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DeafDigest – 28 March 2010

DeafDigest Gold - March 28, 2010

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

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Interview with an Australian deaf software engineer
http://deafdigest.com/liamblakers/

What is a hybrid cochlear implant?
http://deafdigest.com/hybridcochlearimplant/


- Very Hot News 

A group of deaf individuals testified at the Maryland
legislative session to push for captioning of movie houses
in the state. As expected, the theatre group fought against
the bill, saying Rear Window Captions is enough. Said one
of the deaf individuals:

I really think the theatre people painted themselves into a corner,
pleading bankruptcy if they have to install captioning equipment 

A few days after the hearing took place, a newspaper headline said:

Theaters Raising Prices on Heels of Record Year



Theaters claiming bankruptcy if forced to install captioning
equipment, on heels of raking in more money?

An angry deaf attorney sarcastically remarked:

you betcha!



- Thursday March 18th

It was announced that Vancouver, British Columbia, will be 
the site of the 2015 Winter Deaflympics


- Friday March 19th

We have a deaf professional standardbred racing driver in
Rick Macomber; he races out of Hoosier Park in Indiana.
It is a tradition at the track that once a year the top 
five drivers would give fans a ride for their money. 
Proceeds go half to the driver's favorite charity and half 
to the Harness Tracks of America scholarship fund. Anyway 
Rick's favorite charity, in which he donated money is 
Indiana School for the Deaf.


- Saturday March 20th

The disabled people in Casper, Wyoming are asked to fill
out special forms to inform the police of this fact;
this would help the police deal with 911 calls involving
the disabled


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Famed British deaf pro wrestler Alan Kilby, who wrestled
in the seventies and eighties, may be profiled in an
upcoming made-for-TV movie. Unfortunately, it will be
played by a hearing actor, not by a deaf actor.

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Special announcement

Don't Let NY Department of Education Choke "47"

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) released an
Educational Impact Statement to have another school's 250
students move to our beloved school "47" this fall.

This plan will make our school overcrowded.

We oppose this plan.

Please come to support us at the Public Hearing!

on

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
6 pm

at

47

225 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 

ASL Sign Language Interpreters will be provided

email: mailto:alumni47@aol.com

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In 2010, there has never been a more exciting time to to be a part
of the world's premier innovative event as the first Business
Convention and Expo of the Deaf!

When? May 27-30,2010, Houston, Texas

Do you need to change your LIFE? 

Do you want SUCCESS? 

How do you become innovative?  

By getting out of the same old mindset and thinking outside the box! 

Join us for a training with a world class keynote speaker and trainer
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This is a great opportunity for you to connect and be inspired by an
audience of business and professional minds from all around the
world.  You will become part of a dynamic team of motivated leaders
who share a passion for creating change.  You will learn more from
new business and professional sessions along with the networking that
helps boost productivity and revenue.  Join us with your great ideas
and help create strategies for success.

Register here at: 
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Click here for 12 reasons why you must go...
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to look for work. ~Robert Kiyosaki~

Achieve SUCCESS as you create your legacy!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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IMPORTANT TO ACCEPT RETRAINING
   This is a true story. A deaf employee worked for
a company for many years. The company required all
employees to be retrained to learn how to work
with computers.
   The deaf employee refused to be retrained.
The company did not like it - but did not fire
the deaf employee because he was a good worker.
   But the company waited, and waited and waited
for the deaf employee to break a company rule.
   Finally, when the deaf employee broke a
company rule he was immediately fired.
   The deaf employee sued and lost because the
company lawyers told the court that the company
rule was in the employee manual and everyone
knew the rule.
   It was easier to fire the deaf employee for
breaking a company rule than to fire him because
of refusal to learn computers!


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/firedemployee/

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



A SERIOUS IDENTITY PROBLEM
   A very hard of hearing person, who signs ASL
smoothly, has a problem.
   Is he deaf like us because of his smooth
signing ASL? Or is he hard of hearing because
he can use the voice telephone easily. Or is
he hearing because he socializes easily with
hearing people.
   Deaf or hard of hearing or hearing - a serious
identity problem!

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafidentity/

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



DID MR. GALLAUDET SERVE DEAFDIGEST EDITOR AT DINNER TIME?
   There was a local newspaper story about Mr. Gallaudet,
actually Mark Gallaudet, who stepped down as executive
chef at Boar's Head in Charlottesville, Virginia.
   Two years ago on one weekend, DeafDigest editor
and his wife enjoyed a short stay at Boar's Head,
and ate meals at the dining room.
   After reading the newspaper announcement, DeafDigest
editor could not help but wonder if he crossed paths
with Mr. Gallaudet?
   Is he part of the famous Gallaudet family lineage?
No idea.
   Incidentally, during that same weekend, there was
a sign language teachers conference at the same
resort area.
   What a weekend of coincidences!


AN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT AT A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   Years ago, there were no educational consultants
that worked at schools for the deaf.
   Times have changed. So, exactly what would a
consultant do?
   At one school for the deaf, the consultant
works with:

- audiologist
- psychologist
- speech-language pathologist
- administration

  The consultant performs:
- evaluations
- observations
- conducts inservice programs

   This is not to say every school for the deaf deals
with consultants the same way. The list above only involved
just one school for the deaf



ONE SURGERY TOO MANY
   The late Michael Jackson was obsessed with his looks.
Plastic surgeons got rich off his obsession; he had
countless surgeries to try to make his nose look
better. As a result, his nose got worse because of
one surgery too many.
   DeafDigest is mentioning this because of a parallel
story in a newspaper this week. It mentioned a desperate
parent subjecting his child to 12 surgeries in an effort
to try to make the deaf child a hearing child.
   Would the effects of excessive surgeries in the
inner ear surface years later for the worse?



THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEAFNESS AND HEARING
   What is the difference between deafness and
hearing?
   Christine Oddo, the Associate Director,
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults, in New York,
said:

Being Deaf doesn't hurt you; it's not a disease. 
Deaf people are not victims and don't "suffer" 
from deafness. In fact, the difference between 
deafness and hearing can only be measured by 
the effort in which it takes to communicate.

   She is correct.





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 Hearing Loss Association of America

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, 
click on: 

http://deafdigest.com/hlaa/


A COMMON DEAFPHOBIA GESTURE
   There are people who are deathly afraid of communicating
with the deaf. This is unfortunate.
   And what is their common gesture? It is waving of
hands in the air - as if they think this waving gesture
is something "in sign language" that the deaf will easily
understand.
   Yes, we understand - that is is a gesture of the
deafphobia.




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I'm uncomfortable wearing a hearing aid

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Now they know that on a deaf man's door you can 
knock forever


this is not a funny remark, and besides after 5-6
knocks, the doorknocker would give up and leave
the house or at walk around to look at the
windows


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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA
12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net
302-436-5384 (FAX)

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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 than
last year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!  For your planning convenience, the website has the
dates from 2010 to 2020 posted.

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 venues
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!

Grumbling is going on among leaders in the disability
community that the Obama administration have been
appointing non-disabled individuals for 
disability-related positions, completely
bypassing the disabled individuals.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Adam Kosa, Hungary; deaf member of the European Parliament
http://kosa.fidesz-eu.hu/en/new/121/

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Question of the week:

Q. How can I teach sign language to deaf adults that have
no language at all?

A. Not easy but there are ways - web sites that self-teach 
ASL; and to point to a picture and to associate it with a
sign - like a picture of a car.



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 rights of the deaf travelers be honored by 
airlines, railroads, hotels, and others in
the hospitality industry.

A web site regarding travelers' rights is at:
http://currate.com/blog/index.php/2010/03/handicapped-traveler/

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1963 - the New York Education Department
assumes control of the New York State School
for the Deaf at Rome, NY. 

When we are talking about other schools for
the deaf in the state - St Mary's, Rochester,
Lexington, Fanwood and Mill Neck, all of
these schools are privately-run. Not that so
with the school at Rome !

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Deaf and the Money:

between $100 and $1000

cost of genetical testing on deafness

the more options in the testing, the
higher the costs


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DeafNumbers of the Week:

over 700

number of requests asked of the FCC to waive
captioning requirements

each waiver request is bad news to us

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DeafResources

Marlee Matlin's list of movie & TV roles
http://deafdigest.com/marleematlin/


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

2010 DeafDigest Sports All-American basketball teams
http://deafdigest.com/2010allamerican-basketball-teams/

story on deaf goalie on Namibia national hearing soccer team
http://deafdigest.com/namibiagoalie/


DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

- DeafDigest Sports archives:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsportsarchives/

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Selected Deaf Events

- National Sign Language & Interpreting Conference
April 30 - May 1, 2010
Anaheim, California


- NAD Conference
July 7 - 11, 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


(if you have a deaf event you wish to be posted, email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com - there is no charge, but 
certain conditions apply and DeafDigest reserves the 
right to refuse event submissions)

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position vacancy
Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening
effective July 1, 2010.

- Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The
position is open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out:
http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer
to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human
Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the
position.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksd.state.ks.us
Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position availability
Educational Sign Language Interpreter
Chadron Public Schools
Chadron, Nebraska

Educational Sign Language Interpreter for Middle School needed 
for 2010-11 school year. 

ASL preferred. 

Minimum requirements include HS Diploma/GED and 3.5 competency 
level on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) 
or 4.0 competency level on either the National Association of the
Deaf (NAD) or the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or hold a 
Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID).  

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Contact Lou Alcorn, Special Education Director, Chadron Public Schools, 
at 308-432-0717.

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job Title                            Posting #  Posting Dates                       
   

Substitute Teacher                   567174     3/19/10 - 4/11/10                     
Audiologist                          567165     3/19/10 - 4/7/10                    
                   
ASL Interpreter/Administrative Ast   567544     3/24/10 - 4/4/10                     

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

If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail:
mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us   
Website:  http://www.deafhoosiers.com/

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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seeking qualified candidates
ASL Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to 
interview for an ASL Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the 
Superintendent position.  

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential 
school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 425+ 
students with more the 25% living in the residential halls.  ISD is 
nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to bilingual/bicultural 
education for Deaf students.

This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides interpreting, 
administrative and secretarial support for the Superintendent.  In 
addition to interpreting, typing, filing, scheduling, and making copies, 
the administrative assistant performs other duties such as coordinating 
meetings and conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies 
and general office management. Strong computer skills required. Must have 
a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills and good 
overall organizational skills required. 

Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter Certification 
(IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Provisional 
certifications will not be accepted. Proof of the certificate must 
accompany the application.) Substitution: Valid possession of at least one 
of the following: Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of 
Transliteration (CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the 
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V from the 
National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National Interpreter Certification 
from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Proof 
of the certificate must accompany the application.) Special Requirement: 
Interpreter must be able to interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to 
spoken English and from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) 
effectively, accurately and impartially, both receptively and 
expressively, using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter 
must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate effective 
communication between sign language users and non-sign language users. 

Individual must have a valid driver’s license. Advanced level skills are 
required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history (ISP & FBI) clearance 
required.

Benefits:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes 
medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued 
leave.

Application Procedure:
Applicants must apply online at http://www.in.gov/spd  

Position will be posted from 3/24/2010-4/04/2010

If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human 
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail:  
mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us  

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
Program Manager - Deaf Services
Lutheran Social Services
Westbrook, Maine

The Program Manager provides leadership and oversight for a program(s)  

The Program Manager has responsibility for the operation of a site program 
including provision of services, hiring, and supervision of staff.  May 
also include oversight of a property and the promotion of the program to 
constituents and the community.  The right candidate must be bi-lingual, 
proficient in speaking English and ASL.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Responsible for providing effective leadership to program staff 
and deliver quality services to the individuals served.

- Responsible for training programs to ensure all staff are 
adequately trained in all required areas.

- Participation and cooperation with program committees that meet 
regularly and support new programs.

- Representation of LSSNE to churches and community events.  

- Ensure all reports and documentation is submitted in timely and 
professional manner.

- Maintain program performance and budgets to assure that programs 
meet financial objectives.

- Job must be conducted at all times in a way that respects the 
rights, privacy and the dignity of the client and adheres to all 
contractual regulations.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree preferred with at least 3 years program 
management/supervisory experience.  

- Knowledge of state, federal and international regulations as 
indicated by service lines.

- Ability to work within the Mission of the organization, “In 
response to Christ’s love, Lutheran Social Services of New England serves 
and cares for people in need.”

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including 
evidence of ability to write reports and grants that result in funding.

- Computer skills including use of word processing and spreadsheet 
programs.

- Ability to handle conflict, stress, and to respond effectively to 
a changing environment 

- Satisfactory criminal check and drivers license check

- Ability to provide documentation that includes:  valid driver's 
license, evidence of automobile insurance and an acceptable criminal 
record check as required.

- Ability to provide on-call coverage and work a flexible schedule.

- Able to lift, transfer, and restrain individuals served; Able to 
lift 50 pounds.

- Able to pass all required regulatory trainings.
- Must be Bi-lingual; proficient in ASL and English speaking,

To apply: Send Resume to:  mailto:hrme@lssne.org

Lutheran Social Services is an EOE.

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Jobs Available, www.tsd.jobs
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly 
funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the 
halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf 
education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and 
community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals 
alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential 
that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of 
hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions in our 
Residential Services division for the 2010-2011 school year. To view the 
job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, 
visit our website at: 

http://www.tsd.jobs 

Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, 
health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan. 

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country's best 
cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists 
of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, best 
"chill" cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list 
continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, 
Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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Position opening 
Executive Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD), a community based 
organization located in West Chester, PA, serves the Deaf and hard of 
hearing community (D/HoH). 

CHAD is the only general, drop-in, social service agency of its kind in 
the five-county Philadelphia area. CHAD's mission is to improve the 
quality of life for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their 
families through information, social services, education and advocacy. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, CHAD seeks a full-time Executive 
Director. The candidate should have the ability of overseeing financial 
operations of a smaller organization, a record of successful fundraising 
for nonprofit organizations, and demonstrated accomplishments in 
administering and managing programs, and contracts. CHAD is looking for an 
experienced leader with the management skills and vision to continue the 
growth and development of the organization. The Executive Director must 
embrace CHAD's mission and purpose.

Requirements: A minimum of 5 years experience at a supervisory/management 
level, preferably in a non-profit health or human service field. In depth 
knowledge of issues and resources within the hearing loss field, including 
a conversational fluency with American Sign is strongly desired.

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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Position opening
Program Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD) seeks a full-time Program 
Director to coordinate and supervise all CHAD programs and program staff 
so as to meet all contracted requirements, satisfy all program 
descriptions and to insure top quality services.

CHAD, a community based non-profit organization, is the only general, 
drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia 
area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who 
are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social 
services, education and advocacy. 

Position Requirements:
- Minimum of BA or BS degree in health or human service field.

- Minimum of three years experience in providing health or human 
services.

- At least one year of experience in human service management, 
including supervision, administration and finances.  

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - an effective 
team player. 

- Excellent writing and good computer skills.

- Must be able to independently develop and manage multiple projects 
at once.  

- Background in working with deaf and hard of hearing people and 
their families preferred. 

- Competent conversational American Sign Language ability strongly 
desired.

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents safety, 
activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation activities.
Requires minimum high school diploma Bachelor’s degree in related field 
preferred.  Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  
Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site.  
All shifts available.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida 32757. 

Phone (352)735-9500 
mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com 

EOE

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Job Postings
Teachers at Preparatory School at the National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Full-Time Teachers Wanted

This position required full-time teachers to obtain current Bachelor's 
degree and Florida certification.  Two years in Special Education and 
working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Dual-Sensory with 
Communication Disorders is preferred.

- Teacher in Special Needs Program must have Varied Exceptionality 
or Exceptional Student Education certification

- Teach in Deaf Education Program must have Hearing Impaired 
certification.

This position exists to provide direct instruction and other educational 
services to children, adolescents, and young adults in treatment in order 
to help them maintain or improve their academic performance 
levels/standing, as well as help them make a smooth post-discharge 
transition back into their home school setting.  This responsibility is 
carried out by careful instructional planning utilizing a well designed 
Individualized Educational Plan.  The classroom instruction follows unit 
planning that based on the best practices and evidence-based researches 
for Exceptional Student Education students.  The teachers are able to 
communicate fluently through American Sign Language (ASL) and deliver 
multi-sensory and innovative strategies in all instructions.  In addition, 
the teachers provide positive behavioral support and interventions in 
their classroom.

- Contractual Visually-Impaired Teacher Wanted

This position is a contractual basis that requires a certified teacher 
specialized in Visually Impaired with a background in American Sign 
Language.  This position focuses on working with Visually Impaired and 
Deaf-Blind students who are in a behavioral health residential facility.  
This position also requires extensive knowledge of assessments and 
services in order to help the visually-impaired students maintain or 
improve their quality of life while they are in treatment and for 
transition.  Teacher must be familiar with multi-modality instruction, 
including instructional and Braille materials.  To be a partner with the 
educational team, Visually Impaired teacher is responsible providing an 
array of education service delivery to meet the needs and abilities of the 
students based on the recommendations from the assessments and 
Individualized Educational Plan.  In this position, the teacher who works 
with visually impaired students with behavioral disorders requires 
flexibility with unexpected setbacks and fluctuated schedule.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500 
mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com  

EOE

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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 Vacancy Notice
Position:       Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date:        August 2010        
Position:        Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired        

Nature of Work:        Provide academic programs for elementary and/or 
middle/high school students and other duties as assigned.        
Minimum 

Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a 
Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive 
and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree 
acceptable, Master's degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or 
Language Arts Certification.        

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience        

Benefits:        Comprehensive fringe benefit package included        

To Apply:        Interested persons are to submit a letter of 
application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification 
and three letters of recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330        

Location:        ISDB campus in Gooding.        
Closing Date:        Open until filled.        

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger 
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later 
than five days after the employees' first day of employment with the 
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, 
whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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(new)
job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
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(new)
job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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(new)
job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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

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

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

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

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(updated March 28th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, 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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teacher
San Bernardino City, California

http://deafdigest.com/jobs4-3/

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counselor
near Rome, GA

http://deafdigest.com/jobs5-3/

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mary Ellen Martone
who departed us. She was a promising educator/administrator
in various programs for the deaf over the years after
graduating from Gallaudet.

She had been in ill health for the past several months.

Said an associate who worked with her:
We were all very upset upon learning of her passing

Her most recent position was principal at the New York
School for the Deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Don Bullock,
Fremont, California, who departed us.

As a young man at Gallaudet during the fifties,
he was well known for his prowess on the wrestling
mat - which led him to induction into the
Gallaudet athletic hall of fame in 1995.

He was a long time teacher at California School
for the Deaf, at Berkeley and then at Fremont.

At a private ceremony earlier this week, friends
and associates flew down to pay their last respects.

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Famous Morton Steak House chain has a deafness connection
http://deafdigest.com/mortonthesteakhouse/

Profiling a deaf physician
http://deafdigest.com/philipzazove/

- Very Hot News

We do not have too many apartments for low income
deaf individuals, but a new one has surfaced this
week. Urban Housing Solutions will be developing
a 20 unit apartment building for low income
deaf individuals in East Nashville, Tennessee.
It will be called 701 Porter.

- Sunday March 21st

The winner of the Supreme Champion Heifer category at
the Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show is Kyle Hiebert.
He is deaf and is a mainstreamed student at a local
high school.

- Monday March 22nd

We all worry about the ecosystem of the Great Lakes
because of pollution issues. Leading the Great Lakes
cause is Dr. Linda Campbell, a biologist with the
Queen's University in Canada, who is the Canada
Research Chair. She is deaf and as ASL user,
relies on interpreters to intermingle with
the public during her lectures. 

- Tuesday March 23rd

In case one is wondering, Obamacare will not
cover hearing aids.

- Wednesday March 24th

A teacher of the deaf is honored with her
face on Cheerios boxes this month. This
honor goes to Lori Grusin-Degman, not deaf,
who is an itinerant teacher for the Special
Education District of Lake County in
Illinois.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Gallaudet University Athletics
Graduate Assistants Program

Gallaudet University, located in historic Washington, DC, is seeking
qualified applicants for the following positions:

- Baseball Graduate Assistant
- Women's Soccer Graduate Assistant

Requirements; Bachelors Degree Required, Acceptance to Graduate
School at Gallaudet University, Valid Drivers License, Previous
Collegiate Playing or Coaching experience, functional computer
skills, Strong work ethic, proficiency in or strong willingness to
learn American Sign Language.

Duties include: position coach, recruiting, practice and game day
preparation, fundraising, video breakdown, coordination of the
academic monitoring program, and other duties as assigned by the Head
Coach and athletic department, while adhering to NCAA rules and
regulations.

Compensation; Full Tuition Remission, Room on Campus, $5,000
Stipend, Optional health plan

How to Apply?

http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/GSPP/Graduate_School/Graduate_Admissions/Application_Information.html

Application deadline:  We will begin reviewing applications
immediately and will continue to receive and review applications
until the position is filled.

Please forward the following information to the appropriate office;

- Baseball
Attention: Curtis Pride

mailto:Curtis.Pride@gallaudet.edu
Office Phone 202-651-5603
Fax 202.651.5274

- Women's Soccer
Attention: Sarah Gumina

mailto:Sarah.Gumina@gallaudet.edu
Office Phone 202-503-0341
Fax 202.651.5274

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DON'T TEASE THE DEAF
   Many hearing kids are cruel, teasing the deaf and
making them feel bad.
   One hearing kid did, and he was sorry for the rest
of his life.
   The deaf kid's father owned a big company that hired
many people. The father saw his deaf son being teased
and did not like it.
   Years later the hearing kid grew up, graduated from
college and applied for a job at that big company.
   The hearing kid did not get the job, and he was
sorry that he teased the deaf kid a lot in the past.
   Too late!

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teasing/

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

BRITISH TV BETTER THAN AMERICAN TV?
   How many sign language programs do we see on
American TV programs?
   Maybe zero; maybe one or two? It is different
in Great Britain.
   The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
has money to fund some TV sign language programs
for the deaf.
   Deaf in Great Britain more lucky than we, the
deaf in USA?

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/britishtv/

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

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(updated posting - 2 NEW links)

DiiT | Deaf Initiative in Technology - Professional Workshops Offered in
Sign Language
http://www.rit.edu/diit

Introducing DiiT's 2010 Summer Workshop Series....offering workshops
related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and
Information Technology

Take advantage of our discounted rates and REGISTER TODAY!
- Register by April 1, 2010 to Receive 10% Off
- Register for Two Workshops to Receive 20% Off
- Register with a Friend to also Receive 20% Off
- Register with Two Friends to Receive 30% Off

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

- DiiT Workshop Series on Business
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Exam Preparation -- June 7-11,
2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/MCAS.html

Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business -- June 14-18, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database -- June 14-18, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 12-16, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html

- DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
Basic Workplace Correspondence  -- June 7-11, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 21-25, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html

- DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
5S/6S For Employees  -- June 10-11, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/FiveS.html

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt -- June 14-18, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming -- June 21-25, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

- DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
Intro to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4  -- June 7-11, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

Advanced Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 -- June 21-25, 2010 (NEW)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaverAdv.html

Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 14-18, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

Digital Photography -- June 14-18, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/digitalPhoto.html

- DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
Mac OS X Support Essentials  -- June 21-25, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Mac.html

Introduction to Windows 7 -- June 7-9  (NEW)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Windows7.html

Introduction to Network Security -- July 12-16, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/security.html

Introduction to Network+(tm) Certification -- July 26-30, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/NetworkPlus.html

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct
interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters
that most professional workshops require.  

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  

To register for any of the workshops listed above, download a Workshop
Registration Form by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit
or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  

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A COLLEGE DEGREE
   Many of us have college degrees - either
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts.
   But if someone tells us he has a BStSu,
then we all probably would be confused.
   BStS stands for Bachelor in Deaf Studies,
and it is not an American degree - but an
Irish degree, conferred by Trinity University
in Dublin.

A PUZZLING DEAF DRIVER STORY IN JAPAN
   For many years Japan would not allow the deaf to
drive. This law has been modified in 2008 to allow
the deaf to drive.
   Yet there was a recent newspaper story which
said a deaf man failed his driver's exam 60 times
before finally passing and that he has been a
licensed driver for five years.
   Did the deaf man take test 60 times for many
years and then drive for three years before the
2008 law took place?

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COMMENT FROM A HEARING ACTOR PLAYING A DEAF ROLE
   It is always controversial when hearing actors
play deaf roles; yet actors must be able to play
"any" role.
   Well, actor Deep Ng, of Hong Kong, not deaf, played
a deaf role in the TV series "Mei You Qiang de Shi Jle".
   He said:

It was very hard. I couldn't gesture with my hands but
had to lip read

   It is a rare hearing actor that would admit role
difficulties. Most actors won't.

CHINA VS GOOGLE
   We all know about the epic China censorship
versus Google freedom case; depending on how
one looks at it - China has kicked Google out
of the country or Google left China on its own.
   Has it impacted on DeafDigest one way or other?
Too early to say, but DeafDigest sent a routine
email to a subscriber this week. This email bounced
back, saying the route has shut down. The bounced
address contained the abbreviation .cn, which
stands for China.
   The DeafDigest subscription list does not
have anyone with that .cn abbreviation, and
the original subscription address could not
be tracked down.

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

One reason I don't use CART is because of the
time-lag delay between what was just said
and what just showed up on the screen; by
the time I catch on, the professor is already
one topic ahead of me

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this - 

do I respond to you, as the interpreter, when the deaf
person says something to me?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Why are there going to be some mistakes in realtime captioning? 

Some people do not understand that realtime captioning is actually
being done live as an event is taking place.  The captions are
displayed immediately, and there is no time to proofread or correct
an error. 

Imagine if you were typing along on a keyboard as fast as you could
type.  Even if you are an excellent typist, there will be some
mistakes.  Although captioners do not use QWERTY keyboards, they may
be writing on their steno machine keyboards at top speeds for
extended periods of time.

It is important that caption viewers learn how to distinguish between
good captioning and poor captioning.  Even though there will always
be some mistakes in realtime captioning, caption viewers should not
have to settle for poor captioning.  We must learn what an acceptable
amount of errors would be.

An occasional error in realtime captioning would be acceptable.  When
there are many, many errors to the point that possibly you cannot
even follow what is going on, it is time to think about complaining
to the television station or programming distributor.  

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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

function as a hearing person with a hearing aid
or a CI

not always; even those that function very well
may miss vital information because intensity
in trying to catch every word would work the
opposite

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

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

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

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Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of District of Columbia, Maryland and
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We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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Our remodeling service includes:

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We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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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.

Features Include:

 *  An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can
    make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call
    for an interpreter in case of emergency

 *  Live videos about hospital accommodations

 *  Wellness topics that change each month

 *  Links to information about counseling services

 *  Resources and valuable links about how to find important
    information about emotional and substance abuse topics

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Arizona captioning lawsuit case has
reached the crossroads because opposing attorneys
have agreed to disagree during the settlement
discussions. The guess, according to a deaf attorney
that follows this case, is that the judge will
issue a ruling in our favor.

..

The Deaf and the Law

If you live in Arizona and have a complaint regarding
a hearing aid dispenser or an audiologist or a
speech language pathologists, then complaining can
be made much easier.

There is a web link at:
https://app.azdhs.gov/ls/online_complaint/AUDComplaint.aspx

The question is - how many states have this such
web link forms?

..

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he was wearing path jam masses (pajamas)

....

What became of?

Patrick J. Condon

- past
college student, at loss on dealing with his late deafness;
struggled with use of hearing aids

- present
vice president, Portfolio Analytics, a consulting
firm, specializing in retail stores

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

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Pennsylvania School for the Deaf abolished its high school
department in the early eighties. Will the school restore it?
   Headmaster Joseph E. Fischgrund said "a decision will be made during
the next school year as to whether to proceed with the re-establishment
of a high school program at PSD." This was in response to a question
asked by the DEAFDIGEST.
   The PSD's Board of Trustees recently approved a 5-year Long Range
Plan. On the agenda was re-establishment of a secondary option.
   This will be a decision many people in Philadelphia will be
anxiously awaiting.

(editor's note: PSD has since then restored its high school
department)

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   A deaf kid was suspended from his high school
because of fighting with a hearing kid.
   The fight started when the hearing kid would not
let up on taunting the deaf kid's deafness. He was
told to stop but the taunting continued.
   The deaf kid could not tolerate any more and
used his fists, thus bloodying up the hearing kid's
lips.
   To be fair, the hearing kid was also suspended
for instigating the fight.
   This incident happened earlier in the week at
a high school on the East Coast.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Sign language is now becoming wildly popular with
parents of hearing babies. On the flip side sign
language is wildly unpopular with many parents
of deaf children.

Why?

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Your secretary is fired, but fortunately, your supervisor allows
you to conduct the interviews to replace that secretary.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

you want to buy a lamp bulb?

the clerk asks?

"What Watt?

You think he said:

what what

you are puzzled, thinking the clerk said "what, what" as
if he does not understand what you are saying and is
saying that to express his puzzlement!

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

..

DeafBook of the Week

- A Place of their Own
Creating the Deaf Community in America
John Vickrey VanCleve & Barry A Crouch
1989

tries to detail how we, the deaf, created our own
Deaf Community over the years

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent. 

Happy reading !

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seeking
Finance/Business Manager
Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Flint, Michigan

Flint based nationally recognized non-profit, serving Deaf/HH individuals,
seeks experienced manager.  

Responsible for Finance and Administrative Functions of Company.  

Four year degree and minimum three years experience as Controller
required.

ASL, Quickbooks, Non-profit, Computerized Scheduling experience as
plus.  

Forward resume, with salary requirements to: 

Executive Director,
Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
1505 West Court Street,
Flint, Michigan 48503

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position opening
Senior Office Assistant 50%
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

this position is tentative and interim until the district
and CESA complete the negotiation process

POSITION
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of advanced
clerical work in support of the program to which assigned;
to provide word processing and data entry support; and to
provide information and assistance to students, faculty,
staff, and the general public.  May be required to work nights,
weekends, and at off campus locations.

Experience and Education Guidelines:  Any combination of
experience and education that would likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain
the knowledge and abilities would be:

- Experience:  Three years of responsible clerical experience involving
public contact.

- Education:  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m.
on Thursday, April 8, 2010.  

The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment
at any time.  

Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting our
website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com  

Submit completed applications to the Human Resources Office.
The Human Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025
or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu

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Search for the President of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, New York

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), seeks an exceptional and
inspiring leader to serve as its next President.  This is an outstanding
opportunity to head the world's first and largest technological
institute for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, to act as a national
and international advocate for the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing
people, and to contribute as an important member of the RIT senior
executive team.  

Established by Congress in 1965 and opened on the RIT campus in 1968,
NTID provides deaf and hard-of-hearing students with state-of-the-art
technical and professional programs, complemented by a strong liberal
arts and sciences curriculum. Today, the NTID academic enterprise
includes approximately 1,370 undergraduate and 100 graduate students,
200 faculty members, 380 staff, and close to 6,000 alumni. FY 2009
operational revenues totaled approximately $85 million, of which $63
million were provided through Federal support.  

NTID enrolls students in its own degree programs as well as those at the
other colleges of RIT, and offers a unique educational environment where
more than 1,400 deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursue academic
studies, share residence halls, and enjoy social life along with over
15,000 hearing students. Additionally, NTID offers a full range of
support and access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students,
including the largest professional sign language interpreting staff
employed by a postsecondary institution in the U.S. Instructors in NTID
classrooms utilize a variety of communication strategies, and on-site
audiologists provide a broad array of speech and language services.
RIT/NTID is also an internationally recognized leader in research to
enhance the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

The President is the chief executive and chief academic officer of NTID,
reports to the RIT President, and serves as an RIT Vice President and
Dean.  S/He will direct Federal government relations activities for NTID
and represent the college externally in professional and community
organizations as well as in the corporate and business communities. S/He
will also lead the Institute's fundraising and development efforts. 

NTID looks to recruit a new head who will build on the strong foundation
in place following the successful tenure of its recent president, a
long-time NTID faculty member and academic leader, and who will also
accelerate the institution's positive momentum and enhance its critical
national and international position in the education of deaf and
hard-of-hearing students. The NTID campus community is currently
finalizing its 2010-2020 strategic plan and preparing the groundwork for
its next President.  NTID seeks an accomplished and collaborative
leader, who ideally brings experience in academic administration,
government affairs, and external relations, and who can inspire NTID to
new levels of achievement with vision, energy, an entrepreneurial
spirit, and a deep passion for and commitment to the Institute's
mission.

RIT/NTID has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search
firm, to assist in this recruitment. Review of candidates will begin
immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  All inquiries,
nominations/referrals, and vita with cover letters, should be sent
electronically and in confidence to:

Vivian Brocard, Vice President
Nureen Das, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
E-mail: mailto:4005@imsearch.com

RIT/NTID is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.
Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to
contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment
to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are
encouraged to make application.

For more information about RIT please visit: http://www.rit.edu/
For more information about NTID please visit: http://www.ntid.rit.edu/

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available position
assistant professor position/Deafness programs
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of
Education. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces
the availability of a tenure-track assistant professor position in
the Professions in Deafness programs.

Context:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a doctoral granting
institution in the University of North Carolina system with a Fall 2009
enrollment of approximately 17, 500 students, of whom approximately 25%
are graduate students.  

The Professions in Deafness programs are housed in the Department of
Specialized Education Services and consist of the  following
concentrations: Advocacy and Services for the Deaf; American Sign
Language (ASL) Teacher Licensure; Auditory-Oral Birth-kindergarten
Teacher Licensure; Birth-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure;
Interpreter Preparation.

Qualifications:
1. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Studies, ASL linguistics, or a
related field.

ABD with a graduation date no later than August 1, 2010 is
acceptable.

2. Experience teaching ASL /Deaf Studies courses at the
post-secondary level.

3. Eligible for American Sign language teachers (ASLTA)
certification.

4. Fluency in American Sign Language.

5. Actively involved in the Deaf Community.  

Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the ASL Teacher Licensure concentration

2. Oversee  the ASL/Deaf Studies program which includes Advocacy and
Support Services for the Deaf and Interpreter Preparation 

3. Teach undergraduate courses related to ASL, linguistics of ASL,
Deaf culture and history, methods of teaching ASL, and other related
courses. 

4. Conduct research and seek external funding to expand the program 

5. Participate actively in student recruitment, retention, and
advising.  

6. Participate in curriculum/program development and evaluation.

7. Coordinate activities and events with students and the Deaf
Community.

8. Contribute to the instructional, research, and service mission of
the Department of Specialized Education Services, the
School of Education, and the University.

Salary:
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications 

Starting date:                 August 1, 2010

Application deadline:        March 30, 2010.  Review of applications will
continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:        Send a letter of application, vita, three
letters of recommendation, transcripts and a video describing in
ASL your philosophy/method(s) of teaching.

Dr. J. David Smith, Chair
Specialized Education Services Search Committee
School of Education
UNCG
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC  27402-6170

Phone:   336.334.3738        Fax:  336.256.0185
E-mail:  mailto:Jdsmi24@uncg.edu
Website: http://www.uncg.edu/ses

Persons who are Deaf and/or from culturally diverse backgrounds are
encouraged to apply.

EEO-AA

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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 

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
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 TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. 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: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend 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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Vacancy Announcement
American Sign Language Lecturer
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Speech and Hearing Sciences

A non-tenure track Lecturer position in ASL will be available beginning in
August, 2010. This is a 10 month appointment with the possibility for
additional teaching in the summer. 

Qualifications:  Native or near-native competence in American Sign
Language; Master's degree in teaching ASL, linguistics, or related field
preferred but qualified individuals with a Bachelor's degree plus ASL
teaching experience will be considered. Candidates should have expertise
in Deaf culture and interpreting and must be able to work with Deaf and
hearing students and faculty.  

Responsibilities:  Teach ASL courses ranging from introductory to
advanced, develop course content and curriculum. The qualified applicant
will be able to engage in the ASL program including external symposia and
retreats. Participation in faculty service also is expected.

Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.  

To ensure full consideration, application must be received by April 9.  

Send a letter of application, vita or resume, official transcripts and
three letters of recommendation to: 

Amy Cornwell,
Chair of Search and Screen Committee,
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences,
Indiana University,
200 S. Jordan Avenue,
Bloomington, IN  47405.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, 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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Mentor
St Joseph's, MO

http://deafdigest.com/jobs1-3/

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Beaumont, TX

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Jefferson, MO

http://deafdigest.com/jobs3-3/

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com

DeafDigest – 26 March 2010

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DeafDigest – 23 March 2010

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2010

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2010

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DeafDigest – 21 March 2010

DeafDigest Gold - March 21, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Sue Thomas lipreading for the FBI
http://deafdigest.com/suethomaslipreading/

A deaf principal of a hearing school
http://deafdigest.com/janicebarton/


- Very Hot News 

Former champion racer Jaki Scheckter, who is deaf, is making
a comeback in Formula One racing. A former champion, he
stepped down from racing because of sponsorship issues.
He made his comeback on Saturday at the Shelby Can-Am event.


- Thursday March 18th

Aaron MacArthur has succeeded in a difficult field -
public speaking, winning the conference championship,
and finishing third in the state, qualifying him for
a spot in the Nebraska state speech championship.
He is deaf and he does not rely on interpreters to
do the talking for him in this high school competition. 


- Friday March 19th

Would an investment banker give up his high earnings job
to help the deaf? Dhruv Lakra did, launching a new business,
Mirakle Couriers in Mumbai, India. All of his 55 employees
are deaf and they handle everything there is to be done
with national and international courier delivery services.
Lakra claims his company is the only courier company in
the world to be 100 percent deaf, except for himself.


- Saturday March 20th

Amid much fanfare, Youtube was praised for announcing
few weeks ago that the videos will be captioned. Yet
it was learned that Oversteam.net, which provides
captioning tools, have been able to caption Youtube
videos.

Why? No one knows.


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

H&R Block has agreed with Department of Justice
not to discriminate against deaf clients and to
provide them with interpreters

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In 2010, there has never been a more exciting time to to be a part
of the world's premier innovative event as the first Business
Convention and Expo of the Deaf!

When? May 27-30,2010, Houston, Texas

Do you need to change your LIFE? 

Do you want SUCCESS? 

How do you become innovative?  

By getting out of the same old mindset and thinking outside the box! 

Join us for a training with a world class keynote speaker and trainer
Steve Siebold:  

http://wpress.deafbiz.org/keynotes

This is a great opportunity for you to connect and be inspired by an
audience of business and professional minds from all around the
world.  You will become part of a dynamic team of motivated leaders
who share a passion for creating change.  You will learn more from
new business and professional sessions along with the networking that
helps boost productivity and revenue.  Join us with your great ideas
and help create strategies for success.

Register here at: 
http://deafbusiness.org

Click here for 12 reasons why you must go...
http://wpress.deafbiz.org/reasons

The richest people in world build networks. Everyone else is trained
to look for work. ~Robert Kiyosaki~

Achieve SUCCESS as you create your legacy!

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ALL ULTRATEC TTYs ON SALE!

March comes in like a lion with a roaring special from WCI!

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

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fastnews/
 
(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)




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

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

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



TV COVERAGE NOT INCLUDING THE DEAF
   The NBC covered the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
There was a coverage of 2 hours per night for 9 nights.
   Did the TV, any network, cover the Deaflympics?
No! Discrimination against the deaf?
   Yes!


FROM NOWHERE, A PABST!
   Pabst is a beer brand that was wildly popular
years ago in the fifties and sixties. Younger
beer drinkers may not know what it was because
it is no longer being distributed nationally.
   DeafDigest editor spotted a fine print
in the menu announcing the availability of Pabst
at a restaurant in Washington, DC.
   Not believing his eyes, he asked the waiter,
and the response was yes.
   Why is DeafDigest bringing this up? Because
Pabst was easy to pronounce even among those
with poor speech skills. Popular beer brands
during the fifties and sixties were difficult
to pronounce - Schaefer, Budweiser, Ballantine,
Piels, Knickerbocker, etc.
   Pabst was just the easiest and therefore,
popular with the deaf beer drinkers!
   Was it a good tasting beer? No, when one wants to
compare it with Samuel Adams and others.


A MISLEADING HEARING AID
   There was a posting on a web site of a person
wearing a hearing aid.
   Did he really need it? Well, yes and no. Yes
because he is deaf, but in one ear!
   Most people who are deaf in one ear do not
wear a hearing aid. They rely on their better ear
to help them function in life.
   But not that person.


ARE WE TOO SENSITIVE?
   Lisa Lampanelli, who incurred hatred in the Deaf
Community for making "deaf" jokes during her
nightclub comedy performances, may be implying
that we are too sensitive!
   She actually did not say that, but said that she
has only been protested just once in her 20 years
of nightclub comedy performances. And that sole
protest came from us, the deaf!




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

Deaf History International


For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, 
click on: 

http://deafdigest.com/dhi/



DEALING WITH BANK OF AMERICA
   DeafDigest editor needed to authenticate a renewal
of a credit card with Bank of America.
   Attempt to authenticate online failed, forcing
using of internet relay.
   The Bank of America representative refused to deal
with an internet relay call, and insisted that the TTY
be used. DeafDigest editor told the rep that he has no
TTY machine. The rep suggested that DeafDigest editor go
to a friend's house to use TTY machine. DeafDigest editor
told the rep that none of his friends have a TTY machine.
   DeafDigest editor asked the rep for a suggestion on
resolving this issue. The rep then suggested Customer
Service rep (a different department).
   You guessed it, the Customer Service rep was more than
glad to resolve the issue - meaning authenticating the
credit card.
   Point is - when the original rep suggested using the
TTY, just ask for a suggestion, instead of arguing and
screaming "ADA is on my side". 
   This soft "suggestion" approach worked!



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

hearing aids create noise inside my head


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is deaf and is speech impaired



is that the same thing as being an oral
(school) failure?

A clarification here - being an oral
school failure is not a reflection on the
person's intelligence. Speech skills and
intelligence skills are two separate
skills and are not connected, one way or
other, with each other


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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA
12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net
302-436-5384 (FAX)

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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 than
last year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!  For your planning convenience, the website has the
dates from 2010 to 2020 posted.

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 venues
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!

Grumbling is going on among leaders in the disability
community that the Obama administration have been
appointing non-disabled individuals for 
disability-related positions, completely
bypassing the disabled individuals.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jaki Schecter, South Africa

past Formula One auto racing champion making
a comeback after his retirement

http://www.giftofhearingfoundation.org/stories/Jaki%20Personal%20Story.pdf

he's the one in front in the picture

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Question of the week:

Q. Why do some fire departments donate free strobe alarms for the
deaf whereas other fire departments won't done?

A. Fire strobe alarms itself are not free; someone has to pay
for these strobes. Most likely a service agency may have donated
a batch of strobes for distribution by the fire department,
creating the impression it is "free." If there is no agency that
would donate, then the fire department has nothing to 
distribute. 




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 Ebay would change its membership verification 
policies to allow the deaf to participate

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1975 - Joseph Garcia becomes an interpreter;
over the years he helped develop Baby Sign
Language. Many hearing mothers use BSL to communicate
with their babies.

..

Deaf and the Money:

300 Euros

or

$407

Matti Makkonen, not deaf, invented text
messaging on cell phone devices; this
enabled the deaf to communicate. 300
Euros was his reward.


The cell phone industry is into billions
of dollars (or Euros)!

..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

80 percent



eighty percent of people will experience 
disability at some time in their lives
according to advocates of the disabled.


..

DeafResources

Three Pigs that are deaf
http://deafdigest.com/three-pigs/


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)

..

Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

A newspaper story of a football player, a scholar/athlete
http://deafdigest.com/jennison/

A deaf rodeo competitor in Australia
http://deafdigest.com/anguselliott/


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Selected Deaf Events

- 2010 Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Tournaments
April 16 - 18, 2010
Toledo, Ohio

- Miss Deaf USA Pageant
Washington, DC
April 17, 2010

- RID Region II Conference
Chattanooga, Tennessee
July 29 through August 1
http://deafdigest.com/ridchat/

- SDSD All Classes Reunion
Sioux Falls, SD
August 5, 6 and 7, 2010
http://deafdigest.com/sdsdreunion/



(if you have a deaf event you wish to be posted, email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com - there is no charge, but 
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position opening
Residential Counselor-ASL
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Metropolitan Washington, DC area

The Residential Counselor-ASL is a position responsible for the direct
care of our residents in one of our group homes located in Rockville
area. This Residential counselor will initiate and promote consumer
participation in activities, providing appropriate care and promoting a
community oriented environment within the home.  Qualifications:  MUST
BE FLUENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE. High School degree or equivalent
education/experience, and a valid drivers' license.  Must be able to
lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor to provide
assistance to consumers.  The Residential Counselor must be able to pass
all background checks including Drug Testing.

Monday - Friday, sleepover 3:00pm - 11:00pm; 6:00am - 9:00am

Please submit your Resume at mailto:jobs@jfgh.org

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

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:
- Excellent presentation skills 

- Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay 
services:

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Deaf Community

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

- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people 
who have differing hearing and speech abilities.

- Understanding of Deaf Culture.
- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred. 

- Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users 
of the services. 

- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful.

- Experience in public relations activities.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines. 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
- Hold a valid driver’s license.  

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

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

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

Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html by April 2, 2010 

or you may contact our HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831 

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position opening
Customer Care Representative 
Wireless Innovations (a Business Partner for Sprint)
Totowa, NJ

Overview:
Wireless Innovations (a Business Partner for Sprint) is seeking a 
Customer Support / Sales Administrator, to support the Sprint 
Relay Program, in our Totowa NJ office. Wireless Innovations 
works very closely with the Sprint Relay Sales organization, 
providing wireless products and services for the Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing. 

Wireless Innovations provides a comprehensive health, dental and 
vision health plan. 

Summary: 
Position will communicate directly, via videophone, with customers 
who are deaf or hard of hearing; using American Sign Language (ASL) 
to handle orders, change services or answer questions. 

Essential Responsibilities:
- Deliver world class customer service to customer who are deaf or 
hard of hearing 

- Communicate directly with customers using American Sign Language 
(ASL) via a dedicated video link system 

- Respond to customer inquiries, order request, service change and 
complaints using videophone 

- Provide effective and timely resolution of a range of customer 
inquiries 

- Log and record information about customer interaction in company 
specified database system 

- Detailed, data entry skills to process orders through an online 
application 

- Complete ongoing training to stay abreast of product, service and 
policy changes 

- Works closely with peers to resolve the customer's questions or 
concerns in a timely manner 

- Enhance the customer experience by providing information on new 
products, rate plans, and services 

- Detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask. 

- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel 

- Performs other job-related duties as assigned 

Job Requirements: 
- High School Diploma 
- College Diploma preferred 
- Proficient knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) 
- 3-5 years of practical use of American Sign Language (ASL) 
- 3-5 years of direct customer service experience in a call center 
environment 

Please send resume via fax to Jacgueline LaRode at (973) 256-2145 
or email at mailto:jlarode@pcsorders.com

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position opening
Program Manager - Deaf Services
Lutheran Social Services
Westbrook, Maine

The Program Manager provides leadership and oversight for a program(s)  

The Program Manager has responsibility for the operation of a site program 
including provision of services, hiring, and supervision of staff.  May 
also include oversight of a property and the promotion of the program to 
constituents and the community.  The right candidate must be bi-lingual, 
proficient in speaking English and ASL.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Responsible for providing effective leadership to program staff 
and deliver quality services to the individuals served.

- Responsible for training programs to ensure all staff are 
adequately trained in all required areas.

- Participation and cooperation with program committees that meet 
regularly and support new programs.

- Representation of LSSNE to churches and community events.  

- Ensure all reports and documentation is submitted in timely and 
professional manner.

- Maintain program performance and budgets to assure that programs 
meet financial objectives.

- Job must be conducted at all times in a way that respects the 
rights, privacy and the dignity of the client and adheres to all 
contractual regulations.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree preferred with at least 3 years program 
management/supervisory experience.  

- Knowledge of state, federal and international regulations as 
indicated by service lines.

- Ability to work within the Mission of the organization, “In 
response to Christ’s love, Lutheran Social Services of New England serves 
and cares for people in need.”

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including 
evidence of ability to write reports and grants that result in funding.

- Computer skills including use of word processing and spreadsheet 
programs.

- Ability to handle conflict, stress, and to respond effectively to 
a changing environment 

- Satisfactory criminal check and drivers license check

- Ability to provide documentation that includes:  valid driver's 
license, evidence of automobile insurance and an acceptable criminal 
record check as required.

- Ability to provide on-call coverage and work a flexible schedule.

- Able to lift, transfer, and restrain individuals served; Able to 
lift 50 pounds.

- Able to pass all required regulatory trainings.
- Must be Bi-lingual; proficient in ASL and English speaking,

To apply: Send Resume to:  mailto:hrme@lssne.org

Lutheran Social Services is an EOE.

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Jobs Available, www.tsd.jobs
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly 
funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the 
halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf 
education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and 
community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals 
alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential 
that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of 
hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions in our 
Residential Services division for the 2010-2011 school year. To view the 
job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, 
visit our website at: 

http://www.tsd.jobs 

Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, 
health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan. 

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country's best 
cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists 
of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, best 
"chill" cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list 
continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, 
Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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Position opening 
Executive Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD), a community based 
organization located in West Chester, PA, serves the Deaf and hard of 
hearing community (D/HoH). 

CHAD is the only general, drop-in, social service agency of its kind in 
the five-county Philadelphia area. CHAD's mission is to improve the 
quality of life for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their 
families through information, social services, education and advocacy. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, CHAD seeks a full-time Executive 
Director. The candidate should have the ability of overseeing financial 
operations of a smaller organization, a record of successful fundraising 
for nonprofit organizations, and demonstrated accomplishments in 
administering and managing programs, and contracts. CHAD is looking for an 
experienced leader with the management skills and vision to continue the 
growth and development of the organization. The Executive Director must 
embrace CHAD's mission and purpose.

Requirements: A minimum of 5 years experience at a supervisory/management 
level, preferably in a non-profit health or human service field. In depth 
knowledge of issues and resources within the hearing loss field, including 
a conversational fluency with American Sign is strongly desired.

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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Position opening 
Program Specialist
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD) seeks a part-time Program 
Specialist to provide a variety of human service programs to individuals 
who are Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HOH). 

CHAD, a community based non-profit organization, is the only general, 
drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia 
area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who 
are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social 
services, education and advocacy. 

Duties include:
- Provide in-depth case management services to D/HOH individuals, 
including those with additional mental and/or vision challenges

- Conduct comprehensive intakes, assessments, and referrals for a 
variety of phone calls and walk-ins

- Interact with other agencies and individuals and act as an 
advocate when necessary

- Related administrative duties

Requirements:
- Fluency in American Sign Language

- Highly motivated to work with and assist D/HOH people and their 
families

- Ability to travel mostly throughout Chester County, and 
occasionally to neighboring counties

- Bachelors degree and several years of human service experience 
preferred

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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Position opening
Program Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD) seeks a full-time Program 
Director to coordinate and supervise all CHAD programs and program staff 
so as to meet all contracted requirements, satisfy all program 
descriptions and to insure top quality services.

CHAD, a community based non-profit organization, is the only general, 
drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia 
area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who 
are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social 
services, education and advocacy. 

Position Requirements:
- Minimum of BA or BS degree in health or human service field.

- Minimum of three years experience in providing health or human 
services.

- At least one year of experience in human service management, 
including supervision, administration and finances.  

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - an effective 
team player. 

- Excellent writing and good computer skills.

- Must be able to independently develop and manage multiple projects 
at once.  

- Background in working with deaf and hard of hearing people and 
their families preferred. 

- Competent conversational American Sign Language ability strongly 
desired.

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents safety, 
activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation activities.
Requires minimum high school diploma Bachelor’s degree in related field 
preferred.  Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  
Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site.  
All shifts available.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida 32757. 

Phone (352)735-9500 
mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com 

EOE

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Job Postings
Teachers at Preparatory School at the National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Full-Time Teachers Wanted

This position required full-time teachers to obtain current Bachelor's 
degree and Florida certification.  Two years in Special Education and 
working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Dual-Sensory with 
Communication Disorders is preferred.

- Teacher in Special Needs Program must have Varied Exceptionality 
or Exceptional Student Education certification

- Teach in Deaf Education Program must have Hearing Impaired 
certification.

This position exists to provide direct instruction and other educational 
services to children, adolescents, and young adults in treatment in order 
to help them maintain or improve their academic performance 
levels/standing, as well as help them make a smooth post-discharge 
transition back into their home school setting.  This responsibility is 
carried out by careful instructional planning utilizing a well designed 
Individualized Educational Plan.  The classroom instruction follows unit 
planning that based on the best practices and evidence-based researches 
for Exceptional Student Education students.  The teachers are able to 
communicate fluently through American Sign Language (ASL) and deliver 
multi-sensory and innovative strategies in all instructions.  In addition, 
the teachers provide positive behavioral support and interventions in 
their classroom.

- Contractual Visually-Impaired Teacher Wanted

This position is a contractual basis that requires a certified teacher 
specialized in Visually Impaired with a background in American Sign 
Language.  This position focuses on working with Visually Impaired and 
Deaf-Blind students who are in a behavioral health residential facility.  
This position also requires extensive knowledge of assessments and 
services in order to help the visually-impaired students maintain or 
improve their quality of life while they are in treatment and for 
transition.  Teacher must be familiar with multi-modality instruction, 
including instructional and Braille materials.  To be a partner with the 
educational team, Visually Impaired teacher is responsible providing an 
array of education service delivery to meet the needs and abilities of the 
students based on the recommendations from the assessments and 
Individualized Educational Plan.  In this position, the teacher who works 
with visually impaired students with behavioral disorders requires 
flexibility with unexpected setbacks and fluctuated schedule.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500 
mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com  

EOE

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(revised job title)

position available
ITP Director/Instructor
Goshen College
Goshen, IN

Goshen College seeks Program Director/Instructor for growing American
Sign Language and Interpreting major/minor to begin fall semester of
the 2010-2011 academic year.  Responsibilities include teaching upper
level ASL-English Interpreting and related courses; oversight of
internships; and continued program development.  PhD preferred,
Master's degree required, in linguistics, education, sign language
interpreting or related field; multicultural experience preferred;
ASLTA certification or working toward certification.  Goshen College
is a liberal arts institution of 1,000 students dedicated to the
development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible
Christians.  It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs. 
As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to
integrate Christian values with educational and professional life. 
Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are
built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant
Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens. 

To apply, see the position announcement at: 

http://www.goshen.edu/employment

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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 Vacancy Notice
Position:       Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date:        August 2010        
Position:        Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired        

Nature of Work:        Provide academic programs for elementary and/or 
middle/high school students and other duties as assigned.        
Minimum 

Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a 
Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive 
and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree 
acceptable, Master's degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or 
Language Arts Certification.        

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience        

Benefits:        Comprehensive fringe benefit package included        

To Apply:        Interested persons are to submit a letter of 
application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification 
and three letters of recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330        

Location:        ISDB campus in Gooding.        
Closing Date:        Open until filled.        

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger 
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later 
than five days after the employees' first day of employment with the 
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, 
whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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(new)
job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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(new)
job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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(new)
job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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

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

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

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

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

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(updated March 21st)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Job Developer/Interpreter-- Crenshaw, 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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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Tom Clark,
who departed us last week. He was an educator
of the deaf in the state of Utah.

Said a colleague:
Tom was a beloved teacher, leader, and mentor who 
loved deaf people and devoted his life to training 
teachers and parent advisors who could meet the needs 
of deaf children and their families



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Cochlear implants restore area man's hearing, dreams
http://deafdigest.com/patrickcondon/


a laid off deaf employee reinvents himself as a businessman
http://deafdigest.com/markcunliffe/



- Very Hot News

The Frat (National Fraternal Society of the Deaf) is
now going through a final dissolution.

Official word from the Frat Board of Directors is this:

Dissolution of the NFSD:
On March 6, 2010, the Board of Directors for the National Fraternal
Society of the Deaf met for the final time at Gallaudet University
and voted to dissolve the organization. The Board voted to disburse
its remaining funds to various charities, especially to Gallaudet
University's Archives Department which now holds the entire
memorabilia collection of the NFSD, and to several organizations
promoting business education and entrepreneurship among the Deaf. 
Both the Dr. Frank B. Sullivan Memorial Foundation and the Al Van
Nevel Memorial Foundation (each with 501c (3) tax exemptions) are
beneficiaries of the disbursed funds.
 
Said Chris McQuaid, Chairperson of the Society Board and interim
President of the NFSD, the closing actually is a case of "Mission
Accomplished", showing that Deaf people can successfully operate a
business.   After selling fraternal life insurance for over 100
years, the NFSD had reflected to other insurance companies that Deaf
people are good risks for life insurance. The final NFSD dissolution 
is to take place on April 2, 2010.


- Sunday March 14th

Many of us will remember Jeff Float flashing the ILY sign
on national TV at the 1984 Olympics after getting his
gold medal. Float is deaf. Anyway it was announced that
he is an associate producer of the indie film "Jakes
Corner" that is being distributed through the secondary
market.


- Monday March 15th

Would a noisy bar in Darwin, located in Australia,
bother a deaf resident that lives nearby?

A group of residents filed a formal protest against
the bar owner regarding the late hours nose bothering
them. The group claimed that one of them was a deaf
man. The bar owner challenged it, saying the group 
enticed the deaf man to file a formal protest!



- Tuesday March 16th

Pizza In The Raw, a new pizzeria in Hawaii, owned
by Bill Bruhl and his wife Susan, both not deaf,
has a goal. It is to hire 12 employees, all of them
either deaf or disabled.  


- Wednesday March 17th

eBay is being slapped with a lawsuit by Melissa J. Earll,
who is deaf. She was not able to continue selling her
stuff on EBay due to lack of "verification" of her
identity. Use of voice phone is required for identity
verification.

to read the story, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ebaylawsuit/

Said a deaf attorney:
Ebay might be able to get around the ADA on a technicality 
because it's not a "public accommodation" (i.e., not a 
physical store).  Not sure how the Federal Communications 
Act would apply. California state law, on the other hand, 
is very broad and probably covers Ebay. My understanding
of the California disability law is that it goes beyond 
the federal ADA.  The suit may just be limited to people 
in California, but that's such a huge market that
Ebay may have to change national policies.



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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is there such a thing as "lazy ear" which may cause
deafness among children? Yes, according to Daniel Polley,
a researcher with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's 
Eaton-Peabody Laboratories of Auditory Physiology in Boston.

Something to do with fluid build-up in the ears. Fortunately
this lazy ear condition is not permanent and is treatable.

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A DEAF MAN TO THE RESCUE
   The Palace Theater shows "hearing" movies in
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   Some years ago, this theater had sound problems.
The man, who could fix the sound problems, was out
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   The theater owner knew of a deaf person, and
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   This deaf man came over and fixed the problem
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   He is deaf; he is not hard of hearing and
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   That deaf person is David Pierce, who is
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   Said Pierce:

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


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

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LACK OF OPPORTUNITES IN MAINSTREAMED PROGRAMS        
    James E. Tucker, superintendent, Maryland School
for the Deaf, made a point in his column in a recent
edition of The Maryland Bulletin, a school
publication.
    He wrote:

- I wonder how many deaf students in local schools across
the country are presidents of their student governments?

- How many are starting quarterbacks on their football
teams?

- How many are in lead roles in their school plays?

- How many are editors of the school newspapers
and yearbooks?

   Residential schools offer these opportunites;
mainstreamed program opportunites, while not
impossible, are limited.
   Remember this adage - the deaf can do anything
except to hear!  





THE DEAF IN CHESS
   Many deaf individuals play chess. The best deaf
chess players take part at the Deaf Olympiad Chess.
   There is a web site at:

http://chess2010portugal.webnode.com/

   Have we had deaf chess players that excel
in competition against world's best hearing
chess players?
   There is one - Yehuda Gruenfeld; a two-time
Israel National Champion and a 6-time participant
at the FIDE Chess Olympiad. His chess rating is
2469, which is the International Master/the 
International Grandmaster category.     

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THESE OBSOLETE PROFESSIONS
   A posting on a web site outlined these
obsolete jobs - Lector, Elevator Operator,
Copy Boy, Pinsetter, River Driver, Iceman,
Lamplighter, Milkman, Switchboard Operator,
Typist In A Typist Pool, Typesetter and
Telegraph Operator.
   Have we ever had deaf individuals in
these obsolete jobs? Probably in some
of these jobs. For sure, yes in typesetter 
and typist jobs. An oralist with perfect
speech, could function as a lector, which
reads books to cigar makers in cigar
factories.
   A deaf man once owned a bowling alley
in Los Angeles in the late forties, and so,
probably served as his own pinsetter.
   A deaf man worked for a short time as
milkman. An impossible job would be the
switchboard operator. 
   As for other jobs, your guess is
as good as DeafDigest editor's guess.


A JOB IN A CUSTOM AUTO SHOP
   Many of us watch these TV programs about
custom shops - cars, motorcycles, trucks,
etc.
   Do we have a deaf person employed in any
of these custom shops?
   There is one - Cody Swails, a 2009 graduate
of California School for the Deaf at Fremont.
He has been employed at the GMP Speed and
Machine in Santa Cruz, California.
   He was part of the custom-building team
that recently won a prize at the West Coast 
Grand National Roadster Show.




CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

I come to the class every day scared - that my
regular interpreter won't show up, replacing
him with a sub. Bad interpreting leads to
bad day for me.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this - 


do you read Braille?



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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People have asked me, "What is the difference between subtitles and
closed captioning?"

First of all, the answer to that question depends on what country the
person asking the question is from.  When people from the U.K. refer
to subtitles, they are referring to what we in the United States call
captioning.

However, to answer the question for those of us in the U.S., the use
of subtitles began many years ago for people who can hear but do not
understand a language.  Subtitles usually are translations of the
dialogue only.

Closed captioning was created to help people with a hearing loss, and
it includes not only the spoken words, but also music and background
noises such as birds chirping, gunshot noises, and doors slamming.

There is also a difference in how subtitles and closed captioning
look on the screen.  For closed captioning, the captions are hidden
or "closed" in the video signal, and you have a decoder in your
television or other device in order to turn the captioning on.  You
generally see the captioning with a black background and white
letters as a separate box on the screen.

Subtitles can be viewed without a decoder.  You usually see them at
the bottom of the screen, and they may look like part of the
picture.  There is not a background color, and different fonts and
colors may be used for the text itself.   You often find subtitles on
foreign language films.  

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

become hearing with a CI.




The CI may restore the hearing of a late-deafened
person or a previously hard of hearing person who became
deaf due to late age

The CI, for a profoundly deaf person, with no speech
discrimination skills, would only provide a "noise
alert" - such as a barking dog, whistle from a police
officer, a shout from a child, etc.

The CI, for a newly born infant, would require years
and years of training

The CI will help or may not help ....just depends



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
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Cochlear made a bid of 3 billion dollars to
purchase Siemens hearing aid division, but
the deal fell through.

..

The Deaf and the Law

Location:
Philadelphia

Case:
a hospital was sued by a deaf patient for not furnishing
an interpreter upon request

Result:
hospital reached agreement with the government to provide
interpreters


Comment:
Many hospitals and many medical facilities just do not
get it. Many don't provide interpreters and seek excuses
not do and end up being sued.

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

What is in the list of disabilities that ADA would
cover?

blindness, deafness, intellectual and developmental
disabilities, partially or completely missing limbs,
mobility impairments, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy,
diabetes, epilepsy, HIV-AIDS, multiple sclerosis and
muscular dystrophy, major depression, bipolar disorder,
post-traumatic syndrome, schizophrenia, asthma, high-
blood pressure, coronary artery disease, learning
disabilities, back and leg impairments, carpal tunnel
syndrome, hyperthyroidism and other psychiatric
impairments, such as panic attacks, anxiety disorder
and mild depression.

This is why ADA regs are so confusing. This is also
the reason why we have a relatively new field in the
legal profession - Disability Law


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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he sedan (said) the investigation is going on

....

What became of?

East campus, Texas School for the Deaf

- past

was the site of Texas School for Negro Deaf; school
was shut down in 1967, and all students were transferred
to Texas School for the Deaf, located in the other
part of Austin


- present

to become a new animal shelter


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

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   GM's OnStar will become a standard option on all new cars within
5 to 10 years from now. It is a "look ma, no hands" hands-free
telephones for motorists.
   What good is it for the deaf? Just as useful as a car radio for
deaf drivers?

..

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   In real life Felix Macias is a state park ranger at North
California Coast and in spare time is a Deaf Seafood Chef,
with two published Deaf Seafood Cookbooks to his credit.
   Felix is being featured in a cameo appearance on the
cable TV show "Conquest of America" on the History Channel
on March 28th, 9-11 pm
   He did not seek out to become a Cameo Actor; the TV
production crew came to him and offered him the
opportunity.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

the military would not want the deaf to serve, yet
the brass is worrying about the high rate of
deafened soldiers and the need to fight with
earplugs, only that there is not enough of this
stuff to go around!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You are forewarned in advance of major changes by an
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and you pass your audit with flying colors.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

said a DeafDigest subscriber, a retired Gallaudet
professor:

When I encounter a hearing person and inform that person 
that I am deaf, the very first question I get is
frequently:  

"Can you read lips?"  which becomes rather trite for me.  

I frequently respond with another question:  
"Can you read hands?"  This usually catches the questioner 
off guard and he or she replies "NO."  

I then try to educate them a bit by explaining that lipreading 
is a lot of educated guesswork and that not all deaf persons 
can read lips equally with proficiency.  That usually puts 
the questioner in place and makes him/her think more carefully 
in the future.





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

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DeafBook of the Week


Identity Crisis in Deafness

A Humanistic Perspective

B.M. Schowe, L.H.D.

The Scholars Press, Tempe, Arizona

1979

(probably out of print; one of the best books written by a 
a professional who did not make work with the deaf his
career!)


The late Ben Schowe, Sr, a Gallaudet graduate, was a labor
economist with the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company,
Akron, Ohio. He was not trained to be an economist, but
somehow stumbled onto this profession and made a career
out of it. He would advise the Firestone management on
economic and market conditions and trends for them to 
plan accordingly, especially during the depression
and World War II years. He was outspoken when it came to
the underemployment issues among the deaf.




DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent. 

Happy reading !

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Customer Care Representative
Wireless Innovations (a Business Partner for Sprint)
Totowa, NJ

Overview:
Wireless Innovations (a Business Partner for Sprint) is seeking a
Customer Support / Sales Administrator, to support the Sprint
Relay Program, in our Totowa NJ office. Wireless Innovations
works very closely with the Sprint Relay Sales organization,
providing wireless products and services for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing.

Wireless Innovations provides a comprehensive health, dental and
vision health plan.

Summary:
Position will communicate directly, via videophone, with customers
who are deaf or hard of hearing; using American Sign Language (ASL)
to handle orders, change services or answer questions.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Deliver world class customer service to customer who are deaf or
hard of hearing

- Communicate directly with customers using American Sign Language
(ASL) via a dedicated video link system

- Respond to customer inquiries, order request, service change and
complaints using videophone

- Provide effective and timely resolution of a range of customer
inquiries

- Log and record information about customer interaction in company
specified database system

- Detailed, data entry skills to process orders through an online
application

- Complete ongoing training to stay abreast of product, service and
policy changes

- Works closely with peers to resolve the customer's questions or
concerns in a timely manner

- Enhance the customer experience by providing information on new
products, rate plans, and services

- Detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask.

- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

- Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:
- High School Diploma
- College Diploma preferred
- Proficient knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL)
- 3-5 years of practical use of American Sign Language (ASL)
- 3-5 years of direct customer service experience in a call center
environment

Please send resume via fax to Jacgueline LaRode at (973) 256-2145
or email at mailto:jlarode@pcsorders.com

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available position
assistant professor position/Deafness programs
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
 
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of 
Education. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces 
the availability of a tenure-track assistant professor position in 
the Professions in Deafness programs.

Context:
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a doctoral granting 
institution in the University of North Carolina system with a Fall 2009 
enrollment of approximately 17, 500 students, of whom approximately 25% 
are graduate students.  

The Professions in Deafness programs are housed in the Department of 
Specialized Education Services and consist of the  following 
concentrations: Advocacy and Services for the Deaf; American Sign 
Language (ASL) Teacher Licensure; Auditory-Oral Birth-kindergarten 
Teacher Licensure; Birth-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure; 
Interpreter Preparation.

Qualifications:
1. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Studies, ASL linguistics, or a 
related field.
       
ABD with a graduation date no later than August 1, 2010 is 
acceptable.

2. Experience teaching ASL /Deaf Studies courses at the 
post-secondary level.

3. Eligible for American Sign language teachers (ASLTA) 
certification.

4. Fluency in American Sign Language.

5. Actively involved in the Deaf Community.  

Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the ASL Teacher Licensure concentration

2. Oversee  the ASL/Deaf Studies program which includes Advocacy and 
Support Services for the Deaf and Interpreter Preparation 

3. Teach undergraduate courses related to ASL, linguistics of ASL, 
Deaf culture and history, methods of teaching ASL, and other related 
courses. 

4. Conduct research and seek external funding to expand the program 
 
5. Participate actively in student recruitment, retention, and 
advising.  
 
6. Participate in curriculum/program development and evaluation.
 
7. Coordinate activities and events with students and the Deaf 
Community.
 
8. Contribute to the instructional, research, and service mission of 
the Department of Specialized Education Services, the
School of Education, and the University.

Salary:                         
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications 

Starting date:                 August 1, 2010

Application deadline:        March 30, 2010.  Review of applications will 
continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:        Send a letter of application, vita, three 
letters of recommendation, transcripts and a video describing in 
ASL your philosophy/method(s) of teaching.

Dr. J. David Smith, Chair
Specialized Education Services Search Committee
School of Education
UNCG
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC  27402-6170

Phone:   336.334.3738        Fax:  336.256.0185       
E-mail:  mailto:Jdsmi24@uncg.edu
Website: http://www.uncg.edu/ses

Persons who are Deaf and/or from culturally diverse backgrounds are 
encouraged to apply.

EEO-AA

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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 

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
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 TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. 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: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend 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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Vacancy Announcement
American Sign Language Lecturer
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Speech and Hearing Sciences

A non-tenure track Lecturer position in ASL will be available beginning in 
August, 2010. This is a 10 month appointment with the possibility for 
additional teaching in the summer. 

Qualifications:  Native or near-native competence in American Sign 
Language; Master's degree in teaching ASL, linguistics, or related field 
preferred but qualified individuals with a Bachelor's degree plus ASL 
teaching experience will be considered. Candidates should have expertise 
in Deaf culture and interpreting and must be able to work with Deaf and 
hearing students and faculty.  

Responsibilities:  Teach ASL courses ranging from introductory to 
advanced, develop course content and curriculum. The qualified applicant 
will be able to engage in the ASL program including external symposia and 
retreats. Participation in faculty service also is expected.

Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.  

To ensure full consideration, application must be received by April 9.  

Send a letter of application, vita or resume, official transcripts and 
three letters of recommendation to: 

Amy Cornwell, 
Chair of Search and Screen Committee, 
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, 
Indiana University, 
200 S. Jordan Avenue, 
Bloomington, IN  47405.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer.

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position opening
Child Care Workers 
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf is currently
accepting applications for overnight and residential Child Care
Workers.

The awake overnight counselor is responsible first and foremost for
the safety and supervision of the children during these critical
overnight and early morning hours.  This counselor is responsible to
ensure the students remain safe and comfortable throughout the night.
  Requirements: Human service experience preferred. A second language
fluency in ASL or ability to demonstrate progressing ASL skills.   
 
The residential Child Care Worker is responsible for implementing
treatment plans and for the direct care and safety of the children
residing at Walden School.   Requirements: Training or degree in
human service field, understanding of mental health and children's
issues, 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience.  A second
language fluency in ASL.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to 

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

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org 
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Walden School, located on TLC's Framingham campus, serves deaf
students ages 8-21 challenged by severe social and emotional
difficulties.

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Seeking Applicant for:
Counselor/Academic Advisor
NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Provide personal counseling, career counseling, and academic advising and 
related teaching services to an assigned caseload of NTID-supported 
students. Serve as a student advocate and provide consultation resources 
to technical and support faculty as well as administrators regarding 
caseload students. 

Major Responsibilities:
Provide personal and career counseling and academic advising to assigned 
caseload students. Consult with institute faculty, staff, parents, 
vocational rehabilitation advisors and others, as appropriate. Maintain 
case notes on all students following ACA guidelines. Participate in 
counseling department meetings, academic department meetings, committee 
meetings, and professional development activities as required. Participate 
in counseling supervision on at least a quarterly basis or as needed. 
Submit quarterly counseling/advising reports and annual appraisals in a 
timely manner. Teach courses (Freshman Seminar, Career Decision Making) as 
needed. Assist in curriculum development or professional presentations, as 
needed. Personal and professional behavior is in adherence with the 
American Counseling Association, National Academic Advising Association, 
and department and university policies, procedures and ethical guidelines. 

Qualifications: 
Master's degree in counseling, psychology, or social work required. 
Professional licensure, certification preferred. Minimum of one year, 
preferred three years of supervised clinical counseling/academic 
advising/career counseling experience with Deaf and hard of hearing 
adults, preferably in a college environment. 
Sign language proficiency required. Understanding of Deaf culture and the 
psychological aspects of Deafness, as well as knowledge of college student 
development and cultural diversity required. Teaching experience 
preferred. Basic computer literacy preferred. 
Must demonstrate strong ability to work as a team member and have 
excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional Details:
NTID Student and Academic Services recruits and hires Counselors/Academic 
Advisors (C/AA) at different levels of experience and skill in its career 
ladder, i.e. C/AA Level I, II, and III titles. Placement in the career 
ladder and assignment will be determined by experience, professional 
licensure, certification, and skill proficiency level.

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal/written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results as determined by Human Resources. 
Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application.

Application deadline: April 7, 2010

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 
http://mycareer.rit.edu in order to be considered for any positions you 
are interested in. Keyword search: IRC#37081.

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2010/2011 School Year Openings
* P-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher
* Licensed Practical Nurse
Washington School for the Deaf 
Vancouver, WA

Start Date: Training prior to the start of the 2010/2011 School Year

Located in beautiful Vancouver, Washington - just minutes from 
Portland, Oregon

* P-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher, Salary Range: 
$34K-64K/yr depending on education & experience

* Licensed Practical Nurse, Swing Shift, Salary Range: 
$2920-3819 per month

Both positions are eligible for the full state employee benefits 
package

Visit http://www.wsd.wa.gov for more information and an application 
packet.

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(updated March 21st)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, 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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Deaf Education program
Rochester, NY

http://deafdigest.com/jobsa-2/

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DeafDigest Gold - March 14, 2010

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Sign Language suggested as Social Media in schools
http://deafdigest.com/socialmedia/

Argument in favor of North Carolina SD
http://deafdigest.com/billsimpson/


- Very Hot News 

DeafDigest is mentioning the book "A New Civil Right: 
Telecommunications Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Persons."              

Why is it being mentioned? Because Karen Peltz Strauss
wrote the book, and she was honored by becoming the
FCC Consumer Bureau deputy chief only just few days ago.

We, the deaf, are so lucky. Way back in the sixties
and the seventies, our communication issues were never
a priority with FCC. In fact only one FCC officer,
but with no political clout, showed interest in the 
deaf. The rest of the FCC didn't care.

Times have changed and DeafDigest is confident Ms Strauss
is here for us!


- Thursday March 11th

Cal Bowman, a Coda, has tossed his hat in the ring
for the House of Delegates (District 8) seat in Maryland.
Codas in running for public offices is routine news, 
but what is newsworthy is that he made two candidacy
announcements - one via voice, of course, but the
second one was in ASL.

Bowman? Maryland? Sounds familiar? Yes, his father
is Billy Bowman, well known for his SSA public
relations work in the Deaf Community and for 
heading up the USA deaf athletic contingent that
took part at the recent Deaflympics.



- Friday March 12th

Gallaudet is being closed for good this summer!

No, no, not our Gallaudet University, but the
Gallaudet School in St Louis. It is a small 
school of 50 students, all of them with 
special needs, including deafness. The city 
is working on a plan to shift students to 
other special programs elsewhere.


- Saturday March 13th

The Jean Massieu Academy, a charter school for the deaf
in Arlington, Texas, will be closed for good this summer.
Its' charter was revoked by Texas Education Agency.
The school officials, however, have asked the agency to
reconsider its decision.


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Way out in Nova Scotia, a province in Canada, a
highway has been renamed. The new name is
Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell Way.  Why
Nova Scotia? He lived in Nova Scotia at the
time of his death, and while he was growing
up his family vacationed there. 

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors:  
Explore Your Future!

College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and 
juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business, 
computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future 
(EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester 
Institute of Technology. 

Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2010: July 17 - 22 and 
July 24 - 29.

The program brings together more than 200 students from around the 
country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related 
activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun 
and friendship.   

On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps 
them prepare their student for life after high school.

Cost is $650 and includes everything except spending money and 
transportation. 

To apply online, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFDD

For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail 
mailto:EYFinfo@rit.edu
 
Application deadline is April 30.

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BE CAREFUL OF STATISTICS
   England says it has 9 million deaf and hard of hearing
people. The English population is about 62 million
people. That would mean about 16 percent of the population
are either deaf or hard of hearing?
Do we believe it? No, because the percentage is too high.
   But wait - England also says 6.5 million deaf and
hard of hearing people are at age 60 and above.
That means England has 2.5 million deaf people and
6.5 million late deafened people.
   Statistics is easy to fool and to misunderstand
so be careful with it.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/englishstatistics

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



FEAR BY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE
   Many, many hard of hearing people have a fear.
What is this fear?
   That their hearing aid batteries would die in
middle of a big hearing meeting or a big hearing
conference.
   Many hard of hearing people carry spare
batteries in their pockets as a back up, just
in case.
   But many other hard of hearing people forget
to carry their own back up batteries.
   This is the real fear among hard of hearing
people.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingaidbatteries

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


SHODDY INTERPRETING HURTING DEAF PROFESSIONALS
   There are tales of shoddy interpreting that have 
hurt the work performances of deaf professionals.
   
- example 1:
a deaf bureaucrat in a government agency was not asked
to make a presentation at a conference because of the
lack of confidence in interpreter's performance.

Why is it that so?
The agency was too cheap to hire skilled, top-caliber
interpreters


- example 2:
a deaf educator in a public educational setting, located
in a small town, was not able to line up skilled, 
top-caliber interpreters. The top interpreters in the
state all work in the bigger cities.

Why is it that so?
Big city interpreting salaries are higher than small
town interpreting salaries
 


MAKING THE LIST OF PRINCE PHILIP'S TOP 10 GAFFES
   The Daily Mirror, a tabloid newspaper in Great
Britain, ran an article that listed Prince Philip's
top 10 embarrassing moments.
   Making the top 10 list was this one:

"Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf."
Phil dishes out some sound advice to a group from the 
British Deaf Association who were standing near a band

   Just as bad as the suggestion by former mayor of
Toledo, Ohio that all deaf people buy houses near
the airport. That suggestion hit the newspapers about
ten years ago.



LACK OF INTEREST AMONG INTERPRETERS?
   Many professions require re-training sessions
in order to keep up with the times, changes and
trends, etc.
   A certain workshop, designed for interpreters
in a certain state, was cancelled. The workshop
sponsors needed a certain number of interpreters
to register. Only half of that certain number
signed up, and so, the workshop never took place.
   Are interpreters indifferent towards
training? No, they're probably busy with their
interpreting assignments and cannot take time off
to attend the workshop.




SCRANTON IS VERY MUCH ALIVE AND KICKING
   Last year the Scranton State School for the 
Deaf changed over to The Scranton School for Deaf
and Hard of Hearing Children. The state of Pennsylvania
handed over the management of the school to the
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD).
   Why is DeafDigest mentioning this? Because when
Don Rhoten, the WPSD superintendent is in the
Scranton area he bumps into local people that actually
thought the deaf school disappeared from the map!
   Perhaps basketball fans would know better because
the local newspaper would print the deaf school
scores, but the non-basketball fans would have no idea!
   To combat this lack of knowledge, the WPSD people
will be embarking on a state-wide public relations
drive on behalf of the Scranton School.



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

Deaf and Hard of Hearing In Government


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




CRYING BY DEAF BABIES?
   A research conducted by a team at University of
Wurzburg in Germany said that hearing babies cry
in their home language. French babies cry in
French; German babies in German and so on.
   What about crying by deaf babies in homes of
ASL-signing parents?
   Do they cry in ASL?




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I took off my hearing aid and have not gotten around
to putting it back on


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he was profoundly tone-deaf


not sure if this comment is a joke or if it is
a fact; an acquaintance of DeafDigest editor
had serious tone-deafness issues. He functioned
as a hearing person with lower frequencies
and functioned as a deaf person with higher
frequencies. In his younger years he was
miserable, not being able to catch higher
frequencies - but as he got older, he matured
and has dealt with his high-frequency deafness

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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA
12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net
302-436-5384 (FAX)

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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 than
last year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!  For your planning convenience, the website has the
dates from 2010 to 2020 posted.

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 venues
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!

If a hearing person works in a deaf-related field and then becomes
a political leader, would he hold dear to his heart the best
interests of the deaf? Let us hope so. In that case, Bowen Greenwood
worked for the Montana Telecommunications Access Program, which
distributes devices and equipment for the deaf. He has recently
become the executive director of the Montana Republican Party.

Will he help the deaf on a higher level? We will wait and see.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Vincent Wood
deaf meteorologist, NOAA

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/safety/pagers.html

DeafDigest is not sure if he is the only deaf
meteorologist around or if there are a few others
that we do not know about?

..

Question of the week:

Q. Rush Limbaugh, whom incidentally is late deafened
and wears a CI, said he would go to Costa Rica for
medical care since costs are so much lower there.
Would this mean a CI in Costa Rica would be much
cheaper than a $50,000 operation in USA?

A. Do not know, but one thing is for sure, if
there are CI complications, the American would
need to fly to Costa Rica again to recheck
the device!




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 FCC would require captions on the Internet, DVDs and
the video games. Such captions are voluntary but not
compulsory.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

During the sixties - the civil rights movements had a
domino effect, encouraging deaf activists as well as
disabled activists to demand (and win) their rights
as first class citizens

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Deaf and the Money:


A former hearing waitress posted a comment on
a blog. She said:

try to avoid serving the deaf; they are poor tippers



DeafDigest editor knows of a former waitress; she worked
for a national restaurant chain; she complained that
once a week three deaf individuals would go to that 
restaurant to be served by her. They would monopolize
the table for hours at a time, and would leave just
pennies in tips!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

At Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

200

650


200 - number of deaf students
650 - number of Deaf Studies students

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DeafResources

wrong way of using sign language
http://deafdigest.com/wrongwaysigning/


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

2 Maryland girls on USA deaf U-21 women's basketball team
http://deafdigest.com/under21basketball/


Gallaudet coach Kevin Cook in Ohio newspaper story
http://deafdigest.com/caroleckmanaward/


DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

- DeafDigest Sports archives:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsportsarchives/

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Selected Deaf Events

- D.C. Deaf Film Festival
Washington, DC
March 26-27, 2010
http://deafdigest.com/dcdeaffilmfestival/

- Charlotte's Web (play for children)
Washington, DC
April 15-18, 2010
http://deafdigest.com/charlottesweb/

- East Regional Deaf Marriage Conference
Ridgecrest, NC
April 23-25, 2010
http://deafdigest.com/ridgecrest/

- The Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended: Update for 2010
Columbus, Ohio
Monday April 26th
http://deafdigest.com/adaohiostate/

(if you have a deaf event you wish to be posted, email
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com - there is no charge, but 
certain conditions apply and DeafDigest reserves the 
right to refuse event submissions)

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  best in the nation.

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

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position opening
Residential Counselor-ASL
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Metropolitan Washington, DC area

The Residential Counselor-ASL is a position responsible for the direct
care of our residents in one of our group homes located in Rockville
area. This Residential counselor will initiate and promote consumer
participation in activities, providing appropriate care and promoting a
community oriented environment within the home.  Qualifications:  MUST
BE FLUENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE. High School degree or equivalent
education/experience, and a valid drivers' license.  Must be able to
lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor to provide
assistance to consumers.  The Residential Counselor must be able to pass
all background checks including Drug Testing.

Monday - Friday, sleepover 3:00pm - 11:00pm; 6:00am - 9:00am

Please submit your Resume at mailto:jobs@jfgh.org

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position opening
Customer Care Representative 
Wireless Innovations (a Business Partner for Sprint)
Totowa, NJ

Overview:
Wireless Innovations (a Business Partner for Sprint) is seeking a 
Customer Support / Sales Administrator, to support the Sprint 
Relay Program, in our Totowa NJ office. Wireless Innovations 
works very closely with the Sprint Relay Sales organization, 
providing wireless products and services for the Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing. 

Wireless Innovations provides a comprehensive health, dental and 
vision health plan. 

Summary: 
Position will communicate directly, via videophone, with customers 
who are deaf or hard of hearing; using American Sign Language (ASL) 
to handle orders, change services or answer questions. 

Essential Responsibilities:
- Deliver world class customer service to customer who are deaf or 
hard of hearing 

- Communicate directly with customers using American Sign Language 
(ASL) via a dedicated video link system 

- Respond to customer inquiries, order request, service change and 
complaints using videophone 

- Provide effective and timely resolution of a range of customer 
inquiries 

- Log and record information about customer interaction in company 
specified database system 

- Detailed, data entry skills to process orders through an online 
application 

- Complete ongoing training to stay abreast of product, service and 
policy changes 

- Works closely with peers to resolve the customer's questions or 
concerns in a timely manner 

- Enhance the customer experience by providing information on new 
products, rate plans, and services 

- Detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask. 

- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel 

- Performs other job-related duties as assigned 

Job Requirements: 
- High School Diploma 
- College Diploma preferred 
- Proficient knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) 
- 3-5 years of practical use of American Sign Language (ASL) 
- 3-5 years of direct customer service experience in a call center 
environment 

Please send resume via fax to Jacgueline LaRode at (973) 256-2145 
or email at mailto:jlarode@pcsorders.com

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Position opening 
Executive Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD), a community based 
organization located in West Chester, PA, serves the Deaf and hard of 
hearing community (D/HoH). 

CHAD is the only general, drop-in, social service agency of its kind in 
the five-county Philadelphia area. CHAD's mission is to improve the 
quality of life for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their 
families through information, social services, education and advocacy. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, CHAD seeks a full-time Executive 
Director. The candidate should have the ability of overseeing financial 
operations of a smaller organization, a record of successful fundraising 
for nonprofit organizations, and demonstrated accomplishments in 
administering and managing programs, and contracts. CHAD is looking for an 
experienced leader with the management skills and vision to continue the 
growth and development of the organization. The Executive Director must 
embrace CHAD's mission and purpose.

Requirements: A minimum of 5 years experience at a supervisory/management 
level, preferably in a non-profit health or human service field. In depth 
knowledge of issues and resources within the hearing loss field, including 
a conversational fluency with American Sign is strongly desired.

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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Position opening 
Program Specialist
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD) seeks a part-time Program 
Specialist to provide a variety of human service programs to individuals 
who are Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HOH). 

CHAD, a community based non-profit organization, is the only general, 
drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia 
area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who 
are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social 
services, education and advocacy. 

Duties include:
- Provide in-depth case management services to D/HOH individuals, 
including those with additional mental and/or vision challenges

- Conduct comprehensive intakes, assessments, and referrals for a 
variety of phone calls and walk-ins

- Interact with other agencies and individuals and act as an 
advocate when necessary

- Related administrative duties

Requirements:
- Fluency in American Sign Language

- Highly motivated to work with and assist D/HOH people and their 
families

- Ability to travel mostly throughout Chester County, and 
occasionally to neighboring counties

- Bachelors degree and several years of human service experience 
preferred

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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Position opening
Program Director
The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc
Philadelphia, PA area

The Center for Hearing and Deafness, Inc. (CHAD) seeks a full-time Program 
Director to coordinate and supervise all CHAD programs and program staff 
so as to meet all contracted requirements, satisfy all program 
descriptions and to insure top quality services.

CHAD, a community based non-profit organization, is the only general, 
drop-in, social service agency of its kind in the five-county Philadelphia 
area. CHAD's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who 
are Deaf or hard of hearing and their families through information, social 
services, education and advocacy. 

Position Requirements:
- Minimum of BA or BS degree in health or human service field.

- Minimum of three years experience in providing health or human 
services.

- At least one year of experience in human service management, 
including supervision, administration and finances.  

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - an effective 
team player. 

- Excellent writing and good computer skills.

- Must be able to independently develop and manage multiple projects 
at once.  

- Background in working with deaf and hard of hearing people and 
their families preferred. 

- Competent conversational American Sign Language ability strongly 
desired.

Interested candidates can email resume to mailto:berdav@verizon.net

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position opening
Mental Health Technician
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Responsible for the daily supervision and monitoring of residents safety, 
activities of daily living, school attendance and recreation activities.
Requires minimum high school diploma Bachelor’s degree in related field 
preferred.  Experience working in behavioral health setting preferred.  
Fluent in ASL preferred. American Sign Language training provided on site.  
All shifts available.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida 32757. 

Phone (352)735-9500 
mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com 

EOE

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Job Postings
Teachers at Preparatory School at the National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, Florida

Full-Time Teachers Wanted

This position required full-time teachers to obtain current Bachelor's 
degree and Florida certification.  Two years in Special Education and 
working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Dual-Sensory with 
Communication Disorders is preferred.

- Teacher in Special Needs Program must have Varied Exceptionality 
or Exceptional Student Education certification

- Teach in Deaf Education Program must have Hearing Impaired 
certification.

This position exists to provide direct instruction and other educational 
services to children, adolescents, and young adults in treatment in order 
to help them maintain or improve their academic performance 
levels/standing, as well as help them make a smooth post-discharge 
transition back into their home school setting.  This responsibility is 
carried out by careful instructional planning utilizing a well designed 
Individualized Educational Plan.  The classroom instruction follows unit 
planning that based on the best practices and evidence-based researches 
for Exceptional Student Education students.  The teachers are able to 
communicate fluently through American Sign Language (ASL) and deliver 
multi-sensory and innovative strategies in all instructions.  In addition, 
the teachers provide positive behavioral support and interventions in 
their classroom.

- Contractual Visually-Impaired Teacher Wanted

This position is a contractual basis that requires a certified teacher 
specialized in Visually Impaired with a background in American Sign 
Language.  This position focuses on working with Visually Impaired and 
Deaf-Blind students who are in a behavioral health residential facility.  
This position also requires extensive knowledge of assessments and 
services in order to help the visually-impaired students maintain or 
improve their quality of life while they are in treatment and for 
transition.  Teacher must be familiar with multi-modality instruction, 
including instructional and Braille materials.  To be a partner with the 
educational team, Visually Impaired teacher is responsible providing an 
array of education service delivery to meet the needs and abilities of the 
students based on the recommendations from the assessments and 
Individualized Educational Plan.  In this position, the teacher who works 
with visually impaired students with behavioral disorders requires 
flexibility with unexpected setbacks and fluctuated schedule.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

Fax resume to Human Resources: (352)735-4939 

or send resume to: 
National Deaf Academy, 
Attention: Human Resources,
19650 US Hwy 441, 
Mt. Dora, Florida  32757.  

Phone (352)735-9500 
mailto:barbara.tashlein@psysolutions.com  

EOE

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position available
ASL Program Director
Goshen College
Goshen, IN

Goshen College seeks Program Director/Instructor for growing American
Sign Language and Interpreting major/minor to begin fall semester of
the 2010-2011 academic year.  Responsibilities include teaching upper
level ASL-English Interpreting and related courses; oversight of
internships; and continued program development.  PhD preferred,
Master's degree required, in linguistics, education, sign language
interpreting or related field; multicultural experience preferred;
ASLTA certification or working toward certification.  Goshen College
is a liberal arts institution of 1,000 students dedicated to the
development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible
Christians.  It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs. 
As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to
integrate Christian values with educational and professional life. 
Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are
built:  1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant
Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens. 

To apply, see the position announcement at: 

http://www.goshen.edu/employment

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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 Vacancy Notice
Position:       Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date:        August 2010        
Position:        Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired        

Nature of Work:        Provide academic programs for elementary and/or 
middle/high school students and other duties as assigned.        
Minimum 

Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a 
Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive 
and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree 
acceptable, Master's degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or 
Language Arts Certification.        

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience        

Benefits:        Comprehensive fringe benefit package included        

To Apply:        Interested persons are to submit a letter of 
application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification 
and three letters of recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330        

Location:        ISDB campus in Gooding.        
Closing Date:        Open until filled.        

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger 
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later 
than five days after the employees' first day of employment with the 
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, 
whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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position vacancy
Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is 
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening 
effective July 1, 2010.

- Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon 
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits 
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most 
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The 
position is open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the 
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on 
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: 
http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/   

For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer 
to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human 
Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the 
position.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksd.state.ks.us  
Fax #:  913/780-6563

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Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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Georgia School for the Deaf
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Cave Spring, GA

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Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

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- 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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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ellie
Rosenfield, who departed us. She served as
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services
at NTID. Said NTID interim president James DeCaro:

Ellie was one of those rare people who comes along 
in life and makes a profound positive impact upon 
those she touches

The flags on the RIT campus was half lowered one
day to cherish memories of her.

....

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to
Martin Sternberg who departed us last week.
His passing merited no notice in the Deaf
Media, and this is disappointing - for he
was a prime mover in making ASL a legitimate
language, for us to use and for schools
to treat it as a foreign language. He
was a published author of sign language
instruction books and media. As a young
man so many years ago, he worked in the
Gallaudet public relations office, a 
rarity for a deaf man in the world of
public relations! Said a colleague:

Martin was real good with his public
relations work at Gallaudet

Thank you, Martin, for making us so proud
of our ASL

....

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A hard of hearing thief not answering doorbell by police
http://deafdigest.com/andrewcasey/

A deaf man comes back to the world of music
http://deafdigest.com/charlesmokotoff/


- Very Hot News

Can deaf girls play football? Well, over the years
there have been a few deaf girls that have played
football for their deaf schools teams. One of them
even scored a touchdown in a high school game.

Can deaf girls play rugby, which is just as rough
as football? Why not? Model Secondary School for
the Deaf is starting the nation's first time ever
all-girls deaf rugby team. The team plays its first
game against Hyde School on March 19th!

It is tackle rugby not touch rugby that the Model
girls will be playing.


- Sunday March 7th

Cuba, one of the world's few communist nations,
has hosted the Second International Congress on 
Neurorehabilitation. USA was one of these
participating nations.

Neurorehabilitation? It addresses issues with
brain disability, deaf-blindness, autism, and 
other mental and physical disability. 

DeafDigest is not quite sure what this conference
implies - unless rehabilitation is defined as
training - because the deaf-blind must be
trained in life's skills and employment skills.



- Monday March 8th

Famous novelist Danielle Steele, not deaf, received
email from a deaf friend. That deaf friend is Marlee
Matlin.  Anyway Marlee asked her if she had thought
of deaf characters in her future novels. Danielle
was speechless upon getting that email!


- Tuesday March 9th

Announcement was made of the 8th European Congress 
on Mental Health and Deafness to take place in
Cambridge, United Kingdom on November 2-5, 2010


- Wednesday March 10th

Angry over cuts in the city's budget, deaf residents
of Nottingham, Great Britain, staged a sit down
protest - on the tracks of the city trams, effectively
shutting down transportation that day!



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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

it was learned that the White House, with no fanfare, sponsored
a meeting with disability advocacy groups. Goal was to hire
more disabled, the deaf included, in the federal government.

Yes, the deaf was represented at the meeting, one from the
NAD and the other from the AgBell.

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TO LEARN FROM CI OR TO RELEARN FROM CI
   A newspaper story said:

CI helps people relearn to hear.

   Relearn? Or to learn? Depends. A late-deafened
person will relearn to hear with a CI. A deaf person
all his life will have to learn to hear with a CI.
   To relearn or to have to learn? Two completely
different meanings.

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USA IS BAD PLACE FOR DEAF ATHLETES IN DEAFLYMPICS
   We watched the hearing Winter Olympics on TV
last week. How do these Olympic athletes get
money for every day practices, lodging, meals
and for competition?  In many countries,
the government pay for their own Olympic
athletes. Not in USA.
   For many hearing athletes they get corporate
money from big companies such as Nike, McDonald,
Bank of America, etc.
   For American deaf athletes in Deaflympics,
they get zero dollars.
   This is why USA is a bad place for deaf
athletes in Deaflympics.

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WAS HE DEAF?
   Normally when a notable deaf person departs us,
he is honored with a Dedication by DeafDigest.
   This one is a puzzler. It was announced in the
web news that "Deaf Willie" Johnson departed us.
He was considered a legend in Blues music.
   Was he deaf? Or it was just a nickname given
to him despite being hearing?
   A google search ended up with no conclusive
results. And so, this nickname is a mystery.


IGNORING A FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUEST
   A fire department in a big city wanted to distribute
free strobe light fire alarms for its deaf residents.
   The state association of the deaf was contacted
to help with the distribution. The state association
never followed up with the fire department.
   Tired of waiting and being ignored, the fire department
contacted DeafDigest for assistance!
   DeafDigest referred the fire department to a deaf
social service agency in that city.
   The question is why didn't the state association
work with the fire department?
   Is it indifference? 

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THE FACEBOOK, THE TWITTER AND DEAF POLITICS
   Facebook and Twitter are two powerful communications
tools. These could be ideal for Deaf Politics, especially
getting in touch with legislators. Right?
   Wrong! One state legislator told a deaf man, who
takes active interest in state politics:

You are one of the few that participates. If people only 
knew what you've done for them! Your sole testimony last year 
on a certain bill resulted in a series of public hearings
across the state, and a substantially improved bill. This 
was truly a case where one man made a huge difference on 
behalf of thousands of others.

   That deaf man lobbied on his own - with no assistance
from the NAD, AgBell or any of the national organizations
of the deaf or even of the state association!
   That legislator also said:

I've been doing Facebook and Twitter session! I will continue, 
but it hasn't been very effective. For instance, one bill I 
sponsored inspired a facebook support group that attracted 
well over two hundred members. Yet, only three persons from 
one city showed up to testify!



A BIG DEAF FOUR
   In 1978, the Big 4 heads (Gallaudet president,
NTID president, the NAD CEO and the director of
the Federal Deafness and Communications Disorders 
Office, toured Russia at the invitation of the old
All Russia Society for the Deaf.
   Said NAD CEO Frederick C Schreiber:

We were a diverse group with diverse interests

   Let us fast forward. Could the CEOs of
NAD, AgBell, HLAA and Deafness Research
Foundation get together for a similar tour?
   One of them would probably say:

We were a much more diverse group with much
more diverse interests?







CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

(new weekly series - to be continued for a number 
of weeks)

I prefer regular interpreters as opposed to video
interpreting or CART. With an interpreter, I relate
to the sessions in the classroom.




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this - 

can you lip read?



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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Some people may think that people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
could never enjoy a radio broadcast.  They probably have never 
heard of captioned radio.  

You may ask:  Is there such a thing?

Yes, captioned radio broadcasts have taken place.  A live,
over-the-air demonstration of captioned radio took place for the
first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2008.  In
another first, National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast its November
2008 presidential election night coverage with captioning.

Research is being carried out to help make regular broadcasts of
captioned radio a reality, and cutting-edge digital HD technology is
allowing this to happen.  NPR is evaluating the available
technologies for cost-effective ways of captioning radio broadcasts.

Captioned radio could be another way for people with a hearing loss
to obtain emergency information, traffic and weather reports, and
breaking news, and they would have the opportunity to enjoy their
favorite radio programs.  

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

be helped greatly by using a hearing aid




a hearing aid is fine, depending on the volume and the
frequency. No such a thing as "one size fits all"
hearing aid



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
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.

Features Include:
 
 *  An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can
    make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call
    for an interpreter in case of emergency

 *  Live videos about hospital accommodations

 *  Wellness topics that change each month

 *  Links to information about counseling services

 *  Resources and valuable links about how to find important
    information about emotional and substance abuse topics

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Neuroscientist James Hudspeth, of Rockefeller
University in New York is studying deaf zebrafish
in seeing how they regrow their own hair cells,
ever so essential for one's hearing.

He would tap on the tanks that contain these
zebrafish. Those that scatter are hearing;
those that don't scatter are deaf!

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The Deaf and the Law

New York mayor Bloomberg wants to remove 15,000 street
fire alarm boxes; it would help reduce $2.5 million
from the fire department budget.

In 1997, a federal judge said removal of these boxes
violates the civil rights of the deaf.

New York is arguing that Los Angeles, Philadelphia
and Chicago already removed these boxes. And that
technology nowadays allows the deaf to alert
fire department in event of real fire.

Stay tuned!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

where does ADA stand after 20 years

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ada20years/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

network was talking about Chelsea King

it was captioned as:

she was an honors stupidity (student)

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What became of?

Jeffrey Cougler


- past

NTID/RIT graduate, 1975; employed as creative director, Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey


- present

pursuing a doctorate at RIT 


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


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Should we conduct a DPN (Deaf President Now) rally
directed towards NCI for their refusal to hire a deaf
person for the top post? The DEAFDIGEST learned that
a leader of a national organization of the deaf sent
NCI a blistering letter, blasting them for backing
away from hiring the deaf.
  That leader said "The recent changes at NCI have
shut us out completely - no true deaf representation."

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The FCC has announced its make-up of its Consumer
Advisory Committee. Two of its members are either
deaf or hard of hearing. Six other members work
in deaf-related positions.
   Is that enough or do we need more Deaf Power?
We are talking about 8 of our friends on this
35-member committee, clearly a minority.

....


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:
 
a posting on a deaf-related yahoogroup said:



Insurance Companies will pay for Viagra but not 
hearing aids



How dense could these insurance companies be?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You misplace your cell phone when you need it to VP on 
the phone for a customer.  Lucky for you, your customer 
brings her cell phone and the two of you use it to conduct 
the appointment via VP.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Your supervisor asks:

Are the forms ready to be logged out?



You thought the supervisor said:

Have you logged out the forms?



You overreact because you were not supposed to log out
but to set up these forms for someone else to log out!




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

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DeafBook of the Week


Deaf Heritage in Canada
Clifton Carbin
1996


it parallels the work Jack Gannon did with the Deaf
Heritage book



DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent. 

Happy reading !

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position opening
Residential Counselor-ASL
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Metropolitan Washington, DC area

The Residential Counselor-ASL is a position responsible for the direct
care of our residents in one of our group homes located in Rockville
area. This Residential counselor will initiate and promote consumer
participation in activities, providing appropriate care and promoting a
community oriented environment within the home.  Qualifications:  MUST
BE FLUENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE. High School degree or equivalent
education/experience, and a valid drivers' license.  Must be able to
lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor to provide
assistance to consumers.  The Residential Counselor must be able to pass
all background checks including Drug Testing.

Monday - Friday, sleepover 3:00pm - 11:00pm; 6:00am - 9:00am

Please submit your Resume at mailto:jobs@jfgh.org

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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 

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
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 TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. 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: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend 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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Vacancy Announcement
American Sign Language Lecturer
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Speech and Hearing Sciences

A non-tenure track Lecturer position in ASL will be available beginning in 
August, 2010. This is a 10 month appointment with the possibility for 
additional teaching in the summer. 

Qualifications:  Native or near-native competence in American Sign 
Language; Master's degree in teaching ASL, linguistics, or related field 
preferred but qualified individuals with a Bachelor's degree plus ASL 
teaching experience will be considered. Candidates should have expertise 
in Deaf culture and interpreting and must be able to work with Deaf and 
hearing students and faculty.  

Responsibilities:  Teach ASL courses ranging from introductory to 
advanced, develop course content and curriculum. The qualified applicant 
will be able to engage in the ASL program including external symposia and 
retreats. Participation in faculty service also is expected.

Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.  

To ensure full consideration, application must be received by April 9.  

Send a letter of application, vita or resume, official transcripts and 
three letters of recommendation to: 

Amy Cornwell, 
Chair of Search and Screen Committee, 
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, 
Indiana University, 
200 S. Jordan Avenue, 
Bloomington, IN  47405.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer.

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position opening
Child Care Workers 
Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf is currently
accepting applications for overnight and residential Child Care
Workers.

The awake overnight counselor is responsible first and foremost for
the safety and supervision of the children during these critical
overnight and early morning hours.  This counselor is responsible to
ensure the students remain safe and comfortable throughout the night.
  Requirements: Human service experience preferred. A second language
fluency in ASL or ability to demonstrate progressing ASL skills.   
 
The residential Child Care Worker is responsible for implementing
treatment plans and for the direct care and safety of the children
residing at Walden School.   Requirements: Training or degree in
human service field, understanding of mental health and children's
issues, 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience.  A second
language fluency in ASL.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to 

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

mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org 
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Walden School, located on TLC's Framingham campus, serves deaf
students ages 8-21 challenged by severe social and emotional
difficulties.

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Seeking Applicant for:
Counselor/Academic Advisor
NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Provide personal counseling, career counseling, and academic advising and 
related teaching services to an assigned caseload of NTID-supported 
students. Serve as a student advocate and provide consultation resources 
to technical and support faculty as well as administrators regarding 
caseload students. 

Major Responsibilities:
Provide personal and career counseling and academic advising to assigned 
caseload students. Consult with institute faculty, staff, parents, 
vocational rehabilitation advisors and others, as appropriate. Maintain 
case notes on all students following ACA guidelines. Participate in 
counseling department meetings, academic department meetings, committee 
meetings, and professional development activities as required. Participate 
in counseling supervision on at least a quarterly basis or as needed. 
Submit quarterly counseling/advising reports and annual appraisals in a 
timely manner. Teach courses (Freshman Seminar, Career Decision Making) as 
needed. Assist in curriculum development or professional presentations, as 
needed. Personal and professional behavior is in adherence with the 
American Counseling Association, National Academic Advising Association, 
and department and university policies, procedures and ethical guidelines. 

Qualifications: 
Master's degree in counseling, psychology, or social work required. 
Professional licensure, certification preferred. Minimum of one year, 
preferred three years of supervised clinical counseling/academic 
advising/career counseling experience with Deaf and hard of hearing 
adults, preferably in a college environment. 
Sign language proficiency required. Understanding of Deaf culture and the 
psychological aspects of Deafness, as well as knowledge of college student 
development and cultural diversity required. Teaching experience 
preferred. Basic computer literacy preferred. 
Must demonstrate strong ability to work as a team member and have 
excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional Details:
NTID Student and Academic Services recruits and hires Counselors/Academic 
Advisors (C/AA) at different levels of experience and skill in its career 
ladder, i.e. C/AA Level I, II, and III titles. Placement in the career 
ladder and assignment will be determined by experience, professional 
licensure, certification, and skill proficiency level.

The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal/written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results as determined by Human Resources. 
Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer.  All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application.

Application deadline: April 7, 2010

Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume 
and cover letter should be uploaded via this website 
http://mycareer.rit.edu in order to be considered for any positions you 
are interested in. Keyword search: IRC#37081.

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2010/2011 School Year Openings
* P-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher
* Licensed Practical Nurse
Washington School for the Deaf 
Vancouver, WA

Start Date: Training prior to the start of the 2010/2011 School Year

Located in beautiful Vancouver, Washington - just minutes from 
Portland, Oregon

* P-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher, Salary Range: 
$34K-64K/yr depending on education & experience

* Licensed Practical Nurse, Swing Shift, Salary Range: 
$2920-3819 per month

Both positions are eligible for the full state employee benefits 
package

Visit http://www.wsd.wa.gov for more information and an application 
packet.

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(updated March 14th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, 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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Executive Director
Buffalo, NY

http://deafdigest.com/jobs1-2/

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interpreter
Woodlands, TX

http://deafdigest.com/jobs3-2/

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voc rehab
Baltimore, MD

http://deafdigest.com/jobs5-2/

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Special notes:

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DeafDigest Gold - March 7, 2010

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
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ASL Videos of the Week:
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click on the arrow to start the video

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Other monthly charges apply. Go to
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For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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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 popular deaf improvisional actor in Edmonton
http://deafdigest.com/connor/


A promising deaf composer
http://deafdigest.com/lloydcoleman/


- Very Hot News 

Google said all videos will be captioned, thanks
to its speech-recognition technology. Is this
great or not so great? The English language has
so many, many accents. Would the technology
allow an accurate captioning no matter what
the accent is? And would ASL videos be also 
captioned?


- Thursday March 4th

Deron Emmons, who is deaf, reached settlement with
Family Services Association, Inc, Dayton, Ohio
over a job discrimination lawsuit. Emmons was
offered a position as director of the agency's
Community Services for the Deaf, but which offered
less pay than his previous position as project
director. This lower salary offer led to the
lawsuit.


- Friday March 5th

The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center 
in Shreveport, Louisiana, has been awarded $1.3
million in grant money from the Department of Commerce 
Broadband Technology Opportunity Program. It is
being earmarked for the VRI project the center
will offer. 


- Saturday March 6th

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Germany, has come
up with a lip reading machine that is being featured at
the upcoming Hanover CeBIT trade show. The machine is
supposed to pick up mouth muscle activity movements
that would be translated into words.  Will it work?
Stay tuned.


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


..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

It is a Deja vu in Deaf Sports as far as France is concerned.
It has always been an issue between Deaf Sports and Disabled
Sports in that the latter wishes to control our sports. And
that we, the deaf, wish to control our sports.

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) could not
reach agreement with the Federation Francaise Handisport (FHH),
on allowing the French deaf to control their own sports.

As a result, FHH "terminated" the meeting. The ICSD is now seeking
legal means with various international sports bodies.

In a statement, ICSD said:

ICSD remains committed to find solution for French Deaf Athletes

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors:  
Explore Your Future!

College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and 
juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business, 
computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future 
(EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester 
Institute of Technology. 

Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2010: July 17 - 22 and 
July 24 - 29.

The program brings together more than 200 students from around the 
country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related 
activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun 
and friendship.   

On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps 
them prepare their student for life after high school.

Cost is $650 and includes everything except spending money and 
transportation. 

To apply online, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFDD

For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail 
mailto:EYFinfo@rit.edu
 
Application deadline is April 30.

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

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

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


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

click on the arrow to start the video

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Camp Isola Bella 2010
Berkshire Mountains, Connecticut

High in the Berkshire Mountains, there is a shining lake with a
beautiful island in the middle with the name of "Isola Bella"
which means beautiful Island in Italian.

It's a scenic island estate that has been turned into a
recreational/residential summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing
children from all over the country.

The camp provides a wide variety of educational and recreational
activities which are designed first and foremost to be FUN - but
it is fun with purpose.

The camp's philosophy, "learning through experience," is put into
effect in three ways: self-esteem, physical fitness, and
knowledge/skills.

Campers, ranging in age from 8 years to 17 years old, have expressed
many wonderful memories of past camp experiences.  A wide range of
activities are offered to provide appropriate challenges for the
campers.  Some of these activities include:  swimming, boating,
archery, arts & crafts, nature study, hiking, overnight camping,
field trips, and more.

New session:  Leadership and Literacy Camp
Camp Isola Bella is excited to offer a two-week fun-filled session
devoted to enhancing leadership and literacy for students in the
5th-8th grades.

In this program, there will be a strong emphasis on literacy
activities and leadership challenges while fostering a positive and
cooperative atmosphere that will allow each camper to thrive.
Criteria for eligibility:

- Deaf/Hard of hearing student in grades 5-8

- In good academic standing with leadership potential

- Letter of recommendation from an academic teacher and an
administrator

Dates and prices:

- Leadership & Literacy * (grades 5-8) runs from June 27 to July 9
Cost: $750 plus deposit $50 non-refundable application processing fee
* Letter of recommendation needed from an academic teacher and school
administrator

- Youth Recreation * (ages 8-12) runs from July 11 to July 17
Cost: $400 plus deposit $50 non-refundable application processing fee
* CODA welcome

- Teen Adventure * (ages 13-17) runs from July 25 to August 7
Cost $750 plus deposit $50 non-refundable application processing fee
* CODA welcome

Note:  Spaces are limited for CODAs based on first come, first serve.

We have counselor and nurse position available.  Go to:
http://www.ASD-1817.org and select employment to fill out the
application forms.

For more information about Camp Isola Bella please contact Camp Director
Steve Borsotti at mailto:steve.borsotti@asd-1817.org or visit the
American School for the Deaf website at http://www.asd-1817.org

Your children will thank you!

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

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

click on the arrow to start the video

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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THIS 4-YEAR OLD DEAF KID IS A WOW !
   A newspaper story was written up like this:

His 4-year-old son is deaf, yet he can put on his shoes, 
use the bathroom, and warm up Hot Pockets in the 
microwave.

   Is it supposed to be a "wow" because the child is
deaf?
   It is not a "wow" because all 4-year old children,
both deaf and hearing, are supposed to have learned
how to perform these simple every day tasks.

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A CSUN DECAL IN WASHINGTON, DC
   In a Washington, DC supermarket parking lot,
DeafDigest editor spotted a CSUN decal in the back
of the car.
   The CSUN decal was fingerspelled. Should we assume
it is a deaf transfer student or a deaf graduate
student from CSUN that is attending Gallaudet?
   Or is it a hearing student that bought the decal
because he liked the idea of fingerspelling?


COMPARING MATLIN WITH OTHER OSCAR WINNERS
   The USA Today, March 4th edition, ran a piece on
past Oscar winners. As we all know, Marlee Matlin
won an Oscar in 1986.
   The article ran a list of Oscar winners' future
acting roles, within 5 years of their win. Morgan
Freeman had 16 roles, Whoopi Goldberg, 14 roles,
Anthony Hopkins, 14 roles, Jim Broadbent, 14 roles
and Michael Caine, 13 roles.
   Marlee Matlin? She landed 4 roles in 5 years
after her Oscar win. 
   This may be misleading because the older Marlee
got, the more roles she has landed. Many other Oscar
winners were not so lucky!


POSITIONS GAINED AT VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR DEAF & BLIND
   Amid budgetary cuts affecting many residential schools
for the deaf, Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind
has gained 37 authorized positions. These positions
were backed by general fund money.
   How is this happening? The state legislature
agreed to the increase of positions two yeas ago
in a budgetary two-year cycle - before - funding
crisis got worse and worse.
   The disclaimer is that lawmakers may still
try to take back some of these authorized positions.
Let's hope it will never happen. 




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

Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss

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



A POLICE TRAINING SCENARIO
   Police departments across USA have their own training
sessions, where rookie and veteran officers go through
different scenarios.
   As described in a newspaper story:

In a simulated traffic stop scenario, a trainer playing the 
driver got out of his vehicle and approached me. The
"driver" handed me a card saying he was deaf. Good thing 
I didn't shoot him with a fake pistol, even if he was obviously 
ignoring my commands to stay in his car.

   This has happened in real life to a leader of a deaf
community. In a real traffic stop he was instructed, via
gestures, to stay in his car. He didn't and the police
officers swooped on him. Fortunately, nothing serious
came out of it



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

am too embarrassed to wear it in public


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Tyson Gillies deals with being almost deaf


Baseball fans know that Tyson is a hot prospect with
the Philadelphia Phillies, and much have been written
up about his deafness. To be almost deaf means he is
hearing but on the verge of deafness?????

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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA
12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net
302-436-5384 (FAX)

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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. 

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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 than
last year ... just $105 with free parking and unlimited free
internet!  For your planning convenience, the website has the
dates from 2010 to 2020 posted.

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 venues
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 Association for Airline Passenger Rights
has requested that the US Department of Transportation
require airplanes to install captions on in-flight
movies.

Would it be a sticky issue? What if the plane starts
its flight in Europe enroute to an American city?
Would the airline refuse to install captions on
grounds that ADA does not extend beyond American
borders?

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Dimitri Kanevsky
deaf inventor with many patents

http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/kanevsky.index.html

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Question of the week:

Q. How do I file captioning complaints with the FCC?

A. click on:
https://esupport.fcc.gov/sform2000/formC!input.action?form_http://deafdigest.com/cgi-bin/s.pl?which=1-03-7-2010-18-18&page=2000C




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 every single fast food drive in outlets in
USA are deaf-friendly; a few are, many are not.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1918 - during the big influenza epidemic that
hit everywhere in the world, Joseph Dill Baker, not
deaf, was concerned for the health of students and
faculty at Maryland School for the Deaf. He enlisted
the assistance of several outside nurses to assist
the school nursing staff. As a result, there were no
fatalities. Joseph was part of the generations of the
Bakers that have served on the school Board of
Visitors.


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Deaf and the Money:

$252 million dollars


This was what Yann Spindler, a deaf man, hoped to win in
the New York Mega Millions lottery. He wanted the
winnings to be earmarked towards a new school for 
the deaf.

The problem was that the "winning" ticket he presented
was counterfeit and he was arrested on the spot.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

wish to crunch disability statistics?

Do click on:
http://disabilitycompendium.org/

of course, we have to assume that a percentage of the
disabled is deaf.


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DeafResources

Alexander Graham Bell, who advocated oralism, invented the
telephone; Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf, was a prolific
inventor.

Both men did not like each other. Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/bellversusedison/

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

baseball pitcher at Pierce College
http://deafdigest.com/williamchapman/


A deaf wrestler at University of Wyoming
http://deafdigest.com/leehelbig-2/



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Job announcement
Deaf Community Outreach Assist at UCSD
San Diego, CA

A new Job #51012 
Deaf Community Outreach Assist at UCSD to work with
Melanie Nakaji

job is at:
http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/jobsearch.aspx?search=51012&x=0&y=0

Please apply on-line:
http://jobs.ucsd.edu/HowToApply.aspx


DESCRIPTION:
Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Project Manager, the
project assistant will provide the PI and Project Manager with
administrative and research support for the American Sign Language (ASL)
Interpreting Training Program. Responsibilities will include: gathering
information on the various cancers via internet searches; copying,
compiling, and filing consent documents; performing data collection and data
entry; assisting with editing promotional and recruitment materials;
assisting with maintaining grant timeline; assisting with reviewing website
of online ASL library and providing feedback to the web designer;
maintaining calendar of PI; processing purchase orders, payment
authorizations, and mileage reimbursements. Job duties will also include:
triaging and handling telephone calls for the deaf staff members; setting up
staff meetings; setting up in-person and webinar consensus conferences among
the project's various consultants; arranging all travel for staff and
consultants; processing purchase orders and reimbursements; ordering
supplies; submitting annual reports and assisting in the preparation of IRB
updates and renewals; managing the project's EndNote databases; and
assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

- Must have access to reliable transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Bilingual in English and American Sign Language.
* Demonstrated knowledge of video phone relay services and ASL interpreting
agencies.

* Knowledge of resources available to Deaf community. Demonstrated cultural
competency toward Deaf community and sensitivity to health care needs of
Deaf community.

* Demonstrated experience with federal grant submission and reporting
guidelines.

* Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, EndNote and PubMed programs and
familiarity with SPSS.

* Ability to create basic flyers and educational materials appropriate for
the Deaf community.
Preferred:

* Demonstrated understanding of Human Subjects and other UCSD basic
procedures, policy, and forms, including MyTravel, IFIS, purchase orders,
recharges, payment authorization, mileage reimbursements and Marketplace.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must have valid CA Driver's license.

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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 Vacancy Notice
Position:       Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date:        August 2010        
Position:        Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired        

Nature of Work:        Provide academic programs for elementary and/or 
middle/high school students and other duties as assigned.        
Minimum 

Qualifications:        Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a 
Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive 
and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree 
acceptable, Master's degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or 
Language Arts Certification.        

Salary:        Commensurate with education and experience        

Benefits:        Comprehensive fringe benefit package included        

To Apply:        Interested persons are to submit a letter of 
application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification 
and three letters of recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330        

Location:        ISDB campus in Gooding.        
Closing Date:        Open until filled.        

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger 
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later 
than five days after the employees' first day of employment with the 
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, 
whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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position vacancy
Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is 
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening 
effective July 1, 2010.

- Supervising Head Teacher - Elementary

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon 
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits 
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most 
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The 
position is open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the 
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on 
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: 
http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/   

For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer 
to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human 
Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the 
position.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksd.state.ks.us  
Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency
                                
Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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looking for
Behavioral Health Team Leader
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
Pittsburgh, PA

Looking for  Enthusiastic Behavioral Health Team Leader/
for Outpatient/Adult Behavioral health Treatment team  to work 
with and supervise a team of clinicians who work in a well 
established 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. You will 
have the opportunity to work with program planners to build community 
services for the Deaf.   
 
In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile therapist will provide 
community-based mobile mental health individual and group therapy 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 work with other therapist, 
the consulting psychiatrist, office of vocational rehabilitation 
counselors and case managers in a collaborative model.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical 
documentation and charting according to Federal, State, County and 
Organizational polices and procedures. 
 
Send resume to:

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:KKTarasenkov@mercybh.org

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$5,000 Sign On Bonus
CLINICIAN
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
New Jersey

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a 
tightly knit team of accomplished professionals that help give 
people in our care every opportunity to live life to the fullest. 

Through our commitment to support, technology and training, we 
think you will find one of the most rewarding and satisfying 
experiences of your career.

As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program 
providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing 
people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical 
case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and 
treatment planning to consumers within a variety of therapeutic 
settings and specialty areas.  

Responsibilities include:
- performing comprehensive clinical assessments
- interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
- developing/implementing treatment strategies

- providing clinical case management services, including the 
coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical 
and community services

- maintaining documents and medical records
- report writing
- providing crisis intervention
- developing discharge plans

- advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side 
effects

- handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or 
related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with 
the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and 
counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct, 
age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be 
expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical, 
organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign 
Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For 
immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.4511, or e-mail your resume 
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org 

When e-mailing, put "Clinician - ACCESS Program" in the e-mail subject 
line.  

EOE M/F/D/V

Faith, Care and Medicine…Working Together

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
http://www.stjosephshealth.org 

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Job Announcement
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accommodation Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Work in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin at a Big Ten campus full of 
academic, athletic, and cultural activity. More information about 
campus and the Madison area can be found by visiting the Visitor 
and Information Programs link at:

http://www.wisc.edu/about/location.php

Job Duties:
Recommend and facilitate appropriate and effective services for students 
who are DHH to ensure their access to the physical, educational, and 
social activities of the University of Wisconsin. The DHH Accommodation 
Specialist is the primary point person for students, faculty and staff in 
the delivery of services and accommodations in the classroom.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and recent and significant professional experience with 
individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in an educational setting is 
required. A master's degree in education, counseling, social work or a 
related field and professional experience with individuals who are Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing preferred.

Salary:
MINIMUM  $37,000

For a complete job description qualifications listing, and application 
procedures see:

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_063796.html

Applications must be received by  March 8, 2010

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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

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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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clerk/receptionist for the deaf
Austin, Texas

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Queens, NY

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(updated March 7th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  HIV Educator (WSR) - Los Angeles, CA


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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Avril D. Thompson,
not deaf, who departed us recently. She abandoned her
promising career as a professional singer when
her son was born deaf. Wanting the best for her son,
she wanted him enrolled at Texas School for the Deaf.
Local educators (Houston) told her no; he had to stay
home and attend local schools. She fought them and
won - and which led to state legislators approving
a law that gave parents of the deaf more options
in the educational needs of their children. Currently
Texas is one of the few states that allow parents
to bypass local districts to send their children to
residential schools.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

letter to newspaper, objecting to deaf and dumb phrase
http://deafdigest.com/southafricannewspaper/


long wait to repair a broken hearing aid
http://deafdigest.com/brokenhearingaid/


- Very Hot News

The Ohio Supreme Court threw out a murder
conviction that was deliberated by a jury
that consisted of a deaf juror. The defense
argument, that the Court agreed, was that
there was no way a deaf juror could
understand the voice nuances in the 911 call
that was introduced as piece of evidence.
Two members of the state Supreme Court did
not agree but was outvoted 5-2.



- Sunday February 28th

New Zealand's National Foundation for the Deaf is pushing
late deafened people to submit their compensatory claims
for their hearing losses to the government's Accident 
Compensation Corporation. This government group would
only compensate the late deafened whose loss has
reached the 6 percent hearing loss threshold.

Six percent? Exactly what does that mean because there is
no such a thing as hearing loss measured in percentages;
hearing loss is measured in decibels.


- Monday March 1st

Maggie Wittland is a hearing mother of Hannah, a
deaf child. They live in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Fearing for the safety of her daughter playing
outside she wanted the city to put up a
Deaf Child sign on their street. Council Bluffs
said no, not because of attitude but because
this municipality does not put up these signs!
One thing about Deaf Child signs; these stay
put for years, even when the deaf child has
grown up and has become an adult and has
moved out!



- Tuesday March 2nd

The Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
West Allis, Wisconsin is no more - only because
it has changed its name to the Center for 
Communication, Hearing & Deafness. This
center has been in business for 80 years. 


- Wednesday March 3rd

Add Kentucky to the growing shortlist of
states that have introduced moviehouse
captioning bills. There are doubts, however,
that the Kentucky bill will pass, but the
fact that it was introduced is a "step in
the door"



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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that
during 2009 nearly 21,500 claims of disability-related
employment discrimination were filed. We do not, however,
know how many of these claims were deaf-related.

..

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A STUPID LANDLORD IN ENGLAND
   It happened few years ago. A hearing landlord refused to
rent an apartment to a deaf-blind man.
   The deaf-blind man sued, and won. It cost the landlord
three things:

-  to pay a lawyer in legal fees
-  to pay the deaf-blind man a lot of money for punishment
-  to allow deaf-blind man to live rent-free for rest of his life!


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


THE FAMOUS BASKETBALL MOVIE - THE HOOSIERS
   The famous movie, the Hoosiers, was produced in 1986. It
is still the best basketball movie in Hollywood history.
   The character, Jimmy Chitwood, who scored the last second
basket to help his high school win the state championship,
was supposed to be deaf. It was part of the script. And
in fact, there was a brief conversation among the actors
during the filming that mentioned Chitwood's deafness.
   Unfortunately, the film editors, cut out the
scene that mentioned Chitwood's deafness!

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

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


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(updated posting - 2 NEW links)

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THESE PUZZLING COMMERCIALS
   We watch these TV commercials where the corporate
TTY numbers are listed at the bottom of the screen for
the benefit of deaf consumers?
   TTY is practically obsolete and on its way out the door.
Do these corporations realize that?


GALLAUDET AND GEORGE WASHINGTON'S DREAM
   First president George Washington had a dream.
He wanted a national university to be located in
Washington, DC.
   His dream did not work out, but there are two
federally funded universities in Washington, DC -
Howard University and Gallaudet University.
   So, in a way, Washington's dream worked out,
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THE CI AS A PIECE OF EVIDENCE
   A Bones TV series ran an old episode this week 
on a CI as a piece of evidence!
   The leading characters were investigating
burnt human bones when they discovered remnants of
a charred CI piece.
   Investigating, they found serial numbers on that
CI, which helped them solve the crime.
   DeafDigest is not sure if it was the first time
a CI was part of a TV episode. In the past it was
either a lip reading deaf witness, or a ASL signing
character that helped solve a TV crime.
   Interestingly enough, it was never a hearing aid
that was part of a criminal investigation, but now
this - a CI !


HEARING OR DEAF ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
   Schools for the deaf and social service agencies
both have board of directors. Many board members
are hearing, as well as deaf.
   Which is more important to the mission - 
deaf board members or hearing board members?
   Both are equally important! Hearing people,
with their contacts in the business and political
circles, are important. Deaf people, with their
knowledge of Deaf Rights, ADA issues, Deaf
Empowerment issues, are just as equally
important.
   Both cannot live without each other.



A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. How important is the VRS to the quality of our lives?

A. Very much so, not just for the deaf, but for the
deaf-blind, the hard of hearing, the oral, and other
segments in the hearing impaired community




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this - 

why do you sign? Deaf people can lip read.




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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People have asked why captioning sometimes appears when a program is
aired on one channel and then disappears when the program is later
broadcast on a different channel or on the Internet.

Just because something is captioned once does not mean it will remain
captioned in future broadcasts.   Sometimes a television program is
shown in different forms on different stations.  The program may be
shown on broadcast TV, cable, satellite, in-home video, or
syndication. 

Many times the program may be re-edited for later broadcast.  If a
program is re-edited, it needs to be captioned again.  Sometimes a
new distributor of a program may be unaware that the program was
captioned when it first aired and may show it without captions.

Another problem occurs when shows are broadcast on TV and later
appear on the Internet.   Even though the programming was captioned
when shown on TV, most times it will not be captioned on the
Internet.  While the FCC requires closed captioning for most
television broadcasts, that is not true for the Internet.  The FCC
does not currently require captioning on the Internet, DVDs, or video
games. 

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

become hearing either via CI or hearing aid or an operation



these are not the same as putting on eyeglasses to see better;
two completely different issues



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

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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 
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.

Features Include:
 
 *  An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can
    make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call
    for an interpreter in case of emergency

 *  Live videos about hospital accommodations

 *  Wellness topics that change each month

 *  Links to information about counseling services

 *  Resources and valuable links about how to find important
    information about emotional and substance abuse topics

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Alzheimer's Society in Great Britain has funded research
into dementia among deaf people that use British
Sign Language. Taking charge of the research is a team
from the University of Manchester working with
several other groups.

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The Deaf and the Law

In Trinidad, the law books say:

If, however, you have ever been convicted of an 
arrestable or indictable offence, are of unsound 
mind, or imbecile or deaf, or blind or afflicted 
with any other permanent infirmity of body or mind; 
or have been declared bankrupt, then you are 
disqualified from ever sitting as a juror.


In simple English, the deaf Trinidians cannot
serve on a jury


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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

how can a city become ADA-compliant?

Do click on:
http://www.proudlyaccessibledubuque.com/about.cfm

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

The USA World Couple (Cup) soccer team will practice soon

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What became of?

Tom Bastean


- past

Gallaudet football linebacker, the hero of
the 1970 homecoming day game against DC
Teachers College; Gallaudet was leading
19-14 in the dying minutes when DC Teachers
moved the ball, gaining ground, and threatening
to score to win the game. Tom intercepted their
pass and returned it for a long touchdown run 
to put the game out of reach. He, also, was part 
of the famous 1971 Dirty Thirty team.


- present

Assistant Superintendent, Missouri School for 
the Deaf


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


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   A recent TV program of "The New Explorers"
featured high incidence of deafness among
members of the Bedouin tribe.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   A school for the deaf being soundproofed for
airplane noises?
   Yes, and the affected school is Lexington
School for the Deaf which is in the backyard
of New York's LaGuardia Airport.
   The Port Authority will be spending 
$100,000 to soundproof the school.
   Remember there are hard of hearing students
and also hearing people that work at the school.


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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:
 
   Years ago, DeafDigest editor was employed by
a deaf social service agency.
   He never forgot an incident - regarding noise.
On that particular day, there was a group of
hearing visitors. The Deputy Director was concerned
that the noise, from deaf employees and from deaf
clients, would disturb the visitors.
   She asked all deaf people in the building to
quiet it down. All deaf employees complied
with the request - except for one employee,
shouting at the top of his lungs, accusing
hearing people of discriminating against the
deaf!

Go figure!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

While attending a conference, you find an expensive wallet with
credit cards and $3000.  You return everything to the owner
immediately.   The owner not only sends you a check for $100, he also
sends a letter to your supervisor, who in turn puts the letter into
your personnel file.


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


(from a subscriber)

My plumber just left...

He said to me...I need to go get my hammer

I was thinking....Hammer? for what??

Then he came back in a couple of minutes later with another guy
and I then realized that he had said...I need to go get my helper

Isn't lipreading something?   :)




hammer, helper!!!! Must catch that disappearing letter l 



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

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DeafBook of the Week


Notable Deaf Persons
by Gilbert C Braddock

published by Gallaudet University Alumni Association,
year 1975

many short profiles of prominent deaf individuals of
19th century and early 20th century




DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent. 

Happy reading !

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2010/2011 School Year Openings
* P-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher
* Licensed Practical Nurse
Washington School for the Deaf 
Vancouver, WA

Start Date: Training prior to the start of the 2010/2011 School Year

Located in beautiful Vancouver, Washington - just minutes from 
Portland, Oregon

* P-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher, Salary Range: 
$34K-64K/yr depending on education & experience

* Licensed Practical Nurse, Swing Shift, Salary Range: 
$2920-3819 per month

Both positions are eligible for the full state employee benefits 
package

Visit http://www.wsd.wa.gov for more information and an application 
packet.

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job announcement
School Psychologist
Time Base:     Full Time
Location:         Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:

M.A. Degree in School Psychology required. Emphasis on children with
emotional behavioral disorders.

Knowledge of Learning Disabilities preferred. Knowledge of deafness &
fluency in ASL necessary. Innovative & creative approach to serving and
motivating students.  Planning organization, motivation management and
evaluation skills.

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

Evaluates testing materials for appropriateness in use with Deaf 
students.

Assists the Program Administrator in conducting and /or arranging
in-service trainings and staff development  workshops/seminars.

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

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510  
fax # 802-9574

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job announcement
Coordinator of Northern Vermont Regional Program
Time Base: Full Time
Location: Northern Vermont

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Knowledge of Special Education laws  & procedures
* Knowledge of Child Development
* Proficiency in ASL
* Planning, organization, motivation & management skills
* Knowledge of curriculum and assessment

Responsibilities:
* Oversees all aspects of operation including Special Education
compliance for Northern VT Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.

* Facilitate IEP and 3 year evaluation meetings 
* Supervise and evaluate VCDHH staff working in a public school
* Provide LEA/school district with Medicaid paperwork monthly
* Develop and implement school budgets

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

or

mail: 
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510   
fax # 802-9574

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job announcement
Coordinator of Deaf Adult Services (S.VT) ACCESS  Program
Time Base:   Part Time
Location:    Brattleboro VT

Qualifications:
- BA and two years experience or alternative experience
considered.
        
- Experience with deafness and Deaf Culture required
- Basic fluency in American Sign Language and written English
- Valid Driver's license and personal car required
- Must be flexible …some evening work may be required

- Participates in community and employment with client, to
include light physical tasks (walking, standing, assisting 
deaf/blind clients as needed for mobility issues, etc.) 

Responsibilities:
- Coordinate program services and supervise staff

- Teaching clients independent living skills (home management)
and accessing of community resources, transitioning skills, 
employment community networking and on the job coaching, helps 
coordinate communication between client, referral agency, 
client's family, home care provider, and VCDHH  

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

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510  
fax # 802-9574

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

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

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations

- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget

- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

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

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510  
fax # 802-9574

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(updated March 7th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  HIV Educator (WSR) - Los Angeles, CA


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

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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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media specialist
Silver Spring, MD

http://deafdigest.com/jobsa/

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interpreter
Concord, NH

http://deafdigest.com/jobsc/

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Montgomery, AL

http://deafdigest.com/jobse/

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(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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DeafDigest – 01 March 2010

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 29, 2012

— Best “deaf” film wins Oscar

The movie “The Artist” won 3 Oscar honors – best picture,
director and lead actor. David Pierce, deaf CEO of Davideo
Productions, was happy about it, saying that we love silent
films and that voice is not always important for a movie to look
good. DeafDigest hopes The Artist success will give us future
non-voice films that we all, deaf and hearing, can enjoy.
— A newspaper was wrong about Marlee Matlin

A writer for The Charlotte Observer wrote that Marlee
Matlin was not successful since her Oscar-winning movie in
1986. The writer is wrong. Since 1986 she had nearly 50
different roles in TV series, movies and special TV
appearances. Yes, she struggles to get new roles, but
all hearing actors have these same struggles!
— Future drive-ins for the deaf at all McDonalds?

We have complained for years that McDonald’s drive-ins
are not friendly to us. Hopefully this will change – four
McDonald’s drive-ins at Morganton, NC (near North Carolina
SD) now have push buttons at the kiosks. It alerts the
inside staff that the driver is deaf and to give him the
order clipboard. If this experiment is successful then
hopefully the McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, IL
will install these special push buttons at all McDonald’s
outlets in USA!
— A deaf manager of world’s most popular fast food chain

Olivia Eson, just 20 years old, is deaf and is the manager
of McDonald’s at Bloomington, Illinois. She just won the
McDonald’s Chicago Region Crew Person of the Year honor, and
she is taking classes to move up on the McDonald’s management
ladder. She started working at McDonald’s at the age of 15 and
has made it her career. Yes, she deals with customers and with
her employees on a daily basis. DeafDigest does not think
she knows ASL.
— A college almost did not allow a deaf student to graduate!

Kelly Laatsch is a deaf junior at Central Michigan University.
Her goal is to become a teacher of the deaf. Because of a
crazy state rule, the college told her she is not allowed
to graduate! The rule is that all students must speak in English
(without an interpreter). When this story hit the newspapers
and TV news shows, the embarrassed college agreed to allow
her to graduate!

 

 

DeafDigest – 01 March 2010

DeafDigest Gold – February 28, 2010

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movingthecaptions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oralhistory/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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:

Sudden Hearing Syndrome
http://deafdigest.com/suddenhearingsyndrome/

Sign language learning without courses
http://deafdigest.com/signlanguagelearning/

– Very Hot News

Your favorite TV program has lousy captions. In the
past you may have felt helpless dealing with
indifferent TV stations and lackadaiscal engineers.
Not any more, if FCC intends to stick to its most
recent mandate – that lousy captioning complaints
be given immediate attention. Will this mandate
work? DeafDigest hope so because timetable on
complaints are not spaced in days but in months!
Bottom line – who will remember a bad captioning
that took place two months ago on a long forgotten
TV episode!

– Thursday February 25th

The New York City board of education wanted to
transfer a group of hearing students in one
public school to 47 School for the Deaf.  The
Deaf Community screamed and threatened to make
a big stink out of it at a scheduled public
hearing. The city backed off, but said it is
for the time being. Just stay tuned.

– Friday February 26th

The plans for the 2010 French Quarter Festival
in New Orleans have been announced. It will
take place on April 9-11. The event poster
has been designed by Christy Works-Boutte.
She is deaf and graduated from the
Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota,
Florida.

– Saturday February 27th

A group of future engineers, scientists and technicians
at Rochester School for the Deaf? Why not, since the
school will be fielding a robotics team that will
compete at the Robotics competition that will be
taking place next weekend at RIT. The deaf group
will not go at it alone; they’re being schooled by
a support group of robotics-knowledgeable mentors
in the community, both deaf and hearing. The team
web site is at: http://www.team3162.com

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Gallaudet needs two track and field coaches

Needed two coaches for 2009-2010 Gallaudet Track and Field team.
These positions will report to Head Coach Thomas Withrow. People with
experience in Sprinting and Mid-Distance as well as Pole Vault are
encouraged to apply.

Requirements:
Must have some experience as a track and field Coach or significant
experience as a runner.  Must be available for practices starting
around 4:15pm and ending at 5:30pm daily, Track competitions will go
on Saturday’s and travel accommodations will be paid for. Must be
devoted to the improvement of our Track and Field Athletes

Compensation:
Will be based on experience. There will be coaching stipend
available.

If interested please contact Coach Thomas Withrow at
mailto:tewithrow@aol.com

These positions will start ASAP.

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Sophomores and Juniors:
Explore Your Future!

College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and
juniors who are interested in learning about careers in art, business,
computers, engineering and science, can attend Explore Your Future
(EYF), a summer career exploration program offered at Rochester
Institute of Technology.

Two sessions are scheduled for summer 2010: July 17 – 22 and
July 24 – 29.

The program brings together more than 200 students from around the
country to live in RIT residence halls, take part in career-related
activities, and enjoy social events during an exciting week of fun
and friendship.

On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps
them prepare their student for life after high school.

Cost is $650 and includes everything except spending money and
transportation.

To apply online, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFDD

For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail
mailto:EYFinfo@rit.edu

Application deadline is April 30.

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FRUSTRATIONS IN WATCHING CAPTIONS
Many of us have watched a football game or
a basketball game on TV, but cannot follow
the scores because the captions hide it.
We have complained for years but this
problem continues.
One captioner said he can move the captions
away from the scores; the reason why he
doesn’t move it because he does not watch
the captions while he is typing very fast
to keep up with the voices.
He also said that the engineers in the
TV room can move the captions away from the
scores. But many of them don’t, and it is
frustrating.

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

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

ORAL STORIES ON DEAF HISTORY
Deaf researchers and deaf historians use their
video equipment to tape signed interviews with
older deaf people. This is for deaf history
archives.
Do they interview older hearing people for
deaf history archives?
One deaf man wanted to know more about his
famous deaf grandfather. He went to a small town
where the grandfather grew up and asked questions
with some older hearing people. They all gave
him plenty of tales!

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

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

THE NAD AND THE JFAAN
There was an announcement that the NAD has become
part of the JFAAN.
What is JFAAN? Spelled in full, it is The Justice
for All Action Network. What is it supposed to do?
It is to work with other disabled-related organizations
in hopes of exerting influence with the national policies,
politics, media and culture.
A new concept, it is? Hardly, during the seventies
we had the same thing – but under a different name,
the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
(ACCD). At that time, the agenda was ADA, 504, etc.
TDI was part of the ACCD, but much disagreement
ensued with the organizational goals, policies
and procedures, and so, it pulled out. It slowly
led to the eventual collapse of ACCD.

A LONG TIME AGO DEAF FIREFIGHTER IN SMALL TOWN
When a person passes away, and if there are no
newspaper articles about him, then he may be be
a mystery generations later.
Eddie Wales, who was deaf, was both a boxer and
a firefighter in Ballymoney, a small town in
Northern Ireland during the thirties and forties.
To be deaf and to be a firefighter is interesting,
hence the mystery as to his firefighting duties.
Did he enter the buildings and fight fires or
was he relegated to light firefighting duties or
was he relegated to the support staff?
We shall never know!

THE WARREN BUFFETT CONNECTION TO IOWA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Warren Buffett, described as the world’s most successful
investor, lives in Omaha. He, however, has a connection
with the Iowa School for the Deaf which is across the river
in Council Bluffs.
J. Schuyler Long, the school principal years way back,
has the high school building named after him. Long’s
granddaughter is the late Susan Thompson Buffett. She was
Warren’s late wife.

A MISLEADING ADVICE
An advice column in a newspaper said:

Speak easy, the deaf will understand

Deaf will understand? Not always; lip reading is
tricky. And the deaf person would hate it if the
hearing person would “exaggerate” his lip movements.
Instead, if the deaf person does not understand, then
be ready with notepad and pen.

A DEAF MANAGER OF A RESTAURANT
Big restaurants are operated by managers; it is a huge
responsibility – making sure nothing goes wrong and dealing
with small crises every day.
Crises can drive hearing managers crazy, and so, is it
a good profession for a deaf person in the hospitality
business?
Well, Nancy Watson, who is deaf, is the manager of
the Kona Grill in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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

American Sign Language Teachers Association

For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/aslta/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

strange noises freak me out

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is determinedly deaf,

Is that same thing as being profoundly deaf?

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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to Boston, MA
12-days, September 18-September 29, 2010

For more info contact:
Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net
302-436-5384 (FAX)

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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
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make an appointment. Thank you.

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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 than
last 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 venues
offering you so many hours of classes as inexpensively as the
Silent Weekends. Just check them out and register at
http://www.DrSign.com  Regular registration deadline is March 15.

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 Association for Airline Passenger Rights
has requested that the US Department of Transportation
require airplanes to install captions on in-flight
movies.

Would it be a sticky issue? What if the plane starts
its flight in Europe enroute to an American city?
Would the airline refuse to install captions on
grounds that ADA does not extend beyond American
borders?

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Lauren Weibert
professional snowboarder

she is deaf

http://720boardshop.com/?p=311

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Question of the week:

Q. My doctor said:

bring your own interpreter

Is he correct?

A. No. He is breaking the law according to
ADA regulations.

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 newspaper said:

Postal service: Projected to lose 13 percent of the 748,000
jobs it had in 2008.

DeafDigest wishes that all of our current deaf postal
service employees are safe and not in danger of
losing their jobs

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1981 – Australian Theatre of the Deaf is
founded. It continues to thrive in its 29th year of
operations

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Deaf and the Money:

there are two sure things in life, both of which are
unavoidable – death and, ugh, taxes.

Tax season continues until midnight April 15th.

The IRS, however, has tips for us, the deaf, to
save money on taxes.

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

(the link was supposed to show up in last week’s
edition; it didn’t and for this, DeafDigest
apologizes for this oversight. Thank you for
bearing with DeafDigest)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

over 30

the number of deaf-related organizations in the
San Francisco Bay area

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DeafResources

Ten Commandments of Deaf Culture
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-10-comandments/

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

a 3-sport mainstreamed athlete in Indiana
http://deafdigest.com/tylermcachren/

Eric Ognibene, past elite diver
http://deafdigest.com/ericognibene/

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Position Vacancy Notice
Position:      Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

Begin Date:    August 2010   
Position:    Instructor of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired   

Nature of Work:    Provide academic programs for elementary and/or
middle/high school students and other duties as assigned.   
Minimum

Qualifications:    Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification with a
Hearing Impaired Endorsement or ability to obtain; excellent receptive
and expressive skills in American Sign Language; Bachelor’s degree
acceptable, Master’s degree preferred; Desired Math, Science or
Language Arts Certification.   

Salary:    Commensurate with education and experience   

Benefits:    Comprehensive fringe benefit package included   

To Apply:    Interested persons are to submit a letter of
application, resume, official transcripts, copies of certification
and three letters of recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330   

Location:    ISDB campus in Gooding.   
Closing Date:    Open until filled.   

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later
than five days after the employees’ first day of employment with the
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting,
whichever is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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applications invited
ASL-English Interpreting Educator Position
Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY

Keuka College, located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York,
is an independent liberal arts-based college and a national leader in
experiential education.  We invite applications for an Assistant
Professor of ASL & ASL-English Interpreting.

Position:  Full-time (10 month) tenure-track position (pending budget
approval); teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester.

Starting Date: August 16, 2010.

Rank:  Assistant Professor

Responsibilities
– Teach ASL & ASL-English interpreting courses

– Participate in curriculum development, assessment, and program
planning with the ASL and ASL-English Interpreting Programs Director
and colleagues

– Work closely with the ASL & ASL-English Interpreting Program
Director and colleagues.

– Provide academic advising to students in the major

– Develop internship and practicum opportunities for pre-service
interpreters

– Participate actively in recruitment and retention of ASL &
ASL-English Interpreting students

– Contribute to the College and Humanities and Fine Arts Division
through participation in College and Division functions, activities,
committees

– Demonstrate continuing professional and educational growth and
maintain expertise in areas of teaching responsibility

Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in ASL Linguistics, Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf
Education, or related field required

– Native/near-native proficiency in ASL required.

– Possession of the ASLTA Certification, Certificate of Interpreting
(CI), or NIC from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
or Certification from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
(EIPA).

– Teaching experience related to ASL, Deaf Studies, & Interpreting
programs for at least 5 years at the post secondary level.

– Skill in establishing and maintaining effective professional/working
relationships with faculty and students

– Leadership & teamwork skills

– Skill in the use of SANS Sony Soloist and other ASL lab equipment
and software

– Skill in the use of multiple forms of electronic communication, such
as pager, email, & VP

Salary:  commensurate with credentials and experience.

Application process (please send electronic copies of material whenever
possible)
– Letter of application (outlining interest in the position,
qualifications, and approach to teaching)

– Current Curriculum Vitae

– Names of current professional references with VP, cell phone numbers
and e-mail contact information

– Three letters of recommendation

– Transcripts of all academic work (unofficial copies acceptable at
this time)

– Video of ASL skills and interpreting skills (see guidelines below)

Video of ASL skills and interpreting skills guidelines
– You may use DVD/CD or USB using quick time or media player. Label
the work with your name, topic and date.

– Video of ASL Skills: The video should begin with a signed
introduction (approx. 5-minutes in length) that includes your name,
background, your experience teaching ASL & Interpreting in the higher
education settings, why you are applying for an Assistant Professor in ASL &
ASL-English Interpreting faculty position, and what your teaching philosophy
is. Please provide the transcript of your signed information for those who
have no ASL skills.

– Video of Interpreting Skills (Deaf or hearing): You should provide
two un-rehearsed segments that include Spoken English to ASL / Deaf
Interpreting (5 minutes) and ASL to Spoken English Interpreting / Deaf
Interpreting (5 minutes).

Send materials to:
Ms. Janice Folts, jfolts@keuka.edu
Keuka College Human Resources,
141 Central Avenue,
Keuka Park, NY 14478-0068

Review of application will begin immediately; preference will be given
to applications received by March 5, 2010.

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position vacancy
Supervising Head Teacher – Elementary
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following position opening
effective July 1, 2010.

– Supervising Head Teacher – Elementary

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. The
position is open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out:
http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on this position, please refer
to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler, Human
Resources Office, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the
position.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksd.state.ks.us
Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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looking for
Behavioral Health Team Leader
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
Pittsburgh, PA

Looking for  Enthusiastic Behavioral Health Team Leader/
for Outpatient/Adult Behavioral health Treatment team  to work
with and supervise a team of clinicians who work in a well
established 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. You will
have the opportunity to work with program planners to build community
services for the Deaf.

In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile therapist will provide
community-based mobile mental health individual and group therapy 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 work with other therapist,
the consulting psychiatrist, office of vocational rehabilitation
counselors and case managers in a collaborative model.

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical
documentation and charting according to Federal, State, County and
Organizational polices and procedures.

Send resume to:

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:KKTarasenkov@mercybh.org

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$5,000 Sign On Bonus
CLINICIAN
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
New Jersey

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a
tightly knit team of accomplished professionals that help give
people in our care every opportunity to live life to the fullest.

Through our commitment to support, technology and training, we
think you will find one of the most rewarding and satisfying
experiences of your career.

As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program
providing behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing
people throughout NJ, you will provide psychotherapy and clinical
case management, along with ongoing psychosocial assessments and
treatment planning to consumers within a variety of therapeutic
settings and specialty areas.

Responsibilities include:
– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– interpreting data to formulate diagnosis
– developing/implementing treatment strategies

– providing clinical case management services, including the
coordination of service delivery, referrals and linkage to medical
and community services

– maintaining documents and medical records
– report writing
– providing crisis intervention
– developing discharge plans

– advising consumers on major psychotropic medications and their side
effects

– handling other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or
related field, appropriate NJ State licensure or eligibility, along with
the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, and
counsel individuals, groups or family members. Ability to provide direct,
age specific patient care as appropriate to treatment setting will also be
expected, as will superior oral/written communication, analytical,
organizational and problem-solving skills. Proficiency in American Sign
Language is required.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For
immediate consideration, please fax 973.754.4511, or e-mail your resume
to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org

When e-mailing, put “Clinician – ACCESS Program” in the e-mail subject
line.

EOE M/F/D/V

Faith, Care and Medicine…Working Together

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital – St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

A Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
http://www.stjosephshealth.org

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Job Announcement
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accommodation Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Work in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin at a Big Ten campus full of
academic, athletic, and cultural activity. More information about
campus and the Madison area can be found by visiting the Visitor
and Information Programs link at:

http://www.wisc.edu/about/location.php

Job Duties:
Recommend and facilitate appropriate and effective services for students
who are DHH to ensure their access to the physical, educational, and
social activities of the University of Wisconsin. The DHH Accommodation
Specialist is the primary point person for students, faculty and staff in
the delivery of services and accommodations in the classroom.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and recent and significant professional experience with
individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in an educational setting is
required. A master’s degree in education, counseling, social work or a
related field and professional experience with individuals who are Deaf
and Hard of Hearing preferred.

Salary:
MINIMUM  $37,000

For a complete job description qualifications listing, and application
procedures see:

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_063796.html

Applications must be received by  March 8, 2010

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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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skills trainer
St Louis, MO

http://deafdigest.com/jobs2/

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executive director
British Columbia

http://deafdigest.com/jobs4/

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interpreter
Panama City, Florida

http://deafdigest.com/jobs6/

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(updated February 28th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  HIV Educator (WSR) – Los Angeles, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jules Duquin,
Buffalo, NY, who departed us. He wore several hats,
a technician with a precision machinery control
company, a well-respected basketball and softball
referee. And also maintained the local TTY network
in the Buffalo deaf community during the sixties
and seventies. And when decoders came out in the
eighties, he made sure these devices worked properly
in these deaf homes.

His obit is at:
http://deafdigest.com/juliusjduquin/

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A deaf community disappointed at layoff of its advocate
http://deafdigest.com/surprise/

A quick rise and fall of a deaf-owned business empire
http://deafdigest.com/deringemployment/

– Very Hot News

Arizona lawyers versus the anti-captions Arizona movie
chain – an update:

both parties were ordered to negotiate. The chain made a
weak offer, which was quickly turned down. A lot of
captioning advocates have been pushing the Arizona
attorneys not to settle for too little, and that the
DC, New York and New Jersey settlements should not
be the standard.

And as a sidebar, Maryland House bill 1463, only very
recently introduced asks that:

Requiring a specified place of public accommodation to provide access to
closed-captioning technology for deaf and hard of hearing individuals;
requiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, in
consultation with the Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
to identify and approve the appropriate technology to provide reasonable
accommodation and to set the minimum number of showings in which
closed-captioning technology is required at a movie theater; etc.

– Sunday February 21st

Are we seeing a Beethoven in British composer Lloyd Coleman?
He is deaf, been deaf all his life. Yet deafness did not
stop him from loving classical music and being great
with it. And he is just 17 years old, and he has already
attracted attention and already written up in British
newspapers.

– Monday February 22nd

Members of the alumni of Clarke School for the Deaf
are upset. The school have changed its name only
that the alumni was not made aware of it.
It is now the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.
Not keeping the alumni informed of the name
change in advance is a big time mistake. It was
the  alumni, over the years, that raised the high
profile of the school. A school, any school, is
only as good as the solid alumni base behind it.

– Tuesday February 23rd

A deaf baby and a loud talking mother? This is
what researchers at the University of Western Sydney
in Australia are saying. In a way, DeafDigest is
puzzled – if the baby is profoundly deaf, what good
is a loud-speaking mother? Human nature, though
flawed?

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A group of Japanese attorneys, all hearing, are
upset that a deaf person could not get an
interpreter for participation in a jury.
Japanese constitution specifically allows
the a deaf person to become a juror with
proper accommodations. This was not done.
As a result, the attorney group is demanding
an official explanation from the judiciary
group that rejected the would-be deaf juror.

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THE KEYBOARD AND THE DEAF
The keyboard has always been important to the
deaf. First, it was the TTY, then it was the computer
for e-mail and now for deaf pagers.
Will the keyboard disappear? Voice technology may
cause keyboards to disappear. In the future hearing
people can use voice to operate the computer.
We must make sure that computer manufacturers
will always keep the keyboard even though voice
technology is coming up soon.

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

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

DEAF PEOPLE IN FIJI
Fiji is a nation, way out in the Pacific Ocean,
and it has about 320 islands, but most people
live in two Fiji islands.
Anyway there was a research that said that
almost six percent of the Fiji people are
deaf.
Six percent of population is high. Why is
it that?
DeafDigest guesses it is because of
interbreeding among the natives of Fiji
that causes deafness? Nothing about interbreeding
was mentioned in the research report.

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

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

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SUDDEN HELPLESSNESS
What is Sudden Helplessness? It is when
an interpreter does the unexpected. Examples
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– making personal uncalled for comments during the conference
– asking to be excused to go to the restroom
– distorting the comments by conference participants
– skipping scheduled assignments

Can’t happen? Wrong, it has happened. What is the
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Just make sure your interpreters are RID certified.
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COMMENTS FROM A HEARING ACTOR
We, the deaf, have complained for years that
deaf roles in movies and theater have been given
to hearing actors, that know no sign language.
This is a sticky issue among actors. They
pride themselves on being able to play any role.
Even Marlee Matlin herself said the same thing.
In a newspaper interview, actor Mandy Patinkin,
not deaf, said:

I’ve had arguments over this kind of thing for years;
the first time was with the National Theatre of the Deaf
director who felt the deaf part should be played by a
deaf person. I don’t disagree with that, but I’m an
actor and I want to play a deaf person, too. It’s a
competitive business. I’m here to be an actor and
I’ll play any role.

On the flip side, Darren Fudenske, a part time
deaf actor in New York, played a hearing role in
a small off-Broadway play!

ALWAYS A DUBIOUS CLAIM
What is a dubious claim to DeafDigest editor?
It is when a person says he is the first to
do something, or is the only person to do something.
A perfect example is the claim to have started
the first private school for the deaf in California.
Making the claim is Lois Huter Tarkanian, whose
husband Jerry Tarkanian was a famous basketball
coach at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her
son is Danny Tarkanian, who hopes to become a
senator.
First private school for the deaf in
California? Don’t know but there was one for
many years, the John Tracy Clinic, which
operates classes for preschool deaf kids.
Been in business since 1942.
Do not know why the Tarkanian mother has
made the claim?

QUEENSLAND’S ONLY DEAF ATTORNEY
Queensland is a state in Australia. It is one of
the nation’s largest states – there is only one
attorney, a new one, that would serve the deaf
community.
That deaf one is Kathryn O’Brien; she hopes to work
full time for a law firm, concentrating on the deaf
clientele.

A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. Is FCC weak and powerless to deal with various VRS issues?

A. No; FCC is big and powerful; the problem is that there are
so many groups pushing their agendas onto the FCC, and we need
to make sure our Deaf Agenda is not being ignored by them.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this –

is everyone in your deaf client’s family deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As many people are discussing the Olympics, thoughts may turn to
the medal performances of the phenomenal athletes.  But what is
a topic of conversation among closed captioners who are captioning
sportscasts across the country?

Some captioners want to know:  What is the proper spelling of the
name Yevgeny Plushenko?  Is it Yevgeny, Evgeny, or Evgeni Plushenko?
Or might it even be Evgeniy Plyushchenko?

One of the greatest challenges for captioners who are captioning the
Olympics presentations and for the many captioners across the country
who are captioning sportscasts is to spell the names of the many,
many athletes from past and present correctly.

Captioners write phonetically and not letter by letter.  So if they
don’t know how the name is pronounced, it is difficult to put the
name in their computer dictionary so that it would translate
properly.

A captioner might find the correct pronunciation of a name on a Web
site, but what if the sportscaster found a different pronunciation?
Sometimes it may take a few seconds for the captioner to even figure
out what name was said.  Some names may be spelled differently when
translated from foreign languages, and there may be different
variations of the same name.

Every time I see the many unusual names come up correctly in the
captioning of a sportscast, I am amazed at the talents and abilities
of many of the closed captioners out there who sometimes may feel
like they are working in an Olympic competition themselves.

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

hear like a hearing person when he gets a CI

Yes and no. If a person is late deafened, a CI may
greatly benefit him. If a deaf person has been deaf
all his life, without being able to discriminate
sounds and voices, then it requires thousands of hours
of training with CI. Not easy for a much older deaf
person – tantamount to a much older person, growing
up speaking English and learning a totally new language
in a totally different country! As for infants being
implanted, jury is still out.

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

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Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
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*  Links to information about counseling services

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Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

When a hearing person speaks, something in
the brain shows up on the scan. When a
deaf person signs, something in the brain
also shows up on the scan. Same scan
patterns? Possibly, according to
Karen Emmorey, the San Diego State
University linguist. This is probably
accurate because a talking person and
a signing person uses same thought
patterns.

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The Deaf and the Law

Location:
Kentucky

Case:
a hearing man, a former Marine, faked his deafness in order
to claim military disability benefits

Result:
he plead guilty and will be sentenced to time in prison

Comment:
not that easy to fake deafness; they would eventually
give themselves away

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

ADAPT is a national organization that fights
for the rights of the disabled, the deaf
included, in face of nationwide budget cuts

ADAPT issued a press release outlining their
goals and objectives. It is at

http://deafdigest.com/adapt/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the local news program showed this captions –

Wed, Nebraska 23, 2010 (Wed, February 23, 2010)

(the source does not even live in Nebraska!)

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What became of?

Eric Gjerdingen

– past
student at the Clarke School for the Deaf

– present
executive director of a deaf service agency
in the St Louis, MO area

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Edna Adler, the Deaf Woman of the Century, as cited
by the Silent News, passed away on February 20th. She
was a long time associate of Boyce Williams at the
old HEW – and while Boyce got much of the credit for
sweeping social gains in the deaf community, Edna was
the quiet one behind the scenes, working with him
in unison.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Trouble is brewing in Nevada as far as interpreters
are concerned. State law, as challenged by state department
of education requires RID or NAD certification. The
education people want this to be watered down.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

a deaf mainstreamed wrestler was written up in the
newspapers as follows:

he earned a lot of respect for his courage to join
the high school wrestling team despite being deaf

Huh! What is so courageous about the deaf joining
a wrestling team. We have a number of schools
for the deaf with wrestling teams; we also have
many mainstreamed wrestlers that are members of their
high school teams. Matt Hamill was a 3-time NCAA-III
wrestling champion (in 3 different weight classes).
Marty Willigan, who wrestled for Hofstra University,
was a NCAA-I runner up in his weight class. And
wrestling was Gallaudet’s #1 sport during the
1950’s.

It is no more courageous for the deaf than it is
for the hearing to join a wrestling team.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

You are sent to a conference. Fortunately, this includes
free food and hotel, so many different cable TV channels,
and you also get continuing education hours.  The only
catch is you must actually stay awake during the
conference working time.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In talking with a co-worker…

She said–my daughter said I have high blood pressure
and gave me a prescription

Then I realized that she said–my doctor, not my daughter

(she doesn’t have a daughter)

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Islay

by Douglas Bullard

a fiction; it is about a deaf man that wishes to establish
a deaf colony on the island of Islay, trying to convince
deaf people to move to Islay to establish residence

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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Executive Director
The New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood)
White Plains, NY

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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job announcement
School Psychologist
Time Base:    Full Time
Location:        Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:

M.A. Degree in School Psychology required. Emphasis on children with
emotional behavioral disorders.

Knowledge of Learning Disabilities preferred. Knowledge of deafness &
fluency in ASL necessary. Innovative & creative approach to serving and
motivating students.  Planning organization, motivation management and
evaluation skills.

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

Evaluates testing materials for appropriateness in use with Deaf
students.

Assists the Program Administrator in conducting and /or arranging
in-service trainings and staff development  workshops/seminars.

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

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
fax # 802-9574

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job announcement
Coordinator of Northern Vermont Regional Program
Time Base: Full Time
Location: Northern Vermont

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Knowledge of Special Education laws  & procedures
* Knowledge of Child Development
* Proficiency in ASL
* Planning, organization, motivation & management skills
* Knowledge of curriculum and assessment

Responsibilities:
* Oversees all aspects of operation including Special Education
compliance for Northern VT Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.

* Facilitate IEP and 3 year evaluation meetings
* Supervise and evaluate VCDHH staff working in a public school
* Provide LEA/school district with Medicaid paperwork monthly
* Develop and implement school budgets

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

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
fax # 802-9574

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job announcement
Coordinator of Deaf Adult Services (S.VT) ACCESS  Program
Time Base:  Part Time
Location:    Brattleboro VT

Qualifications:
– BA and two years experience or alternative experience
considered.

– Experience with deafness and Deaf Culture required
– Basic fluency in American Sign Language and written English
– Valid Driver’s license and personal car required
– Must be flexible …some evening work may be required

– Participates in community and employment with client, to
include light physical tasks (walking, standing, assisting
deaf/blind clients as needed for mobility issues, etc.)

Responsibilities:
– Coordinate program services and supervise staff

– Teaching clients independent living skills (home management)
and accessing of community resources, transitioning skills,
employment community networking and on the job coaching, helps
coordinate communication between client, referral agency,
client’s family, home care provider, and VCDHH

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

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
fax # 802-9574

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

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

Responsibilities:
– Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations

– Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
– Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
– Develop and implement program budget

– Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

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

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
fax # 802-9574

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(updated February 28th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  HIV Educator (WSR) – Los Angeles, CA

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

Home

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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Teaching Specialist Position
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development,
University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time
Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A)
appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position
that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course
content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional
development projects and meeting with individual students as needed

This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the
undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not
limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels,
teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703,
3704, and 3705).

The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate
student performance, meet with individual students as needed and
complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department
meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other
duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
– Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate
level per Academic year.

– Prepare course content
– Evaluate student performance
– Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
– BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related
fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if
that individual can provide evidence of three years full-time teaching ASL
using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)

– Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications
– MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related
fields.

– Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum,
Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:   
The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching
Specialist beginning August 30, 2010 and ending May
29, 2011.

Application Process:  This position will remain open until filled,
however the search committee will begin its review of complete
applications on March 11, 2010.  Applicants must apply on-line through
the University of Minnesota Job Center at
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – requisition #165041.

Complete applications will consist of a letter of application,
curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two
letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the
applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position,
and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  For a list of
criteria to be included in your applicant videotape, please send an
email request to mailto:sarab@umn.edu

Send transcripts and videotape to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274 v/tty
mailto:asl@umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national
origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance,
veteran status, or gender orientation.

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

Full/Part Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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ASL people to work in medical center
Miami Lakes, Florida

http://deafdigest.com/jobs1/

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interpreters
San Diego, CA

http://deafdigest.com/jobs3/

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Interpreter
Rochester, NY

http://deafdigest.com/jobs5/

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Interpreter
Blue Ridge, GA

http://deafdigest.com/jobs7/

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com

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