaf - is enough, instead
of seven words just to tell the world that her
daughter is deaf!

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
   A newspaper ran this announcement:

No selection of superintendents for the State School
for the Blind and the Deaf Mute Institute were made
today, the State Board of Charities deciding to put
the matter off until the June meeting, which is the
customary meeting for the selection of the officials

   Huh! Well, an explanation is in order. The school
is Arkansas School for the Deaf - and the newspaper
article was in year 1909!
   But things remain the same - since some schools
nowadays take their time (and endless postponements)
before finally deciding on a superintendent.

WORST POLITICAL COMMENTS
   Elected public officials are human, and unfortunately,
some of them are jerks.
   DeafDigest remembers two worst political comments.
These are:

- a mayor in Ohio suggested that deaf people should buy
houses near the airport

- a Georgia legislator said that disabled people need to
take personal responsibilities for their own afflictions.

  As always, outcry from the Deaf Community forced both
politicians to apologize for their comments, claiming
their quotes were taken out of context.

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

- a blind man in a room full of deaf people.

and/or

- a deaf man in a room full of blind men

best to leave it at that. Always awkward when no
interpreters are around.

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30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured.      

Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop
venue at significant cost savings.  Get a group as small as five to
register at huge savings of $140 each!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Will Seth Harris, not deaf, win confirmation as
Deputy Secretary of Labor?
   He has a great reputation for advocating the needs
of the disabled. DeafDigest hopes that Harris will also
advocate the needs of the deaf.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Brenda Keller, the much beloved Gallaudet staff member,
who departed us few weeks ago

http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/Article.asp?ArticleID=15563

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Question of the week:

Q. I was watching a ball game on TV when double captions
suddenly appeared on the screen? Why is it happening?

A. Captions are often tricky. Something to do with Black
Magic. Just like sunspots creating havoc with radio
communications. Just be glad it does not happen too
often.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that all of us, the deaf, have no problems at all whatsoever
when digital TV completes its changeover next month

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

around the 13th century - Mian Samat, said to be deaf,
created the first gharana, which is a way of music
played in India.

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Deaf and the Money:

Yuya Ishii, a deaf pitcher in the Japanese professional
baseball league, earns 43,000,000 yen per year.

In USA dollars it is valued at $434,033.70 in USA dollars

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

University of Iowa has approximately 31,000 students;
the student disability services say the university has
approximately 650 deaf and hard of hearing students.

This would probably mean 25 ASL-speaking deaf students
and approximately 625 students that are either mildly
or moderately or severely deaf, but which do not use
ASL as their communications mode

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DeafDigest Sports

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

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

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Job Announcements:

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job Title                 Posting #   Posting Dates                               

Supv Teacher           562545       3/20/09 - 5/24/09
Audiologist            563749       5/5/09 - 5/19/09                                

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

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

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

An EOE                 

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position opening
Senior Institutional Researcher
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
To support institutional program planning, evaluation, and decision
making by conducting NTID's institutional research to design and
execute research studies including data analysis, interpretation,
reporting and development of recommendations.  Prepare periodic
reports for institutional units, state and federal agencies,
accrediting bodies, and other external groups, including monitoring
and analyzing reporting requirements, and auditing/verifying data.
Assist users in defining data needs and interpreting results of
analyses; define and assist in developing comprehensive,
integrated management information systems.  Write application programs

REQUIRED:
- Advanced degree in: data analysis and interpretation or related
field; statistics; education or deaf studies with sufficient
statistical skills. 

- Minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education with a heavy
emphasis on research methods, forecasting, assessment, data
management, data analysis and reporting, and occupational studies.

- Large-scale database management and analytic skills.

- Familiarity with encryption and other data handling
confidentiality techniques.

- Highly focused experience in producing information on educational
issues such as enrollment reporting and forecasting, student
persistence/retention, job placement.

- Extensive SAS programming skills ? sample program written by
applicant required to be submitted with applications materials.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. We are
seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Resume deadline May 15th
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 

https://mycareer.rit.edu     RIT Career Zone                                        

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30037

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Job opening
Information Program Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, Kentucky

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
accepting applications for Information Program Coordinator
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  

This position coordinates all information and referral activities
on deaf and hard of hearing services and programs on a
state-wide basis; and utilizes a wide variety of communication
methods, such as American Sign Language, to serve deaf and hard
of hearing citizens of Kentucky with their information, referral,
and advocacy needs. 

The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.   

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of a college or university with a
bachelor's degree.  Applicants must have two years of administrative
experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing. 

Typical Working Conditions: Work is typically performed in an office
setting and requires travel both in and out of state. Ability to
communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals with a wide
variety of communication modes is required.

You may download an application and apply online at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=20101&siteid=5031

For a more complete job description, please email
mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov or call at 800-372-3907 and ask for
Ms. Rachel Morgan.

Deadline for Application: May 14, 2009

This position is open to hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf
applicants.

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion age, or disability in employment.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf - English/Language Arts
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

DEPARTMENT: High School

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or High School Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.  Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf
Education with a dual certification in English/Language Arts
required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found
on the PDE website ( http://www.pde.state.pa.us ).
website (www.pde.state.pa.us).  

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI.
"Advanced" level skills preferred at hire.  

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

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State?s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance. 

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.                        

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009 

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to: 

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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positions openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.  Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I
or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education.  A dual
certification in content area is preferred. (Information on PA
teaching certification may be found on the website
http://www.pde.state.pa.us ). Sign language skills of applicants
will be rated using the SLPI; "Advanced" level skills preferred
at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances
required.

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State's teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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(updated 5/10/09 - 3 new positions)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

(new)
- Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

(new)
-  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

(new)
- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

- High School Graduation Coach
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Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA

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

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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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News of the Week:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dorothy Polakoff,
a Coda, who departed us this week.
   She founded the Department of Social Work at
Gallaudet, and trained many students to become
social workers for the deaf.
   If you bump into a deaf social worker that is a
Gallaudet graduate anywhere in USA, the chances are
that it is a Polakoff-trained social worker.
   Thank you, Dorothy for improving the lives of the
deaf in need.

..

   It is official. Scranton State School for the Deaf
will not close, but oversight of that school will be
assumed by the Western Pennsylvania School for the
Deaf (WPSD).
   Agreement was made on a three-year plan to convert
the school into a day K-8 program. The school property may
be leased to a third party, possibly Marywood University.
If the university opts not to lease the land, then WPSD
will be the option.
   In the long run, Scranton SSD will change into a new
WPSD satellite program.
   This is the second such development this year involving
schools for the deaf. Two charter programs for the deaf
in St Paul, Minnesota merged into a single charter
program.
   We probably will be seeing more such significant
developments down the road as schools for the deaf
adapt to the changing times.

..

   Will we be seeing a Sign Language Commission at any
time in the near future?
   This is what Robyn Hunt, New Zealand Human Rights
Commission, is proposing.
   DeafDigest is not sure a Sign Language Commission
would work in USA - the deaf population is too diverse -
ASL, oral, CI, late deafened, Cued Speech, etc. Such
a commission would serve just a portion of the deaf
population.

..

   If legislators in Texas have their way, then there will
be a new law titled "Texans with Disabilities Act."
   It would be similar to our ADA except that the provisions
in the state would be much stronger.
   The enemy is time. Legislators meet every two years and
if this bill does not pass this year, the proponents will
need to wait two years later.

..

  Will we, the deaf, get a tax break on hearing aid
purchases?
   There is a piece of legislation - Hearing Aid Assistance
Tax Credit Act - that is bring brought up on the Hill,
   For information, do click on:

http://www.hearingaidtaxcredit.org/

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National Deaf Academy and Gallaudet Southeast Regional
Center present a conference on deafness and mental health:

CONNECTIONS: CULTURE, COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY

Working with Deaf Individuals with Mental Illness

June 11-12 --- International Plaza Resort and Spa
--- Orlando, FL

Keynote Presenters:
*         Liz Hill, National Association of the Deaf
-          Chair of the Committee on Mental Health

*         Neil Glickman, Ph.D., Westborough State Hospital
*         Robert Pollard, Ph.D.,  University of Rochester

Continuing Education Units will be requested from:
*         American Psychological Association
*         National Association of Social Workers
*         National Board of Certified Counselors
*         Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

For registration and additional information visit:
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DEAFNESS AS AN ACCIDENT?

   A city in Vietnam conducted a survey on dangerous workplace
conditions. It said that there is a sharp increase in injuries
as a result of workplace accidents.
   The report header said:

Deafness tops list as workplace accidents rise

   DeafDigest is not sure if it means there are more accidents
among deaf workers as compared to hearing workers. Or if it is
saying that deafness is the leading result of workplace
accidents (noisy factories)?

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PRESIDENT'S CONFIDANT
   Every American president (and every corporate CEO)
has someone they could rely on for feedback and advice,
These people are called confidants.
   Of course, Obama has his confidants. But have we ever
had a deaf person who became US president's confidant?
   Yes. It was Bernard Baruch. Hit on the head by a baseball
bat during a fight in a college baseball game, he became
deaf.
   Deafness did not prevent him from becoming a successful
stock market broker and owned his seat on the New York
Stock Exchange.
   In later years he became the confidant of President
Wilson and President Roosevelt.
   Unfortunately for all of us, he did not advise these
presidents on deafness-related issues.

A DEAF CHEF AND KSE
   Deaf cook Siau Lioe, an immigrant of Thailand, is
a cook at the Democracy Grille restaurant in Bethesda,
Maryland.
   He became the cook after starting out as a dish washer
and the quality of his work in the kitchen has been
praised.
   It did not always start out that way. Because of
communication issues, orders were messed up.
Fortunately the kitchen chef and Siau came up with
a set of signs which became the KSE. Examples are:

- hand rubbed against stomach means slab of ribs
- arm flapping means chicken wings
- fingers tickling the open palm means crab cakes

  KSE? Yes, Kitchen Sign Language

SECRET TO MARLEE MATLIN'S SUCCESS
   Why is it that Marlee Matlin never seems to run out
of scripts and movie offers whereas our other deaf actors
struggle?
   It probably may have nothing to do with talent, though
it cannot hurt.
   It has a lot to do with a production company she
started with her interpreter, who eventually became her
business partner.
   They work at it daily, finding out what the new scripts
are about, when and where the casting calls take place.
And also convincing writers to incorporate her into
non-deaf scripts and so on.
   Peter Wolf told DeafDigest editor many years ago"

In Hollywood, deaf actors must hustle for roles

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LOBBYING AND THE DEAF
   Lobbying for funds is one way for deaf groups
to get funding.
   Lobbying is expensive, and success is not
always guaranteed.
   Take a look at Deer Park, a town of 3,200
people in Illinois. The town budget is $3,500,000
which is approximately equal to the budgets of
some of our schools for the deaf and some of our
bigger Deaf Service agencies.
   In an effort to get 1.5 million in funding,
the town will be paying $60,000 for lobbying
efforts.
   Not that easy for a deaf group to decide to
spend that much on lobbyists.

ALWAYS A NEW PHRASE
   DeafDigest editor was reading some emails when
the phrase "non-forensic services" came up in the
message.
   We all know what forensics means by watching all
these crime shows on TV.
   But non-forensics services in the field of deafness?
Googling up this phrase gives the impression that
it has a lot to do with how professionals deal with
issues in a human way, and at all nothing to do with
science.
   At any rate, brace yourself - we will be seeing this
phrase become the buzzword in the near future.

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Darth Vader, famous fictional character in Star Wars

He became deaf after being battered by Obi Wan Kenobi
in their final battle together!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained one interpreter:

seeing that my team interpreter is late for an assignment
with me

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

One of the most important things that people who use closed
captioning can do is to become advocates for good
closed captioning.  

Since the FCC does not currently have guidelines with regard
to the quality of closed captioning, some people are just trying
to get by with the cheapest method possible without regard for
the quality of the services.

If you see TV shows that have poor captioning, you need to let
people know.  Don't just turn the channel and assume someone
else will fix the situation.  Please take steps to complain to
the FCC, the television station, and the producers of the show. 

Also, if you see shows that have excellent captioning, it would
be good to let people know that they're doing a good job.  In
the current job climate, many very good captioners are losing
their jobs to people who are not qualified.

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WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT?

- a classroom teacher

(in many school districts we would expect a principal,
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with an appropriate title would direct their mainstreaming
programs; some districts are different and this reflects in
a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week
until series run out)

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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 final
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or
before June 12, 2009.

Question this week:

I live in a small town in the mountains. I learned that my TV station
will not go digital by the June 12 deadline. I thought all TV stations
had to be digital by that date. What's going on?

Answer:

Only "full-power" TV stations have to be digital by June 12. It does
not apply to "low-power" TV stations which are exempt from the rule.
There are over 2,100 low-power TV stations that operate in
mountainous areas and in small towns like yours. These stations
mostly serve areas that are unable to get over-the-air full-power
signals because they are too far away from the full-power TV station
to receive the signal. The low-power TV station helps bring that
signal to the area affected by this problem. The FCC has not yet set
a deadline for these TV stations so they will continue to broadcast
in analog. For more details, read this link:

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Jonathan Adelstein, a pro-deaf commissioner with the
FCC, will be replaced by President Obama. His choice is
Mignon Clyburn.
   Will Clyburn be as pro-deaf as Adelstein was? Good
question.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Arizona

case:
a school was sued by the deaf student and his parents for providing
inadequate education

result:
case was dismissed

comment:
a school can only provide so much with classroom instruction;
the remainder of the education was up to the student
(outside of classroom walls)

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

ADA markups took place in 5 different congressional committees
before ADA became a law; language wars took place in every
committee - making the whole thing a drawn out process

..

Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week:

Americans across the condition (country) are angry

....

What became of?

Pono Tokioka

- past
as a former PONY baseball player, he successfully
sued to get interpreters at his practices and games

- present
promising young golfer; has participated at the
Hawai'i State Junior Golf Association 14 and Under
Junior Tour Series

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Changes in Minnesota. Out is the old name
"Minnesota Foundation for Better Hearing." In
is the new name "Doorways."

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Baseball legend Dummy Hoy has been elected to a hall of fame. Not the
real one in Cooperstown but the Baseball Reliquary Hall of Fame.
   He is being inducted in a ceremony, taking place on July 18th at the
Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California.

http://www.baseballreliquary.org

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   This is happening in a city where a residential school for
the deaf is located. A school, where a mainstreamed program is
located, is closing up. The board cannot decide which replacement
school would be the better one for these mainstreamed kids.
   DeafDigest wonders what is so wrong about sending these
mainstreamed kids to the residential school, as day students?
   Politics? Money? Educational oversight? Whatever - the
board won't consider the residential school as the option! 

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

Your client brings up what you did at the school for the deaf
30 years earlier even though it is none of her business.

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Managers (2 positions)
NTID Department of Access Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY 

Description:
- Supervise, provide direction and guide non-exempt professional
and general staff, temporary staff, student employees and
Coordinators of Interpreting. Responsibilities include
hiring, termination, performance appraisal, professional
development, determination of wage/salary merit increments,
establishment of annual POWs, and providing consultation
regarding health and safety issues. Skillfully manage the
administration and resolution of all HR and employee relations
activities such as performance management, disciplinary
actions, Worker's Comp and injury reports,
time & attendance and payroll.

Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred.

- Certification, professional license or credential: Registry
of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

- 5 years of expert/master skill level interpreting experience,
3 years service coordination and supervisory experience.

- Organizational skills.
- Excellent verbal, written, and sign communication skills.
- Management skills.
- Leadership skills.
- Computer skills.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA employer.

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list of employment openings
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all positions open until filled

- Job Developer & Interpreter for EDD
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please click on:
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position openings
Child Care Workers - Overnight and Residential
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School, a residential therapeutic program located on
our Framingham campus, provides services to emotionally,
behaviorally and psychiatrically disabled Deaf youth.

Minimum high school diploma, some college course work
preferred.  

Must be mature and dependable with strong interpersonal
skills.  

Experience working with children a must.  

ASL fluency required.
NOTE: Overnight child care workers without knowledge of ASL
must be willing to learn.  

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Judi Broderick
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org
(508) 879-5110 extension 306
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Wraparound Family Partner
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Family Partner works as part of a team in the Walden School
Wraparound Program, a strength-based family centered program
serving families in their communities.  

The Family Partner is responsible for support and advocacy to
parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and
helping families identify and access community resources.  

The right candidate should have experience providing supportive
services to families or to individuals with emotional or behavioral
disturbance, preferably as a caregiver.  

ASL fluency and bicultural competency are required.  

Bachelor's degree preferred.  

Must be able to work collaboratively with a team and posses effective
interpersonal and communication skills.  

Time flexibility and some availability during evening/weekend hours
is required as is a valid Massachusetts drivers license.

Walden School, a residential therapeutic treatment program located
on our Framingham campus, provides comprehensive services to
emotionally, behaviorally, and psychiatrically disabled Deaf youth

Send Resume, Cover Letter and references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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News of the Week

This is a repeated reminder – as it was already
announced in yesterday’s Blue edition.

It is a rule in the business world that every web site
needs to get a facelift every 2-3 years just to keep things
interesting.
DeafDigest is pleased to announce its facelift,
which is so completely different from the old web site
that many of you have gotten used to.
It contains many new features. Please jump to:

http://deafdigest.com

Happy surfing, all of you!

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A new acronym is going on at the Gallaudet campus.
It is LRSP, which stands for Long Range Strategic Plan,
for the years 2010 – 2015.
Issues challenging, as well as enhancing, Gallaudet’s
future were addressed during the Gallaudet board of trustees’
work sessions that took place last week.
Every decade means dealing with new issues and new
challenges, and Gallaudet is no different from other
institutions of higher learning.
Gallaudet has thrived in the past. It will continue
to thrive in the future.

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DeafDigest mentioned last week a CI bill in
Wisconsin that passed legislation. A provision in this
bill, that many of us are not aware of, includes hearing
aids.
How did this bill come into being? It was supported,
rather strongly by the Governor’s Council for the
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a mixed group
of ASL and oral individuals.
Said an insider – it was a political bill,
considered a win-win situation by the deaf and the
oral factions on the council.
As a sidebar, the State Superintendent’s Council
for Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
working on a Wisconsin Agenda, which wishes to provide
an unbiased information on CI’s and use of ASL.
Again, said the insider – we have a lot of
stuff going on!

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There is a for deaf travelers wanting to cruise on
the Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises for vacation
trips.
If the trip starts and ends outside of USA borders,
interpreters will not be provided. Interpreters will be
provided, however, if the cruise touches parts of USA.
The cruise officials cited increased costs in
providing interpreters as the reason.
The Deaf Community is already up in arms!

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2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

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

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

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

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

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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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BUSIEST TASK AT DEAF SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
We have many deaf social service agencies in
USA. These agencies do “everything” – ASL classes,
interpreting services, hearing aid tests, job
referral services, counseling, etc.
What is the busiest task one deaf service
agency has to do?
It is advocacy – speaking to legislators,
lawyers, newspaper reporters, public speeches
on many deaf problems (child abuse, drugs,
alcoholism, crimes, suicide threats, etc.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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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
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10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
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DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
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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
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DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
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17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
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18. PHP 6 and MySQL 5; July 13-17, 2009
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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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SMART OR DUMB ROBOTS
In future there will be robots that will help
the deaf in communications. Two examples are robots
that can read lips, or robots that can do ASL.
Smart robots? Yes and no. A robot can do one task
only but cannot do all tasks. A robot can lipread but
cannot do ASL or a robot can do ASL but cannot lipread.
So are robots smart or dumb?

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

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

GENETICS OR METABOLOMICS
For years we know what Deaf Genetics mean – either
to engineer a “perfect” baby that will not be deaf
OR to engineer a deaf baby.
Now we are see a new phrase – Metabolomics.
While DeafDigest editor is not sure how to describe it
in layman’s language, one could click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolomics

Deaf Baby via Deaf Genetics or via Deaf Metabolomics?

A DEAF MUSICIAN WE NEVER HEARD OF
We have a professional musician, always touring
with his performing group. He is a graduate of
New England Conservatory of Music. He is deaf. Yet
many of us have never heard of him.
This musician is Jon Seiger, and he does not
hide his deafness!
A story on him is at:
http://www.sonicgarden.com/sonic-web/artist.cfm?artistid=7080

A GOOD COMPUTER GAME FOR THE DEAF
DeafDigest editor is not into computer games or
into gaming, but many subscribers are.
Here is one web site, which says one game is good
for the deaf.
It is at:

http://ablegamers.com/web-games/531-risk-with-kirby.html

Another one is at:

http://ablegamers.com/web-games/525-ioos-web-game-of-the-week-collider.html

DEAF PHOTOGRAPHER WITH OTHER HEARING PHOTOGRAPHERS
During major sporting events in the San Francisco
Bay area, one could possibly spot deaf photographer
Michael Pimentel taking pictures on the playing
floor.
Does he ever fight with other photographers
for better picture-taking spots?
He said “Never fight; we always push
each other or the fans all the time for
better shots.”
His pictures can be seen at:

http://www.michaelpimentel.com/

VALUE OF DEAF EDUCATION AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
There was a newspaper write up, posted on a
web site, that said Education of the Deaf was the
5th most popular degree conferred by Utah State
University.
To be fair, this 5th billing was split between
Deaf Education and Communicative Disorders, which
may or may not be related to deafness issues.
Bottom line is – how many of these graduates
will stick with Deaf Education ten and twenty
years down the road!

ERADICATING DEAFNESS IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
A newspaper story, posted on a web site, said:

The only cochlear implant surgeon in this province
says deafness is a disability which is being eradicated in
Newfoundland and Labrador

Huh! To eradicate means to completely remove,
and in this case, to have deafness disappear completely
in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Realistic? No, and besides, a deaf person implanted
with a CI is still a deaf person regardless!

HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAF
Many hearing people don’t know how to communicate
with the deaf.
A good web site to help the hearing communicate
with the deaf is at:

http://www.wikihow.com/Communicate-With-Deaf-People

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Living under a deaf sentence

A bitter late-deafened person made that comment.
It is unfortunate that he had to make that comment;
we have several national organizations that help
the late deafened deal with their deafness.

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30th World’s Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured.

Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop
venue at significant cost savings. Get a group as small as five to
register at huge savings of $140 each!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
Much speculation is already going on about Justice
David Souter’s retirement. Big question is – who will
Obama appoint?
His appointment may impact on us, as far as ADA
regulations are concerned. Some justices are strict
with ADA language; some justices are flexible with
ADA language. Souter was a bit flexible, and so
would the new Justice be more flexible or less
flexible than Souter.
This is why we are holding our breaths awaiting
announcement of Obama’s appointment (and the eventual
Capitol Hill fight)!

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Rick Macomber, the top harness racing driver in Indiana;
he is on the very right side of the group picture

http://www.harnesslink.com/www/Article.cgi?ID=71742

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Question of the week:

Q. I have seen this phrase SCPI. What is it?

A. It is Sign Communication Proficiency Interview.
It means individuals that work at schools for the
deaf must master sign language skills within a
certain time frame, like 2 or 3 years.

As explained by a SLPI coordinator at a school for the deaf:

I conduct the taped interview. My raters rate the tapes.
Every job at the school has different signing levels. For
a teacher, the minimum level is Intermediate and the
preferred level is Advanced. You must have the a minimum
level qualify for the job and you have 2 years to get to
the preferred level. For Maintenance or Housekeeping, the
minimum level is No Functional Skills and the preferred
level is Survival level. We can hire anyone for these 2
positions without rating their signing skills but they
have to meet the preferred level within 2 years.

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 Obama will nominate a pro-ADA Justice to
replace the retiring Supreme Court Justice
Souter, who was only mildly flexible

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1980 – a radio ham (himself an electronics
expert) and his deaf wife came up with the first
“deaf pager”

It was a primitive set up but it worked. They used
a tiny TTY device which was hooked to a portable radio
ham device. They would first use voice to identify
themselves with each other, and then use the TTY
to send text messages. They tried it at a huge
convention hall and it worked

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Deaf and the Money:

Q. Is it worth to get hurt while fighting other fellow
employees just to grab the hidden $1.00 bill in an
employee bathroom?

A. For several employees, it was worth it! Some years
back, a deaf service agency executive director was upset
that the agency bathroom was untidy and messy and that
no one bothered to clean it up after use. To make his
point loud and clear he hid a $1.00 bill on the floor
under the sink. Several days later, the $1.00 bill was
still on the floor. He then lectured his employees in a
staff meeting. All of a sudden some of them ran to the
bathroom trying to grab that $1.00 bill. Some of them
came back hurt, bloody, bruised, aching and limping!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

21 – the number of TV entertainment-award programs on
TV (Oscar, Tony, Emmy, etc)

0 – the number of Deaf Entertainment Award events

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full-time and part-time openings
– Residential Counselors
– Counselor Aides
– Night Watch people
The Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

The Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf in Pittsburgh, PA has
full-time and part-time openings for ASL fluent individuals
in the residential component of the program.

Experience working with troubled youth and autism preferred.

Openings include Residential Counselor, Counselor Aide,
and Night Watch.

Requirements vary depending on position and may range from
High School Diploma/GED to Bachelor’s degree.

All positions require appropriate FBI & PA state checks.

Detailed information can be found on our web site:
http://www.pressleyridge.org/careers

or by contacting Bryan Gibbons; Staffing Coordinator
mailto:bgibbons@pressleyridge.org, (voice) 412-872-9449, or
(fax) 412-872-9469.

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position opening
Senior Institutional Researcher
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
To support institutional program planning, evaluation, and decision
making by conducting NTID’s institutional research to design and
execute research studies including data analysis, interpretation,
reporting and development of recommendations. Prepare periodic
reports for institutional units, state and federal agencies,
accrediting bodies, and other external groups, including monitoring
and analyzing reporting requirements, and auditing/verifying data.
Assist users in defining data needs and interpreting results of
analyses; define and assist in developing comprehensive,
integrated management information systems. Write application programs

REQUIRED:
– Advanced degree in: data analysis and interpretation or related
field; statistics; education or deaf studies with sufficient
statistical skills.

– Minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education with a heavy
emphasis on research methods, forecasting, assessment, data
management, data analysis and reporting, and occupational studies.

– Large-scale database management and analytic skills.

– Familiarity with encryption and other data handling
confidentiality techniques.

– Highly focused experience in producing information on educational
issues such as enrollment reporting and forecasting, student
persistence/retention, job placement.

– Extensive SAS programming skills ? sample program written by
applicant required to be submitted with applications materials.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. We are
seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Resume deadline May 15th
For more details and to apply on line please go to:

https://mycareer.rit.edu RIT Career Zone

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30037

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Job opening
Information Program Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, Kentucky

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
accepting applications for Information Program Coordinator
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

This position coordinates all information and referral activities
on deaf and hard of hearing services and programs on a
state-wide basis; and utilizes a wide variety of communication
methods, such as American Sign Language, to serve deaf and hard
of hearing citizens of Kentucky with their information, referral,
and advocacy needs.

The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of a college or university with a
bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have two years of administrative
experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing.

Typical Working Conditions: Work is typically performed in an office
setting and requires travel both in and out of state. Ability to
communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals with a wide
variety of communication modes is required.

You may download an application and apply online at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=20101&siteid=5031

For a more complete job description, please email
mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov or call at 800-372-3907 and ask for
Ms. Rachel Morgan.

Deadline for Application: May 14, 2009

This position is open to hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf
applicants.

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion age, or disability in employment.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – English/Language Arts
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

DEPARTMENT: High School

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or High School Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf
Education with a dual certification in English/Language Arts
required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found
on the PDE website ( http://www.pde.state.pa.us ).
website (www.pde.state.pa.us).

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI.
“Advanced” level skills preferred at hire.

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

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State?s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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positions openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position. Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I
or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education. A dual
certification in content area is preferred. (Information on PA
teaching certification may be found on the website
http://www.pde.state.pa.us ). Sign language skills of applicants
will be rated using the SLPI; “Advanced” level skills preferred
at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances
required.

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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now hiring
Athletic Director/Extra Curricular Activities Director
Metro Deaf School/Minnesota North Star Academy
St. Paul, MN

Candidate would be responsible for Extra Curricular and Athletic
programs at our PreK-12 charter school for Deaf students.

This is Part time to Full time employment for the ’09-’10 school
year calendar with an annual salary commensurate with
experience and/or degree.

Further Information about our available positions can be reviewed
at our websites —
http://metrodeafschool.org/Job_Opportunities.html
http://www.mnnorthstaracademy.org/employment.html

To apply, send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School
ATTN: Director
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:contact.us@metrodeafschool.org

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(updated 5/3/09 – 3 new positions)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

(new)
– Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

(new)
– Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

(new)
– Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

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

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

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

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

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more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

– HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

– Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

– Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

– Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

– Teacher – Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

– Teacher – Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated May 3rd)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

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

– Community Interpreter (Two positions open) – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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News of the Week:
It is a rule in the business world that every web site
needs to get a facelift every 2-3 years just to keep things
interesting.
DeafDigest is pleased to announce its facelift,
which is so completely different from the old web site
that many of you have gotten used to.
It contains many new features. Please jump to:

http://deafdigest.com

Happy surfing, all of you!

..

Swine flu is very scary. We, the deaf, need to know
more about what it is. A video is available. Do click on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5t1r7yG7rM&feature=featured

Just make sure to turn on the captions; the icon that
turns on captions is an arrow that points upwards and is
located at the bottom right corner of the youtube screen.
Just click on it to make sure captions are turned on.

..

Peter Seiler, a veteran educator and administrator,
will be wearing a new hat, come July 1st.
He will be retiring from Kansas School for the Deaf
and move to Nebraska to start a new position as executive
director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing.
This is not his first foray into the state of
Nebraska. He formerly served as an administrator at
the now-closed Nebraska School for the Deaf.
This time, he will be working out of an office in
Lincoln, not in Omaha.

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David Souter, the Supreme Court justice, is retiring.
How and to what extent would his replacement impact on
the ADA regulations (interpret it strictly according
to the language or interpret it loosely?
A deaf attorney put it this way:

Souter was only moderately liberal. He came down the
wrong way on a few ADA cases, If Obama replaces
him with someone who is really liberal, then it could
potentially impact the court.

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National Deaf Academy and Gallaudet Southeast Regional
Center resent a conference on deafness and mental health:

CONNECTIONS: CULTURE, COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY

Working with Deaf Individuals with Mental Illness

June 11-12 — International Plaza Resort and Spa
— Orlando, FL

Keynote Presenters:
* Liz Hill, National Association of the Deaf
– Chair of the Committee on Mental Health

* Neil Glickman, Ph.D., Westborough State Hospital
* Robert Pollard, Ph.D., University of Rochester

Continuing Education Units will be requested from:
* American Psychological Association
* National Association of Social Workers
* National Board of Certified Counselors
* Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

For registration and additional information visit:
http://www.nda.com

Questions?? Contact Anne Wiechec at
mailto:anne.wiechec@psysolutions.com

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During the entire month of May all Silent Call products
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– note: it takes place Sunday night, May 3rd –

The DeafYoga Foundation (DYF) presents the world’s first-ever
DeafYoga Day on Sunday, May 3rd. It marks the day that people
around the globe will come together to help open the door
for the deaf community to gain equal access to yoga.

This ground-breaking event is for all of you who have wanted
to learn more about yoga or simply believe in equal access
for the Deaf community.

We will have city-wide yoga classes in New York City and an
evening Fundraiser & Celebration Gala that will be streamed
live over the internet. Meet Hollywood actor Tyrone
Giordano and listen to lectures by senior Yogis and DYF founder
Lila Lolling.

There will also be amazing food, yoga lectures, Indian dancers and
a silent auction.

If you have ever been curious about yoga Sunday, May 3rd evening
is your night!!

Don’t live in NYC? NO PROBLEM! Our evening Gala will be an
internet live-streamed event where you can view people sharing
their yoga stories and watch our entire Gala online.

Visit http://www.deafyoga.org/DYday for more information.

– note: it takes place Sunday night, May 3rd –

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A HEARING AID BRIBE
Almost all bribes involve money. But a hearing aid
bribe?
Yes, it took place in Florida three years ago.
A political group wanted state legislators to pass
a bill for them.
This political group bribed state legislators
with free hearing aids. It did not matter if legislators
were hearing or deaf.
125 legislators accepted hearing aids. Two “honest”
legislators turned it down.
It is not fair; poor deaf people in Florida cannot
afford hearing aids; rich hearing legislators that
do not need hearing aids still accept it as a bribe!

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

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

A CAR ACCIDENT
What is a half hit-run accident. It is when a
hearing driver has an automobile accident with a
deaf driver.
The hearing driver got out of the car and
said something to the deaf driver.
The deaf driver told the hearing driver that he
is deaf and to please write down on a pad.
The panicked hearing driver got back into the
car and drove away!
DeafDigest editor hopes the surprised deaf
driver copied the license number of the
half hit-run hearing driver!

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

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

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12th Biennial Deaf Women United Conference
July 22-26, 2009
Portland, Oregon

Come to the City of Roses for the national Deaf Women
United (DWU) conference! It’s not too late to register!
Go to http:www.dwu.org or http://www.dwow.org to find
the conference registration form. We accept payments by
check, pay pal or credit card. This will be a great
opportunity to together with deaf, deaf-blind and hard
of hearing women from all over the USA and Canada.
Registration includes meals, entertainment, workshops
and exhibits. The DWU conference is hosted by the Deaf
Women of Oregon and SW Washington in partnership with
DWU. Here are some great events offered at the conference:

Keynote Speaker:
Miriam Richards, famed deaf high point
climber, and author of The High Point of Persistence: The
Miriam Richards Story, will be our keynote presenter. You
will be inspired by her story of overcoming Multiple
Scleroses while conquering mountains in the USA.

Entertainment:
The DWU Conference has great entertainment lined up with
Pinky Aiello, Ruthie Jordan and the Deaf Women Pioneer
Troupe. A lunch cruise is planned on the beautiful
Columbia River and you can sign up for tours at Mt. St.
Helens, Multnomah Falls and OMSI or go to Portland’s
famous Saturday Market.

Workshops:
A wide variety of workshops are offered including
“Staying Optimistic in a Volatile Market” by Stephanie
Summers, “Adoption” by Maureen Behrens and Lisa
Peters, “Lessons Learned about Interpersonal Violence:
Importance of Collaboration” by Deirdre Schlehofer, Vicki
T. Hurwitz, Sharon Haynes, and Mary Mowl and many more
workshops focusing on eating healthy, parenting styles,
going green and finding your leadership style. More
information about this can be found at the http://www.dwu.org
or http://www.dwow.org website.

Sponsors/Exhibits:
Our sponsors include Sprint, OTRS, Purple Communications,
Viable, Sorenson, CSDVRS, Gallaudet and NTID. We also
have exhibitors including Creative Memories, Pure
Romance, Scensy Wickless Candles, Chestnut Lane, a
massage table offered by Washington Licensed Massage
Therapist Tish Randolph, just to name a few! You can
still be a sponsor, exhibitor or place a program book for
a very low price.

Hotel
The conference will take place at the Red Lion in the
Jantzen Beach area of Portland. The hotel is situated
right on the Columbia River! In fact, the lunch cruise
will dock at the hotel and tour the river for 2 hours.
Those of you who are reserving a hotel room, please do so
by May 22nd (extended deadline) to take advantage of the
special conference rate. You can contact the hotel at
calling 503-283-4466 or 1-800-Red-Lion. Please give the
hotel the conference code DEAF WOMEN UNITED. If you are
looking for a roommate at the conference go to
http://dwuconferenceroommates.messageforums.net/ , register
your login and then post on the DWU conference roommate
forum.

For more information on registration, sponsorships, or
program book ads, contact mailto:DWU2009@aol.com or go
to the DWU and DWOW web sites. We hope to see you in July!

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DEAFNESS FOR NO REASON
Many of us were born deaf and do not know why we
became deaf; this is true of a deaf child of hearing
parents, with no deaf members on both sides of the
family tree.
Also, there have been cases of young people becoming
deaf for no reason, not being exposed to noise pollution
or sickness or something. This may be called Sudden
Deafness Syndrome.
There is another name for Sudden Deafness Syndrome;
it is called Asymptomatic Deafness. The word
asymptomatic means “without symptoms.”

PICTURE PHONE NOW AND THEN
We, the deaf, use videos to communicate with
each other in the past.
This is not a new innovation. In fact, it is an
old innovation.
The old innovation was the TV phone, introduced
by the AT&T several times, taken off the market
and then re-introduced only to be pulled out again.
Why did it flop? Several reasons, but the biggest
reason was cost of use. It would cost the user $16.00
per 3-minute units at TV phone public booths.
We should consider ourselves so lucky these days!

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BUGS BUNNY LOVING US
The famous cartoon “The Big Snooze” showed Bugs Bunny,
the lovable rabbit character, using ILY to tell us that
he loves us.
When a cartoon character flashes this ILY sign, it is
no longer a big deal. Famous people do that all the
time – but this cartoon was produced in 1946!
The ILY sign was not universally used until
the early seventies, or even of the late sixties.
Did the cartoonist know something that we didn’t
or if it was a coincidence?
Always a mystery.

A SCHOOL FOUNDER
A month ago, Edgar A. Smith Jr, a Texan, passed away
and the newspapers ran a piece on him, citing his long
list of accomplishment.
One such accomplishment was founding a school for
the deaf.
The newspaper did not say which school it was.
A google search failed to come up with that school.
A genuine claim or a bogus claim, no one knows?

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

– Al Pacino, famous actor

His biggest professional regret was not being able to play
opposite Marlee Matlin in the movie “Children of a Lesser God”
because two of his aunts were deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question asked of many, many interpreters:

what is your full-time and real job?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People who use closed captioning need to be aware of what is
good and bad captioning. There are producers of programs and
television stations that are trying to save money without
regard to the quality of captioning that they are providing.

In order to tell if captioning is good or bad, first of all,
we need to understand the difference between realtime
and post-production captioning.

If a program has been pre-recorded, then the captioning should
be done ahead of time. The captioning for a pre-recorded
program should be nearly 100% perfect.

If a program is occurring live, then realtime captioning is
used. The captioner will instantaneously create the captions
while hearing the broadcast as it is occurring. Because
it is being done live, some mistakes will occur.

In order to save money, some producers are using realtime
captioning for pre-recorded programs. This means that
there will be errors in the captioning that should not be
there. In order to have quality captions, the captioning
for pre-recorded programs should be done in advance.

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WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT?

– in one district, it is the clinician!

(not sure what does the clinician specialize in)

(in many school districts we would expect a principal,
or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone
with an appropriate title would direct their mainstreaming
programs; some districts are different and this reflects in
a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week
until series run out)

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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 final
transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or
before June 12, 2009.

Question this week:

I’ve been having captioning problems on my new HDTV. I’ve written
the FCC and wondering if they are going to do anything about it?”

Answer:

Good news! The FCC knows about all these problems happening
everywhere and they just announced the establishment of a DTV
captioning work group to study these problems. It is made up of
both consumer and industry representatives.

Their first meeting is on May 18th.

For more details, read this document:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-09-995A1.txt

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Theories as to why we, the deaf, have become deaf,
may possibly have been thrown out of the window, thanks
to findings of a team of scientists from Stanford, University
of Wisconsin, and Oregon Health and Science University.
In the past they thought something in the inner ear
was causing deafness. Now they are saying it is all wrong!
And they still have not identified precisely where inside
the ear is causing deafness but it definitely is not
in where they thought it was!

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The Deaf and the Law

location:
Australia

case:
a group of deaf travelers were not allowed to board an
airline unless a hearing person accompanies them.

result:
while the airline spokesperson apologized, the group has
filed a formal complaint with the Human Rights and Equal
Opportunity Commission under the Disability Discrimination
Act.

comment:
this is puzzling because deaf Australians have traveled
alone everywhere in the world and especially in
Australia with no problems.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

making ADA a law in USA was not easy. It was a
marathon process, consisting of 14 congressional
hearings, 63 field hearings by the special ADA
task force before the bill was written up for
review by both sides of the Congress

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Shirley Glassman’s Captioning Blooper of the Week:

as the family perhaps (prepares) her funeral

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What became of?

Jon Green, hard of hearing

– past
superintendent, 10 years, South Dakota School for the Deaf

– present
research professor, Sanford U.S.D. Medical Center in Sioux Falls
and is currently one of 3 finalists for the Tea, SD Area
Superintendent (hearing district)

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deafness may cause dyslexia! This is what a group of
scientists from the University of California at San
Francisco have reported at a conference of the
National Academy of Sciences.
They said a group of adults, in a test study, had
problems identifying different sounds while relating to
the printed words.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Newspaper stories could be utterly misleading. One recent story
ran a piece titled “Did sign language increase deaf population?”
Huh! Meaning more people are becoming deaf because of their
growing use of sign language?
It would be much more accurate to just say that sign language
has helped deafness-in-denial individuals acknowledge their own
hearing loss.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

At your workplace there is a fellow that you have
never communicated, in any which way possible – lipreading,
note writing, gesturing, etc.
There was no actual reason to communicate because your
work chores are different from his, and there was no reason
to cross paths professionally.
One day you need to communicate with him and he
overreacts with a weird series of gestures that you do not
understand!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s pet peeve:

The interpreters working as a team spend time talking
to each other during a conference instead of the job at
hand.

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position opening
Service Coordinator/ Deaf Medicaid
Center for Disability Rights, Inc
Rochester, NY

for job description & application procedures, please click at:
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positions open
Managers (2 positions)
NTID Department of Access Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Description:
– Supervise, provide direction and guide non-exempt professional
and general staff, temporary staff, student employees and
Coordinators of Interpreting. Responsibilities include
hiring, termination, performance appraisal, professional
development, determination of wage/salary merit increments,
establishment of annual POWs, and providing consultation
regarding health and safety issues. Skillfully manage the
administration and resolution of all HR and employee relations
activities such as performance management, disciplinary
actions, Worker’s Comp and injury reports,
time & attendance and payroll.

Job Requirements:
– Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred.

– Certification, professional license or credential: Registry
of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

– 5 years of expert/master skill level interpreting experience,
3 years service coordination and supervisory experience.

– Organizational skills.
– Excellent verbal, written, and sign communication skills.
– Management skills.
– Leadership skills.
– Computer skills.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA employer.

For detailed description and to apply on line please go to:
http://mycareer.rit.edu

– For College of Liberal Arts position use KEYWORD SEARCH IRC#29517

– For College of Science and Kate Gleason College of Engineering
position use KEYWORD SEARCH IRC#29503

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(updated 5/03/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

– Job Developer & Interpreter for EDD
San Francisco

please click on:
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=55&Itemid=51

and click on Job Developer & Interpreter, San Francisco

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

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(updated 5/03/09)

Employment vacancies
Spanish Trans/interpreter
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

closing date – 05/07/2009

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

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

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

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position openings
Child Care Workers – Overnight and Residential
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School, a residential therapeutic program located on
our Framingham campus, provides services to emotionally,
behaviorally and psychiatrically disabled Deaf youth.

Minimum high school diploma, some college course work
preferred.

Must be mature and dependable with strong interpersonal
skills.

Experience working with children a must.

ASL fluency required.
NOTE: Overnight child care workers without knowledge of ASL
must be willing to learn.

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Judi Broderick
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org
(508) 879-5110 extension 306
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Wraparound Family Partner
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Family Partner works as part of a team in the Walden School
Wraparound Program, a strength-based family centered program
serving families in their communities.

The Family Partner is responsible for support and advocacy to
parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and
helping families identify and access community resources.

The right candidate should have experience providing supportive
services to families or to individuals with emotional or behavioral
disturbance, preferably as a caregiver.

ASL fluency and bicultural competency are required.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Must be able to work collaboratively with a team and posses effective
interpersonal and communication skills.

Time flexibility and some availability during evening/weekend hours
is required as is a valid Massachusetts drivers license.

Walden School, a residential therapeutic treatment program located
on our Framingham campus, provides comprehensive services to
emotionally, behaviorally, and psychiatrically disabled Deaf youth

Send Resume, Cover Letter and references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FACULTY
Front Range Community College
Westminster, Colorado

Front Range Community College is now accepting applications for
a full time ASL Faculty member to start Fall 2009.

This position teaches a full range of ASL and Deaf Culture
courses as a part of the Interpreter Preparation Program.

Masters degree in ASL, Deaf Studies Education or related
field.

For a complete position description and to apply, please visit:
http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE

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position opening
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE/INTERPRETER PREP.
PROGRAM CAMPUS LAB COORDINATOR II
Front Range Community College
Westminster, Colorado

This position works directly with students to reinforce classroom
instruction. Coordinates and assists ASL/IPP faculty, staff and
students with lab assignments and develops activities to support
instruction.

Native fluency in American Sign Language with competency in
written English required.

For complete job announcement and to apply please visit:
http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE

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position opening
Smoky Mountain Center
Clinical Counselor
Central Region/ Morganton, NC

Clinical counselor is part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
that provides behavioral health assessment, clinical treatment,
case management and advocacy services to deaf and hard of hearing
persons in a 27-county service area.

Clients served will be children, adolescents and adults with a
broad range of diagnoses of hearing. Clients will be referred from
throughout the 27-county catchment area by any of a wide array of
organizations and agencies that have identified the need for the
specialized services delivered by this program.

Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work or an
appropriate human services field and must have a professional
license or be license eligible.

Due to the population served by this position, applicants must be
proficient in American Sign Language.

Prefer experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Grade/Step to be determined by qualifications and classification
of applicant

Position is 100% FTE with comprehensive benefits. This is a non –
exempt position

Open until filled

Send a NC State Application to:
Smoky Mountain Center,
Department of Human Resources,
44 Bonnie Lane,
Sylva, NC 28779.

to get the NC State application form, click on:
http://www.smokymountaincenter.com/employment.asp

and click again on:
Microsoft Word Application Extension

Smoky Mountain Center is an EO, AA employer.

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