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DeafDigest – 27 September 2009

DeafDigest Gold - September 27, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-scary/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-grandchild/

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

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Simply refer a friend or family member to Sprint and receive a $50
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Your friend or family will also receive a $25 Visa debit card for 
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* They must sign up before 10/31/09. You can refer up to 12 new
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Two-year agreement required.

For more information, go to:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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News of the Week

   Capitol One gave a new credit card to a deaf
individual; this deaf person had to call the 800
number to validate the card, and was told to go to
his bank to "verify" his deafness.
   He went to the bank, and the banking officer,
in a telephone call with the Capitol One customer
service representative, verified the deaf person's
deafness.
   Capitol One still refused to believe the bank's 
verification. The banking officer then handed the 
phone to the deaf person and told him to speak to 
Capitol One.
   The deaf person, whose speech was poor, said:

I am deaf; I cannot hear

   Presto, the card was activated!

   Said a deaf attorney:

There's been a lot of griping about how some Credit Card 
companies make it very difficult for deaf folks to deal 
with them.  Refusing relay calls is probably the most 
egregious.

I think that there's litigation in the works over relay 
calls.  How those cases get decided will probably go a 
long way towards answering the question.

This particular situation may have been a technical ADA 
violation, as Cap One isn't keeping up with the times to 
ensure that access is real. I'm glad that it worked out 
here, and that the inconvenience was relatively minor

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   Will sign language stand up in real emergency?
This is the question DeafDigest asks after reading about
Fort Smith's emergency operations rehearsal with 
"deaf victims".
   Fort Smith is the second largest city in Arkansas,
and the rehearsal was coordinated by a church serving
the deaf. Officers, firefighters, EMTs, medical personnel
and CERT volunteers have been learning sign language
for a few weeks and have put their new skills to the
test during the rehearsal.
   We need professional interpreters during real
emergencies, not one-time students whose sign language
skills may have gone rusty after years of non-use.

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   Dr. Salah Ali, the leading educator of the deaf in
Bahrain issued an ultimatum:

 - either start schools for the deaf

or

- mainstream all these deaf children

  He was complaining on the lack of educational
opportunities for the deaf in Bahrain.

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   A new building for the Delaware School for the Deaf
will become a reality when ground will be broken in a
ceremony on October 6th.
   The new building will just be next to the current
building.

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http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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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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SCARY IN HEARING PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
   It is often that a deaf employee would get great
job performance reviews every year by his supervisor.
But when the supervisor leaves his employment and
a new supervisor his hired, he may not like the
deaf and may give the deaf employee a bad job
performance review!
   Scary that one year great job performance review
and next year a bad job performance review.

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

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



A CUTE HEARING GRANDCHILD
   A deaf husband and wife both have a cute hearing
grandchild from their hearing daughter.
   The cute child knows that her grandparents are
deaf - but she thinks everyone is deaf. When she
grows up she then realizes there are deaf people
and there are hearing people!


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

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


A DEAF DELIVERY MAN FOR THE UPS!
   The UPS reached settlement on a job discrimination
lawsuit with deaf applicants. They wanted jobs as
delivery drivers and UPS would not hire them on account
of their deafness. The lawsuit was in California.
   Well, DeafDigest learned that Carl Scarna, a
deaf New Yorker, worked for UPS as a delivery
man! 
   Delivery as in driving these famous brown UPS
trucks?


COMIC BOOK STORE CLOSING UP
   There was a story in a newspaper of yet another
comic book store closing up due to lack of patronage.
   Years way back comic books used to be wildly
popular.
   Many older deaf individuals have thanked comic books
for learning English, grammar and vocabulary.




GETTING A TABLE AT A FANCY RESTAURANT
   In big cities, certain restaurants hold tables 
for famous people. These tables are not reserved
but just left unattended in case famous people
show up unannounced and without reservations.
   Always wondering if a deaf couple enters
that fancy restaurant and is led to a table they
do not like (bad lightning or narrow table
or bad seats or whatever) and insist that they
be seated at a better table. And then to point
at a certain table they want to sit.
   What is the waiter going to do? No restaurant
wants a public scene if deaf diners are forced 
to sit at a table they do not want! 
   And panic-stricken waiters do not communicate 
that well with the deaf!


WALKING THE DOG
   To walk the dog in a big city is to attract
queries from passersby - like:

- what is the breed?
- how old is the dog?
- what is the dog's name?
- is the dog a Doberman Pincher or a Pit Bull?

  A hearing person could field these questions,
and allow strangers to pet the dog.
  It is a challenge for a deaf person walking
the dog. It is also lucky to have certain
easily-pronounced words like the following:

- breed (coon)
- age (showing 4 fingers on a hand)
- name (Squeak, somehow hearing people can follow it)

   One drawback is that dogs may be fighting or crying
as the deaf would not know if it is crying or growling!


AN ORAL SCHOOL HORROR STORY
   What was an oral school horror story? Years ago,
at 47 School for the Deaf in New York, the fingers
of deaf children were taped together so that they
could not sign.
   That must be way back before the 1940's. No
school can get away with it nowadays!



FATHER OF CUED SPEECH WAS NOT A DEAF PERSON
   Many of us know that Dr. R. Orin Cornett invented
the Cued Speech. He was a hearing person who met the
deaf for the first time in life when he accepted a
position at Gallaudet University in the fall of
1965.
   It is amazing that a few deaf history web sites 
and famous deaf web sites count him as a hearing person!




TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

At one Domino store where I delivered pizzas, there was
a deaf woman who made pizzas. When she applied for the
job, the manager refused to hire her because of her
deafness. She persisted and asked to make one pizza
just to prove to him how wrong he was.

Her lightning speed in making that one pizza landed
her a permanent job on the spot.




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?

Deaf Girls Can't Hear You Coming 


This was the ad posted on the side of buses in Chicago.
Public uproar forced the management to remove these
ads

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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!

Early bird registration is due October 15 at 
http://www.DrSign.com and begins at $129.

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!

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!

   For reasons of their own entertainers do not like to
have interpreters share the stage with them. Does not
matter when interpreters stand on the end of the stage,
not stealing attention from the entertainers.
   Chad Kroeger, a singer with the Nickelback, shouted
profanities upon finding an interpreter sharing the
stage with him. The interpreter had no choice except
to interpret every single bad word Kroeger said!

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

>From time to time DeafDigest will post Deaf Poems.

Here is one at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-poem2/


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

alumni gathering at St Mary's School for the Deaf last year

http://www.smsdk12.org/alumni.htm

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Question of the week:

Q. From 1864 to 1969, which is 105 years, Gallaudet
had how many presidents?

A. Three

Edward Miner Gallaudet, 1864-1910 
Percival Hall, 1910-1945 
Leonard M. Elstad, 1945-1969 

it, indeed, was a "lifetime" job. Times have
changed. 21st century is not 19th century!



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that we would survive the suspense awaiting the
announcement of the next Gallaudet president

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1871 - The Glasgow Deaf Athletic FC
(Scotland) was founded. It continues as
the world's oldest deaf athletic team

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Deaf and the Money:

$500,000

Rush Limbaugh's donation to House Ear Institute

why cannot he donate $250,000 each to the NAD and
to AgBell, both of which are badly in need of funds?

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

- 93 percent

- fill rate of interpreter requests 7/1/08 and 6/30/09 
by DILA, an agency on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Many agencies complain on having to turn away interpreting
requests because of shortage of interpreters.

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DeafDigest Sports

to read weekly summary on deafsports, click on:

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

there 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
ASL Specialist
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, Massachusetts

Seeking ASL SPECIALIST to provide ASL assessment and instructional 
support to all age levels.  

Requires BA/BS degree and experience teaching ASL classes.

Functions and responsibilities include working with teachers and 
support staff to develop and teach ASL goals for classroom 
based instruction and individual student needs.

Competitive salary, full range of benefits.  

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
ASL Program Director
Goshen College
Goshen Indiana

Goshen College seeks Program Director/Instructor for growing 
American Sign Language and Interpreting major/minor to begin 
fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.  

Responsibilities include teaching upper level ASL-English
Interpreting and related courses; oversight of internships; 
and continued program development.  PhD preferred, Master's 
degree required, in linguistics, education, sign language 
interpreting or related field; multicultural experience 
preferred; ASLTA certification or working toward 
certification.  

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution of 1,000 students 
dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, 
sensitive and responsible Christians.  

It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs.  As a 
ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to 
integrate Christian values with educational and professional 
life.  

Goshen College has adopted five core values around which 
programs are built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate 
Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; 
and (5) Global Citizens. 

To apply, see the position announcement at:
http://www.goshen.edu/employment

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call for nominations
Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY 

The Board of Trustees of the Lexington School and Center for the 
Deaf seeks an experienced and proven innovative administrator to 
join us and lead as Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lexington has served the Deaf and hard of hearing community of the 
New York Metropolitan area since 1864, as a leading educational, 
advocacy, vocational and social service agency. 

The Lexington Board of Trustees is seeking a leader for this 
multi-faceted agency consisting of the following:

1. The Lexington School for the Deaf which is a privately run school 
funded mainly by the state of New York with a 140+ year history of 
educational excellence and innovation. The school's enrollment of 
approximately 340 students, infants through 21 years, makes it the 
largest school for the Deaf in the state of New York.

2. The Lexington Center for Mental Health Services which includes an 
outpatient clinic and specializes in infant, child, adult and family 
services.

3. The Lexington Vocational Services Center which offers supported 
employment and independent living skills to Deaf and hard of hearing 
adults throughout the metropolitan area.

4. The Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, which provides audiological 
and speech services to the community including an Early Intervention 
Program for families with young children who are Deaf or hard of 
hearing.

5. The Lexington Child Care Center which operates a Universal Pre-K 
program for children in the local community.

6. The Lexington School for the Deaf Foundation, which serves as the 
fundraising arm of Lexington Center.

Scope of Duties:

1. The Superintendent/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees and is 
responsible for the orderly management and supervision of all 
aspects of the operation of the Lexington School and Center for the 
Deaf.

2. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for the strategic planning, 
financial management, development and evaluation of all programs.

3. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for establishing and 
cultivating relationships between and among all stakeholders including 
employees, families, inter-affiliate relations, government agencies 
and the public.

4. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for developing and managing 
fundraising strategies to maintain and expand revenues from government 
and private sectors.

Qualifications:

1. Experienced and proven Senior Executive capable of providing strong 
leadership and managing/supervising multiple functions (finance, 
information technology, operations, educational instruction, 
development, and outreach, etc.), with responsibility for 10 direct 
reports and a total staff of approximately 350.

2. Certified or eligible for certification as a New York State School 
Administrator.

3. Experience preferred, but not required, in the field of education 
and social services programs for individuals with hearing disabilities. 
The ability to identify, evaluate and initiate a wide range of 
contemporary services for the Deaf and hard of hearing individuals is 
also preferred.

4. Fluent in American Sign Language.

Qualified candidates should submit resume with salary requirements by 
U.S. Postal mail to:

Claudia Gordon, Esq., Chairperson, Search Committee
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
30th Ave. & 75th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Or via email to mailto:CEO-SuperintendentSearch@lexnyc.org

Call For Nominations will close November 30, 2009

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current vacancy
Teacher of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located 
in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky 
Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   

Applications are being accepted for a current vacancy for Teacher 
of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts.

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

Position is open until filled.  Salary based on appropriate 
education and experience.  Excellent benefits.  Interviews to be 
conducted on-site at CSDB.

Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current
resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history
and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of
transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Admissions
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

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

http://deafdigest.com/ntidadmissions

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Administrator 3
      (Director of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf 
       & Hard of Hearing Persons)
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

12-Month, Management Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:        July 1, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree and two years experience working with the 
deaf and hearing impaired in a rehabilitation 
                
teaching or interpreting setting including two years 
supervisory or management experience; fluent in American 
Sign Language; knowledge of The Bilingual-Bicultural Deaf 
Education philosophy, familiarity with English as a second 
language for deaf students, excellent communication skills

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as 
stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their 
experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this 
position and by providing appropriate references. 

Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling 
reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:        
Under the direction of the Dean of Administration, the Director 
of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf Hard of Hearing Persons 
is responsible for supervision, leadership and direction of the 
Collegiate Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons.  

The Director also recruits deaf and hard of hearing students to 
Northwestern; meets students, teachers and parents interested 
in college program; acts as liaison between college and agencies 
serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Additional key 
effectiveness areas include staff management, program development, 
budget & grant development/management and marketing and enrollment 
management.

MINIMUM SALARY:        
$66,523 annual approximate, plus excellent medical insurance, 
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: CED03
 (Only competed application packages will be accepted for 
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm  )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:        
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College 
Park Place East, 
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:        
Application materials must be received on or before October 
10, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu
 
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Instructor in Interpreter Preparation  -  American  
     Sign Language/English    
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

10 Months, Tenure-Track Position 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS      
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master?s degree in Interpreting for 
the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and NIC/RID 
certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding learning styles, 
curriculum development, overall computer literacy, and awareness of 
pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact on interpreter 
preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated understanding of the 
mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student 
population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are 
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience 
have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by 
providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements 
may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES   
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director responsibilities 
include: teaching a range of interpreting and lower level ASL courses, 
using various delivery systems, from lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating 
student learning; providing academic advising; assessing and revising 
individual and program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods 
periodically; plus outreach and recruitment for the program.  Other 
responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques, 
participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus 
service.

MINIMUM SALARY   $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical 
insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
 
TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: IPP01
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )  

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College 
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                
Application materials must be received on or before October 10, 2009.

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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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 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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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 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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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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(updated September 27th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Administrative Assistant - Cypress, CA (OCDEAF)

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA



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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Just Arrived: New ASL Novelty and Gift Items

New novelty and gift items have just arrived at Harris
Communications! 

You will find products in all price ranges, including
new jewelry, tote bags, holiday items, and unique items 
for gift-giving.

Take advantage of sale prices on two new items:

- The Ceramic Vase (N427) is a beautiful, multi-purpose vase 
showing ILY in sign language. A perfect gift for all occasions, 
it can be used for flowers, jewelry, pens or pencils.  On sale 
for $15.95, save $3.00!

- The Friendship Tote (N447) is both a stylish and practical 
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These sales end October 8, 2009.

For more information on these products and all our other
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News of the Week:

   The Gallaudet football team defeated Castleton
49-18 today and is off to to a 2-2 record.

.

   Last week DeafDigest mentioned HR 3200, a
bill on Capitol Hill, which would give doctors
the authority to make infant hearing decisions,
meaing forcing CI on them, and that there is a
struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI factions.
   Well, what about it? DeafDigest does not 
recommend HR 3200 as a bed time reading material.
   Why? This bill is over 1,000 pages. Complained
Rep. Bill Posey, R-FL:

it takes congressmen few days to read and to 
understand what CI and deafness is all about

..

   Surprised is the reaction on the announcement
that 9 disabled community representatives met up
with Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder last
month.
   Not surprised that there was a meeting; surprised
that just ONE representative from the deaf 
community was at the meeting. That sole representative,
on behalf of the NAD is Jeff Rosen.
   The deaf community is so diverse; we need
viewpoints from other sectors - oral, hard of hearing,
late deafened, and so on. The deaf (ASL) is just one 
of these deafness-related sectors.
   Anyway the meeting focused on how would Holder's office
enforce our rights and needs.

..

   If you appreciate photography (and also like
sports), do pick up a copy of the September 28th
edition of Sports Illustrated.
   There is a two-page spread of California
football player Jahvid Best. He is not deaf.
   What about it? The photographer who took the picture
is Michael Pimentel. He is deaf.

..

   Lawsuits tend to drag on endlessly in the court
system. It was not too long time ago when Ohio State
University was sued for not providing captions on
its video boards and on TV sets in the concourse
area.
   Well, instead of defending itself, the university
immediately hired a captioning company to start
captions, effective immediately.
   DeafDigest is not sure what has become of the
filed lawsuit?

..

Mill Neck Family's Fall Harvest Festival
October 10 & 11; 9 am to 5 pm
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Family's Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the 
best of the autumn season to Long Island. 

This year's Festival, to be held on October 10 and 11 from 
9 am to 5 pm, at 40 Frost Mill Rd. in Mill Neck, NY,
will be better than ever. 

Also known as the Apple Fest, the event features a wide 
variety of apples, crafts, grilled bratwurst, a Cheese House, 
baked goods, fudge and strudels, a full-line of famous 
Karl Ehmer wurst and bacon products, a "Gourmet Shop", 
apple cider, a popular children's activities area and more. 

In addition, visitors can also participate in a successful 
50/50 Raffle. Tickets are $10 each, and the winner receives 
half of all money collected. 

Last year's winner took home over $10,000! 

There will also be opportunities to learn about the Deaf, 
Mill Neck Manor's School and its services. 

The Festival showcases the latest in Deaf technology, sign 
language novelty items and books. For more information, 
visit http://www.millneck.org

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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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WAITING IN A BUSY RESTAURANT
   A DeafDigest subscriber, when entering a busy restaurant,
always gives his name as "deaf" on the sign up chart.
   When the "deaf" name comes up, the hostess knows it is
a deaf person and will tell him that his table is ready.
   He was afraid that if he gave the hostess his name,
he may overlook the lipreading when the hostess shouts
the name.


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

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




NEW SIGNS IN JAPANESE SIGN LANGUAGE?
   Every year 6,000 new words join the 
Japanese dictionary.
   This means the average of 16 or 17 new words
per day.
   Do the deaf in Japan invent new signs for these
new words every day?

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

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


STARTLED BY A DISCARDED MAGAZINE
   DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown Washington,
DC when he spotted a discarded magazine on a park bench.
   The magazine was titled "Wisconsin Silent Sports"
thus startling DeafDigest editor.
   Thinking it may be deaf-related sports in the state of
Wisconsin, he picked up the copy and read it. This
magazine has nothing to do with the deaf; it focuses
on running, cycling, and other outdoor activities.
   But why the word "silent"? And by the way, there
is an organization in Wisconsin - Wisconsin Deaf Sports
Club.

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REGIONAL PROGRAMS FOR THE DEAF
   Many states have regional programs for the deaf.
Not all regional programs are the same.
   Said a retired educator of the deaf:

Philosophies differ from school to school; some schools
believe in using ASL or conceptually accurate sign English,
whereas other schools believe in using SEE signs. And if
both schools are within the same region, then both will
have nothing to do with each other 

   Very sad!

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DEAF HISTORIANS' BIGGEST REGRET
   We have some deaf people very interested in Deaf
History.
   What is their biggest regret? That they never had
a chance to interview older deaf individuals on
certain subjects. And when they depart us, their
pieces of Deaf History are gone forever!


DEAF NOISE AND HEARING NOISE

   Noise is noise; Deaf Noise or Hearing Noise;
no difference.
   There was a story a while back of a deaf club
in Great Britain denied license for evening
entertainment on grounds of noise.
   The story did not say if other hearing clubs
in the same British neighborhood were granted
(or denied) the entertainment license?
   Makes DeafDigest wonder if there is a difference
between Deaf Noise and Hearing Noise?



DEAF ISSUES

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

these counselors for the deaf, with no guidelines
to work with, often make decisions that may not
be in the best interests of their deaf students



(series to continue until it runs out)


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:


how long have you known your deaf client?



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


COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

One of the most important pieces of equipment that every 
stenocaptioner or steno CART provider owns is a steno
machine.  

The machines that captioners and CART providers use are 
the same machines that court reporters use.   

Most people have seen pictures or videos of a court 
reporter's machine on TV or in the movies.  You probably
have seen paper coming out that may look like adding 
machine tape to some people.

New steno machines may or may not use paper.  All the 
steno note information can now be stored electronically. 

Captioners and CART providers really have no need for the 
paper notes, but some court reporters still insist on
having the paper notes to maintain as their permanent 
record.

Captioners may have the same sorts of feelings about 
their steno machines as other people have about their 
cars. 

Some people upgrade every couple of years and want the 
latest and greatest with all the bells and whistles, while
others keep theirs for years and just hate to part with 
them even when they have "lots of miles" on them.  

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

I love to travel and that means, I need to change
jobs. But each time I change jobs I need to adapt to
the workplace culture in my new job.


(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the 
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient 
as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard 
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you 
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Hearing-aid users that hail cabs in New York
will feel blessed while riding to their destinations.
   New York is the first American city that will
require all taxi cabs to be outfitted with induction
loops.
   No longer would the hard of hearing passenger
and the harried cabbies face communication barriers!

..

The Deaf and the Law

Happens too often

Deaf employee files lawsuit after being denied promotion,
saying he is being discriminated against

Employer says deaf employee lacks experience

This is why we have lawyers and courts

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   ADA does not exist in India. And see
this scenario, which is true -

deaf individuals that wish for civil service
careers are not able to do so.

why?

because they do not have college degrees which is
a civil service requirement.

why cannot they attend hearing colleges?

because there are no interpreters to help them!

Catch 22? Yes!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:


the accountants looked at the bought elm (bottom) line

....

What became of?

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


Myron H. Weinberger

- past professor, Medicine & Director, Hypertension 
Research Center, Indiana University School of Medicine

- present
Professor Emeritus of Medicine

he is deaf




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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The DEAFDIGEST dedicates this issue in memory of
Ernest Marshall, Bronx, NY, a pioneering deaf film
maker who passed away at the age of 89.
   A house painter by vocation, but by avocation he
was many things and much more - a film maker, an
entertainer, a raconteur, a loyal deaf club member,
and what have you.
   A colorful character, Ernest epitomized what deaf
culture was all about - these Friday and Saturday
night gatherings at various New York deaf social clubs.
Despite never holding a driver's license he rode the
subway - a long ride from Bronx to the Long Island
Club of the Deaf in Queens for his weekly chore
as projectionist of Friday night captioned movies.
He retired from this chore after featuring the 1000th
film.
   He harbored a life-long regret - never being able
to attend Gallaudet University. He wanted to, and he
was academically able, but unfortunately family money
just wasn't there in the depression years.
   He served as a School of Hard Knocks mentor to
the DEAFDIGEST editor way back in the early sixties.
   Thank you very much, Ernest for your huge
contributions to the Deaf Culture.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Rochester is one up on all of us as far as Deaf
Awareness Week is concerned.
   For one day earlier this week, Steve DeBottis,
a deaf resident of Rochester, co-anchored a local TV
news program in sign language with the interpreter
voicing out his signs.
   It was not a five-minute session as was the way
during the seventies when we were exposed to these
quickie sign language news programs. It was an
all day session.
   Steve must have come home that night pretty much
exhausted but with the mission very well accomplished.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   For some reason some bands, especially those in
Great Britain, would name themselves Deaf with some
other name.
   An example would be Deaf School. The members of
these "deaf" bands are not deaf; perhaps it is a way
of conveying the message that their rock music is 
so loud it renders everyone deaf.
   Anyway, with reference to the Deaf School band,
a newspaper story said it has "35 years of
invention."
   One would read the headline and think Deaf
School has come up with great innovations in the
education of the deaf for the past 35 years.
But no, it is 35 years of musical innovations.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The company that wanted to compete against VR with very big plans
to steal your customers goes out of business.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

ground/round


actually if you are a frequent Starbucks patron, and purchase
a carton of beans, you, being deaf, will anticipate the question

do you want it to be ground?

other than Starbucks, forget it!


(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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Seeking Applicants For
Full-time Web Developer
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(professional staff position)

The RIT/NTID Marketing Communications department seeks a full-time 
Web developer to create online marketing content and applications 

Required:
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, 
new media or related field

- Two to three years experience in Web design and development 

- Strong PHP programming skills

- Experience building database-driven websites with semantic, 
standards-based XHTML and CSS

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit the RIT Career Zone 
at https://mycareer.rit.edu and enter IRC31727 
or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf in the 
College/Division section. 

Review of applicants will continue until position is filled.

All applicants must apply online.

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 RIT/NTID, visit http?//www.rit.edu/ntid 

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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 

Spoken English Specialist            565220     09/28/2009             
Residential Adviser Intermittent (2) 565218 &   09/28/2009
                                     565219

 (#) = 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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Job Announcements
The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations provides services to 
people who are Deaf and/or communicatively impaired in the areas of 
education, employment, and ministry.  We are seeking bright, energetic 
professionals to become part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity 
employer.  

The following positions are available:

- Physical Therapist
Leave Replacement
Position Available, 9/8/09 to 1/29/10

Candidate must possess a valid Physical Therapist License from the 
State of New York, Excellent communication skills, proven ability to 
work as part of a team. Knowledge of Sign Language a plus. Candidate 
will plan, organize, and conduct physical therapy in a school setting 
to facilitate development and rehabilitation with school-age children.

- School Psychologist P/T (Three days per week)

Part time position available.  Candidate must possess a MA degree in 
School Psychology and hold certification.  Prior experience in 
testing pre-school to high-school children.  Excellent writing skills 
and proven ability to work as part of a team.  Knowledge of American 
Sign Language a plus.

- Art Teacher

Candidate must possess a MA in Special Education or Deaf Education, 
Certification in Art, excellent communication skills, and fluency in 
American Sign Language.  Successful prior experience working in a 
school setting a plus.  

- Employment Consultant/Job Coach

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified full-time/part-time job 
coaches to provide supportive employment services for multiply 
disabled deaf adults.  Work with clients through all phases of job 
search through on-the-job training.  Must be fluent in American Sign 
Language.  Provide case management services as needed.  Assumes 
responsibility for consumer files, maintaining appropriate records, 
and relevant materials. Communicate with employers and other parties 
on an as-needed basis. Candidate must possess at least an AA/AS 
degree. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Valid driver's 
license and dependable car needed.

- Part Time Rehabilitation Workers

Provide one-on-one training to Deaf, developmentally disabled adults.  
Responsibilities include working on individualized goals with the 
consumer in his/her community; writing brief case notes describing 
habilitation contacts and attending trainings as required.  All 
contacts are generally in the evening or on weekends.  Some college 
desirable. Driver's license and dependable car a must.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:        

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations 
Frost Mill Road, 
P.O. Box 12 
Mill Neck, N.Y.  11765

Or fax to: (516) 922-0093
Email: mailto:Klagalante@millneck.org

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Job Announcement
Job Title:  Executive Director
Employer:   Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of
            Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH) 
Vancouver, Washington

Job Description:

These responsibilities include management of personnel and
services: implementation of Board policies; communication with the
public, Board and community; program development; fundraising; data
collection and fulfilling state reporting requirements; and direct
client services to provide mentoring, advocacy, community access, and
information and referral.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Knowledge and Abilities Desired:
- Thorough familiarity with the American Deaf culture and issues
facing Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers is required.

- Full knowledge of the special needs and issues of those who are
Hard of Hearing.

- An understanding of the current issues related to Deaf,
Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers accessing public and social
services, in addition to familiarity with laws and regulations
pertaining to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers.

- Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting concepts and practices,
knowledge of personnel management practices and knowledge of the
social service delivery system.

- Proven ability/skills with grant writing.


Minimum Qualifications/Required Skills:
- A Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Counseling,
Psychology, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred

- Experience in providing social services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind
and Hard of Hearing (3 years) with supervisory experience (1 year)

- Fluency in American Sign Language

- Good communication skills including presentations and report
writing.

Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience.

SWCDHH is an equal opportunity employer; people with disabilities 
and minorities are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:  Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3
professional references by regular mail or email.

Deadline:  October 15, 2009

Mail:

ATTN: Search Committee - Executive Committee
% SWCDHH
PO Box 871268
Vancouver, WA 98687

Email:  mailto:stromberg@swcdhh.org

For more information, contact John Burke (Board Chairman) at
mailto:johnsign13@yahoo.com

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
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 of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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Kramer Financial is a deaf financial services firm with representatives 
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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

Investments
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Two office locations, four financial advisors, and four staff members - 
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For further information or to make an appointment, click into
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Kramer Financial
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240-379-6908 VP/TTY
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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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News of the Week
   We have a few deaf professional automobile racers,
though not competing on the NASCAR, Formula One, and
Indy Series. Our racers are competitive in the lower
professional levels on local tracks.
   One of them is Kris Martin, a Canadian who races
on the Ontario race tracks.
   How does he communicate with his crew and with
his spotters during the races? Hand signals? No.
Cardboard signs? No. His eyes only? No.
   A hearing aid manufacturer - Phonak Hearing
Systems has designed a special radio for him to
hear his crew and spotters.
   Not sure if other deaf racers use this type
of equipment.

..

   Could a deaf janitor become a disk jockey of a
college radio station?
   This is the story of Brad Barratt who operates
his own radio show on the University of Vermont
FM network.
   The show title is "Janitors From Mars!",
a heavy rock show that airs on Saturday nights.
   He is no longer a janitor but a student at
University of Vermont.

..

   A tale of two bills on Capitol Hill:

- HR 3101 - would require captions on anything
that is on the internet. Status - pending.

- HR 3200 - would give doctors authority to make
infant hearing decisions, meaning forcing CI on
them. Status - struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI
factions

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looking for adoptive families for 5 deaf/hoh children in
China

Alliance For Children, a US-based international adoption agency,
is looking for adoptive families for 5 Deaf/HOH children
currently living in an orphanage in China:

- Gui, an incredibly bright, inquisitive, engaging 12 year old
boy

- Fu, an easygoing, playful, adaptable 9 year old boy

- Hong, a sweet, shy, lovable 9 year old girl

- Ling, a smart, happy, wonderful 9 year old girl

- Tie, an affectionate, charming 5 year old boy.

These children are in great need of permanent, loving homes,
positive Deaf role models, and opportunities they are not
likely to have in their current situation.

Medical reports, photos, and videos are available.

For further info, including process, time frames, costs,
requirements, please contact Renee Lubowich at:

mailto:relubo@aol.com

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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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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ONLY DEAF IN A DINING GROUP
   Many times when a group goes to a restaurant
there is an only deaf person in it.
   The deaf person is lost; he cannot follow the
conversation, so he is left alone with his own
thoughts and dreaming.
   Yet, when the group leaves the restaurants
this deaf person is thanked by the hearing diners
for showing up.
   Why?


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

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


OLDEST DEAF BOOKS IN LIBRARY
   Which library has the world's oldest books on
deafness?
   Almost all of us would say Gallaudet library.
That answer is wrong.
   The library at Washington University of St Louis
has deafness library books that are over 500 years old!

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


ONLY IN MARYLAND
   Only in Maryland or does it happen anywhere in
USA?
   This concerns a woman, not deaf, who was fired
from her job as manager of Department of Transportation
Emergency Response Services. What was her background
before taking on the job that she was fired for? 
It was as Ice Dancer.
   What about it? Well, it was some time ago that
the manager of the Maryland Relay Service & 
Telecommunications Access of Maryland did not have
a background in deafness.
   His background was as a florist. Only in Maryland
or happens everywhere in USA? 


NCAA DOES NOT RECOGNIZE SIGN LANGUAGE!
   As a matter of irony, or timing as USA Today
ran a piece this week on a list of deaf athletes
that play on hearing college teams, a separate
story surfaced at the same time.
   It said that NCAA does not recognize Sign
Language classes. This involved a player from
University of Washington whose credit for a
high school sign language class was rejected
by the NCAA. It jeopardized his eligibility to
get a football scholarship.
   Luckily for him, NCAA accepted credits for his
classes in poetry and literature. 
   Warning for hearing athletes, if you wish to
get a college scholarship, do not take sign
language classes.
   NCAA's logic is faulty. Who knows - some of
these players could become interpreters or
teachers of the deaf in the future!


TAKING PICTURES OF A FASHION SHOW
   Fashion shows are everywhere. Models walk
up and down the catwalk, showing the latest
fashion in clothing.
   And photographers jostle each other for the
best spots to take pictures.
   Mandi Leonard, not deaf, is a force in the
London fashion events. In an interview, she
said she arranged for her first fashion show,
by only inviting just one photographer to
take pictures.
   That photographer was deaf. His pictures
propelled her to success in the fashion
business.


A SPECIAL DANCING SHOES
   People in ballet wear ballet shoes. What about
deaf ballerinas who cannot hear music?
   Well, a company has come up with a pair of vibrating
ballet shoes that would allow the deaf to feel the
musical vibrations.
   Would it work? DeafDigest editor knows of two
deaf individuals that excelled in ballet - the
late Sam Edwards and Joe Templin. And they only used
regular ballet shoes.
   Edwards performed on national TV a couple of times
in the seventies.


THE CAN NETWORK
   The abbreviation CAN stands for Cochlear Awareness 
Network. It consists of implantees, parents and
interested individuals.
   The mission is to share experiences with CI and
to offer advice and all that.
   CAN was formed by Cochlear Americas, and the mission
is not to favor a certain CI brand at the expense of
another CI brand.
   Fishy? DeafDigest think so; when corporations form
a consumer advisory group, it is geared to promote 
their own brands. Hence, DeafDigest is not sure of
CAN's neutrality.


A LIPREADER'S NIGHTMARE
   What is a lipreader's nightmare? It is when a
deaf lipreader is invited to a large gathering.
And everyone in that large gathering spoke without
moving their lips.
   This happened to DeafDigest editor recently.
Luckily he had a couple of people that interpreted
for him.



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

most customers don't care if you are deaf (or
hearing, for that matter) as long as you deliver
pizza on time because they're already hungry



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?

deaf men tuning a piano


it is pretty much insulting; we should twist this
around and make such phrases like this -

hearing men, with no ASL knowledge, attending ASL-signing
convention

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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!

Early bird registration is due October 15 at 
http://www.DrSign.com and begins at $129.

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!

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!

   Army leaders are now pushing for their troops
to wear special earplugs that is supposed to protect
their hearing.
   It is called "the Combat Arms Earplug." It has
an adjustable switch that would regulate the sound
that enters the ear.
   
..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Wrong ways to sign in ASL

(as adapted, and edited from ASL Rose 
http://www.aslrose.com/aslroseintro.php )

please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/aslsigns



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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jerry Lee

past president, Gallaudet University; while
Dr Elisabeth Zinser was the last hearing president
of Gallaudet University, she only served a few days
before resigning because of the Deaf President Now
protest. For all practical purposes Dr. Lee was
the last hearing president to serve an extended
term (3 years).

He is now the Chancellor, National University System &
President Emeritus, National University

http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/BackIssues.asp?ID=14107

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Question of the week:

Q. I wear a hearing aid. Which cell phone is best
for a hearing aid user?

A. Impossible to answer; no two cell phones and 
no two hearing aids work the same - a personal 
choice and a personal decision - what one may 
work for one person may not work for other 
person and vice versa.




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

Since air travel can be chaotic (switched flights, switched
times, switched seating assignments, and incorrect weight
on luggage scales, etc), the airports will have a way of
telling the deaf passengers exactly what is going on 

..

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1958 - the congress passed a new law - PL 85-905; it created
the Captioned Films of the Deaf, which made it possible to watch
captioned movies on 16 mm movie projectors at clubs and at homes

..

Deaf and the Money:

$20,000

cost of interpreters that covered a criminal case in a
South Dakota court room involving a deaf defendant

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

workload of the Executive Director/CEO of a deaf social
service agency

- 200 meetings in one year
- 100 speeches in one year on deaf-related issues

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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
ASL Specialist
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, Massachusetts

Seeking ASL SPECIALIST to provide ASL assessment and instructional 
support to all age levels.  

Requires BA/BS degree and experience teaching ASL classes.

Functions and responsibilities include working with teachers and 
support staff to develop and teach ASL goals for classroom 
based instruction and individual student needs.

Competitive salary, full range of benefits.  

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
ASL Program Director
Goshen College
Goshen Indiana

Goshen College seeks Program Director/Instructor for growing 
American Sign Language and Interpreting major/minor to begin 
fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.  

Responsibilities include teaching upper level ASL-English
Interpreting and related courses; oversight of internships; 
and continued program development.  PhD preferred, Master's 
degree required, in linguistics, education, sign language 
interpreting or related field; multicultural experience 
preferred; ASLTA certification or working toward 
certification.  

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution of 1,000 students 
dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, 
sensitive and responsible Christians.  

It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs.  As a 
ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to 
integrate Christian values with educational and professional 
life.  

Goshen College has adopted five core values around which 
programs are built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate 
Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; 
and (5) Global Citizens. 

To apply, see the position announcement at:
http://www.goshen.edu/employment

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call for nominations
Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY 

The Board of Trustees of the Lexington School and Center for the 
Deaf seeks an experienced and proven innovative administrator to 
join us and lead as Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lexington has served the Deaf and hard of hearing community of the 
New York Metropolitan area since 1864, as a leading educational, 
advocacy, vocational and social service agency. 

The Lexington Board of Trustees is seeking a leader for this 
multi-faceted agency consisting of the following:

1. The Lexington School for the Deaf which is a privately run school 
funded mainly by the state of New York with a 140+ year history of 
educational excellence and innovation. The school's enrollment of 
approximately 340 students, infants through 21 years, makes it the 
largest school for the Deaf in the state of New York.

2. The Lexington Center for Mental Health Services which includes an 
outpatient clinic and specializes in infant, child, adult and family 
services.

3. The Lexington Vocational Services Center which offers supported 
employment and independent living skills to Deaf and hard of hearing 
adults throughout the metropolitan area.

4. The Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, which provides audiological 
and speech services to the community including an Early Intervention 
Program for families with young children who are Deaf or hard of 
hearing.

5. The Lexington Child Care Center which operates a Universal Pre-K 
program for children in the local community.

6. The Lexington School for the Deaf Foundation, which serves as the 
fundraising arm of Lexington Center.

Scope of Duties:

1. The Superintendent/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees and is 
responsible for the orderly management and supervision of all 
aspects of the operation of the Lexington School and Center for the 
Deaf.

2. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for the strategic planning, 
financial management, development and evaluation of all programs.

3. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for establishing and 
cultivating relationships between and among all stakeholders including 
employees, families, inter-affiliate relations, government agencies 
and the public.

4. The Superintendent/CEO is responsible for developing and managing 
fundraising strategies to maintain and expand revenues from government 
and private sectors.

Qualifications:

1. Experienced and proven Senior Executive capable of providing strong 
leadership and managing/supervising multiple functions (finance, 
information technology, operations, educational instruction, 
development, and outreach, etc.), with responsibility for 10 direct 
reports and a total staff of approximately 350.

2. Certified or eligible for certification as a New York State School 
Administrator.

3. Experience preferred, but not required, in the field of education 
and social services programs for individuals with hearing disabilities. 
The ability to identify, evaluate and initiate a wide range of 
contemporary services for the Deaf and hard of hearing individuals is 
also preferred.

4. Fluent in American Sign Language.

Qualified candidates should submit resume with salary requirements by 
U.S. Postal mail to:

Claudia Gordon, Esq., Chairperson, Search Committee
Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
30th Ave. & 75th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Or via email to mailto:CEO-SuperintendentSearch@lexnyc.org

Call For Nominations will close November 30, 2009

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current vacancy
Teacher of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located 
in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky 
Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   

Applications are being accepted for a current vacancy for Teacher 
of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts.

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

Position is open until filled.  Salary based on appropriate 
education and experience.  Excellent benefits.  Interviews to be 
conducted on-site at CSDB.

Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current
resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history
and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of
transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Admissions
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

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

http://deafdigest.com/ntidadmissions

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Administrator 3
      (Director of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf 
       & Hard of Hearing Persons)
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

12-Month, Management Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:        July 1, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree and two years experience working with the 
deaf and hearing impaired in a rehabilitation 
                
teaching or interpreting setting including two years 
supervisory or management experience; fluent in American 
Sign Language; knowledge of The Bilingual-Bicultural Deaf 
Education philosophy, familiarity with English as a second 
language for deaf students, excellent communication skills

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as 
stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their 
experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this 
position and by providing appropriate references. 

Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling 
reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:        
Under the direction of the Dean of Administration, the Director 
of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf Hard of Hearing Persons 
is responsible for supervision, leadership and direction of the 
Collegiate Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons.  

The Director also recruits deaf and hard of hearing students to 
Northwestern; meets students, teachers and parents interested 
in college program; acts as liaison between college and agencies 
serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Additional key 
effectiveness areas include staff management, program development, 
budget & grant development/management and marketing and enrollment 
management.

MINIMUM SALARY:        
$66,523 annual approximate, plus excellent medical insurance, 
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: CED03
 (Only competed application packages will be accepted for 
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm  )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:        
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College 
Park Place East, 
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:        
Application materials must be received on or before October 
10, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu
 
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Instructor in Interpreter Preparation  -  American  
     Sign Language/English    
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

10 Months, Tenure-Track Position 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS      
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master?s degree in Interpreting for 
the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and NIC/RID 
certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding learning styles, 
curriculum development, overall computer literacy, and awareness of 
pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact on interpreter 
preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated understanding of the 
mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student 
population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are 
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience 
have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by 
providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements 
may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES   
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director responsibilities 
include: teaching a range of interpreting and lower level ASL courses, 
using various delivery systems, from lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating 
student learning; providing academic advising; assessing and revising 
individual and program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods 
periodically; plus outreach and recruitment for the program.  Other 
responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques, 
participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus 
service.

MINIMUM SALARY   $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical 
insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
 
TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: IPP01
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )  

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College 
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                
Application materials must be received on or before October 10, 2009.

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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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 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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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 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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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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(updated September 20th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

-  Job Developer/Interpreter - 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:
   Trying not to be a mouthful with SSDHHC
(Scranton State School for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Children), superintendent Don Rhoten
is simply referring it as The Scranton School.
   After a summer of much activity at the
original Scranton State School for the Deaf,
closed by the state but reorganized under
the auspices of Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf, he has this to say:

We started with 78 students and 4 more are
on the way; 13 families are in our parent-
infant program. Also I have to say that our
staff have been incredible in creating this
new school, working on this 24/7 since
June. But the looks on faces of the Scranton
students on the first day of school made all
efforts worthwhile. And we are thrilled so
many students returned after the turmoil.
I heard rumors of mass departures but it
didn't happen.

   Don now splits his time between Pittsburgh
and Scranton, supervising both schools.

..

   From time to time, reporters from mass media
(Washington Post, Washington City Paper, USA Today,
ESPN, and other local newspapers, have contacted 
DeafDigest for questions on deaf-related issues.
   Well, USA Today ran a piece on deaf athletes
on college teams, and mentioned DeafDigest as
the source. Almost instantly, DeafDigest was
also mentioned in the CEC news sweep-Council 
for Exceptional Children (the very large North 
American professional special education 
organization).
   To read the story, it is at:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/2009-09-15-deaf-athletes_N.htm?csp=34
 
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   The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing, which had been without executive
director, finally found one.
   It is Virginia L. Moore, who simply moves up
from deputy executive director.
   The last executive director was Bobbie Beth
Scoggins, who now works for CSD.

..

   An announcement posted by University of
Wisconsin at Eau Claire is curious.
   It went like this -

A presentation by astronomy professor Lauren Likkel:
Deaf Astronomers and Their Research on Variable Stars

(this session took place earlier in the week)

   We have a list of prominent deaf astronomers:
http://sci.gallaudet.edu/DS/deafsciF.html#ast

   DeafDigest is not sure if the presentation has
focused on past deaf astronomers or if it is focused
on current deaf astronomers (DeafDigest does not know
of any).

..

looking for adoptive families for 5 deaf/hoh children in
China

Alliance For Children, a US-based international adoption agency, 
is looking for adoptive families for 5 Deaf/HOH children
currently living in an orphanage in China: 

- Gui, an incredibly bright, inquisitive, engaging 12 year old 
boy

- Fu, an easygoing, playful, adaptable 9 year old boy 

- Hong, a sweet, shy, lovable 9 year old girl 

- Ling, a smart, happy, wonderful 9 year old girl

- Tie, an affectionate, charming 5 year old boy. 

These children are in great need of permanent, loving homes, 
positive Deaf role models, and opportunities they are not 
likely to have in their current situation. 

Medical reports, photos, and videos are available. 

For further info, including process, time frames, costs,
requirements, please contact Renee Lubowich at: 

mailto:relubo@aol.com

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

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

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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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ACTING IS DANGEROUS
   Is acting more dangerous than football? Many deaf actors
go to hospitals because of broken foot, leg infection,
bad shoulder, muscle pulls, etc.
   Said a former deaf actor:

our deaf actors visit hospital emergency rooms often   

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

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


ATTITUDE OF AUDIOLOGISTS
   We have many audiologists that are good and
respect their deaf patients.
   We also have some audiologists that have bad
attitude and treat deaf patients badly!
   A subscriber told DeafDigest editor that he went
to seven different audiologists and all of them
had bad attitudes.
   Hard to believe!


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of each DeafDigest edition)


NOT WISE TO HIRE LOW COST INTERPRETERS
   A college hired an interpreter for a deaf awareness
class. The interpreter was not certified by the RID;
he was a school teacher, moonlighting as an interpreter
during his free moments.
   The rationale was that a moonlighting interpreter
was much cheaper than a RID-certified interpreter.
   Good idea? No way! The class was a disaster, and
the lecturer, who knew sign language often had to
interrupt the interpreter to clean up his errors!


HEARING TEMPERS, DEAF TEMPERS
   Within one week, we have witnessed:

- Kanye West's bad behavior
- Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst
- Serena Williams' loud arguing

   Can't happen to the deaf. Wrong! It has
happened to the deaf. Leaving out specifics
to spare embarrassment, DeafDigest editor
has witnessed:

- a deaf board member of a national organization
losing his temper on being bypassed for a prize

- a CEO of a national organization berating
a deaf volunteer in front of everyone

- a deaf board member throwing a chair at a
CEO of a national organization

   Hearing tempers. Deaf tempers. Not good!


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A DEAF TENNIS OFFICIAL COULD HAVE TAMED SERENA WILLIAMS
    Still continuing with the topic of tempers (see
story above the UnitedTTY ad), a deaf tennis official
could have tamed Serena Williams!
   Taming Serena Williams? Yes, Michael Baruch, could.
He is deaf, a graduate from NTID/RIT, and has been
officiating tennis matches for 23 years. In fact he
spent this week officiating a pro tennis tournament
in Tulsa.
   He seems to be the only deaf tennis official that
DeafDigest knows of.
   He has done US Open, Canadian Open and other big
tournaments in the past. Not any more as he prefers
to focus on smaller, lower level junior, collegiate 
and professional tournaments.
   Two questions.

Q. Have any tennis players blown up at him? 
A. Yes, in foreign languages!

Q. Did he play tennis at NTID/RIT?
A. No, but he is a late bloomer to this sport!



REALISTIC OR UNREALISTIC JOB AMBITIONS
   DeafDigest editor recently made the acquaintance
of a deaf person that earned a MBA in marketing.
   Is that deaf person employed in the marketing
field?
   No, that deaf person works with computers. This
makes DeafDigest editor wonder if certain job
aspirations could be unrealistic?
   Yes, we all know this adage - the deaf could
do anything except to hear.


DEAF ISSUES

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

when counselors get involved with the lives
of their deaf students, it creates the impression
that it is all what counselors of the deaf do
because counselors of hearing students do not
get involved with their lives


(series to continue until it runs out)


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

is it the first time you interpreted for your deaf client?



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When you are working with a CART provider in a classroom, 
one thing you need to remember is that CART providers do
not know everything about all subjects.  

They don't have the knowledge of the instructor about the 
subject. 

All of the unusual terms, words, and names that come up in 
a class need to be added to a CART provider's computer 
dictionary in order for them to translate properly. 

If CART providers are unfamiliar with names or terms, they 
may attempt to fingerspell them, but if the CART provider 
doesn't know how the words are spelled, the words will 
probably not come up on the screen correctly.

When handouts are being passed out in a class, sometimes 
the CART provider is skipped, almost as if everyone just
assumes that the CART provider already knows everything 
about the course. 

The CART provider needs access to the same information as 
the students because sometimes he or she is learning
right along with the students.

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

I could have become a teacher of science in a school
for the deaf; I had no interest in teaching; I liked
to be out there on the field or in the labs. I was
aware my choice of career was an employment risk.


(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
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as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
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Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Hard of hearing theatrical lovers of
Edinburg, Scotland, may be out of luck when
attending shows.
   It was learned that a low percentage of
theaters are outfitted with induction loops
that would allow their hearing aids to pick
up stuff that is said on the stage.

..

The Deaf and the Law

If a deaf husband and deaf wife go through mediation
in a divorce case, make sure interpreters are provided.

In one case, the husband signed papers to waive his
rights to an interpreter, whereas the wife refused
to sign papers. The court would not provide interpreters
for a mediation case but only for criminal cases.

The ruling in the mediation case (without interpreters)
went against both of them.

The wife, not giving up, hired an attorney to reverse
the mediator's decision in that case.

Bottom line - do not sign papers, but to hire an attorney
if the courts refuse your request for an interpreter.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

A college refused to provide CART services for a deaf student.

The college argued that ADA does not require CART if a
reasonable alternative is offered.

Reasonable alternatives the college suggested was
volunteer note takers and volunteer interpreters!

Additionally the college argued the student was already
getting good grades on classes without CART in the past.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Now at bat is Osama bin Laden (Felipe Lopez),
facing the pitcher

....

What became of?

Janice Barton; she is deaf

- past
principal, Oak Grove Central Elementary School, 
Hernando, Mississippi

- present
Director of Elementary and Secondary Education,
DeSoto County Schools, Mississippi



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   If Steve Forbes wins the candidacy for the Presidency
then do keep in mind it was his $$$$ that holds Peter
Singer to his professorship post at Princeton University.
   As reported in the DeafDigest several weeks ago
Singer has supported infanticide. What this means,
according to Singer's views, deaf-born children have
no right to life.

(note: Forbes is ancient history as far as presidential
candidacy is concerned)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   S. David Levy, not deaf, passed away
just recently. He operated several movie houses in the
Washington, DC area - and was a board member of the
Alexander Graham Bell Association of the Deaf. He would
have done something about these captions for the simple
fact that his daughter is deaf.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Taiwan newspaper headline said:

Deaflympics a success, not flawless


Well, if it is not flawless, then how could it be
a success?  Aw, shucks, perfection is impossible!


..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The new supervisor you get turns out to be a supervisor you knew
previously from elsewhere, is familiar to you, and someone you 
truly like working for.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a favor was asked:
will you give this to Ed for me?

actually it was said as:
will you give this to Ann for me?




(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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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 

Spoken English Specialist            565220     09/28/2009             
Residential Adviser Intermittent (2) 565218 &   09/28/2009
                                     565219

 (#) = 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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Job Announcements
The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations provides services to 
people who are Deaf and/or communicatively impaired in the areas of 
education, employment, and ministry.  We are seeking bright, energetic 
professionals to become part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity 
employer.  

The following positions are available:

- Physical Therapist
Leave Replacement
Position Available, 9/8/09 to 1/29/10

Candidate must possess a valid Physical Therapist License from the 
State of New York, Excellent communication skills, proven ability to 
work as part of a team. Knowledge of Sign Language a plus. Candidate 
will plan, organize, and conduct physical therapy in a school setting 
to facilitate development and rehabilitation with school-age children.

- School Psychologist P/T (Three days per week)

Part time position available.  Candidate must possess a MA degree in 
School Psychology and hold certification.  Prior experience in 
testing pre-school to high-school children.  Excellent writing skills 
and proven ability to work as part of a team.  Knowledge of American 
Sign Language a plus.

- Art Teacher

Candidate must possess a MA in Special Education or Deaf Education, 
Certification in Art, excellent communication skills, and fluency in 
American Sign Language.  Successful prior experience working in a 
school setting a plus.  

- Employment Consultant/Job Coach

Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified full-time/part-time job 
coaches to provide supportive employment services for multiply 
disabled deaf adults.  Work with clients through all phases of job 
search through on-the-job training.  Must be fluent in American Sign 
Language.  Provide case management services as needed.  Assumes 
responsibility for consumer files, maintaining appropriate records, 
and relevant materials. Communicate with employers and other parties 
on an as-needed basis. Candidate must possess at least an AA/AS 
degree. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Valid driver's 
license and dependable car needed.

- Part Time Rehabilitation Workers

Provide one-on-one training to Deaf, developmentally disabled adults.  
Responsibilities include working on individualized goals with the 
consumer in his/her community; writing brief case notes describing 
habilitation contacts and attending trainings as required.  All 
contacts are generally in the evening or on weekends.  Some college 
desirable. Driver's license and dependable car a must.

Please send resume and letter of intent to:        

Kathleen Lagalante
Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations 
Frost Mill Road, 
P.O. Box 12 
Mill Neck, N.Y.  11765

Or fax to: (516) 922-0093
Email: mailto:Klagalante@millneck.org

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Job Announcement
Job Title:  Executive Director
Employer:   Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of
            Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH) 
Vancouver, Washington

Job Description:

These responsibilities include management of personnel and
services: implementation of Board policies; communication with the
public, Board and community; program development; fundraising; data
collection and fulfilling state reporting requirements; and direct
client services to provide mentoring, advocacy, community access, and
information and referral.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Knowledge and Abilities Desired:
- Thorough familiarity with the American Deaf culture and issues
facing Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers is required.

- Full knowledge of the special needs and issues of those who are
Hard of Hearing.

- An understanding of the current issues related to Deaf,
Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers accessing public and social
services, in addition to familiarity with laws and regulations
pertaining to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers.

- Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting concepts and practices,
knowledge of personnel management practices and knowledge of the
social service delivery system.

- Proven ability/skills with grant writing.


Minimum Qualifications/Required Skills:
- A Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Counseling,
Psychology, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred

- Experience in providing social services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind
and Hard of Hearing (3 years) with supervisory experience (1 year)

- Fluency in American Sign Language

- Good communication skills including presentations and report
writing.

Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience.

SWCDHH is an equal opportunity employer; people with disabilities 
and minorities are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:  Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3
professional references by regular mail or email.

Deadline:  October 15, 2009

Mail:

ATTN: Search Committee - Executive Committee
% SWCDHH
PO Box 871268
Vancouver, WA 98687

Email:  mailto:stromberg@swcdhh.org

For more information, contact John Burke (Board Chairman) at
mailto:johnsign13@yahoo.com

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
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 of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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DeafDigest – 13 September 2009

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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News of the Week

   To give credit when it is due or not to give credit
at all?
   This refers to a certain Deaf Yahoogroup that has been
copying DeafDigest articles for years without a single
credit given to DeafDigest.
   Complained a DeafDigest subscriber:

I did not want to read "repeated" messages because I subscribe
to Deaf Digest

   DeafDigest was always aware of it, but chose not to make
an issue out of it. There is a famous saying -

Imitation is a form of flattery

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   We've been reading all about these lawsuits against
CI companies. The latest one is against Advanced Bionics
Corporation.
   All in fairness, a deaf attorney, himself having a CI,
asked:

I have yet to meet anyone who bought a defective CI and/or
was harmed by one

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   Wanting to create a city-wide awareness on hearing
loss problems, Christchurch, New Zealand's second
largest city, will go quiet for one minute on
October 14th.
   Hope this helps because five minutes later people
will forget they were quiet and will continue on their
usual noisy ways!

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   A company is coming up with an ADA-complaint
device that proposes to make everything (classrooms,
meetings, speeches, etc) accessible to the deaf.
   DeafDigest is not sure exactly how it works
except it may be a combination of TTY relay,
VRS relay, Captel and all that thrown in.   

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   Certain things don't change in California.

Flashback - 1960's:

A new graduate of Gallaudet applied for a civil
service job in a California county. She was turned
down because of her deafness. Her father, a high
profile attorney with connections everywhere,
angrily confronted the county government
officials. Presto, the daughter got the job she
was applying for.

Fast Forward - this week:

A deaf woman, rejected for civil service employment
in Ventura County four years ago, has filed a
job discrimination lawsuit.

   There was no ADA in the sixties, yet father's
political power got the daughter the job. Nowadays
we have ADA and this deaf woman still was not able
to get the job.
   Go figure!

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

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http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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

That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or
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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:

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for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order)

For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to:
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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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TEACHER SAW EVERYTHING
   A hearing teacher at a school for the deaf just
retired.
   He said he saw everything. What does he mean by
everything in his 40 year teaching career?

- oral
- total communication
- Signed English
- Simultaneous Communication
- Cued Speech
- CI
- Bi/Bi philosophy

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

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

DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
   DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
   DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
   The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
   Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf
or hearing!

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

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

THE BISON OR THE BISONS
   The Bison is the mascot of Gallaudet's athletic
teams.
   For years it was the Bisons. Because of grammatical
rules, the Bisons was changed to the Bison.
   Buffalo has a minor league baseball team, called
the Buffalo Bisons.
   Buffalo does not care about the grammar; we, the
deaf do!

TALE OF TWO PHONES IN A BUFFALO HOTEL LOBBY
   The hotel where DeafDigest editor stayed
has two wall telephones in the lobby.
   One is a regular pay phone; the other is
a hotel phone.
   The pay phone has a 711 relay number.
The hotel phone is unfriendly to the deaf.
   This means if we, the deaf, have an issue
with the hotel, we need to call the 711 number
to bypass the unfriendly hotel phone!

DEAF TALES AT A WEDDING REHEARSAL PARTY
   DeafDigest editor and his wife were part of the
wedding rehearsal party the night before the wedding.
   While mingling during the party, it was learned that:

- the bridesmaid once babysat a deaf child, and had to
use little sign language to communicate

- the wife of the town mayor learned finger spelling
in high school many years ago

- that the father of the bride has a distant deaf cousin

- that the bride worked as a waitress and every Wednesday
there was a group of retired deaf people that would
eat at her restaurant. She would serve on their table;
they would sit for hours and when they paid the check,
it was never with a tip.

   Such tales that DeafDigest editor never knew about!

CONTROLLING THE TRAFFIC IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES
   On way towards Buffalo and on way home from Buffalo,
there were several highway construction zones.
   Traffic backed up, and was controlled by operators
that used walkie-talkie to tell each other to open up
or to close up the highway lanes in rotation.
   Could a deaf person function in that job despite
not being able to use the walkie-talkie?
   A deaf traffic controller could use a special pager
with a very strong vibration. DeafDigest editor does
not know if we ever had such a deaf person in construction
zones.

UNEMPLOYMENT IN USA
   Unemployment in USA is a serious problem. There are
deaf people that cannot get jobs; there are also hearing
people that cannot get jobs.
   If a deaf person cannot get a job despite having a
Ph.D or a MBA, is it a Deaf Problem or a National
Problem?
   Most likely it is a National Problem - because
when times are good, a deaf person, with much determination
and effort, would most likely find employment.

HEARING AID VS CI (END OF SHORT SERIES)

   A Hearing Aid vs a CI, who wins?

Lets' say you wear a hearing aid but wish to switch
to a CI, what to do?

For some people, a mixed hearing aid/CI implant
will do. A CI in your worst ear and a hearing aid
in your best ear could produce better results.

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

from time to time I am given wrong address on a
pizza delivery; since I am hard of hearing, I had
to use my cell phone to contact the manager to straighten
out the address confusion

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?

a late deafened man, when asked to describe his
deafness, said:

I only have a quarter of an ear

this man is an Australian, and guess Australians
have a way of saying things differently in order
to be funny about it

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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!

   Almost always happens at every Deaflympics, that a
hearing participant would be caught faking his own
deafness; one player from host nation's Team Handball
squad was caught voicing to a teammate, blowing his
deafness cover. As a consequence, the team was
disqualified.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

We have social workers and case managers that help the
deaf.

What are things that they will not do?

click on http://deafdigest.com/casemanager

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen
deaf member of the South African Parliament

http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/BackIssues.asp?ID=15328

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Question of the week:

Q. I have heard all about CSUN's National Center on
Deafness. Exactly what is this?

A. NOD helps CSUN's deaf and hard of hearing
students (approximately 200 of them) function in
classroom environments (interpreters, notetakers,
CART, tutorial services, etc).

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:

When Obama is trying to craft a national health plan
that makes everyone happy (impossible), he will
have the deaf needs in mind

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1935 - first time USA took part in the Deaflympics,
with just two American entries, one in track and other in tennis.
The Deaflympics started in 1924, but Americans waited until
1935 to take part.

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Deaf and the Money:

US$27,270

reward for Taiwan Deaflympic participants that win a gold medal!

The prize went up from US$22,730 at last Deaflympics

Also, Taiwan athletes receive US$364 per month as compensation for
leaving their jobs to train full time

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

18

the number of years that John Chudzikiewicz had not played
basketball; see DeafHistory above; he was one of the two
Americans that took part in the 1935 Deaflympics (a gold
medal winner in the javelin). In 1953, he again took part
in the Deaflympics which was pretty much chaotic and
disorganized.

When the small group of Americans arrived at Belgium,
the site of the Deaflympics, they were asked to form a
basketball team on the spot in order to fill out a
8-team field. 

John, who had not played basketball in 18 years, was
asked to play. That made it 4 Americans but they still
needed one more American to make it a team.

They found a 5th player in a deaf tourist, who was an
American.

John played the entire game as there was no one on the
bench to spell him! 

Yes, the Americans lost, but won two remaining games
when other late-arriving Americans joined the
last-minute team.

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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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current vacancy
Teacher of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located
in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky
Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   

Applications are being accepted for a current vacancy for Teacher
of the Deaf - Middle School, Language Arts.

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

Position is open until filled.  Salary based on appropriate
education and experience.  Excellent benefits.  Interviews to be
conducted on-site at CSDB.

Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current
resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history
and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of
transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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seeking applicants
NTID Director of Admissions
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

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

http://deafdigest.com/ntidadmissions

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Administrator 3
      (Director of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf
       & Hard of Hearing Persons)
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

12-Month, Management Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:        July 1, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree and two years experience working with the
deaf and hearing impaired in a rehabilitation 

teaching or interpreting setting including two years
supervisory or management experience; fluent in American
Sign Language; knowledge of The Bilingual-Bicultural Deaf
Education philosophy, familiarity with English as a second
language for deaf students, excellent communication skills

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as
stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their
experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. 

Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling
reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Dean of Administration, the Director
of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf Hard of Hearing Persons
is responsible for supervision, leadership and direction of the
Collegiate Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons.  

The Director also recruits deaf and hard of hearing students to
Northwestern; meets students, teachers and parents interested
in college program; acts as liaison between college and agencies
serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Additional key
effectiveness areas include staff management, program development,
budget & grant development/management and marketing and enrollment
management.

MINIMUM SALARY:
$66,523 annual approximate, plus excellent medical insurance,
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: CED03
 (Only competed application packages will be accepted for
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm  )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular
position to:

You may email your application package to
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East,
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application materials must be received on or before October
10, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION:Instructor in Interpreter Preparation  -  American
     Sign Language/English
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

10 Months, Tenure-Track Position 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master?s degree in Interpreting for
the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and NIC/RID
certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding learning styles,
curriculum development, overall computer literacy, and awareness of
pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact on interpreter
preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated understanding of the
mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student
population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience
have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by
providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements
may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director responsibilities
include: teaching a range of interpreting and lower level ASL courses,
using various delivery systems, from lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating
student learning; providing academic advising; assessing and revising
individual and program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods
periodically; plus outreach and recruitment for the program.  Other
responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques,
participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus
service.

MINIMUM SALARY   $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical
insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: IPP01
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )  

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular
position to:

You may email your application package to
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application materials must be received on or before October 10, 2009.

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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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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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 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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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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- 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:

   When there is a public release announcing something
(in the deaf community) sometimes a misunderstanding
takes place.
   It was announced that Shane Feldman is the new NAD
CEO, as if he is the top person, "replacing" Nancy
Bloch, whose impending retirement was announced a bit
ago.
   The release says:

In his new role, Feldman will direct all aspects of the
NAD under the oversight of Bloch, who will place greater
focus on fundraising and donor relations.  

   The key word is "oversight." At any rate, he moves
over to NAD, his old stomping grounds after being with
the www.deafdc.com.   

..

   Football season is already here. What about our
Gallaudet football team?
   Last week Gallaudet lost to US Merchant Marine
Academy 35-14, and they traveled to Hiram College
in Ohio today. Last year Hiram beat Gallaudet
20-14 in overtime on Gallaudet grounds.
   So, what did Gallaudet do today? Gallaudet
won 35-7! 

..

   When things can go wrong, it will. The Deaflympics
is not exempt from this malady, witness:

- complaints of chaos with transportation and logistics
- two athletes stricken with H1N1 illness
- scrapping of water polo and team handball from future Deaflympics
- limited access to web browsing by media journalists
- the host nation's Team Handball squad was disqualified because
  one player faked his deafness!

..

   When we read in the newspapers of a deaf student
filing a lawsuit against his college for failing to
provide him with interpreters, it is routine news.
   It is not routine news if the college challenges
the litigating student to prove her deafness!
   This is the case filed by Mariana Crvenkovic,
a pharmaceutical student, against La Trobe University
of Australia.

..

   Hearing aids are costly. To make hearing aids
affordable for low income people overseas, Solar
Ear, a company in Brazil, is working on a $100.00
solar-based hearing aid.
   Solar means no need to purchase batteries!
Will this concept work? Time will tell.

..

  Over the past weekend DeafDigest editor was in
the Buffalo, NY area, to attend a family wedding.
  If some of the articles you are reading refers
to Buffalo, at least you will know why.

..

Deaf-REACH is hosting its 5th Annual Crab Feast & Silent Auction

September 26th 2009
2:00pm - 6:00pm
8712 Beaver Dam Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705

Tickets
$35.00 by 9/11/09
$40.00 after 9/11/09 or at gate
Kids under 12 free

order by visiting our website http://www.deaf-reach.org
or by mailing a check with the number of tickets you need to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th St NE
Washington DC 20017
Attn: Crab Feast

** all you can eat crabs plus hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers

**play ground for the kids** ** silent auction for the adults**

to volunteer for this event please contact us at: 

mailto:terps@deaf-reach.org

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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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CLEAR HANDWRITING IS IMPORTANT
   A deaf man, with sloppy handwriting, went to a
restaurant. He wrote down his order. The waitress
could not believe it, and asked the deaf man if
the order was right.
   The stubborn deaf man said his order was
right.
   The waitress then delivered 8 milk shakes to
his table.
   8 milk shakes?  He wrote down "light milk shake"
but the waitress thought letter L was E and it
looked like "eight milk shake".
   It is very important for a deaf person to have
clear handwriting!

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

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

OLD DEAF BOOKS AT OLD BOOKSTORES
   From time to time DeafDigest editor likes to go
to private bookstores (not Barnes & Noble or Borders)
to look for interesting used books to buy.
   And it is surprising to find deaf books at these
old bookstores.
   He bought a deaf sports book at Cooperstown, NY
bookstore, which is near the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also an old AAAD basketball tournament program
book at a Los Angeles bookstore. And also Doug Bullard's
novel - Islay at a Philadelphia bookstore.

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

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

MAKING CONTACTS AT A BUFFALO WEDDING
   DeafDigest editor and his wife attended a family
wedding in the Buffalo, NY area.
   At the wedding and mingling with each other were:

- 3 public officials (a mayor (NY), an assistant city manager
(CT) and a MD county circuit court judge)

- a major college athletic department administrator

- a professional photographer with many contacts in the
Buffalo area

- a group of railroad company executives

   A young, ambitious hearing individual could be able
to mingle with these individuals and make contacts that
could benefit him in the long run.
   A young, ambitious deaf individual may be clueless about
these powerful contacts!

A FAMILY SECRET IN BUFFALO
    Attending the Buffalo wedding were members of an extended
family tree on both sides of the bridal party. Everyone knew
about a woman, a distant family cousin, that is deaf. Only that
no one told DeafDigest editor about that deaf member of that
extended family tree.
   At any rate, it was a nice surprise and also nice to chat
in signs with that woman, herself a NTID/RIT graduate.

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DEAF EYES, HEARING EYES, DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS
   DeafDigest editor and a hearing friend were at the
Buffalo wedding.
   They were observing, and making private comments,
about certain family members that caught their attention.
   The DeafDigest editor would make a comment. The
friend would make another comment about the same person.
   Both comments were opposites of each other.
   Is there such a thing as a Deaf Eye looking at things
differently from a Hearing Eye?

DRIVING ON ROUTE 400 IN NEW YORK
   While on Route 400 in New York, DeafDigest
editor was amazed to find a sign that informed
motorists that there was a club.
   That is the Buffalo Club of the Deaf!
There are many signs in many highways in USA
that point to a school for the deaf. But a sign
pointing to a club of the deaf is unusual.

DEAF ISSUES

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

The counselors get more involved with personal
issues of their deaf students only because many
parents do not want to get involved!

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

during a nasty divorce case, each spouse, with their
own interpreter, would watch what other spouse was
saying instead of watching what their own interpreter
was saying

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As we have seen, CART providers are working in classrooms
to provide communication access.  

What sometimes happens is that the people involved in the
classroom forget that the CART provider is a human being who
needs to hear and understand what is being said in order for
it to translate properly on the screen.

A CART provider may be asked to sit in the far back corner
of a room in order not to disturb what is going on, but
then the CART provider may not be able to hear what is being
said.

Sometimes in a classroom the students may get in a small group
and turn their backs on the CART provider.  

If the CART provider cannot hear or understand what is being
said, the text cannot come up on the screen even if the
screen is right in the center of the group.  

Sometimes people look at the screen as being the point of access
for the CART consumer and forget that it's the person who now
may be located outside of the group who is actually
providing the access.  

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

Very important to create your own personal contacts with
colleagues, and do stay in touch with them even if you
leave the company for new job with another company.

I've bumped into scientists that I've not seen in years,
from my old place of employment, when they have joined
my company!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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accommodations in the health care setting so that all
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A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
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Each month the topics discussed will change.

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   A team of researchers at University of East Anglia,
in Great Britain, is implying that computers can do
a better job of lipreading, than us, the humans.
   They are claiming a computer recognition rate of
80 percent as opposed to the 32 percent success
rate that we, the humans, perform.
   As usual, DeafDigest is skeptical. How could
lisped lips be read? How could nonmovable lips
be read?

..

The Deaf and the Law

location
New Jersey

case
a deaf man wanted a set of printed proceedings of his
past court case. It was available only in audio tapes
and the court refused to hire a transcriber to convert
voice to text.

result
court rules in favor of the deaf man

comment
it cost the state $75,000 in legal fees; cost of audio
tape was $10.00 and possibly few hundred dollars in
transcribing fees 

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Q. Do deaf students in hearing colleges access audio visual
material that are captioned?

A. Do not know, but in California there is a bill that would require
publishers to caption audio visual material for the benefit of
the deaf or to permit colleges to do the captions themselves.

If this bill is passed, California may be the first state in USA
with such a law.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

I started to wright (write) a letter

....

What became of?

Patrick Southern

- past
champion pole vaulter, University of Nebraska

- present
successfully defended his pole vaulting gold medal
at the Deaflympics

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Oh, so cruelly ironic. Kansas State University graduated
a deaf veterinary student about a decade ago - Dr Tom McDavitt.
The last DEAFDIGEST editor heard about him he was practicing in
Illinois. You would think because of good experience with McDavitt
the university would welcome another deaf veterinary student
with open arms.
   Wrong! The veterinary professors put up a resistance when a
deaf veterinary student enrolled in the program - and eventually
"flunked" her two weeks before her graduation! The deaf woman
fought back and got herself readmitted, but resistance continues.
   For confidential reasons, the student's name is not being
disclosed.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Not fair is what some deaf leaders are saying when
video relay and paging devices both do not have 911
capabilities. Only the soon-to-be obsolete TTY
has this full 911 capability.
   It was learned that the Sacramento (CA) Police
Department is working on a solution to these
911-less pagers and video relay devices.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Times have changed regarding American participants
in the Deaflympics

1969 Deaflympics - two oral athletes and two hard of
hearing athletes that do not know ASL. Rest were
ASL athletes

1977 Deaflympics - a Deaflympics coach was asked to
teach ASL for benefit of athletes that knew no ASL

1981 and 1985 Deaflympics - majority knew ASL;
minority didn't

2009 Deaflympics - more mainstreamed athletes that
knows signs for one-on-one and small group discussions,
but are lost during assembly hall discussions, or
during rapidfire team meeting discussions

(comments made by a past Deaflympics participant)

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

you have problems with one of the agencies you work
with and they freely admit they messed up.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

the restaurant cashier, at a restaurant near Penn State
University, asked DeafDigest editor, after he gave her
his credit card:

credit or debit

DeafDigest editor thought the cashier was asking:

credit limit

Fortunately the misunderstanding was straightened out

(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
Independent Living Advisor
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 of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills,
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication
resources, medication administration and developing community
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life,
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
references to :          

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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Employment vacancies
Spanish Trans/interpreter
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

closing date - 09/14/2009

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

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

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

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open positions
- Teacher
- Wraparound Family Partner

- Teacher
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf is seeking a
classroom teacher who will be responsible for providing quality
educational service to Walden School students.  This includes
planning creative lessons and classes that satisfy IEP goals,
maintaining a classroom environment that fosters learning, and
implementing behavior or treatment plans as they apply to the
classroom setting.

Walden School, a residential therapeutic treatment program
located on our Framingham campus, provides comprehensive
services to emotionally, behaviorally, and psychiatrically
challenged deaf youth.  With a team of consultants offering
support and learning opportunities as well as a management
team with extensive experience and longevity with the program,
Walden School provides effective, positive approaches to
helping children change and grow.  

Additionally, Walden School provides extensive training programs
for staff (at least 75% of whom are Deaf) and career
advancement opportunities.

- Wraparound Family Partner
Walden School

The Family Partner works as part of a team in the Walden School
Wraparound Program, a strength-based family centered program
serving families in their communities. The Family Partner is
responsible for support and advocacy to parents/caregivers,
providing some direct services and helping families identify
and access community resources. 

The right candidate should have experience providing supportive
services to families or to individuals with emotional or
behavioral disturbance, preferably as a caregiver. ASL fluency
and bicultural competency are required. Bachelor's degree
preferred. Must be able to work collaboratively with a team and
posses effective interpersonal and communication skills. Time
flexibility and some availability during evening/weekend hours
is required as is a valid Massachusetts drivers license.

If you are interested in the positions listed above, please
contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references and
employment application forms to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants for
employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of
hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religion,
age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status,
disability, handicap or veteran's status.

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seeking qualified candidates
Teacher's Assistant
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates
to interview for the position as a Teacher's Assistant in our
Outreach Division. 

ISD seeks individuals who possess the following
qualifications/qualities:

- Must be fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) and English.
- It is a full time school year (9-10 months) intermittent position.
- High School diploma
- Must be at least 21 years old. 

Position Summary:
To assist in the education of Deaf/Hard of hearing students aged
birth to 21 years old and their families in the Outreach Division.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
A person will assist with educational programming for the toddler
class and playgroups, supervises students and works with families
outside of the classroom, completes necessary forms and reports,
demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and professionalism,
performs related and additional duties as assigned.

Teacher Assistant will interact with a variety of people. Such
as and but not limited to; students, parents, teachers, their
immediate supervisors, other administrators, various department
personnel, interns, paraprofessionals through out the Deaf school,
other members of the school community, family members through
home visits and general public. 

Physical efforts vary depending on assignment and age/ability
of the students serving.  Duties could include, but are not
limited to, teaching in the classroom setting,  cafeteria,
playground, restrooms, changing diapers, transporting and caring
for some students? general hygiene and/or feeding as needed.
Duties also include cleaning rooms used by families, and monitoring
the lending library as well as assisting with inventory and check
in/out procedures and filing.

Applicants must submit a resume via email, fax or regular mail to:

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

Fax # (317) 920-6214
mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us 

If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our
Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340) or
via E-Mail:

Last day we will be accepting resumes is September 14.

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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

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http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tennis/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-moviemanager/

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

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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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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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News of the Week
   There is a temporary changing of the guard at the
New Jersey School for the Deaf.
   Superintendent Dennis Russell was offered a buy out
and took it and is now retired. To fill in the void,
Ron Goodwin, 6 years of retirement, is back in the saddle,
albeit on an interim.
   Who will be the permanent superintendent? Possibly
after the November elections, the state government will
deal with this issue.

..

   We have heard of the phrase "the dog barking at the
wrong tree."
   The deaf people of Georgia have wanted their
two schools for the deaf get the money that
state superintendent Kathy Cox have promised them.
   Her husband's business setback has dragged her
into the bankruptcy court, where the judge may
decide that the money go to the creditors instead of
the schools, as she promised.
   An activist is saying the deaf community is barking
at the wrong tree, and that the right tree is the
office of Judge and Bankruptcy trustee, Gary W. Brown.
   
..

   The fashion business is ultra competitive. And
we have had a number of deaf clothing designers.
   The latest one is Christopher King, Liverpool,
England, who is coming up with a new label that
will be displayed at a fashion show.
   
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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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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

- education support services
- clinical services
- job skills training
- employment support
- life skills training
- school to work transition planning
- community involvement
- recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/lafamilia.doc

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

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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:

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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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SIGN LANGUAGE ON TENNIS COURT
   Belgium had two famous hearing tennis players -
Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters.
   Belgium has 3 languages -  Dutch, French and German.
Justine spoke French. Kim spoke Dutch. They met
each other for the first time at the age of 10., 
   When they were on the same doubles team, they
had to communicate with each other in sign language.
   Both women are now older and they both can
speak English, and they have stopped signing to
each other!   

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

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


A MOVIE HOUSE MANAGER IN A NEWSPAPER STORY
   A newspaper had a story about a movie house
manager.
   The story said that every day he is busy -
counting ticket sales, counting candy and popcorn
sales, giving duties to his staff, checking
newspapers to make sure movie titles and
times are correct, etc, etc, etc.
   The newspaper did not mention one thing -
that he should make sure that captions will
work with the films that he would show
at the movie house.
   DeafDigest worried that hearing people
think captions are not important!   

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

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

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important 
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
    Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do 
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the 
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other 
treatments?

* The Wind - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
   Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm

* One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated 
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or 
mailto:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices 
are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. 
Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. 
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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GALLAUDET, AS TV ACTOR
   Was there an actor, whose last name was
Gallaudet?
   Yes, the first name was John. He acted
during the fifties, with a listing of Alfred
Hitchcock movies and TV shows to his credit.
   Was he related to the famous Gallaudet
family? Yes, but as one Gallaudet family
member said:

The bottom line is that after 6 or 7 generations 
we're hardly related


PASSING BY THE HSBC ARENA
   DeafDigest editor spent the Labor Day weekend
in Buffalo, NY, attending a family wedding.
   Driving through, he passed by the HSBC Arena,
and as a matter of coincidence, he had to smile.
   HSBC reached a deal with the New York Attorney
General to better serve the deaf credit card
holders that use the relay service. The agreement
was made this week.
   Perhaps HSBC thought they were not accountable
to ADA for one simple reason, it is headquartered
in London. Just cannot get away with it in USA.


A SIGN AT A BUFFALO HOTEL
   Staying at a hotel in Buffalo, the lobby had a
sign that was visible and clear to anyone.
   The sign said:

ADA assistance provided upon request

   DeafDigest editor have stayed at many hotels over
the years, and it was the first time he saw such
a posting!

TO BE DEAF AT THE NIAGARA FALLS
   The Niagara Falls is the world's most popular
tourist site.
   It may be a blessing for deaf tourists. It may
also not be a blessing for hearing tourists.
   Noise generated by the falls is so deafening,
whereas we, the deaf, are so unaware!


HOT LINE PHONE
   The park lands that oversee the American side of
the Niagara Falls have many phone booths. These are
the Emergency Crisis Hot Line telephones.
   Only one thing is wrong - it not designed for the
deaf that may be in need of assistance.


HEARING AID VS CI (SHORT SERIES)

   A Hearing Aid vs a CI, who wins?

Lets' say you wear a hearing aid but wish to switch
to a CI, what to do?

Compare the hearing you have in your better ear and
in your worst ear. How good is the better ear hearing
as opposed to your worst ear hearing? If you are
missing words with your better ear, then chances are
that a CI is the best bet.



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

On a pizza run, I knocked on the door and the customer
opened quickly came up with a knife in his hand.
Alarmed I pointed to my ear, indicating my deafness
and then pointed at the pizza box, indicating the
delivery he asked for.

Luckily for me, he put the knife away!

(Why did he point the knife at me? Possibly because
I could not respond after knocking on the door and
being asked who I was)


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?

A newspaper ran a story like this:

Under his leadership, Mississippi opened its first mental 
hospital and established an asylum for the deaf and speechless



An asylum for the deaf and speechless?

Many deaf people can speak so why are we speechless?


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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!

   A recent survey on hearing losses, came to the
conclusion that denials are not confined to older 
individuals. Many younger individuals also deny
their own hearing losses!
   
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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

What was the approximate hearing loss breakdown as compiled
from the 2000 Census?

Click on:

http://deafdigest.com/census



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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Dummy Burke

World's Heavyweight boxing champion, 19th century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burke_(boxer)

not exactly a picture but a reasonable resemblance


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Question of the week:

Q. Is it the responsibility of the Presidential 
Search Advisory Committee to select the next
Gallaudet president?

A. No. Its responsibility is to give the Gallaudet
board of trustees a short list of presidential
candidates. The responsibility of selecting the
president lies with the board of trustees.



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 everyone is happy with the short list of
Gallaudet presidential candidates


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1948 - Archie Stack graduates from Gallaudet.
He was the only Gallaudet student to be drafted
to fight in World War II. After war he returned to
Gallaudet to resume his studies.


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Deaf and the Money:

Could an interpreter volunteer his time
and claim deduction on taxes?

Yes, for mileage, tolls, parking, lodging and
transportation.

No, for the cost of time in volunteering

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18

number of years required to compile one ASL dictionary

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Seeking applicants
NTID Director of Admissions

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read the position description and applications procedures,
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Administrator 3
      (Director of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf 
       & Hard of Hearing Persons)
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

12-Month, Management Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:        July 1, 2010

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree and two years experience working with the 
deaf and hearing impaired in a rehabilitation 
                
teaching or interpreting setting including two years 
supervisory or management experience; fluent in American 
Sign Language; knowledge of The Bilingual-Bicultural Deaf 
Education philosophy, familiarity with English as a second 
language for deaf students, excellent communication skills

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as 
stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their 
experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this 
position and by providing appropriate references. 

Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling 
reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:        
Under the direction of the Dean of Administration, the Director 
of the Collegiate Education for the Deaf Hard of Hearing Persons 
is responsible for supervision, leadership and direction of the 
Collegiate Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons.  

The Director also recruits deaf and hard of hearing students to 
Northwestern; meets students, teachers and parents interested 
in college program; acts as liaison between college and agencies 
serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Additional key 
effectiveness areas include staff management, program development, 
budget & grant development/management and marketing and enrollment 
management.

MINIMUM SALARY:        
$66,523 annual approximate, plus excellent medical insurance, 
retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: CED03
 (Only competed application packages will be accepted for 
consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm  )

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:        
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College 
Park Place East, 
Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:        
Application materials must be received on or before October 
10, 2009

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu
 
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING
POSITION:Instructor in Interpreter Preparation  -  American  
     Sign Language/English    
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

10 Months, Tenure-Track Position 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS      
The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master?s degree in Interpreting for 
the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and NIC/RID 
certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding learning styles, 
curriculum development, overall computer literacy, and awareness of 
pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact on interpreter 
preparation also are preferred.  A demonstrated understanding of the 
mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student 
population is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are 
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience 
have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by 
providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements 
may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES   
Under the direction of the Academic Division Director responsibilities 
include: teaching a range of interpreting and lower level ASL courses, 
using various delivery systems, from lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating 
student learning; providing academic advising; assessing and revising 
individual and program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods 
periodically; plus outreach and recruitment for the program.  Other 
responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques, 
participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus 
service.

MINIMUM SALARY   $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical 
insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.
 
TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AND REFERENCE JOB: IPP01
(Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration)

- Letter of Intent
- Resume

- Typed Employment Application (available at 
http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/humanresources/fulltime.htm )  

- Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution

- Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular 
position to:
        
You may email your application package to 
mailto:NW-HumanResources@nwcc.commnet.edu

Or mail to:
Fran Almeida Pistilli
Director of Human Resources
Northwestern CT Community College 
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                
Application materials must be received on or before October 10, 2009.

NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu

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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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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,
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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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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(updated September 6th)

- 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:

   The 4 Gallaudet presidential finalists are:

- Dr. Stephen F. Weiner 
- Dr. Ronald J. Stern 
- Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz 
- Dr. Roslyn Rosen 

   Interesting pieces of trivia:

- three of them are native New Yorkers; the fourth
one is an adopted New Yorker

- two of them attended 47 School for the Deaf
during their pre-school years; the third person
has family members that went to the school.

- three of them also attended Lexington School for
the Deaf

- The Big Three Deaf Colleges (Gallaudet, CSUN
and NTID) are represented among these finalists

- All four are Deaf of Deaf, meaning their parents
were deaf

- The offspring of three of them went to Gallaudet;
the fourth one didn't because the children were
hearing

   May the best candidate win! 

..

   For many years the late Jerald Jordan, the president
of the governing body that oversees the Deaflympics,
had this boast - that Deaflympics are above international
politics.
   Not any more. Taiwan is using our Deaflympics to try
to show the world they are capable of hosting international
athletic events. And China is not being represented in
today's opening ceremony, out of anger over  Dalai Lama 
visiting Taiwan.
   At least we, the deaf, are no longer immune to ugly
hearing politics!

..

   UCLA's Deaf Genetics Project has closed shop.
It was a 3-year grant by the National Human Genome Research 
Institute to see how we feel about genetical testing of
deafness.
   Their goals were:

- to see that it is relevant to all of us
- to make sure they are sensitive to our feelings
- to improve on genetic services for all of us

   Was it successful? Time will tell!

..

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. 

..

Deaf-REACH is hosting its 5th Annual Crab Feast & Silent Auction

September 26th 2009
2:00pm - 6:00pm
8712 Beaver Dam Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705

Tickets
$35.00 by 9/11/09
$40.00 after 9/11/09 or at gate
Kids under 12 free

order by visiting our website http://www.deaf-reach.org
or by mailing a check with the number of tickets you need to:

Deaf-REACH 
3521 12th St NE 
Washington DC 20017 
Attn: Crab Feast

** all you can eat crabs plus hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers

**play ground for the kids** ** silent auction for the adults**

to volunteer for this event please contact us at: 

mailto:terps@deaf-reach.org

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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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A SCARY INCIDENT
   A deaf person lived with his hearing family members
in a house.
   One morning, a stranger knocked on the door. A
hearing family member yelled "please open the door and
come in."
   The deaf person did not know that a family member
was yelling - and was surprised to see a stranger
come into the house.
   Thinking the hearing person came in uninvited,
the deaf person threw him out of the house.
   It was not realized until few hours later that
there was a big deaf-hearing misunderstanding.

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

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


HOW TO PICK A COLLEGE?
   About 15 years ago, one deaf football star in a
public high school received a few football scholarship
offers.
   He had a hard time making a choice. Deaf students
in one college told him their interpreters were
lousy, but he knew he would play a lot if he
picked that college.
   Deaf students at the other college told him
interpreters were the best, but he knew he would
not play much if he picked that college.
   He decided to pick the second college because
it offered best interpreters. 
   As a result, he played very little in four
seasons of football!

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

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


LAYOFFS IN FREMONT
   Fremont, because it is where California School for
the Deaf, has a large deaf population.
   A number of them work at the New United Motor 
Manufacturing, an automobile manufacturing plant.
   Because of bad economy, Toyota may pull the plug
on its Fremont auto plant.
   DeafDigest worries about the impact it could have
in the Deaf Community.


ASKING FOR THE TIME
   Strangers, without wristwatches, often stop someone
on the street, asking for the time.
   DeafDigest editor has been stopped many times by
strangers that ask for time. In all cases, it was easy
to lipread the word "time" and the editor would just
show him the time on his wristwatch.
   For the first time this week, a stranger came to
DeafDigest editor, and instead of mouthing the word
"time" he pointed to his wrist in a gesture that was
easily understood.
   Was the stranger a tourist that could not speak
English? Was the stranger a deaf person unaware he
was asking another deaf person?
   Will never know!

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USING DEAFDIGEST AS A CLASSROOM MATERIAL
   Is DeafDigest valuable as a classroom teaching
material?
   DeafDigest hopes so. Why is it being brought up?
A professor of a Deaf Education program in Australia
uses DeafDigest as part of his curriculum.
   And without fail, every year, a bunch of students
from several universities sign up for subscriptions
to DeafDigest.
   DeafDigest editor has no idea how or to what extent
these editions are being used in the classroom.
   DeafDigest hopes it makes a difference in their
lives, be it as a teacher of the deaf, as an interpreter
of the deaf or as a helping professional that works
with 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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SELLING SURPLUS TTY MACHINES?
   Many states are broke. In California,
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has conducted a
statewide garage sale, selling anything left and
right, to raise cash for the state coffers.
   Surplus TTY machines? Do not know, but the state
of Maryland had a warehouse loaded with surplus
Model 15 TTY machines. That was in the past, and
DeafDigest is not sure if these TTY machines are
still around?
   What if California had these surplus TTY
machines? Would there be buyers of these outdated
machines? Who would use them?


DEAF ISSUES

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

School psychologists sometimes have problems
dealing with issues raised by deaf students.
They need to separate their private issues
apart from issues raised by these deaf students!



(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a clueless client:

do you need to warm up with your signing before getting
ready to take on the interpreting assignment?



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


COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Even though CART providers working in classrooms play a role 
very similar to the role of sign language  interpreters, 
certain things may be handled a little differently. 

Some CART consumers would prefer to speak for themselves 
rather than have the CART provider speak for them.  They
may prefer that the CART provider occasionally use 
parentheticals like (inaudible) or (indiscernible) rather 
than interrupt because the CART consumer may want to be 
the one to ask the person who is speaking to speak up or 
repeat if they feel that the information is important.

Some CART consumers want the CART provider to remain as 
inconspicuous as possible, while other CART consumers may
want the CART provider to interrupt and make sure every 
little word is communicated. 

If you are working with a CART provider in a one-on-one 
situation, make sure you let the CART provider know if you
would prefer that the CART provider interrupt if something 
that is being said can't be heard or understood or if you 
would rather do it yourself and interrupt to ask the speaker 
to repeat what was said.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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new series 

A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

After I graduated with a degree in Science, I was advised
to study for another degree in a different branch of science.

It was the best advice I ever got because my career was more
related to my second degree!


(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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

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

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the 
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient 
as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard 
of hearing.  

Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you 
want to learn more about.

http://www.healthbridges.info

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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!
   Inventions start out big and as years go by,
it gets smaller and smaller. The CI is no
exception.
   Hitting the news is a "wafer-thin" CI. Will
this "wafer-thin" CI be just as effective as
the "previously-thick" CI? Time will tell!

..

The Deaf and the Law

location
Ohio

case
the mail box, at the deaf person's new residence,
faces the street and the traffic. It forces the
deaf person to step outside of the curb to open
the mail box while dodging traffic. He filed a 
lawsuit to force the developer to turn the
mail box around 180 degrees so it would not be
a traffic hazard. His logic was that he cannot
hear oncoming traffic, placing his life in
peril.

result:
the judge threw out the case

comment:
it is not a "deaf issue" only; the hearing person
faces the same traffic hazard while opening his
mail box. Also he purchased the house as is after
visual inspection, and he signed all the papers
during settlement.

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Should we assume that the EEOC decisions on "deaf job
discrimination" cases are bound by ADA regulations?

Sad to say, no!

A deaf person who filed a job discrimination complaint 
with EEOC discovered this much to his dismay.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

I need to sew your buts (buttons)

....

   The new culinary arts instructor at Monroe Community
College in the Rochester, NY area is Stuart Slutzky,
a NTID graduate.
   Said a very proud Bob Davila, the RIT/NTID vice
president "He competed with many others to get a teaching
position. I am delighted that he got the job, and this
represents a breakthrough."
   Because Stuart wanted to teach culinary arts instead
of remaining as a chef, he had to obtain Masters of
Science in Secondary Education to satisfy requirements
for teaching credentials.
   Before becoming an instructor, Stuart worked as chef
at several restaurants. He wants to know if there are
other deaf individuals interested in culinary arts
careers. Do e-mail him at: mailto:stubedo@yahoo.com




What became of?

Stuart Slutzky

- past
RIT/NTID graduate, who became culinary arts instructor
at Monroe Community College in the Rochester, NY.

- present
has moved on to Paul Smith's College, Saranac Lake, NY,
as  Certified Executive Chef & Certified Culinary Educator



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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Internet is 30 years old. Our deaf world has shrunk
immensely because of it. But how old is our deaf Internet
network? The first deaf network began in Massachusetts
in 1978.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   When we ride on the public transportation system, we
hate delays. But the delay over this Labor Day Weekend on
the Red Line in Washington, DC Metro is for a good reason
- to connect a new track to the line at the station where
Gallaudet University is located.
   Pretty soon we will be seeing people hopping off that
new station to walk over to the Gallaudet campus.



(editor's note: while we have a Gallaudet station, it
requires a 15-20 minute walk to the Gallaudet
campus; as a result, most Gallaudet commuters hop on
the Gallaudet shuttle that takes them to the 
Union Station)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf British 59-year old man, sick with lung disease and
arthritis, and still unemployed after losing his job
some time ago, was enrolled at a school to learn to
become a bar bouncer!

He did not want to become a bouncer but was urged to
enroll at the school by the local employment center.

Not surprisingly, not one bar has hired him!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

you have been approved for time off to witness a local event 
such as a professional baseball day game, that is involved 
in a pennant race.


..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


ship

or

chip

(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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Employment vacancies
Spanish Trans/interpreter
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

closing date - 09/25/2009

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

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

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

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open positions
- Teacher
- Wraparound Family Partner


- Teacher   
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingtham, MA

Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf is seeking a
classroom teacher who will be responsible for providing quality
educational service to Walden School students.  This includes
planning creative lessons and classes that satisfy IEP goals,
maintaining a classroom environment that fosters learning, and
implementing behavior or treatment plans as they apply to the
classroom setting.

Walden School, a residential therapeutic treatment program
located on our Framingham campus, provides comprehensive
services to emotionally, behaviorally, and psychiatrically 
challenged deaf youth.  With a team of consultants offering
support and learning opportunities as well as a management 
team with extensive experience and longevity with the program, 
Walden School provides effective, positive approaches to 
helping children change and grow.  

Additionally, Walden School provides extensive training programs 
for staff (at least 75% of whom are Deaf) and career                       
advancement opportunities.


- Wraparound Family Partner
Walden School

The Family Partner works as part of a team in the Walden School
Wraparound Program, a strength-based family centered program 
serving families in their communities. The Family Partner is 
responsible for support and advocacy to parents/caregivers, 
providing some direct services and helping families identify 
and access community resources. 

The right candidate should have experience providing supportive 
services to families or to individuals with emotional or
behavioral disturbance, preferably as a caregiver. ASL fluency 
and bicultural competency are required. Bachelor's degree 
preferred. Must be able to work collaboratively with a team and 
posses effective interpersonal and communication skills. Time 
flexibility and some availability during evening/weekend hours 
is required as is a valid Massachusetts drivers license.


If you are interested in the positions listed above, please 
contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references and 
employment application forms to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street, 
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Employment 
Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants for 
employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of 
hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religion, 
age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, 
disability, handicap or veteran's status.

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seeking qualified candidates
Teacher's Assistant
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates 
to interview for the position as a Teacher's Assistant in our 
Outreach Division. 

ISD seeks individuals who possess the following 
qualifications/qualities:

- Must be fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) and English.
- It is a full time school year (9-10 months) intermittent position.  
- High School diploma
- Must be at least 21 years old. 

Position Summary:
To assist in the education of Deaf/Hard of hearing students aged 
birth to 21 years old and their families in the Outreach Division.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
A person will assist with educational programming for the toddler 
class and playgroups, supervises students and works with families 
outside of the classroom, completes necessary forms and reports, 
demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and professionalism, 
performs related and additional duties as assigned.

Teacher Assistant will interact with a variety of people. Such 
as and but not limited to; students, parents, teachers, their 
immediate supervisors, other administrators, various department 
personnel, interns, paraprofessionals through out the Deaf school, 
other members of the school community, family members through 
home visits and general public. 

Physical efforts vary depending on assignment and age/ability 
of the students serving.  Duties could include, but are not 
limited to, teaching in the classroom setting,  cafeteria, 
playground, restrooms, changing diapers, transporting and caring 
for some students? general hygiene and/or feeding as needed.  
Duties also include cleaning rooms used by families, and monitoring 
the lending library as well as assisting with inventory and check 
in/out procedures and filing.

Applicants must submit a resume via email, fax or regular mail to:

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

Fax # (317) 920-6214
mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us 

If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our 
Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340) or 
via E-Mail:

Last day we will be accepting resumes is September 14.

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

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position opening
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                       

(#) = 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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