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DeafDigest – 30 August 2009

DeafDigest Gold - August 30, 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-houses/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-movieasl/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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Blackberry Devices and Data Plans at $29.99 a Month

Save on Blackberry Smartphones at the Deaf Pager Store. 

The Blackberry Tour 9630 Smartphone is a fast and powerful 
international smartphone featuring 3G technology that keeps 
you connected in over 185 countries. 

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It comes in colors of red, platinum, and inferno.

With data plans for only $29.99 a month, including unlimited 
text messaging, email and instant messaging, the Deaf Pager 
Store is the store for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Check them all out at:
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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
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For further information or to make an appointment, click into
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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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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

"Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out.

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New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls 
directly from your friends and family

http://relayservices.att.com/

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Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

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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

   The Deaflympics are going on right now at Taipei.
To click on a picture of some of the Americans, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/usateam/

   This picture was obtained through Kenneth Rothschild's 
on-going dialogue with an individual in the Taiwan post 
office philatelic section

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   There is a lot of bickering in Canada regarding
the decision by the Canadian Radio-television and 
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC is to Canada
what FCC is to us).
   The CRTC decided that Bell Canada would test its
VRS in Ontario and that Telus would do the same
in British Columbia and Alberta.
   The deaf in Canada has asked for a nationwide
VRS as opposed to provincial VRS, but CRTC
disagreed.
   The CRTC, however, was supportive of the
Internet Relay and captioning needs of the deaf. 

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   The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
has honored Lillian Beard for her interpreting
services.
   What is the big deal? Well, she is 100
years old and is the nation's oldest active
interpreter!

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   Good news for hearing aid users. Senator 
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has agreed to co-sponsor
the proposed Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019).
   This bill, if it becomes law, will allow
tax deductions on hearing aid purchases.

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   Beware - athletes and fans at the Deaflympics!
Souvenirs being sold at stores in Taipei City
may contain excessive lead.
   A councilman is upset and demands an 
investigation.

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Attention:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel
Service, Inc (UPS) employees

If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for
a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997,
please read the announcement posted in the Blue edition.

There is a proposed final settlement in a class action
lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing
current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving
positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard
established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.

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Join us on September 25th and 26th

For the WPSD Homecoming Weekend 

&

140th Anniversary Celebration

Spend the weekend catching up with old friends and cheering 
on the WPSD Lions at volleyball and soccer games against 
PSD.

Enjoy the humor of CJ Jones on Friday evening and celebrate 
WPSD's long history at the dinner on Saturday evening.

For more information, visit the wpsd website at: 

http://www.wpsd.org/special_events.html

Please note:
Hotel rooms in the Pittsburgh area are at a premium due to 
the G 20 Summit meeting we urge you to make your hotel
reservations as soon as possible.

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wanted: a deaf male, age 8-12 to play Matt Hamill role in an
upcoming movie


Hamill the Movie Casting Announcement

Hamill the Movie is looking for a young deaf student who can
play the role of Young Matt Hamill.

Please read the casting description below.

[YOUNG MATT HAMILL] DEAF / Male / 8 - 12 / Caucasian.

Matt Hamill is the hero of this film, which is based on the real
UFC fighter, Matt Hamill ( http://www.matthamill.com ).

As a child, Matt had a very difficult time fitting in with his all
hearing classmates at school. As hard as he tried to get along
with the other children, they would make fun of him. When his
grandfather, Stanley, introduces him to wrestling, he finally
finds an activity where he fits in and excels...

LEAD. (MUST BE DEAF, BUT NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)

All parents who think their son fits the requirement, pls email
the producer ASAP

(deadline Sept 1st) a brief description of your son and a
current picture mailto:eben@matthamillthemovie.com

Compensation: approx $268 a day / approx 4 days of shooting.
Also, meals, copy and credit.

Requirements: Somewhat flexible schedule, good attitude and
preferably a local (Rochester or the surrounding area).

Dates: Shooting days would be sometime between Sept 14 - Oct 2

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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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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF!

Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of
September!

That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or
receiver is on sale.

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/specials.html?utm_source=dd

for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order)

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

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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Attention - Deaf and Hearing Poker Players

The 5th Annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10 am, at the world's famous and
historical Binion's Gambling Hall.

The popular "no limit, Texas hold'em" will be played.

Hearing players are invited.
 
Binion's Gambling Hall is known to be the first to host the
World Series of Poker. They have two floors of poker
tables which indicates they are the best in what they do.

They have installed up to date TV monitors and other features
to make this tournament a dream.
 
Ask any of the previous players and fans from the past 4 years
how they enjoyed the experience. They will tell you how exciting
it was.
 
This year will be better. For example, based on 300 entries,
1st place winner will receive $27,000.
 
Las Vegas is designated as the Poker Capital of the world. There
is no place in the world like it.
 
Southern Nevada Silver Knights is a non-profit 501 c-3
organization and all of the volunteers are serving without
pay.

All net proceeds will go to charities to provide aid and welfare
to the deaf communities in need.
 
To access our web site for registrations, etc, go to
http://www.lasvegasdeaf.org/poker
 
Doors will be open for pre-paid and on site payments and
registration on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6 am.

Tournament will start at 10 am Saturday, October 10, 2009.
 
We are looking forward to see all of you in Las Vegas for
many exciting poker experiences

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TWO DEAF HOUSES NEXT TO EACH OTHER
   Some time ago two deaf families lived in houses
next to each other. Both houses had side doors
that faced each other about 20 feet apart.
   When these deaf people from one house wanted 
to communicate with someone from the other house,
they just stood in front of the windows of the side 
doors and chatted in ASL without leaving their houses. 
   Not any more, both families moved away.

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

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


LEARNING ASL FOR A MOVIE ROLE
   A hearing actor won a role to play a deaf 
character in a movie. He knew nothing about ASL.
   It took him 44 days of private ASL training
for him to use sign language in the movie.
   The movie itself took 11 days to finish. This
means a 4 to 1 ratio - 44 days of ASL classes for a
11-day movie!

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

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


SIGN LANGUAGE AMONG HEARING EMPLOYEES
   At a certain factory in Pennsylvania,
the hearing employees use sign language to
communicate with each other.
   All of them Codas? No. Noise was so bad
from everywhere - the furnace, the metals
and the blowers that normal conversation
was impossible.
   An industrial production consultant
asked:

Is this the most efficient way to operate a 
facility? Lower productivity due to high noise 
is a significant hidden cost in industrial plants


A "DO NOT SOLICIT" ANNOUNCEMENT IN A NEWSPAPER
    A newspaper in West Virginia ran this
announcement:

Deaf, blind schools do not solicit

ROMNEY, W.Va. - The West Virginia Schools for the 
Deaf and Blind do not solicit funds from individuals, 
businesses or organizations, according to 
Patsy K. Shank, school superintendent.

Solicitations made on behalf of the West Virginia 
Schools for the Deaf and the Blind should be reported 
to the Romney detachment of the West Virginia State 
Police at (304) 822-3561 or to Shank at (304) 822-4801

   DeafDigest thought this announcement was a bit
strange since soliciting funds is a way of life
among schools for the deaf. Just to make sure,
DeafDigest contacted a retired administrator who
has worked with a number of schools for the deaf,
both state and private, in his long career.
   He said he was always soliciting for funds
all the time!


STORE REDESIGNED BECAUSE OF LATE-DEAFNESS
   A store owner became deaf in late age.
He is no longer able to communicate with customers
on their orders and requests. He did not want to
sell his business because of his deafness.
   Instead he had the store completely redesigned;
merchandise behind the counter were moved to the
store shelves; signs were posted telling customers
where to locate their merchandise. Price stickers
were affixed to each merchandise.
   Communication was held to a minimum, and the
store success has continued.

SIGNMARK'S DEAL WITH A RECORDING COMPANY
   Marko Vuoriheimo, a deaf rap artist from
Finland, who goes by the name Signmark, has
signed a deal with Warner Music Group.
   Signmark's songs will be in an album that
will be released early in 2010. It will be
in ASL, instead of the Finnish Sign Language.



"PERFECT" SPEECH BECOMES "IMPERFECT" SPEECH
   A deaf person, trained orally, may have high
speech skills, understandable by people around
him in his community.
   Yet, his "perfect" speech may become
"imperfect"!  Why?
   If that person travels to another city
where the accents are different from where
he is from, then his "perfect" deaf speech
may betray him!



HEARING AID VS CI (SHORT SERIES)

   A Hearing Aid vs a CI, who wins?

Look at your hearing aid first. Will the hearing aid
help you function as a hearing person? If so, you
don't need a CI. If, because of age, the hearing
aid helps you less and less, then you need a CI!



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

on my very first pizza delivery as a new driver,
the customer came out of the door semi-naked!



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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In the Netherlands, there is an abbreviation that
is spelled DEAF.



DEAF as in deaf?

No. Spelled out in full, it is:

Dutch Electronic Art Festival

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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 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

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 Department of Justice reached agreement with
Port St. Lucie, Florida to make the city fully
accessible to the disabled, the deaf included.
   This means everything - facilities, services
and programs.
   Despite signing the agreement, the city fathers
aren't too happy, especially when staring at a
14 million budget shortfall.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

What is a typical day of a CEO of a local deaf service agency?

Click on:

http://deafdigest.com/ceo



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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

A football sign language by a hearing team

http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/54429252.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUqPk4DyCc75DiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUHDYaGEP7eyckcUr

what could this mean in ASL?

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Question of the week:

Q. We have a good number of deaf attorneys. Why
cannot some of them do pro bono work on behalf of
low income deaf clients?

A. Below is a comment from a deaf attorney:

the deaf attorneys, as a whole, are really no
exception. Quite a variety of attitudes. Some 
attorneys have never done any pro bono work or 
just cannot afford to do any. So, as far as pro 
bono is concerned, not just the attitude but the
mission of the law firm is a big factor. Some law 
firms encourage it; some don't. And government 
lawyers, as a whole, don't do pro bono work.




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that our deaf friends in Canada be blessed with
full and unlimited VRS services, that we, the deaf,
enjoy in USA.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 595 BC - 547 BC - King Croesus, of Lydia (in modern day
Greece) had a deaf son. The king refused to acknowledge
the son's deafness; the son somehow learned of an assassination
attempt on his father and ran to warn him about it. The
father relented and acknowledged his son's deafness. Not
sure if this is a fact or a myth.

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Deaf and the Money:

The Association of The Tanzanian Disabled Society
is accusing the government of withholding funds
earmarked for deaf service programs

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

17

the number of colleges in Arizona that offer sign language
classes

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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 are no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports in depth!

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position opening
Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL)
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341

Instructor/Assistant Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), 
Fall 2009. 

Graduate degree in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Special 
Education, Linguistics or related field required. 

In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics, 
deafness, and communication issues. 

Native or near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. 

Five years experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic 
and communicative components) at post-secondary level. 

Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly 
accomplishment/promise required, publications, service. 

Letter of interest, CV, referee  list or 3 letters of 
recommendation, teaching evaluations (all electronic preferred) to: 

Dr. Debra D. Andrist, 
Chair of Foreign Languages, 
Box 2147, 
Sam Houston State University,
Huntsville, TX 77341. 

mailto:andrist@shsu.edu  
Email acknowledgements. 

SHSU is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action plan 
employer.

Classes available immediately include:
ASL 141 TT 8-9:20
ASL 141 TT 9:30-10:50
ASL 142 TT 12:30-1:50
ASL 263 TT 11-12:30
ASL 263 TT 2-3:20
ASL 264 TT 3:30-4:50
FL 361 Deaf Culture TT 5-6:20

Two hearing, signing, undergraduate TA assistants. Videophone in 
office. Lab testing with individual cameras. 

Summer teaching additional pay.

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(re-posted)

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 opening
TITLE:        Program Coordinator
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Revere, Massachusetts

DIVISION:        CBFS / NSMHA        
LOCATION:        Bay House, Revere Massachusetts
HOURS:                 40 hours (Monday - Friday, 9a-5p)

JOB SUMMARY: 
Responsible for the clinical and administrative aspects of a 
small group home program, as well as the overall health 
and safety of the residents, under the supervision of the 
Program Manager of Maverick Square CBFS program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and facilitate 
progressive discipline as needed for all staff in conjunction 
with the Assistant Director.

2. Arrange staff schedules to meet the health and safety 
requirements, as well as the individual needs of the 
residents.

3. Supervises the development and implementation of Quality 
Indicators through the ISP process and Program Goals.

4. Participates in the assessment of individual referrals, 
admissions and discharges.

5. Insures the program and individual records are current, 
comprehensive and meet agency and funding source standards.

6. Liaison with families/guardians, DMH, and other outside 
service providers.

7. Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and 
maintenance of the house and vehicle.

8. Participates in the development of the program budget, 
and monitors the program expenses.

9. Supervises the management of individual?s funds and 
possessions, within the guidelines of the ISP and agency.

10. Completes all necessary weekly/monthly reports.
11. Implements agency/department policies and procedures.
12. Perform on-call duties as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
BA/BS preferred in human services or equivalent experience.  
Medication, CPR/First-Aid certification or ability to 
receive certifications required.   Two (2) years experience 
in human services. Supervisory experience preferred. Must 
be fluent in American Sign Language.  Knowledge of DMH 
regulations needed.  Computer literacy required.  Valid Mass 
driver's license required.

send resume to:
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Attn: HR / Recruiter
301 Broadway, 
Chelsea, MA  02150

Phone: 617-488-5712
Fax: 617-912-7971
Email: mailto:gethired@northsuffolk.org

Affirmative Action Employer - EEO/AA

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Position Announcement
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the 
Eastern Shore who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides 
opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community 
life.

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training 
for individuals with various levels of hearing loss which includes 
teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee 
and employer relationships, work ethics and communication for 
successful employment outcomes.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED required.  Fluency in 
American Sign Language (ASL) or sign language a must. Excellent 
people and interpersonal skills.  Six months experience with training, 
coaching and motivating people.  Valid driver's license. Skilled in 
the use of structured training techniques for teaching job 
performance skills (such as sequence, quality, and quantity); 
job-related skills (such as grooming, socializing with coworkers, 
or managing one's paycheck); and work behaviors (such as accepting 
supervision, following instruction).

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, 
life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; 
retirement; 13 paid holidays; 10 paid annual leave days ; 2 personal 
leave days; 10 paid sick days and more.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

or fax to 410-543-4874
Or email mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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open positions
ADVOCATES INC.
Framingham, MA

Has open positions for: 
- Direct Care Counselors 
- Awake Overnight Counselors 

Full and Part Time positions are available to work in our
Deaf programs.  

If you are interested please go to http://www.advocatesinc.org
and fill out an online application under jobs.

Advocates' philosophy is based on common values and principles that
guide the delivery of all of the services we provide. We believe that
all individuals have the right to pursue their personal goals and to
contribute to the community. We believe they are entitled to receive
accessible services; to live in decent and affordable housing; to be
treated with dignity and respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse
communities. The employees of Advocates and the recipients of the
services we provide work together with the community to ensure that
these universal rights are promoted and protected.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
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Seeking Applicants For
Faculty Positions (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track)
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

Nearly 1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the 
United States, as well as other countries, study and reside at 
RIT with 16,000 hearing students. 

The department of Science and Mathematics at NTID seeks faculty 
to teach/tutor deaf and hard of hearing students in the fields of 
chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics.  

For detailed job descriptions please visit: 
RIT Career Zone at https://mycareer.rit.edu and enter the IRC# or 
select National Technical Institute for the Deaf for College/
Division. 


Discipline        Job Category                IRC#

Chemistry        Non-tenure track        30317
Chemistry        Tenure track                30459
Biology                Tenure track                30318
Math/Physics        Tenure track                30301

Review of applications will begin Aug 31, 2009 and continue until 
position is filled.        

All applicants must apply online at 
https://mycareer.rit.edu Search under IRC#
                        
We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to 
RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. 

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly 
encouraged to apply. For more information about NTID at 
RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu  

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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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(latest update 8/30/09)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

- Assistant Director for Student Services
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=785

- 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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(latest update 8/30/09)

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

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

- School Social Worker
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx?jobid=775

- 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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News of the Week:
   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to James P. DeVaney,
a long time deaf community leader in Omaha, NE, who
departed us.
   While not well known nationally, he was one of the
most respected leaders in the Omaha Deaf Community.
At Nebraska School for the Deaf, he was the Dean of
Boys.

..

   Holding our breaths, the news we are waiting for
will be announced on September 2nd, between 330 pm 
and 430 pm EST.
   It is when Benjamin J Soukup, Jr, the chair, 
Gallaudet board and James Macfadden, the chair, 
Gallaudet presidential search committee, will 
reveal the short list of finalists vying to 
become the next Gallaudet president. 
   Hopefully around that time, the short list
announcement will be made on the web site at:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/

..

   Rhode Island will shut down the state government
operations for 12 days. The state, like with other
states, is broke and must find ways to save money.
   Exception to the shutdown is the Rhode Island
School for the Deaf. It will continue to operate
as usual.

..

   Effective with this edition, DeafDigest introduces
a new weekly feature called:

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

   Please scroll all the way down and stop just before
you reach the employment ads section.
   Happy Lipreading (or Frustrated Lipreading)!

..

Attention:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel
Service, Inc (UPS) employees

If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for
a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997,
please read the announcement posted below in this edition.

There is a proposed final settlement in a class action
lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing
current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving
positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard
established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. 

..

wanted: a deaf male, age 8-12 to play Matt Hamill role in an
upcoming movie


Hamill the Movie Casting Announcement

Hamill the Movie is looking for a young deaf student who can
play the role of Young Matt Hamill.

Please read the casting description below.

[YOUNG MATT HAMILL] DEAF / Male / 8 - 12 / Caucasian.

Matt Hamill is the hero of this film, which is based on the real
UFC fighter, Matt Hamill ( http://www.matthamill.com ).

As a child, Matt had a very difficult time fitting in with his all
hearing classmates at school. As hard as he tried to get along
with the other children, they would make fun of him. When his
grandfather, Stanley, introduces him to wrestling, he finally
finds an activity where he fits in and excels...

LEAD. (MUST BE DEAF, BUT NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)

All parents who think their son fits the requirement, pls email
the producer ASAP

(deadline Sept 1st) a brief description of your son and a
current picture mailto:eben@matthamillthemovie.com

Compensation: approx $268 a day / approx 4 days of shooting.
Also, meals, copy and credit.

Requirements: Somewhat flexible schedule, good attitude and
preferably a local (Rochester or the surrounding area).

Dates: Shooting days would be sometime between Sept 14 - Oct 2

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Attention - Deaf and Hearing Poker Players
                                  
The 5th Annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10 am, at the world's famous and 
historical Binion's Gambling Hall. 

The popular "no limit, Texas hold'em" will be played. 

Hearing players are invited.
 
Binion's Gambling Hall is known to be the first to host the 
World Series of Poker. They have two floors of poker
tables which indicates they are the best in what they do. 

They have installed up to date TV monitors and other features 
to make this tournament a dream.
 
Ask any of the previous players and fans from the past 4 years 
how they enjoyed the experience. They will tell you how exciting 
it was.
 
This year will be better. For example, based on 300 entries, 
1st place winner will receive $27,000.
 
Las Vegas is designated as the Poker Capital of the world. There 
is no place in the world like it.
 
Southern Nevada Silver Knights is a non-profit 501 c-3 
organization and all of the volunteers are serving without
pay. 

All net proceeds will go to charities to provide aid and welfare 
to the deaf communities in need.
 
To access our web site for registrations, etc, go to
http://www.lasvegasdeaf.org/poker
 
Doors will be open for pre-paid and on site payments and 
registration on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6 am.

Tournament will start at 10 am Saturday, October 10, 2009.
 
We are looking forward to see all of you in Las Vegas for 
many exciting poker experiences

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DR MARSTERS AND THE TTY MACHINE
   Dr. James Marsters, who died few weeks ago, was
written up in many hearing newspapers. They said
he was involved with the first TTY machine in 1964.
   Weitbrecht was already using his Radio Ham TTY
machine to communicate with other hearing Radio
Hams from 1940's to 1960's.
   Marsters and Weitbrecht did not know each
other before a friend introduced them. Marsters 
was a frustrated dentist, not able to use voice 
phone to communicate with his hearing patients.
   With Marsters' encouragement, Weitbrecht
converted a Radio Ham modem to a Deaf TTY
modem in 1964.
   Marsters and another deaf partner founded a
company that manufactured Deaf TTY modems.
This company helped the Deaf TTY network grow
very fast.

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


HEARING GESTURES; DEAF ASL
   Are Hearing Gestures same as our ASL?
Do not know, but some time ago Linguists
from University of Chicago researched these
Hearing Gestures.
   DeafDigest is curious to see what these
Chicago Linguists said about these gestures.

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THE DEAF AND THE POLICE
   We are always reading in the newspapers of ugly
confrontations between the deaf and the police -
all because we, the deaf, cannot hear.
   DeafDigest editor had the unfortunate experience
of being confronted by an angry police officer
recently. He was shouting something behind the
editor's back, and thinking he was being ignored,
became "in your face" confrontational. And when
the officer was told of the deafness, he simply
spoke even faster and faster. 
   Nothing ugly came out of it, though, but a
formal protest was filed with the appropriate
authorities.
   Come to think of it, it seems that almost
every single deaf person, just at least once
in his life, have had an ugly confrontation
with the police!
   This is, indeed, so unfortunate and so
unnecessary.


SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY AND THE DEAF
   Senator Edward M Kennedy has departed us.
Has he ever been involved with the deaf?
   DeafDigest does not think so, but he did
receive a letter from a deaf man in connection
with the assassination of his older brother
John F. who served as our president.
   Virgil (Ed) Hoffman, a deaf man, claimed
to have witnessed the shooting and wanted
to share the information with the Secret
Service but got nowhere.
   He then wrote a letter to Sen. Kennedy,
who then sidestepped the issue, saying
the Warren Commission report put a closure
to this case.

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GALLAUDET'S CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION OF THE HEARING
   When we see the name "Gallaudet" we immediately
associate it with the Education of the Deaf, both
K-12 and college.
   But has Gallaudet contributed to the Education
of the Hearing?
   Yes, but not of Gallaudet University, but by
Thomas H. Gallaudet, who founded the American
School for the Deaf, and whose son founded
Gallaudet University.
   Thomas came up with the whole-word
teaching method in hopes of helping the deaf
students learn how to read better. Instead,
this method was adapted to the hearing classrooms!
   To get an idea of what this is all about,
do click on:

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Whole_word_approach

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ATTENTION DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) employees

Read this notice if you use sign language, worked for UPS or
applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 2997,
and failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the
Department of Transportation (DOT)

FOR DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a proposed final 
settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard 
of hearing current and former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) 
employees and applicants for driving positions who use sign language as 
a primary means of communication due to hearing loss or limitation and 
who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the DOT 
for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.  

The class action settlement, which must be approved by the Court, was 
reached in connection with a lawsuit, Bates v. UPS, N.D. Cal. Case No. 
C99-2216 TEH.  

The lawsuit, which was filed in 1999, alleges that UPS engaged in 
discrimination in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities 
Act and various California laws, by requiring all drivers and driver 
applicants for positions involving driving UPS delivery vehicles on 
the public roads to pass the DOT hearing standard for drivers 
of commercial motor vehicles ("Driving Claims").  

UPS has denied any liability or wrongdoing.
  
If you are a current employee of UPS, or you were employed by UPS or 
applied for a driving position at UPS at any time beginning June 25, 
1997, use sign language as a primary means of non-written communication 
due to a  hearing loss or limitation, and failed or would fail the 
hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor 
vehicles, you may be a member of the class affected by this lawsuit 
and entitled to object to the proposed settlement.  

The proposed settlement Agreement is available on-line at 
http://www.dralegal.org .  If you would like additional information 
about this lawsuit and the settlement, including a copy of the 
Settlement Agreement, you can also contact Class Counsel at:

Laurence Paradis
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES
2001 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, California 94704-1204

Telephone: (510) 665-8644
Facsimile: (510) 665-8511
TTY: (510) 665-8716
mailto:lparadis@dralegal.org

If you would like to object, you or your attorney must notify the 
Settlement Administrator by a letter, postmarked by November 26, 2009 
and addressed to:

Bates v. UPS Settlement Administrator 
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 9427
Minneapolis, MN  55440-9427

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NTID WORKING WITH 2012 OLYMPICS
   The NTID is working with the 2012 Olympics.
No, it is not our NTID in Rochester, NY; it is
the NTID in Australia.
   In Australia, NTID is spelled out as
National Talent Identification and Development
squad. Its' mission is to locate best athletes
that can represent Australia at the 2012
Olympics. Hearing Olympics, not the Deaf Olympics,
though!



DEAF ISSUES

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

Many counselors, working with the deaf, are
more of personal aides than as professional
counselors. Their tasks include taking
their students to the office of the school
nurse, or going to the bookstore to help
them purchase books.


(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by someone in the audience:

do you follow your client all day?



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

What should a CART provider do if he or she doesn't hear 
or understand what is being said in a classroom? 

Should the CART provider interrupt the speaker?

The CART provider's job in a classroom is to provide equal 
access.  

Sometimes a student or teacher may be mumbling, and no one 
in the room can hear or understand everything that is being 
said.  The hearing people might only be getting the gist of 
what is being said because they are missing words here and 
there.  

It is the CART provider's job to communicate that information 
to the CART consumer. 

Sometimes a student who is very shy or has a foreign accent is 
called upon to answer a question, and he or she is unsure of 
the answer.  The student may intentionally mumble or speak 
very softly or unclearly because they are very nervous and 
really don't want everyone in the class to hear what they 
have to say.  Interrupting that student might make the student 
even more flustered and make it more difficult for them 
to speak in front of the class.  

In that circumstance, rather than interrupting the student, it 
would probably be better for the CART provider to communicate to 
the CART consumer the manner in which the student is speaking.  

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

principal

(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)

(end of series - next week, new series)

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Tour of America's National Parks
Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas
July 11 - 30, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney at
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   A bunch of disability advocates are getting together
in October at Ottawa, Ontario to discuss museum accessibility
issues. This includes interpreting and captions for deaf
visitors. Conference takes place at the National Gallery
of Canada.

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The Deaf and the Law

location:
Mississippi

case
a deaf man had problems with the pump at the gas station,
and pressed on the "help" button. After waiting, he gave up
and walked to the counter. He slipped and fell down and
got hurt. He filed a lawsuit against the gas station. 

result:
case was thrown out of the court

comment:
the proprietor should have walked over to the deaf
person, offering him assistance. It did not occur
to him that if a person does not respond to "help"
instructions, it is because he is deaf.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

What has become of the The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)?

It was signed into law by Bush, effective the first of
this year.

Confusion stems over the need to re-write the regulations,
just normal stuff on the Capitol Hill when laws are
passed but regulations not written in.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the hung aryan (Hungarian) man was talking about

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What became of?

Brian Determan

- past
RIT/NTID graduate

- present
Deafness Resource Specialist in Texas, advising agencies
of deaf rights with respect to ADA regulations



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The Homecoming Day football game at Alabama School
for the Deaf will be something special - deaf skydiver
Billy Vance will parachute down on the football field
just before the kickoff. While parachuting down, an
American flag will be attached to the landing gear.
   It is believed that this stunt is a historic first.
The date of the jump is September 11th.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Do we have big time collegiate jocks that care about the deaf?
Hope so, but we have at least one - Jordan Steffy, a promising
freshman QB with the University of Maryland football team, is it.
   As a high school student Jordan knew of a deaf student that
suffered seizures. Not willing to let it go, he hit on his fellow
students at a high school basketball game, collecting $1,200 in
donations. The money was then earmarked towards deaf student's
operation.
   University of Maryland is in the backyard of Washington, DC
which has a large deaf population. Hmmmm!

(editor's note: injuries prevented Steffy from achieving his
football potential; he has since then graduated and have
moved on)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   Nike, the popular sports shoe company, swims in
billions of dollars per year.
   Nike also has a deaf employee that helps design
shoes.
   Nike pleads poverty as an excuse for turning down
the deaf designer's interpreter requests.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

a former Cy Young winner, who now works as a professor 
and operates a baseball school, sends you email giving 
career advice for your customer. Nowadays many celebrities 
don't feel up to talking to everyday people, but this one 
was helpful in helping this counselor do his job!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Jamaica

or

shoemaker

(both words look the same when you try to lipread)

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Director, Career Center
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

http://www.gallaudet.edu

Deadline:  Open until filled

DIRECTOR, CAREER CENTER, position available at Gallaudet University.
Incumbent will direct, organize, provide leadership and manage activities 
of the Career Center which include: all internship programs on and off 
campus, career services incorporating the campus-wide co-op/internship 
program, employer development and training, career development courses, 
individual counseling, career development group services, on-campus 
recruitment program, and graduate student internships and practica; and, 
the provision of services to disabled students; supervise professional and 
support staff; plan and manage the Career Center's budget; perform public 
relations work with parents, financial supporters, and various departments 
on campus; plan and implement programs concerned with the development and 
enhancement of students' vocational self-concept, vocational maturity, 
career entry skills and career planning ability and strengthen the 
relationship between academics and career planning; provide leadership in 
job development strategies and efforts that will lead to new or wider 
employment opportunities for Gallaudet University graduates; assume 
responsibility for research and program evaluation activities for the 
Center; and plan and direct public information and public relations 
activities for the Center.

Minimum requirements:  Master's degree in counseling, student affairs, 
human development, guidance or closely related field.  Three years 
progressively responsible experience in career development program, i.e., 
in a higher education setting.  Knowledge of career and general student 
development theory at the post-secondary educational level.  Two years 
demonstrated competency in a management, supervisory, or coordination 
capacity.  Working knowledge of and experience with strategic planning and 
budget.  Working knowledge of educational, psychological, social, cultural 
and vocational aspects of deafness.  Experience in program development.  
Demonstrated ability to collect, organize, synthesize, analyze and present 
information clearly.  Excellent communication skills.  Willingness to 
become fluent in American Sign Language.         

Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range starting at 
$81,100 annually.

To apply, send cover letter, Gallaudet application, and current resume to:

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

Emailed ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) or faxed (202-651-5344) 
documents are acceptable.  

For more information, go to http://www.gallaudet.edu 
for application and complete list of vacancies.

Gallaudet University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job opening 
Outreach Coordinator
District of Columbia Telecommunications Relay Services
 & Captioned Telephone Relay Services
Washington, DC

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a Full-Time position open 
for District of Columbia Outreach Coordinator  Telecommunications 
Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Services 

Location:  District of Columbia 

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone 
Relay Service (CapTel?) outreach activities, marketing, and 
gathering information which will help improve the quality of 
service and increase the number of customers served in the 
District of Columbia.  Individual will be required to travel 
as needed. 

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred. 
- Experience in public relations activities.

- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service 
or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful.

- Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
- Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
- Hold a valid driver?s license.          

Interested individuals may apply by logging on to: 

http://www.hamiltonrelay.com/corporate/careers/index.html, or may 
contact Cindy Blase in the Human Resource Corporate Department by 
September 8, 2009.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, 
age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications 
based in Aurora, NE.  Hamilton offers a competitive wage and benefits 
package.  Contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 V/TTY or email 
at mailto:HR@hamiltontel.com

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announcing an opening for
Assistant Director of Outreach Education
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

ASD is located on a 54-acre campus in West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Director of Outreach Education, 
supervises the work of teachers, educational consultants, 
educational interpreters and teacher aides working in public 
school classrooms in collaboration with local school 
districts throughout the state of Connecticut.  Exercises 
considerable leadership, ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a 
program to fit the needs, abilities, and learning styles of 
Deaf/Hard of Hearing students; does related work as 
required.        

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf; Connecticut Teacher 
Certification, Connecticut Intermediate Supervisory 
Certificate or ability to secure same.  A minimum of five years 
of teaching experience working with deaf and hard of hearing 
children and youth.  Sign Communication Proficiency Interview 
(SCPI) level of Advanced preferred.   Knowledge of Special 
Education and the instructional issues related to the needs 
of Deaf/hard of Hearing Students. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Compensation range is negotiable.    
Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits 
are available.  

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website, http://www.asd-1817.org to download an 
application 

or send resume and letter of application to:   
Human Resources
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

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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                                       Posting #   Closing Date
Sub Teachers (5)                          564869      09/08/2009                    
      
Spoken English Specialist                 564757      09/09/2009                       
Early Intervention Specialist             564871      09/01/2009                    
       
Audiologist                               564868      09/01/2009                  

(#) = number of jobs available for that position.

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

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position announcement
Controller
CSDVRS, LLC aka The Z(tm)
Clearwater, FL

Description: Growing, high-tech video relay service company overlooking 
the Gulf in Clearwater seeking Controller with 10+ years experience 
reporting to the CFO. 

Responsibilities:
- Full responsibility for monthly financial statements
- Oversee daily operations of the finance department
- Review monthly account reconciliations
- Prepare various operational and financial analyses
- Prepare annual budget and periodic forecasts
- Inventory analysis

- Recommend benchmarks and track operational and financial 
performance

- Prepare annual and periodic reports required by regulatory 
agencies

- Monitoring and implementing internal control and processes 
throughout the company

- Direct external financial audits and provide recommendations for 
improvement

- Prepare and monitor MBOs for executives
- Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
- Oversee all state reporting requirements 
(approximately 30 states)
Additional adhoc projects as required by the CFO and/or CEO

Qualifications:
- BA degree in accounting and CPA required. 
- Public accounting experience preferred.

Requirements:
- Expert excel skills required
- Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
- Navision software experience preferred

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
NO CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS SALARY REQUIREMENT IS INCLUDED

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 
Paid Time Off (PTO), Short / Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays 
and 401(K).

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Contact E-Mail:   mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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open positions
Deaf Service Center
Glenside, PA
 
Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you! 
DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES: (Full time)
This position oversees the case management services for clients who
reside in the community. Responsibilities include: day to day
management and supervision of case management; coordination of
services and programs with other service agencies; manage program
expenses accordingly with budget; provide supervision, crisis
management, training and coordinate scheduling for case managers;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. Qualifications: a bachelor's
degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology,
anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology,
counseling, education, or be a registered nurse and 5 years of mental
health direct care experience preferably in a case management
setting, must have 2 years of supervisory experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.

 
- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time preferred) Responsibilities include:
Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health
evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with
deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and
community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff.
Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters
and be a team player. The qualified candidate shall possess: AA
degree with minimum 2 years  of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals. Knowledge of  mental illness and/or developmental
disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE
counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when
needed. Current national certification and PA State Registered through
ODHH are preferred. Full/part time position available (Note: Full
time includes complete benefits package, pt does not include
benefits.)


- OFFICE COORDINATOR: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Prepare and
process personnel files, organize & monitor training activities,
maintain training records, compile various reports, memos and
minutes, maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide
technical assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. The qualified candidate shall possess:
Bachelors Degree in business administration, human resources
management or related field with 6 years of administrative
experience. Must have strong skills in Microsoft office software.


- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year
related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental
illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community;
promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions
open for weekend and evening shifts.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 2nd Floor
Glenside PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com 
or Fax: 215-884-9774                                             

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position opening
Interpreter Coordinator - Full Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Responsibilities: Coordinates all aspects of the Interpreting 
Program to include, scheduling and providing interpreting services 
for a variety of situations for staff, individuals, healthcare 
providers, businesses, etc. through the Eastern Shore; assigns 
and manages the contractual interpreters with various assignments; 
coordinates, manages and facilitates the Interpreter Network 
Committee to assist with planning and promoting workshops for 
local interpreters, Adheres to the Code of Ethics established
by RID.

Qualifications: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, Certification from the Registry of Interpreters (RID) 
or other certification agent preferred, High School degree 
required.  Excellent interpersonal, typing and computer skills. 
Ability to keep confidentiality.  Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

or fax to 410-543-4874
Or email mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 23 August 2009

DeafDigest Gold - August 23, 2009

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-unlipreadable/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-hollywood/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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Check out the new Blackberry Tour, Blackberry 8900, and 
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There are many wireless devices available at Harris-Wireless, 
with plans from ATT, TMobile, Verizon, Sprint, Nextel and 
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or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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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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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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls 
directly from your friends and family

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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

   Interestingly enough with Deaflympics coming
up soon, do read this News of the Week that
was posted two years ago!

(from two years ago)

   Still on the same topic re deafness being
viewed differently in Asia, the mayor of
Taipei City in Taiwan is implying that we,
the deaf, are not normal.
   The mayor gave the opening speech at the
World Deaf Swimming Championships. He said:

that this swimming championship is different
from other games only normal people can
participate in

   Well, Jeff Float and Terence Parkin,
these two famous deaf swimmers, have won
medals at past Olympics. According to the
mayor, these two elite-level swimmers
are not normal!

..

   If deaf kids at Lexington School for the
Deaf cover their ears, it is for a good
reason.
   The Jackson Heights, NY neighborhood,
where the school is located, is having issues
with the city regarding trucks that roar
through the streets, designed to handle
heavy traffic.
   This issue was brought up in a recent
newspaper story.

..

   The National Council on Disability (NCD)
wants to hear from us, the deaf, on future
issues of concern.
   Our issues, and other disabilility-related
issues will be compiled in a report that will
be given to the President and Congress.

..

Attention:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel
Service, Inc (UPS) employees

If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for
a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997,
please read the announcement posted in the Blue edition.

There is a proposed final settlement in a class action
lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing
current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving
positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard
established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.

..

Join us on September 25th and 26th

For the WPSD Homecoming Weekend 

&

140th Anniversary Celebration

Spend the weekend catching up with old friends and cheering 
on the WPSD Lions at volleyball and soccer games against 
PSD.

Enjoy the humor of CJ Jones on Friday evening and celebrate 
WPSD's long history at the dinner on Saturday evening.

For more information, visit the wpsd website by clicking the WPSD logo here: 

wspdsmall

Please note:
Hotel rooms in the Pittsburgh area are at a premium due to 
the G 20 Summit meeting we urge you to make your hotel
reservations as soon as possible.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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SONIC BOOM ALARM CLOCK WITH BED SHAKER ON SALE!

Don't be late for the first day of school.

WCI is here to help with this "timely" August special.

Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic
Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off!

It has many great features including a built-in receiver
to pick up transmissions from other signalers.

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at
http://www.weitbrecht.com for more details.
(Use code WCID808 to order)

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

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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SUBSTITUTE ORAL SCHOOL TEACHERS
   All schools have a list of their own substitute teachers.
DeafDigest editor remembers his young days at 47 School for
the Deaf in New York City. It was an oral school, ASL was not
permitted.
   All of the regular teachers could be lipreadable. That was
no problem in the classroom.
   The problem was with the substitute teachers. Many of these
subs were impossible to lipread!
   We suffered in the classroom when the regular teachers were
absent and substitutes hired to replace them for the day.
   47 School for the Deaf has been ASL for the past 25 years.

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

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


HOLLYWOOD CAMERA PEOPLE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE DEAF
   In some movies that involve deaf characters, we often
see deaf actors without their hands. These cameras
focus on deaf faces and deaf bodies but not deaf hands.
   This is not good - because without deaf hands we
can't see them signing!
   Does it mean Hollywood camera people know nothing
about the deaf?

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

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


THE NORTH POLE FIRST AND ONLY DEAF?
   Oliver Westbury, a deaf Briton, reached the North 
Pole on foot in April 2008.
   He said he was the first and the only deaf person
to reach North Pole.
   The first? The only? North Pole, once thought to be
inaccessible, has been more and more accessible in
recent years.
   Do we know if Westbury was the first (and the only)
deaf person or if there were other deaf persons that
we know nothing about?


DEALING WITH LATE-DEAFENED EMPLOYEES
   The Royal National Institute for Deaf People
(Great Britain) came up with a report.
   It said that majority of British employers are not
prepared to deal with late deafness among their older
employees.
   This is sad, if this is true.   


A PERFECT QUOTE
   We are waiting for the announcement of the new
Gallaudet president. Also, the NAD will be seeking a 
new CEO.
   Joel Trachtenberg, not deaf, was a former president
of George Washington University, located in Washington,
DC.
   He said:

being president of a university is no way for an
adult to make a living

   This quote also applies to the NAD!



TAKING THE CLUNKER HIT
   A certain hearing aid dealer has taken a hint from
the "Cash for Clunkers" program. This dealers is offering
a rebate in exchange for an old hearing aid. The rebate
is to be applied towards a newer, and more modern,
hearing aid.




HEARING AID VS CI (SHORT SERIES)

   A Hearing Aid vs a CI, who wins?

A hearing aid wins at the start, but at the end of
the race, the CI wins!



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I delivered pizzas on the side while attending
NTID/RIT.

I made good money on tips; I was aware that deaf
customers do not tip that well, or at all. What
I did was to educate them on the need to pay tips
since I needed money to pay for my college
education. I would charge them $12.00 for a $10.00
pizza and they all paid up with no questions!

This pay-up tip trick worked 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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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In the Netherlands, there is an abbreviation that
is spelled DEAF.



DEAF as in deaf?

No. Spelled out in full, it is:

Dutch Electronic Art Festival

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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 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

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!

Hearing aids for the children will be covered in the
Health Plan that the Congress is considering. But
hearing aids for adults will not be covered!

As a "compromise" legislation in both houses propose
to give a tax break for hearing aid purchases.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

What happens if a teacher of the deaf is not hired?

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/not-hired/


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Heather Weil
assistant golf pro at golf course in South Carolina 

http://www.dataw.org/golf/golf-pros/heather-weil/


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Question of the week:

Q. Do deaf people sign in their sleep?

A. Probably a few of them



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that our Deaflympics team will come home from
Taiwan with a harvest of gold medals


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1911 - Cal Rodgers became the first deaf pilot to
fly from coast to coast (New York to California).

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Deaf and the Money:

If you were at a race track and noticed a
horse with a deaf name, would you place
your $2.00 bet on him?

Some years ago at a New York race track, a
horse named "On Deaf Ears" was entered in
a race.

Odds on that horse was 15 to 1. 

On Deaf Ears finished last in the race

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

12

the number of deaf individuals that own shares in
Green Bay Packers, a famous football team

(yes, the Packers provide interpreters at the annual
shareholders' meetings)

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DeafDigest Sports

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open positions
ADVOCATES INC.
Framingham, MA

Has open positions for: 
- Direct Care Counselors 
- Awake Overnight Counselors 

Full and Part Time positions are available to work in our
Deaf programs.  

If you are interested please go to http://www.advocatesinc.org
and fill out an online application under jobs.

Advocates' philosophy is based on common values and principles that
guide the delivery of all of the services we provide. We believe that
all individuals have the right to pursue their personal goals and to
contribute to the community. We believe they are entitled to receive
accessible services; to live in decent and affordable housing; to be
treated with dignity and respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse
communities. The employees of Advocates and the recipients of the
services we provide work together with the community to ensure that
these universal rights are promoted and protected.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

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Seeking Applicants For
Faculty Positions (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track)
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

Nearly 1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the 
United States, as well as other countries, study and reside at 
RIT with 16,000 hearing students. 

The department of Science and Mathematics at NTID seeks faculty 
to teach/tutor deaf and hard of hearing students in the fields of 
chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics.  

For detailed job descriptions please visit: 
RIT Career Zone at https://mycareer.rit.edu and enter the IRC# or 
select National Technical Institute for the Deaf for College/
Division. 


Discipline        Job Category                IRC#

Chemistry        Non-tenure track        30317
Chemistry        Tenure track                30459
Biology                Tenure track                30318
Math/Physics        Tenure track                30301

Review of applications will begin Aug 31, 2009 and continue until 
position is filled.        

All applicants must apply online at 
https://mycareer.rit.edu Search under IRC#
                        
We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to 
RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. 

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly 
encouraged to apply. For more information about NTID at 
RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu  

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looking for
Residential Counselors
SharpVisions
Eastern region of Pennsylvania
 
Customizing support for people with  challenging disabilities

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

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors to work in our 
live-in Comprehensive Living Residential Program that are fluent in 
American Sign Language (ASL) and have a background working with 
clients in the autistic spectrum to work with deaf or HOH clients 
in the Easton area.  Job duties will include assistance with daily 
living requirements, management of significant social challenges, 
and participation in community activities.  

Some travel will be required.

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

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

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and 
access to a vehicle. A BA in Psychology or related field is preferred, 
OR a high school diploma or GED with several years relevant experience 
in human services.  
We offer competitive wage rates, full medical & dental coverage, as 
well as excellent paid leave time.  

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

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position announcement
Office and Communication Support Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center 
Sparks, Nevada

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/dhharc-sparks

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position opening
Shared Reading Video Outreach Project (SRVOP) Program Specialist
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Requires: 4-year degree, technology-savvy, American Sign Language

See job recruitment at http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Closes: Open until filled

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position openings
- Coordinator, Statewide Services, D & HOH Children
- MS/HS Leader
Delaware School for the Deaf
Newark, Delaware

please click on these links to get job description and application procedures

- Coordinator, Statewide Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_CoordStwideSvcs.pdf

- MS/HS Leader
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_school_leader_dsd_grade_7_12.pdf

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Speech Teacher
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has 
served the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of 
the New York metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range 
of important areas.
 
Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, 
and social service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of 
hearing individuals.

Lexington provides a comprehensive education for children 
and parents in its Ready-to-Learn Program, ages 0-3, 
preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, a 
foreign language transitional program, and the Special 
Education Unit  for deaf with multiple disabilities.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State 
Education Department. 

The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual 
Education Plan (IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, various 
universities and other two year colleges, or go directly 
into the work force or into further training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following 
job openings:

- Science Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Math Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Speech Teacher (NYS Certification required- TSHH)

Please email your resume to:

mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org 

or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you 
are interested in.

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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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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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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 August 23rd)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreterd -- Anaheim, Pacoima, CA
*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA
*  Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA
*  Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, 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 
Walter R. Bloomquist Sr, who departed us. A
graduate of Rochester School for the Deaf, he
relocated to California and owned two printing
shops, the Ken-Ton Printing Company and then
the Bloomquist Printing Co.
   DeafDigest always admires deaf individuals that
are able to operate businesses, and Bloomquist
is one of them.

..

   Nancy J. Bloch, the NAD CEO, will be stepping down
from her position on March 31, 2011. By then she will
have served for 19 years, which is unusually long
for a CEO position anywhere.
   The challenge facing the NAD board of directors
is the same as the challenge facing the Gallaudet
board of trustees - to find someone that will 
skillfully steer the ship through rocky waters. 
Some CEOs can do the job, some CEOs can't. 

..

   The producers of the planned movie "Hamill"
have been scouting the campus of the Rochester
School for the Deaf. They want to see if the
campus is the right fit for some scenes in the
movie.
   No, Hamill never attended Rochester School
for the Deaf, but we all know what Hollywood
is all about.
   Matt Hamill is a ranking contender in the
Ultimate Fighter ranks and while wrestling
at RIT, he achieved an unusual feat - winning
three NCAA championships in three different
weight classes in three different years! 

..

   South Carolina is probably the Mecca for
golfers, as this state has many, many golf
courses.
   If you are planning to golf at South
Carolina, then maybe stopping at the
Dataw Island Club would be a good idea.
   The assistant pro at this course is
Heather Weil.
   She is deaf. DeafDigest, however, is not
sure if she can sign.

..

Attention:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel
Service, Inc (UPS) employees

If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for
a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997,
please read the announcement posted below in this edition.

There is a proposed final settlement in a class action
lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing
current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving
positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard
established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. 

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OF OR FOR OR WITH?
   Many deaf people argue about this issue - "for" or
"of" in a name of a deaf organization - such as
National Association of the Deaf  or  National Association
for the Deaf.
   What about "with"? Some years back there was a new group
that called itself:

Northern Michigan Association with the Deaf

   For or of or with? Your choice

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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TIME NEEDED TO LEARN FULL ASL
   If a hearing person was with a deaf group 
all day for five months without using voice and
without being with hearing people, will he become
an ASL expert?
   Five months? Well, a hearing person wanted to
speak perfect Spanish. He went to a small town in
Mexico for five months and did not speak English
for five months. After 5 months he spoke good
Spanish.
   ASL-learning, Spanish-learning - same thing??


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

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


SUBTITLES ALSO FOR HEARING
   The BBC, in Great Britain, is featuring a TV series
titled "The Wire" which is a series of drama based
in Baltimore.
   A deaf person would turn on the subtitles in order
to understand the plot.
   A hearing person would also turn on the subtitles,
but for a different reason. The dialogue, based on
Baltimore street talk, has become so difficult for
the average hearing person to understand. The subtitles,
as turned on, helps the hearing person follow the plots.
   Subtitles for the deaf; subtitles for the hearing,
two different reasons!


A DEAF PERSON IN THE GEOPHYSICS FIELD
   What is geophysicist? Too complex to explain, but in
short, it means study of earth sciences (earthquakes,
oil fossils, shifting of land mass, etc).
   And do we have a deaf person in the geophysics field?
There is one - Kyle Sterry, a Briton, who has been at
this field for years.
   And like with other deaf scientists and engineers,
he had to deal with resistance and barriers because
of his deafness at the work place. 


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NOISY CARS HELPING LOUISIANA DEAF
   A new law has been passed in Louisiana,
specifically aimed at noisy cars.
   Drivers of cars will be fined $500 or higher
if their vehicles are outfitted with sound systems
with outside speakers.
   Part of the fine will be earmarked for the
Louisiana Commission for the Deaf!

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ATTENTION DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) employees

Read this notice if you use sign language, worked for UPS or
applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 2997,
and failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the
Department of Transportation (DOT)

FOR DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a proposed final 
settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard 
of hearing current and former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) 
employees and applicants for driving positions who use sign language as 
a primary means of communication due to hearing loss or limitation and 
who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the DOT 
for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.  

The class action settlement, which must be approved by the Court, was 
reached in connection with a lawsuit, Bates v. UPS, N.D. Cal. Case No. 
C99-2216 TEH.  

The lawsuit, which was filed in 1999, alleges that UPS engaged in 
discrimination in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities 
Act and various California laws, by requiring all drivers and driver 
applicants for positions involving driving UPS delivery vehicles on 
the public roads to pass the DOT hearing standard for drivers 
of commercial motor vehicles ("Driving Claims").  

UPS has denied any liability or wrongdoing.
  
If you are a current employee of UPS, or you were employed by UPS or 
applied for a driving position at UPS at any time beginning June 25, 
1997, use sign language as a primary means of non-written communication 
due to a  hearing loss or limitation, and failed or would fail the 
hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor 
vehicles, you may be a member of the class affected by this lawsuit 
and entitled to object to the proposed settlement.  

The proposed settlement Agreement is available on-line at 
http://www.dralegal.org .  If you would like additional information 
about this lawsuit and the settlement, including a copy of the 
Settlement Agreement, you can also contact Class Counsel at:

Laurence Paradis
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES
2001 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, California 94704-1204

Telephone: (510) 665-8644
Facsimile: (510) 665-8511
TTY: (510) 665-8716
mailto:lparadis@dralegal.org

If you would like to object, you or your attorney must notify the 
Settlement Administrator by a letter, postmarked by November 26, 2009 
and addressed to:

Bates v. UPS Settlement Administrator 
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 9427
Minneapolis, MN  55440-9427

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A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   A newspaper story posted on a web site mentioned
"Wa School for the Deaf".
   DeafDigest editor stared at the name of the school,
confused about it.
   It was a Ghanaian newspaper and why would it mention
"Wa School for the Deaf"? It was as if it was in reference
to the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver, WA
with Wa abbreviated as Washington.
   But it was realized that Wa School for the Deaf
is in Ghana whereas WA (or Washington) School for the
Deaf is in Vancouver, Washington.  
   


DEAF ISSUES

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

Most of the deaf education majors do not realize the
realities of teaching the deaf in the classroom


(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by someone in the audience:

are you deaf or hearing?



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As the new school year begins, many CART providers will find 
themselves working in college classrooms throughout the 
country.  

People have asked if these CART providers are eligible to 
receive college credit for the classes where they provide 
realtime.

Unfortunately, CART providers cannot participate in the 
class.  They are there to provide a service.  It would be
against the professional ethics of the National Court Reporters 
Association to be an active participant in the class and to 
provide the services of a CART provider. 

According to Article VIII of the NCRA CART Consumer Bill of 
Rights, which is "Staying in Role," "ART consumers have a 
right to expect CART providers to refrain from commenting, 
interjecting, advising, or in any way becoming involved in 
the assignment outside the role of communication access."

CART providers review the class materials to enter terms 
and proper names for the course into their computerized
dictionaries, but they don' have to take the tests or 
do the homework.

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

director, pupil services

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

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

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Tour of America's National Parks
Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas
July 11 - 30, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney at
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The police officer, who used his Taser to
restrain a deaf man who stayed in the bathroom
too long in a store in Alabama, was
disciplined for this incident.
   His superior said the deaf man should have
been taken home to the care of his parents
instead of being arrested.
   The judge, by the way, would not sign off
on arrest papers, and the case was quickly
dismissed.

..

The Deaf and the Law

   In 2000, "The Replacements" movie was produced.
It was a football comedy. One of the actors in the
movie portrayed a deaf football player, played by
a hearing actor.
   Gallaudet was mentioned in a dialogue - which said
that he could have played pro football, if not for
his deafness.
   Did Gallaudet University lose out on its monetary
interests because of the sole dialogue that mentioned
Gallaudet?
   More and more universities are hiring agencies to
oversee its rights and interests for that reason
only.
   It is a complex issue that only attorneys can
deal with.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   A bookstore in Washington, DC posted this sign,
which said:

Please ask if you have difficulty in our store because of a
special need, please ask any employee for assistance.
 
  Would this imply that if a deaf person entered the
store he would have the right to request an interpreter
because of a special need?

  

  This is for the attorneys and the courts to figure
this one out!
   
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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

his estments (teammates) mobbed him at the home plate

....

What became of?

Jeff Float

- Past
a deaf swimmer winning the gold medal at the 1984
Olympics in Los Angeles

- Present

swimming coach at the Fountain of Youth in Sacramento




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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Last week's DEAFDIGEST mentioned that Greg Livadas
covered the deaf beat for the Rochester Democrat &
Chronicle newspaper.
   Well, Greg was the most surprised person around when
the RID, at its recent convention in Boston, bestowed
a honorary membership on him. He was in Boston to cover
the convention for his newspaper and his articles about
the deaf were duly noted by the RID.
   Congrats, Greg!

(editor's note: Greg is now at NTID)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Sen. Tom Harkin, whose brother was deaf, is considered to be our
best friend on the Capitol Hill.
   Harkin, however, has a penchant for getting himself on newspaper
front pages because of his comments on political issues.
   Writer James M. Perry, not deaf, has accused Harkin of stretching
the truth on a given issue - saying that reporters have been
mislead about the troubles of his deaf brother.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that when a clueless hearing employee is told of his
associate's deafness, he is prompted to talk faster and faster,
making his unlipreadable lips even more unlipreadable?

Panic attack? Possibly!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive an autograph from a basketball Hall of Fame member 
who comes to your office


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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                                       Posting #   Closing Date
Sub Teachers (5)                          564869      09/08/2009                    
      
Spoken English Specialist                 564757      09/09/2009                       
Early Intervention Specialist             564871      09/01/2009                    
       
Audiologist                               564868      09/01/2009                  
Supervising Teacher for Willard School ST 564794      08/25/2009

(#) = number of jobs available for that position.

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

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position announcement
Controller
CSDVRS, LLC aka The Z(tm)
Clearwater, FL

Description: Growing, high-tech video relay service company overlooking 
the Gulf in Clearwater seeking Controller with 10+ years experience 
reporting to the CFO. 

Responsibilities:
- Full responsibility for monthly financial statements
- Oversee daily operations of the finance department
- Review monthly account reconciliations
- Prepare various operational and financial analyses
- Prepare annual budget and periodic forecasts
- Inventory analysis

- Recommend benchmarks and track operational and financial 
performance

- Prepare annual and periodic reports required by regulatory 
agencies

- Monitoring and implementing internal control and processes 
throughout the company

- Direct external financial audits and provide recommendations for 
improvement

- Prepare and monitor MBOs for executives
- Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
- Oversee all state reporting requirements 
(approximately 30 states)
Additional adhoc projects as required by the CFO and/or CEO

Qualifications:
- BA degree in accounting and CPA required. 
- Public accounting experience preferred.

Requirements:
- Expert excel skills required
- Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
- Navision software experience preferred

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
NO CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS SALARY REQUIREMENT IS INCLUDED

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 
Paid Time Off (PTO), Short / Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays 
and 401(K).

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Contact E-Mail:   mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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Employment Opportunities
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Jackson, MS

- Secondary Principal
- Assistant Principal (Elementary Principal)
- Elementary Dorm Director

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

Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

If interested please contact Sandra G. Edwards, 
Superintendent at:
 
mailto:sgedwards@mde.k12.ms.us

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

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position opening
Girls Overnight Residential Counselor
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

*  Girls Overnight Residential Counselor 
Residential Counselor will provide surveillance over a group of
students in a residential setting just before, during and after 
sleeping periods until the first class begins or staff coverage. 

He/she may also monitor all residential activities, which support 
their residential students' social, physical, intellectual, 
communication and emotional development. 
 
Requirements:    
High School diploma with 2 years of experience in residential. 
Fluent in American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work 
effectively as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and priorities 
important to the students' needs in residential program preferred. 
Competency in Microsoft Office software programs.
    
Willingness to work a varied schedule. MA Driver License must be 
secured and in good standings.

* Reports to Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life
        
Please contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references 
and employment application forms to:

Judi Broderick
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street, 
Framingham, MA 01701
        
mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our mission is to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students 
achieve their full potential in an educational environment where 
language and communication are keys to building competence,
character and community.

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open positions
Deaf Service Center
Glenside, PA
 
Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you! 
DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES: (Full time)
This position oversees the case management services for clients who
reside in the community. Responsibilities include: day to day
management and supervision of case management; coordination of
services and programs with other service agencies; manage program
expenses accordingly with budget; provide supervision, crisis
management, training and coordinate scheduling for case managers;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. Qualifications: a bachelor's
degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology,
anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology,
counseling, education, or be a registered nurse and 5 years of mental
health direct care experience preferably in a case management
setting, must have 2 years of supervisory experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.

 
- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time preferred) Responsibilities include:
Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health
evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with
deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and
community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff.
Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters
and be a team player. The qualified candidate shall possess: AA
degree with minimum 2 years  of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals. Knowledge of  mental illness and/or developmental
disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE
counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when
needed. Current national certification and PA State Registered through
ODHH are preferred. Full/part time position available (Note: Full
time includes complete benefits package, pt does not include
benefits.)


- OFFICE COORDINATOR: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Prepare and
process personnel files, organize & monitor training activities,
maintain training records, compile various reports, memos and
minutes, maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide
technical assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. The qualified candidate shall possess:
Bachelors Degree in business administration, human resources
management or related field with 6 years of administrative
experience. Must have strong skills in Microsoft office software.


- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year
related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental
illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community;
promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions
open for weekend and evening shifts.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 2nd Floor
Glenside PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com 
or Fax: 215-884-9774                                             

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position opening
Interpreter Coordinator - Full Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Responsibilities: Coordinates all aspects of the Interpreting 
Program to include, scheduling and providing interpreting services 
for a variety of situations for staff, individuals, healthcare 
providers, businesses, etc. through the Eastern Shore; assigns 
and manages the contractual interpreters with various assignments; 
coordinates, manages and facilitates the Interpreter Network 
Committee to assist with planning and promoting workshops for 
local interpreters, Adheres to the Code of Ethics established
by RID.

Qualifications: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, Certification from the Registry of Interpreters (RID) 
or other certification agent preferred, High School degree 
required.  Excellent interpersonal, typing and computer skills. 
Ability to keep confidentiality.  Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

or fax to 410-543-4874
Or email mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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position announcement
Coordinator / P.R.I.D.E. Program (Full-time grant position)
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        
As soon as possible
                        
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:                
The Coordinator will assume and perform duties and 
responsibilities to provide employment training and job coaching 
to deaf adults who have additional disabilities.  The Coordinator 
will supervise full-time staff; hire, assign, and supervise job 
coaches; develops and maintains interagency cooperation; develops 
consumer service plans; complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports 
required by RSD and VESID; administer program funds, check requests, 
purchase orders;  and attend and lead meetings as necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:        
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work, Counseling, 
Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation Prior experience in 
Employment Services

Proficiency in American Sign Language required

Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds

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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seeking applicants
Campus Dean of Academic Affairs
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking 
applicants for CAMPUS DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree required, Doctorate degree recognized.  Five (5) 
years related experience in personnel and fiscal management and 
planning and three (3) years teaching experience in higher 
education required.  

Fluency in American Sign Language required.   

The Campus Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for planning, 
directing,  developing, administering, and supervising the General 
Studies, Career and Technical Education, and Preparatory Studies 
departments. 

Excellent benefits.  Please visit our website at: 

http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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seeking applicants
Career Placement Counselor
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking 
applicants for CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree in Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social 
Work or Psychology or other related field. LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-I 
or a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program.  

Three years related experience required. 

Fluency in American Sign Language required. 

The Career Placement Counselor will provide career development, 
personal counseling services, and career and academic 
assessments to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement 
opportunities. Must have the ability to work flexible 
hours based on the demand of services and student schedules.

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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Special notes:

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DeafDigest – 16 August 2009

DeafDigest Gold - August 16, 2009

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 13th year

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-baseball/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-rid/
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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New Blackberry Smartphones and Data Plans at $29.99 a Month

Save on Blackberry Devices at the Deaf Pager Store. 

The Blackberry Tour 9630 Smartphone is a fast and powerful 
international smartphone featuring 3G technology that keeps 
you connected in over 185 countries.

Many other wireless devices are available including the new Palm Pre

With data plans for only $29.99 a month, including unlimited text
messaging, email and instant messaging, the Deaf Pager Store is the
store for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Check them all out at:
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g081609

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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
Long Term Care Insurance
Retirement Planning
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For further information or to make an appointment, click into
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Kramer Financial is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation or 
registered  as a broker/dealer or investment advisor.

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

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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

   As Deaflympics time gets nearer and nearer,
the Taiwanese government has issued a postage
stamp.
   It is at:

http://www.post.gov.tw/post/internet/u_english/postal_d_new_stamp.jsp?view_no=4#intro

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   Steven W. Noyce is the new superintendent of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB). 
   Is USDB a big or a small school? It is both!
USDB oversees 2,200 deaf students in the entire
state of Utah, working with local school districts.
The main campus, in Ogden, however, has a small
number of students.

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   As times change, organizations must evolve and
adapt. The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
(RID) is no exception.
   RID has a new section, titled Video Interpreters 
Member Section of RID.
   DeafDigest hopes that RID will help encourage young
individuals to become certified interpreters so that
shortages will cease to exist.

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Attention:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel
Service, Inc (UPS) employees

If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for
a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997,
please read the announcement posted in the Blue edition.

There is a proposed final settlement in a class action
lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing
current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving
positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard
established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.

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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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SONIC BOOM ALARM CLOCK WITH BED SHAKER ON SALE!

Don't be late for the first day of school.

WCI is here to help with this "timely" August special.

Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic
Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off!

It has many great features including a built-in receiver
to pick up transmissions from other signalers.

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at
http://www.weitbrecht.com for more details.
(Use code WCID808 to order)

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

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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DIFFERENT BASEBALL RULES IN JAPAN
   In 1998, the USA national deaf baseball team
traveled to Japan to play 5 games against 
Japanese national deaf baseball team.
   When the Americans played their first game,
they were very shocked and upset.
   The Japanese baseball team was not using
a real baseball; they were using a hard ball
covered by rubber. The American argued but
the Japanese players told them it is the
rules in Japan to use hard ball, not baseball.
   The Americans, not used to hard ball, lost
first two games, but learned how to play with
it, and won the last 3 games to come home
to USA happy.

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

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



WHO HELPED START THE REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF?
   The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) is the most
important organization in the Deaf Community. Without RID,
we are lost.
   Anyway RID was started in 1964 as a result of a workshop
to deal with interpreting issues.
   The person whose idea that helped start RID was Dr. 
Edgar Lowell. He did not use sign language as he believed
in the oral education of the deaf, yet he is the
Father of RID.
   Deaf History is often funny.

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

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


THE FOUNTAIN PEN AND THE DEAF LEADERS
   How many of us use the fountain pen? Certainly not
the DeafDigest editor, but he used this type of pen
a long time ago.
   Anyway there was a "fountain pen" convention,
or properly titled "Washington Fountain Pen
Supershow" taking place last week in the Washington,
DC area. Over 2,000 fountain pen users, some 
from as far as Saudi Arabia attended the show.
   What about us, the deaf, with the fountain
pen? Well, on two separate occasions in the past,
the DeafDigest editor was employed by the NAD.
   And the two executive directors that ran the
NAD at these times were fountain pen users.
And when they ran into fountain pen problems,
one of the NAD employees had to run to the
business supply stores to have the pens
serviced.
   And the business store employees really
did not know what to do - because hardly anyone
used the fountain pen!


THE JUDGES AND THE LAW CLERKS
   We now have a new Supreme Court justice.
She will need to hire her own law clerks.
   And here comes the question - have we
ever had deaf law clerks?
   The response is yes, and we've had about
a dozen deaf law clerks over the years.
   


A SIGN LANGUAGE COMPUTER GAME
   This may be good news for deaf people that
are into computer games.
   The Alyx Half Life Episode 3 will include
sign language with its next set of games.
   Gabe Newell, the game designer, has been learning
sign language and has decided to put it into his
game plans.
   

THE ONE LESS SENSE TEAM WINS
   It was mentioned in DeafDigest a couple weeks
ago that a deaf quiz team named "One Less Sense"
has challenged the Eggheads to a quiz battle
on British TV.
   The deaf team won, and the prize is
$38,000 in USA dollars.
   The deaf team will continue to compete
on TV.


VALUE OF SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
   Many high schools and colleges offer sign language
classes.
   Is that good or bad? It is impossible to master
the complex American Sign Language just by learning
inside the classroom?
   And there is a matter of attitude. Some take sign
language classes to meet foreign language requirement,
completely avoiding French or Spanish classes.
   And by the time the semester ends, the most indifferent
student would only just learn how to finger spell his name!


THE CI AND THE DEAF SPEECH
   While surfing the web, DeafDigest editor bumped
into a deaf education web site. It describes a report
that was titled:   

Titterington, Jill, Henry, Alison, Kramer, Martin, Toner, 
Joe G. & Stevenson, Mike (2006). An investigation of weak
syllable processing in deaf children with cochlear implants. 
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 20 (4), 249-269.

   The link is at:
http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/02699200400015291

   In layman's terms, it simply says that implanted deaf
children may have problems with speech and
pronunciation.
   Do keep in mind the report was distributed in 2006.
It may be quite possible that advances in CI has been
huge between 2006 and today, and that problems with
deaf speech may have been solved?
   Or it may be possible that speech problem continues?
DeafDigest editor ain't no educator.





TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

On a delivery run I was given the wrong apartment
address and knocked on the door of a blind man.
He let me in, and I thought he was the one that
ordered pizza. After some awkward moments I
realized he never ordered pizza and that the
address was wrong. As quietly as possible I let
myself out of the apartment!


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
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Speech and hearing impaired


Journalists in India are notorious for calling
us, the deaf, as deaf-mutes. The phrase above
was recently written by a reporter of a newspaper
in India.

An improvement?

Well, it is much better to be called
Speech and hearing impaired than to be called
deaf-mute (or even deaf and dumb)!

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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 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 finished. This was the world's longest group motorcycle
benefit run.

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!

   Efforts to have sign language recognized as an
official language in the South African school
system has been opposed by the Department of
Education.
   Naturally, the deaf groups have filed a 
protest and is being assisted by a team of
attorneys.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

How to be "A Politically Correct Deaf Person"?

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/politically-correct-deaf-person/


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Cigrid Fenwick
deaf chef
IUS Food Court, Indiana University Southeast, 
New Albany, Indiana 

http://iushorizon.wordpress.com/2008/10/04/cook-overcomes-in-the-kitchen/

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Question of the week:

Q. I am glad that there will be a postage stamp
to commemorate the Deaflympics in Taiwan. Is it the
first time that a postage stamp has commemorated
Deaflympics?

A. No. 

Past Deaflympics with their own postage stamps: 

1969 Yugoslavia
1977 Romania
1993 Bulgaria

(information was provided by Kenneth Rothschild)




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 doctors and all hospitals are 100 percent
accurate when diagnosing hearing losses of deaf
infants. There are always mistakes during
diagnoses.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1979 - Crotched Mountain School for the Deaf
(New Hampshire) closes its program, leaving the
state without a residential program for the deaf.

Crotched Mountain continues to operate, but without
a school for the deaf.

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Deaf and the Money:

If you have a $2.00 bill, take a look at the back;
there is a group of men standing up. One of them is
wearing a hat; the others were without hats.

Why? Possibly because the man was deaf and he was
not aware of the etiquette in taking the hat off
in a building.

True or false?  You decide!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many deaf postal service window clerks
do we have in USA?

Hard to say, but a safe estimate would be
approximately 10-12

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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 are no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports in depth!

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Seeking Applicants For
Faculty Positions (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track)
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

Nearly 1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the 
United States, as well as other countries, study and reside at 
RIT with 16,000 hearing students. 

The department of Science and Mathematics at NTID seeks faculty 
to teach/tutor deaf and hard of hearing students in the fields of 
chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics.  

For detailed job descriptions please visit: 
RIT Career Zone at https://mycareer.rit.edu and enter the IRC# or 
select National Technical Institute for the Deaf for College/
Division. 


Discipline        Job Category                IRC#

Chemistry        Non-tenure track        30317
Chemistry        Tenure track                30459
Biology                Tenure track                30318
Math/Physics        Tenure track                30301

Review of applications will begin Aug 31, 2009 and continue until 
position is filled.        

All applicants must apply online at 
https://mycareer.rit.edu Search under IRC#
                        
We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to 
RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. 

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly 
encouraged to apply. For more information about NTID at 
RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu  

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looking for
Residential Counselors
SharpVisions
Eastern region of Pennsylvania
 
Customizing support for people with  challenging disabilities

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

We are currently looking for Residential Counselors to work in our 
live-in Comprehensive Living Residential Program that are fluent in 
American Sign Language (ASL) and have a background working with 
clients in the autistic spectrum to work with deaf or HOH clients 
in the Easton area.  Job duties will include assistance with daily 
living requirements, management of significant social challenges, 
and participation in community activities.  

Some travel will be required.

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

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

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and 
access to a vehicle. A BA in Psychology or related field is preferred, 
OR a high school diploma or GED with several years relevant experience 
in human services.  
We offer competitive wage rates, full medical & dental coverage, as 
well as excellent paid leave time.  

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

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position announcement
Office and Communication Support Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center 
Sparks, Nevada

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/dhharc-sparks

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position opening
Shared Reading Video Outreach Project (SRVOP) Program Specialist
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Requires: 4-year degree, technology-savvy, American Sign Language

See job recruitment at http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Closes: Open until filled

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position openings
- Coordinator, Statewide Services, D & HOH Children
- MS/HS Leader
Delaware School for the Deaf
Newark, Delaware

please click on these links to get job description and application procedures

- Coordinator, Statewide Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_CoordStwideSvcs.pdf

- MS/HS Leader
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_school_leader_dsd_grade_7_12.pdf

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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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positions available
- School Psychologist
- Physical Therapist
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY (on Long Island)

PT position available.  

School Psychologist:
Must possess MA degree in School Psychology. Successful prior 
experience working in a special education school.  

Knowledge of current practices/instruments in the evaluation 
of pre-school and school age children. 

Must have excellent communication skills and be fluent in American 
Sign Language.  

Physical Therapist:
Seeking a certified physical therapist to provide services to 
students with special needs.  

Must possess State Certification.  

Knowledge of sign language a plus. 


Fax resume and cover letter to Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, 
LI, N.Y, to:

K. Lagalante (516) 922-0093 (FAX) 

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Speech Teacher
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has 
served the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of 
the New York metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range 
of important areas.
 
Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, 
and social service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of 
hearing individuals.

Lexington provides a comprehensive education for children 
and parents in its Ready-to-Learn Program, ages 0-3, 
preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, a 
foreign language transitional program, and the Special 
Education Unit  for deaf with multiple disabilities.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State 
Education Department. 

The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual 
Education Plan (IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, various 
universities and other two year colleges, or go directly 
into the work force or into further training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following 
job openings:

- Science Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Math Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Speech Teacher (NYS Certification required- TSHH)

Please email your resume to:

mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org 

or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you 
are interested in.

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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
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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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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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 August 16th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, CA

*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA

*  Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, CA



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

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

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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 Raymond W. Scheid,
a Northern Virginia late-deafened individual who was
involved in several local organizations of the deaf and
the late deafened. He departed us this week.
   He never turned down requests for assistance for
tasks that needed to be done at these local organizations.
   He also was a skilled cartoonist, who liked to draw
stuff that was deaf-related. 

..

   DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to
Doris Jane Greve, who departed us this week.
Like with Raymond (above) who was a consummate
volunteer, she was also a long time volunteer with
the National Association of the Deaf.
   And what made it so interesting about her
was that she was an oralist; her knowledge of signs
was barely adequate, yet it did not prevent her from
volunteering, and being valued volunteer, at the
NAD, which always advocated ASL.
   She needed no supervision from anyone; she would
come to the office on a regular basis and jump into
chores that she knew that had to be done, even when
she came back to town from month-long vacations!

..

   A third individual is also having this edition
dedicated by DeafDigest - Jeanie Shickel who departed
us yesterday,
   She taught math for many years at Gallaudet
University, and during her spare time, lent her time
and efforts to a long list of Washington, DC deaf
activities.
   Many deaf teachers that teach math at schools for
the deaf, were trained by Jeanie to know Deaf Math-Speak!

..

   911-related issues just cannot stay out of the
spotlight.
   It was not too long ago that we were complaining
that these 911 centers do not have equipment that
were TTY compatible or that 911 operators have no
clue what a TTY call was all about.
   Now that the TTY is practically obsolete,
we have a new beef - that these 911 centers cannot
handle text calls from our pagers.
   This issue was raised by the National Emergency
Number Association.

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Attention:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Current or Former United Parcel
Service, Inc (UPS) employees

If you use sign language, worked for UPS or applied for
a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 1997,
please read the announcement posted below in this edition.

There is a proposed final settlement in a class action
lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing
current and former UPS employees and applicants for driving
positions who failed or would fail the hearing standard
established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. 

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CRAZY FLYING LAWS IN EUROPE
   A deaf man from France is a licensed airplane pilot. He is
not allowed to fly in France. French laws do not allow deaf
pilots in the country.
   Yet, he is allowed to fly airplanes in other European
nations! He has to travel to another European nation
to fly an airplane.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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A PAST INTERPRETER FROM THE GALLAUDET LINEAGE
   In 1996, Elizabeth Gallaudet Gillen Nagler
died. She was the great-great granddaughter
of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, who founded the
American School for the Deaf and the father
of Edward Miner Gallaudet who founded
Gallaudet University.
   She was an interpreter of the deaf. She
is the only person in the famous Gallaudet
family to serve the deaf as an interpreter.

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INTERPRETING ISSUES: THE DEAF AND THE HEARING
   Secretary of State Clinton, on a trip to
Congo, had to deal with a tough question from
someone in the audience. The interpreter
fumbled the Q and A dialogue, making everyone
look bad and foolish.
   We, the deaf, have our own RID. The hearing
do not have their own RID.
   When an interpreter is certified by the
RID, it is a peace of mind for us. Not sure
about diplomats and their own interpreters.
   DeafDigest editor vividly recalls these
pre-RID days when untrained interpreters made
him look foolish in front of the audience!

IDENTITY ISSUES
   Is a person deaf or is a person hearing?
Well, in the case of a certain person, the
deaf community looked on him as deaf; the
hearing people looked on him as hearing.
   Why? It was a matter of trying to
distinguish the difference between
a hearing person with some hearing loss
and a deaf person with normal voice
receptive skills. Both descriptions fit
that person's profile!
   It is very tricky, indeed.

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TTY AS OBSOLETE AS ELECTRICAL TYPEWRITERS
   DeafDigest editor received email from a USA Today
reporter who needed input on an article about the
deaf he was working on.
   His request was for DeafDigest editor to make
a TTY call with him. He, however, did not say if
he has a TTY or if he meant that a relay service
be contacted.
   By far too many hearing people assume that every
deaf person has a TTY at home or at office. They
do not realize that the TTY has pretty much become
obsolete, just as obsolete as the electrical
typewriter!

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ATTENTION DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Current or Former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) employees

Read this notice if you use sign language, worked for UPS or
applied for a driving position at UPS at any time since June 25, 2997,
and failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the
Department of Transportation (DOT)

FOR DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a proposed final
settlement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of deaf and hard
of hearing current and former United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
employees and applicants for driving positions who use sign language as
a primary means of communication due to hearing loss or limitation and
who failed or would fail the hearing standard established by the DOT
for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.  

The class action settlement, which must be approved by the Court, was
reached in connection with a lawsuit, Bates v. UPS, N.D. Cal. Case No.
C99-2216 TEH.  

The lawsuit, which was filed in 1999, alleges that UPS engaged in
discrimination in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities
Act and various California laws, by requiring all drivers and driver
applicants for positions involving driving UPS delivery vehicles on
the public roads to pass the DOT hearing standard for drivers
of commercial motor vehicles ("Driving Claims").  

UPS has denied any liability or wrongdoing.

If you are a current employee of UPS, or you were employed by UPS or
applied for a driving position at UPS at any time beginning June 25,
1997, use sign language as a primary means of non-written communication
due to a  hearing loss or limitation, and failed or would fail the
hearing standard established by DOT for drivers of commercial motor
vehicles, you may be a member of the class affected by this lawsuit
and entitled to object to the proposed settlement.  

The proposed settlement Agreement is available on-line at
http://www.dralegal.org .  If you would like additional information
about this lawsuit and the settlement, including a copy of the
Settlement Agreement, you can also contact Class Counsel at:

Laurence Paradis
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES
2001 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, California 94704-1204

Telephone: (510) 665-8644
Facsimile: (510) 665-8511
TTY: (510) 665-8716
mailto:lparadis@dralegal.org

If you would like to object, you or your attorney must notify the
Settlement Administrator by a letter, postmarked by November 26, 2009
and addressed to:

Bates v. UPS Settlement Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 9427
Minneapolis, MN  55440-9427

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TEACHING AS AN OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD
   We have a number of deaf teachers in hearing
classrooms. And with it, comes an occupational
hazard.
   It is that disrespectful hearing students,
taking advantage of the teacher's deafness,
would listen to music via their hidden
iPods or make cell phone calls or carry
on a whispered conversation with other
classmates.
   Said a disgusted hearing student:

I didn't know such childish disobedience existed
in any college setting

DEAF ISSUES

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

Deaf Counseling has been, over the years, guided by
policies, that may or may not necessarily be the
best one for particular deaf clients 

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

People assuming that interpreting are done by
volunteers

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Many people are bringing their offices with them wherever
they travel these days, and realtime captioners and CART
providers are no exception.  

Many captioning and CART assignments can be done remotely.

For CART providers, it is important to find a hotel that is
Internet friendly.  Much of their work must be done over the
Internet, so it is important to have reliable Internet
service.

For broadcast captioning, the captioners usually don't need
an Internet connection, but they need two telephone lines:
one to receive the audio from a television station and one
to send their captions to the encoder at the television
station.  

As a result, captioners have to make sure that they
have two separate telephone lines in their hotel room. 

There are captioners who have had to rent two adjoining
hotel rooms and run a cable between the two rooms in order
to caption assignments while on the road.

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

resource 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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Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas
July 11 - 30, 2010

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Two deaf individuals have been charged with
embezzlement of nearly $10,000 from an organization
serving the deaf in North Carolina.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Great Britain

case
a deaf man was accused of slugging a hearing
man on his face

result:
he pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

comment:
the hearing man taunted the deaf man over his
hearing loss; they were drinking together when
somehow a pleasant conversation somehow gotten
ugly

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

a comment, made during pre-ADA days, would not stand up
in the court of law nowadays.

A deaf man was applying for a job as a printer at a
New York City newspaper plant. The angry foreman
muttered to his associate:

oh, another deaf-mute

This deaf printer did not get the job at that plant

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

they are peezing (expecting) company soon

....

What became of?

Amy Wong Edwards

- Past

a promising Hollywood special effects person,
on animation and graphics

- Present

working on Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,
due for release in 2010

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   John Modell (not deaf), the Baltimore Ravens Vice
President for Special Projects, was honored at the
luncheon during the convention of the Maryland Association
of the Deaf. He was widely applauded, even though many
people in the luncheon crowd are Redskins, not Ravens
fans!
   John, extremely sensitive to the needs of the deaf
and of the disabled, was more than just happy to incorporate
Sean Markel's wish list to make the PSInet Stadium fully
accessible (captioning every where whenever possible).
   John and Sean both feel that the Baltimore Ravens are
ahead of all other professional teams (baseball, hockey,
football and basketball) as far as deaf accessibility needs
are concerned.
   Thank you very much, John!

(editor's note: the Modell family is no longer in charge
of Baltimore Ravens; the PSInet Stadium has since become
M&T Bank Stadium)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Rocky Stone, the father of
the SHHH, who passed away on Friday.
   Rocky, who needs no introduction to any of us, founded SHHH
to serve the needs of the late-deafened and the hard of hearing.
He was that rare individual that exhibited willingness to work with
all national organizations of the deaf and the hard of hearing on
mutual goals, regardless of different goals and missions.
   In his much younger days, Rocky, who did not want to talk too
much about it, was a CIA operative, despite his deafness. He would
not talk too much even when pressed for details on his background.
   Thank you, Rocky for serving all of us.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   It is the same old story, repeated almost always all the
time - that there is a request for a qualified deaf person
for a deaf-related job. And after an intensive search,
no qualified deaf person could be found and a hearing
person is hired - and the deaf community is upset.
   There was a number of deaf applicants but they could
not meet the criteria outlined in the job description.

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive two cats as a gift from your relatives and can name
them anyhow you want.  You name your two cats something related to
VR, such as "10" (eligible for VR services) and "26" (successfully
employed), to remind you why you as a counselor exist!

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Employment Opportunities
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Jackson, MS

- Secondary Principal
- Assistant Principal (Elementary Principal)
- Elementary Dorm Director

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

Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

If interested please contact Sandra G. Edwards,
Superintendent at:

mailto:sgedwards@mde.k12.ms.us

The Mississippi Department of Education does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion,
age, or disability in employment or the provision of
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position opening
Girls Overnight Residential Counselor
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

*  Girls Overnight Residential Counselor
Residential Counselor will provide surveillance over a group of
students in a residential setting just before, during and after
sleeping periods until the first class begins or staff coverage. 

He/she may also monitor all residential activities, which support
their residential students' social, physical, intellectual,
communication and emotional development. 

Requirements:
High School diploma with 2 years of experience in residential.
Fluent in American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work
effectively as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and priorities
important to the students' needs in residential program preferred.
Competency in Microsoft Office software programs.

Willingness to work a varied schedule. MA Driver License must be
secured and in good standings.

* Reports to Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life

Please contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references
and employment application forms to:

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

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our mission is to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students
achieve their full potential in an educational environment where
language and communication are keys to building competence,
character and community.

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open positions
Deaf Service Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf centered with
about 85% of our staff being Deaf or hard of hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you!
DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES: (Full time)
This position oversees the case management services for clients who
reside in the community. Responsibilities include: day to day
management and supervision of case management; coordination of
services and programs with other service agencies; manage program
expenses accordingly with budget; provide supervision, crisis
management, training and coordinate scheduling for case managers;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. Qualifications: a bachelor's
degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology,
anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology,
counseling, education, or be a registered nurse and 5 years of mental
health direct care experience preferably in a case management
setting, must have 2 years of supervisory experience. Fluency in
American Sign Language required.

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time preferred) Responsibilities include:
Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health
evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with
deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and
community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff.
Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters
and be a team player. The qualified candidate shall possess: AA
degree with minimum 2 years  of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals. Knowledge of  mental illness and/or developmental
disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE
counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when
needed. Current national certification and PA State Registered through
ODHH are preferred. Full/part time position available (Note: Full
time includes complete benefits package, pt does not include
benefits.)

- OFFICE COORDINATOR: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Prepare and
process personnel files, organize & monitor training activities,
maintain training records, compile various reports, memos and
minutes, maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide
technical assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. The qualified candidate shall possess:
Bachelors Degree in business administration, human resources
management or related field with 6 years of administrative
experience. Must have strong skills in Microsoft office software.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS + 1 year
related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental
illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community;
promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions
open for weekend and evening shifts.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 2nd Floor
Glenside PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com
or Fax: 215-884-9774                                             

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position opening
Interpreter Coordinator - Full Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Responsibilities: Coordinates all aspects of the Interpreting
Program to include, scheduling and providing interpreting services
for a variety of situations for staff, individuals, healthcare
providers, businesses, etc. through the Eastern Shore; assigns
and manages the contractual interpreters with various assignments;
coordinates, manages and facilitates the Interpreter Network
Committee to assist with planning and promoting workshops for
local interpreters, Adheres to the Code of Ethics established
by RID.

Qualifications: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, Certification from the Registry of Interpreters (RID)
or other certification agent preferred, High School degree
required.  Excellent interpersonal, typing and computer skills.
Ability to keep confidentiality.  Valid driver's license required
and good driving record.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

or fax to 410-543-4874
Or email mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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position announcement
Coordinator / P.R.I.D.E. Program (Full-time grant position)
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Coordinator will assume and perform duties and
responsibilities to provide employment training and job coaching
to deaf adults who have additional disabilities.  The Coordinator
will supervise full-time staff; hire, assign, and supervise job
coaches; develops and maintains interagency cooperation; develops
consumer service plans; complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports
required by RSD and VESID; administer program funds, check requests,
purchase orders;  and attend and lead meetings as necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work, Counseling,
Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation Prior experience in
Employment Services

Proficiency in American Sign Language required

Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds

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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Employment Opportunities
- Residential Supervisor, 13th Year Transition Program
- Mainstream Coordinator
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  

We are looking for people to join our staff who share this commitment
and are 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 our web site at:
http://www.wpsd.org 

for descriptions of the following job openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, 13th Year Transition Program
- Mainstream Coordinator

Excellent salary and benefit packages available.  Sign Language
skills, FBI clearance, 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 Swiss vale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

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

EOE

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seeking applicants
Campus Dean of Academic Affairs
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for CAMPUS DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree required, Doctorate degree recognized.  Five (5)
years related experience in personnel and fiscal management and
planning and three (3) years teaching experience in higher
education required.  

Fluency in American Sign Language required.   

The Campus Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for planning,
directing,  developing, administering, and supervising the General
Studies, Career and Technical Education, and Preparatory Studies
departments. 

Excellent benefits.  Please visit our website at: 

http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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seeking applicants
Career Placement Counselor
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking
applicants for CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree in Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social
Work or Psychology or other related field. LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-I
or a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program.  

Three years related experience required. 

Fluency in American Sign Language required. 

The Career Placement Counselor will provide career development,
personal counseling services, and career and academic
assessments to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement
opportunities. Must have the ability to work flexible
hours based on the demand of services and student schedules.

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Therapist - Part-time
Family & Children Services
San Jose, CA

Not-for-profit social services agency seeks counselor to provide
comprehensive mental health services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
population, including children, youth and adults, 20 hours/week

Responsibilities:

- Provide direct counseling services, crisis intervention, treatment
planning, and case management as needed.

- Consult with psychiatrist or other specialists.

- Refer client to supportive community services.

- Maintain thorough and accurate client records.

- Comply thoroughly with Santa Clara County Mental Health Department
contract documentation, auditing standards, and requirements in a
timely manner (agency will train).

- Participate in BBS-qualifying individual and group supervision by
MFT / LCSW as required by client contact and license status.

- Provide workshops and presentations, network and collaborate with
other community providers.

Minimum Qualifications:

- ASW or MFTI (MFT or LCSW welcome to apply).

- Direct experience providing clinical and case management services
to Deaf/HOH population.

- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate well within a
culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.

- Some local travel is required.

- Fluent in American Sign Language required and bilingual
English/Spanish encouraged to apply.

Family & Children Services, ( http://www.fcservices.org ), is a
nonprofit social services agency that is a professionally run
organization with over 60 years of providing quality services to the
community.

To apply: please forward your cover letter & resume to:

mailto:hr@fcservices.org.

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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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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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Special notes:

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

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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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

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

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News of the Week

   An outrage took place this week. The USA Deaflympics
contingent is struggling to raise funds to take part 
in the Taiwan Deaflympics.
   In the meantime the US Olympic Commission "donated"
$500,000 to the Paralympics group. Not a cent to us.
   But - there is more to it than what meets the eye.
There is a law (PL 110-389) that authorizes the Secretary
of Veterans' Affairs to give funds to the USOC, which
in turn passes it on to the Paralympics group.
   Bottom line - not a cent to our deaf athletes!

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   We have quite a few libraries of the deaf in
USA. The bigger and the best known ones are on
the Gallaudet and RIT campuses.
   There was none in Turkey until this week. The
nation's first deaf library opened its doors in
Bursa, Turkey.

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   Hearing aids are expensive. Can't afford a new
one (approximately $5,000)?
   Well, there is a solution - your iPhone
can be converted to a hearing aid.
   An accessory, costing just $10.00, may be
the trick.
   DeafDigest is somewhat skeptical.

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   At the recent hearing World Magic Championships
at Beijing, China, there were 2,500 hearing magicians 
that participated.
   Four of them were deaf (one American, two Italians
and one Japanese).

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SONIC BOOM ALARM CLOCK WITH BED SHAKER ON SALE!

Don't be late for the first day of school.

WCI is here to help with this "timely" August special.

Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic
Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off!

It has many great features including a built-in receiver
to pick up transmissions from other signalers.

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at
http://www.weitbrecht.com for more details.
(Use code WCID808 to order)

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

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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TO FAKE UNDERSTANDING WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
   Many of us, the deaf, nod our heads and fake
understanding what the hearing person says to us.
   We smile, and walk away, hoping the hearing
person will leave us alone.
   Many hearing immigrants are also guilty of the
same thing. Many of them do not know English
but they may nod, and smile, and the hearing person
thinks the immigrants understand them!
   Deaf person. Hearing immigrant - same thing,
nod and smile and fake understanding!

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

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


A TENT AT SOME DEAF CONFERENCES
   If you attend a meeting at some national deaf
conferences, you may see a small tent near the
meeting platform.
   The tent is used by the meeting parliamentarian.
This is to prevent nosey eyes when the president
asks the parliamentarian some important meeting
questions.
   The idea of a tent was invented by Bummy
Burstein, the famous Deaf Parliamentarian.


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of each DeafDigest edition)



TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT OR TO BE IN DENIAL?
   A hearing person was telling a friend that her
daughter is the one with the electrical scooter.
   That daughter has a medical condition that 
prevents her from being able to walk.
   Is it the same as a hearing mother of a
deaf child telling a friend that he is the
one with the hearing aid?
   Either one wishes to be politically correct
while making a conversation or to be in a
state of denial?


ORAL DEAF NETWORK
   Is there such a thing as Oral Deaf Network?
Yes, very much so, and very much thriving.
   Reason for bringing this up was because
a DeafDigest subscriber disagreed with the editor,
saying there is no such a thing as Oral Deaf
Network.
   DeafDigest strives to serve all parts of the
Deaf Community, regardless of differences among
all of us - ASL, oral, CI, Cued Speech,
Late Deafened, mainstreamed products, residential 
products, etc, etc.
   Ain't an easy task, declares DeafDigest!


MASS PRODUCTION METHODS
   Many of us know that Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf, won
1,093 patents for his countless inventions.
   What many of us do not know was that he invented a new
concept - that is widely used in factories all over the
world - mass production methods.
   Many things - automobiles, television sets, computers -
are built via mass production.   



A BALLPARK INCIDENT
   DeafDigest editor and a deaf friend was watching
a ball game at the Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
Sitting one row behind was a very young couple.
   All of a sudden this young woman leaned over
and flashed dollar bills at the startled DeafDigest
editor. She was saying something that could not be
understood. Yet she persisted in waving the dollar
bills. It was puzzling.
   Suddenly it was realized she wanted either DeafDigest
editor or his friend buy beers for them since they
were underage.
   The DeafDigest editor and his friend refused, 
forcing the young woman to look elsewhere for a
volunteer beer buyer.
   Scary because when hearing people are
desperate and when their request could not
be understood, it could lead to violence.
   Fortunately, it was not to be.


THE POWER OF THE PERSONAL CONTACT
   Terry Care, not deaf, is stepping down as
a senator in the Nevada legislative body.
   Knowing nothing about the deaf beforehand,
he and his wife were close friends with a family,
whose two children were born deaf.
   Having a chance to observe how the family
dealt with the deaf children, Terry took the
initiative to introduce the Hearing Screening
bill and it passed.
   From time to time he speaks at events hosted
by the local AgBell chapter.
   Possibly Terry would have still supported the
bill even if he did not know the deaf, but knowing
the deaf helped him push the bill even harder!
   This is the Power of the Personal Contact.  


DEALING WITH DEAF AIRLINE PASSENGERS
   A deaf American was flying home from China,
where he visited on a business trip.
   On the trip back home, the flight attendant
gave the deaf passenger a thick book on airline
safety instructions.
   This gesture was great, except that it was in
Braille!
   And compounding this incident was the sarcastic
comment by the deaf passenger. He said:

You forgot to give me a wheelchair.

   Much to his surprise and dismay, the flight
attendant said:

Oh, yes, and I would do that! 



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

On a delivery run I was given the wrong apartment
address and knocked on the door of a blind man.
He let me in, and I thought he was the one that
ordered pizza. After some awkward moments I
realized he never ordered pizza and that the
address was wrong. As quietly as possible I let
myself out of the apartment!


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?

he "half hears you"


Does it mean the person is hard of hearing?

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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 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission,
which is to Canada what FCC is to us, laid down the order that
all cellphones and text messaging pagers must be deaf-friendly.

This order will be phrased in segments within the next few
years.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Deaf Culture's 10 Commandments

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-10-comandments/


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Trudy Haselhuhn
Gallaudet's deaf landscaper

http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/Article.asp?ArticleID=15795

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Question of the week:

Q. We have a good number of deaf Americans that
own businesses, either full time or part time.
Not that so in Canada. Why?

A. Paperwork is worse in Canada because of so
many tax forms. Keep in mind, it is not a 
Deaf Problem, but a Canadian Problem.




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 PL 110-389 would be amended to allow USA Deaflympics
group to get money from USOC

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1648 - pistachios were called Deaf Nuts.

Why? No one knows.


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Deaf and the Money:

Do we have "Deaf Money" that was used as real
currency?

Yes, but it was in the past.


-  1840 Republic of Texas $5.00 bank note with a picture
of Deaf Smith

-  1861 North Carolina $1.00 bank note with a notation
"N.C. Inst. Deaf & Dumb" printed on it

-  1861 North Carolina $2.00 bank note (same as above)

-  1860 Connecticut $5.00 Hartford Bank bank note with
a picture of the old American SD campus and a
portrait of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

6, approximately

the number of deaf blackjack dealers we have in
casinos across USA


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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deafsports


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

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

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position opening
Shared Reading Video Outreach Project (SRVOP) Program Specialist
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

Requires: 4-year degree, technology-savvy, American Sign Language

See job recruitment at http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Closes: Open until filled

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position openings
- Coordinator, Statewide Services, D & HOH Children
- MS/HS Leader
Delaware School for the Deaf
Newark, Delaware

please click on these links to get job description and application procedures

- Coordinator, Statewide Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_CoordStwideSvcs.pdf

- MS/HS Leader
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_school_leader_dsd_grade_7_12.pdf

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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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positions available
- School Psychologist
- Physical Therapist
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY (on Long Island)

PT position available.  

School Psychologist:
Must possess MA degree in School Psychology. Successful prior 
experience working in a special education school.  

Knowledge of current practices/instruments in the evaluation 
of pre-school and school age children. 

Must have excellent communication skills and be fluent in American 
Sign Language.  

Physical Therapist:
Seeking a certified physical therapist to provide services to 
students with special needs.  

Must possess State Certification.  

Knowledge of sign language a plus. 


Fax resume and cover letter to Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, 
LI, N.Y, to:

K. Lagalante (516) 922-0093 (FAX) 

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Speech Teacher
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has 
served the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of 
the New York metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range 
of important areas.
 
Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, 
and social service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of 
hearing individuals.

Lexington provides a comprehensive education for children 
and parents in its Ready-to-Learn Program, ages 0-3, 
preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, a 
foreign language transitional program, and the Special 
Education Unit  for deaf with multiple disabilities.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State 
Education Department. 

The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual 
Education Plan (IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, various 
universities and other two year colleges, or go directly 
into the work force or into further training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following 
job openings:

- Science Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Math Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Speech Teacher (NYS Certification required- TSHH)

Please email your resume to:

mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org 

or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you 
are interested in.

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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
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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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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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 August 9th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter- Anaheim, Pacoima, CA

*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA

*  Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, 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 Dr James Marsters,
a deaf dentist, who departed us last week. Word of his
death reached DeafDigest too late to be included in last
week's edition.
   As a matter of coincidence, DeafDigest, 9 years ago,
posted this News of the Week as follows:

   Dr James Marsters, a deaf orthodontist, has given a $85,000
gift to the NTID - to be earmarked for purchases of fiber optic
equipment for classes taught in that field.
   We all know that Robert Weitbrecht developed the first TTY
modem, way back in 1964 - but it was Dr Marsters that provided
Weitbrecht with the idea, the inspiration and a kick in the
right direction. Who knows - without Marsters the first deaf TTY
network may not have been started as early in the sixties!

   DeafDigest editor, years ago, had the privilege of being
given a private tour of the dental suite in Pasadena, CA
where Marsters owned. It was an unforgettable experience.
   Thank you, James for helping create a TTY network where all
groups in the deaf community were able to participate on an
equal basis.

..

   Normally when Deaflympics are held, the host nation government
would stay in the background as a gracious host, allowing the
Deaflympics committee to run the show.
   It is different in Taiwan where the Deaflympics is coming
up next month. The government is playing a high profile.
Why?
   The government is using the Deaflympics to show the world
that they wish to come out of the isolation forced on the nation
ever since 1949 when mainland China went Communist. 
   Just hope the Taiwan stance will be beneficial to the
deaf in the long run, years after the Deaflympics have become
a memory.   

..

   For years and years everywhere, we always hear of deaf
athletes complaining that the deaf opponents they play
against, were actually hearing, and faking their
deafness.
   And the opponents have always denied they were
hearing.
   But now this - a "deaf" soccer team from Ghana went on
a trip to play against a deaf team from Australia. Only that
the "deaf" team consisted of hearing players.
   The Australians are upset, and are demanding monetary
damages. And in the meantime the sports official in Ghana,
that organized the "deaf" team, has been arrested!

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It has many great features including a built-in receiver 
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A DEAF CLOCK REPAIRMAN
   We have had many deaf people that repaired wrist
watches. But have we ever had a deaf person that repaired
a town tower clock. This is a big clock in downtown where
people look at it and depend on it to get the right time?
   Yes. The late Lee Brody, who was famous for his past
Phone TTY business, was a tower clock repairman during
his younger days.
   The clock was in downtown Fairlawn, New Jersey,
and he walked up the tower from time to time to make
the repairs.   


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


THESE DEAF TRAVELERS
   Many deaf people travel all over the world.
And when we travel we carry our passports and our
visas.
   Deaflympics is coming up next month. We hope
there will be no passport and visa problems among
our deaf athletes when they arrive at Taiwan.
   Some years back Australia hosted the World
Federation of the Deaf, but the government refused
to allow deaf delegates from some African and
Asian nations.
   The government was afraid that some of these
delegates may sneak out and stay in Australia
after WFD has ended!
   Yes, the WFD officers were very upset.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A HATED BUZZWORD
   Buzzwords come and go, be it Hearing Buzzword or
a Deaf Buzzword.
   A new buzzword is around - and we all hate it.
This buzzword is:

Donor Fatigue

   For us, it means hearing people no longer wish
to donate funds to deaf agencies that are badly in
need of funds.


NO DEDICATION LAST WEEK
   A DeafDigest subscriber expressed "disappointment"
that an eminent deaf individual who passed away last
week was not given dedication in DeafDigest.
   The person is Dr James Marsters. He was not
dedicated only because no one told DeafDigest editor
of his death until after the Blue edition was
distributed. A google search at that time did not
disclose his death.
   At any rate he is dedicated in this edition.
Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest.

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SONIC IS NOT DEAF-FRIENDLY?
   A DeafDigest subscriber that lives in upstate New York
stopped at a Sonic fast food eatery for quick bite.
   No one could enter the eatery. They have to order
from outside. There was no "easy" menu for the deaf
patron to point to.
   The deaf patron confronted one of the Sonic
employees, who disclaimed responsibility, saying
it was the "headquarters" that made the decision
not open the Sonic facility to the public.
   Very discriminatory, sighs DeafDigst!



A MOVIE MADE IN 1966
   There was a movie, titled "Silent World, Muffled 
World" that was produced in 1966.
   It illustrates issues deaf people face - social
acceptance, education, causes of hearing losses,
and slow progress towards equality.
   Year 1966 and Year 2009 are 43 years apart but
the more things change, the more things remain the
same!



DEAF ISSUES

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

when deaf students are in need of grief counseling,
there are no grief counselors around that know how
to comfort them in sign language


(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hosts asking the deaf people in the audience if the
interpreter has been doing a good job?




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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast 
captioning and remote CART services are provided from
captioners' homes.  

In the early days of captioning, captioners worked from 
the offices of the large captioning companies, but more 
and more captioners have begun working from their homes over 
the last 20 years.  

Captioners need home offices with the proper equipment 
and backup systems in place to assure reliable coverage. 

Probably the most important element in a captioner's home 
office is electrical power.  Depending on where a captioner 
lives and what sort of backup is in place with other 
captioners to cover assignments, a captioner may need an 
uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a power 
failure.  

This will keep the captioner's equipment running for 15 
to 30 minutes, which should be enough time to notify another 
captioner to take over the assignment. 

If a captioner does not have another captioner who could 
quickly take over in an emergency, he or she will need to 
keep captioning for a longer time in the event of a power 
outage.  Then a generator might be necessary.  If a captioner 
is captioning a news broadcast for a California station 
where the weather is beautiful, it would be hard to explain 
to the viewers that the captions were interrupted because 
of thunderstorms in Texas

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

deaf program counselor

(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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Tour of America's National Parks
Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas
July 11 - 30, 2010

For more info contact:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   After Jamaica, Belize is next. Jamaica, after years
of refusing to allow the deaf to drive, has relented.
   The deaf people of Belize are demanding that they 
have the same rights to drive, and are now lobbying
the government.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Indiana

case:
a deaf man, arrested in a robbery case, was
incompetent. Still, the state officials kept
him in prison for years.

result:
in what probably is considered to be the first
deaf-related case to reach the Supreme Court,
the justices freed him.

comment:
The robbery only netted him just five dollars.
Did the punishment fit the crime? No, but the
state officials overly punished him.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Want a copy of the Disability Law Handbook?

Do click on:
http://www.swdbtac.org/html/publications/dlh/index.html

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

they are respected (expected) to come tomorrow

....

What became of?

Dick Moore

- Past
deaf printer, Washington Post

- Present
Washington, DC Deaf Community's best known
professional deaf photographer, always in demand
at deaf events



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Finally - SOLD - is the campus of the now-closed
Nebraska School for the Deaf. A church ministry which
submitted a bid for the campus in an auction last year
but withdrew it, has decided to make the purchase.
   The purchasing group said they will set aside part
of the campus as a museum on Deaf Heritage.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   A new member of the RIT Board of Trustees is Jim Macfadden, president
and CEO of his Macfadden & Associates Inc, Silver Spring, MD high
tech firm that does business with a number of federal government agencies.
   Jim, a Gallaudet graduate and a hall of fame athlete, also heads up the
National Deaf Business Institute and also serves his alma mater as a member
of the Board of Associates.
   To keep things straight - he is on the RIT board as opposed to serving on
the NTID board, which are two separate boards.

(editor's note: Jim has sold his business; he is no longer on the RIT
board; he is currently chairs the Gallaudet Presidential Search
Committee)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   Way back in 1965, deaf sports leaders were complaining
that it was difficult for their Deaflympics participants
to raise the necessary funds in order to take part.
   Deaf sports leaders are still complaining, in year 2009,
of the same thing.
   Certain things do not change, especially the need to
raise funds!

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive a very large box of cookies in the mail from a
potential vendor, and your regional manager gives you 
permission to eat them all.


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position opening
Interpreter Coordinator - Full Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Responsibilities: Coordinates all aspects of the Interpreting 
Program to include, scheduling and providing interpreting services 
for a variety of situations for staff, individuals, healthcare 
providers, businesses, etc. through the Eastern Shore; assigns 
and manages the contractual interpreters with various assignments; 
coordinates, manages and facilitates the Interpreter Network 
Committee to assist with planning and promoting workshops for 
local interpreters, Adheres to the Code of Ethics established
by RID.

Qualifications: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, Certification from the Registry of Interpreters (RID) 
or other certification agent preferred, High School degree 
required.  Excellent interpersonal, typing and computer skills. 
Ability to keep confidentiality.  Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:

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

or fax to 410-543-4874
Or email mailto:dila@dila.org

You may also apply on line at http://www.dila.org

Position is open until filled

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position announcement
Coordinator / P.R.I.D.E. Program (Full-time grant position)
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        
As soon as possible
                        
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:                
The Coordinator will assume and perform duties and 
responsibilities to provide employment training and job coaching 
to deaf adults who have additional disabilities.  The Coordinator 
will supervise full-time staff; hire, assign, and supervise job 
coaches; develops and maintains interagency cooperation; develops 
consumer service plans; complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports 
required by RSD and VESID; administer program funds, check requests, 
purchase orders;  and attend and lead meetings as necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:        
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work, Counseling, 
Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation Prior experience in 
Employment Services

Proficiency in American Sign Language required

Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds

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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Employment Opportunities
- Residential Supervisor, 13th Year Transition Program
- Mainstream Coordinator
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  

We are looking for people to join our staff who share this commitment 
and are 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 our web site at: 
http://www.wpsd.org 

for descriptions of the following job openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, 13th Year Transition Program
- Mainstream Coordinator

Excellent salary and benefit packages available.  Sign Language 
skills, FBI clearance, 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 Swiss vale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

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

EOE

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seeking applicants
Campus Dean of Academic Affairs
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking 
applicants for CAMPUS DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree required, Doctorate degree recognized.  Five (5) 
years related experience in personnel and fiscal management and 
planning and three (3) years teaching experience in higher 
education required.  

Fluency in American Sign Language required.   

The Campus Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for planning, 
directing,  developing, administering, and supervising the General 
Studies, Career and Technical Education, and Preparatory Studies 
departments. 

Excellent benefits.  Please visit our website at: 

http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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seeking applicants
Career Placement Counselor
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking 
applicants for CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree in Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social 
Work or Psychology or other related field. LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-I 
or a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program.  

Three years related experience required. 

Fluency in American Sign Language required. 

The Career Placement Counselor will provide career development, 
personal counseling services, and career and academic 
assessments to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement 
opportunities. Must have the ability to work flexible 
hours based on the demand of services and student schedules.

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Therapist - Part-time 
Family & Children Services
San Jose, CA

Not-for-profit social services agency seeks counselor to provide
comprehensive mental health services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
population, including children, youth and adults, 20 hours/week

Responsibilities:

- Provide direct counseling services, crisis intervention, treatment
planning, and case management as needed.

- Consult with psychiatrist or other specialists.

- Refer client to supportive community services.

- Maintain thorough and accurate client records.

- Comply thoroughly with Santa Clara County Mental Health Department
contract documentation, auditing standards, and requirements in a
timely manner (agency will train).

- Participate in BBS-qualifying individual and group supervision by 
MFT / LCSW as required by client contact and license status.

- Provide workshops and presentations, network and collaborate with
other community providers.


Minimum Qualifications:

- ASW or MFTI (MFT or LCSW welcome to apply).

- Direct experience providing clinical and case management services 
to Deaf/HOH population.

- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate well within a 
culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.

- Some local travel is required.

- Fluent in American Sign Language required and bilingual
English/Spanish encouraged to apply.

Family & Children Services, ( http://www.fcservices.org ), is a 
nonprofit social services agency that is a professionally run 
organization with over 60 years of providing quality services to the 
community.

To apply: please forward your cover letter & resume to:

mailto:hr@fcservices.org.

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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, 
please visit our website:

http://www.nysd.net

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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:     

http://www.asd-1817.org 

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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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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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 02 August 2009

DeafDigest Gold - August 2, 2009

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-culture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-asl/

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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News of the Week
   The new Interim Administrator of the Idaho School for the
Deaf & Blind is Aylee Schaefer. The position will last for no
more than eleven months.

..

   President Obama invited about 100 disabled individuals
to a meeting at the White House.
   Four of the invitees were deaf, and yes, an interpreter
was provided.
   During the meeting Obama wanted to work with the leaders
of the disabled to continue to meet ADA goals.
   DeafDigest, however, is not sure if one of the disabled
leaders would be a deaf person.

..

   The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new web site.
Do click on:

http://www.Disability.gov

   It was formerly named DisabilityInfo.gov, and has been
redesigned and overhauled.

..

   Deaf taking on the Eggheads! This is the TV program
that is coming up in Great Britain on August 7th.
   The deaf team, named "One Sense Less" is challenging
the Eggheads in a Quiz Show.

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   The US Access Board is now addressing issues regarding 
kiosks, point of sale machines (grocery self check outs) 
medical equipment, diagnostic machines, public transit 
systems, which lack these visual displays

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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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DEAF CULTURE IN DEAFLYMPICS
   Deaflympics is coming up next month in Taiwan.
There are two different kinds of Deaf Culture
during the Deaflympics.
   Deaf Culture is when deaf athletes from different
countries make friends with each other, using
gestures to communicate with each other.
   But for some hearing coaches it is a different
kind of Deaf Culture. One hearing coach told
DeafDigest that he had to deal with different
deaf athletes on his team - Black athletes,
White athletes, ASL athletes, oral athletes,
residential school athletes, mainstreamed
athletes, etc. He had to use ASL at the same
time move his lips slowly for athletes that
only can lipread.
   Different kinds of Deaf Culture!

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

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


ASL WITH OTHER HEARING LANGUAGES
   This is a true story. A deaf employee had a problem
with his computer. The boss contacted a computer
repair company to come over and fix the broken computer.
   For few hours, five people were at the deaf employee's
office. One was the deaf man himself, using ASL, one
was the boss, using English as his spoken language.
Another employee came in to help and he spoke Spanish.
Two men from the computer repair company came; one 
spoke Vietnamese and the other spoke Korean.
   Five different languages but communication was
smooth; the deaf man's ASL with his gestures helped
hearing men communicate each other.
   And yes, the computer was fixed!


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

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


A POSSIBLE REASON FOR NOT ALLOWING DEAF DRIVERS
   For years Jamaica has never allowed its deaf
people to drive cars, even though deaf tourists
were allowed to drive rental cars.
   There may be a reason for it. A deaf tourist
visited Jamaica twice, in 1974 and then in
2004.
   In 1974, the roads were bad. In 2004
the roads "were beyond horrible".  He
also said that before the authorities worry
about the deaf driving, they should first
start repairing the roads!
   It is true that hearing drivers struggle
with bad roads, the same as deaf drivers.

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If you have any more questions, contact us at
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Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. 
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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TACHOMETER: HOW TO DRIVE A TRUCK?
   There was a story of a deaf student at a truck
driving school finally passing his driving test.
   This student is deaf when taking off his
hearing aids but "hearing" when he puts on his
hearing aids. In fact the story described him as
87 percent deaf (without hearing aids). 
   There is no such a thing as deafness in terms
of percentages but this is besides the point.
   The truck driving school instructor said:

I had to teach him how to shift gears based on 
the tachometer alone, because he can't hear the 
difference in the vibration of the engine

   Ah, the power of the tachometer, or in other
words, Deaf Tachometer! 
   


THE WENDY DRIVE-IN SYSTEM
   Many of us love to eat these Wendy
hamburgers, without getting out of our cars.
   It was learned, via a TV program, that the 
Wendy management has changed the way it handles 
these kiosk intercom orders from drivers. Instead
of calls going to these Wendy workers, the
calls are rerouted to a call center in
India. In turn the call center forwards these
orders to the kitchen people - all within
a matter of seconds.
   Not exactly sure how the call center handles
orders from deaf drivers? We know that deaf
drivers have accused fast food outlets of
discrimination because of not being able to
place orders from their cars.



A COMMENT FROM A CI SURGEON
   A surgeon who performs CI operations, said:

They all work, it's just a matter of how effective it is 
for each person

   This is an interesting comment. CI is much more
effective for some individuals, and much less effective
for some others. And if it is much less effective, then
did the CI operation work at all?



A FAVORITE SOCCER TEAM
   More and more Americans are starting to root
for these big time European soccer teams -
Manchester United, Juventas, Chelsea and others
are examples.
   What is DeafDigest editor's favorite pro
soccer team?
   It is Doncaster Rovers in Great Britain.
Why Doncaster as it only plays on a lower
level (like our minor league baseball system)?
   Because the tale is that way back in the
19th century, a bunch of deaf kids from the
Doncaster College for the Deaf (high school
in Great Britain) challenged a bunch of
town kids to a pick up soccer game. The
game ended in a tie, and the hearing kids
got together and decided to form their
own soccer team, called the Doncaster Rovers.
   Doncaster Rovers would not have been
born if not for that pick up game with the
deaf school!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DEAF IN SPORTS
   We always have a number of deaf individuals
in "hearing" sports - coach of a high school
team, college sports administrative staff,
serving on the staff of a college sports team,
etc.
   It was just learned that Nick Huntimer,
who is deaf, is the sports information director
at Dakota State University in South Dakota.
   It is not easy to crack the "hearing"
sports world. Resistance to hiring the
deaf is fierce.


TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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


I was laid off from my full time job, so delivered pizzas
for few months until I found a new full time job.

While delivering pizzas I was making more money (take home)
thanks to tips as opposed to the salary I was making at my
old job.

When I found a new job, my take home pay went down!


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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


a newspaper story said:

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao talks with deaf-mute workers via 
finger language while visiting Yuping handicraft company in 
Jilin. 


Finger language? Do we call our ASL a finger language?
Deaf-mute workers in China??? Many deaf people in China
are capable of speech.

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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:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Center for Disease Control Early Hearing Detection 
and Intervention program's report showed mixed results.

It says that 94 percent of infants were screened
but that only 56 percent of those thought to be deaf
have not been followed up with!

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Our Deaf Standard of Living

What are the factors that decide our Deaf Standard
of Living:


Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-standard-of-living


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Mike Hansen
deaf principal of hearing school & Deaflympics soccer player

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/article_aaf02508-7c99-11de-9573-001cc4c002e0.html

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Question of the week:

Q. Is there such a thing as ASL Vocabulary?

A. Yes, but it could be murky. A sign may either
contain a legitimate word that the interpreter
can define OR a non-word that the interpreter
understands but is not clearly defined in a
standard dictionary



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 President Obama, who loves sports, would decide
to completely fund our participation in the
Deaflympics that is taking place next month

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

during the 12th century - doctors felt that deafness
can be cured by using a rubbing compound over
deaf person's ears


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Deaf and the Money:

In the past years, deaf clubs which hosted national deaf
basketball tournaments, would claim making big money.

True or false? Many tournaments do not make a profit,
but money was made by pre-tournament revenues
(raffles, big dances, car washes, bake sales,
silent auctions. These funds would be earmarked
for tournament operations.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

In Malaysia, there are:

- 24,000 individuals identified as deaf

- 10 interpreters

- ratio is one interpreter for every 2,400 deaf persons!


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DeafDigest Sports

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position openings
- Coordinator, Statewide Services, D & HOH Children
- MS/HS Leader
Delaware School for the Deaf
Newark, Delaware

please click on these links to get job description and application procedures

- Coordinator, Statewide Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_CoordStwideSvcs.pdf

- MS/HS Leader
http://www.christina.k12.de.us/employment/Postings/2009/0720_school_leader_dsd_grade_7_12.pdf

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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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positions available
- School Psychologist
- Physical Therapist
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY (on Long Island)

PT position available.  

School Psychologist:
Must possess MA degree in School Psychology. Successful prior 
experience working in a special education school.  

Knowledge of current practices/instruments in the evaluation 
of pre-school and school age children. 

Must have excellent communication skills and be fluent in American 
Sign Language.  

Physical Therapist:
Seeking a certified physical therapist to provide services to 
students with special needs.  

Must possess State Certification.  

Knowledge of sign language a plus. 


Fax resume and cover letter to Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, 
LI, N.Y, to:

K. Lagalante (516) 922-0093 (FAX) 

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Speech Teacher
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has 
served the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of 
the New York metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range 
of important areas.
 
Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, 
and social service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of 
hearing individuals.

Lexington provides a comprehensive education for children 
and parents in its Ready-to-Learn Program, ages 0-3, 
preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs, a 
foreign language transitional program, and the Special 
Education Unit  for deaf with multiple disabilities.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State 
Education Department. 

The high school is fully-accredited and like public high 
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual 
Education Plan (IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, various 
universities and other two year colleges, or go directly 
into the work force or into further training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following 
job openings:

- Science Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Math Teacher (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)
- Speech Teacher (NYS Certification required- TSHH)

Please email your resume to:

mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org 

or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you 
are interested in.

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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
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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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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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 August 2nd)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

*  Job Developer/Interpreter- Anaheim, Pacoima, CA

*  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Advocate - Bakersfield, CA

*  Placement Coordinator - Crenshaw, 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:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to three individuals
that departed us this week.

   Joseph Cary Touchstone was a retired research scientist,
a professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania 
School of Medicine. Minimizing his deafness and not
knowing sign language, he only made two accommodations
- to have others make phone calls for him and to have
a wake up alarm clock. He was a pioneer in biochemical 
chromatography which deals with gases, liquids and
dissolved substances, and was recognized internationally
for his work.

   The second individual was Mary Lou Garton. If not
for her efforts, it may be quite possible that Kansas
School for the Deaf may have continued as an oral
school! As a teacher at the school, she refused to
adhere to the all-oral philosophy.
   Said a former associate:

She is truly a wonderful supporter of the Deaf Community 
and always signed for herself.  Back in the old days,
people felt that signing was bad and best learned later 
in life.  She disagreed and went ahead to use it with her
daughter.  Now, we are more aware of the value of early 
communication and its positive impact on language
development.  I would say that Mary was a front runner 
of that.

   The third individual was Alyce Thomas, a long time
teacher and administrator with a number of schools for
the deaf. She was 98 at the time of her death.
   One of the schools she worked was California School
for the Deaf at Riverside.
   Said the school administrator:

She was a good person; I remember her very well. 

   Thank you, Joseph, Mary and Alyce for enriching our lives! 

..

   Things are looking up at the Southwest Collegiate 
Institute for the Deaf (SWCID), Big Spring. Texas.
   The state has given SWCID more money in grants, to
be earmarked for new technology.
   And to get an idea of what is going on, do click
on this vlog:

http://www.swcidvlog.net/vlog03.html

..

   There are always two sides to a story. It was
mentioned in DeafDigest last week that a deaf person
has filed a lawsuit against Ohio State University
for failure to provide captions at home football
games.
   The Ohio State University ADA Coordinator said:

Ohio State University has not received any requests 
for captioning at football, other sporting events or 
concerts in the ten years I have been with the 
university.  During the same period we have received 
a number of requests for interpreters at concerts, 
interpreters and captioning at a wide range of public 
events and have consistently provided them.

..
   
   DeafDigest does not know what to make of some
deaf individuals that argue for the rights to text
while driving, if this same privilege is given to
hearing drivers.
   There was a recent report that said that those
that text will have 23 times more likely to have
accidents.

..

Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

- education support services
- clinical services
- job skills training
- employment support
- life skills training
- school to work transition planning
- community involvement
- recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

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It has many great features including a built-in receiver 
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A VOTING MACHINE FOR THE DEAF?
   Diebold is the name of the company that makes
voting machines. In many cities and towns, we use
the voting machines to vote for candidates in
elections.
   Diebold is strange. This company built a machine
that has voice instructions for the deaf!
   Why do deaf people need to hear voice instructions?
DeafDigest does not understand why.

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

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


NO MORE CAREER DEAF EMPLOYEES?
   In the past we have met many deaf employees
that would work 40 or 50 years in the same company
before they retire.
   We are now seeing fewer and fewer career deaf
employees that work for a long time with same
company.
   More companies would lay off their employees
today if business is bad. And unions are weaker.
   Even the government may also lay off their
employees if there are budget cuts.
   This is sad.

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

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


A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AT THE DEAFLYMPICS
   The Deaflympics is coming up sooner before
we will realize it.
   And the USA team will include a school principal.
What is a school principal doing with kids, some
of them young enough to be still in school? Is he
watching over them?
   The principal is Mike Hansen, and he is a member
of the USA Deaflympics soccer team.
   When not playing soccer, his real job is principal
at Salem Ranch Children's School in Illinois.


A GEORGETOWN SYMPOSIUM
   Recently Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
hosted a symposium, titled "Framing Disability: The 
Influence of Media Representation."
   It focuses on the media's influence on the public
as far as the disabled is concerned.
   DeafDigest wishes Georgetown could have focused
on deafness being given the wrong picture in the
media.
   Examples are:

- deaf and dumb
- deaf and mute
- deaf people are expert lipreaders
- deaf people suddenly become hearing with CI
- deaf people speak perfectly with oral training
- deaf people cannot drive because they cannot hear

  And so on.

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TO TEASE OR NOT TO TEASE
   It is human nature that individuals within an
ethnic or cultural group make fun of themselves
in a joking way. People will laugh and make
nothing out of it. But should an outsider
make this same joke, then reaction is of
outrage.
   We, the deaf, are no better. We often
joke at ourselves for being deaf and dumb,
or being oral failures. But should a hearing
person say the same about us, then we are
visibly upset!

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For Immediate Release

Contact:        
Tina Hunt, 402-694-3656 v/TTY
Marketing Communications Manager
Hamilton Relay, Inc.

Captioned Telephone: New Service Implemented in Louisiana for People 
with Hearing Loss 

AURORA, NE, July 30, 2009 - Hamilton Telephone Company, d/b/a Hamilton 
Telecommunications, today announced an agreement with The Louisiana 
Relay Administration Board to provide Captioned Telephone service in 
Louisiana beginning August 1, 2009.  Similar to closed captioning 
provided on most television programs, Captioned Telephone service is 
designed for individuals who have difficulty hearing on the telephone

Captioned Telephone (CapTel?) technology, developed by Ultratec, Inc. 
of Madison, Wisconsin, allows individuals with hearing loss to view 
word-for-word captions of their telephone conversations using a CapTel 
phone.  This device is ideal for individuals who use their own voice 
while conversing on the telephone but may have trouble deciphering 
the words of the other party. 

Through the efforts of the Louisiana Relay Administration Board 
(a board created by the Louisiana Public Service Commission to 
administer the state-wide program that provides access to telecom 
services for people who are hard of hearing, deaf, deaf-blind and 
speech disabled), Louisianans now have a new option available for 
communicating via the telephone.  "We are thrilled to provide CapTel 
service to the residents of Louisiana as many across the state have 
expressed interest in the service," says Dixie Ziegler, Vice President 
of Hamilton Relay.  "Hamilton?s goal is to provide its customers with 
the latest developments in telecommunications technology, resulting 
in services that are functionally equivalent to traditional telephone 
services." 

Individuals with hearing loss in Louisiana have looked forward to the 
availability of captioned telephone.  Ann Boyd, who has lost her 
hearing has been active in expressing her desire for the service and 
is excited about the startup on August 1st, "You could not have given 
me any better news!  I was just thrilled to learn that Louisiana will 
be offering CapTel services beginning in August to its citizens who are 
hard of hearing.   As you know, it is the news I've been waiting to hear!  
I am really looking forward to being able to use CapTel when making and 
receiving calls.  With both volume control and captions, the CapTel 
phone is an effective and comfortable way for those with mild to profound 
hearing loss to make phone calls to businesses, doctors, dentists, family 
members, grandchildren and friends with greater ease and understanding."

To make a call, the CapTel user dials the number of the person they wish 
to call on the CapTel phone. The call is then connected to the service 
which provides the captioning.  Using state-of-the art voice-recognition 
technology, a specially trained operator ?re-voices? everything said by 
the standard telephone user, converting speech into text. The captions 
appear almost simultaneously with the spoken word, allowing CapTel users 
to understand everything that is said by listening along with reading the 
CapTel phone?s screen. The CapTel phone features adjustable levels of 
amplification which extend to an additional 35 dB and works in conjunction 
with a hearing aid?s telecoil. CapTel is a telephone designed to allow the 
user to have natural back and forth conversations with the support of 
captions.

Residents of Louisiana are invited to attend a 60 minute demonstration of 
the Captioned Telephone service on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM in 
the Louisiana Relay Service Center?s training room, 9107 Bluebonnet Centre 
Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA. If you are unable to attend this event, information 
about the service and how to obtain a CapTel phone will be available at 
the 2nd Annual Summer Picnic at Highland Road Park on Saturday, August 8, 
2009 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 

Hamilton has arranged, for a limited time only, to make the CapTel phone 
available for $99.00 (retail value of $495). This offer comes with a 
90-day trial period, which guarantees that if the customer is not entirely 
happy with the CapTel phone, s/he can return the phone for a full refund 
within 3 months.  

For more information about CapTel, including how to obtain a CapTel phone, 
please contact:

Louisiana Relay Customer Service
9107 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Voice/TTY: 1-866-560-1452
Fax: 225-293-3583
E-mail:  mailto:larelay@hamiltonrelay.com

About Hamilton Relay:
Hamilton Relay offers a variety of services including Traditional Relay 
Services, Captioned Telephone (CapTel?), and Internet Relay.  Hamilton 
provides traditional relay and/or CapTel services to 17 states, the 
District of Columbia, the Island of Saipan and the Virgin Islands. All 
services are available at http://www.hamiltonrelay.com

CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.

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ANOTHER DEAF LOCKSMITH IN VIETNAM
   Last year DeafDigest mentioned a deaf locksmith
with a thriving customer base in Vietnam.
   There is another one - Bui Bach Tuong, who
is deaf, has his own thriving locksmithing practice
in Ho Chi Minh City.
   A compliment paid him by one of his customers
was that he makes the best keys in the city!


DEAF ISSUES

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

the job description of deaf counselors are much different
from those of hearing class counselors



(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked too many times:

do you have deaf members in your family?



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Most people reading this newsletter are probably aware 
of this, but there are many, many people in this country
who do not know that the vast majority of realtime captioning 
on television is done by people who are using the skills of a 
court reporter. 

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is a national 
professional association of court and freelance reporters, 
realtime captioners, and CART providers. 

Captioners, CART providers, and court reporters from across 
the country will be gathering later this week in the metro 
Washington, D.C., area as the NCRA 2009 Annual Convention 
and Exposition will take place at the Gaylord National 
Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, 
August 6-9, 2009. 

The news broadcasts that you regularly watch may be captioned 
by captioners attending this event.  Some of these captioners 
may even be working while they are attending the convention 
and sending their captions from their hotel rooms at the 
Gaylord National. 

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updated every Monday

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

coordinator of learning support

(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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Tour of America's National Parks
Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas
July 11 - 30, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney at
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The Department of Justice and Gregg County in
Texas reached agreement on how to improve
public access for the disabled, the deaf included.
   While nothing specifically deaf related was
mentioned in the agreement, the assumption is
that it will be deaf-friendly.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
New York

case:
a treasurer of a deaf organization was arrested fro
embezzling close to $50,000 over the years

result:
sentenced to five years of probation and ordered
to make full restitution

comment:
this would never have happened if strict financial
procedures were followed

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Happy 19th anniversary; we have seen a cottage
industry surface (ADA-specialist attorneys,
ADA consultants, ADA spokespersons, etc)

Next year will be the 20th anniversary.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

in Spanish, the word el cielo (the sky) was
captioned as el hielo (the ice)

....

What became of?


Bryan Pratt

- Past

a deaf member of the football team at East Central 
University in Oklahoma


- Present

head football coach, McAlester HS in Oklahoma;
he does not sign and does not mingle in the
deaf community


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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   There is a crisis in education of the deaf - and
it has nothing to with mainstreaming issues or of the
teaching methods. Many veteran teachers, these baby boomers,
entered the education field at the same time and will be
retiring at the same time. This means new group of teachers
must be found within the next few years. A superintendent
made this prediction that approximately one third of them
will be gone within five years.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Jack Sanders, 
Graceville, FL who departed us last week.
   He became deaf as a child. Deafness did not stop him 
from becoming a physician, serving 50 years in the medical 
profession. He was considered to be the heart and soul of 
the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. Everyone in the town 
loved him for his kindness and compassion.
   Did he sign and mingle with the deaf? Doubt it, but point 
remains is that he, as a lifelong deaf man, became the town's 
most beloved physician.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   Next year is Year 2010. How do we, the deaf, sign
the year 2010?
   Do we sign like this 0 and 10? Or is it 20 and 10?

....

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

None of your customers show up for an appointment at the library
and as a result, you get to browse your favorite books and newspapers
for the afternoon.

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Employment Opportunities
- Residential Supervisor, 13th Year Transition Program
- Mainstream Coordinator
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  

We are looking for people to join our staff who share this commitment 
and are 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 our web site at: 

http://www.wpsd.org 

for descriptions of the following job openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, 13th Year Transition Program
- Mainstream Coordinator

Excellent salary and benefit packages available.  Sign Language 
skills, FBI clearance, 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 Swiss vale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

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

EOE

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seeking applicants
Campus Dean of Academic Affairs
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking 
applicants for CAMPUS DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree required, Doctorate degree recognized.  Five (5) 
years related experience in personnel and fiscal management and 
planning and three (3) years teaching experience in higher 
education required.  

Fluency in American Sign Language required.   

The Campus Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for planning, 
directing,  developing, administering, and supervising the General 
Studies, Career and Technical Education, and Preparatory Studies 
departments. 

Excellent benefits.  Please visit our website at: 

http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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seeking applicants
Career Placement Counselor
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, TX

Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking 
applicants for CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR.  

Position available September 1, 2009.  

Masters degree in Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social 
Work or Psychology or other related field. LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-I 
or a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program.  

Three years related experience required. 

Fluency in American Sign Language required. 

The Career Placement Counselor will provide career development, 
personal counseling services, and career and academic 
assessments to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement 
opportunities. Must have the ability to work flexible 
hours based on the demand of services and student schedules.

Excellent benefits.  

Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu 

for application and complete position notice.

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Therapist - Part-time 
Family & Children Services
San Jose, CA

Not-for-profit social services agency seeks counselor to provide
comprehensive mental health services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
population, including children, youth and adults, 20 hours/week

Responsibilities:

- Provide direct counseling services, crisis intervention, treatment
planning, and case management as needed.

- Consult with psychiatrist or other specialists.

- Refer client to supportive community services.

- Maintain thorough and accurate client records.

- Comply thoroughly with Santa Clara County Mental Health Department
contract documentation, auditing standards, and requirements in a
timely manner (agency will train).

- Participate in BBS-qualifying individual and group supervision by 
MFT / LCSW as required by client contact and license status.

- Provide workshops and presentations, network and collaborate with
other community providers.


Minimum Qualifications:

- ASW or MFTI (MFT or LCSW welcome to apply).

- Direct experience providing clinical and case management services 
to Deaf/HOH population.

- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate well within a 
culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.

- Some local travel is required.

- Fluent in American Sign Language required and bilingual
English/Spanish encouraged to apply.

Family & Children Services, ( http://www.fcservices.org ), is a 
nonprofit social services agency that is a professionally run 
organization with over 60 years of providing quality services to the 
community.

To apply: please forward your cover letter & resume to:

mailto:hr@fcservices.org.

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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, 
please visit our website:

http://www.nysd.net

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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:     

http://www.asd-1817.org 

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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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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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