Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in November 2009

DeafDigest – 30 November 2009

DeafDigest Gold – November 29, 2009

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

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cancelledci/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bedroomnad/

..

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New Motorola DROID at Harris-Wireless

The DROID is the new touch screen, QWERTY slider smartphone
with super fast speeds.

Featuring Google’s Android 2.0 operating system, the DROID
has a desktop-like web experience and is fully customizable
with apps downloaded from the Android Market.

The DROID includes an integrated GPS and eCompass that can be
used with Google Maps, and a DVD-quality 5.0 megapixel
camera/camcorder.

An unlimited data-only plan is available from Verizon Wireless
when you purchase online from Harris-Wireless.

For more information, go to:
http://www.harris-wireless.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g112909

or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing? 

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services?

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money? 

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<<
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time.
Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution!

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can’t get anywhere
else!

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that’s right for you.

Are you always on the go? The Z-340’s WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel.

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install?

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling.

And there’s so much more!

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features.

Don’t have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., founded in 1986, is one of the leading
plaintiffs’ litigation law firms in America.

The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
involving defective medicines and medical devices, and general
negligence, among others.

Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
Advanced Bionics Corporation, related to defective cochlear implants
implanted in young children and adults.

Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg at
800-476-6070 or click on:

http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html
and follow instructions on the screen

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Very Hot News

Disney has done a turnabout. Last week Disney said it
was a “marketing decision” to justify keeping captions
out of the rental movie “Up.” In face of Deaf Community
uproar, Disney is now saying it was a “mistake.”

Corporate doubletalk? Very certainly so.

– Thursday November 26th

Those getting Holiday Season greeting cards from British High
Commission of Sri Lanka would probably not be aware that the
design was done by a deaf student.

The honors go to student Chamika Umesh Bandara of the Sri Lanka
School for the Deaf.

– Friday November 27th

The Oticon Focus on People Awards has bestowed an award on
Paige Stringer, a past NCAA-I women’s tennis star at
University of Washington. Paige who is deaf, grew up knowing
nothing about sign language or of Deaf Culture. Years past
her tennis-playing days she created a foundation to help deaf
children of Vietnam. And forsaking her past oral days, she has
absorbed herself into Vietnamese sign language to communicate
with the deaf of Vietnam.

– Saturday November 28th

Deaf people are no different from hearing people as far as
appreciation of art and culture is concerned. In Philippines,
Dulaang Tahimik ng Pilipinas exists to encourage the
involvement of the deaf in the artistic and cultural fields.
This organization, established in 1992, was lauded in a
newspaper story.

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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Ingrid Parkin will become the first deaf principal of the
St Vincent School for the Deaf in South Africa. DeafDigest
is not sure, but she may just be the first deaf principal of
a school in South Africa. First deaf principal of any deaf
school in Africa? Do not know because the late Andrew Foster,
a Gallaudet graduate, founded 31 schools and 2 centers for
the deaf on the African continent. How many schools are still
surviving because of the continuous political and tribal upheaval?

Anyway, Parkin? Sounds familiar! Yes, she is the wife of the
famed South African hearing Olympics swimmer, Terence, who happens
to be deaf.

..

The University of Tennessee Rehabilitation Counseling Program is
seeking Master’s students to apply for the Deafness Concentration. 
****Funding is available in the form of RSA Traineeships.****

Students in the Deafness Concentration will pursue 48-hours of
coursework in rehabilitation counseling and are also expected to
fulfill the following requirements:

1) Completion of the non-credit Orientation to Deafness (OTD) program
offered in summer term by the UT Center on Deafness. 

2) Demonstration of American Sign Language (ASL) skills at an Intermediate
level or above on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) prior to
graduation.

3) Completion of all practicum, internship, external course writing
assignments, and independent research in settings or topics related to
persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Students are admitted to the on-campus program each fall and complete the
program in approximately 16 months.  Distance Education students are
admitted every other year (with the next cohort beginning in August, 2010)
and complete the program in two years.

The application deadline is April 15.  Admission decisions are made by May
15.

A number of RSA Traineeships are available to students.

Patrick L. Dunn, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor, Counselor Education
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
A523 Bailey Education Complex
Knoxville, TN  37996

Phone:  (865) 974-8013
Email:  mailto:pdunn4@utk.edu

……………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

FREE SHIPPING IN DECEMBER!

Do your holiday shopping at WCI from the comfort of your home!

Choose from the wide selection of products on our website or in
the catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders
over $50.00! (excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

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

We’re now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

A CANCELLED CI OPERATION
A deaf man was scheduled to have a CI implant at
a hospital.
He arrived at the hospital, and the operating room
staff got him ready for the operation.
He waited for a long time, and was told to go home,
because the operation was canceled.
Why was it canceled? Because the CI people did not have
their own CI operation equipment and surgical tools. These
were missing and cannot be found.
A deaf doctor said:

Happens frequently – each surgeon has his own list of
equipment for each operation, and sometimes the operating
room staff cannot find the stuff!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cancelledci/

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

A HIDDEN BEDROOM AT NAD HEADQUARTERS
For many years the National Association of the Deaf
had its headquarters at the Halex House in Silver
Springs, Maryland.
Halex House had many offices on three floors. In one of
the offices there was a hidden (or secret) bedroom. Many
people worked at the Halex House without knowing about
that secret bedroom.
A former NAD CEO used that secret bedroom as his
“free” apartment.
When the board of directors found out about it, they
kicked him out of the free bed room but also forced him
to resign!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bedroomnad/

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

LANCE BRIGGS’ COMIC BOOK IDEA
Lance Briggs, not deaf, is a member of the Chicago
Bears NFL football team.
When not busy playing football he likes to work on
comic book ideas, especially with a new superhero.
A superhero he has in mind is Riot. As Lance
describes, Riot grew up in Hawaii as an ordinary boy
until he almost died at the age of 15. Somehow at the
hospital, while he recovered, he got super powers, one
of which is telepathic skills.
Anyway this telepathic skill can control any living
thing – with one exception – that it cannot control
the deaf!
A strange sense of powers, in that in Riot’s world,
we, the deaf, cannot be controlled?

……………………………………………………..

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

* The Wind – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

……………………………………………………..

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES FOR THE DEAF
There are many Assisted Living Facilities in
USA. These are primarily for hearing senior citizens
in need of living assistance, though many do accept
deaf senior citizens equally in need.
What about the deaf? Very few. Why? Very high
costs involved to enroll a deaf patient.
Several groups have attempted to establish deaf-only
homes but most have failed.

SARAH PALIN AND SANDY PARNELL
Sarah Palin is a former Alaska First Lady, because she,
at one time in the past, was the state Governor. Sandy
Parnell is the current Alaska First Lady – because her
husband Sean is the state Governor.
What is the difference between both First Ladies?
During her time as the state Governor, DeafDigest cannot
remember if Sarah expressed interest in the needs of the
deaf in the state.
On the other hand Sandy has, as a priority, a project –
to teach fellow Alaskans on the needs of the deaf. She
became interested in the deaf after taking ASL classes at
University of Alaska at Anchorage.
DeafDigest hopes Sandy’s project will bear fruit!

NOISE AND BARBARA CORCORAN
Deaf people make noise, both without realizing it
and even when they take painful steps to be as quiet
with their movements.
Barbara Corcoran? Who is she? She is well known in the
real state world for touching any and every property into
million dollar sales.
Put the deaf and Barbara Corcoran together and there
is a small, but unpleasant incident during an airplane
trip. She and the deaf person sat next to each other,
possibly both unaware of each other’s whereabouts.
This deaf man was tearing up paper. Annoyed, Barbara
slipped him a note, asking him to cease and desist.
Much to her shock, he wrote back, saying no! If
that deaf person was DeafDigest editor, he would immediately
point to his ear, and tell her “I am deaf.”
Works every time; hearing people tend to retreat back
to where they were!

DEAF POKER AND DEAF SPORTS
We have a number of deaf poker tournaments in USA.
Do these tournaments help Deaf Sports? No.
In Australia, it is a bit different. There is an
annual New South Wales Deaf Poker State Championship.
Proceeds from that tournament go towards winner’s
choice of another deaf sporting organization.
We cannot imagine an American deaf poker tournament
winner selecting USA Deaf Sports Federation as the
beneficiary!

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:

American Society for Deaf Children

The web site is at:

http://www.deafchildren.org/

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS

on one big holiday day I was the only driver around,
as everyone wanted to celebrate the holiday. As a
result I delivered pizzas all day until the shop closed

(final tale – end of series)

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

A deaf person has become a person with a hearing impairment

to have a hearing impairment is the same as being deaf – is the
writer saying a deaf person has become a deaf person?

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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
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 July, 2010?

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf people can hear, via hearing aids and CIs, through
their ears. Deaf people can hear via bone, via bone
conduction hearing aids (pretty much obsolete).

And now this – hear via their skin. Researchers at the
University of British Columbia are now saying the deaf
can use their skin to help them hear better. Their
work was written up in the Nature, a publication.

In the future, the deaf could hear through something
else? Teeth? (see Deaf Picture below)

..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Oral Nussbaum, who is not deaf, watched a movie
about Deaf Culture. So moved she was about the
showing that she went out and wrote a short poem.

She said:

I wrote a poem that expresses what I saw as the point of view
of a deaf person. In hopes that it may bless someone, I
am sharing it with DeafDigest.

Thank you, Oral.

To read the poem, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/oralnussbaum

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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

A teeth hearing aid!

what is it?

look at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1228367/Could-wearing-high-tech-brace-boost-hearing.html

..

Question of the week:

Q. Which football helmet brand is the best that can protect the CI
while playing the rough game of football?

A. Forget it! Just take off the CI and enjoy playing football.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

that all hearing parents would accept deafness of their
children instead of trying to cover it up by saying

“he is not deaf; he is hard of hearing”

or

“he is not deaf; he is fully mainstreamed, wars bilateral
hearing aids and uses FM unit, blah, blah, blah”

..

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1934 – The judge in the courthouse in Papillion, Nebraska
was a deaf man; he was written up in a newspaper story of
performing a private wedding of a hearing couple. This
newlyweds are still living nowadays!

Sorry, the identity of the deaf judge is lost to history.

..

Deaf and the Money:

Year 1965 – the NAD CEO bragged to DeafDigest editor, at
that time, a Gallaudet student, that his salary was
higher than the president of Gallaudet University!

(times have changed)

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

in a deaf social service agency in mid-sized American
city –

200 – number of meetings attended in one year by a CEO
that did not have a deputy director on his payroll

15 – number of hours per day in office re above

100 – number of meetings attended in the following
year by the same CEO who hired a deputy director

10 – number of hours per day in office re above

..

DeafDigest Sports

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

it is not available online, only by email

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

We are recruiting for these positions
– Content Specialist
– Manager, Early Intervention and Cochlear Implant Education Center
– Manager, Educational Planning Office
– Manager, Institutional Compliance
– Manager, Planning and Organizational Development
– Student Support Specialist
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20002

Please apply if you are interested in any of these positions.

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

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

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

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

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

**For details on these vacancies, please click on this link:

http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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

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

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position openings
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

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

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

– BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.  Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master’s Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

– OFFICE COORDINATOR: We are seeking someone with a human resources
background to assist Office Manager with day to day management
details. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process human
resources files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain
training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes,
maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical
assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in
business administration, human resources management or related field
with 6 years of Human Resources/Administrative experience. Must have
strong organization, communication, writing and leadership skills.
Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

– MEDICAL CLAIM/BILLING SPECIALIST: We are seeking an additional team
player with a proven background working with Medicaid, Medicare and
multiple insurance companies. The ideal candidate has experience in
obtaining insurance authorizations and resolving discrepancies.
Qualifications:  2+ years of experience in claims follow up & A/R
experience. Skills: Data entry, ability to analyze information,
quality focus, productivity, organization, professionalism, attention
to detail, financial/documentation/reporting proficiencies and
capability of meeting timelines.  The responsibilities will include
but not limited to the following: ensures payments by verifying
accuracy of Medicaid coding; resolves disputed claims by gathering;
verifying, and providing additional information; following-up on
claims; resolves discrepancies by examining and evaluating data;
selecting corrective steps; and prepares monthly reports of Medicaid
billing by summarizing billings, adjustments, and revenues received.

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301         

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

searching for
Executive Director
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA

New England Homes for the Deaf has been serving the needs of the
Deaf and Deaf/Blind community since 1901. 

We are a three-facility campus: independent living, rest home and SNF.

We are currently searching for a new Executive Director who would
continue the long tradition of compassionate and progressive care for
our residents. 

This position requires a Nursing Home Administrator License issued by
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition, our ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

– Knowledge of ASL/Deaf Culture as it relates to our organizational
philosophy

– Minimum 5 years experience as Administrator in an LTC facility
with good surveys (i.e. no more than 6 deficiencies)

– Ability to establish and maintain standards of high-quality care
and resident programs

– Strong financial management skills, including administration,
forecasting and budgeting

– In-depth understanding of LTC reimbursement
– Able to demonstrate leadership qualities through past achievement
– Proven record of meeting growth and development targets

Deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to apply.

Email your credentials to mailto:Search.Committee@nehomesdeaf.org
prior to December 15, 2009.

NEHD is an equal opportunity employer.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position available
Teacher
The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf provides quality care and
educational services to children who are Deaf and/or communicatively
impaired.  Our mission is to discover and maximize the child’s
potential.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become
part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer. 

The following position is available:

Teacher

The successful candidate will possess:

– Master’s degree in Deaf Education or related area

– Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Special Education

– Previous experience working with deaf students

– Excellent communication skills

– Fluency in Sign Language

– Proven ability to work as part of a team

Interested persons should apply to Kathleen Lagalante, Director of
Human Resources at 516-922-4100 ext. 224.

For further information, please check out our website:

http://www.millneck.org

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000
hearing students.

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:

https://mycareer.rit.edu
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division.

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs.

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e.
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations.

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints
and University policies and procedures.

d. Assist in development of marketing materials

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach
projects.

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in business, education, human service or related
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience. 
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred. 
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated November 29th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special Notes:

Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading
both for subscribers and non-subscribers

a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement
for articles that are reprinted elsewhere

b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions
or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail
to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation

c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads,
article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages

d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for
brevity and content

e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and
legality of entire text contents and web links

f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages
and is not responsible for damages and consequences

g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated
with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies

h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere
to accepted business standards

i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with
others for marketing purposes

DeafDigest – 30 November 2009

DeafDigest Blue – November 29, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sound/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/danddstreet/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Fantastic Thanksgiving Day Discounts

As a “Thank you” to all our customers, Harris Communications
is offering some fantastic discounts during our Thanksgiving
Day Sale.

Some of the savings include:
– Sonic Blink BL300 Strobe Receiver (SA-BL300), reg. $49.95,
only $37.95, save $12.00!

– Sonic Boom Alarm Clock w/Vibrator (SA-SB1000V), reg. $76.95,
only $56.95, save $20.00!

– Sonic Alert SA201 Deluxe Remote Receiver (SA-SA201), reg.
$49.95, only $37.95, save $12.00!

* Thanksgiving Day sale ends November 30, 2009.

Check our website to see additional discounts for the holidays.

Go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=b112909

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

*  DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line
newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf

*  On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe

*  DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements
The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter

*  The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all

*  Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing? 

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services?

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money? 

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<<
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit
http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution!

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can’t get anywhere
else!

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that’s right for you.

Are you always on the go? The Z-340’s WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel.

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install?

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling.

And there’s so much more!

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features.

Don’t have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., founded in 1986, is one of the leading
plaintiffs’ litigation law firms in America.

The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
involving defective medicines and medical devices, and general
negligence, among others. 

Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
Advanced Bionics Corporation, related to defective cochlear implants
implanted in young children and adults.

Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg at
800-476-6070 or click on:

http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html
and follow instructions on the screen

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to promising figure skater
Haley Gans. She died in a skiing accident at the age of
14. She was earmarked for a promising career as a competitive
figure skater. She is deaf.

– Very Hot News

Are 911 test emergency messages ineffective? Yes, as far as the
Connecticut state officials and telecommunications personnel
are concerned! There was a hearing on this issue which
was summed into one sentence “it will take many years”

..

– Sunday November 22nd

A research team affiliated with the Xinhua Hospital and
Jiao Tong University medical school, both in China, have
claimed to be able to detect and intervene in early
deafness. Not child’s deafness, but deafness in the
fetus!

– Monday November 23rd

Mississippi School for the Deaf leaving its Jackson
campus for a campus in Brookhaven? The state government
made that suggestion that the school move to the
Mississippi School of Arts campus. Rationale given
was that it would boost the area economy as well as
to provide a safe environment for deaf students.
DeafDigest knows for sure that the Mississippi Deaf
Community will fight against such a move.

– Tuesday November 24th

We have been using our video equipment to reach
VRS providers to make relay calls for us. But there
is a twist. A certain airline carrier posted an
announcement on its web site urging deaf travelers
to use their video equipment to make reservations
directly with them! That airline, however, does not
have its own VRS facility but contracts with a VRS
provider for these video relay communications.

– Wednesday November 25th

If Michigan State University, as mentioned in a
previous DeafDigest article, is going to close its
Deaf Education Program and ASL Classes, there
will be a fight. The Michigan Deaf Community
is not taking it lightly; a rally is planned
on the campus on December 4th to urge the
university officials to reconsider its
decision.

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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

AgBell made an announcement of three new members to the
board of directors. Two of them are hearing; the third
one is deaf – Catharine McNally, who operates her own
web site that provides accessibility information on
public and private tours.

..

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

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

FREE SHIPPING IN DECEMBER!

Do your holiday shopping at WCI from the comfort of your home!

Choose from the wide selection of products on our website or in
the catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders
over $50.00! (excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i) 

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

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

We’re now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

A DEAF MAN TO THE RESCUE
The Palace Theater shows “hearing” movies in
Sequin, Texas.
Some years ago, this theater had sound problems.
The man, who could fix the sound problems, was out
of town. There was no other person around who could
fix that problem.
The theater owner knew of a deaf person, and
felt he could fix the sound problems, and asked
him to come over.
This deaf man came over and fixed the problem
within two hours.
He is deaf; he is not hard of hearing and
cannot follow the voice on telephone or radio
or TV.
That deaf person is David Pierce, who is
DeafDigest’s Old Fogey cartoonist and owns
his own Davideo Productions.
Said Pierce:

Funny how hearies are depending  on a Deafie
to fix the sound system

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sound/

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

D AND D STREET IN KENTUCKY
A hearing man was hired to teach at Kentucky
School for the Deaf in Danville, Kentucky.
The school is located on South 2nd Street.
Years ago, the town hearing senior citizens would
call it D and D Street.
This hearing teacher, would ask them “Do you
mean South 2nd Street?”
These senior citizens would look at him with
a funny look on their faces.
What is D and D in the street address? Deaf
and Dumb!
Insulting? Of course!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/danddstreet/

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

INTERPRETERS IN DOCTOR’S OFFICES
We always read stories of physicians and hospitals
refusing to provide interpreters, only to end up
getting sued by angry deaf patients.
Well, the Connecticut State Medical Society
ran a survey, and one if the findings was interesting.
It said:

Women physicians were significantly more likely to provide
interpreter services and patient-education materials in
other languages.

Is it saying that we, the deaf, should seek female
physicians because we feel they will provide interpreters?
Good question – because we go to the physician we trust
the most, regardless of the gender!

A LUCKY DEAF FAMILY MEMBER
There was a newspaper story of a deaf woman, named
Mary, who passed away last week.
The story said: 

Mary was a very special aunt and confidant to her nieces
and nephews and managed to hear all of the family news before
anyone, even though she was deaf

This is interesting. In many, many families, the deaf
member is the last to know when something came up or
when something happened.
Not so with Mary!

……………………………………………………….

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

* Find out why Deaf Match International works….since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online – thousands of
members !

Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

…………………………………………………………………
…………………………

The 2009 Holiday SALE at UnitedTTY.com is happening right now !

Get 5 – 25% OFF on everything you order plus FREE SHIPPING….and a
BEST PRICE Guarantee !

T-Mobile Sidekick SALE !…..United TTY has brand new Sidekick 2008
for ONLY $29.99….or Sidekick LX
2009 for $199.99…..with a new 2-year contract….AND…the Sidekick
Unlimited Data Plan is ONLY $29.99/mo.*  (at T-Mobile…you’ll pay
more)

* 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

For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (pagers, clocks, vibrators, doorbell/phone/baby cry
signalers, fire alarms, amplified & VCO
phones, listening systems, etc)….visit www.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 cell phone or pager?….Check
out www.UnitedTTYWireless.com for the best deals from all major US
carriers !

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 !

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours….Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
7 Days a Week !

For more information….contact:

United TTY Sales and Service  (UTSS)
TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY)
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

……………………………………………………….

TEXTING IN A BAR
Two deaf men were sitting next to each other in a bar,
using their own pagers to text messages. Some one said:

I’ll never forget the two deaf men texting away to each
other as fast as their fingers could go.

Huh! Maybe it was the wrong impression. It may be
quite possible that these two deaf men were texting
to their own friends, not towards each other. Why
would two deaf people, sitting next to each other,
text to each other?

ASKING TOURISTS TO VISIT AOMORI CITY
Aomori City, population 290,000, is located in the
northern part of Japan. Cities compete against other
cities to get more tourists for themselves.
The #1 sightseeing ambassador of Amori City is
Rie Saito. She is deaf.
She will be traveling across Japan, promoting
her city at cultural and social events.

A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

The federal government pays for our video relay service?

No. A very small part of our monthly telephone bills finances
the Video Relay Services.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

an interpreter said:

After conversing with my deaf student, a hearing student
asked me, “Do you really understand everything he said?”

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because speakers may talk faster than some captioners can
write, there may be times when it becomes necessary for the
captioner to drop some unimportant words or to paraphrase a
thought.

A speaker might say, “Well, you know, back when Joe DiMaggio
was playing the game of baseball, DiMaggio was able to get
a 56-game hitting streak.”

If the speaker was talking too quickly, a captioner might
shorten the sentence so that it would read, “Back when Joe
DiMaggio played baseball, he was able to get a 56-game
hitting streak.”  That would shorten the sentence from 35
syllables down to 24 syllables.  Since the captioner is
writing syllable by syllable and not letter by letter, it
would make it possible for the captioner to keep up with what
was being said.

Realtime captioners do try to write verbatim whenever they
possibly can.  However, there will be times when they will
need the skill of shortening or paraphrasing what is being
said.  It is better to selectively omit unnecessary or
unimportant words rather than dropping important words. If the
captioner gave us these 24 syllables, it would not convey the
meaning the speaker intended.  “Well, you know, back Joe
DiMaggio was game, DiMaggio was able to a fifty hitting.”     

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

Much of what I learned in college is pretty much
obsolete; we need to teach ourselves on our own
the new things that come up practically every day.

And do not hesitate to ask questions of your
associates; they may have picked up on new things
before you did!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

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

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland’s
premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors.

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes:

– Basement
– Attic
– Kitchen
– Bathroom
– Addition
– Deck
– Siding

Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com

866-520-8628 VOICE
202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
DC #68004119
MHIC #99522

*WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD*

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

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

……………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………….

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

If one says small and struggling small towns cannot afford to
comply with ADA regulations, think again!

Poplarville, a small town in Mississippi has reached a deal with
Department of Justice to open up access for the disabled, the
deaf included.

..

The Deaf and the Law

An attorney, that works with the deaf, said:

I find it hard to believe that trained professionals could
not figure out a person was deaf in this day and age. There
are simple signals that would let you figure out that a
person is deaf.

This was in reference to a deaf person arrested by police,
ever so clueless to the suspect’s deafness!

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

What is a disability and what is not a disability?

The new ADA regulations try to define these disability
or non-disability issues.

The more the regulations are written, the more vague these
become.

What about us, the deaf?

Hearing (ability) is considered a major life activity according
to the new regulations. Exactly how this plays out in the
court room is up to attorneys.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the dog walked into the wrung (wrong) area of the house

….

What became of?

Jim Kyte

– past

the only deaf player ever to play in the National Hockey
League, enjoyed a career that lasted 13 seasons

– present

spokesperson, The Registered Disability Savings Plan, which
addresses the financial needs of Canadians with disabilities

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

..

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is this an example of an outstanding deaf athlete
being exploited with no regard for need of interpreters?
A basketball star has enrolled in a junior college and
just played the first game of the season. There is an
interpreter present at basketball practices – but for
classes, natch, the interpreter ain’t around!
For reasons of privacy the identity of the player
and the junior college involved is not being disclosed but
it is a true story.

..

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is there a piece on the deaf in art that we may have never
heard of despite several published books on Deaf Art?
Well, the painting by Camille Pissarro of “The House
of the Deaf Woman and the Belfry at Eragny” was featured
at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Said an avid follower of Deaf Art. “I’ve never heard of
that painting, but thanks for alerting me to it.”

….

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When there is a deaf issue that is being written up in a
newspaper story, we need to ask ourselves this question:

is there more to it than what we are reading?

This is in reference to a deaf man winning an amount of money
in a job discrimination lawsuit against a labor union. Yet,
in the very last paragraph of that story, the union, involved
in the lawsuit, said that they have other deaf union members
and they all do not have job issues.

A quick question:

why is that deaf person filing a job discrimination lawsuit
whereas other deaf fellow union members have no issues?

We may never know why!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

The local massage place you go, offers 50% discounts for
teachers and vocational rehabilitation professionals.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Admitted a DeafDigest subscriber:

At a bar, I had one drink too many, while chatting with
a hearing person next to me. I thought he said:

are you a son of a bitch?

I got angry and was ready to slug it out with him.
Fortunately he stopped me and said:

are you suffering much?

Said the deaf lipreader:

Wow, talk about embarrassment!

The deaf person is lucky; those fighting in the bar have often
been thrown into jail.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(closing date 11/30/09)

Employment vacancies
– School Educator I (closing date 11/30/09)
– Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 11/30/09)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA

– Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday – Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master’s Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population.

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED.

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver’s license and access
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.  Maintain strong
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings. 

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985
mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health
System

http://www.pmhs.org

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

seeking qualified individuals
– Science Teacher
– Math Teacher
– Parent Educator
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.

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 / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed
certification)

– Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

– Parent Educator

For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated posting – November 29, 2009)

job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

– Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

– Computer Instructor (Part Time)

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcara2job

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

seeking applicants
NTID Director of Student Life Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/ntidjob

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
ASL Teacher
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

QUALIFICATIONS:
– degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience

– native ASL User or fluency in ASL

– holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

– knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

– knowledge of  Vista:  Signing Naturally Curriculum and other
appropriate materials

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools

– teach ASL to staff and community members

– teach aspects of Deaf Culture

– develop syllabus, quizzes and exams

– participate in ASL Teachers’ Meetings

SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience

TO APPLY, CONTACT:     
Kelly Therieau at : mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

phone/tty: 802-258-9510 
fax: 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting,
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist.

A Master’s degree in counseling, social work and/or a related
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license
eligible.

This position requires that the candidate have experience working
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire.

The candidate will be providing:
– Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
– Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
– Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy,
19650 US Hwy 441,
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939       

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director. 

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:
https://mycareer.rit.edu

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division.

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID’s
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID’s Explore Your Future
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer.

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year.

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities
as assigned.

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as
assigned. 

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences

6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College
activities on enrollment pipeline.

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID
Pre-College Outreach Programs.

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
– Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly
preferred
– 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written
communication skills required.

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.
3. Strong organization and time management skills required.

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented
and fast-paced environment

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented
work

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and
decisions as necessary.

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application.

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 23 November 2009

DeafDigest Gold - November 22, 2009

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

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
Happy Thanksgiving - in ASL with captions
http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/worldaroundyou/?id=1305&

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchemists/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/truefalsesmoking/

..

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special Offer on U300 Modem at the Deaf Pager Store

Get your Internet and email on the go with the new U300 
3G/4G USB Modem from Sprint, now available at the Deaf 
Pager Store. 

Normally priced at $349.99, it is free after mail-in rebate 
and 2-year contract.

Only available in select cities, the new U300 modem gives you
Internet on the go and faster email and Web browsing than ever 
before with Wi-Fi-like connectivity on the Sprint 4G network. 

And with nationwide coverage of 3G Sprint Mobile Broadband Network 
speeds when outside the Sprint 4G network areas, you can take your 
business and fun to greater speeds on trains, in autos, at airports

For more information, go to:
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g112209

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<<
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time.
Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign


-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution!

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere
else!

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that's right for you.

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel.

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install?

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling.

And there's so much more!

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features.

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., founded in 1986, is one of the leading
plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America.

The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
involving defective medicines and medical devices, and general
negligence, among others.

Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
Advanced Bionics Corporation, related to defective cochlear implants
implanted in young children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg at
800-476-6070 or click on:

http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html
and follow instructions on the screen

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

Even before he has officially taken over as president
of Gallaudet University, Alan Hurwitz already made
his first move - hiring Don Beil as Chief of Staff.
Beil has 35 years of experience at NTID to his
credit.


- Thursday November 19th 

two hot stories surfaced during the day -
the VRS relay fraud indictments and the
Google captioning of youtube videos. 


- Friday November 20th

A routine court case in Great Britain involving
a deaf defendant required services of five sign
language interpreters. The defendant, who only signed
in the Urdu, one of Pakistan's two official languages,
was found acquitted. Three British Sign Language
interpreters and two Urdu Sign Language interpreters
had to work in concert to make sure everyone was on
the same wavelength. If we hear of the old joke -
"How many people does it take to change a light bulb"
then British taxpayers are not laughing!

All in fairness, each sign language requires two
interpreters (one for relief every 15-20 minutes).


- Saturday November 21st 

Concerned that Deaf Catholics are not getting attention,
the Vatican conducted a 3-day conference to deal with
this issue. This conference was encouraged by
Pope Benedict XVI



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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

For years many doctors have ignored, some of them
ending up being sued, our requests for interpreters
during medical appointments.

The Joint Commission of the American Hospital Association
will be starting a new certification group, which
should pave the way of interpreters to work with
the physicians on our interpreting needs.

..

The University of Tennessee Rehabilitation Counseling Program is 
seeking Master's students to apply for the Deafness Concentration.  
****Funding is available in the form of RSA Traineeships.****

Students in the Deafness Concentration will pursue 48-hours of 
coursework in rehabilitation counseling and are also expected to 
fulfill the following requirements:

1) Completion of the non-credit Orientation to Deafness (OTD) program 
offered in summer term by the UT Center on Deafness.  

2) Demonstration of American Sign Language (ASL) skills at an Intermediate 
level or above on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) prior to 
graduation.

3) Completion of all practicum, internship, external course writing 
assignments, and independent research in settings or topics related to 
persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Students are admitted to the on-campus program each fall and complete the 
program in approximately 16 months.  Distance Education students are 
admitted every other year (with the next cohort beginning in August, 2010) 
and complete the program in two years.

The application deadline is April 15.  Admission decisions are made by May 
15. 

A number of RSA Traineeships are available to students.

Patrick L. Dunn, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor, Counselor Education
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
A523 Bailey Education Complex
Knoxville, TN  37996

Phone:  (865) 974-8013
Email:  mailto:pdunn4@utk.edu

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

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

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early!

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website.

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

DEAF CHEMISTS ON TDI BOARD
   In 1979, DeafDigest editor was TDI CEO. He had
a board meeting. There were four deaf chemists
that served on the board as directors.
   Did these four deaf chemists talk about
chemistry during their free time? No. Why?
Because their chemical specialties was so different
from each other that they would not understand
each other!

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

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


HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN ASL WITH CAPTIONS
http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/worldaroundyou/?id=1305&


TRUE OR NOT TRUE ABOUT SMOKING
   Someone said that many deaf people give up smoking.
Why did they give it up?
   For health reasons? No. Because it is hard to sign
and smoke at the same time, so they gave up smoking!
   True or false? You decide!

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

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


A NEW CAR DEALER IN MISSOURI
   Before economy went bad, we have had many small
automobile dealerships. Have any of them been
deaf-owned?
   Sort of! Robert Crouse owned his Crouse Brothers Motors
in St Joseph, Missouri for 50 years before selling out in
2004.
   Robert was somewhat deaf, but with a hearing aid and
with lipreading skills, he was able to function 
as a "hearing" person.
   He, in fact, was turned down 3 times when he wanted to
enlist in the Army during World War II. The Army changed
its mind and accepted him on two conditions, that he
wear a hearing aid and learn to lipread!


CONFESSIONS OF A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
   Do we wish to know what is on the minds of a
sign language interpreter?
   If so, do click on:

http://uweekly.com/newsmag/11-04-2009/12893


ROCHESTER SCHOOL STUDENTS ISSUE AN APPEAL
   Deaf people love to travel. This being said, the traveling
experience could be traumatic because of lack of visual
displays on airplane trips.
   When the captain or the flight attendant announces something,
everyone knows what is all about - except for deaf passengers.
   And flight attendants, because, they're busy tending to
needs of all passengers, may overlook the fact that deaf passengers
are clueless.
   Students at Rochester School for the Deaf is asking that you
sign a petition which is at:

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/RSDeaf

   This petition will then be handed over to a representative
of JetBlue. If successful, it will then be handed over to another
airline and so on.


A MUSICAL OBSTACLE FOR HARD OF HEARING PHYSICIANS
   Hearing people love music. This is fine, but it is a
serious issue for hard of hearing physicians that work in
the operating room.
   Surgeons turn on music to help calm their nerves while
operating. A hard of hearing physician that relies on hearing
aid to communicate may have a hard time filtering out real
conversation from music.
   Said an angry hard of hearing physician:

I have had that problem - and have told other surgeons in the 
operating room to turn down or turn off the music. Of course
they listen to me - or they won't get any further referrals!


A SERIOUS ISSUE IN UTAH
   Trying to understand the SSA rules can be traumatic because
it is complex. Even hearing people have a hard time understanding
these rules.
   Anyway, there is an issue going on in Utah - that deaf individuals
may have asked for an interpreter at the SSA office only to be
turned down.
   Deaf leaders may do something about it, to make sure deaf individuals
understand their SSA rights.


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:

Deaf History International


   The web site is at:

http://www.sdhs.se/dhi2009/

(does not have a permanent web site; the site rotates from host
to host)



TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

we were fooling around and the manager was not around,
and we made a bet who would make the fastest pizza?
I won the bet easily. And I wasn't even the
shop pizza maker!



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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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

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

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

The person who invented the sign language for 
the physically challenged section of our community



Huh! Are we, the deaf, being physically challenged?
The Gallaudet football team recently ended its season
with a winning record at 6-4! If the Gallaudet
football team was physically challenged, they would not
win games at all.

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

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
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 July, 2010?

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf Britons that watch "The Silence" being aired on prime time
TV will be thrilled to watch deaf actress Genevieve Barr play
the lead role. It is a 4 part series, and it is the first role
played by the deaf actress.

..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

How should interpreters and deaf clients work with
the court system?

Carmel A. Capati, not deaf, manages the Wisconsin
Court Interpreter Program, and he has listed
ten tips.

Do read up on these tips at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpretertips


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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

football team, Michigan School for the Deaf

the school dropped football in 1984 and brought
it back in 2009, much to the delight to everyone

http://deafdigest.com/newmichiganfootballteam/

..

Question of the week:

Q. We have deaf psychologists. Why cannot we have
deaf psychiatrists?

A. Said a deaf physician:

This would be the most difficult specialty for a deaf
physician. One must not only hear the
responses from the patient, but also be able to
detect the tone - which can be all important

(editor's note: psychiatrists can prescribe
medicine; psychologists cannot)




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

that relay fraud has never happened!

..

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1998 - the deaf students of CSUN has stopped
getting involved with the annual New Year's Day
Rose Bowl Parade Float. It broke a tradition that
began in the early eighties.

..

Deaf and the Money:

32,000 Dong (Vietnamese money)

for cost of 3 beers, and a plate of fried spring
rolls at a cafe owned by a deaf husband and wife
couple at Hue, Vietnam

32,000 Dong equals $1.80 in USA currency!

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

1-2 years waiting list if you applied for a hearing
ear dog with one agency 

or

3-5 years waiting list if you applied for a hearing
ear dog with another agency


..

DeafDigest Sports

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

it is not available online, only by email

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position openings
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

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

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR: We are seeking a team player
with a proven background working with quality improvement and system
integration activities which includes: developing, implementing and
monitoring PI initiatives & quality control activities of program
regulations such as CARF standards to ensure high standards are being
met. Responsible to monitor, collect, input various data into
database systems as well as analysis to provide data reports.
Qualifications: BA degree in the field of health/human services with
5 years of experience in human services field, preference someone
with a strong clinical background, must have excellent time
management, writing and organizational skills.  Fluency in American
Sign Language preferred.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

- OFFICE COORDINATOR: We are seeking someone with a human resources
background to assist Office Manager with day to day management
details. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process human
resources files, organize & monitor training activities, maintain
training records, compile various reports, memos and minutes,
maintain HR database, and complete payroll items. Provide technical
assistance with various office equipment and trouble shoot
facility/maintenance issues when needed. Assist with providing
consultation to supervisory staff on issues surrounding human
resources related issues, policies and procedures. Assist in
licensure/audit activities for all programs. Assist with supervising
& training support staff. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in
business administration, human resources management or related field
with 6 years of Human Resources/Administrative experience. Must have
strong organization, communication, writing and leadership skills. 
Fluency in American Sign Language preferred.

- MEDICAL CLAIM/BILLING SPECIALIST: We are seeking an additional team
player with a proven background working with Medicaid, Medicare and
multiple insurance companies. The ideal candidate has experience in
obtaining insurance authorizations and resolving discrepancies.
Qualifications:   2+ years of experience in claims follow up & A/R
experience. Skills: Data entry, ability to analyze information,
quality focus, productivity, organization, professionalism, attention
to detail, financial/documentation/reporting proficiencies and
capability of meeting timelines.  The responsibilities will include
but not limited to the following: ensures payments by verifying
accuracy of Medicaid coding; resolves disputed claims by gathering;
verifying, and providing additional information; following-up on
claims; resolves discrepancies by examining and evaluating data;
selecting corrective steps; and prepares monthly reports of Medicaid
billing by summarizing billings, adjustments, and revenues received.

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301          

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

searching for
Executive Director
New England Homes for the Deaf
Danvers, MA 

New England Homes for the Deaf has been serving the needs of the 
Deaf and Deaf/Blind community since 1901.  

We are a three-facility campus: independent living, rest home and SNF. 

We are currently searching for a new Executive Director who would 
continue the long tradition of compassionate and progressive care for 
our residents.  

This position requires a Nursing Home Administrator License issued by 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition, our ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

- Knowledge of ASL/Deaf Culture as it relates to our organizational 
philosophy

- Minimum 5 years experience as Administrator in an LTC facility 
with good surveys (i.e. no more than 6 deficiencies)

- Ability to establish and maintain standards of high-quality care 
and resident programs

- Strong financial management skills, including administration, 
forecasting and budgeting 

- In-depth understanding of LTC reimbursement
- Able to demonstrate leadership qualities through past achievement
- Proven record of meeting growth and development targets

Deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to apply. 

Email your credentials to mailto:Search.Committee@nehomesdeaf.org 
prior to December 15, 2009.

NEHD is an equal opportunity employer.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 11/30/09)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 11/30/09)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position available
Teacher
The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf provides quality care and
educational services to children who are Deaf and/or communicatively
impaired.  Our mission is to discover and maximize the child's
potential.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become
part of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  

The following position is available:

Teacher

The successful candidate will possess:

- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related area

- Certification as a Teacher of the Deaf/Special Education

- Previous experience working with deaf students

- Excellent communication skills

- Fluency in Sign Language

- Proven ability to work as part of a team

Interested persons should apply to Kathleen Lagalante, Director of
Human Resources at 516-922-4100 ext. 224. 

For further information, please check out our website:

http://www.millneck.org

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Job Opening
Substitute Teachers
Scranton School for Deaf and HOH Children
Scranton, PA

Day-to-Day Substitute teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
are needed to replace teachers in the event of illness or 
absence.  

PA Teaching Certificate preferred, Bachelors degree 
req'd.  PA Child Abuse, Act 151, and FBI clearances 
are req'd. Sign Language skills req'd.

Letter and resume to: 
Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment Opportunities
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  

We are looking for people to join our staff who share this 
commitment and are willing to work with the goal of providing 
our students with the best education, residential and 
support services possible.  

If you share our commitment to students, please visit our web 
site at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of the following 
job openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, Girls' Dorm
- Part Time Parent Infant/Early Intervention Teacher (Central PA Area)

Excellent salary and benefit packages available.  Sign Language skills, 
FBI clearance, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required 
for all positions.

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Email:  mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, 
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 
hearing students. 

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 

https://mycareer.rit.edu 
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for 
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination 
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs.  
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs.  

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to 
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and 
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and 
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e. 
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and 
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. 

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with 
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints 
and University policies and procedures. 

d. Assist in development of marketing materials 

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach 
projects. 

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, education, human service or related 
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service 
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience.  
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written 
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred.  
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time 
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered 
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and 
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
       
- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget
       
- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related 
Services, and Student Life


Target Hire Date: June 2010

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

Or fax # 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full 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:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of 
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to 
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

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

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated November 22nd)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter-Rancho Cucamonga, 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special Notes:

Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading
both for subscribers and non-subscribers

a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement 
for articles that are reprinted elsewhere

b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions
or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail
to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation

c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads,
article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages

d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for
brevity and content

e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and
legality of entire text contents and web links

f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages
and is not responsible for damages and consequences

g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated
with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies

h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere
to accepted business standards

i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with
others for marketing purposes



DeafDigest – 23 November 2009

DeafDigest Blue - November 22, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/residentialboarding/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/monalisa/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Big Savings on Clocks, Watches, Signalers and Much More

Looking for a practical gift idea for a family member? 

Consider a new clock, watch or signaling device. 

Harris Communications has a full line of equipment products
and they are all on sale at 20% off!*

- The Sonic Bomb is a popular clock for young people and has a
powerful bedshaker and extra loud 113dB alarm. On sale for $34.96,
you save $7.99! 

- Or, consider a Vibralite 8 Watch, a vibrating watch with 8
alarms. Save $15.99 - $33.99 depending on model.

- A new baby in the family? Check out the new Graco Vibrating
Baby Monitors. There are 3 models to choose from. Save up to
$39.99!

*Certain product restrictions may apply. Hurry, this sale ends
November 24, 2009.

For more information, go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=b112209

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com 

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

*  DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line
newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf

*  On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe

*  DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements
The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter

*  The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all

*  Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at: 

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< 
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit
http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution! 

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere
else! 

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that's right for you. 

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. 

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install? 

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. 

And there's so much more! 

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features. 

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., founded in 1986, is one of the leading
plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America. 

The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
involving defective medicines and medical devices, and general
negligence, among others.  

Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
Advanced Bionics Corporation, related to defective cochlear implants
implanted in young children and adults. 

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg at
800-476-6070 or click on:

http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html
and follow instructions on the screen

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Donald Harington, professor of art history,
University of Arkansas, who departed us.
Deaf at the age of 12 he did not use ASL.
When not busy teaching art history, he
wrote 13 novels on the life in the Ozarks,
centering on Stay More, AK, a fictional
town. He used a system of cards to field
questions from students in his classes.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Bernie Fairwood, Illinois, who departed
us. During the sixties, he was an all-time
Gallaudet football and wrestling great.
And he became the first American wrestler
to win a Deaflympics gold medal, quickly
pinning a Russian Goliath.

- Very Hot News

What does DeafDigest have to say about the Department of
Justice indicting a list of providers and individuals
involved with the relay fraud?

None of the relay providers that regularly advertise in
DeafDigest are involved. None of the individuals indicted
have done any advertising business with DeafDigest. And one
indicted person wanted to advertise in DeafDigest but was
turned down because of bad reputation.

DeafDigest screens all potential advertisers; many have been
turned down. Yes, DeafDigest is that fussy.

If you are in need of a VRS provider, please check those
that advertise in DeafDigest.

Thank you.

..

- Sunday November 15th 

The Baton Rouge Association of the Deaf is putting
their clubhouse for sale. No new members are being
accepted. Proceeds from the club house sale will
go towards housing for deaf senior citizens. 

- Monday November 16th

13 separate Rochester-based deaf organizations have
announced the joint hosting of a farewell reception for
Dr. Alan Hurwitz and his wife Vicki. This event will
take place at Rochester School for the Deaf on
December 13th. As we all know, Hurwitz will assume
the presidency of Gallaudet University.

- Tuesday November 17th

Outcry over lack of captions with DVDs from Netflix,
Blockbuster and Redbox is getting louder and louder.
And Disney said lack of captions was a marketing
decision!

- Wednesday November 18th

After steering the Gallaudet football team to a 6-4
record, coach Ed Hottle announced his resignation
to take a head coaching assignment with a brand new
football program at Stevenson University in Baltimore.

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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
is reaching out with a spanking new Government
Affairs Program. Objective is to make federal
and state legislators aware of what our
interpreters are all about. And also to help
state legislators understand these interpreter
certification issues.

..

Special Job announcement:

Shannon's Tea House & Art Gallery Cafe
Frederick, Maryland

Part-time

Position: Server/dining room assistant/dining room
cashier

Seeking for an individual with strong working ethics and love
for tea, the ability to communicate in both spoken english and
ASL.  Dependable, honest, good customer relations, can work
under pressure, can carry out the directions of management
and handle numerous and varied tasks, accurate and strong
attention to details.  Must be assertive with troublesome
customers.

Responsibilities:
* Prepare and set tables for lunch activities.

* Take orders and serve food.

* Act as expeditor for keeping food service timely and efficient.

* Assist with other servers on assigned tasks such as water,
coffee and/or tea preparation.

* Beverage and soup service areas are kept clean and stocked.

* Assist with kitchen/service duties only if needed

* Maintain the floor by keeping it clean and debris-free.

* Assist with retail sales and customer relations as needed

Start in January 2010, trainings and workshops will be provided
upon hiring.

Wages:
$ 4.00 per hour plus tips

E-mail to request for the application form.

Contact:
Shannon Cooley, owner
mailto:info@shannonsteahouse.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 and http://www.dycc.org

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

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early! 

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website. 

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)  

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. 

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

RESIDENTIAL AND BOARDING SCHOOLS
   When a deaf student sleeps on a school campus, it is
called residential school.
   When a hearing student sleeps on a school campus,
it is called boarding school.
   Residential school and boarding school? What is
the difference?
   Good question!

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

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

IF MONA LISA WAS DEAF?
   Mona Lisa is a famous art painting. Her smile
looks mysterious.
   A person sits on a chair for a long time during
a painting, he will get tired. There is music to
prevent the person from getting too tired.
   It is possible that Mona Lisa did not have music,
and her "smile" is because of her tired look.
   Suppose Mona Lisa was deaf. The artist must have
a sign language person that would sign stories all
day to prevent Mona Lisa from getting too tired! 

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

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

WATCHING CAPTIONED VIDEOS
   Interesting sequence of events regarding the
captioning of videos. It was announced last week of
a web site that would list captioned videos at:

http://www.22frames.com/

   And now this - Google is working with Youtube
to have videos captioned. Past Deaf Internet pioneer
Ken Harrenstien is helping out with this project.

CAPTIONED EYEGLASSES?
   Will we be having captioned eyeglasses?
Possibly if NEC, a Japanese high tech firm
has its way.
   For more information, click on:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8343941.stm

   A DeafDigest subscriber said:

After this comes out, next step should be sign language
glasses!

A SCULPTOR IN FINLAND
   W?in? Aaltonen, who passed away in 1966, was a sculptor
and artist in Finland.
   His works have earned him the honor as one of the best
in the nation.
   One of his works is found outside of the Helsinki
Stadium. He has a permanent exhibition at the W?in? Aaltonen
Museum of Art in Turku
   He was deaf, lost his hearing as a child. 

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

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

* Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of
members !
Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

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

Holiday SALE at UnitedTTY.com is happening right now !

Get between 5 - 25% OFF on everything you order plus FREE
SHIPPING....and a BEST PRICE Guarantee !

For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (pagers, clocks, vibrators, doorbell/phone/baby cry
signalers, fire alarms, amplified & VCO
phones, listening systems, etc)....visit www.UnitedTTY.com !

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 !

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
7 Days a Week !

For more information....contact:

United TTY Sales and Service  (UTSS)
TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY)
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

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

A DEAF WINERY IN FRANCE
   The French countryside is dotted with wineries,
these small mom and pop outfits that sell their
wines locally.
   Any deaf wineries? The French deaf people would
say yes, but are vague on specifics (name of town,
name of winemakers, etc).
   DeafDigest learned of a deaf winery - in Pomport,
which is a hamlet in the southwestern part of
France.
   The deaf winery is owned by Regis Castaing
and his wife Paulette. While deaf tourists are welcome to
visit the winery, communication is done via gestures
because he does not know the French Sign Language.

DEAF ISSUES

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

Counselors with the deaf do not compare student
profiles with others, preventing them from learning
from each other

(end of series)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

do they understand what you are signing?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

We have seen that the writing speed of a captioner has very little
to do with the couple-second delay in the captions appearing on your
television screen, so you may ask:  

What advantage is there to having a captioner who possesses more speed?

People seem to be speaking quicker and quicker all the time.  The speeds
of the anchors delivering the nightly news have many times been clocked
at over 300 words per minute.  Realtime captioners try to keep up with
these speakers.  

Although it is not always possible, they attempt to give a verbatim
account of what is being said.   If the speaker is speaking at 300 words
per minute and the captioner's top speed is 225, something has to give. 

There may be times when it becomes necessary to drop or omit some
relatively unimportant word or to paraphrase a thought.

One of the most important reasons for captioners to work on developing
their speed is that the faster the captioner writes, the closer to
verbatim the captioning output will be.  

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

Making maintaining professional contacts among past
associates are much more than making contacts via
the internet. These past associates know you whereas
internet contacts have never met you in person!

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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

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

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

Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's
premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. 

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes:

- Basement
- Attic
- Kitchen
- Bathroom
- Addition
- Deck
- Siding

Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com

866-520-8628 VOICE
202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
DC #68004119
MHIC #99522

*WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD*

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

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
   Is it possible that some of the kids, suffering from
dyslexia, are already struggling with hearing losses?
   This is what researchers at Northwestern University
in Illinois, is implying.

..

The Deaf and the Law

- location
Texas

- case
a deaf man sent a text message that made a terroristic
threat against another deaf person

- result
the police arrested him and bail was set

- comment
if you are angry at someone, do not send a threatening
text message; just cool off

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Q. Why is ADA regulations so difficult to understand?

A. It is the American way of writing up 2,000-3,000
pages of regulations. We have many ADA lawyers that
do not agree with each other. We have many judges
that do not agree with each other on ADA regulations.
Disagreement and dissent is the cherished American
way of life! 

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the family dug (dog) ran to the door

....

What became of?

Michael Filardo

- past

goalie on gold-medal winning USA Winter Deaflympics hockey
team

- present

property manager & supervisor, Caribbean Consultants, Ltd
in Barbados; in his free time, plays roller hockey
since country has no ice skating rink

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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Marlee Matlin to the rescue is what DCARA has been
proclaiming. Faced with a 6-figure debt, the DCARA
staged a fund raiser with Marlee Matlin as the featured
entertainer.
   The result - the debt has been wiped out - and
DCARA is now enjoying a $35,000 surplus over and above
the debt wipe-out.
   Said Robert Roth, the DCARA Executive Director
"It blows the myth that deaf persons will not spend
more than a certain amount for a deaf fund raiser. For
that event there were more deaf than hearing in
attendance. You have to have good food, good
entertainment and a good cause."

(editor's note: Robert Roth is no longer the
executive director)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The interpreter strike at Arizona State University has
been settled - but hope it is not a harbinger of things to
come. If disgruntled interpreters at other colleges get
the hint then they could be tempted to stage strikes
for better wages.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are we lucky to be deaf? Well, at one workplace a
deaf person was not bothered by a faulty fire alert
strobe that flashed for much of one day. Hearing
employees were bothered by the continuous blasts from
that faulty strobe, that maintenance people struggled
to fix all day.

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The higher ups decide that you will have virtual offices,
and as a result, you are allowed to work at home more often

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

We're having a silent auction here at work

I was asked---Did you see the butterfingers?

But she actually said--Did you see the bird feeders?

Scary! What if the deaf person placed a bid on
butterfingers?

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

job posting
Director of Community Relations
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

seeking applicants
NTID Director of Student Life Team
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/ntidjob

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
ASL Teacher
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT 

QUALIFICATIONS:
- degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience

- native ASL User or fluency in ASL

- holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

- knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

- knowledge of  Vista:  Signing Naturally Curriculum and other
appropriate materials

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools

- teach ASL to staff and community members

- teach aspects of Deaf Culture

- develop syllabus, quizzes and exams

- participate in ASL Teachers' Meetings

SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience

TO APPLY, CONTACT:
Kelly Therieau at : mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

phone/tty: 802-258-9510
fax: 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting,
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 

The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy,
19650 US Hwy 441,
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(attention - deadline dates are this week)

Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

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

Job                                    Posting #        Closing Date
Sub Teacher  (3)                       565935           11/27/2009
Nurse - Intermittent (1)               565908           11/23/2009
Residential Advisor - Intermittent (1) 565909           11/23/2009
Food Service Sup 5      (1)               565911                11/24/2009           

(#) = 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director.  

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:
https://mycareer.rit.edu 

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID's
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID?s Explore Your Future
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer. 

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year. 

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities
as assigned. 

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as
assigned.   

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences

6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College
activities on enrollment pipeline. 

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID
Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
- Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly
preferred
- 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written
communication skills required. 

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.
3. Strong organization and time management skills required. 

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented
and fast-paced environment 

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented
work 

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and
decisions as necessary. 

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming),
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 21 November 2009

residentialboarding[FLOWPLAYER=http://deafdigest.com/videos/residentialboarding.flv,400,400]

DeafDigest – 15 November 2009

DeafDigest Gold - November 15, 2009

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

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hateread/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/understandisl/

..

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Blackberry Storm2 at Harris-Wireless

The new Blackberry Storm2 is now available at the 
Harris-Wireless store.

The much anticipated Storm2 has a brilliant 3.25?? 
touch screen with improved SurePress(r) technology. 

The Storm2 is WiFi-enabled, has a 3.2 megapixel 
camera and a 2GB embedded multimedia card. 

An unlimited data-only plan is available from Verizon 
Wireless when you purchase online from Harris-Wireless.

For more information, go to:
http://www.harris-wireless.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g111509

or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com 

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<<
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time.
Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign


-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution!

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere
else!

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that's right for you.

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel.

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install?

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling.

And there's so much more!

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features.

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

Northamptonshire Police, in Great Britain, is registering
deaf people for a new service - a text number they could
use to reach the police in case of incidents or issues
they may have. This is a pilot program, and if successful,
may be implemented nationwide.


- Thursday November 5th 

Michigan State University is closing its
Deaf Education Program, effective in 2012.
No new students will be admitted; current
students will need to complete their course work
by then. This program has combined ASL and
bi-bi into their teaching agenda.

- Friday November 6th

Our deaf dancers!

first it was the late Sam Edwards, who performed
a dance on a TV program in the seventies, and then
Joe Templin, who performed in local Washington, DC
dance programs. And now this - Darren Rajbal who
was voted #1 most talented dancer in South Africa.
He impressed on the TV program titled "Got Talent."
How tough was the competition? Darren was one of the
4,000 dance hopefuls competing in these elimination
events until only one was remaining. He receives
250,000 South African Rand, which is nearly
$34,000 in USA dollars.


- Saturday November 7th 

Gallaudet women's volleyball team is the Eastern
College Athletic Conference champions. It is the
volleyball team's first post season championship.
The team defeated #1 seed DeSales University 
in the championship finals to take the South Region
honors.



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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Tim Young, a legend in the town of Northampton in
Massachusetts, has passed away. While deaf he was
quite a character, often chatting away with total
strangers and pushing them to attend the town
musical events at the Iron Horse, the town's popular
gathering. He was always cheerful no matter what was
going on. Since Northampton is where Clarke School for
the Deaf is located, it is not known if he went there
or if the Clarke people knew of him.

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

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

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early!

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website.

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

HATE TO READ?
   Do hearing people hate to read? Well, sometime ago
a 3-D movie was shown at the Disney World MGM
studios in Orlando, FL.
   The voice in the movie went dead, but the
captions continued. Many hearing people left the
movie show, but a group of deaf people stayed to
watch the captioned movie.
   Why?


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

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


UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGE

   Sign languages all over the world are different.
We have International Sign Language, a simple system to
help deaf people, from all over the world, to understand
each other.
   A deaf man from Italy visited Gallaudet University
some years ago, and walked through the class rooms at
Hall Memorial Building.
   Suddenly, a deaf professor saw him and invited him to
come to the class to speak to the students.
   The students were warned that the visitor does not know
ASL and may be difficult to understand.
   The warning was wrong. The deaf visitor signed
so smoothly in International Sign Language, that the
class stood up and gave him a big wave applause when he
left the room!   


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

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


A PROMISING DEAF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
   There is a number of magazines on the market
that focus on fashions. As far as DeafDigest
knows, none of these pictures were taken by
a deaf fashion photographer.
   This may change - hopefully so. Vinny 
Valdez is deaf and is a resident of Buena Park,
near Chicago, and is hoping for a career in 
fashion photography.
   He is slowly building up his photography
business on the side while holding down a
full time job.
   All the money he has saved is invested into
photography equipment.
   DeafDigest hopes Vinny will succeed. Photography
is a very competitive field - but we've have
successful deaf photographers.


WHAT DEAFNESS IS ALL ABOUT?
   This is one of the rare great newspaper articles explaining
what deafness is all about, in different ways.
   Do click on:

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20091115/OPINION01/911150358


A LIP READABLE TV PERSONALITY
   When DeafDigest editor watches a TV program, he reads
captions, not lips.
   But with one TV personality, the lips were not that
difficult to read; in fact her lips were much easier
to read than any one around.
   It is the lips of Claire Robinson of the "5 Ingredient Fix"
program on the Food Network.


A STRANGE ACCUSATION AGAINST INTERPRETERS
   A newspaper in Zambia ran a headline that said:

Interpreters Abusing Sign Language

   It said that more interpreters have been commercializing
sign language and making a profit out of it at the expense
of the deaf. It also said the government will need to develop
a policy to regulate the conduct of interpreters so that sign
language would not be abused.
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked a long time administrator
of an interpreting agency. The administrator was just as
equally puzzled as the DeafDigest editor was!


DEAF HIRING QUOTA
   A couple of years ago DeafDigest mentioned Patu Keswani,
owner of his Lemon Tree Hotels chain in India, on his desire to
hire the deaf.
   Did he hire the deaf? Yes - he set the quota at 4 percent
of the hotel workforce to be deaf. Of his 500 employees, 19
of them are deaf; actually he hired 20 but one dropped out.
   Keswani wants to go one up - to train the deaf to interact
with the hotel guests.
   DeafDigest wonders why 4 percent? Why not 10 percent? Why
not 20 percent. Can't complain as it is a start.   


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:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing In Government


   The web site is at:

http://www.dhhig.org/


TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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


Being 8-months pregnant and delivering pizzas sure earned 
me $60-100 nightly in tips alone, working only 3-4 hours
a night. Awful, I know! 



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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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

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

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

always been able to communicate with his hands


Not quite sure exactly what it means - is that person
using ASL or just gesturing, but not really knowing
ASL?

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

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
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 July, 2010?

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Add Hungary to the world's nations that recognize
Sign Language as an official language. The Parliament,
earlier in the week, saw to it. What this means is that
deaf Hungarians now have the right to request 
interpreters for public hearings and legal matters.

..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Comments from Claudia Pagliaro, regarding Michigan
State University closing its Deaf Education
program.

Click on:
http://deafdigest.com/michiganstate

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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Darren Rajbal
champion South African dancer

http://www.sasgottalent.co.za/

..

Question of the week:

Q. We have a number of deaf physicians everywhere
in the world, but do we have a deaf anesthesiologist?

A. Probably not for the simple reason he maintains
a critical role during surgeries - to keep the
patient alive while under anesthesia; this function
requires constant communication with the surgeons 
and the nurses. A miscommunication and the patient
is dead.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

that leaders of different groups and different
philosophies (ASL, bi-bi, Cued Speech, CI,
oral, etc) are willing to listen to each other's
viewpoints without verbally attacking them!

One does not have to agree with the opposite
viewpoint, but one needs to show respect for
others.

..

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1892 - Angeline Stickney passes away; she was the mother
of Percival Hall, Gallaudet's second president who served in
that office for 35 years; the mother's background probably
had a profound influence on Hall as he was compassionate
on the needs of the deaf in education

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

..

Deaf and the Money:

$324,069.13 

cost of medical expenses paid by the government of
Trinidad & Tobago to have a CI implanted in USA
on a suddenly-deafened wife of a government
official

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

26 nations

deaf people in these 26 nations are not allowed to drive

..

DeafDigest Sports

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

it is not available online, only by email

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 11/17/09)
- School Educator I (closing date 11/30/09)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 11/30/09)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Job Opening
Substitute Teachers
Scranton School for Deaf and HOH Children
Scranton, PA

Day-to-Day Substitute teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
are needed to replace teachers in the event of illness or 
absence.  

PA Teaching Certificate preferred, Bachelors degree 
req'd.  PA Child Abuse, Act 151, and FBI clearances 
are req'd. Sign Language skills req'd.

Letter and resume to: 
Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment Openings
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At WPSD, "Our kids come first."  We are looking for people 
to join our staff who share this commitment and are willing 
to work with the goal of providing our students with the best 
education, residential and support services possible.  If 
you share our commitment to students, please visit our web site 
at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of the following job 
openings at WPSD

- Residential Supervisor, Girls' Dorm
- Part Time Parent Infant/Early Intervention Teacher 

Excellent salary and benefit packages available.  Sign Language 
skills, FBI clearance, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse 
clearances are required for all positions.

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swiss vale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

Email:  mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, 
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 
hearing students. 

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 

https://mycareer.rit.edu 
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for 
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination 
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs.  
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs.  

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to 
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and 
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and 
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e. 
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and 
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. 

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with 
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints 
and University policies and procedures. 

d. Assist in development of marketing materials 

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach 
projects. 

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, education, human service or related 
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service 
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience.  
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written 
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred.  
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time 
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered 
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and 
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations
       
- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget
       
- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related 
Services, and Student Life


Target Hire Date: June 2010

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

Or fax # 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full 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:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of 
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to 
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

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

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/science

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated November 15th)

- 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special Notes:

Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading
both for subscribers and non-subscribers

a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement 
for articles that are reprinted elsewhere

b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions
or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail
to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation

c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads,
article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages

d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for
brevity and content

e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and
legality of entire text contents and web links

f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages
and is not responsible for damages and consequences

g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated
with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies

h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere
to accepted business standards

i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with
others for marketing purposes

DeafDigest – 15 November 2009

DeafDigest Blue - November 15, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sweetrevenge/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legalinterpreting/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Save 20% on Equipment at Harris Communications

Save 20% on equipment during the Harris Communications 
Holiday Sale. 

We have a full line of products from manufacturers such as 
Clarity, Silent Call, Sonic Alert---and they are all on 
sale!*

Savings include:
- AlertMaster AM100 Notification System (AMER-AM100) for only 
$63.96, save $15.99!

- Signature Series Watch Receiver Kit (SC-SS/WRKIT) for only 
$214.36, save $53.59!

- Sonic Boom SB200ss Alarm Clock (SA-SB200SS) for only 
$31.16, save $7.79!

Shop early for best selection and save on hundreds of your 
favorite products.

*Certain product restrictions may apply. 

Sale ends November 24, 2009.
For more information, go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=b111509

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com 

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

*  DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line
newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf

*  On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe

*  DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements
The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter

*  The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all

*  Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you 
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING 
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited 
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at: 

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best 
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is 
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates 
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE 
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit 
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without 
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging 
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< 
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit 
http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution! 

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology 
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified 
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere 
else! 

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone 
solution that's right for you. 

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities 
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. 

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is 
simple to install? 

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the 
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your 
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. 

And there's so much more! 

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on 
all of our videophone solutions and features. 

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience 
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Luther D. Robinson,
M.D. who departed us. While not deaf, he pioneered the concept
of the mental health services for the deaf, and in fact,
administered the program at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Mental
Health Service in Washington, DC. Simply put, he was to
Deaf Mental Health clinicians what Dr William Stokoe was to
Deaf Sign Language linguists!


- Very Hot News

Are our needs of deaf minors being addressed with the
Senate Finance Committee that is overseeing the
Healthy Future Act of 2009 (S 1796)? Yes, according
to AgBell, which monitors every step of the bill as
it weaves through the Congress

..

- Sunday November 8th 

The High Court of India is considering a change in
its rules to allow the deaf to drive vehicles.


- Monday November 9th

For years ADA and The  U.S. Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission seemed to be of different
wavelengths as far as employment of the
disabled, the deaf included, was concerned.
Possibly not any more because EEOC has published
proposed regulations that relate to the ADA.
Hopefully is this is great news for deaf
job-seekers that have suffered discrimination.


- Tuesday November 10th

One day Gallaudet will be admitting a new student
that attended the Davila Day School in Chula Vista, 
California. Davila as in Robert Davila, the current
Gallaudet president? Yes! The announcement was made
recently.


- Wednesday November 11th

A spokesperson with the U.S. Census Bureau's Partnership 
Program is giving a speech at the Sussex County Advisory 
Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical 
Disabilities (Delaware). The speech is supposed to focus
on issues and programs that may affect the lives of the 
aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.
Are we, the deaf, considered among these physically
disabled individuals? DeafDigest does not know.


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


..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Not sure if this is applicable to the deaf because of the
need to hear precise accents, but the findings of the
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistic in the
Netherlands is interesting. They are saying that those
wanting to understand better a language that is not
theirs may need to watch subtitled movies in that
language. Deaf tourists that speak exceptionally
well may struggle with accents that are not theirs.

..

Special Job announcement:

Shannon's Tea House & Art Gallery Cafe
Frederick, Maryland

Part-time

Position: Server/dining room assistant/dining room 
cashier

Seeking for an individual with strong working ethics and love 
for tea, the ability to communicate in both spoken english and 
ASL.  Dependable, honest, good customer relations, can work 
under pressure, can carry out the directions of management 
and handle numerous and varied tasks, accurate and strong 
attention to details.  Must be assertive with troublesome 
customers.

Responsibilities:
* Prepare and set tables for lunch activities.

* Take orders and serve food.

* Act as expeditor for keeping food service timely and efficient.

* Assist with other servers on assigned tasks such as water, 
coffee and/or tea preparation.

* Beverage and soup service areas are kept clean and stocked.

* Assist with kitchen/service duties only if needed

* Maintain the floor by keeping it clean and debris-free.

* Assist with retail sales and customer relations as needed

Start in January 2010, trainings and workshops will be provided 
upon hiring.

Wages:
$ 4.00 per hour plus tips

E-mail to request for the application form.

Contact:
Shannon Cooley, owner
mailto:info@shannonsteahouse.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 and http://www.dycc.org

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

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get 
your shopping done early! 

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from 
our website. 

And here's a gift for you too!
 
FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00! 
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)  

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. 

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

A SWEET REVENGE
   A young deaf man was from a wealthy family. The
family owned a chain of electronic goods stores
(like Best Buy).
   The deaf man wanted to be involved in the
business but the father refused. The father felt
his  son cannot get involved because of his
deafness. Instead two other sons took over the business.
   As a compromise, the deaf man got a monthly income
for life from a special investment fund. The deaf man 
did not like it because he wanted to work at the
family business but he had no choice.
   His revenge? The company went bankrupt and went
out of business. This deaf man is still collecting
monthly income from the special investment fund!

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

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



SCARED OF LEGAL INTERPRETING
   There are some interpreters that are scared to
do legal interpreting - in the court room, or in the
attorney's office or in the police station.
   Reasons are that"

- a deaf person may not understand legal words

- the interpreter may not know how to interpret legal words

- if an interpreter makes an error that is overlooked, the 
deaf person may suffer

   This is why there are workshops on legal interpreting.

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

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



WE, THE DEAF OR THEY, THE HEARING
   The late Gil Eastman, for many years, taught drama
at Gallaudet University and tutored a number of students
that went on to outstanding careers in the world of
drama.
   He said:

It is interesting to see that deaf people can function in 
the hearing world very well while hearing people cannot
function well in a deaf world

   Very true.


REAL EXPENSIVE TO BE DEAF
   Over the years we have joked among ourselves that it is
expensive to be deaf. But there is a twist.
   Deafness in one individual cost $324,069.13. How?
Well, Carolyn Hunt became deaf, requiring a CI. Because
she is a resident of Trinidad and Tobago, she had to
fly to USA to get implanted. And her trips to USA ran
up a big tab.
   She is the wife of a government official, and so,
much public criticism over such an outlay has been
directed at him!
   Critics are saying because she is a celebrity she is
getting a government pass to get a CI whereas less
fortunate citizens are deprived of these medical privileges.


GETTING A DEAF WORD INTO A DICTIONARY
   We have a number of deaf words. Examples are
Coda and audism. Why aren't these accepted by
dictionary editors?  
   They count the frequency of new words in
newspapers, magazines and on web sites. If the
word count is high, it goes in. If the word
count is low, well, forget it - at least
until next year.
   We, the deaf use these words Coda and audism
pretty much often, but hearing people don't!
  

HIRING THE NON-DISABLED ACTORS INSTEAD OF DISABLED ACTORS
   It is always the same old story that hearing actors
are hired to play deaf roles and able-bodied actors hired
to play disabled roles.
   Why? Attitude among casting directors? Possibly, but there
may be other reasons:

- fear of lawsuits in that disabled actors may slow down production
times

- fear of viewers' discomfort

- very hard to say no to talented non-disabled actors, but
easier to say no to talented deaf and disabled actors 

- limited pool of 600 characters on sitcoms and dramas
on five major TV networks in a season

- unwilling to pay added production expenses - ie hiring
interpreters 

- producers not willing to look at deaf and disabled actors

- 1980's era of deaf & disabled actors on TV is gone forever

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

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

* Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of
members !
Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

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

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 !

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
7 Days a Week !

For more information....contact:

United TTY Sales and Service  (UTSS)
TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY)
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

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

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A HEARING AID USER
   Bruce MacIsaac wears a hearing aid; he relies on the
hearing aid and his lipreading to catch what is being
said.
   He was attending a public meeting in Prince Edward
Island, Canada regarding a political issue; all public
observers must watch from the rear of the room. He wanted
to move to the front of the room to lipread the speakers 
- but was not permitted to do so.
   He made a big stink out of this incident in the newspapers,
much to the embarrassment of the Prince Edward Island
public officials. 



DEAF ISSUES

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

We have plenty of federal guidelines on education of
the deaf; we do not have a single federal guideline
on counseling of the deaf!


(series to continue until it runs out)



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to wear boring plain clothing and always 
wondering why teachers wear bright colors and
patterns?


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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When talking about the writing speed of captioners, I have 
been asked questions similar to these:  

- If our captioner has more speed and is able to write faster, 
will that eliminate the two-second delay in captioning 
after a word is said?  

- If a captioner is really fast, will we be able to see the 
word immediately as it is said?

Unfortunately, the speed of the captioner has very little to do 
with the delay most people experience in broadcast captioning.  

That is more a function of the technology involved in the 
broadcast.

When you are watching your evening news in one city, the 
captioner may be located across the country in another
city. When the news anchor says a word, that word must travel 
over a phone line across the country so that the captioner can 
then hear the word and write it on his or her steno machine.

After the captioner writes the word, the steno machine sends 
the word to a computer containing software that translates 
that word into English.  That computer then sends that 
translated word via modem over a phone line to the encoder 
back at the television station in your home city, where that 
encoder then merges that word with the video signal being 
broadcast to your TV set. 

The fact that this whole process results in only a couple-second 
delay in seeing the words after they are said still amazes me!  

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

I've had many assignments over the years, but I was able to
get two of them through my contacts with past associates.
I've maintained contacts with them even though I've moved
on to other assignments. I just "came back" to my old
contacts and these paid off in new jobs.


(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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

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

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

Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's 
premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. 

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes:

- Basement
- Attic
- Kitchen
- Bathroom
- Addition
- Deck
- Siding

Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will 
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day 
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com

866-520-8628 VOICE
202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
DC #68004119
MHIC #99522

*WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD*

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

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Many older people become deaf; we all assume it is an
unfortunate part of the aging process - but could a
certain gene be the reason? Scientists at University
of Wisconsin is saying that a certain gene is the
culprit. It is called Bak. 

..

The Deaf and the Law

If you are sitting in the back row and watching a court
session involving someone you know, do not flash the ILY
sign.

Someone did, and the angry judge ordered the person
arrested and declared the case a mistrial!

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Honoring the ADA regulations may be a matter of
employer attitude.

A deaf executive in one company lost his job because
the employer was afraid of high interpreter costs
(he was pushed into early retirement with cash
settlement). He never asked for interpreters for
anything - but the corporate officers panicked and
pushed him out.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

good mork (morning), the news is coming up now

....

What became of?

Paul Swadley

- past

an overachieving student at Lafayette, HS, Williamsburg, VA 
and at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

- present

first deaf president of the National Cued Speech Association; travels
extensively, giving Cued Speech workshops


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


..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Richard Dahill has been rebuffed in his efforts to
become a police officer by the Boston Police Department
because of his hearing impairment. As a result his
attorneys are asking the state Supreme Judicial Court to
rule if Dahill is considered handicapped under state
law.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest hopes that the two schools for the deaf in
Georgia - Georgia School for the Deaf and the Atlanta
Area Day School for the Deaf were not too seriously
impacted with less funds received to operate school
programs.
   This refers to former state School Superintendent Linda
Schrenko, herself not deaf, who has been indicted by a
federal grand jury for stealing over $600,000 in
federal education funds. Part of the funds were
embarked for computer services at both schools.


....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf teacher of a hearing classroom was not able
to get an interpreter for himself when communicating
with his students. He can get an interpreter, only when
one of his students is deaf!

The school told him he is not entitled to an interpreter
but that the deaf student is entitled to an interpreter!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The new office that your staff re-located to, turns out to 
have many more restaurants nearby than the old one, and 
does include lunch buffets at less than five bucks per person

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The deaf patient at the doctor's office thought
the doctor asked:

do you have diarrhea?

what the doctor actually said was:

do you have gonorrhea?


the deaf patient was smart enough to have the
word written down because her diarrhea response 
caused a funny look on the doctor's face, thus 
raising a red lipreading flag



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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
ASL Teacher
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT 

QUALIFICATIONS:
- degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience

- native ASL User or fluency in ASL

- holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

- knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

- knowledge of  Vista:  Signing Naturally Curriculum and other
appropriate materials


RESPONSIBILITIES:
- teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools

- teach ASL to staff and community members

- teach aspects of Deaf Culture

- develop syllabus, quizzes and exams

- participate in ASL Teachers' Meetings

SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience

TO APPLY, CONTACT:       
Kelly Therieau at : mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

phone/tty: 802-258-9510  
fax: 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Clinical Therapist
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment 
facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well 
as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of 
Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a  behavioral health setting, 
has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. 

A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related 
field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license 
eligible. 

This position requires that the candidate have experience working 
with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special 
needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. 
        
The candidate will be providing:
- Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility)
- Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings)
- Fluent in American Sign Language required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Send resume to: 
Director of Human Resources, 
National Deaf Academy, 
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE
 
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
 
(11/15/09 updated posting)

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 
Educational Audiologist    565607       11/19/2009


(#) = 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest 
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, 
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing 
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director.  

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 
https://mycareer.rit.edu 

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing 
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant 
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program 
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The 
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID's 
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID?s Explore Your Future 
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students 
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals 
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer. 

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in 
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year. 

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities 
as assigned. 

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of 
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as 
assigned.   

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and 
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences
 
6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College 
activities on enrollment pipeline. 

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID 
Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field 
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or 
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
- Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly 
preferred 
- 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written 
communication skills required. 

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required. 
3. Strong organization and time management skills required. 

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented 
and fast-paced environment 

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented 
work 

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and 
decisions as necessary. 
 

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered 
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University 
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with 
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of 
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region 
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, 
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), 
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend 
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at 
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting 
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025 
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf 
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's 
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education, 
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 09 November 2009

DeafDigest Gold - November 8, 2009

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

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tobacco/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/uglyincident/

..

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special Offer on U300 Modem at the Deaf Pager Store

Get your Internet and email on the go with the new U300
3G/4G USB Modem from Sprint, now available at the Deaf
Pager Store. 

Normally priced at $349.99, it is free after mail-in rebate
and 2-year contract.

Only available in select cities, the new U300 modem gives you
Internet on the go and faster email and Web browsing than ever
before with Wi-Fi-like connectivity on the Sprint 4G network. 

And with nationwide coverage of 3G Sprint Mobile Broadband
Network speeds when outside the Sprint 4G network areas, you
can take your business and fun to greater speeds on trains,
in autos, at airports.

For more information, go to:
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g110809

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<<
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time.
Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution!

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere
else!

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that's right for you.

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel.

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install?

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling.

And there's so much more!

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features.

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

Because of inbreeding in the third world villages,
more and more people have become deaf. The latest
"deaf town" is located in Bali, an Indonesian
island. Half of the residents in one Bali village
is deaf. They joke about their deafness as if one
is trying to hear a one-hand clapping!

- Thursday November 5th 

Simon Wilkinson-Blake, not deaf, resigned as the CEO of
the British Deaf Association after being on the job
just 18 months. There is a feeling of deja vu because
of the CEO turnover intermingled with deaf identity
issues (the same as what is happening here in USA).

- Friday November 6th

A Walmart Supercenter within easy walking distance of
North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, is one
step towards reality. The City Planning and Zoning
Commission rejected pleas from residents to rezone
the area to prevent commercialization and traffic
in the area

- Saturday November 7th 

Toby Walker has won the Abbeyville Police Department
officer of the year for the 3rd time in his 11
years with the force. It is in Louisiana. Toby is
deaf and uses a CI.

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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

We are thrilled that our own Ashley Fiolek is a champion
motocross racer. We may see another deaf champion
motocross racer. Josh Waterman won the British
MXY2 and BYMX Championships, and like with Ashley,
he races by feel than by sound. He will be competing
against top European motocross racers this coming
season.

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

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

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early!

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website.

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

A SWALLOWED TOBACCO
   An article in a deaf school magazine explained how
children become deaf. There were about 10 different
reasons why the children become deaf.
   One of the reasons was "swallowed tobacco."
This is not a joke. This article was written about 115
years ago!
   Of course, nowadays doctors are better with finding
reasons for deafness.

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

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

AN UGLY INCIDENT
   It often happens that a hearing person gets
upset when a deaf person does not respond. The
hearing person think he is being ignored, not
realizing the deafness.
   DeafDigest editor never forgot an incident
about 10 years ago. A group of college students
were selling donuts for their fund raising
purposes. The DeafDigest editor passed by them on
the sidewalk, and did not want to buy donuts.
   The hearing student got very angry, thinking
he was being ignored and ran after the
DeafDigest editor. Luckily, a group of college
students grabbed him and pulled him away.
   It can be scary!

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

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

THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE CLUB FOR THE DEAF
   There was a story in a recent publication of California
School for the Deaf at Fremont about the school partnering
up with the San Francisco Club for the Deaf.
   Normally schools for the deaf and the clubs for the
deaf do not connect with each other, and so, the
Fremont story is interesting.
   It all got started when the club members made
a donation to the school, and it led to students suggesting
that their school reach out to them.
   The school and the club both have joint activities
planned in the months to come.

A DEAF PERSON IN FRAUD INVESTIGATION FIELD
   We watch many cop stories on TV, and much of these
plots revolve around white collar crime, or in other
words - fraud.
   Do we have any deaf individuals in the fraud
investigation field? There was one in Illinois about
10 years ago but he is no longer in that field.
   It has surfaced this week that we have one in
Kentucky. There was a newspaper story written up
on Eddie Runyon, who is deaf and is a Special
Investigator working on Kentucky Employer's
Mutual Insurance.
   Like with almost all deaf professionals,
discrimination and isolation are issues Eddie
deals with on a daily basis.

COLLEGE EDUCATION IN GAMBIA
   Gambia is Africa's smallest nation. And there was
a newspaper story that said:

Gambia College has educated some people with mild hearing
problems, with cooperation and collaboration with the St.
John's School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

   Huh! What about the profoundly deaf or even the
severely deaf or even of the moderately deaf? Are
these groups being neglected in favor of the mildly
deaf?
   Possibly the newspaper reporter did not know what
he was writing about!

A DEAF-OWNED CAFE IN VIETNAM
   It seems that when ambitious deaf individuals seek
employment and are discriminated against, they go into
business for themselves as an alternative.
   An example would be a cafe in Hue, Vietnam, owned
and operated by a deaf family. A hearing newspaper
reporter stopped by that cafe for beers and fried spring
rolls.
   The reporter made a very nice comment about that
cafe in his newspaper article, but did not mention
the name of that place.

THE LIPREADING FACTORY WORKERS
   Years ago when mills were a way of life in the
South, a group of employees in one milling factory
were expert lipreaders, even though they were not deaf.
   The noise from the milling machinery was so bad
that these employees had to learn lipreading in
order to communicate.
   This is interesting. Why wouldn't they use
hand gestures instead of lipreading? Maybe because
it is hard to teach a gesture for every single word
whereas lipreading was much easier?

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:

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force (American Postal Workers Union)

   The web site is at:
http://www.apwu.org/dhohtf/deafhoh-about.htm

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

in my years of delivering pizzas, I had to deal three
times with females opening the door being inappropriately
attired! I had to quickly give the pizza to them, take
the money quick all while averting my eyes and then
getting out of the premises.

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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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

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

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

part of a newspaper story that said:

sparks fly between two people, literally without words but
with lots of sign language

"without words" while signing. C'mon! Signs translate into
words that deaf people read with their eyes

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

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
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 July, 2010?

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Playing games on the computer is a serious hobby
with many people, the deaf included. And there
is a growing number of deaf gamers upset with the
lack of captions or subtitles in some games.
They turn to the web site at http://www.ablegamers.com
to review new games for its accessibility features

..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

few weeks ago, David Pierce, DeafDigest's Fogey cartoonist,
drew a great fogey which labeled different individuals in the
"squabbling" Deaf Community.

What are these labels? Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deaflabels

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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Departure Lounge

http://bslbt.co.uk/drama/departure_lounge

It is a British captioned sign language movie
that you can watch on your computer. Just bring
your soft drinks and popcorn because the showing
is 27 minutes long. A great movie and professionally
done! And "admission" is free.

Signs are in British Sign Language but is captioned
and it will be fun comparing our ASL with their BSL
word for word.

..

Question of the week:

Q. Gallaudet has the Office of the Ombuds? Exactly
what is it supposed to do?

A. tries to resolve issues that surface on the
campus, and in the process, create peace.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

that counseling services for the deaf, in need, are
immediately available anywhere in USA.

..

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1596 - Richard Carew, not deaf, wrote a letter
mentioning two deaf men Bone and Kempe that
communicated in sign language that was fascinating
to those that were watching them

..

Deaf and the Money:

$800,000 - allocated by Fresno City College in
California for services for disabled students, the
deaf included

$300,000 - allocated by same college for interpreters

above is 38 percent

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

107 nations

visited by the late Irwin Bosch, a deaf Californian traveler

..

DeafDigest Sports

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

it is not available online, only by email

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

closing date -         11/17/2009

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Outreach Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000
hearing students. 

The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking an Outreach Specialist

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: 

https://mycareer.rit.edu
and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
Full time position.  Provide coordination and program implementation for
Steps to Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination
and implementation for the Sprint Distance Learning Initiative Programs.
Provide support for all the other Pre-College Outreach Programs.  

Detailed Description:
a. Provide coordination and program implementation for Steps to
Success and MathCounts Outreach Programs.  Provide coordination and
implementation for the Spring Distance Learning Initiative Programs. 

b. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and
special projects within and/or across operating departments (i.e.
faculty, marketing, development, etc..); gathers, organizes, and
assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations. 

c. Negotiates terms (for approval by Director of Outreach) with
facilities vendors for services, in accordance with budget constraints
and University policies and procedures. 

d. Assist in development of marketing materials 

e. Assist in corresponding with parties involved in Outreach
projects. 

f. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, education, human service or related
field is required. MS degree in business, education, human service
or related field preferred. 1-2 years of event planning experience.
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication, and written
communication skills.  Proficiency with ASL strongly preferred.
Possess knowledge about deaf culture.  Organizational and time
management skills.  Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website
http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34610 in order to be considered
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations

- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget

- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Target Hire Date: June 2010

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

Or fax # 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full 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:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

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

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/science

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated November 8th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

- Independent Subcontractor - 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special Notes:

Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading
both for subscribers and non-subscribers

a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement
for articles that are reprinted elsewhere

b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions
or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail
to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation

c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads,
article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages

d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for
brevity and content

e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and
legality of entire text contents and web links

f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages
and is not responsible for damages and consequences

g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated
with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies

h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere
to accepted business standards

i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with
others for marketing purposes

DeafDigest – 09 November 2009

DeafDigest Blue - November 8, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/neverheard/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/southafrica/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Entertaining DVDs on Sale at Harris Communications

Save 20% on books, multimedia and novelties at the Harris
Communications Holiday Sale!*

There are many great gift ideas, including DVDs from deaf
and CODA entertainers.

Some popular DVDs include:

- Abababa Alife (DVD307), on sale for $20.00, save $5.00!

- You Think DEAF People Have Problems? (DVD130), on sale for $31.96,
save $7.99!

- Keith Wann: Watching Two Worlds Collide (DVD261), on sale for $20.00,
save $5.00!

- Herb Larson...Off-Hand (DVD259), on sale for $11.96, save $2.99!

Shop early and save on hundreds of products.
*Certain product restrictions may apply. 

Sale ends November 12, 2009.

For more information, go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=b110809

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

*  DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line
newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf

*  On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe

*  DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements
The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter

*  The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all

*  Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at: 

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< 
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit
http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution! 

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere
else! 

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that's right for you. 

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. 

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install? 

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. 

And there's so much more! 

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features. 

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

-  Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Clifford C. Leach,
Greece, NY (in the Rochester area), who departed us
at the age of 106. Simply put, he was considered the
Pillar in the Deaf Community.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Larry Fleischer
whose untimely passing hit the Deaf Community real
hard. Larry wore many hats, all at the same time -
Deaf Culture, promoting ASL, Deaf Education, Deaf
Sports, Deaf Films, Deaf Issues consultant, and what
have you. The last time DeafDigest editor chatted
with Larry was at the Deaf Films Festival at
Tampa in 2004. A Californian, he flew to Florida
at the same time, not only just to attend the Film
Festival but to consult with a local law enforcement
agency regarding a deaf inmate that was in prison.
He rented a car, drove all the way from coast
to coast, meaning Florida's east coast to Florida's
west coast, just to attend the Festival. He stayed
at the Festival for few hours before driving back
to the East coast!

- Very Hot News

DeafDigest congratulates Southwest Collegiate Institute
for the Deaf (SWCID) on its 30th anniversary and on
the dedication of its' technical training center.
It seemed only like yesterday that the late Doug
Burke, the SWCID founder, visited the home office
of TDI, Inc, where DeafDigest editor served, at that
time, as the Executive Director. Burke shared his
goals, details, vision and his plans for an all-deaf
vocationally oriented junior college. He had to jump
through many different political hoops before SWCID
became a reality.

The Gallaudet football team clinched a winning season,
with a 6-4 record by defeating SUNY-Maritime 16-13
on a winning touchdown in the last minute of the game.
Not only it made amends for the 27-0 loss last season
to the same team, but it knocked them out of the
league championship game! And with a beautiful
6-4 winning record as compared to last season's
record of 2-8. Over 3,200 fans in New York City watched
this epic battle. While the regular season is over,
Gallaudet is awaiting word to see if they will be
invited to play in the Eastern College Athletic
Conference Division III Bowl Championship game. Have
to hold breaths until November 15th to find out if
the invite has been extended Gallaudet to play in
the November 21st game.

..

- Sunday November 1st 

Much furor has raged over the Big 4 Banks continuing
to refuse relay calls that there is talk of legal
action. These Big 4 Banks are Bank of America,
JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. Let us
throw two more banks into the mix - CapitolOne Bank
and Wachovia.

- Monday November 2nd

Much anger by the national Deaf-Blind community have
been directed at Abigail Breslin, only 13 years old
and neither deaf nor blind for her casting of the
Helen Keller role in the upcoming Broadway production
of "The Miracle Worker."

- Tuesday November 3rd

A serious issue has surfaced with deaf children attending
47 School for the Deaf in New York. They cannot ride on
school buses because the City Board of Education requires
Individualized Education Plans for these children. The
irate parents have been bombarding the City Board of
Education with their complaints.

- Wednesday November 4th

Evan Smith, not deaf, has involved Oregon School for
the Deaf in his unusual athletic forays. He plays
for the deaf school football team in the fall,
plays for a different hearing school in basketball, and
a third hearing school for track and field!

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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Regarding the Fort Hood tragedy, we have read about the
civilian police officer Kimberly Munley who shot the killer
to stop the carnage. What about it? She was an interpreter
for the deaf years ago in North Carolina before she moved
to Texas to become a police officer.

..

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

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

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early! 

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website. 

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)  

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. 

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

NEVER HEARD OF GALLAUDET OR NTID!
   We have many deaf students that attend hearing
colleges in Washington, DC, but never heard of
Gallaudet!
   We also have many deaf students that attend
hearing colleges in Rochester, NY, but never heard
of RIT/NTID!
   Why? Always a mystery

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

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

NO HEARING AID ON AN AIRPLANE TRIP
   A deaf man, in South Africa, went on an airplane.
He was told by the airplane captain that he must
take off his hearing aid. If he refused, he would
be arrested.
   The airplane captain thought the hearing aid
was an illegal electronic device used for
spying.
   The deaf man had to explain that he is deaf and
needed a hearing aid to help him hear better. The
captain then gave permission!
   Very scary!

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

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

FARIBAULT'S DEAF HOTEL
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned GrandStay Residential
Suites, a hotel in Faribault, Minnesota, the town where
the school for the deaf is located.
   That hotel claimed to be the first in the nation
to have every room installed with flashing strobe
lights.
   Said a staff member at the school:

We've had deaf groups use the hotel, and everyone
loved this facility

A NEWSPAPER BLOOPER
   DeafDigest editor could not believe his eyes
when he read a newspaper story, off a web site.
   The story said:

he was born profoundly deaf in both eyes

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

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

* Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of
members !
Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

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

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 !

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
7 Days a Week !

For more information....contact:

United TTY Sales and Service  (UTSS)
TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY)
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

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

A DEAF MAN IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
   Dan Syrcher, Buffalo, NY, is deaf and works in
Customer Service at the Buffalo International Airport.
   From time to time foreign passengers, who cannot
speak English, come to him with "that look" on
their faces, needing help.
   Dan explained:

The first thing I do is "sign" to them as if I'm opening
my ticket jacket that contains the boarding pass and tickets
and other paperwork and that I want to read it. Most everyone
understand that pretty quick and they hand over the paperwork
which then I read to give me a clue of what they are in need
of. I'm pretty successful at it. If it ends up that I can't
help them, I'll take them to the specific airline that they
come in on or going out on and let the airline take care of
it from there.

WHAT DID NETFLIX SAY?
   We are all complaining that Netflix is caption-unfriendly?
A DeafDigest subscriber wrote a letter to Netflix.
   Netflix responded and their comment was:

The technologies we use for streaming do not yet adequately
support closed captions. We are working on delivering
closed captions or optional subtitles in a future technology
update, which we hope to deliver to Silverlight clients
sometime in 2010.

   He has switched to Hulu and is happy with it.

DEAF ISSUES

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

What we need is guidelines from the government sectors
that require school districts to hire counselors
that specialize in Deaf Education

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by the coordinator of the event,
which booked the services of the interpreter:

why are you here?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

In addition to competing in the National Court Reporters
Association' annual speed contest at speeds up to 280
words per minute, court reporters, CART providers, and
captioners have competed at even higher speeds. 

In 2004, Mark Kislingbury, a court reporter and broadcast
captioner from Houston, Texas, set a Guinness World Record
when he successfully transcribed dictation at 360 words per
minute with over 97% accuracy.

Over the years, Mark studied how many strokes per second
he was able to achieve.  He found that by trying to shorten
how many strokes he wrote per word and by writing more
strokes per second, he was able to write faster than anyone
else. 

When he set the world record at 360 words per minute, he did
it by averaging .8 strokes per word and 4.8 strokes per second

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

I have never met a deaf person in my line of work, and
I've been in that field for many years

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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

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

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

Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's
premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. 

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home
improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability
insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
explain the details in our conversation with you.

Our remodeling service includes:

- Basement
- Attic
- Kitchen
- Bathroom
- Addition
- Deck
- Siding

Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day
for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com

866-520-8628 VOICE
202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
DC #68004119
MHIC #99522

*WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD*

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

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Terry Waters, a resident of Staunton, Virginia,
was one of the best wrestling coaches in the
state, leading his Fort Defiance HS teams to 13
state championship matches. For his efforts, he
was fired - and he filed a lawsuit this week, on
basis of racial discrimination, as he is
African-American. 

What about it?

He is deaf. 

..

The Deaf and the Law

In Mexico, the notary public officers may give exceptions
to its rules and regulations if the person, needing
papers to be notarized, is deaf. Those not deaf, need to
comply with the rules and regulations. 

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

While we've had ADA since the nineties, it constantly
evolves.

Under the old ADA, the employee's medical condition is
being pointed out; if the employee is deaf, it is
pointed out

Under the new ADA, the employer accommodates the employee's
disability in a minimally acceptable way

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

there is a jury (injury) on the football field

....

What became of?

Tim McCarty

- past

nationally acclaimed teacher of Drama at Model Secondary
School for the Deaf

- present

president and founder, Quest, Lanham, Maryland

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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Walter Payton, a NFL great has departed us. What many
of us didn't know was that he once contemplated a career
as a teacher of the deaf, even to the point of taking
master's degree courses in Education of the Deaf!

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   An issue was raised at one state-level TTY relay service
board meeting - that the Video Relay Service, already
wildly popular in the deaf community, is bypassing the
senior citizens.
   Why?

   Because these deafened senior citizens do not know
sign language.
   According to one activist, the ADA regulations need
to be adhered to as far as communication accommodations
are concerned - and what if a non-signing deafened
senior citizen wants a VRS?

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The NIMBY attitude can be real ugly.
NIMBY stands for Not In My Backyard, and it
has already impacted on several agencies
serving the deaf that want to expand their
headquarters.

These people forget one thing - these agencies
would be there to serve them if and when they
lose their hearing because of old age!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

A new holiday has been declared in the state, allowing
you to take more vacation time off.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

said a DeafDigest subscriber:

I thought my co-worker had said--
Did you see the pie she had embroidered?

But what she actually said was--
Did you see the bag she had embroidered?

can be frustrating when you think a person
said something that makes completely no sense
only to realize you lipread it wrong!

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(11/8/09 updated posting)

Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

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

Job                        Posting #        Closing Date
Sub Teacher (4)            565754       11/12/2009
Educational Audiologist    565607       11/19/2009

(#) = 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Seeking Applicants For
Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest
technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly
1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States,
as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing
students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director.  

For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at:
https://mycareer.rit.edu 

and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf
for College/Division. 

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing
coordination, leadership and support to these activities.  The Assistant
Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program
Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities.  The
Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID's
Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually

Detailed Description:
1. Lead the planning and management of NTID?s Explore Your Future
Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students
annually.  This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals
and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer. 

2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in
planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year. 

3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities
as assigned. 

4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of
hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as
assigned.   

5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and
coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences

6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College
activities on enrollment pipeline. 

7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID
Pre-College Outreach Programs. 

8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned

Job Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field
required.  Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or
related field strongly preferred.

Experience:
- Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly
preferred
- 3-5 years related administrative experience

Skills:
1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written
communication skills required. 

2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.
3. Strong organization and time management skills required. 

4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented
and fast-paced environment 

5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented
work 

6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and
decisions as necessary. 

Additional Details:
Review of applicants will begin in December.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make
application. 

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check
and/or motor vehicle records check.  Any verbal or written offer made is
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources
Salary commensurate with experience
This position is subject to available funding

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 

http://mycareer.rit.edu KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered
for this position

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming),
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Deaf Services Children's Case Manager
Community Counseling Center
Westbrook, ME (Portland metropolitan area)

Community Counseling Center, a leading nonprofit provider of family
services and behavioral health, is seeking a Case Manager for Deaf
Services Children's Case Management. 

The Case Manager will work with children, adolescents and their
families in accordance with agency, community, and program needs in
the Deaf Services Children's Case Management program. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing,
implementing, and monitoring service plans that are tailored to
individual client needs, as well as support increased client and
family functioning, and ensure that each client receives services
that are sensitive to his/her cultural needs.  

The successful candidate will support comprehensive and ongoing
coordination of services received from various providers and ensure
effective communication and appropriate service delivery. In addition,
our case managers advocate for and support clients to ensure access
to community services. 

The Case Manager will effectively utilize the Agency's electronic
consumer software system. 

With roots dating back to 1874, CCC is one of Maine's oldest and most
comprehensive private, nonprofit family service agencies, making a
difference in the lives of more than 6,000 individuals and families
each year.  In addition to providing high quality family, individual
and group therapies to help children, adults and senior citizens from
all incomes and backgrounds, CCC offers a diverse array of programs.

CCC is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families, the
National Council for Community Behavioral Health, and is a United Way
Partner Agency.  The agency is accredited by the National Council on
Accreditation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work
or a closely related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in
either psychology, behavioral health, social work, special education,
counseling, rehabilitation, or related field.  

Candidate must be fluent in American Sign Language.

If interested, please apply by Friday November 13, 2009.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kimberly Lefebvre
Employment Specialist
Maine Mental Health Partners
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME  04092

mailto:recruitment@memhp.org

Fax:  207-761-2388

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 01 November 2009

DeafDigest Gold - November 1, 2009

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

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/vrasl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/schoolmuseums/

..

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Find the New T-Mobile G1 at Harris-Wireless

The T-Mobile G1 with Google features the Android operating system,
a big touch screen, a 3.2-MP camera, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard
and WiFi support. 

Some say it represents the next generation of mobile devices. It
offers one-touch access to Google, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Calendar
and Google Talk.

Find the wireless device and phone/data plan that works for you at
the Harris-Wireless store. 

We have a large selection of wireless devices, including the new
T-Mobile G1, Blackberry Tour, and Palm Pre.

For more information, go to:

http://www.harris-wireless.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g110109

or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<<
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time.
Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution!

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere
else!

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that's right for you.

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel.

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install?

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling.

And there's so much more!

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features.

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot News during the week

The Internet celebrated its 40th birthday this week;
first message was sent on October 29, 1969.

The deaf, as usual, fell behind the hearing as far as
high tech innovations are concerned; the first such deaf
email took place in 1979. HEX, a government-funded
project operated by Amateur Radio Research and Development
Corporation, allowed a limited number of deaf individuals
to send email messages to each other. It was primitive
compared to today's Internet, but it was a start. In
a limited way, TDI had an advisory role with that
project. 

- Thursday October 29th 

CI operation being televised? This was the announcement
regarding the The Dr. Oz Show for the following day.

It said:
a deaf woman undergoes a groundbreaking procedure onstage to
restore her hearing

Ground breaking? Well, CI is about 25 years old!

- Friday October 30th

Debbie Peterson, of Utah, has become the first Deaf Member
at Large on the board of directors of the Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf. Additionally, RID has welcomed
a new body called Deaf Advisory Council.

Who knows - some day a deaf person will become president of
RID? It happened at Gallaudet; it happened at NTID; it
happened at Agbell.

- Saturday October 31st 

Hard times with the budget cuts have forced schools for the deaf
to be creative. An example would be Idaho School for the Deaf
and Blind. This school is sharing the same librarian with the
Gooding School District. DeafDigest, however, does not know if
the librarian knows sign language to communicate with deaf
students that want to take out books?

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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

It was learned that standards for a Mobile DVT network
have been approved by the Advanced Television Systems
Committee. What this means is that closed captions will
be found when we access our mobile DTV devices.

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

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

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early!

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website.

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

VR COUNSELOR'S ASL SKILLS
   In one state, a hearing VR counselor knows ASL
and he uses it to communicate with his deaf clients.
   Many of his deaf clients to to college
(Gallaudet or NTID or local hearing colleges).
   He has a problem. He uses ASL a lot during the
summer months, but does not use ASL for the rest
of the year.
   These deaf clients see him during the summer
months to have their cases reviewed. For the
rest of the year, he does not see deaf clients,
and he has no daily practice to keep up with his
ASL!

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

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

MUSEUM PROBLEMS AT SOME SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
   More schools for the deaf have built their own
museums.
   Many visitors like to tour these deaf school
museums. But there are problems.
   Normally museums require a full time person,
and it cost money to pay them. If museums depend
on volunteers, it is often that they are not around
when visitors come to the locked doors of the
museum.
   And security is strict with schools for the deaf.
Visitors must come to the school office to get
visitors' passes.
   One school has shut down is museum because of
these problems.

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

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

TO INVENT WORDS FOR A LANGUAGE
   There was a story, not related to the deaf, about
a language being invented. It is something that some
linguists get involved with.
   Was thinking about ASL interpreters. Very often
they "invent" signs for a new word or phrase.
   Said a veteran interpreter:

We really do not plan on inventing new signs, but
when the need for a sign comes up, we quickly make
it up so that our deaf clients can follow the
communication

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

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

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

* Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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

ABLE PLANET INC'S GOAL
   Able Planet Inc. is a new business that was established
few years ago.
   One of its objectives is to help professional sports
teams that are interested in the deaf.
   Already this company has two deaf clients - professional
snowboarder Lauren Weibert and motocross champion Ashley
Fiolek.
   This business is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

A DEAF TRAFFIC AIDE IN INDIA
   While India is notorious for discriminating against
the deaf, there are always exceptions.
   Raju Anath is deaf and he functions as a traffic
aide in Ponda, which is a small city. He uses gestures
to move people around, thus clearing up congestion
on city streets.
   He's not even an official employee in Ponda; for
some reason he started working the traffic on his
own; the city traffic officers, noticing him, tolerated
his work, and then came to realize he was a blessing!
   The governor rewarded him with a check of
Rs 25,000 which is $530.00 in American money.

A SIGN LANGUAGE DETECTIVE
   Andrea Musick King is a detective with the police
department in Highland Village in Texas, near Houston.
   She knows sign language, having taken it in school
as a foreign language credit, and she is taking
interpreting training classes at Tarrant County
College. 

STRUGGLING WITH GESTURES
   Are human gestures so difficult to understand?
Do not know, but it may seem to be that way
among immigrants in USA.
   Over the years DeafDigest editor has tried to
communicate with non-English speaking immigrants
via simple gestures - only to get nowhere.
   Yes and no via head movements, waving
hands to indicate no-no, using a finger to
indicate direction - are some gestures that may
be so confusing to some immigrants.
   Makes communication all so much harder.

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:

American Sign Language Teachers Association

   The web site is at:

http://www.aslta.org/

TALES FROM FORMER DEAF PIZZA DRIVERS 

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

I was a Domino job hopper; I've been forever hopping
from one Domino site to another, always looking for
the area that offers the best tips

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

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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

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

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story was titled:

An Actor Uses His Second Language: Speech

In 2006 deaf actor Darren Fudenske was given a
"hearing" role in an off-Broadway play in
New York. This role led to the newspaper explaining
that ASL was his first language and that speech
was his second language.

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

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
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 July, 2010?

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Two universities are posting job announcements for
Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Both job announcements require applicants to have
experiences as interpreters.

This sole requirement discriminates against deaf
applicants. 

Complained an advocate:

for the past two years more and more colleges have
added this "interpreting experience" requirement

..

DeafLibrary Page of the Week

A to Z on what we the deaf are and what we can be

click on:

http://deafdigest.com/az

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

..

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Mike Bruning
professional beach volleyball player and Deaflympics participant;
he is deaf

http://usavolleyball.org/news/article/11633

..

Question of the week:

Q. I have heard of this organization:
National Society of Genetic Counselors

Are these counselors accurate with their
deaf genetics counseling with deaf couples
that wish to start families?

A. Good question. There have been hearing
babies born of deaf couples, whose deafness
generations, on both sides, go as far back as
5-6-7-8 generations. And there have been
deaf babies born of hearing couples with no
incidence of deafness on both sides of the
family tree!

Simply put, their guess is as good as yours.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

that much tolerance be given to deaf people, whose
viewpoints, differ from others. Does not matter
what viewpoint it is - CI or not, oral or manual,
residential or mainstream, hearing college or
deaf college, and so on. This is a free country
and it is not a crime to have own viewpoints.

..

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

During Years 1400 through 1599 - the old Germanic
describing deafness was daufi, and over the years
this word evolved into an insulting deaf-mute
phrase

..

Deaf and the Money:

- $4,000 for hearing
- free for deaf

cost of a zero gravity trip where individuals float up
and down the room, unable to control their movements

$4,000 is cost charged by Northrop Grumman and Zero Gravity
Corporation for thrill seekers that want to experience a
zero gravity trip

free was offered by US Navy way back in 1960's for a group
of deaf individuals. The Navy wanted to study effects of
weightless experiments on individuals. The selected
deaf individuals grew up with balance problems.

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

- How many past NTID members of faculty are now members of
faculty at Gallaudet?

Approximately 7 or 8.

- How many past Gallaudet members of faculty are now
members of NTID faculty?

Approximately 4 or 5

- How many NTID presidents have become Gallaudet presidents?
Two (Davila and Hurwitz)

- How many Gallaudet presidents were NTID presidents?
Two (same as above)

..

DeafDigest Sports

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

it is not available online, only by email

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

job posting
Community Health Educator
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

This is a new job posting to work with our deaf-friendly research
staff at the UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla, California.  

We are seeking an individual who is proficient in ASL and has
demonstrated experience in filming, video-editing, and clerical
work.   

Additionally, the candidate must have a strong command of the
English language. 

If you are interested in applying for this half-time position
with full benefits, please apply on-line on or before
November 6, 2009 at:

http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=search&sortby=rank&jobnum_in=50003&search=community%20health%20rep

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Director of Alternative Programs
Vermont Center for the Deaf & hard-of-Hearing, Inc
Brattleboro, VT

Time Base:     Full time position

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related  field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations

- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget

- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Target Hire Date: June 2010

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

Or fax # 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

employment opportunity
Employment Specialist
Deaf Independent Living Association Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full 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:
Assist deaf and hard of hearing individuals in obtaining
and maintaining employment that is consistent with their
vocational goals. Works with local agencies  and
employers to identify potential jobs that make use of
integrated and natural supports for deaf and hard of
hearing job seekers. Uses networking to market and
increase public awareness of the agency's employment
program.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in human service or related field with
one year experience in employment services; experience
in teaching and/or training others; demonstration of
adaptability, problem solving and reliability when
supervision is off-site; specific training in
supported and non-supported employment techniques;
and ability to prepare records and reports. Knowledge
of the work world and must be a team player. Fluency
in American Sign Language and issues related to
hearing loss. Valid driver's license required.

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

To apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or

email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/science

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated November 1st)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

- HIV Educator (WSR) - Los Angeles, CA

- Independent Subcontractor - 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special Notes:

Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading
both for subscribers and non-subscribers

a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement
for articles that are reprinted elsewhere

b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions
or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail
to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation

c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads,
article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages

d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for
brevity and content

e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and
legality of entire text contents and web links

f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages
and is not responsible for damages and consequences

g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated
with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies

h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere
to accepted business standards

i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with
others for marketing purposes

DeafDigest – 01 November 2009

DeafDigest Blue - November 1, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Start Shopping Early and Save!

Get ready for the holidays and save 20% on books, multimedia
and novelties!* 

Harris Communications has hundreds of products discounted,
including holiday cards, gift bags, and ornaments. We have
books and multimedia of interest to children, students,
teachers and interpreters.

Find gift ideas in all price ranges.

Check out these new items now on sale:
- ILY Little Angel Ornament (N453), on sale for $10.36, save $2.59!

- ILY Gift Bags in many colors, on sale for $3.16, save .79!

- "I'll Scream Later" (B1136), on sale for $20.80, save $5.20!

- "Handy Stories to Read and Sign" (B1129), on sale for $15.96, save
$3.99!

*Certain product restrictions may apply. 

Sale ends November 12, 2009.
For more information, go to:
http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=b110109

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

*  DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line
newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf

*  On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe

*  DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements
The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter

*  The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all

*  Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Are you deaf or hard-of-hearing?  

You know that you can get paid $$$ money every time you
use ONE INTERPRETING services? 

True business!  How can you get paid $$$ money?  

1) Go sign up at www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php

2) Next time you need an interpreter, request ONE INTERPRETING
   services

3) You will get paid a check in the mail or money deposited
   in your bank account!

It is very simple and easy!  Go watch the video at: 

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/deaf.php  

We only hire certified interpreters, so you will get the best
service in the world!

If you are an RID certified interpreter, ONE INTERPRETING is
hiring in all 50 states now!  We pay the highest hourly rates
in each local area!  You can sign up to work for ONE
INTERPRETING at:

http://www.oneinterpreting.com/interpreters.php

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Use Hamilton Web Relay? along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

>>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< 
Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be.
Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit
http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Join The Zevolution! 

The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology
with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified
interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere
else! 

The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone
solution that's right for you. 

Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities
and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. 

Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is
simple to install? 

Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the
next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your
PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. 

And there's so much more! 

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on
all of our videophone solutions and features. 

Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience
by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

http://www.georgiarelay.org/

Staying Connected:

Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News

Gallaudet defeats Anna Maria College 56-7 today in a
football game and is now 5-4 for the season; Gallaudet
was 2-8 last season and so, this season is a huge
improvement. One game is remaining and it is with
SUNY-Maritime next week.

..

Jacqui Smith, not deaf, is the Member of Parliament in
Great Britain. She invited a group of deaf constituents
to a tour of the Parliament, and was told no interpreters
were available nor were loops fully installed throughout
the touring area. She made a considerable stink about
it, which hit the newspapers.

- Sunday October 25th 

A new hotel in Faribault, Minnesota is GrandStay Residential
Suites. Faribault is where Minnesota State Academy for the
Deaf is located. And this hotel, part of the GrandStay Hospitality
chain, has installed flashing strobe lights in all of its
rooms, claiming to be the first one in the nation to have
this feature. While DeafDigest is not sure of this claim,
it is an important feature because big events at the school
attracts overnight visitors.

- Monday October 26th

Microsoft, so concerned about the content of the upcoming
variety show by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane,
backed out of its promise to be the program sponsor.
One of the reasons for the pull out was jokes, in poor
taste, that mocked the deaf and of deafness.

- Tuesday October 27th

Cambodia, after years of neglecting the educational
needs of the deaf, is playing catch up with
establishment of classes for deaf children. It
was written up in a newspaper story

- Wednesday October 28th

What are the needs of the deaf residents of North
Dakota? This is what a special team of parents,
legislators, community leaders and deaf school
alumni is trying to find out. A series of meetings
will take place across the state. A newspaper story
made an announcement about these plans.

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

..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

There is a Bay Bridge crisis in the San Francisco Bay
area. A deaf person watching a program on Channel
5 would know about that emergency immediately after
the bridge was closed. Those watching other TV programs
may not have known about it immediately. 

..

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

..

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

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

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER!

With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get
your shopping done early! 

Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from
our website. 

And here's a gift for you too!

FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00!
(excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i)  

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

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. 

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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

A WARNING FOR DEAF TOURISTS
   Many deaf people love to travel anywhere in
the world.
   And there is a warning. Some restaurants do not
have a menu. DeafDigest editor went to some
restaurants in Rome, Italy that did not have a menu.
   Without a menu, communications could be difficult
between the hearing waiter and the deaf tourist.
   Just to be play it safe, make sure the restaurant
has a menu before you go inside and sit down.

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

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

ASL-SIGNING
   If a deaf person signs very fast, is it ASL-
signing?  Yes, it is.
   But if a deaf person signs so slow; so slow that
it is easy to put you to sleep, is it ASL?
   Good question?

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

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

DEAF CULTURE CLASS AT MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
   Marymount University is a fast growing university in
Northern Virginia. For the first time, ASL 101 class
was offered on the campus and 22 students signed up for it.
   A group of deaf individuals, DeafDigest editor, included,
was invited to give a talk on Deaf Culture this week.
   Because Marymount belongs to the same athletic conference
with Gallaudet, DeafDigest editor was curious.
   He asked the class how many of them participate in
sports? Approximately six students raised their hands.
   DeafDigest editor then asked how do they feel playing
against Gallaudet, which consists of deaf students.
   They said it was no big deal - they just want to
win, no matter if the opponents were hearing or deaf.

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FROM MARYMOUNT STUDENTS
   During the class (above) some students volunteered with
their comments and questions:

- I am a waitress and I've served on deaf patrons; they
always point to the food on the menu

- this class is a refresher of the ASL class I took in
high school that I've forgotten a bit on signs

- how do the deaf people wake up in the morning?

- I have a family member that is deaf, but I never really
got to know that person

- what is the difference between ASL and SEE?

   It was a fun experience for everyone in the
classroom.

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

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

* Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of
members !
Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

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

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 !

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
7 Days a Week !

For more information....contact:

United TTY Sales and Service  (UTSS)
TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY)
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

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

DEAF PERFORMERS IN SOAP OPERAS
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned deaf performers in past
Soap Opera episodes.
   Here's some more:

- a deaf child in "All My Children" with much arguing over
to have a CI or not to have a CI

- a young deaf boy in "Days of Our Lives" way back in the 1980's

-  a deaf boy in "One Day to Live" and parents learned signs
to communicate with him

A VIDEO GAME WITH AUDIO
   There is a video game called "Cover Orange."
During the game, the orange greets the hearing
person with "hi" and if the orange falls off
the map, it says "bye".
   A deaf person playing the game would not know
these two words.
   Is it important? A hearing gamer said no!
Still, is there a continuing reason why the
games are not captioned?

DEAF ISSUES

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

the numbers of deaf children with classroom issues
are much higher than their hearing counterparts.
And since many families do not know sign language,
these deaf children keep their troubles bottled
up inside them!

(series to continue until it runs out)

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by the coordinator of the event,
which booked the services of the interpreter:

who are you?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Another question that people often ask me when they see me
with the steno machine is how fast someone can write
with "one of those machines." 

Most captioners and CART providers start off as court
reporters, and so they have passed the same tests that
court reporters take in court reporting school. 

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225
words per minute in order to be certified.  In order to
achieve the Registered Professional Reporter certification
offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at
speeds up to 225 words per minute.  

To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest
where contestants compete at speeds up to 280 words per
minute.

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

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

the job that I do pays very well, but there is a downside -
that layoffs are quick when economy is bad. This is why
I'm always relocating to wherever the job is.

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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

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

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

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

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

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A survey was taken of deaf patients in Great Britain,
and the findings were that:

- appointments were missed when deaf patients could not
catch their names being called out in the waiting rooms

- lack of interpreters have resulted in continuing
illnesses, confusion over medications or full information
being withheld from the doctors

- doctors, nurses and medical technicians do not face
the deaf patients when dealing with them

..

The Deaf and the Law

If you are deaf and work for the federal government,
and you are asked to travel, as part of your
job, are you entitled to interpreters, assistive
devices, etc?

Yes. The government calls it:

Federal travel of an employee with special needs

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Q. If a deaf person, not affiliated with a company or an agency,
attends a workshop, is he entitled to an interpreter?

A. Hard to say; very complicated issue, according to an attorney
that specializes in disability-related needs

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

ESPN fired Steve flfrs (Phillips) last night

....

What became of?

Ron Symansky

- past
quiet but very hard working offensive tackle with the
Gallaudet football team, early eighties

- present
associate professor, Johnson County Community College
in Kansas, interpretive training program & also
teaches ASL classes

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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Number of Deaf DNAs? The October 1999 issue of the
National Geographic magazine has come up with 15 deaf
genes as the latest count. Still researching are 85
more suspected deaf genes.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   What is the cost of placing a quarter page ad in the
Washington Post? Do not know the exact costs but it is
not cheap.
   DHHIG, NAD, American Association of People with
Disabilities and the SHHH jointly placed an ad
in the October 29th edition of the Post. They call it
a collaborated ad.
   The ad was not about the Presidential Election
candidates but about hiring more deaf and hard of
hearing in the federal government.
   Timing is interesting because DeafDigest mentioned
in a recent edition that hiring of the disabled,
and the deaf, in federal government has declined for
the past decade.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is age helping Evelyn Glennie, the world's best
percussionist, change her attitude?

In the past she would not learn sign language.
Also, in the past, she did not want to be identified
as the Deaf Percussionist, but as the Percussionist.

Nowadays, at the ripe old age of 40 something, she is
learning signs for the the first time in her life!

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Two of your customers are siblings and have the same initials.
You send paperwork for one of them to sign for an alarm clock
before you pay...you send it to the wrong sibling who, by the
way, delivers the form to the correct sibling so that the
clock seller can be paid.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

   A deaf employee in a dairy plant that milks cows,
misunderstood the foreman.
   He thought the foreman said hand; he actually said
pan.
   As a result, the deaf employee pulled the wrong
switch, thus contaminating the milk!

very scary; the deaf employee would have been fired,
but the foreman realized the error of lipreading ways
and kept him on the payroll.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(11/1/09 updated posting)

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
Residential Advisor           565718       11/03/2009
Sub Teacher (4)            565754       11/12/2009            

(#) = 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Regional Specialist
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University
Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with
educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of
hearing related fields throughout the Western state region
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming),
in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. 

This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend
work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 pm
by Friday, November 6, 2009.  

The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at
any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting
our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human
Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf
education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's
degree preferred.

Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education,
rehabilitation or related field.

For complete details please visit http://www.ohlonejobs.com

EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Deaf Services Children's Case Manager
Community Counseling Center
Westbrook, ME (Portland metropolitan area)

Community Counseling Center, a leading nonprofit provider of family
services and behavioral health, is seeking a Case Manager for Deaf
Services Children's Case Management. 

The Case Manager will work with children, adolescents and their
families in accordance with agency, community, and program needs in
the Deaf Services Children's Case Management program. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing,
implementing, and monitoring service plans that are tailored to
individual client needs, as well as support increased client and
family functioning, and ensure that each client receives services
that are sensitive to his/her cultural needs.  

The successful candidate will support comprehensive and ongoing
coordination of services received from various providers and ensure
effective communication and appropriate service delivery. In addition,
our case managers advocate for and support clients to ensure access
to community services. 

The Case Manager will effectively utilize the Agency's electronic
consumer software system. 

With roots dating back to 1874, CCC is one of Maine's oldest and most
comprehensive private, nonprofit family service agencies, making a
difference in the lives of more than 6,000 individuals and families
each year.  In addition to providing high quality family, individual
and group therapies to help children, adults and senior citizens from
all incomes and backgrounds, CCC offers a diverse array of programs.

CCC is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families, the
National Council for Community Behavioral Health, and is a United Way
Partner Agency.  The agency is accredited by the National Council on
Accreditation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work
or a closely related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in
either psychology, behavioral health, social work, special education,
counseling, rehabilitation, or related field.  

Candidate must be fluent in American Sign Language.

If interested, please apply by Friday November 13, 2009.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kimberly Lefebvre
Employment Specialist
Maine Mental Health Partners
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME  04092

mailto:recruitment@memhp.org

Fax:  207-761-2388

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com