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DeafDigest – 28 June 2009

DeafDigest Gold - June 28, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-bell/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-taxi/

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

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News of the Week

   President Obama has issued many directives
lately. One such directive is to help Americans
with disabilities, with respect to housing,
community supports and independent living
arrangements. 
   DeafDigest assumes Obama has the deaf in mind
when he stresses support for the disabled. 

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   Does Spain discriminate against the deaf?
A DeafDigest subscriber was watching TVE
(Spanish National TV) on her DirectTV and
learned much to her horror that:

- a deaf person cannot go on a cruise because
of his deafness. "Security reasons" was the
excuse the cruise line spokesperson said

- that the deaf cannot vote during last week's
European Union elections 

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   In Pakistan, deaf individuals who could be able
to send many messages per day via their cell phones,
may not be able to do so any more.
   Cell phone carriers would normally give discounts 
for deaf users of cell phones. This practice may
be stopped because of a hefty tax increase. Would
the deaf be willing to send out pages if they have
to pay more?

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   The city of Houston, in Texas, lacks basic services
for the deaf. This is what the deaf community is saying
and they have staged a protest in front of city hall
last week.

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   Whats' the update on the digital TV changeover?
Said a deaf media pro:

We Deaf people get good quality video on our videophones 
while hearing people have trouble hearing each other and 
need technology like this

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   The Gallaudet University athletic department
has an another opening. It is for Football Coordinator/
Assistant Head Track Coach.
   This is in addition to the continued posting of
Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength &  Conditioning
Coordinator.
   Both are full time positions. If you are interested in
either position, please scroll all the way down to the
Employment Ads section in the Blue edition, not in this
edition..

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

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http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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THE TELEPHONE AND THE AGBELL

   We all know that Alexander Graham Bell won the patent
for the first telephone. We also know that he married
a deaf woman, was interested in the oral education of
the deaf, and that the AgBell was named after him.
   What would have happened if he did not win the 
telephone patent? Bell raced against another man, Elisha
Gray for the first telephone patent. Bell arrived at the
US Patents Office, beating Gray by a few minutes in 1876!
   Elisha Gray Association for the Deaf? No way, Gray
was not interested in the deaf. Bell was!

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

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



A DEAF TAXI DRIVER?
   Do we know of any taxi drivers that are deaf?
We have heard of a few deaf drivers that drove
taxis for a short time before quitting.
   The best taxi drivers in the world live in
New York City. These taxi drivers drive like
a wild man in very heavy traffic.
   There was a deaf man who drove a taxi cab
in New York City for eight years. He then quit
to become a printer. That was a long time ago,
way back in 1950's.

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

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



THE END OF THE KODACHROME
   Kodak has stopped production of the beloved
Kodachrome film. 
   Today's deaf filmmakers have it easy; they
will know quickly if their digital film shots
came out good or bad. If bad, they can re-shoot
a scene to make it perfect.
   Not always that so many years ago. Ernest
Marshall, a deaf filmmaker with a few deaf
16mm films to his credit, was not so lucky.
   He would shoot deaf film scenes with his
16mm movie camera with Kodachrome film. And
then send the film to a lab for processing.
   Time involved in mailing and processing would
often take weeks. If the scene was bad, he had
to edit it out or accept it as is - or even
worse, to recall the deaf actors for a retake,
forcing them to remember their lines!

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(revised posting, June 21st)

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BECOMING DEAF FROM SUDDEN DEAFNESS SYNDROME
   We, the deaf, have became deaf because of different
reasons.
   One of the reasons is a rare type of deafness
called Sudden Deafness Syndrome. DeafDigest editor
knows of few deaf individuals who lost their hearing
that way. They would go to bed at night as a hearing
person and then wake up in the morning as a deaf
person. 
   Or even beginning a telephone call as a hearing
person and ending the call as a deaf person.
   This syndrome is rare. Very few people become
deaf that way.


A ROCKER'S STRANGE RESPONSE
   Def Leppard, not deaf, is a British rocker with
a band with popular songs.
   His original name was Deaf Leopard. In a recent
interview he was asked if he would put "a" back into
Def.
   He said:

Well, that's a good point. If it would have happened, 
it would have happened a long time ago.

   Is he saying he will never lose his hearing
despite his constant exposure to rock music?


SOCIAL LIFE AT COLLEGES
   At Gallaudet and at NTID/RIT social life among the
deaf is no problem. There are many deaf students around
to choose friends and to mingle with them. To a lesser
extent, it is possible at CSUN, where approximately
200 deaf students attend classes.
   What about other colleges? Many colleges have small
numbers of deaf students; it may be as few as 2 or 3
or as many as 25.
   Let us take Hobart and Smith Colleges located in
Geneva, NY, which is a small town. How many deaf
students, if any, attend that college? And would
these deaf students find social opportunities in
a small town?


A TALKING ELEVATOR
   Do elevators talk? Well, at a hotel in Watkins
Glen, NY, the elevators will beep and then tell us
that you are standing too close to the door and for
you to move away from it.
   Yes, a deaf person would not know that the elevator
talks. Only way we would know would be a captioned
read out display mounted on the elevator wall. Such
devices do not exist, just yet.



"COMPLIMENTING" AN INTERPRETER
   An interpreter told DeafDigest that it is a compliment
when no one thanks her at the end of the interpreting
assignment.
   She said it used to bother her when no one thanked
her after her assignments. But the more she thought
about it, lack of thanks is actually a compliment!



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I moved to a new state, leaving my old job as a driver
for one Domino's Pizza place, but took my Domino's uniform
with me. I went to the new Domino's place at the new location
and asked the manager for an application form. I took
the application form and left the shop. I then went to
my car to fill out the application form, and at the same
time changed into the Domino's uniform and gave the
manager the filled-out application form. The shocked
manager then hired me on the spot and asked me to work
the evening shift the same day. It was a local high
school's prom night which helped me earn high tips!


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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper said:

the boy became a deaf-mute because of an accident


Huh! Before the accident, this hearing boy could
talk normally. Is the newspaper saying that the
boy, after the accident, lost both his hearing
and his ability to talk?

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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 over 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 after
July 1 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.  Just
check them out!

Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost

per person may be as low as $149 per person and exhibit tables
at $150.

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com -
A brand new DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to
represent inanimate objects is now available.

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run for deaf babies
is 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!

   Iberia Airlines has learned its lesson - do not ever
kick out deaf passengers from their flights because of
their deafness.
   They were ordered to pay damages to three deaf
litigants.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Using interpreters - tips

http://deafdigest.com/using-interpreters-tips/

Bonnie Lyn Barker, Amanda Lujan, Lena Stavely & Sarah 
Patterson collaborated on a neat article on how should
the hearing, as well as the deaf, use our interpreters.

This article was featured in the most recent edition of
the New Mexico Progress, a magazine published by the New 
Mexico School for the Deaf. School superintendent Ron
Stern gave DeafDigest permission to reprint this article.

DeafDigest editor has read many, many articles regarding
the use of interpreters, and this article is the best
one.

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

ASL-signing or just gesturing?

The picture was hung on the walls of the Women's Rights
National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY. For some
reason DeafDigest editor was fascinated by the picture.

Was the woman speaker signing in ASL or was she gesturing?

You decide.

http://deafdigest.com/asl-or-gesturing/

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Question of the week:

Q. at the museum on the grounds of the Women's Rights 
National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY, a question
was posted in one exhibit booth. It asked, of women:

what do you want to be?

- president of USA
- carpenter
- firefighter
- surgeon
- park ranger
- computer operator

A. We have many deaf carpenters, some deaf volunteer
firefighters (limited roles in fighting fires),
few deaf physicians, but not sure if any of them
are surgeons, a few deaf park rangers and many
deaf computer operators. We do not, however, have
a deaf president!



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:

the same museum (see Question of the week above)
stressed that there should be equal pay for equal work
and also of pay equity. The wish is that equal pay for
equal work and of pay equity applies to all deaf
individuals that have all kinds of jobs in USA.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

four deaf women have been inducted into the
National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, 

these women are:

- Helen Keller, who needs no introduction to us
- Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girls Scouts
- Ruth Fulton Benedict - famous anthropologist
- Anne Jump Cannon - astronomer  

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Deaf and the Money:

value of gold ore - $250.00

there is a hard of hearing man panning for gold in the
many waterfalls areas in the Watkins Glen State Park
in New York. He showed DeafDigest editor some gold ore
pieces and said each ore, that he calls it 'New York
gold' is valued at $250.00 on the market. He said that
when he takes off his hearing aid glasses, he is very
deaf but when he puts it on, he is very hard of hearing!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

a few deaf students in the Elmira/Watkins Glen
area attend Rochester School for the Deaf.

This was the comment made by a teacher of a special
education program in the Watkins Glen, NY area.
She was moonlighting at her summer job with
a Watkins Glen souvenir store. She formerly
taught at St Mary's School for the Deaf before
transferring to her present teaching position.

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opening positions
- Middle School Supervisor
- Supervisor: Director of Programming
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA        

- Middle School Supervisor

The Educational Supervisor provides leadership and supervision 
to promote the effective teaching and learning of students 
and staff.

Requirements:              
Graduate degree in the Education of the Deaf or related field,
                                       
Licensure as a Teacher of Deaf or related licensure field.
                                        
Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
                                       
Possess leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability 
to demonstrate creativity and initiative.
                                       
Minimum of five years of teaching experience.
                                       
Previous supervisory experience preferred.



- Supervisor: Director of Programming

Functions and Responsibilities:

Oversees and supervises educational programming which is designed 
to prepare students to meet the educational standards established 
by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Provides educational leadership to meet student's individual needs
and determine class assignments for students.

Provides direct supervision in the performance of all teachers and
teacher aides in his/her department through classroom observations
and regularly scheduled meetings.

Implements disciplinary actions, when necessary.
Ensures effective collaboration with families, LEA's  and other
representative agencies.

Works collaboratively with TLC specialists and clinicians.

Oversees the development of each student's IEP goals, objectives and
progress reports.

Ensures effective collaboration among all members of the department.

Works with the educational team  in his/her department to ensure that
all TLC policies and procedures are followed.

Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships with the
Framingham Public Schools to ensure effective mainstream programming
when applicable.

Develops and maintains a budget for the department and secures
appropriate and necessary materials for teaching/learning.

Ensures sensitivity to cultural differences within the school
community.

Benefits:  The Learning Center for the Deaf offers a comprehensive
package of employee benefits. The information contained below has
been prepared as a guide of general information about our benefits
program. Every effort has been made to make sure this summary is as
accurate as possible but from time to time, conditions or
circumstances may require management to change, amend, or delete
benefits. * Vacation Time * Holidays * Sick Leave * Retirement *
Short/long Term disability * Mass Buying Power * Tax Sheltered
Annuity * Dental Plan * Health Plan * Flexible Benefit Plan * Group
and Auto/Homeowners Insurance * Training * Daycare




Application procedure for either position:

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references and/or letters or 
recommendation to: 

Lynn Marshall The
Learning Center for the Deaf 
848 Central Street 
Framingham, MA 01588

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org 
FAX: 508.875.9203
School Web Site:  http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Knoxville, Tennessee

Maximum Qualifications:
- Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing

- Tennessee Teacher License with endorsement
in Speech and Hearing K-12

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Group and Individual Therapy

- Maintaining and Using FM Equipment and/or
filtered amplification equipment

- Writing IEP goals and participating in three
year evaluations

- Diagnostic and Evaluation Reports

- Working as a team with other Speech Language
Pathologists and Audiologists

- Ability to work with K-12 students

Contact:
Elaine Alexander
Director of Instruction
Tennessee School for the Deaf
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

865-579-2410
865-579-2428 FAX
mailto:elainea@tsd.k12.tn.us

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open positions
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
 on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

We are recruiting for these positions:

- Principal
- Manager, Planning and Organization Development
- Manager, Public Relations and Publications
- Audiologist
- Speech Language Pathologist
 
Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions. 

To apply, mail a resume and Gallaudet University job 
application form to: 

Gallaudet University 
Personnel Office
College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application 
to: 202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel 
office at 202-651-5352

**For details on these vacancies, please click on this link: 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

Locate "Job Listing", click on "Professional Staff", and 
then click on specific position you are interested in.

Gallaudet University is an EOE/educational institution and does 
not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national origin, 
religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered veteran 
status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation, 
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, 
source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, 
childbirth, or any other unlawful basis.  

Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer 
qualified individuals from protected classes for available 
positions.  

Individuals who may have inquiries regarding the University's 
policy and procedures or who may wish to file a complaint 
should contact the University's EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5075.

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

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

                                        Job #   Closing Date
Educational Audiologist-Indiana School  564271  07/16/2009
Supv Teacher of the Deaf-Indiana School 564038  06/29/2009

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 EO Employer

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position available
Therapist II (Signing)
Regional Mental Health Center
Lake County, Indiana

Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use 
ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children, 
adolescents and adults. 

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. 

Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred.

You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
Attn: Recruiting                         
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

or

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or

Fax: 219-757-1810

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Position Vacancy Notice
Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood
  Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
position located at Nampa, Idaho


Begin Date:        August 2009

Nature of Work:        Develop and implement a continuum of educational 
activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and 
attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational 
services; teach one session of total communication and one session 
of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child 
Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood 
Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total 
Communication/Auditory Oral
 
Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred.

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:        
Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, 
official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of 
recommendations to:

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
ATTN: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:        Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho  
Closing Date:        Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check 
within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130.

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Position Vacancy Notice
Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
   (ASLIE)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of 
Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence.  

It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and 
vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 
American cities in which to raise a family.  

The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven.  
Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American 
Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and 
students.  In addition, the ASLIE department educates students 
seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English 
interpretation.

Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty 
responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the 
design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the 
composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human 
resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned 
resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID 
stakeholders as well as national stakeholders;  and provide 
programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized 
faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and 
ASL/English Interpreting education.

Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until 
position is filled.

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career 
Zone:  http://mycareer.rit.edu                                                      
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                         
KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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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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(updated 6/28/09 - revised posting)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

- Assistant Director of Residential Services 
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=752

- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.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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(updated 6/28/09 - revised posting)

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

- 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 June 28th)

- 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 Ben Medlin,
Dayton, Ohio, who departed us last week.
   Ben's list of accomplishments in the Dayton
Deaf Community, is long, but to sum it up he 
was the pillar of the deaf community.
   And to add a humorous tale - he was drafted
into the Army during World War II despite his
deafness. He showed up to report to duty and
almost made it, until his deafness was
revealed - and he was sent home!

..

   We all know about the terrible Metro accident in
Washington, DC. 
   The accident took place on the Red Line. The
Gallaudet University metro stop is on the Red Line.
This means Gallaudet commuters that live in Montgomery
county are terribly inconvenienced. Also many deaf
residents of Montgomery county work in downtown
Washington, DC and they're equally inconvenienced.

..

   Last week, DeafDigest mentioned a special program
at Gallaudet to help deafened war veterans attend
classes on the campus while dealing with their
deafness.
   It was learned that NTID/RIT also has a special
program, working in partnership with the 
Hearing Loss Association of America for this same 
purpose.
   Veterans who became deaf because of the war, 
now have two options - Gallaudet or NTID/RIT.

..

   A Deaf Rat running loose in the western part of
Pennsylvania?
   Yes and no. No, not the deaf rat because we have no
way of knowing if this rodent is deaf or hearing. Yes,
because there is an organization called the
Regional Action Team (RAT) under the auspices
of the The Northwestern of Pennsylvania Deaf Community.
   Objectives are four-fold as copied from a web posting:  

- Share info, supports, and ideas to improve the Deaf Community.
- Connecting the Deaf Community to resources.
- Social Time, meeting old and new friends.
- Practice Sign Language with the Deaf Community.

..

   When the deaf and the blind put together a TV program,
what is the best compliment?
   It is the comment by the studio director:   

Some clients don't even know that we are deaf

   This is in reference to the work of Asvo Bergen,
an agency serving the deaf and the disabled in 
Bergen, Norway. A group of deaf and blind employees
work together in editing the programs to be shown
on television.
   They use special devices that help them when
editing these programs.

..

   We all know about the death of Michael Jackson.
It was learned that while he was in training for his
planned trip to London to give a performance, he
had a trainer working with him.
   The trainer was Lou Ferrigno, who is deaf and was
a world champion body builder in his younger days.
   And also, Michael had on his payroll, a personal
interpreter, which would stand on the stage and
interpret for the deaf during his performances!
He was the only performer to hire his own interpreters,
whereas other divas, prima donnas and stars wouldn't!

..

   Throughout this Blue edition and in tomorrow's Gold
edition you will find a number of tales, stories and
anecdotes that refer to the Elmira, NY area and nearby
towns.
   DeafDigest editor and his wife traveled to Elmira
last weekend to spend time with family members. Armed with
a pocket notebook and pen, the editor jotted down items
that are of interest to DeafDigest subscribers. He also
brought his camera and took some pictures.
   Happy reading and viewing.

..

   The Gallaudet University athletic department
has an another opening. It is for Football Coordinator/
Assistant Head Track Coach. 
   This is in addition to the continued posting of 
Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength &  Conditioning 
Coordinator. 
   Both are full time positions. If you are interested in
either position, please scroll all the way down to the 
Employment Ads section in this edition.

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A DEAF GROUP WANTED TO FIGHT IN WORLD WAR I

   During the World War I (1917-1918), past President
Theodore Roosevelt, thought the deaf can fight in the
war.
   He wanted to form again a group called the Rough Riders.
This past group fought in the Spanish-American War
(1898). He asked for deaf volunteers to join the new
Rough Riders.
   Many deaf volunteers signed up for the new Rough
Riders group, and were ready to fight in World
War I.
   President Woodrow Wilson turned down Roosevelt's
idea!

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A RELAY MIX UP
   About 10 years ago, before VRS became very popular,
a deaf woman called a TTY relay service to make an
appointment with a podiatrist (a foot doctor).
   The relay operator got confused and called the
office of a pediatrician (a baby doctor)!
   This misunderstanding created so much confusion
between the deaf woman, the relay operator and
the office of the pediatrician.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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A MOBILE CONFERENCE CALL
   Conference calls are a way of life with businessmen
and corporate executives. It also is a way of life with
these businessmen and executives that are on the road
a lot.
   They are able to use their cell phones to make
conference calls.
   What about the deaf businessman and deaf executives?
Pretty much out of luck while driving. They, however,
are able to make video conference calls when not on
the road.


A STUDENT'S DOUBLE GRADUATION
   There was a story in the newspapers about Chase Adams,
not deaf, graduating from college at the same time he
was just graduating from high school.
   Impossible to achieve? Well, there was a student
that graduated from one college with a bachelors'
degree, at the same time he graduated from another
college with a masters!
   That person was Lowell Myers, a deaf attorney, who
gained fame in the Dummy Lang murder case years way
back. He passed away few years ago.
   It was understood that both colleges, in the Chicago
area, were furious at Myers' academic feat. 


AN ANGRY BRITISH NEWSCASTER
   Phillip Schofield, not deaf, is a newscaster for
a British TV morning news program.
   He recently was fitted with a new earpiece that
would allow him to hear commands from his superiors
while he was leading the program.
   Somehow hearing aid dealers saw the new earpiece,
and before Schofield realized it, he was drowning
with heavy mail on hearing aid ads and hearing
aid deals!
   Not surprisingly, he's upset about these
heavy barrage of hearing aid mails.

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ORDERING FAST FOOD AT SHEETZ
   Those living in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia know what
is Sheetz. It is a combination gas station/convenience
store/fast food eatery.
   And Sheetz is one up on many other chains. Deaf
travelers that wish to order a hamburger or something
could simply press on their choices on the touch screen
menu.
   Pretty much saves us, the deaf, from the hassles of
trying to communicate our orders with order takers.



MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Galileo Galilei, famous Italian physicist, mathematician, 
astronomer, and philosopher (1564-1642).

He invented the world's first thermometer. Guillaume Amontons,
a deaf scientist, his thermometer was much better than
Galilei's thermometer!




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

after an interpreting assignment, a hearing person
would come to the interpreter and make this comment:

I guess these deaf people are not allowed to drive



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As we are now are a couple weeks into the digital conversion 
of television, most people seem to be adjusting.  If you are 
new at using the closed captioning feature on a 
digital-to-analog converter box, you can do things with it
that you could never do with an analog TV and analog captions.  

Here is some information about viewing captions using a 
converter box that is offered by the FCC.

In addition to passing through closed caption signals, many 
converter boxes also include the ability to take over the 
captioning role that the tuner plays in your analog TV set. 

To determine whether your converter box is equipped to 
generate captions in this way, you should refer to the user 
manual that came with the converter box.

If your converter box is equipped to generate captions in this 
way, then follow the instructions that came with the converter 
box to turn closed captions on/off via your converter box or 
converter box remote control. When you access the closed captions 
in this way, you also will be able to change the way your digital 
captions look.

The converter box will come with instructions on how to change 
the caption size, font (style), caption color, background color, 
and opacity. This ability to adjust your captions is something 
you could not do with an analog television and analog captions.  

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

exceptional student education director

(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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   The Society for the Visually and Auditory Impaired
in Jeddah, a city in Saudi Arabia, is launching a campaign
to win public acceptance of sign language.
   As part of the 2-week campaign, the sign language team
will be conducting workshops in selected locations in
Jeddah. 

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The Deaf and the Law

There is a sign posted in Millport, NY. This
tiny town is not too far from Elmira, NY.

To see what the sign says, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/anti-noise-sign/

This sign is the only one DeafDigest editor
has seen during his weekend trip to Elmira, NY.

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

DeafDigest editor stopped at a Red Robin restaurant
on his way home from Elmira, NY. Every employee
in that restaurant, from the general manager to the
bartender, to the seating hostess, to the waitstaff
were outfitted with special pager-phones.

What happens if a deaf person applies for a job
at a Red Robin outlet? Would the deaf person be
outfitted with a special text pager that allows
him to stay in touch with the restaurant staff?

Not sure if ADA regulations would come into play,
but there are knowledgeable ADA attorneys that
would deal with this issue.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

while watching a TV news program at a hotel
room in the Elmira, NY area:

give us this (tus) date

....

What became of?

a certain unknown deaf female

- Past
probably a past student at Kendall Demonstration Elementary
School for the Deaf, Washington, DC

- Present
was spotted by DeafDigest editor wearing a sweatshirt
that had the "Kendall Eagles" logo on front at a community
event at Glens Falls, NY

(or perhaps the sweatshirt was borrowed from a friend)



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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   A minor league baseball stadium on the campus of
a residential school for the deaf is half way towards
reality.
   The Medford Timberjacks, a minor league team in
Oregon, has proposed to relocate to Vancouver, WA
to erect a new stadium on the old football field
of the Washington School for the Deaf (WSD). It will be
a multiplex sports field, costing 5 million dollars.
   The new team would be called Vancouver Americans
and the target date would be June 2000.
   All it needs is for remaining funds to come in.

(editor's note: this proposed deal fell apart)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   A deaf man was ejected from the premises at the 
Conservative political party gathering in Belleville, 
Ontario. His crime? Carrying a sign protesting lack 
of interpreters at this event.
   Double standards? Yes. When Gary Malkowski, a deaf man, 
won election for a MP post in Ontario, he was given 
interpreters immediately.
   Yet when a deaf man, just wanting to follow the 
political proceedings, wanted interpreters, his reward 
was getting thrown out.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It never fails, that at least just once, during a
weekend of travel (Elmira, NY) that a hearing person
would make a deafness-related comment.

At one of the Glens Falls wineries, a female employee,
who poured wines for tasting purposes, said:

my second husband, who died during my marriage, 
was oral deaf, and did not sign at all

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive notice from your supervisor that the state owes 
you a 12% raise, effective immediately, which allows you to 
quit your moonlighting job and give full attention to your 
caseload.

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(updated 6/28/09)

Employment vacancies
School Audiologist
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

closing date - 07/09/2009

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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(latest athletic department posting)

Football Coordinator/Assistant Head Track Coach
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-09053
Date Posted: 6/19/2009
Salary Range: (11 months) $45,235 to $81,139
Status: Accepting applications

Assists the Head Football Coach in all phases of program 
administration; administers competitive track and field
program that emphasizes integrity and the educational 
welfare of its student-athletes, and strives for excellence
within the University?s mission; assists the equipment 
coordinator in coordinating the purchase, maintenance, 
and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department; 
and assists the Athletics Department staff in coordinating 
the game management at athletics home events.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree and two years related experience. 
(Significant playing and/or coaching experience in the field 
may be considered.) Significant coaching experience required. 
Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA guidelines
required. Demonstrated skills in developing and motivating 
students both athletically and academically. Strong
commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an 
understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III
athletics program. 

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

To apply, click on:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml

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Job posting
Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength & 
  Conditioning Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-09051
Date Posted: 6/12/2009
Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months)
Status: Accepting applications
 
Assists the head football coach as the assistant football 
coach; administers all facets of strength and conditioning 
facilities; serves as department leader in the field of 
strength, conditioning, and fitness; schedules strength 
and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the head 
coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; 
strives for excellence within the University's mission; 
assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the 
purchase, maintenance, and distribution of equipment for 
the Athletics Department as related to strength, 
conditioning and fitness; improves on court/field 
performance, reducing the potential for injuries, and
performs rehabilitative activities as needed; updates 
athletic administration on equipment needs and/or upgrades
recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes with 
the best possible training equipment.
 
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required and four years related 
experience. Significant coaching experience required. 
Experience must include minimum two years experience 
with strength and conditioning training. Thorough 
knowledge and understanding of NCAA and ECFC guidelines 
required. Demonstrated skills in developing and motivating 
students both athletically and academically. Strong 
commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an 
understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division 
III athletics program. National Strength and Conditioning 
Association or National Council on Strength and Fitness 
certification or the ability to attain certification within 
three years of date of hire. 

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

To apply, click on:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml

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position opening
Staff Interpreter
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing in Disability 
Services at WOU in Monmouth. 

Full-time, Academic Year position (Sept to June). 

Salary competitive, plus excellent benefits. 

Must have Associate's Degree. Bachelor's degree preferred

Successful completion of two year interpreting program 
or RID Certification required. 

Review of applications begins July 7, 2009. 

Open until filled. 

For complete position information and application, call 
503-838-8490 or go to http://www.wou.edu/job

EOE

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position openings
Customer Recruiting Representative (3 different positions)
Purple Communication Services
work sites vary, depending on the position

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/purple-customer-recruiting-representative/

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Employment Openings
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
- Residential Supervisor 
- Nurse
- Business Manager

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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vacancy announcement in Hawaii
Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing 
Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii

Job Description:
Teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing provide specially designed 
instruction for students using ASL or total communication.  The 
settings can be in either a school for the deaf, a resource classroom 
on a public school campus, or as an itinerant teacher.  

Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the 
deaf and hard-of-hearing (must include student teaching in a K-12 setting)

* Certified Teacher of the Hard-of-Hearing

* Authorized to work in the U.S.

* Proficient in ASL

* Familiar with Cochlear implants and other assistive devices for the deaf 
and hard-of-hearing

* Knowledgeable in IEP procedures

Salary:
$43,157 - 57,243/year

Licensing:
Anyone hired must be committed to getting a valid Hawaii teacher 
license.  

For more information on licensing requirements and procedures, please 
visit the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website at: 

http://www.htsb.org

Incentives and Bonuses:
Pending the availability of funding, a relocation bonus is available for 
qualified teachers:  

http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teacherbonusesandincentives.htm

Application Procedures:
http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teachers_applying.htm 

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Additional information: http://doe.k12.hi.us 

Contact:
Jeff Hoover, Personnel Specialist
Teacher Recruitment
Department of Education
680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490
Honolulu, HI 96817

1-800-305-5104 Toll Free
(808) 586-4050 Fax
mailto:Jeff_Hoover@notes.k12.hi.us

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announcing openings
Occupational & Physical Therapists, full-time
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus 
in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program 
operating as a state-aided private school.  

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the building Principal, provide individual 
therapy treatments, and accurate record keeping on a daily basis.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational or Physical 
Therapy.  Current Connecticut license in occupational or physical 
therapy and Connecticut, Department of Public Health license required.  
Must possess sign language skills with SCPI rating level of 
Intermediate preferred or must be committed to develop such skills.  
Pediatric occupational or physical therapy experience is preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a) Compensation based on union contract.

(b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are 
available.  

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
                                
FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE:
M/F/V/H/D.

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified 
applicants will be invited to interview.

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 21 June 2009

DeafDigest Gold - June 21, 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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-florist/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-kansas/

the Blue edition did not have video links;
the ASL signer is away from home and was using
a borrowed computer, a borrowed Internet server
and a borrowed video application.

It took quite a while to get things sorted out.

Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest, and below 
are the Blue edition links:

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-sfvsc/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-business/

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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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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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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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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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News of the Week

   Swine flu is a serious malady. It ain't funny,
especially so for the deaf of New Zealand.
   The 800 number in New Zealand, urging their
residents to dial in to get more information,
is lacking for the deaf.
   Complained a spokesperson on behalf of the deaf:

the ministry did not appear to have thought of the needs 
of those who could not use the telephone because of their 
hearing disability

..

   A hated acronym is NIMBY, which stands for
"Not in my backyard". And it is especially painful
for Doncaster College for the Deaf in Great Britain.
   This high school-level institution wishes to expand
its campus to erect a new dormitory, new student housing
units, a campus center, a new gymnasium and a new
vocational building.
   The neighbors are screaming "NIMBY." It did not
matter to them that Doncaster College has been
in existence since the 19th century, and is a treasured
part of the city of Doncaster.

..

   Postponement is the name of the game at the
FCC. First they postponed the deadline to convert
analog to digital TV.
   And this one - they have postponed from June
30th to November 12th the deadline for us, the
deaf, to register our 10-digit numbers with
video relay carriers. 
   Why the postponement? FCC says more time is
needed to smooth over the transitional details.

..

   The Gallaudet University athletic department
has an opening for Assistant Head Football Coach
/ Strength &  Conditioning Coordinator.
   It is a full time position. If you are interested,
please scroll all the way down to the Employment Ads
section in the Blue edition.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to
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THE MISSING BLUE VIDEO LINKS

The Blue edition did not have video links;
the ASL signer is away from home and was using
a borrowed computer and a borrowed Internet
server and even a borrowed video application.

It took quite a while to get things
all figured out. Thank you for bearing with
DeafDigest, and below are the Blue edition
links:

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-sfvsc/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-business/



A HEARING LEADER WITH NO BACKGROUND IN DEAFNESS
   Many hearing people that are superintendents
of schools for the deaf or of deaf service agencies
have backgrounds and experience working with the
deaf.
   They take deafness classes at college and have
degrees that qualify them for work with the deaf.
   Many, but not all of them! In one state, a
former florist was appointed as director of
state deaf telecommunications service.
   Did that person have background or experience
with the deaf? No.
   Why was he hired? State politics is the reason.

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

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

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(revised posting, June 21st)

Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language

Discounted Rates Still Apply...  REGISTER TODAY!

10% Off  -- Single Registration
20% Off  -- Register with a Friend or Co-worker
30% Off  -- Register with TWO Friends or Co-workers
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html
Featured Summer Workshops:

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

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

Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 13-17, 2009
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PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair -- July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt  -- August 10-14
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture  -- August 17-21
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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 at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  
To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop 
Registration Form 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).

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NO DRAMA CLASSES AT KANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   Some schools for the deaf have drama classes or
have drama clubs. Some schools don't.
   Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD) did not have either
drama classes or a drama club.
   Yet, three deaf individuals went to KSD and then
years later, enjoyed successful careers in drama -
Pat Graybill, Chuck Baird and Juliana Fjeld!
   Other schools with drama clubs do not have
their graduates becoming famous in Deaf Drama but
Kansas did.


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

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


A FAMOUS PARK IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
   Nature lovers in British Columbia know all about
the Redwood Park, located in South Surrey.
   This park has 32 different tree species, whose
origins were from many parts of the world.
   The park started when parents gave brothers
David and Peter Brown a 21st birthday gift of a
80 acre plot. The brothers then started to 
collect tree seeds and planted these on the
park grounds. This was way back in the late
19th century.
   Both David and Peter Brown were deaf. To
get an idea of the size of the park, the
Gallaudet campus is 96 acres whereas the park
is 80 acres.


GALLAUDET'S SERIOUS ERROR
   Gallaudet made a serious error. He once spelled
the word "currencey" instead of "currency" on the
coin he was minting.
   Gallaudet minting dollar coins to be circulated in
public as spending money? Yes - but it was
not Gallaudet University, but a man named Elishia 
Gallaudet, an engraver in New Jersey in the
year 1776!
   Not surprisingly, because of the Gallaudet goof,
the value of the misspelled currency is very high
nowadays.
   Again, DeafDigest does not know if Elishia
Gallaudet was related to the famous Gallaudet
family.
 

DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS IN SINGAPORE
   There is a severe shortage of newspaper deliverymen
in Singapore. For some reason no one wants the job
even when jobs are hard to find. Turnover is high among
the newly hired.
   It is so bad that the newspaper is looking hard for
unemployed deaf individuals to become deliverymen.
   The pay is the Singaporean equivalent to $500 per 
month in USA dollars.
   Time will tell if there are deaf takers.


GRANVILLE REDMOND IN ACTION
   Granville Redmond, mentioned in News of the Week,
Blue edition, was a talented actor as well as a
talented painter.
   He appeared on 8 Charlie Chaplin movies. To
see him act in one of these movies, do click on:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/06/ocma-redmond.html

   Just scroll down and you will see the youtube 
click.
   Happy clicking!


A CONTEST AMONG HEARING PARTICIPANTS
   At the recent International Student Convention,
which took place at Warrensburg, MO, one of the
student contests was "interpretation for the
deaf."
   Is it a sign language contest for future
interpreters? Or is it a sign language
reading contest?
   DeafDigest is mighty curious to know what
the contest rules are.   


A SHOCKED PAGEANT WINNER
   The winner of Miss Cheltenham Pageant is Victoria
Ilina. Cheltenham is a town in Great Britain.
   Victoria originally finished as runner ups.
The contestant ahead of her was the winner. But after
a month the title was taken away from her because
of her repeated violations of Pageant rules. It was
then given to a shocked Victoria.
   Victoria is deaf.


TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

At one Domino store, I was busy during evenings but
not during the afternoons. At another store I was
busy during afternoon hours but not during the
evenings. I was able to double my tips by working
both shifts at both stores!



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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com


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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

auditory nerve disease


is that the same for deafness?

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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 over 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 after
July 1 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.  Just
check them out!

Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost

per person may be as low as $149 per person and exhibit tables
at $150.

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com -
A brand new DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to
represent inanimate objects is now available.

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   A deaf Kansas woman has filed a lawsuit saying
that her attempted 911 call, made at night,  asking 
for police assistance, was not answered.
   The 911 center was closed at night, forcing deaf
residents to reach the county dispatch office or go
to the police station in person to use a special
red telephone. And compounding this issue was that
all police officers at night were out on the streets.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-acronyms/

read what these deaf abbreviations are all about!

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

How many of them would you recognize?

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Question of the week:

Q. Could a deaf person be hypnotized?

A. Yes. Way back in the seventies there was a
professional hypnotist that worked with deaf
patients. Ever since he passed away, no other
professional hypnotist, capable of working with
the deaf, have surfaced.



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in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that every single county, every single municipality,
every single hamlet, every single village in USA
be fully equipped with deaf-compatible 911 systems
that will operate on all hours of the day, every
day of the year

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1037 - Ibn Sina, the Persian philosopher and physician,
passes away. Considered to be the brightest person of his
era, he had this philosophy that the deaf would always lead
a life of error, and would be beyond help and assistance

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Deaf and the Money:

$466,628 - a check given by AT&T of Tennessee to the
Tennessee Regulatory Authority, to operate the
state Relay Service and the Telecommunications Devices 
Access Program

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

When the AARP screams on the steps of Capitol Hill, senators
and representatives listen. When we scream, we only scream
at ourselves. Why?

AARP has:
-  1,100 full time employees
-  22 registered lobbyists
-  44 policy staff members
-  4,000 chapters
-  28 state offices
-  up to 50,000 daily membership renewals
-  up to 10,000 daily new members enrolled

All of our deaf organizations, as pooled, do not even
equal a fraction of what AARP has.   

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position announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Knoxville, Tennessee

Maximum Qualifications:
- Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing

- Tennessee Teacher License with endorsement
in Speech and Hearing K-12

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Group and Individual Therapy

- Maintaining and Using FM Equipment and/or
filtered amplification equipment

- Writing IEP goals and participating in three
year evaluations

- Diagnostic and Evaluation Reports

- Working as a team with other Speech Language
Pathologists and Audiologists

- Ability to work with K-12 students

Contact:
Elaine Alexander
Director of Instruction
Tennessee School for the Deaf
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

865-579-2410
865-579-2428 FAX
mailto:elainea@tsd.k12.tn.us

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open positions
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
 on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

We are recruiting for these positions:

- Principal
- Manager, Planning and Organization Development
- Manager, Public Relations and Publications
- Audiologist
- Speech Language Pathologist
 
Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions. 

To apply, mail a resume and Gallaudet University job 
application form to: 

Gallaudet University 
Personnel Office
College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application 
to: 202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel 
office at 202-651-5352

**For details on these vacancies, please click on this link: 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

Locate "Job Listing", click on "Professional Staff", and 
then click on specific position you are interested in.

Gallaudet University is an EOE/educational institution and does 
not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national origin, 
religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered veteran 
status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation, 
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, 
source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, 
childbirth, or any other unlawful basis.  

Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer 
qualified individuals from protected classes for available 
positions.  

Individuals who may have inquiries regarding the University's 
policy and procedures or who may wish to file a complaint 
should contact the University's EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5075.

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

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

                                        Job #   Closing Date
Educational Audiologist-Indiana School  564271  07/16/2009
Supv Teacher of the Deaf-Indiana School 564038  06/29/2009

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 EO Employer

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open positions
Full Time Residential Counselors
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf has openings for Full Time Residential 
Counselors, Male and Female

Overnight and Residential - 1-2 years direct care experience in residential 
program with Deaf and HOH children preferred.               

ASL Fluency required.

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 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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position available
Therapist II (Signing)
Regional Mental Health Center
Lake County, Indiana

Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use 
ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children, 
adolescents and adults. 

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. 

Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred.

You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
Attn: Recruiting                         
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

or

mailto:diane.Johnson@geminus.org

or

Fax: 219-757-1810

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Position Vacancy Notice
Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood
  Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
position located at Nampa, Idaho


Begin Date:        August 2009

Nature of Work:        Develop and implement a continuum of educational 
activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and 
attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational 
services; teach one session of total communication and one session 
of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child 
Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood 
Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total 
Communication/Auditory Oral
 
Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred.

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:        
Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, 
official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of 
recommendations to:

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
ATTN: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:        Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho  
Closing Date:        Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check 
within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130.

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Position Vacancy Notice
Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
   (ASLIE)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of 
Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence.  

It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and 
vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 
American cities in which to raise a family.  

The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven.  
Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American 
Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and 
students.  In addition, the ASLIE department educates students 
seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English 
interpretation.

Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty 
responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the 
design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the 
composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human 
resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned 
resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID 
stakeholders as well as national stakeholders;  and provide 
programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized 
faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and 
ASL/English Interpreting education.

Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until 
position is filled.

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career 
Zone:  http://mycareer.rit.edu                                                      
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                         
KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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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 
status.

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(updated 6/21/09 - 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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(updated June 21st)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Riverside, 
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:

   According to the ADA Watch Campaign for Fair Judges,
Supreme Court justice-nominee Sonia Sotomayor has 
the full support of the ADA community.
   They relate to her because, as a diabetic, she is
"one of them."

..

   A new group has been formed in United Kingdom to
encourage aspiring deaf writers to write and publish
their deaf-related books.
   Do click on:

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=5881332

   Do we have this type of arrangement in USA? Sadly, no!

..

   Members of the armed forces run into risk of
deafness while on combat duty. Once discharged
honorably, they need to deal with their deafness.
   Some of them wish to attend classes in colleges.
Gallaudet University is developing programs to help
deafened veterans while they attend classes on
the campus.
   DeafDigest editor remembers two late-deafened 
veterans of the Vietnam war that enrolled at 
Gallaudet during the sixties. They got involved 
in campus life and varsity sports.
   One of them became a psychologist, working
with deaf patients.

..

   The Association of Art Museum Directors is
upset. Reason was that the Orange County Museum of Art,
on the sly, sold pieces of art works by famed deaf
artist Granville Redmond.
   The anger was that the paintings were sold without
being publicly advertised through normal procedures.
And to make the whole thing insulting was that the
private collector paid little for these works.
   Who was Granville Redmond? Do click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_Redmond

..

   The Gallaudet University athletic department
has an opening for Assistant Head Football Coach 
/ Strength &  Conditioning Coordinator.
   It is a full time position. If you are interested,
please scroll all the way down to the Employment Ads
section in this edition.

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GRADUATING FROM SFVSC
   If an older deaf person came to you and told you
he graduated from SFVSC, would you know what SFVSC
means? You probably will be confused.
   It means San Fernando Valley State College. This
name was changed to CSUN (California State University
at Northridge).
   It was at SFVSC when National Leadership Training 
Program (NLTP) started. It died at CSUN because of
lack of federal funding. Many NLTP graduates became
deaf agency CEOs and deaf school superintendents.
   Currently CSUN has a large number of deaf students
attending classes on the campus, and challenges
Gallaudet and NTID during Deaf Collegiate Bowls.

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Advocates Inc Fundraising Event
- July 11th 2009 7:00pm Saturday Evening

Fraser Field, Lynn, MA
North Shore Navigators vs. Newport Gulls

Baseball game, National Anthem Performed in American Sign Language by a
Deaf person! Purchase tickets in advance, $6.00 each. All proceeds
benefit Deaf Services, can't attend? Sponsor someone else to attend in
your name! Contact

Sharon MacLean mailto:Smaclea@advocatesinc.org 508-283-1006 VP to purchase
tickets.

http://www.advocatesinc.org/
http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/attractions_fraserfield.shtml

...

Deaf Awareness Day
- Friday September 18th 2009 2:00 - 8:00pm

89 Edgell Road, Framingham,  MA

Seeking Performers to entertain, have a special skill? Join us and

Apply by August 3rd 2009

mailto:Smaclea@advocatesinc.org
http://www.advocatesinc.org/

...

Deaf Awareness Day
- Friday September 18th 2009 2:00 - 8:00pm
89 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA

Seeking Vendors to showcase their exhibit to the Deaf Community

Adaptive equipment, technology, Deaf owned businesses encouraged to
attend.

Space is limited, $75.00 and $100.00 tables

Contact Sharon MacLean mailto:Smaclea@advocatesinc.org or

508-628-6670 Voice 508-283-1006 for more information
http://www.advocatesinc.org/

...

Save the Date! Deaf Awareness Day
- Friday September 18th 2009 2:00 - 8:00pm
Plymouth Church
89 Edgell Road Framingham, MA

Raffles, prizes, vendors and entertain
Lets celebrate Deaf Culture!

................................................................

SOMETIMES HARD TO GIVE BUSINESS TO THE DEAF
   We have some deaf dentists, some deaf doctors,
some deaf architects, etc.
   We should try to give business to these deaf
professionals. but sometimes it is hard or
impossible. Why?
   This is an example. A deaf person wanted a
deaf architect to design and build a house for
him and his family.
   The deaf architect turned him down. Reason
was that the architect was not familiar with
the town's zoning regulations and construction
license requirements. He told the deaf person
to find a hearing architect that knows the
town's laws and regulations.
   So, the deaf architect lost business but
was honest about it.


A HARD-TO-BELIEVE STORY
   There was a story of a deaf man in the Australian
Outback who was stuck for hours in the lobby of a 
government building. He was not able to get inside
because no one was around to be of assistance to 
him.
   There was a button on the wall, asking people to
call out who they wanted.
   According to the government spokesperson the
deaf man had "no ability to push the button and
ask for who he wanted".
   The embarrassed government agency promised to
look into this matter.
   The "no ability" comment is vague. Could mean
many things.


UNDER PUBLIC'S GLARE
   Many hearing celebrities say the wrong thing
when subjected to hard ball questioning by famous
TV commentators such as David Letterman, Katie
Couric and Charlie Gibson. Comments by Sarah
Palin come to mind.
   We, the deaf, are not safe. During these two
Gallaudet presidential protests, certain
deaf individuals have said wrong things when 
subjected to questions by the media. 
   And even a smooth hearing spokesperson on
behalf of Gallaudet - Jane Bassett Spilman,
the past chairperson of the Gallaudet board of
trustees, said:

Deaf people are not ready to function in a hearing world

   She denied making that statement, saying it was
all twisted out of context, but the damage was done!





THE IMPORTANCE OF ARCHIVES
   How important is the archives? Or even of a
library?
   Very important - especially to national organizations
of the deaf.
   Leaders come and go. Board members come and go.
And no one remembers what happened 5 years ago, 10
years ago, or even 25 years ago.
   This is where archives or a library comes in.
For a certain organization of the deaf, this is a
painful lesson. This organization has had a library
in the past, but for some reason, it fell into disuse
and out of favor.
   This current organization president has been asking
around, among past board members to fill in historical
gaps.
   This should have never happened, but it happened.

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HEARING AIDS OR EDUCATION OF THE DEAF
   Which is more important - giving away free hearing
aids for the deaf, or establishing free education
for the deaf?
   Both are equally important. Not always that so
in Brunei. Hearing aids are freely given out to
the deaf residents of Brunei. But the nation would
not pour money to train teachers of the deaf nor to
improve the schools for the deaf.
   Misguided spending priorities? Yes.




MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Elizabeth Taylor, famous movie star

She and her ex-husband John Warner, senator from Virginia,
was featured on the front cover of one of these past
editions of NAD Broadcaster




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained an interpreter:

being told, after an interpreting assignment -

you are a wonderful interpreter. 

I would then ask -

do you know sign language? And the response is always no!



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

In the last ten days, the big change from analog TV to digital 
TV has taken place.  Many people who waited until the last 
minute to make the change have been scrambling to get their 
televisions ready to receive digital
programming. 

If you recently have gotten a converter box and you are 
experiencing problems with closed captioning, here are a
couple problems that other people have reported having with 
closed captioning and what you should do about them.

If you turn on the converter box and see a double row of 
overlapping captions, it may mean that you are seeing
captions through both your television and your converter box.  
You should turn off the closed captioning function
either on your television or on the converter box.

If you are using the converter box with an analog TV set 
and cannot see any captions at all, you should contact
the manufacturer of the converter box.

If you are able to get captions when you tune to one station, 
but not another, most likely this is not a problem
with your converter box. You should contact the television 
station airing the program that does not have captions.


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

an itinerant teacher

(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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Afraid of being a party to scams, the huge Wells
Fargo financial institution is refusing to accept
relay calls from deaf clients.
   They are insisting that we, the deaf, use the
TTY. Many of us have junked the TTY, and yet they
continue to repeat this insistence!

..

The Deaf and the Law

Q. Why do some attorneys affix the word "Esquire"
to their names whereas others don't?

A. Said a deaf attorney:

"Esquire" usually denotes a licensed attorney.
If you just see "J.D." next to a title, that usually 
means that the person has a law degree, but is not 
licensed to practice. But in my case,  only time I've 
ever used it was to write letters to college 
administrators who aren't providing deaf students with 
interpreting as a subtle way of intimidating them.  

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   When the ADA Restoration Act came up two years
ago, no deaf organization surfaced as supporters,
except for the Hearing Loss Association of America.
   Lack of cohesion between national organizations
of the deaf and of the hard of hearing has always
been a problem from Day One.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

when hutong (Bhutto) was alive, she would....

....

What became of?

Brian Baell

- Past
Gallaudet football quarterback, early nineties; was
praised for his gutty play, playing through injuries

- Present
Deaf pastor, Camelback Church of Christ, Phoenix, Arizona



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The David Bruton update in North Carolina;

*  the rally was well attended by the deaf all demanding
the ouster of the state Secretary of Health and Human
Services

*  Bruton, who did not face the protesters, has continued
to defend his statement that teaching ASL to deaf kids
is child abuse

*  Bruton's defenders said the statement was a misunderstanding

*  Bruton's statement contradicts the federal law that allows
parents to select speech or sign language for their deaf
children

*  the state governor is not planning to ask Bruton to resign
but is asking that all parties work together

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, established
in 1901, signed a merger agreement with the Catholic Order
of Foresters. This means the Frat is getting out of the
insurance business but will continue in a new direction,
as a fraternal society.

(editor's note: the Frat has since then closed down)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

At an office building where a deaf person is employed,
the building management issued an announcement. It said:

The fire life safety system will be tested tomorrow morning
and the alarm will sound for approximately one minute. 
Please disregard the alarm. In the event of a true 
emergency during the testing, you will be notified via the 
PA system and required to evacuate the building



Now, let us suppose the deaf person is the only person
in the room, and he ignores the alarm, as instructed,
and a real fire takes place. How will he know the real
thing from the fake thing?

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

One of your customers secures receipts for you to prove 
that the bookstore had fraudulently billed you for
books that the customer never used, and the customer 
testifies to your supervisor that she didn't buy some 
of the books. The following week, other people step 
forward and tell your supervisor that you could not 
have known the fraudulent billings.   As a result, 
you are cleared of any wrong doing.

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Job posting
Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength & 
  Conditioning Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-09051
Date Posted: 6/12/2009
Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months)
Status: Accepting applications
 
Assists the head football coach as the assistant football 
coach; administers all facets of strength and conditioning 
facilities; serves as department leader in the field of 
strength, conditioning, and fitness; schedules strength 
and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the head 
coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; 
strives for excellence within the University's mission; 
assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the 
purchase, maintenance, and distribution of equipment for 
the Athletics Department as related to strength, 
conditioning and fitness; improves on court/field 
performance, reducing the potential for injuries, and
performs rehabilitative activities as needed; updates 
athletic administration on equipment needs and/or upgrades
recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes with 
the best possible training equipment.
 
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required and four years related 
experience. Significant coaching experience required. 
Experience must include minimum two years experience 
with strength and conditioning training. Thorough 
knowledge and understanding of NCAA and ECFC guidelines 
required. Demonstrated skills in developing and motivating 
students both athletically and academically. Strong 
commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an 
understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division 
III athletics program. National Strength and Conditioning 
Association or National Council on Strength and Fitness 
certification or the ability to attain certification within 
three years of date of hire. 

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

To apply, click on:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml

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position opening
Staff Interpreter
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing in Disability 
Services at WOU in Monmouth. 

Full-time, Academic Year position (Sept to June). 

Salary competitive, plus excellent benefits. 

Must have Associate's Degree. Bachelor's degree preferred

Successful completion of two year interpreting program 
or RID Certification required. 

Review of applications begins July 7, 2009. 

Open until filled. 

For complete position information and application, call 
503-838-8490 or go to http://www.wou.edu/job

EOE

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position openings
Customer Recruiting Representative (3 different positions)
Purple Communication Services
work sites vary, depending on the position

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Employment Openings
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
- Residential Supervisor 
- Nurse
- Business Manager

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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vacancy announcement in Hawaii
Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing 
Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii

Job Description:
Teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing provide specially designed 
instruction for students using ASL or total communication.  The 
settings can be in either a school for the deaf, a resource classroom 
on a public school campus, or as an itinerant teacher.  

Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the 
deaf and hard-of-hearing (must include student teaching in a K-12 setting)

* Certified Teacher of the Hard-of-Hearing

* Authorized to work in the U.S.

* Proficient in ASL

* Familiar with Cochlear implants and other assistive devices for the deaf 
and hard-of-hearing

* Knowledgeable in IEP procedures

Salary:
$43,157 - 57,243/year

Licensing:
Anyone hired must be committed to getting a valid Hawaii teacher 
license.  

For more information on licensing requirements and procedures, please 
visit the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website at: 

http://www.htsb.org

Incentives and Bonuses:
Pending the availability of funding, a relocation bonus is available for 
qualified teachers:  

http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teacherbonusesandincentives.htm

Application Procedures:
http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teachers_applying.htm 

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Additional information: http://doe.k12.hi.us 

Contact:
Jeff Hoover, Personnel Specialist
Teacher Recruitment
Department of Education
680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490
Honolulu, HI 96817

1-800-305-5104 Toll Free
(808) 586-4050 Fax
mailto:Jeff_Hoover@notes.k12.hi.us

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announcing openings
Occupational & Physical Therapists, full-time
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus 
in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program 
operating as a state-aided private school.  

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the building Principal, provide individual 
therapy treatments, and accurate record keeping on a daily basis.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational or Physical 
Therapy.  Current Connecticut license in occupational or physical 
therapy and Connecticut, Department of Public Health license required.  
Must possess sign language skills with SCPI rating level of 
Intermediate preferred or must be committed to develop such skills.  
Pediatric occupational or physical therapy experience is preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a) Compensation based on union contract.

(b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are 
available.  

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
                                
FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE:
M/F/V/H/D.

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified 
applicants will be invited to interview.

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Anticipated Position, beginning August 6, 2009
Physical Education Teacher, K-12
The Charter School at National Deaf Academy
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Qualifications:

*  Fluent in American Sign Language

*  Florida certifications in Physical Education and Hearing Impaired

*  Experience in teaching children with emotional challenges,
    preferred

Please send your resume, transcripts and 3 letters of reference to:

Rebecca Hilding
Director
The Charter School at National Deaf Academy
19650 US Highway 441
Mount Dora, FL 32757

mailto:rhilding@nda.com
352-385-3019 (voice)
352-735-4939 (fax)
205.245.63.46 (IP)

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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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(updated 6/21/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

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

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News of the Week

   Football is being restarted as a varsity sport at
Michigan School for the Deaf. They dropped football 
way back in the eighties.
   The school already has a schedule of opponents
to play this fall, including an October 17th
homecoming day game with Ohio School for the Deaf.

..

   A show, Carmen Mota's Fuego, is being featured in
a Seoul theater.
   The dance choreographer is Joaquin Marcelo.
He is deaf.
   How did he get the job as the choreographer?
Very simple - the show producer Carmen Mota is
Joaquin's mother and she was anxious to give
her son a break.

..

   Is the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988
coming back to haunt members in the Deaf Community?
   This was the issue among the CI people regarding 
the Act's lack of coverage of Cochlear Implants! 
   The Act lacks CI amendments.

..

   Bad economy apparently has not impacted on the
upcoming convention of the Hearing Loss Association of 
America.
   This relatively new organization, in business for
just a few decades, has signed up 49 exhibitors.

,,,

   Many clubs for the deaf allow gambling on its premises,
but it is not known if local authorities are unaware 
of these activities or look the other way.
   It will be different at the Deaf Service Bureau of West 
Central Florida (Port Richey). The city authorities have
allowed the agency to install slot machines, with proceeds
accruing to the agency treasury.
   No one will go broke or even get rich with these slot
machines. The most one can spend is seventy five cents.
And their winnings would be in $25.00 gift cards to be
used at local Big Box stores.
   This agency is pointing at another agency nearby that
earns $3,500 per month via these slot machines.

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THE TRASH CAN IS VALUABLE TO DEAF HISTORIANS
   We use the trash can to throw out junk and
stuff we don't need.
   And for some Deaf Historians, the trash can
is important.
   A Deaf Church was closing up for good. Everything
was thrown dumped into trash cans and trash bins.
   A Deaf Historian went through the trash cans
and saved important pictures and important
documents about the Deaf Church's past and as saved
it for Deaf Historical Research. 
   Without the trash cans, future deaf people will
know nothing about that Deaf Church's past.   


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(revised posting, June 14th)

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To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a
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THE DOCTOR'S MASK
   We have a few deaf physicians. All of them are afraid
of the masks that surgeons use while in the operating
room.
   It is impossible for a deaf doctor to lipread other
doctors if masks hide their lips.
   For one deaf doctor, he was surprised when other
doctors told him that in the operating room they don't
talk about the operation itself, but talk about sports,
dogs, weather, politics, etc!


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INTERPRETER GIVING UP
   This is a true story that took place at a recent
high school graduation ceremony.
   The school superintendent gave a long winded
speech that he spoke so fast without stopping for a
pause.
   As a result, the interpreter gave up, her hands
up in the air and shoulders giving a shrug.
   DeafDigest does not think it is funny. Possibly
it was a volunteer interpreter, that the school
district wanted to save money by not hiring a
certified interpreter.


DEAF IN SPORTS, SO AMAZING?
   Is it that so amazing that the deaf could
play competitive sports?
   Apparently a newspaper in New Zealand thinks
so. A recent story was titled:

Being deaf doesn't stop girls enjoying netball

   The story gives the impression that deafness
is a barrier in sports. Maybe hearing New Zealanders
are so clueless as to what the deaf could do in
sports. This nation hosted the Deaflympics in
1989. And there is a national deaf sports
federation in New Zealand, which is at:
 
http://www.deafsports.co.nz/

   Netball? It is a form of basketball and
is popular everywhere in the world, except USA!
  


THE DEAF AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD
   A newspaper in Scotland said that Ross
Grant is the first deaf person to win the
Duke of Edinburgh Award.
   The Duke of Edinburgh Award is given to
young people that get involved in a range
of activities. For more information about
the award, click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duke_of_Edinburgh's_Award

   Anyway, two things stand out. Ross as
the first deaf person to win the award?
Is this a fact or an assumption? 
   And the person behind the award is Prince
Philip, who is notorious for making
insensitive remarks about the deaf and
the disabled.
   An insensitive individual giving out the
award to a deaf person? Interesting!


THE RID AND THE WASLI
   We have the RID, which is the Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf. We also have the
WASLI which is the World Association of Sign 
Language Interpreters.
   RID focuses on interpreters in USA; WASLI
is world wide.
   The WASLI idea originated in 1975, but it
took thirty long years for it to get started.
   Not always that easy to get different
sign language interpreters from different
nations on the same page.
   The web site is at:

http://www.wasli.org/


A DEAF MAN AND HIS HOBBY
   Many of us have hobbies. Some hobbies are
common; some other hobbies are unusual.
   An example of an unusual hobby is collecting
quartz crystal, which can be found by digging
out the Earth in some places.
   Dominic Ferrante, is the deaf man with this
quartz crystal hobby.
   And to keep up with his hobby, he attends
Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club monthly meetings
in Sayre, New Jersey.
   An interpreter? Yes, he brings his own
interpreter to these meetings.



NEED FOR PRODUCTION INTERPRETERS
   A deaf veteran of theatrical productions told
DeafDigest that we have a number of deaf directors
that are capable of directing non-deaf, non-sign
language plays, consisting of hearing actors
with theer customary speaking roles.
   What is holding them back is lack of production
interpreters. Without such interpreters, deaf
directing the hearing becomes an impossibility.




A PERSISTENT CI QUESTION
   The newspapers, on a daily basis, are full of these
early infant CI success stories.
   Is there such a thing as a 100 percent CI batting
average rate among all deaf babies that are quickly
implanted? Are there any early infant CI failures?
   This is the burning question right now. Doctors
brag about their successes, but do not brag about
their failures!



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

A hearing woman ordered pizza, but specifically
asked for a deaf driver. Since I was deaf I was
given an address to deliver the pizza to. The
woman who ordered the pizza was Tonya Harding,
(of the famous Winter Olympics figure skating 
knee-capping case) who was in hiding from the 
media!



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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story was titled:

A mainstreamed student defies the odds to get his diploma



Defying the odds, as if it is almost impossible for any
deaf student to graduate from high school with a diploma?

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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 over 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 after 
July 1 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.

For example, a local RID affiliate charges $245 to $285 with 
exhibit tables at $200 with hotel at $124; ASLTA has a combo
package at $425 and exhibit tables $300 to $500 and hotel at 
$189 and RID has early bird at $450 to $575 late for non-members 
and exhibit booths are $300 to $500 and the hotel is $149.

Final details will be online beginning in August but the cost 
per person may be as low as $149 per person and exhibit tables
at $150.

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com -
A brand new DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough" to show you how to
represent inanimate objects is now available.

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   A deaf student in a high school in South Africa
has filed a lawsuit against the nation's school
authorities to have sign language classes counted
towards graduation requirements.
 
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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-poem/


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Rick McClain
deaf pastor, Alabama

http://www.deafonlineuniversity.com/contactus.htm

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Question of the week:

Q. What states permit the deaf to become truck drivers?

A. Probably none; if we see a deaf truck driver around,
he probably fell through the cracks in the state and
federal regulations.



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:

on the NASCAR racing circuit, the tire changing
crew are valuable members of racing team; they
earn top salaries for their 14 seconds of work.

This being said, DeafDigest wishes we will have
a deaf member of one of these NASCAR tire changing
crews. 

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

right up to 17th century, religion groups considered
deaf people to be "unsavable" until the first
deaf person received his communion

.

Deaf and the Money:

Rick Macomber, who races horses professionally, is
part of the Charity Chariots group that will be
contributing funds to a charity of their choices.

Rick's choice is Indiana School for the Deaf. Rick
is deaf and a Gallaudet graduate.

Read the story at:
http://www.harnesslink.com/www/Article.cgi?ID=72760

 ...

DeafNumbers of the Week:

8 hours - TTY business call between an East Coast
deaf businessman and a West Coast deaf businessman,
both trying to reach agreement on a business deal!

That was before the internet, the fax, the video chats

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open positions
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
 on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

We are recruiting for these positions:

- Principal
- Manager, Planning and Organization Development
- Manager, Public Relations and Publications
- Audiologist
- Speech Language Pathologist
 
Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions. 

To apply, mail a resume and Gallaudet University job 
application form to: 

Gallaudet University 
Personnel Office
College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application 
to: 202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel 
office at 202-651-5352

**For details on these vacancies, please click on this link: 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

Locate "Job Listing", click on "Professional Staff", and 
then click on specific position you are interested in.

Gallaudet University is an EOE/educational institution and does 
not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national origin, 
religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered veteran 
status, marital status, personal appearance, gender orientation, 
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, 
source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, 
childbirth, or any other unlawful basis.  

Employees and recruiting sources are encouraged to refer 
qualified individuals from protected classes for available 
positions.  

Individuals who may have inquiries regarding the University's 
policy and procedures or who may wish to file a complaint 
should contact the University's EEO Office, Gallaudet University, 
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-3695, 202-651-5075.

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open positions
Full Time Residential Counselors
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf has openings for Full Time Residential 
Counselors, Male and Female

Overnight and Residential - 1-2 years direct care experience in residential 
program with Deaf and HOH children preferred.               

ASL Fluency required.

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 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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position available
Therapist II (Signing)
Regional Mental Health Center
Lake County, Indiana

Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use 
ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children, 
adolescents and adults. 

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. 

Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred.

You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
Attn: Recruiting                         
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

or

mailto:diane.Johnson@geminus.org

or

Fax: 219-757-1810

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Position Vacancy Notice
Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood
  Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
position located at Nampa, Idaho


Begin Date:        August 2009

Nature of Work:        Develop and implement a continuum of educational 
activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and 
attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational 
services; teach one session of total communication and one session 
of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child 
Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood 
Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total 
Communication/Auditory Oral
 
Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred.

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:        
Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume, 
official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of 
recommendations to:

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
ATTN: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:        Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho  
Closing Date:        Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check 
within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130.

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Position Vacancy Notice
Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
   (ASLIE)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of 
Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence.  

It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and 
vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100 
American cities in which to raise a family.  

The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven.  
Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American 
Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and 
students.  In addition, the ASLIE department educates students 
seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English 
interpretation.

Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty 
responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the 
design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the 
composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human 
resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned 
resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID 
stakeholders as well as national stakeholders;  and provide 
programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized 
faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and 
ASL/English Interpreting education.

Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until 
position is filled.

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career 
Zone:  http://mycareer.rit.edu                                                      
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                         
KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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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 
status.

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(updated 6/14/09 - 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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(updated June 14th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Riverside, 
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 Stan Benowitz
who departed us last week. He was a long time teacher
at several schools for the deaf and his influence on
students was profound.
   It is not generally known that he is the Father
of Modern Gallaudet football; it is a long story, but
to make it short, he crafted a funding proposal during
his Gallaudet student days in 1947 that made possible
the restarting of football as a varsity sport on the
campus. Simply put, no Benowitz, no restarting of
Gallaudet football in 1947.

..

   DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Bob
Dillman, who departed us this week. Bob, a resident
of Maryland, made quite an impression in the Deaf
Community with his outspoken views regarding an
unpopular choice of the Gallaudet board as the
next president. Another issue he spoke up was
the need for Video Relay Services.
   As a much younger man, Bob was the Gallaudet
quarterback, no big deal, except that he made
a successful transition from 6-man quarterback
to 11-man quarterback. 6-man quarterbacks cannot
hand off the ball; they must pitch out the ball,
and so his transition to 11-man football was
successful. He was from South Dakota School for
the Deaf.

..

   With the analog to digital switchover already
taking place last Friday, today's edition is
the last one on "Crash course on the Digital 
Television Transition."
   Said David Pierce, Davideo Productions:

I personally witnessed the death of analog starting 
at 11:30pm to Midnight last night. Last images were 
Grayscale Charts....then snow.

The digital channels on my 13 inch analog TV with 
converter box and amplified rabbit ears in my guest 
bedroom look great. Looks like cable/satellite. This 
TV is backup for emergencies if my cable or dish get 
cut off during a storm.

..

   We have deaf participants in Extreme Sports, 
and now this - Brenda Lussier hopes to be an 
Extreme Swimmer, being the first deaf swimmer 
to swim across Lake Ontario.
   A resident of Ontario, she will be making the
big swimming effort soon.   

..

   Will a judge in a bankruptcy proceedings
prevent Georgia School for the Deaf and
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf from getting
one million dollars as promised by state
education director Kathy Cox?
   She won one million dollars on a TV show
and pledged her winnings to these deaf
programs. Then sometime later her husband
filed bankruptcy because of business debts.
   The judge's decision will be watched by the
Deaf Community in Georgia.

..

   Tom Galey is leaving his position as CEO with
the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired (GACHI).
The deaf community is staging a farewell party to
honor Tom for his work with the GACHI.   

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GALLAUDET'S BUDGET PROBLEMS
   Few years ago, Gallaudet struggled with the
budget. Increases in salaries and health
insurance messed up the budget.
   But after struggling, the budget was approved.
Gallaudet was glad.
   Gallaudet University? No, it was Denny Gallaudet,
the past superintendent of the Richmond School
System in Maine!
   Is Gallaudet part of the famous Gallaudet family?
Some think so, but not sure.

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

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

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Advocates Inc Fundraising Event
- July 11th 2009 7:00pm Saturday Evening

Fraser Field, Lynn, MA
North Shore Navigators vs. Newport Gulls

Baseball game, National Anthem Performed in American Sign Language by a
Deaf person! Purchase tickets in advance, $6.00 each. All proceeds
benefit Deaf Services, can't attend? Sponsor someone else to attend in
your name! Contact

Sharon MacLean mailto:Smaclea@advocatesinc.org 508-283-1006 VP to purchase
tickets.

http://www.advocatesinc.org/
http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/attractions_fraserfield.shtml

...

Deaf Awareness Day
- Friday September 18th 2009 2:00 - 8:00pm

89 Edgell Road, Framingham,  MA

Seeking Performers to entertain, have a special skill? Join us and

Apply by August 3rd 2009

mailto:Smaclea@advocatesinc.org
http://www.advocatesinc.org/

...

Deaf Awareness Day
- Friday September 18th 2009 2:00 - 8:00pm
89 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA

Seeking Vendors to showcase their exhibit to the Deaf Community

Adaptive equipment, technology, Deaf owned businesses encouraged to
attend.

Space is limited, $75.00 and $100.00 tables

Contact Sharon MacLean mailto:Smaclea@advocatesinc.org or

508-628-6670 Voice 508-283-1006 for more information
http://www.advocatesinc.org/

...

Save the Date! Deaf Awareness Day
- Friday September 18th 2009 2:00 - 8:00pm
Plymouth Church
89 Edgell Road Framingham, MA

Raffles, prizes, vendors and entertain
Lets celebrate Deaf Culture!

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A TUNNEL ON A SCHOOL PROPERTY
   Some schools for the deaf have tunnels under
their properties.
   A past student at Arkansas School for the 
Deaf was curious about the tunnel under the school
campus.
   He went into the tunnel and walked all the way
to the end, which was four miles long. He saw
rats and some sewer stuff before he reached the
river.
   That tunnel has been closed.

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

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


INVISIBLE NOISE
   We, the deaf, cannot hear invisible noise.
There is noise that is visible, and there is
noise that is invisible.
   An example of a visible noise is a car
that passes us by. We cannot hear the car
coming by but we know that cars generate
noise.
   What is an example of an invisible noise?
A dog that cries. Just because a dog may not
bark does not mean it may not cry. And the
dog cries when you try to clip his nails
and he fiercely resists you!
   Ah, these visible and invisible noises.



A NEW DEAF HEALTH-CARE OCCUPATION
   DeafDigest editor spotted an ad on a web site
from a deaf person advertising her services as
"deaf independent provider" taking care of
deaf individuals in need.
   Services offered are transportation, home
care and meals preparation.
   The deaf person advertising these services
will show license and certifications upon
request.
   It is great that the deaf-in-need could
rely on sign language providers.

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JD SALINGER'S DEAFNESS
   It was disclosed this week in the newspapers that
famous, but reclusive author JD Salinger (The Catcher in 
the Rye) is "totally deaf."
   At first glance we wonder why is it a big deal? He
is 90 years old and many senior citizens his age
have lost much, if not all, of their hearing.
   But it seems that there is more to it than what
we are reading. He is embroiled in a copy infringement
lawsuit, and people are thinking that his "deafness
announcement" is a strategy to try to win the case.
   How is this a strategy? This case is getting
as stranger as Salinger's long time reclusiveness.


A REASON FOR COACHING A YOUTH SPORTS TEAM
   Many deaf kids play on youth teams in football,
soccer, basketball, baseball and other sports.
   Many of them are discriminated by their coaches,
getting minimal playing time on the field, barely
complying with the league mandate that all kids
get equal playing time.
   There is a way to allow deaf kids to get
maximum playing time. This is when a parent
of the deaf child becomes the team's coach!
   Happens to some lucky deaf kids here and
there over the years.



MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

She may have had her father, Thomas J. D'Alesandro III, the late
legendary mayor of Baltimore to thank for in understanding
facial expressions, eye movements and body language. The mayor
grew up with a deaf friend, and learned these "deaf"
traits from him, that he could possibly have passed them on
to his daughter! 




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained an interpreter:

being asked this question -


are you a volunteer, interpreting out of the goodness 
of your heart?




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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

I recently heard about a captioner who was having a hard 
time distinguishing between two players on the Washington
Nationals named Zimmermann and Zimmerman.  

Because of the variety of names that may be encountered, 
some of the most challenging assignments that realtime 
captioners may face are sports broadcasts. 

One of the most confusing situations that I have ever heard 
about for captioners in sports occurred during the 2004 
Olympics.  

There were athletes with the names Kirstin, Kirsten, 
Kristin, Kristen, and Christin.  Just a few of these athletes 
were Kirstin Lewis, Kirsten Lawton, Kirsten van Der Kolk, 
Kristin Heaston, Kristin Armstrong, Kristin Wagner, Kristen 
Caverly, Kristen Karanzias, and Christin Steuer. 

Because captioners write phonetically and do not spell names 
letter by letter, they have to make dictionary entries for 
all these names, and then they have to try to remember which 
first names go with which last names.  As an announcer quickly 
pronounces a first or last name, to try to figure out which 
spelling to use can be difficult.  

Unless the captioner is familiar with the sport or team, 
there is no way to know which spelling to use.

In addition to those names, there were athletes competing in 
those Olympics with these similar first names:

Kris, Kristine, Kristina, Krisna, Kristjan, Kristian, Krisztian, 
Krisztina, Kristyna, Krystina, Krystyna, Khrystsina, Khristina, 
Kristel, Kristi, Christi, Christie, Christy, Christine, 
Christina, Cristina, Cristiana, Cristian, Christian, Christel, 
Christal, Christiane, Christos, Chris.  

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

an IEP advisor

(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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(final insert)

Crash course on the Digital Television Transition

This is the series finale of our weekly educational column on 
addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the
final transition to digital TV which occurred on 
June 12, 2009.

We hope you have found our information about the DTV 
transition to be helpful and we trust that by now you are 
receiving digital television broadcasts successfully, 
whether it be cable, satellite, or over-the-air via rabbit ears.

If you still need more information on digital television, 
please visit the excellent site by the Federal Communications
Commission at http://www.dtv.gov

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

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

..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   A report issued by Consumer Reports has said that
hearing aid prices are too high and that the hearing
aid users do not get properly fitted for their
hearing aids.
   Well, declares DeafDigest, it is an old, old
issue. People have been complaining for years and
years on these hearing aid issues. Perhaps, this may
be the reason why many fed-up hearing aid users
switch to CI, only to come with these different
CI issues!

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
California

case:
a deaf man, who shot his mother to death, wanted to withdraw
his guilty plea on grounds that he did not understand the
phrase - intentional murder, when asked by the judge.
The judge refused to allow him to withdraw the plea, and the
inmate has filed an appeal

result:
he has been asking deaf attorneys across USA to take over
the case

comment:
were the words "intentional murder" interpreted clearly
to him in ASL or in such a language that he would have
fully understood the meaning?

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

If a police officer stops you on a traffic violation,
he must provide a communications aids and services
to allow you to understand why you are being stopped.

What is a communication aid? Is it an interpreter?
Is it notepad and pen?

This is why we have attorneys that argue this ADA
issue!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the oil lem pigs (Olympics) will take place in 2012 in London

....

What became of?

Catherine Sweet-Windham

- Past
former Executive Director, Gallaudet Institutional Advancement
(which covers Offices of Development, Public Relations, Media 
Relations, and Alumni Relations)

- Present
Vice President, Institutional Advancement, University of
Maryland, University College




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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:


   Wilma Newhoudt, a Gallaudet graduate, won election for
a seat in the South African parliament. She joins a
slowly growing list of deaf individuals that have won
election to public offices this century.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The "we do not accept relay calls" statement uttered by a
hotel reservations clerk last week came with a cruel twist.
That very hotel, which refused to accept relay calls, has a
deaf employee!
   This particular hotel is in the New England region.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The switchover from analog to digital TV has been
completed. DeafDigest along with other deaf agencies
have been mass-educating the Deaf Community re the
switch over FAQ's. Yet there will still always be
some deaf individuals ever so clueless to the
Big Switchover.

Why?

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You do not attend the deaf club.  The day after a regular 
club meeting, you find out that 500 people at the deaf 
club and elsewhere (all done without your knowledge!) have 
signed a petition urging the governor to allow you
to keep your job.  A well known relative of a state 
legislature gets wind of what happened and the legislature
schedules an appointment with the governor.  The second 
day, the governor tells your state director not to cut
your job.  Your job is spared from the chopping block.

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Position Available
ASL/Literacy Teacher, Early Childhood
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf                  
Philadelphia, PA

ASL/Literacy Teacher, Early Childhood:   

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is seeking an ASL/Literacy 
Teacher in our Early Childhood Program. 

The purpose of this position is to provide group and integrated 
class instruction in ASL/Literacy within the Early Childhood 
cluster for students to gain the language and skills necessary 
to promote cognitive, social and educational development. 

Master's Degree in Deaf Education, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, 
or related field preferred.  

Bachelor's degree in one of the above areas required. 

Eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification or willingness 
to obtain full certification within three years. 

Knowledge of L1 Instruction for Deaf students and the 
BICS/CALP theories of language. 

Superior sign language skills with native or native-like fluency 
in ASL as measured by the SCPI/ASLPI or other validated measure.

Send letter of interest and resume to:
 
Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

215-951-4700 (voice)
215-951-4703 (TTY)
e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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vacancy announcement in Hawaii
Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing 
Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii

Job Description:
Teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing provide specially designed 
instruction for students using ASL or total communication.  The 
settings can be in either a school for the deaf, a resource classroom 
on a public school campus, or as an itinerant teacher.  

Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the 
deaf and hard-of-hearing (must include student teaching in a K-12 setting)

* Certified Teacher of the Hard-of-Hearing

* Authorized to work in the U.S.

* Proficient in ASL

* Familiar with Cochlear implants and other assistive devices for the deaf 
and hard-of-hearing

* Knowledgeable in IEP procedures

Salary:
$43,157 - 57,243/year

Licensing:
Anyone hired must be committed to getting a valid Hawaii teacher 
license.  

For more information on licensing requirements and procedures, please 
visit the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website at: 

http://www.htsb.org

Incentives and Bonuses:
Pending the availability of funding, a relocation bonus is available for 
qualified teachers:  

http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teacherbonusesandincentives.htm

Application Procedures:
http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teachers_applying.htm 

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Additional information: http://doe.k12.hi.us 

Contact:
Jeff Hoover, Personnel Specialist
Teacher Recruitment
Department of Education
680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490
Honolulu, HI 96817

1-800-305-5104 Toll Free
(808) 586-4050 Fax
mailto:Jeff_Hoover@notes.k12.hi.us

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announcing openings
Occupational & Physical Therapists, full-time
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus 
in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program 
operating as a state-aided private school.  

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the building Principal, provide individual 
therapy treatments, and accurate record keeping on a daily basis.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational or Physical 
Therapy.  Current Connecticut license in occupational or physical 
therapy and Connecticut, Department of Public Health license required.  
Must possess sign language skills with SCPI rating level of 
Intermediate preferred or must be committed to develop such skills.  
Pediatric occupational or physical therapy experience is preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a) Compensation based on union contract.

(b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are 
available.  

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
                                
FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE:
M/F/V/H/D.

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified 
applicants will be invited to interview.

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Anticipated Position, beginning August 6, 2009
Physical Education Teacher, K-12
The Charter School at National Deaf Academy
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Qualifications:

*  Fluent in American Sign Language

*  Florida certifications in Physical Education and Hearing Impaired

*  Experience in teaching children with emotional challenges,
    preferred

Please send your resume, transcripts and 3 letters of reference to:

Rebecca Hilding
Director
The Charter School at National Deaf Academy
19650 US Highway 441
Mount Dora, FL 32757

mailto:rhilding@nda.com
352-385-3019 (voice)
352-735-4939 (fax)
205.245.63.46 (IP)

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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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(updated 6/14/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

- 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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 07 June 2009

DeafDigest Gold - June 7, 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/hobo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-dogwalk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-luckyemployee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-dictionary/

(the hobo and dogwalk videos were supposed to be featured in
the Blue edition; for some reason both files were bad and
could not be viewed at all; DeafDigest webmaster had to
look for a programming fix via google search and was
able to repair both bad files; to read the stories behind
the hobo and dogwalk videos, please go back to the
Blue edition)

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

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New Palm Pre Coming to Deaf Pager Store

The Deaf Pager Store has the wireless devices and data plans
that deaf and hard of hearing people really want, including
unlimited text messaging and unlimited data for only $29.99
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Coming soon is the new Palm Pre. It has a 3.1 inch,
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features and functionality.
C
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the Pre and its availability.

*For new activations and two year agreement.

To learn about all the savings, go to:
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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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Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

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Gold section.

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News of the Week
   What is going on with North Carolina legislators;
they are seriously thinking of cutting off funds to
two residential schools - North Carolina SD and
Eastern North Carolina SD. The existence of both schools
are at serious jeopardy.
   Yet, these same legislators voted to shift funds to
three community colleges that serve deaf students.
   Residential schools, no funds; community colleges,
yes, funding for deaf students.
   These legislators conveniently forget that these
residential schools feed students to these three
community colleges!

..

   The nation's fastest growing, and possibly the financially
strongest, deaf organization is the Deaf Seniors of
America Conference. Our Deaf Senior citizens are getting
together in Las Vegas real soon.
   When will they get together, at least in 2013? Well,
the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc is throwing its hat
in the ring, putting in a bid to have Baltimore host the
2013 event.
   Will Baltimore win? We will find out during the Las
Vegas conference, hoping the members will vote for
Baltimore, just down the highway from Washington, DC.

..

   Marie Coppola, a researcher at University of Chicago,
came up with the conclusion that deaf children develop
their own sign languages, albeit with gestures. Her
report was issued this week.
   DeafDigest does not consider this report to be a
surprise. Deaf children, everywhere in the world,
use gestures to communicate with each other. This
was exactly how DeafDigest editor, as a child
growing up in orally-oriented 47 School for the
Deaf in New York, gestured to communicate with
his classmates all day.
   And as they grow older, they discard their
set of gestures in favor of using formal
sign language.

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

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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to
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A LUCKY DEAF EMPLOYEE
   A deaf man was employed in a supermarket for
few years. His responsibilities were simple -
bagging groceries, bringing groceries to customers'
cars, shelving the food products, etc.
   He wanted to be a cashier. The supervisor said no,
afraid his deafness would be a problem with these
electronic beeps.
   Suddenly one day, the staff was shorthanded;
the customer lines were getting longer and longer
and there were too few cashiers on duty.
   The supervisor grabbed the deaf employee and
told him to operate the cash register even though
he was never trained for the job.
   He did the job so well, that he became a permanent
cashier!

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

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

BLUE EDITION VIDEOS
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hobo/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-dogwalk/

the hobo and dogwalk videos were supposed to be featured in
the Blue edition; for some reason both files were bad and
could not be viewed at all; DeafDigest webmaster had to
look for a programming fix via google search and was
able to repair both bad files; to read the stories behind
the hobo and dogwalk videos, please go back to the
Blue edition

thank you for bearing with DeafDigest

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(revised posting, June 7th)

Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language

It is not too late to register, and the discounted rates still
apply...

REGISTER TODAY!

Register by June 19, 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

Many **NEW** workshops being offered for the first time! 

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
- Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 13-17, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing **NEW**
- Basic Workplace Correspondence  -- June 22-26, 2009

Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 29 - July 3, 2009
- DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering **NEW**
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt  -- August 10-14, 2009

- Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) -- July 15-17, 2009
(Date Change)

- Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming -- June 15-19, 2009
- Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture -- June
15-19, 2009

- Solid Modeling with SolidWorks -- June 22-26, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
- Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 22-26, 2009

- Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional -- July 13-17, 2009

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology

- JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery -- June 15-19, 2009

- PHP 6 and MySQL 5 -- July 13-17, 2009

- PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair -- 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 at the Rochester
Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any
of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form
by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). 

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

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TWO MISSING DEAF WORDS IN A DICTIONARY
   We have two important deaf words that are not
in a dictionary.
   The first important word is pah. The second
important word is audism.
   Every year the dictionary editors add few
new "hearing" words, but they never add new
"deaf" words.
   Why?   

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

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

SO SAD, THESE GM AND CHRYSLER WOES
   It seemed not to be too long time ago when
many deaf people earned good living working at
Detroit-area auto plants.
   DeafDigest editor remembers many years ago
of these deaf individuals sort of boasting of
having it made in their jobs.
   One person told DeafDigest editor that he was
making $60,000 per year. The editor asked him if
it was his base pay or if it included overtime.
He admitted it was overtime.
   Anyway, very sad.

BE CAREFUL WITH VRS TO CONTACT CREDIT CARD COMPANIES
   A DeafDigest subscriber shared his tale with
the editor. It went like this:

I received a credit card in the mail with instructions
to call the credit card representative to activate
the card.

A representative who identified herself as Shirley
realized I was using VRS, and knew I was deaf. She
asked for personal information - and then said that
the card is declined and the account was closed.

Upset, I demanded the name and the phone number of
her supervisor. He then said he does not have a
representative by the name of Shirley!

Fortunately the supervisor re-opened the account
and got my card activated. He did say he knew who
closed my account, but that it was not Shirley
but someone else!

   Whew!

AN ONLINE COLLEGE DEGREE
   Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned deaf students
able to get a college degree after completing his
online courses - and not having to worry about
interpreters.
   Another deaf person said:

Online classes help me with my communications because
I do not have to deal with hearing people face to face

   This comment is puzzling. If a deaf person cannot
communicate with the hearing on the campus, he may
have problems communicating with them once he hits
the job market.

A DEAF DESIGNER IN INDIA
   Move over, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Upper Armour, etc.
We have a deaf designer of sportswear in Nidhi Prakash
Kaul.
   He has worked for years for sports design firms in
India, but hopes to be able to strt his own
design business.

A COMMON FEAR AMONG OLDER PEOPLE
   Many older people have this fear - that they
would lose their hearing.
   It has become a ritual for some of them to
call on the telephone, asking for routine
information - just to make sure they still can
hear the telephone voice.

THESE CI STORIES IN NEWSPAPERS
   For years the newspapers run stories on these
CI "successes" but rarely, or never, on these
CI 'failures."
   And there is a twist - a newspaper ran a story
of a deaf woman that turned down a CI surgery!
   Routine operations are not newspaper stuff.
Neither are those that turn down operations.
   So, why is CI an exception?   

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF DOMINO'S PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

when my car broke down, I had to rent a car for one
week. As a result I won the Driver of the Week award!

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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story was titled:

A mainstreamed student defies the odds to get his diploma

Defying the odds, as if it is almost impossible for any
deaf student to graduate from high school with a diploma?

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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 Iberia Airlines have admitted guilt in not allowing
three deaf passengers to board one of their planes without
an interpreter accompanying them. This incident took place
five years ago
   As admission of their guilt, the airline agreed to
compensate the three deaf passengers for their inconvenience.
   Each deaf passenger was awarded a grand total of one
Euro each. Yes, just one Euro. In USA dollars, it would
be $1.42 each, not enough for a cup of coffee at local
Starbucks!

 ...

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Three Pigs

The author is unknown and it is an old tale, but
which stands the test of time!

Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/three-pigs/

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Siau Lioe
deaf chef,
Democracy Grille,
Bethesda, Maryland

http://www.gazette.net/stories/05062009/bethnew200033_32521.shtml

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Question of the week:

Q. I need to check on the Frat insurance policy
that I own. I've had no luck contacting the Frat.
What should I do?

A. The Frat closed down for good; all insurance
policies were transferred to the Catholic Order
of Foresters. All Frat policy holders were notified
by mail of the change - yet some members forget or
do not really realize exactly what is going on.

If you own a Frat policy and wish to check on it,
do go to:

http://www.catholicforester.com/

They will help you.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

that Netflix will caption all and every DVD
that they distribute

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

sometime during the 1920's - the first "deaf computer"
was built; it was a wooden numeral vote counter,
used by a Los Angeles deaf Frat division to count the votes
cast. This device continued to work over the years. No
one knows or remembers who built that "deaf computer."

.

Deaf and the Money:

Cost of coffee at local Starbucks - $1.65

Money won in Iberia lawsuit          - $1.42
(see Hot News above)

Money in legal fees                  - thousands of dollars

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

number of recognized sign languages in the world - 121

do click on:
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90008

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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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open positions
Full Time Residential Counselors
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf has openings for Full Time Residential
Counselors, Male and Female

Overnight and Residential - 1-2 years direct care experience in residential
program with Deaf and HOH children preferred.               

ASL Fluency required.

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 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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position available
Therapist II (Signing)
Regional Mental Health Center
Lake County, Indiana

Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Must be able to use
ASL to communicate with deaf clients. Ability to work with children,
adolescents and adults. 

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities. 

Minimum of two years of experience required. License preferred.

You May mail, fax, or e-mail your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
Attn: Recruiting
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

or

mailto:diane.Johnson@geminus.org

or

Fax: 219-757-1810

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Position Vacancy Notice
Total Communication/Auditory Oral Early Childhood
  Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
position located at Nampa, Idaho

Begin Date:        August 2009

Nature of Work:        Develop and implement a continuum of educational
activities for D/HH preschool age children; develop IEP goals and
attend other meetings required for the delivery of educational
services; teach one session of total communication and one session
of auditory oral preschool; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child
Certification with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement; Early Childhood
Endorsement preferred; Experience teaching deaf children in Total
Communication/Auditory Oral

Settings; Bachelor's degree required, Master?s degree preferred.

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:
Interested persons are to submit a letter of application, resume,
official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of
recommendations to:

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
ATTN: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:        Parkview Early Learning Center, Nampa, Idaho
Closing Date:        Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to furnish a background check
within three months of employment per Idaho Code 33-130.

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Position Vacancy Notice
Department Chair: American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
   (ASLIE)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
NTID is one of the eight colleges within Rochester Institute of
Technology (RIT), a national center of educational excellence.  

It is located in Rochester, New York, which is home to a large and
vibrant Deaf community and has been named as one of the top 100
American cities in which to raise a family.  

The RIT community is diverse, dynamic, and excellence-driven.
Within the college of NTID, the ASLIE department provides American
Sign Language instruction to the university's faculty, staff, and
students.  In addition, the ASLIE department educates students
seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of ASL/English
interpretation.

Chair responsibilities, in addition to traditional faculty
responsibilities, include: Provide strategic direction for the
design, delivery, and on-going evaluation of curricula; manage the
composition, evaluation, and development of the department's human
resources; monitor budget and maintain departmentally-assigned
resources; represent the department to internal RIT and NTID
stakeholders as well as national stakeholders;  and provide
programmatic and curricular leadership to a nationally recognized
faculty in the fields of American Sign Language instruction and
ASL/English Interpreting education.

Review of applications will begin Sept 30th and will continue until
position is filled.

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the RIT Career
Zone:  http://mycareer.rit.edu                                                      

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30398

Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer.

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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
status.

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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 6/7/09 - 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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(updated June 7th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Riverside,
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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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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News of the Week:
   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to the following
individuals that have departed us this week -

- Bill Ennis
- George Karras
- Leander Moore
- Phil Moos
- Micki Simpson

   Bill was an outstanding basketball player for deaf
clubs in Washington, DC over the years. When his
basketball days ended, he gained fame as a stand-up
comedian at deaf events.
   George was a success story; he enrolled at Gallaudet
knowing nothing about sign language; not only he graduated
from Gallaudet with a degree in Chemistry, he worked for
EPA for 38 years as Chemist. Additionally he was a vital
element in the New Jersey Deaf Community.
   Leander taught science classes at Tennessee School for
the Deaf for 38 years; said an admiring associate:

it was amazing how he made seven telescopes all
by himself, and the students were able to see these
planets with these telescopes

   Phil founded USA-L, a daily deaf e-news that was
distributed nationally in the deaf community. It became
the second nationally-based deaf e-news to serve the
Deaf Community.
   Lastly but not the least, Micki was the wife of well
known deaf sports leader Bill Simpson (past Deaflympics),
yet she made a name for herself in the North Carolina
Deaf Community with involvement in local and state
deaf civic and community programs.
   Thank you, Bill, George, Phil and Micki for serving us
so well over the years!   

..

   Will the Texas governor sign, or will he not
sign? This is the question facing Deaf Texans with
respect to Texans with Disabilities Act that
passed both sides of the state legislative bodies.
   This act is stronger than the Federal ADA
regulations.

..

   Many young people to to the beach to have
a good time, and unfortunately for them, their
search for fun has led them into trouble with
the law. Deaf individuals are no exceptions.
   The Ocean City, MD police force has a new
policy on how to deal with disabled, the
deaf included, that get into trouble.
   For the deaf, it means interpreters,
written notes, and handcuffing them in a way
that they could communicate in signs, etc.

..

   The weekly series "A Vocational Rehabilitation
counselor's pet peeve" has been changed to
"A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news"
effective with this edition.
   Do read these great news this counselor has been
enjoying!
   Just scroll all the way below to the usual spot
in this edition.

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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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A DOG MEETS ANOTHER DOG
   You are deaf and you take your dog to a
doggie park, where dogs run free and make
friends with other dogs.
   Your dog walks up to another dog, and sniffs
him and then barks.
   The hearing dog walker has to decide if the
bark is "dog talk" or if it is not.
   The deaf dog walker has to decide if the dog
is playing and not fighting.
   Deaf dog walker; hearing dog walker; two different
viewpoints.

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RIT/NTID's Steps to Success Summer Mini-Camp Program

Deaf and hard-of-hearing African-American, Latino-American,
and Native American students who are entering 7th, 8th or 9th
grade can attend Steps to Success, a career exploration mini-camp,
August 7 - 9 at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.  

Students can explore career options through hands-on activities like
working with robots and conducting science experiments in labs, make
new friends and begin to see options for after high school. 

Students stay in a college residence hall and all meals are provided. 

Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend and can get tips to
support their student through this time of transition.

The cost is $50, and limited scholarships are available based on
financial need.  

Experienced counselors and instructors use both English and sign
language.  

Deadline to register is June 15th.  For more information or to
register, visit http://www.rit.edu/NTID/StepsToSuccessDD
call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY) or e-mail
mailto:StepToSuccess@ntid.rit.edu 

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A DEAF HOBO DURING DEPRESSION YEARS
   During the depression years, hobos jumped on and
off trains to get free rides.
   We had one Gallaudet student who was a hobo. He
was so poor that he could not afford a train ride
from his home in Texas to Washington, DC to go to
Gallaudet.
   Each year he was at Gallaudet, he had to live
the life of a hobo.
   After he graduated and found a good job, his
hobo days were over!   

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Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278.
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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A HARD OF HEARING JUDGE IN MINNESOTA
   The Beltrami County Judicial Center in Minnesota
is outfitted with a loop system. The prime force
behind the installation of this system is
Judge Paul Benshoof. He is hard of hearing and wears
a hearing aid.
   DeafDigest hopes that this judge will also encourage
use of interpreters and CART for the benefit of the
deaf who do not wear hearing aids.

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CLUB CHANGING ITS PRIORITIES
   There was a newspaper story last week about
The Shoreline Woman's Club of Sheboygan, in
Wisconsin.
   It is a service organization for women,
involved with philanthrophy and to encourage
involvement of its members in the community.
   This organization made the James Madison
School for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired as
its sole beneficiary for 25 years.
   Suddenly it stopped, but made beneficiaries
of other local groups.
   Why?

OWNING A BUSINESS
   It does not matter if a person is deaf or hearing;
owning a business has headaches - employee turnover,
capital needed to invest in equipment and supplies,
competition from everywhere, crisis management and
so on.
   As a young man growing up, DeafDigest editor
always wanted to own a business, but was held back
by the firm belief of his father that the deaf
cannot operate businesses. He was quite adamant
right to his dying day.
   Anyway there is this report by Business Link,
an agency in United Kingdom which encourages the
deaf and the disabled to own businesses.
   This agency said the biggest barrier to owning
a business is none of the factors above, but
the attitude of customers and investors.
   Pretty much sounds true here in USA. Still, we
have a good number of successful deaf-owned
businesses.

A SILENT WAR WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT
   Do hearing aid dispensers hate CI surgeons?
And vice versa.
   A hearing aid advocate dropped a hint on one
of these deaf-related web sites that hearing
aid dispensers do not refer CI candidates
to CI surgeons. These dispensers do not want
to lose business in hearing aid sales!

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, famous poet & writer

in many of his works, he made frequent references to
the deaf and of deafness, all in a symbolic sense;
an example was "we are deaf to the higher voices"

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained an interpreter:

being asked this question -

what do you do for a living?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

If you are watching realtime captioning of a newscast,
a reporter might say something like this.

THE STATE SUPREME COURT RULED THE VOTING RIGHTS LAW DOES
NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN DISTRICTS

The following is an example of poor captioning where the
problem is not with the realtime captioner, but it is a
technical problem probably with the transmission or
reception that needs to be investigated.

T ST%TE SREME COT RI*$D THE VOTING RHTS LE$ DOES NOT ALY
TO CAXTAIN DTRICTS.

Here is another example of poor captioning.   In this case,
the problem is a realtime captioner who is doing a poor job.

THE STATE EXTREME COURSE RULED THE VOTING RITES LAW DOES NOT
REPLY TO CERTAIN DIRECTS. 

When you have a problem with poor captioning, it may help to
be able to identify what the problem is.  Then you can
determine what can be done to correct that problem.

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updated every Monday

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

an audiologist

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

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

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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:

The June 12 analog shut down is coming up! I just noticed your column
and realized I've missed a lot. Where can I get more information?

Answer:

Basically if you have cable or satellite TV, you're fine. If you
rely on over-the-air broadcasts, you need either a digital TV or
a converter box to connect to your old analog TV.

The FCC recently revamped their informational Web site on the DTV
transition. You can enter your zip code to check the DTV coverage
in your area. It also has a troubleshooting guide and
instructions on how to hook up your equipment to get
DTV broadcasts. 

To see the updated FCC site, check this link:

http://www.dtv.gov

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

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

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc released a report
saying that senior citizen Americans constantly
deny their hearing losses.
   Why is this report considered surprising because
it isn't!

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The Deaf and the Law

location:
Arizona

case:
a deaf employee is fired by Wal-Mart but without
an interpreter to tell him of the bad news; the
fired deaf employee files a lawsuit, claiming he is
entitled to an interpreter

result:
the court decided in favor of Wal-Mart

comment:
The court is wrong

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:
   How and to what extent would hard of hearing people stand
as far as ADA is concerned is a long debate among these
people well versed with ADA laws.
   Some are saying if disability lasts 6 or more months
then it is subject to ADA regulations. Yet, complicating
these factors are hearing aids and CI's. Do both devices
make these hard of hearing people "hearing" and therefore
less subject to ADA regulations?

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Dave DeBusschere, a famous basketball player, died in
2003. A recent news program mentioned the DeBusschere
name, but the story had nothing to do with him or
even of basketball!

....

What became of?

Michael L. Cross Jr

- Past
track and field star, St Mary's School for the Deaf,
Buffalo, NY

- Present
design engineer, New York State Department of Transportation

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Deaf brainpower in The Czech Republic. Four deaf students
emerged as winners on May 12th. in a regional academic challenge
contest, besting their hearing peers. The victorious foursome
then moves on to the nationals, that will take place on June 12th.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Many deaf individuals have obtained employment in the
Federal government, thanks to the Schedule A clause.
   It has been learned that the Schedule A provisions have
been enhanced to encourage more disabled, the deaf included,
to enter the Federal work force.
   How and to what extent is Schedule A being enhanced,
do not know - but advice is - just stay tuned and ask around.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is Neflix, which rakes in millions and millions of
dollars per week in DVD rentals, so reluctant to spend
two measly thousand dollars just to caption a DVD
movie?

$2,000 per title threatening to bankrupt Netflix?
Netflix, please get real!

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Your customer actually shows up 15 minutes early, fills
out all forms correctly, provides the necessary
documentation to the point you can find him eligible for
VR services the minute he walks in.

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closing date - June 8, 2009; 5 pm MST

position opening
Executive Director
New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Santa Fe, New Mexico

pay Annual: Min. $59,051, Mid. $95,958, Max. $132,864

to read job description & application procedures, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/cdhh-executive-director/

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vacancy announcement in Hawaii
Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii

Job Description:
Teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing provide specially designed
instruction for students using ASL or total communication.  The
settings can be in either a school for the deaf, a resource classroom
on a public school campus, or as an itinerant teacher.  

Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the
deaf and hard-of-hearing (must include student teaching in a K-12 setting)

* Certified Teacher of the Hard-of-Hearing

* Authorized to work in the U.S.

* Proficient in ASL

* Familiar with Cochlear implants and other assistive devices for the deaf
and hard-of-hearing

* Knowledgeable in IEP procedures

Salary:
$43,157 - 57,243/year

Licensing:
Anyone hired must be committed to getting a valid Hawaii teacher
license.  

For more information on licensing requirements and procedures, please
visit the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website at: 

http://www.htsb.org

Incentives and Bonuses:
Pending the availability of funding, a relocation bonus is available for
qualified teachers:  

http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teacherbonusesandincentives.htm

Application Procedures:
http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teachers_applying.htm 

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Additional information: http://doe.k12.hi.us 

Contact:
Jeff Hoover, Personnel Specialist
Teacher Recruitment
Department of Education
680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490
Honolulu, HI 96817

1-800-305-5104 Toll Free
(808) 586-4050 Fax
mailto:Jeff_Hoover@notes.k12.hi.us

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announcing openings
Occupational & Physical Therapists, full-time
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus
in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program
operating as a state-aided private school.  

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the building Principal, provide individual
therapy treatments, and accurate record keeping on a daily basis.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational or Physical
Therapy.  Current Connecticut license in occupational or physical
therapy and Connecticut, Department of Public Health license required.
Must possess sign language skills with SCPI rating level of
Intermediate preferred or must be committed to develop such skills.
Pediatric occupational or physical therapy experience is preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a) Compensation based on union contract.

(b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are
available.  

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE:
M/F/V/H/D.

All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified
applicants will be invited to interview.

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Anticipated Position, beginning August 6, 2009
Physical Education Teacher, K-12
The Charter School at National Deaf Academy
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Qualifications:

*  Fluent in American Sign Language

*  Florida certifications in Physical Education and Hearing Impaired

*  Experience in teaching children with emotional challenges,
    preferred

Please send your resume, transcripts and 3 letters of reference to:

Rebecca Hilding
Director
The Charter School at National Deaf Academy
19650 US Highway 441
Mount Dora, FL 32757

mailto:rhilding@nda.com
352-385-3019 (voice)
352-735-4939 (fax)
205.245.63.46 (IP)

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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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(updated 6/7/09)

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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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 6/7/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

- 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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