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DeafDigest – 25 April 2010

DeafDigest Gold - April 25, 2010

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

(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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New Children's Storybook Series on Sale

"Story Times with Rhymes and Signs" is a colorful new storybook
series now available at Harris Communications. These 8 books will
keep children captivated as they learn to sign. To introduce these
new books, we have them all on sale for 15% off! Buy one book or all
eight in the series.

Each book in the series covers a certain topic. Titles include "The
Best Day in Room A: Sign Language for School Activities"; "The Big
Blue Bowl: Sign Language for Food"; "See the Colors: Sign Language
for Colors", and more...

As the book is read, children can sign along with the story. The
result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage
children and teach signing!

*This sale ends April 29, 2010.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/harriscomm_storytimes  

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

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The Sprint Relay Data Only Plan for only $29.99 per month at the Deaf
Pager Store

 Other monthly charges apply**. Go to
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Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available
only through Sprint Relay. Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a
2-year Agreement. Plus, select from many devices, including the
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Internet browsing experience, a huge selection of mobile apps, and
powerful productivity tools--all with the speed of the Now
Network[tm].  A full capacitive touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY
keyboard, along with the brilliant wide display give you the freedom
to organize your work and have fun with ease.

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

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

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a
Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and
follow instructions on the screen.

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New Children's Storybook Series on Sale

"Story Times with Rhymes and Signs" is a colorful new storybook
series now available at Harris Communications. These 8 books will
keep children captivated as they learn to sign. To introduce these
new books, we have them all on sale for 15% off! Buy one book or all
eight in the series.

Each book in the series covers a certain topic. Titles include "The
Best Day in Room A: Sign Language for School Activities"; "The Big
Blue Bowl: Sign Language for Food"; "See the Colors: Sign Language
for Colors", and more...

As the book is read, children can sign along with the story. The
result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage
children and teach signing!

*This sale ends April 29, 2010.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/harriscomm_storytimes  

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

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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 state agency has given a hearing-impaired teacher the
right to sue his employer for discrimination
http://deafdigest.com/karlglover/

Local teen fights back in Tae Kwon Do
http://deafdigest.com/emilyscott/

- Very Hot News 

How effective is DNA testing on newborn infants for their
hearing losses? Not effective according to researchers
at University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Journal of
the American Medical Association is running this report.

- Thursday April 22nd

A new cafe is opening up in Frederick, MD downtown,
not too far from Maryland School for the Deaf.
The name of the cafe is Shannon's Tea House & Art
Gallery Cafe. The owner is Shannon Cooley; she is deaf.

- Friday April 23rd

Schools for the deaf athletic teams routinely schedule
games with other schools for the deaf. Almost all of these
schools belong to regional deaf schools athletic conferences.

The Great Plains Schools for the Deaf (GPSD) is one such
regional conference. And it is probably the nation's
most far flung conference - with schools as far west
as New Mexico School for the Deaf, as far southwest as
Oklahoma School for the Deaf and as far north central
as Minnesota and Wisconsin schools. Announcement was made this
week of admitting one more school into the conference -
Arkansas School for the Deaf. GPSD conducts tournaments
in volleyball, basketball and track; eight of these schools
field football teams and they play against each other.

- Saturday April 24th

Where would the one million dollar TV game show winnings of
Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox go to?
She pledged that funds be given to Georgia and Atlanta Area
Schools for the Deaf, but her family filed for bankruptcy.
Creditors are claiming the money whereas these two deaf
schools are also staking claims.

To sort it all out, a hearing has been scheduled on April 30th
at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newnan, Georgia.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A Mansfield, Ohio newspaper ran a piece regarding religious
services not really serving the needs of the deaf and the
hard of hearing. It questioned the religious groups' efforts
to welcome the deaf while denying them interpreting services
or amplification services.

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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MARLEE MATLIN IN "MY DEAF FAMILY"
   Marlee Matlin wanted "My Deaf Family" to be on
a reality TV show. All TV producers turned her down.
   As a result, she is producing this show on Youtube.
Why did the TV producers turn it down?
   The TV producers were afraid that hearing people
would not like captions and too much signing.
   DeafDigest is surprised - because Marlee is a powerful
and well known person in Hollywood and many TV producers
listen to her. It is just that a deaf reality show
was very different from hearing reality shows, and
the TV producers were scared of it.

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

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

A THANKFUL CODA
   Do we have Codas that credit their success to being
the offspring of the deaf?
   There is one - Troy Day, Austin, Texas. Because his
father was a self-employed auto mechanic, the son
grew up making telephone calls asking for car parts.
   While Troy has become a sheriff's deputy, his hobby
(custom cars) became a side business with two partners.
   If the deaf dad was not into cars, Troy would have
been into something else.

AN OPERATION WITH A GLITCH
   A newspaper in Malta ran a story of its first
CI operation - but tempered it with the comment
that it had a glitch.
   A glitch? The story said that the CI did not work
after it was implanted, forcing the surgeon to replace
the "broken" CI.
   We are always reading these "successful" CI
operation stories in the newspapers but never one
that would mention a glitch!
   We also do not routinely read stories of routine
medical operations in the newspapers, much less these
"failed" operations.
   Perhaps the Malta newspaper was honest about the
glitch in this operation.

A COMMENT THAT MAKES NO SENSE
   As you all know, DeafDigest editor surfs every day
on the web, always looking for deaf-related news or
deaf-related tidbits.
   Here is one, not edited:

the man who was earnest to be introduced to a distinguished
deaf woman, but when he was presented, and one end of her
ear trumpet was put into his hand, had nothing to say. 

   How would one interpret this tale? Open to many different
interpretations - all of them nonsensical !

MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND THE DEAF
   A past administrator of educational programs for the
deaf made this comment regarding mental health needs
of the deaf:

The psychiatrists do not know if the things the clients
said are the interpreters' interpretation of the situation
or if the response is a cultural factor within the deaf
community

A STRANGE CASE OF DEAFNESS
   Some causes of deafness are common; some other
causes are not common.
   One such deafness case is not common. A newspaper
story recently described a subject's deafness.
   It said:

he is not deaf, but his hearing is delayed. The sounds
he hears echo back and forth, just like being in an
echo chamber

LARRY THE CABLE GUY
   Do we like Daniel Lawrence Whitney, who is better known as
the Larry the Cable Guy?
   He is part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour that is winning
popularity everywhere.
   Why is DeafDigest asking if we like him? Because, in a
newspaper story, it said:

He offers a gross imitation of the way deaf people talk

   Many deaf people cannot speak. That is understood.
And to make fun of deaf people that cannot speak well
is a serious no-no.
   And therefore, DeafDigest detests him.

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

National Association of the Deaf

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

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I still can't hear anything even with the hearing
aid turned on full blast

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I am the mother of Emily, age 5 (hearing) and
Sarah, 15 months (CI)

is the mother saying Sarah is not deaf but a CI ?

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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Berrigan's Tax and Bookkeeping Service

If you are looking for someone with tax and bookkeeping background
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My bookkeeping service can be customized in any way to meet your
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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 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton,
Alberta, wanted to shut down the captioning and court reporting
diploma program, which was of benefit to the deaf community.

The shut down was to save money because of NAIT's budget
shortfall.

The deaf community screamed and NAIT backed off. Still, one
more obstacle remains. A special committee will review these
programs and come up with a decision by end of the year. 

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Shannon Cooley
she has just opened her cafe in downtown Frederick, Maryland

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/business/display.htm?StoryID=103699

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Q. Is there a captioning yahoogroup where I could
participate and discuss TV and movie non-captioning
and bad-captioning issues?

A. Yes. Go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Captioning/

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 Obama will select, and that Congress will concur,
a new nominee to replace the retiring Stevens, that
is sensitive to the needs of the deaf

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1885 - a new soccer stadium was built in Doncaster,
United Kingdom. It was named Deaf and Dumb Ground,
because it was located next to the school for the deaf.
A year later the name was changed to the Intake Ground.

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Deaf and the Money:

The only reason why the blind get an extra standard deduction
and the deaf don’t is because the blind lobby was more effective
in convincing those in Congress to give them a break.

said the msn moneycentral web site

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

The Gallaudet Research Center released these stats -

two to four out of every 1,000 Americans are functionally deaf

one out of every 1,000 Americans become deaf before the age of 18

nine to 22 out of every 1,000 Americans have severe hearing
impairment

more than half of the Americans incur hearing loss after they reach
the age of 64

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DeafResources

A listing of past deaf ball players in the major leagues
http://deafdigest.com/deafmajorleaguers/

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 newspaper story on college tennis star Andrew Giuffrida
http://deafdigest.com/andrewgiuffrida/

- A newspaper story on college women's lacrosse star Barb Previ
http://deafdigest.com/barbprevi/

DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports042310/

for list of elite deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/

for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

for list of deaf collegiate athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/

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Job Announcement
- High School Teacher
- Information Technology teacher OR Business Teacher
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, IA

Qualifications:  To be considered, an applicant must possess or have
the ability to obtain an Iowa Teacher's Certificate, which includes
an endorsement in Deaf/Hard of Hearing and a secondary teaching
endorsement. 

We are looking for an Information Technology Teacher OR a Business
Teacher.  We prefer candidates who have CompTIA A+ Certification and
desktop/network support expertise.  Classes for this position would
include keyboarding/data entry; Net etiquette; using desktop
applications such as Word, Excel, etc; computer
repair/troubleshooting.

Applicants with the ability to obtain a business endorsement are also
encouraged to apply. 

Information on Iowa licensing requirements may be found at the Board
of Educational Examiners webpage: http://www.state.ia.us/boee/
Additional endorsements are beneficial.

Send resume, credentials, official transcripts, etc to:
Human Resources;
Iowa School for the Deaf;
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.;
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7898.   

Or contact Human Resources at Phone: 712-366-0571;
email: mailto:dleheup@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org for more
information.  

View general school information and job description on
ISD's web page: http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

Applicants may view the posting on our website:   

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/
Click on "Job Vacancies"

North Carolina State Applications (PD-107)
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app

The PD-107 was revised in June, 2009.  Please use the current version.

Resumes in lieu of State Application ARE NOT accepted.

Applications must be mailed to:
DSDHH
ATTN: Brenda Raing
2301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-2301

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announcing an opening
Reading Specialist
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Provides leadership and direction at the various grade levels by
working with teachers, administrators, and students by implementing
a comprehensive literacy program through staff development, classroom
visitations, and provides feedback to teachers and administrators on
literacy programs.  Collaborates with Director of Education,
Principals and Assistant Principals on analyzing school data and assist
with planning future literacy needs. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf or related field.  Connecticut
state teacher certification (057 or 065)) required with an endorsement
as a Reading Specialist. (102 or 097)  Minimum of five years experience
teaching in a deaf education environment.  Knowledge of Special Education
and Deaf Education.  Preferred SCPI level of Advanced.  Good judgment.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with staff, administrators, parents and students.
Consideration will be given to the following:  coursework, experience
with diverse ages and groups, certification, ability to work well with
other teachers and staff, organizational skills, prior experience, and
experience conducting workshops/training.  

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website, http://www.asd-1817.org to download an application
or send resume and letter of application to:   

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

FAX:  860-570-1832

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position opening
Program Developer, Part-time Non-Exempt
DCARA
San Leandro, CA

DCARA has an opening for the Program Developer position, which is
part-time (30 hours/week).  This position is responsible for all
aspects of program development.  This includes working with program
and finance staff to ensure compliance with all grant reporting
requirements.  

The major tasks are researching and developing summaries of potential
funding sources for administrative staff; making recommendations
regarding various aspects of potential funding resources; coordinating
the development of goals and activities for funding proposals; writing
proposals and attending pre/post meetings needed to draft proposals;
submitting required reports; and monitoring the program and financial
requirements of the funder. This position reports to the Director of
Client Support Services and is effective July 1, 2010.

Responsibilities:
- Work with program and finance staff to ensure compliance with all
grant reporting requirements

- Maintain current grant records in database and in paper files,
including grant tracking and reporting

- Track statistics in conjunction with program staff

- Researches and makes recommendations on appropriate funding
sources

- Works with Management Team to develop appropriate goals and
activities for applications 

- Develops and coordinates the proposal process
- Attends pre/post meeting with funders
- Monitors evaluation and measurement tools

- Prepares statistical and narrative reports for all funders in a
timely manner

- Maintain strong and consistent relations with funders

- Work with Director of Client Support Services to provide input for
all written materials (including Annual Report and quarterly newsletter)

Required Skills:
- BA degree in Social Services or Business field or five years of
professional experience in diversified funding development activities

- Knowledge of nonprofit organization structure
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Proficiency in American Sign Language
- Proficiency in MS Windows including MS Word and MS Excel

Desired Skills:
- Master's degree strongly desired

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and
education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life
insurance benefits in addition to 11 days of holiday leave plus one week
paid winter holiday.  

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 7th, 2010, 5:00pm 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at
http://www.dcara.org , click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter,
three references and resume to:

DCARA
Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578 

or mailto:hr@dcara.org  

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position opening
American Sign Language/Interpreter Prep
Front Range Community College
Westminster Campus (in Colorado)

American Sign Language/Interpreter Prep. Program Lead Faculty

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting
applications for a Co-Coordinator/Lead Faculty for our ASL/IPP program 

This position will share leadership of the overall program offerings
with the ASL co-coordinator. 

Master's Degree required with Evidence of involvement with the Deaf
and interpreting communities. Commitment to high standards in
interpreter education and of the ASL/IPP team a must. 

For complete job announcement and application,
visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment 

EOE/AA

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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
Steam Plant     567920       4/15/10-5/15/10
Audiologist     567921       4/15/10-4/29/10
Sub Teachers    567922       4/15/10-5/6/10

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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position opening
Clinician
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus

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.

CLINICIAN
Paterson, NJ Campus - Monday-Friday, Day Shift

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 help meet the case management and treatment needs of service
recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to,
children, adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic
environments.

Responsibilities will include:

- performing comprehensive clinical assessments
- developing/implementing treatment strategies
- providing clinical case management services
- completing and maintaining medical records and report writing
- developing discharge plans
- conducting various therapeutic treatment modalities

- providing crisis intervention/stabilization and aggressive behavior
management to patients

- evaluating and developing interventions
- performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or
related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language, along with a familiarity of
Deaf Culture and knowledge of current technology used for individuals with
hearing loss. The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ
Drivers License will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical,
oral/written communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive
benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care. For
immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in
Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at:

http://www.StJosephsHealth.org 

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health
needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or
Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC
2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to:
Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath,
1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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Come Join Our Team
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable
Westchester County is advertising for the following positions  

For full details, job descriptions, and application form,
please visit the Employment page at our website:    

http://www.nysd.net

OPENINGS
- Executive Director
- High School Principal
- Athletic Director
- Guidance Counselor
- Teacher - Computer Graphic Arts
- Teacher - Speech
- Social Worker - (ASL/Spanish speaking)
- Caseworker - Bilingual
- Substitute Teachers

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open position
CASEWORKER, Residential Group Home
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus - Evenings & Weekends

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 help meet the case management and treatment
needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing,
including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and
seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments. 

Responsibilities will include:
- providing case management service
- coordinating and supervising  program activities
- documenting requirements in accordance with established standards
- ensuring the continuity of care
- identifying/resolving conflicts and/or crisis situations
- performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work,
Psychology, Psychiatric Rehab or a Mental Health related discipline,
1 year of case management experience, and preferably, Licensure as a
Certified Social Worker (CSW) in the State of New Jersey. 

The ability to counsel/educate consumers and their families,
effectively resolve problems, and communicate fluently in American
Sign Language will be expected, as will familiarity with Deaf Culture
and the technology used for individuals with hearing loss. Valid NJ
Driver's License also essential.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and
child care. 

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job
title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org
or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org 

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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open position
MENTAL HEALTH WORKER, Residential Group Home Program
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus - Evenings & Weekends

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 help meet the case management and treatment
needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing,
including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and
seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Responsibilities will include:
- assisting with all program activities
- providing and monitoring program activities
- maintaining structured and focused activities with consumers
- meeting documentation standards in content and timeliness
- providing transportation for consumers and their families

- recognizing signs of abuse, neglect and domestic violence and report
incidents

- assisting staff with outreach and home visits to program participants
- performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a High School Diploma (Bachelor's Degree
preferred), plus 4 years of related work experience, the ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language, and a valid NJ Drivers
License. Familiarity with deaf culture and knowledge of current
technology used for individuals with hearing loss will also be
expected. Strong problem-solving and oral/written communication skills
will also be required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. 

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a
comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and
child care. 

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job
title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org
or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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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 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:
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 April 25th)

- 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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– A word to all subscribers

There was no DeafDigest Gold April 18th edition last
weekend. The DeafDigest server crashed on Sunday
morning April 18th.

DeafDigest editor had no access to his email system for four days, and, so decided not to distribute the Gold edition because it was too close to this weekend.

If you sent emails to DeafDigest earlier in the week,
please re-send as these emails were lost during the
crash.

Thank you very much for bearing with DeafDigest during
difficult moments

– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jerome Schein
who departed us. He had been ill for quite some time.

Young deaf national leaders may not know who he was.
During the sixties and seventies, he was NAD CEO Frederick
Schreiber’s confidant, advisor and mentor, all behind the
scenes. NAD grew by leaps and bounds during this era
because of Fred’s ideas and astute business moves. It
was Schein whom Fred ran to for feedback and for fine-
tuning.

When Fred passed away in 1979, Schein moved on to other
endeavors and became well respected in his own right
as educator and scholar of programs for the deaf in
USA and Canada.

It was at Gallaudet during the fifties that Schein got his
introduction to the deaf world. The Deaf Community has
become stronger because of his wisdom, influence and
counsel !

Thank you, Jerome.

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Employers create barrier for deaf
http://deafdigest.com/davidspiecker/

Don’t forget to include those who have hearing loss
http://deafdigest.com/stephenroldan/

– Very Hot News

A deaf man from Illinois filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin
against the Pope, alleging the cover up of the scandal
years ago at the now-closed St. John’s School for the Deaf

– Sunday April 18th

DeafDigest system crashed (see above announcement)

– Monday April 19th

Statesville, North Carolina, a small town of some
24,000 people, has been accused by a mother of a
deaf man of being ADA-unfriendly. This was in
response to the city officials telling her the
town was not obligated to provide deaf residents
with interpreters. Her accusation hit the news.

– Tuesday April 20th

Amid being accused of not captioning their products,
Netflix said they will caption its streaming videos.
To date, not even 100 videos have been captioned.
Company management said they will caption more as
time goes on.

– Wednesday April 21st

Libya good to its deaf people? Well, the Libyan National Oil Company, announced that 157 deaf people will be hired
to work for them.

This is great – just that the precise number (157) was
the hiring goal. Why 157? Why not a round off number
such as 160?

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

……

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Kendall Green as in green as in Gallaudet !

Yes, Gallaudet has gone green this past Thursday to
observe Earth Day. Gallaudet has pulled out all stops
to make sure it continues green for years to come,
and is planning to join the American College and
University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

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Affordable Housing for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind seniors. Featuring a deaf manager, communications technology and design features to enhance the lives of people with hearing loss.

located at Greenfield, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee)

– Daily activities; club room with kitchen;
– Appliances/heat included;
– Communication barrier free;
– Heated underground parking
– State-of-art communication equipment and design;
– Convenient location to shopping, restaurants, medical centers, and more;
– Safe area for walking
– Pets allowed;
– Too many features to list here.

Check out this link:
http://www.cardinalcapital.us/pdfs/WTVflyer.pdf

Contact: Carol Comp; 414.937.5841; mailto:ccomp@cardinalcapital.us

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for more details on our TTYs and all our other products.

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

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Lifelinks Video Relay SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE!

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Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc.

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Connect with a LifeLinks VRS American Sign Language interpreter for your chosen language.

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Visit us online at
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LOOKING FOR A JOB – IMPORTANT DECISION
Deaf people that look for jobs have to make an
important decision. What is the important decision?

– to tell the employer that you are deaf
– don’t tell the employer that you are deaf

If you tell the employer that you are deaf,
the employer may either find an interpreter
for you or to use notebook and pen to communicate.
Or the employer may decide not to invite you
for the interview. This is the big risk.

Which is the best decision? You decide !

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

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

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The World Recreation Association of the Deaf, Inc. (WRAD) is happy
to host the 25th Anniversary Masquerade Ball at Treasure Island in
Las Vegas on July 21st from 5pm until 9pm during the Deafnation World
Expo as Italian buffet dinner and entertainment are included.

Both Anthony Natale and Liz Tannebaum are both Master of Ceremonies and we have the ballroom that can hold up to 500 guests at Treasure Island.

Cash prizes will be given to the best masks and costumes. Admission
to the Masquerade Ball is $70 per person before July 1st and $75
before July 10th.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  You can purchase tickets on line at http://www.wrad.org or mail a check or a money order to WRAD, PO Box 3211 Quartz Hill CA 93586

Contact Bruce Gross at VP 661-952-7752 or Voice Relay at 866-668-9147 for more information.

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A NEW CELEBRITY IN AUSTRALIA
Jan Murray, a deaf woman in Australia, has surfaced as a
celebrity, being interviewed on a national TV talk show.
She discussed her marriage with a government cabinet
minister, succeeding and failing with her public relations
firm because of health issues, and being orally-oppressed
while growing up, etc.
While some of her comments were outrageous, she has won
a following in Australia.

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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

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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IDEAL PROFESSION FOR THE DEAF
Is there such a thing as an ideal profession for the
deaf, especially those that are college graduates?
We know the deaf can do anything except to hear. But
are they able to find jobs in majors they took in college?
A human resources counselor that works with the deaf said:

As for deaf folks having a hard time in the real world… its true. Especially in business.  My personal anecdotal opinions are that deaf folks have made better strides in law and medicine than business, but I could be wrong

DeafDigest personally knows a number of deaf professionals
unable to find jobs in fields that they earned college degrees.
Examples are a meteorologist and a MBA marketing person. They
found jobs not in their fields.

AN INCIDENT AT AN INTERSECTION
DeafDigest editor, who does not wear a hearing aid,
was driving his car recently.
He approached an intersection. The school bus,
with children hopping on board, did not have its
stop sign swung open for all drivers to see.
It was a predicament. There were cars lined up,
anxious to go through the intersection.
What to do? Should the editor wait for the bus
to leave the intersection or to drive across,
aware the bus, without its stop sign, was sitting
there and children still milling around.
Fortunately, after some anxious moments, the bus driver waved for all cars to go through.
Hearing aid? To catch the honking horns of these
angry drivers!

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

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

Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

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On SALE this week at UnitedTTY.com:

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* For non-existing, new T-Mobile customers only….or….
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For more information….contact:

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VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@unitedtty.com
Web:  http://www.unitedtty.com/
Live Online Support — AIM: UnitedTTY

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PROCESS OF ELIMINATION – SPEECH
What is the Process of Elimination – Speech?
It is when a hearing person, being confronted by a
poor-speaking deaf person, figures out correctly
what the deaf person is saying.
An example would be Starbucks. A deaf person
wants a cup of coffee. At Starbucks, there are two
choices – Gold Coast or Pikes Peak.
The hearing person would try to match the deaf person’s
voice to his choice of coffee, and make the right
selection.
This is the Process of Elimination – Speech !

PROCESS OF ELIMINATION – LIPREADING
What is the Process of Elimination – Lipreading?
It is when a deaf person, being confronted by a hearing person (anyone, actually), figures out
correctly what the hearing person is saying.
Again, using Starbucks as an example. You
purchase a carton of coffee beans and hand it over
for payment. You watch the person’s lips – he will
be asking you – do you want it ground or something
to that effect.
Once he mentions the word ground, you immediately
respond with an answer via shake of your head (either
yes or no).
This is the Process of Elimination – Lipreading !

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

Many ASL interpreters lack knowledge of legal
terminology, and while I focus my eyes on them,
I need to take notes, not an easy task to do so.
As a result, I have hired a backup notetaker
to pick up stuff that the interpreters have
missed.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing client:

I am sure your hands do get tired after all these signing !

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another type of error that a realtime captioner or CART provider
might make would be a mishearing error.  If you are familiar with a
subject matter, it is much easier to understand what someone is
saying.

What deaf people may not understand is that occasionally hearing
people mishear or do not understand something someone says, but then
a few seconds later, they realize what was actually said.  Sometimes
the person may not even realize that he or she misheard or
misunderstood what was said.  Unfortunately, when something like that
happens with a captioner, it is usually too late to go back and
correct what was already sent to the screen.

One area where mishearing frequently occurs is when listening to song
lyrics.  Many people may continue singing incorrect song lyrics for
years because they never realize that they misheard or misunderstood
them.  Part of the problem is that there may be little context for
the lyrics to make sense.

One common mishearing comes from the song “Bad Moon Rising” by
Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Many, many people haven’t realized
that the lyrics are “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”  Instead,
they continue to sing along by singing “There’ a bathroom on the
right.”

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

not work in professional jobs because of their deafness

We have deaf engineers, deaf doctors, deaf architects,
deaf business people, deaf bankers, etc.

All of them need accommodations. Not all accommodations are
the same; some require interpreters, some require CART
services, some only require acoustical devices, etc.

There is no one-size-fits-all accommodation.

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information – even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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Deaf Cruise Canada and New England 2010
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours!
Canada & New England Cruise October 16th to 23rd, 2010
http://www.DeafCruise.com/canada

Deaf Cruise Caribbean 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Caribbean Cruise February 27th to March 6th, 2011
4 Most Popular Port of Calls
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Fun Tours!!
For more information http://www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean

Deaf Cruise Alaska 2011
2 Options: 7 Days cruise only or 15 Days cruise-tours.
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 2 Most Adventure Tours!
Alaska Deluxe Tours May 2011
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Tours in Canada and 1 in Seattle, WA
For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska

Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 5 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Hawaii Cruise July 2nd to 9th, 2011. 7 Days of Fun Sailing & Islands!
2 Days Post-cruise Events. 4 More Tours!! More Sightseeing!!
Almost 2 weeks non-stop of adventures!
For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii

Contact Us:
VP 866.922.3090
Fax: 480.657.0744
Email: mailto:customercare@deafcruise.com

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– Providing Individual, Couple and Group counseling
– Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment
– Forensic Consultation and Assessment Reports

For children, teens, adults…ASL fluent

Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy

Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net

or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net

or VP at 1-866-481-4502

or voice mail 310- 712-1200

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and
Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%

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

Our remodeling service includes:

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

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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

202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded

VA# 134097

DC# 68004119

MHIC# 127587

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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 April edition of the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery ran a piece saying that CI children will play catch up
with their hearing peers, after overcoming early schooling
struggles. Sez who, a French research team.

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The Deaf and the Law

– location

Ireland

– case

a deaf man filed a lawsuit for not being provided with an
interpreter in a hearing where he appealed the loss of his job

– result

the agency had to pay him monetary damages

– comment

his shop steward had to pass notes to him during the hearing,
a communications method found to be unsatisfactory

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Not on a TV program, but on a Yankee Stadium scoreboard

mentioning ballplayer AJ Burnett, the scoreboard spelled
it as A.J. Burning Net

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What became of?

Richard Banas

– past

deaf football player, member of the Sacramento State University
football team in the late seventies

– present

sports writer, Lodi News Sentinel (CA) newspaper

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gallaudet’s 3-time All-American basketball player Ronda Jo Miller
has been invited to the pre-draft tryout camp of the Women’s NBA.
All deaf sports lovers are hoping that one of the WNBA teams will
draft her come the draft day which is coming up soon.
Because Gallaudet only plays on NCAA-III level, many fans,
marveled by her flawless play on the floor, have wondered if she would
succeed on the NCAA-I level.

(editor’s note: she was not drafted; after playing pro basketball
overseas, she was invited to tryout for the Washington Mystics;
she got into one pre-season game before missing the roster cut.
She has been currently playing for the Minnesota team in deaf club
basketball competition)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For whatever it is worth, the Coalition for
Movie Captioning may be weakened thanks to defections.
To open caption the movies or to rear window
the movies has become the divisive issue affecting
charter coalition members, especially in the New Jersey
lawsuit.
As a consequence, AGBell and the League for the
Hard of Hearing both dropped out of the coalition
– and the Self Help for the Hard of Hearing is
unsure on what to do.
A deaf attorney who is following the case
closely said:

The New Jersey litigation is going to be very
interesting.

Where does DeafDigest stand on this issue?
Open captioning all the way!

(editor’s note: Coalition for Movie Captioning
has since become COAT [Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology]. Still same thing, open
captioning all the way)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

a newspaper headline recently screamed –

Six-Year-Old Girl “On Verge Of Never Hearing Again” Due To Insurance Company Denial

first of all, how could a deaf girl never hear again
if she never was able to hear in the first place?

secondly, a hearing aid, instead of a CI, will allow
her to hear ….. for the first time in her life

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

a homeless cat shows up at your VR office. You adopt her. Five
years later after adoption, this cat is the same one that saved
your life when she wakes you up…giving you time to escape from a house fire.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Another Starbucks tale –

you purchase a bag of coffee.

You are asked:
do you want a complimentary cup of coffee?

You thought he asked:
do you want a cup of coffee?

You say no, thinking he was asking you if you wanted to
buy a cup of coffee in addition to the bag you were buying

This goes on for months until you realize a free cup of
coffee goes with all coffee bag purchases !

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Deaf Maggie Lee Sayre’s Photographs of a River Life

Maggie Lee Sayre, edited by Tom Rankin

1995

It is a book of pictures of life on a houseboat that
navigated rivers in Kentucky and Tennessee. As the
only deaf member of a fishing family, she took countless
pictures with her Brownie camera. Years later, these
pictures created a sensation among historians. The
riverboats disappeared and no one bothered to take these pictures of a disappearing way of life – except for Maggie Lee !

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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open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

Applicants may view the posting on our website:

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/
Click on “Job Vacancies”

North Carolina State Applications (PD-107) 
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app

The PD-107 was revised in June, 2009.  Please use the current version.

Resumes in lieu of State Application ARE NOT accepted.

Applications must be mailed to:
DSDHH
ATTN: Brenda Raing
2301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-2301

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positions available
– Mental Health Therapist – Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, California

Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc currently has two positions available. Mental Health Therapist open June 1st and Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant open immediately.

Please see our website for more information
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org

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position opening
Mental Health – Community Resource Specialist
Family Services Foundation, Inc
position based in Frederick, MD

Mental Health – Community Resource Specialist in Frederick, Maryland

Provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people with chronic behavioral health challenges in the
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP).  Responsibilities are: to
teach and assist with groups that address rehab needs of the people
we serve.  Assist and advocate for those on the caseload. Hours:
8:00am-4:00pm. BA degree or experience in the mental health field.
Valid driver’s license, professional writing skills, ability to
empower others, person-centered planning skills. $12.50/hour with
benefits.

If interested, please contact mailto:aklassen@fsfinc.org

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position opening
Executive Assistant 50%
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

THIS POSITION IS TENTATIVE AND INTERIM UNTIL THE DISTRICT AND CSEA COMPLETE THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS.

Executive Assistant 50%

POSITION:
Under direction of the Dean/Designated Director, to perform a variety of responsible and confidential administrative management functions in support of budget administration and database report analysis; assist in coordination of campus discipline process and provide support for campus crisis intervention work, serve as point of contact for all
student complaints; supervise clerical staff and student help.

May be required to work nights and weekends.

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:

– Education: High school completion or equivalent supplemented by specialized course work in office practices, computer applications, management or business administration.

– Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible administrative assistant, office management, or related experience.

– Experience in a community college is highly desirable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 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 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 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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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing

– Teacher of the Deaf
Time Base: Full time  
Location: St Albans
Responsibilities: 
Teach all levels /content areas of elementary education. 
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the Vermont Framework Of Standards and Learning
opportunities.

Prepare Standards -based IEPs and serve as Case Manager for assigned
student.

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

Requirements:
Degree in Deaf Education , MA preferred.
American Sign language fluency & English proficiency
Vermont teaching License in Special Education and/or area of teaching
assignment. Knowledge of child development, knowledge of curriculum
and assessment . Ability to apply classroom management and discipline
techniques.

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

Jen Bostwick 
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495

– 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 and resume to

Kelly Therieau Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301

or

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

– Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:            Williston, VT 
Requirement:     MSW or equivalent

ASL proficiency required

Please send letter of interest and resume to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Agency: DEAF ADULT SERVICES, INC. (DAS) BUFFALO, NY

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Business or Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience or
BA/BS in Human Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years
management experience required. Proven experience with fundraising,
grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management strongly
desired. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency. Strong people
skills, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Relocation funds may be available dependent on
candidate selection.

Application can be downloaded at http://www.wnydas.org

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to:
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. Attention: Executive Director Search Committee,  2495 Main St. Suite 347, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Thursday, April 29, 2010, No exceptions.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

In anticipation of openings for the 2010/2011 school year, The
Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are accepting
applications and resumes for consideration for the following
positions:

– Teachers of the Deaf – Classroom Assistants
– Child Care Workers (Residential and Overnight)
– Substitutes

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508.875.9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and is an equal opportunity employer.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC 2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to: Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath, 1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Account Manager
position located in Northern California

email resumes to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary: Manages the contracts between POTHOS’ client, Hamilton Relay and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Oversees the actions of all parties involved to ensure contract compliance. Responsible for ensuring that each party successfully completes all assigned duties and responsibilities.

Essential functions:

– Responsible for working with CPUC on contract issues and acting as point of contact.

– Carries out/enforces the policies/procedures for the TRS/Captioned Telephone programs established by the CPUC, the Contract Administrator and as contained in the contract and RFP

– Oversees the monitoring/compliance of federal/state requirements related to relay system performance.

– Responsible for representing Hamilton at regulatory meetings with any applicable California Advisory Boards and the Contract Administrator’s required staff meetings as needed and at other outreach functions across California.

– Monitors CRS-3 Outreach Programs for compliance with RFP and contract requirements in California.  Responsible for determining that the needs of the user community are being met and for determining the overall effectiveness of outreach activity.

– Responsible for identifying any potential conflicts or other needs within the relay Center and reporting those concerns or ideas.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of three years experience.

– Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service.

– Knowledge of American Sign Language.

– Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

– Position must be located in Northern California.

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

one position located in Northern California, other in Southern
California

email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary:  This full-time position at POTHOS is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone for California Relay Service (CRS) for our client Hamilton Relay.

Essential functions:

– Develops Annual Outreach Plan designed to promote California Relay Service; raising awareness and increasing the use of relay services.

– Plans and implements outreach activities and marketing programs that support the Outreach Plan.

– Designs, coordinates and conducts demonstrations and training programs on how to access and use California Relay services.

– Coordinates and delivers training programs about relay services for businesses, agencies and organizations.

– Delivers/conducts outreach activities/presentations focused on current and potential customers on all relay services using presentation skills, visual aids and written proposals.

– Works collaboratively with CPUC and DDTP to implement outreach activities throughout California.

– Participates in Outreach and California Relay Council meetings, scheduled Outreach activities and Marketing Summits.

Preferred experience and skills:
– Fluency in American Sign Language & Spanish.

– Knowledge/ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

– Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service and/or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services.

– Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

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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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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to four individuals
that departed us this week

Bob Canty, the long time editor of Indiana Deaf News,
the e-newsletter, which was a must reading among
the deaf people in the state. He was considered the
pillar of the Indianapolis Deaf Community.

John Ball, not deaf, pushed hard for closed captions
while serving as NCI's first president during the
early eighties. He also made it a point to maintain
close professional relationships with deaf community
leaders, and which was why NCI was held in very
high esteem at that time.

Dorothy Pakula, a New Yorker, who was always involved
in local deaf commmunity civic and community activities
and was honored for her efforts

Carmella Gerardi Terrazzino, a resident of
New Jersey and a Mystic Oral School product,
was a consummate volunteer, spending endless hours
with local deaf groups in the state of New Jersey.

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Television Captioning Rules
http://deafdigest.com/captioningrules/

A deaf milk bottling plant inspector
http://deafdigest.com/ronaldmadore/

- Very Hot News

Justice John Paul Stevens is stepping down from the
Supreme Court.

In all of his years serving the court, what was his
track record in dealing with deaf/disabled issues?

A deaf attorney said:

Definitely overall very liberal (especially later in his career).
To that extent, he was pro-disability.  I don't think he came down
the wrong way on any of the ADA cases that affected the deaf.

But the ADA has only been around since 1990.  I'll have to check his
record to see how he voted on deaf cases before that.  He used to be
more conservative, but became more liberal as he got older.

- Sunday April 11th

Famous British soap opera actor Bill Roache, of the Coronation
Street series that has been aired since 1960, publicly disclosed
his deafness. He said because of his deafness he relies on visual
cues to lead him on during these filming sessions.

- Monday April 12th

Famous Hollywood performer Drew Barrymore has directed her
first film - Whip it, which is a story based on roller derby.

Two deaf twins are one of the roller derby players in the
movie; the movie reviews described it like this - they have
great fun knocking each other out on the roller surface

- Tuesday April 13th

it was disclosed that Andy Honeysett is a pastry chef at
Aria, one of these hottest, must-eat-at, restaurants in
Sydney, Australia. He is deaf.

- Wednesday April 14th

a new bill has been proposed on the Capital Hill pushing for
transparency in the federal government. The idea of this
bill came from a deaf Congressional staffer, who wanted
quick transcripts of committee proceedings. The deaf
staffer has not been identified, though.

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

......

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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

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

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Affordable Housing for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind seniors.
Featuring a deaf manager, communications technology and design
features to enhance the lives of people with hearing loss.

located at Greenfield, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee)

- Daily activities; club room with kitchen;
- Appliances/heat included;
- Communication barrier free;
- Heated underground parking
- State-of-art communication equipment and design;
- Convenient location to shopping, restaurants, medical centers, and more;
- Safe area for walking
- Pets allowed;
- Too many features to list here.

Check out this link:
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Contact: Carol Comp; 414.937.5841; mailto:ccomp@cardinalcapital.us

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DISAPPOINTED IN A DEAF COMMUNITY
    A deaf leader retired from his job in one city and moved
to a new city. He made new friends with the deaf people
in the new city.
    This leader was very disappointed. He thought the deaf
people would fight for important needs - interpreters,
employment, education of the deaf, better social
services, etc.
    The deaf people were only interested in one thing -
better captions at movie houses and did not care about
other important needs !

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

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

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(revised posting)

The World Recreation Association of the Deaf, Inc. ( WRAD) is happy
to host the 25th Anniversary Masquerade Ball at Treasure Island in
Las Vegas on July 21st from 5pm until 9pm during the Deafnation World
Expo as Italian buffet dinner and entertainment are included.

Both Anthony Natale and Liz Tannebaum are both Master of Ceremonies
and we have the ballroom that can hold up to 500 guests at Treasure
Island.

Cash prizes will be given to the best masks and costumes. Admission
to the Masquerade Ball is $70 per person before July 1st and $75
before July 10th.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  You can purchase tickets on
line at http://www.wrad.org or mail a check or a money order to WRAD,
PO Box 3211 Quartz Hill CA 93586

Contact Bruce Gross at VP 661-952-7752 or Voice Relay at 866-668-9147
for more information.

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KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT
    This is a true story. A deaf woman, who is oral, entered an
ethnic restaurant in a small town.
    She walked to the counter to order food. There was a communication
problem. The restaurant owner, an immigrant from Asia, could not
understand the speech spoken by the oral woman. And also, the oral
woman could not read the lips of the immigrant woman.
    As a result, the immigrant woman ordered the oral deaf woman
out of the restaurant !
    DeafDigest wonders why the oral woman would not point to the
menu to order the food she wanted?

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THE FIRST OPEN CAPTIONED MOVIE
    We, the deaf, have been fighting in several state
court systems to be able to watch open captioned movies
instead of resorting to gimmicks such as the Rear Window
Captioning system.
    And the movie houses continue to fight us. Well,
when did the first open captioned movie take place?
    It was "Rebellion" way back in 1947 !  Since then
there have been open captioned TV shows on the 24/7
national TV network. And some of the theaters have
shown in theaters on a limited basis.
    This is an important point because there was
an on-going dialogue with a certain filmmaker that
claims an upcoming film would be the first open captioned
film in history.
    This claim is false.

A PURDUE ENGINEERING TEAM
    The 2010 national Idea to Product Competition for Social
Entrepreneurship competition is taking place this weekend
at Purdue University in Indiana.
    The objective is for competing teams to come up with
high tech products that will succeed in the market place.
    One of the competing teams is Animation Speaks Louder.
That team develops software in science, technology,
engineering and math fields that is supposed to help
deaf students master these courses.

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A CAPTIONING COMPLAINT
    Someone posted a captioning complaint on a web site. It has
nothing to do with spelling bloopers.
    The complaint was based on the captioning speed. Some TV programs
show captions that scroll so fast, making it difficult to read at
normal pace.
    One complaint was this:

I can't read that fast nor think that fast

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* For non-existing, new T-Mobile customers only....or....
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For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of
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THIS HATED "FIRST OR ONLY" SYNDROME
    DeafDigest just hates it when individuals try to take the
credit for being the first or the only person to accomplish
something.
    A couple of months ago it was said that an individual was
the first to start an oral school in California, ignoring the
fact that there have been oral schools in the state for
many years.
    And now this - per a newspaper story:

She is also the co-founder of the first oral school of the deaf
in Illinois

    Do we believe this claim?

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

The nationwide shortage of interpreters has impacted
on me; always very difficult to find interpreters
for all of my law school lectures.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by the client for bus fare !

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Many people occasionally type "teh" when they really want to type
"the." Sometimes stenocaptioners and CART providers also make
fingering errors.  Because captioners do not type one key at a time,
but instead they write whole words or phrases at one time, their
errors look different from the errors of someone typing on a computer
keyboard.

If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be
corrected immediately.  The usual method for a captioner to correct
an error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the
immediately prior stroke.  However, if the captioner has already
entered two or three more strokes after the mistake, it is usually
too late to go back and correct it.

If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more
strokes previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke
(--) and attempt to rewrite the wrong words.  This is also the same
method most stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of
thought by the speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the
captioner's mistake or the speaker's mistake. 

If you see a sentence captioned like, "They did an analysis of the
fail you're rate among -- failure rate among students at the
university," that would probably be a correction to a fingering
error by the captioner.      

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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.......

not speak at all because of their deafness

there are many deaf people that speak better than
hearing people

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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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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or VP at 1-866-481-4502

or voice mail 310- 712-1200

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and
Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%

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

Our remodeling service includes:

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com

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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 United States Access Board has been updating
its Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines
to make sure the stuff is in compliance with the
needs of the disabled, the deaf included.

508 is from the Rehabilitation Act

255 is from the Telecommunications Act

The idea is to combine both documents into a
single piece of reading

.....

The Deaf and the Law

the Ohio Supreme Court upheld a ruling by an Ohio Court of
Appeals that overturned the conviction of a criminal defendant
solely based on the fact that one juror was hard of hearing.

The main point of the Ohio Supreme Court's decision was that
the defendant’s right to a fair trial was denied because
there was a juror who could not hear the audio tape.

comment from a deaf attorney:

I think that if the audio tape was material and tone was could
have been crucial, and then probably better not to have the deaf
person on it. As an analogy, some guy says he finds his wife
dead, and calmly calls 911 without any emotion, and the police
say that he was the murderer, I'm sure they'd try to introduce
the 911 tape and argue that he was calm on the tape because he
did it himself.  And the jurors have to evaluate tone on the
tape. Even if I'm wrong, its impossible to convince the general
population that this was a wrong decision.

NAD's press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/ohiosupremecourt/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

a Broad Why (Broadway) performer sang the National Anthem

....

What became of?

I. King Jordan

- past

first deaf president of Gallaudet University

- present

has been appointed by President Barack Obama to
serve on the Commission on Presidential Scholars.

The Commission on Presidential Scholars is a group
of eminent private citizens appointed by the president
to select and honor presidential scholars.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Here we go again in North Carolina. First it was the
infamous Bruton issue; then the continuing ENCSD lawsuits,
and now this - the proposed closing of Central North Carolina
School for the Deaf. It was only several years ago that CNCSD
was saved by the bell. The state, backtracking on its plan
to close the school, instead poured more funds into the school.
    Said one educator, whose identity shall be confidential
"the schools are placed into a very large department that does
not focus on Education of Children - so the schools are low on
their priority."

(editor's note: the school has since then been closed)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    The world's first fully integrated signing community
is moving nicely towards its goal of a completed town
at Laurent, South Dakota.
    And The Laurent Company is now posting employment
ads. Do scroll all the way down in the employment
section in this edition for information on position
openings.

(editor's note: after a couple of years of trying
to make a go out of it, this venture was dropped)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A certain store, hearing-owned, has a high number of
deaf patrons. The employees and the store owner
know every single deaf patron by sight.

Yet, that store would continuously hang up each
time deaf patrons try to reach the store on TTY
or on internet relay or on video relay.

This gets deaf patrons angry, yet the store continues
its policy of immediately hanging up on such calls.

Go figure !

......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

a customer who has been employed at the same job for 22 years
demands new hearing aids. You save $3000 by obtaining a letter
from her employer showing that new hearing aids are not necessary
in order to keep her job.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

said a DeafDigest subscriber:

Try saying the name of Ted Kennedy several times and see if anyone,
hearing or deaf, can make sense of it.

The truth is, all the sounds are back inside the mouth with hardly
any mouth movement.

I use this example a lot when I lecture about deafness and
hearing losses.

the subscriber is correct; many uttered words are invisible, thus
making lipreading efforts a misery for us, the deaf !

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

..

DeafBook of the Week

- Britain's Deaf Heritage
Peter Jackson
1990

not sure if this book is in print, inasmuch as it is
20 years old; patterned after Jack Gannon's (USA)
and Clifton Carbin's (Canada) books

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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positions available
- Mental Health Therapist
- Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
San Diego, California

Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc currently has two
positions available. Mental Health Therapist open June 1st and
Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant open immediately.

Please see our website for more information
http://www.deafcommunityservices.org

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

- Teacher of the Deaf
Time Base: Full time  
Location: St Albans
Responsibilities: 
Teach all levels /content areas of elementary education. 
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in
accordance with the Vermont Framework Of Standards and Learning
opportunities.

Prepare Standards -based IEPs and serve as Case Manager for assigned
student. 

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

Requirements:
Degree in Deaf Education , MA preferred.
American Sign language fluency & English proficiency
Vermont teaching License in Special Education and/or area of teaching
assignment. Knowledge of child development, knowledge of curriculum
and assessment . Ability to apply classroom management and discipline
techniques.

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

Jen Bostwick 
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495 

- 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 and resume to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

 
- Social Worker
Time base:         Full time with Benefits
Location:            Williston, VT 
Requirement:     MSW or equivalent
                            
ASL proficiency required 

Please send letter of interest and resume to

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Agency: DEAF ADULT SERVICES, INC. (DAS)
BUFFALO, NY

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Business or Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience or
BA/BS in Human Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years
management experience required. Proven experience with fundraising,
grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management strongly
desired. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency. Strong people
skills, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Relocation funds may be available dependent on
candidate selection.

Application can be downloaded at http://www.wnydas.org

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to:
Deaf Adult Services, Inc.
Attention: Executive Director Search Committee, 
2495 Main St. Suite 347,
Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Thursday, April 29, 2010,
No exceptions.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

In anticipation of openings for the 2010/2011 school year, The
Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are accepting
applications and resumes for consideration for the following
positions:

- Teachers of the Deaf
- Classroom Assistants
- Child Care Workers (Residential and Overnight)
- Substitutes

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508.875.9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded
accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and
Colleges (NEASC) and Conference of Educational Administrators
of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and is an equal
opportunity employer.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health
needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or
Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC
2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to:
Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath,
1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Account Manager
position located in Northern California

email resumes to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary: Manages the contracts between POTHOS' client, Hamilton
Relay and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Oversees the
actions of all parties involved to ensure contract compliance.
Responsible for ensuring that each party successfully completes all
assigned duties and responsibilities.

Essential functions:

- Responsible for working with CPUC on contract issues and acting as
point of contact.

- Carries out/enforces the policies/procedures for the TRS/Captioned
Telephone programs established by the CPUC, the Contract Administrator and
as contained in the contract and RFP

- Oversees the monitoring/compliance of federal/state requirements
related to relay system performance.

- Responsible for representing Hamilton at regulatory meetings with
any applicable California Advisory Boards and the Contract Administrator's
required staff meetings as needed and at other outreach functions across
California.

- Monitors CRS-3 Outreach Programs for compliance with RFP and
contract requirements in California.  Responsible for determining that the
needs of the user community are being met and for determining the overall
effectiveness of outreach activity.

- Responsible for identifying any potential conflicts or other needs
within the relay Center and reporting those concerns or ideas.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Associate or Bachelor's Degree or comparable work experience along
with a minimum of three years experience.

- Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service.

- Knowledge of American Sign Language.

- Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

- Position must be located in Northern California.

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

one position located in Northern California, other in Southern
California

email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary:  This full-time position at POTHOS is responsible for
coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone for
California Relay Service (CRS) for our client Hamilton Relay.

Essential functions:

- Develops Annual Outreach Plan designed to promote California Relay
Service; raising awareness and increasing the use of relay services.

- Plans and implements outreach activities and marketing programs
that support the Outreach Plan.

- Designs, coordinates and conducts demonstrations and training
programs on how to access and use California Relay services.

- Coordinates and delivers training programs about relay services
for businesses, agencies and organizations.

- Delivers/conducts outreach activities/presentations focused on
current and potential customers on all relay services using presentation
skills, visual aids and written proposals.

- Works collaboratively with CPUC and DDTP to implement outreach
activities throughout California.

- Participates in Outreach and California Relay Council meetings,
scheduled Outreach activities and Marketing Summits.

Preferred experience and skills:
- Fluency in American Sign Language & Spanish.

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

- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service and/or
knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services.

- Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Community Advocate - Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, 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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Sign Language Interpreters
Washington, DC

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/washingtonjob/

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Teacher
Colorado

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/coloradojob/

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HS ASL Teacher
Austin, Texas

rest of announcement at:
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Santa Fe, NM

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Pajaro, CA

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DeafDigest – 11 April 2010

DeafDigest Gold – April 11, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

CI children develop language at slower pace?
http://deafdigest.com/cochlearimplantchildren/

Breaking the ice between deaf community and hearing ASL class students
http://deafdigest.com/icebreakerevent/

– Very Hot News

a list of big time cable TV providers to contact if you
have problems with captions on your cable TV at home.

The list is at:
http://deafdigest.com/cablecontacts/

– Thursday April 8th

The Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Department of
Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Austin, Texas, has received
information indicating that an on-line scam, using the name of the
Texas Commission for the Deaf could be a threat to the deaf community
in Texas and nationally.  As reported, a person was informed by email
of winning  “Hot Ball:15, an alleged Texas Lottery Commission lottery
game and would receive a cash prize of $250,000.  The hitch is that
the “winner” must send in a check for $450 to receive a check for the
cash prize.

Another scam also reported  involves a phone call from a man named
Wayne Doublas with the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services,
who claims that  the Office is awarding a prize of $100,000 to 
person who volunteers their time for the benefit of the  deaf
community, and the person contacted had been selected  as the winner
of the prize. The “winner” was asked to give their full name,
address, bank routing and account numbers and social security number,
claiming that this information was needed to wire the money and for
tax purposes. No person by the name of Wayne Doublas works at the
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and is unknown to us.

For additional information, contact mailto:david.myers@dars.state.tx.us

– Friday April 9th

The Twilight movie “New Moon” on DVD has its commentary
subtitled for the benefit of the deaf.

– Saturday April 10th

Thanks to the Obama Stimulus Package, hard of hearing passengers in
the New York subway system would be able to activate the t-coil
in their hearing aids with the subway information booths and call
boxes. For now seven stations are already equipped, but by the
end of 2011, almost all, not every single, subway station would
be equipped.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

NOW ENROLLING TAMPA BAY STUDENTS FOR THE FALL!

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One-of-a-kind in Florida, Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf is a private, non-profit school in Clearwater for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their hearing siblings and children of deaf adults from pre-school through 8th grade.

Why choose Blossom?

– It is a perfect environment for a deaf or hard-of-hearing child, their hearing siblings and children of deaf adults featuring the Montessori method of teaching and a visually oriented curriculum for children in pre-school through 8th grade.

– We offer customized, hands-on lesson plans developed specifically for each child and follow the Sunshine State Standards.

– We offer a very low student to teacher ratio and classes with ASL-proficient teachers.

CALL US TODAY or e-mail to mailto:jrutenberg@blossomschool.org !

If eligible, McKay Scholarships, Step Up for Kids Scholarships, privately-funded Blossom Scholarships, VPK and CCC are available.

Giving Children a Chance, Parents a Choice

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for Deaf Youth

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– clinical services
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– community involvement
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for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

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THESE DEAF-WARNING TRAFFIC SIGNS
Many of us see these “Deaf Child” signs while
driving our cars.
Are there really deaf children around? In one
Maryland neighborhood, a “Deaf Child” sign was
posted when the deaf child was about 3 or 4 years
old. That was about 30 years ago.
This sign is still there even though the
“deaf child” grew up to become an adult, graduated
from Gallaudet, got married and moved out to a
different neighborhood !

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

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

A DEAF CHILD FROM A VERY SMALL TOWN
Many small towns have deaf children. When a child is deaf, this becomes a problem
with the parents and with the education
people.
The choices are:

1. send the child to a residential school
2. hire a full time interpreter for him in hearing school
3. hire a full time teacher for him in hearing school
4. family to move to a big city where deaf schools
are located.

Always a difficult decision to make.

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

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

LIPREADABLE LIPS BECOMING UNLIPREADABLE !
A while ago DeafDigest editor was watching the
5 Ingredient Fix program on the Food Network. The
hostess, Claire Robinson, spoke with lips so easily readable that captions were practically
unnecessary ! This fact was mentioned in a previous
edition of DeafDigest.
Since then, her lips have become more and more
unreadable.
Could it be that when Claire slows down and paces herself with the tempo of her cooking, her lips are readable.
But when she races the clock, then her lips are just
the same as all others on all TV programs – equally
unlipreadable ?

NOT-IN-MY-BACKYARD SYNDROME HURTING SOUTH DAKOTA?
We have heard of this phrase “not in my backyard”
when people oppose efforts to build a new project or
a new development near their homes.
Well, in South Dakota, education of the deaf
is a sore issue.
There are two powerful groups in the state that control
education – Board of Regents and the state Department of
Education.
Apparently neither wants to assume control and
responsibility of the South Dakota School for the Deaf,
as well as with education of the deaf in the state.
What does it mean – that local school districts are
left holding the bag ! Do read the above article, which
also has a signed video regarding the deaf child in a
small town.

USING DEAFNESS AS A NONDEAF-RELATED POLITICAL STATEMENT
Bhagat Singh, not deaf, was a freedom fighter in India,
before the British hanged him in 1931.
He made a political statement as follows:

If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud

He was referring to the British being deaf to the
demands of the freedom fighters in India.

MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND THE DEAF
A past administrator of educational programs for the
deaf made this comment regarding mental health needs
of the deaf:

I find that psychiatrists do not like interpreters because they are not sure of the nuances of sign language and of body language of a deaf person.

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

American Society for Deaf Children

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

http://deafdigest.com/asdc/

AN UNFRIENDLY ELEVATOR
DeafDigest editor recently entered an
elevator of a commercial building.
The sign above the emergency telephone said:

blinking indicates call is answered

The call will answer a deaf voice but it may
not understand what the deaf person, with
poor speaking skills, is trying to say.
Hopefully the elevator computer will alert
the security desk to a malfunctioning elevator.
Still, the message on the sign is not comforting
to the deaf trapped in a stuck elevator.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

none of my deaf friends wear hearing aids, so why
should I ?

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In Poland, there is a hearing aid center that
goes by the name of:

World Centre for Partial Deafness Treatment

It is where people get their CI’s. Is Poland
saying that those getting CI’s will be
partially treated for their deafness ?

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Gallaudet University Athletic Summer Camps Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department is
excited to announce its slate of Summer Camps for this summer. The
Bison will host four different sport camps on campus plus two special
volleyball camps in Fremont, Calif., from the end of June into July.
The summer camps are run by Gallaudet’s athletic coaching
staffs, which bring an abundant amount of professional and collegiate
experience to each and every camp.

The four camps being held on campus include football, girls’
basketball, boys’; basketball and girls’; soccer.
Volleyball will host a hitter/setter camp and then an overall
fundamental camp.

The first two camps are football and girls’; basketball being
held from Tuesday, June 22 until Saturday, June 26. The next two
camps are boys’; basketball and girls’; soccer held from
Saturday, June 26 until Wednesday, June 30. The cost of each camp is
$250. If you have a group of five or more the price of the football,
boys’; basketball, girls basketball and girls soccer camps get
reduced to $225 per camper. The football, boys’; basketball and
girls’; soccer camps are open to players in 9th through 12th
grade. The girls’; basketball camp is open for girls;
players that are 8 to 18 years old.

The volleyball camps kick-off at the California School for the Deaf
in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday, July 15 with the hitter/setter camp
that runs until Saturday, July 17. The cost of that camp is $75. The
fundamental camp picks up on Saturday, July 17 and will run until
Wednesday, July 21, and costs $175 and is open to girls’;
players that are 10 to 18 years old.

If you are interested in attending one or more of the Gallaudet
University Athletics Summer Camps please complete your application,
medical and payment forms before Friday, May 28, 2010. The deadline
for the volleyball camps is June 18, 2010.

For more information or questions please contact Joseph Kolcun,
Sports Camp Coordinator at mailto:joseph.kolcun@gallaudet.edu or VP
1.866.760.0729.

2010 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS INFORMATION
*  Official Web Site – Links to forms, more information
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/index

*  2010 GU Athletics Summer Camp Brochure (PDF)
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/camp10-brochure.pdf

*  2010 GU Athletics Summer Camp Application, Medical, Payment Forms
(PDF) – DEADLINE: Friday, May 28, 2010
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/camp10-application.pdf

*  2010 GU Volleyball Summer Camp Application, Medical, Payment
Forms (PDF) – DEADLINE: Friday, June 18, 2010
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/vbcamp10-application.pdf

*  Gallaudet University College of Professional Studies and Outreach
(CPSO) Sports Camp Web Page
http://cpso.gallaudet.edu/Summer_Programs_Home/Sports_Camps.html

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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!

A group of researchers from the Netherlands has
claimed to discover, yet another, new deafness-related
gene.

rest of story at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafnessgene/

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Emily Cressy
http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/040810aaa.html

became deaf during her pre-teen years, she is an outstanding
soccer player, the top player on her University of Kansas
women’s soccer team

Question of the week:

Q. Where can I buy a directory of VP users?

A. Sorry. The web site posting of all VP users has
been shut down permanently, thanks to abuses.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that we have a directory of VP users in USA

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1890 – The Battle at Wounded Knee between the Sioux
nation and the United States was triggered by Black Coyote
who refused to give up his rifle.

Black Coyote was deaf and many historians feel he could not
understand the command to give up his rifle.

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Deaf and the Money:

What Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), which is “across” the river from Washington, DC, faces is the same as what many other deaf
service agencies face.

Below is a message on a web site posted by NVRC, as edited:

The budget for Fairfax County for the year starting July 1, 2010 proposes
the same level of funding for NVRC that we had for the past two years.

Although the demand for our services continues to rise, and the funding has not, NVRC is thankful.

With the exception of Fairfax County, all of our other contracts either have cut our funding during the past two years or propose to do so.

This will be the last public hearing on the budget for the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors.

After this hearing the Board of Supervisors begins meeting to ‘mark up”
the budget and holds a final vote for its adoption on April 27, 2010.

(end of the posting)

The mark up is scary. The money cannot be added to a line item but
can be taken out during these back and forth mark up sessions!

Service agencies are very important to the deaf; many municipal
government officials do not realize this fact !

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

The Gallaudet Research Center released these stats –

two to four out of every 1,000 Americans are functionally deaf

one out of every 1,000 Americans become deaf before the age of 18

nine to 22 out of every 1,000 Americans have severe hearing
impairment

more than half of the Americans incur hearing loss after they reach
the age of 64

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DeafResources

Standardbred (trotters) racing career statistics of Rick Macomber,
who is deaf, and races horses professionally in Indiana

http://deafdigest.com/rickmacomberracingstats/

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

Brief background on past deaf major league ball players
http://deafdigest.com/deafmajorleaguers/

a deaf basketball team in Montreal
http://deafdigest.com/montrealbasketball/

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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As a key member of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing
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Responsibilities will include:

– performing comprehensive clinical assessments
– developing/implementing treatment strategies
– providing clinical case management services
– completing and maintaining medical records and report writing
– developing discharge plans
– conducting various therapeutic treatment modalities

– providing crisis intervention/stabilization and aggressive behavior management to patients

– evaluating and developing interventions
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or
related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language, along with a familiarity of
Deaf Culture and knowledge of current technology used for individuals with
hearing loss. The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ
Drivers License will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical,
oral/written communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual
English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive
benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care. For
immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in
Subject matter to: kimbelle@sjhmc.org, or apply online at:

http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health
needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or
Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC
2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to:
Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath,
1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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Come Join Our Team
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable Westchester County is advertising for the following positions

For full details, job descriptions, and application form, please visit the Employment page at our website:

http://www.nysd.net

OPENINGS
– Executive Director
– High School Principal
– Athletic Director
– Guidance Counselor
– Teacher – Computer Graphic Arts
– Teacher – Speech
– Social Worker – (ASL/Spanish speaking)
– Caseworker – Bilingual
– Substitute Teachers

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open position
CASEWORKER, Residential Group Home
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus – Evenings & Weekends

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 help meet the case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Responsibilities will include:
– providing case management service
– coordinating and supervising  program activities
– documenting requirements in accordance with established standards
– ensuring the continuity of care
– identifying/resolving conflicts and/or crisis situations
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Rehab or a Mental Health related discipline, 1 year of case management experience, and preferably, Licensure as a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in the State of New Jersey.

The ability to counsel/educate consumers and their families, effectively resolve problems, and communicate fluently in American Sign Language will be expected, as will familiarity with Deaf Culture and the technology used for individuals with hearing loss. Valid NJ Driver’s License also essential.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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open position
MENTAL HEALTH WORKER, Residential Group Home Program
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus – Evenings & Weekends

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 help meet the case management and treatment
needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing,
including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and
seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Responsibilities will include:
– assisting with all program activities
– providing and monitoring program activities
– maintaining structured and focused activities with consumers
– meeting documentation standards in content and timeliness
– providing transportation for consumers and their families

– recognizing signs of abuse, neglect and domestic violence and report incidents

– assisting staff with outreach and home visits to program participants
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a High School Diploma (Bachelor’s Degree preferred), plus 4 years of related work experience, the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language, and a valid NJ Drivers License. Familiarity with deaf culture and knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss will also be expected. Strong problem-solving and oral/written communication skills will also be required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job
title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org
or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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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 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:
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 April 11th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate – Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, 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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ASL Teacher
Rochester, NY

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/rochesterasljob/

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Sign Language Teacher
Boca Raton, FL

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/bocaratonasljob/

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ASL Specialist Richmond, KY

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/richmondasljob/

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Director/Instructor Interpreter Education Program
Chattanooga, TN

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/chatasljob/

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Senior Project Specialist
Washington, DC area

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/tecaccess/

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Program Manager
Seattle, Washington

http://deafdigest.com/fedwayjob/

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ASL teacher
Atlanta, GA

http://deafdigest.com/gatech/

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– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

RIT examines deaf entrepreneurship
http://deafdigest.com/deafentrepreneurs/

Disability 101: The Importance of Community
http://deafdigest.com/disability101/

– Very Hot News

A hot protest erupted over Gallaudet University’s
hosting of “Corpus Christi”, a controversial play because of the mixture of religion and gender orientation themes.

DeafDigest is disappointed with the protest.
Gallaudet has always been the bastion of
diversity, which is a microcosm of the
American society. Tolerance has been the
rule on the Gallaudet campus, and this
includes the play.

Said Gallaudet provost Stephen Weiner:

Gallaudet University neither endorses nor condemns the views expressed in Corpus Christi, or any dramatic production. We understand that there are people who will find this play affirming, liberating, and cathartic, and
others who find its message disrespectful, distasteful, and repugnant. We seek to allow all views to be aired openly and respectfully, and we hope that open discussions will allow individuals to listen to one another. This
is the hallmark of an academic institution. “Gallaudet spokeswoman Mercy Coogan told me that Hurwitz, who is deaf, is accepting e-mails but routing calls to his chief of staff, Don Beil, who is hearing

– Sunday April 4th

Deaf rock star Sean Forbes, himself a NTID graduate,
was praised in Detroit’s business newspaper for
basing his Deaf Professional Arts Network headquarters
in the city, helping the city economy a bit.

– Monday April 5th

Is Whitley joking?  Singer Whitley, not deaf, whose real name is Lawrence Greenwood, said that he is going on a “retirement
tour.”

His plans after retirement? He said:

I wanna learn sign language and be an interpreter for the deaf

Is he joking?

His fans think he is joking

– Tuesday April 6th

The Texas Deaf Community is upset over the
death of a deaf patient at a hospital in
Cypress, Texas. The deaf patient requested
an interpreter and was turned down. He made
repeated efforts to get an interpreter and
was rebuffed each time. Then one last time
he went home, hoping to get an interpreter
the next day. This was not to be for he
passed away that night while asleep.

– Wednesday April 7th

Marcia Reinthaler, not deaf, won the election
for a seat on the Sheboygan School Board
(Wisconsin).

Why is DeafDigest curious about it? The
newspaper said:

She and her husband are active in the Association for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children in Sheboygan County

DeafDigest does not know what her views are
regarding education of the deaf – oral, ASL, Cued
Speech or whatever !

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

……

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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

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

…..

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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Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc.

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Hearing Callers Dial:

888-SIGN-LANGUAGE (888-744-6526)

Connect with a LifeLinks VRS American Sign Language interpreter for your chosen language.

LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge!
The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business:

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Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have your ten digit number available.

Visit us online at
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Fast, Reliable, Personal

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EASIER TO TEACH SIGN LANGUAGE WITH DEAF DOGS
Many dog trainers teach their dogs to follow
sign language commands – such as sit, lie down,
come to me, etc.
Which is easier to teach signs? A hearing dog
or a deaf dog.
Most trainers say it is much easier to teach
a deaf dog than a hearing dog.
Why? Because noises may bother a hearing dog
while noises never bother a deaf dog !

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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The World Recreation Association of the Deaf, Inc. ( WRAD) is happy
to host the 25th Anniversary Masquerade Ball at Treasure Island in
Las Vegas on July 21st from 5pm until 9pm during the Deafnation World
Expo as Italian buffet dinner and entertainment are included.

Both Anthony Natale and Liz Tannebaum are both Master of Ceremonies and we have the ballroom that can hold up to 500 guests at Treasure Island.

Cash prizes will be given to the best masks and costumes. Admission
to the Masquerade Ball is $70 per person before July 1st and $75
before July 10th.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  You can purchase tickets on line at http://www.wrad.org or mail a check or a money order to WRAD, PO Box 3211 Quartz Hill CA 983586.

Contact Bruce Gross at VP 661-952-7752 or Voice Relay at 866-668-9147 for more information.

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A HEARING PERSON’S CONFESSION
A hearing person had a confession. When he sees
deaf people using sign language to communicate with
each other, he always stares at them.
Rude ? Yes, but the hearing person said sign language
is so beautiful that he loves to watch even though he
does not understand a word.
It is the same as a deaf person watching a band, led
by a band leader who uses his hands to guide the
musicians. A deaf person may not understand music but
enjoys watching the movement of the hands.

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

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

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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

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 HOME-MADE HEARING AID

Hearing aids are expensive; many low income people cannot
afford to make the hearing aid purchase.
One low income person made his own hearing aid. It was
simple but odd looking. Ear plugs were attached to a portable
microphone. This device would be placed to the person that
is speaking.
It worked for that late-deafened person.

SAYING PIZZA IN SIGN LANGUAGE

How do deaf people sign for pizza in sign
language?
A web site posted a suggestion. It was to point the
forefinger and make a Z sign in the air.
It claims that pizza places understand this sign
easily?
This is interesting. Even among the speech-challenged,
pizza is not that difficult a word to pronounce !

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

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

Visit:  www.DeafMatchInternational.com

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On SALE this week at UnitedTTY.com:

ALL Alarm Clocks, Vibrating Watches and Bed Shakers are
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required….just install your T-Mobile SIM card and it’s ready to go!

For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of
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visit www.UnitedTTY.com !

Looking to upgrade or buy a replacement cell phone or pager?….Check
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Free Catalog Available—“Resources and Equipment for People with
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For more information….contact:

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FAX: (301) 963-0785
VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@unitedtty.com
Web:  http://www.unitedtty.com/
Live Online Support — AIM: UnitedTTY

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CRUISE INTERPRETING
Many deaf people love to travel, especially on cruises,
and even more so, on all-deaf cruises.
A sore issue is always interpreting, or the lack of
it on these cruise trips.
One cruise operator recently outlined his requirements
for interpreters interested in touring with the deaf.
It goes as follows:

– own a passport
– payment is not in money but in a travel voucher
– must be able to interpret anywhere on the cruise
– must be flexible enough to meet all interpreting conditions

It will be a challenge interpreting at a cruise ship that
practically resembles a huge shopping mall!

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

I’ve had fellow law students come to me and complain
that my interpreter’s signs distract them. I would
then tell them that their ignorance of issues facing
the deaf is equally distracting

FALLING IN LOVE AGAINST ALL ODDS
Do we, the deaf, fall in love with our special ones
against all odds?
Against all odds? Of course not. People, both deaf
and hearing, fall in love, and of course, fall out of
love.
Well, Arguelles (full name not known) directed a Filipino
movie titled “Paano” which focuses on a deaf couple falling in love with each other – against all odds.
It is as if Arguelles implies that we, the deaf, cannot
fall in love because of our hearing impairment!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

why would your deaf client need two interpreters?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because realtime captioners and CART providers do not use the QWERTY
keyboard, the types of errors that they make are different than
someone who is typing on a computer keyboard.  Some people may think
that captioners don’t know the difference between simple words.  If
a captioner strokes the steno for “rain” instead of “rein,” it is
not because the captioner does not know the difference between those
two words.  It may just be that the captioner stroked the wrong
stroke on the steno keyboard.

Homophones are difficult for many captioners because they are words
that sound the same but are spelled differently.  Captioners are
trained to write phonetically, so when two words sound the same, the
captioner has to devise a system to distinguish between the two
words.  One of the solutions is to add an asterisk to the steno so
that the strokes will be different.  But now the captioner has to
remember which stroke gets the asterisk:  Do I add the asterisk to
“guild” or “gild”?

If you ever see a sentence captioned something like, “The Army
kernel went to visit the sergeant,” remember that the words
“colonel” and “kernel” sound the same, and the captioner is
writing phonetically.  The captioner probably knows the difference
between those words, but he or she just didn’t write the steno to
get it to translate properly.

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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…….

always say wrong things because they cannot hear

maybe, but there are many hearing people that say
wrong things even though they CAN hear!

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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Deaf Cruise Canada and New England 2010
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours!
Canada & New England Cruise October 16th to 23rd, 2010
http://www.DeafCruise.com/canada

Deaf Cruise Caribbean 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Caribbean Cruise February 27th to March 6th, 2011
4 Most Popular Port of Calls
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Fun Tours!!
For more information http://www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean

Deaf Cruise Alaska 2011
2 Options: 7 Days cruise only or 15 Days cruise-tours.
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 2 Most Adventure Tours!
Alaska Deluxe Tours May 2011
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Tours in Canada and 1 in Seattle, WA
For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska

Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 5 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Hawaii Cruise July 2nd to 9th, 2011. 7 Days of Fun Sailing & Islands!
2 Days Post-cruise Events. 4 More Tours!! More Sightseeing!!
Almost 2 weeks non-stop of adventures!
For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii

Contact Us:
VP 866.922.3090
Fax: 480.657.0744
Email: mailto:customercare@deafcruise.com

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– Providing Individual, Couple and Group counseling
– Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment
– Forensic Consultation and Assessment Reports

For children, teens, adults…ASL fluent

Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy

Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net

or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net

or VP at 1-866-481-4502

or voice mail 310- 712-1200

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and
Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%

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

Our remodeling service includes:

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

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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

202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded

VA# 134097

DC# 68004119

MHIC# 127587

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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!

ASL has been established as a new program at
Northwestern University. The next step is to
have ASL recognized as a foreign language.

Students campaigned for ASL for a year and their
efforts paid off.

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The Deaf and the Law

BB and Trust, a bank in North Carolina, refused to
accommodate an employee who was losing her hearing.
EEOC sued and reached settlement with the bank.

rest of story at:
http://deafdigest.com/bbtrust/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

The City Bangers (Citibank) has been thanked for
their generous sponsorship

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What became of?

Dr. Tom McDavitt

– past
after graduating from College of Veterinary Medicine
at Kansas State University in 1993, sent out hundreds
of job applications. After getting just few responses,
became a volunteer at a local zoo in Wichita, KS

– present
owner of Animal Clinic of Alsip, Illinois,
near Chicago. Has 4,000 clients, including
200 deaf clients.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The League of Women Voters, a 15,000-member strong national organization, is conducting an auction during their annual convention this coming June.
One of the pieces to be auctioned off is a painting to be rendered by deaf artist Claire Bergman, wife of retired Gallaudet English professor Gene Bergman.
Claire, an outstanding artist in her own right,
has had her work exhibited at many venues.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If NTID student Seth Terkhorn would skip a class,
it would be for a good, lifesaving, reason!
He is a volunteer firefighter cadet with the
West Brighton Fire Department.
He joined the department last September and he
already fits in with his firefighting peers.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Amazon has been accused of discriminating against
the deaf over telephone verification issues.

What is so interesting is that Jeff Bezos,
the Amazon CEO has a deaf member in his family

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

Your student/client presents a reimbursement bill for $56 for a
lobster meal, and you deny it. Your supervisor sides with you when you deny it.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A long, past major league ball player would be a lipreading
nightmare.

His name was:

Matt Batts

he played in the majors, 1947 through 1956 for
5 different teams

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

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DeafBook of the Week

– Dummy Hanson
A Deaf Baseball Pitcher’s Life in the Hearing World
2008

He was one of Minnesota’s premier amateur baseball
pitchers in the early 1900s

Harris Communications sells this book; the web
site describing this book is at:

http://www.harriscomm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_111&products_id=19642

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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best in the nation.

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position opening
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Agency: DEAF ADULT SERVICES, INC. (DAS) BUFFALO, NY

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Business or Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience or
BA/BS in Human Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years
management experience required. Proven experience with fundraising,
grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management strongly
desired. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency. Strong people
skills, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Relocation funds may be available dependent on
candidate selection.

Application can be downloaded at http://www.wnydas.org

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to:
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. Attention: Executive Director Search Committee,  2495 Main St. Suite 347, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Thursday, April 29, 2010, No exceptions.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

In anticipation of openings for the 2010/2011 school year, The
Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are accepting
applications and resumes for consideration for the following
positions:

– Teachers of the Deaf – Classroom Assistants
– Child Care Workers (Residential and Overnight)
– Substitutes

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508.875.9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and is an equal opportunity employer.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC 2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to: Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath, 1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Account Manager
position located in Northern California

email resumes to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary: Manages the contracts between POTHOS’ client, Hamilton Relay and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Oversees the actions of all parties involved to ensure contract compliance. Responsible for ensuring that each party successfully completes all assigned duties and responsibilities.

Essential functions:

– Responsible for working with CPUC on contract issues and acting as point of contact.

– Carries out/enforces the policies/procedures for the TRS/Captioned Telephone programs established by the CPUC, the Contract Administrator and as contained in the contract and RFP

– Oversees the monitoring/compliance of federal/state requirements related to relay system performance.

– Responsible for representing Hamilton at regulatory meetings with any applicable California Advisory Boards and the Contract Administrator’s required staff meetings as needed and at other outreach functions across California.

– Monitors CRS-3 Outreach Programs for compliance with RFP and contract requirements in California.  Responsible for determining that the needs of the user community are being met and for determining the overall effectiveness of outreach activity.

– Responsible for identifying any potential conflicts or other needs within the relay Center and reporting those concerns or ideas.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of three years experience.

– Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service.

– Knowledge of American Sign Language.

– Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

– Position must be located in Northern California.

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

one position located in Northern California, other in Southern
California

email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary:  This full-time position at POTHOS is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone for California Relay Service (CRS) for our client Hamilton Relay.

Essential functions:

– Develops Annual Outreach Plan designed to promote California Relay Service; raising awareness and increasing the use of relay services.

– Plans and implements outreach activities and marketing programs that support the Outreach Plan.

– Designs, coordinates and conducts demonstrations and training programs on how to access and use California Relay services.

– Coordinates and delivers training programs about relay services for businesses, agencies and organizations.

– Delivers/conducts outreach activities/presentations focused on current and potential customers on all relay services using presentation skills, visual aids and written proposals.

– Works collaboratively with CPUC and DDTP to implement outreach activities throughout California.

– Participates in Outreach and California Relay Council meetings, scheduled Outreach activities and Marketing Summits.

Preferred experience and skills:
– Fluency in American Sign Language & Spanish.

– Knowledge/ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

– Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service and/or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services.

– Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate – Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, CA

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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The 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:

Quiet taekwondo class inspires students
http://deafdigest.com/tunghung/

A new spin on sign language
http://deafdigest.com/bradwyant/

– Very Hot News

We amuse ourselves by watching these “Iron Chef” wars
on the Food Network.

Do we have our own Deaf Iron Chef wars? Yes. A war was
waged few days ago between the best student chefs at California School for the Deaf-Fremont and the best chefs at the California School for the Deaf-Riverside!

Who won?

Riverside!

– Thursday April 1st

Heidi Atkins Lieberman, current assistant commissioner for Special Education in Missouri, said:

Some people think that, because you’ve had a cochlear implant, you hear like everybody else, and that couldn’t be further from the truth

She is correct. A CI does not make a deaf child automatically
hearing person.

– Friday April 2nd

If Wayne Sinclair, the retired principal, Maryland School
for the Deaf, has his way, then the infamous 1880 Milan
Conference resolution would be repealed.

This resolution refers to the banning of ASL in schools
for the deaf.

Wayne wants to bring this issue up with the International Congress on Education of the Deaf. It was written up in
a newspaper story recently.

– Saturday April 3rd

RIT has a hockey team that will take part in the Frozen
Four, which is NCAA’s national hockey championship
event.

There are no deaf players on the hockey team, but
there is a facebook (http://www.facebook.com/RIThockey)
which has already enrolled nearly 5,000 fans.

The person responsible for the hockey facebook is
Dylan Heuer. He is deaf and majors in visual media.
He formerly worked for Iowa Cubs, a minor league
baseball team, as a press box employee. This coming
summer he will work for another minor league team –
Rochester Red Wings as the team photographer!

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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One-of-a-kind in Florida, Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf is a private, non-profit school in Clearwater for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their hearing siblings and children of deaf adults from pre-school through 8th grade.

Why choose Blossom?

– It is a perfect environment for a deaf or hard-of-hearing child, their hearing siblings and children of deaf adults featuring the Montessori method of teaching and a visually oriented curriculum for children in pre-school through 8th grade.

– We offer customized, hands-on lesson plans developed specifically for each child and follow the Sunshine State Standards.

– We offer a very low student to teacher ratio and classes with ASL-proficient teachers.

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If eligible, McKay Scholarships, Step Up for Kids Scholarships, privately-funded Blossom Scholarships, VPK and CCC are available.

Giving Children a Chance, Parents a Choice

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In 2010, there has never been a more exciting time to to be a part
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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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APPLE HATES GOOGLE; NAD HATES CBS !
Apple and Google both compete against each other
and they both hate each other.
But there were some important issues that Apple
and Google had to discuss. As a result, the CEOs of
Apple and Google met at a coffee cafe for a meeting.
They met at coffee cafe which is a neutral location
since Apple CEO won’t go to Google office, and the
Google CEO won’t go to the Apple office.
Did it happen to us, the deaf, in the past? Yes,
in 1980, CBS refused to close caption their programs
for the deaf. We, the deaf, from all over USA had
protest rallies in front of CBS offices in big
cities.
The CBS vice president wanted NAD CEO to come
to his office in Washington, DC to discuss it.
The NAD CEO refused to come to CBS office; the
CBS vice president refused to come down to the
street to meet with NAD CEO.
As a result, the protest embarrassed CBS.

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

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

INTERPRETING AT CHURCH SERVICES
Many deaf people go to hearing churches. Some
churches have interpreters. Some other churches
do not have interpreters.
Many churches are not rich; they cannot afford
to pay for certified interpreters. They are always
asking for volunteer interpreters.
Which is better – drive at a long distance to attend a Deaf Church or to go to a hearing church
near your home?
You will have to decide which is best!

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

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

A FORMER POLICE OFFICER, WHO IS A CODA
Few days ago DeafDigest editor got into e-conversation
with a former police officer, a Coda, fluent with ASL.
He said that the police department used him to deal
with the deaf, be it a traffic stop or a victim of a
crime or domestic issues.
He also said that in most cases the deaf individuals
were comfortable with him because they were not fully
trustful of the police and procedures.
While retired, he is training the police officers on
how to deal with the deaf in all circumstances, their
rights and etc.
That retired officer agreed with DeafDigest that when
the officers take ASL classes, and do not use that
language for a long time, their use would be rusty when
the time comes.

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MARLEE MATLIN’S NEWEST VENTURE
We all know who Marlee Matlin is. And she has
a long list of movie and TV roles on her acting
resume.
Even famous performers get rejected. And she was rejected when she wanted a “deaf family”
reality show on TV. Instead of moving on and thinking
of a different script idea, she simply went to YouTube
to launch her “My Deaf Family” show.
As one deaf leader told DeafDigest editor recently
“you have to think outside of the box.”
Marlee very certainly did !

MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND THE DEAF
A past administrator of educational programs for the
deaf made this comment regarding mental health needs
of the deaf:

I do not question the availability or quality of mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing persons.  That is a major concern throughout the country. My home state is no exception.

This administrator is correct.

A PUZZLING OIL REPORT IN A TEXAS NEWSPAPER
A while ago, a local newspaper in Jones County, Texas
listed this oil matter:

District 7B – Jones County
Plug/Abandon: Lease: Hughes Et Al. Well No. 4. Field: Sweet Savage (Tannehill). Location: One mile southwest of Avoca, Section 24 of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum Lds. Total depth: 1,749′. Well type: Injection. Operator: Proco Operating
Co. Inc. of Graford. Permit No. 152223.

Deaf and Dumb Asylum? Obviously this refers to the old
name of Texas School for the Deaf. But the school is
located in Travis County. Avoca is a town in Jones
County, which is where Abilene is located.
Just cannot figure it out !

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:

SayWhatClub

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

http://deafdigest.com/saywhatclub/

OUR COMMON FEARS
We are human beings. All human beings have fears.
Some fears are trivial; some fears are serious and need
professional counseling.
Whatever! There was a short posting on a web site,
which outlined these common fears.
It says that that we are afraid of failure, cancer,
other diseases AND becoming deaf.
Guess those that were born deaf and grew up culturally
deaf, do not have that deafness fear because we were already deaf to begin with.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I’m too embarrassed to wear a hearing aid in public

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he’s challenged every day, with severe hearing loss that makes him legally deaf

challenged every day?

the dictionaries define “challenged” as follows

– lacking something
– presented with difficulties

Yes, we lack hearing but deafness does not present
us with difficulties; we deal with our deafness
and move on

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Eastern Canada (Canadian Maritimes) & Fall Foliage Tour

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Gallaudet University Athletic Summer Camps Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department is
excited to announce its slate of Summer Camps for this summer. The
Bison will host four different sport camps on campus plus two special
volleyball camps in Fremont, Calif., from the end of June into July.
The summer camps are run by Gallaudet’s athletic coaching
staffs, which bring an abundant amount of professional and collegiate
experience to each and every camp.

The four camps being held on campus include football, girls’
basketball, boys’; basketball and girls’; soccer.
Volleyball will host a hitter/setter camp and then an overall
fundamental camp.

The first two camps are football and girls’; basketball being
held from Tuesday, June 22 until Saturday, June 26. The next two
camps are boys’; basketball and girls’; soccer held from
Saturday, June 26 until Wednesday, June 30. The cost of each camp is
$250. If you have a group of five or more the price of the football,
boys’; basketball, girls basketball and girls soccer camps get
reduced to $225 per camper. The football, boys’; basketball and
girls’; soccer camps are open to players in 9th through 12th
grade. The girls’; basketball camp is open for girls;
players that are 8 to 18 years old.

The volleyball camps kick-off at the California School for the Deaf
in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday, July 15 with the hitter/setter camp
that runs until Saturday, July 17. The cost of that camp is $75. The
fundamental camp picks up on Saturday, July 17 and will run until
Wednesday, July 21, and costs $175 and is open to girls’;
players that are 10 to 18 years old.

If you are interested in attending one or more of the Gallaudet
University Athletics Summer Camps please complete your application,
medical and payment forms before Friday, May 28, 2010. The deadline
for the volleyball camps is June 18, 2010.

For more information or questions please contact Joseph Kolcun,
Sports Camp Coordinator at mailto:joseph.kolcun@gallaudet.edu or VP
1.866.760.0729.

2010 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS INFORMATION
*  Official Web Site – Links to forms, more information
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/index

*  2010 GU Athletics Summer Camp Brochure (PDF)
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/camp10-brochure.pdf

*  2010 GU Athletics Summer Camp Application, Medical, Payment Forms
(PDF) – DEADLINE: Friday, May 28, 2010
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/camp10-application.pdf

*  2010 GU Volleyball Summer Camp Application, Medical, Payment
Forms (PDF) – DEADLINE: Friday, June 18, 2010
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/pdf/vbcamp10-application.pdf

*  Gallaudet University College of Professional Studies and Outreach
(CPSO) Sports Camp Web Page
http://cpso.gallaudet.edu/Summer_Programs_Home/Sports_Camps.html

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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!

There are five senses (Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell
and Touch). Baltimore neuroscientist Robert Provine,
not deaf, researched on what makes people laugh.
He said “Deaf people laugh without hearing”. He
meant that laughter does not depend on any of the
five senses but on social interactions.

He is correct

….

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jim Bittner

Gallaudet basketball star, early sixties, 6’6 center

http://deafdigest.com/bittnerpicture/

he turned down a number of basketball scholarship offers
from a number of colleges to enroll at Gallaudet; he
was a key factor in Gallaudet’s great 1962-63 season
which produced a winning record

Question of the week:

Q. I heard a rumor that there is an organization of
Deaf Flights Attendants and that it has about 30
members. True or not true.

A. Most likely not true.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

..

Wish List of the Week:

closure reached with the Papal abuse scandal case regarding
deaf students

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1799 – famous Spanish artist Goya became late-deafened.
Despite his bitterness over his loss of hearing, he accepted
appointment by the Spanish royalty to become the
royalty painter, an annual salaried position

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Deaf and the Money:

$2,500,000

lost by the producers of the Broadway revival of “The Miracle Worker”
that is closing this weekend. The producers refused to hire a
deaf girl to play the role of young Helen Keller

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

33

times late deafened activist Richard Pimentel has been
arrested by the police during demonstrations on
disability rights issues

he recently lectured at James Madison University to
honor their Disability Awareness Week

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DeafResources

Hearing Aids, list of 10 weirdest ever:
http://deafdigest.com/weirdhearingaids/

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

The Washington Post rarely prints stories on Gallaudet
sports, perhaps once a year or once every two years.
Yet, on Saturday April 3rd, this newspaper printed
two great stories ! Do read these stories at:

– Gallaudet baseball team ends 13-year conference losing streak
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetbaseball/

– Gallaudet women’s basketball coach thrives through extreme hardship
http://deafdigest.com/coachkevincook/

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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(all positions below – 4/9/10 closing date)

Employment vacancies
– Mechanic I
– Residential Life Trainer (2 positions)
– School Educator I
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view these vacancies please visit our website at:
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

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Come Join Our Team
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable Westchester County is advertising for the following positions

For full details, job descriptions, and application form, please visit the Employment page at our website:

http://www.nysd.net

OPENINGS
– Executive Director
– High School Principal
– Athletic Director
– Guidance Counselor
– Teacher – Computer Graphic Arts
– Teacher – Speech
– Social Worker – (ASL/Spanish speaking)
– Caseworker – Bilingual
– Substitute Teachers

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open position
CASEWORKER, Residential Group Home
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus – Evenings & Weekends

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 help meet the case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Responsibilities will include:
– providing case management service
– coordinating and supervising  program activities
– documenting requirements in accordance with established standards
– ensuring the continuity of care
– identifying/resolving conflicts and/or crisis situations
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Rehab or a Mental Health related discipline, 1 year of case management experience, and preferably, Licensure as a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in the State of New Jersey.

The ability to counsel/educate consumers and their families, effectively resolve problems, and communicate fluently in American Sign Language will be expected, as will familiarity with Deaf Culture and the technology used for individuals with hearing loss. Valid NJ Driver’s License also essential.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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open position
MENTAL HEALTH WORKER, Residential Group Home Program
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
Paterson, NJ Campus – Evenings & Weekends

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 help meet the case management and treatment
needs of service recipients who are deaf and hard of hearing,
including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, adults and
seniors within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Responsibilities will include:
– assisting with all program activities
– providing and monitoring program activities
– maintaining structured and focused activities with consumers
– meeting documentation standards in content and timeliness
– providing transportation for consumers and their families

– recognizing signs of abuse, neglect and domestic violence and report incidents

– assisting staff with outreach and home visits to program participants
– performing other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have a High School Diploma (Bachelor’s Degree preferred), plus 4 years of related work experience, the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language, and a valid NJ Drivers License. Familiarity with deaf culture and knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss will also be expected. Strong problem-solving and oral/written communication skills will also be required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job
title in Subject matter to: mailto:kimbelle@sjhmc.org
or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

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.

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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~Rs 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 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~Rs 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~Rs 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 April 4th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate – Riverside, 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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Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Washington, DC

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/dcpsjob/

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Interpreter
Southern New Jersey

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/salemjob/

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Teacher
Montana

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/montanajobs

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Program Director
Beverly, MA

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/beverlydirector/

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School Nurse – RN
Beverly, MA

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/beverlynursejob/

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates John Forsythe who departed us.
Yes, Forsythe was not deaf – but in the early
days of closed captioning in the eighties, not too
many TV programs were captioned. Dynasty became
our most popular captioned program. Deaf
organizations knew better not to schedule
meetings on the evenings this program was aired!

John was probably the first hearing actor that
we, the deaf, loved to hate – because of his
wicked and scheming ways in these Dynasty
episodes.

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Working with the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee
http://deafdigest.com/fccadvis/

How to caption a difficult Shakesperian play?
http://deafdigest.com/shakespearecaptions/

– Very Hot News

The newspapers were hot all week regarding the
scandal over the Pope’s squashing of the
church child abuse case with Rev. Lawrence Murphy and the long-closed St John’s School for the Deaf in Milwaukee.

What was not mentioned in these stories, however,
was that the diocese of Milwaukee reached settlement
with some of the affected students. But the
settlement was sort of a joke – most got very
little money whereas one person, now deceased,
got about $200,000.

– Sunday March 28th

It was announced that the Broadway revival of
“The Miracle Worker” will close on April 4th.
This play portrays the growing up years of
Helen Keller. We will always remember the huge
protests by deaf actors when a hearing girl
was selected for the Helen Keller role.

Poetic justice? Well, no producers like to
lose $2.5 million, be it a deaf play or a
hearing play.

– Monday March 29th

Alicia Lane-Outlaw has been recognized by the
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as one of these
40 Under 40 outstanding individuals for her work
with the AllOut Marketing, Inc. She is also the
president of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens.

– Tuesday March 30th

Sad news to report – the Detroit Day School for the Deaf
is slated for closing this coming June. Only 67 students
remain at the school and they will be mainstreamed in
other city schools. The parents are planning to protest
the closing, but it is felt that it will be useless.

– Wednesday March 31st

Something strange going on in South Dakota. The governor
vetoed a bill that would require the state department
of education to help with programs to educate the deaf,
saying the burden belongs to the board of regents..

Reading between the lines there seems to be a struggle
between State Education and Board of Regents on educating
the deaf, a responsibility no one wants, meaning shifting
the burden to the school districts ! And in the meantime
South Dakota School for the Deaf is suffering because of
low enrollment.

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

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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– Convenient location to shopping, restaurants, medical centers, and more;
– Safe area for walking
– Pets allowed;
– Too many features to list here.

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THE DEAF IN JAMAICA
Andrew Gallimore, not deaf, is the director of Labor
and Social Security, a government agency in Jamaica.
He gave a speech recently during a banquet with factory owners and manufacturers. He said that
the deaf are the best employees because they are
not bothered my factory noise and they do not
waste time gossiping with other hearing employees
and do not also waste time talking on the telephone!
He wants the manufacturers to hire the deaf.

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

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

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The World Recreation Association of the Deaf, Inc. ( WRAD) is happy
to host the 25th Anniversary Masquerade Ball at Treasure Island in
Las Vegas on July 21st from 5pm until 9pm during the Deafnation World
Expo as Italian buffet dinner and entertainment are included.

Both Anthony Natale and Liz Tannebaum are both Master of Ceremonies and we have the ballroom that can hold up to 500 guests at Treasure Island.

Cash prizes will be given to the best masks and costumes. Admission
to the Masquerade Ball is $70 per person before July 1st and $75
before July 10th.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  You can purchase tickets on line at http://www.wrad.org or mail a check or a money order to WRAD, PO Box 3211 Quartz Hill CA 983586.

Contact Bruce Gross at VP 661-952-7752 or Voice Relay at 866-668-9147  for more information.

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DEAF & HEARING PARTERSHIP IN BUSINESS
Business partners is like a marriage. Some
partners get along with each other; some other
partners hate each other. Same thing with marriages.
During the 1980’s a deaf partner did not get along
with the hearing partner; they were always arguing
with each other. The partnership broke up.
For a while the deaf man saw that he had no sales
in his business. He lost his customers. He was puzzled
until he realized the hearing ex-partner was stealing
his sales that were in the voice telephone recorder. This hearing ex-partner knew the voice telephone machine
password.
When the deaf person realized, he immediately changed
the voice telephone machine password. The stealing
stopped and the deaf man got new sales.

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

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

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(updated posting)

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
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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

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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HIT BY A CAR
As long as there are cars, there will always,
unfortunately, be accidents. When a hearing person
is hit by a car, more often than not, it is not
a newspaper story.
But when a deaf person is hit by a car, it
becomes a newspaper story. This is in reference
to a deaf man that was recently hit by a car
while he was crossing the street.
Why are deaf victims of accidents quickly
becoming newspaper stories?
Is it because deaf people are not supposed to
be crossing the streets?
Deaf people have eyes!

PAYING THE PRICE IN JAPAN
In Japan, there is the bullet train network,
consisting of trains that travel as fast as
300 miles per hour. It links the largest Japanese
cities with minimal traveling time.
These trains have “noses” – which helps trains
overcome wind resistance.
To build these noses requires the use of
low cost hammers. These are the same type of hammers
that one can buy at a local hardware store.
Anyway, hammering the noses is a lifetime skill
that very few master craftsmen could master.
These craftsmen pay the price – years and years
of hammering the noses cause them to go deaf!

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A HAZARD OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY
John C. Dvorak is a well known writer and broadcaster, touching on issues of high technology.
A recent column he wrote was titled “Nine Hazards of Modern Technology.”
One of the 9 hazards he listed, is this:

Deafness. People used to go deaf from listening to too much heavy-metal music without ear protection; now they do
because of earbuds. I can’t tell you how many people under the age of 30 can’t speak without yelling and constantly
asking “What? Huh?” like 90-year-olds who refuse to get hearing aids. This sort of person is now part of the
technological society’s landscape.

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

I am careful with interpreters I select for
my classes and workshops. I turn down interprerters
that do not dress professionally and appropriately.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

last week’s feature was below:

a question like this –

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

this week’s hated question as revised-

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

still same thing – both questions equally hateful !

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“I think I’ll drop out of school and become a CART provider or
realtime captioner.” Have you ever heard someone say something like
this?

People have heard that you don’t need a four-year degree to be a
CART provider or realtime captioner, and they think it is something
that they could achieve without much work or effort.

Realtime captioners use the same skills as court reporters, and what
many people don’t realize is that realtime captioners are actually
among the cream of the crop as far as people using those skills.

Court reporters must learn speed and accuracy on the steno machine,
and they also must have good English grammar, vocabulary, and
punctuation skills and excellent listening skills and hearing. 

In addition to possessing those skills of a court reporter, realtime
captioners and CART providers must be able to understand what is said
and write on their steno machine something they know will come up
correctly on their computer screen.  If they hear an unusual word or
term, they may have to fingerspell that word or use a synonym in
order to convey the proper meaning of the word.  They do not have
time to look up words in a dictionary or to research something
online.  They are required to have knowledge about a wide range of
topics.

Although formal education may not be required, a lot of practice and
real-world knowledge is necessary to be a good realtime captioner or
CART provider.  

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

be stupid because they cannot hear

there are some hearing people that are stupid,
despite being able to hear !

And we have had deaf people winning Nobel Prizes;
stupid people do not win Nobel Prizes.

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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3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours!
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Deaf Cruise Caribbean 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Caribbean Cruise February 27th to March 6th, 2011
4 Most Popular Port of Calls
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Fun Tours!!
For more information http://www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean

Deaf Cruise Alaska 2011
2 Options: 7 Days cruise only or 15 Days cruise-tours.
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 2 Most Adventure Tours!
Alaska Deluxe Tours May 2011
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Tours in Canada and 1 in Seattle, WA
For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska

Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 5 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Hawaii Cruise July 2nd to 9th, 2011. 7 Days of Fun Sailing & Islands!
2 Days Post-cruise Events. 4 More Tours!! More Sightseeing!!
Almost 2 weeks non-stop of adventures!
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Contact Us:
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– Providing Individual, Couple and Group counseling
– Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment
– Forensic Consultation and Assessment Reports

For children, teens, adults…ASL fluent

Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy

Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net

or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net

or VP at 1-866-481-4502

or voice mail 310- 712-1200

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

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Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia’s premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors.

We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area.

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

Our remodeling service includes:

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

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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

202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded

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http://www.healthbridges.info announcement

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

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system. 

In many  cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information.

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

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!

Deaf people were never allowed to drive cars in
China. This may change as the government is drafting
regulations to allow the disabled, the deaf, included,
to drive cars. Working on the regulations is the
Ministry of Public Security.

The Deaf and the Law

Justice Department Reaches Americans With Disabilities Act Settlement With Florida Income Tax Preparation Service

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/hrblock/

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he is in critical been (condition)

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What became of?

Alicia Lane-Outlaw

– past
member of her college basketball team and also
member of the Metropolitian Washington Association
of the Deaf basketball team that won the national
championship during the nineties

– present
media officer, AllOut Marketing, Inc in Minnesota

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

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Could we, the deaf, be able to remote-order our Big Macs’ while
driving?
In certain Southern California areas, motorists, hit by Big Mac
hunger pangs, could remote-order these goodies via radio transponders.
These transponders are the same ones they use to pay local expressway
tolls.
It wasn’t made clear how is this experiment going to work. Does it
work via voice? All orders are not the same – some would want
a big coke, others a small coke; others a big fries, others a small
fries, and most important of all – what kind of hamburgers do they
want. If it is voice activated transponder, then the deaf, are, as
usual, left out in the lurch.

(editor’s note: nothing came out of that innovation, and we, the deaf,
continue to be discriminated against when trying to drive in with
orders at fast food eateries)

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

When we see the name “Tonya Harding” in print, we
immediately associate it with the figure skater who tried
to arrange the maiming of her competitor in order to win
the coveted Gold in figure skating in the Winter Olympics.
Well, what about it? Tonya is into boxing, both as a
female boxer wannabe and as a boxing manager wannabe.
And she is trying to manage the budding boxing career of
a female boxer who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is deaf!
Sorry, do not yet know the name of that deaf female
boxer.

…..

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

the headline said:
NFL to permit use of video boards to encourage fan noise

should the headline be revised as follows:
NFL to permit use of video boards to encourage induced
deafness

We are trying so hard to reduce noise pollution, and
NFL ain’t helping us any!

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

You are allowed to retire instead of getting fired, with all
benefits intact.

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A subscriber said:

My supervisor was passing out wrapped up biscuits.

A co-worker told me that there’s chili back there
(a cubicle where we put food). I looked and only
saw a few jars of jelly. Then I realized that my
co-worker had said jelly instead of chili

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

DeafBook of the Week

– Gestuno
International Sign Language of the Deaf
published by British Deaf Association
1975

was adopted by the Unification Signs Commission of the
World Federation of the Deaf

(material in the book is already obsolete – many new words
have surfaced that did not exist in 1975)

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

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

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

In anticipation of openings for the 2010/2011 school year, The
Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are accepting
applications and resumes for consideration for the following
positions:

– Teachers of the Deaf    
– Classroom Assistants
– Child Care Workers (Residential and Overnight)
– Substitutes

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508.875.9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and is an equal opportunity employer.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois. 

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. 
Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system. 

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults. 

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy. 

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC 
2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to: Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath, 1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Account Manager
position located in Northern California

email resumes to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary: Manages the contracts between POTHOS’ client, Hamilton Relay and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Oversees the actions of all parties involved to ensure contract compliance. Responsible for ensuring that each party successfully completes all assigned duties and responsibilities.

Essential functions:

– Responsible for working with CPUC on contract issues and acting as point of contact.

– Carries out/enforces the policies/procedures for the TRS/Captioned Telephone programs established by the CPUC, the Contract Administrator and as contained in the contract and RFP

– Oversees the monitoring/compliance of federal/state requirements related to relay system performance.

– Responsible for representing Hamilton at regulatory meetings with any applicable California Advisory Boards and the Contract Administrator’s required staff meetings as needed and at other outreach functions across California.

– Monitors CRS-3 Outreach Programs for compliance with RFP and contract requirements in California.  Responsible for determining that the needs of the user community are being met and for determining the overall effectiveness of outreach activity.

– Responsible for identifying any potential conflicts or other needs within the relay Center and reporting those concerns or ideas.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of three years experience.

– Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service.

– Knowledge of American Sign Language.

– Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

– Position must be located in Northern California.

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

one position located in Northern California, other in Southern
California

email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary:  This full-time position at POTHOS is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone for California Relay Service (CRS) for our client Hamilton Relay.

Essential functions:

– Develops Annual Outreach Plan designed to promote California Relay Service; raising awareness and increasing the use of relay services.

– Plans and implements outreach activities and marketing programs that support the Outreach Plan.

– Designs, coordinates and conducts demonstrations and training programs on how to access and use California Relay services.

– Coordinates and delivers training programs about relay services for businesses, agencies and organizations.

– Delivers/conducts outreach activities/presentations focused on current and potential customers on all relay services using presentation skills, visual aids and written proposals.

– Works collaboratively with CPUC and DDTP to implement outreach activities throughout California.

– Participates in Outreach and California Relay Council meetings, scheduled Outreach activities and Marketing Summits.

Preferred experience and skills:
– Fluency in American Sign Language & Spanish.

– Knowledge/ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

– Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service and/or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services.

– Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

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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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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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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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(updated April 4th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate – Riverside, 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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Job Openings at the SEC
Washinngton, DC

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/secjobs/

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Part-time Case Management Position
Atlanta, GA

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/aidjobs/

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Georgia Department of Labor
Voc Rehab (Deaf)
Cave Spring, GA

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/cavejobs/

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Hearing Impaired Teacher
Mississippi-Northern

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/oxfordjobs/

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Director of the Longmeadow Campus
Western Mass

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/longmeadowjobs/

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