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DeafDigest – 30 May 2010

DeafDigest Gold – May 30, 2010

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

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

(this link has been slightly revised); do not
use the older link)

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. 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
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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:

How should police officers deal with the deaf?
http://deafdigest.com/deafandpolice/

Young deaf woman wanting to become a doctor
http://deafdigest.com/deafwantingtobedoctor/

– Very Hot News

Computer virus sneaking its way into a CI!
A joke? No, according to Mark Gasson, a British
internet expert.

Wanting to prove to the world that a CI is not
immune to a virus, he deliberately implanted
himself with an infected chip inside his wrist.

Alas, this virus wrecked havoc with various
systems around him.

Gasson, by the way, is not deaf.

– Thursday May 27th

A new Family Resource Center at the Clinical
Research Building is being built at the
Miller School of Medicine of the University of
Miami.

A $5 million donation has made it possible.
Making the donation is restaurateur Barton
G. Weiss.

The restaurateur’s daughter was born deaf and so
he wanted to see the center help families of
deaf children.

– Friday May 28th

Political promises are what all elected public officials
make all the time. It is an occupational hazard.

North Carolina governor Sonny Perdue made a promise.

The promise is that North Carolina School for the Deaf at
Morganton will not be closed.

He said:
We’re going to save the school for the deaf. You can take
it to the bank

Time will tell if he sincerely sticks to his promise.

– Saturday May 29th

American-born Louise Stern, who is deaf and a performer on stage and
film, has been profiled in a nice article in a British newspaper,
chronicling her involvement in the hearing European world in
arts, writing and acting.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled that J&M Camper Sales &
Service was guilty of discrimination against a deaf individual.

William Tarr, Carmel, Maine, placed a relay call with the
business, wanting to purchase parts for his camper. The business
refused to accept his relay call, insisting that he contact
them via email.

Maine law does not allow decisions by the commission to be
punitive, but that it may lead to lawsuits.

It is Tarr’s call to accept the win as a matter of principle
or to pursue it further in a future lawsuit.

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updated every Monday

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POLITICAL LOBBYING
Big companies hire expensive lobbyists because they
want some laws to be passed by legislators.
The best lobbyists in USA work in Washington, DC
and they meet with senators and representatives
every day.
Many deaf organizations want to hire lobbyists
but can’t afford the high salaries.
Yet, we have a deaf lobbyist, who was successful
in seeing that the hearing aid bill get passed by
the State House in North Carolina. He will lobby
the State Senate, hoping they will also pass the
hearing aid bill.
Who is that deaf lobbyist. Collin Tastet!
Who is he? He is 9 years old! Yes, he is deaf.

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

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

WEGMAN’S ASL NAME TAGS
Last week DeafDigest video asked if Wegmans
supermarket has deaf employees with “ASL” on
their name tags.
It was learned that the Wegmans in Rochester,
NY, has several dozen deaf employees and
they all have “ASL” on their name tags.
DeafDigest wishes that stores will hire
ASL people (either deaf or Coda) and wear
name tags with “ASL” on it.

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

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

IT PAYS TO BE THE BEST
DeafDigest editor remembers a deaf man who
was employed by an architectural firm during
the seventies.
The economy was bad, and the architectural
firm was laying off people left and right.
But the deaf person was never laid off.
Why? Even though he did not have a degree
in architecture, he was probably the firm’s
best employee. He was able to perform many
tasks, the firm’s Jack of all Trades. While
he did not do the design work, he did
“everything” else.
Why is DeafDigest mentioning this? A
deaf engineer told DeafDigest:

My boss was laid off and I am still here.
So someone is looking out for me.  The
company gives the person 15 minutes to clean
out desk and turn badge in and then gets
escorted out.

Yes, it is very scary, and at the same
time, it pays to be the best.

A CODA TUNE OUT
What is a Coda Tune Out? Codas that are not bothered
by noise pollution because they’re so pretty much
used to it.
An example in point – which is a true story –
deaf parents wanted to buy a house located in a
noisy environment. Because of the noise, the price
of the house was a bargain.
Aware of noise pollution the parents asked their
hearing children if noise was a problem.
All of the hearing children said no!

CAMOUFLAGING A HEARING AID
Even though hearing aids help many deaf people
to hear better, they consider it a stigma, and a
source of embarrassment.
Kate Cross, Somerset, England, wears a hearing aid
and has decided to be creative about it.
She has come up with a line of hearrings, as a fashion
piece for hearing aid users. People looking at hearrings,
attached to the ears, would “overlook” the hearing aids!
Time is too soon to see if her hearrings accessory
business has taken off.

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:

It would be great if the new national health care law
would provide for services for the deaf. I, honestly,
do not hold up much hope for it.

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A DIFFERENT WAY OF DESCRIBING ORAL EDUCATION
What is a different way of describing an
oral education organization?
It is called:

National Alliance for the Deaf Kids Talking

It is in New Zealand.

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-3/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

my puppy chewed the hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Alexander Graham Bell majored in vocal
physiology in college

Vocal physiology? Same thing as oral education
of the deaf

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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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Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not Find a
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3.  Registration beginning at $129 … see www.DrSign.com after July
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4.  Free parking and free in-room internet … some hotels charge $36
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5.  Food court with complete meals for less than $6 … you can’t
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7.  World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon
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8.  Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging
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Best of all … you can still join more than 500 others at this
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We also have DVDs and ASL art … see www.DrSign.com

If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the
World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our 9th
year, starting June 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is
scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

With enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL — two-time
Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City,
Kansas have agreed with The U.S. Department of Justice to
have its police officers provide acceptable level of services
to those that are deaf and hard of hearing.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Erin Wilkinson
she believes she is Canada’s first deaf linguistics professor

http://referer.us/3/bc5qR1

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I noticed that on the top of Blue and Gold editions,
there is a text masthead that says:

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription

I want to subscribe to “America’s Unique Deaf Stories”.
How can I sign up for subscription?

A. DeafDigest is America’s Unique Deaf Stories, and
you are already subscribed to it!

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:

DeafDigest reaffirms its wish of last week that
the highly controversial California
AB 2072 amendment (to prevent ASL deaf groups
from giving input to parents of newly
born deaf) be shot down

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1979 – Nellie Willhite, South Dakota’s legendary
deaf pilot, flies for the last time.

Story is at:
http://deafdigest.com/nelliewillhite/

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Deaf and the Money:

There is a basketball tickets scandal going on at
University of Kansas where officials were pocketing
a lot of money off these scalped NCAA tournament
tickets.

Never happened to the deaf in the world of sports?

It has happened, sort of, but not with basketball
tickets but with airfare tickets. Deaf basketball
teams, flying to tournaments across the nation,
were desperate for cut-rate airfares.

Two deaf individuals were involved, during the
eighties, with these cut-rate tickets where they
allegedly pocketed a lot of money. In Deaf Community
circles, these were called “hot tickets.” How and to
what extent were these two deaf individuals able to
obtain cut-rate tickets and resell these for huge
profits, DeafDigest does not know – but the operation
closed up suddenly when there was heat from airline
and government authorities. DeafDigest knows these
two individuals but their identities shall remain
a secret.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Deaf people in Canada

– one in 10 people in Canada have some degree of hearing loss
(according to Canadian Hard of Hearing Association)

– 310,000 profoundly deaf Canadians and possibly 2.8
million hard of hearing Canadians
(according to Canadian Association of the Deaf)

as of 2008, Canadian population is 33,212,696

so, according to Canadian Hard of Hearing Association,
there are 3.3 million Canadians with hearing losses

which is correct – 2.8 million hard of hearing Canadians
or 3.3 million hard of hearing Canadians?

Your call!

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DeafResources

If your hearing aid gets wet
http://deafdigest.com/wethearingaid/

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

– newspaper write up on Cyron Stokes, of Virginia SD & B
http://deafdigest.com/cyronstokes/

– a deaf soccer coach in Frederick, MD
http://deafdigest.com/jackmorley/

DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports052510/

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 POSITION OPENING
Community Support Provider
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Full time

Hearing impaired and minority persons encouraged to apply

Duties:
Full-time Community Support Provider responsible for provision of
Community Support Services/Case Management services to mentally ill
deaf adults in  the community. Flexible hours and benefits.

Qualifications:
Prefer Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or equivalent
field; prefer one year experience in mental health, case management
and supportive counseling; fluency in sign language and knowledgeable
about  psycho-social aspects of deafness. Valid Driver’s  license
required.

Compensation:
$32,000-$36,000;  benefits include health, dental and leave

Send or fax resume to :

Laurie Hooper, Clinical Director
Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Email: mailto:hooperl@deaf-reach.org

Fax 202-832-8454

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seeking applications
BC/BE Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist
Deaf Services Center
in the Philadelphia suburbs (Pennsylvania)

Deaf Services Center, a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and
adults is seeking a BC/BE Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist

Full or Part time – no weekend hours

no on call.

Work directly with emotionally disturbed deaf/hard of hearing
children and their families from a diverse cultural and clinical
population.

Adults with a range of diagnoses are also served by our program.

Our team of professionals includes American Sign Language
interpreters and deaf staff who can support a psychiatrist who
is interested in working with this unique population and program

Responsible for evaluations and medication management.

Located in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Send resume to:
mailto:wheines@salisb.com

or contact Wendy Heines at 215-884-9770.

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Employment opportunity – full time
Referral Services Supervisor
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Based out of our Boston office, this position is responsible for the
supervision of all interpreter/CART referral staff and the overall
operations of the referral department and related activities.

The incumbent of this position will provide advocacy, training and
technical assistance related to interpreter and CART issues; evaluate
interpreter/CART referral activities in order to determine progress and
effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement; and participate in
the recruiting, training and monitoring of freelance interpreters and CART
reporters.

This position is also responsible for assisting in training
and monitoring of computerized referral program and reporting to
management on activities, data and results related to Interpreter/CART
referral.

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postingId=J21522

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kate Loughran, Human
Resources Liaison, at 617-740-1632 (v), 866-970-7177 (VP), 617-740-1732
(tty), or email at mailto:marykate.loughran@state.ma.us

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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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position announcement
Case Management Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position available in Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC)
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and
direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education
services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las
Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date: May 17, 2010
Closing date: June 1, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher
quality of life for its clients and promote equitable access to
health/medical, education, social, employment and legal services.
Individual will also provide communication assistance/translation services
as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to clients’
needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide accurate
identification/assessment of clients’ telecommunication needs and will
conduct appropriate equipment distribution tailored to the needs of the
client.  Will provide expertise in the field as needed.  Will coordinate
training/mentoring activities for general public and the client DHHARC
serves.  Conducts developmental and implement program activities for
DHHARC.  Participate in technology/equipment distribution responsibilities
of the Center.  Willingness to conduct outreach/education responsibilities
as assigned.  Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening
and weekend hours when needed.  Ability to work independently as well as a
team is essential.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
– Knowledge of advocacy techniques
– Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
– Maintain effective record keeping practices

– Two years experience working with deaf and hard of hearing
populations in a social service sector setting

– Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Deaf and HOH
populations

– Knowledge of all telecommunication equipments, Relay systems and
services

– Familiar with evaluation and assessment methodologies
– Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
– Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and
Deaf populations.

– Fluency in ASL

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three
letters of reference to:

DHHARC
999 Pyramid Way,
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE
(June 1, 2010)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge,
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political
affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at
mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996
FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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position opening
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
NTID Access Services
Rochester, NY

The Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services provides strategic
leadership to and direction for the Institute’s access service functions
serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty/staff and visitors.

– PhD or EdD in educational administration/leadership, special
education, communication needs/assessment and similar programs.

– Minimum ten years experience in management responsibilities in
secondary and/or post-secondary education.

– A superior level of knowledge and skill in American Sign Language
and Deaf Culture.

– Ability to implement both strategic and tactical plans for Access
Services.

– Ability to effectively collaborate with institutional and external
research and development programs.

– Ability to demonstrate competencies using shared governance
processes and/or participative involvement in decision-making
opportunities.

The Rochester Institute of Technology 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 send an application.

See detailed job description at our website under the IRC #38360.  Your
application and any relevant documentation such as resume and cover letter
should be uploaded via this website http://mycareer.rit.edu in order to be
considered for any positions you are interested in.

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Position
American Sign Language Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
Vancouver, WA

Recruitment #: 1007-LL-OC

OPENS: April 30, 2010
CLOSES: Open until filled
START DATE: 2010/2011 school year

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal, the ASL Specialist provides
classroom and individual instruction to WSD students and staff
in acquisition, development, and refinement of American Sign
Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and supports school wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.

Duties include:
– Develop and refine the ASL curriculum and coordinate,
train, and assist teachers in ASL curriculum implementation
in all classes & subject areas.

– Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development
of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge, design and
implement lessons and activities that support student
needs using best practices in bilingual strategies.

– Create, maintain, and coordinate administration of ASL
assessments for annual evaluations, 3-year evaluations,
and classroom progress monitoring.

– Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture
awareness through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture
events and other related activities.

– Supervise and manage the ASL Lab on campus.

– Train and assist teachers in application of technologies
that support ASL skills development.

– Work with the School Librarian to expand and maintain ASL
and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

– Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

– Keep abreast of current research & best practices related
to ASL linguistics, ASL coursework, and ASL curriculum.

General Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in Deaf Education or related field.
– Fluency in ASL and written English.
– Ability to obtain Washington State Teacher Certification.
– Experience teaching deaf children ages birth-12th grade.
– Professional ASL teaching experience.
– In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture.
– Good communication & interpersonal skills.
– Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

– Documentation of fluency as demonstrated by the
SLPI:ASL rating level of Advanced Plus to Superior Plus or
an ASLPI score of 4 or 5.

Compensation:
Full-time school-year position (185 days).
Salary range: $41,954 – $65,956 per year + benefits

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume,
transcripts, and a completed Washington State Application
packet to:

Washington School for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 418-0418 Fax

mailto:Human.Resources@wsd.wa.gov

Special Notes:
Completed ASL coursework, completed CAEBER or AEBPD
training preferred. Degree in ASL Linguistics preferred. ASLTA
Certification a plus!

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions – please read below
DeafServices Center
Glenside, PA

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 – SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

– 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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; must have 2 years experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

– ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Full
time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers’ independence and social relationships.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community or in a residential program. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High
school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years
mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community.
Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid
driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers,
primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service
plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to
public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational
and other services.

– 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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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.

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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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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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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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 May 30th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– 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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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jason Ammons, a long
time Washington, DC area resident who departed us.

There was much more to Jason than his quiet, low-key dignity
while mingling within the Deaf Community.

As a father he was the influence encouraging his three deaf
daughters to pursue their lifetime goals and accomplishments.

Oldest daughter Paula Jean Ammons retired from a lifetime
career at Maryland School for the Deaf, winding up as the
supervising teacher of Family Education program.

Middle daughter Donalda Kay Ammons, who needs no introduction,
served a double role – a 31-year career with the Gallaudet
department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures,
ending up with a brand new honor – Professor Emerita by the
board of trustees. Her other role was equally important,
many years of service to the ICSD/CISS (governing body of
Deaflympics), including a six year term as the President.

Lastly, but not the least, Sandra Ammons, the baby of the
Ammons family, is a professor at Ohlone College in Fremont, CA
teaching ASL and Deaf Culture.

What about Jason? If it was not for Jason, there would never
been a famed Gallaudet Iron Men basketball team of 1943!
Yes, he never played a minute in the championship tournament,
but there was a reason for it. He was injured and could
not play. Since Jason, the team’s all-important 6th man,
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Men to win the tournament championship despite being the
last seeded team. No Jason, no Gallaudet Iron Men, and
no championship, the only one in campus history.

As you can see, Jason contributed mightily to the Deaf Culture.

Thank you, Jason.

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A lucky Deaf Community in Washington state
http://deafdigest.com/washingtonbenefactor/

An all-deaf courier company in India
http://deafdigest.com/alldeafcouriercompany/

– Very Hot News

the Deaf vs State lawsuit trend continues.
The latest is the one in Georgia where a
mother, frustrated at lack of state
services for her deaf daughter, stepped up
to file a lawsuit.

It all began not too long time ago with a
Missouri lawsuit; since then a handful of
Deaf vs State lawsuits have surfaced, one
by one, practically on a weekly basis.

– Sunday May 23rd

Different parts of brain used for Deaf Grammar?
Yes, according to scientists from Dalhousie
University’s Neuroscience Institute in Nova
Scotia, Canada working together with colleagues
at University of Rochester.

DeafDigest editor remembers a lecture from a
Deaf Education professor from Iowa way back in the
sixties, which basically said the same thing.

So, is it a new story or an old story?

– Monday May 24th

The Ninth Circuit for Appeals seems to deal with
hot deaf-issues (interpreters, movie captions),
more than other circuits.  Why is it that so?

A deaf attorney said:

The Ninth Circuit is–by far–the largest circuit court
in the country, and it covers the most population.
Simply by averages, they will (by definition) hear the
most deaf cases, the most criminal cases, the most gay
rights cases, the most immigration cases, the most
trademark cases, etc.

So that’s pretty much the reason why they are the “most
reversed” by the Supreme Court  In raw numbers- sure,
they get reversed the most by the Supreme Court.  But
that’s only because they send the most cases to the
Supreme Court (by a wide margin).

– Tuesday May 25th

Sometime ago DeafDigest mentioned a “tooth-implanted
hearing aid”

This topic has surfaced in the June edition of
Popular Science on page 54.

Will it replace the CI?

– Wednesday May 26th

It was not too long time ago that announcement
was made of the closing of the Jean Massieu Academy,
a deaf charter school in Arlington, Texas.

But instead of closing, the state granted the school a
reprieve. This school is now accepting students, pre-K
through 12.

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

……

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Paddy Laird, a revered figure in the Deaf Culture/DeafHood/
Deaf Studies circles, is asking all of us to link to this
site:

http://www.savedeafstudies.co.uk

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lip movements are the same.
Lipreading is always frustrating.

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

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

EMBARRASSING SPEECH
Few days ago, Ann Curry, who is hostess of “Today”
TV show, gave a speech at Wheaton College in
Massachusetts. She praised the college for its famous
graduates. It was the wrong college that she praised,
since there is another Wheaton College in Illinois.
It was very embarrassing.
It happened to the deaf one time. There was an
event by Metrocast in Washington, DC in early
1980’s to announce the captioning of its sports
programs. A well known deaf leader gave a speech,
praising Metromedia for giving captions.
It was very embarrassing, because Metromedia and
Metrocast names can be confusing.
But the Metrocast people did not like it !

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

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

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DiiT | Deaf Initiative in Technology – Workshops for Deaf Professionals
Offered in Sign Language
http://www.rit.edu/diit

It is not too late to register for a summer workshop; please do so today!

Discounts Still Apply:
– 10% Off  —  Single Registration
– 20% Off  —  Register with a Friend or Co-Worker
– 30% Off  —  Register with Two Friends or Co-Workers
Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
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 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
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
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 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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EASIEST MEDICAL SPECIALTY FOR DEAF PHYSICIANS
We have a number of deaf physicians, or at least those with
degrees in medicine.
Communications is always an issue, unless all of deaf physicians’
patients are deaf.
Is there such a thing as an easiest specialty for the deaf
in the medical profession?
Perhaps radiology is it? It involves x-rays, CT scans, and
MRIs. The deaf radiologist may not need to interact with
patients.

A BUILT-IN ALARM CLOCK
How did one deaf man wake up in the mornings
in order to go to work?
This deaf man, who lived in England, said:

I would stare at the clock for one minute. I say
to myself “the time now is 1:36 and I will wake
up at 6:15″ – and then drum this information into
his mind while sleeping.

Did this method work? He has never been late
to work every morning.
DeafDigest finds this method strange – because
we have wake up signalers on the market, sold by
vendors that deal with the Deaf Community.

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A CASE OF DOUBLE NODDING
What is a Case of Double Nodding? It is when
a deaf person nods at a hearing person to fake
understanding of what is being said.
And in the case of the hearing person, he would
also nod to fake his understanding of the Deaf
Speech.
A farce? Yes, but it is human nature.

A WINNER AMONG HACKERS
There are White Hat Hackers. There are also
Black Hat Hackers.
The White Hat Hackers hack into systems to
tell manufacturers how to improve their products.
The Black Hat Hackers hack into systems to
destroy them.
Well, at the TechCrunch’s Hack Day taking
place this week in New York, there was a contest to
build an iPhone fastest from scratch.
The winner only took 48 minutes to complete
the task.
The winner is deaf. Sorry, his name is not known.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person in the audience:

could you sign that gesture again? I’m fascinated.

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because the steno machine only has 22 keys, a common question
I am asked is:

How do you write letters that are not on the keyboard?

What captioners, CART providers, and court reporters do is that
they use combinations of letters to make other letters.  For
instance, when a captioner sees the steno TPH written with the
left hand, what he or she sees is an N.  The steno TP is the
letter F, and the steno PH is the letter M.  These keys are
stroked at the same time, like a chord on a piano.  You do not
type them one at a time, like a typewriter.

The T is depressed with the left ring finger.  The P is depressed
with the left middle finger.  The H is depressed with the left
index finger.  You can see that just a slight misfingering could
change the meaning of what is being written.

An announcer may say that they are going to discuss “how to make
your vacation fun?”

If the captioner missed the H with his or her index finger, that
could be transcribed as “how to make your vacation none.?”

A COLLAR DURING MUSICAL FESTIVALS
Could a special collar help the deaf follow the music at
musical festivals?
Yes, if Frederik Podzuweit, a German designer, has his
way. He has come up with a special collar that vibrates
depending on the musical beat that would allow the deaf
to enjoy the music the same way hearing people do.
The problem is the collar may be uncomfortable to wear
especially on hot days.

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updated every Monday

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

accept being told “it is not important” when he does
not understand what the hearing conversation is all about

to tell a deaf person “it is not important” is a Cardinal
Sin ! Just tell the deaf person what was being said even
if it was trivial or meaningless

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:
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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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC is forcing hearing aid compatibility
compliance onto 8 offending wireless cell
phone providers.

And should these providers balk or prove to be
evasive, the penalty is up to $150,000 per
violation per day.

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The Deaf and the Law

High number of deaf people in Vietnam are arrested!

Why?

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

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Stacy Keibler, a woman who formerly wrestled
professionally, was introduced on TV. The
captions showed:

stayfree keebly

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The USA Today, May 22nd edition, ran a story on Airport
Noise and getting a free air conditioning unit in return.
People living near Los Angeles International Airport
are able to complain less about aircraft noise.
Contractors hired by the airport are installing free
air conditioning units in residents’ homes. The residents
are happy because of air conditioning and not being bothered
anymore by the noise.
What about deaf residents? They may not be necessarily
bothered by noise but would still be able to qualify for
free air conditioning?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

FCC is concurrently conducting two Deaf Races – race towards
24/7 – all TV sets – captioning capabilities and the race
towards hearing-aid compatibility requirements.
Which race will win? Good question. FCC recently issued a
report saying that mobile-phone vendors will face compatibility
requirements down the road this year.

(editor’s note: hearing aid compatibility continues as a
serious problem despite repeated FCC warnings)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Two hearing people and one deaf person work in the
same office area. No one else is around.

Two hearing people were chatting with each other
when suddenly one of them whispered something into
the other’s ear.

Is that hearing whisperer afraid the deaf person,
who cannot read lips at all, would catch what is
being said?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

Your state is under order of selection but thankfully
none of your customers complain about order of selection

(editor’s note: order of selection is defined as –

consumers are served through the use of priority categories,
with consumers with the most significant disabilities
served first)

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You and a hearing person enter the elevator at
the same time. The hearing person has his arms
full with groceries, and you volunteer to punch
in his floor number.

You intensely watch his lips, hoping you will catch
the number that can be lipread.

He seems to be saying “even”

You are not sure if he said seven or eleven

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Reasonable Doubt
by Steven Barish

1985

fiction; deaf detective catching a murderer

been out of print for a long time

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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Job Announcement
Program Manager, Bridgman Home
San Diego Youth Services
San Diego, CA

Status: Full-Time

Compensation:
$50,000-$53,000/Year + Excellent Benefits

Specific Responsibilities:  Accountable to Division Director.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of quality youth
services, including overall supervision of the contracted
components.  Must participate in Center Development Team (CDT);
develop resources that are in line with community needs; and maintain
and evaluate quality services that are in contract compliance with
funding sources. Expected to supervisor 5 to 8 direct line staff and
may carry a minimum caseload.

Duties: Program Manager ensures that:

1. Ensure the development, implementation, and evaluation of
program(s) that adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS
as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards
of quality.

2. Provide personnel management to include the hiring,
training, supervision, and evaluation of core staff, interns and
volunteers.

3. Coordinate in-service trainings and component meetings for
the purpose of training/supervising staff and facilitating
communication.

4. Participate in the development of policies and procedures
pertaining to personnel.  Work with Division Director and SDYS toward
the development, management and coordination of component staff and
ensure that the component has adequate staffing to provide delivery
of services in compliance with contracts.

5. Maintain quality volunteer program in conjunction with
Volunteer Services.

6. Liaison with community referral and funding sources to
enhance and maintain relationships.  Expand community linkages for
referral and advocacy.

7. Coordinate and maintain statistical systems for funding
sources, contract compliance.  Provide necessary reports and
statistics to funding sources and monitor quality assurance of
services via case file review procedures.

8. Attend and assist in facilitation of weekly staff
supervision meetings and participate in appropriate agency-wide
committees.

9. Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of
service-partner protected health information and other applicable
information and material in accordance to agency and center policies,
and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA.

10. Responsible for service coordination including scheduling,
curriculum development, staffing and evaluation.

1. Develop and monitor comprehensive service system including
intake, screening, assignment and follow-up.
2. Develop and maintain relationships with local schools, community
groups, and community centers.
3. Assist Division Director with ensuring standards of quality to
include service partner confidentiality, program philosophy, and
SDYS guiding principles.
4. Provide direct services (i.e. group facilitation, tutoring, case
management, etc.) as needed to meet contract objectives.

15. Participate in grant development.

1. With Assistance from the Division Director, monitor budget and
comply with fiscal policies and procedures.

Qualifications:
*  Demonstrated systems-thinking with three years experience in
middle management in residential services.
*  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
*  Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
*  Demonstrated experience in staff development, program and
community planning, and contract and fiscal management.
*  Must have knowledge of and competency in deaf culture.
*  Ability to read and write in English is required.
*  Experience in counseling youth and families providing assessment,
crisis intervention and education.
*  experience with youth and designing youth leadership systems,
preferably in residential settings.
*  Demonstrated leadership ability, ability to function effectively
in stressful situations, sensitivity to direct service
perspectives, tolerance of differences, creativity, and sense of
humor.
*  Willing and able to meet background clearances.

– Must have valid driver’s license with a good driving
record.

Send resume to:
SDYS,
attn: BHPM,
P.O. Box 80756,
San Diego, CA  92138

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
Case Manager (2 pos)
Advocates, Inc
Framingham, MA

Deaf/Hard of Hearing or fluent in ASL ( American Sign Language)
and knowledge of Deaf Culture; this is required to work at one of
these programs

Advocates is a Human Service agency that is looking to hire two Case
Managers to work in our two Quincy programs. At these two programs,
the staff and clients are either Deaf or Hard of hearing. In order
to work at one of these programs you must be Deaf/Hard of Hearing or
fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) and knowledge of Deaf Culture

This is requirement to work at one of these programs.

Please send your resume to mailto:snathan@advocatesinc.org or go
to our website at http://www.advocatesinc.org and apply online.

The Case Manager is responsible for documentation and maintenance
of assigned consumer records, including all areas of the Individual
Service Plan (ISP), medical concerns and appointments. Also should
be proactive and must focus on individual advocacy, empowerment,
and community integration.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide case management for two or more individuals in the program
as identified by supervisor and advocate for the needs of the
individuals.

2. Report to the shift on time and remain alert and responsive to the
needs of the individuals throughout the shift.

3. Participate in the development of the Individual Service Plan
(ISP) and program specific interventions for individuals.

4. Develop, implement and monitor interesting, creative, and person
centered goals with individuals.

5. Complete monthly reports: progress reports, data collection
summaries.

6. Attend trainings as assigned; maintain necessary certifications
(CPR/First Aid, SOLVE, MAP, HR/DPPC).

7. Advocate for the rights of the individuals; ensure that individuals
are treated with dignity and respect; uphold the human rights of all
individuals.

8. Provide skills training and support to the individuals as identified
in the ISP, including but not limited to the areas of Activities of
Daily Living (ADL) routines, behavioral treatment plans, community
integration activities, communication and health care

9. Provide a safe, homelike living environment for the individuals.

10. Assist individuals with home maintenance and perform cleaning
duties as assigned.

Qualification/Education/Experience:
1. BA/BS in related field, or equivalent of two (2) years related
experience.

2. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

3. Basic computer knowledge.

4. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and
ability to use good judgment.

5. Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of
consumer empowerment and community integration.

6. Sensitivity to the needs of the population we support

7. High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to
function in a team atmosphere

8. Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an
operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use
it to transport individuals.

Advocates’ philosophy is based on common values and principles
that guide the delivery of all of the services we provide.
We believe that all individuals have the right to pursue their
personal goals and to contribute to the community. We believe
they are entitled to receive accessible services; to live in
decent and affordable housing; to be treated with dignity and
respect; and to live in inclusive and diverse communities. The
employees of Advocates and the recipients of the services we
provide work together with the community to ensure that these
universal rights are promoted and protected.

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including
medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement,
410(k) plan and a six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce

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seeking applicants
ASL Teacher, High School
The Howard School
metro Atlanta in Georgia

Founded in 1950, The Howard School is an independent, coeducational
day school currently located in Metro Atlanta.

The Howard School focuses on depth of understanding through a
project – and problem-based curriculum.  The Howard School is a
leader in professional leadership and development for the community,
priding itself on its programs that address a research-based
understanding about the natural variability in the ways that
children learn.

We are in the process of collecting cover letters and resumes for
American Sign Language Teacher – High School

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree required.
-Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience preferred.

-Prefer bilingual ASL English, bicultural native or near-native ASL
speaker.

– Experience in Learning Disability or related education a plus.
– Prefer animated speaker, possibly with theater experience.
– Teach ASL I according to Georgia Standards
– Ability to work with collegial teams.

Hours: Part-time (7 hours per week, one class per day plus 2 hrs
meeting and planning), Monday – Friday. Interested candidates
please send cover letter and resume to: mailto:hr@howardschool.org

The Howard School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Announcement
Relief Overnight Child Care Worker (CCW)
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Wage: $15.00 per hour
Hours: variable, as needed, on-call

Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Lead Child Care Worker
and Program Manager for the maintenance of the deaf group home level
12 facility and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing
environment for youth in residence.

Summary of Duties
1. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other
in-house activities, as scheduled.

2. Coordinate recreational and academic enrichment activities and
independent living skills.

3. Coordinate youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs.

4. Provide crisis intervention services, as necessary.

5. Transport service-partners to off-site appointments, court, etc.
using own and agency vehicles.

6. Purchase food and other necessary supplies as indicated by Lead CCW.

7. Maintain warm, welcoming and clean office grounds and facilities.

8. Complete incident reports within specified timelines.

9. Document all services provided on communication log and in youth
files.

10. Participate in all scheduled staff supervisions and meetings
including treatment team.

11. Work within the context of a team environment and contribute
positively to the culture of the team and the workplace.

12. Maintain working knowledge and comply with all CCL regulations as
applicable to the position.

13. Maintain knowledge of Group Home and SDYS Programs Policy and
Procedures.

14. Provide relief coverage of work shifts, as necessary.

15. Complete 40 hours of initial training the first year of employment
and 20 hours of on-going training thereafter.

16. Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service partner
protected health information and other applicable information and
material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable
regulations and laws including HIPAA.

17. Maintain a working knowledge of IT equipment.

Qualifications:  Associates degree and two years full-time work
experience with adolescents in a residential setting or Bachelors
degree and ability to work with youth.  Must be fluent in American
Sign-Language. Must have knowledge of and competency in the deaf
culture. Demonstrated ability to work with youth-in-crisis and
transition.  Must be available for on-call shifts, mainly overnights
and weekends as needed with short notice. Must be able to pass
clearance to work with minors (livescan clearance, clear TB Test,
clean DMV record).

Must be willing to use own properly insured transportation for work
purposes with mileage reimbursement.

Send resume to:
San Diego Youth Services
attn: RCCW,
P.O. Box 80756,
San Diego, CA  92138,

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

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ANNOUNCING
Senior Lecturer in American Sign Language
American Sign Language Program,
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State University
offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the university’s undergraduate
requirement for a general education sequence in modern/foreign language
credits.

The Program is administered under the Foreign Language Center
within the College of Arts and Sciences. (see: http://asl.osu.edu/ )

The Ohio State University is located in the heart of Columbus, which is a
thriving city with a large and active Deaf community.
(see: http://ci.columbus.oh.us/ and http://experiencecolumbus.com/ )

Responsibilities:
The Ohio State University seeks to appoint one full-time Senior Lecturer
position (non tenure track) in American Sign Language for the 2010-2011
academic year. This is a one-year position with the possibility of
renewal, to begin duties in September 2010.
The position will involve, at minimum: teaching seven (7) sections of ASL
over three (3) quarters in the academic calendar (Autumn, Winter, Spring);
service on committees; commitment to and initiative in collaborative
curriculum and program development; and continued individual professional
development.

Qualifications:
Required: Native or near-native fluency in ASL; BA in Education (ASL,
Deaf, foreign language), Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or related field;
demonstrated excellence in teaching (preferably at the college level);
knowledge of Deaf history and culture; extensive/broad experience with the
Deaf community; sensitivity to issues facing the Deaf community; and the
demonstrated ability and commitment to work well with others.
Preferred: Masters degree or higher in Teaching ASL as a Foreign/Second
Language, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Education, Interpreting, or related
field; ability and willingness to teach with digital media; American Sign
Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification.

Applications:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled or closed. Salary $33,000-35,000 with benefits. The
Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
and provides reasonable accommodations under the Americans with
Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans,
disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
apply. Letter of application and curriculum vita may be sent
electronically or to the address below. Three letters of recommendation
must be submitted directly by the author.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita (resume), and three letters of
recommendation to:

Lauren Sanders, ASL Program Associate Coordinator
The Ohio State University
Foreign Language Center
100 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1340

mailto:sanders.67@osu.edu

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

– Residential Advisor
Time base: 2nd Shift – Monday -Thursday, 2pm – 11:15 pm

Qualifications:
– High School Graduate
– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language
– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training
– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities:
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students

– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in
child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well-rounded individuals.

-Weekend Residential Advisor:
Time base: 35-38 hrs
Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications:
– High  School Graduate

– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities:
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the students

– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops
in child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop
into healthy well-rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax # 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Residential Weekend Supervisor
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

qualifications:
– Residential program experience

– Proficient use of ASL

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid certification and restraint
training

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

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Position Vacancy Notice
Regional Consultant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
job located at Northern Idaho, Region 1 & 2

Begin Date:    August 2010

Nature of Work: Provide home intervention programs for parents of deaf and
hard of hearing infants from birth through three; Provide educational and
consultive services to students from birth through 21 who are deaf or hard
of hearing; Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Exceptional Child certificate with Hearing
Impaired endorsement; Additional certificate/endorsement preferred;
Excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language;
Experience working with parents and infants; Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree,
Master’s degree preferred.

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:    Northern Idaho – Region 1 & 2

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– 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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Not being deaf enough !
http://deafdigest.com/christinawilliams/

Jules Dameron: 15 Reasons why I formed Deaf Women in Film
http://deafdigest.com/julesdameron/

– Very Hot News

The Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition, Inc.
and Cardinal Capital Management both shook
hands earlier in the week to obtain funding.

It is for a proposed 75-apartment unit for
low income deaf residents in Tempe, Arizona.

Said Tom Posedly, a prime mover behind this
project:

It will be 100 percent deaf occupied only if
all of them sign up on a timely manner. This
is why we have the ASL letters on the name !

– Thursday May 20th

Maggie Park, not deaf, will be the new
president of the South Carolina School for
the Deaf and Blind.

The board has selected her; it will just require
the approval of two state agencies, the state
Head Salary Commission and the state
Budget and Control Board. This is routine.

– Friday May 21st

On behalf of the deaf in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, the Disability Policy Consortium,
Inc has filed a lawsuit. The state has been
accused of not informing the deaf of updates
during emergencies.

Said a deaf leader:

The Disability Policy Consortium is our
greatest ally

This continues the trend of lawsuits filed
against state governments on different
issues.

– Saturday May 22nd

Deaf Ghosts thriving at Oregon School for the Deaf?
Well, this school has been hosting the West Coast
Haunters Convention.

Ghosts using ASL?  Yes, why not !

An individual, familiar with the school, said:

The Haunted House project is a HUGE community affair. 
It brings in more than $10,000. It is big time. 
It is a pretty good fund raiser for some student
activities.

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

….

Gainesville State College, in Georgia, will be offering
a 4-year program that leads to a degree in Interpreting.

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

While some colleges have dropped their interpreting
programs in recent years, one college has just added
a new program.

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NEVER VISITING GALLAUDET OR NTID
We know that many people that live in New York City
have never visited the Statue of Liberty. Or people
that live in Paris, France have never visited the
Eiffel Tower, etc, etc.
What about us, the deaf? There are many deaf people
that live in the Washington, DC area and have never
visited Gallaudet. Also, many deaf people in the
Rochester area that have never visited the RIT campus.
Are these deaf people bored with their own
towns?

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

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

COPS AT DEAF CLUB SOCIAL EVENTS?
There was a short story in a newspaper in England
about two police officers that attended a social
event at a deaf club.
Why were the cops at the deaf club? This is
puzzling because most deaf people at club events
are well behaved while having fun socializing
with their friends.
Maybe England is different from USA?

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

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

AN ISSUE BROUGHT UP BY A GRADUATE STUDENT
We have a number of graduate programs in
Education of the Deaf. These graduates become
teachers in classes and programs for the deaf.
A graduate student, quite complaining, raised
an issue on one of these deaf education blogs.
The complaint was that these graduate
programs are ASL-oriented, meaning no focus
on needs of severely, moderately and mildly
deaf students in the classrooms !

A CELEBRITY CHEF IN GREAT BRITAIN
We watch these food shows on TV, and we know who
the celebrity chefs are. They are all hearing.
But do we have a deaf celebrity chef? Yes,
but not in USA.
The British celebrity chef that is deaf is
John Burton Race. He has appeared on a variety
of foodie shows in Great Britain and France.
No, he does not use sign language as he
functions as a hearing person.

OUR FUTURE DEAF DOCTORS AND DENTISTS
If Gallaudet and NTID both have their way,
we will be seeing an influx of deaf physicians,
deaf dentists and other deaf professionals in
the health care field.
Both institutions are joining forces
with the National Center on Deaf Health Research
and the Rochester General Health Systems to
encourage the deaf to become health care
professions.
This is great. Take Washington, DC as
an example. While we have a deaf dentist
(Dr Steven Rattner), we do not have a single
deaf physician !
Speaking of Dr. Rattner, his dental practice
ad appears in DeafDigest once a month.

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:

A family member, that is not deaf, has mental health
issues and I’ve witnessed his problems in trying to obtain
professional services. But for a deaf person, it is much
more difficult to get services as opposed to a hearing person

TO BE OR NOT TO BE CREATIVE
We have many, many creative deaf individuals that
use ASL. Take a look at our long list of deaf artists,
deaf poets, deaf writers, deaf actors, etc.
This being said, it is troubling to read a newspaper
headline which says:

Operation helps open student’s creative side

Below the headline is the first part of the story

Thanks to a cochlear implant in his right ear, he can now
hear almost as well as others in the class.

Is the newspaper reporter implying that only those
with CI are able to be creative? For sure we have many
creative deaf individuals with CI and also many
non-creative deaf individuals without CI!

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

Deaf Seniors of America

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

http://deafdigest.com/deafseniors/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I cannot watch TV and wear a hearing aid at
the same time

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

the referees are using unofficial sign language
of basketball

unofficial? The basketball signs among referees all
over the world are pretty much standardized. What is
so unofficial about it?

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
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1.  Scheduled every year to the year 2020 … see
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2.  Over 120 hours of seminars … see
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3.  Registration beginning at $129 … see www.DrSign.com after July
1 for information for 2011 event

4.  Free parking and free in-room internet … some hotels charge $36
per day for parking

5.  Food court with complete meals for less than $6 … you can’t
even get a hot dog for this at other hotels!

6.  Convenient Orlando, Florida location … direct access from I-4
and close to airport

7.  World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon
Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, Jon Barr, Bill Ross,
Francisco Olivera, Faith Powell and over a dozen other highly
recommended presenters  See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the
silent weekend.

8.  Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging
(starting at only $89 per person)’; beginners, intermediate and
advanced signers.

9.  Many exhibitors … With many classes having breaks every hour,
there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the
exhibit area

10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants

11.  Beginning this year, classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!

Best of all … you can still join more than 500 others at this
year’s 31st Silent Weekend and save $100 by forming a group as little
as five participants to register before June 10!  See
http://www.drsign.com/31weekend.html

We also have DVDs and ASL art … see www.DrSign.com

If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the
World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our 9th
year, starting June 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is
scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

With enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL — two-time
Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

It has become the trend for the deaf groups to
sue the state government on grounds of
discrimination.

California is the latest one. The Deaf and Hard of
Hearing State Workers United has filed a lawsuit
against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the
state on basis of not providing proper proper
accommodations according to ADA regs.

Next state, please !

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Clint Thomas
professional rodeo performer

He is a graduate of Georgia School for the Deaf
and has been in rodeo competitions for the past
several years

http://referer.us/2/EVrzb3

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I understand there are few restaurants that
are fully staffed by the deaf or with a majority
of employees being deaf. Where are these
restaurants?

A. Not in USA but in several Asian cities.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

…..

Wish List of the Week:

that the highly controversial California
AB 2072 amendment (to prevent ASL deaf groups
from giving input to parents of newly
born deaf) be shot down.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1725 – the deaf of Great Britain won the rights to
have services of interpreters in the court rooms

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Deaf and the Money:

DeafDigest hopes that all service agencies serving
the deaf have complied with the IRS regulations
regarding annual tax returns. The deadline was
May 15th.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

not a Fun Deaf Number but a Sad Deaf Number

250-300 (rough estimate)

number of deaf prisoners at the Huntsville, Texas
prison, reputed to be one of the toughest in the
nation. All of them are kept apart from the
general inmate population for reasons of safety

A prison guard gave that estimate

…..

DeafResources

listing of superintendents at schools for the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/deafschoolsuperintendents/

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

– Anna Smither to play soccer at Randolph-Macon College
http://deafdigest.com/annasmither/

– a promising women’s basketball player with a bright future
http://deafdigest.com/britnylatham-2/

DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports052210/

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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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,
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position announcement
Case Management Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position available in Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC)
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and
direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education
services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las
Vegas. 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date: May 17, 2010
Closing date: June 1, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher
quality of life for its clients and promote equitable access to
health/medical, education, social, employment and legal services. 
Individual will also provide communication assistance/translation services
as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to clients’
needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide accurate
identification/assessment of clients’ telecommunication needs and will
conduct appropriate equipment distribution tailored to the needs of the
client.  Will provide expertise in the field as needed.  Will coordinate
training/mentoring activities for general public and the client DHHARC
serves.  Conducts developmental and implement program activities for
DHHARC.  Participate in technology/equipment distribution responsibilities
of the Center.  Willingness to conduct outreach/education responsibilities
as assigned.  Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening
and weekend hours when needed.  Ability to work independently as well as a
team is essential.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
– Knowledge of advocacy techniques
– Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
– Maintain effective record keeping practices

– Two years experience working with deaf and hard of hearing
populations in a social service sector setting

– Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Deaf and HOH
populations

– Knowledge of all telecommunication equipments, Relay systems and
services

– Familiar with evaluation and assessment methodologies
– Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
– Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and
Deaf populations.

– Fluency in ASL

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three
letters of reference to:

DHHARC
999 Pyramid Way,
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE
(June 1, 2010)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge,
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political
affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at
mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996
FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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position opening
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services
NTID Access Services
Rochester, NY

The Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services provides strategic
leadership to and direction for the Institute’s access service functions
serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty/staff and visitors.

– PhD or EdD in educational administration/leadership, special
education, communication needs/assessment and similar programs.

– Minimum ten years experience in management responsibilities in
secondary and/or post-secondary education.

– A superior level of knowledge and skill in American Sign Language
and Deaf Culture.

– Ability to implement both strategic and tactical plans for Access
Services.

– Ability to effectively collaborate with institutional and external
research and development programs.

– Ability to demonstrate competencies using shared governance
processes and/or participative involvement in decision-making
opportunities.

The Rochester Institute of Technology 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 send an application.

See detailed job description at our website under the IRC #38360.  Your
application and any relevant documentation such as resume and cover letter
should be uploaded via this website http://mycareer.rit.edu in order to be
considered for any positions you are interested in.

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Employment opportunity – full time
Referral Services Supervisor
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Based out of our Boston office, this position is responsible for the
supervision of all interpreter/CART referral staff and the overall
operations of the referral department and related activities. 

The incumbent of this position will provide advocacy, training and
technical assistance related to interpreter and CART issues; evaluate
interpreter/CART referral activities in order to determine progress and
effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement; and participate in
the recruiting, training and monitoring of freelance interpreters and CART
reporters. 

This position is also responsible for assisting in training
and monitoring of computerized referral program and reporting to
management on activities, data and results related to Interpreter/CART
referral.

For a detailed description of this position, minimum entrance
requirements, or to send your resume, please visit
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postingId=J21522

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kate Loughran, Human
Resources Liaison, at 617-740-1632 (v), 866-970-7177 (VP), 617-740-1732
(tty), or email at mailto:marykate.loughran@state.ma.us

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faculty position 
Tenure Track Faculty Position/Technology Access Program Director
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Department:  Communication Studies/Technology Access Program

Responsibilities:
This is a tenure track position for a faculty member whose primary area of
responsibility is research (at the investigator or principal investigator
level), acquisition and management of research grants, and supervision of
staff and students toward effective completion of research and related
outcomes.  The focus of the research is accessibility and usability of
communication technologies by deaf and hard of hearing people. The
teaching load of this position, while it may vary depending on the
research load, is one course per year.  Responsibilities include assuming
project responsibilities and management in the conduct of a grant already
underway in this department (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on
Telecommunications Access, 2009-2014).  This RERC project is a subgrant
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trace R&D Center, and is funded
by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.  For
an overview of the center grant, see: 
http://trace.wisc.edu/news/archives/000263.php

Rank and salary at time of appointment will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience, at assistant professor or above.  Credit
for time in rank and progress toward tenure may be awarded at the time of
hire, depending on qualifications.  Due to the heavy emphasis on sponsored
research in a center-grant environment, this is an 11-month appointment.

Background:
The Technology Access Program (TAP) has been a thriving endeavor of
Gallaudet University since 1985.  The program has had ongoing sponsored
program (grant) support throughout its existence, as well as support from
Gallaudet University through the faculty appointment of its director.  The
program currently consists of the faculty director and 2.75 experienced
research staff, whose time is divided among three grants (the RERC on
Telecommunications Access, the RERC on Hearing Enhancement, a project of
Gallaudet’s Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences; and the
Visual Languages and Learning Science of Learning Center), as well as
teaching of undergraduate courses.  On average, two students per year,
usually one graduate and one undergraduate student, work in the TAP as
well.  Members of TAP have received numerous awards for their contribution
to accessibility of communications.  The program is highly collaborative,
interdisciplinary, efficient, and outcome-oriented.  TAP is part of the
undergraduate Department of Communication Studies and the director is a
faculty member in that department.  http://tap.gallaudet.edu

Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. with research orientation.  Because this is an
interdisciplinary center, we are open to considering candidates with a
range of educational backgrounds (e.g., engineering, psychology/human
factors, management-related advanced degrees, public policy), if the
candidate has proven track record of active research and publication prior
to application and meets the other qualifications.

2. Communication competence in ASL that is sufficient for
conversation is necessary to begin work in this position, and a commitment
to rapid improvement in signing skills is essential if the candidate is
not fully fluent at time of hire.  Note that to acquire tenure at
Gallaudet, faculty must pass a proficiency exam in American Sign Language.

3. Evidence of strong interest in the accessibility of society to
people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and strong knowledge in this
area.

4. Evidence of participation in acquisition of sponsorship for
university research.

Other characteristics desirable in a candidate:
1. Evidence of success in acquisition of grants through independent
securing of grant(s) or contribution to writing of grants.

2. Evidence of competency in teaching at the undergraduate or
graduate level.

3. Evidence of supervisory and/or mentoring ability.

4. Evidence of management competency.

5. Evidence of collaborative work, e.g., with consumers, industry,
university personnel, and government personnel.

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

Starting date:  August 15, 2010. 

To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate
transcript, and contact information for three references.  The letter of
application must make reference to the applicant’s experience with
American Sign Language to date.  The application will be screened and
interviews may be conducted prior to receipt of the transcript, but the
transcript is required before a final decision will be made.  Send these
to:

Dr. Judy Harkins, Director
Technology Access Program
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
SLCC 1116
Washington, DC 20002

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

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position opening
Curriculum / Assessment Coordinator
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

(TOSA – Teacher on Special Assignment)

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

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at:
http://www.csdb.org

where the official job announcement for Curriculum / Assessment
Coordinator may be found in its entirety, including major duties/
responsibilities, under Non-classified employment. 

Position is open until filled.  Excellent benefits.  Salary
based on appropriate education and experience.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position is responsible for contributing to the improvement of
educational programs and services provided at CSDB by supporting
efforts in curriculum development and instruction, student
assessment statewide and program accountability. 

This position reports to the Director of Special Education.

Interested persons are invited to send a formal letter of interest,
current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary
history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies
of transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification
(if applicable) to:

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

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

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two open positions
ASL Instructor
Boston University
Boston, MA

School of Education

Programs in Deaf Studies

School of Education – Boston University – Boston, MA

The Programs in Deaf Studies at Boston University is seeking two
full-time instructors to teach American Sign Language courses at
the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in the ASL
program which serves to fulfill the program requirements for
students in Deaf Studies degree program and to satisfy the foreign
language requirements for students in other programs throughout
the university.

Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of ASL courses
each semester and participating in the ASL laboratory. Depending
on background and experience responsibilities may include teaching
courses other than ASL. Other duties that may be included are
academic advising of major and minor students in the Deaf Studies
program, assisting in routine tasks such as scheduling of courses,
recommending adjunct faculty, and attendance at faculty meetings.

The individual will also be expected to collaborate effectively
with the Director in the Programs in Deaf Studies in curriculum
and material development and implementing program policies and
procedures.

The list of courses included in the American Sign Language program
is: ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, ASL 5, and ASL 6.

The ASL 1-4 courses are required for students in College of Arts and
Sciences who wish to study ASL to meet foreign language requirements.

The ASL 5-6 courses are the required additional courses for students
in both the Deaf Studies and the Education of the Deaf programs.

Some of the courses in the Deaf Studies program are:
Introduction to the Deaf World, Culture and History of Deaf people,
Deaf Literature, and Structure of ASL.

Masters degree in Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or related
fields is required.

Applicants must have college or university teaching experience and
demonstrate fluency in American Sign Language as well as documented
involvement with the Deaf Community.

ASLTA certification is desirable.

Posting date: May 12, 2010

Application deadline: Open until filled

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three
letters of recommendation by e-mail to: mailto:sedsrch@bu.edu

http://www.bu.edu/sed/2010/05/12/two-open-positions-at-sed/

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Marlon Kuntze, Director of Programs in Deaf Studies
e-mail: mailto:kuntze@bu.edu

Contact information:
Daniel Goncalves, Secretary, Department of Literacy and Language,
Counseling and Development
e-mail: mailto:danielgg@bu.edu

http://www.bu.edu/sed/academics/graduate/edm/eddeaf/

Boston University is an EO/Equal Access/Affirmative Action
institution.

The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sex orientation,
gender identity of expression, disability, veteran status, or
martial status.

Application by members of all underrepresented groups is
encouraged.

http://www.bu.edu/sed/2010/05/12/two-open-positions-at-sed/

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Position
American Sign Language Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
Vancouver, WA

Recruitment #: 1007-LL-OC

OPENS: April 30, 2010
CLOSES: Open until filled
START DATE: 2010/2011 school year

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal, the ASL Specialist provides
classroom and individual instruction to WSD students and staff
in acquisition, development, and refinement of American Sign
Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and supports school wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.

Duties include:
– Develop and refine the ASL curriculum and coordinate,
train, and assist teachers in ASL curriculum implementation
in all classes & subject areas.

– Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development
of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge, design and
implement lessons and activities that support student
needs using best practices in bilingual strategies.

– Create, maintain, and coordinate administration of ASL
assessments for annual evaluations, 3-year evaluations,
and classroom progress monitoring.

– Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture
awareness through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture
events and other related activities.

– Supervise and manage the ASL Lab on campus.

– Train and assist teachers in application of technologies
that support ASL skills development.

– Work with the School Librarian to expand and maintain ASL
and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

– Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

– Keep abreast of current research & best practices related
to ASL linguistics, ASL coursework, and ASL curriculum.

General Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in Deaf Education or related field.
– Fluency in ASL and written English.
– Ability to obtain Washington State Teacher Certification.
– Experience teaching deaf children ages birth-12th grade.
– Professional ASL teaching experience.
– In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture.
– Good communication & interpersonal skills.
– Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

– Documentation of fluency as demonstrated by the
SLPI:ASL rating level of Advanced Plus to Superior Plus or
an ASLPI score of 4 or 5.

Compensation:
Full-time school-year position (185 days).
Salary range: $41,954 – $65,956 per year + benefits

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume,
transcripts, and a completed Washington State Application
packet to:

Washington School for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 418-0418 Fax

mailto:Human.Resources@wsd.wa.gov

Special Notes:
Completed ASL coursework, completed CAEBER or AEBPD
training preferred. Degree in ASL Linguistics preferred. ASLTA
Certification a plus!

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions – please read below
DeafServices Center
Glenside, PA

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 – SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

– 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.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; must have 2 years experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

– ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Full
time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers’ independence and social relationships.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community or in a residential program. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High
school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years
mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community.
Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid
driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers,
primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service
plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to
public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational
and other services.

– 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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(deadline extended to May 28th)

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 (EXTENDED):  Friday, May 28th, 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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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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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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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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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 May 23rd)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– 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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– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

New parking system unfair to the deaf
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Deaf Safety and Security
http://deafdigest.com/deafsafety/

– Very Hot News

A hot issue among the deaf in California is
AB 2072, a piece of legislation that would
amend the California Newborn Hearing Screening
Program, banning deaf groups from giving
parents information about ASL, Deaf Community
and Deaf Culture.

The State Senate Health Committee will conduct
a hearing on this bill on June 16th.

It is being watched by deaf groups across the
country because of the feared Domino effect.
If one state passes it, other states may
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mobilizing their forces to oppose the bill.

DeafDigest hopes the amendment will be shot down.

– Sunday May 16th

The Philippine Movie Press Club is the place to be
seen among these hearing Filipino movie stars. And
it was also a place for a deaf actor Romalito “Rome”
Mallari to be seen.

He won the Best New Movie Actor award, edging a
popular hearing actor.

– Monday May 17th

A deaf leader was notified of potential loss of tax
exempt privileges because of failure of his state-wide
non profit agency to file with the IRS by midnight.

The leader said:

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– Tuesday May 18th

The interesting case of Kathy Cox has taken on a
new twist – she will be stepping down on June 3th
to take a new position with the U.S. Education
Delivery Institute, as its CEO. We will remember
that she, as the state superintendent of Education
in Georgia, pledged to share with Georgia School
for the Deaf and Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
the million dollar prize winnings she won on a
TV show. That was before her husband filed
bankruptcy with his business, thus dragging the
family into the mess.

This mess, continues unresolved.

– Wednesday May 19th

The 47 School for the Deaf alumni association
said that there is no New York City Board of
Education vote on whether to continue the
school as is or to merge hearing students
with the deaf.

The association said it is good news.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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A DEAF PERSON AT WEGMAN SUPERMARKET ?

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A FAKE HERO
  There are many former military people that brag about
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  Unfortunately, these medals are fake, and their
heroic tales are false.
  Same thing with some former deaf athletes. They would
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  Sad to say, their tales of their professional sports
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  Very easy to find out through searching for their names
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OUR MEDICAL INTERPRETING NEEDS
  When we, the deaf, go to our doctors’ offices
we need interpreters.
  This being said, many of our interpreters are
members of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
(RID).
  The RID upholds the standards that interpreters
must live up to.
  It was quite surprising to see IMIA surface, asking
for a survey on our interpreting needs.
  The IMIA stands for International Medical Interpreters
Association. Since DeafDigest never heard of it, IMIA
was googled – and IMIA tries to be an overseer of
interpreting in medical settings, anywhere in the world,
any language, sign language included.
  How and to what extent would RID interact with
IMIA is something we need to wait and see. Remember it
was not too long time ago when the NAD clashed with RID
until peace prevailed.

BLOOPERS BY INTERPRETERS
  There was so much publicity over Spanish/English
interpreting bloopers at the White House during
Mexican president Felipe Calderon’s visit.
  We, the deaf, suffer our own bloopers. DeafDigest
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  The important thing is – just make sure our interpreters
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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THE DEAF
  Dr. Frank Lala, who counsels the deaf in
substance abuse, is challenging the
American Psychiatric Association.
  He says we, the deaf, are being excluded
when mental health professionals develop
and revise evaluations criteria and standards.
  To read his challenge, do click on:

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A CI HELMET FOR DEAF FOOTBALL PLAYERS
  Years ago when CI first came out, many doctors
would not permit CI implantees to play football.
  This was the reason why many of them “quit”
their CI in order to play high school and
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  Here is the picture of the first special CI
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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person in the audience:

Am I talking too fast for you to keep up?

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

INVENTING A BETTER MOUSE TRAP?
  Do we need a better mouse trap while the good old
fashioned mouse trap would do the job of eliminating
the mice in our homes?
  Well, there was a story of a group of people at
Queens College, Flushing, NY, coming up with a
new computer program designed to convert English
text into on-screen ASL icons. We already have
such programs on the market, hence the mouse trap
issue..
  Is this a “better Deaf Mouse Trap?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that it is important to remember is that many realtime
captioners and CART writers started off as court reporters. 

Most court reporters learn a steno theory that incorporates a
number of brief forms that can be used to save time in court
proceedings.

Phrases like “where do you live”, “state your name”, “do you
know”, and “I don’t remember” come up frequently in the work
of a court reporter. 

Many court reporters devise ways to write these phrases and
many others in one stroke on the steno keyboard.

Many captioners try to delete or eliminate some or all of these
phrases from their dictionary when they start captioning, but
sometimes a few of these phrases may remain and may cause some
embarrassing errors.

A common way to write “at that time” is with the steno TAT.
Unfortunately, if the word “tattered”” is not in a steno
writer’s dictionary, it might come out as “at that timeered.” 

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

feel shamed by their hearing loss

deafness is never a shame; it is too bad that those in
denial just don’t get it

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Netflix now says their subtited videos are
PC/Mac ready. Yet, Netflix says not all
of their videos are subtitled, just some
of their videos.

Sigh !

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The Deaf and the Law

A CI manufacturing license lawsuit

http://deafdigest.com/cilicenselawsuit/

the link is long reading about a patent
infringement lawsuit between Cochlear
Corp and Alfred E. Mann Foundation for
Scientific Research.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

we are wink (winning) the election

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Diversity, including the deaf, is pretty much evident in
Spokane, WA. Denise Jones, who mentions herself as deaf
without her Cochlear Implant, is on the Diversity Trainer’s
Committee and on the Diversity Recruitment Committee Board.
She said “Spokane business include the deaf as part of their
diversity.”
  Last month she took part in a panel “Congress on Race Relations”
where recruiting and retention issues were focused.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What is a deadly combination?

  Carbon monoxide + Noisy environment =  hearing loss

  Sez who? Researchers at University of Montreal are saying
so in a recent presentation at the Acoustical Society of America
that took place last week.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A story hit the newspapers this week; it was titled:

Cochlear Implants Help Senior Citizens Hear But Help
Younger Patients Slightly More

It is not a surprise; deaf people and hearing people
both lose hearing as they get older.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

Five of your customers are approved for summer school
despite the fact that the state is broke.

……

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

My sister in law and her best friend (both hearing)
and I were watching the “Biggest Loser”.

I asked the friend if she won $10,000.00 what charity
would she donate the money to?

She said “Statue”

???

She actually said “St. Jude’s”.

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

……

DeafBook of the Week

Crying Hands
by Horst Biesold

Gallaudet Press
1999

about Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany

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

Happy reading !

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seeking applicants
ASL Teacher, High School
The Howard School
metro Atlanta in Georgia

Founded in 1950, The Howard School is an independent, coeducational
day school currently located in Metro Atlanta. 

The Howard School focuses on depth of understanding through a
project – and problem-based curriculum.  The Howard School is a
leader in professional leadership and development for the community,
priding itself on its programs that address a research-based
understanding about the natural variability in the ways that
children learn.

We are in the process of collecting cover letters and resumes for
American Sign Language Teacher – High School

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree required.
-Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience preferred.

-Prefer bilingual ASL English, bicultural native or near-native ASL
speaker.

– Experience in Learning Disability or related education a plus.
– Prefer animated speaker, possibly with theater experience.
– Teach ASL I according to Georgia Standards
– Ability to work with collegial teams.

Hours: Part-time (7 hours per week, one class per day plus 2 hrs
meeting and planning), Monday – Friday. Interested candidates
please send cover letter and resume to: mailto:hr@howardschool.org

The Howard School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Announcement
Relief Overnight Child Care Worker (CCW)
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Wage: $15.00 per hour             
Hours: variable, as needed, on-call

Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Lead Child Care Worker
and Program Manager for the maintenance of the deaf group home level
12 facility and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing
environment for youth in residence.

Summary of Duties
1. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other
in-house activities, as scheduled.

2. Coordinate recreational and academic enrichment activities and
independent living skills.

3. Coordinate youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs.

4. Provide crisis intervention services, as necessary.

5. Transport service-partners to off-site appointments, court, etc.
using own and agency vehicles.

6. Purchase food and other necessary supplies as indicated by Lead CCW.

7. Maintain warm, welcoming and clean office grounds and facilities.

8. Complete incident reports within specified timelines.

9. Document all services provided on communication log and in youth
files.

10. Participate in all scheduled staff supervisions and meetings
including treatment team.

11. Work within the context of a team environment and contribute
positively to the culture of the team and the workplace. 

12. Maintain working knowledge and comply with all CCL regulations as
applicable to the position.

13. Maintain knowledge of Group Home and SDYS Programs Policy and
Procedures.

14. Provide relief coverage of work shifts, as necessary.

15. Complete 40 hours of initial training the first year of employment
and 20 hours of on-going training thereafter.

16. Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service partner
protected health information and other applicable information and
material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable
regulations and laws including HIPAA.

17. Maintain a working knowledge of IT equipment.

Qualifications:  Associates degree and two years full-time work
experience with adolescents in a residential setting or Bachelors
degree and ability to work with youth.  Must be fluent in American
Sign-Language. Must have knowledge of and competency in the deaf
culture. Demonstrated ability to work with youth-in-crisis and
transition.  Must be available for on-call shifts, mainly overnights
and weekends as needed with short notice. Must be able to pass
clearance to work with minors (livescan clearance, clear TB Test,
clean DMV record).

Must be willing to use own properly insured transportation for work
purposes with mileage reimbursement. 

Send resume to:
San Diego Youth Services
attn: RCCW,
P.O. Box 80756,
San Diego, CA  92138,

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

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ANNOUNCING:
Senior Lecturer in American Sign Language
American Sign Language Program,
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State University
offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the university’s undergraduate
requirement for a general education sequence in modern/foreign language
credits.

The Program is administered under the Foreign Language Center
within the College of Arts and Sciences. (see: http://asl.osu.edu/ )

The Ohio State University is located in the heart of Columbus, which is a
thriving city with a large and active Deaf community.
(see: http://ci.columbus.oh.us/ and http://experiencecolumbus.com/ )

Responsibilities:
The Ohio State University seeks to appoint one full-time Senior Lecturer
position (non tenure track) in American Sign Language for the 2010-2011
academic year. This is a one-year position with the possibility of
renewal, to begin duties in September 2010.

The position will involve, at minimum: teaching seven (7) sections of ASL
over three (3) quarters in the academic calendar (Autumn, Winter, Spring);
service on committees; commitment to and initiative in collaborative
curriculum and program development; and continued individual professional
development.

Qualifications:
Required: Native or near-native fluency in ASL; BA in Education (ASL,
Deaf, foreign language), Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or related field;
demonstrated excellence in teaching (preferably at the college level);
knowledge of Deaf history and culture; extensive/broad experience with the
Deaf community; sensitivity to issues facing the Deaf community; and the
demonstrated ability and commitment to work well with others.
Preferred: Masters degree or higher in Teaching ASL as a Foreign/Second
Language, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Education(Deaf), Interpreting, or
related field; ability and willingness to teach with digital media;
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification.

Applications:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled or closed. Salary $33,000-35,000 with benefits. The
Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
and provides reasonable accommodations under the Americans with
Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans,
disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
apply. Electronic applications accepted.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita (resume), and three letters
of recommendation to:

Lauren Sanders, ASL Program Associate Coordinator
The Ohio State University
Foreign Language Center
100 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1340

mailto:sanders.67@osu.edu

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

– Residential Advisor
Time base: 2nd Shift – Monday -Thursday, 2pm – 11:15 pm

Qualifications:
– High School Graduate
– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language
– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training
– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities: 
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
                                 
– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in
child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well-rounded individuals.

-Weekend Residential Advisor:
Time base: 35-38 hrs
Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications:
– High  School Graduate

– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
                           
– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities: 
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the students

– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops
in child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop
into healthy well-rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax # 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Residential Weekend Supervisor
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

qualifications:
– Residential program experience

– Proficient use of ASL

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid certification and restraint
training

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

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Position Vacancy Notice
Regional Consultant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
job located at Northern Idaho, Region 1 & 2

Begin Date:    August 2010

Nature of Work: Provide home intervention programs for parents of deaf and
hard of hearing infants from birth through three; Provide educational and
consultive services to students from birth through 21 who are deaf or hard
of hearing; Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Exceptional Child certificate with Hearing
Impaired endorsement; Additional certificate/endorsement preferred;
Excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language;
Experience working with parents and infants; Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree,
Master’s degree preferred.

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:    Northern Idaho – Region 1 & 2

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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– 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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DeafDigest – 16 May 2010

DeafDigest Gold - May 16, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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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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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
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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:

What handicap? Deaf couple graduate from HGTC
http://deafdigest.com/michaelaimeecurry/


Late-Deafened Judge Paul Benshoof: Advocate for Listening 
Systems in the Courtroom

http://deafdigest.com/judgepaulbenshoof/




- Very Hot News

Deaf rapper Sean Forbes has signed a deal to cut a record
label with Web Entertainment, the very same company that
rocketed Eminem to fame



- Thursday May 13th

Oxford University is one of the world's most prestigious
universities and it is located in United Kingdom. It would
not be an exaggeration to compare Oxford with these Ivy
League universities though both are very different from 
each other.

We have not known too much in the past if Oxford has had
any deaf students. But it was learned just this week that
Oxford has 41 students that are either deaf or have
serious hearing losses. And like with deaf students in
hearing colleges, they have their own classroom issues
(note takers, interpreters, CART, etc).



- Friday May 14th

Those taking a stroll through the town of Big Spring, Texas, 
where the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
is located, may notice something interesting.

At the Comanche Trail Park there are two statues - one of
a big buffalo and another of a small buffalo. Both statues
were built by welding class students at the SWCID.



- Saturday May 15th

All non-profit groups, both big and small, both
deaf-operated and hearing-operated, must file
tax returns by midnight on Monday.

This law, passed in 2006, makes filing a requirement.
The fear is that small, deaf-operated nonprofit
groups, may be clueless and as a result, risk having
their charters revoked.

Even if the nonprofit group only grosses under
25K per year, they must still file.



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


....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Texas BEI Hispanic Trilingual Interpreter Certification Begins

full story at:
http://deafdigest.com/hispanictrilingualinterpretercertification/

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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SIGN LANGUAGE ON TENNIS COURT
    Belgium had two famous hearing tennis players -
Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters.
    Belgium has 3 languages -  Dutch, French and German.
Justine spoke French. Kim spoke Dutch. They met
each other for the first time at the age of 10.,
    When they were on the same doubles team, they
had to communicate with each other in sign language.
    Both women are now older and they both can
speak English, and they have stopped signing to
each other!

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

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





A MOVIE HOUSE MANAGER IN A NEWSPAPER STORY
    A newspaper had a story about a movie house
manager.
    The story said that every day he is busy -
counting ticket sales, counting candy and popcorn
sales, giving duties to his staff, checking
newspapers to make sure movie titles and
times are correct, etc, etc, etc.
    The newspaper did not mention one thing -
that he should make sure that captions will
work with the films that he would show
at the movie house.
    DeafDigest worried that hearing people
think captions are not important!



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


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




DEAF DALMATIANS, AGAIN
    Last week's DeafDigest, in the DeafNumbers of the Week
section, mentioned that 30 percent of Dalmatians in USA 
are deaf.
    Of course, just joking, a DeafDigest subscriber
wondered if we had that many deaf Dalmatians in the
all-time famous cartoon "101 Dalmatians"?
    Did Walt Disney have this in mind when he worked
on that cartoon?
    The original version was made in 1961, before
Disney died few years later.
    Disney, by the way, had a deaf librarian in his
employ for many years.



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 mental health professionals do not know how to
make use of the interpreters, and even worse, they
do not understand what Deaf Culture is all about.
This is a serious issue everywhere in USA.



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

National Cued Speech Association

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

http://deafdigest.com/nationalcuedspeechassociation/



A DEAF JOB IN A PRISON
    Could a deaf person, desperately seeking employment,
find a job at a prison?
    Correctional officers that work at the Huntsville, TX
prison, told a deaf person that he could find a job
at the prison.
    Not walking down the aisles and checking on the
prisoners but just by sitting in a glass-enclosed
booth and pressing a button to let people in and out.
    The deaf person declined, saying he did not want
to work in that kind of environment.


BEST COFFEE IN EAST AFRICA
    Best coffee in an East Africa restaurant? Yes, 
according to a reporter from The Telegraph, a
Great Britain newspaper.
    He was writing about the Neema Crafts Gallery Café
in Iringa, Tanzania.
    This restaurant is 100 percent deaf-staffed, over
100 of them.

    The reporter wrote:
The restaurant, which is entirely staffed by deaf people, 
serves fantastic food, cakes, ice cream and some of the best
tea and coffee in East Africa. It is a favourite stop-off 
for everyone, from ambassadors to the guy with hardly a shirt
on his back.

    So, if you are passing through the town of Iringa, and
craving for the best coffee around, do stop by that cafe.
    This cafe is operated by a hearing British couple that
believes in giving employment opportunities to the deaf.


ANY DEAF BEEKEEPERS?
    Do we have any deaf beekeepers around, anywhere
in USA?
    While writing stories for the long-defunct Silent News,
DeafDigest editor interviewed a late-deafened beekeeper
(he did not know ASL).
    But do we have any ASL-speaking beekeepers? There is one
in Charles Lyne, from West Virginia, who is just getting
involved with beekeeping.
    Since we all love honey, beekeeping is important.





AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


I don't like to wear a hearing aid


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I was born sensoneurologically prelingustically deaf



why waste two difficult words that many people will not
understand when it all means just one thing - deaf?

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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
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Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not Find a
Conference Offering All of This!
 
1.  Scheduled every year to the year 2020 ... see
http://www.drsign.com/future.html

2.  Over 120 hours of seminars ... see
http://www.drsign.com/2010%20topics.html

3.  Registration beginning at $129 ... see www.DrSign.com after July
1 for information for 2011 event

4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some hotels charge $36
per day for parking

5.  Food court with complete meals for less than $6 ... you can't
even get a hot dog for this at other hotels!

6.  Convenient Orlando, Florida location ... direct access from I-4
and close to airport

7.  World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon
Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, Jon Barr, Bill Ross,
Francisco Olivera, Faith Powell and over a dozen other highly
recommended presenters  See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the
silent weekend.

8.  Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging
(starting at only $89 per person)'; beginners, intermediate and
advanced signers.

9.  Many exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks every hour,
there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the
exhibit area

10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants

11.  Beginning this year, classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!
 
Best of all ... you can still join more than 500 others at this
year's 31st Silent Weekend and save $100 by forming a group as little
as five participants to register before June 10!  See
http://www.drsign.com/31weekend.html
 
We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see www.DrSign.com
 
If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the
World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our 9th
year, starting June 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is
scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com 
 
With enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time
Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida
 
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

It was learned that the most common cause of
deafness among newborns is cytomegalovirus.

Cytomegalovirus? It is an infection that bypasses
the mother but may hit the fetus, thus leading
into deafness. Cytomegalovirus, however, may not
be developed until after the child is born.

....

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Leonard Hall 
Attorney for the City of Olathe

he is a deaf and a former Deaflympics runner

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/04/1924351/leonard-hall-commentary-bar-associations.html

.....

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have heard of two national deaf basketball tournaments
for the deaf - the USADB and the NDBO.

What is the difference?


A. USADB attracts better players and better teams; NDBO
does not.

And also, only players registered with the USADB can
represent USA in international deaf basketball
competition.  NDBO players, can, however, only if they
register with the USADB.




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

.....

Wish List of the Week:

that deaf people stop panicking over "possible"
loss of video relay services.

The panic is uncalled for and only creates 
unnecessary confusion in the Deaf Community.


.....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1852 - the first deaf church in USA was founded; it was the
St. Ann's Church for the Deaf, New York.


.....

Deaf and the Money:

from $500 up to $2,500

for refusing to turn on captions, upon request of deaf patrons,
at Maryland bars. It will be a new law in Maryland.


.....

DeafNumbers of the Week:

one

the number of deaf attorneys in Australia.

the sole attorney is Kathryn O'Brien, who has
her own practice in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


.....

DeafResources

Hard of Hearing Teacher copes in hearing classrooms
http://deafdigest.com/hardofhearingteacher/


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

Greg Suryn Batting Over .400 For Red-Hot Pioneers
http://deafdigest.com/gregsuryn/


Tamika Catchings talks about her hearing loss
http://deafdigest.com/tamikacatchings/




DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com


last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports051410/

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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position opening
Curriculum / Assessment Coordinator
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

(TOSA - Teacher on Special Assignment)

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

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at: 
http://www.csdb.org

  where the official job announcement for Curriculum / Assessment 
Coordinator may be found in its entirety, including major duties/
responsibilities, under Non-classified employment.

Position is open until filled.  Excellent benefits.  Salary 
based on appropriate education and experience.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position is responsible for contributing to the improvement of 
educational programs and services provided at CSDB by supporting 
efforts in curriculum development and instruction, student 
assessment statewide and program accountability.

This position reports to the Director of Special Education.

Interested persons are invited to send a formal letter of interest, 
current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary 
history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies 
of transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification 
(if applicable) to:

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

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

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two open positions
ASL Instructor
Boston University
Boston, MA

School of Education

Programs in Deaf Studies

School of Education - Boston University - Boston, MA

The Programs in Deaf Studies at Boston University is seeking two 
full-time instructors to teach American Sign Language courses at 
the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in the ASL
program which serves to fulfill the program requirements for 
students in Deaf Studies degree program and to satisfy the foreign 
language requirements for students in other programs throughout 
the university.

Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of ASL courses 
each semester and participating in the ASL laboratory. Depending 
on background and experience responsibilities may include teaching 
courses other than ASL. Other duties that may be included are 
academic advising of major and minor students in the Deaf Studies 
program, assisting in routine tasks such as scheduling of courses, 
recommending adjunct faculty, and attendance at faculty meetings.

The individual will also be expected to collaborate effectively 
with the Director in the Programs in Deaf Studies in curriculum 
and material development and implementing program policies and
procedures.

The list of courses included in the American Sign Language program 
is: ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, ASL 5, and ASL 6.

The ASL 1-4 courses are required for students in College of Arts and
Sciences who wish to study ASL to meet foreign language requirements.

The ASL 5-6 courses are the required additional courses for students 
in both the Deaf Studies and the Education of the Deaf programs.

Some of the courses in the Deaf Studies program are: 
Introduction to the Deaf World, Culture and History of Deaf people, 
Deaf Literature, and Structure of ASL.

Masters degree in Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or related 
fields is required.

Applicants must have college or university teaching experience and 
demonstrate fluency in American Sign Language as well as documented 
involvement with the Deaf Community.

ASLTA certification is desirable.

Posting date: May 12, 2010

Application deadline: Open until filled

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three 
letters of recommendation by e-mail to: mailto:sedsrch@bu.edu

http://www.bu.edu/sed/2010/05/12/two-open-positions-at-sed/

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Marlon Kuntze, Director of Programs in Deaf Studies
e-mail: mailto:kuntze@bu.edu

Contact information:
Daniel Goncalves, Secretary, Department of Literacy and Language, 
Counseling and Development
e-mail: mailto:danielgg@bu.edu

http://www.bu.edu/sed/academics/graduate/edm/eddeaf/

Boston University is an EO/Equal Access/Affirmative Action 
institution.

The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, 
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sex orientation, 
gender identity of expression, disability, veteran status, or 
martial status.

Application by members of all underrepresented groups is 
encouraged.

http://www.bu.edu/sed/2010/05/12/two-open-positions-at-sed/

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Position
American Sign Language Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
Vancouver, WA

Recruitment #: 1007-LL-OC

OPENS: April 30, 2010
CLOSES: Open until filled
START DATE: 2010/2011 school year

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal, the ASL Specialist provides
classroom and individual instruction to WSD students and staff
in acquisition, development, and refinement of American Sign
Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and supports school wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.

Duties include:
- Develop and refine the ASL curriculum and coordinate,
train, and assist teachers in ASL curriculum implementation
in all classes & subject areas.

- Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development
of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge, design and
implement lessons and activities that support student
needs using best practices in bilingual strategies.

- Create, maintain, and coordinate administration of ASL
assessments for annual evaluations, 3-year evaluations,
and classroom progress monitoring.

- Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture
awareness through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture
events and other related activities.

- Supervise and manage the ASL Lab on campus.

- Train and assist teachers in application of technologies
that support ASL skills development.

- Work with the School Librarian to expand and maintain ASL
and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

- Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

- Keep abreast of current research & best practices related
to ASL linguistics, ASL coursework, and ASL curriculum.

General Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field.
- Fluency in ASL and written English.
- Ability to obtain Washington State Teacher Certification.
- Experience teaching deaf children ages birth-12th grade.
- Professional ASL teaching experience.
- In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture.
- Good communication & interpersonal skills.
- Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

- Documentation of fluency as demonstrated by the
SLPI:ASL rating level of Advanced Plus to Superior Plus or
an ASLPI score of 4 or 5.

Compensation:
Full-time school-year position (185 days).
Salary range: $41,954 - $65,956 per year + benefits

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume,
transcripts, and a completed Washington State Application
packet to:

Washington School for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 418-0418 Fax

mailto:Human.Resources@wsd.wa.gov

Special Notes:
Completed ASL coursework, completed CAEBER or AEBPD
training preferred. Degree in ASL Linguistics preferred. ASLTA
Certification a plus!

Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions - please read below
DeafServices Center
Glenside, PA
 
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 - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

- 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.

- THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; must have 2 years experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

- ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Full
time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community or in a residential program. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High
school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years
mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community.
Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid
driver's license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers,
primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service
plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to
public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational
and other services.

- 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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position opening
Director of Sales Operations (Full Time)
The ZVRS
Clearwater, Florida

Florida
Description:
Director of Sales Operations individual will help plan, build and manage 
a world-class operations organization in support of our direct US Sales 
organization with strong business analytics and process management 
capabilities.

The individual will design reports, policies, processes, strategies and 
approaches for the sales operations function.

The position takes responsibility of, and manages sales operations on a
day-to-day basis including the design and successful adoption of CRM 
tools, automated quoting, proposals, pricing exception approval tracking 
and commissions.

Additionally, the position provides sales metrics information and 
business analytics such as customer contact, call frequency, call points, 
product data, and progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).

This position will interact extensively at both a senior management, 
field management, and the sales team. A Director with cross-functional 
departmental interactions teams including sales, finance, legal, 
customer service, Technical support, IT and marketing.

Responsibilities:
- Help manage CRM reporting; provide training on "Best Practices" to 
effectively utilize CRM and develop process documentation, training 
and continuous process improvement

-  Ensure account information is up-to-date and relevant in helping drive 
account strategies

-  Ensure account assignment process is effectively managed, tracked and 
reviewed to ensure resources are aligned, assigned and communicated to 
optimize sales effectiveness.

-  Assist the VP in the establishment and management key financial and 
non-financial performance metrics, targets, and tracking processes to 
be used for performance measurement

-  Build and run sales reports, including pipeline reporting

-  Assist in the identification and resolution of most significant 
operating bottlenecks impeding revenue delivery and recognition

- Establish and maintain sales quotas and compensation plans

- Develop, maintain and report progress against the operating budget for 
the Sales department
Qualifications:

- Degree preferred in Business

- Minimum 2 years experience in a business setting

Requirements:
- Experience in assisting with CRM design, deployment and operation

- Strong work ethic and flexibility with ability to put in the extra hours 
during peak times (especially end of quarters)

- Experience working in a fast-paced, constantly-evolving team 
environment. Strong project management, problem solving, interpersonal, 
written and verbal communication skills essential

- Previous experience and strong aptitude for working with numbers and 
profitability analysis

- Experience in design and implementation of sales compensation programs

- Experience time management and organizational skills to juggle competing 
priorities with limited resources

- Excellent strategic, analytic, communications, and presentation skills

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary 
requirements to be considered.

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid 
Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K, Paid Holidays and Employee 
Assistance Program

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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(deadline extended to May 28th)

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 (EXTENDED):  Friday, May 28th, 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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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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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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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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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 May 16th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Community Advocate -- Bakersfield, CA

- Community Advocate -- Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter -- Los Angeles, 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
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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

What to Do When a Newborn Can't Hear
http://deafdigest.com/deafnewborns/


Disabled still have not found equality in America
http://deafdigest.com/southwesterncollege/


- Very Hot News

The video relay funding issue has continued as a hot
topic on deaf-related internet sites all week. What
caused it, the NECA which recommended a lowered funding
rate or the FCC which is to approve (or disapprove)
NECA's recommendations?

What is going on?

A telecommunications consultant that works with
private providers said:

The FCC appears to be going through a normal annual evaluation process of 
what the correct reimbursement rate should be for the coming year.  This 
evaluation is based on financial data that companies who provide telephone 
relay service submit to the FCC.  There is a fund for this service like 
the Universal Service Fund and that is where the money comes from (the money 
in the fund comes from all telephone users--part of the government fees 
that are tacked on at the end).

But the deaf and hard of hearing users do not have the financial 
information to make an informed decision on whether the new rates are low, 
high or just right. 

I would recommend that deaf people send a comment to the FCC.  Just tell 
them that the TRS or VRS has made a big difference in their lives and we 
want them to continue this valuable program.

(the consultant is not deaf and has no knowledge of Deaf
Culture)



- Sunday May 9th

Elena Kagan is a Supreme Court justice nominee. Is she
pro-disabled or anti-disabled as far as future deaf-related
cases possibly coming to her?

A deaf attorney said:

No idea on her positions on disabilities.  She's never been a judge
before, hasn't written anything on disability rights, and hasn't been
Solicitor General long enough to give us an indication of how much of a
priority disability access is to her.

That being said, she did serve as a law clerk for former Justice
Thurgood Marshall.  Those people usually have a good track record on
civil rights in general.

DeafDigest hopes she is pro-deaf.




- Monday May 10th

University of Bristol (UK) is trying to close up for good their
Center of Deaf Studies. This move has upset people all over the
world, and they have been pummeling the Bristol administration
with angry emails.

University of Bristol is where Paddy Laird, who coined the
phrase - deafhood - teaches.




- Tuesday May 11th

The FCC to our rescue !

The FCC has issued a ruling that is supposed to improve
our captioning access to movie downloads. The
Motion Picture Association of America wanted a waiver
but FCC said no.

The full ruling is at:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-10-795A1.txt

It is not bed time reading, but point is we are to be getting
access and this is what counts !



- Wednesday May 12th

Gallaudet president Alan Hurwitz, in his inauguration speech,
stressed the need to combine two elements for Gallaudet to
continue standing strong as an university. The first element
is Gallaudet's rich 146-year heritage and the second
element is to meet all the challenges in the years to come.


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

......


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A difference a year may make. in 2009, the U.S. News & World Report ranked 
audiologists as a hot career for young people to pursue (50 top careers).

Come 2010, audiologists fell off the charts.

Why? No one knows. Maybe it was a fad?

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A HEARING AID BRIBE
   Almost all bribes involve money. But a hearing aid
bribe?
   Yes, it took place in Florida three years ago.
A political group wanted state legislators to pass
a bill for them.
   This political group bribed state legislators
with free hearing aids. It did not matter if legislators
were hearing or deaf.
   125 legislators accepted hearing aids. Two "honest"
legislators turned it down.
   It is not fair; poor deaf people in Florida cannot
afford hearing aids; rich hearing legislators that
do not need hearing aids still accept it as a bribe!

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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A CAR ACCIDENT
   What is a half hit-run accident. It is when a
hearing driver has an automobile accident with a
deaf driver.
   The hearing driver got out of the car and
said something to the deaf driver.
   The deaf driver told the hearing driver that he
is deaf and to please write down on a pad.
   The panicked hearing driver got back into the
car and drove away!
   DeafDigest editor hopes the surprised deaf
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half hit-run hearing driver!

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ANOTHER MOVIE WITH DEAF CHARACTER PLAYED BY A HEARING ACTOR
   There is another movie, just made, a low budget film
titled "Staten Island."
   The deaf character in the movie is played by a hearing
actor. 
   The description went like this:

The third character is Jasper, played by Seymour Cassel, 
"The deaf deli-man", and he steals the drama, taking 
poignancy to a completely new level. 

  Another case of Déjà vu, sigh !


DEAF GAMERS VS HEARING GAMERS
   Deaf people that play video games love subtitles. Hearing
gamers hate these subtitles.
   One angry hearing gamer wrote a scathing article in a
video game magazine demanding that subtitles be removed
from these video games.
   His attitude is the reason why we have these ADA
regulations.


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A RARE NEWSPAPER MENTION OF A CI RISK
   A newspaper ran this headline, which caught the
attention of DeafDigest editor.
   It said:

For the profoundly deaf, a risky and invasive cochlear implant 
is currently the only way to restore hearing

   Newspapers normally proclaim CI operations as successful,
almost never mentioning failures or of its risky
consequences.

   This is the first time DeafDigest editor caught the
word "risky" in connection with a CI operation.



A DEAF ONE-MAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY?
   In Malaysia, a deaf man, looking for a job,
approached the owner of a car wash facility.
   The owner did not want to hire him because
of his deafness, but relented and hired him.
   The owner then discovered that this newly
hired deaf employee was outperforming all the
hearing employees in that facility.
   Few weeks later, that deaf man asked the
owner if his deaf friends could work at the
car wash.
   The owner said yes. One by one until a total
of 14 deaf individuals were hired, and yes, they
have continued to outperform these hearing
employees.



CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

What is murder on interpreters and captioners is that
law school professors speak at rapid-like speed
without pausing.

This is a fact of life, much to my concern.






WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person in the audience:

how long have you been interpreting for your deaf client?


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



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Another common stacking type of problem occurs with
punctuation. Many captioners write a period as "FPLT" and
a comma as "RBGS" although some of the captioning companies
are recommending new strokes for the punctuation. The "FPLT"
and "RBGS" are written with the right hand only, and this
can make it easy to have a stroke with the left hand end up
in the same stroke.  If you see something like "I went to
the store. was Saturday," that actually is a stacking mistake
and should be translated as "I went to the store. It was
Saturday." It is written as "T" by many stenocaptioners,
and that "T" ended up in the same stroke with the period
because of stacking.

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

be introduced first by mentioning his deafness first
before mentioning his name


this is wrong; when we introduce a friend who is fat,

we do not say:
this is my fat friend

we say:
this is Fred, who is a friend of mine

(just make no mention of the person being deaf or being fat)


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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Lost in the anger over the planned closing of the
Center of Deaf Studies at University of Bristol 
was the closing of the ASL/Deaf studies program
by San Diego State University.

For some reason the Bristol closing has generated
anger whereas the San Diego closing has been
quiet! It may have a lot to do with the low
enrollment numbers at the California program.

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The Deaf and the Law

The Intercontinental Hotels chain recently
reached agreement with the Department of
Justice to have TTY machines installed on the
front desks of all of their hotels. And also
to have the personnel trained on how to use
the TTY.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:


write down the cereal (serial) number

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What became of?

James DePorre

- past

jobless and broke

- present

widely acclaimed for his astute investments
in the stock market, authored his book
"Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No 
Job and Limited Capital made a Fortune Investing 
in the Stock Market," and also, CEO, Shark
Asset Management

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Mike Weinstock, boys' basketball coach at Model Secondary School
for the Deaf (Silent News Boys' Basketball Team of the Year) was
chosen as ESPN Coach of the Month.
   Considering there are thousands of high schools across the nation,
it is a tremendous honor for Mike.

(editor's note: Mike has since then moved on - is currently the
athletic director at Gallaudet University)

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   When a dog barks, it is often for a reason, but we,
the deaf, often have no way of knowing why.
   Well, South Korean dog owners can subscribe to a
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then send a text message informing the owner whether
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   Expensive? It costs about a dollar per bark!

   Next step is for a device to inform us that our
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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For many years you tell friends that you are the
only deaf member on both sides of your family tree.

You tell everyone of this fact.

And years later, deafness has surfaced among later generation
member on both sides of your family tree.

Your genes cause their deafness? Or it is their genes that
cause your deafness? Or something else?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You are warned in advance by a customer of a rumor against you,
enabling you to take precautions to protect your good name.


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?



My father in law asked me if I would go into his back yard 
and pick up the pine-sol
 
HUH??
 
After a bit of talk back and forth, I realized that he was 
asking me to pick up the pine cones





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

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DeafBook of the Week

actually a series of book - titled
"Sports Signs" for different sports

these Sports Signs books were collaborated by
Harley Hamilton and Nancy Kelly-Jones

These books were published in 1985 by the
Modern Signs Press. Inc

These books, however, have been out of print
for a long time.



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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Job opening 
MassRelay Community Relations Manager
Hamilton Relay in Massachusetts

Hamilton Relay in Massachusetts currently has a full time position open 
for a MassRelay Community Relations Manager.   

Position summary:  Position is responsible for Community relations 
including educating and marketing to consumers and businesses about the 
services available through Mass Relay.  Individual will be required to 
travel as needed.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Experience in public relations activities 
- Excellent presentations skills 

- Demonstrate Knowledge of the users who would benefit from  Relay 
Services

- Senior Citizens Communities
- Hard of Hearing Communities
- Deaf Communities 
- Knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Services 

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

- Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills. 
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines

- Knowledge and Usage of Microsoft Office tools- Microsoft Word, 
Office, Excel and especially PowerPoint.  

- Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience
- Hold a valid driver’s license and ability to travel independently.  

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

Hamilton offers competitive wages with Full Time Company paid benefits 
package. 

Interested individuals may apply online at:  
http://www.hamilton.net/careers 

or 

contact our Human Resource Department by May 21, 2010

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

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Employment opportunity
Position: Secondary Math Teacher (Grades 7-12)
Metro Deaf School-Minnesota North Star Academy
St. Paul, MN                                             

Terms of Employments:         
- Full-time employment beginning August 24, 2010 through June 15, 
2011 

- Excellent benefits; annual salary is commensurate with experience 
and/or degree 

Application Procedure:        Send letter of interest and current resume to:
Metro Deaf School-Minnesota North Star Academy
ATTN: Director
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612                        

Inquire at
contactus@mds-mnsa.org

Closing Date:                        Until Filled

Conditions of Employment:        
- Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree held
- Direct deposit of paychecks is required
- Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be conducted

Minimum Qualifications:        
- BA or Master's Degree in Deaf Education; Minnesota Teaching 
License required if hired

- Native-user or fluency in American Sign Language required
- Knowledge of bilingual education for the Deaf

- Prefer, but not necessary, two years of classroom experience or 
work experience in related field 

Metro Deaf School-Minnesota North Star Academy is an equal 
opportunity employer

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position opening
Residential Weekend Supervisor
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

qualifications:
- Residential program experience

- Proficient use of ASL

- Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid certification and restraint 
training

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

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Position Vacancy Notice
Regional Consultant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
job located at Northern Idaho, Region 1 & 2

Begin Date:    August 2010

Nature of Work: Provide home intervention programs for parents of deaf and 
hard of hearing infants from birth through three; Provide educational and 
consultive services to students from birth through 21 who are deaf or hard 
of hearing; Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Exceptional Child certificate with Hearing 
Impaired endorsement; Additional certificate/endorsement preferred; 
Excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language; 
Experience working with parents and infants; Minimum of Bachelor's Degree, 
Master's degree preferred.

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:    Northern Idaho - Region 1 & 2

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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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Community Advocate -- Bakersfield, CA

- 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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DeafDigest – 09 May 2010

DeafDigest Gold - May 9, 2010

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

(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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The Palm Pre was the big winner at this year's Consumer Electronics 
Show, taking home both the Best in Show and the People's Voice Award

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.

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n=g050710

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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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
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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 wrong way of screening infants for deafness
http://deafdigest.com/wrongwayscreening/

Arizona deaf school senior has a dream
http://deafdigest.com/jillianapfel/



- Very Hot News

The 2011 Winter Deaflympics is supposed to take place at
Slovakia. It may not be.

The International Sports Organization of the Deaf (ICSD), 
the governing body of the Deaflympics, has asked the
Slovakia Deaflympic Organizing Committee to show evidence
of 2 million Euros in the bank. This has not been done,
despite repeated deadlines.

At this point, ICSD has cancelled the 2011 event.

Will it stay cancelled or would ICSD find another
last-minute venue?

Just stay tuned.

....

Last week we heard about the good news regarding the
Arizona captioning lawsuit (that is if the losers do not
run to the Supreme Court) - and now this, the good news
on another front - the Washington State captioning
lawsuit.

After the Arizona case was announced, the Washington judge
basically said:

Don't bother.  I was going to rule in the plaintiffs' favor 
anyway even before the Arizona decision was made"
Ninth Circuit ruled

Said a deaf attorney who follows all these captioning
lawsuits all over USA:

But here's why the Washington State lawsuit matters more.  
Because Washington's state disability law is broader
than the federal ADA, it's an open question whether open 
captioning may be required in Washington State. The federal 
ADA says that open captioning is not required.  The Washington 
lawyers will argue that Washington law requires open captioning.  
They may win, they may not.  But at a minimum, the
theaters will have to provide closed-captioning access.



- Thursday May 6th

The brand new deaf rugby teams (boys and girls) at the Model
Secondary School for the Deaf, which sits on the campus of
Gallaudet University, has been contacted by Katie Couric
for a feature on the CBS Evening News.



- Friday May 7th

Do Maryland legislators love us, the deaf?

They passed acts re:

- requiring captions to be turned on upon request of the deaf

- the deaf-blind will have a say on the Maryland Advisory Council 
on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; in the past they were not
represented

- endorsing  H.R. 310, the Twenty-first Century Communications 
and Video Accessibility Act of 2009

Said a deaf advocate who shadows Maryland politics:

Some deaf advocates weren't happy that the captioning be turned 
on "upon request" of a deaf patron


This advocate is correct; not very easy to tell the bartender at
a rough-looking bar to turn on the captions, thus angering the
rowdy, rough-looking patrons !




- Saturday May 8th

If you are deaf and are looking for a job, then you need to be
aware of a new web site that would advise employers that they
cannot discriminate against the deaf.

The new web site is:
http://www.dol.gov/odep/



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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

RIT OFFERS MINI-CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS 
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD-OF-HEARING

African-American, Latino American and Native American students with 
hearing loss who are entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade are invited to Steps 
to Success, a career exploration mini-camp August 6 - 8 at Rochester 
Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The weekend camp invites students to explore career options that 
can help prepare them for life after high school.  Working with 
counselors and instructors who use both English and sign language, 
participants construct robots, perform science experiments in high-tech 
labs and more.

Students stay in residence halls and make new friends from around the 
country.

Parents or guardians are encouraged to stay for the weekend and 
can get tips to support their student’s transition from high school to 
college or a career.

The cost for students is $50 and includes housing, meals and 
activities. Limited scholarships are available based on financial need

To register, visit http://www.rit.edu/NTID/StepstoSuccessNR

For more 
information, call 585 475-7695 (v/TTY) or e-mail 
mailto:SteptoSuccess@ntid.rit.edu

Registration deadline is May 31.

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

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

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

or click on:

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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LINCOLN'S A AND L FINGERSPELLED HANDS?
    At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC,
deaf visitors will notice Abraham Lincoln's
hands spelled A and L.
    Was it planned by the sculptor or was it
unplanned?
    Some said it was planned; the National Park
Service said it was not planned. But there are
two things we must understand.
    First, Lincoln supported the deaf and signed the
bill to establish Gallaudet University.
    Second, the sculptor Daniel Chester French had
a deaf son and knew ASL.
    Was it planned or was it unplanned? You decide !


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


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


DEAF PRISONERS IN ENGLAND
    Sad to say, we have many deaf prisoners in USA.
There are also many deaf prisoners in England.
    Which nation gives better attention to deaf
prisoners - USA or England?
    Hard to say, but in England there is a
"Deaf Prison Project". It is an organization
that tries to help the deaf prisoners in England.
    In USA, some states try to help deaf prisoners;
other states ignore deaf prisoners.
    Deaf prisoners need interpreters, captions,
better opportunities to win parole, etc.
    Are services in England better than in USA?


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


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




A SIGN LANGUAGE SURGERY
    A British newspaper mentioned this:

A retiring police officer who set up sign language 
surgeries has been honoured by Waltham Forest Deaf Club

    Sign language surgeries? What is that supposed to mean?
An on-line British dictionary gave several definitions
of that word. The most reasonable explanation was this:

A physician's, dentist's, or veterinarian's office

    So, it would mean a sign language office in the
police station. In other words, a police officer with
sign language skills is available to meet with
British deaf citizens on their needs.
    One word. Different definitions in different
nations.


THE LAST TO GO
    Human beings normally have five senses - 
sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
    When a human being is dying, the last sense left
is hearing. Other four senses will have left the
human being, leaving him with just the hearing
sense.
    And when families need to discuss important
matters (funeral plans, estate matters, will
provisions, etc) they must be in other room,
so the dying person cannot hear them.
    Yet, when a deaf person is dying, hearing
people can safely discuss these issues around
him !


A LAME PLOT OR A TRUE LIFE PLOT?
    The "Talentime" is a movie made in Malaysia. The
plot revolves around Melur, played by Pamela Chong,
not deaf. She falls in love with a messenger Mahesh,
played by Mahesh Jugal Kishor. While the actor is not
deaf, he plays a deaf role.
    They both fall in love throughout the movie. Is it
a lame plot or a real life plot?
    Real life? Possibly. Why? Emma Samms, who gained fame
as one of these Dynasty TV series characters (early
eighties), hired a deaf contractor to work on her house.
The contractor's son, also deaf, hung around. Samms
got to know him and before they both realized it, they
were an item.
    While they broke off the relationship after some
time being together, that they connected with each
other was not a lame deaf-hearing plot !
    So, the movie plot had a parallel in this true
deaf-hearing relationship years ago.





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:


There needs to be an effort to get the cost of the interpreters
into the insurance payment cycle, rather than making the health 
care professional pay for the interpreter out of their fees. 
It's a losing proposition if the professional has to pay 
for the service.

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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 Association of the Deaf-Blind

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

http://deafdigest.com/aadb/




IMPLANT - JUMPING INTO CONCLUSIONS
    We read the newspapers of a story of a person being
implanted. Or in a passing conversation, one hears
the comment of somebody that was implanted.
    Oh, yes, we assume it is a CI. Not always! That person
could have an auditory brainstem implant (ABI), which
is also supposed to help to hear better.
    Or even of another implant, which has nothing to do
with deafness, but of a dental implant !
    So easy to jump into conclusions.




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


I do not want to be bothered people when I am
wearing my hearing aid; without my hearing aid
people leave me alone

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

someone said:

my hearing is at the bottom of normal range; I am not
hearing impaired but I have to make many adjustments



yes, he needs an adjustment towards his attitude of
denial of his hearing loss !


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HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
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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 NASA, supposedly being on the low priority on the Obama
agenda, has issued an announcement that its space trips
spawned high tech spinoffs  that were to help us in years to come.

One such innovation was the CI !

....

Deaf Picture of the Week:

rail tracks in front of Gallaudet !!!!
http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post.cgi?id=5709

there are 4 pictures - just scroll to the bottom part of the page
to see these pictures

.....

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. A deaf child, hooked on these NCIS and Law and Order SVU
TV programs, wants to become a detective when she grows up.
Is this possible?

A. A career counselor that works with the deaf said that many
young deaf students are influenced by watching such TV programs
and want to make it their career.

To be fair, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible.

Gallaudet offers courses in criminal justice, the same at
NTID/RIT.

And both colleges have had deaf officers on their campus
police forces.

We have had deaf serving as police officers in small towns,
and in "controlled-situation" police officers in bigger
cities. We also have had deaf people in the forensics field.

Yet, for these glory jobs, it is extremely difficult if not
impossible.



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

.....

Wish List of the Week:

that many late-deafened people stop feeling sorry for
themselves because of their late deafness


.....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1755 - Samuel Heinicke establishes first oral school for the 
deaf in the world in Germany


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Deaf and the Money:

Rick Macomber, a deaf professional race track driver
(standardbred trotters) who is pretty much well respected
in Indiana, has been part of a special event.

This event was a 14-race program that allowed selected
drivers to donate their winnings to a charity program of their
choice.

Rick, who played basketball and soccer at Gallaudet, donated
a piece of the $5,000 purse to the Indiana School for the Deaf.

.....

DeafNumbers of the Week:

30 percent

of Dalmatians in USA are deaf

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DeafResources

Vocational Rehabilitation and deafness issues

http://deafdigest.com/vocrehabanddeaf/



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

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

.....

Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

a newspaper story on a mainstreamed baseball player in North Carolina
http://deafdigest.com/michaelhagwood/

a deaf rower in New Jersey, a newspaper story
http://deafdigest.com/main/katelynpoley/




DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com


last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports050710/

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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   best in the nation.

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Position
American Sign Language Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf (WSD)
Vancouver, WA

Recruitment #: 1007-LL-OC

OPENS: April 30, 2010
CLOSES: Open until filled
START DATE: 2010/2011 school year

Position Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Principal, the ASL Specialist provides
classroom and individual instruction to WSD students and staff
in acquisition, development, and refinement of American Sign
Language (ASL) knowledge and skills and supports school wide
programming in ASL and Deaf culture for students and staff.

Duties include:
- Develop and refine the ASL curriculum and coordinate,
train, and assist teachers in ASL curriculum implementation
in all classes & subject areas.

- Provide direct ASL instruction and support in development
of age-appropriate ASL skills and knowledge, design and
implement lessons and activities that support student
needs using best practices in bilingual strategies.

- Create, maintain, and coordinate administration of ASL
assessments for annual evaluations, 3-year evaluations,
and classroom progress monitoring.

- Promote ASL proficiency and appreciation of Deaf Culture
awareness through coordination of ASL/Deaf Culture
events and other related activities.

- Supervise and manage the ASL Lab on campus.

- Train and assist teachers in application of technologies
that support ASL skills development.

- Work with the School Librarian to expand and maintain ASL
and Deaf Studies resources for students and staff.

- Provide ASL Linguistics training for staff.

- Keep abreast of current research & best practices related
to ASL linguistics, ASL coursework, and ASL curriculum.

General Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field.
- Fluency in ASL and written English.
- Ability to obtain Washington State Teacher Certification.
- Experience teaching deaf children ages birth-12th grade.
- Professional ASL teaching experience.
- In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture.
- Good communication & interpersonal skills.
- Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

- Documentation of fluency as demonstrated by the
SLPI:ASL rating level of Advanced Plus to Superior Plus or
an ASLPI score of 4 or 5.

Compensation:
Full-time school-year position (185 days).
Salary range: $41,954 - $65,956 per year + benefits

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume,
transcripts, and a completed Washington State Application
packet to:

Washington School for the Deaf
Human Resources Department
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 418-0418 Fax

mailto:Human.Resources@wsd.wa.gov

Special Notes:
Completed ASL coursework, completed CAEBER or AEBPD
training preferred. Degree in ASL Linguistics preferred. ASLTA
Certification a plus!

Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Governmental Affairs Coordinator
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology
NTID Office of the President - RIT VP/Dean

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the 
eight colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college 
serving deaf and hard of hearing students.

Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, 
it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of 
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing 
students.

Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 
college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and 
reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of 
every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions 
that each person makes to the educational process based on their 
ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and 
experiences.

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

Description:
Coordinate a team of 6-8 individuals to update, improve, and distribute 
the 200+ page Annual Report for the College with additional supplemental 
reports required by the Department of Education. This includes all editing 
and typing of text, graphics, formatting, indexing, and publication. The 
report is circulated through several proofreaders creating multiple rounds 
of edits and revisions.

Planning, and coordinating Congressional and Department of Education 
monthly visits in Washington DC. This includes appointment scheduling, 
preparation of agendas, handouts, and travel arrangements. Upon return, 
tracking all follow-up items, and maintaining detailed files of all visits 
and correspondence with each individual.

In conjunction with NTID President and Executive Assistant, travel 
occasionally to Washington, D.C. to develop and maintain relations with 
congressional and executive branch counterparts.

Responsible for tracking all NTID Government requirements and deadlines. 
Including multiple large annual reports of statistics, requests for budget 
information, and other annual deadlines in addition to numerous requests 
from Department of Education. This would involve initiating timelines, 
coordinating multiple people, maintaining detailed files for historical 
references and government mandated record management.
Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Business, Governmental Affairs, or 
related field. 4-6 years similar work experience, including large-scale 
project management experience, a background in high level senior staff 
administration, experience dealing and multiple governmental agencies at 
the Federal (preferred) or local level, or equivalent experience. 
The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check 
and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is 
contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.

Additional Details:
Exceptional organization and interpersonal skills. Ability to multi-task 
within a complex fast-moving office environment, ability to maintain 
confidential information. Strong telephone skills, written communication 
skills, possess excellent proof-reading and grammatical skills.  Knowledge 
of the federal government organization and process Leadership and 
diplomacy, Ability to work independently and apply creativity and 
initiative to ever-changing tasks, ability to lead and coordinate team 
projects. Sign language skills preferred. Must achieve Intermediate Plus 
rating within two years. 
The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in 
meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural 
diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make 
application.

How to Apply:
Application Deadline: May 14, 2010

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

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open positions - please read below
DeafServices Center
Glenside, PA
 
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 - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

- 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.

- THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The
qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services fields; must have 2 years experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

- ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Full
time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management
services for adults and children who reside in the community.
Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day
management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services
and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program
expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in
training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed;
participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as
other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a
minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social
sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either
developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent
interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize
various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide
assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff
and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community or in a residential program. The qualified candidate shall
possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High
school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years
mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational
skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication
modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and
weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community.
Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid
driver's license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers,
primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service
plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to
public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational
and other services.

- 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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job opening
Teacher/Counselor
Pressley Rridge SD
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge provides an array of services to troubled and 
developmentally challenged children while helping these children 
remain close to their families and communities. A nonprofit 
organization founded in 1832, Pressley Ridge offers innovative 
programs in Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, 
Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Internationally our programs serve children and families in 
Hungary and Portugal. Our 1,200 employees help 3,200 children 
and their families every day.

Title:                Teacher/Counselor - PRSD
Location(s):          Pittsburgh, PA
Status:               Full-Time (Evenings and weekends 2PM-10PM)

Description: 
The Teacher/Counselor assists in the developing, implementing, and 
monitoring of individual and group treatment plans and procedures 
during program hours that result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal 
functioning and high rates of successful program completing among 
youngsters in assigned group.  The Teacher/Counselor  resides with 
assigned youth according to a variable pattern, required by program's 
schedule.


Requirements:

1. Education/Credentials/Licensure:
    1. Bachelor's Degree
    2. Valid driver's license
    3. American Sign Language (Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf)

2. Clearances: State Police; Child Protection

To apply:
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org
or FAX 412-872-9469 or voice 412-442-2899

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position opening
Director of Sales Operations (Full Time)
The ZVRS
Clearwater, Florida

Florida
Description:
Director of Sales Operations individual will help plan, build and manage 
a world-class operations organization in support of our direct US Sales 
organization with strong business analytics and process management 
capabilities.

The individual will design reports, policies, processes, strategies and 
approaches for the sales operations function.

The position takes responsibility of, and manages sales operations on a
day-to-day basis including the design and successful adoption of CRM 
tools, automated quoting, proposals, pricing exception approval tracking 
and commissions.

Additionally, the position provides sales metrics information and 
business analytics such as customer contact, call frequency, call points, 
product data, and progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).

This position will interact extensively at both a senior management, 
field management, and the sales team. A Director with cross-functional 
departmental interactions teams including sales, finance, legal, 
customer service, Technical support, IT and marketing.

Responsibilities:
- Help manage CRM reporting; provide training on "Best Practices" to 
effectively utilize CRM and develop process documentation, training 
and continuous process improvement

-  Ensure account information is up-to-date and relevant in helping drive 
account strategies

-  Ensure account assignment process is effectively managed, tracked and 
reviewed to ensure resources are aligned, assigned and communicated to 
optimize sales effectiveness.

-  Assist the VP in the establishment and management key financial and 
non-financial performance metrics, targets, and tracking processes to 
be used for performance measurement

-  Build and run sales reports, including pipeline reporting

-  Assist in the identification and resolution of most significant 
operating bottlenecks impeding revenue delivery and recognition

- Establish and maintain sales quotas and compensation plans

- Develop, maintain and report progress against the operating budget for 
the Sales department
Qualifications:

- Degree preferred in Business

- Minimum 2 years experience in a business setting

Requirements:
- Experience in assisting with CRM design, deployment and operation

- Strong work ethic and flexibility with ability to put in the extra hours 
during peak times (especially end of quarters)

- Experience working in a fast-paced, constantly-evolving team 
environment. Strong project management, problem solving, interpersonal, 
written and verbal communication skills essential

- Previous experience and strong aptitude for working with numbers and 
profitability analysis

- Experience in design and implementation of sales compensation programs

- Experience time management and organizational skills to juggle competing 
priorities with limited resources

- Excellent strategic, analytic, communications, and presentation skills

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary 
requirements to be considered.

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid 
Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K, Paid Holidays and Employee 
Assistance Program

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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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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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

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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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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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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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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job announcement
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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Community Advocate -- Bakersfield, CA

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

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

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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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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bob Wood, Dallas, Texas
who departed us.

Bob may not necessarily be well known nationally, but he
was very much well known in the Dallas area. Said
an acquaintance:

Bob was what's left of the older generation of deaf club leaders,
with the Dallas Association of the Deaf. He was the club
mainstay, a typical bonafide deaf club leader who was the
kindred one. Unlike most old deaf clubs that ceased to
exist, the Dallas club was kept alive because of his
presence and influence.

Deaf Culture on the local level is just as important as
the national level, and Dallas has continued to thrive
because of Bob's efforts.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

HUD to help with housing needs of the deaf in need of assistance
http://deafdigest.com/hudhousing/

PA mental case law suit
http://deafdigest.com/pennsylvanialawsuit/


- Very Hot News

Why do we, the deaf, sign the way we do? This may have something
to do with regions in our brain that work with grammatical
patterns (ASL patterns, yes)? 

Sez who? Aaron Newman at Dalhousie University's Neuroscience 
Institute and Brain Repair Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada.

His findings were published in a recent copy of the Proceedings 
of the National Academy of Science of the USA




- Sunday May 2nd

Your captions go bad; you scream at the TV set and wish to
complain to the captioning provider. Not that easy in the past
because providers' contact numbers were either hidden or not
being publicly available.

Not any more, if FCC has its way. This agency issued an
ultimatum that all captioning providers must make available
their contact numbers for those that wish to file complaints.

It did not work in the past, but FCC ain't giving up.



- Monday May 3rd

The EDCO Program at the Newton North High School in Massachusetts,
a long time mainstay in mainstreamed programs for the deaf in
the Boston area, will be reaching the end of an era. Newton North
HS has been building a brand new 190 million dollar high school.
That would force EDCO to relocate somewhere.

May 21st is when the past EDCO students get together to say goodbye
to their old building before it is being demolished.


- Tuesday May 4th

James DeCaro, not deaf, the acting director of NTID, has been
inducted into  RIT's Innovation Hall of Fame. He is being
honored for his successful ways in reaching out to the deaf,
especially with their educational needs


- Wednesday May 5th

Concerned with interpreters working in the VRS field, RID chiefs met
up with some FCC representatives last week. A big topic was RID's
Government Affairs Program and seeing that it is in tune with the 
way VRS interpreters operate in video cam settings. 


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

......


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Some people, in pain, pop painkillers. That good or bad?
An example would be paracetamol, and if one pops it one
time too many per week, it could risk in deafness !

Who said that? A team of researchers from different groups
published this finding in a professional journal.

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ONE WORD SIGNED DIFFERENT WAYS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF USA
   What is your sign for the word - soon?

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


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LAST WEEK'S ARIZONA MOVIE CAPTIONING CASE
   We, the deaf, won the Arizona movie captioning
case, but the battle is not over. The Harkins movie
group may bring this to the Supreme Court or they
may not.
   23 organizations filed comments, supporting us
the deaf, in that lawsuit. Not all 23 organizations
were deaf. Seven of these organizations were
hearing.
   This shows that these hearing organizations 
understand our rights to have movies captioned.
This is why it was a big case for all of us.


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VISA ISSUES AND THE DEAF
   There are different kinds of special visas where foreigners can
enter USA - H-1B (highly skilled specialists, O-Visas (artists and
performers), and P-Visas (professional athletes).
   What about the skilled deaf that want to enter USA under any of
these special visas?
   DeafDigest had an issue with a human resources person at a workplace
that hires a high number of deaf employees. That person wanted
DeafDigest to pull up an old ad (2-3 years old) and email her. That 
request was done because DeafDigest thought the human resources 
person wanted to revise that old ad to have it re-run again.
   It wasn't the case. Two deaf employees, from overseas, were
working with their immigration attorneys to have their stays extended.
These attorneys wanted copies of the old ad to show the immigration
people. And even one attorney had the nerve to ask DeafDigest editor 
to "fake" the old job posting on a recent edition of DeafDigest as
"evidence".
   DeafDigest refused to be involved in this type of fraud.


BEING POLITICALLY AND LEGISLATIVELY AWARE
   There was a posting on a deaf United Kingdom website that
said despite the upcoming British elections, many deaf people
are politically indifferent.
   Probably not that so in USA. Thanks to postings on deaf blogs,
deaf yahoo groups and deaf videos, we, the deaf, have become
more aware and more sensitive to our needs.
   We know more about these VRS funding issues, mental health 
needs, closings of schools for the deaf, shortage of interpreters,
and so on.
   We did not have the benefit of the media way back in the seventies
when PL94-142 surfaced, and which changed the direction of
our Deaf Culture.

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DEAF PEOPLE WEARING RADIO AIDS
   Do deaf people wear radio aids? Yes, in some parts of 
United Kingdom.
   These people call their hearing aids as radio aids !



A FUTURE NATIONAL DEAF LEADER
   Geoffrey Bignell may potentially become our next future
deaf leader, say around year 2020 after he graduates from
college and gets involved in a range of local and state
deaf civic organizations.
   A junior right now at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis,
he was elected Senior Class President. In a rising senior
class of 1,000 students, he won his election in a landslide.
His campaign theme was "Vote for me: I will listen".
   The high school itself is one of the largest in Indiana,
some 3,500 student strong.
   He is everywhere on the campus - managing the football team,
a member of the high school swimming team, not to mention
involvement in other school clubs.
   Keep an eye on him in future years.



CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

If I had to chose between a captioner or an
interpreter, I would pick the captioner.

Staring at the interpreters for hours at a time
makes me a bit uneasy.





WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person in the audience:

who are you and why are you with the deaf person?



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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Names can lead to many word boundary problems for captioners 
and CART providers.  Captioners write phonetically syllable by 
syllable on their steno machines.  

Someone might say, "Where is the bag Dad brought in from the
car?"  

I'm sure you can see the trouble for a captioner.  That sentence may
translate as, "Where is the Baghdad brought in from the car?"

A captioner must be alert and try to anticipate when something may
translate incorrectly, but sometimes errors will be made.  If someone
is speaking over 200 words a minute, and the captioner is attempting
to hear, understand, and write everything that is being said, some
word boundary problems may slip through the cracks.

Because many syllables that are parts of words can also be the first
or last syllable of names, sometimes the computer will hook the
syllable together with the wrong word.

Someone could say, "We are going to add Amtrak to our list of
carriers."

A captioner or CART provider would need to be cautious that that
didn't translate as, "We are going to Adam track to our list of
carriers."

Trying to anticipate these sorts of problems in advance can sometimes
be a difficult task.  

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

stand out alone in a crowd because of their deafness
and use of sign language






there are more people with hearing losses that do not
use sign language



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

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, 
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
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HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
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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!

Augustana College in South Dakota, touting its
ASL interpreting program, said:

- program has 36 students and 4 professors
- four of 7 soon-to-be graduates have job offers
- a 400-hour practicum regimen is required of all
- 100 percent of its graduates pass certification exams
- students start at the bottom with ASL instruction and move up

.....

The Deaf and the Law

Deafness is involved in a case of mixed frozen embryos

It may lead to serious lawsuits

http://deafdigest.com/embryomixup/

......

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

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

mentioning ballplayer Brett Gardner, the scoreboard
spelled it as Dwreg Gardner

....

What became of?

Ryan Marcopulos

- past

Case Manager, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and 
Blind-Mobile Regional Center

- present

Deaf Service Coordinator, Independent Living Center of Mobile

.......

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   After 58 years the NTID theatrical group will be following
Gallaudet's act - appearing on a New York stage!
   In 1942, the Gallaudet theatrical group, sparked by 
The Malz, performed for one night in the "Arsenic and the 
Old Lace" production on a Manhattan stage.
   Then in Year 2000, specifically on June 10-25th, the NTID
theatrical crew will do the Del-sign version of Shakespeare's
The Tempest at the Quintero Theater in Manhattan.

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   A team of English and Hong Kong scientists
worked together to discover another Deaf
Gene. They have called it Sox2 (nothing to do
with Red Sox and White Sox in baseball),
and said it took them 12 years on this project.
  12 years? Well, it seemed for the past 12
years we have been reading about a new
Deaf Gene of the Week only to be upstaged
by another Deaf Gene of the Week and so on.
  12 years? Hmm, interesting.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The particulars in this tale will not be identified,
but it is a true story

An agency was supposed to be getting a large amount of
funding if a certain state legislator had his way.

That legislator made a motion to give money to that
agency. It was brought up for discussion by the floor.

During the discussion, a dissenting legislator came
over and whispered something into the ear of the
proposing legislator. 

A few minutes later this proposing legislator changed his
mind and wanted it earmarked for a rival agency !

It led to bad feelings among supporters of the original
piece of legislation.

At any rate, the amended piece of legislation passed, 
meaning money went to the rival agency and not to the
original agency.

Not fair ? Politics are never being fair.

......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

an impatient cop stops you on a traffic stop and 
tells you something about your seat belt; he says 
"you click it"

you thought he said "you get a ticket"




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

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DeafBook of the Week

The Cracked Tune
by Gregg Brooks

been out of print for a long time

1976

a collection of stories and tales about the deaf
in the Los Angeles deaf community



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

Happy reading !

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position opening
Residential Weekend Supervisor
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

qualifications:
- Residential program experience

- Proficient use of ASL

- Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid certification and restraint 
training

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

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Position Vacancy Notice
Regional Consultant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
job located at Northern Idaho, Region 1 & 2

Begin Date:        August 2010

Nature of Work:        
Provide home intervention programs for parents of deaf and hard of 
hearing infants from birth through three; Provide educational and 
consultive services to students from birth through 21 who are deaf 
or hard of hearing; Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:        
Idaho Exceptional Child certificate with Hearing Impaired endorsement; 
Additional certificate/endorsement preferred; Excellent receptive and 
expressive skills in American Sign Language; Experience working with 
parents and infants; Minimum of Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree 
preferred.

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:        Northern Idaho - Region 1 & 2
 
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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Independent Living Advisor
Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland


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

Responsibilities:
Provide direct care independent living services and
support to individuals. Services range from personal
hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals'
homes and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one
year related experience preferred; competency with
basic independent living skills; must be flexible and
work within a team environment. Ability to teach,
advise and motivate people. Valid Driver's License,
reliable transportation and good driving record
required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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open teaching positions
Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf
Bryan, Texas


Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf in Bryan, 
Texas has two Teacher Positions open for the 2010-11 school year; 

- elementary teacher
- itinerant teacher.

The applicant for itinerant must hold certification as a deaf
education teacher.  

For classroom teacher, the candidate must hold
certification in deaf education  and be highly qualified to teach
elementary grades.  

Both should possess strong interpersonal skills, good computer skills,
and strong sign language skills are desired.

Interested individuals should contact Connie Ferguson at
mailto:connief@bryanisd.org for information or to schedule an
interview.  

Online applications are at http://www.bryanisd.org

Information about our school district, salaries, benefits and
the deaf education program are located on the same website.

Bryan, Texas offers a small town atmosphere with large city
amenities and has been rated as one of the least expensive
cities to live in.  Texas A&M University, located in our sister
city, offers further educational opportunities.  

Bryan ISD is an EOE

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position announcement
Case Management Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Sparks, Nevada (near Reno)

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) 
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and 
direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education 
services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las 
Vegas.  

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Sparks
Posting date: April 28, 2010
Closing date: May 14, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher 
quality of life for clients with specific focus on late-deafened and hard 
of hearing populations as well as survivors of sexual assault and domestic 
violence.  Individual will also promote equitable access to 
health/medical, education, social, employment and legal services.  In 
addition, Individual will provide communication assistance/translation 
services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to the 
clients’ needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide accurate 
identification/assessment of clients’ telecommunication needs and will 
conduct appropriate equipment distribution tailored to the needs of the 
client.  An integral part of the job is conduct outreach/education 
responsibilities as assigned.  Willingness to travel is essential as well 
as work evening and weekend hours when needed.  Ability to work 
independently as well as a team is essential.  Ability to creatively 
problem-solve various work situations.  Do other duties assigned by 
Regional Office Supervisor/Executive Director. 

SALARY: $37,694 - $39,202 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of case management techniques

- Basic knowledge of the domestic violence, sexual assault field, 
and criminal justice systems

- Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws

- Maintain effective record keeping practices

- Two years experience working with hard of hearing and/or deaf 
populations in a social service sector setting

- Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing 
and Deaf populations

- Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the Relay system and 
related services

- Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs

- Familiar with (or willing to learn) case-management practices

- Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of persons with 
communication disorders (i.e., hard of hearing, deaf, speech disabled and 
late-deafened)

- Ability to articulate (via ASL, verbally, and/or in writing) the 
needs of a survivor.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of 
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and 
Deaf populations.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three 
letters of reference to: 

DHHARC 
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE 
(May 14, 2010)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, 
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national 
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political 
affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at 
mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX 
or 775-434-0290 VP

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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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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Community Advocate -- Bakersfield, CA

- 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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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com


DeafDigest – 08 May 2010

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DeafDigest – 02 May 2010

DeafDigest Gold - May 2, 2010

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famousdeaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaffriends/

(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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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 Palm®Pre[tm], 
the gorgeous Palm® Pre[tm] features a 3.1'' touchscreen 
that lets you move seamlessly between open applications - 
email, maps, photos, websites and so much more.

The Palm Pre was the big winner at this year's Consumer 
Electronics Show, taking home both the Best in Show and 
the People's Voice Award.

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:
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=g050210

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
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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.

......

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:

North Carolina SD in danger of closing
http://deafdigest.com/ncsdmayclose/

A tale of a late deafened man
http://deafdigest.com/frankpittman/


- Very Hot News

We've heard of horror tales of these dumb congressmen
and here is one:

We, the deaf want HR 3101 to pass; it is the 21st Century 
Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which involves
captioning.

What did the well-esteemed Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has to
say about it?

He said that this bill would impose undue burden on captioning
companies, forcing them to upgrade their technology !

He just does not get it because technology is there already.




- Thursday April 29th

Should a father of a deaf child force a CI on a
deaf child that does not want it?

The father refuses to force. As a result, the
Kootenai County District Court (Idaho) is threatening
him with contempt.

Pro-CI and anti-CI forces are in a tug of war

At any rate, this specter is very scary, much more so!


- Friday April 30th

It pays for different organizations, but sharing a common
goal, to work together.

It did for the New Hampshire Commission on Deafness and 
Hearing Loss and the New Hampshire Association of the 
Deaf. Both worked together with another organizations
to ensure passage of the bill to require insurance
companies to fork over $1,500 over five years to help
people purchase hearing aids.

It is not common, as DeafDigest has noticed, for other
state associations to join forces towards a common goal.



- Saturday May 1st

A deaf leader in Denmark said that 99.98 percent of deaf children
in his nation are implanted and that they pretty much do not
use sign language nor even know finger spelling



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


....

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.

......

RIT OFFERS MINI-CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS 
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD-OF-HEARING

African-American, Latino American and Native American students with 
hearing loss who are entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade are invited to Steps 
to Success, a career exploration mini-camp August 6 - 8 at Rochester 
Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The weekend camp invites students to explore career options that 
can help prepare them for life after high school.  Working with 
counselors and instructors who use both English and sign language, 
participants construct robots, perform science experiments in high-tech 
labs and more.

Students stay in residence halls and make new friends from around the 
country.

Parents or guardians are encouraged to stay for the weekend and 
can get tips to support their student’s transition from high school to 
college or a career.

The cost for students is $50 and includes housing, meals and 
activities. Limited scholarships are available based on financial need

To register, visit http://www.rit.edu/NTID/StepstoSuccessNR

For more 
information, call 585 475-7695 (v/TTY) or e-mail 
mailto:SteptoSuccess@ntid.rit.edu

Registration deadline is May 31.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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TO KNOW NOTHING
    Who is Dummy Hoy? A famous baseball player.
Who is Beethoven? A famous musical composer.
Who is Thomas Edison? A famous inventor.
    We have many other famous deaf people.
Is this an old story to us?
    No, because many hearing people and also
many deaf people never heard of these famous
deaf people !
    This is a shame.

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


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



DEAF STRANGERS MAKING NEW FRIENDS WITH EACH OTHER
    What is the best way for deaf strangers to make
friends with each other?
    At deaf clubs? At deaf churches? Through friends'
introductions? At deaf picnics? At deaf parties?
    Yes - but one more thing - at hearing parties !
Why hearing parties?
    Because two lonesome deaf strangers will come
to each other for conversation and company
and then make friends !


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


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


AN ACCOMPLISHMENT OR A GIMMICK
    From time to time we see a deaf character in a movie.
Would that be an accomplishment (meaning Hollywood realizing
that we have great deaf actors and that they deserve a break)?
    Or is that just a Hollywood gimmick? Why gimmick?
A British newspaper reporter recently made this comment:

A review of a new TV (BBC) drama series about a deaf girl who 
witnesses a murder, was panned as a "gimmick" by this
reviewer. Hearing only please !

    Is the reporter saying we, the deaf, do not deserve
movie opportunities?


A NEW DEAF AUTHOR IN GREAT BRITAIN
    A new book "Burley Cross Postbox Theft" is hitting the
bookstores in Great Britain.
    The author Nicola Barker is deaf. In describing her
deafness she said:

I'm partially deaf, so when I meet people or watch people I 
have to concentrate very hard on the rhythm of their 
speech. If I don't, nothing makes any sense

    Sorry, the book is not deaf-related.



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:

Quality of interpreting is always an issue when a
mental health professional communicates with a
deaf patient.



A REVERSE DISCRIMINATION
    We, the deaf, have been discriminated all our lives that
whether we like it or not, we're pretty much used to it.
    But there is a twist. The state of Virginia is saying
half million dollars are being saved by the Department of 
Motor Vehicles abandoning its toll-free telephone line for
the benefit of its residents.
    Well, but we, the deaf, would continue to use the state 
toll-free TTY number !
    Shall we exult in joy? The TTY is pretty much obsolete. 
But offsetting this obsolescence is our relay services
that do not cost us a cent.



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

Deaf Bilingual Coalition

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

http://deafdigest.com/dbc/




A DUBIOUS NEWSPAPER HEADLINE
    A newspaper story was headlined like this:

Implant may help deaf hear conversations

    Yes, deaf people can hear with a CI, there is no
question about it.
    But ability to hear is one thing, ability to
discriminate what one hears is another thing.
    Exactly the same thing with a hearing aid.



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


You can't force me to wear a hearing aid

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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?

In midst of a political debate, a comment was made:

A deaf person can't be blamed for not hearing


is it saying a stubborn hearing person is equal
to a deaf person - for not being able to hear?


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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 
who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to provide bookkeeping 
& tax service for your personal, business or organization, I can 
provide the service.

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

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

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


Terence Berrigan

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

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

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

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

The 31st Silent Weekend is at the Florida Hotel at the Florida
Mall in Orlando with its huge food court allowing you to have
a complete meal for $5.99 instead of paying $20-30 at other
conferences' hotel prices.  The room costs are even lower 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 bunch of hearing kids at a school in Santa Luz,
California came up with a contraption that could,
however extremely remote, render interpreters
obsolete !

The idea is to use wires attached to the hands of a
deaf person. When the deaf person signs, signals
are sent to a device that would translate signs to
words through a speaker.

Will it actually render interpreters obsolete?
No way !

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

a telephone that converts voice to a sound display that just displays waves

http://recombu.com/news/visual-sound-concept-scroll-phone-for-the-deaf_M11353.html

(DeafDigest is skeptical; we read words, we do not read sound waves)


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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Many deaf football fans follow Notre Dame football.
Has Notre Dame ever had a football player?

A. Yes. Glenn Smith, who was deaf, was a member of the
1911 and 1913 Notre Dame football teams. He was one of
the team's most important linemen.

He did not play in the 1912 season and sadly, he never
graduated from Notre Dame. Yes, the famous coach Knute
Rockne was his teammate.





send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

.....

Wish List of the Week:

that the Harkins movie chain in Arizona will accept
the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
regarding captions in their movie houses, and banish
all thoughts of filing an appeal with the Supreme Court

.....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

1965 - a book was published by a group at Gallaudet led
by William C. Stokoe. This book "A Dictionary of American 
Sign Language on Linguistic Principles" paved the way
for ASL winning public acceptance in the years to come

.....

Deaf and the Money:

The deaf of Great Britain are now able to get advice
on how to manage their finances, thanks to a web site
offered by Citizens Advice. The advice is given in
British Sign Language

.....

DeafNumbers of the Week:

200

words in ASL learned by the late famed chimp Washoe, who was
trained in signs by lab technicians at University of Nevada
at Reno.

DeafDigest editor asked the lab director what was the practical
purpose of Washoe being trained to sign. The lab director was
evasive and did not give DeafDigest editor a satisfactory
answer

So, did her learning the signs serve a practical purpose
or was it a stunt for publicity purposes?

At any rate, DeafDigest editor, thanks to a lab worker,
gained entry to Washoe's quarters, a privilege normally
not given to anyone ! That was way back in 1977.

.....

DeafResources

acronyms used by professionals that work with the deaf
(Pathological, Audiological, and Medical)

http://deafdigest.com/acronymsspecial/



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

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

.....

Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

- A half-deaf team in Babe Ruth League
http://deafdigest.com/noblesvillebaseball/

- A promising young deaf ball player in Canada
http://deafdigest.com/jalenharris/


DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com


last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports050210/

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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* 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 opening
Superintendent, School for the Deaf
Division of Student Services, Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, NJ

SALARY:  $83,210.10 - $116,476.58

Administration of educational, residential, support and operational 
programs and services designed to meet the needs of over 200 Deaf and hard 
of hearing students.  Provide direction for the provision of outreach 
services throughout the state in accordance with school's mission to serve 
as the state's center on deafness.  Lead the school in meeting 
entrepreneurial objectives including but not limited to collaborative 
efforts with other educational and state agencies and organizations.

REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree required, doctorate in education preferred.  A minimum of 
eight years of employment in educational programs, experience with Deaf 
and hard of hearing students, Pre-K-12 preferred.  A minimum of four years 
of administrative experience, with demonstrated organizational, managerial 
and interpersonal skills required.  Candidates should demonstrate 
experience in management of educational programs, supervision of staff, 
operation of school facilities, and development of comprehensive budgets. 
Candidates should possess the knowledge of the Individuals with 
Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA).  Candidates should be knowledgeable 
of the components of the deaf culture e.g. sign language, residential life 
and the unique needs of Deaf Community.  In addition, candidates should 
possess the knowledge of code and laws applicable to education in a 
residential setting.

CERTIFICATION:  Must possess or be eligible for New Jersey certification 
as a School Administrator.

Special Note: Appointees to the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf 
must be able to communicate effectively in American Sign Language or 
utilize the resources available to sufficiently perform the duties of the 
position.

Note: All final candidates must be fingerprinted and bear the $78.00 cost 
of the criminal history check in order to qualify for employment at the 
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.

For more information on the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, visit 
http://www.mksd.org

Please forward resume by June 1, 2010 to:

Personnel Director
New Jersey State Department of Education
Reference #:  DOE-005-10
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Resumes may be e-mailed to:  mailto:resume2@doe.state.nj.us

EOE/AA

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job opening
Teacher/Counselor
Pressley Rridge SD
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge provides an array of services to troubled and 
developmentally challenged children while helping these children 
remain close to their families and communities. A nonprofit 
organization founded in 1832, Pressley Ridge offers innovative 
programs in Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, 
Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Internationally our programs serve children and families in 
Hungary and Portugal. Our 1,200 employees help 3,200 children 
and their families every day.

Title:                Teacher/Counselor - PRSD
Location(s):          Pittsburgh, PA
Status:               Full-Time (Evenings and weekends 2PM-10PM)

Description: 
The Teacher/Counselor assists in the developing, implementing, and 
monitoring of individual and group treatment plans and procedures 
during program hours that result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal 
functioning and high rates of successful program completing among 
youngsters in assigned group.  The Teacher/Counselor  resides with 
assigned youth according to a variable pattern, required by program's 
schedule.


Requirements:

1. Education/Credentials/Licensure:
    1. Bachelor's Degree
    2. Valid driver's license
    3. American Sign Language (Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf)

2. Clearances: State Police; Child Protection

To apply:
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org
or FAX 412-872-9469 or voice 412-442-2899

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position opening
Director of Sales Operations (Full Time)
The ZVRS
Clearwater, Florida

Florida
Description:
Director of Sales Operations individual will help plan, build and manage 
a world-class operations organization in support of our direct US Sales 
organization with strong business analytics and process management 
capabilities.

The individual will design reports, policies, processes, strategies and 
approaches for the sales operations function.

The position takes responsibility of, and manages sales operations on a
day-to-day basis including the design and successful adoption of CRM 
tools, automated quoting, proposals, pricing exception approval tracking 
and commissions.

Additionally, the position provides sales metrics information and 
business analytics such as customer contact, call frequency, call points, 
product data, and progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).

This position will interact extensively at both a senior management, 
field management, and the sales team. A Director with cross-functional 
departmental interactions teams including sales, finance, legal, 
customer service, Technical support, IT and marketing.

Responsibilities:
- Help manage CRM reporting; provide training on "Best Practices" to 
effectively utilize CRM and develop process documentation, training 
and continuous process improvement

-  Ensure account information is up-to-date and relevant in helping drive 
account strategies

-  Ensure account assignment process is effectively managed, tracked and 
reviewed to ensure resources are aligned, assigned and communicated to 
optimize sales effectiveness.

-  Assist the VP in the establishment and management key financial and 
non-financial performance metrics, targets, and tracking processes to 
be used for performance measurement

-  Build and run sales reports, including pipeline reporting

-  Assist in the identification and resolution of most significant 
operating bottlenecks impeding revenue delivery and recognition

- Establish and maintain sales quotas and compensation plans

- Develop, maintain and report progress against the operating budget for 
the Sales department
Qualifications:

- Degree preferred in Business

- Minimum 2 years experience in a business setting

Requirements:
- Experience in assisting with CRM design, deployment and operation

- Strong work ethic and flexibility with ability to put in the extra hours 
during peak times (especially end of quarters)

- Experience working in a fast-paced, constantly-evolving team 
environment. Strong project management, problem solving, interpersonal, 
written and verbal communication skills essential

- Previous experience and strong aptitude for working with numbers and 
profitability analysis

- Experience in design and implementation of sales compensation programs

- Experience time management and organizational skills to juggle competing 
priorities with limited resources

- Excellent strategic, analytic, communications, and presentation skills

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary 
requirements to be considered.

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid 
Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K, Paid Holidays and Employee 
Assistance Program

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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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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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
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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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 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

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Todd Silvestri,
who departed us.

Todd's departure has hit hard the close-knit Deaf
Sports community, where everyone knows somebody
from somewhere.

As a football player and as a team captain, he spearheaded 
Gallaudet to its most glorious gridiron era - these late 
eighties teams, considered to be the one of the best in 
long time Gallaudet football history - achieving these 
prized winning seasons. He did not hesitate to get into face 
of his teammates if he felt they were not putting out effort.

As a wrestler, he was a NCAA-III wrestling All-American.
And he represented USA in the Deaflympics.

He was only recently enshrined into the Gallaudet
athletic hall of fame.

After graduating Todd was employed at residential schools 
for the deaf.

We will miss you, Todd



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Noise pollution curtailing longevity
http://deafdigest.com/noisepollution/

Deaf support group in Yate faces eviction
http://deafdigest.com/yate/


- Very Hot News

What happens when a host organization invites a
distinguished individual to a big event only to
realize the person's deafness? Should the
invitation be withdrawn?

It happened to Susan Elliott, the deaf educator who
was the Colorado's 2009 Teacher of the Year.
The Singapore Ministry of Education invited her
to its Teachers' Conference only to back out upon
learning of her deafness.

After much uproar, the withdrawn invitation became
a re-invite.

Sigh !

.....

This just in - the The Ninth Circuit held that the 
ADA requires closed-captioning access. This was in
reference to the Arizona captioning lawsuit; the
Harkins movie chain would not provide captions,
which led to this law suit.

A deaf attorney had this to say:

This is a huge victory for captioning advocates.  The 
Ninth Circuit is a very influential court--just one step 
below the Supreme Court.  I have no doubt that more captioning 
lawsuits will be filed relying in other jurisdictions relying 
on the Ninth Circuit's decision.

The Ninth Circuit also held that the ADA does not require 
open-captioning access.  That's a shame, but its also legally 
correct.  However, if the theaters decide to meet their ADA 
obligations by installing open captioning rather than closed 
captioning, I'm sure that would be fine with the deaf 
community. But at a minimum, the theaters have to install 
closed-captioning access.



- Sunday April 25th

An issue has been raised among deaf leaders in United
Kingdom that none of the major British political parties
would produce videos in British Sign Language for
the benefit of deaf constituents. The only political
party to do so was the Scottish Green Party,
which is in Scotland and not in England.


- Monday April 26th

Missouri Association of the Deaf, acting on behalf of the
deaf in the state, has announced the filing of a lawsuit
against the state of Missouri - over failure to satisfactorily 
provide the deaf with their mental health needs.


- Tuesday April 27th

Sign of Times? In Wisconsin, a school district fielded 469 applications
for a single teaching position. Within that same school district
a deaf teaching position attracted just 8 applications !


- Wednesday April 28th

Jelica Nuccio has resigned as the executive director
of the Deaf-Blind Service Center in Seattle, WA




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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Harrisburg School District in South Dakota is willing to
take over the education of the five remaining deaf students
at the South Dakota School for the Deaf. That is, if the
Board of Regents finally closes the school for good.

This offer is a curious one. Do these Harrisburg educators
know anything about the education of the deaf? Are they
going to hire teachers for the deaf? Will these children
commute to the school from their homes, etc>

For your information, Harrisburg is about 10 miles
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DEAF IN DANGEROUS JOBS
    Many jobs in the world are dangerous. Carelessness
on these jobs can kill these people.
    Do we have deaf people in dangerous jobs? Yes.
We have had deaf cops, deaf people in the military,
a deaf spy, a deaf movie stuntsperson, deaf firemen,
deaf professional football player, a deaf car racer,
a deaf cowboy in rodeos, etc, etc.
    If you feel we have no deaf people in dangerous
jobs, you are wrong!


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A DEAF FUND RAISER
    Big schools and big agencies have professional
fund raisers. They go out, meet the public and
ask for money donations for their programs.
    Could a deaf person become a fund raiser, asking
hearing people for money?
    Yes. One school for the deaf hired a deaf fund raiser,
and he was successful in raising funds (over millions
of dollars).
    That deaf person could not use voice phone. How
did he raise funds?
    Many different ways - faxes, emails, text pagers,
instant messages, etc.
    The job was not easy but he succeeded.


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AN INTERESTING ISSUE

    A web site posted this topic:

The most influential people you don't know

    Very much true in the Deaf Community - we have
our own national organizations - you name it, we
have it - NAD, AgBell, HLAA, etc, etc.
    The most influential people, however, are these
government bureaucrats that make decisions that
impact on the quality of our lives.
    They may not necessarily know what Deaf Culture
is all about, but they do not hesitate to exert
influence.
    A perfect example was the bureaucrat in Nebraska
that cast the decision to close Nebraska School for
the Deaf.
    A wise decision? No way!



A DEAF PERSON ON A STATE COMMISSION

    In Vermont there is a commission called the
Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs.
One of the commission members is Brad Barratt.
    He is deaf and has two interpreters with him
at monthly meetings at Montpelier, Vermont.
    Currently there is a disagreement regarding the
state bill that wants to recognize the Native Americans
in Vermont. The bill proposes to recognize just four
tribes whereas Brad wishes to give recognition to all
Native Americans in the state.

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A PUZZLING SHORT NEWSPAPER STORY
    There was a posting of a newspaper story in
Turkey. It went like this:

A deaf and illiterate woman who was found in an Izmir bus 
station 25 years ago began a new life after being unable to
tell anyone who she was and where she wanted to go

    Does this story make sense? Is it saying that after
25 years she began a new life after being lost and
confused a long time ago?
    A very incomplete newspaper story, it is.




CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

While an interpreter is important, CART is also
equally important for one reason - lawyer-speak !
Lawyers utter legal words and legal phrases that
we, in every day life, rarely utter. This is where
CART helps me grasp command of the legal
vocabulary.






WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person in the audience:

who do you work for?



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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Some errors that captioners and CART providers make are a result of
mishearing what is said, but many of the errors where it may appear
that the captioner misheard something are actually caused by word
boundary problems when the computer software is translating the
steno.

Because captioners write syllable by syllable and do not put spaces
between the words, something like a "grand parade" may translate as
a "grandpa raid."  The captioner may have heard it correctly, but
when he or she entered the steno, the computer translated it in an
incorrect way.

Someone may ask, "Did the men unite against the cause?"  A
captioner has to be cautious that that does not translate as "Did
the menu night against the cause?"  Because these two sentences are
basically the same phonetically, a captioner somehow has to make the
distinction between the "u" sound coming at the end of the word or
at the beginning of the word. 

Many captioners were not taught a way to differentiate between the 
two sentences above, and they must come up with their own way to do 
it. Sometimes captioners realize that there is a word boundary 
problem only after a sentence has been written and the viewers have 
already seen the mistake.   

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

not use the telephone effectively because of relay
time lags




it is important for hearing people to know that
time delays (in matter of seconds) has nothing
to do with the deaf person on the phone but
because of time needed by the relay operator
to translate

the hearing person has to be patient even if he
is impatient !


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

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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!

We all know what ADA is all about; not too many of us
know what 508 is all about. It requires all web sites
to be accessible to the disabled, the deaf included.

What about it? The White House, prodded by Kareem Dale,
who is blind and is the special assistant to the President 
on disability issues, has promised to give 508 a higher
priority on its long list of priorities and promises.

.....

The Deaf and the Law

A deaf woman, who lost her job in a police department in
Louisiana, has filed a job discrimination law suit
on basis of "disability-based discrimination and 
harassment" as well as "illegal retaliation."

Story is at:
http://deafdigest.com/camillebrewton/


......

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

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

mentioning ballplayer Curtis Granderson, the scoreboard
spelled it as Curtis Grapdersson


....

What became of?

John P. Evans

- past

left Gallaudet University to transfer to, and to graduate from,
Seattle University

- present

statewide Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator for 
Employer Relations in the state of Washington


.......

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Tired of complaining that your local TV news program does not
caption emergency news. Screaming ADA regs at them only to no avail?
Well, there is the Emergency Email Network. When there is an
emergency you will get e-mail, explaining what it is all about.
    For more information, do click on:
http://www.emergencyemailnetwork.com/
    There are two drawbacks:
1. you must be on-line at the time that the emergency warning has
been emailed.
2. the network does not cover every city in USA; there is a long
list of cities hooked up, but there are always gaps.
    Still, do click on it anyway.


(this web site is still around)


......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Is there such a thing as soundless sound?
Inventor Elwood "Woody" Norris, not deaf, thinks so.
He just won $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his Norris'
HyperSonic Sound system.
    Is soundless sound going to benefit the deaf, and
more importantly, leave the deaf on a level playing
field with the hearing people?
    Good question. He claims that a focused beam of
sound, above the hearing range, will enter persons'
head.
    What we need to know - would hearing and
deaf people communicate with each other via
soundless sound?

(the soundless sound concept is still around; still
not quite sure if it is going to be of help to the
deaf when communicating with the hearing?)

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Not too long time ago we were thrilled when Google
announced that youtube videos will be auto-captioned.

Shall we continue being thrilled?

Thanks to voice search technology, bloopers have
crept in.

Examples are:

- George Orwell captioned as "but it wasn't"
- Lolita captioned as "don't think so"
- Hobbit captioned as "the hall"
- Cold Day captioned as "cocaine"

Shall we all laugh, or shall we all cry ?

......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive an 18% raise at your other job.  That raise will be
enough for you to keep your day job at VR, which by the way, has 
not given any raises in three years.

......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You are overwhelmed at work and your boss comes to you
and says:

there is a patch for you

You groan and say "oh, no"

The boss is puzzled because you thought
he said "there is a batch for you"

Afterwards, you sheepishly acknowledge the patch
the boss gave you in your honor




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

......

DeafBook of the Week

The Gallaudet Almanac

published by the Gallaudet College Alumni Association
(GCAA has since then become GUAA)

1974

work on the book was done by a group of volunteers



an invaluable reference for those pretty much into
Gallaudet research and Gallaudet trivia right up
to year 1973.

unfortunately, the book has not been updated in
36 years



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

Happy reading !

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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Independent Living Advisor
Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland


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

Responsibilities:
Provide direct care independent living services and
support to individuals. Services range from personal
hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals'
homes and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one
year related experience preferred; competency with
basic independent living skills; must be flexible and
work within a team environment. Ability to teach,
advise and motivate people. Valid Driver's License,
reliable transportation and good driving record
required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

or email mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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open teaching positions
Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf
Bryan, Texas


Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf in Bryan, 
Texas has two Teacher Positions open for the 2010-11 school year;

- elementary teacher
- itinerant teacher.

The applicant for itinerant must hold certification as a deaf
education teacher.  

For classroom teacher, the candidate must hold
certification in deaf education  and be highly qualified to teach
elementary grades.  

Both should possess strong interpersonal skills, good computer skills,
and strong sign language skills are desired.

Interested individuals should contact Connie Ferguson at
mailto:connief@bryanisd.org for information or to schedule an
interview.  

Online applications are at http://www.bryanisd.org

Information about our school district, salaries, benefits and
the deaf education program are located on the same website.

Bryan, Texas offers a small town atmosphere with large city
amenities and has been rated as one of the least expensive
cities to live in.  Texas A&M University, located in our sister
city, offers further educational opportunities.  

Bryan ISD is an EOE

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position announcement
Case Management Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Sparks, Nevada (near Reno)

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) 
is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and 
direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education 
services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las 
Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Sparks
Posting date: April 28, 2010
Closing date: May 14, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher 
quality of life for clients with specific focus on late-deafened and hard 
of hearing populations as well as survivors of sexual assault and domestic 
violence.  Individual will also promote equitable access to 
health/medical, education, social, employment and legal services.  In 
addition, Individual will provide communication assistance/translation 
services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to the 
clients’ needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide accurate 
identification/assessment of clients’ telecommunication needs and will 
conduct appropriate equipment distribution tailored to the needs of the 
client.  An integral part of the job is conduct outreach/education 
responsibilities as assigned.  Willingness to travel is essential as well 
as work evening and weekend hours when needed.  Ability to work 
independently as well as a team is essential.  Ability to creatively 
problem-solve various work situations.  Do other duties assigned by 
Regional Office Supervisor/Executive Director.

SALARY: $37,694 - $39,202 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of case management techniques

- Basic knowledge of the domestic violence, sexual assault field, 
and criminal justice systems

- Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws

- Maintain effective record keeping practices

- Two years experience working with hard of hearing and/or deaf 
populations in a social service sector setting

- Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing 
and Deaf populations

- Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the Relay system and 
related services

- Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs

- Familiar with (or willing to learn) case-management practices

- Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of persons with 
communication disorders (i.e., hard of hearing, deaf, speech disabled and 
late-deafened)

- Ability to articulate (via ASL, verbally, and/or in writing) the 
needs of a survivor.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of 
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and 
Deaf populations.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three 
letters of reference to:

DHHARC 
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE 
(May 14, 2010)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, 
skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national 
origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political 
affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at 
mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX 
or 775-434-0290 VP

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Job opening 
Outreach Coordinator
District of Columbia & Pennsylvania Captioned Telephone
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a Full-Time position open for 
District of Columbia Outreach Coordinator and Pennsylvania 
Captioned Telephone.

Location: 
Individual will be required to travel as need. For Pennsylvania 
Captioned Telephone, the individual will be required to be in 
Pennsylvania for a full 40 hours each month.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote District of 
Columbia Relay Services and Pennsylvania Captioned Telephone

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentations skills 
- Knowledge of Deaf Culture

- Demonstrate Knowledge of the users who would benefit from relay 
and captioned telephone services

- Senior Citizens Communities
- Hard of Hearing Communities
- Deaf Communities

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

- Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred

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

- Direct work experience with or knowledge of Telecommunication 
Relay Service and Captioned Telephone Relay Services is preferred

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

Interested individuals may send inquiries and/or resumes to 
http://www.hamilton.net/careers to the attention of Cindy Blase in the 
Human Resource Department by May 17, 2010

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE.  Hamilton offers a competitive wage.  Contact our HR Dept. at: 
800.821.1831 or at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html

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

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

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

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

- Experience in public relations activities

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

- Knowledge of American Sign Language is preferred

- Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines

- Hold a valid driver’s license

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

Interested individuals may send inquiries and/or resumes to 
http://www.hamilton.net/careers to the attention of Cindy Blase in the 
Human Resource Department by May 17, 2010

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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE.  Hamilton offers a competitive wage.  Contact our HR Dept. at: 
800.821.1831 or at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html

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position 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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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Community Advocate -- Bakersfield, CA

- 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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