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DeafDigest – 26 July 2009

DeafDigest Gold - July 26, 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-angry-counselor/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-oral/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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

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working together as ONE team to help you work toward your financial goals.

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

Kramer Financial
9099 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 101
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240-379-6908 VP/TTY
240-379-6929 voice

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

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rate!

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Kramer Financial
usa@kramerfinancial.com
240-379-6908 (TTY/VP)
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week

   Physical Education has always been part of the agenda
at Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD). And now, it is being
greatly enhanced, thanks to a $110,000 grant, called
PROJECT D.E.A.F.
   What is the difference between traditional Physical
Education and PROJECT D.E.A.F.?
   A RSD spokesman said:

PROJECT D.E.A.F. is simply a major enhancement to existing 
physical education, wellness and fitness classes at RSD for 
students. In addition to traditional class offerings, deaf 
students will have more focused and accessible choices, 
like kayaking, rock climbing and new technology allowing 
students to assess and monitor their own, custom fitness 
goals.

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   Reality TV makeover programs are popular with the
viewing audience. But not all makeovers are on TV;
one such non-TV makeover is greatly benefitting the
Clarke School for the Deaf.
   It is the Whalley Computer Associates announcing
Clarke as the winner of the Virtual Technology Makeover 
Contest.
   What this means is the school will be getting loads
of computer equipment earmarked for classroom 
purposes.

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   Jumping on the Newborn Hearing Screening is the
province of Quebec.
   Mandatory testing of all newborns in Quebec
will start in the fall of 2010.
   DeafDigest wonders why cannot it start now,
instead of waiting more than a year? At any rate
better to have this law than no law at all.

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

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AN ANGRY VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
   Way back in the 1960's, a deaf vocational rehabilitation
counselor was angry.
   He worked very hard to find jobs for his deaf clients.
The problem was the pay was $60.00 per week. His deaf clients
turned down these jobs because they found other jobs that
paid $85.00 per week.
   These deaf clients had a choice between $85.00 per week
jobs that will remain $85.00 per week for many years  or
working up the ladder from $60.00 per week but with $5.00
per week raises every six months. In 3 years this $60.00
per week job would become $90.00 per week.
   Yet, these deaf clients would not wait. That made the
deaf VR counselor angry. 

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

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


IRONY ABOUT CLARKE SCHOOL
   Clarke School for the Deaf is one of the
world's most famous oral schools for the deaf.
   Many years ago, Grace Goodhue taught at
Clarke. She then married Calvin Coolidge,
who became the president of USA.
   There was a newspaper story that was
written up about Coolidge's wife teaching
at Clarke. The story said that she taught
at a school for the "deaf and dumb."
   The dictionary says "dumb" means a person
cannot use speech at all!
   The newspaper reporter did not understand
the word "dumb"!


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

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


THE SELF-TAUGHT THOMAS EDISON
   Thomas Edison, the man of 1,093 patents, was
deaf. He did not seek counsel of doctors to
see if an operation could help him.
   He also never went to college, and simply
stayed home and taught himself.
   Why? He felt schooling and a medical
operation would disrupt his powers of concentration
while thinking of things to invent to make our
world better!


DEAFNESS AS THE CINDERELLA OF DISABILITIES?
   A newspaper story was titled:
   
DEAFNESS is the Cinderella of disabilities

   It said:

One in seven people - 14% of the population - has a 
problem with hearing, but they can find others treating 
them with impatience and a lack of understanding.

   DeafDigest does not understand why Deafness is
the Cinderella? A Cinderella is a mythical woman,
who overcame oppression, to become a huge success.
Is this story saying that Deafness is the most
successful disability?
   Some writers make no sense!



NORTH CAROLINA HELPING A DEAF MAN START A BUSINESS
   There was a newspaper story of North Carolina investing
$40,000 to help a deaf man start a new business - as a
crabber.
   The money was for crab traps. And for this expenditure,
the state Vocational Rehabilitation agency was criticized
by Senate minority leader Phil Berger for wasteful
spending.
   This is interesting. Crabbing is practically a dying
industry. Wouldn't the state be better off investing
$40.000 in a different kind of business to help the
deaf client?
   Just wondering.


100 THINGS YOUR KIDS MAY NEVER KNOW
   A story was posted on a yahoo site, titled
"100 things your kids may never know."
   It mentions things like a VHS tape, shortwave
radio, Starbuck (as a man, not as a coffee),
swimming pool diving boards, etc.
   What about us, the deaf? Our future deaf children
may never know about the following:

- TTY
- hearing aid (if CI completely replaces the hearing aid)
- deaf newspapers (Silent News; NAD Broadcaster)
- clubs of the deaf
- betting at basketball tournaments
- Frat divisions
- linotype & hot type as top profession for the deaf

   The list is longer but above is enough.




ILLEGAL TO BE DEAF?
   Matt Roloff, the leading character in the
popular "Little People, Big World" reality cable
TV series, said in one episode:

it is illegal to be a dwarf

   He was expressing his frustration at being
unable to have a home builder modify the
local building codes in order to make the
facilities dwarf-friendly. 
   He wanted the staircase railings lowered
to match the heights of himself and his wife,
but doing so, would be illegal.
   What about us, the deaf? So many things we
want, but can't have - leaving us with the
feeling that it is also illegal to be deaf!
 



10-DIGIT QUESTIONS YOU WANTED TO ASK, BUT DIDN'T
   The FCC, knowing that there many people that
wanted to get answers to questions they didn't ask,
has set up a web site at:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tendigit-faqs.pdf

   This deals with 10-digit issues which continues
to confuse so many of us!
 


TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I knocked on the door with a pizza delivery.
A young kid, maybe 10 years old, opened the door,
gave me the money (exact amount owed), took the
pizza and closed the door.

I was a little upset about not getting a tip, but
drove away. I spotted in the rear view mirror of
my car, the angry mother chasing after me. I
backed up my car to her, opened the window and
got the tip that her son would not give me!


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 Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


a deaf/mute phone communication system


what is so wrong about just calling it "telephone
relay system"?  This phrase was written up in a
newspaper in California!

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

We had over 600 at the recent silent weekend.

The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000 
participants and include a medical interpreting track.  Novice, 
beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as 
well as interpreters (CEUs offered) will have around 150 hours 
of seminars to choose from.

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

Students 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 is 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 currently under way.  

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html for 
an article from a newspaper.


See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Even though the Obama Inauguration is history,
the The Australian Communications and Media Authority
is angry.
   This Australian agency has scolded Network Ten
(Sydney) Pty Ltd for not captioning the inauguration
on TV.
   DeafDigest fails to understand why it took the
Australian agency seven months to point its finger
at Network Ten.
   At any rate, a late scolding is better than no
scolding at all.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

We so many Deaf Issues. What are these issues?

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-issues/


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Evelyn Glennie, famous deaf British percussionist; most recent picture

http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/7550-1417/

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Question of the week:

Q. I am confused between the roles of FCC's Disability Rights 
Office and the state relay office. Could you clarify?

A. If you have a problem with the relay service itself, contact
your state relay administrator. If you are not happy with
a relay policy, then contact the FCC's Disability Rights
Office 




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that interpreters are available on minute's notice 
instead of giving 5 days notice or 2 weeks notice


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1953 - the first transistor hearing aid came out on
the market. Actually the transistor was invented in 1947,
but it took six years before the hearing aid manufacturers
picked up on it.

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Deaf and the Money:

How are budget cutbacks impacting on schools for the
deaf?

Let us take Alabama School for the Deaf as an example.

The school relies on state funding, and when there are
cutbacks, the may be no other resources to get more
money. If this deaf school was treated like a local
school system, they could push for raising of local
taxes.

What is true for Alabama, may or may not necessarily
be true for other schools. Every state operates
differently when it comes to funds.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

A hearing engineer had a successful consulting practice;
he suddenly became deaf, and as a result, lost 60
percent of his business. 

He was able to retain 40 percent of his business;
these clients told him that sudden deafness could happen
to them as much as it happened to him!

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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deafsports


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

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

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position announcement
Employment Specialist/Job Developer, P.R.I.D.E. Program
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, New York

Full-time grant position

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        
As soon as possible
                        
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:        
The Employment Specialist/Job Developer will perform the 
following duties:  complete informal interest, functional 
or situational assessments with participants referred for 
supported employment services; assist participants with 
employment goals and creating or updating resumes; develop 
job placement sites for individual participants referred 
for placement; develop a variety of sites to allow 
participants to experience work tryout activities; and 
build and develop relationships with a variety of employers 
in the Rochester area for future job placement activity. 

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

Prior experience working with deaf adults with additional 
disabilities 

Proficiency in American Sign Language preferred

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

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

CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

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

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position announcement
Itinerant Field Operations Support II
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
position is in Northern California area

starting salary: $51,937 with benefits

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/ddtp

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Superintendent position
Arkansas School for the Deaf
Little Rock, Arkansas

The Arkansas School for the Deaf invites applicants
for the position of superintendent.

Scope of Duties:
This position is responsible for planning and directing the 
development, delivery and administration of the educational 
and residential life programs and services of the school.  

The Superintendent is responsible for establishing a residential 
and community environment conducive to learning and to the social 
and emotional development of children who are deaf/hard of hearing, 
or multi-handicapped, enrolled in specialized parent-infant, pre-school, 
elementary, secondary and pre-vocational programs.  

The Superintendent reports to and advises the five member Board 
of Trustees and directs and coordinates all business and facilities 
management activities, and community relations activities.  Consults 
on educational and technological issues and initiatives associated 
with the growth and development of children who are deaf/hard of 
hearing.

Minimum Requirements:
- Must hold a standard teaching license and a Building Level or 
Curriculum/Program Administrator License

- Must have four (4) years teaching experience with, preferably, 
Building Level or Curriculum/Program Administrator experience

- Must hold an Advanced Degree or have completed an Advanced Program 
of Study reflective of the Arkansas Standards for District Level 
Administrator

- Successfully completed the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA)

Special Requirements:
- Superintendent may be required to live on campus - (if required, 
room and board is furnished)

- Ability to converse proficiently with deaf children and adults in 
American Sign Language

- A background check may be conducted on applicants

Salary:        $85,536

Resumes will be accepted until August 15, 2009 or until filled.  
Please apply to:

Lucy Cockrell, Personnel Manager
Arkansas School for the Deaf
2606 W. Markham/ASB Duplex
Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: (501) 603-3529 (V/TTD)
Fax: (501) 603-3533
mailto:lucyc@asd.k12.ar.us

EOE

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position opening
High School Math Teacher
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf is seeking a highly qualified 
High School Math Teacher. 

If you are a qualified math teacher, know American Sign Language, 
and want to be part of a dynamite teaching team - YOU need to
contact us today!
 
You can visit our website at http://www.wsd.wa.gov to find out 
more or contact the HR office directly at (360) 696-6525
x4326 (V/TTY). 

We welcome new grads who interned in a math classroom!
 
Find out more about the beautiful Portland-Vancouver area by 
visiting the following links:

- City of Vancouver: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/links.asp
- City of Portland: http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=26013

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Jobs Available
http://www.tsd.jobs
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly 
funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the 
halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf 
education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and 
community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals 
alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential 
that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of 
hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf currently has various jobs available. Some of 
our current openings include: 
- Administrative Assistant 
- Bus Driver 
- Day Residential Educator 
- Interpreter, Residential Specialist
- Teacher. 

The full list of our job openings can be viewed on our website at 
http://www.tsd.jobs - Positions include full State benefits including 
paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, 
and retirement plan. 

About Austin: 
Austin is consistently voted one of the country's best cities to live, 
work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of 
healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, best 
"chill" cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list 
continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, 
Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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position available
TITLE: RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK
St. Rita School for the Deaf        
Cincinnati, OH

St. Rita School for the Deaf is an academic 10-month program 
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing impaired children from birth 
through 20 years of age. St. Rita School is an equal 
opportunity employer/educational private institution. 
Skills in Total Communication are required of all personnel.

TITLE:                        RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK

AREA:                        ONE FOR GIRLS DORMITORY
                        ONE FOR BOYS DORMITORY

NATURE OF WORK:          This is a live-in position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education 
or related Field.

2. Proficiency in Sign Language.

3. Knowledge of child growth and development and behavior.

4. Physical stamina, emotional maturity and patience needed for 
residential living.
                                
REPORTS TO:        DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

SUPERVISES:        Students in the dormitory and students in the after 
school programs.

JOB GOAL:

1. To assist the student in group living, personal hygiene, 
interpersonal relationships, social graces and spiritual 
and moral development.

2 To create a healthful living situation in which the student 
can mature and develop as an individual with unique needs and 
personality.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. To care for the student at all times outside of class time.

2. To maintain a neat, clean and pleasant dormitory and social area

3. To provide a good health care program including: appropriate diet, 
rest and exercise, personal hygiene, care of sick student.

4. To assign and monitor student duties.

5. To assist the students in caring for and managing their money

6. To guide and assist the students with planning of recreational 
activities and the utilization of their leisure time.

7. To discipline inappropriate behavior according to school policy

8. To advise and counsel both the student and the parents.

9. To provide an area and time for studies and intellectual 
pursuits.

10. To support the philosophy and objectives of the school.

Submit your resume to:
Peter Keller
Director of Student Life
St. Rita School for the Deaf
1720 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH  45215-1258

E-mail mailto:pkeller@srsdeaf.org 

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt. Dora, Florida

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

Requires high school diploma or equivalent.  

Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  

Fluent in ASL preferred. 

American Sign Language training provided on site.  

FT and Per Diem, all shifts available.  

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500. 

EOE

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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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(updated 7/19/09 - 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

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

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(updated 7/19/09 - 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:

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD


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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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News of the Week:

   To get an update on the Gallaudet presidential
search, do click on:

http://psac.gallaudet.edu/  and view the vlog of
the search committee chairperson Jim Macfadden.
   
   He emphasized very strongly that no one, not
even himself, knows who the next president will
be! The announcement will be made sometime in
October, after another round of interviews
have been conducted.

..

   How powerful is the Power of the Attitude?
Ohio State University would not caption their
football scoreboard, thus eliciting a lawsuit
from a football fan.
   And the Cowboys Stadium is accessible,
and the team recently gave tour to the disabled,
showing them how friendly the stadium is.
   Two famous football programs. One with Bad
Attitude; other one with Great Attitude.
   And as a matter of irony, Ohio State has
a great Deaf Education program. Unfortunately
the Deaf Education program and the football
program are not connected to each other!

..

   Taipei falling into the "Hearing knows whats'
right for the deaf without asking the deaf" Syndrome?
   Deaflympics is coming up in September. And already
Taipei has a red face. They built a spanking new
8-lane swimming pool just for the Deaflympics.
   Only one thing was wrong. Deaflympics rules
require a 10-lane swimming pool! Yes, swimming
will still take place, but at a different swimming
venue at a distance from the original venue.
   Had Taipei officials checked with the Deaflympics
officials, they would know 10-lane, not 8-lane
is required.

..
   
   After years of battling the legislators, the
deaf of Jamaica won.
   They will be able to get drivers' licenses by
the end of this summer.
   Jamaica was an island of irony. The nation
allowed deaf tourists to drive but would not
permit deaf natives to drive!

..

   As the Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary
comes up today, there is a link:

http://www.ada.gov/videogallery.htm

   As a sidebar, David Pierce (Davideo Productions & The
Old Fogeys cartoonist) stood on the steps of the Texas
Capitol on that very day - announcing the formation of
America's Disability Channel, which was to go hand in
hand with the Silent Network.
   He said:

We've come a long way!

   Speaking of the videos, two of them have captioned
capability whereas the two others don't.

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF SIGN LANGUAGE
   Many deaf people use sign language. Not every
deaf person uses ASL as their sign language.
Many immigrant deaf people use their home nation
sign language that we, the Americans, do not
understand.
  And also, there are many deaf people that teach
themselves sign language. We also often do not
understand these self-taught sign languages.
   Self-taught sign languages create problems for
interpreters and social workers that work with
the deaf!

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A WASTED ACTING ROLE
   What is a waste of time with deaf actors
in hearing movies?
   A deaf person would be hired to act in a
hearing film. The role may be small, maybe just
one short scene.
   And when the filming is finished, the film
editors would cut out the deaf character.
The deaf community would come to watch the
movie and be disappointed in not seeing the
deaf actor.
   A waste of time for everyone. It has
happened from time to time in the past.


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BUDGET CRISIS AND SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
   Budget crisis is hitting states across the
USA. In some states, governors have attempted to
close their residential schools for the deaf, whereas
in other states, closing the schools was never
an option.
   Let us compare some states:

- California, 53.7 bil in hole, two state schools for the deaf
are safe

- Illinois, 9.2 bil in hole, Illinois SD was threatened

- Idaho, 411 mil in hole, Idaho SD & B was threatened

   It is interesting that California, the state with the
biggest hole, has left their two schools alone, whereas
other states with less holes, have made noises about
closing their schools.
   Different states, different educational views.


A MYSTERY AT MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   When things take place hundreds of years ago,
and lacking documentation, then tracking them down
may need powers of a Sherlock Holmes!
   This refers to a piece of painting deemed valuable
that was in possession by Maryland School for the 
Deaf. Who was the woman in the painting? 
   Chad Baker, the school deputy superintendent,
wants to know.
   To read the story in full, do click on:

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=92792

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THE GALLAUDET LANDSCAPE
   Gallaudet University, or more appropriately
known as Kendall Green, sits on a 96-acre
land in northeast Washington, DC.
   It is a beautiful campus with trees and
flowers, and even a fish pond.
   The person responsible for keeping
Kendall Green just as beautiful as possible
is Trudy Haselhuhn. She is deaf, and has been
on the job for 22 years.


THE DEAF IN CRICKET
   Baseball is popular in USA, not so in India.
The sport of choice is cricket. There is a
deaf world cricket championship that takes place
every few years among these cricket playing
nations.
   Now - a fast and quick question. Has there
ever been a deaf cricket player that was one
of the best in the world (among hearing players)?
   Yes. The late Baba Sidhaye starred on top
hearing cricket teams in India in a long career
that spanned the late forties through the
mid-sixties.


DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

most counselors that work with mainstreamed students
lack guidance on how to deal with them!


(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked too many times:

what is the sign for that dirty word?



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Some people may have been hesitant to request Communication 
Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in an educational 
setting because they thought they had to hire and pay for 
the services themselves.  

However, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act 
(ADA), CART is a legitimate auxiliary aid for people who are 
deaf or hard-of-hearing.  

It has also been confirmed in the courts that it is a reasonable 
accommodation for those people.

Some CART providers may be employees of the university or school 
system, while others are independent contractors hired to cover 
specific courses for specific students.  

Many times the university contracts with a CART/captioning
agency to provide CART services for whatever classes may need to 
be covered, and that agency will then use their employees or 
independent contractors to cover the classes.

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

instructional specialist

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The state of Massachusetts is coming up with a
"Strategic Plan to Make Massachusetts a Model Employer for
People with Disabilities."
   The goal is to make the state government workplace
disabled, the deaf, included, friendly.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Dublin, Ireland

case:
a deaf woman filed a lawsuit to be allowed to serve
on the jury

result:
pending; dragging its feet through the court system

comment:
Deja Vu!

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

There is a web site that deals with all aspects
of the law and the disabled, the deaf included:

http://www.disabilityinfo.gov

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

to make tu (sure) today is the day

....

What became of?

the Frelich siblings 

- Past

9 siblings of Philip and Esther Frelich,
Devil's Lake, North Dakota, all of them deaf

- Present

from oldest to youngest:

- Phyllis, nationally acclaimed actress
- Dennis, furniture-maker
- Merrill, retired auto plant worker
- Shirley, ASL & Deaf Studies instructor
- Peggy, Outreach Coordinator
- Timothy, MSSD administrator
- Priscilla, Gallaudet employee
- Pamela, teacher's aide
- Daryl, Gallaudet employee

all of them enrolled at Gallaudet; some graduated,
some didn't


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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Myron H. Weinberger, who is "very" deaf (115dB),
is a professor of Medicine and Director for the
Hypertension Research Center at the Indiana University
School of Medicine. He was recently elected as Vice
President of the American Society of Hypertension and
will be honored with The Page-Bradley Lifetime
Achievement Award of the American Heart Society in
September.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Gulp! A casino practically in Gallaudet's backyard. A District
of Columbia gambling group  wants to build a casino at New York
Avenue in the Northeast.
   This idea will not immediately fly, if it flies at all - fierce
opposition is already being waged against the proposed casino.
   If the casino bears fruit then looking on the bright side is the
hope of employment opportunities - on the management level for
Gallaudet graduates.
   A deaf pit boss? Why not.

(editor's note: nothing came out of it)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The police fight crime. They are fearless yet they are afraid 
of one thing.

It is not the criminals that fight back. It is the deaf
person that may file lawsuits against them (no interpreters,
no accommodations, no rights while being handcuffed, etc).

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

A customer who got you suspended a few years ago admits she 
was wrong and wants you as a counselor again (a mixed
blessing)

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position openings
- ASL/Deaf Studies Teacher
- Athletic Director
- Social Worker - Spanish/ASL
- Family Resource Specialist
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

For full details about these positions and all Fanwood has to offer, 
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announcing an opening
Principal
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

CLOSING DATE:        Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf is located on a 54 acre campus 
in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day 
program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was 
established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf 
in America.  The program is a comprehensive center-based 
and community-based educational program serving deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, 
and adult service program, utilizing a total communication 
philosophy.  


SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the direction of the Director of Education, supervises 
the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a 
specific educational department of the American School for the 
Deaf.  Exercises considerable leadership, ingenuity and 
flexibility to adapt a program to fit the needs, abilities, and 
conditions peculiar to deaf students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher 
Certification, State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate 
or ability to secure same.  Minimum SCPI level of Intermediate 
Plus.  

Send resume and letter of application to:   

Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269
        
For more information visit our website:     

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open positions
Spurwink Services
Portland, Maine

- Therapeutic Couple for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 
years of age - American Sign Language fluent
Location: Portland, Maine
Schedule: The work schedule is from Sunday to Friday

Wage: 
Full Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage 
$25,080 a year

Part Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage 
$10,944 a year

Position: Come join us in providing a natural home setting for 
our clients with hearing impairment in our agency-owned home 
in Portland, Maine. 

Relevant experience helpful; ability to be nurturing and provide 
firm limit setting necessary. Team approach, training, supervision 
and on-call support provided. The couple MUST live in our agency 
home. Unfortunately, this position CANNOT accommodate couples who 
would wish to bring their own children to live with them in
our home.

This position requires that one person be a full time employee of 
50 hours a week and fluent in American Sign Language and the other 
person be a part time employee of 24 hours and fluent in American 
Sign Language, which allows this person to work at another job 
during the day. The couple do not work Friday afternoon to Sunday 
afternoon and do not work during July and August. The couple can 
reside rent free and utility free at the house all year round, 
during the weekends and school breaks. 

Spurwink provides a vehicle for work related responsibilities, 
household expenses and food during the school year. 

Position to start August 2009.

- Awake Night Counselor for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 
years of age - American Sign Language fluent
Location: Portland, Maine

Schedule: The work schedule is 40 hours per week, from Sunday to 
Friday.  The Awake Night Counselor does not work weekends, and 
does not work during the months of July or August.
Wage: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $18,240 a year

- Position: Direct Care position to work with deaf/hard of hearing 
children within our residential home.

Must be fluent in American Sign Language.

Position to start August 2009.


- Per Diem Workers to provide back up coverage for Therapeutic 
House Couple and Awake Night Counselor.
Location: Portland, Maine

Schedule: As needed, Sunday through Thursday evenings. Per Diem 
staff do not work weekends and do not work during the months of 
July or August.

Wage: $12.00 an hour

- Position: Direct Care positions to work with deaf/hard of 
hearing children within our residential home providing .
fill in coverage for Therapeutic Couple and Awake Night 
Counselor. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.

For more information, please call either Dan Hibbs or 
Kim Wilson at (207) 871-1200. To apply, please visit
http://www.spurwink.org

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position opening (contingent on funding)
Tenure Track Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

seeking full time tenure track faculty member who will be
assigned to one of the following departments:

- Psychology
- Linguistics
- Education
- ASL/Deaf Studies

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

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetfaculty

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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


- Director of Little Arrows Daycare-Brattleboro, VT
Full time (40 hrs) 12 months
BA in Early Childhood Ed, MA preferred
3 yrs teaching experience
Fluency in ASL
Develop and direct exciting new program to serve both Deaf and 
   hearing children 
 
- Teacher of the Deaf at Brattleboro, VT
Full-time (40 hrs/week) with benefits-10 month 
Proficiency in ASL & English
Master Degree in Deaf Education
VT License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within 1 year of employment
Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum, 
assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, 
   utilize technology in instruction 
position available in several subjects

- Teacher of the Deaf/Blind at Brattleboro, VT
Part-time (30hrs. /week) with benefits-10 month 

- Classroom Paraprofessional at Brattleboro, VT
Part-time or full-time

- Occupational Therapist/ Physical Therapist-Brattleboro, VT
Part-time position, 4 -5 hrs a week - 
Knowledge of ASL preferred

- Nursing Position-Brattleboro, VT
VT state Licensure required
Willingness to learn ASL
CPR cert. preferred
Per-Diem, some holiday/weekend resp.

Application procedures:

Interested persons are to apply in person at Austine School 
for the Deaf, off Maple Street (Building- Holton Hall, 2nd 
floor) in Brattleboro, VT or submit a resume or letter of 
interest to Kelly Therieau. Her email address is: 
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates 
to interview for an Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the 
Superintendent position.  

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, 
residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student 
population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the 
residential halls.  ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going 
commitment to bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf students.

This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides 
interpreting, administrative and secretarial support for the 
Superintendent.  In addition to interpreting, typing, filing, 
scheduling, and making copies, the administrative assistant 
performs other duties such as coordinating meetings and 
conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies 
and general office management. Strong computer skills required. 
Must have a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent 
computer skills and good overall organizational skills required 

Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter 
Certification (IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting 
experience. (Provisional certifications will not be accepted. 
Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) 
Substitution: Valid possession of at least one of the following: 
Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration 
(CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the 
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V 
from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National 
Interpreter Certification from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time 
interpreting experience. (Proof of the certificate must accompany 
the application.) Special Requirement: Interpreter must be able to 
interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to spoken English and 
from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) effectively, 
accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively, 
using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter 
must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate 
effective communication between sign language users and non-sign 
language users. 

Individual must have a valid driver's license. Advanced level 
skills are required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history 
(ISP & FBI) clearance required.

Benefits:

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

Application Procedure:

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

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 

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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DeafDigest – 19 July 2009

DeafDigest Gold - July 19, 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-auctions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-cigarette/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Palm Pre at the Deaf Pager Store

Have you seen the Palm Pre? 

It is the latest smart device from Sprint with touchscreen,
email, GPS, Wi-Fi, messaging, intuitive notifications, and
a breakthrough design.

Order it now at the Deaf Pager Store and save with the $29.99 a month
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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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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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Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives
licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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240-379-6908 VP/TTY
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Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor.
Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or
registered  as a broker/dealer or investment advisor.

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Kramer Financial
usa@kramerfinancial.com
240-379-6908 (TTY/VP)
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THE Z: THE NEXT GENERATION IN VIDEOPHONES

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and unreliable video relay services?

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CSDVRS is the clear choice for top-notch video relay
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Dial csdvrs.tv to make your call today!

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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

   Newly minted deaf Hungarian parliamentarian Adam Kosa
is off to the races. In his very first speech at the
European Parliament he blasted Slovakia's new language
law.
   He is saying that Slovakia is trying to suppress the
rights of the minorities in choice of languages.

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   We have deaf people that ride horses; we have deaf pilots;
we have a world champion deaf motocross racer; we have deaf
auto racers, and even two deaf players in the National
Football League. These are "dangerous" sports, that even
people that can hear also can get hurt.
   This being said, Walt Disney World is saying that Segways
is too dangerous for the deaf to use and is trying to enforce
their anti-deaf ruling via the courts!
   Disability Rights Advocates for Technology is fighting
this ruling in Florida.

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   The government of Manitoba, in Canada, announced
its commitment to supporting people with disabilities,
the deaf included.
   The government, while saying it supports the deaf,
has not mentioned anything about helping the deaf while
outlining its ambitious plans to help other disabled
groups.

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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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10% OFF ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS!

It's a Star-Spangled Celebration at WCI with 10% off ALL Sonic
Alert products in July!

Take your pick on a variety of doorbell and telephone signalers,
remote receivers and alarm clocks.

There's a product to fit every situation whether it be college
dorm room, office or house.

Call us now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at
http://www.weitbrecht.com (use code WCI709D when ordering).

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

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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NO INTERPRETER AT AUCTIONS
   Could a deaf person participate at a hearing auction
without an interpreter?
   There is fast action at auctions, and it is easy for
a hearing person to get lost!
   But what about a deaf person? A deaf businessman told
DeafDigest that he goes to auctions without an
interpreter!
   How? The auctioneers know him. And they use their
fingers to tell the deaf person the price being bid,
and will make sure the deaf person knows the price that
has been bid.

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

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

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National Deaf Business Institute Re-launches Website Highlighting Deaf
Business Owners

Media Contact:         Ronald Sutcliffe, Executive Director
mailto:execdir@ndbi.org

National Deaf Business Institute Re-launches Website Highlighting Deaf
Business Owners

Washington, D.C. [July 4, 2009] - The National Deaf Business Institute
(NDBI) is pleased to announce the re-launch of its website www.ndbi.org
as developed by Viable, Inc, a deaf-owned and deaf-operated company that
develops communication access technologies and provides video relay
services. "This updated, user-friendly site allows us to share news of
interest about deaf business owners," said Ronald Sutcliffe, NDBI
executive director. "It'll also have a blog and allow us to bring together
deaf business owners around the nation to share ideas, thoughts and
experiences." 

NDBI was founded in 2002 with the purpose of helping deaf people develop
skills to start, manage, and grow successful businesses. With the mission
of advancing entrepreneurship by deaf people through education, research
and outreach, NDBI?s vision is to build economic power among deaf persons
by helping increase business productivity. In order to instill a solid
entrepreneurial spirit among deaf people, NDBI believes that it is
critical for the community to have strong leaders and visible role models.
Experienced deaf entrepreneurs are also able to volunteer a few hours
every week for any of our various programs for youth, college students, or
professionals. 

"NDBI offers a variety of services to not only deaf business owners, but
also to all deaf persons who work in the field of business, in both the
public and private sectors," NDBI President Louis Schwarz said. "We strive
to develop and serve a community of deaf business leaders by offering
programs that provide equal access to the resources available to any
business owner. The programs also will provide tools deaf people can use
to overcome barriers imposed by society."

Sutcliffe added, "We are really appreciative of the generosity exhibited
by Viable, and are pleased they are equally committed to promoting the
expansion of deaf business ownership in this country.  This website is
only one of many steps to this accomplishment, and we?re very excited
about the possibilities ahead of us."   

Deaf business owners are encouraged to visit www.ndbi.org , enter their
businesses in the directory, and share news about their businesses or
professional accomplishments. 

http://www.ndbi.org

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ALMOST A DEAF CIGARETTE
   Many years ago a deaf chemist worked for a big cigarette
company. He was analyzing the Virginia Slims cigarette and
he had a great idea - a new cigarette that tasted like a
bubble gum.
   The chemist's supervisor liked the idea and formed a
new research team to see if a "bubble gum-tasting cigarette"
could be successful.
   Unfortunately for the deaf chemist, the bubble gum
cigarette was not successful because it would easily get
spoiled quickly on the market.

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

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

TAKING A HINT
   Matt Roloff is well known for his Little People, Big World
reality TV series.
   He is an advocate for the rights and the needs of Little
People, especially at hotels.
   He would invite the hotel general managers to observe him
and his wife, Amy, while they struggle to use the hotel
room amenities - TV sets, bathrooms, closets, beds, etc.
   Instead of lecturing, a simple demonstration of their
daily struggles, is worth more than 10,000 words.
   What about us, the deaf? We need interpreters, captions,
visual devices, etc.
   Yes, we have ADA, but ADA does not replace attitudes!

SHOCKING REVELATIONS ABOUT THE DEAF?
   Do the hearing people need to be shocked about
their deaf descendants?
   The Mesa Regional Family History Center in Mesa,
Arizona is just about the world's biggest archive of
family history records.
   A story was written up about this center in a newspaper
not too long ago.
   It mentioned that a hearing researcher discovering
much to her surprise that her descendants, way back in the 17th
century, were three deaf sisters accused of being witches
and that one of them was found guilty and hung to death.
   Said the researcher:

I'm not anybody's judge. You really accept the people the way
they are

   She is correct. There are Deaf Skeletons in the Closet, just
the same as Hearing Skeletons in the Closet!

THESE GOOD OLD PRINTING DAYS
   A newspaper headline was this:

San Francisco Chronicle Outsources Its Printing

   In these good old (ITU) days of fifties and sixties,
inexperienced deaf printers would move to San Francisco
just to get jobs at the San Francisco Chronicle
newspaper plant.
   That newspaper had a reputation for leniency
towards inexperienced deaf printers, and it was called
the "school" job. Printers could learn enough after
few months and then move on.

YOUR PREFERENCE ON TV
   Some programs are shown at the same time on two different
cable channels.
   And more often than not, on one channel, the captions
are clear but the picture was bad, and on another channel
the captions are lousy but the picture was clear.
   Your preference? We, the deaf, would probably pick
clear captions though being stuck with a lousy picture!

AHEM, SAY THAT AGAIN!
   Tyson Gillies, also mentioned in yesterday's
Blue edition, was given a good write up in the
newspapers for his participation in the minor league
baseball all star game.
   One newspaper said:

he has 35 percent hearing in one ear and 55 percent in other ear

   The other newspaper said:

he has 70 percent hearing loss in one ear and 40 percent in
the other ear

   Huh! Loss in decibels was not mentioned; and is there a
difference between having hearing in percentages and a
hearing loss in percentages.
   So much newspaper jumbo-mumbo.

SOAP OPERA VS REAL LIFE
   An upcoming soap opera episode in "All My Children"
involves two characters - Kendall and Ryan that bicker
over their deaf son, Spike. Both Ryan and Kendall could
not deal with their son's deafness and seek counsel of
a family doctor.
   In ending the mother refuses to call her son deaf
and accuses her husband for being defeatist because he
has accepted the deafness.
   Pretty much sounds, sad to say, true in real life.
DeafDigest editor has a distant cousin who split with
his wife - because of the same issue - their son's
deafness!

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I had a very large order, approximately 20 pies
to be delivered to a hotel. I knocked on the hotel
room and all of a sudden many college kids swarmed
all over me.

It was the Princeton University lacrosse team,
staying overnight at a hotel before a big game the
next day. They won the NCAA championship that year.

Yes, they tipped me very well

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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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

it is like LeBron James beating a bunch of deaf
mutes in wheelchairs in a game of basketball

this inappropriate comment was posted on a sports-related
blog.

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

We had over 600 at the recent silent weekend.

The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000
participants and include a medical interpreting track.  Novice,
beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as
well as interpreters (CEUs offered) will have around 150 hours
of seminars to choose from.

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

Students 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 is 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 currently under way.  

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html for
an article from a newspaper.

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The North Carolina legislators are debating on a
new piece of legislation that would allow the
deaf to serve on the jury.
   An issue raised by the opponents was the inability
of the deaf to hear voice inflections among the
witnesses.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

We have a few locations in USA that have a Deaf name.

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-names/

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Hayk Hobosyan
deaf dancer, Albania

http://armenianow.com/?action=viewArticle&AID=3921&CID=3727&IID=1243&lng=eng

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Question of the week:

Q. I have seen the word "lipspeaker". Is it the same as lipreading?

A. No. It is the same as oral interpreting; this phrase is mostly
used in United Kingdom.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that all state commissions for the deaf provide the
same high quality of services for the deaf and
the hard of hearing.

some state commissions are great; other state
commissions are not so great.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1999 - after a run of nearly 20 years, the AMRAD, an
organization of radio and electronics hobbyists based
in Northern Virginia, but serving the Washington, DC
area, unplugs the HEX BBS.

HEX BBS was a primitive e-mail service that served a small
number of users in the Washington, DC area - for years - before
the Internet became wildly popular.

This project was funded by Department of Education, and
intended to provide email service for the Washington, DC
deaf and disabled community. After the funding stopped,
AMRAD continued operating it for years! 

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Deaf and the Money:

$3,000 - raised by the national Deaf Baseball Team of Cuba,
by selling boxes of cigars at the 2000 World Deaf Baseball
Championships that took place in Washington, DC.

The Cuban players needed hard cash to bring home hard-to-get
consumer goods and which was why they, on the sly, sold
these illegal Havana cigar boxes. Needless to say, these
boxes sold like hot pancakes!

The World Deaf Baseball Championships is no longer being
staged. Logistical and monetary issues prevented staging
of future international deaf baseball classics.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10,000 fans - expected to attend the Deaflympics in Taiwan
this coming September

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

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

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position announcement
Itinerant Field Operations Support II
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
position is in Northern California area

starting salary: $51,937 with benefits

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

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Superintendent position
Arkansas School for the Deaf
Little Rock, Arkansas

The Arkansas School for the Deaf invites applicants
for the position of superintendent.

Scope of Duties:
This position is responsible for planning and directing the
development, delivery and administration of the educational
and residential life programs and services of the school.  

The Superintendent is responsible for establishing a residential
and community environment conducive to learning and to the social
and emotional development of children who are deaf/hard of hearing,
or multi-handicapped, enrolled in specialized parent-infant, pre-school,
elementary, secondary and pre-vocational programs.  

The Superintendent reports to and advises the five member Board
of Trustees and directs and coordinates all business and facilities
management activities, and community relations activities.  Consults
on educational and technological issues and initiatives associated
with the growth and development of children who are deaf/hard of
hearing.

Minimum Requirements:
- Must hold a standard teaching license and a Building Level or
Curriculum/Program Administrator License

- Must have four (4) years teaching experience with, preferably,
Building Level or Curriculum/Program Administrator experience

- Must hold an Advanced Degree or have completed an Advanced Program
of Study reflective of the Arkansas Standards for District Level
Administrator

- Successfully completed the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA)

Special Requirements:
- Superintendent may be required to live on campus - (if required,
room and board is furnished)

- Ability to converse proficiently with deaf children and adults in
American Sign Language

- A background check may be conducted on applicants

Salary:        $85,536

Resumes will be accepted until August 15, 2009 or until filled.
Please apply to:

Lucy Cockrell, Personnel Manager
Arkansas School for the Deaf
2606 W. Markham/ASB Duplex
Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: (501) 603-3529 (V/TTD)
Fax: (501) 603-3533
mailto:lucyc@asd.k12.ar.us

EOE

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position opening
High School Math Teacher
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf is seeking a highly qualified
High School Math Teacher. 

If you are a qualified math teacher, know American Sign Language,
and want to be part of a dynamite teaching team - YOU need to
contact us today!

You can visit our website at http://www.wsd.wa.gov to find out
more or contact the HR office directly at (360) 696-6525
x4326 (V/TTY). 

We welcome new grads who interned in a math classroom!

Find out more about the beautiful Portland-Vancouver area by
visiting the following links:

- City of Vancouver: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/links.asp
- City of Portland: http://www.portlandonline.com/index.cfm?c=26013

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Jobs Available
http://www.tsd.jobs
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly
funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the
halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf
education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and
community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals
alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential
that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of
hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf currently has various jobs available. Some of
our current openings include:
- Administrative Assistant
- Bus Driver
- Day Residential Educator
- Interpreter, Residential Specialist
- Teacher. 

The full list of our job openings can be viewed on our website at
http://www.tsd.jobs - Positions include full State benefits including
paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay,
and retirement plan. 

About Austin:
Austin is consistently voted one of the country's best cities to live,
work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of
healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, best
"chill" cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list
continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax,
Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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position available
TITLE: RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK
St. Rita School for the Deaf
Cincinnati, OH

St. Rita School for the Deaf is an academic 10-month program
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing impaired children from birth
through 20 years of age. St. Rita School is an equal
opportunity employer/educational private institution.
Skills in Total Communication are required of all personnel.

TITLE:                        RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK

AREA:                        ONE FOR GIRLS DORMITORY
                        ONE FOR BOYS DORMITORY

NATURE OF WORK:          This is a live-in position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education
or related Field.

2. Proficiency in Sign Language.

3. Knowledge of child growth and development and behavior.

4. Physical stamina, emotional maturity and patience needed for
residential living.

REPORTS TO:        DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

SUPERVISES:        Students in the dormitory and students in the after
school programs.

JOB GOAL:

1. To assist the student in group living, personal hygiene,
interpersonal relationships, social graces and spiritual
and moral development.

2 To create a healthful living situation in which the student
can mature and develop as an individual with unique needs and
personality.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. To care for the student at all times outside of class time.

2. To maintain a neat, clean and pleasant dormitory and social area

3. To provide a good health care program including: appropriate diet,
rest and exercise, personal hygiene, care of sick student.

4. To assign and monitor student duties.

5. To assist the students in caring for and managing their money

6. To guide and assist the students with planning of recreational
activities and the utilization of their leisure time.

7. To discipline inappropriate behavior according to school policy

8. To advise and counsel both the student and the parents.

9. To provide an area and time for studies and intellectual
pursuits.

10. To support the philosophy and objectives of the school.

Submit your resume to:
Peter Keller
Director of Student Life
St. Rita School for the Deaf
1720 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH  45215-1258

E-mail mailto:pkeller@srsdeaf.org 

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt. Dora, Florida

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

Requires high school diploma or equivalent.  

Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  

Fluent in ASL preferred. 

American Sign Language training provided on site.  

FT and Per Diem, all shifts available.  

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to:
National Deaf Academy,
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441,
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500. 

EOE

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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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(updated 7/19/09 - 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

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

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(updated 7/19/09 - 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:

- Teacher - Middle School Science
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 July 19th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, CA
*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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News of the Week:

   A device that is being developed is supposed to
help the blind.
   It is something like a headphone presenting
acoustic maps of sights (trees, streets, cars,
people, etc). The blind person would be able to
navigate his way around after hearing these
"acoustic images."
   A team from University of Laguna in Spain
is working on that project  
   Bottom line is - how is this going to help
the deaf-blind? 
  
..

   We may be seeing a new trend that would benefit
world travelers that are deaf.
   It is an on-line travel guide that comes up with
everything, meaning scripts and imagery. It is
supposed to help the deaf pre-plan their tours.
   A requirement is a credit card that would allow
the deaf travelers to download these guides and
to pick the sites. A tab would be run on the
credit card.
   DeafDigest fears that clicking errors would
create hassles with the credit card companies
and the tour operators. Or even those that
change their minds after selecting their
paid-for tours.

..

   Over the years we've had a few deaf professional
dancers. One of them, the late Sam Edwards gave
a dance performance on TV, way back in the seventies.
   What about Europe? There is a new deaf dancer 
in Armenia, of all the places - Hayk Hobosyan.
   Hayk is now a lead dancer of his troupe that
performs at concerts in Armenia. He specializes
in hip hop, break dancing and Latino.


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HEARING TIGER AND DEAF TIGER
   When we mention Tiger, almost all of us will
know it is Tiger Woods, the most famous golfer
in the world.
   What about Deaf Tiger? Yes. Tiger Holland,
was a deaf man in Australia. No, he was not
a golfer, but he was involved with horse
racing for many years as jockey and trainer.
   When he died last year, Australian horse
racing people gave him great honors at his
funeral.
   He did not know ASL (Australian Sign
Language).


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THE DEAF AT HEARING FAMILY REUNIONS
   When a deaf member of a family is invited to
a reunion, he is often surprised when family members
tell him secrets he never knew in the past.
   A deaf person often grows up in a hearing family
without knowing secrets such as a brother being
arrested, a close cousin was actually adopted,
etc, etc.
   Hearing family members know about these secrets
but they often do not share these with the deaf
family member.
   But it is always that many years later they will
tell him the secrets that they never told him in
the past.
   Are these hearing people afraid that "bad family
news" is not good for the deaf to know?


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BASEBALL, NAD AND WSAD?
   Tyson Gillies is deaf and is a professional
baseball player. He recently took part at the recent
minor all star game between the best minor league
players from USA and the best from the world.
   After the game, a newspaper reporter wrote:

he will speak to the National Association of the Deaf 
in Seattle

   This statement was puzzling. Tyson is a Canadian,
and why would he be speaking to the NAD? And
especially at Seattle?
   The next NAD Conference takes place in Philadelphia
in 2010. Washington State Association of the Deaf is
one of the NAD state chapters, but this group is
meeting next month at Vancouver.
   Sigh! Some newspaper statements make no sense.


HEARING AID DEALER CREDENTIALS
   You name the profession - barber, auto mechanic,
accountant, etc - and these professionals have
credentials to show for.
   What about hearing aid dispensers or hearing
aid dealers?
   There is a national organization, called
the National Board for Certification in Hearing 
Instrument Sciences. It provides certificates
for qualified hearing aid people.
   Next time you are shopping around for a hearing
aid, do ask for the certificate. If the dispenser
does not have it or gives excuses, just walk away!

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PASSING A HEARING TEST
   
   Years ago a deaf person took a hearing test,
to prove his deafness at the army draft board.
    He passed despite not hearing anything
at all.
   The army officer said that if the deaf 
person could hear thunder, see lightning 
and feel rain, then he "passed" the test.
   This deaf person, however, was not drafted
at all because of his other medical issues!


AN ITEM ON THE CHECKLIST
   When people come up with something new that
helps to improve the way we live, there is an
item that is always missing.
   This item is:

will it work with the deaf?

   We are always reading in the newspapers of
inventions, innovations and ideas. And just almost
all of them do not work with the deaf!



DEAF ISSUES

(short series; based on comments by educators
and deaf service professionals)

most school districts lack teachers that know how
to work with the deaf

(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being complimented for great interpreting and being asked
how long would it take to learn Braille?


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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite 
CART in a high school or university setting, you will
find that remote CART also has many advantages. 

For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into 
the classroom and connect via the Internet with a CART
provider who is located at some other location.  There 
would be a microphone or microphones in the classroom so
that the CART provider could hear what was going on over 
a phone line or Internet connection.

One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes 
more affordable because you do not have the travel time and 
setup involved as you would with onsite CART. 

If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes 
remote CART is easier because the CART provider does not have 
to move all of the CART equipment from one location to 
another location.  Everything onsite is done by the student, 
so there is no outside person involved onsite.

Another advantage is if you do not have an experienced CART 
provider in your area, any CART provider anywhere in the country 
could cover the assignment.  It could be especially helpful in 
a rural area where there are no CART providers.  

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

program manager


(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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July 11 - 30, 2010

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   iPods are no longer permitted at Marshalls Aerospace,
a British aircraft manufacturer. The management felt 
this device would lead to deafness among its employees.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Virginia

case:
a deaf man and a hearing woman wanted to get married.
Judge said no, because she wanted to hear the deaf man
speak out his vows by voice and not by sign.

result:
the bickering between the judge, the couple and the court room
clerks went on back and forth for a while before the judge
relented and approved their marriage.

comment:
this incident took place near Staunton, Virginia. One would
think that people that live near Staunton would be familiar
with the deaf. Apparently this was not the case.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   Always when the deaf travel, there are issues
(interpreters, captions, signalers, etc).
   Keep in mind ADA regulations do not apply
when travelers are not on American soil or on
American waters.
   The cruise operators are always saying:

we are not registered under American flag and 
therefore ADA regulations do not apply to us

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

only in small towns we find town scares (squares)

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What became of?

Joey Kutcka

- Past

as a member of Gallaudet basketball team in the
early nineties, was one of the nation's top
3-point shooters

- Present

faculty member, teaching ASL, Bethel College, Indiana



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

     Lack of vitamins causing hearing loss? This is what
a magazine "New Choices: Living Even Better After 50"
(July/August issue) is saying. It blames lack of Vitamin
B 12 and folate for the hearing loss.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Many of us, for the sake of thrills, would love to ride in a Goodyear
blimp.
   How easy is it to hitch up a ride? No! Rides are only extended at the
invitation of the Goodyear Tires company, and normally extended only to
important customers, assorted VIPs and winners of local charity auctions.
   Well, for 14-year old Katherine "Kat" Fuscolda, a student at the
Horace Mann School for the Deaf (Allston, MA) she had a dream ride
guaranteed to last a lifetime.
   A local store, Sullivan Tire, donated the blimp ride to the school's
annual fund raiser. It was through a silent auction win that enabled Kat
to get that prized ride.
   When school reopens this fall after a summer recess, Kat surely will
be asked to give a tale of her once-in-a-lifetime blimp ride.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   One would think that the doctors know best on the issue
on noise-induced deafness.
   Wrong! The media knows the best. This was the finding
by a team at the University of Vanderbilt!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

A past customer who has an excellent record with you 
16 years ago wants your services again

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position announcement
Itinerant Field Operations Support II
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
position is in Northern California area

starting salary: $51,937 with benefits

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/ddtp

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open positions
Spurwink Services
Portland, Maine

- Therapeutic Couple for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 
years of age - American Sign Language fluent
Location: Portland, Maine
Schedule: The work schedule is from Sunday to Friday

Wage: 
Full Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage 
$25,080 a year

Part Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage 
$10,944 a year

Position: Come join us in providing a natural home setting for 
our clients with hearing impairment in our agency-owned home 
in Portland, Maine. 

Relevant experience helpful; ability to be nurturing and provide 
firm limit setting necessary. Team approach, training, supervision 
and on-call support provided. The couple MUST live in our agency 
home. Unfortunately, this position CANNOT accommodate couples who 
would wish to bring their own children to live with them in
our home.

This position requires that one person be a full time employee of 
50 hours a week and fluent in American Sign Language and the other 
person be a part time employee of 24 hours and fluent in American 
Sign Language, which allows this person to work at another job 
during the day. The couple do not work Friday afternoon to Sunday 
afternoon and do not work during July and August. The couple can 
reside rent free and utility free at the house all year round, 
during the weekends and school breaks. 

Spurwink provides a vehicle for work related responsibilities, 
household expenses and food during the school year. 

Position to start August 2009.

- Awake Night Counselor for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 
years of age - American Sign Language fluent
Location: Portland, Maine

Schedule: The work schedule is 40 hours per week, from Sunday to 
Friday.  The Awake Night Counselor does not work weekends, and 
does not work during the months of July or August.
Wage: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $18,240 a year

- Position: Direct Care position to work with deaf/hard of hearing 
children within our residential home.

Must be fluent in American Sign Language.

Position to start August 2009.


- Per Diem Workers to provide back up coverage for Therapeutic 
House Couple and Awake Night Counselor.
Location: Portland, Maine

Schedule: As needed, Sunday through Thursday evenings. Per Diem 
staff do not work weekends and do not work during the months of 
July or August.

Wage: $12.00 an hour

- Position: Direct Care positions to work with deaf/hard of 
hearing children within our residential home providing .
fill in coverage for Therapeutic Couple and Awake Night 
Counselor. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.

For more information, please call either Dan Hibbs or 
Kim Wilson at (207) 871-1200. To apply, please visit
http://www.spurwink.org

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position opening (contingent on funding)
Tenure Track Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

seeking full time tenure track faculty member who will be
assigned to one of the following departments:

- Psychology
- Linguistics
- Education
- ASL/Deaf Studies

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

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetfaculty

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position announcement
Domestic Violence Advocate
Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno/Sparks, Nevada (also includes rural areas)

ORGANIZATION: Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) 
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, 
and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community 
education services throughout Nevada.  

DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.  

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/non-exempt
Location: Reno/Sparks and Rural areas
Posting date: July 7, 2009
Closing date: July 20, 2009

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide case management services 
to survivors, technical assistance to member programs of Sexual 
Assault and Domestic Violence, education to professionals, law 
enforcement and service providers outside of this field, and outreach 
to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. The Advocate will also 
provide education such as dating violence and stalking.  Will go with 
the survivors to court, will support the survivors in the hospital 
and will support the survivors in advocating for communication 
rights.  An integral part of the job is to conduct outreach/education 
responsibilities as assigned.  Willingness to travel is essential as 
well as work evening and weekend hours when needed that may include 
24/7 hours on call.  Ability to work independently as well as a 
team is essential.  Do other duties as assigned by Regional Office 
Supervisor.  Require to attend 60 hours training of domestic violence 
and sexual assault.

SALARY: $36,244 - $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of case management techniques
- Basic knowledge of the domestic violence, sexual assault field, 
and criminal justice systems

- Empathy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

- Comfortable with sexual assault terminology and working with 
clients from diverse backgrounds 

- Two years experience working with deaf and hard of hearing 
populations in a social service sector setting

- Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Deaf and HOH 
populations

- Knowledge of a deaf person?s legal rights to accessibility under 
state and federal law

- Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.
- Knowledge of  MS Word, Excel and Database
- Ability to articulate (via ASL, verbally, and/or in writing) the 
needs of a survivor

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of 
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Deaf and HOH 
populations

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to: 

DHHARC  
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.  

Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on or before the closing date
(July 20, 2009)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, 
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national 
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political 
affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at 
mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 
FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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


- Director of Little Arrows Daycare-Brattleboro, VT
Full time (40 hrs) 12 months
BA in Early Childhood Ed, MA preferred
3 yrs teaching experience
Fluency in ASL
Develop and direct exciting new program to serve both Deaf and 
   hearing children 
 
- Teacher of the Deaf at Brattleboro, VT
Full-time (40 hrs/week) with benefits-10 month 
Proficiency in ASL & English
Master Degree in Deaf Education
VT License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within 1 year of employment
Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum, 
assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, 
   utilize technology in instruction 
position available in several subjects

- Teacher of the Deaf/Blind at Brattleboro, VT
Part-time (30hrs. /week) with benefits-10 month 

- Classroom Paraprofessional at Brattleboro, VT
Part-time or full-time

- Occupational Therapist/ Physical Therapist-Brattleboro, VT
Part-time position, 4 -5 hrs a week - 
Knowledge of ASL preferred

- Nursing Position-Brattleboro, VT
VT state Licensure required
Willingness to learn ASL
CPR cert. preferred
Per-Diem, some holiday/weekend resp.

Application procedures:

Interested persons are to apply in person at Austine School 
for the Deaf, off Maple Street (Building- Holton Hall, 2nd 
floor) in Brattleboro, VT or submit a resume or letter of 
interest to Kelly Therieau. Her email address is: 
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position announcement
Secondary Math Teacher
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Knoxville, Tennessee

Minimum qualifications:
Licensure in Mathematics required; must be NCLB Highly
Qualified; Deaf Education preferred; Tennessee License
with endorsement in Secondary Mathematics.

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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position opening
Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
located in Albuquerque, NM, with required travel

Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator: 

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position 
open for Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator.  

This position is responsible for promoting Relay New Mexico, 
thereby increasing the number of relay customers as well as 
educating individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses 
on the benefits of using relay services.  

The position is located in Albuquerque and travel is required 

Preferred education, experience and skills: Fluent in American 
Sign Language and written English, additional fluency in 
Spanish a benefit; experience in public relations activities; 
direct work experience with TRS is helpful.  

Hamilton offers competitive wages with Full-Time Company Paid 
Benefits.  

To apply, contact our corporate HR Dept at 800.821.1831 

or 

apply online at http://www.hamilton.net/careers 

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position opening
Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates 
to interview for an Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the 
Superintendent position.  

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, 
residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student 
population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the 
residential halls.  ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going 
commitment to bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf students.

This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides 
interpreting, administrative and secretarial support for the 
Superintendent.  In addition to interpreting, typing, filing, 
scheduling, and making copies, the administrative assistant 
performs other duties such as coordinating meetings and 
conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies 
and general office management. Strong computer skills required. 
Must have a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent 
computer skills and good overall organizational skills required 

Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter 
Certification (IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting 
experience. (Provisional certifications will not be accepted. 
Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) 
Substitution: Valid possession of at least one of the following: 
Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration 
(CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the 
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V 
from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National 
Interpreter Certification from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time 
interpreting experience. (Proof of the certificate must accompany 
the application.) Special Requirement: Interpreter must be able to 
interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to spoken English and 
from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) effectively, 
accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively, 
using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter 
must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate 
effective communication between sign language users and non-sign 
language users. 

Individual must have a valid driver's license. Advanced level 
skills are required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history 
(ISP & FBI) clearance required.

Benefits:

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

Application Procedure:

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

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 

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 12 July 2009

DeafDigest Gold - July 12, 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-money/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-airport/

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

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Unlimited Data Plans at the 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 
plans for only $29.99 a month!*

Check out the special offers now available on the 
Blackberry Curve 8330 Smartphone, the Blackberry 8830 
World Edition Smartphone and the new Palm Pre.

*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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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and unreliable video relay services?

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week

   SSA has a large number of deaf employees in its
national workforce. And SSA still wants to hire more
deaf.
   This is great inasmuch as SSA has been given the
green light to hire the disabled, the deaf included.

..

   Could a deaf person advise US State Department on
disability-related policy concerns?
   Hope so, as this agency has been on the search for
nominations to serve on the Advisory Committee on Persons 
with Disabilities.
   Not sure, however, if we have deaf individuals among
the nominees, which closed last week.

..

   There is a deaf-operated employment agency in
Great Britain. It is the Dering Employment Services,
and it is now into its fourth year of operations.
   This company has a goal - to expand internationally.

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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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10% OFF ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS!

It's a Star-Spangled Celebration at WCI with 10% off ALL Sonic
Alert products in July!

Take your pick on a variety of doorbell and telephone signalers,
remote receivers and alarm clocks.

There's a product to fit every situation whether it be college
dorm room, office or house.

Call us now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at
http://www.weitbrecht.com (use code WCI709D when ordering).

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

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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TO AVOID DEAF SCAMMERS
   We have many hearing scammers. We also have some
deaf scammers, who want to cheat deaf people of their
money.
   How can we avoid these deaf scammers?

- no such a thing as sure money investment
- ask the scammer for their investment certificates
- ask who is the scammer's accounting firm
- ask the scammer for their web site
- if they promise high interest rates, it is a fake

   We have had two deaf scammers that cheated deaf people.
One went to jail; another is in big trouble now.

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

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

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National Deaf Business Institute Re-launches Website Highlighting Deaf
Business Owners

Media Contact:         Ronald Sutcliffe, Executive Director
mailto:execdir@ndbi.org

National Deaf Business Institute Re-launches Website Highlighting Deaf 
Business Owners

Washington, D.C. [July 4, 2009] - The National Deaf Business Institute 
(NDBI) is pleased to announce the re-launch of its website www.ndbi.org 
as developed by Viable, Inc, a deaf-owned and deaf-operated company that 
develops communication access technologies and provides video relay 
services. "This updated, user-friendly site allows us to share news of 
interest about deaf business owners," said Ronald Sutcliffe, NDBI 
executive director. "It'll also have a blog and allow us to bring together 
deaf business owners around the nation to share ideas, thoughts and 
experiences." 

NDBI was founded in 2002 with the purpose of helping deaf people develop 
skills to start, manage, and grow successful businesses. With the mission 
of advancing entrepreneurship by deaf people through education, research 
and outreach, NDBI?s vision is to build economic power among deaf persons 
by helping increase business productivity. In order to instill a solid 
entrepreneurial spirit among deaf people, NDBI believes that it is 
critical for the community to have strong leaders and visible role models. 
Experienced deaf entrepreneurs are also able to volunteer a few hours 
every week for any of our various programs for youth, college students, or 
professionals. 

"NDBI offers a variety of services to not only deaf business owners, but 
also to all deaf persons who work in the field of business, in both the 
public and private sectors," NDBI President Louis Schwarz said. "We strive 
to develop and serve a community of deaf business leaders by offering 
programs that provide equal access to the resources available to any 
business owner. The programs also will provide tools deaf people can use 
to overcome barriers imposed by society."

Sutcliffe added, "We are really appreciative of the generosity exhibited 
by Viable, and are pleased they are equally committed to promoting the 
expansion of deaf business ownership in this country.  This website is 
only one of many steps to this accomplishment, and we?re very excited 
about the possibilities ahead of us."   

Deaf business owners are encouraged to visit www.ndbi.org , enter their 
businesses in the directory, and share news about their businesses or 
professional accomplishments. 

http://www.ndbi.org

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BAD EXPERIENCE AT AN AIRPORT
   A late deafened man flew to Australia, and
was checked at the gate by the Australian customs
inspectors. 
   The inspectors refused to believe that the traveler
was deaf because his speech was perfect. The man
tried to explain that while he became deaf he still kept
his perfect speech.
   As a result he was sent to a doctor for a full
medical check up to make sure he was deaf and was not
faking his deafness! The doctor then gave him permission
to enter Australia.


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

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


A TALE OF TWO RESTAURANTS
   For a deaf person to go to a restaurant for
a dinner, it is simple. Just point to the menu
and tell the waiter the meal choice.
   Two restaurants were a challenge.

- at Vaipando, all patrons are given swipe
cards where they use it at the counters to
order their food and then use their cards
to add up the charges.

- at Fogo de Chao, the patrons must use their
green cards to tell the waiter to bring
different meal choices to them.

   A deaf person, not familiar with either
restaurant, could run into communication
problems with the restaurant staff.
   Would it be just easier and simpler to
go to a traditional restaurant instead of a
gimmick restaurant?


ON THE AIRPLANE
   It is often that on an airplane ride, especially
on a huge jet, that when someone is ill, the
flight attendants would ask around among passengers
for physicians. And that there would be two or
three on board.
   Now - what about this - what if a deaf person
suddenly has a communication issue? Would the
flight attendant be able to find interpreters on
the plane? Or at least of someone that knows
signs (Coda, teacher of the deaf, social worker
of the deaf, etc?).


VALUE OF DEAF PETITIONS
   Seems that every time there is something that irks
the Deaf Community, then petitions are passed around,
asking all of us to affix our signatures.
   Are these petitions worth the time and effort?
No, according to a Deaf Political Insider (Capitol
Hill connections). He said:

things move very slowly on the Hill; petitions will
make no difference


A HEARING BUSINESS SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE DEAF
   How many hearing-owned, hearing-run businesses
are sensitive to the needs of the deaf?
   There was a story in the newspapers of a taxi company
in South Tyneside, a small town in Great Britain. This
company encourages the deaf to use their pagers to
send texts to them so that taxis could be sent to
pick them up.
   Was the owner a Coda? No. Was the owner associated
with the deaf in some capacity? No. He simply felt it
was a good business practice to serve the deaf.
 


AN INTERESTING CI CONVERSATION
   Recently DeafDigest editor had a long conversation
with an old acquaintance who got a CI not too long
ago.
   This acquaintance was hard of hearing all his life;
able to function very well with his hearing aid -
following radio and TV programs, without captions,
regular voice telephone conversations, staff meetings
(on a one to one basis, no cross conversations)
and so on. Age made him completely deaf and rendering
the hearing aid useless.
   A CI operation was the trick - he now is able to
hear things that he was not able to hear when he
lost his hearing because of age. He feels reborn.
   Conversation drifted towards another acquaintance,
also hard of hearing that made great use of his
hearing aid. That acquaintance also had a CI.
Unfortunately it was not a success.
   Why was it a failure? The reason, according to
the first acquaintance, was that unrealistic
hopes were raised prior to the operation, and
the letdown was psychological.
   Two hard of hearing individuals; both able to
use telephone in the past. Both became deaf because
of age. CI was a success with the first person;
CI was a failure with the second person.
   Always a mystery.


BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO AN ARTIST
   A deaf artist, who requested anonymity, said that
becoming deaf at late age was the best thing that 
happened to her.
   Why? She said:

my eyes began to notice shapes, colors and motion
that I would have overlooked during my days as a
hearing person


TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I applied for a job at a local Pizza Hut outlet. The manager
asked me many stupid questions, wondering how could a deaf
person communicate with customers.

I then asked him to ride with me in my car and watch
me deliver pizzas. The manager agreed, and after one
ride, hired me on the spot. It helped I knew the area
and was able to get to the address as quick as possible.

I eventually became his best driver at Pizza Hut!


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?

world's hardest of hearing people


This comment was made in England. Is it saying that people
are so close to hearing? Or the other way around?

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

We had over 600 at the recent silent weekend.

The venue for the June 24-27, 2010 event will handle 700-1000 
participants and include a medical interpreting track.  Novice, 
beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL and ITP students, as 
well as interpreters (CEUs offered) will have around 150 hours 
of seminars to choose from.

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

Students 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 is 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 currently under way.  

See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705315218,00.html for 
an article from a newspaper.


See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans
to join us now in 2010 for a Bed and Breakfast tour?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   There was an article in the most recent edition of
the Hearing Review, which focuses on late deafness.
   The article says that approximately 30-35 percent
of the late-deafened continue their denial of their
hearing losses.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

when SWCID opened its doors in 1980, a pioneering staff
welcomed new students. Who were these pioneers?

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/swcid-pioneers/


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Cole Sanderson
British Columbia

one of the world's best deaf volleyball players

http://www.bclocalnews.com/sports/49725812.html

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Question of the week:

Q. I continue to have captioning problems. What
should I do?

A. write to the FCC, but do follow the steps outlined
in this link:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/tips_on_filing_cc_complaint.html



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that all captioning problems would instantly
disappear overnight!

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1980 - SWCID opens its doors

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Deaf and the Money:

$100,000 per year on interpreters - at one big city
school for the deaf

No, not on ASL interpreters, but interpreters for
immigrant hearing parents that do not speak English!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

approximately 1,100 models of hearing aids are on the
market.

Confusing? Yes!

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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

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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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position announcement
Itinerant Field Operations Support II
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
position is in Northern California area

starting salary: $51,937 with benefits

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

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Jobs Available
http://www.tsd.jobs
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly 
funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the 
halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf 
education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and 
community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals 
alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential 
that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of 
hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf currently has various jobs available. Some of 
our current openings include: 
- Administrative Assistant 
- Bus Driver 
- Day Residential Educator 
- Interpreter, Residential Specialist
- Teacher. 

The full list of our job openings can be viewed on our website at 
http://www.tsd.jobs - Positions include full State benefits including 
paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, 
and retirement plan. 

About Austin: 
Austin is consistently voted one of the country's best cities to live, 
work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of 
healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, best 
"chill" cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list 
continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, 
Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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position available
TITLE: RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK
St. Rita School for the Deaf        
Cincinnati, OH

St. Rita School for the Deaf is an academic 10-month program 
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing impaired children from birth 
through 20 years of age. St. Rita School is an equal 
opportunity employer/educational private institution. 
Skills in Total Communication are required of all personnel.

TITLE:                        RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK

AREA:                        ONE FOR GIRLS DORMITORY
                        ONE FOR BOYS DORMITORY

NATURE OF WORK:          This is a live-in position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education 
or related Field.

2. Proficiency in Sign Language.

3. Knowledge of child growth and development and behavior.

4. Physical stamina, emotional maturity and patience needed for 
residential living.
                                
REPORTS TO:        DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

SUPERVISES:        Students in the dormitory and students in the after 
school programs.

JOB GOAL:

1. To assist the student in group living, personal hygiene, 
interpersonal relationships, social graces and spiritual 
and moral development.

2 To create a healthful living situation in which the student 
can mature and develop as an individual with unique needs and 
personality.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. To care for the student at all times outside of class time.

2. To maintain a neat, clean and pleasant dormitory and social area

3. To provide a good health care program including: appropriate diet, 
rest and exercise, personal hygiene, care of sick student.

4. To assign and monitor student duties.

5. To assist the students in caring for and managing their money

6. To guide and assist the students with planning of recreational 
activities and the utilization of their leisure time.

7. To discipline inappropriate behavior according to school policy

8. To advise and counsel both the student and the parents.

9. To provide an area and time for studies and intellectual 
pursuits.

10. To support the philosophy and objectives of the school.

Submit your resume to:
Peter Keller
Director of Student Life
St. Rita School for the Deaf
1720 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH  45215-1258

E-mail mailto:pkeller@srsdeaf.org 

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt. Dora, Florida

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

Requires high school diploma or equivalent.  

Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  

Fluent in ASL preferred. 

American Sign Language training provided on site.  

FT and Per Diem, all shifts available.  

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500. 

EOE

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

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

Job Title                                              Closing date         

Educational Audiologist- Indiana School         07/16/2009

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

Indiana School for the Deaf
RE: Audiologist Applicant
Attn: Cindy Lawrence
1200 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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(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 July 12th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD

*  Job Developer/Interpreter-- Anaheim, Pacoima, CA
*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA


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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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ASL Videos of the Week:
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News of the Week:
   Edith Garrett, who lives in the Boston, MA area, is a
lucky young woman. She became deaf few years ago.
   She was taking Avastin, a medicine prescribed by her
doctor for treatment of neurofibromatosis type 2.
   Avastin did the job, but not in the manner that
is expected - to treat tumors in her brain. Instead,
it restored her hearing in one ear!
   Medical authorities are trying to figure out why
her hearing came back.    

..

   It is official. Helene Jarmer, who is deaf, was
officially sworn to serve as Austria's parliamentary deputy
on behalf of the Green party.
   When not busy with politics, she teaches art and
mathematics.

..

   Timothy Kelly is the new superintendent at St Mary's
School for the Deaf, Buffalo, NY.
   He served as the interim superintendent for nearly a
year before being elevated to the permanent position.

..

   We have had high profile deaf and hard of hearing 
individuals serve as spokespersons for respective 
organizations or agencies serving the deaf.
   Examples were famous actress Nanette Fabray, during
the seventies, and in recent years - Marlee Matlin,
Heather Whitestone-McCallum, among others.
   These people were household names where recognition
and identity were instant.
   But Paul Rabil? Hard-core lacrosse fans know who
he is - a former Johns Hopkins University star and
now playing professionally with the Boston Cannons
in the pro lacrosse league.
   He is the spokesperson for the National Cued Speech 
Association. 
   Not too many people, outside of the close-knit
lacrosse community, knew he had a lifelong hearing
loss.

..

   Up for a vote in the Senate this week is the Matthew 
Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
   This bill extends current hate crime laws to include
bias against the disabled, the deaf included.
   Not sure if calling the deaf, a deaf-mute or a
deaf-dumb is considered bias?
   DeafDigest hopes deaf-mute and deaf-dumb is bias,
and subject to punishment as prescribed by the law!

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A STUPID LANDLORD IN ENGLAND
   It happened few years ago. A hearing landlord refused to
rent an apartment to a deaf-blind man.
   The deaf-blind man sued, and won. It cost the landlord 
three things:

-  to pay a lawyer in legal fees
-  to pay the deaf-blind man a lot of money for punishment
-  to allow deaf-blind man to live rent-free for rest of his life!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
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THE FAMOUS BASKETBALL MOVIE - THE HOOSIERS
   The famous movie, the Hoosiers, was produced in 1986. It
is still the best basketball movie in Hollywood history.
   The character, Jimmy Chitwood, who scored the last second
basket to help his high school win the state championship,
was supposed to be deaf. It was part of the script. And
in fact, there was a brief conversation among the actors
during the filming that mentioned Chitwood's deafness.
   Unfortunately, the film editors, cut out the
scene that mentioned Chitwood's deafness!
      
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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FUNERAL HOME OPERATORS
   When someone passes away, and the body is shipped to
a funeral home, then the need to be sensitive to the
needs of the surviving family is important.
   We have two known deaf operators of funeral homes. 
One is in South Dakota and the other is in Maine.   
   Lori Kober purchased an existing funeral home in
Vermillion, SD and has successfully carried on.
   The other person is Edward Vaughn Bibber, who grew
up in the family funeral business in Kennebunk, Maine.
He is the company's vice president.

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A SOAP OPERA
   Coronation Street is Great Britain's most popular
TV soap opera program. The first episode took place in
1960 - and it continues nowadays.
   Characters come and go. And did Coronation Street
ever have a deaf character?
   Yes, Freda was that deaf character. She appeared in
a 2006 episode - and she is coming back, newly engaged
with her fiance in tow. 
   And yes, the performer playing the Freda role is
deaf - Ali Briggs.


ASKING TO BAN A WORD
   The Little People of America are asking the FCC to
enact a ruling to ban the use of the word "midget" on
broadcast TV.
   We, the the deaf, are deeply offended by such
words - deaf and dumb, deaf-mute. Should we ask
the Congress to ban such words from being uttered
anywhere?


THE DEAF AND THE MILITARY
   Could the deaf join the Armed Forces and fight to protect
USA? In Israel, we have deaf citizens serving in the Israeli
military forces. And during the Civil War there was a number
of deaf fighters on both sides.
   If military officials are uncomfortable with the deaf
fighting in the war, then here is a suggestion - allow the
deaf to join the military forces and have them serve in the
background - providing support to the frontline fighters. 
   This is exactly what most of our deaf firefighters do -
provide support in the background.
   Just an idea. Just a suggestion.


MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Rupert Murdoch, famous media mogul

Rupert's mother, Elisabeth, was a founding member of the 
Deafness Foundation of Victoria, in Australia






WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a teacher, introducing the interpreter in the classroom
said:

the interrupter for the deaf



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime 
Translation (CART) may be right for you in a high school
or university setting, now you need to decide if you will 
be using onsite CART or remote CART.  

There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of 
these options.

Onsite CART is when the CART provider is physically present 
in the classroom with the student.  The CART provider
connects his or her steno machine to a laptop computer which 
is placed in front of the student, and the student is able to 
read what the CART provider is writing to the laptop screen.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the CART 
provider can see and hear everything that is going on in the 
classroom.  It is oftentimes easier to hear and understand 
someone when you can see the person speaking than it is over 
a phone line or Internet connection.

If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, 
an onsite CART provider can see what is being referred to and 
fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication 
between the CART provider and the user of these services.  
A facial expression, a nod of the head, or a gesture can 
sometimes help to facilitate communication.
 
An onsite CART provider could be a great advantage when having 
a small-group discussion.  

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

lead 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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email
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Rusty Wales' Wine of the Month

Salute, Wine Lovers!

One can say that the wine workshops during the recent Deaf 
Seniors of America conference in Las Vegas were successful 
with good-sized audience and discussion.  

The attendees had asked for more workshops like this one. I
am happy to report that the next wine workshop in Santa Rosa, 
California is tentatively slated for September 26, 2009.  

Stay tuned for a formal announcement.
 
In the meanwhile, enjoy this quarter's newsletter:
http://www.deafwalrus.com/newsletter/deaf-grapevine-2009-07.htm

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   How important is possession of the teacher's 
certificate while teaching sign language?
   The school board says yes; the Deaf Community
says no.
   This is the issue facing the Andover School 
Administration in Massachusetts. A deaf teacher lost 
her job because of her failure to earn the
certificate.
   The local Deaf Community is up in arms.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
New York

case:
a deaf man was rebuffed in his efforts to compete on one of these
TV contests, where winners get cash prizes. He sued one program,
claiming discrimination. 

result:
case was thrown out

comment:
the contest producers blew it. A deaf person in the contest
would help the ratings! 

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   Could a prospective employer ask a deaf job seeker
about his deafness?
   No, during the interview. Yes, after the job offer!
The employer may want to discuss details such as
a video relay set up, interpreters, hearing aids, etc.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the members of the tribe offered un11ed (unleavened) bread

....

What became of?

Brent Shiver

- Past
a state high school wrestling champion (Georgia) and
member of the Northwestern University wrestling team;
wrestled at the NCAA national championships

- Present

software designer in Chicago



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) closed its high
school department in June 1984. Is the high school
department coming back? That was the rumor making its
rounds.
   Joseph Fischgrund, the PSD headmaster said "the issue
of re-establishing the secondary program is a priority in
the school's strategic planning process and is of great
interest to all of us. The planning process will address
this issue in the fall."


(editor's note: the school now has a thriving high
school department; Fischgrund has retired and 
Larry Taub is the school's first deaf headmaster)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   As we keep tabs on Tour de France to see how our champion cyclist
Lance Armstrong is doing (will he win his 6th championship?) do keep
in mind that one of the competing teams is sponsored by the
Phonak Hearing Systems.
   Phonak is a hearing aid manufacturer and it is probably the first
time we have seen a deaf-related manufacturer getting involved in
a major athletic event.

(editor's note: Phonak is no longer a sponsor)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   There are some late-deafened people that will agonize for
a long time before deciding to spend $5,000 on a perfect
TV system. They just want to make sure the system is
just right for them, hence the perfectness.
   And these same some late-deafened people would shell out
$5,000 for a hearing aid off an internet site without
researching or actually testing the device to make sure it
is a perfect fit!

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

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position announcement
Domestic Violence Advocate
Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno/Sparks, Nevada (also includes rural areas)

ORGANIZATION: Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) 
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, 
and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community 
education services throughout Nevada.  

DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.  

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/non-exempt
Location: Reno/Sparks and Rural areas
Posting date: July 7, 2009
Closing date: July 20, 2009

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide case management services 
to survivors, technical assistance to member programs of Sexual 
Assault and Domestic Violence, education to professionals, law 
enforcement and service providers outside of this field, and outreach 
to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. The Advocate will also 
provide education such as dating violence and stalking.  Will go with 
the survivors to court, will support the survivors in the hospital 
and will support the survivors in advocating for communication 
rights.  An integral part of the job is to conduct outreach/education 
responsibilities as assigned.  Willingness to travel is essential as 
well as work evening and weekend hours when needed that may include 
24/7 hours on call.  Ability to work independently as well as a 
team is essential.  Do other duties as assigned by Regional Office 
Supervisor.  Require to attend 60 hours training of domestic violence 
and sexual assault.

SALARY: $36,244 - $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of case management techniques
- Basic knowledge of the domestic violence, sexual assault field, 
and criminal justice systems

- Empathy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

- Comfortable with sexual assault terminology and working with 
clients from diverse backgrounds 

- Two years experience working with deaf and hard of hearing 
populations in a social service sector setting

- Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Deaf and HOH 
populations

- Knowledge of a deaf person?s legal rights to accessibility under 
state and federal law

- Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.
- Knowledge of  MS Word, Excel and Database
- Ability to articulate (via ASL, verbally, and/or in writing) the 
needs of a survivor

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of 
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Deaf and HOH 
populations

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to: 

DHHARC  
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.  

Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on or before the closing date
(July 20, 2009)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, 
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national 
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political 
affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at 
mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 
FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

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

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

- Director of Little Arrows Daycare-Brattleboro, VT
Full time (40 hrs) 12 months
BA in Early Childhood Ed, MA preferred
3 yrs teaching experience
Fluency in ASL
Develop and direct exciting new program to serve both Deaf and 
   hearing children 
 
- Teacher of the Deaf at Brattleboro, VT
Full-time (40 hrs/week) with benefits-10 month 
Proficiency in ASL & English
Master Degree in Deaf Education
VT License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within 1 year of employment
Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum, 
assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, 
   utilize technology in instruction 
position available in several subjects

- Teacher of the Deaf/Blind at Brattleboro, VT
Part-time (30hrs. /week) with benefits-10 month 

- Classroom Paraprofessional at Brattleboro, VT
Part-time or full-time

- Occupational Therapist/ Physical Therapist-Brattleboro, VT
Part-time position, 4 -5 hrs a week - 
Knowledge of ASL preferred

- Nursing Position-Brattleboro, VT
VT state Licensure required
Willingness to learn ASL
CPR cert. preferred
Per-Diem, some holiday/weekend resp.

Application procedures:

Interested persons are to apply in person at Austine School 
for the Deaf, off Maple Street (Building- Holton Hall, 2nd 
floor) in Brattleboro, VT or submit a resume or letter of 
interest to Kelly Therieau. Her email address is: 
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position announcement
Secondary Math Teacher
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Knoxville, Tennessee

Minimum qualifications:
Licensure in Mathematics required; must be NCLB Highly
Qualified; Deaf Education preferred; Tennessee License
with endorsement in Secondary Mathematics.

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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(deadline: July 13, 2009)

position opening
Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
located in Albuquerque, NM, with required travel

Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator: 

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position 
open for Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator.  

This position is responsible for promoting Relay New Mexico, 
thereby increasing the number of relay customers as well as 
educating individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses 
on the benefits of using relay services.  

The position is located in Albuquerque and travel is required 

Preferred education, experience and skills: Fluent in American 
Sign Language and written English, additional fluency in 
Spanish a benefit; experience in public relations activities; 
direct work experience with TRS is helpful.  

Hamilton offers competitive wages with Full-Time Company Paid 
Benefits.  

To apply, contact our corporate HR Dept at 800.821.1831 

or 

apply online at http://www.hamilton.net/careers 

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position opening
Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates 
to interview for an Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the 
Superintendent position.  

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, 
residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student 
population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the 
residential halls.  ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going 
commitment to bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf students.

This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides 
interpreting, administrative and secretarial support for the 
Superintendent.  In addition to interpreting, typing, filing, 
scheduling, and making copies, the administrative assistant 
performs other duties such as coordinating meetings and 
conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies 
and general office management. Strong computer skills required. 
Must have a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent 
computer skills and good overall organizational skills required 

Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter 
Certification (IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting 
experience. (Provisional certifications will not be accepted. 
Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) 
Substitution: Valid possession of at least one of the following: 
Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration 
(CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the 
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V 
from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National 
Interpreter Certification from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time 
interpreting experience. (Proof of the certificate must accompany 
the application.) Special Requirement: Interpreter must be able to 
interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to spoken English and 
from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) effectively, 
accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively, 
using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter 
must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate 
effective communication between sign language users and non-sign 
language users. 

Individual must have a valid driver's license. Advanced level 
skills are required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history 
(ISP & FBI) clearance required.

Benefits:

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

Application Procedure:

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

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 

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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DeafDigest – 05 July 2009

DeafDigest Gold - July 5, 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-singer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-secret/

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

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New Palm Pre at the 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 
a month!*

Check out the new Palm Pre. It has a 3.1 inch, high-resolution 
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*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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Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives 
licensed and registered in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

It offers a wide array of services and products including:

Investments
Life Insurance
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Retirement Planning
Education Planning
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Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff members - 
working together as ONE team to help you work toward your financial goals.

For further information or to make an appointment, click into
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Kramer Financial
9099 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 101
Frederick, MD 21701

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

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

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rate mortgage. Rates have recently dropped so if you have been worrying 
about your adjustable rate mortgage now is the time to lock in a low fixed 
rate!

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

Kramer Financial
usa@kramerfinancial.com
240-379-6908 (TTY/VP)
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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News of the Week

   The Deaf Seniors of America conference has come
and gone last week in Las Vegas.
   The newly elected officers are:

president - Jim Potter
vice president - Mack Harris
secretary - Nancy Kensicki
treasurer - Joe Rose

board member - Ron Nomeland
board member - Barbara Schmidt
board member - Renwick Dayton

the group will serve DSA for the 2009-2011
term. The next DSA conference is at Windy City 
(Chicago)

..

   It is terrible to be deaf. This is the attitude exhibited
by the residents of Dadhkai, a village hidden in the remote
section of India.
   This tiny village consists of 47 families, and each one
has at least a deaf member. This has been going on since
1931.
   Why the high incidence of deafness? Interbreeding. And
said a village resident:

The birth of a child is a very happy occasion, meant to be 
celebrated. But here the birth of a child leads to
harassment not only for the parents but for the entire village

   The village needs a massive attitude adjustment!

..

   Leon Lim is a promising deaf artist, out of Malaysia, but
attending graduate classes at New York University.
   He won an invite to exhibit his works at the Central Academy 
of Fine Arts (Cafa) Museum in Beijing this week.

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10% OFF ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS!

It's a Star-Spangled Celebration at WCI with 10% off ALL Sonic
Alert products in July!

Take your pick on a variety of doorbell and telephone signalers,
remote receivers and alarm clocks.

There's a product to fit every situation whether it be college
dorm room, office or house.

Call us now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at
http://www.weitbrecht.com (use code WCI709D when ordering).

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

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ANOTHER DEAF WOMAN AT THE HALL OF FAME
   Last week DeafDigest mentioned four deaf women
that have been inducted into the National Women's
Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.
   There is one more. It is Helen Brooke Taussig,
a pioneering physician and cardiologist. Her
discovery with a heart operation procedure has
saved many lives.


A FAMOUS SINGER USES SIGN LANGUAGE
   One famous singer uses sign language at home.
He is not deaf, and his wife is not deaf.
   Then why does he use sign language to 
communicate with his wife?
   Because he wants to save his voice for
singing; he is afraid that if talks too much,
it will hurt his voice.
   DeafDigest does not know if he signs in
ASL or with gestures and body language!


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

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



LOSING VALUABLE DEAF HISTORY
   Few years ago a deaf man, who lived in
Washington, DC, died of old age.
   His hobby was Deaf History. He went to the
Gallaudet library all the time to research
many books and many magazines for his deaf
history work.
   When he died, all of his deaf history
knowledge, information and facts went with
him to his grave.
   Why? He wanted his work to be a secret and
did not want to share his work with others!
   It is a shame.


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of each DeafDigest edition)


THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD
   Is there such a thing as the "Best Job in the
World?"
   Ben Southall, not deaf, will begin a new job
that is for 6 months only as the caretaker of the
Hamilton Island. He will be paid $121,000 for his
work.
   What about the deaf? DeafDigest editor knows of
a deaf person who hated his regular job. He hated
it so much that he would often skip work and
stay home.
   He became friends with a wealthy man, a senior
citizen, who was not deaf. This senior citizen
needed a full time chauffeur to drive him around
few times a day.
   One thing led to another, and the deaf man took
an early retirement from his hated job to take
the new job as chauffeur.
   The Best Job in the World for him? You decide!




ONE THING A FORMER TEACHER DID NOT TELL
   A while back DeafDigest listed "10 Things
They won't tell you" - which was in reference
to secrets professionals know but won't share 
with the public.
   A DeafDigest subscriber was offended. Well,
many years ago, DeafDigest editor, as a kid,
attended an oral school for the deaf in New York
City.
   Sign language was forbidden (though many of
deaf kids signed on the sly). The editor had a
teacher who was a Coda, and was a fluent signer,
and he was very lipreadable in the classroom.
   Many years later, the editor bumped into the
old Coda teacher at Gallaudet where he was
attending a workshop. Naturally in sign language,
there was a conversation and the old teacher
said:

I was easy to lipread, but I do not always speak
that way. I made it a point to always slow down
when I speak. But if you watched me speak away
from the classroom, you would not understand a
single word I would say.

   DeafDigest editor never forgot that comment!
And so, it becomes the 11th thing that we are
not being told.



JUST DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY IN INDIA
   Newspapers in India are forever calling the deaf 
as deaf-mute or deaf-and-dumb when printing stories
about them.
   Anyway, Mirakle Couriers, a parcel delivery
company in India, hires deaf couriers. Each
delivery has a message pasted on top. The
message says:

Delivered and sorted by deaf adults

   Is it that really necessary to tell the world
that it is so amazing that a deaf person could
deliver parcels? 
   Or maybe there is a reason - bias against the 
deaf in India is so overwhelming, that the public 
needs to be constantly reminded that the deaf can 
do anything, except to hear?



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I worked at one store where tips were bad. To get more
money in tips, I applied for a job at a different
store where tipping was much better. The manager,
upon learning I delivered pizzas at the poor-tipping
store, practically rolled down the red carpet, welcoming
me into his store! The tips were great at the new store.



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?

DWD

DWD means Driving While Deaf, part of the jargon the
cops use.

This describes deaf drivers that are stopped on a traffic
violation and then play-act "me dumb, me deaf" in hopes
of getting out of a traffic ticket!

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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!

   Several deaf organizations are exulting over the
selection of Julius Genachowski, as the new FCC chair.
   Past chairs have been great to the deaf; other past 
chairs have been disappointments.
   Just stay tuned!

..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

http://deafdigest.com/hate

random comments we hate to hear



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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

"We've having a communication problem"
- Bulbul, 1990

http://deafdigest.com/

(just scroll down on the screen until you see the picture)


The picture was hung on the walls of the Women's Rights
National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY.

While the picture is not deaf-related, as intended by
cartoonist Bulbul (first name is not known), it is
definitely deaf-related from a deaf person's point
of view.

DeafDigest editor never heard of Bulbul; her web site
is at:

http://www.bulbul.com/

..

Question of the week:

Q, Why Netflix Doesn't Offer Subtitles or Closed Captions?

A. Netflix said they have to figure out a way to let 
individuals turn the words on or off. There is an issue
of English subtitles on foreign language movies as opposed
to English subtitles on English speaking movies.

DeafDigest says it is a cop out!



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 all future decisions made by new FCC chair
Julius Genachowski be pro-deaf

..

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1947 - deaf telecommunication issues were:

- radio (no captions)
- hearing aids
- talking motion pictures (no captions)
- TV (no captions)
- photography
- walkie-talkie (no digital readouts)

   
The more things change the more things remain the same!


..

Deaf and the Money:

$400 - the cost to rent a minor league baseball stadium
to play one game.

A school for the deaf baseball team played a game against
a hearing high school at a minor league baseball stadium.

Said the school baseball coach:

worth every cent!

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

Year 1984 - 21 deaf employees
Year 2009 - 140 deaf employees

at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker 

..

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position available
TITLE: RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK
St. Rita School for the Deaf        
Cincinnati, OH

St. Rita School for the Deaf is an academic 10-month program 
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing impaired children from birth 
through 20 years of age. St. Rita School is an equal 
opportunity employer/educational private institution. 
Skills in Total Communication are required of all personnel.

TITLE:                        RESIDENT ADVISOR - WEEK

AREA:                        ONE FOR GIRLS DORMITORY
                        ONE FOR BOYS DORMITORY

NATURE OF WORK:          This is a live-in position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education 
or related Field.

2. Proficiency in Sign Language.

3. Knowledge of child growth and development and behavior.

4. Physical stamina, emotional maturity and patience needed for 
residential living.
                                
REPORTS TO:        DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

SUPERVISES:        Students in the dormitory and students in the after 
school programs.

JOB GOAL:

1. To assist the student in group living, personal hygiene, 
interpersonal relationships, social graces and spiritual 
and moral development.

2 To create a healthful living situation in which the student 
can mature and develop as an individual with unique needs and 
personality.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. To care for the student at all times outside of class time.

2. To maintain a neat, clean and pleasant dormitory and social area

3. To provide a good health care program including: appropriate diet, 
rest and exercise, personal hygiene, care of sick student.

4. To assign and monitor student duties.

5. To assist the students in caring for and managing their money

6. To guide and assist the students with planning of recreational 
activities and the utilization of their leisure time.

7. To discipline inappropriate behavior according to school policy

8. To advise and counsel both the student and the parents.

9. To provide an area and time for studies and intellectual 
pursuits.

10. To support the philosophy and objectives of the school.

Submit your resume to:
Peter Keller
Director of Student Life
St. Rita School for the Deaf
1720 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH  45215-1258

E-mail mailto:pkeller@srsdeaf.org 

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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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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

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

Job Title                                              Closing date         

Educational Audiologist- Indiana School         07/16/2009
Teacher Assistant    (Regular)                  08/1/2009
Teacher Assistant    (Regular)                  08/1/2009
Teacher Assistant (Intermittent)                08/1/2009
Teacher Assistant    (Intermittent)             08/1/2009  

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

Indiana School for the Deaf
RE: Teacher Ast OR Spv Teacher Applicant 
Attn: Mary Glenn Rinne
1200 E 42nd St 
Indianapolis, IN 46205 

Indiana School for the Deaf
RE: Audiologist Applicant
Attn: Cindy Lawrence
1200 E 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(revised posting - 7/5/09)

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

We are recruiting for these positions:

- Principal
- 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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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 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 July 5th)

- 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 Kenneth
Musteen, Benton, Arkansas, who departed us.
   A born deaf leader, he was widely involved with
national and state organizations of the deaf and
of the disabled. 
   Said an acquaintance:

He is a great guy. He was very active and was a 
leader of much great reputation, and yet he is
so humble. It is a loss for the Arkansas Deaf
Community

..

   Rick Macomber is a professional racer
of standardbred (trotters) horses in
Indiana. He is deaf.
   He has been racing professionally since
1997. How has he been doing this year?
   Said a Registrar with the United States 
Trotting Association:

his 2009 mounts just went over a million!

   To compare this half-year with his past
years, his best earnings year was 2007 when
he won $1,793,928 in prize money. At this
rate, he will be a 2 million dollar driver.
   For his career, he has won over 12 million
dollars.

..

   Why is the upcoming Deaflympics so important
to Taiwan? This nation, under the glare of
the Republic of China, is anxious to show the
world that they are capable of staging an
international athletic spectacle. 
   And if the staging of the Deaflympics is a 
success, then they hope it will lead the way 
to future hosting of other hearing international 
athletic events.
   This is why the government is pulling out all stops
to make the Deaflympics pleasant for everyone - the
fans and the athletes.

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at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
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- education support services
- clinical services
- job skills training
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- school to work transition planning
- community involvement
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PARACHUTE JUMP BY A FAMOUS DEAF BOXER
   Dummy Mahan, a famous deaf boxer during 1930's,
wanted to become a hearing person. Some people told
him that if he jumped from an airplane on a parachute
he could become a hearing person. They felt that change
of air pressure would help remove deafness.
   The deaf boxer was not a smart person; he could not
read well, and could not understand the instructions
on how to use the parachute after jumping.
   As a result, he fell to his death!


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TWO DEAF COUSINS
   Two deaf girls attended the same school for the
deaf at the same time some years ago.
   They were cousins, but they did not realize it.
Many years later, they met each other again and
realized that they were cousins!
   This is not a surprise. We know of many generations
of deaf families, and as a result, some family members
do not realize they are related to each other.


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MICHAEL JACKSON AND HIS DEAF CLASSMATE
   While Michael Jackson was much younger and a
high school student, one of his classmates was deaf.
   The deaf classmate was Jonathan Weiss, who
currently operates Big Mango, Inc, as a chef/owner,
a Los Angeles Catering/Consulting Company.
   Jonathan said:

he sat next to me and was always cordial and very 
helpful in case I didn't understand the teacher; he
would take notes or repeat what our teachers had to 
say; he had the sweetest personality and cared about
others. Since we had no interpreters or notetakers,
I will always cherish the memory forever of what 
Michael did for me!

   Jonathan, by the way, is expanding his company
and just hired a deaf chef.


CHEMISTRY BETWEEN ACTORS
   We watch TV shows; we also watch deaf plays.
Chemistry between the actors is very important.
   When there is no chemistry, the show flops.
And even if the actors personally hate each
other, they must push away these personal
feelings.
   Now, what about chemistry between deaf
actors?
   A deaf theatrical pro said it is the
same thing. The bottom line is that a great
director is needed to get actors to work
together.

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A DEAF PERSON AS AIR CONTROLLER?
   A deaf person could do anything except to hear.
But could a deaf person become an air controller?
   No. One has to hear to function in that job.
Anyway, there was an announcement in the newspapers
of air controllers earning $100,000 per year.
   Upon seeing the newspaper story, a deaf man
asked his vocational rehabilitation counselor
about it:
   The VR response was this:

Maybe, I'm not sure; you will have to check with them 
or see what accommodations they have. Maybe you could
go to school and assist with other air traffic people. 
The jobs can be modified or changed for people with 
disabilities

   Is the comment realistic?


EYES OR THE EARS
   Which is more dangerous? Being a hearing jaywalker,
using his ears to listen for horn honking drivers
or being a deaf jaywalker using his eyes to keep
a watch on oncoming cars?
   Well, during the upcoming Deaflympics at Taiwan,
the government is telling drivers to slowdown
to allow street walkers cross the roads safely.
   They said:

The deaf are at higher risk for traffic accidents 
due to impaired sound reception

   Are they saying Deaf Eyes are useless in traffic?



MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO

His company wants to make sure that the executives are well
qualified for the high level positions they are being hired
to work for.

One of the questions may be like this:

How would you design a car for a deaf person?


DeafDigest is not sure why would a designed car for the
deaf driver be any different from a car designed for the
masses. But one cannot argue with Amazon's successes!





WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

someone approaching you while you are out shopping and
making a weird comment, like this:

I know you, you're the intruder for the death



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Have you ever asked "Is CART right for me?"

Many people are still not aware of the possibilities of 
using CART in an educational setting.  

CART may be right for many people in high school and 
college.  CART can help people with a hearing loss, and 
it may also be right for people with certain learning 
disabilities and people for whom English is a second 
language.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the 
method of providing immediate, verbatim, voice-to-text
translation, and it is an approved assistive device under 
the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA).

In a university setting, a student can read along on a 
computer screen what is being said by the professor and 
the students in the class.  They may also be provided a 
rough draft transcript of the class proceedings for future
reference.

As more potential students and parents learn about CART 
services and the benefits of CART, they may find that CART
is right for them.

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

LEA supervisor


LEA may stand for either of the following:

Local Education Authority
Local Educational Agency
Local Education Agency
Local Education Authorities

it is hairsplitting, but there is no difference between either
of these acronyms


(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 National Council on Disability wants to know "what works 
and what does not for people with disabilities" during its
next meeting in Minneapolis later this month.
   Topics to be touched are emergency preparedness, housing, 
workforce infrastructure, access to outdoor recreation, 
international development, the Developmental Disabilities and 
Bill of Rights Act, strategic planning, and the 2010 National 
Summit on Disability Policy.
   DeafDigest hopes we, the deaf, are part of their agenda.
In many cases in the past, it wasn't.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
several

case:
deaf employees of US Postal Service, injured on the
job, have applied for disability benefits

result:
USPS denied their claims, forcing them to continue
working while still injured

comment:
this is a paradox; there was one deaf employee who
was injured but did not want to retire and get the
benefits but was forced to do so. He did not want
to hire an attorney to fight a 800 pound gorilla!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Have we made progresses in the workplace?

A deaf woman obtained a job as a clerk/typist.

She was hired, but two days later, she was
tested by a company doctor. The question
asked by the doctor was:

Could you read lips?

When the deaf woman said no, she was immediately
fired!

It was way back in 1957.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

we will be mortal (immortal) Sunday (someday)

....

What became of?


Rick McClain

- Past:

#2 pitcher behind all-time pitching great Lawson Pair, 
that led Gallaudet to a conference championship in 1977

- Present
Vice President Academic Affairs, Deaf Online University



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   How scary is the Supreme Court's definition of
disability? Said Chai Feldblum, a law professor at
Georgetown University - "individuals are disabled
enough to be fired from a job but not disabled enough
to challenge the firing."

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   We now have a deaf attorney in Belgium that was elected to the
Flemish Parliament. The woman of such a huge honor is Helga Stevens,
a graduate of University of California law school and an attorney
with the Brussels bar.
   Because Belgium is a tri-lingual country, different regions are
autonomous, and the Flemish Parliament takes care of people in their
own region.
   Congrats, Helga.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The extremely powerful, and immensely wealthy AARP organization 
broadcast a commercial on TV, touting an automobile insurance plan
for us to buy.

The commercial was not captioned!

Many AARP members are late-deafened; also many AARP
members are deaf.  

AARP ignoring their own members?

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The school you work with provides you an "open door" to come 
in and work with students any time you want, and you are 
able to get all 25 of your school's seniors VR plans approved 
by your supervisor in March----quite an accomplishment in the 
age of youth allegedly thinking only of themselves.

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position announcement
Secondary Math Teacher
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Knoxville, Tennessee

Minimum qualifications:
Licensure in Mathematics required; must be NCLB Highly
Qualified; Deaf Education preferred; Tennessee License
with endorsement in Secondary Mathematics.

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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(deadline: July 13, 2009)

position opening
Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
located in Albuquerque, NM, with required travel

Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator: 

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position 
open for Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator.  

This position is responsible for promoting Relay New Mexico, 
thereby increasing the number of relay customers as well as 
educating individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses 
on the benefits of using relay services.  

The position is located in Albuquerque and travel is required 

Preferred education, experience and skills: Fluent in American 
Sign Language and written English, additional fluency in 
Spanish a benefit; experience in public relations activities; 
direct work experience with TRS is helpful.  

Hamilton offers competitive wages with Full-Time Company Paid 
Benefits.  

To apply, contact our corporate HR Dept at 800.821.1831 

or 

apply online at http://www.hamilton.net/careers 

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position opening
Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates 
to interview for an Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the 
Superintendent position.  

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, 
residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student 
population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the 
residential halls.  ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going 
commitment to bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf students.

This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides 
interpreting, administrative and secretarial support for the 
Superintendent.  In addition to interpreting, typing, filing, 
scheduling, and making copies, the administrative assistant 
performs other duties such as coordinating meetings and 
conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies 
and general office management. Strong computer skills required. 
Must have a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent 
computer skills and good overall organizational skills required 

Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter 
Certification (IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting 
experience. (Provisional certifications will not be accepted. 
Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) 
Substitution: Valid possession of at least one of the following: 
Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration 
(CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the 
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V 
from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National 
Interpreter Certification from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time 
interpreting experience. (Proof of the certificate must accompany 
the application.) Special Requirement: Interpreter must be able to 
interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to spoken English and 
from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) effectively, 
accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively, 
using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter 
must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate 
effective communication between sign language users and non-sign 
language users. 

Individual must have a valid driver's license. Advanced level 
skills are required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history 
(ISP & FBI) clearance required.

Benefits:

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

Application Procedure:

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

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 

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position 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:

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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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