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DeafDigest Gold - January 24, 2010

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

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

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Data Plans for only $29.99 at the Deaf Pager Store

Shop the Deaf Pager Store for unlimited data-only plans through
Sprint Relay. 

Pricing is only $29.99 a month when signing up for a new activation 
and 2-year agreement. 

Select from many devices, including the new Samsung Moment[tm] 
by Google. It has thousands of the hottest apps, games and wizards 
in the Android Market[tm]. With a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 
touchscreen and easy access to Google[tm] mobile services, it gives 
you the world at your fingertips.

For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plans for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Kansas superintendent Maile announces retirement
http://deafdigest.com/maile/

Unlicensed hearing aid vendor in Florida charged
with two felonies
http://deafdigest.com/hearingaidvendor/


- Very Hot News 

Every state needs a commission for the deaf and the
hard of hearing. In Idaho, it is called the
Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(CDHH). Unfortunately state governor Otter
may not see eye to eye with us, his eye towards
the budget bottom line, and has hinted that
CDHH funds be cut drastically. The full
story is at:

http://deafdigest.com/idahocdhh/


- Thursday January 21st

Tourists at Cape Town in South Africa may enjoy
riding on the water taxis at the V&A Waterfront.
These taxis would look like floating soccer balls
if viewing from a distance. These soccer balls
carry ads. Anyway, these soccer ball taxis
were built by deaf students, that attend
classes at the Whisper Boat Building Academy.
Of course the tourists would not know it unless
someone tells them!



- Friday January 22nd

A result of the stimulus funds pushed by the
federal government was the establishment of The
Green Bank of Kentucky. The bank's first loan
was to the Kentucky Department of Education.
Part of the funds will help upgrade the energy
facilities at the Kentucky School for the Deaf.


- Saturday January 23rd

For the benefit of deaf households that have
landline telephones, the FCC issued a ruling
regarding these robocalls. Robocall operators
must obtain written permission from deaf households.
Without such a permission, robocalls are banned.
This is great - but these robocall operators will
still find a way to get around it!

 

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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Position Announcement: CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center 
in Nevada

for full position description and application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dramaspecialist/

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sComm, engineer and manufacturer of the UbiDuo,  is
looking for a experienced Sales Account Manager.

Qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and
background with implementing effective sales strategies and
territory management.
This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes
working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences
as well as face to face sales presentations with key
customers.

Experience with assistive devices and Deaf and Hard of Hearing
culture a plus.

If you are independent and goal oriented please contact John Effinger
at mailto:jeffinger@scommonline.com or 951-202-9884.

For more information about sComm visit http://www.scommonline.com

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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR TAKE 10% OFF IN 2010!

What's your New Years resolution?

If the answer is being on time then you've come to the right place!

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

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

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

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

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DEAF LEADERS OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON, DC & ROCHESTER, NY
   DeafDigest editor has lived in the Washington, DC
area for much of his life. Many deaf leaders in the
Washington, DC area are either Gallaudet or NTID/RIT
graduates. When we see each other at meetings, at
workshops and at social events, we often ignore them.
   It is often different in small towns; when these
deaf leaders from Washington, DC and Rochester, NY
visit these small towns, these deaf people are
thrilled and proud to be hosts.
   Just different in Washington, DC and Rochester, NY.

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

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

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The University of Tennessee Rehabilitation Counseling Program 
is seeking Master?s students to apply for the Deafness 
Concentration.  

****Funding is available in the form of RSA Traineeships.****

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

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

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

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

Students are admitted to the on-campus program each fall and 
complete the program in approximately 16 months.  

Distance Education students are admitted every other year 
(with the next cohort beginning in August, 2010) 
and complete the program in two years.

The application deadline is April 15.  

Admission decisions are made by May 15. 

A number of RSA Traineeships are available to students.

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

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

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LARRY STEWART SAYS WE DO NOT HAVE DEAF CULTURE
   Larry Stewart, a well known deaf psychologist,
died in the early 1990's.
   Do we have Deaf Culture? Almost all of say yes,
we have Deaf Culture. Larry disagreed. He said
there is no such a thing as Deaf Culture.
   Few weeks before he died, Larry wrote a letter
to DeafDigest editor explaining why there is no
Deaf Culture, and that we are wrong about it.
   Does DeafDigest agree with Larry? No, but
Larry was a great man and many deaf people
miss him.
 

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


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


EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIV TRYING TO HELP MICHIGAN STATE UNIV
   Recently there was an uproar over Michigan State
University (MSU) closing out its Deaf Education program. This
program was based on ASL.
   Eastern Michigan University (EMU) operates its own Deaf
Education program, only that it is oral based.
   One would think EMU would stand much to gain (oral
education) at the closing of MSU's program?
   Wrong! In a letter from EMU to MSU, it basically said:

MSU closing would jeopardize K-12 programs in the state,
including Michigan School for the Deaf. Without MSU,
these K-12 programs are forced to hire out of state
teachers, and that future teachers are forced to go out of
state to enroll in deaf education programs! 

   Point is well taken. We cannot imagine AgBell and the NAD
"supporting" each other's philosophies and objectives. Yet,
EMU is trying to help out MSU!




THE PEDERSENS OF BERKELEY & FREMONT
   A recent edition of the California News, the
publication of California School for the Deaf
at Fremont, profiled the Pedersens in a one
page spread. 
   For the past 62 years (1948 through 2010),
there has been a Pedersen among the student
body. It began with a Teresa and a Dom in
1934 and possibly ending with a Jax, of
class of 2017. All in all, it involves
17 Pedersens. This may possibly continue if
one of the younger Pedersens continue to enroll
their children at the Fremont school. The older
Pedersens attended the now-closed campus at
Berkeley before the school moved to Fremont.
   At Rhode Island School for the Deaf,
seven Ferreira siblings were students, spanning
several decades until the last one graduated.
   At North Dakota School for the Deaf,
nine Frelich siblings, like with the Ferreira 
siblings, were students.    


A SCHOOL'S GOAL FOR ITS TOWN
   The Donaldsons School for the Deaf is located in
Linlithgow, Scotland.
   This school has an ambitious goal - to make 
Linlithgow a "deaf aware" town. To achieve that goal,
the school wants at least one person in every shop
and store capable of using sign language.
   Is this goal realistic? Hope so - Linlithgow
population is 13,370.
   As a point of reference, this town is 20 miles
away from Edinburgh.



A PRODUCT FRAUD
   Hearing aid ads are everywhere; even hearing aid
stores post up signs that make promises with your
hearing loss.
   Even in Philadelphia, where DeafDigest editor
vacationed two weeks ago, there were 2 two hearing
aid stores within easy walking distance of the
downtown hotel with such display signs.
   An example of a fraud is a device, not quite
a hearing aid, that promises to raise the volume
on anything one hears.
   The full story is at:
http://deafdigest.com/fraudulentdevice/



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:

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/alda/


A DEAF VETERINARIAN IN ARIZONA
   We have a number of deaf veterinarians
across the nation.
   One of them is Neil Holmes, who works with
livestock, dogs and cats. His practice is in
the Phoenix area.




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the hearing aid I bought was the wrong one for me

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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 deaf in one ear and hearing impaired in the other ear



Well, according to Deaflympics eligibility rules, a
participant has to have a 55 dB loss in his better
ear to qualify. So, if that person is hearing impaired in
the other ear, he may probably has a 55 dB loss in that
ear!

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My tax service provides you with the preparation of individual 
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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!

GenVec, a biotech firm based in the Washington, DC
area, reached a research and development deal with
Novartis to come up with a new drug aimed at curbing
hearing loss. This such drug may be a generation away
from becoming reality.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Marcus Titus
outstanding swimmer, national & Olympic level, 
University of Arizona

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/sports/titus-thriving-despite-silence-1.1079914

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Question of the week:

Q. What is Deafhood? I read about it all the time
on deafblogs, on deaf websites and in the deaf
media.

A. Something to do with Deaf Image, Deaf Culture,
Deaf Pride, Deaf Identity all rolled up in one.



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 generous donations by the Deaf Community
will help the deaf of Haiti overcome the
terrible earthquake

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1973 - Tanya Towers in New York has opened as a
residence facility for the deaf. Times have changed,
over the years, and this facility both house the
deaf and the hearing

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Deaf and the Money:

Simphiwe Magagula, Miss Deaf Swaziland needs E80,000
to make the trip to Las Vegas to take part in
the Miss Deaf World pageant.

How much is that in USA dollars?

approximately $10,515


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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13 percent drop

percentage of disabled, the deaf included, federal
employees have dropped 13 percent in the past
decade

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(updated 1/24/10)

deaf in civil war


for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/

(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)

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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

- Orion Palmer, Riverside City College basketball player
in a newspaper story
http://deafdigest.com/orionpalmer/


- Yuya Ishii, Yokohama Bay Stars pitcher, Japanese baseball
league, in pre-season training
in a newspaper story
http://deafdigest.com/ishii/



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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Faculty position announcement
undergraduate psychology
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University is recruiting for a
faculty position in undergraduate psychology. 

The position description and  application information can be found at 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/jobs/
 
For  additional information about these positions, contact Dr. Irene 
W. Leigh,  Department Chair, at mailto:irene.leigh@gallaudet.edu

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job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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job announcement
Teacher (Middle School English/Language Arts) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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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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Job Opening 
Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Salt Lake City area, Utah

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for 
Outreach Coordinator - Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area 

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services is helpful

- Experience in public relations activities

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

- Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred

- Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills

- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines

- Hold a valid driver's license

- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to 
apply

Interested individuals may send inquiries and/or resumes to 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html to the attention of 
Cindy Blase in the Human Resource Department by January 27, 2010

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications 
based in Aurora, NE.  Hamilton offers a competitive wage.  

Contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 or at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html

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position openings
- School Psychologist, School for the Deaf
- Teachers (all core content areas)
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

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

Applications are being accepted for current and anticipated 
vacancies for the 2010/11 School Year, including:

- School Psychologist, School for the Deaf

- All core content areas: (Elementary Education;
English/Language Arts; Science; Math; Social Studies)

Please visit CSDB's website at:
http://www.csdb.org  

where the official job announcement(s) may be found under 
Non-Classified Employment.  Positions are open until filled.  

Salary based on appropriate education and experience.  Excellent 
benefits. 

Interviews to be conducted on-site at CSDB.

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

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

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

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
Jr. Video Production Specialist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

Reports to:     Sr. Director of Marketing Communications
Department:     Marketing Communications
FLSA Status:    Hourly, Non-Exempt
Location:       Rocklin, CA

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/purple-job/

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open positions
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/HOH 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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM 
 

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


- RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time requires working
evenings and weekends) This position provides leadership role for our
residential program for Deaf individuals with Mental Retardation
(known as Community Living Arrangement or CLA).  This position
oversees staff and directs client services. Qualifications: One year
experience as a Resident Advisor; OR two years experience in the
human services field working with individuals with developmental
disabilities and/or mental health disorders; valid drivers' license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated an ability to supervise, teach,
advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf Consumers; must
possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training for staff and support to Deaf consumers with developmental
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence
and social relationships.


- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Interpret
for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health
evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with
deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and
community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff.
Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters
and be a team player. Qualifications: AA degree with minimum 3 years
of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals or BA Interpreting
degree with 1 year experience. Knowledge of mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel
throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and
weekends when needed. Current national certification and PA State
Registered through ODHH are preferred.

- 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.

- 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.  Qualifications:  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.


We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:


- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

 
- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents in areas such as daily
living and community integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 3 year
related experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced
fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf
Community working with children or adolescents; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to teenage Deaf consumers with
mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers' growth, goals and social relationships.
Positions require some weekend and evening shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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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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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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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Health Specialist
DEAF, Inc
Boston, MA

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/jobs-b/

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Interpreter
North Central High School
Washington Township, Indiana

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/jobs-d/

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Teacher
White County School System
Georgia

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/jobs-f/

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(updated January 24th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA

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- 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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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to all people
that perished in the earthquake


DeafDigest dedicates this edition to George DeVilbiss,
formerly of Northern Virginia, who departed us.
Not deaf, he was, by trade, an electrical engineer,
who liked to tinker with devices that would help
the deaf and the hard of hearing. He was well known
in the Washington, DC hard of hearing community.



- Request for donations for deaf victims of earthquake
in Haiti

Friends of Montfort, Inc
PO Box 314
Merrick, New York 11566-0314

It is a non-profit agency that support the deaf and 
the deaf-blind in Haiti. More information is at:

http://www.friendsofmontfort.org

Donations are tax-deductible



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Hurwitz's first open letter to Gallaudet alumni
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetalumni/

Cochlear Implants linked to trauma in children?
http://deafdigest.com/citrauma/



- Very Hot News

NAD urges us to give support to Haiti earthquake victims
http://deafdigest.com/haitiearthquake/

- Sunday January 17th

It was learned that Disability Rights Advocates, which
is a legal advocacy agency in California's Bay Area,
is interested in hearing from us, the deaf, on being
hung up on relay calls from financial institutions.
An example was Wells Fargo hanging up on us repeatedly.


- Monday January 18th

Halloween Haunting and Deafness go hand in hand at
Oregon School for the Deaf. This school will be
hosting the first annual West Coast Haunters 
Convention this coming May. The more the school
haunts the more money it brings in during fund
raising drives, in which they have been doing
very well for the past 22 years.


- Tuesday January 19th

A team of researchers at Sweden is working on a special
gadget that would allow the deaf-blind to "hear"
via skin vibrations.

The story is at:
http://deafdigest.com/monitor/


- Wednesday January 20th

A while ago the District of Columbia police department
was thinking of disbanding its special units to deal
with special communities. One of the units slated for
closing was the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit.
It was announced that these special units will
continue as is - much to the relief of deaf and
hard of hearing residents of Washington, DC.


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Teachers that teach ASL as first language for the deaf
and the hard of hearing were able to swap ideas and
tips at the first time ever American Sign Language
Round-table (ASLRT). This event took place at Fremont,
California this week.

..

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looking for a experienced Sales Account Manager. 

Qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and 
background with implementing effective sales strategies and
territory management. 
This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes 
working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences 
as well as face to face sales presentations with key 
customers. 

Experience with assistive devices and Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
culture a plus.

If you are independent and goal oriented please contact John Effinger 
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DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS
   Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some
deaf service agency directors are hearing; some
deaf service agency directors are deaf.
   Makes no difference if the director is hearing or
deaf.
   What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors
"know nothing" about national deaf news that are
hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that
are hot, but not about national hot deaf news.
   It is important that all directors keep up
with national hot deaf news because it may
affect their own home town deaf programs.


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Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Graduate Program

Do you see yourself as a rehabilitation counselor with clients 
who have a disability or who are Deaf or hard of hearing?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University's Rehabilitation Counselor Education 
program prepares Master's level counselors to work with clients 
who have disabilities or who are Deaf or hard of hearing.  

The program includes two cohorts: 

1) general rehabilitation (RC) and 

2) rehabilitation with a Deaf and hard of hearing focus (RCD). 

These two cohorts take most of their classes together throughout 
the two year program. The need for qualified rehabilitation 
counselors is at an all time high.  

Graduates from this program find employment in such professional 
areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, 
and other partnering agencies.
  
The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates is 96 - 100%.

A Bachelor's (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required of all who apply to 
apply. 

Applicants to the RCD option must also be proficient in American Sign 
Language (ASL).

*Substantial RSA scholarship support is available to qualified students 
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Individuals who have a disability, who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf 
blind, or who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are being accepted now for the Fall, 2010 school year.

Note: RCD applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged 
tuition at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, 
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, 
North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit: 

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and click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education.

You may also contact:
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Coordinator
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Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu

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FAMOUS HEARING AUTHOR OF DEAF BOOKS
   Few years ago DeafDigest editor was introduced
to a famous hearing man who wrote a few deaf books
(psychology, sociology, Deaf Culture, etc.
   He and the famous author sat down for a meal,
and both were chatting with each other.
   It was a big shock to DeafDigest editor that
the famous author knew very little about the
deaf. The material for his books was based
on heavy research, but he could not answer
simple questions about deafness in general!
   That famous author is still traveling in
USA and giving talks about deafness.
   DeafDigest editor does not want to tell
you that person's name!


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EARTHQUAKE CODES AND THE DEAF
   All buildings in the world must comply with
earthquake codes. Unfortunately these codes
come at cost. Poor nations cannot afford to 
retro-fit their buildings to make these
structures earthquake-proof. Tragically, Haiti
is an example.
   What about us, the deaf? DeafDigest editor
remembers Los Angeles Club of the Deaf (LACD) 
when he lived in the area for a short time in 
the sixties. LACD was the focal point of deaf
social life in the Los Angeles area.
   The club shut down because the city of Los
Angeles required all structures to retrofit to
meet the the earthquake code. To retrofit would
bankrupt the club - and so, the club building
was sold.


AN UNUSUAL PROFESSION FOR A DEAF-BLIND INDIVIDUAL
   Merv Cox, who is deaf-blind and a resident of
New Zealand, has an unusual profession.
   He is a landscape gardener. Been doing that
for 30 years with the assistance of his hearing
aids.
   He said:

Some people write me off without giving me a chance;
that's not just uncalled for, it's wrong. I'm as
good as the rest
   
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Download the special T-Mobile order form at UnitedTTY.com

For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of
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Problems hearing your cell phone or pager ring?.....Check out the new
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THE UGLY SIDE TO A FAMOUS MAN
   Warren Buffett is a famous man, the world's most successful
investor. Every famous person has an ugly side.
   What was Buffett's ugly side? He closed down Berkshire Hathaway
that provided employment to 400 textile employees. 
   Many of these employees became deaf over the years because of
the plant noise. Buffett refused to face them in person,
and for that, they called him heartless.


DEAF PHARMACISTS, HEARING PHARMACISTS
   We have a number of deaf individuals that are
employed as pharmacists.
   The field of pharmacy has changed drastically
for the past 15 years. Some may confuse pharmacists
as physicians. Things pharmacists do these days
were not what they were doing years ago:

- giving shots
- health screening tests
- health counseling
- dispensing with medical advice

   Do deaf pharmacists perform the same duties
as hearing pharmacists or are they stuck behind
the counter filling these prescriptions or do 
they go out in the front and interact with
worried hearing patients?



A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. What advantage would video relay services have over 
traditional relay services?

A. Touch-tone systems and voice recognition systems are
not possible via traditional relay services.





WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being challenged with this challenging question:

I counted the number of gestures you made and tried to
match it with the words and noticed you do not gesture
every spoken word. Do you deliberately leave out words
while interpreting?






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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Some people have asked if captioners are ever asked  to cover
assignments at the last minute, with little or no time 
to prepare.

The answer to that is, yes, it happens because of illness, 
equipment failure, emergency news coverage, and many other 
reasons.  

Hopefully, the captioner will have some familiarity with the 
assignment because he or she captioned a similar or related 
assignment before.

When 9/11 happened, captioners were captioning across the country 
"by the seat of their pants."  Many had never encountered "al-Qaeda" 
or many other related terms in their work before.  Also, many 
brand-new, in-training captioners were thrown on the air at that 
time because of the round-the-clock news coverage.  The experienced 
captioners just couldn't keep going 24 hours a day.

Recently, we have seen expanded news coverage and special programs
related to the tragic earthquake in Haiti, and captioners have had 
to step in to cover those assignments.  

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

sign as well as they could speak, write and lipread


(whoa, sign language, speaking and lipreading are
three completely different issues; some deaf can
master one but not the other and vice versa)


when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
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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 
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

In the case of the tragic Haiti earthquakes, are we seeing
a Nero that fiddled while Rome burned? This is in reference
to the Royal Caribbean yacht that docked at a port in
Haiti in midst of the earthquake bedlam. What about it?

Adam Goldstein, the Royal Caribbean CEO, defended the
docking of his yacht. It is the same Adam Goldstein that
thumbed his nose at deaf tourists desperate for interpreters
while on cruises. While he acknowledges the ADA regulations
on cruises that start or end in USA, he thumbs his nose at
cruises that originate outside of the American boundaries. 

..

The Deaf and the Law

Legal Rights of Individuals with Hearing Loss

http://deafdigest.com/legalrights/

..

DeafADA Issue of the Week:

the article above addresses these ADA issues, too!

http://deafdigest.com/legalrights/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Obama worked at the Soup Kimpen (Kitchen)

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What became of?


Mike Stinson


- past

a struggling deaf student at University of California 
Santa Barbara, who did not use sign language at all

- present

an earned doctorate at University of Michigan,
with acquired sign language skills; involved with
the classroom captioning systems used in programs
for the deaf and the hard of hearing


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


..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Larry Puthoff, the former superintendent of the South
Dakota School for the Deaf and now with the Communication
Service of the Deaf, is working on a huge project - a
book on the history of the deaf in South Dakota. The
DEAFDIGEST editor is going to ask for a copy of that book
once it is completed.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The most thrilling aspect of the Martin Luther
King Day, as far as we, the deaf, are concerned
was the showing of a PBS film documentary about
him.
   Why was it thrilling? Because it was open
captioned.
   Is it a big deal that it is open captioned?
Not really because we take captions on TV for
granted.
   What is the big deal is that the film was
borrowed from the library of Captioned Films
for the Deaf!
   That film is an oldie, but the MLK story
is not an oldie.


....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf person who watches videos a lot, said:

I got the feeling that some people think
subtitles and captions are the same.

In my opinion, they are not the same.

A subtitled movie only shows the script,
without background noises. You, as the
viewer, have to figure it out.

On the other hand, open/closed captioning 
provides the scripted material as well as 
the background info. Many DVDs may say either 
captioned or subtitled. Many times I've clicked 
on "subtitled" expecting only scripted words, 
but I actually get captioning.  While on other 
times I click on captioning and only get 
subtitled script. Many times I've had to turn 
off the DVD subtitle/captioning and let the TV 
do it. Sometimes the DVD is captioned without 
having to turn on the subtitles.
 
As far as I can tell, there is no set standard. 
You have to hope you at least end up with one 
or the other. Having one or the other is certainly 
much better than nothing at all.
 
I believe the industry is blurring the difference 
between the two.

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You are allowed to close a case in which a customer has used very
fool and unprofessional language, the kind that would make even a
seasoned sailor cry.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The boss calls in a deaf employee for a short
conference.

You think the boss says:
Pam is old

You are puzzled because Pam is not that old in age

Actually the boss says:
Pam is cold


it has something to do with a request from Pam for
a switch of her offices, from a cold atmosphere
to a warmer atmosphere, and the boss was asking
the deaf employee if he would agree to a switch.


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

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position opening
Team Leader
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

for Outpatient/Adult Treatment to work with a well established
behavioral health team that serves Deaf citizens of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania

Where:
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS)
5th Avenue
Downtown Pittsburgh

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.

You will be responsible for Oversight of the Outpatient component 
at HDS including clinical supervision of all the Outpatient 
services. Coordination of community outreach activities (including
networking and marketing of available services to the community at
large), service coordination as well as support services such as 
vocational rehabilitation counsels, housing and peer support 
services will be possible.  
 
In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile 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
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.


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  

You can also apply on line
 
We look forward to hearing from you!!

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position opening
Executive Director
The New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood)

The Board of Trustees of the New York School for the Deaf, known as 
Fanwood, seeks an experienced and visionary leader to assume the role of 
Executive Director on or about July 1, 2010.  Fanwood, established in 
1817, is the oldest school for the deaf in New York and the second oldest 
in the United States. 

With support of the Board of Trustees, primary responsibilities of the 
Head of School include:

- Visionary leadership for continuous improvement , enhancement, and 
expansion of instructional and support programs for students and families

- With the Comptroller, preparing budgets and corresponding 
recommendations and submitting them to the Board for approval

- With Board-designated attorneys, representing the school in labor 
negotiations.

- Advocating the school?s interests to state legislators and 
maintaining a close relationship with the State Education Department to 
support the school's objectives

- Representing the school through active participation in local and 
state activities and organizations related to the mission of NYSD

- Collaborating with like schools for the Deaf to share best 
practices and ensure sustainability of schools serving Deaf students

- Encouraging financial support through friend building and fund 
raising activities from individuals, foundations, businesses, 
professionals, and educational communities

- Promoting the school to the Deaf community and other supporters 
and friends through social and educational events, gatherings and 
performances

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Graduate degree in Deaf Education, Educational Administration or a 
closely related field.

- Minimum of five years of demonstrated successful administrative 
experience in an educational setting for Deaf individuals

- Articulate in American Sign Language and English 

- Possession of or eligibility for appropriate New York State 
Administration Certification is preferred 

Qualified candidates should submit resumes by April 1, 2010 to:
mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net

Names of prospective candidates can also be submitted to 
search committee Co-Chair Alexis Kashar at: 
mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net

All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Jr. Video Production Specialist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

Reports to:     Sr. Director of Marketing Communications
Department:     Marketing Communications
FLSA Status:    Hourly, Non-Exempt
Location:       Rocklin, CA

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/purple-job/

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position opening
Deaf Services Manager 
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
St Albans Regional Program
St Albans, VT

Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:  
- Degree in Deaf Education, MA preferred.  ASL fluency and English 
proficiency

- VT Teaching license in Special Education and /or area of 
teaching assignment.

- Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and 
assessment.

- Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques

Responsibilities:  
- Teach all levels/content areas of elementary education.

- Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives 
in accordance with the VT Framework of Standards and Learning 
Opportunities.

- Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately 
stimulating classroom.

- Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in 
students.

Please send letter of interest and resume to  Jen Bostwick at 
mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org           

Or mail to: 
Jen Bostwick
St Albans Regional Program
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495

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(1/24/10 updated closing dates)

Employment vacancies
Sch Spch-lang Pathologist
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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(updated January 24th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, 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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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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Teacher of the Deaf 
Alden, NY

click on:
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Case manager positions
Indianapolis, IN area

click on:
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Educational Technician
Portland, Maine

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Why did famous actress Camryn Manheim become ASL expert?
http://deafdigest.com/camryn/

A very ambitious 15-year old deaf Malaysian student
http://deafdigest.com/malaysianstudent


- Very Hot News 

A reorganization of schools for the deaf and the blind
was approved in Kansas. The expected savings would
be around $250.000 for the first year. And while
Kansas Deaf superintendent Bob Maile is retiring,
Madeline Burkindine, the Blind school superintendent,
will oversee the Deaf school. An assistant superintendent
will be hired to help Burkindine.


- Thursday January 14th

A new agency is being set up at Coco, Florida to serve 
the needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing in the 
community. It is the Space Coast Center for Independent 
Living. Core services include Advocacy , Information and 
Referral, Peer Support and Guidance, Skills Training, 
Support Groups for hard of hearing and CI recipients, 
and AT COST equipment.


- Friday January 15th

The new executive director of Advocacy Services for Abused
Deaf Victims, Rochester, NY is Erin Esposito. She is an
experienced administrator with various positions before
coming on board as the new executive director.


- Saturday January 16th

The land where Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD) 
sits on is no longer the state property. Because Arizona is 
broke, some state-owned parcels of land were sold to the
private sector. One of these parcels is PDSD's site.
Good or bad deal? Said an individual familiar with such
issues:

Should the state default, the owners will have total control 
of the buildings. It's complicated, and I don't feel 
comfortable with what lies ahead 


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Position Announcement: CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center 
in Nevada

for full position description and application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dramaspecialist/

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sComm, engineer and manufacturer of the UbiDuo,  is
looking for a experienced Sales Account Manager.

Qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and
background with implementing effective sales strategies and
territory management.
This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes
working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences
as well as face to face sales presentations with key
customers.

Experience with assistive devices and Deaf and Hard of Hearing
culture a plus.

If you are independent and goal oriented please contact John Effinger
at mailto:jeffinger@scommonline.com or 951-202-9884.

For more information about sComm visit http://www.scommonline.com

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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR TAKE 10% OFF IN 2010!

What's your New Years resolution?

If the answer is being on time then you've come to the right place!

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

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

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

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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A LAWSUIT IRONY
   There is an irony with a lawsuit a deaf woman filed
against an Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic.
   That clinic refused to provide her with an interpreter;
she sued and won.
   The irony is that the Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic
works with many deaf patients, and they should be familiar
with their interpreting needs!
   Why did they refuse? We will never know.

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

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


MAKING POLITICAL CONTACTS
   Every deaf service agency needs a lot of money.
Also, every school for the deaf needs a lot of money.
   Political contacts with the state legislators are
very important.
   One superintendent of a deaf school made his
own political contacts. He visited the offices of
all legislators in his home state. That state has
almost 200 legislators. This means 200 visits
with legislators' offices.
   He would not talk about his school for the
deaf. He would just introduce himself as the
deaf school superintendent, and then they would
talk about anything - baseball, fishing, lousy
weather, great restaurants, etc, etc.
   Every year when the legislators vote on
the school budget, they all remember who the
superintendent is!

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

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


PHILADELPHIA #1: BASEBALL CAP
   DeafDigest editor, on rest and recreation, spent
his holiday weekend in Philadelphia.
   DeafDigest editor wore his "Gallaudet University"
baseball cap, preferring not to wear his NFL football 
cap or his ML baseball cap. Philadelphia fans are
rabid rooters for the Eagles (football) and the
Phillies (baseball) teams. 
   DeafDigest editor did not want to risk facing 
boos or taunts from these Philadelphia fans if he wore
caps of teams they hate, Hence the Gallaudet University 
baseball cap is much safer!


PHILADELPHIA #2: FASTSIGNS
   Fast Signs as in signing ASL so fast that non-ASL
signers cannot follow?
   No. There was a quick print shop in downtown
Philadelphia by the name of Fast Signs!


PHILADELPHIA #3: TV BLOOPER
   At the hotel in downtown Philadelphia, where 
DeafDigest editor stayed, he turned on TV just to make
sure the captions were working.
   When the captions finally worked after a bit of time
struggling with the remote and on-screen options, the
first captions finally showed on a local news program.
On a local news program, it said:

rested for drunken driving

   Of course it meant "arrested for drunken driving."


PHILADELPHIA #4: WALKING THE DOG
   DeafDigest editor stayed at a hotel that was
dog-friendly, as the family dog accompanied the
family to Philadelphia..
   Of course, the dog, at 5 AM, begged to be walked.
Walking the dog on deserted streets, a passerby
pointed at the dog and shouted something that the
DeafDigest editor could not understand.
   The dog is a coon hound, but from a distance
he could be confused as a put bull or a Doberman 
Pinscher. Could this be the reason why the alarmed
passersby continued to point at the dog and screaming
at the top of his lungs?
   Will never know!


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:

Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/coat


PHILADELPHIA #5 - HEARING DOG, DEAF MASTER
   The room DeafDigest editor stayed was a high rise
hotel - 23 stories high.
   Suddenly the dog went crazy. Why? Food, no; water,
no; hurting, no; feeling neglected, no; begging to
be walked, no.
   Going out on the streets with the dog, a group
of street musicians were discovered playing their 
instruments,
   These sounds floated 23 stories high and infiltrated
the air-tight 23rd floor hotel room, driving the
dog crazy but keeping the deaf master clueless!



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

can never get used to wearing a hearing aid

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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 psychically deaf



it means psychologically deaf, and was an old phrase
used way back in the sixties. The phrase psychologically
has evolved to psychially. Simply put, it means a hearing
person, with perfect hearing, somehow functions as a deaf
person with these ASL skills!

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Berrigan's Tax and Bookkeeping Service

If you are looking for someone with tax and bookkeeping background 
who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to provide bookkeeping 
& tax service for your personal, business or organization, I can 
provide the service.

My bookkeeping service can be customized in any way to meet your 
financial needs and goals. It includes general bookkeeping, taxes, 
payroll, financial reporting, training and much more. To have accurate 
financial information will empower you to make wise and more accurate 
financial decisions. 

My tax service provides you with the preparation of individual 
federal and state tax returns and to answer questions that will help you 
get a better understanding of how the adjustments, deductions or credits 
may affect your tax situations in other possible ways. 

My firm is based on professionalism and confidentiality with a 
guarantee of complete satisfaction. Please feel free to contact me to 
make an appointment. Thank you.


Terence Berrigan

Berrigan's Tax & Bookkeeping Service
Web Page: http://www.berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com
VP: (866) 669-9616 
Pager: mailto:TBerrigan@sprint.blackberry.net        
Email: mailto:Terry@berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com

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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!

There is a new deaf disk jockey, but do not know that
person's name.

A new national magazine for the disabled is featuring
an interview with that deaf disk jockey but in a
press release, his name has not been disclosed.

The name of the magazine is IDEAL.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Bummy Burstein and the two Gallaudet ancestors

http://news.gallaudet.edu/dailydigest.xml

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Question of the week:


Q. Could a deaf person "become" hearing in his
dreams while sleeping?

A. Of course, but the problem is the "hearing"
person, upon waking up, returns to his deafness!


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 the Department of Justice will file a lawsuit against
big banks and big financial institutions for refusing
to accept relay calls by deaf patrons

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

year 1940 - the state shuts down the old Montana School
for the Deaf and Blind at Boulder, and relocates the
school to Great Falls, some 120 miles away. The long-shut
campus may just resurface soon as a school for culinary arts
if a certain developer has his way.  Who knows, the
culinary school may train future deaf chefs, whose deaf
ancestors attended that old deaf school!

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Deaf and the Money:

$14,790

this is in USA dollars what the Deaf Football Australia is
demanding from the government of Ghana for footing the
transportation expenses of the "fake deaf" soccer team
that flew to Australia, supposedly to play games with
deaf Australian teams. The games were canceled upon
finding out the "deaf" Ghanaian players were actually
hearing. Ghana is trying to avoid paying the bill.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

The World Health Organization estimates 278 million people 
worldwide have some form of hearing impairment.



(that precise - 278 million? How many are profoundly deaf?
How many are severely deaf? How many are moderately deaf? 
How many are mildly deaf?)

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(updated 1/17/10)

DeafResources


for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/

(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)

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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

- 6th Annual National Deaf Prep Duals Wrestling Tournament
Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010
http://student.msd.edu/wrestling/

- Lance Allred returns to his old Idaho team
http://deafdigest.com/allredidaho/

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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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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Faculty position announcement
undergraduate psychology
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University is recruiting for a
faculty position in undergraduate psychology. 

The position description and  application information can be found at 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/jobs/
 
For  additional information about these positions, contact Dr. Irene 
W. Leigh,  Department Chair, at mailto:irene.leigh@gallaudet.edu

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job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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job announcement
Teacher (Middle School English/Language Arts) 
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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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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Job Opening 
Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Salt Lake City area, Utah

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for 
Outreach Coordinator - Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area 

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services is helpful

- Experience in public relations activities

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

- Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred

- Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills

- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines

- Hold a valid driver's license

- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to 
apply

Interested individuals may send inquiries and/or resumes to 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html to the attention of 
Cindy Blase in the Human Resource Department by January 27, 2010

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications 
based in Aurora, NE.  Hamilton offers a competitive wage.  

Contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 or at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html

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position openings
- School Psychologist, School for the Deaf
- Teachers (all core content areas)
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

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

Applications are being accepted for current and anticipated 
vacancies for the 2010/11 School Year, including:

- School Psychologist, School for the Deaf

- All core content areas: (Elementary Education;
English/Language Arts; Science; Math; Social Studies)

Please visit CSDB's website at:
http://www.csdb.org  

where the official job announcement(s) may be found under 
Non-Classified Employment.  Positions are open until filled.  

Salary based on appropriate education and experience.  Excellent 
benefits. 

Interviews to be conducted on-site at CSDB.

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

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

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

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
Jr. Video Production Specialist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

Reports to:     Sr. Director of Marketing Communications
Department:     Marketing Communications
FLSA Status:    Hourly, Non-Exempt
Location:       Rocklin, CA

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/purple-job/

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open positions
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/HOH 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:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM 
 

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


- RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time requires working
evenings and weekends) This position provides leadership role for our
residential program for Deaf individuals with Mental Retardation
(known as Community Living Arrangement or CLA).  This position
oversees staff and directs client services. Qualifications: One year
experience as a Resident Advisor; OR two years experience in the
human services field working with individuals with developmental
disabilities and/or mental health disorders; valid drivers' license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated an ability to supervise, teach,
advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf Consumers; must
possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training for staff and support to Deaf consumers with developmental
disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence
and social relationships.


- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) Responsibilities include: Interpret
for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health
evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with
deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and
community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff.
Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters
and be a team player. Qualifications: AA degree with minimum 3 years
of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals or BA Interpreting
degree with 1 year experience. Knowledge of mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel
throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and
weekends when needed. Current national certification and PA State
Registered through ODHH are preferred.

- 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.

- 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.  Qualifications:  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.


We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now.  Please see
below for open positions:


- MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide
clinical support to adolescents and their family members.
Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license
(LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and
Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss,
assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing;
ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities
include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of
communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes,
treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.

 
- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents in areas such as daily
living and community integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 3 year
related experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced
fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf
Community working with children or adolescents; demonstrated
competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and
motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide supported living and training to teenage Deaf consumers with
mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers' growth, goals and social relationships.
Positions require some weekend and evening shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

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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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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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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Educational Interpreter Position 
Hinsdale South High School
Chicagoland area, Illinois

http://deafdigest.com/job2/

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Sign Language Interpreter I-V
South Orange County Community College District
California

http://deafdigest.com/jobs4/

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interpreters needed
New York State Unified Court System

http://deafdigest.com/jobs6/

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Referral Services Supervisor
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA 

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/job8/

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(updated January 17th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, CA

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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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2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Anacleto
(Koni) Battad, a native of Hawaii and resident
of Eugene, Oregon who departed us. His background 
over the years was fascinating and diverse - a 
Gallaudet student, a forest fire fighter, Hawaiian 
middleweight boxing champion, Deaflympics volleyball 
participant, registered nurse, teacher's aide and 
educational books artist. 

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to two
individuals in the PAM community (Pathological, 
Audiological, and Medical professionals that work 
with the deaf). Both Dr. Mary Rose, St. Petersburg, FL
and Ira J. Hirsh, Ph.D., Durham, NC both have
departed us. They were duly acknowledged by their
peers in the PAM community for their work on
deafness issues.


- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Overcoming Disability at a hearing college
http://deafdigest.com/collegestruggles/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom


A sign language doctor in Garrett County, Maryland
http://deafdigest.com/garrett/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom


- Very Hot News

The Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Conference
has gained a new member in Wisconsin School
for the Deaf. This conference fields sports in
football, volleyball, basketball and track.


- Sunday January 10th

Apple's latest hot device, that one that is activated
on the screen via hand movements, was suggested as the
ideal one for ASL users


- Monday January 11th

there was a story in a newspaper that Andrew Wong and 
his research team claimed that ASL users speak as fast 
as hearing speakers. The story, however, did not 
say where the group was coming from. Anyway, DeafDigest
is not surprised because we have ASL interpreters, with
maybe 3 or 4 hand movements, would tell us what a
long winded hearing speaker is trying to say!



- Tuesday January 12th

Every year there are legislative sessions everywhere in 
USA that introduce deaf-related bills. One such bill in
Maryland is requiring public TV's to show captions.
This bill is up for debate on January 20th. What this
means is that bartenders cannot turn off captions at
the request of patrons who do not want captions at all!

- Wednesday January 13th

The federal appeals court have listened to the oral
arguments in the Arizona captioned movies case to
determine if ADA regulations were being followed
or broken.

http://deafdigest.com/arizonacaptions/
* has deaf attorney's comments at the bottom


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Two implants better than one?

A researcher argues in favor of double implants
instead of single implants. Do read the story.

http://deafdigest.com/twoimplants/

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TWO HALF-DEAF ACTORS IN A MOVIE
   Many years ago, famous actor Richard Widmark
was deaf in one ear. Also, another famous actor
Jimmy Stewart was deaf in one ear.
   Making it worse was that director John Ford
was late deafened.
   Both Widmark and Stewart worked together on
one movie, directed by Ford.
   It was confusing. In one scene, Stewart and
Widmark were placed across the room. Stewart's
deaf ear was opposite Widmark's deaf ear - and
they could not easily communicate with each
other. And they could not hear the commands
by Ford!
   The cameraman had to use hand signals
to tell these two actors what to do!

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

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

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who have a disability or who are Deaf or hard of hearing?

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who have disabilities or who are Deaf or hard of hearing.  

The program includes two cohorts: 

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These two cohorts take most of their classes together throughout 
the two year program. The need for qualified rehabilitation 
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LOOKING FOR A TTY IN A HOSPITAL
   About 25 years ago, DeafDigest editor was
visiting his mother, who was in a hospital. He
needed to use a TTY to make a telephone call.
There was a TTY sign on the hospital wall,
but the hospital people did not know where
the TTY was located.
   The hospital people had to make many phone
calls to try to locate the TTY. The wait was
about an half hour. Finally they found the
TTY - but it was located in one building
on the huge hospital grounds. It took a very
long walk from one hospital building to another
hospital building to locate the TTY.
   Altogether, it took about an hour. That was
25 years ago; we are lucky we have pagers and
laptops that make communications much easier
for us!

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




WHAT IS COALITIION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS FOR DEAF CHILDREN?
   A new group was formed about 7-8 years ago, and 
it is the CPSDC, which stands fro Coalition of Private 
Schools for Deaf Children.
   What is CPSDC? Facilitator Don Rhoten, who oversees
the schools for the deaf in Pittsburgh and Scranton,
said:

It was established because private schools have specific 
topics that are different than state owned schools - marketing, 
fund raising, endowment managing, etc. We meet twice a year.
Active members are Western Pennsylvania SD, New York SD,
Pennsylvania SD, Rochester SD, Willie Ross, St Rita's,
The Learning Center, American SD, Austine SD, Lexington
SD, Beverly SD and Cleary SD.


COMMENTS ABOUT CAPTIONS AND SUBTITLES
   We watch movies with captions; we watch movies
with subtitles.
   Why captions? Why subtitles? The comment by a
writer is interesting, so click on:

http://deafdigest.com/subtitles/

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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REFUSING TO DEAL WITH THE DEAF
   We all know about these relay scams affecting
financial institutions and merchants. As a result
we, the deaf, face hurdles when trying to do business
over the telephone.
   DeafDigest editor has been equally frustrated in
recent weeks when trying to resolve routine issues
through the telephone.
   They requested that the DeafDigest editor use the
TTY to contact them directly. Oh, so 1960's and 1970's
these TTYs are, yet these corporate headquarters doesn't
get it. We use the TTY as much as they use the
old fashioned typewriters!
   And they would not accept emails, faxes, instant
messages. Just the TTY, they continue to insist.
   This problem will get worse before it will get
better.


TESTING THE WHISTLE
   A whistle manufacturer wanted to run tests on
their latest whistle. The manufacturer said their
newest whistle is the best in the world, but needed
tests to prove it.
   Where was the whistle tested? It was at the
Central Institute for the Deaf. Why would the
campus of a school for the deaf be used for
whistle tests?
   Good question, since we, the deaf, cannot
hear without our hearing aids or our CI's!
And not every deaf kid has either a hearing
aid or a CI.



A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. Do deaf professionals really benefit from video
relay services?

A. Very certainly so. Hearing clients do not want to
rely on much slower text-to-voice communications.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

always being asked this question:

is the sign language the same anywhere in the world?





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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

If you have a complaint about closed captioning, we have discussed
that you first should complain to your TV distributor or to the TV
station.  After you have complained to your TV distributor or the TV
station, then it may be time to file a complaint with the FCC. 

The FCC's Web site gives these instructions about what to do after
complaining to the TV distributor about a problem with closed
captioning:

If the video programming distributor fails to respond to your written
complaint or a dispute remains after the time allowed for the
distributor to respond, you can send your complaint to the FCC as
indicated below. There is no charge for filing a complaint with the
FCC. When forwarding your complaint to the FCC, you must send an
original and two copies within 30 days of the deadline for the TV
distributor to respond - that is, within 30 days after the 45 day
period in which the TV distributor should reply to your written
complaint.

Your complaint to the FCC should include a signed letter from you
showing that you first sent a written complaint and supporting facts
or evidence to the video programming distributor. Also, you must mail
a copy of the complaint and supporting evidence that you send to the
FCC to the video programming distributor (to let the distributor know
you have now complained to the FCC). Supporting evidence may include
videotapes, copies of schedules showing the CC logo for programming
that was shown without closed captioning, or other material.

You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at
http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

You can also file your complaint with the FCC Consumer Center by 
e-mailing mailtoLfccinfo@fcc.gov ; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC 
(1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; 
faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20554

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

have always be able to read lips



(not every deaf person is an adept lip readers)

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

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

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the 
behavioral health care system.  In many  cases, the patient 
as well as the health care provider who may provide service 
to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of 
accommodations in the health care setting so that all
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A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
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Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A perfect game for deaf gamers?

read the story at:
http://deafdigest.com/gamers/

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The Deaf and the Law

Affirmative Action is another tool that we,
the deaf, use to fight discrimination and to
achieve First Class citizenship rights.

What does a deaf attorney, who is in private
practice, have to say about Affirmative
Action?

He said:

I personally probably would not have been accepted to 
a Ivy League college and a prestigious law school
without a little bit of Affirmative Action, so I'm for it.

A lot depends on what exactly you're talking about for AA.  
Quotas or set-asides have been enormously unpopular and 
are probably a nonstarter. But bonus points for being a 
minority, or a disability seems politically acceptable.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

National ADA Symposium
June 20-23, 2010
Denver, Colorado

The National ADA Symposium has earned the reputation as the most
comprehensive conference available on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

- learn the latest information available on the ADA regulations and
guidelines.

- find solutions to their specific issues

- network with other participants

- get practical, applicable training (95% of attendees report they can
apply what they have learned to their jobs)

The 2010 ADA Symposium will include:

48 sessions on a variety of significant issues related to the Americans
with Disabilities Act.

- Dynamic, interactive training.

Presenters include representatives from the United States Dept. of Justice
Labor, Education, and Transportation, the EEOC, and the U.S. Access Board.

Opportunities for networking with people directly involved in ADA
implementation throughout the United States.

Special activities in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the ADA.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:


this is Morocco (Montgomery) County

....

What became of?

Andrew "Aw" F. Metz

- past

football running back, Hofstra University; one of the
rare deaf football players that jumped from deaf school
level to a NCAA-IAA level; he played during the eighties

- present

founder, zteM Education Institution, which empowers
Professionals by increasing the effectiveness and 
professionalism of the interpreters that work with them


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


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

     Wil Rhys has resigned from his position as the
Artistic Director of the National Theatre of the Deaf.
Question now is - who is going to replace him? A deaf
artistic director or a hearing artistic director?

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Years ago, during World War I and World War II years
a beehive of deaf employment activity was the tire
factories of Akron, especially Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company.
   An era has come to an end. The last deaf employee
retired after 40 years of employment. This honor of
being the last one belongs to Jim Bittner, whom
basketball fans would immediately recognize. Jim, 6-6
tall, turned down collegiate basketball offers to play
ball at Gallaudet, and he was notorious for his wicked
elbows, keeping opposing defenders out of the way.
   Jim never played football. But had he joined the
Goodyear plant in the early 1920's he would have
been pressed into service as a member of the
mighty Goodyear Silents championship semi-pro
football teams.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

So Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is in 
trouble for making an inappropriate remark, what
about us the deaf?

How many times have we, the deaf, been described
as deaf-mute or deaf-dumb, not behind our backs,
but to our faces! These people get away with
no punishment.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You are married to a spouse who, fortunately, is 
understanding on the long hours you work at VR.


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

- did he say man

or

- did he say men


depending on the context of the sentence, catching
or not catching man or men can make a huge difference
in the meaning


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

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position opening
Executive Director
The New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood)

The Board of Trustees of the New York School for the Deaf, known as 
Fanwood, seeks an experienced and visionary leader to assume the role of 
Executive Director on or about July 1, 2010.  Fanwood, established in 
1817, is the oldest school for the deaf in New York and the second oldest 
in the United States. 

With support of the Board of Trustees, primary responsibilities of the 
Head of School include:

- Visionary leadership for continuous improvement , enhancement, and 
expansion of instructional and support programs for students and families

- With the Comptroller, preparing budgets and corresponding 
recommendations and submitting them to the Board for approval

- With Board-designated attorneys, representing the school in labor 
negotiations.

- Advocating the school?s interests to state legislators and 
maintaining a close relationship with the State Education Department to 
support the school's objectives

- Representing the school through active participation in local and 
state activities and organizations related to the mission of NYSD

- Collaborating with like schools for the Deaf to share best 
practices and ensure sustainability of schools serving Deaf students

- Encouraging financial support through friend building and fund 
raising activities from individuals, foundations, businesses, 
professionals, and educational communities

- Promoting the school to the Deaf community and other supporters 
and friends through social and educational events, gatherings and 
performances

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Graduate degree in Deaf Education, Educational Administration or a 
closely related field.

- Minimum of five years of demonstrated successful administrative 
experience in an educational setting for Deaf individuals

- Articulate in American Sign Language and English 

- Possession of or eligibility for appropriate New York State 
Administration Certification is preferred 

Qualified candidates should submit resumes by April 1, 2010 to:
mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net

Names of prospective candidates can also be submitted to 
search committee Co-Chair Alexis Kashar at: 
mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net

All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Jr. Video Production Specialist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

Reports to:     Sr. Director of Marketing Communications
Department:     Marketing Communications
FLSA Status:    Hourly, Non-Exempt
Location:       Rocklin, CA

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/purple-job/

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position opening
Deaf Services Manager 
BJC Behavioral Health
St Louis, MO

for position description and application procedures,
please click on:

http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
St Albans Regional Program
St Albans, VT

Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:  
- Degree in Deaf Education, MA preferred.  ASL fluency and English 
proficiency

- VT Teaching license in Special Education and /or area of 
teaching assignment.

- Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and 
assessment.

- Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques

Responsibilities:  
- Teach all levels/content areas of elementary education.

- Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives 
in accordance with the VT Framework of Standards and Learning 
Opportunities.

- Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately 
stimulating classroom.

- Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in 
students.

Please send letter of interest and resume to  Jen Bostwick at 
mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org           

Or mail to: 
Jen Bostwick
St Albans Regional Program
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495

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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

full information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports010210#JobOpening

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Employment vacancies
Sch Spch-lang Pathologist
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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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, 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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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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unspecified position
DuPage Center for Independent Living
Glen Ellyn, IL

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/job1/

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Community/Medical Interpreter
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/job3/


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JCCD is hiring!
Montgomery, Alabama

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/job5/

to get list of open positions and to make contact

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ASL instructor, 10/hrs week
Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Allston, MA

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/job7/

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interpreter
Deer Valley Unified School District
Arizona

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/job9/

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com


DeafDigest – 15 January 2010

[FLOWPLAYER=http://deafdigest.com/videos/myoffice.flv,400,400]

below text that follows ASL signing above:

This is a sweeping view of DeafDigest editor’s office. It is not a beautiful sight!

DeafDigest – 15 January 2010

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SOME HEARING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEIR GENES    A hearing woman was surprised to have two deaf daughters. She had no deaf members in her family or in her husband’s family for about 2 or 3 generations.    She was still puzzled about it, and decided to research her family tree. She went to libraries, archives and spoke with very distant members of the family tree.    Her research went back to about ten generations. She then discovered she had several deaf members way back in the past.    How many people want to do heavy family history research? Some do, but many don’t.

DeafDigest – 11 January 2010

DeafDigest Gold - January 10, 2010

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hotel/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Save on Modem and Netbook from the Deaf Pager Store and 
Sprint Relay

A low cost modem and netbook package is now available from 
the Deaf Pager Store and Sprint Relay. 

It includes a U300 3G/4G USB Modem and Dell[tm] Mini 10 Netbook 
for only $149.95 after rebate and with 2-year activation. 
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The U300 connects quickly and easily to give you internet on the 
go and faster email and web browsing than ever before. The Dell 
Mini 10 Netbook is light and easy to carry with a built-in webcam 
and pre-installed video software. (A free optical mouse is available
while supplies last.)

For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plans for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

Our law firm is expanding its litigation against the California-based
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implanted in young children and adults.

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

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
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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:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A deaf million-dollar lottery winner
http://deafdigest.com/lottery/

Increasing number of disabled claims with the EEO
http://deafdigest.com/eeocclaims/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom


- Very Hot News 

NTID/RIT has started to get busy looking for the next president
to replace Dr. Alan Hurwitz, who is now at Gallaudet. Story
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ntidsearch/


- Thursday January 7th

Dejan Acimovic became the first Croatian to direct a film,
geared towards the deaf. Movie title is "I Have to Sleep, My 
Angel"


- Friday January 8th

The National Deaf Academy, Mt Dora, Florida, was involved
with several police agencies to help make the Holiday Season
much brighter for disadvantaged children living in the area.


- Saturday January 9th

The USA Winter Deaflympics organizing committee is
conducting a logo design contest. For more information
for those interested in designing a logo, do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports010610/#logo


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

HR 3101, a bill on the House, would require closed captioning
on Internet content.

To read what it is all about, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/internetcaptions/ 
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom

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sComm, engineer and manufacturer of the UbiDuo,  is
looking for a experienced Sales Account Manager.

Qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and
background with implementing effective sales strategies and
territory management.
This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes
working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences
as well as face to face sales presentations with key
customers.

Experience with assistive devices and Deaf and Hard of Hearing
culture a plus.

If you are independent and goal oriented please contact John Effinger
at mailto:jeffinger@scommonline.com or 951-202-9884.

For more information about sComm visit http://www.scommonline.com

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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR TAKE 10% OFF IN 2010!

What's your New Years resolution?

If the answer is being on time then you've come to the right place!

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

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

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

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

We're now on Facebook! Come visit us!

WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss.

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A DEAF BANQUET IN YEAR 1943
   In 1943, a deaf organization hosted a banquet for
its members at a hotel conference room.
   The hotel staff removed the carpeting for the banquet.
Why was the carpeting removed?
   Because the hotel people knew that deaf people liked 
to feel the vibrations with the music. With carpet,
vibrations are impossible.
   Hotels won't do it any more today!
 

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

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



A SLIGHTLY DEAF STUDENT AT US NAVAL ACADEMY
   Few years ago, the US Naval Academy had a student
that was slightly deaf.
   He should not have been admitted to the Naval
Academy because perfect hearing is required to
operate ships and to lead the sailors on the boat,
etc.
   How was he admitted to the academy? He was a
basketball star and the Navy needed good athletes.
That was why the rule was bent!


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

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


A NEW SUPERINTENDENT AT WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   Better late than never, but DeafDigest just learned
that the Washington School for the Deaf has a new
superintendent - Jane Mulholland.
   She formerly served as superintendent at Oregon
School for the Deaf.


OUCH AT TWO PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS
   "Ouch" was what DeafDigest editor said after reading
a publication by Western Pennsylvania School for
the Deaf (WPSD).
   It was learned that the legislators in
Pennsylvania could not reach agreement, at that
time, on the state budget. Both schools (WPSD
and the WPSD-operated Scranton) needed 5 million
dollars for operating funds for the time being.
   WPSD had to borrow 5 million dollars. And then
to repay the money when the budget passed.
   Both schools are privately operated and relies 
on the state for part of their budgets.


UPDATE ON GOVERNOR BAXTER SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   The Governor Baxter School for the Deaf is located
on an island on the shores of Portland, Maine.
   The last superintendent was Larry Taub, who has since
moved on to similar position at the Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf. The acting superintendent is Lynn
Schardel, who used to be the statewide coordinator of
programs for the deaf. When will the school have a
permanent superintendent? Good question.
   And the school dormitories have been privatized to
a house because of downsizing in enrollment.
   DeafDigest hopes the school will survive these
hard times.


A DILEMMA WITH THE CAVE SPRING COUNCIL
   Cave Spring is a tiny town, in the neck of the
woods in Georgia. It is where Georgia School for the
Deaf is located. Needless to say, the school is the
town's biggest employer.
   In case one is asking on the size of Cave Spring,
the town only has one traffic light.
   Anyway the town council has a dilemma. The town
cannot ignore the needs of the deaf residents. 
   Town mayor Rob Ware signs fluently but is not
comfortable signing while participating in council
discussions. Newly elected council member Peggy Allgood 
is a retired teacher with the Atlanta Area School for
the Deaf and she has requested that interpreters be
hired for council meetings.
   It would be a budget item the town cannot afford!
Allgood's campaign pledge was to make it easier for the
deaf to get involved with the Cave Spring community.


KEEPING DEAF AWAY FROM DEAF
   One of the top athletes at the recently held
Deaflympics was shielded from the ASL deaf almost
all of his life.
   A coach with the American Deaflympics team wanted
to recruit him but got nowhere with the parents and
his school. They did not want him to mingle with
the deaf and to learn, gasp, ASL.
   Instead, the coach went to Facebook and was able
to connect with him. Needless to say the athlete
was thrilled, and overcame objections of his parents
to take part in the Deaflympics.
   This is a classical example of "keeping the deaf
away from the deaf." There have been many cases
in the past.



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

National Counselors of the Deaf Association

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/natcounsel




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the whistling drives me crazy


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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a stone deaf and ASL user


what is wrong with just saying "I am deaf and use
sign language?"

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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 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concerned with the
increasing number of late-deafened Americans, have come up
with a "hearing aid" web site - that is supposed to provide
answers to questions would-be hearing aid users want to
ask.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Sean Midnight, pro wrestler, Great Britain

he is deaf

http://sean-midnight.tripod.com/

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Question of the week:

Q. How Do Deaf People Wake Up in the Morning?
(this is in a newspaper "advice" column

A. 4 known ways -

1. vibrator
2. flashing light
3. tap on shoulder
4. "farmer's instinct" - waking up at the rise of the sun


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 NTID will find a perfect person to become its next
president

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1939 - the campus of St Joseph's School for the Deaf
in the Bronx, New York was practically split in half when
a new highway was erected across the campus. The school
then had to build a tunnel and a tramway to access the
other part of the campus. 

The other part of the campus, once housing the old high
school department, has been sold eleven years later.

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Deaf and the Money:

over the years, Rick Macomber, who is deaf, has won prize money
in standardbred racing. He does not keep all the money, just
a percentage for himself.

        2009    $2,792,402      
        2008    $1,681,407      
        2007    $1,793,928      
        2006    $1,262,748      
        2005    $1,203,609      
        2004    $1,081,702      
        2003    $1,012,580      
        2002       692,273      
        2001       825,425      
        2000       625,248      
        1999       392,596      
        1998       529,838      
        1997       407,921      

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10

deaf dealers in casinos in Nevada, Washington and Oregon

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(updated 1/10/10)

DeafResources


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(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
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gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)

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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

- A deaf fan was week #3 winner in California newspaper
NFL final score predictions
http://deafdigest.com/nfl/#williams

- Rick Majerus insulting Lance Allred
http://deadspin.com/5439875/ahole-coach-digest-special-rick-majerus-edition



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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: 
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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 
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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:
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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 
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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter-Rancho Cucamonga, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA



To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go 
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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 John Fedio, of Southeastern
Pennsylvania, who departed us. In the early days of the TTY
network, he was one of these dedicated TDI agents that
served the TTY needs of the deaf in his community. The nationwide
network of TDI agents have disappeared for good, because of the
portable TTY devices. 

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

these waterproof hearing aids
http://deafdigest.com/waterproof/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom

British students of theology learning British Sign Language
http://deafdigest.com/bsl/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom

- Very Hot News

   Some of you are football fans and may have watched
the Sugar Bowl game.
   What about it?  Do click on:

http://www.allstatesugarbowl.com

   These pictures were taken by Michael Pimentel.
He is deaf and served as an official game action
shooter in the bowl game. He is credited for these
game pictures.


- Sunday January 3rd

Rick Macomber, who is deaf, is a professional
standardbred (trotters) racer in Indiana.
His 2009 season was the best of his career,
winning 310 races in 1,729 starts with prize
winnings of $2,792,402.



- Monday January 4th

The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
(The Frat) will finally close on March 6th.
The board gets together for one last meeting
to disburse the remaining funds and then to
host a reception. Said a board member:

This will sadly close another chapter in the
American History of the Deaf People



- Tuesday January 5th

It was announced on one of these British "gossip 
blogs" that deaf actress Genevieve Barr will be 
featured in an upcoming TV drama-thriller in
a role of a woman, witnessing the murder of a
police officer


- Wednesday January 6th

The National Association of the Deaf, searching for
a new CEO to replace the retiring Nancy J Bloch,
has come up with a CEO profile, whose qualifications
would be a good match for the NAD. To read the
press release, do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/nad/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Election officials in Florida's Broward County (which
has a large population of deaf residents) have been
dragging their feet on making their voting machines
deaf-friendly. They were mandated to finish the task
by 2012 - but are asking for time extension! Reason
is money, money and money needed to make the changes.

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territory management. 
This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes 
working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences 
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INTERPRETERS AT DOCTOR'S OFFICES
   More and more doctors agree that interpreters are
important with deaf patients during medical
appointments.
   The big issue is - who pays for interpreters?
Doctors do not want to pay for interpreters. Insurance
companies do not want to pay for interpreters.
   This is the big issue today.

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

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


LOOKING FOR A JOB
   When deaf people look for a job, sometimes results are
funny, and even sad.
   A Coda boss may refuse to hire the deaf. Or a boss, that
knows sign language, may also refuse to hire the deaf.
   Yet, there are bosses that are not Coda or ASL signers
but are happy to hire the deaf.
   Why? Good question!

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

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


MARK WOOD, THE DEAF MOVIE DIRECTOR
   Mark Wood, a 1989 graduate of California School for
the Deaf at Fremont, is a movie director with four
deaf films to his credit.
   He was interviewed and written up in the a recent
edition of the school publication.
   The points he stressed was that his four films
cost nearly half million dollars to produce. And that
he is almost breaking even. And to fund these films
he had to use the equity from his house.
   His goal is to make it in Hollywood.


A GREAT WRITE UP ON GALLAUDET WOMEN'S BASKETBALL IN ESPN NEWS
   Every once in a while, the media (ESPN, Washington Post,
Washington City Paper, USA Today, etc) writes something about
the Gallaudet athletic teams.
   This time ESPN did, and the write up is great. Do click on:

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A CHANGE AT DEAF ADULT SERVICES IN BUFFALO
   Tom Burns, not deaf, has left his position as Executive
Director of the Deaf Adult Services in Buffalo, NY. Replacing
him, for the time being, is Pamela Kefi, also not deaf.
   The Deaf Adult Services is the only deaf service agency
serving the deaf in the Buffalo/Western New York area.
   The full story is at:

http://deafdigest.com/buffalo/


A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. The money that FCC oversees is not just for video relay.
What others would the money be used for?

A. captioned telephone, speech to speech, voice carry over.
Keep in mind many people are late-deafened, as opposed to us,
born-deaf.


REASON FOR DEAFPHOBIA?
   From time to time, DeafDigest mentions
deafphobia (a word that does not exist in our
dictionary). It defines a hearing person deathly
afraid of getting in contact with the deaf.
   Why are some hearing people afflicted with
deafphobia?
   According to a science magazine, it may be
something to do with emotions in the visual
system that "warn" him of getting involved 
in an unwanted issue?
   DeafDigest editor does not pretend to be
a psychologist, though.


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said a video relay interpreter:

Not being able to complete a relay call. Western Union,
Wachovia Bank, some Bank of America branches will not
accept relay calls. They think interpreters, being 
third party, may not share information with the deaf
person. 




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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

What should we do if we have a complaint about closed captioning? 

Here is information from the FCC's Web site about what steps you
should take:

The FCC's closed captioning rules require consumers to first complain
in writing to their TV distributor, such as your cable or satellite
TV service, or to the TV station if you receive television via an
over-the-air antenna, before contacting the FCC.

Closed captioning complaints should be very specific. Include the
following information in your written complaint to the TV
distributor:

 *  Your name, full address, daytime phone/TTY number, and any other
    contact information, such as an e-mail address if available, so
    they may contact you if any clarifications are needed

 *  The name of the television program(s) you experienced closed
    captioning problems with

 *  The name and number of the channel(s) the show was on (For
    example- Channel 3, The Art Channel)

 *  The date(s) and time(s) you experienced the problems with closed
    captioning

 *  A description of the closed captioning problem. For instance, "no
    closed captioning during entire show," "closed captioning
    disappeared 5 minutes after the program began," "closed
    captioning was garbled throughout the show," "the words were
    unintelligible such as 'axuy' and '&8777**edz'" or "the closed
    captioning was not in sync with the audio."

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updated every Monday

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

have always used the sign language



(not every deaf person knows sign language)

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

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

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

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
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Each month the topics discussed will change.
      
Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you 
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A newspaper ran a story of a deaf man, in a home
invasion robbery, being instructed to go to his
bank to get money for the robbers. The twist
was that one of the bank employees knew sign
language, and the deaf man was able to quietly
sign to him that he was being robbed.

The story is at:

http://deafdigest.com/biloxi/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom

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The Deaf and the Law

As much as California is broke, there is a new law - put
into effect on January 1st that requires public colleges
and universities to provide CART services for their
deaf students.

Story is at:
http://deafdigest.com/california/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Ontario's version of our ADA

do read the newspaper story at:
http://deafdigest.com/ontario/
* has DeafDigest editor's comments at the bottom

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the Blue Squirrel (Swirl) clothing is on sale

....

What became of?

Jack Hawkins, not deaf


- past

president, Alabama School for the Deaf
(Alabama Institute for the Deaf & Blind)


- present

while he is still the chancellor of Troy University, 
he has taken on an additional position. 

Do read the story at:
http://deafdigest.com/hawkins/


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


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   It is OK to have bad Hearing English, says Kirk
Hazen, a West Virginia University linguistics professor.
Hazen, who is not deaf, claims support from colleagues
at George Washington University!
   If it is OK to have bad Hearing English then it is
OK to have bad Deaf English, sez DEAFDIGEST!
   Said Daniel Moshenberg, a GWU English professor, who
again is not deaf, "To start judging a people's
intelligence by the way they speak is incorrect."
   A certain deaf leader, no longer alive, held this
lifetime misconception that Bad Deaf English was
equivalent to low intelligence level.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   If University of California at San Diego has its way,
then our deaf community will be served by deaf doctors.
   The collegiate program won a 5-year grant to train
deaf medical students for careers in Deaf Medicine.

(DeafDigest editor is not sure if the program succeeded
in getting us more and more deaf physicians)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Year 2010 becoming a crisis among our interpreters?
It has nothing to do with interpreting in person
or video-interpreting or even of these confusing
interpreting standards in many states.

It has a lot to do with the year 2010 itself.
How do interpreters sign 2010 - as if it is
twenty-ten or two thousand-ten! 

Makes no difference one way or other to DeafDigest,
though.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

During the same week you were working on the mandatory project
described last week...all your customers leave you alone and 
forgive you so you can finish it up!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The numbers 15 and 50 lipread the same, so what is that
person saying?

Said a deaf person:

I often had to ask to spell it out.



the same goes for six and sixteen and even sixty and 
for other identical-reading numbers!


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

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position opening
Jr. Video Production Specialist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

Reports to:     Sr. Director of Marketing Communications
Department:     Marketing Communications
FLSA Status:    Hourly, Non-Exempt
Location:       Rocklin, CA

for position description and application procedures,
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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
St Albans Regional Program
St Albans, VT

Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:  
- Degree in Deaf Education, MA preferred.  ASL fluency and English 
proficiency

- VT Teaching license in Special Education and /or area of 
teaching assignment.

- Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and 
assessment.

- Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques

Responsibilities:  
- Teach all levels/content areas of elementary education.

- Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives 
in accordance with the VT Framework of Standards and Learning 
Opportunities.

- Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately 
stimulating classroom.

- Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in 
students.

Please send letter of interest and resume to  Jen Bostwick at 
mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org           

Or mail to: 
Jen Bostwick
St Albans Regional Program
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495

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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

full information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports010210#JobOpening

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Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 1/11/2010)
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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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
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Top newspaper story of the week

http://deafdigest.com/canadalinguistics/

- Very Hot News 

In Great Britain, the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
is supposed to serve the interests of its deaf and hard of hearing
people. Instead it has been accused of ignoring the needs of the
deaf, rather catering to the needs of the hard of hearing, and
of the hearing people who decide what is best for the deaf.
This is not to be confused with British Deaf Association, an
organization of the British deaf that use British Sign Language
(sounds familiar here in USA?). Anyway, a group of deaf people
are saying they have achieved a breakthrough with the RNID,
in that this organization has agreed to "listen" to what the
deaf has to say.  How and to what extent is that breakthrough
going to achieve? Time will tell. 


- Thursday December 31st 

Adam Goldstein, not deaf, is the President/CEO of
Royal Caribbean, the world's largest cruise ship.
He said that his cruise lines would no longer provide
interpreters on trips that begin or ends on American
or Canadian turf. He would not budge despite continued
requests from deaf cruise tourists.


- Friday January 1st

The Deaf Community in the Indianapolis area is up in
arms over the Avatar captioned movie showing at
the Regal Theater. There were no captions, especially
in the theater that was packed with 100-150 deaf people.
Many of them arrived at the theater from long distance 
drives. The apologetic manager tried to make amends with
refunds and with free tickets for a future captioned movie. 


- Saturday January 2nd

Outgoing Toledo, Ohio mayor Carty Finkbeiner, not deaf, 
is one politician that city residents either love or 
hate. During his early days as the mayor, he suggested
that the deaf people move to homes near the airport,
where the noise should not bother them. This remark
not only angered the deaf but also his hearing critics.
There was a newspaper story saying that these critics
credit the mayor they hated, for making the city better! 


(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)

..

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://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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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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DEAF ATTORNEYS BEFORE ADA AND AFTER ADA
   Before we had ADA, we had few deaf attorneys.
But after the ADA was passed we have many deaf
attorneys.
   Why? Because law schools, before ADA, refused
to provide interpreters. After the ADA was passed,
these law schools had to provide interpreters!
   This is why many young deaf attorneys thank
ADA. 


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

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


THE THREE SISTERS
   Three sisters in a family were close to each other
in age. One was born deaf; the second one was born
hard of hearing; the third one was born hearing. 
   The deaf sister went to a residential school.
The hard of hearing sister went to a mainstreamed
program. 
   Years later these sisters reached into 30's in
age. The hard of hearing sister lost her hearing and
became deaf. The hearing sister also lost her hearing
and has become deaf.
   Genetics playing a funny game with these three
sisters? Hard to say. The father fought in the Vietnam
War where Agent Orange was used. He says it changed
his genes, thus causing deafness in his three
daughters. He is very bitter about it.


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

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

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

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important 
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* Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
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* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the 
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Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated 
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* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
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are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. 
Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. 
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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A DEAF GYMNASTICS TEACHER
   Could a deaf person instruct a gymnastics class, that consist
of pre-teen children?
   Tina-Margaret Steele, could, and she is deaf. She doubles
up as Art teacher at Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind
in Staunton and instructing gymnastics classes at the
Staunton Augusta YMCA.
   She has two assistants helping her out with these
gymnastics sessions.   


A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHER ABANDONING HIS ASSIGNMENT
   A small Michigan newspaper assigned a photographer
to cover a football game that Eastern Washtenaw Multicultural 
Academy was to play.
   The photographer arrived at the football field and
noticed something "unusual" about the opposing team. 
It took him quite a while to figure out - that the
opposing team was deaf (Michigan School for the Deaf).
   No one told him in advance nor did he check it out
that the other team was deaf, hence his shock.
   So fascinated with the way the deaf boys were able
to play a good game of football that the photographer
"abandoned" his assignment, after taking a few pictures. 
He simply sat back and enjoyed the game.


FOLLOWING UP WITH ANIMAL COPS IN MARYLAND
   Many of us, that love animals, watch the Animal Cops
program on the Animal Plant cable TV network. We
hope that those that abuse animals will be punished in 
the judiciary system.
   Do we have any deaf individuals involved, one way
or other when dealing with animal abuse?
   Yes. Willis Mann, Laurel, MD, has served on the
Howard County Animal Matters Hearing Board. It is a
five year term, appointed by the County Executive and
ratified by the County Board. He is into his eight
year on the board.
   Does he have interpreters with him during these
once-a-month hearings? Yes, always with two interpreters.
   Exactly what cases does he deal with? Runs the gamut 
from dogs that run loose without leach to flagrant cases 
of malnourished horses on farms.   


THE WAVING GESTURE OR THE WAVING SIGN LANGUAGE?
   The National Football League is getting strict with
players who overcelebrate after scoring touchdowns.
   In a recent example, a Washington Redskins player
waved his hand in front of his face, and was penalized
by the referee.
   Waving in front of the face? To us, the deaf, the
waving in front of face means something awesome or
something fantastic or something way out.
   To the hearing, it may mean something that is
gangster talk!


A DEAF PERSON IN THE PEST CONTROL FIELD
   To live in homes is to endure pests that sometimes
invade us - rats, termites, insects, etc.
   We sometimes have to rely on services of pest control
operators to keep our homes safe.
   Do we have a deaf person in the pest control field?
There is one - Michael Brady, Loganville, GA, who operates
his own pest control business. 
   Where is Loganville, by the way? It is within the
Atlanta metropolitan area.



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:

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/agbell




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I hear perfectly without it

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I am deaf, yes, but I'm sort of hard of hearing because
I can hear a little and I can speak very well


this is double-talk designed to deny one's own hearing loss!


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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 
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Sign language DVDs are available online at
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A DVD "When 'Duck' is not Enough"
to show you how to represent inanimate objects is now available

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 woman was implanted with a CI on a TV program
in full view of TV audience everywhere!

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DeafLibrary Page of the Week

Deaf Culture from the point of view of a hearing graduate student

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

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Max Fomitchev
deaf performer

http://www.jdcc.org/index.php/site/news/890/

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Question of the week:

Q. I notice that some huge, gigantic TV sets display
lousy captions. Should I write letters of complaints?
If so, to whom?

A. Forget the letters. Just don't buy these "lousy
captioned" mammoth-sized TV sets! Just make sure you are
happy with the captions BEFORE you make the purchase.


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 very happy and very peaceful 2010 for all of us!

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:


Year 1903 - New York deaf leaders formed a group called
League of Elect Surds.

In Latin, it means "deafs" 

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Deaf and the Money:

1,240 litas

given by the government of Lithuania to a group of participants
at the Deaflympics, as a reward for winning 13 medals

How much would that be in USA dollars?

A click at http://www.currate.com would reveal it to be just:

$518.00 !

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing says that:

- 77,000 deaf people in the state use ASL

- 182 interpreters in the state are certified

- 310 should be the number of certified interpreters according
  to KCDHH

these numbers served as rationale for University of Louisville
setting up a new interpreter training program to replace the
one that Eastern Kentucky University dropped not too long time
ago

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DeafResources

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gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)

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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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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 !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, 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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Top newspaper story of the week

a deaf newspaper plant employee retires after a 42-year career;
how many employees would stay with the same employer for 42
years? Do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/newspaperemployee

- Very Hot News

A judge says that hearing people becoming deaf because
of loud iPod music (115 dB) cannot sue Apple. The
key issue was the disclaimer posted by Apple on each
iPod product advising users of deafness risks.

- Sunday December 27th

It was learned that outgoing Gallaudet president Bob
Davila was featured on Univision, a Spanish-speaking
TV network. He was on the Aqu? y Ahora show, which
is patterned after 60 Minutes. the program focused on
his life and his accomplishments, and it also introduced
Alan Hurwitz as his replacement. Yes, it was captioned
in Spanish.

- Monday December 28th

A national emergency texting system for the deaf may be in
the works if FEMA and FCC, these two federal agencies
have their way. Time will tell if this joint effort
succeeds.

- Tuesday December 29th

In the past hard of hearing people, forgetting to take off
their hearing aids, while jumping into the pool, often would
find the device ruined, not to mention water-logged. A
certain hearing aid manufacturer is now saying it may be
possible for their newest device to be waterproof. This
manufacturer is using a group of hard of hearing swimmers
as guinea pigs to make sure the new hearing aid will
survive these waters! 

- Wednesday December 30th

Alice Crow Frick, a long retired teacher at Virginia
School for the Deaf & Blind at Staunton, was appointed by
the governor to serve on the school Board of Visitors.
This group governs the school operations.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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

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SOME BANKS ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
   This is a true story; a deaf person went to a bank
and gave the teller a note.
   The teller got scared and pressed the "bank robbery"
button to alert the police.
   The police came to the bank, looking for the bank
robber. The teller pointed to the deaf person.
   It was realized that the deaf person was not a
bank robber but wanted to ask the teller a question
about a banking matter.
   Many bank robbers pass notes to the the tellers
demanding money. Not that deaf person!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
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A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
   In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
   The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit - not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
   Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
   Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
   A big mystery!

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WHO WAS GEORG VON BEKESY?
   Georg Von Bekesy, not deaf, is one Nobel Prize winner
that the Deaf Community never knew about.
   He won the Nobel in 1961 for his work in Medicine.
He was not a doctor but worked on the inner ear and
the hearing aid technology.
   Actually he was the last to know of the award that
he won. A representative of an organization in the
Pathological, Audiological, and Medical field, told
him about it, or rather congratulated him!

HOT ON CI YAHOOGROUPS
   A hot issue has surfaced on several CI-based
yahoogroups. It revolves around misleading CI ads.
   Examples are:

ABC CI manufacturer:
Industry's smallest sound processor

DEF CI manufacturer:
Industry's  smallest and lightest speech processor

Another one is:

GHI CI manufacturer:
weight - 10.9 grams
width  - 9 mm
length - 42 mm

JKL manufacturer:
weight - 10.1 gram
width -  8.0 mm
length - 49.2 mm

   Which manufacturer is better? Are we supposed to
decide which car is better - Toyota or Honda; which
fruit is better - Apple or Orange; which soft drink
is better - Coke or Pepsi.

   So perplexing, these Deaf Choices!

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A PET CAUSE
   The Washington Examiner hand-out newspaper, December 31st
edition, ran a piece on Celebrities and their pet causes.
   Examples were:

Tom Selleck - Vietnam veterans
Terrell Owens - Alzheimer's Disease (yes, that football player)
Sigourney Weaver - oceans
etc
etc

   What is DeafDigest's pet cause?

Education of the Deaf/Deaf Literacy

A DEAF PERFORMER MANY OF US DO NOT KNOW ABOUT
   Here is a trivia question. Who is Max Fomitchev?
Admittedly DeafDigest editor never heard of him
until he went web surfing and checked the
web site at http://www.jdcc.org/index.php/site/news/890/
   Defecting from Russia with a MFA degree in Drama,
he made his mark, touring the world and giving
performances. Now living in Vancouver, BC,
the highlights of his career are appearances at
"Saving Silverman" and "Rainman."
   Do keep an eye on him in years to come.

A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. How much is the relay money that the FCC oversees?

A. Close to $900 million. It may not be an exaggeration if we
are talking in terms of one billion some day in the near future!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

"being praised" like this comment:

it is great that you are interpreting for him out of
goodness of your heart!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Over the holiday season, many TV stations have featured special
holiday-themed programming.  We have seen special sports and
entertainment shows.  Now, as the holiday season comes to
an end, we will find many TV shows beginning their new seasons.

Personally, I have seen a number of shows over this holiday
season where the captioning has been absolutely fabulous, but I
have also seen instances where the captioning was very poor or
totally overlooked.  Unfortunately, there are people out there
who do not think that captioning is important.   They may try
to pay as little as possible, so if that means poor quality
captioning or no captioning, that may be what they will try
to do.  They may feel that no one is watching the captioning,
so it doesn't matter.

As caption viewers, we must also be advocates for captioning.
If we see a show where the captioning is horrible, we need to
let the cable companies, television stations, and captioning
companies know this.  If the television stations are using
people who are unqualified just because they don't charge
very much, we have to communicate to them that that is not
acceptable.  We must let them know that someone is watching
the captioning.  

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updated every Monday

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(new series)

I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

not have a normal life !

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

(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

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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
- Deck
- Siding

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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

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

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
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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!

Why is deafness found in some horses? This is the issue
that veterinarians, specializing in horses, do not know.
They think that in some cases, horses' colors may have
something to do with the horse being deaf. This was
the finding posted on a blog.

..

The Deaf and the Law

   A hard of hearing woman was dismissed as a juror in a
routine South Dakota court case. The reason was that she
"cannot" hear the judge.
   The law on the books in the state says:

No potential juror may be excluded from jury duty because
of a visual or hearing impairment

   Contradictory? Yes!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

   A hot discussion surfaced on one of these
ADA-related yahoogroups. It focused on
retaliation - meaning could a discharged
disabled, deaf included, be fired as
retaliation for filing a claim based on
ADA violation?
   The consensus is that those that file
law suits would fare poorly in the court room!
   So sad!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

football is a game of motions (emotions) 

....

What became of?

Peter Cook

- past

NTID/RIT student

- present

nationally acclaimed poet & performer; day job
is teaching ASL/English Interpretation at
Columbia College in Illinois.

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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    21st century is here now! And to help honor the memory
of the 20th century is also to honor the memories of two
special deaf persons.
   The first one is The Deaf Person of the Century.
The deaf person who did so much (way above the call
of duty) to improve the lot of the average deaf person
is - Frederick C. Schreiber.
   Appropriately, the DEAFDIGEST names Fred as the
Person of the Century and dedicates this edition to him.
   The second one is John Ringle. He passed away on
December 24th at the age of 95 in Jeffersonville, IN.
   Ringle was known as the Deaf Red Grange in football.
He played for Gallaudet in the 1928-1930 seasons and
has left an imprint as a football legend. Carrying the
ball, he was so elusive in the open field and was also
so strong that it took a gang of tacklers to bring
him down. He led Gallaudet to a 6-1-1 record in 1930,
one of the best seasons in Gallaudet history.

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   After 103 years the Frat, effective on January
1st, is no longer providing life insurance
benefits for its members. All of its insurance
operations have been transferred to Catholic
Order of Foresters.

(editor's note: the Frat has since then ceased
to exist; assets have been transferred to the
Al VanNevel Memorial Foundation. The web site is at
http://www.vannevelfoundation.org/ )

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Do professionals in the deaf-related Pathological,
Audiological, and Medical areas actually know less than what
they think?

Do not know, but a recent article on deafness (will be
posted in the Gold edition tomorrow) led a deaf agency CEO
to make this comment:

for a very young person, this is actually more informed and
better than some of the 'professional' views I've seen.
If course, she has some issues a bit confused, but I give her
a lot of credit

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Your boss says nothing while your mail and letters pile up
during a mandatory project you are required to finish for
her that is taking a week....allowing you to finish your
project.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Sometimes you are "lucky"

you are walking on the sidewalk, someone suddenly
gets in your face, without warning and without
giving yourself a chance to avoid that person.

that person asks:

Where is the White House?

You happened to be standing in the direction
of the White House, and so, you point towards
that direction and show your five fingers,
to indicate five blocks away

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

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
St Albans Regional Program
St Albans, VT

Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
- Degree in Deaf Education, MA preferred.  ASL fluency and English
proficiency

- VT Teaching license in Special Education and /or area of
teaching assignment.

- Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and
assessment.

- Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques

Responsibilities:
- Teach all levels/content areas of elementary education.

- Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives
in accordance with the VT Framework of Standards and Learning
Opportunities.

- Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately
stimulating classroom.

- Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in
students.

Please send letter of interest and resume to  Jen Bostwick at
mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org           

Or mail to:
Jen Bostwick
St Albans Regional Program
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495

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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

full information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports010210#JobOpening

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(1/3/10 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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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
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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