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DeafDigest – 27 December 2009

DeafDigest Gold - December 27, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/bestwaiter/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

Top News of the Year (July through December)

July
Helene Jarmer, who is deaf, was was elected as
Austria's parliamentary deputy on behalf of the
Green party.

August
A deaf man files lawsuit against Ohio State
University for not putting captions on the
football scoreboard

September
Taiwan has been accused of showcasing the Deaflympics
to show the world they can host any international
event, a political ploy that has angered China

October
Hurwitz selected as next president of Gallaudet


November
In honor of departing Gallaudet president Bob
Davila, a new school in California was named
Davila Day School. It is in Chula Vista

December
Apple's boss is Steve Jobs who has a considerable
hearing loss. Yet Apple was fined by FCC for not
making its devices compatible with hearing aids



(January-June top news is in the Blue edition)


- Very Hot News 

There was a national directory of deaf videophone users;
it was in business for five years. It has been shut down
recently due to abuses.


- Thursday December 24th 

Much furor ensued over Virgin Airlines "losing" the
deaf passenger, despite promising to watch over her
as she was to be transferred from one connecting
flight to another. DeafDigest is concerned that
hearing people, upon reading the story, will assume
that the deaf cannot fly on their own and must rely
on hearing people to guide them. Deaf people love
to travel and they do not rely on hearing people.
The "lost" deaf woman was illiterate and was not
able to follow the flight schedules displayed on
screens. Her illiteracy was the reason for family
concerns over her travel without supervision.


- Friday December 25th

After backing out of a joint interpreting program with
Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville 
(UL) is backing in on its own. UL will be establishing
its own brand new interpreting program. 


- Saturday December 26th

Ben's Bell is a project in Tucson, Arizona where it aims 
for people to help each other via powers of kindness.
A winner is announced every week in the Arizona Daily Star
newspaper. This week's winner is Eric Epstein, who is a 14-year
old deaf kid, for his efforts in bringing the diverse elements
together in his neighborhood via his ASL classes and other
acts of kindness. 


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


Honoring those that departed us in 2009:
Dr James Marsters, dentist, Pasadena, CA
Ben Medlin, pillar, Dayton, OH Deaf Community
Marcella Meyer, GLAD founder
Leander Moore, much beloved teacher, Tennessee SD
Phil Moos, publisher, USA-L deaf news
Kenneth Musteen, leader, Arkansas
Dorothy Polakoff, Dept of Social Work, Gallaudet
Tom Riggs, interpreter & ASL instructor
Dr. Luther D. Robinson, pioneer, mental health needs of the deaf
Micki Simpson, North Carolina deaf leader
Raymond W. Scheid, Northern Virginia, go-getter
Jeanie Shickel, long time math teacher, Gallaudet University
Alyce Thomas, administrator, schools for the deaf
Joseph Cary Touchstone, scientist, U of PA School of Medicine
David Bar-Tzur, celebrity interpreter
Irma Kleeb Young, Knoxville, Tennessee advocate
Tim Young, Northampton, MA, colorful town character

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(for more information, please go to Employment Ads section
in the Blue edition)

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VINT CERF WAS WRONG
   Vint Cerf is hard of hearing, and he is the
Father of Internet.
   He was interviewed by a computer magazine in
1999. He told the writer that we will be emailing
with people that live on Mars in 2009. It is now
almost 2010, and we have not yet gotten got email from
someone on Mars!
   Vint was wrong about it.

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

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


BEST WAITER IN ROCHESTER
   At one time years ago, there was a waiter that worked
at the best Italian restaurant in Rochester, NY. He
was deaf and was a student at NTID/RIT.
   He earned more tips than all other hearing waiters.
His eyes were sharp and he did everything to make
hearing dining patrons happy.
   Who was that deaf waiter? It was Roberto Wirth,
who owns Hotel Hassler, the best hotel in Rome, Italy
and one of the best in the world!


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

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


SHORTAGE OF DEAF PROFESSIONALS
   An administrator of an agency serving the deaf
pointed out something that is interesting.
   The administrator said that in the state, there
is a good number of deaf teachers in educational
programs for the deaf and of deaf counselors in
vocational rehabilitation offices.
   The shortage, as glaring as it is, is in non-teaching,
non-counseling fields. In other words, a shortage of
deaf accountants, deaf chemists, deaf biologists, 
deaf engineers, deaf architects, deaf computer
technicians, etc.


A YOUTUBE PET PEEVE
   What is a Youtube pet peeve, or rather, a Deaf Youtube
Pet Peeve?
   It is when hearing friends forward their deaf friends
videos that are voiced but with no captions. 
   While Google has added automatic speech recognition
feature to create instant captions, this system is
far from perfect. There will always be hits and
misses.   


SERIOUS DEAF CHESS
   Chess is a serious activity among the deaf overseas,
not so much in USA.
   There are two exceptions - chess teams at Rochester
School for the Deaf and Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf.
   These schools are competitive when playing against
other high school chess teams.
   There was a story in a Rochester newspaper about
the deaf team winning league games. And at Western
Pennsylvania, superintendent Don Rhoten said
"we are holding our own in the league."


POLITICS IN MARYLAND
   Maryland is a small state geographically. Despite its
small size it is diverse as far as the Deaf Community is
concerned - metro Washington area; metro Baltimore area;
Frederick area, Eastern shore, the mountains in western
Maryland. These communities are different from each other.
   Does the state help the deaf? Yes and no. The state
helps Maryland SD, but does not help the Office of Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing. 
   What about state legislators? They may help a deaf
constituent with his private concerns but would not support 
Deaf Child's Bill of Rights.
   And this irony - a deaf woman was hired by a state 
government agency - in response to a radio announcement
asking for the deaf to apply for state government jobs.
The deaf woman, of course, was not able to catch the
radio message - it was her mother-in-law that heard the
announcement and nudged her towards the state agency.
She was hired on the spot.
   Each state is different; some states are "deaf-friendly"
whereas other states are not.


ANOTHER DEAF WINERY
   Some time ago DeafDigest mentioned a deaf owned winery
in Italy owned by a deaf man who communicates orally, but
was able to follow simple gestures.
   There is another one - owned by two deaf brothers, that
took over the family business. The parents felt the deaf could
not run the business, but were persuaded to let their deaf
sons take over.
   Not sure of the name of the winery because surfing the
web sites in Italian language could be bit tricky.



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

National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)

   The web site is at:

https://www.neca.org

It is the most important and the most powerful
organization many of us never heard of! It works
with FCC to oversee our relay service centers!




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it is painful in the ear

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is partially deaf


Exactly what does that mean?

- deaf in one ear

or

- not profoundly deaf but either mildly
or moderately or even severely deaf 


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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

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

Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  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 
http://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

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

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 17, 2010?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC wants to switch from circuit switching to IP networks;
difficult to explain to non-engineers and non-technicians
what circuit switching is all about - but the concern is whether
it would affect services to the deaf. This is becoming an
issue right now.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

A hard of hearing wish list !

do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hardofhearingwishlist



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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Lori Kober
South Dakota's only deaf mortician & co-owner of
funeral home

http://www.plaintalk.net/cms/news/story-52905.html

she's the one on the left side


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Question of the week:

Q. How many social clubs for the deaf are there in USA?

A. Hard to say; there has never been an official count;
way back in the eighties, it was suggested that a new
organization be founded - called National Association of
Clubs of the Deaf. It was never established. At any
rate, there are a number of deaf social service agencies
which offer space in their headquarters for deaf socializing
purposes. Also many deaf groups get together at coffee houses,
so in essence, these are deaf clubs without being formally
titled as so.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

A deaf chef with his own program on the Food network on 
cable TV

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1937 - the educators of the deaf passed a resolution
defining the deaf and the hard of hearing, as follows

deaf - those whom the sense of hearing is non-functional

hard of hearing -  those whom the sense of hearing
although defective is functional with or without a hearing aid




a pretty much accurate definition, as we swing into year 2010


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Deaf and the Money:

Alfred I. duPont, was deaf; he was the great-great-great-grandson 
of Samuel duPont, who started the famed duPont business.

Because of family and personal issues, he dissociated himself
from the rest of the duPont family. What did he do with his
inherited riches?

Fopunded the Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware,
a hospital for children.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

19

number of years, and still counting, the efforts by the deaf community
to have Dummy Hoy inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Why isn't he inducted? Politics by the Veterans Committee members,
you know!

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DeafDigest Sports

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it is not available online, only by email

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position opening
Director of Development & Marketing
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is seeking 
a Director of Development & Marketing with a proven track record in 
fundraising, grant writing, donor solicitation, and planned giving.  

FBI clearance, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required.  

Excellent salary and benefit package available.  

Visit our web site at 
http://www.thescrantonschool.org for a complete position description.  

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
c/o SSDHHC
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

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

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty
Master of Science Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

The Master of Science in Secondary Education program 
( http://ntid.rit.edu/msse ) invites applications for a tenure-track 
faculty position.  We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education 
theory and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience 
teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or 
secondary levels.  

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (or ABD) in the 
education of the deaf, English or a relevant field, and professional 
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and 
New York State professional or permanent certification in teaching 
deaf, hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from 
other states), grades 7 - 12. Proficiency in sign language and 
knowledge of deaf culture as well as a record of scholarly productivity 
relevant to the position are required.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight 
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving 
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to 
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and 
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person 
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, 
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy 
sequence and/or other courses within one?s area of expertise; 
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching; 
conducting research in areas related to the program; providing academic, 
capstone project and job placement advising; and assisting the program 
director in various projects.  The successful candidate must be 
committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and active engagement 
in scholarly or creative activities related to instruction and 
curriculum.  Women, individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals, and members of other under-represented groups are strongly 
urged to apply

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s continuing 
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual difference 
strongly preferred.
 
The 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.

For complete details and application procedures, see 
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34230.  Please submit your 
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship 
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and 
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin 
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. 

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States


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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Teach ASL
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and materials
development for ASL courses


REQUIRED:
- MS/MA in appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction

- ASLTA Certification from the American Sign Language Teachers 
Association or currently pursuing certification
        
- Native or native-like proficiency in ASL

PREFERRED:        
- Earned doctorate or ABD in appropriate discipline related to the 
field of ASL instruction

- Qualified level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association 

- At least three years teaching experience at the secondary and/or 
post-secondary level

- Experience with curriculum development

- Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of ASL instruction

The 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.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34287.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Baldev Kaur Khalsa, Search Committee Chair 
Department American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3640
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:bkknss@rit.edu 

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Tenure Track Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences


Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and 
materials development for ASL courses

REQUIRED:
- MA/MS in an appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction, with additional experience equivalent* to a doctoral 
degree.

OR

Doctoral degree (or ABD**) in ASL Teaching or a relevant field, 
for example, ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, 
Cross-Cultured Communication, Communication Curriculum and 
Instruction, Language Instruction, Adult 
Education, and Deaf Education.

- Significant experience with curriculum development.

- Qualified-level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association required within two years of hire; must achieve 
Professional Level Certification by tenure review time.

- Native or native-like proficiency in American Sign Language.  

-  Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of ASL 
instruction.

PREFERRED:        
- Doctoral degree in ASL Teaching, or a relevant field, for example, 
ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultured 
Communication, Communication Curriculum and Instruction, Language 
Instruction, Adult Education, and Deaf Education.

- Teaching experience in the post-secondary setting.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Ten-month, full-time, tenure track** position

* "experience equivalent to a doctoral degree" for this position 
means: presentation at national conferences within the field; 
research experience and/or contributions, curriculum development 
experience, and published peer reviewed articles within the field.

** If the successful candidate is ABD, he or she will begin his or 
her employment with lecturer status.  The position will be converted 
to tenure-track at the start of the contract year after the candidate 
has completed the degree.  At that time, the probationary period for 
tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

The 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.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34327.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Leisa R. Boling, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3644
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:LRBNSS@rit.edu

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position opening
Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

School of Education
Department of Exceptional Education

Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an Instructor to join our 
American Sign Language Studies Program in School of Education's 
Department of Exceptional Education.  Minimum requirements of this 
position are a Masters degree in a related field of study, at least 
3 years ASL teaching experience at the secondary/post secondary level, 
American Sign Language Teacher Association Certification, native or 
near-native competency in American Sign Language, knowledge of 
American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history and Deaf culture.  

This is a 12 month probationary appointment. Salary is commensurate 
with experience.  

To apply, visit: 
http://www.jobs.uwm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51121
   
A completed application will include letter of application, 
vita/resume, transcripts, a list of three references.   Additionally, 
submit name and email of individual who has supervised you and can 
evaluate your teaching.
  
We will email this individual a teaching evaluation form upon receipt 
of all application materials. The following documents must be submitted 
online. 

Dr. Amy Otis-Wilborn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, School of 
Education, Department of Exceptional Education, University of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Review of 
applications will begin January 30th, 2010 and will continue until 
position is filled.  The position start date is August 1, 2010.

Employment will require a criminal background check.  The University of 
Wisconsin- Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment 
opportunity employer.  

For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported 
crimes and information about campus security policies, see 
http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu or call the Office of Student Life at 
414-229-4632 to request a paper copy.

The Department of Exceptional Education offers a full range of 
Deafness related programs including:

-  ASL courses to meet university foreign language requirements
- Major and Minor areas of study in American Sign Language Studies
- Interpreter Training, 
- ASL Teacher Certification
- Teacher Certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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Faculty positions open
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

All positions contingent on funding

For detailed job descriptions, go to:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml 
or contact mailto:rebecca.hogan@gallaudet.edu

Send letter of application, vitae, official graduate 
transcripts, and three letters of reference as indicated 
in job description.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 
hearing students from many different backgrounds and 
seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity 
of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively 
encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, 
and veterans to apply for open positions.

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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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.

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position announcement
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010)   
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas metropolitan area

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes 
faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best 
opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the 
educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. 
CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. 
AA/EOE/ADA.   

Job description:
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 

2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf 
Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be 
added to the existing program. 

3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and 
reports for all courses. 

4. Evaluate student outcomes 

5. Assess students' language competency levels. 

6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 

7. Participate in program/division meetings 

8. Serve on department and college committees 

9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend 
schedule 

10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit   

Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full 
consideration, all application materials must be received no later than 
January 15, 2010. 

Required qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally 
accredited College or University. 

2. ASLTA qualifications   

Preferred qualifications:
1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: 
preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 

2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 

3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 

4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; 
experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. 

Quick link:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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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

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

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Tom Riggs who
departed us. An interpreter and a sign language
instructor, he was well known among interpreters
and sign language teachers for upholding high
standards in both inter-related fields. His
most recent residence was in Arizona.

..

Top News of the Year (January through June)

January
The Illinois state government was accused of hiring
"sign language applicants" and paying them $211
per month for these skills, which they never had
in the first place

February
Mark S. Kite, Sr, a deaf man, was appointed as
Deaf Chief of a hearing volunteer fire department
at Yukon Volunteer Fire Company, located in the
metro Pittsburgh area

March
John West, a deaf man, became the new mayor of
March, a town within the Fenland District Council
in Great Britain

April
AgBell vs Audism Free America (AFA) battle
took place on the AgBell grounds. The newspapers
pretty much ignored this clash. The AFA group
then shouted anti-AgBell chants, before dispersing.

May
Scranton State School for the Deaf falls under
the control of the Western Pennsylvania School for the
Deaf.

June
Spain would not allow the deaf to vote during
the European Union elections

(the Gold edition will list the top July
through December news)

..

Hot Deaf News during the week:


- Very Hot News

The changing of the guard at Gallaudet University is coming 
up real soon. DeafDigest wishes to thank outgoing president
Bob Davila for a job well done - meaning restoring
Gallaudet to its state of normalcy. DeafDigest editor
spotted Bob at a Gallaudet basketball game and asked
him if he was retiring for good or if he would look
for another endeavor to pursue. Bob gave the editor
a special glint in his eye and just smiled, saying nothing! 


- Sunday December 20th 

A medical center in Oklahoma only charges $8,000 for
a CI operation, a big time bargain as compared to a
$100,000 CI surgery. This story surfaced in the news.
The medical center CEO said the facility operates
at cost, with no mark up.



- Monday December 21st

A mother of a deaf child, living on the island of Guernsey,
part of the British Crown, won her battle in the court
room. She put up a fence behind her home to fence in her
deaf son for his protection. The Housing Authority ordered
her to tear down the fence and she refused. The Authority
sued but the judge sided with the mother.



- Tuesday December 22nd

Rapport is the name of the Deaf Cake in Japan! Actually
it is a cake shop located at one of the Tokyo railway
stops. All 8 employees in the cake shop are deaf.
Hearing patrons write down their orders or use the
touch panel. The shop has been open for business 
since 2003. The company headquarters communicate with
Rapport via faxes and emails.



- Wednesday December 23rd

It was reported that Matt Hamill, our deaf UFC fighter,
was badly beaten by illegal blows by Jon Jones, but won
via disqualification. Jones, who originally accepted the
disqualification loss, had second thoughts and filed
an appeal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The commission, however, turned down the appeal and
Hamill's win via disqualification stood.


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

..

Honoring those that departed us in 2009:

Paul Baldridge, Gallaudet Iron Man basketball hero
Thomas R. Behrens, educator of the deaf
Adolph J. Bennett, Northern Virginia deaf advocate
Stan Benowitz, Father of Modern Gallaudet football
Tom O. Berg, legendary Gallaudet track & field & Deaflympics coach
Walter R. Bloomquist Sr, owner, printing shops in California
Frank Bryan, career educator of the deaf
Francis X Burton, well known Washington, DC interpreter
Richard Corcoran, leader, Glens Falls, NY Deaf Community
James P. DeVaney, leader, Omaha Deaf Community
Bob Dillman, outspoken advocate, Washington, DC & Staunton, Va
Bill Ennis, deaf entertainer; Washington, DC area
Bernie Fairwood, Illinois, first USA Deaflympics gold medal wrestler
Larry Fleischer, the ultimate deaf leader, California
Jerome W. Freeman, Sr, educator of the deaf
Haley Gans, at age of 14, a promising figure skater
Mary Lou Garton, anti-oral teacher, Kansas SD
Jean-Robert Gauthier, Canadian legislator, advocate
Gino Giudice, background artist with Hollywood cartoons
Doris Jane Greve, long time NAD volunteer
Donald Harington, U of Arkansas, artist and novelist
John Hudson, professional advocate, Northern Virginia
George Karras, leader of deaf computer literacy classes
Harvey Katz, grassroots leader, Deaf Ohio Community
Brenda Keller, Gallaudet administrator
Clifford C. Leach, pillar of Rochester, NY Deaf Community
S. Barry Lipin, auto leasing magnate

(Gold edition will list the remaining departed individuals)


..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(for more information, please go to Employment Ads section
in this edition)

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A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM NIGHTMARE
   A deaf man went to the hospital emergency
room, needing medical attention. No interpreter
was available.
   At the same time, a hearing woman brought
her deaf husband to the operating room.
   The emergency room receptionist saw the
hearing woman signing to her husband, and
immediately used her as the interpreter for
the other deaf man.
   The hearing woman protested but was forced
to interpret for a deaf man who was a stranger
to her!


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



BEEPING WHILE DRIVING
   A deaf man works for a company and he must wear his
pager during days and evenings as part of his
job duties. He is on call if there is an emergency at
his job.
   If he is driving and he gets a beep, he must pull
over the road to read the pager. A hearing person,
hearing the beep, can use his Bluetooth headset
to get the emergency message while still driving.
   Not fair to the deaf person!

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

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


HANDWRITING IS NOW OLD FASHIONED?
   Is handwriting now considered old fashioned? We
type out our words and texts instead of writing 
these out.
   How important is handwriting to the deaf? Well,
we use the notepad to communicate with the
hearing. And if the hearing person struggles with
his handwriting to compose their responses, then
it could be frustrating.
   DeafDigest editor has often had to wait as long
as 5 minutes for a slow-writing hearing person to
compose a short, simple sentence!
   And as a contrast, it may take 5 seconds for a
hearing person to voice out this same short, simple
sentence!


DEAF NEW ZEALAND, REVISITED
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned a newspaper article
as follows:

He was found in the car park of Deaf New Zealand in Great 
North Rd next to the Avondale police station 

   Deaf New Zealand as in a park or a town or a 
neighborhood? It was puzzling.
   Several subscribers sent emails to DeafDigest
editor with explanations.
   "Deaf New Zealand" means Deaf New Zealand Association,
as a way of abbreviations used by newspaper reporters.
   Said a subscriber:

they have some interesting language shortcuts

   Examples here in USA would be like this:

- he was found in the car park of Deaf Association 
- he was found in the car park of Gallaudet
- he was found in the car park of Deaf Institute
- he was found in the car park of Alexander Graham Bell

   How so quirky our English has become in these English
speaking parts of the world!

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A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. The FCC oversees the operations of all relay services?

A. Not exactly. The FCC works with the National Exchange Carrier 
Association (NECA) on the funding and on the standards of relay
center operations.


STARBUCKS SCENE #1
   A deaf man, obviously a regular patron, goes into Starbucks
and gestures his usual order of coffee. Since all the baristas
know him. communication issues are non-existent.
   DeafDigest editor, who did not know that deaf man, was
reading his newspaper while drinking his coffee at one Starbucks 
location and saw his gesturing.
   Just as when the deaf man was headed out the door with his
coffee, one of the baristas, working in the backroom, was told
that he was around. She suddenly ran towards him and practiced
her ASL on him.
   Her ASL, unfortunately, was not the best in the world!


STARBUCKS SCENE #2
   An administrator of a local interpreting agency walked into
Starbucks to pick up her coffee. She has learned a lesson -
never go into idle chatting with some of these baristas -
telling them she operates an interpreting agency.
   Some of these baristas are ASL students, and suddenly
upon learning of the interpreting agency administrator,
would ask for interpreting jobs! They would ask for these
jobs even when their ASL, unfortunately, were not the best
in the world!



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged by a hearing person with this comment:

we don't need an interpreter, we understand each other fine


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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As January 1 approaches, we once again find that new 
captioning requirements of the FCC will take effect.  

Since Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 
1996, the FCC gradually phased in closed captioning 
requirements, and in January of 2006 100% of all new 
English-language programming was required to be closed 
captioned.

Different closed captioning schedules have applied to 
new programming, programming first aired before January 1,
1998, and Spanish-language programming

The FCC has been phasing in Spanish closed captioning, 
and they will require 100% of new, non-exempt
Spanish-language programming to be closed captioned as 
of January 1, 2010.  The phasing in of captioning of
Spanish-language programming will continue to take place 
over the next two years as more captioning will be
required of Spanish-language programming first shown 
before January 1, 1998.  

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

If you expect your hearing associates to write things
down on a piece of paper, don't! Some will write it 
down, some won't. You just deal with each situation
and make the best out of it.


(end of series)

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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.

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explain the details in our conversation with you.

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- Basement
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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

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Based in Washington, DC
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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

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

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

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

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

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Sonitus Medical, San Mateo, CA, said they are coming up
with a tooth hearing aid; how it works is complicated but it is
supposed to help the deaf zero in on the source of the noise.

..

The Deaf and the Law

- location
state of Washington

- case
a deaf-blind man wanted to become a horse masseuse;
he could not under the present law, because it required
500 hours of training, massaging on humans.

- result
the law was changed

- comment
DeafDigest always wants to see Deaf-Blind individuals
earn good living.

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

An angry deaf person has accused the offending
agency of framing him as guilty without giving
him a chance to formally present his case!

This is why we have attorneys that specialize
in Disability Law.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Because of the snow, the football game was
postponed to breakdown (tonite)

....

What became of?


Kyle Sontag

- past

hockey player, moved up in respective youth,
high school and college levels, member of USA
national deaf hockey team

- present

research chemist, University of Georgia


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


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Doug Pravda, now attending Harvard Law School, has
accepted an offer to serve as law clerk in the office of
Judge Amalya Kearse, US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit.
   This 2nd Circuit is considered to be one of the most
powerful and most prestigious courts in USA - fielding
appeals from cases in the New York, Vermont and
Connecticut region - and is a notch below the Supreme
Court.
   He is the 7th deaf person to serve as clerk for a
Federal judge and the 5th to clerk for an Appeals
Court Judge. Others in the exalted company were
Bonnie Tucker, Phil Gordon, Dawn Leporati, John
Stanton, Michael Schwartz and David Lupi-Sher.


..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   If not for the efforts and generosity of Donnie
Walsh, a certain athlete from Indiana would not
be in Australia to take part in the Deaflympics.
   This athlete was employed at the fieldhouse
where the Indiana Pacers play. Donnie, the Pacers'
president, learned of fund raising problems of
his deaf employee.
   Donnie staged a fund raising event. And
at the end of the event, the funds were still
short. What did Donnie do? Simply dipped into
his pockets to make up the shortfall!
   Thank you, Donnie.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

On its web site, the Virgin Airlines said -

At Virgin Atlantic we're passionate about supporting 
local communities both in the UK and in our global 
destinations.
 
We tackle difficult social challenges by using all the 
global resources we have available to us.

Last year we gave over ?1 million to children and young 
people who face extreme neglect, abuse, poverty, violence 
and social exclusion. With our support they have real 
choices and opportunities to build a positive future.


it is easier said than done; they ineptly allowed
an illiterate deaf woman to get lost for five
hours in Australia, thus missing her connecting flight, 
despite being entrusted to her care by concerned family
members!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

While waiting for a bus to take you to a conference, a
stranger offers an envelope to a mother and her son. 
They refuse to accept the envelope. The man then leaves 
it on the floor.  You pick up the envelope and find $20 
inside....enough for your lunch at a conference your 
superiors mandated you to attend!

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


from a DeafDigest subscriber:

I was told that "We have pizza in the break room" 
(that was around 8 am this morning)
 
She actually said, "We have biscuits in the break room"
 

The subscriber said:

I thought that was an odd breakfast choice  :)



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

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position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Job Number: HR-09111
Date Posted: 12/14/2009
Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months)
Status: Accepting applications

Assists the head football coach as the assistant football coach; 
administers all facets of strength and conditioning facilities; 
serves as department leader in the field of strength, conditioning, 
and fitness;

Schedules strength and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the 
head coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; strives 
for excellence within the University's mission; 

Assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the purchase, 
maintenance, and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department 
as related to strength, conditioning and fitness; improve on court/field 
performance, reducing the potential for injuries, perform rehabilitative 
activities as needed; update athletic administration on equipment needs, 
and or upgrades recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes the 
best possible training equipment.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required and 4 years related experience; significant 
coaching experience required; includes 2-3 years experience with strength 
and conditioning training; thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA 
and ECFC guidelines required; demonstrated skills in developing and 
motivating students both athletically and academically; strong commitment 
to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding of 
teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. 

American Sign Language skills or a willingness to learn within a reasonable 
time.

National Strength and Conditioning Association or National Council on 
Strength and Fitness certification or the ability to attain certification 
within a 3 year period.

To apply, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

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

Faxed applications or emailed documents 
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu are accepted.

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position opening
Mental Health Therapist 
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

$39,000/year w/benefits

Accountable to Program Manager for the provision of therapy for youth 
enrolled in the Bridgman Home, coordination of intake and placement of 
youth, and participation in treatment team meetings

*  Provide individual, group, and family therapy to youth and their 
families placed in the group home.

*  Assess, diagnose and develop a comprehensive service plan for youth, 
according to the County of San Diego Children's Mental Health and 
Outpatient Policy and Procedure Manual.

*  Identify, establish and maintain relationships with referral sources 
including: County of San Diego Child Welfare; Probation Departments; 
other in and out of county placement agencies.

*  Actively network and provide presentations to potential referral 
agencies to ensure group home operates at full capacity.

*  Coordinate pre-placement and placement meetings with youth and 
referring agency.

*  Develop youth Case-Management Service Plans with youth and treatment 
team input.

*  Maintain required documentation and client files in compliance with 
Community Care Licensing (CCL) and County Mental Health Services (CMHS) 
documentation regulations.

Fluency in American Sign Language.  License-eligible (MFT, LCSW, PhD) by 
state of California, or Master's/Doctorate degree in Psychology, Mental 
Health Counseling, or Social Work.

Resume: 
Attn: MHT, 
Bridgman Group Home
P.O. Box 80756, 
San Diego, CA  92138; 

fax (619) 221-8611; e-mail mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org   

E.O.E.

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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 Supervisors
- ASL Teacher
- Early Intervention Teacher (Part Time) - Central PA

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

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open positions 
Austine School/Vermont Center for the Deaf
almost all positions in Brattlesboro, VT;
one position is in Williston, VT

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

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

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


- School Psychologist
Time Base:     Full Time
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in School Psychology required. Emphasis on children with
emotional behavioral disorders.  
Knowledge of Learning Disabilities preferred. Knowledge of deafness &
fluency in ASL necessary. Innovative & creative approach to serving
and motivating students.  Planning organization, motivation
management and evaluation skills.

Responsibilities:
Interviews students and family during admission process and conducts
intake evaluations, which include student observations, parent
interviews,                     Psychoeducational testing, report
writing and makes recommendations to the admissions/administrative
team.

Evaluates testing materials for appropriateness in use with Deaf
students.
Assists the Program Administrator in conducting and /or
arranging in-service trainings and staff development 
workshops/seminars.

- Counselor
Time Base:    Full Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred. Fluency in ASL or
willingness to achieve this level. Knowledge of testing
tools/materials. Collaborative skills to work with students, 
clients and staff . Knowledge of current educational law and 
special education procedures.

Responsibilities: Provides individual and group counseling to Deaf
and Hard-of-Hearing students. Provides consultation to consultants
and staff regarding the client's needs. Work as a member of School
Mental Health Team.   


-  Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base:    Full-Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child Development  or
a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be school yrs.
of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs of the children
in the classroom.

Assess the development skills of the children in the
classroom. Implement and plan age-appropriate activities.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events, and
parent/guardians meetings. Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive 
to their needs.


- Director of Alternative Programs
Time Base:     Full time position
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

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


COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
- Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:          Williston, VT 

Requirement:     
MSW or equivalent
ASL proficiency required 


Please send letter of interest & resume to :
Kelly Therieau    
Austine School/Center for the Deaf
209 Austine Drive, 
Brattlesboro, VT 05301

email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802 258-9510 (V/TTY) Fax# 802-258-9574
Videophone 802 275-5271

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position opening
Principal 
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma
 
Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling 
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring 
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and  
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic, 
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.
 
Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters 
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification 
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive 
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign 
Language is preferred.
 
Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of 
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life 
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in 
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a 
220-days per year, contracted position.
 
Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of 
the following:  cover letter that must include the job 
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching 
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing 
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including 
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three 
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached 
during office hours, with your resume.
 
Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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(12/27/09 updated closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 1/11/2010)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 1/08/2010)
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

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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

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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.

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(updated posting - December 27, 2009)

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

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on: 
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30

- Director of Community Relations

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

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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
 
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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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http://deafdigest.com

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

the state of Massachusetts has proposed merging the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
with two another agencies, an idea that has angered the
Deaf Community.

Do click on http://www.rescuemcdhh.com



- Thursday December 17th 

A big difference two months would make. Two months ago
the Delhi High Court told the government of India that
the deaf would be allowed to drive, it has backtracked.
The court is now telling the government that the deaf
should not drive. Not sure why the 180 degree turnaround.



- Friday December 18th

A group of Princetonians are saying that a paradox exists -
in that it takes longer to sign a word than to say a word
but that reception is much quicker with the signed word than
with the spoken word. It suggests that a lot of words are
being voiced, thus creating delay in reception. Well,
our high speed, but efficient interpreters are capable of
using just maybe 3 or 4 ASL gestures to equal a lot of
wordage speakers generate in a single sentence!


- Saturday December 19th

A deaf woman and a deaf fox were in the news. The deaf woman, 
Beth Tyler-King, a British animal rescuer, picked up
an abandoned deaf fox. She taught the deaf fox to follow
hand signals. Both the deaf woman and the deaf fox are
inseparable. The fox will never be released to the wild and
behaves like a domesticated pet at Beth's home. If the deaf fox
gets mischievous, a scolding wiggle of Beth's finger will
do the job!


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(for more information, please go to Employment Ads section
in the Blue edition)

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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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THE DEAF AND THE CHIMP
   About 30 years ago, a deaf oral leader gave
a speech saying that ASL users have intelligence
equal to a chimp. It was insulting and everyone
was angry.
   A few years ago, scientists at a Japanese
university did experiments on chimps. They
found out that in some ways the chimp is
equally as smart as humans. Chimps remember
things that we, the humans, often forget.
   Was the oral deaf leader correct? You
decide!


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

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


WRITING NOTES AT A BAR
   Two men were communicating by passing notes back
and forth at a bar. Would that be a deaf man and a 
hearing man?
   No. Both men were hearing. Why did they pass
notes back and forth?
   The noise at the bar was so loud that they could
not communicate by voice!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
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of each DeafDigest edition)


BLIZZARD BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO A DEAF FAMILY
   The blizzard has hit the Washington, DC area this
weekend. But for one deaf family it was the best thing
that has happened to them!
   The deaf parents drove to Washington, DC to pick up
their daughter who was finishing up her semester at
Gallaudet and to bring her home.
   The deaf family was trapped in the blizzard, forcing
them to stay at a hotel near the Gallaudet campus.
With nothing to do at the hotel, and with snow still
outside, the family got together and talked and talked.
   Said the father:

I was busy with my job at a school for the deaf; the daughter
was busy with her Gallaudet studies and we never really
got to sit together for a long and meaningful conversation



GROWING UP WITH THE DEAF AS A NON-CODA
   Joseph Patrick Youngs III, who is not deaf, and is
not a Coda, grew up playing with and making friends
with the deaf on an island in Maine.
   The island in Maine is where the Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf is located. And if the name 
Youngs is familiar, well, the father Dr. Joseph Youngs
served as the school superintendent, and that was 
when the son got to know the deaf.
   What about it? He is one of the two nominees to become
the new state Superior Court judge. 


TO BE A RESTAURANT MANAGER
   Could a deaf person function as a restaurant general
manager? It is not an easy job for a hearing person.
There are always problem dining patrons; waiters and cooks
that do not show up thus leaving the staff shorthanded,
kitchen equipment that break down, cooks and waiters arguing
with each other, surprise visits by food inspectors, trucks
do not show up with the food for the day, etc, etc. 
   Well, ask Laura Nuccio. She is deaf and serves as
general manager of the Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling, IL.
This restaurant serves the most finicky of all patrons -
these one to seven year old kids!




TAKING SOCCER TOO SERIOUSLY
   There was a story posted on one of these soccer
blogs this week. It went like this:

At the 1985 UEFA Cup, Rijeka, a team in Croatia,
played against Real Madrid of Spain. A Belgian
referee ejected the Croatian player Denisca
after his second yellow card. The first yellow
was for continuing to play after the whistle
was blown. The second yellow was for "insulting"
the referee.
 
   Well, Denisca (first name not known) was
deaf and could not hear the whistle, that earned
him the first yellow. And he used sign language
to communicate, which earned him the second
yellow, an automatic ouster!
   This happened 24 years ago, yet the most
rabid soccer fans remember it as if it just
happened yesterday.


A HEARING AID
   A hearing aid is a non-CI device that helps
some deaf people to hear.
   There are good hearing aids. There are also bad
hearing aids.
   A newspaper story said:

he has to wear a special hearing aid

   Special hearing aid? Meaning there are hearing aids
that are special and hearing aids that are not special?
   DeafDigest assumes the writer does not know what
he is writing about!



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

Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss

   The web site is at:

http://www.aamhl.org




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it distracts me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

unilateral hearing loss


what is so wrong with this phrase - deaf in one ear

both mean the same, just that the word unilateral looks to be
a more impressive meaning


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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

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

Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  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 
http://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

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

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 17, 2010?

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

A Deaf Male Gene, but not a Deaf Female Gene? What's that?
Well, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication 
Disorders is saying that they found a gene described as follows:

Gene Linked to a Rare Form of Progressive Hearing Loss in Males 
is Identified

The offending gene is DFN2; DeafDigest does not pretend to understand
what this is, but genetics would.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Occupational hazards!  All jobs have their own
occupational hazards, and unfortunately, it includes
interpreters.

What are their hazards? Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/occupationalhazards


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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

James Hartobey (see "What became of?" in Blue edition)
 
http://media.northjersey.com/images/MC_091509fish.jpg

he is the one on the right side


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Question of the week:

Q. Do you think the media (print and on-line) focusing
on the deaf and of deafness and published by the deaf
have given accurate views? 

A. No more or no worse than the Hearing Media!




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that all national organizations (NAD, AgBell, HLAA, ALDA
and others) work together for the benefit of all of us
instead of one organization insisting it speaks for all
of us; we all speak for all of us; not one speaks for
all of us

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1998 - the Oxford Dictionary has banned use of the
word ""deafmute" as a team of 100 editors made that
determination

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Deaf and the Money:

$10,000,000

the state of Nebraska, in 1998, was hoping to get
that much money while auctioning off the campus of
the closed Nebraska School for the Deaf. Auction was
canceled when only two bidders showed up.

(campus was eventually auctioned off later on; how
much was it bid for ? DeafDigest does not know)


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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Estimated:
1.3 million deaf individuals of the Catholic faith

Fact:
only 13 deaf priests

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DeafDigest Sports

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

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position opening
Director of Development & Marketing
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is seeking 
a Director of Development & Marketing with a proven track record in 
fundraising, grant writing, donor solicitation, and planned giving.  

FBI clearance, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required.  

Excellent salary and benefit package available.  

Visit our web site at 
http://www.thescrantonschool.org for a complete position description.  

Send letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
c/o SSDHHC
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218-1469

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

EOE

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty
Master of Science Education Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

The Master of Science in Secondary Education program 
( http://ntid.rit.edu/msse ) invites applications for a tenure-track 
faculty position.  We seek candidates with expertise in deaf education 
theory and practice, and with a minimum of three years experience 
teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the middle school or 
secondary levels.  

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (or ABD) in the 
education of the deaf, English or a relevant field, and professional 
certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and 
New York State professional or permanent certification in teaching 
deaf, hard-of-hearing and/or hearing students (or equivalent from 
other states), grades 7 - 12. Proficiency in sign language and 
knowledge of deaf culture as well as a record of scholarly productivity 
relevant to the position are required.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight 
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving 
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to 
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and 
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person 
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, 
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Specific assignments will include teaching courses from the pedagogy 
sequence and/or other courses within one?s area of expertise; 
designing, developing, implementing and assessing student teaching; 
conducting research in areas related to the program; providing academic, 
capstone project and job placement advising; and assisting the program 
director in various projects.  The successful candidate must be 
committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and active engagement 
in scholarly or creative activities related to instruction and 
curriculum.  Women, individuals of color, deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals, and members of other under-represented groups are strongly 
urged to apply

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s continuing 
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual difference 
strongly preferred.
 
The 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.

For complete details and application procedures, see 
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34230.  Please submit your 
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship 
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and 
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin 
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. 

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States


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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Teach ASL
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences

Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and materials
development for ASL courses


REQUIRED:
- MS/MA in appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction

- ASLTA Certification from the American Sign Language Teachers 
Association or currently pursuing certification
        
- Native or native-like proficiency in ASL

PREFERRED:        
- Earned doctorate or ABD in appropriate discipline related to the 
field of ASL instruction

- Qualified level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association 

- At least three years teaching experience at the secondary and/or 
post-secondary level

- Experience with curriculum development

- Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of ASL instruction

The 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.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34287.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Baldev Kaur Khalsa, Search Committee Chair 
Department American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3640
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:bkknss@rit.edu 

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Seeking Applicants For
NTID Instructional/Support Faculty - Tenure Track Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of eight
colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving
over 1300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural,
linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences


Description:
Teach American Sign Language to students in a variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program,
Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, ASL/English
Interpretation, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, etc.) Engage in ongoing
professional development. Contribute to curriculum design and 
materials development for ASL courses

REQUIRED:
- MA/MS in an appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL 
instruction, with additional experience equivalent* to a doctoral 
degree.

OR

Doctoral degree (or ABD**) in ASL Teaching or a relevant field, 
for example, ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, 
Cross-Cultured Communication, Communication Curriculum and 
Instruction, Language Instruction, Adult 
Education, and Deaf Education.

- Significant experience with curriculum development.

- Qualified-level Certification from the American Sign Language 
Teachers Association required within two years of hire; must achieve 
Professional Level Certification by tenure review time.

- Native or native-like proficiency in American Sign Language.  

-  Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics 
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.

- Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of ASL 
instruction.

PREFERRED:        
- Doctoral degree in ASL Teaching, or a relevant field, for example, 
ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultured 
Communication, Communication Curriculum and Instruction, Language 
Instruction, Adult Education, and Deaf Education.

- Teaching experience in the post-secondary setting.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Ten-month, full-time, tenure track** position

* "experience equivalent to a doctoral degree" for this position 
means: presentation at national conferences within the field; 
research experience and/or contributions, curriculum development 
experience, and published peer reviewed articles within the field.

** If the successful candidate is ABD, he or she will begin his or 
her employment with lecturer status.  The position will be converted 
to tenure-track at the start of the contract year after the candidate 
has completed the degree.  At that time, the probationary period for 
tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

The 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.

This position is subject to available funding.

For complete details and application procedures, see
https://mycareer.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#34327.  Please submit your
cover letter detailing your professional, teaching and scholarship
qualifications and achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and
phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

You can contact the search committee regarding the position at:

Leisa R. Boling, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3644
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:LRBNSS@rit.edu

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position opening
Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

School of Education
Department of Exceptional Education

Clinical Instructor of American Sign Language

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an Instructor to join our 
American Sign Language Studies Program in School of Education's 
Department of Exceptional Education.  Minimum requirements of this 
position are a Masters degree in a related field of study, at least 
3 years ASL teaching experience at the secondary/post secondary level, 
American Sign Language Teacher Association Certification, native or 
near-native competency in American Sign Language, knowledge of 
American Sign Language linguistics, Deaf history and Deaf culture.  

This is a 12 month probationary appointment. Salary is commensurate 
with experience.  

To apply, visit: 
http://www.jobs.uwm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51121
   
A completed application will include letter of application, 
vita/resume, transcripts, a list of three references.   Additionally, 
submit name and email of individual who has supervised you and can 
evaluate your teaching.
  
We will email this individual a teaching evaluation form upon receipt 
of all application materials. The following documents must be submitted 
online. 

Dr. Amy Otis-Wilborn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, School of 
Education, Department of Exceptional Education, University of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Review of 
applications will begin January 30th, 2010 and will continue until 
position is filled.  The position start date is August 1, 2010.

Employment will require a criminal background check.  The University of 
Wisconsin- Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment 
opportunity employer.  

For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported 
crimes and information about campus security policies, see 
http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu or call the Office of Student Life at 
414-229-4632 to request a paper copy.

The Department of Exceptional Education offers a full range of 
Deafness related programs including:

-  ASL courses to meet university foreign language requirements
- Major and Minor areas of study in American Sign Language Studies
- Interpreter Training, 
- ASL Teacher Certification
- Teacher Certification in Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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Faculty positions open
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

All positions contingent on funding

For detailed job descriptions, go to:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml 
or contact mailto:rebecca.hogan@gallaudet.edu

Send letter of application, vitae, official graduate 
transcripts, and three letters of reference as indicated 
in job description.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 
hearing students from many different backgrounds and 
seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity 
of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively 
encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, 
and veterans to apply for open positions.

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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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.

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position announcement
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010)   
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas metropolitan area

College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes 
faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best 
opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the 
educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. 
CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. 
AA/EOE/ADA.   

Job description:
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 

2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf 
Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be 
added to the existing program. 

3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and 
reports for all courses. 

4. Evaluate student outcomes 

5. Assess students' language competency levels. 

6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 

7. Participate in program/division meetings 

8. Serve on department and college committees 

9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend 
schedule 

10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit   

Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full 
consideration, all application materials must be received no later than 
January 15, 2010. 

Required qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally 
accredited College or University. 

2. ASLTA qualifications   

Preferred qualifications:
1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: 
preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 

2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 

3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 

4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; 
experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. 

Quick link:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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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

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Hudson,
who departed us. He was not deaf but was the director
of Fairfax, VA Disability Services Planning and Development
which oversaw the rights and the needs of the disabled,
the deaf included, in the county. 


DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Jean-Robert Gauthier,
past Liberal senator and Ottawa-Vanier member of Parliament
(Canada) who departed us. Also, not deaf, he fought for the
rights and the needs of the disabled, the deaf included
in the Ontario province.


DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Frank Bryan, a career
educator and administrator in schools for the deaf, who
departed us. Said an associate:

I remember him as a quiet man, but one who was dedicated to 
doing a good job. I found him to be knowledgeable about, and 
dedicated to, quality education for deaf students. He dedicated 
his life to our profession and I think he, at least,  deserves 
to be remembered


- Very Hot News

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf has
selected male swimmer/cyclist Terence Parkin, South Africa
and female swimmer Aksana Petrushenka, Belarus as
deaf athletes of the year


- Sunday December 13th 

In Virginia, stimulus funds have helped the state
Department of Rehabilitative Services reopen
cases of the deaf and the disabled that have been
on the waiting list, and thusly unable to receive
rehabilitation assistance and counsel.


- Monday December 14th

Gallaudet's upcoming president has formed a cabinet,
consisting of himself and 11 other vital members of
the Gallaudet community. They will work together
as a team on campus matters and issues.

- Tuesday December 15th

Cochlear implant people are upset in Australia.
They are saying that the government would give
them free cochlear implants 10-15 years ago
but would not give them free replacements.
Tantamount to getting a new car 10-15 years
ago but not getting newer replacement cars!


- Wednesday December 16th

Tired of empty promises but with little action, the
World Wide Web Consortium is pushing hard in all
directions, and eliciting promises from Intel,
Gap Inc, Yahoo, Apple, Target and others to make the
web more accessible to the disabled. For the
deaf, it means captions. 



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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The off-Broadway production of "The Heart is a Lonely
Hunter" has closed. It started on December 3rd, amid
much controversy over the casting of a hearing actor
for a deaf role. It is not certain if the play closed
because of sparse attendance or because the run was
supposed to be of limited duration.

..

position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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in this edition)

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WHY DEAF SOCIAL CLUBS SUFFER?
   Deaf clubs are suffering. Why? There are 5 reasons:

- much disagreement among members
- no volunteers
- older and younger members are apart
- deaf people stay home because of video chats
- ASL and oral members are apart

   Very sad.

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NO RESTAURANT SPECIALS
   Many restaurants offer specials, which offer better
meals at better prices.
   Many of these specials are not on the menu; the waiter
just announces these specials from his memory. And these
same waiters are too lazy to write down on paper what
the specials are if the dining group is deaf.
   Discrimination? Yes.

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Interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology?

The Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University offers both an 
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which include specialized training for work with Deaf and Hard of
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The Ph.D. program requires four years of coursework plus a one year
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A DEAFNESS ADVANTAGE IN PHILADELPHIA
   As baseball fans go, the most rabid fans in the world
are those that root for Philadelphia Phillies. These fans
could be real nasty when they see something they don't like
on the baseball field.
   Tyson Gillies was obtained by the Phillies in a trade
this week.
   It is not just that the name Gillies may rhyme with Phillies,
but that he is deaf!
   And it may be a blessing for a deaf ball player not to hear
the cruel taunts from the fans in the stands.


DEAF NEW ZEALAND
   A newspaper story was written as follows:

He was found in the car park of Deaf New Zealand in Great North Rd 
next to the Avondale police station 

   Deaf New Zealand? Is it a town? Or is it a neighborhood with
such a name? Or is it a name of a park?
   Puzzled, DeafDigest editor ran a google search and could not
find anything that relates to "Deaf New Zealand."

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TO SEEK ADVICE
   There was a newspaper story of a young mother that
realized that her daughter was deaf. Since the town was
Staunton, Virginia, she went to Virginia School for
the Deaf and Blind to ask for advice.
   Suppose it was a big city, she would probably turn
to an agency serving the deaf.
   Suppose it was a tiny town, a distance from a school
for the deaf or from an agency serving the deaf, then
to whom the mother may turn to?
   She may do a web search for agencies and schools
serving the deaf. Or she may turn to a one-person
resource center of deafness.
   There was one in a small town; the mother, confronted
with her two deaf children, became her own resource
center - giving advice to other parents of deaf children.
   Nothing wrong with it? Possibly - except that the
mother opposed sign language, and steered all hopeful
mothers towards the oral teaching methods.
   One of the mother's two deaf children later learned
and is using ASL, "breaking" the mother's heart!


A JUDO FAMILY IN RIVERSIDE
   There is a family in Riverside, California that are
heavily into Judo and they're all deaf.
    Father Satoshi Nakama is a nationally certified coach
with the US Judo Federation and is a third degree black belt.
   Youngest son Hiroshi, while attending California School for
the Deaf at Riverside, is a 13 year old 7th grader, competing
against 16-17 year old kids, and finishing high in junior
nationals.
   Oldest son Ryoshi, a mainstreamed program freshman,
is also competitive in the various judo tournaments that
he took part in.
   Mother Sharon is not deaf, but works in special
education in the county. She said her sons' deafness have not
stopped them in learning judo and the techniques needed to
be successful.


A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. All telephone carriers contribute to the video relay
fund?

A. No. Some do; some don't.




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

quoted exactly as is by an interpreter:

I hate when I'm interpreting at a mostly-hearing gathering 
(committee meeting, etc.), and everything the Deaf
consumer says (voiced by the interpreter) seems to fall 
into a black hole... i.e., it is not treated as participation 
in the discussion, there is no acknowledgement or response 
from any of the others -- instead, it seems the others regard 
it as the Deaf person and I carrying on our own separate 
conversation.  Grrrrr!



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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how 
some of our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple 
potential mistakes that could happen if captioners and 
court reporters aren't careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:
The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey

This should read:
The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy


Another mistaken sentence:
Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar 
for her dog

This should read:
Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar 
for her dog

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHAU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/
TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-FPLT

In English the steno reads:
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

To make sure there are no misunderstandings, either from me
or from them, I repeat several times the instructions until
everyone agrees with me what these are all about.



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- 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

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

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

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

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

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

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A group of disabled individuals, the deaf included,
have founded a new organization called Inclusion London.
The group plans to advocate for improvements in quality
of life in the British city - housing, transportation,
public access, etc.

..

The Deaf and the Law

if you wish to file a complaint with EEOC on job discrimination
because of your deafness, the do click on:

http://www1.eeoc.gov//employees/howtofile.cfm?renderforprint=1



..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Who pays for interpreters at staff meetings at
the workplace?

The employer does, provided the company has 15 or more
employees.

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Rhys Rhys (Ray Rice) played great in Ravens' win


....

What became of?

James Hartobey

- past
rounding up alligators as part of his internship with the
Rockfeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana during the summer
months before returning to Gallaudet University

- present
biologist, Great Blue Lake & Pond Management, Newton, NJ



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


..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Vice President Gore was checked for his hearing
and was found to have a high frequency hearing loss.
Would it remind him of his roots? As a young man Gore
worked at a printing plant in Tennessee, a summer job,
where he got to know deaf employees

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Deaf chef Kurt Ramborger's Divine Reward is
a divinely written up dining review in a newspaper,
which aptly described his portobello pizza as
"absolutely divine."
   Do click on:

http://www.seattleweekly.com/features/0450/041215_food_thenosh.php

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story was headlined:

With rare surgery's help, girl gets hope for hearing


It was a CI, which is pretty much commonplace. Why did
the writer describe it as a rare surgery?


..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Another state agency does a lousy job of privatizing its services
to the point your governor cancels plans to privatize VR.


..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Let me introduce Minson to you?


The deaf person thought the name was Minson, a rather
unusual name. It was not until years later that he
realized the name was Benson!



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

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position opening
Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Department: Athletics Department
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Job Number: HR-09111
Date Posted: 12/14/2009
Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months)
Status: Accepting applications

Assists the head football coach as the assistant football coach; 
administers all facets of strength and conditioning facilities; 
serves as department leader in the field of strength, conditioning, 
and fitness;

Schedules strength and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the 
head coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; strives 
for excellence within the University's mission; 

Assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the purchase, 
maintenance, and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department 
as related to strength, conditioning and fitness; improve on court/field 
performance, reducing the potential for injuries, perform rehabilitative 
activities as needed; update athletic administration on equipment needs, 
and or upgrades recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes the 
best possible training equipment.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required and 4 years related experience; significant 
coaching experience required; includes 2-3 years experience with strength 
and conditioning training; thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA 
and ECFC guidelines required; demonstrated skills in developing and 
motivating students both athletically and academically; strong commitment 
to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding of 
teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. 

American Sign Language skills or a willingness to learn within a reasonable 
time.

National Strength and Conditioning Association or National Council on 
Strength and Fitness certification or the ability to attain certification 
within a 3 year period.

To apply, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

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

Faxed applications or emailed documents 
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu are accepted.

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position opening
Mental Health Therapist 
Bridgman Group Home
San Diego, CA

$39,000/year w/benefits

Accountable to Program Manager for the provision of therapy for youth 
enrolled in the Bridgman Home, coordination of intake and placement of 
youth, and participation in treatment team meetings

*  Provide individual, group, and family therapy to youth and their 
families placed in the group home.

*  Assess, diagnose and develop a comprehensive service plan for youth, 
according to the County of San Diego Children's Mental Health and 
Outpatient Policy and Procedure Manual.

*  Identify, establish and maintain relationships with referral sources 
including: County of San Diego Child Welfare; Probation Departments; 
other in and out of county placement agencies.

*  Actively network and provide presentations to potential referral 
agencies to ensure group home operates at full capacity.

*  Coordinate pre-placement and placement meetings with youth and 
referring agency.

*  Develop youth Case-Management Service Plans with youth and treatment 
team input.

*  Maintain required documentation and client files in compliance with 
Community Care Licensing (CCL) and County Mental Health Services (CMHS) 
documentation regulations.

Fluency in American Sign Language.  License-eligible (MFT, LCSW, PhD) by 
state of California, or Master's/Doctorate degree in Psychology, Mental 
Health Counseling, or Social Work.

Resume: 
Attn: MHT, 
Bridgman Group Home
P.O. Box 80756, 
San Diego, CA  92138; 

fax (619) 221-8611; e-mail mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org   

E.O.E.

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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 Supervisors
- ASL Teacher
- Early Intervention Teacher (Part Time) - Central PA

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

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open positions 
Austine School/Vermont Center for the Deaf
almost all positions in Brattlesboro, VT;
one position is in Williston, VT

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

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

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


- School Psychologist
Time Base:     Full Time
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in School Psychology required. Emphasis on children with
emotional behavioral disorders.  
Knowledge of Learning Disabilities preferred. Knowledge of deafness &
fluency in ASL necessary. Innovative & creative approach to serving
and motivating students.  Planning organization, motivation
management and evaluation skills.

Responsibilities:
Interviews students and family during admission process and conducts
intake evaluations, which include student observations, parent
interviews,                     Psychoeducational testing, report
writing and makes recommendations to the admissions/administrative
team.

Evaluates testing materials for appropriateness in use with Deaf
students.
Assists the Program Administrator in conducting and /or
arranging in-service trainings and staff development 
workshops/seminars.

- Counselor
Time Base:    Full Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred. Fluency in ASL or
willingness to achieve this level. Knowledge of testing
tools/materials. Collaborative skills to work with students, 
clients and staff . Knowledge of current educational law and 
special education procedures.

Responsibilities: Provides individual and group counseling to Deaf
and Hard-of-Hearing students. Provides consultation to consultants
and staff regarding the client's needs. Work as a member of School
Mental Health Team.   


-  Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base:    Full-Time
Location:     Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child Development  or
a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be school yrs.
of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.
Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities:
Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the needs of the children
in the classroom.

Assess the development skills of the children in the
classroom. Implement and plan age-appropriate activities.
Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events, and
parent/guardians meetings. Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive 
to their needs.


- Director of Alternative Programs
Time Base:     Full time position
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

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


COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
- Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:          Williston, VT 

Requirement:     
MSW or equivalent
ASL proficiency required 


Please send letter of interest & resume to :
Kelly Therieau    
Austine School/Center for the Deaf
209 Austine Drive, 
Brattlesboro, VT 05301

email: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
802 258-9510 (V/TTY) Fax# 802-258-9574
Videophone 802 275-5271

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position opening
Principal 
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma
 
Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling 
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring 
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and  
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic, 
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.
 
Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters 
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification 
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive 
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign 
Language is preferred.
 
Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of 
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life 
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in 
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a 
220-days per year, contracted position.
 
Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of 
the following:  cover letter that must include the job 
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching 
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing 
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including 
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three 
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached 
during office hours, with your resume.
 
Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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position announcement
Extended Case Manager
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(Full-time grant position)

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:        
As soon as possible
                        
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:                
The Extended Case Manager will assume and perform duties and 
responsibilities to provide extended job coaching to deaf 
adults who have additional disabilities.  The Extended Case 
Manager will assist in the coordination and assignment of 
extended job coaches; refer program participants to other 
services, as needed; develops consumer extended service plans; 
complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports required by RSD 
and VESID; provide transportation and advocacy training as 
it pertains to participant employment;  and attend meetings 
as necessary.

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

- Prior experience in Employment Services

- Proficiency in American Sign Language required

- Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural 
backgrounds

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

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


CLOSING DATE:        
Open until filled

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

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(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
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

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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

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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.

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(updated posting - December 20, 2009)

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

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on: 
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30

- Director of Community Relations

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

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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
 
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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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DeafDigest Gold - December 13, 2009

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

..

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

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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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and follow instructions on the screen

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

The teachers at Florida School for the Deaf and the
Florida Education Association are in agreement - in that
they both disagree! The issue is longevity pay, whereas
other sticking issues have been resolved. As a result,
mediation may be the way to go. But if the decision 
by the special magistrate displeases either party, then
the state legislative body may have to step in and
render a binding decision.


- Thursday December 10th 

Is Target Field, the home park of the Minnesota Twins
baseball team, the most deaf-accessible venue in
USA? In a press release, it was announced that:

- some walk-in ticket windows are hearing aid
compatible

- ticket sellers' faces are fully visible for the
benefit of lipreaders at all walk-in ticket windows

- all seats, even the worst in the house, have clear
sightlines to the captioning boards (no more neck
craning)



- Friday December 11th

   When Winter Olympics comes up in February, do keep
your eye on the Canadian national women's hockey
team. One of the players - Meghan Agosta - is
deaf. She took leave from her classes at Mercyhurst
University (PA) to train full time with the women's
hockey team.


- Saturday December 12th

   Teletext is officially dead in Great Britain. Way
back in the early eighties, the American deaf community 
leaders were split on which closed captioning system to
endorse - Line 21 or the Teletext. Line 21 only offered
captions whereas Teletext was like a Swiss Army knife -
many "tools", one of which was closed captioning. The
ABC network favored Line 21; NBC was neutral; CBS
was anti-Line 21, pro-Teletext. Line 21 eventually won
and Teletext died in USA. But it continued in Great
Britain for many years until it died just recently.



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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Our Matt Hamill was pummeled last week by opponent Jon Jones in a
series of illegal blows in the Ultimate Fighter encounter. The
referee disqualified Jones, making Hamill the winner. Jones
accepted and acknowledged his illegal blows. Few days later, he
had second thoughts and has formally appealed his disqualification!

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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
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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to:
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HEARING AND DEAF MAGICIANS
   We have many deaf and hard of hearing magicians.
The deaf magicians perform their tricks without music.
The hard of hearing (and hearing) magicians perform
with music.
   A deaf magician was disqualified in a contest because
the judges thought he was using music to help him with
his acts. They thought he was hearing, and faking his
deafness to help him win the contest.

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

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


A CHALLENGE FOR SIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS
    Past Gallaudet president Edward Miner Gallaudet
was fluent in sign language. But it was an old
fashioned sign language that is not used today.
There is a film of him using that sign language.
    Would ASL and Deaf Studies students be able
to watch the film and understand Dr. Gallaudet's
signs?

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

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


A DUMB HOTEL FRONT DESK PERSON
   A DeafDigest subscriber checked into a Washington, DC
hotel, and upon entering her room, she saw message
light blinking on the telephone.
   She then went to the front desk to ask someone to
retrieve the message.
   The front desk person wrote down the instructions:

press 9
press 1

   Is it possible that a hotel clerk would be so
clueless to the guest's deafness and the uselessness
of the room telephone? 


TODAY'S NEWSPAPER STORY ON NEXT GALLAUDET PRESIDENT HURWITZ
   The story in a Rochester newspaper pretty much sums up the
background on Alan Hurwitz, who will be Gallaudet's next
president.
   The story is at:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20091213/NEWS01/912130347

   No newspaper story is 100 percent accurately written, but the
gist is it is very, very reasonably accurate.
   Two things regarding the story; Alan loves football but never
played this sport while growing up. And the story failed to mention
that wife Vicki was instrumental in founding the Advocacy Services for 
Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV) in the Rochester area.
   And regarding these deafened war veterans, Gallaudet had two deafened
Vietnam war veterans during the late sixties that contributed greatly 
to the baseball and football teams!


NO ACTION AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
   The deaf community rallied against Michigan State University's
decision to drop the Deaf Education program.
   The newspaper story on the rally said:

MSU takes no action on deaf program

   DeafDigest is trying to figure out what the headline
is implying. Is it implying that the MSU president decided
to leave the Deaf Program as is? Or is it implying that
the MSU president has decided to let the decision to drop
the program stand as is?
   This headline is perplexing and confusing. Only time
will tell.


THE "AMAZING" DEAF EMPLOYEE
   There was a story in a newspaper of a deaf man
winning an Outstanding Employee award. The employer,
the employment placement specialist, the job coach,
the fellow employees and the customers were all
equally awed by that efficient deaf employee.
   The person less impressed with these praises
was the deaf employee himself. He was only doing
his job in the best way he could.
   Would these same people be all equally awed
by that efficient hearing employee? Probably
not because the public takes it for granted
that the hearing employee is supposed to be
efficient. 
   But when a deaf employee is efficient,
everyone is surprised!



THE CI AND THE FOOTBALL, REVISITED
   DeafDigest said that there is no special helmet for
a CI user and that he needs to take off the implant
when playing football.
   A DeafDigest subscriber did not agree. Football
is a violent sport. Concussions in football has become
a serious medical issue. The world's best football
helmet will not protect a healthy football player from
getting a concussion. 
   This being said, the world's best football helmet
will not accommodate a CI on the football field.
In other words, take it off when playing football.
   The Washington Redskins once had a special radio
helmet to accommodate a player that was deaf in one
ear.


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

National Cued Speech Association 

   The web site is at:

http://www.cuedspeech.org




(new series)

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am not interested

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


Single Sided Deafness


It is the same as deaf in one ear. The need to turn
their better ear towards the voice so that they could
function as hearing individuals


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Interpreters and ASL & ITP Students and Teachers Deserve More from 
a Conference

Hi ... We are the 31st World's Largest Silent Weekend

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

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

Students, teachers and interpreters seeking to improve their 
skills can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes!  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 
http://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

Join us for the 9th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run to help 
deaf babies!  This is the world's longest group motorcycle benefit 
run.  Some people are planning to fly to Calgary, Alberta and rent 
cars and follow us to and from Alaska and enjoy bed and breakfast 
inns!

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 17, 2010?

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The Department of Justice reached agreement with
Atlanta to make sure the city is in compliance with the
ADA regulations to make the quality of life easier for
the disabled, the deaf included.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

The moon is full of craters. These craters are named after
people, who were famous for one thing or another years
ago.

We currently have six craters on moon named after the deaf.

Who are these deaf people that the craters are named after?

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




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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Brad Minns, deaf model
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091205/NEWS10/912050329

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Question of the week:

Q. I understand that we have world deaf rugby group called
International Deaf Rugby Organization. It is not affiliated
with the International Sports Organization of the Deaf (CISS).
Why?

A. the rugby group allows mildly and moderately deaf rugby
players whereas the CISS eligibility is 55dB in the better
ear.



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop covering their mouths
when speaking with each other, thinking we, the
deaf, are superlipreaders.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1880 - a newspaper headline ran like this:

Deafness is practically abolished

It was written up by a newspaper reporter after
observing deaf children's speaking skills at an
oral school. This story came up before the Milan
Convention which wanted sign language banned from
schools for the deaf anywhere in the world!



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Deaf and the Money:

$3,000 for 4 nights ($750.00 each)
at the hotel on the Gallaudet campus!

Yes, only during the Obama inauguration
week last January.

Rates went back to normal once inauguration
ended


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DeafNumbers of the Week:


470

number of deaf delegates at the recently held Jehovah's Witnesses
convention at Ghana


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

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Faculty positions open
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

All positions contingent on funding

For detailed job descriptions, go to:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml 
or contact mailto:rebecca.hogan@gallaudet.edu

Send letter of application, vitae, official graduate 
transcripts, and three letters of reference as indicated 
in job description.

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and 
hearing students from many different backgrounds and 
seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity 
of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively 
encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, 
and veterans to apply for open positions.

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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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.

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position announcement
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Instructor (Fall 2010)   
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas metropolitan area


College of Southern Nevada recognizes that embracing diversity maximizes 
faculty and staff contribution to our goals and provides the best 
opportunity for student achievement. CSN is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer. CSN is responsive to serving the 
educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. 
CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. 
AA/EOE/ADA.   

Job description:
1. Teach ASL courses (all levels) 

2. Teach courses within the Deaf Studies Program degree including Deaf 
Culture, Deaf History, Structure of ASL, and new courses that might be 
added to the existing program. 

3. Develop syllabi, course outlines, curriculum, assessment plans and 
reports for all courses. 

4. Evaluate student outcomes 

5. Assess students' language competency levels. 

6. Provide student advisement and recruitment services 

7. Participate in program/division meetings 

8. Serve on department and college committees 

9. Travel to multi campus locations possibly on a day, evening or weekend 
schedule 

10. Mentor adjunct faculty within the Deaf Studies Unit   

Note: Application review will begin on January 16, 2010. For full 
consideration, all application materials must be received no later than 
January 15, 2010. 

Required qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree: preferably in Deafness and/or ASL from a regionally 
accredited College or University. 

2. ASLTA qualifications   

Preferred qualifications:
1. Master's Degree from a regionally accredited College or University: 
preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field 

2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary setting. 

3. ASLTA certification or RID certification 

4. Additional Skills: experience with interactive lab instruction; 
experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals. 

Quick link:
http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51296   

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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          

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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

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

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

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(updated December 13th)

- 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

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The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
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Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News

   Curling is a popular winter sport in Canada; it is slowly
catching on in the rest of the world.
   Croatia is one of the competing teams at the European
Curling championships (hearing).
   What is the big deal is that all of the participants on the
Croatian national curling team is deaf! The deaf team defeated
all hearing teams on Croatia for the rights to represent the
nation at the world championships!
   It is the first time that an all-deaf team is representing
its own nation at a world championship athletic event!

..

- Sunday December 6th 

   Braving the weather elements in Washington, DC
over 600 people attended the gala where everyone wished
Bob Davila happy farewell as he steps down from the
presidency of Gallaudet University.
   He said he could not imagine Dr Elizabeth Peet spending
50 years at Gallaudet, only to find himself in the field
of education of the deaf for 57 years!

- Monday December 7th

   Hank O'Day, a 30-year major league baseball umpire,
was one of the eligible candidates for the Baseball Hall of
Fame in the veterans category.
   He was not deaf, but is was a Coda. He umpired in the
late part of 19th century and the early part of 20th century.
   He didn't make the election.

- Tuesday December 8th

   Philip Saunders, a deaf Briton and a long time volunteer
in Bath, a city in Great Britain, received the honors of
his life.
   Queen Elizabeth has awarded him with a MBE (Member of British
Empire) for his work with the deaf,

- Wednesday December 9th

   In an effort to attract the disabled, the deaf included,
into houses of worship, Interfaith Broadcasting Commission
has begun airing weekly series on the ABC network. The
theme is "A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons
with Disabilities."  

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   ASL in Dubai? ASL as in American Sign Language, yes,
if a Dubai language and teacher training institute has
its way. The institute is planning a series of sign
language classes to help the deaf and the hearing
communicate with each other - and ASL was chosen as
the language option.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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FAST NEWS IN OLD DAYS
   We have email, videos, blogs, vlogs, AIM, pagers, etc.
All of these help us get news very quickly. An example
was when Ben Soukup introduced Alan Hurwitz as the
new Gallaudet president. Everyone knew about it within
few seconds.
   What about the old days of TTY machines. Were the
news slow? Well, one news-hungry CEO of a deaf agency
used his TTY for about 2-3 hours a day just to get deaf
news from anywhere in USA?
   Yes, telephone bills were high.

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

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

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Interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology?

The Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University offers both an
APA accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, and a NASP/NCATE
accredited Specialist degree program in School Psychology, both of
which include specialized training for work with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing clients and their families.

The Ph.D. program requires four years of coursework plus a one year
full-time internship. The School Psychology program requires two years
of course work and a full-time, academic year internship. Limited
financial support is available. 

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree in psychology, or be in
the process of completing their bachelor's degree, and have either a
psychology major or substantial course work in > psychology. 

Relevant work experience is desired, though not required.

Deaf and hearing applications are encouraged. 

For more information, see the program webpage:
http://psychology.gallaudet.edu/  or contact Patrick J. Brice,
Ph.D., Clinical Program Director, mailto:patrick.brice@gallaudet.edu
or Lynne Blennerhassett, Ed.D., School Psychology Program Director,
mailto:lynne.blennerhassett@gallaudet.edu 

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WITHOUT AN INTERPRETER AT A HOSPITAL?
   Hospitals are always busy. Never a quiet moment at
hospitals.
   If a deaf person, without an interpreter, enters
a hospital, complaining of an ear ache, would he be
sent to the audiology department for a hearing test?
   Very important to have an interpreter at any
time in the hospital.

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

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

JOBS IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT FIELD
   There are always deaf sports-loving individuals
dreaming of jobs in the sports world - general
manager, director of player development, quality
control coach, media director, etc.
   Very few jobs are held by deaf individuals.
Years ago an individual with a serious hearing
loss was the director of scouting for the Los
Angeles Dodgers.
   Ben Wade, a former major league pitcher, was
able to stay in baseball by cultivating his
contacts with baseball people - and moved up
the ranks to the position he held until he
retired.
   Wade's hearing loss? He did not wear a hearing
aid for reasons of his own, and he stayed away
from social situations where he would be exposed.
And he was able to steer conversations away from
him by deflecting these on others and walking away!
   Because he was popular, everyone accepted his
social (deafness) shortcomings.

A DEAF MAN OF TWO POLES
   According to Michiko Tsuchiya, a deaf Japanese
writer, Yasuyuki Okubo is something special.
   He is the only deaf person in the world to travel
to both poles, the North Pole and the South Pole.

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CAN OR CAN'T, GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS
   A deaf professional in the mental health field
said he is able to establish a clinic devoted to the
needs of the deaf at a local hospital. This is the
good news.
   The bad news is that he must secure funding on his
own as the hospital would not give him a cent.
   This is the reason why we are sorely lacking in
mental health facilities for the deaf in many
metropolitan areas.

A SMART DEAF ASSOCIATION?
   In South Africa, there is an association of the
deaf that is called Wits Deaf Association.
   A rather unusual name if it was in USA, but
in South Africa, Wits is a a well known name.
In one looks up the word "wits" in a dictionary
it would mean something like "being smart."

A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. Is there a budget in the government, either federal
or state, that provides for the video relay services?

A. No. All telephone companies must make their services
accessible to the disabled, the deaf included. "Pennies"
from our monthly phone bills are for such services.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A hearing person telling the interpreter, standing next
to a deaf person:

let me explain it to you and you can explain it to him
on your own time

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV
shows, movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility.  

Different companies have been in the news lately because of their
efforts in providing captioning on the Internet or failing to provide
captioning on their DVDs. 

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the quality
of captioning be maintained.  

Captioning must be accurate in order to provide meaningful
accessibility.  If an organization says that they caption their
videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 60-70%, that is not good enough
to be considered accessible. 

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and we
must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access.  It is up
to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to the
companies so that they know where their captioning efforts are succeeding
and where they are failing.  

Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

If I do not understand a hearing person, the chances are
great that other staff members also do not understand
that same person! And that frustrated hearing person
would somehow, via gestures or note writing, endeavor
to make himself understood

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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

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

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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
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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

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Based in Washington, DC
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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

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

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

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

Each month the topics discussed will change.

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

http://www.healthbridges.info

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The net is cluttered with many, many
deaf-related and hard of hearing-related
web sites.
   One of them is HearingExchange, geared
primarily towards the hard of hearing. It
is shutting down. The owner wished to go into
a different direction, hence the shutdown

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The Deaf and the Law

   A certain employment agency contacted
DeafDigest about placing an employment ad. They
said their client was ever so desperate to
hire a deaf person right now this moment!
   Why? They would not specifically say
why - but hinted it was to comply with
anti-discrimination laws!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Deaf individuals, seeking advice on social
security issues, will be disappointed to find out
that this agency is not subject to ADA regulations
as far as interpreters are concerned.

Reason is that federal agencies are not subject
to ADA regulations.

If you need an interpreter for a SSA appointment, do
check around and maybe there are social security
advisors that know sign language. There are two
of them in the Washington, DC area.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

This archaeologist visited No ma'am (North Yemen)
and Yes ma'am (South Yemen)

....

What became of?

Brad Minns

- past

gold medal winning tennis player, 1985 Deaflympics

- present

professional model, ads for Nordic Flex & Stairmaster
exercise machines & athletic sportswear

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The much respected Ralph Jordan passed away
recently.
   Ralph founded the Deaf Counseling and Advocacy
Referral Agency, a leading deaf social service agency
in the California Bay Area and also in Northern
California.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   What is not surprising is the news that Fairview-University
Medical Center, located in Minneapolis, lost their case over
their refusal to provide interpreters for a deaf patient.
   What is surprising is that this is happening in the
Twin Cities area. Minnesota has a strong reputation for
a wide range of services for the deaf and for its
strong Deaf Community.
   Guess some hospitals just don't get the drift, and
in the case of Fairview-University, they're paying
the price for flouting the ADA.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For years, the deaf have fought the government in
Japan to be allowed to drive. And when the government,
after so many years of prodding, finally relented
last year, then what are the results?

Just 45 registered deaf drivers!

C'mon, what is going on?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive a bonus not only for being able to speak ASL but
Spanish and English as well.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A beggar comes to you. You avoid him, thinking he's
asking you for money, so you walk away. You then notice
that a person, walking behind you, was responding to
the beggar's request for directions!

Assumption, without a lipreading effort, could always
be wrong.

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

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position opening
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign
Language is preferred.

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a
220-days per year, contracted position.

Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of
the following:  cover letter that must include the job
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached
during office hours, with your resume.

Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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position announcement
Extended Case Manager
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(Full-time grant position)

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Extended Case Manager will assume and perform duties and
responsibilities to provide extended job coaching to deaf
adults who have additional disabilities.  The Extended Case
Manager will assist in the coordination and assignment of
extended job coaches; refer program participants to other
services, as needed; develops consumer extended service plans;
complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports required by RSD
and VESID; provide transportation and advocacy training as
it pertains to participant employment;  and attend meetings
as necessary.

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

- Prior experience in Employment Services

- Proficiency in American Sign Language required

- Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural
backgrounds

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

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

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled

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

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(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
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

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2 open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, Massachusetts

- Residential Supervisor at Framingham Campus
The Residential Supervisor assists in supervising residential and
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the knowledge,
independent living skills and interpersonal competencies needed to
maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree with at least 3 years of experience in
supervisory level preferred. BA/BS degree with at least 5 years of
related experience in supervisory level may be equivalent and
willingness to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign
Language and written English.  Ability to communicate and work
effectively as part of a team. Experience in principles and practices
of management in each program preferred.  Competency in Microsoft
Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule.

Supervisor:  Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life

- Day Child Care Worker /Temporary Position (1 Year) at Walden School
Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care
and safety of the children residing at Walden School.

Education: Training or degree in Human Service Field
Understanding of mental health and children's issues

Experience: 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience
Communications: ASL fluency
Supervisor:  Day Child Care Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on:
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30

- 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

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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

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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

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations
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Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News 

Ah, such an irony with Apple, this giant computer
manufacturer. Steve Jobs, the CEO, has suffered
considerable hearing loss, and should be sensitive
to the needs of the deaf. Well, Apple was slapped with
a $5,000 fine by the FCC for not making its equipment
hearing aid compatible. $5,000 fine! Just pennies to
Steve Jobs.


- Thursday December 3rd 

Shri Rajiv Sikka, a deaf photographer, with his own
studio in Shimla, India, was given a cash award by the
government. It was in appreciation for his business giving
employment to 17 individuals.


- Friday December 4th

Model Secondary School for the Deaf enjoys the distinction of
fielding the nation's only deaf rugby team, be it school or
adult. The school started rugby in the spring and has played
an exhibition game few weeks ago. The Fox Report on Fox
News TV network will air two Washington, DC school rugby
programs - Model and a hearing school - Hyde School on
December 7th at 7-8 pm. After the program is aired, the full 
story will be posted at http://www.realamericanstories.com


- Saturday December 5th 

Matt Hamill had his long awaited fight with Jon Jones.
And it ended in a disqualification loss for the hearing
opponent. He clobbered Hamill with three illegal blows;
the referee intervened and assessed Jones with a point for 
illegal blows. When Hamill did not respond to referee's 
commands, the match was declared a disqualification
loss for Jones. DeafDigest does not know what to make of it -
was it more of a disqualification win for Hamill or a 
disqualification loss for Jones?


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   We all know that many Dalmatian dogs are deaf, because of
genetic issues. What about horses?
  It was announced by the research team from the
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis
that blue-eyed American Paint Horses with certain coat patterns
may be prone to deafness. Again, genetics is the issue.
   This report was written up in the November edition of the
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

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

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

or click on:

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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THE DEAF AT GAS STATIONS
   We go to the gas station to get gas for our cars. Sometimes
the gas tanks do not work, and we press on the "help" button.
   Sometimes we wait, wait, wait and nothing happens. We then
go to the gas station window only to find the clerk angry at
us. The clerk said something on the sound speaker and thought
he was being ignored.
   This happened to one deaf person. The clerk told him "if you
are deaf, you should not be using the pump!"
   Luckily, the angry clerk cooled off, and fixed the pump problem
to allow the deaf person to get his gas.

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

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


INTERPRETER COSTS
   When Gary Malkowski, a deaf man, won an election
to a seat at the Ontario Parliament, (1990-1995) he had to 
have interpreters with him at all times.
   Well, one newspaper in Toronto was complaining that
the government spent too much money on interpreters
for him. 
   The scandal quickly died down when Malkowski explained
that he did not request to have interpreters. The
Ontario government, without asking Malkowski, immediately
gave him interpreters. The newspaper then apologized for
trying to make it a scandal!

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

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



ATTITUDES, NOW AND THEN
   As long as deaf people marry, there will always
be hearing children (Codas).
   And attitudes change over the years. One Coda said
that all he knew of sign language was 26 letters in
fingerspelling. That was during the fifties - when
many deaf people felt that if Codas learned too much
sign language, they would not be able to function
normally in the hearing world!
   Times have changed, and if the Coda wants to sign,
he will!


THE CI AND THE STEPS
   We are always reading newspaper stories of a CI
operation being declared a success with a deaf child
and that he is already now a hearing person.
   Well, it is interesting to see another newspaper
story which said, in part:

Cochlear implant surgery is only the first step in bringing 
hearing to the deaf child

   Absolutely correct. Quite a few steps is probably it,
and that there are failures by the wayside we don't
read about in the newspapers.


A CASE FOR DEAF PSYCHIATRISTS
   A couple of weeks ago, DeafDigest mentioned the
difficulty of deaf psychiatrists because of the
inability to listen to tones.
   A vocational rehabilitation counselor that works
with the deaf disagrees.
   He pointed out these traits among deaf patients:

- posture while sitting down
- facial expressions
- body language while entering a room
- their dressing up
- ability to converse
- ability to respond to questions

   And there is always an issue of a hearing psychiatrist
hiring an interpreter versus deaf psychiatrist knowing
sign language. 
   The vocational rehabilitation counselor also said:

The only possible obstacle I can think of might be 
completing a residency.


RIT'S ONE MAN TEAM
   RIT has a racquetball team. The members of the
team is Kyle Gahagan. Plural? Singular?
   He is the only member of this team and he is deaf.
He will be carrying the RIT name, colors and honors at
various collegiate racquetball tournaments.
   Can't happen at Gallaudet - these one-man teams?
Wrong.
   Gallaudet had one-man teams:

- boxing - Marvin Marshall won the DC Golden Gloves
tournament, representing Gallaudet in the forties

- air pistol shooting - Denny Guinn, representing
Gallaudet, was the NRA Collegiate Division national
champion in the nineties. He defeated challengers from
big colleges, including Army, Navy and Air Force!


A SOCCER SHOCK
   Soccer is the world's most popular sport; every
nation in the world plays this sport. There are many
deaf soccer teams in many nations in the world. And
soccer is one of the primary team sports in the
Deaflympics.
   This being said, it was a huge shock to people
in Cairo, Egypt that this city has an all-deaf
soccer team that plays in a city league.
   Said a hearing player who played in the game
against the deaf team:

What was even stranger was the reaction of my Egyptian 
friends later that evening - most simply didn't believe 
that there could be such a thing as a deaf soccer team, 
and even the ones that did thought the idea hilarious

   The foot is required to kick, to pass and to move
the ball. The foot is deaf; does not have ears. All
hearing players (and deaf, too) play with their 
deaf feet!


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

National Association of the Deaf

   The web site is at:

http://www.nad.org/


A HOT ISSUE AT THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
   Taking place earlier in the week was a hot issue
at the Scottish Parliament over rights of the disabled,
the deaf included.
   Brought up during the discussion was an incident
at a Scottish pub. The pub manager refused to serve
drinks to a deaf patron. The manager thought the deaf
patron was drunk and did not want to contribute more to
his drunkenness.
   The deaf patron pleaded, to no avail, that he was
deaf and that his request for a drink may have been
misinterpreted as being drunk!
   DeafDigest editor finds it strange; he has patronized
watering holes in Prague, Rome, Paris, Sofia, Oslo and
Dublin and not just once was he denied drinks. Even when
he gestured for a drink, the bartenders all understood.

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is a functionally hard of hearing person



means he can function without interpreters or hearing aids


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

We had over 600 at the last silent weekend, including the 
President of RID, Cheryl Moose.

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

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

Students and professionals seeking to improve their skills
can bring family members and they can take novice sign
language classes for just $89 per person!  Many of our current
interpreters started out as novice ASL students at the 
Silent Weekend!

There are simply no other local, regional or national conferences
offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the
Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at www.DrSign.com

Sign language DVDs are available online at
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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

EEOC is suggesting changes to ADA regulations
regarding employment of the disabled, the deaf included.
The issue is who is disabled and who is not.

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Do you want to be a deaf schools superintendent?

What does it take to become a deaf schools superintendent?
There is a list, which may or may not be part of the
job description!

To take a look at the list, do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/superintendent



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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Beckie Perkins
Deaf Ironwoman triathlete
Apple Valley, Minnesota

http://www.thisweeklive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12943&Itemid=28


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Question of the week:

Q. Do the hearing media (newspapers, magazines, TV, radio) accurately 
portray the deaf community?

A. Depends. If the reporter interviews a pro-ASL person 
he would write a story favoring ASL; if the reporter interviews a
pro-CI person he would write a story favoring CI and so on. If
the reporter goes all out and interviews all factions of the Deaf
Community, he may either write a balanced story or write a story
favoring the faction that he likes!


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

re above question, that every deaf-related story will portray
a balanced, unbiased point of view, leaving the reader to make
his own choice instead of urging the reader to make his own choice!

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 2000 - Charles O. Bissell, a prominent newspaper
cartoonist, passes away. He drew many cartoons critical 
of politics on the Capitol Hill and at the White House.
For reasons of his own, he did not want the public to
know of his deafness 

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Deaf and the Money:

To be so pennywise and to be so pound foolish!

One state laid off a team of audiologists from the
staff at a school for the deaf, despite protests from
the school superintendent.

As a result, the state pays more money to have deaf
students tested for hearing by the very same team
of audiologists that pooled together to form their
own audiological services business - and charging
the state top rates!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10 hours

or 

4 hours

or

1 hour


the length of a CI operation; the more complicated the case,
the more hours; the more simple, the less hours


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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

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applications accepted
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The two Clerc Center schools, the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School 
(KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are located on 
the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation's 
capitol.

We are recruiting for content area teachers and are accepting 
applications at this time. Our content areas are: 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) (MSSD) AND ELEMENTARY (KDES)

To learn more about the above positions at Clerc Center, please go to 
our website http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml and click on 
Clerc Center Teachers and see job advertisement for details.

If interested for any of these position, submit a letter of interest, a 
completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, 
copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), official 
college transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees), three (3) 
current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know 
about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources at the 
following address:
 
Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University - KDES room 3201
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu 
202-651-5264 (V)
866-970-4252 (VP)
202-651-5457 (FAX)

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

EEO Statement: Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing 
students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a 
workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet 
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and 
actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally 
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women and veterans 
to apply for open positions.

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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.  

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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          

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

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Dedication

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Richard
Corcoran, Glens Falls, NY, who departed us.
Better known as Corky, he was, as one admirer
described him, a great deaf leader who worked
well with others.


- Very Hot News

   Coalition of Students and Teachers (C.O.S.T.) has been
formed at CSUN. It consists of students, both deaf and
hearing, frustrated with state budget cuts affecting
the quality of education on the campus. The COST
idea was sparked by deaf students, and it spread
like wildfire among the student body!

..

- Sunday November 29th 

   People First is becoming a movement, at least in
Colorado.
   What this means is that individuals cannot be
identified by their disability when writing up
about them in newspaper stories. 
   This means no more "deaf-mute" or "deaf-dumb"
references to the deaf person in a newspaper story!
   Colorado? This state is expected to have this
People First language bill introduced when the 
legislative body opens next year.



- Monday November 30th

   Wireless captions in theater houses? Possible, for
the benefit of deaf theater goers if an experiment in
London succeeds. 
   Airscript is a wireless captioning device capable of
translating opera scenes in eight languages, English
included.
   Said a critic:

It shows multiple lines, so that you don't have to spend 
all your time staring at it and away from the stage



- Tuesday December 1st

   To love Disney or to hate Disney? Well, Disney
is claiming to be the first studio to have captions
on its 3D movies. The 3D movie - Charles Dickens' 
A Christmas Carol is the first one to be 3D captioned,
at least in United Kingdom, not yet in USA.



- Wednesday December 2nd

   A documentary, Riding High, produced in Great Britain,
portrays 8 deaf teens learning how to ride motorbikes,
is an effort to show hearing audiences on how to best
deal with the deaf and to shatter all these deafness
myths. This documentary will be aired on selected
British TV channels.


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   A proposed bill in New Zealand is making the deaf community
upset. It has been proposed that hearing people, injured in
place of employment and becoming deaf as a result, be entitled 
to lifetime compensation equal to six percent loss of their work 
income. This would leave deaf employees out in the cold because
injured deaf workers are still deaf after the injury and not
subject to such compensation. 

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A DEAF HOUSE AND A POLICE WARRANT
   Sometimes the police with a warrant, comes to
a Deaf House. These police officers would yell for
the people in the house to come out or to knock hard
on the door.
   Would the police know that the people in the
Deaf House cannot hear?
   Always scary to see what will happen if the police
breaks down the door to find that the people in the
house are deaf.
   There are many workshops to teach the police on
how to deal with the deaf. DeafDigest hopes the
workshops will explain to the police about the
Deaf House.

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

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


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FACTORY AND THE DEAF
   Could a deaf person work in a factory that makes
musical instruments?
   Many workers must hear to make sure that the
instruments work perfectly.
   Well, there was a deaf man that worked at a
saxophone factory for 52 years. And another deaf man
that worked at the ukuleles factory for 40 years.
   Impossible? Not to them!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
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THESE WHITE HOUSE PARTY CRASHERS
   The media has been constantly focusing on the
White House party crashers - Tareq and Michaele
Salahi.
   They craved attention and self-importance.
These traits remind DeafDigest editor of several
deaf individuals.
   One was the director of a state commission
serving the deaf and the hard of hearing. He
was not so concerned about helping the deaf in
need in the state as he was about enhancing his
self-importance. He made sure to get invited to
the right parties, got into the right photo shoots
with the right state and federal political
officials and so on.
   The other one did not achieve lofty political
heights but was constantly getting invited to
these same parties and making sure he was 
photographed with the right hearing personalities
(sports, politics, Hollywood people, etc). He
proclaimed to do this all on behalf of the deaf,
which was simply hot air.
   There are others, but above is enough as 
examples.
   Hearing fame-seekers; deaf fame-seekers,
same thing.


A CI HAZARD
   What is a Cochlear Implant hazard? It has nothing
to do with potential medical dangers or of accidental
activating of some metal detection systems.
   Simply - according to a web posting, that in one
college, the exam proctors were alerted to students
wearing CI. These proctors though these were radio
transmitters allowing these students to get answers
to the exam questions from someone on the outside!

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DEAF COMMUNITY IN BRISTOL
   Bristol is a city in England, which in a newspaper
story, has a strong deaf community.
   Why is the community so strong? Because of Bristol
Deaf Center, a school for the deaf and deaf programs
at Bristol University.
   Pretty much reminds us of - Washington, DC metro
area, because of Gallaudet University and Rochester, NY
area because of NTID/RIT.


DEATH OF A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER
   There was a newspaper story on retired police officer
Jack Collins, Cincinnati, Ohio, who passed away.
   The story mentioned this:

Mr. Collins also was an advocate for providing hearing 
impaired services in the police department during his years 
on the force. He worked to get sign-language interpreters 
into district offices and his doctoral dissertation 
concentrated on policing in the deaf community.

   He is one police officer we never knew about and 
was probably an unsung hero in the Cincinnati Deaf
Community.



A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Why are relay providers paid nearly $400.00 per hour?
Is that too much money?

No. Relay providers are a business. These businesses need
to recoup their investment costs in equipment and overhead
and to make a reasonable profit.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A hearing person telling the interpreter, standing next
to a deaf person:

please tell him to do this.....

or

please tell him to do that...





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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Have you ever experienced your hands shaking when you had 
to do some sort of performance in public?  What many
people may not realize is that nervousness may play a 
role in the accuracy of some court reporters, captioners,
and CART providers. 

As a court reporting/captioning student sits down at the 
steno machine to take a speed test, that person may find
that as the dictation begins, his or her hands begin to 
shake, and it may become difficult for that person to hit
the correct keys.

Just like it may happen with public speaking or performing, 
the captioner's hands may shake or tremble in new or 
unfamiliar circumstances.  The first time a captioner goes 
on air, it may take a few seconds or a few minutes
for that person to calm down and to become more accurate.

Some court reporters or captioners learn different techniques 
in an attempt to eliminate the nervousness.  They may practice 
relaxation exercises like meditation, yoga, visualization, 
and deep breathing.  Some have tried hypnosis to eliminate 
the anxiety. 

Usually after a short period of time, the person will settle 
down and be able to write cleanly and accurately, but it's 
that first few minutes in a new or unfamiliar environment 
that is very difficult for some court reporters
or captioners.

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

Deafness is definitely a barrier, but I either deal with
it or find another way around; even my hearing colleagues
deal with their own barriers!


(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   GINA has kicked in. GINA? It stands for Genetic Information 
Nondiscrimination Act. It prohibits employers and insurance
carriers from discriminating against people that may have
genetic issues, For us, the deaf, it is simple, deaf of
deaf marrying deaf or deaf cannot be discriminated against
because of possibly of bearing deaf children!

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The Deaf and the Law

A perceived hearing person lost his job and
filed a lawsuit, on charges of discriminating
against the deaf.

The lawsuit shocked everyone, the employer
included because they all had no idea of the
discharged employee's hearing loss.

Said an attorney:

Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins says that you can't pass 
a woman over for promotion because she's "not feminine 
enough" or "acts too much like a man."   If you do that, 
then that's gender discrimination.  I'm not sure the 
analogy translates perfectly to being "not deaf enough."
That discharged employee will have to prove his case
at trial.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

The magic number is 15 employees.

Companies with less than 15 employees are not subject
to the employment provisions of the ADA.

If you are deaf and work for an employer that has a small
workforce, then ADA regulations may not protect you.

Just all depends.

This is why we have ADA attorneys, ADA consultants and
ADA specialists.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

there is a grey maier (matter) in the brain

....

What became of?

Jack Clevenger

- past

deaf staff member, Mesa Community College, Arizona


- present

vocational counselor, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
in Arizona


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


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   With Y2K coming up at end of this year, the fear
is that TTY relay users will overload the telephone
lines, testing their relay systems, thus "blowing
out the fuse."

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Ukrainian interpreter Natalia Dmytruk made the news
all over the world for telling her deaf audience that
the news she just interpreted was a total lie.
   Is she to be praised for her efforts to tell the
truth? This is what troubles DeafDigest.
   Professional interpreters are supposed to interpret
and not to inject personal political opinions. Even
if what she heard is a lie, should she have been
neutral while carrying out her interpreting duties?
   Many years ago a hard of hearing printer, volunteering
to interpret at union meetings, was accused of distorting
what the speaker spoke at the podium. His distortion
was what upset many deaf printers at these meetings.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Confidentiality among our interpreters and our relay operators
are a blessing for us, the deaf.

Not always that so years ago. A hearing person may volunteer
to make telephone calls on behalf of his deaf friend.
Unfortunately he makes the deaf business his business, ever
so nosey and so anxious to know what resulted in the 
telephone call he made.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

the world's best lipreader will catch 90 percent of
what is being said. This means that in a 10-word sentence,
he will miss one word.

That missed word may lead to a huge misunderstanding.


A hearing employee asked a deaf employee:
have you ever been into the computer system today? 

The deaf employee thought it was:
have you ever been into the computer system before?

It was a big difference because the computer system was
to be upgraded and all employees were asked to log out.
The deaf employee did not log out, and it messed up the
upgrading!


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

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(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
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

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2 open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, Massachusetts

- Residential Supervisor at Framingham Campus
The Residential Supervisor assists in supervising residential and 
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the knowledge, 
independent living skills and interpersonal competencies needed to 
maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree with at least 3 years of experience in 
supervisory level preferred. BA/BS degree with at least 5 years of 
related experience in supervisory level may be equivalent and 
willingness to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign 
Language and written English.  Ability to communicate and work
effectively as part of a team. Experience in principles and practices 
of management in each program preferred.  Competency in Microsoft 
Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule.

Supervisor:  Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life


- Day Child Care Worker /Temporary Position (1 Year) at Walden School
Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care 
and safety of the children residing at Walden School.

Education: Training or degree in Human Service Field       
Understanding of mental health and children's issues

Experience: 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience
Communications: ASL fluency
Supervisor:  Day Child Care Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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(updated posting - December 6, 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

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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

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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

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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
 
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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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