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DeafDigest – 25 October 2009

DeafDigest Gold - October 25, 2009

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

In France, sign language was suggested as the best way to
communicate, to avoid human touching of bodies, to prevent
the worsening Swine Flu epidemic!

- Thursday October 22nd 

a corporate sponsorship flap is going on in Fuji. The
Fiji Rugby Union (hearing) has a sponsorship deal with
Digice. This organization agreed to fund the national
deaf rugby team's trip for games with deaf teams from
Australia and New Zealand. But the deaf team agreed to
a sponsorship deal with Vodafone, a bitter corporate
rival of Digice. As a result, the Fiji Rugby Union
pulled out their funding of the deaf team's trip!

- Friday October 23rd

The Jefferson County (Colorado) school board approved
application by the Rocky Mountain Deaf School to establish
a charter high school

- Saturday October 24th 

A story ran in a Dublin newspaper of the Merlin Motor Group,
which operates car rentals, car auctions, new car dealership
and a small factory. Two brothers operate the business,
and one of them, Patrick O'Reilly, is deaf and has
Usher Syndrome. He is responsible for the business
computer operations.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Krishneer Sen, a deaf native of Fuji, but a resident of
New Zealand, and a leader in the Deaf Community, has
won a scholarship to attend Gallaudet University.
He had to move to New Zealand because opportunities for
the deaf were limited in Fuji.

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A RECENT DEAF CONVENTION
   A deaf convention took place recently. There were no
laptops, no paging devices, no computers. Many deaf people
spent time in the lobby chatting with each other.
   No laptops, no paging devices, no computers? Are we talking
about 1940 or 1950?
   No. The power was out at the hotel. So instead of using
computers, laptops and pagers, deaf people just chatted with
each other.
   Which is better? 1950 without electronic devices, but
making face to face friends or 2010 with electronic devices
but not making face to face friends?
   You decide!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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A GOVERNMENT AGENCY HELPDESK
   A deaf person worked at the HelpDesk of his
government agency. Deafness was not a problem; he
used the computer chat to deal with the clients
to help solve their problems.
   That deaf person wanted to transfer to another
HelpDesk job at a different government agency.
They told him they could not hire him because of
his deafness!
   Huh. One government agency telling him deafness
is fine at a HelpDesk while another government
agency telling him a deaf person cannot work at a
HelpDesk?

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THE BORING LECTURE AND THE INTERPRETER
   All interpreters are stuck with boring lectures
that put most of the audience into sleep, be it
the deaf or the hearing listeners.
   There is a twist, however. The lecture was so
boring to a hearing neighbor of DeafDigest editor.
   She does not know ASL but said that instead of
listening to the boring lecture she watched the
interpreter and found the signs fascinating!

PARTYING IT UP IN BOTSWANA
   It does not matter where in the world, many people
like to party, especially in Botswana, a nation in
Africa.
   A popular nightclub in Gaborone West, Botswana's
largest city is Grand West.
   Making sure order is maintained among the revelers
is bouncer Moffat Setume.
   He is deaf. Been bouncing ill-behaved revelers
at the club for eight years. 

A PROTEST IN SIERRA LEONE
   It is almost always that members of an organization
do not like the officers.
   The most common way to deal with these officers is
to vote them out of the office.
   Maybe it is different in Sierra Leone. Members of the
Sierra Leone Association for the Deaf felt that the
officers were corrupt and needed to be replaced.
   Instead of asking for a special election, the members
marched up and down the streets of Freetown, a city in
Sierra Leone, demanding ousters of these officers!

A COMPLAINT IN KLANG VALLEY
   Klang Valley is a region in Malaysia. And there is
a complaint among the deaf residents in the region.
   Signs at public transportation facilities (buses and
trains) are so dim that it is hard to read from afar.
This is important because the deaf cannot hear these
Public Announcement messages and must rely on displays.
   This form of compliance is actually a non-compliance
as far as the deaf are concerned!

ECONOMICS AND THE DEAF
   For fun reading among non-economics (or even among
economics, for that matter) is the book - Freakonomics.
   The authors have come up with a new book that has
hit the bookstore shelves - SuperFreakonomics.
   DeafDigest editor cannot help but wonder if a
Deaf Economist could come up with a book titled
Deafonomics?
   Would be interesting reading? It could deal with
such questions like:

- why is it expensive to be deaf?
- value of hearing aid vs value of a cI
- value of Gallaudet & NTID versus hearing colleges
- monetary breakdowns: residential versus mainstreamed programs

and so on

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses

   The web site is at:

http://www.amphl.org/

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I've made several pizza runs to a hotel near a major
airport and these customers were air pilots and
flight attendants that get together and have a
great time (between flights)

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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

she is married to a fellow sign-language user

Hey! Does not say if the fellow sign-language user
is deaf or is a Coda with sign language skills
or an interpreter or a hearing person that picked
up sign language.

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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 last silent weekend, including the
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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!  Many of our current
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Silent Weekend!

There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences
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Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
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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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A scandal is going on in Dallas, Texas. The police have,
over a 3-year span, ticketed 39 drivers for not speaking
English.

While it is not deaf-related, it could might be. Were
any of these drivers, deaf and ASL-speaking, which may not
be considered English by the police?

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

DeafDigest editor saw this article off a web posting, on how the disabled,
the deaf included, try to deal with the college life, this one at University
of Texas.

This article was written by Israel Perez, of the Daily Texan

to read this article, click on http://deafdigest.com/texas

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

football ASL?

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=71004

#13 is saying shoulder
#17 is saying out
#14 is saying "I threaten you physically"

Of course, ASL purists would not agree!

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Question of the week:

Q. I love to watch the soap operas. Have there been any
soap plots involving the deaf?

A. During the seventies, "Search for Tomorrow" involved
a deaf character (Linda Bove) who fell in love with her
doctor, and they "lived happily forever." The other one
was "Guiding Light" where the leading character fell
in love with Abby, a deaf Amish woman (Amy Ecklund).

There may be others. DeafDigest is not sure.

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 some newspaper reporters stop saying that we, the deaf,
are "not normal."

A newspaper, in Fuji, said:

These are not normal people that we are dealing with. We have
to treat them specially

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1576 - Thomas Filsby, a deaf man, married Ursula Russel, a hearing
woman, in a church ceremony in Leicester, England. This marriage
was duly recorded in the church books, and is known to be one of the
earliest known church weddings involving the deaf,

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Deaf and the Money:

Deaf athletic groups need to take notice of the lesson
learned by the national deaf Fuji rugby team. If the team
is being funded for an overseas trip by the national
hearing rugby governing body, then all other offers for
corporate sponsorships may need to be turned down - to
avoid corporate conflicts.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

A deaf activist, who has requested anonymity with himself
and with the location of his residence, loves
junk food but was constantly frustrated with the
hassles of being able to order food from the
comfort of his car.

Over a period of time he went to thirty different
fast food outlets in a mid-sized American city,
to see if he is able to get his orders through from
his car.

the results are:

13 - successful orders from his car
12 - unsuccessful orders from his car

for reasons of his own, he did not want to involve the
area advocacy organizations of the deaf

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Search re-opened
Co-Science Directors
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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Job Announcement
Webmaster/IT Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Part-time Non-Exempt

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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Job Description
Director of Employment Services
Corliss Institute, Inc
Warren, Rhode Island

Overall job function: Agency liaison for all client work and business
functions. To structure the developing Program into 3 separate
services. To oversee Project staffing and performance. To monitor and
assess Department activities/goals, and to research additional
options. To assure that the Program services and goals result in
meaningful work in settings that are not segregated or sheltered.  

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Requirements:  M.A. desired, B.A. minimum. Experience with State
Rehabilitation agency procedures/policies for Supported Work.
Knowledge of deaf adults with developmental disabilities,
fluency in ASL required/capacity to gain these skills.
PR/networking skills with employers, state and private employment
groups and others.  Business skills and supervisory experience as
well as ability to assess viability in the areas of client need,
project viability (revenue, expenses, etc.) and public response.
Excellent writing skills, familiarity with Word, Excel and basic
programs, and the ability to be productive in team and independent
settings. 

Examples of Job Duties:
1. Works with Executive Director, Senior Team and funders/partners
to develop and refine Program.

2.  Recruits and interviews needed consultants, staff, interns and
volunteers.

3. Develops sales initiatives, customers, jobs and related Program
components through research, email, phone/videophone/TTY and
attendance at various events.

4. Develops Program promotional materials and events for increasing
public and consumer use.

5. Liaison to external entities.

6. Internal and formal Reports other documents to track Program
progress and outcomes.

7. Program and expenditure reports, revenue projections and other
documents.

8. Other duties as determined by supervisor/agency need.

This is a full-time exempt position, and includes full agency fringe
and benefits. 

Salary - high $40's. Limited relocation funds. Position funded for
one year; contingent upon generated revenue.

Cover letter/resume to:
Jean Moniz, Director of HR
Corliss Institute, Inc.
290 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885  

mailto:jmoniz@corliss.org
FAX to: 401-245-8023

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Position Available
Director of Student Admissions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Director of Student Admissions  

This is a full-time 12-month position.  At least a Master's
Degree in Psychology or related field. Possess proficiency in
sign language.  Supervise a full array of clinical student/family
support services.  Collaborate with LEAs and families regarding
enrolment and coordinate the PDE approval process. Coordinate
the scheduling and completion of Biannual and Triennial
multidisciplinary evaluations ERs, IEPs and standardized
school-wide assessment services.  Collaborate on the transition
to school age process and the ESY/Summer Program.    

Deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Send letter of interest and resume/vitae to: 

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at:
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining
professional competence, and participating in professional
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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position openings
substitute teachers
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures
please click on:

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

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(updated October 25th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

- HIV Educator (WSR) - 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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Today's homecoming day game

Gallaudet        37
Becker College         0

Gallaudet is now 4-4 for the season with two games remaining!

- Very Hot News

Linda Bove represented the deaf, at the
The Hollywood Disabilities Forum that took
place today. The issue, among the disabled,
the deaf, included is why Hollywood is not
hiring them for all jobs in the entertainment
industry. 

- Sunday October 18th 

T. Alan Hurwitz was announced as the next president of
Gallaudet University.

- Monday October 19th

Replacing Hurwitz, for the time being, will be
James J. DeCaro. He was appointed as the
interim president of NTID. It is not a new
experience for him, for he has twice served
in that capacity. He begins interim work on
December 1st.

Said a source who requested anonymity:

He's a good choice for the interim as he knows how
the system works

- Tuesday October 20th

A cochlear implant for every deaf child in Ontario. And
that the Ontario government should pay for these
implants. These were the requests that the
VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, an advocacy
group, have made.

- Wednesday October 21st

Gallaudet's mission has been completed. Up next is the
National Association of the Deaf. This organization
will be searching for the next CEO to replace the
retiring Nancy Bloch. A search committee has been
formed, headed by Kirsten Poston with
Melissa Draganac-Hawk assisting her. Filling out the
search group are six other individuals.

NTID will come up next as they will need someone to
replace T. Alan Hurwitz

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Sign Stage is lucky. It was reported in DeafDigest
a couple of weeks ago that an insider embezzled funds
from the deaf theatrical group. The embezzler's family
paid back the funds. 

Said the Cleveland-base Sign Stage officials:

The total was significant to the modestly funded
for-profit theater company

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The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org and http://www.dycc.org

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A MYSTERY ASL ON A TV PROGRAM
   Few years ago, a leading character used ASL for a short
time on a TV program.
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor researched the TV show on
the web site to find out why was the actor using ASL.
There was no real reason for it; there were no deaf characters
on the show; there was no deaf plot on the show; nothing at
all related to deafness.
   Why ASL? Sometimes scriptwriters would put it in the show
for no reason at all!

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

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

SAYING SOMETHING IMPORTANT OR NOT IMPORTANT
   A deaf person drove his car to the car inspection
station.
   After the inspections were done, the inspector
said something that was impossible to understand.
   The deaf person was concerned. He only wanted his
car to pass inspection. Was the inspector saying
something?
   The deaf person was going to hand him a pen and
pad to ask him to write out what he was saying.
But just before he gave him the pen and pad, he read
the inspection report.
   It said:

passed

   The deaf person immediately drove away, glad that
his car passed the inspection, but at the same time
was wondering if the inspector was really saying
something important?

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

THE POWER TO HIRE
   In many workplaces, we may need to know who has
the power to hire - the manager or the human
resources person?
   The manager normally has the power to hire, but
the one that screens out the application forms is
the human resources person.
   This being said, the human resources person would
often toss out applications from deaf job seekers that
the manager may probably want to hire.
   Happens everywhere. The classic example was a deaf
engineer who was rejected by the human resources
person. But the manager, whose son was deaf, found
out about it - and immediately hired the deaf
engineer!

RELIGION AND EDUCATION OF THE DEAF
   Deaf historians Outsa Toura and Anu Savolainen,
both of Finland, researched the history of Deaf
Education in the late 19th century and came to
an interesting conclusion.
   It was that educators' goal was to teach deaf
language so that they could understand religion.
   Keep in mind the 1880 Milan Convention where
educators of deaf voted to endorse oral education
at the expense of sign language education.
   Adding both together the hope was for deaf children
to learn language orally in order to understand
religion!

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A DEAF DOCTOR IN CANADA
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned Megan Jack, a
deaf medical student at the University of Manitoba
medical school.
   She would not be the first deaf doctor in
Canada.
   There is one already in Toronto - Dr. Hartley
Bressler.
   Still, this leads to another question, is Dr
Bressler, the only deaf doctor in Canada?
   Again, do not know!

THE DEAF IN NEWSPAPER WRITING FIELD
   Do we have newspaper writers that are deaf?
Right now, yes, there is a few. DeafDigest
found out about a deaf man writing for the
Lodi News Sentinel newspaper in California.
   There is a twist. There were a few other deaf
individuals that wrote articles for newspapers.
They did not major in journalism, nor did they
aspire to careers in the newspaper field.
   They were printers. But because the newspapers
have been laying off people left and right, the
few surviving printers were asked to write
articles.
   This is not a joke. DeafDigest editor personally
knows of at least two of them.

DEAF ISSUES

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

Just because numbers of deaf students are low compared
to students of other disabilities, does not mean
we do not need more counselors that know and
understand the needs of the deaf

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing this remark:
I guess you really learn a lot for interpreting this session!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When I have worked at different events as a court reporter,
CART provider, or captioner, oftentimes people have
approached me who have never seen a steno machine up close. 

One of the first comments many people make when they see the
machine for the first time is that there are no letters on
the keys.  The tops of the keys are blank. They wonder how
we know which keys are which.

People who use the steno machine must memorize what all the keys
are.  There are 22 keys on the machine.  We use combinations of
letters to make other letters.  We don't depress one key at a
time like you would on a typewriter or computer keyboard, but
we stroke multiple keys at once, much like chords on a
piano. 

Writing whole words and phrases in a single stroke is a very
important factor in being able to reach the high speeds
necessary to be court reporters, CART providers, and captioners

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

There is no reason why a qualified deaf person could become
the project director - either at the field or at the
project headquarters. Yes, there is discrimination,
but some workplaces are less discriminatory than others!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
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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
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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.

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

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Rusty Wales' Wine of the Month

Salute!

Here's the link to our latest edition:

http://www.deafwalrus.com/newsletter/deaf-grapevine-2009-10.htm

As always, your comments regarding this newsletter or wine are welcome.  Enjoy!

Rusty

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

An issue surfaced on one of these interpreters' yahoogroups
was to how to deal with the Facebook. The big question is:

How does the personal use of this social media tool impact your
professional relationships with deaf/hard of hearing consumers?

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The Deaf and the Law

If you are deaf and are poor and cannot afford an attorney,
could one be found?

Depends.

1. Miranda Rights - only for criminal cases

2. Legal Aid - provided for civil and criminal cases; may reject
clients because of case overload or underfunding issues

3. New California Law (first one in USA) - the courts will grant
you an attorney in civil cases

Of course - getting an interpreter is another issue 

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   If an informal meeting is scheduled on the
Capitol Hill to address ADA amendments, and if
only few congressmen show up, it is not a big
concern.
   These meetings are to iron out issues before
worse ones surface down the road.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

we are having a big game to die (today)

....

What became of?

T. Alan Hurwitz

- past

member of deaf softball team in St Louis as a young man

- present

president-select, Gallaudet University

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   A metro transit stop just a short walk away from
Gallaudet? A pipe dream? No, if developers have their
way.
   A committee named "Save New York Avenue" has been
formed with one goal in mind - to erect a Metro stop
at the New York Avenue/Florida Avenue intersection.
That would be five blocks away from the Gallaudet
University campus.

(this project has reached reality; one can easily
take the Metro and a breezy 15 minute walk, one
is already on the Gallaudet campus)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   For years we thought Dick Tracy's Wrist Radio was
pure fantasy. Not so any more, and we are now reading about
Swatch teaming up with Microsoft to come up with Wrist
Wireless Data Watches.
   Before we will know it, we will come up with Deaf Wrist
Paging Devices. Yes, the keyboard will be tiny, but in
the era of miniaturization, who cares!

(Deaf Wristwatch Pagers have not yet, if it would,
reached reality)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

there have been cases of deaf parents refusing to place
their deaf children in classrooms taught by deaf teachers.

Yet, some of these deaf children end up as teachers of
the deaf when they grow up!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

One of your customers turns out to eventually grow to
become a famous person, and even delivers the commencement
address at your alma mater!

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Mom or Bob

can get pretty confusing at a family gathering when
mom is standing in one side of the room and Bob
is standing on the other side!

(these names 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  565495       11/04/2009
Food Service Supervisor    565667        10/30/2009
Educational Audiologist    565607        10/27/2009
Residential Advisor           565718       11/03/2009

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

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

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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announcing an opening
Transition Assistant
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Part-Time, 25 hr/wk

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Student Transition
Services (STS) for the Career Academy and Transition
Services (CATS) Program, this High School position assists in
a variety of duties related to building students' work
experience in order to exit the school system and enter
adult life.         

PRIMARY DUTIES:
(a) Supervises students in the Student Work Group during the school
day and in the Student Employment Program from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm,
Monday through Thursday.

(b) Receives work assignments from STS Coordinator, reviews
assignments, plans work accordingly, organizes, maintains and cares
for tools and supplies needed to carry out the work assignment.
Collaborates with Plant Operations, Custodial and Residential
Life staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma or equivalent certificate.  Preference given
to those with college related course work.  Good judgment,
flexibility and dependability.   Excellent American Sign
Language skills.   Some knowledge of career and vocational
training.

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website, http://www.asd-1817.org to download an
application and review the entire job description.   All
resumes and letters of application may be submitted to:   

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, Massachusetts

The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts is
growing and seeking qualified applicants for the following
positions:

- Middle School Supervising Teacher
- Educational Audiologist
- Classroom Aides
- ASL Specialist
- Residential Counselor - Girls Dorm
- Child Care Workers - Walden School
- Wraparound Family Partner - Walden School
- Educational Director - Walden School
- Preschool Special Needs Teacher of the Deaf - Randolph Campus

For more information about these positions and how to apply please go
to our web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or send resume, cover letter
and 3 written letters of recommendations/references to:

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

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf's mission is to ensure that deaf
and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an
educational environment where language and communication are keys
to building competence, character and community.

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position opening
Instructor in Interpreter Preparation - American Sign Language/English
Northwestern CT Community College

Winsted, CT
10 Months, Tenure-Track Position
SEARCH EXTENDED
(IPP01)

Starting Date: August 25, 2010

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 TO NCCC, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
(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 November
20, 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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open position
Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT)
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology                                                   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or
related field. 

Sign language proficiency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience.

AA/EOE
Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009
This position is subject to available funding
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 

https://mycareer.rit.edu                                                            

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632

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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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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

today!

Dr T. Alan Hurwitz becomes the 10th president of Gallaudet
University.

DeafDigest extends congratulations to Alan

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Gallaudet University Trustees Name T. Alan Hurwitz President

Washington, D.C. - Dr. Benjamin Soukup, chair of the Gallaudet University 
Board of Trustees, today announced the appointment of Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz 
as the university's tenth president.

Gallaudet, established in 1864 by an act of Congress, is the world's only 
liberal arts university for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students

Hurwitz, who is deaf, currently serves as president of the National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight colleges within the 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and vice president and dean of 
RIT. He has worked at NTID/RIT since 1970, first as an instructor in RIT's 
College of Engineering and subsequently, as an NTID professor, department 
chair, dean, and the college's president. Throughout his career he has been
active in a variety of professional organizations, including serving as 
president of both the National Association of the Deaf and the World 
Organization of Jewish Deaf.

In Dr. Alan Hurwitz the Board of Trustees has chosen a leader for Gallaudet 
who possesses an extensive and distinguished track record in the field of 
higher education for deaf and hard of hearing persons. This expertise,
along with his commitment to Gallaudet's unique mission and strategic 
plan, ensures that he is the right person to lead the university as it 
seeks to attract and educate students from a variety of educational and
communication backgrounds,  Soukup said.

The announcement of Hurwitz's appointment follows a year-long search 
process that was the object of intense scrutiny due to past protests 
related to two presidential appointments. The trustees and the presidential 
search committee took extraordinary steps to ensure and demonstrate that 
this search was in every way inclusive, fair and transparent.

Hurwitz, who will take office in January, succeeds Dr. Robert Davila, 
the university's president since 2007.

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Also, the link from NTID public relations office:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/media/full_text.php?article_id=1060

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Said NBC News today:

No Protests Expected With Latest Gallaudet President-Select

Thank goodness!

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- Thursday October 15th 

Former Australia prime minister John Howard said on a TV
news program that he struggled with his life long hearing
loss


- Friday October 16th

The judge in South Dakota, in response to the lawsuit five
parents have filed with respect to reduction of services
at South Dakota School for the Deaf, said it may be out of
Federal court's turf.

The plaintiff's attorney does not agree and will fight on.

- Saturday October 17th 

A new book, "The Deaf Doctor" has been published in Great
Britain by author Marian Eason, not deaf. It is about
her father Ted Eason, a physician. He became late-deafened
and could not continue in the medical profession. Instead
he became a farmer, specializing in centipedes, and
eventually became Great Britain's best myriapodologist
(those that study centipedes)


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   Megan Jack, who is deaf, is a medical school student at
the University of Manitoba medical school. DeafDigest is not
sure if she will be the first deaf Canadian to become a physician
or if there are other deaf Canadian physicians before her.

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   The nation of Maldives conducted their cabinet meeting
..under water.
    How did the cabinet members communicate? Yes, via sign
language. It is the first cabinet meeting of any country 
where members used signs to communicate with each other!

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CODA'S HIDDEN HEARING LOSS
   This is a true story. A Coda grew up, making many
friends with with hearing people. He would talk with
them a lot on voice telephone every day.
   He graduated from college and applied for a job.
He was required to take a hearing exam before the
job could be offered him.
   After the hearing exam, the examiner told the
Coda that he has a serious hearing loss.
   It was a shock to him because in his years being
with his hearing friends, he never realized he had
a hearing loss.
   True or false? You decide!

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

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



A NERVOUS AIRLINE CLERK
   Another true story. Few years ago, many deaf people
were at the airport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, waiting
to get on an airplane.
   The ticket clerk saw all these deaf people, signing
to each other, and she panicked.
   She used her microphone, requesting that all deaf
people to report to her.
   Of course, deaf people cannot hear and would not know
about the public announcement.
   Fortunately, an interpreter heard the announcement
and told all deaf people to line up to report to the
ticket counter clerk.
   Why would a hearing person think that a deaf person
can hear?
   Always a mystery.


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

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


BEING GLOBALLY INVOLVED WITH THE DEAF
   Cheryl L. Dickson, not deaf, is everywhere.
There was a press release of her being elected
as the president-elect of The Alexander Graham Bell 
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) 
Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
   Huh? We've always known of AgBell as the
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing. But the one with Listening 
and Spoken Language? Yes, the latter is a
subsidiary of AgBell.
   Now back to Dickson. She owns a private
practice in Sydney, Australia. She also serves
as clinical director for The Hearing House in 
Auckland, New Zealand. And now this - president-elect
of an American organization.
   Three nations. Three different groups. Three
different English accents.
   Whew!


HEARING HUSH-HUSH, DEAF HUSH-HUSH
   A few weeks ago an interesting story was
published in the Washington Post regarding
hush-hush at the Capitol Hill committee
meetings.
   Legislative aides, wishing to discuss
matters of importance, must whisper without
giving themselves away. And, yes, ears are
everywhere, ever so curiously.
   Deaf hush-hush? Yes, let us take the
Gallaudet board of trustees meetings as an
example. Deaf trustees try to hide their
signs or to sign in codes when discussing
something sensitive with their fellow
trustees. Yes, eyes are everywhere, ever
so curiously!


A TEXT MESSAGING PIONEER
   The Wikipedia says that David Jackson,
a deaf Briton, became the first deaf person
to send a text message. That was in 1995.
   The link is at:

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

   DeafDigest disagrees. The first deaf person
was Nan Sanders, Vienna, VA. She and her
hearing husband were attending a big conference
of radio hams in Ohio in the early eighties.
   Thousands of radio hams were at the conference
and it is so easy to get lost. Her husband, an
electronics expert, crafted a pocket TTY device
to a talkie-rig. When he wanted to contact his
wife, a buzzer would tell her a message was
forthcoming. She would turn on the device.
to read the message.
   This device created a sensation among these
admiring hearing radio hams and electronics
hobbyists in Northern Virginia.


HYBRID CARS PERFECT FOR DEAF DRIVERS
   Many people complain that cars are too noisy.
An example was the mention last week in DeafDigest
of convertibles making drivers deaf!
   But there is a twist to these hybrid cars.
People are complaining...not that these cars
create noise...but that there is a lack of noise.
   Noise in cars is a comfort zone for hearing
drivers. They want to know that a car is passing
them by from behind, that the engine is running
smoothly, that the brakes are working properly,
etc.
   Not a problem with us, the deaf drivers.


DISABILITY SERVICES IN COLLEGES MAY HAVE PROBLEMS
   There was a story published in a newspaper in
Wyoming.
   The title was:

Disability Services undermanned and overworked

   What this means is that when states are broke,
then disability services in state colleges may
not receive enough funding.
   And when this happens, the ability to serve the
deaf with interpreters, CART services and note takers.
may be compromised.
   A perfect solution? Yes - just attend either
Gallaudet or NTID/RIT!


OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
   We have many, many organizations, both national and
local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
   One such organization is:

National Counselors of the Deaf Association

   The web site is at:
http://www.ncdacounselors.org/index.html



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

On my last run of the day, I made a delivery to a house
where a drunk customer opened the door. He gave me a
fifty dollar bill. I told him I didn't have change for
it; He said never mind and to keep the change!


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?

famous percussionist Eve Glennie was described as
profoundly deaf, which is to say she's not entirely
deaf



is it the same as saying a person wears eye glasses which
is to say he's not entirely blind?


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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 last silent weekend, including the 
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the 
Silent Weekend!

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 and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
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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 July, 2010?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The deaf of New Zealand are upset over the 
New Zealand Film Commission standards which require
English subtitles for films in any other language 
than English.
   Deaf New Zealanders wishing to watch English-language
movies are simply out of luck.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Communication Accessibility Brings Its Own Problems

by Mary E Wambach, Executive Director, The Corliss
Institute, Warren, RI. It is a social service agency
that provides services to the deaf in the state of
Rhode Island. She also serves on the Board of Trustees
at Rhode Island School for the Deaf.

Anyway, the article focuses on funding scams that
prey on the Deaf Community

Do click on http://deafdigest.com/wambach



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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jill Bianco
deaf female baseball player

(baseball, not softball, two completely different sports)

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/oct/11/baseball-sense-keeps-deaf-player-in-game/

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Question of the week:

Q. Does Hollywood hire deaf consultants for movies that
involve dead characters?

A. Yes and no, but in many cases Hollywood producers pretty
much disregard the advice of deaf consultants. This is
regrettable; hearing actors that play deaf roles do not
play it very well and the deaf patrons immediately
spot this sort of phoniness. And sign language, at best,
is bad.



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 all will work with incoming president Dr. T. Alan
Hurwitz to make Gallaudet a success

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1892 - Albert Ballin, who was deaf, was hired
by the Democratic Party of New York as a full time
election staffer. His job was to rally votes for
Democratic Party candidates

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Deaf and the Money:

Money talks?

$500,000 donated by Rush Limbaugh to House Ear Institute.

The NFL does not want him but House Ear Institute
loves him.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

20 +

number of applications for Gallaudet presidency in 2007

and

number of applications for Gallaudet presidency in 2009

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Position Available
Director of Student Admissions
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf                  
Philadelphia, PA

Director of Student Admissions  

This is a full-time 12-month position.  At least a Master's 
Degree in Psychology or related field. Possess proficiency in 
sign language.  Supervise a full array of clinical student/family 
support services.  Collaborate with LEAs and families regarding 
enrolment and coordinate the PDE approval process. Coordinate 
the scheduling and completion of Biannual and Triennial 
multidisciplinary evaluations ERs, IEPs and standardized 
school-wide assessment services.  Collaborate on the transition 
to school age process and the ESY/Summer Program.    

Deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Send letter of interest and resume/vitae to: 

Jane Homka
Executive Secretary
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W. School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

e-mail: mailto:jhomka@psd.org

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at: 
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language 
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching 
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum 
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs 
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office 
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining 
professional competence, and participating in professional 
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in 
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must 
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective 
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student 
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible 
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized 
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign 
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American 
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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Position opening
Full-Time Staff Assistant (Project Coordinator)
Gallaudet University Regional Center
at Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA


FULL-TIME STAFF ASSISTANT (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Gallaudet University 
Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College:  
(Twelve-month, MCCC unit position.)  This position is grant funded 
on an annual basis by Gallaudet University's College of Professional 
Studies and Outreach.  Gallaudet University Regional Center serves 
the Northeast states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. As necessary on a 
periodic basis, the individual appointed to this position will be 
expected to work during evening and/or weekends to accommodate the 
requirements of the work area.  

Anticipated start date: November, 2009

Responsibilities:
In collaboration with Gallaudet University's College of Professional 
Studies and Outreach, the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 
and other Gallaudet University departments, initiate, plan, organize 
and implement projects across the region in support of Gallaudet 
University's strategic plan, including conferences, training, and 
courses to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, their 
families, and professionals who serve them. Coordinate identified 
projects through a complete development cycle from project definition 
to development, dissemination, and evaluation. Coordinate the process 
for determining project goals, budgets, and timelines, in collaboration 
with other stakeholders. Prepare project communications including 
regular status updates.
 
Remain abreast of current trends and issues in education, rehabilitation, 
culture, and linguistics as they relate to deaf and hard of hearing 
individuals.  Develop professional networks across the region.  Actively 
pursue collaborative opportunities, identify and respond to training 
needs and requests throughout the region.  Be proactive in creating new 
opportunities for Gallaudet University to have an impact in the region. 
Handle multiple projects simultaneously. Support the GURC's public 
relations role, representing Gallaudet University and providing 
information about the academic, service and support programs at the 
University as well as all training, publications, outreach, partnership, 
enrollment, and recruitment initiatives.  Assist with other GURC 
activities as assigned, including the Regional Academic Bowl and 
Shared Reading initiatives.

Minimum qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf education, 
rehabilitation or related field) required.  Master's degree in related 
field preferred.  Two years of work experience in deaf education, 
rehabilitation or related field, Fluency in sign language required. 
Demonstrated ability to form partnerships and working collaborations 
with a diverse group of people including teachers, educational 
professionals, parents, and members of the deaf community. Excellent 
interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to communicate clearly 
and effectively across great distances through a variety of media. 
Demonstrated ability to work independently, self-motivate and 
initiate and manage programs. Communicate clearly and concisely, in 
writing.  Computer skills sufficient to manage workload efficiently, 
produce professional materials, and manage data. Ability to be flexible 
with work schedule. Willing to travel extensively throughout the region.  
Possession of a valid driver?s license and ability to drive a motor 
vehicle.

To apply:
http://www.necc.mass.edu/hr/employment.php

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and background. The approximate 
salary range for this position is $36,560 - $43,000 with full fringe 
benefits.   

Deadline: October 30, 2009

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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News

The next president of Gallaudet will be introduced on
Sunday October 18th at 1 pm.

DeafDigest prays that the announcement will be accepted
by everyone.

We cannot afford a third mass protest.


- Sunday October 11th 

Deaf pro golfer Sung Lee, South Korea, lost his chance to win
the 1.25 million dollar Indian Open by losing in the first extra
hole in the playoffs. He won his only other pro tournament in 2007


- Monday October 12th

Because of budgetary concerns, the Washington, DC police may
drop its  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit. Instead, police
officers interested in interacting with the deaf and the hard of
hearing may volunteer for special training in order to respond
to incidents in the deaf/hard of hearing community 

 
- Tuesday October 13th

The New York Deaf theatrical community has protested the casting
of a hearing actor in the play "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
where the main character is a deaf person. The play producers
have refused to budge from their casting decision.
 

- Wednesday October 14th

The Gallaudet presidential search committee said that the
new president will be announced on Sunday October 18th


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)


..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

a year ago in DeafDigest News of the Week -

   Gallaudet board of trustees has formed the Presidential
Search Advisory Committee. It will be headed by Jim Macfadden,
with Cynthia Ashby, Nancy Kelly-Jones, and Frank Wu serving
as committee members. Additional members will be added
later on.
   Sole mission is - find a good person to serve as the
next Gallaudet president.
   This good person shall have these qualities:

- leadership skills
- understanding of deaf/hard of hearing communities
- other characteristics

   The buzzword right now is: PSAC ! This is the name of
the newly minted committee.

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Kristine Hall, who is deaf, will be featured on
The Price is Right TV game show. They are saying
she may be the first deaf contestant to reach
the finals. DeafDigest is not sure of that claim,
but much research must be done to determine if
Kristine has become the first deaf finalist
in any TV game show.

..

Signing Gospel Concert 2009!
Friday, October 30, 2009; 7:30 pm 

Evangel Cathedral 
13901 Central Ave.,
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

For more info:  email mailto:signsofworship@gmail.com

..

The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian, 
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf


For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com 
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org
 
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A REQUEST FOR AN INTERPRETER
   This is a true story. A deaf person was arrested
in Cleveland few years ago. The police station did not
know where to get an interpreter for him. The police
chief had to call several interpreting agencies to ask
for cost of an interpreter. This took almost all day!
   If we request an interpreter, and the interpreter
shows up in one hour, we are lucky!

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

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



A DEAF PILOT AND A MILITARY PLANE
   We have about 200 deaf and hard of hearing pilots
all over the world. Almost all of them cannot use the
radio to communicate with the tower because of their deafness.
   What happens if a military plane flies to the deaf
pilot's airplane?
   Not a problem because all deaf pilots know that if a
military plane is on the right side of the airplane,
it is a signal to land at the nearest airport.   

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


THE DEAF IN AUSTRALIA
   Australia has approximately 150,000 deaf people.
Historians know that England, in the 18th century,
sent their prisoners to Australia to live there
for good.
   Were there any deaf people among the prisoners
sent to Australia?
   Yes, some of them were, according to Breda
Carty and Darlene Thornton, Australian Deaf
historians.


GALLAUDET LOOK-ALIKES IN WASHINGTON, DC
   Do we have Gallaudet "copycats" in Washington, DC?
Can't be since there is only one Gallaudet University
in the District of Columbia.
   Take a look at the Bison, the mascot and the nickname
of all Gallaudet athletic teams.
   Howard University uses the same Bison nickname as
Gallaudet. Indeed way back when there were Gallaudet-Howard
athletic contests in baseball, basketball and football, it
was the Bison against the Bison.
   And now this - Buff and Blue is Gallaudet's colors.
George Washington University has this same Buff and
Blue colors that they tout as theirs!
   And speaking of the logos, the George Washington
University logo may be confused as Gallaudet's logo
if one looks at it from afar.

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NFL'S FIRST DEAF OWNER?
   The owners of the teams in the National Football
League are hearing. We've never had a deaf owner.
   If Rush Limbaugh stayed with the group that wants
to buy the St Louis Rams, he would have been the first 
deaf owner of NFL. He uses the CI to function as a hearing
person since he lost his hearing as he got older.
   He was quickly dumped by the prospective ownership
group when too many people complained about him.  


A DEAF UPHOLSTERER IN TEXAS
   Upholstery may be a dying profession in the
Deaf Community.
   We had a good number of deaf upholsterers in the
past, but not too many, if any, nowadays.
   There is one in Texas, especially in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area.
   DeafDigest editor spotted the ad while
surfing the internet.



DEAF ISSUES

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

While we have 2,000 deaf education programs in USA,
only a tiny fraction have counselors that know the
deaf and are qualified to advise the deaf


(series to continue until it runs out)


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:
are you a family member of the client?

screamed the interpreter:
I'm a PROFESSIONAL !



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Although the basic keyboard layout of a steno machine 
has not changed in this new digital age, there are many
features about newer steno machines that have changed. 

Just as we have gone from manual to electric typewriters 
to computer keyboards, there also have been changes in
the stroke depth, tension adjustments, and keyboard 
pressure for steno machines. 

With older steno machines, the keys had to be depressed 
hard enough and deep enough so that the keys would make
contact with a ribbon that would leave an ink imprint 
on the steno paper. Now there are new steno machines where
keys can barely be touched, and they still will make contact 
to record the steno strokes. 

The touch of a steno keyboard is still a very personal 
preference.  Some court reporters and captioners prefer
longer, deeper strokes, while others like a very light 
touch.  Some steno machines are highly adjustable and can
adapt to both long and short strokes, while others have now 
eliminated much of the up and down movement of the
keys and require very little pressure on the keyboard.

When purchasing a new steno machine, one of the main things 
that court reporters or captioners consider is how the
touch feels to them.  

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

there is no such a thing as ADA in where I work, but it all
depends on who you are with - some groups have positive attitudes
towards the deaf whereas others do not; you just deal with
whatever you're faced with!

(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
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 
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The USA Today ran a piece on deaf prisoners, saying that
their lives are being made more miserable behind the
prison walls

..

The Deaf and the Law

   Suppose it is a rural setting and a police officer
stops a deaf person on a traffic violation and an
interpreter is requested. What is the officer going
to do?
   The rule of thumb is to wait for a reasonable
amount of time - and if the interpreter is not
available (rural area), then the police officer
is obligated to use pad and pen.
   This is not a hard and fast rule, though.

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   What are you going to do if ADA regulations are
being followed but the way it is being followed
is weak?
   Examples are:

- garbled captions on a TV program
- shoddy interpreting
- feeble flashing signalers 

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the ghey (key) factor is that we need to.....

....

What became of?


Donald Moore

- past

student, Gallaudet University

- present

Information Technology officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Doug Pravda, a 2nd year student at Harvard Law
School, has made the Harvard Law Review - it is
understood that he is the first deaf person to achieve
this honor at Harvard.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Sign language less important than Sotho and Venda, both spoken
languages in South Africa?
   There are more deaf people using South African Sign Language
as opposed to those that speak Sotho and Venda. Despite these stats
the government refuses to recognize the South African Sign Language
as an official language.
   South Africa already has 11 official languages. What is one more
language to this nation? Deaf leaders are spearheading the movement
to win government recognition of Sign Language.

(editor's note: sign language has since then won recognition in
South Africa)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that when something goes wrong, the 
deaf person is blamed for it?

It may not matter that he may not have been
within 500 feet of whatever happened!

Examples are:

- dented wall in the apartment hallway
- a broken vase in a workplace desk
- a dent in the door of a parked car
- a trampled-on plant in a garden

The angry hearing person, upon discovering
the mishap, will immediately point his finger
at the deaf person!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Your customers allow you to reschedule them so you can 
attend your health benefits open enrollment meeting
..something you were not aware about until the week 
before

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

said a DeafDigest subscriber:

I went to a hospital for a doctor's appointment.
At the registration counter, I was asked for my 
mailing address, but I thought she said billing
address.

I couldn't lipread the difference between
mailing and billing



(these names 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  565495       11/04/2009                     
Food Service Supervisor    565667        10/30/2009                                    
Educational Audiologist    565607        10/27/2009        

(#) = number of job 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: 
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 Openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

-Middle School Supervising Teacher
The Learning Center for the Deaf

- Education Director
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf.

Competitive salary, full range of benefits.  

For more information on the positions listed above visit our 
web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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
Family Partner
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA


Definition: The Family Partner works in the community support
Wraparound program.  She/he is responsible for support and advocacy
to parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and helping
families identify strengths, needs and access community resources.

Requirements:   The candidate should have experience providing
supportive services to families or to individuals with emotional or
behavioral disturbance, preferably as a caregiver. ASL skills and
bicultural competency are required. Bachelor's degree preferred but
not necessary.  The Family Partner must be able to work
collaboratively with a team and possess effective interpersonal and
communication skills. Time flexibility and some availability during
evening/weekend hours is required as is a valid Massachusetts
drivers' license.

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
8484 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org

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Job Opportunity
Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm

Residential Counselor will provide leadership to residential 
students to develop, implement and monitor all residential 
activities, which support residential students' social, physical, 
intellectual, communication and emotional development.

Requirements:   BA/BS degree in Human Services or equivalent
preferred. High School diploma with 2 years of experience in
residential setting or supervisory level may be equivalent. Fluent in
American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work effectively
as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and priorities important to
the students' needs in residential program preferred. Competency in
Microsoft Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied
schedule. MA Driver License must be secured and in good standings.
Experience and skill in developing, implementing and/or planning
activities for residential students.   Reports to Peter Bailey,
Director of Student Life.

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
8484 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/ Vermont Center for the Deaf and 
Hard of Hearing 
various locations in Vermont

- Education Interpreter - 2 positions available, separate
locations; Bennington VT & Brattleboro  VT

Fluency in ASL required

RID certification preferred.

Successful completion of Interpreter training Program preferred

 
- Client Support Specialist For ACCESS

Access is a community based employment program for  Deaf & Hard of
Hearing individuals. Two openings for this part time position - 10 hrs

a week-short term to cover maternity leave. Anticipated for 3 months
starting in December 2009. Brattleboro, VT

H S diploma required

Experience with deafness & Deaf Culture

Valid driver's license & personal car required.

Must be flexible-some evening work may be required

 

- Director of Alternative Programs

Full time  in Brattleboro VT

VT State Adm. License

Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field

Minimum of 5 yrs. Of teaching &  Adm. Experience

Proficiency in ASL


Please send letter of interest & resume to Kelly Therieau at
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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announcing an opening for 
Elementary School Teacher - temporary
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre 
campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  

It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided 
private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first 
permanent school for the deaf in America.  
                                    
PRIMARY DUTIES                                             
(a) Instructs deaf/hearing-impaired students in academic/life 
skills.  

(b) Evaluates student performance, provides feedback as needed
  
(c) Prepares reports, IEP's, parent letters, lesson plans and 
other reports as needed.   

(d) Maintains appropriate classroom management and environment  

(e) Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work, 
curriculum work.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf, appropriate State of 
CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus. 
Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative team 
setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.  
Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will 
be considered.

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

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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employment opportunity - available now
Elementary Teacher
Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf
Las Vegas, NV

Required credentials:
Send an application, current resume, letters of recommendation 
and copies of transcripts

Minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree, preferably Master's Degree in Deaf Education

- Experience teaching and working with Deaf and hard of hearing 
students

- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the advanced skill 
level

Major duties and responsibilities:
- Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction; 
prepares lesson plans and develops input for the Individualized 
Education Plan (IEP).

- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the areas of assessments, 
progress monitoring, behavior management, and curriculum
development.

- Participates in activities related to staff development and 
training/workshops.

To obtain information: Please contact Cathy Bennett, Director at 
mailto:cbennett@lvcsd.org

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open position
Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT)
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
Rochester Institute of Technology                                                   
                                                                        

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or 
related field. 

Sign language proficiency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience.


AA/EOE
Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009
This position is subject to available funding
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 
                                   

https://mycareer.rit.edu                                                            
                                                                        
KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632

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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 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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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

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October Savings on Smoke Alarms

Save on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors during Fire Safety
Month.

Harris Communications has smoke and carbon monoxide detectors/alarms
on sale for 20% off during the whole month of October!

These products are designed for deaf and hard of hearing people,
including the Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock that listens
for T3 smoke alarms and then broadcasts a low frequency alarm or
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This clock has been found to be more-effective at alerting and
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Sunday October 4th 

In Ontario, Canada leaders of a political party are thinking
of thwarting a deaf attorney from running for public office.
The story did not mention the name of the deaf attorney,
nor the name of the political party

- Monday October 5th

ground will be broken on the campus of Ohio School for the
Deaf this coming spring for construction of new buildings
with completion slated in summer of 2011

- Tuesday October 6th

IDEAS (Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase),
during its conference, stressed the need for more assistive devices
to help the deaf. This group tries to enforce compliance with the
sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

- Wednesday October 7th

A new statue of Helen Keller has been unveiled at the
National Statuary Hall Collection on the Capitol

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   India is notorious for discriminating against the deaf;
there is much more to it than calling all the deaf people
as deaf and dumb or even deaf-mute.
   Anyway Maniram Sharma, who is deaf, wanted to work in
the Indian Administrative Service, which is the equivalent
to our civil service. He was not able to do so because
of his deafness. It did not matter that he holds a doctorate
in Political Science.
   He would not give up and after 15 years of fighting,
he was finally hired by the Indian Administrative Service!

..

Signing Gospel Concert 2009!
Friday, October 30, 2009; 7:30 pm 

Evangel Cathedral
13901 Central Ave.,
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

For more info:  email mailto:signsofworship@gmail.com

..

The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp

The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf
and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds

African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian,
bi-racial, multi-racial

Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council

June 13-27, 2010
Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon

to see the flyer, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccflyer.pdf

for more information and camper application form, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccinformation1.pdf

to apply as a staff member:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication1.pdf
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccstaffapplication2.pdf

to apply as a camp worker:
http://deafdigest.com/uploads/dyccworkopportunities.pdf

For more information, contact: mailto:dycc2010@gmail.com
or http://www.deafpeopleofcolor.org

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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FALL SAVINGS AT WCI 

10% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS 

Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save
10% off the price in October.  

Choose from either hardwired or portable units. 

Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence
of smoke. 

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(V/TTY) or visit us online at:

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JOB COACHES AT AGENCIES SERVING THE DEAF
   Many service agencies serving the deaf have
job coaches.
   Why a job coach? To help the deaf person learn
at hearing workplace?
   Yes, but a more important reason is that hearing
employers refuse to hire the deaf, afraid of too many
problems with them
   This is why we have job coaches - to help the deaf
and also to help the hearing! 

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

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

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Wanna Earn 3.7 CEU's at one location?

Come to TERPexpo!

We are offering at least 2.5 CEU's or up to 3.7 CEU's at our
TERPexpo locations.

Announcing PETER COOK, our newest team member at TERPexpo!

He will be presenting "Narrative Development of Personal
Storytelling in ASL".

Other topics presented at TERPexpo: "Interpreting and SSP'ing
with Deaf Blind Consumers", "The Caller says What? VRS
Interpreting", & " Giving Regards to Broadway".

TERPexpo will have a TRI-Lingual Track sponsored by GraciasVRS

There's over 30 various topics available at TERPexpo for you
to earn the maximum of 3.7 CEU's possible at our locations.

You can find them all on http://www.terpexpo.com

It is our goal to provide QUALITY workshops, exhibit hall and
a very enjoyable evening experience at a truly affordable cost

http://www.terpexpo.com

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IMPORTANT HEARING PERSON IN MISSOURI
   About 10 years ago Missouri was broke. The
state government employees were told they could
not get Blackberry pagers.
   There was just one exception - the director of
Deaf Services for the Department of Mental Health
was allowed to have a Blackberry pager!
   Why? So, deaf patients that need counseling
could email the director!

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

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

DEAF MEDIA IN USA AND SOUTH AFRICA
   During the past Deaflympics, the Deaf Media
in USA was quick to report the results. DeafDigest
Sports was one of the American media outlets that
regularly reported the results of our Deaflympians.
   Not that so in South Africa. Deaf people in
South Africa were not informed on the performances
of their deaf athletes in the Deaflympics.
   Terence Parkin, the world's best deaf swimmer,
came home to South Africa with 7 gold medals. But
no one in South Africa knew about it!

THE PERFECT GALLAUDET PRESIDENT
   Could a human being be a perfect person?
Of course not.
   Could the next Gallaudet president be a perfect
person? No, because the next Gallaudet president is
still a human being, fraught with imperfections that
we all carry.
   Our four candidates have been analyzed, dissected
and poked with probes by a number of individuals,
continuously arguing and debating on their pros and
cons, strengths and weaknesses and all that.
   In the final analysis, whoever is selected as the
Gallaudet president will still be imperfect, just
like all of us.

A DEAF BARTENDER IN FLORIDA
   If you are driving through Bonita Springs in Florida
and are in the mood for a cold one, do stop at the
Trianon Hotel at the Promenade and go straight to the
bar.
  The bartender Tom Boyle is deaf. Said one of the bar
regulars:

He's a good bartender because he's funny. He's a nice person.

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Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest
deaf network on the internet !

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* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of
members !
Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

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For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (pagers, clocks, vibrators, signalers, phones, listening
systems, etc)....visit www.UnitedTTY.com !

Shop at UnitedTTY.com and get FREE SHIPPING and a
BEST PRICE guarantee.....everyday !

You can still get a $29.99/mo. Sidekick unlimited data plan thru
United TTY ! (at T-Mobile...you'll pay more) 

United TTY has brand new Sidekick 2008 for $49.99....or Sidekick LX
2009 for $229.99.....with a new 2-year contract.....AND....
the Sidekick Unlimited Data Plan is only $29.99/mo. *

* For non-existing, new T-Mobile customers only....or....
if you are a T-Mobile customer and are adding a new line
(credit approval and new contract is required)
Download the special T-Mobile order form at UnitedTTY.com

Got a broken Sidekick?.....United TTY sells Brand NEW Sidekick 2,
Sidekick 3, Sidekick ID and Sidekick SLIDE....with NO contract
required....just install your T-Mobile SIM card and it's ready to go!

Looking to upgrade or buy a replacement phone or pager?....Check out
www.UnitedTTYWireless.com for the best deals !

Problems hearing your cell phone or pager ring?.....Check out the new
Uni-Max Cell Phone/Pager Ring Tone Amplifier at UnitedTTY.com !

Free Catalog Available---"Resources and Equipment for People with
Hearing Loss"---sign up for one now at UnitedTTY.com !

Discount TTY Repair/Cleaning at the UTSS Service Center !

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Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
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For more information....contact:

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In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY)
FAX: (301) 963-0785
VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@unitedtty.com
Web:  http://www.unitedtty.com/
Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY

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GENERATIONS OF DOCTORS AND DENTISTS TAUGHT BY A DEAF MAN
   Doctors and dentists, that graduated from medical and
dental schools at Columbia University around the middle
of 20th century, took classes in biochemistry.
   These classes were taught by Horace Gillespie. He
was deaf, been deaf all his life.
   When he passed away in 1983, the obit mentioned
nothing about his deafness!

DEAF ISSUES

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

the guidance counselors, for the most part, do not have
training in working with deaf students, and are forced
to assume what they are doing is right

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

where can I learn sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Some people think that the steno machine is just a
miniaturized typewriter keyboard, but it is not.  

There are 22 keys on the keyboard.  You can depress
more that one key at a time, much like chords on a
piano keyboard.  

You can write complete words with one stroke on the
keyboard. You use your left hand to depress initial
consonants, your thumbs to depress vowel keys, and
your right hand to depress final consonants.  

Because there are so few keys on the keyboard, you
use combinations of letters to make other letters. 

For example, on the left side of the keyboard where
you write your initial consonants, there is no letter N.
In order to write a word where you need a sound for the
letter N, you would need to depress the T, P, H keys at the
same time. 

As you can see, people using the steno machine must either
attend school or do some sort of home-study in order to
learn steno theory.

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

My deafness is a challenge because I work with people of
different cultures and we must understand what we are
doing. By the time we all get used to each other, we
are moved to different jobs, thus starting the
communication process all over again!

(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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   Michael S. Argenyi, a deaf medical student at Creighton
University, is upset that his requests for CART services
have been refused - and as a consequence, has filed a complaint
in Omaha Federal Court.

..

The Deaf and the Law

location:
Michigan

case:
a deaf man, caught with marijuana, asked the court for leniency
because of his deafness

result:
Court said no

comment:
same thing as a deaf person caught speeding, and begging out of
a ticket because of his deafness, gesturing and faking and all
that

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Paperwork killing ADA?

A city, wanting to comply with the ADA on TTY
installations, interpreters, visual displays and
visual pagers, wrote up a 100-page contract.

Very easy for attorneys to play contract games,
and very easy for contractors to overlook small
details in the 100-page contract.

Very simple to just install the stuff that we need
instead of worrying, word for word, in the 100-page
contract.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

A Back (bacteria) was found in the city water

....

What became of?

Jermaine Bellamy

- past

hard hitting running back, Gallaudet University,
early nineties

- present

supervisor of facilities management at a
big shipyard, Newport News, VA

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The newest recipient of the 1999 Preminger Award
for International Leadership is Yerker Andersson.
   This honor is bestowed by the People to People
Committee on Disability, which was founded by President
Eisenhower. Yerker joins a select company of luminaries
such as Henry Kissinger and Madeline Albright, among
others.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Carrie Ann Lucas, not deaf, is an activist with
the disabled groups. She raised the issue of telephone
polling of this Presidential race, saying that pollsters
do not know what to do if they encounter a TTY machine.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   When a deaf traveler has logged over one million
miles plus with an airline, the airport personnel
should have pretty much have known who he is.
   Well, in the case of Bummy Burstein, Riverside, CA,
he is, from time to time, given a copy of safety
instructions by the flight hostess. Only that it is
in Braille!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You live in a state that; fortunately, is not laying off state
workers and even has a balanced budget.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

family members named:

- Erik
- Karen
- Aaron

(these names 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 Openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

-Middle School Supervising Teacher
The Learning Center for the Deaf

- Education Director
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf.

Competitive salary, full range of benefits.  

For more information on the positions listed above visit our
web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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
Family Partner
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Family Partner works in the community support
Wraparound program.  She/he is responsible for support and advocacy
to parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and helping
families identify strengths, needs and access community resources.

Requirements:   The candidate should have experience providing
supportive services to families or to individuals with emotional or
behavioral disturbance, preferably as a caregiver. ASL skills and
bicultural competency are required. Bachelor's degree preferred but
not necessary.  The Family Partner must be able to work
collaboratively with a team and possess effective interpersonal and
communication skills. Time flexibility and some availability during
evening/weekend hours is required as is a valid Massachusetts
drivers' license.

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
8484 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org

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Job Opportunity
Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor for Girls Dorm

Residential Counselor will provide leadership to residential
students to develop, implement and monitor all residential
activities, which support residential students' social, physical,
intellectual, communication and emotional development.

Requirements:   BA/BS degree in Human Services or equivalent
preferred. High School diploma with 2 years of experience in
residential setting or supervisory level may be equivalent. Fluent in
American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work effectively
as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and priorities important to
the students' needs in residential program preferred. Competency in
Microsoft Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied
schedule. MA Driver License must be secured and in good standings.
Experience and skill in developing, implementing and/or planning
activities for residential students.   Reports to Peter Bailey,
Director of Student Life.

Send Resume, cover letter and references to:
Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
8484 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/ Vermont Center for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing
various locations in Vermont

- Education Interpreter - 2 positions available, separate
locations; Bennington VT & Brattleboro  VT

Fluency in ASL required

RID certification preferred.

Successful completion of Interpreter training Program preferred

- Client Support Specialist For ACCESS

Access is a community based employment program for  Deaf & Hard of
Hearing individuals. Two openings for this part time position - 10 hrs

a week-short term to cover maternity leave. Anticipated for 3 months
starting in December 2009. Brattleboro, VT

H S diploma required

Experience with deafness & Deaf Culture

Valid driver's license & personal car required.

Must be flexible-some evening work may be required

- Director of Alternative Programs

Full time  in Brattleboro VT

VT State Adm. License

Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field

Minimum of 5 yrs. Of teaching &  Adm. Experience

Proficiency in ASL

Please send letter of interest & resume to Kelly Therieau at
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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announcing an opening for
Elementary School Teacher - temporary
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre
campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  

It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided
private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first
permanent school for the deaf in America.  

PRIMARY DUTIES
(a) Instructs deaf/hearing-impaired students in academic/life
skills.  

(b) Evaluates student performance, provides feedback as needed

(c) Prepares reports, IEP's, parent letters, lesson plans and
other reports as needed.   

(d) Maintains appropriate classroom management and environment  

(e) Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work,
curriculum work.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf, appropriate State of
CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.
Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative team
setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.
Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will
be considered.

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

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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employment opportunity - available now
Elementary Teacher
Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf
Las Vegas, NV

Required credentials:
Send an application, current resume, letters of recommendation
and copies of transcripts

Minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree, preferably Master's Degree in Deaf Education

- Experience teaching and working with Deaf and hard of hearing
students

- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the advanced skill
level

Major duties and responsibilities:
- Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction;
prepares lesson plans and develops input for the Individualized
Education Plan (IEP).

- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the areas of assessments,
progress monitoring, behavior management, and curriculum
development.

- Participates in activities related to staff development and
training/workshops.

To obtain information: Please contact Cathy Bennett, Director at
mailto:cbennett@lvcsd.org

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open position
Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT)
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology                                                   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or
related field. 

Sign language proficiency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience.

AA/EOE
Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009
This position is subject to available funding
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 

https://mycareer.rit.edu                                                            

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632

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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 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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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-judge/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology1/
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/

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Referral Rewards Program at the Deaf Pager Store

Earn up to $600 through the Sprint Referral Rewards
Program---available at the Deaf Pager Store!

Simply refer a friend or family member to Sprint and receive
a $50 Visa debit card when they sign up for a 2-year line of
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Your friend or family will also receive a $25 Visa debit card
for each new line activated---which can be used anywhere Visa
is accepted.

* They must sign up before 10/31/09. You can refer up to 12 new
lines. Referred person's activation must occur at least 24 hours
after referring person's phone activation. New activations only.
Two-year agreement required.

For more information, go to:
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g101109

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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://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Thursday October 8th 

The "Children of a Lesser God" play presented by Deaf West
is so popular that its run has been extended in California
from October 11th to November 1st

- Friday October 9th

A newspaper story has surfaced saying that the Steven Noyce,
the new superintendent, Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind,
is advocating early interventions with deaf children, while
not abandoning sign language

- Saturday October 10th 

Georgia Association of the Deaf has announced its participation
in the protest at the office of Bankruptcy Trustee Gary Brown
over one million dollars that state superintendent of schools
Kathy Cox pledged towards two schools for the deaf but threatened
by her husband's bankruptcy proceedings

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   Do we have thieves that are attracted to the Deaf Theater?
Hope not.
   Some years back the National Theatre of the Deaf was
embezzled out of a considerable amount of money.
   And now this - the Sign State, a traveling deaf-hearing
theatrical troupe, operating out of Cleveland, Ohio, was
embezzled by its stage manager. There was a newspaper story
about this theft yesterday.

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Want to support a great cause? 

Join the Mill Neck Family of Organizations at Walk4Hearing,
a nationally coordinated effort sponsored by the Hearing Loss
Association of America. 

The event will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Riverside
Park in New York City, located at West 83rd Street and Riverside
Drive. 

Registration begins at 9 am and the walk will start at 10 am.

Join as a walker or support a team member by making a donation. 

Either way, help Team Mill Neck by logging on to
http://www.walk4hearing.org - Click on NYC, NY under the 2009 Walks
side bar, and then "find a walker or team"; and type in Mill Neck. 

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations will benefit from the proceeds
raised during the Walk4Hearing event.

The purpose of Walk4Hearing is to increase awareness about the causes
and consequences of hearing loss and to raise funds to provide
information and support for people with hearing loss. 

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations is dedicated to enhancing the
quality of life for people who are Deaf, or who have other special
needs, through excellence in individually designed educational,
vocational or spiritual programs and services. 

For more information, please call (516) 922-4100 or visit: 

http://www.millneck.org

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FALL SAVINGS AT WCI

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Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save
10% off the price in October.

Choose from either hardwired or portable units.

Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence
of smoke.

For more details and to order, call us now 1-800-233-9130
(V/TTY) or visit us online at:

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(Use code WCID1009).

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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AUTO CONTEST JUDGE
   A deaf man was a judge at hearing automobile
show contests.
   All judges must listen to the running engines to
decide if it is a good or a bad engine.
   How could a deaf judge know if it is a good or bad
engine?
   He would feel the vibrations and then give points
to the contestants (few points means bad engine; many
points mean good engine)

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

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

TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
   Psychologists always disagree on many
things. It is the same with psychologists
that work with the deaf.
   One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view. Another group of psychologists
that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology1/

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

DON'T DRIVE A CONVERTIBLE
   Every week there is always an announcement that
something may cause deafness. An example was golfing
may cause deafness, only because noise generated in
a club hitting the ball may be bad for ears.
   Now this - driving a convertible at top speeds
may equal the noise of a pneumatic drill (110 dB).
The journal Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
ran a piece on convertible-induced deafness.
   Next week, something else that we discover could
cause deafness.
   And so on.

PARAQUAD'S CHANGES
   Paraquad is an agency in St Louis that serves the
needs of the disabled, the deaf included. It was founded
in 1970.
   There have been changes with the Deaf Services.

Colleen Burdiss - Coordinator, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Anne Geary - Youth and Family and Independent Living Skills
Karen Lister - Employment Consultant
Jeff Prail - System Advocacy and Independent Living Skills
Mike Boyd - continues as Benefit Specialist

OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE S&H GREEN STAMPS
   If you remember these S&H Green Stamps, you are
not a kid!
   These S&H Green Stamps were popular during the
sixties before tapering off.
   What about it? In Pennsylvania, during the sixties,
parents of the deaf in York and Lancaster counties
collected these green stamps. Purpose was to get a new
school bus to transport the deaf kids to the Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf.
   Were the efforts successful? Yes, the bus, obtained
with these stamps, transported the kids in 1964 and continued
right up to the early eighties.
   To read up on these stamps, do click on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S&H_Green_Stamps

A DEAF COMMERCIAL PILOT?
   Do we have a deaf person that is a commercial
pilot? No, only because of the need to communicate
on the radio with the tower.
   Matt Herrman, a deaf man, is an instrument-rated
pilot, a difficult license to achieve. His goal is
to become a flight instructor in order to teach the
deaf to fly.
   While in flight school, he earned his commercial
pilot's license. Not sure if it would lead to a career
in commercial flying for reasons stated above.

A DEAF BUFFET
   We know all about Deaf Coffee sessions, that take
place at many coffee houses everywhere in USA.
   But what about Deaf Buffet? Well, it is a new one,
and it is taking place soon at a restaurant in
Horn Lake, Mississippi!

USING BOUNCE INSTEAD OF FABRIC SOFTENER
   If a deaf person uses Bounce instead of
Fabric softener for use in clothes drying
machine, is it for a reason?
   Many dryers have the buzz sound to alert
hearing people to the end of the drying
cycles. We, the deaf, cannot hear the buzz,
and so, the Bounce may be a better choice?

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

our store policy is not to deliver pizzas to unlighted
houses during the evenings. I went to a house that had
no lights on; I did not want to return to the store
without making that delivery so rang the doorbell.

A man came out from the backyard to take the delivery.
He was blind!

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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Hearing-impaired Listeners

Huh!  Are we, the deaf, also called deaf listeners?

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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!

   NAD arguing; Netflix denying and defending themselves
over the noncaptioning of the Oz video lead-ins.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

if a deaf person moves to a new city, knowing no one,
how could he make new friends?

Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/newfriends

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

deaf professional auto racer Luke Padfield

http://www.bigmike.net/Racing.htm

he's the one with the flag

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Question of the week:

Q. I have the same hearing loss as my hard of hearing friend,
yet he is able to communicate on voice telephone and
follow the stories on the radio, while I can't. Why?

A. Very tricky question - best left to audiologists, but
a quick response may be that some deaf people can
discriminate sounds whereas others can't.

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 Netflix would caption everything they produce

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1900 - attitude in the American society at that time
was that deaf people were to be grouped with the mentally
ill, the physically challenged, and to be denied rights
to marry or to do business with the public 

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Deaf and the Money:

Real estate developers are everywhere; they become rich
during real estate booms and go broke during real estate
busts.

Why we do not have a Deaf Real Estate developer, or in
other words, a Deaf Donald Trump?

Because it costs money. Plenty of money, that is.

When a new development goes up, there is no cash flow for
months or years until the building vacancies are filled.

A Hearing Donald Trump has plenty of money to wait for
cash flow to come up. A Deaf Donald Trump would go broke,
just waiting and waiting!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

51 percent

this is a magic formula to assure a majority;
for example - at least 51 percent of Gallaudet board
of trustees votes would be needed to select our next
president!

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closing date - October 16, 2009

Job Opening
KRC Outreach Coordinator (Kansas)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

state of Kansas

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for
KRC Outreach Coordinator for the state of Kansas. 

Applications and Job Descriptions may be picked up from and returned
to Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by October 16, 2009.

(Any questions concerning the opening can be directed to Cindy/Human
Resource Department.)

Equal Opportunity Employer

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for
coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay
Service (CapTel?) for Kansas
Relay Center.  

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred. 

- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes
used by current and potential relay users.

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

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

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
October 16, 2009.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender,
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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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #0909001
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 01/08/2010

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at:
mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Serves as full time faculty member in the American Sign Language
and Interpreter Preparation Program. Responsible for teaching
American Sign Language I-VI.  Participates in ongoing curriculum
development, implementation and evaluation.

Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs
of a diverse student population.

Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office
hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining
professional competence, and participating in professional
development activities. 

Seeking candidates who can demonstrate creativity, innovation in
the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.

Qualifications:
Three years work experience in Deaf Services. Candidates must
demonstrate effective teaching techniques adaptable to a
variety of learning styles. Candidates must have effective
planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal
skills. Candidates must be able to assist and assess student
learning; be punctual for classes and office hours and be
able to maintain an established schedule, including possible
evenings and weekends. Candidate must possess intermediate
knowledge of Microsoft office and be able to learn specialized
software.

Education:
Candidates must have Master's degree or above in American Sign
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in American
Sign Language/Deaf Studies/Linguistic-related coursework. 

Preferred: PhD in American Sign Language; ASLTA Certified

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

closing date for both positions - 10/15/09

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

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

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

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Position opening
Full-Time Staff Assistant (Project Coordinator)
Gallaudet University Regional Center
at Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA

FULL-TIME STAFF ASSISTANT (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Gallaudet University
Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College:
(Twelve-month, MCCC unit position.)  This position is grant funded
on an annual basis by Gallaudet University's College of Professional
Studies and Outreach.  Gallaudet University Regional Center serves
the Northeast states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. As necessary on a
periodic basis, the individual appointed to this position will be
expected to work during evening and/or weekends to accommodate the
requirements of the work area.  

Anticipated start date: November, 2009

Responsibilities:
In collaboration with Gallaudet University's College of Professional
Studies and Outreach, the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
and other Gallaudet University departments, initiate, plan, organize
and implement projects across the region in support of Gallaudet
University's strategic plan, including conferences, training, and
courses to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, their
families, and professionals who serve them. Coordinate identified
projects through a complete development cycle from project definition
to development, dissemination, and evaluation. Coordinate the process
for determining project goals, budgets, and timelines, in collaboration
with other stakeholders. Prepare project communications including
regular status updates.

Remain abreast of current trends and issues in education, rehabilitation,
culture, and linguistics as they relate to deaf and hard of hearing
individuals.  Develop professional networks across the region.  Actively
pursue collaborative opportunities, identify and respond to training
needs and requests throughout the region.  Be proactive in creating new
opportunities for Gallaudet University to have an impact in the region.
Handle multiple projects simultaneously. Support the GURC's public
relations role, representing Gallaudet University and providing
information about the academic, service and support programs at the
University as well as all training, publications, outreach, partnership,
enrollment, and recruitment initiatives.  Assist with other GURC
activities as assigned, including the Regional Academic Bowl and
Shared Reading initiatives.

Minimum qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field) required.  Master's degree in related
field preferred.  Two years of work experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field, Fluency in sign language required.
Demonstrated ability to form partnerships and working collaborations
with a diverse group of people including teachers, educational
professionals, parents, and members of the deaf community. Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to communicate clearly
and effectively across great distances through a variety of media.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, self-motivate and
initiate and manage programs. Communicate clearly and concisely, in
writing.  Computer skills sufficient to manage workload efficiently,
produce professional materials, and manage data. Ability to be flexible
with work schedule. Willing to travel extensively throughout the region.
Possession of a valid driver?s license and ability to drive a motor
vehicle.

To apply:
http://www.necc.mass.edu/hr/employment.php

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and background. The approximate
salary range for this position is $36,560 - $43,000 with full fringe
benefits.   

Deadline: October 30, 2009

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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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position openings
substitute teachers
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures
please click on:

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

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(updated October 11th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- 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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Thursday October 1st 
   Operations of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf
have been transferred to the state Department of
Education

- Friday October 2nd 
   A statue of Dummy Hoy at the Statuary Hall at the U.S.
Capitol? A group of Ohio legislators will be deciding on
which prominent Ohioan that will get the statue honor.
Hoy is on the list along with Thomas Edison, the Wright
brothers, and others.

- Saturday October 3rd 
   Melissa Wooden, who is deaf and is a sign language teacher
at Brainerd High School in Minnesota, was killed in an
automobile accident. She was 30.

(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday 
Hot Deaf News)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   Do we complain to the FCC regarding telecommunication
issues? Yes, but not too many. According to the FCC
tally:

- 22 complaints on Section 255 issues
- 60 complaints on TRS issues
- 142 complaints on captioning issues
- 2 complaints on emergency announcements
- ZERO complaints on hearing aid issues

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Want to support a great cause? 

Join the Mill Neck Family of Organizations at Walk4Hearing, 
a nationally coordinated effort sponsored by the Hearing Loss 
Association of America. 

The event will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Riverside 
Park in New York City, located at West 83rd Street and Riverside 
Drive. 

Registration begins at 9 am and the walk will start at 10 am.

Join as a walker or support a team member by making a donation. 

Either way, help Team Mill Neck by logging on to 
http://www.walk4hearing.org - Click on NYC, NY under the 2009 Walks 
side bar, and then "find a walker or team"; and type in Mill Neck. 

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations will benefit from the proceeds 
raised during the Walk4Hearing event.

The purpose of Walk4Hearing is to increase awareness about the causes 
and consequences of hearing loss and to raise funds to provide 
information and support for people with hearing loss. 

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations is dedicated to enhancing the 
quality of life for people who are Deaf, or who have other special 
needs, through excellence in individually designed educational, 
vocational or spiritual programs and services. 

For more information, please call (516) 922-4100 or visit: 

http://www.millneck.org

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Choose from either hardwired or portable units.

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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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GA ? TC ?
   This is a true story that happened many years ago.
A hearing person was hired to work at a deaf service
agency.
   He got his first TTY call, but no one explained to
him what GA or SK meant. He did not know what GA
meant. This new employee thought GA was the abbreviation 
of the deaf caller's name. He then typed the abbreviation
TC as it was his name.
   There was no answer for a long time on the deaf person's
line and it was then hung up!
   A deaf employee then had to explain to the new hearing
employee what GA and SK meant.
  

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HITCHCOCK'S BODY LANGUAGE
   Alfred Hitchcock was a famous movie director for his
many mystery movies.
   In all of these movies of mystery he emphasized
body language. These actors do not speak but use
body language in some brief scenes.
   He never used deaf actors. He should have, because
deaf actors are great with body language!

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FOOTBALL AT LANE STADIUM
   Lane Stadium is where the famous Virginia Tech football
team plays.
   If the Gallaudet football team plays at that stadium
they will not have a problem with crowd noise.
   For the hearing opponents that play at the stadium, the
noise was responsible for 86 false-start penalties since
2003!
   Unfortunately, Gallaudet plays on NCAA-III level, where
football scholarships are not offered whereas Virginia Tech
plays on the highest level.



AN EXPLANATION OF DEAF GENEAOLOGY
   What is Deaf Geneaology? There is an interesting article.
Do click on:

http://www.ancestrymagazine.com/2009/07/cover-story/genealogy-without-hearing/


TWO DEAF INDIVIDUALS ON TV WITHIN SHORT TIME SPAN
   The days of Thursday and Friday of this past week
were a blessing.
   On Thursday, Justin Drezner, a deaf RIT graduate 
student, was featured on the "30 Second Pitch" on the CNN
network.
   And then on Friday, Andy Bonheyo, a Gallaudet
graduate, was featured on TV, focusing on his successful
football coaching career at Maryland School for the Deaf.
   Congrats, Justin & Andy.


DAVID MYERS AND DAVID MYERS
   We, the deaf and the hard of hearing, need to be careful
when we mention the name "David Myers."
   David Myers is the executive director of the Texas Department
of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division for Deaf and
Hard of Hearing Services. He has been serving the deaf in various
capacities since the sixties.
   The other David Myers is a well known authority on audioloops.
He is considered a legend among the hard of hearing people.
   DeafDigest is not sure, however, if David Myers has personally
met David Myers!


HEARING AID FITTING OR HEARING AID VERIFICATION & VALIDATION
   Lay people and professionals speak different language
on the same topic - do hearing aids fit the user?
   Professionals talk in terms of hearing aid verification
and validation.
   We, the lay people, talk about hearing aid whistling. 
Both, however, mean the same thing!

A DEAF MINER
   In the past DeafDigest asked if we had deaf miners,
and response was practically nil - so the conclusion was
that we had none.
   Just surfacing is a story of a deaf miner being
discriminated by the Jim Walter Resources Coal Company
of Alabama.
   Accusing the company of job discrimination against
the deaf, miner Raymond Roe sued and won!
   It is not known, however if Roe is deaf and uses ASL
or if he is hard of hearing and functions as a hearing
person.


TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

My store managers agreed not to let me go to any apartment 
building that has a speaker



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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a child was born to two provisionally deaf parents



Provisionally? Meaning both parents are temporarily
deaf. Or is this phrase a spoof in that both 
hearing parents are made temporarily deaf because of
screaming demands of parenthood?

Or is it that these deaf parents will become "hearing"
because of an upcoming CI operations?

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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!

   President Obama has declared this month to be the
National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

THE SUPERINTENDENT'S JOB DESCRIPTION

to read the job description, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/jobdescription


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

one of last pictures taken of Tom Berg

http://deafdigest.com/berg

credit: Connie Ruberry


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Wish List of the Week:

instead of cutting the budgets of schools for the
deaf, the state governments will give them more
money

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Years 1856 & 1902 - the town of Menasha in Wisconsin
was served by two deaf postmasters; Edgar Morehouse
in 1856 and Charles Reed in 1902

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Deaf and the Money:

Our deaf athletic teams generally do not get
sponsors to defray the costs.

Lucky Scotland national deaf rugby team!

They just received a five figure sponsorship
deal from Hidden Hearing, a hearing aid
provider

In USA dollars, five figures could mean between
$10.000 and $99,999

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

5 and 40

In Texas, a deaf bill was passed in legislation
about 15 years ago.

It took five deaf advocates to push the state legislative
body to pass the bill; one of the five advocates put in
40 hours a week making contacts with these legislators

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

closing date for both positions - 10/15/09

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

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

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

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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 October 4th)

- 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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Sunday September 27th 
   A CI manufacturer is partly financing certain
eye operations to help the blind to see, according
to comments by the National Eye Institute.

- Monday September 28th 
   Being prompted by a lawsuit, Ohio State University
has agreed to caption its football stadium scoreboard
and stadium TV sets. It is not known what will become
of the lawsuit that was already filed.

- Tuesday September 29th 
   Kansas School for the Deaf has been asked by the
state to reduce costs so that it can continue to
operate.

- Wednesday September 30th 
   In a courtroom in Maldives, a small island nation
near India, the judge decided against awarding the
parents $550,000 in damages. The lawsuit was filed
because of daughter's deafness as a result of
antibiotic injections.

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

..

DeafDigest dedicates these individuals that departed us:

- Tom O. Berg
   He was a legendary track and field coach at Gallaudet
University and with USA Deaflympics team. He touched
many lives and influenced many people during his long
coaching career.
   His obituary is at:

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000133705388X

- Francis Burton
   Living in Washington, DC, he was the rare
interpreter that made the Deaf Community the
focus of his social life.
   He started out his interpreting career as a
free lancer before moving on to the DC Courts
System interpreting office.

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet        10
Husson                 7

now 3-2 for the season

Husson was leading 7-3 when Gallaudet scored the winning touchdown
with 1:47 remaining in the game; the game winning drive was generated
by a Husson mid-field fumble that Gallaudet pounced on.

Husson defeated Gallaudet 49-0 last season, hence today's win is a
52-point turnaround, one of the biggest in Gallaudet's football history

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   A clarification regarding HR 3200 and the
CI is in order.
   According to a law office employee: 

HR 3200 requires coverage for CI for children up to
age of 21. If the parent makes the CI decision, the
insurance company has to provide coverage. 

   The bill, in its full text. is at:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:h3200:

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Gallaudet presidential search:

Four finalists (Hurwitz, Rosen, Stern and Weiner)
have toured the campus and went through the
interviewing and presentation processes. 

To take a look at their presentations, click on:

http://www.psac.gallaudet.edu

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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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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://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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ILLEGAL DRUG AND DEAFNESS
   Opium, marijuana and heroin are illegal drugs. Yet, many
years ago, some doctors thought some of these illegal drugs
could help cure deafness!


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

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

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Wanna Earn 3.7 CEU's at one location?

Come to TERPexpo!

We are offering at least 2.5 CEU's or up to 3.7 CEU's at our 
TERPexpo locations.

Announcing PETER COOK, our newest team member at TERPexpo!

He will be presenting "Narrative Development of Personal 
Storytelling in ASL".

Other topics presented at TERPexpo: "Interpreting and SSP'ing 
with Deaf Blind Consumers", "The Caller says What? VRS 
Interpreting", & " Giving Regards to Broadway".

TERPexpo will have a TRI-Lingual Track sponsored by GraciasVRS

There's over 30 various topics available at TERPexpo for you 
to earn the maximum of 3.7 CEU's possible at our locations.

You can find them all on http://www.terpexpo.com

It is our goal to provide QUALITY workshops, exhibit hall and 
a very enjoyable evening experience at a truly affordable cost

http://www.terpexpo.com

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BACKGROUND AS SUPERINTENDENT
   We think deaf school superintendents should have
majored in Deaf Education, with MA and doctorates.
   Not always. We have had superintendents that were:

- clergyman
- banker
- engineer
- supermarket manager


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

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


MARLEE MATLIN IN A NEWSPAPER IN SPAIN
   Marlee Matlin is the rare deaf performer that has
had a few speaking roles.
   Yet, it did not stop a newspaper in Spain from describing
her like as follows:

Also in 1986, the deaf and dumb actress Marlee Matlin won an 
Oscar for her role in Randa Haines' Hijos de un Dios menor
('children of a lesser God')

   Deaf and dumb? If a person has a speaking role then
that person is not dumb (meaning cannot talk at all).
   Maybe that writer in that newspaper is dumb
(meaning just plainly stupid).


THESE EARLY PICTURES OF LIFE IN UTAH
   History buffs may be interested in the early pictures
of life in Utah, way back in the 19th century.
   Many of these pictures were taken by Elfie Huntington.
She was deaf!


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A WRITER'S DANGEROUS ASSUMPTION
   A writer from India wrote:

The Deaf see themselves as a socio-ethnic minority, with a 
fractured past but with a history and culture they are proud of
 
   A socio-ethnic minority? Possibly and probably so.
A history and culture we, the deaf, are proud of? Possibly
and probably so?
   But a fractured past? The dictionary defines fractured
as something broken. Is our past something that is broken?
   DeafDigest does not think so, hence he is pointing his
finger at the writer from India for making a dangerous
assumption.
   That writer is Nandini Hebbar.


GETTING EVEN WITH WELLS FARGO
   Last week DeafDigest mentioned Capitol One Bank
refusing to accept the identity of a deaf person even
when it was verified by a local banking officer.
   A DeafDigest subscriber said that he was not able
to get Wells Fargo to validate his new credit card.
The bank insisted the deaf person use a TTY machine
even when he no longer has it.
   He simply got even. He used his home town family
connections with a local bank to open a new
account. The local bank even accepted his relay calls
to discuss further banking business.
   Big Fargo Wells's loss; little local bank's gain.


DEAF ISSUES

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

While we have many counselors that work with the deaf,
they are supervised by their superiors - but unfortunately
these supervisors focus on curriculum as opposed to
individual guidance



(series to continue until it runs out)


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:


how long did it take you to learn sign language?



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


COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Although captioners and CART providers use steno machines 
that have computers built in to record their steno
strokes, they also send these steno strokes to a laptop 
or desktop computer which translates the steno strokes
into text.  

These captioners and CART providers have their computer 
dictionaries loaded in special software programs on their 
laptop or desktop computers.

Many of the steno machines nowadays offer a small screen 
where the captioner or CART provider can see translations
of the steno notes, but as far as getting those steno 
strokes into a form that can be sent to an encoder or
displayed on a CART screen, a laptop or desktop computer 
is generally necessary.  

There are special software programs that hold "dictionaries" 
that the captioners have created which tell the computer 
how to translate each steno stroke that is written.  

These programs are loaded on the laptop or desktop computer, 
and the steno machine is hooked up either via a cable or 
wirelessly to communicate with that computer.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

My workplace is no longer All-American, meaning American
citizens only. I need to work with hearing people of different
nationalities as a team. And that means a lot of gesturing
to get points across.



(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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   An article in the American Journal of Human
Genetics said that several hundred genes may
cause deafness.
   DeafDigest is not surprised. Hardly a month
goes by with a new gene that is said to cause
deafness - so adding all these up may lead to
several hundreds!

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The Deaf and the Law

location:
Washington, DC

case:
a deaf SSA employee filed a job discrimination
case after being bypassed for better employment
opportunities

result:
SSA lost and had to pay a 6-digit settlement fee
plus legal fees

comment:
not surprised; many deaf employees are unhappy
working at SSA

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:


(a reprint)

SUPREME COURT MAY NOT BE OUR BEST FRIENDS
   We have our ADA. Is the Supreme Court above it? Probably,
according to one deaf attorney for a private law firm.
   He said "The ADA does not apply to federal courts on
the argument that the Congress cannot tell the federal
judiciary what to do and vice versa."
   Still continuing, the attorney said "the courts are
not accessible to the deaf; they refuse to allow sign
language interpreting or captioning for Court proceedings.
The one exception was when one deaf attorney needed
captions to argue one case (Rowley). We're pretty much
out of luck as far as accommodations are concerned
even though court decisions may affect us for years to come."



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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the Ravens' wide receiver Mark De Layton (Clayton)
ran a pass pattern

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What became of?

Scott Krepel; he is deaf

- past

graduated from Purdue University with a degree in
nuclear engineering

- present

- Nuclear Engineer, Tennessee Valley Authority



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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   There is a flap going on at a high school in Vermont.
The school is producing a play but with a cruel irony!
   The play focuses around a deaf character but the
school casting director has chosen a hearing student
to play the role - while asking the deaf student to
serve as the "consultant". The school said "it is a
commitment for the deaf person to help the hearing boy
to learn sign language."
   Naturally the interpreter and the deaf student are
up in arms.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   We, the Deaf Americans, suffer our daily dosages of
Captioning Bloopers. But we remain grateful that our
captioners are committed to perfection in their trade,
never mind that a blooper here and there may slip in.
   Not that so in India. Said one Indian captioner:

The market is still growing. The existing team of
directors, translators etc are self-taught who have
bettered their art over the years of experience. We
don?t have a professional or government body that
offers training programs


....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We have established organizations for the deaf that
have been around for a long time. Examples are the
NAD, AgBell, TDI, etc.

We have been seeing many, many new organizations.

It seems when there is an issue that a group of
deaf individuals cannot agree on, a group would
split away from an established deaf organization
to create a new deaf organization.

Asked an old timer:

why cannot we all try to fix the issue instead of
seeing a break-away group setting up a new organization?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive an award for the most successful case closures 
in your state, to go with your large bonus check.


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Do you have time?

Do you have dime?



(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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announcing an opening for 
Elementary School Teacher - temporary
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre 
campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  

It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided 
private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first 
permanent school for the deaf in America.  
                                    
PRIMARY DUTIES                                             
(a) Instructs deaf/hearing-impaired students in academic/life 
skills.  

(b) Evaluates student performance, provides feedback as needed
  
(c) Prepares reports, IEP's, parent letters, lesson plans and 
other reports as needed.   

(d) Maintains appropriate classroom management and environment  

(e) Participates in departmental, school-wide committee work, 
curriculum work.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf, appropriate State of 
CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus. 
Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative team 
setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.  
Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will 
be considered.

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

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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Project Coordinator, Statewide Behavioral Health Systems
Development for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coloradans
Mental Health Center of Denver
The Center of Excellence for Mental Health Care
Denver, CO

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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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