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DeafDigest – 27 June 2010

DeafDigest Gold - June 27, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/starbucksorder/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/discriminatory/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stubbornoralperson/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dogkennel/

(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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The HTC EVO[tm] 4G is Here-10x faster than 3G*!

Shop the Deaf Pager Store for the new HTC EVO[tm]. It's 
America's first 4G phone and has wicked fast web speeds.

Packed full of features, the HTC EVO[tm] has a 1GB Snapdragon[tm]
processor for faster applications, dual cameras, and a huge 4.3"
display. It works in 3G and 4G markets with access to over 50,000
apps you've come to expect from an Android[tm] enabled phone.

Order the HTC EVO[tm] now for only $199.99 after a $100 mail-in
rebate ($299.99 upfront) with a new 2-year Agreement. The Sprint
Relay Data Plan is $29.99 a month plus an additional $10.00 for the
Premium Data Add-On.**

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

Go to: 
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*Up to 10x Faster claim:  Based on download speed comparison of 3G's
600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600
kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps).  Actual speeds may vary. 

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**Requires purchase by 7/10/10 & activation by 7/24/10. While
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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
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:

an aspiring deaf jazz singer
http://deafdigest.com/mandyharvey/

A deaf ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park
http://deafdigest.com/jimdetterline/

- Very Hot News

California legislative horse trading at its best!

The controversial AB 2072 was passed, pacifying 
opposing sides. One side wanted the original version
intact, much to the anger of the deaf community.
Other side wanted AB 2072 killed; the horse trading
was to make sure ASL was listed as one of the
options. And both sides are claiming victory during
this political compromising.

- Thursday June 24th

A prestigious honor in Washington, DC is being a White
House fellow. And Kubby Rashid, who is deaf and is a
member of the Gallaudet faculty, has been announced as
one of this next group of Fellows.

And this is not all - former deaf major league baseball
player Curtis Pride, who is currently the Gallaudet
baseball coach, was named to the President's Council for 
Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

A banner day, indeed, for Gallaudet University to see two
of its people being tabbed by the White House,


- Friday June 25th

Mark Burke, the rugby coach at Model Secondary School for
the Deaf, wishes to test the possibility of establishing
a national deaf rugby team that would travel overseas
to compete in international deaf rugby matches.

Those interested need to contact him at:

mailto:markpburke@gmail.com

- Saturday June 26th

The South Dakota School for the Deaf, with its enrollment at
its lowest ever, has a new superintendent in Marjorie Kaiser.
The state Board of Regents made its appointment effective
immediately. She also serves as the superintendent of
the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

To be fair, the low enrollment is totally misleading. The
main campus enrollment is low, yes, but the school oversees
the local mainstreamed programs statewide.

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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen 2010 winner is 
14-year old Lena Merrill, of  Wailuku.

She is deaf and attends Hawaii School for the Deaf 
and Blind. 

Next step is the Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition 
in Orlando, FL

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Living and working in the United States!

Help highlight careers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People!

Help identify resources Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth will need in
preparing for the 21st century job market!

Help improve employment services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults

Help guide education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and
adolescents!

Look for the National Deaf Employment and Technology survey

!!!!!COMING IN JULY, 2010!!!!!

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

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updated every Monday

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STUBBORN ORAL FAILURES
   Many deaf people went to oral schools for the deaf.
Some of them speak very well. Some of them still cannot
speak well.
   If everyone understands the oral person's speech,
then it is congratulations.
   But if everyone do not understand the oral
person's speech, then it could be a problem.
   If that oral person with poor speech goes to the
restaurants and points to the menu the order he wants,
this is fine.
   But if that same poor speech oral person stubbornly
speaks repeatedly on his restaurant order even if
the waiter does not understand him, then it is
embarrassing.
   Is it worth to be stubborn because of high pride?
DeafDigest says no!


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

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

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IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement
Released: 6/19/2010

The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be
held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The theme of the conference is "2010 and
Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade."  This Conference is open to all
Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that
are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their
peers on best practices.

We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever.  The
Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote
presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August
9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of
Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America
Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A copy of the conference announcement flyer
is provided online.  Please visit http://www.IRSDEAF.org/2010LDC for online
registration and latest updates. 

Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for
your manager ASAP.  Register online if you want to be kept informed of the
upcoming conference announcements.  Please go to
http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/registration/   For more information about
the conference registration, contact mailto:Registrar@IRSDeaf.org

For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement
and exhibition opportunities, please visit http://www.IRSDeaf.org and/or contact:
mailto:Conference2010@IRSDeaf.org

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IRS JOB Fair
Released: 6/19/2010

IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a
career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah.  The purpose of the event is to assist and
interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who
qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The
fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

For more information regarding the career fair, please visit
http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/jobfair/
 
Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters
from several state and federal government agencies.

To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and
Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information
and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release.

Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be
guaranteed an interview at the event,  However, agencies will be available
to share information regarding career opportunities within their business
operating division with everyone who attends the career fair.

Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to
HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be
considered for an interview by the hiring official.  In the subject line,
please make sure you type:  "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair."
Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked.  

Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August
2.  Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4
confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an
interview.  Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with
hiring officials in various operating divisions.  

Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled
for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the
right to conduct an interview on the spot.  

For questions regarding the event, please contact: mailto:irsjobs@irsdeaf.org 
or visit the IRS-DEAF website at:  http://www.irsdeaf.org/ 

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AN ALMOST PERFECT BUSINESS FOR THE DEAF
   What is a perfect business for the deaf. Owning a
dog kennel. Dogs bark all the time and these loud
barking noise would not bother a deaf person.
   Why is it an almost perfect business? Because the
deaf person cannot hear the dog cry or whine. When a
dog cries, it may be for a good reason that the deaf
person may not know about.
   Yes, we do have a deaf owner of a dog kennel in
Florida. It is owned by Ernesto Freye.

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

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


A STRANGE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL TALE
   Somewhere on the internet was a tale regarding
Alexander Graham Bell that was puzzling.
   It said that he invented the telephone but never
phoned his wife or his mother because they were
both deaf.
   Well, the telephone was invented in 1876. The
TTY, which could have made the telephone conversation
possible, was not developed until 1964. By that
time all these three people were dead.


A DISTURBING NEWSPAPER STORY
   A newspaper story that ran yesterday was titled:

Parents of deaf toddler pin hopes on an implant

   Is it saying that if the CI does not succeed, the
toddler is faced with a lifetime of failure and doom?
   Of course not! The toddler has every chance of success
even if the CI may (or may not) work.



THE ONLY DEAF TEACHER IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
   There was a newspaper story of the only deaf
teacher in a school district.
   Add this to the comment a professor in a Deaf
Education masters degree program made recently.
He said fewer people are interested in Deaf
Education careers.
   Perhaps that may change some day. Bad economy
and bleak job market may steer more students into
Deaf Education careers. 

OUR NEXT DEAF PLAYER IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
   For many years Jim Kyte was the National Hockey
League's only deaf player.
   Hopefully in the next few years we may have other one.
Gregg Sutch, described in the newspapers as profoundly
deaf, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres only just
recently.
   The newspaper article, however, was contradictory.
It said that while he wears two hearing aids, and was
described as one of a profound hearing loss, is not deaf!
   Self denial at its' best.



ALL BUT THE DEAF
   Swain's is an outdoors and fishing gear store in
Port Townsend, Washington.
   It also had another store in Sequim. Because of 
economy and competition, that store closed its doors.
   All of the employees at the Port Angeles store
were laid off - except for just one employee -
and that employee is deaf. He is being transferred
to the Port Townsend store.
   Said the store CEO:

He is deaf and reads lips. He's my example of all 
that's right with work ethic. He's my muscle, helping 
move goods from the closed store.



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

Deaf International Basketball Federation

currently the World Deaf Basketball U-21 championships,
involving national deaf men's and women's teams are
taking place at Lublin, Poland


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

http://deafdigest.com/dibf/




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

refusing to wear a hearing aid led to a happy marriage

do read it at:
http://deafdigest.com/denisemalloy/

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

referring to a deaf person as the one with communication 
disability


Communication disability? Is it saying the deaf person
cannot talk at all or cannot sign at all or even both?


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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
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. No oily beaches!  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.  Classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your  professional training!

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 July 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!

There is an organization, housed in Spain, that oversees
accessibility needs of those that play video games.

The name is very long - and here it is:

The International Conference on Translation and Accessibility 
in Video Games and Virtual Worlds

Anyway, they wish to address the accessibility needs at
a conference in December. Should DeafDigest safely assume
that it means captions/subtitles on these video games?

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Matt Hamill after being fouled by his opponent
http://referer.us/6/djDqY1

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. From a deaf Briton:

I heard that there are seven deaf horse racing
jockeys in American race tracks. Is it true?

A. No, but we do have a deaf man who races standardbred
(trotters) horses, which is different from thoroughbred
racing. It is Rick Macomber, who races professionally in
Indiana.



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that Hollywood would step up its hiring of deaf actors
for hearing roles, as well as for non-speaking roles

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1975 - the brand new NSL has been invented.

NSL is the Nicaraguan Sign Language

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Deaf and the Money:

before the internet became a reality, we had prototype
e-mail systems. One was operated by a local amateur radio
club, Vienna, VA, that was interested in the communication
needs of the deaf. The other one was a government-funded
e-mail system called the Deafnet.

Cost of the simple email system by a local radio club
$300-$500

Cost of the simple email system funded by federal government
millions and millions of dollars

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

20

number of mental health services in USA that know how
to deal with deaf patients

20 is not enough; we need more

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DeafResources

History of Our Visual Applause
http://deafdigest.com/visualapplause/


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


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


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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

A late deafened pitcher for an independent minor league baseball team
http://deafdigest.com/mattreilly/

A member of the USA women's U-21 basketball team
http://deafdigest.com/leslyekang-2/



DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
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last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports062710/

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 
Teacher of the Deaf
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
position based in Swanton, Vermont

Time Base: part time

Responsibilities:  
-  Teach all levels /content areas of elementary education
-  Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives
-  Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in
students.

Requirements:
-  Degree in Deaf Education, MA Preferred
-  American Sign  Language fluency & English preferred
-  Vermont Teaching license in Special Education

Please send letter of interest and resume to
Kelly Therieau
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

or:
Kelly Therieau
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fax # 802-258-9574

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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1008

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and 
will continue until the position is filled.

The ASL/English Interpreting program faculty prepares students as 
generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students 
are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, 
which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their 
professional practice. The Division of Special Education seeks qualified 
applicants for an Adjunct Instructor with experience in teaching American 
Sign Language/English Interpreting. This is a full-time, 9-month, 
non-tenure-track position with a 12-credit hour load per quarter. The 
university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse 
backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is 
dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package.

Qualifications:
Required MA in applicable field (e.g. interpreting, interpreter education, 
linguistics, or adult education) National interpreting certification (CDI, 
CI and CT, NIC, ASLTA, Ed:k-12) required

Preferred Ph.D/Ed.D in related field 3 years experience teaching 
ASL/English Interpreting at university level (specifically theory, 
processing, and practical application courses) Other national 
certifications (ASLTA or SC: L) Program development and coordination 
experience

Start date: September 16, 2010

Responsibilities: The individual hired for this position will teach 
undergraduate classes and supervise students. field study experience. 
Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative 
calendar/off campus teaching, and program development as required by the 
union contract. Summer employment is a possibility.

Contact information:
For questions regarding this position contact Amanda R. Smith, Program 
Coordinator, at 503-838-8650 (V) or mailto:smithar@wou.edu - For more 
information about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your 
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or 
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form 
( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact 
information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of 
transcripts for highest degree earned 

Submit Application Materials to:
F1008 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language/English 
Interpreting, 
Human Resources, 
Western Oregon University, 
345 N Monmouth Ave., 
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail documents to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts 
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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1009

Application deadline: Review of completed applications will begin 
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The Division of Special Education is seeking a non-tenure-track instructor 
to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language. This is a 
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Qualifications:
Required 3 years experience teaching ASL required (post secondary 
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Preferred ASLTA certification preferred Experience with Vista Signing 
Naturally Curriculum preferred Experience teaching linguistics

Start date: September 16, 2010

For more information about this position, contact Kara Gournaris, ASL 
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about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/rrcd

Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form 
( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact 
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transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1009 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies, 
Human Resources, 
Western Oregon University, 
345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail documents to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144

Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts 
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only 15 miles from Salem and the Oregon School for the Deaf. The 
University has a long history in teacher education and the College of 
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Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, 
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Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to 
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position announcement
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Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership at
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The Executive Director position announcement is now 
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Deadline: July 30, 2010

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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/whisper/

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Dedication

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Status of captions on web videos
http://deafdigest.com/brianstelter/

Interviewing all deaf adults on an island
http://deafdigest.com/jackieturley/

- Very Hot News

Every time there is a G20 conference, there are always
protests, and always with heavy police presence.
Well, at the current G20 conference in Toronto, one
the arrested protesters was a deaf man!

Probably he was arrested because he could not
understand instructions of the police during
bedlam and confusion.



- Sunday June 20th

Despite including sign language interpreters on British TV
news, regional deaf factions are complaining it is
not what they want. They are claiming less British deaf
rely on signed news and that more of them rely on
captions.



- Monday June 21st

A workshop on "Introduction to the history of deaf people"
took place at Barinas, Venezuela. It attracted participants
from everywhere in the nation and it was declared to be
a success.



- Tuesday June 22nd

The New York Times raised the issue of captioning
on the web, saying it still lags behind TV
captioning. The article pointed out the paradox
that while ABC, CNN, NBC and others are all
captioned, its counterparts on the web still
are not captioned at all. 


- Wednesday June 23rd

The Hearing Loss Association of America held its most
recent convention. And much to the shock and dismay
of the conventioneers, some presentations the captions
were not easy to follow. There were two screens, one
for the presentation and the other for captions.
This set up forced the conventioneers to behave like 
tennis fans, turning their heads sideways constantly 
during the match.

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

.....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

DeafDigest is not exactly sure what is Disney's motives
as far as the deaf are concerned. A couple of weeks ago 
Disney set up a policy prohibiting deaf walk-in tourists 
from getting interpreters on the spot. They must make 
advance reservations. and now this - installing wireless
headsets for the hearing impaired on many of its sites.

Helping the hearing impaired, but not helping the deaf? 

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ALMOST IGNORED A GESTURE
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned confusion between
ASL and gesturing.
   A deaf woman was in a room with a hearing woman.
That hearing woman always gestured when talking
with others. The deaf woman always ignored her.
   But this time the gesturing hearing woman was
trying to talk to the deaf woman, and was ignored.
   It can be embarrassing.


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

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

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THE HEARING WHISPER
   We often see hearing people whisper something into
other hearing person's ear. It is like telling something
about a big secret that they don't want others to know.
We also know that this whisper is very quiet with very
low voice so others can't hear.
   Why would some hearing people whisper something into
a deaf person's ear knowing that the deaf person cannot
hear it? And also why would these same hearing people
speak so loud with that whisper on deaf person's ear?
   A big mystery.


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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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ANOTHER NAME FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
   We all know what Deaf Community is all about and
what it means.
   Is there another name for our Deaf Community. A
deaf sociologist has called it the Visual Environment.
   DeafDigest prefers the phrase Deaf Community.

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TEXTING WHILE RIDING A HORSE IN COMPETITION
   Lisa Osborne, who is deaf, is trying to make it
in Tennessee show horse competition. Trina Phillips, 
not deaf, is her coach.
   The coach uses iPhone to send instructions to
Lisa while she is riding on her horse.
   We know about text driving and the dangers it
poses. But text riding?   
   Just hope there are no accidents while text
riding!


TO HAVE FUN AT THE WRONG TIME
   There was a story of BP CEO Tony Hayward, not deaf,
enjoying himself on a yacht in midst of the Gulf Coast
oil spill crisis. It became a bad public relations
issue.
   Can't happen to the deaf? Yes, it did. During one
NAD Conference many years ago, there were so many
problems with the logistics and details. Everyone
on the NAD staff had to scramble around to fix
these trouble spots.
   One high level NAD staffer "took a time out" to enjoy 
himself at the hotel swimming pool. This scene did not sit
too well with deaf conventioneers, fully aware, of so
many issues going on.
   What was the result? This high level NAD staffer was fired.


A PARADOX IN NEW ZEALAND
   Accident Compensation Corporation is a filthy rich government
agency in New Zealand. It sits atop a $2 billion surplus.
   This agency provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury
coverage for all New Zealanders. Despite its wealth,
this agency is denying services for New Zealanders suffering
from work-related late deafness.  
   The National Foundation for the Deaf is screaming bloody 
murder.



A CI-INTERPRETED SPEECH
   The way the newspapers write it up, every CI
implant is a success story, as if automatically
becoming a member of the hearing society.
   Well, there was a recent newspaper story of
a graduating high school senior, an implantee,
that gave a farewell speech. Not by himself
alone, but with assistance of an interpreter.
   If the CI student relies on interpreters,
is it still a CI success story?


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A beginning ASL class student coming over and
saying "I know how to sign."

And then proceeds with slowly and painfully fingerspelling
the short word -  H I



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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

"There is a court reporter who attends my church.  I think I will
have her provide CART for the services."

I have heard people make a comment like this one many times. 
However, what these people have to realize is that all court
reporters do not feel comfortable providing CART.  Even though court
reporters, realtime captioners, and CART providers possess the same
basic skills, there is different training required for all of those
positions.

Court reporters are trained to work in a legal environment, but they
may have no training in working with people with a hearing loss. 
Their main goal in recording the information on their steno machines
is to make a record.  If they write something phonetically and it
does not translate properly, they can just enter the proper term in
their computer after the proceeding when they are producing a
transcript.

CART providers have the goal of accurately communicating what is
being said to the people using their services.  If something does not
translate properly, they can't go back and fix it after the
proceeding.  They strive to get it to translate so that the people
reading their screens can understand and follow what is being said.

There are many court reporters who might be willing to provide CART
services in a church setting, but don't assume that all of them
would feel comfortable doing that.  Depending on their background, it
might be like asking an eye surgeon to operate on someone's back.

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

be represented as a disability group by using
the wheelchair symbol that we see everywhere




it is the "ear" symbol, not the wheelchair symbol
that represents us, the deaf




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

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Cruise Canada and New England 2010
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours!
Canada & New England Cruise October 16th to 23rd, 2010
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Deaf Cruise Caribbean 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Caribbean Cruise February 27th to March 6th, 2011
4 Most Popular Port of Calls
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Fun Tours!!
For more information http://www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean

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

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

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

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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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

3-D technology, originally designed for movies, may help
improve the fitting of hearing aids. This is what
Douglas Hart, MIT professor of mechanical engineering,
says. He uses 3-D technology to scan the ear canals.
This innovation is interesting because it came from
a mechanical engineer, not a biotechnical engineer!

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The Deaf and the Law

as far as hearing aids are concerned, we have 50 states, meaning
50 different hearing aid laws.

Examples are:
- no mail order hearing aids in Colorado, Missouri & Texas

- internet hearing aid sales permitted in California & New York

- state certified providers required in Maryland

and so on!

.....

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Johnny Ho Day (Holliday) will announce


...

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Olive Garden has seen the light, besieged by responses from
deaf people and reverted to their large-print menu format.
   Last week DEAFDIGEST mentioned that Olive Garden made a
corporate policy to provide audio taped menus for deaf-blind
patrons.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     It came as a surprise to many of us that are avid
NFL fans that Jeff Fisher, the Tennessee Titans
head coach, is deaf in one ear. He was born without
an ear canal in his deaf ear.
   Normally, individuals that are deaf in one ear
function as a hearing person - just that they
compensate in many different ways for the deafness
in their one ear.
   Fisher is different. He has shown no interest in
having an operation to restore hearing to his deaf
ear. He has learned lipreading. He takes time out
from his busy head coaching duties to help out
deaf agencies in fund raising. He has invited
deaf kids to sign the national anthem at home
games and for them to meet with his players.
   And just recently he had a good chat with
former Gallaudet quarterback Chris Rodgers,
showing amazement, realizing fully that deaf
football teams just do not incur offsides
penalties because of their deafness.
   Just wish that more individuals, deaf in
one ear, would do more to help those deaf
in two ears.

(editor's note: Jeff Fisher continues as
the coach)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Can't win!

A deaf employee was advised by a job coach that he must 
outperform hearing employees in order to get noticed.

After constantly outperforming the hearing staff, he was
told by this very same job coach that he must slow down 
to be in sync with his fellow employees!

Just can't win!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A true story, though it took place in 1966.

A young deaf man, just about to graduate from
Gallaudet University, was being interviewed for
a job. The interview took place over lunch at
a restaurant. There was no interpreter at
that time, but again it was during these
pre-ADA years.

The job interviewer said something that the
deaf man thought was:

do you want milk?

This young deaf man, himself, a non-oralist, and a
non-lipreader, was immediately served with a
can of beer!

This was exactly what the interviewer said:

do you want beer?


This young deaf man does not drink beer, and he was
forced to finish it off, just to be on good terms
with the interviewer.

He found a job elsewhere, though. Nothing to do
with "milk" or "beer"



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

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The class you are enrolled in to keep your certificate is an
online class so you can take it at 3 AM if you have to.

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DeafBook of the Week


The Cry of the Gull

as narrated by deaf French performer Emmanuelle Laborit,
who won acclaim for her role in "Beyond Silence"

Gallaudet University Press
1998



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

Happy reading !

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open positions
Classroom Assistants
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf is anticipating openings in the Fall
for Classroom assistants. They assist the classroom teacher in
providing for the physical and instructional needs of students with
additional needs in the classroom. They assist in the design and
preparation of instructional materials and in planning and
implementing various functional activities. They provide direct
supervision and monitoring of students and work on an individual or
small group basis.  Requirements: High school diploma or higher
degree.  Competent communicator in American Sign Language.  Ability
to communicate and work effectively as part of an educational team.
 
Prior experience working with children preferred.  Ability to accept
and constructively use comments and  suggestions regarding job
responsibilities and performance.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 written
references/recommendations and employment application forms to:

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

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

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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
Food Service worker    568811            6/25/10-7/9/10          
Food Service worker    568812            6/25/10-7/9/10
Steam Plant Op 2       568809            6/25/10-7/9/10
Food Srv Supv 5        568808            6/25/10-7/9/10
Audiologist            568810            6/25/10-7/9/10       
Security Officer 3     568813            6/25/10-7/9/10
Security Officer 4     568814            6/25/10-7/9/10

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
Deputy to the President & Associate Provost
  for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment &
  Training and Inclusion
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University, the world leader in liberal education and career 
development for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students and 
outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing 
students, is recruiting for Deputy to the President and Associate Provost 
for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Training and Inclusion.  As 
the Chief Diversity Officer, incumbent will be responsible for leadership 
to foster and advance a strategic and integrated approach to diversity in 
all aspects of university life; will be responsible for overall planning, 
budgeting, organizing, and coordinating of diversity activities required 
for campus-wide diversity efforts; will establish and monitor guidelines 
that assists units in identifying, recruiting and retaining employees, 
both faculty and staff, to increase diversity and to ensure equity, 
inclusion and social justice; will develop policies and practices to guide 
the University toward its vision of an inclusive living and learning 
environment; will provide leadership for the development and coordination 
of diversity activities which are inclusive for the campus community; will 
provide extensive leadership to (a) promote a learning community in which 
all major programs, activities and organizational bodies involve+ 
students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; 
(b) create an inclusive campus climate through focus groups and dialogues 
for persons who differ based on their race/ethnicity, religion, gender, 
abilities, language, sexual orientation, social class, economic strata and 
other human differences; establish diversity goals for each academic year; 
and will monitor and report to the University community progress made 
toward the achievement of diversity goals. 

Interested persons must meet the following requirements:  Must hold an 
earned terminal degree or minimum of a Master's degree and five years 
related experience.  Demonstrated experience in higher education or a 
learning environment.  Demonstrated skills in project management, 
organization dynamics, budget planning and collaboration.  Demonstrated 
ability to build effective cross-departmental teams with diverse 
constituencies.  Must be able to provide counsel and advice at both a 
strategic and daily operational level.  Proven work on diversity 
initiatives by working with committees, task forces and other 
organizations.  Exceptional interpersonal diplomatic skills; a team 
oriented philosophy, optimism, confidence and excitement about change.  
Proven skills dealing with the complexity of diverse cultures, backgrounds 
and perspectives at all levels within a complex organization.  Knowledge 
of and experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals or 
willingness to learn. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and 
implementing innovative programs to meet institutional needs.  American 
Sign Language skills or willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of 
time.

Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range.  Check our web 
site at http://www.gallaudet.edu  

To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet application to:
Gallaudet University, 
Human Resources Services, 
800 Florida Avenue, NE, 
College Hall, #106, 
Washington, DC 20002.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position closes on July 15, 2010.

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Job Announcement
Child Care Workers - Overnight and Residential
Walden School (part of The Learning Center for the Deaf)
Framingham, MA

Walden School is accepting applications and resumes for Child Care
Workers.

The awake overnight counselor is responsible first and foremost for
the safety and supervision of the children during these critical
overnight and early morning hours.  This counselor is responsible to
ensure the students remain safe and comfortable throughout the
night.  REQUIREMENTS: Human service experience preferred.  A second
language fluency in ASL or ability to demonstrate progressing ASL
skills

The Residential CCW is responsible for implementing treatment plans
and for the direct care and safety of the children residing at Walden
School.   REQUIREMENTS: Training or degree in Human Service Field,
Understanding of mental health and children's issues, 1 to 2 years in
direct child care experience.   A second language fluency in ASL.

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org
 
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position opening
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #548

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates 
who possess the following:

(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree in Deaf Education; AND

(2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND
                    
(3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy  

The School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided 
by St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:         (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following 
curriculum guidelines;

Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication;

Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to 
develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results;

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials;


Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Maintains order in the classroom;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications:
Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
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(revised)

position opening
Speech Pathologist
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #549

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who 
possess the following:


(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree; AND

(2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND
                    
(3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND

(4) Commitment to the School's Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy.  The 
School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by 
St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:        (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum 
guidelines;

Instructs students using Total Communication;

Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other 
administrators to develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results;

Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks; 

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials 
and evaluation instruments;

Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and 
therapeutic IEP goals;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications to:

Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  
        
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(updated June 27th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -



- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

- Community Advocate - Riverside, CA

- HIV Educator - 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 – 20 June 2010

DeafDigest Gold - June 20, 2010

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 14th year

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cartwithinterview/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/angerinface/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/starbucksorder/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/discriminatory/

(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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The HTC EVO[tm] 4G is Here-10x faster than 3G*!

Shop the Deaf Pager Store for the new HTC EVO[tm]. It's America's
first 4G phone and has wicked fast web speeds.

Packed full of features, the HTC EVO[tm] has a 1GB Snapdragon[tm]
processor for faster applications, dual cameras, and a huge 4.3"
display. It works in 3G and 4G markets with access to over 50,000
apps you've come to expect from an Android[tm] enabled phone.

Order the HTC EVO[tm] now for only $199.99 after a $100 mail-in
rebate ($299.99 upfront) with a new 2-year Agreement. The Sprint
Relay Data Plan is $29.99 a month plus an additional $10.00 for the
Premium Data Add-On.**

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://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddgestg062010

or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

*Up to 10x Faster claim:  Based on download speed comparison of 3G's
600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600
kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps).  Actual speeds may vary. 

**Requires purchase by 7/10/10 & activation by 7/24/10. While
supplies last.  Other monthly charges apply, see
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/newsletter/EVO_Monthly_Charges.pdf

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

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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:

Valparaiso Law Review, a publication of the law school at
Valparaiso University in Indiana, is coming up with a
special edition, based on Disability Law issues. A
group of deaf attorneys have been solicited to submit
their articles about the deaf, with respect to
Disability Law.
 

Last night Matt Hamill, the deaf high ranking Ultimate
Fighter, won his match, but paid the heavy price.
His eye was gashed; his hand was broken, and was
pretty much bloodied up, not to mention a staph
infection he hid from the public. After the
post fight interview, he was rushed to the hospital.
He probably would not be fighting again for 4-5 months
until he's totally recovered. At any rate, the win
was the biggest of his career.


- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

a great obituary write up on legendary Lillian Beard
http://deafdigest.com/lillianbeard/

Arizona's hard of hearing community fix-it man
http://deafdigest.com/loutouchette/


- Very Hot News

The highly controversial California AB 2072 bill has angered
the Deaf Community, both state and national. The latest
update was that the hearing has been postponed a week.
It is supposed to take place on June 23rd. Will the hearing
take place or be postponed again? Stay tuned!


- Thursday June 17th

On the water, be it cruises, fishing expeditions and dining trips,
the ADA regs apply. The Department of Transportation has seen
to that these water regs be enforced. Not only that, the deaf
cannot be denied entry because of their hearing loss.


- Friday June 18th

Control of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf will revert to
the board of trustees. This is what State Education Commissioner 
Deborah A. Gist has recommended.



- Saturday June 19th

Usher syndrome, while an inherited condition, is not a recessive
one, according to scientist Dr. Hanno Bolz. He is with the
Bioscientia Centre for Human Genetics in Germany, and has
addressed this issue at the European Society of Human Genetics
conference.


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


....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Disneyland unfriendly to the deaf? Very unfriendly to those
spur-of-the-moment deaf visitors that request interpreters
on the spot. The company issued a policy requesting
advance reservations, and to pass out schedules telling
them which interpreters are available at which Disneyland
sites. Not quite surprising knowing Disney's spotty record
of treating deaf tourists in the past.

.....

Living and working in the United States!

Help highlight careers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People!

Help identify resources Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth will need in
preparing for the 21st century job market!

Help improve employment services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults

Help guide education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and
adolescents!

Look for the National Deaf Employment and Technology survey

!!!!!COMING IN JULY, 2010!!!!!

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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15% OFF SONIC ALERT ALARM CLOCK AND PHONE SIGNALER ON SALE!

Whether it's a June graduation or wedding you'll be on time
with the Sonic Alert Alarm Clock and phone signaler now on
sale at 15% off!

Features include powerful 12-volt bed shaker to get you up and
moving, built-in phone signaler and battery backup.

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

for details on this special and all our other products.

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

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Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language!

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Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean
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Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous
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Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her
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Visit us online at
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BE CAREFUL IF YOU ORDER SAME THING EVERY DAY AT STARBUCKS
     A deaf person goes to Starbucks every day to order
the same thing. The people at Starbucks know him and
they do not have to listen to his order because he always
order the same thing.
     One day, the deaf person was in mood for something
different at Starbucks
     He has a hard time explaining to the Starbucks
people that he wanted a different order.
     A hearing person could voice his different order,
but it may be difficult for a deaf person.


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

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

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IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement
Released: 6/19/2010

The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be
held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The theme of the conference is "2010 and
Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade."  This Conference is open to all
Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that
are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their
peers on best practices.

We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever.  The
Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote
presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August
9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of
Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America
Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A copy of the conference announcement flyer
is provided online.  Please visit http://www.IRSDEAF.org/2010LDC for online
registration and latest updates.

Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for
your manager ASAP.  Register online if you want to be kept informed of the
upcoming conference announcements.  Please go to
http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/registration/   For more information about
the conference registration, contact mailto:Registrar@IRSDeaf.org

For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement
and exhibition opportunities, please visit http://www.IRSDeaf.org and/or contact:
mailto:Conference2010@IRSDeaf.org

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IRS JOB Fair
Released: 6/19/2010

IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a
career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah.  The purpose of the event is to assist and
interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who
qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The
fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information regarding the career fair, please visit
http://jobs.irs.gov/student/events.html

Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters
from several state and federal government agencies.

To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and
Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information
and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release.

Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be
guaranteed an interview at the event,  However, agencies will be available
to share information regarding career opportunities within their business
operating division with everyone who attends the career fair.

Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to
HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be
considered for an interview by the hiring official.  In the subject line,
please make sure you type:  "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair."
Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked.

Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August
2.  Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4
confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an
interview.  Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with
hiring officials in various operating divisions.

Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled
for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the
right to conduct an interview on the spot.

For questions regarding the event, please contact: mailto:irsjobs@irsdeaf.org 
or visit the IRS-DEAF website at:  http://www.irsdeaf.org/

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BANK WEB SITES DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DEAF
    More and more banks have web sites that require
the customers to listen to certain words to prove
their own identities. This is a different way of
using logins and passwords. And there are no
captions with these words.
    It is discriminatory against the deaf. And it
is even double discrimination when these same banks
refuse to accept relay calls from the deaf!

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

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


DEAF CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE
    Not too long time ago there was a joint announcement
by Gallaudet and NTID on working together to create
job opportunities for the deaf in the health care
field.
    Well, on the route between Washington, DC
and Elmira, New York, there seems to be
clusters of health care centers that surround these
local hospitals. One can say it is a cottage
industry - but which leads to increased employment
opportunities for trained professionals that
need jobs.
    The Gallaudet-NTID collaboration is certainly
a step in the right direction for deaf professionals
that seek employment.


A TALE IN CHINA
    A deaf tourist was at a restaurant in Beijing
in China.
    He struggled while communicating his order with the
waitress, but was finally able to pull it off.
    After entering the kitchen, the waitress returned
to the table with a handwritten note. It asked:

Can you read?

    Trying to be funny, the deaf tourist said no. It
resulted in the waitress looking funny at him all night!


DO WE SURVIVE OR COPE OR DEAL WITH OUR DEAFNESS?
    A posting on a deaf blog said that a hearing
student took up a project to demonstrate how
we, the deaf, survive in a hearing world.
    Do we survive or do we cope or do we just
deal with our deafness?
    To survive implies struggling with hardships
and trauma of being deaf.
    To cope implies overcoming our deafness and
lead good lives.
    What about dealing with deafness? To deal
is to accept deafness and to move on.


THE HARD TO SET-UP CAPTIONS
    A hearing relative has a big screen TV, but which
was built before the law was passed to require
built-in captioning chips.
    At his old residence he got a converter box from
the cable company, that he was able to get captions 
for the benefit of his deaf father-in-law.
    This hearing relative moved away to another
town. Expecting the visit from his deaf father-in-law
he got the converter box. While captions worked in
his past residence it didn't work in his current
residence. He telephoned the cable company, and
not surprisingly, the technicians knew nothing about it.
    As a result, the deaf father-in-law was stuck
with a TV set without captions for the duration of
the visit.


THE EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT AND THE STRUGGLING DEAF STUDENT
    DeafDigest editor never forgot the comment by a
friend in the Deaf Education field. He looked down
on so called Educational Consultants that try to
deal with struggling deaf students.
    Why is DeafDigest bringing this up just now?
There was a comment on a deaf blog which went like this,
as edited:

If a problem persists for 30 years, is it really a problem?
So many people have become Educational Consultants, doing
research, recycling research, discussing their findings
at conferences and then go home, forgetting all about it all!

    Is there merit to this argument? Do not know, but one
thing is for sure - a good number of struggling deaf students
have become successes later on.



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 Deaf Black Advocates


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

http://www.nbda.org/





AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I seem to speak louder even when wearing a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

she is bilaterally deaf


means exactly the same as

she is deaf

so why use an unnecessary extra word?

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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
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. No oily beaches!  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.  Classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your  professional training!

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 July 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 Veterans Administration announced these facts:

- nearly 800 audiologists are employed by the VA
- nearly 20 audiologists are hearing loss researchers
- nearly 10 hearing aid manufacturers work with VA
- there is a ratio of 2 hearing aids for every late-deafened vets
- the VA funds 18 percent of hearing aids purchased in USA
- the VA is involved with about 15 CI centers
- the VA-funded CIs consist of just over 10 percent of CI's around
- nearly 1.5 million vets have some type of hearing loss


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Deaf Picture of the Week:

a video of international sign language about World Cup soccer play

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/internationalsign/video/video=1242826/index.html

though their signs are different, we can get an idea of what the
deaf signer is saying

.....

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it true that the longer the interpreter interprets,
the less effective the interpreter is?


A. Though some "iron man" interpreters won't admit it, interpreters
do get tired after some 15-20 minutes of interpreting and need
relief. This is why we see interpreters rotating every 15-20 minutes.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that out of four announced candidates for the NAD CEO,
the board will select the best person to steer the
organization out of its troubled financial waters.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1875 - the wrong superintendent was hired at
Texas School for the Deaf. As a result, there was
a near campus mutiny, with mass departures.

The full story is at:
http://deafdigest.com/tsdsuperintendent/

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Deaf and the Money:

$400

paid by the recycling center for 450 pounds of trash, including
recyclable bottles and cans that Seth Prudhomme, a deaf resident
of Incline Village, Nevada picked off the town streets. He is not
keeping the money, though, but to be put back into continuing
clean up efforts!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

go back to this edition's Boring News above and
digest all these VA numbers


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DeafResources

History of Sign Language
http://deafdigest.com/signlanguagehistory/

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 story of rugby at Model Secondary School for the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/modelrugby/

newspaper story of a mainstreamed pitcher in Michigan
http://deafdigest.com/brandonholsworth/


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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports061710/

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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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1008

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and 
will continue until the position is filled.

The ASL/English Interpreting program faculty prepares students as 
generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students 
are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, 
which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their 
professional practice. The Division of Special Education seeks qualified 
applicants for an Adjunct Instructor with experience in teaching American 
Sign Language/English Interpreting. This is a full-time, 9-month, 
non-tenure-track position with a 12-credit hour load per quarter. The 
university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse 
backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is 
dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package.

Qualifications:
Required MA in applicable field (e.g. interpreting, interpreter education, 
linguistics, or adult education) National interpreting certification (CDI, 
CI and CT, NIC, ASLTA, Ed:k-12) required

Preferred Ph.D/Ed.D in related field 3 years experience teaching 
ASL/English Interpreting at university level (specifically theory, 
processing, and practical application courses) Other national 
certifications (ASLTA or SC: L) Program development and coordination 
experience

Start date: September 16, 2010

Responsibilities: The individual hired for this position will teach 
undergraduate classes and supervise students. field study experience. 
Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative 
calendar/off campus teaching, and program development as required by the 
union contract. Summer employment is a possibility.

Contact information:
For questions regarding this position contact Amanda R. Smith, Program 
Coordinator, at 503-838-8650 (V) or mailto:smithar@wou.edu - For more 
information about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your 
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or 
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form 
( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact 
information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of 
transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1008 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language/English 
Interpreting, 
Human Resources, 
Western Oregon University, 
345 N Monmouth Ave., 
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail documents to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts 
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of 
Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, which serves a large number of Oregon's 
first-generation college students. WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the 
state's capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state's cultural hub, 
and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic 
areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, 
and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5000 
undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoy a vibrant and close-knit 
intellectual community comparable to the environment in a small liberal 
arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It 
is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of 
programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are deaf 
including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English 
Interpreting, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing 
education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to 
the diversity of its workforce.

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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1009

Application deadline: Review of completed applications will begin 
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Division of Special Education is seeking a non-tenure-track instructor 
to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language. This is a 
full-time fixed term, 9-month position including benefits with a 12-credit 
hour load per term. Additional responsibilities include advising, 
committee work for the program, division and university, and assisting the 
Program Coordinator with curriculum development. Salary is dependent upon 
qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package.

Qualifications:
Required 3 years experience teaching ASL required (post secondary 
preferred) Master's degree preferred or completion date required
Preferred ASLTA certification preferred Experience with Vista Signing 
Naturally Curriculum preferred Experience teaching linguistics

Start date: September 16, 2010

For more information about this position, contact Kara Gournaris, ASL 
Studies Coordinator, mailto:gournark@wou.edu. For more information 
about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/rrcd

Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form 
( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact 
information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of 
transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1009 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies, 
Human Resources, 
Western Oregon University, 
345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail documents to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144

Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts 
university located in an increasingly diverse rural area in the Willamette 
Valley approximately one hour from Portland, the coast, or mountains, and 
only 15 miles from Salem and the Oregon School for the Deaf. The 
University has a long history in teacher education and the College of 
Education has won several national awards. It is home to the Regional 
Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing 
professionals to work with individuals who are deaf including 
Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, 
American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and 
technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to 
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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position announcement
Executive Director
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
Seattle, WA

Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership at
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS),
Seattle, WA

The Executive Director position announcement is now 
posted on the ADWAS website:

http://www.adwas.org/about/jobs.html

Deadline: July 30, 2010

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

ORGANIZATION: The 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: June 8, 2010
Closing date: June 22, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher 
quality of life for clients with specific focus on mental health and 
counseling areas.  Individual will also promote equitable access to 
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 individual 
client’s 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 coordinate training/mentoring activities for general public 
and the client DHHARC serves and will conduct developmental and implement 
program activities for DHHARC.  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 counseling techniques
- Knowledge of mental health service delivery models
- Knowledge of advocacy techniques
- 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.

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

- Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of persons with 
communication disorders. (i.e., hard of hearing, deaf, speech disabled 
and late-deafened)

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 22, 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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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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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 June 20th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

- Community Advocate - Riverside, CA

- HIV Educator - 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
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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Lillian Beard,
a 101-year old Texan who departed us. She was one
the RID founders and fought for the needs of
interpreters and the deaf all her life.


- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

An amusing story involving the late Lee Brody, TTY magnate
http://deafdigest.com/bobbrody/

Hearing-aid user denied opportunity to become police officer
http://deafdigest.com/billfurman/



- Very Hot News

Mike Bello, who spearheaded The Learning Center for the Deaf,
Framingham, MA from a tiny school for the deaf to a huge
complex in the New England region, is stepping down next
month as the CEO.

Replacing him on an interim basis is a team of Judy Vreeland,
as the Interim Executive Director and Peter Bailey,
as the Interim Associate Executive Director.

Bello, however, is not leaving the field of deaf education;
he will assume the President Emeritus position and work
on special school projects, come this fall.

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Who will replace the retiring Nancy Bloch at NAD? It will
be either of the following:

- Shane H. Feldman, currently Chief Operating Officer of NAD

- Charity Reedy Hines, Director of Admissions at Gallaudet University

- Howard Rosenblum, Senior Attorney at Equip for Equality

- Darlene Goncz Zangara, CSD Senior Vice President for National 
Centers of Excellence (Human Services).

May the best candidate win!



- Sunday June 13th

To allow pharmacists to communicate with the Japanese
deaf, a pictorial book, titled "The textbook on the 
medicine in sign language" has been published. The
book shows signs for common medical and pharmaceutical
phrases.



- Monday June 14th

the deaf community in Michigan is getting the
impression that keeping Tom Izzo, as the basketball
coach at Michigan State University is more important
than the consequences of dropping the university's
Deaf Education Program! The battle goes on - sports
versus academics.



- Tuesday June 15th

Maybe the World Cup (soccer) is the best thing that
has ever happened to Hearing Awareness. Newspapers
are constantly harping on the issue of loudness
generated by fans' zuzuvela at these soccer venues.

We have never seen noise constantly drummed up as a
major issue during the Super Bowl, the World Series,
the Olympics, and other major athletic events.
But the use of the zuzuvela has struck our public
conscience.

Not surprisingly, sales of ear plugs skyrocketed
during this World Cup play.


- Wednesday June 16th

The Scranton School in Pennsylvania graduated its
first class. Graduations at schools for the deaf
across USA is an annual event filled with joy and
excitement.

But for the Scranton School, it was special. It
was the first graduating class for the school
that is under the auspices of Western Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf (WPSD). In the past it was 
Scranton State School for the Deaf, under direction of
the state. The state transferred the program to
WPSD, and had the school renamed as Scranton School 
for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children.


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Despite being fined by the Department of Justice last
week, the Cochlear is seeking the Food & Drug Administration
for permission to establish a study center. This company
wishes to survey future CI candidates for possible
implants - as a way to increase their business!

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We have discounted reservation hotel so PLEASE tell manager name 
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DEAF AND HEARING BEHAVIORS
    There are many hearing people with bad manners.
There are also many deaf people with bad manners.
    Deaf and hearing people are human beings with
faults.
    Problem is that when a stranger meets a deaf person
for the first time in his life. If that deaf person
showed bad manners, this stranger will think ALL
deaf people have bad manners!


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SIGNING OR GESTURING
     You are walking on a sidewalk and you see two people
from far away. They are using their hands to communicate
with each other.
     From far away you look at them very hard to see if
they are deaf people using ASL or if they are hearing
people just gesturing a lot with their hands.
     Many hearing people speak without gestures, but
many other hearing people gesture a lot while speaking.
     Can be confusing sometimes, are they deaf or hearing!


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This workshop serves as an introduction to the principles, content, and 
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- Advanced Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 -- June 21-25, 2010
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- Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database -- July 12-16, 2010  (date 
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This workshop will help you prepare for the "Network+. Certification" test 
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A SENATE NOMINEE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
    Alvin M Greene, not deaf, won the South Carolina Democratic
nomination for the Senate.
     He has no qualifications; he has no job; he has no money.
Yet he won the election and will be campaigning against a 
Republican nominee this fall.
     Can't happen to the deaf? It has happened to an election
for a board seat at one NAD Conference many years ago.
     That person was unknown nationally and never heard of
our national deaf leaders. He won the election and served
the NAD for one term before stepping down.
     How and why did he win the election? An unpopular leader
was up for reelection and they did not want that person to win
again. It was more of a vote against that unpopular leader
than a vote for that deaf political unknown.
     Happens everywhere in deaf and hearing elections.


A RANDOM THOMAS A. EDISON COMMENT
    From time to time there are postings on the internet
regarding the famous deaf inventor Thomas A. Edison, with
over 1,000 patents to his credit.
    Here is one random comment that DeafDigest found 
interesting?

He's almost deaf but most of his inventions,  the phonograph and 
the motion picture business,  have to do with hearing

    Silent films was the direct result of Edison's invention,
but unfortunately for us, the deaf, it evolved into talkies.

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90dB EQUALLING 40 MPH?
    At Millport, NY, a small town, not too far
from Elmira, NY, there is a sign that cautions
drivers to maintain their noise levels to 
90dB or less.
    At this same town, there is a sign that 
restricts speed to 40 miles per hour.
    Is it saying that if speeding drivers
lowered their speed to 40 mph, it will also
reduce their cars' decibel levels to 90 dB
or less?
    May need a sound engineer and an audiologist
to work things out!


GALLAUDET AND THE FULBRIGHT HONORS
    It seems that every year, or at least almost every
year, a few Gallaudet students apply for and in
these Fulbright grants.
    Fulbright is a prestigious honor. The mission
is to promote peace via international educational
exchange.
    It is not just Gallaudet; there have been
NTID students getting Fulbright grants.
    Curious about Fulbright and the deaf, a
web search was conducted and it led to
155,000 results!


A HEARING CHURCH IN ENGLAND
    St. Andrews is an Anglican church in Chorleywood, 
England. This church had issues; the clergy felt
disconnected with the parishioners. Membership
ranks was dwindling; a lot of apathy, etc.
    They decided to do something about it - and it
was establishing a mission-shaped community (MSC). 
Twelve parishioners stepped forward to volunteer
their services.
    In due time, the church grew in power, prestige
and with a stronger role in community affairs.
    The leader of the MSC group was profoundly deaf. 
She said:

I can honestly say that leading an MSC for the last eight 
months has been the hardest and most challenging thing I 
have ever done. I am not a brilliant administrator, neither 
am I a preacher. I don't think I am a worship leader or a 
kids ministry leader but I have had to do all these things.
And make difficult decisions.

    The newspaper story, however, did not mention her name!




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being blamed when the deaf client does not
get what he wants with a hearing person



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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People have to be careful not to look at realtime captioners and CART
providers as if they are machines or robots of some sort. 

Occasionally a CART provider may be told to sit in a corner of a room
so that he or she won't be in the way.  Many of the speakers might
turn their backs on the CART provider as they are speaking.

What you have to remember is that if the CART provider cannot hear or
understand what is being said, he or she cannot accurately transcribe
what is being said.   It is important that the client communicate
with the CART provider about whether the CART provider should
interrupt in a situation like this.

Some people do not want the CART providers to interrupt the
proceedings.  They want CART providers to just do the best that they
can and put in parentheticals like "inaudible" or "indiscernible"
if they cannot hear or understand what is being said. 

Many CART providers will not interrupt the proceedings unless they 
have been instructed to do so in advance by the CART consumer because 
some CART consumers want the CART provider to remain an inconspicuous 
as possible.

If you are working with a CART provider and you would like
him or her to interrupt more frequently if he or she cannot hear or
understand, make sure you communicate that to the CART provider. 

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


use his ear buds and earphones with his assistive
listening system



devices with ear buds and earphones  and assistive listening
system devices are two completely different things



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 
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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
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We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

the Deaf (big capital D)  dog and the 
deaf dog (d without the capital)?

All dogs are born deaf; most of them, within
two weeks become hearing; the rest are
deaf dogs that become Deaf dogs. This piece
of information was posted on a doggie web site.

No such a thing as newborn screening for puppies !

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The Deaf and the Law


- location
Minnesota

- case
a deaf miner, previously employed at a different mine,
was denied employment with another mine because of
his deafness.

- result
a job discrimination lawsuit was filed; the mining company
wanted an immediate ruling; the judge said no and set a
date for a future trial in a federal court


- comment
the deaf miner was good enough to be employed in one mine
but not good enough to be employed in another mine.
Go figure!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:


the plane is getting some vells to tee (velocity)


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

     The much-beleaguered Microsoft is the world's richest 
corporation, so rich that the total costs of educating all 
the deaf children in USA is just pennies in their budget. 
Yet a recent commercial of Bill Gates at the NBA championship 
finals was not captioned! That from Microsoft which has
championed themselves as ultra-sensitive to the needs of 
the deaf computer users!

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     Happy Birthday to NTID on its 40th anniversary. NTID
director Alan Hurwitz, who has personally seen this great
collegiate institution grow by leaps and bounds over the
years, has this to say:

We just finished the ceremony in honor of Bob Frisina.  It
was very nice! Forty years ago on June 14, 1965, President
Lyndon Baines Johnson signed his name on a bill to create the
NTID.  That simple action forever changed the educational options
for deaf students, and the choice of RIT to host NTID has helped
the Rochester area become home to one of the largest deaf
populations per capita in the country.  As plans were developed
for our new CSD Student Development Center, which will begin
construction this summer, an idea "sprouted" regarding the
opportunity to create a spacious new outdoor garden area in front
of the new CSD Student Development Center.  The new garden area
will be called 'The D. Robert Frisina Quadrangle Garden at RIT'
in honor of our founding director and first vice president of RIT
for NTID, Dr. D. Robert Frisina.

(editor's note: as we all know, Hurwitz has since then moved
on to the presidency of Gallaudet University)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

    Is David Broughton, not deaf, going to be blamed
if many hearing people become deaf?
    In fact, David has been featured in the newspaper
story which is titled:

Is this the most hated man in Britain? Businessman makes a 
fortune importing vuvuzelas

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


Why is it that the hearing boss, aware of his employee's
deafness, would speak ever so slowly at the beginning?
His lips are so easy to lipread. But as time goes on,
he increases his speed to the point where he becomes
utterly unlipreadable.

Happens all the time.




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

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:


You forget to write an article for the DeafDigest on this series,
yet the editor and readers are forgiving.


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DeafBook of the Week

Tales from a Clubroom

by Bernard Bragg and Eugene Bergman

2006

story of a fictional deaf social club

Harris Communications stocks this book; it is priced
at  $14.95 (part number B1029)
at http://referer.us/1/JrPsB3


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
Deputy to the President & Associate Provost
   for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment &
   Training and Inclusion
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University, the world leader in liberal education and career 
development for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students and 
outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing 
students, is recruiting for Deputy to the President and Associate Provost 
for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Training and Inclusion.  As 
the Chief Diversity Officer, incumbent will be responsible for leadership 
to foster and advance a strategic and integrated approach to diversity in 
all aspects of university life; will be responsible for overall planning, 
budgeting, organizing, and coordinating of diversity activities required 
for campus-wide diversity efforts; will establish and monitor guidelines 
that assists units in identifying, recruiting and retaining employees, 
both faculty and staff, to increase diversity and to ensure equity, 
inclusion and social justice; will develop policies and practices to guide 
the University toward its vision of an inclusive living and learning 
environment; will provide leadership for the development and coordination 
of diversity activities which are inclusive for the campus community; will 
provide extensive leadership to (a) promote a learning community in which 
all major programs, activities and organizational bodies involve+ 
students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; 
(b) create an inclusive campus climate through focus groups and dialogues 
for persons who differ based on their race/ethnicity, religion, gender, 
abilities, language, sexual orientation, social class, economic strata and 
other human differences; establish diversity goals for each academic year; 
and will monitor and report to the University community progress made 
toward the achievement of diversity goals.

Interested persons must meet the following requirements:  Must hold an 
earned terminal degree or minimum of a Master's degree and five years 
related experience.  Demonstrated experience in higher education or a 
learning environment.  Demonstrated skills in project management, 
organization dynamics, budget planning and collaboration.  Demonstrated 
ability to build effective cross-departmental teams with diverse 
constituencies.  Must be able to provide counsel and advice at both a 
strategic and daily operational level.  Proven work on diversity 
initiatives by working with committees, task forces and other 
organizations.  Exceptional interpersonal diplomatic skills; a team 
oriented philosophy, optimism, confidence and excitement about change. 
Proven skills dealing with the complexity of diverse cultures, backgrounds 
and perspectives at all levels within a complex organization.  Knowledge 
of and experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals or 
willingness to learn. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and 
implementing innovative programs to meet institutional needs.  American 
Sign Language skills or willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of 
time.

Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range.  Check our web 
site at http://www.gallaudet.edu

To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet application to:
Gallaudet University, 
Human Resources Services, 
800 Florida Avenue, NE, 
College Hall, #106, 
Washington, DC 20002.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position closes on July 15, 2010.

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Job Announcement
Child Care Workers - Overnight and Residential
Walden School (part of The Learning Center for the Deaf)
Framingham, MA

Walden School is accepting applications and resumes for Child Care
Workers.

The awake overnight counselor is responsible first and foremost for
the safety and supervision of the children during these critical
overnight and early morning hours.  This counselor is responsible to
ensure the students remain safe and comfortable throughout the
night.  REQUIREMENTS: Human service experience preferred.  A second
language fluency in ASL or ability to demonstrate progressing ASL
skills

The Residential CCW is responsible for implementing treatment plans
and for the direct care and safety of the children residing at Walden
School.   REQUIREMENTS: Training or degree in Human Service Field,
Understanding of mental health and children's issues, 1 to 2 years in
direct child care experience.   A second language fluency in ASL.

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org
 
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position opening
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #548

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates 
who possess the following:

(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree in Deaf Education; AND

(2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND

(3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy

The School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided 
by St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:         (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following 
curriculum guidelines;

Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication;

Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to 
develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results;

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials;


Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Maintains order in the classroom;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications:
Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 15, 2010

Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #549

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who 
possess the following:


(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree; AND

(2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND

(3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy.  The 
School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by 
St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:        (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum 
guidelines;

Instructs students using Total Communication;

Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other 
administrators to develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results;

Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks;

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials 
and evaluation instruments;

Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and 
therapeutic IEP goals;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications to:

Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 15, 2010

Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(updated June 20th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

- Community Advocate - Riverside, CA

- HIV Educator - 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 – 13 June 2010

DeafDigest Gold - June 13, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
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This week's ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/angerinface/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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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
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If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
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Hot Deaf News during the week:


- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A special lighting system helps deaf driver win a NASCAR race
http://deafdigest.com/darynmiller-2/

Weather text messages possibly helping the deaf in the future
http://deafdigest.com/weathertext/


- Very Hot News

    Some DeafDigest subscribers, especially those in Florida,
love to eat products by Gilda Crackers. It was just learned that
Jeannice Blazquez, the family business vice president, is deaf.
    As it is a family business, the president is a family member.
There are many family-run businesses that would not give deaf
family members a break in the business. The Gilda Crackers
is an exception - along with few other family-run businesses.
    Jeannice signs fluently. The company product is distributed
mostly in Florida, but is also distributed nationally via selected
distributors.


- Thursday June 10th

    India, for so many untold years, discriminated heavily against
the deaf. Hopefully this may change, in baby steps, if not
drastically.
    The government has just installed a deaf person in a new
committee that will work on a new disability act (think "ADA").
    It is great that the deaf have voice in drafting regulations
instead of having the hearing decide what is best for the deaf.


- Friday June 11th

    Employment being shaky in American Samoa because of limited
opportunities, the deaf natives may be heartened to learn of
good news by McDonald's burger chain.
    It was announced by McDonald's vice president Larry Sanitoa
that this fast food outlet is seeking to hire the deaf and to
train its existing employees on how to communicate in signs.


- Saturday June 12th

    There is a good number of deaf people living in the
Jacksonville, Florida area. Yet, the Baptist Medical Center
may not know how to deal with deaf patients. Three
incidents took place:

- a patient, asking for an interpreter, was given a stuffed
monkey

- the hospital staff had a list of interpreters on call, but
lost the list!

- emergency staff shouted out the name of a deaf patient, but
no one told the staff that she is deaf.

    Because of these mishaps, the hospital has been served with
lawsuit papers.


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


...

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf fans that follow World Cup soccer on TV can do so with
captions. The site at http://www.espn3.com is showing live
broadcast captions

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A JOB INTERVIEW
    This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention
the person's name or location to save that person
embarrassment.
    This deaf person applied for a job at an agency
serving the deaf. That deaf person is skilled in
signing ASL, and also skilled in understanding ASL.
    That person did not get the job. Why? Because
he required CART services during the interview.
    It was an insult to the interview panel because
there already was an interpreter.
    So, if you are looking for a job, just be careful
with requesting accommodations to make sure it is
appropriate.


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THE ANGRY FACE?
    Deaf people always look at hearing people's
faces for their expressions.
    Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they
angry? Etc.
    If a hearing person's face shows anger, then
deaf person must decide why he is angry.
    Is he angry about dealing with a deaf person
or is he always angry at everybody?
    If he is always angry at everybody, then deafness has nothing to do
with it. But if he is
angry at the deaf person, then it is an issue.


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MCDONALD'S ISSUES
    A former McDonald's employee is deaf. He shared
with DeafDigest two concerns:

- are the store managers really training his employees
on how to deal with deaf patrons? Yes, McDonald's has it
in their employee manuals, but still - are these
employees being trained?

- some McDonald's outlets are going through facelifts.
Whereas the older outlet may have special drive-ins
that would accommodate the deaf, some "temporary"
drive-ins are not deaf-friendly.

    He stressed that his concerns also go for other
fast food chains.


A RUSH LIMBAUGH CONFESSION
    The highly controversial Rush Limbaugh, who lost
his hearing before CI "rescued" him, has a confession.
    He never appreciated music while being hearing much
of his life. And now with his CI, he is not able to
learn how to appreciate music!


AN OVERREACTING POLICE OFFICER
    As long as there are people that are deaf and that
there are police officers around there will always
be issues.
    Police officers are taught how to deal with
different kinds of people, the deaf included.
    Yet it may not always stop these police officers
from overreacting.
    An example in point - DeafDigest editor was
driving a car that was following a car driven by
a deaf friend.
    Both cars were stopped at the traffic light.
While waiting for the light to change, there was
a short and quick sign language communication
between both drivers signing with hands hanging
over the car windows.
    A nearby police officer saw this episode,
and ran over and demanded to know what was going on!
    It was explained to him that it was sign language
used by the deaf. The police officer then left but
with a very dirty look on his face. Signing while
waiting for light to change is not a crime.


RUDE TO TAKE EYES OFF A HEARING PERSON?
    Sometimes a deaf person can't win! You are with an
interpreter and communicating with a hearing person,
who has never dealt with a deaf person in his life.
    You watch the interpreter to see what the hearing
person was saying. Some hearing people don't like it,
thinking it is rude.
    Can't always win.


TRYING TO DEFINE DEAFNESS
    How is deafness defined? No two audiologists agree on
what defines deafness.
    Is it in categories of hearing loss - profound, severe,
moderate and mild?
    Or does it have something to do with frequencies one
hears at - 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz or even 3000 Hz?
    Or even of these "favorable" ranges - 0 to 25 dB
where hearing people cannot hear?
    Said an audiologist:

Definitions made 60 years ago are not valid these days




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:

Deafness Research Foundation


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

http://deafdigest.com/drf/




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

all I hear is loud noises with my hearing aid


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


Many older people have considerable hearing loss, but are
not deaf



Huh !  Considerable means "a lot" - and if a person has "a lot" hearing
loss, that person is, indeed, 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:
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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. No oily beaches!  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.  Classy refreshment breaks including  a
decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your  professional training!

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 July 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!

Andrew J. Imparato, president, American Association for People
with Disabilities, in his newsletter editorial, has expressed
fears that because many states are broke, community-based
services are being abolished. This would leave the disabled,
the deaf included, out in the cold.

...

Deaf Picture of the Week:

A special collar that is supposed to help the deaf to hear

http://referer.us/7/luIIz3

....

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I heard about Laurent, South Dakota, becoming
a sign-language town. That was about few years ago.
What happened?

A. Do click on:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent,_South_Dakota




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 NAD Conference be a smash success and that a way
would be found for NAD to pull itself out of its financial
woes

....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1951 - James Duthie, a deaf man from Scotland, rode on
his bicycle all the way from his hometown to the Arctic
Circle. The trip took 1,500 miles.

....

Deaf and the Money:

$880,800

the amount of money Cochlear America has agreed to pay to
settle claims that this company paid off doctors and
health care providers to get business from them

....

DeafNumbers of the Week:

1,000

the number of graduates the Clarke School has claimed to have
graduated

(editor's note: DeafDigest will not call it the Clarke School
for Hearing and Speech, but Clarke School for the Deaf,
out of respect for a good number of DeafDigest subscribers,
many of them ASL-signing leaders in the deaf community
that graduated from this famous oral school)

....

DeafResources

Daniel Coehlo's speech (deaf CI surgeon in Virginia)
http://deafdigest.com/danielcoehlospeech/


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 Ryan Ketchner write up
http://deafdigest.com/ryanketchner/


A Greg Gunderson write up (auto racer in South Dakota)
http://deafdigest.com/greggunderson/



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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 announcement
Executive Director
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
Seattle, WA

Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership at
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS),
Seattle, WA

The Executive Director position announcement is now
posted on the ADWAS website:

http://www.adwas.org/about/jobs.html

Deadline: July 30, 2010

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

ORGANIZATION: The 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: June 8, 2010
Closing date: June 22, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher
quality of life for clients with specific focus on mental health and
counseling areas.  Individual will also promote equitable access to
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 individual
client’s 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 coordinate training/mentoring activities for general public
and the client DHHARC serves and will conduct developmental and implement
program activities for DHHARC.  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 counseling techniques
- Knowledge of mental health service delivery models
- Knowledge of advocacy techniques
- 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.

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

- Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of persons with
communication disorders. (i.e., hard of hearing, deaf, speech disabled
and late-deafened)

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 22, 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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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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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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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 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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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 June 13th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

- Community Advocate - Riverside, 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:

Copyright 2010 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest – 13 June 2010

DeafDigest Blue - June 13, 2010

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http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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Dedication

DeafDigest wishes to dedicate this edition to James 
Grady Berry who departed us.
 
He served Arkansas School for the Deaf in various capacities
for 25 years until he retired. Said a friend:

Grady was a positive influence on many students

....

DeafDigest also wishes to dedicate this edition to
Dawn Boozer-Carter, an 8th grader at Indiana
School for the Deaf, who departed us in the most
tragic circumstances ever. As an aspiring high
school basketball player, she was helping out with
her team's fund raising event, a car wash. A
deranged driver deliberately rammed the car at
her. After several weeks at the hospital she
departed us. The driver is in police custody for
a murder trial.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

How a deaf woman from a deaf family learns language?
http://deafdigest.com/louisestern-2/


Why would a deaf candidate get financial backing in Scotland?
http://deafdigest.com/jeffmcwhinney/


- Very Hot News

Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.

Sad to say, in the world of comedy, one person's joke is
another person's insult.



- Sunday June 6th

The buzz on the Hill is that the H.R. 3101
(21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act)
will meet congressional approval.




- Monday June 7th

Invisible hearing aids (not CI) better than visible
hearing aids? A posting on a hearing-aid related web site
gave strong arguments in favor of such invisible hearing
aids 



- Tuesday June 8th

Apple is saying that we, the deaf, can use the iPhone 4 to
communicate with each other via the FaceTime chat feature.
This device will be ready for the marketplace on June 24th.


- Wednesday June 9th

Faced with closing, Detroit Day School for the Deaf, has
been given a new lease on life. It was the parents of deaf
children that succeeded in staving off the city's efforts
to close the school for good. 



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

.....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Matt Hamill live or Matt Hamill video?

This famous deaf UFC fighter is being featured in the
new UFC video game titled "Undisputed 2010".

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USING A WRONG INTERPRETER
   One hearing actor in Ireland was invited to a deaf
event. The host told him they will have an interpreter for
him.
   The actor and the interpreter showed up at the deaf event.
But the deaf event was a flop.  Why?
   Because the interpreter only knew British Sign Language
while the deaf people only knew Irish Sign Language.
   The host did not realize about it until it was too late!


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


(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Below Market Rate Housing for Adults 55 and older - Fremont Oak Gardens

A picture of this apartment community is at:
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Live in this BEAUTIFUL, newer, BELOW MARKET RATE apartment community for 
adults that want to have fun and enjoy life.
One Bedroom Apartment (Approximately 550 sq ft) available

Conveniently located at 2681 Driscoll Rd, Fremont CA 94539

- Below Market Rate housing for seniors age of 55 or older
- Extensive design features for deaf & hard of hearing
- Bus stop 50 ft from complex & future Bart expansion
- Coin-Operated laundry facility
- Free high-speed internet computer lab with video cameras
- Full kitchen with modern appliances

- Professional management with ongoing onsite & offsite services & 
programs

- Indoor/Outdoor Community areas
- Community Gardens
- Conveniently located to shopping and entertainment areas

- Minutes away from Fremont Senior Center, Lake Elizabeth, Mission 
District Historic Area etc.

- Controlled access
- Small pets are welcome!

To QUALIFY for an apartment at Fremont Oak Gardens, applicants must be 55 
years of age or older & meet income guidelines (Min Income: 1 1/2 times 
the rent).  Monthly Rent: $925.00.  Section 8 welcome!

APPLICATIONS for apartments at Fremont Oak Gardens are available 
Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm at:

Fremont Oak Gardens
2681 Driscoll Rd
Fremont, CA 94539 VP 1866 774 7140

Satellite Housing
1521 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703

Or download at:
http://satellitehousing.org/pages/Building%20Applications/fogapplication.pdf

For more information, please call: 510.490.4013

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BE CAREFUL IN PUBLIC SPEAKING
   All public speakers must be careful with what they
say. Helen Thomas, not deaf, had to resign from her
job as White House reporter. She said a wrong thing
that made many people angry at her.
  Can't happen to the Deaf Community? Wrong! DeafDigest
editor remembers two incidents:

- a well known deaf oralist said that deaf people with
ASL have minds the same as monkeys. He quickly became
unpopular and lost his job as CEO of a deaf
national organization

- Jane Basset Spilman, not deaf, was chair of Gallaudet
board of trustees during the Deaf President Now protest.
She said "Deaf people are not ready to function in a hearing world." She 
had to resign from the board of
trustees

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

(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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A DEAF-OWNED, DEAF-RUN BANK
   A couple of years ago, James W. Meisser, who is deaf,
and pretty much experienced in the banking field, wanted
to open up a deaf-owned, a deaf-run bank.
   At first he was not successful. Because of economy
free fall, he had a hard time attracting capital.
   Not giving up, he tried a different approach - purchasing
an existing bank. And he succeeded.
   He is now the president/CEO of the Hiawatha National Bank
in Wisconsin. This bank has branches in several small Wisconsin towns.

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OUR NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
   For the past several months DeafDigest has been
briefly profiling one national organization each
week.
   It is DeafDigest's way of thanking our national
organizations for their contributions to our
Deaf Culture.
   And it is always satisfying when some of these
organizations get requests for information as
a result of these weekly profiles.



A BIG BASEBALL GAME NOT CAPTIONED
   Baseball fans across the USA was buzzing all about
Stephen Strasburg's sensational major league debut.
   A deaf fan was watching the game on TV. This game
was not captioned.
   DeafDigest editor was also watching that game and
yes, it was captioned.
   Why was the game captioned on one TV set and not
captioned on the other.
   DeafDigest editor subscribes to an established
cable provider, which provides captions. The
deaf fan subscribed to a telephone company's
bundled communications service. And while most of
his TV programs were captioned, that particular
ball game wasn't.
   The deaf fan is not too happy about it and
plans to bring up this issue with the telephone
provider.



TEACHING IN A RURAL AREA
   A teacher of the deaf in a rural area raised
an interesting issue.
   She graduated from an established deaf education
program at a big city university. She then
accepted a teaching position in a small town.
But much to her dismay she discovered that it
was difficult to keep up with new material
and resources in the field.
   These small town libraries and educational
programs do not have such updated resources.
   It was only through the internet that she
was able to obtain what she was seeking.


THE FORT WORTH DEAF PIZZA-COPS SYNDROME
   The Domino's Pizza has been famous for its
30-minute, money back delivery promise.
   And the police department in Fort Worth,
Texas, has copied this famous promise.
   What is this all about? The police department
has pledged a 30-minute wait for an interpreter
to show up in case a deaf person is arrested
and in custody.
   This 30-minute wait is much better than waiting
3-4 hours for an interpreter to show up, thus
fraying everyone's tempers.
   There is a caveat. What if the interpreter
does not show up? There have been tales of
a deaf person arrested on Saturday nights,
and police departments scrambling around
to find an interpreter.
   In one case, the director of an interpreting
agency was routed out of bed a 2 AM because
the interpreters that were supposed to be on
call that night, sort of sneaked away from work.
   The director raised a big stink when 
confronting with these interpreters that played
hooky.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

could your deaf client drive a car?






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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Another type of realtime captioning error that people may not
understand is when something comes up as two words when it 
should be one word or vice versa.  

They may think the captioner or CART provider does not know 
that certain words are compound words.

What many people do not understand is that there is no space bar 
on the steno keyboard.  A captioner or CART provider will write 
one stroke at a time.  That stroke may be a word or phrase on its 
own, or it may have to be combined with the stroke before it or 
after it to make a word.  

Examples of words that could create problems are
off, on, over, back, through, and out.

Even though a captioner writes phonetically, in order to avoid 
word boundary problems, the captioner must have different ways 
to write a word when it stands on its own as opposed to when it 
is used as a prefix or suffix.

If a captioner put the word "overtime" in his or her dictionary, 
it could present a problem when sentences like these come up:

- The fee started at $5 and increased overtime.

This should read:

- The fee started at $5 and increased over time.


- He read a newspaper at the airport during his lay overtime.

This should read:

- He read a newspaper at the airport during his layover time.

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


only hang out with other deaf people in social
circles




there are deaf people that prefer to be with the deaf;
there are also deaf people that hang out with the
hearing people




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

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

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
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contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Karen Rossi is the new Executive Director of the
Tucker-Maxon School in Oregon. She served as
interim executive director before being
awarded this permanent position.

The school is oral; does not use ASL.

....

The Deaf and the Law

- location
Alabama

- case
a deaf employee hurt his back at his place of employment
and requested workman's compensation. 

- result
the lower courts ruled in favor of the deaf employee;
the company appealed; the appeals court partly ruled
in favor of the deaf employee, and in favor of the
company - and remanded the case back to the lower courts.

- comment
inadequate communications at the place of employment
led to a series of misunderstandings on part of the
deaf employee and the company supervisors.

.....

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he missed 30 kays (days) of school


...

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Ron Stern is the new superintendent at the
New Mexico School for the Deaf. He will move
to Santa Fe from his current position at
California School for the Deaf at Fremont.

(editor's note: superintendents come and go;
Ron is still at the helm at New Mexico School
for the Deaf!)

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Next time you are raising a glass of wine to toast
a deaf friend, do it with Deaf Wine.
   Deaf Wine? Not talking about wine produced by
Deaf Vintners. But the Deaf Wine itself.
    The bottle - 1997 Ballet of Angels, by Sharpe Hill
Vineyard, Pomfret, Connecticut - has a painting "Francis
O. Watts with Bird" on the label. The 1805 painting was
done by deaf artist John Brewster (1766-1854).

...

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a newspaper story that said the CI helps
younger deaf people more than it helps the senior
citizens.

Why is this a surprise? Senior citizens, because of
age, lose hearing that the CI cannot help recoup.

.....

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Said a DeafDigest subscriber:

I went downstairs looking for the accounting person and was told 
that she's at West Point
 
I was walking back upstairs and I passed by the front desk and saw 
the person I was looking for and then I realized that I was told 
"switchboard" not the "West Point" of Mississippi





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

.....

DeafBook of the Week


A Study of American Deaf Folklore

by Susan Rutherford

1993

Linstock Press Dissertation Series


it is heavy reading of the author's dissertation
on Deaf Folklore issues. Not designed for easy
and light bedtime reading, but for serious scholars.

Linstock Press? Operated by Bill Stokoe, who signed
poorly for years as Gallaudet professor, but is lionized 
for recognizing ASL as a legitimate language.



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
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #548

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates 
who possess the following:

(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree in Deaf Education; AND

(2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND
                    
(3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy  

The School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided 
by St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:         (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following 
curriculum guidelines;

Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication;

Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to 
develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results;

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials;


Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Maintains order in the classroom;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications:
Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 15, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER@
 
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position opening
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #549

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who 
possess the following:


(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree; AND

(2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND
                    
(3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy.  The 
School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by 
St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:        (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum 
guidelines;

Instructs students using Total Communication;

Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other 
administrators to develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results;

Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks; 

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials 
and evaluation instruments;

Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and 
therapeutic IEP goals;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications to:

Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 15, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  
        
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER@

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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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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 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 !! -


- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

- Community Advocate - Riverside, 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)

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DeafDigest – 06 June 2010

DeafDigest Gold - June 6, 2010

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

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ASL Videos of the Week:
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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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(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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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:

A professional deaf dancer on a world musical tour
http://deafdigest.com/christinasarni/


Evolution of hearing aids over the years
http://deafdigest.com/hearingaidevolution/


- Very Hot News

These buzz words - a huge global economic uncertainty,
deep political and diplomatic issues, in need of urgent
reform being uttered.

A typical hearing political-speak? No, Craig A. Crowley,
who is deaf, made these comments.

He is the president of International Sports Organization
of the Deaf which oversees our Deaflympics and other
world deaf championship events.

Already new into his job, he had to deal with the cancellation
of the Winter Deaflympics and he is trying to come up with
alternatives.

Crowley, by the way, is a Briton.


- Thursday May 27th

How do we hear? A team of scientists from the National Institute
on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders is saying that
cell structure in our inner hears have much to do on how we
hear, or how we do not hear.

Their findings were published in the Cell journal.



- Friday May 28th

What is a vuvuzela? It is a horn, popular with soccer fans in
South Africa.

South Africa is telling World Cup fans to bring their ear
plugs because constant use of the vuvuzela could make them
deaf? A full blown vuvuzela measures up to 140 decibels.



- Saturday May 29th

The foundation of famous tennis player Serena Williams
has funded a school for the deaf in Kenya



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


....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The FCC will, for one year, celebrate the 20th anniversary
of ADA.

This is great and this is a sharp turnaround from the FCC
days of seventies and eighties when the needs and concerns
of the deaf met with a collective shrug of shoulders among
the agency bureaucrats.

.......

Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
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for Deaf Youth

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

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

or click on:

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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A DEAF CHARACTER IN A COMIC BOOK MOVIE
     When we watch comic book movies, we must realize
that all of these characters are hearing.
     But we had one deaf character in a movie about
10 years ago.
     It was Maya Lopez, who played a deaf character
named Echo who fought bad people.
     The movie was based on a Marvel Comics series.

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

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



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


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

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

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A HARD OF HEARING STUDENT'S CONTINUING HUMILIATIONS
     A proud hard of hearing student, who refused
interpreting services at a mainstreamed program,
would from time to time struggle in trying to
understand classroom lectures.
     This student would repeatedly raise her hand,
asking the teacher to repeat what he said.
This happened too often, thus raising the ire of
the teacher and her classmates.
     When a student is too proud to ask for help,
there is a price to pay!



AN ANNOYING INTRODUCTION
     What is an Annoying Introduction? It is when a
hearing person introduces himself with a label to
a deaf person. It can go like this:

My name is Bob, my daughter is Beth, a binaural CI

or

My name is Steve, my son is Frank, a Cued Speech user

     There is nothing wrong with a CI or being a Cued
Speech user, just that one can easily do without
labels.


A CLUELESS CITY
     Statesville, a city in North Carolina, is trying to make
amends over its refusal to provide an interpreter for a
deaf resident who was arrested by police.
     The city pointed out to its ADA training, thinking that
anyone with a disability could be provided with a reasonable
accommodation. It was just that the city officials did not
realize interpreting, and nothing else, was reasonable
accommodation for that deaf person in police custody.
The city said they are considering "enhanced" aDA
training to deal with the deaf.


A SMALL TOWN IN KENTUCKY SUFFERING A LOSS
     Ralph Spencer, who was deaf, owned a grocery store in
the Guage community in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
     He was found dead. The police is trying to find
answers.
     He was described as well liked, a successful business
man with hiw own hobbies.
     No one knows what would become of the grocery store.


A PROMISING YOUNG DEAF PHOTOGRAPHER
     We have a few talented deaf photographers that
take great shots.
     One of them is Alice Lo of Toronto. At NTID/RIT
she majored in Photography, and she is in demand
in Toronto.



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 State Relay Administrators


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

http://deafdigest.com/nasra/





AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

when my hearing aid whistles I receive unwanted attention

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

he signs "extreme ASL"



What is really Extreme ASL? Is it saying no fingerspelled words
are involved? Is it saying no real ASL, but a series of body
language gestures? Or is it Extreme ASL because no one understands
this type of ASL?

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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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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.  Classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your professional training!

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!

While still disputing and denying the allegations,
Cochlearn Ltd has reached settlement with Department
of Justice, forking over $950,000 to seal the deal.

....

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Gallaudet's last days

Not the Gallaudet in Washington, DC but the one in
St Louis

http://referer.us/7/5JQcU2

.....

Deaf Question of the Week:


Q: If science can transplant a heart or kidney, why
can't they transplant a normal hearing ear into a
person who is born deaf or loses all of their
hearing?

A: Yours is a common question that sounds possible,
but after understanding the mechanics and biologic
nature of hearing it is very complicated. Man cannot
replicate what is created in the ear. Inside the
inner ear or cochlea are specialized cells that change
sound waves into electrical signals which are carried
by neurons into the brain. In humans and mammals,
damaged cells cannot regenerate or grow back.
Biomedical researchers are working to develop a more
complete understanding in order to implant normal
hearing cells or promote the cells to grow back. Stem
cell research is investigating the potential of
replacing damaged hearing cells with new sets of
young hair cells. After years of study, the potential
for major breakthroughs has never been greater.


(copied exactly as is from a newspaper in Tennessee for
an audiologist to respond)



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 nasty oil spill will not disrupt the quality
of the Deaf Life in the gulf coast states

.....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1907 - the June 1907 issue of Scientific American
said:

The loss of the sense of hearing should not necessarily mean
deprivation of the power of speech also. Is it only within
recent years that we have come to realize this fact, and in
up-to-date institutions the old-fashioned finger alphabet
is now unknown. Every child is taught to speak in the natural
way by means of the vocal organs. The four or five years of
the primary course are devoted almost exclusively to the
acquirement of language and numbers.

(editor's note: Gallaudet University continued as the
bastion of ASL in face of the 1880 Milan Convention
fall out)

.....

Deaf and the Money:

hearing $2600 and deaf $1


Hearing $2600:

Boston Celtics basketball coach Doc Rivers hid $2600
in the ceiling of the Staples Center in Los Angeles

If you are a basketball fan then story is at:
http://referer.us/4/o0VYe


Deaf $1:

under the sink in an employee bathroom of an agency
serving the deaf


The CEO was upset that the employees did not keep the
bathroom neat. In a staff meeting, he explained his
disappointment with the employees and that they lost
their opportunity to find a $1.00 for themselves.

The moment he made the announcement, a bunch of employees
ran to the bathroom, in hopes of getting that dollar bill.

As a result several employees were injured and one of their
eyeglasses was damaged in the melee!


(DeafDigest editor does not want to divulge the agency
identity)

.....

DeafNumbers of the Week:

6 percent

a newspaper story in India said:

6 percent of newborns in India are deaf


DeafDigest editor does not believe it. He shared the
newspaper with a person, much experienced in education
of the deaf. He said:

I would agree that the number seems excessively high.
Perhaps it was a number taken from a random sample in a
specific geographic area where deafness is more prevalent.
Perhaps it is HOW they define deafness.  A twenty dB
hearing loss?  Perhaps it is related to low socio-economic
factors, along with the lack of sufficient pre-birth medical
care. Who knows, but like you, I am skeptical of the claim.

.....

DeafResources


Deaf are and can do anything - A to Z
http://deafdigest.com/deafcandoatoz/


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

- newspaper write up on Ashley Fiolek
http://deafdigest.com/ashleyfiolek/

- a softball player bound for U of Washington
http://deafdigest.com/kaitlininglesby/



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last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports060310/

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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Commonwealth of 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 June 16, 2010

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in
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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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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 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 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 June 6th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -



- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

- 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 Julius Barthoff,
a Boston area resident, who departed us at the age of 100.
Deaf himself, he aspired to become an attorney and in
fact graduated from law school and bar exams and
was just getting started in this career. Unfortunately
anti-deaf bias in the legal profession was strong during
the thirties and he was unable to make headway. He left
the law profession and worked as sales representative
for some big companies.

Said a deaf attorney:
The early half of the 20th Century was a very, very difficult 
time to be deaf, let alone as a deaf lawyer



DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Collete Ramsey Baker
who has departed us. Her efforts led to the founding of the
Deafness Research Foundation (DRF).

The DRF funds private research into the medical aspects
of deafness.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

a great write up on Louise Stern in London
http://deafdigest.com/louisestern/

Disability Law (under ADA) hurting us?
http://deafdigest.com/stephenjdubner/


- Very Hot News

Lega del Filo d'Oro, a group in Italy, that fights
for the rights and needs of the deaf-blind, won a
big victory.

The European Parliament, in the past would treat
the deaf-blind as two separate disabilities. Not
any more, because of pressure exerted by the
Italian group, it is now recognized as a disability
on its own.



- Sunday May 30th

More on the controversial California Bill AB 2072,
that DeafDigest has brought up in past two editions.

Many are saying this bill is heavily tilted in favor
of audiologists, especially with financial interests,
that would have the first say in advising parents
of their newly born deaf babies.

It does not matter if the audiologists only know about
deafness from Pathological, Audiological, and Medical
viewpoints and not from the Deaf Cultural point of view.



- Monday May 31st

Fed up with discrimination against the deaf in Scotland, a hearing
businessman has offered to subsidize the campaigning costs of
a deaf candidate that wishes to run for office in the
Scottish Parliament.

Jeff McWhinney, a former director of British Deaf Association
and now the owner of his own video interpreting agency, is
the one that is making the offer.

He is waiting for a deaf person to step up and take the offer.



- Tuesday June 1st

Natasha Julien, a young deaf woman from Manchester, Great Britain,
is a promising professional dancer.

She auditioned for a spot at the Hammond School, an elite British
school of performing arts, competing against hundreds of hopefuls
(all hearing) and won.

She will begin classes soon.


- Wednesday June 2nd

For the deaf children of Kazan in Russia, there is
a first time-ever sign language cartoon. The
characters in the cartoon, a group of dogs, speak
in sign language.

It is called a social experiment according to the
Academy of Open Communications, which is behind
the project.



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

......

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The NAD Conference is coming up real soon; one of the highlights
is the Miss Deaf America pageant.

One of the contenders is Victoria Flis, Miss Deaf Pennsylvania.

She has written up a nice article about herself and her 
impressions.

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

May the best contestant win!

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GALLAUDET IN A TV SERIES DVD
    There is a new DVD for sale. It is about a past
TV series which partly involves Gallaudet.
    Gallaudet? Yes, but not of Gallaudet University,
but of actor John Gallaudet.
    This actor was playing a role as a judge in several
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    Was John Gallaudet related to the famous Gallaudet
family tree?
    Yes, but distant - into several generations. Even
one member of the Gallaudet family tree said he has
never met John in person before he died.
    In that TV series, Perry always won and the Gallaudet
actor (as Perry Mason's judge) always lost when challenging
Mason in arguments over court room procedures.

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



ASL AND VSL
    Our American Sign Language is a complete language.
We have signs for most words in the dictionary.
    Some countries have limited sign language vocabulary.
The VSL (Vietnamese Sign Language) is limited. For their
interpreters it was hard for them to sign some words
because there is none in the VSL dictionary.
    We should realize we are fortunate to have a complete
sign language.


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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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A DEAF-OWNED, DEAF-RUN BANK
    A couple of years ago, James W. Meisser, who is deaf,
and pretty much experienced in the banking field, wanted
to open up a deaf-owned, a deaf-run bank.
    At first he was not successful. Because of economy
free fall, he had a hard time attracting capital.
    Not giving up, he tried a different approach - purchasing
an existing bank. And he succeeded.
    He is now the president/CEO of the Hiawatha National Bank
in Wisconsin. This bank has branches in several small 
Wisconsin towns.

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ASL INVENTED IN 1908!
    Was ASL invented in 1908? No way. ASL has been
in existence for many years before 1908.
    Why is DeafDigest bringing this up? There was
a newspaper story that said:

ASL has been a vibrant part the deaf community since 1908

    How and to what extent did the newspaper come up
with 1908 is puzzling.


THE RENDEZVOUS SIGN FOR RUB
    On one of these Adam Richman Man vs Food shows, the
Rendezvous restaurant was featured. It is located in
Memphis.
    There are two ways to grill ribs - the rub and the
sauce. Some people love the rub and others love the
sauce.
    At that restaurant, the sign (which is very ASL)
for rub is the fist rubbed against the palm of the other 
hand. Patrons used that sign when the camera zoomed
at them.
    Perhaps the other sign for the rub is fingers against
the pam.


OIL SPILL HITTING HARD A DEAF SHRIMPER
    Every day there are stories of this awful oil spill
off the shores of Louisiana.
    We can imagine it has hit the deaf people hard in
that area.
    One of these stories was about the Point-au-Chien
residents. It said that a lifelong shrimper, because
of his deafness, is not able to get a BP clean up job,
and is not able to find employment elsewhere.
    DeafDigest hopes that all will find employment
somehow, somewhere.


THE DEAF CHEFS AND COOKS IN RESTAURANTS
    We have a number of deaf chefs and deaf cooks in
restaurants across the nation.
    They all perform their tasks as expected of them.
When patrons are happy with their meals, then credit
goes to the kitchen staff, some of them deaf.
    There was a story in a newspaper saying deaf
cooks need something to alert them to special signalers
telling them that food in microwaves are ready or
when the timers chime that time is up, etc.
    Deaf chefs have eyes and they train themselves to
keep a watch despite beehive of activity in these
kitchens.
    So, are special alerting devices necessary? You
decide.




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

overhearing a conversation from one hearing person to another:

Hey, see how funny the interpreter is signing that word





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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Sometimes people do not understand how a captioner could have 
made an error because what came up on the screen seems to be 
totally different from what was said. 

They think that the captioner might have misunderstood or 
misheard what was said.  Sometimes they think that the captioner 
is not very smart.

That may not be the case.  What may have happened was a small
fingering error by the captioner, and that turned one word into
something totally different. 

Because the steno keyboard is very different from a computer or
typewriter keyboard and because captioners are writing whole words
and phrases at the same time, the typos that a captioner makes
look very different from typos on a traditional QWERTY keyboard. 

If a captioner slips with one finger, it may not just change one
letter in a word, but it can totally change the word into another
word. 

Here is an example of a fingering error. 

A captioner may have intended to write:

We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial collapse

However, because of a slight misfingering error where the captioner
moved his or her right middle finger down slightly, it was
transcribed as:

We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial clans

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


lack manners, be rude and be inconsiderate when it
comes to deaf-hearing conversations.



Many hearing people get this negative impression, not
realizing the difficulties of deaf individuals in
following the conversation and knowing when it is their
turn to say something without interruptions.

Those that know the deaf for a long time realize
these conversational issues; those that don't may
end up with bad impressions.



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 
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HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
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available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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Deaf Cruise Canada and New England 2010
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Contact Us:
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Fax: 480.657.0744
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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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A deaf blog screamed:

FCC Says VRS Will Stay!

DeafDigest is not quite sure why is this a screamer
of a headline?

FCC never intended to shut down our VRS providers;
the FCC only wanted to review the way VRS providers
were being funded. For some reason, panic hit the
Deaf Community, thinking VRS providers were on the
verge of being shut down.

And besides, ADA, which is a law, requires that we,
the deaf, be able to access our relay services, be it
internet relay, CapTel(tm) services, VRS, TTY's, etc.

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The Deaf and the Law


- location
New York

- case
A past customer service employee who became deaf because of 
customers' yelling over the years, has filed for
employment compensation.

- result
the late-deafened person won. Her victory, however, was
short lived since the appeals court overturned the 
verdict.

- comment
The appeals court said she did not spend all day on the
telephone suffering high decibel yelling.

......

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

to help ip crease (increase) the growth in employment


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

     A class action suit in California resulted in a setback 
for the state parole board. They discriminated against the
deaf during parole hearings - no interpreters, not taking 
off the shackles thus hampering communications, etc,
     The court ordered the state parole board to 
provide interpreters and to remove shackles from deaf
prisoners.

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    It was just learned that Newsweek is working
on a story titled "How to keep your hearing" - touching
on issues such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone
anchored hearing appliance and penetrating auditory
brain stem.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:


You are stuck with a boss that is a bully.

If you are sick and tired of being bullied by
your boss, take a look around and ask around.

Is the boss bullying you because you are deaf?

or

Does the boss bully everyone in the office,
yours included?


If he bullies you only, he is anti-deaf

If he bullies everyone, he is not anti-deaf,
just being a jerk

......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:


The internship your customer signed up for, turned up 
to lead to a full time job and you do not have to expend 
any funds for job placement for her.


......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?



why is it always that the hearing person, upon being
told you are deaf, would speak slowly with his
easy-to-lipread lips but as time goes on, picks up
speed to the point where he becomes unlipreadable?




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

......

DeafBook of the Week

Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language
by Nora Ellen Groce

deafness life on Martha's Vineyard

1985


not sure if it is still in print by
Harvard Press




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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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 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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(updated June 6th)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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