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DeafDigest – 26 July 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 25, 2010

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

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobinterviewing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafjewelry/

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

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Now Network[tm]. This full feature smartphone is slim, compact and
lightweight and includes Wi-Fi®, Trackpad navigation and 2.0 MP
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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.

*Other monthly charges apply.

For more information on this phone, go to: 
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or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com 

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a
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Gold section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Racing before becoming deaf
http://deafdigest.com/ronniepolaneczky/

Churches putting hearing-impaired in the loop
http://deafdigest.com/manyaabrachear/


- Very Hot News

Professional acting is a tough profession; actors
worry about getting the next role once their present
role ends.

Deaf performer Shoshannah Stern is no exception.
It practically was not too long time ago when she
was part of the cast in the Jericho episodes on TV.

It was just announced that she is joining the cast
"Lie to Me" with the Fox network. She will perform
for an undetermined number of series once the
program debuts in November.




- Thursday July 22nd

Australians ahead of us with movie house captions?

It was just learned that by the end of 2014, Australia's
top four movie chains will caption their films on at least
one screen in their multi-screen complexes.

What about us, the Americans? Lawsuits, lawsuits and
lawsuits. But there is hope - the Department of Justice
may push forth a proposal to require half of films
be captioned. But it will take a series of hearings,
hearings, and hearings.

Lawsuits and hearings, a way of life in litigious USA?



- Friday July 23rd

A total of 250 body scanner units will be installed at
airports. For the benefit of deaf passengers, the
video, coming with these body scanners, will be
captioned. This way, the deaf passengers will know
what it is all about.


- Saturday July 24th

for one week, Las Vegas was the Deaf Capital of the World.

Why? As one deaf person put it this way:
it is Deafdom so as to speak of

So many deaf events were going on under the Las Vegas
"roof" - exhibit hall, pageant, WRAD, organization gatherings,
US Deaf Tennis tournament, poker tournament, side parties, etc.

Said another person:
It was quite an experience; little overwhelming; it was
truly amazing

Oh, every gathering has its share of incidents.
One such incident was the protest by the Chinese
delegation over the elimination of their participant
in the deaf pageant. Basically because of misunderstanding
of international signs, the Chinese group thought their
candidate made the cut to make it to the finals. The
protest was overruled and the candidate from France won.


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Amid much excitement on Howard A. Rosenblum succeeding the retiring
Nancy J. Bloch as the next CEO of NAD, many of us forgot when would
his first day of job would be.

It will be April 1, 2011. As an attorney in the Chicago area, he
probably needs time to wind up his work before making the big move
to Silver Spring, MD.

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Coming soon!

The largest web survey of deaf and hard of hearing people in U.S.
history!!!!

The global economy is changing before our eyes. Manufacturing is giving
way to a service industry.

Help make sure Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are not left behind in the
21st century labor market.

For too long have policy makers relied on vague information about Deaf and
Hard of Hearing people.  

Let them hear directly from you about your experience in the workforce so
that policies can assure competitive employment for our youth.

The "National Deaf Employment and Technology survey" will identify trends
in employment, the skills, and technology necessary to compete in the 21st
Century workforce.

For 15- 20 minutes of your time, you can help shape the future of
education, vocational, and social services to deaf and hard of hearing people
in the U.S.

Data from this study will be made available to all who are interested!

Look for the Deaf Employment and Technology survey

Coming soon!

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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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BE CAREFUL WITH A JOB INTERVIEW AT A SCHOOL
    This is a true story. A deaf man was being
interviewed for a job at a residential school for
the deaf.
    That school wants to hire the best people -
best teachers, best counselors, best teacher
aides, best librarians, etc.
    The deaf man, himself a Gallaudet graduate,
told the principal that he would be happy to
be a janitor or a maintenance man at the school.
    He did not get the job.

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

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


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


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:

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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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A $50,000 DEAF JEWELRY
    What is a $50.000 Deaf Jewelry? Some deaf women give up
using CI. Instead of putting the CI away; they still wear
the CI only as a piece of jewelry with fancy colors
painted on it.
    Yes, it is a very expensive piece of jewelry.


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

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

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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do 
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the 
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other 
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* The Wind - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
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* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated 
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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HSL AND ASL
    We have our own ASL, which is American Sign
Language.
    And there is HSL. What is HSL? It is
Hollywood Sign Language.
    Said a Deaf Movie critic:

Hollywood is notorious for making interpreting/communication 
a lot easier than it actually is.
 
Mark Harmon used to give one sign on "Reasonable Doubts," and 
the audience was expected to believe that Marlee Matlin's 
character would understand the equivalent of three full 
sentences from that single sign. 

    The Deaf Movie critic is correct.



MOST COMMON QUESTIONS DURING DEAF AWARENESS EVENTS
    Deaf Awareness Days are everywhere. Hearing people
attend Deaf Awareness events to learn what deafness
is all about.
    What are the two most common questions, often asked
of presenters?

1. Do you know ASL?
2. Do you sell hearing aids?

    Deaf Awareness Days are a success if hearing
people do something about what they have learned
about us, the deaf.
    If they go home and forget all what they have
learned, oh, well!


A DEAF-OWNED BUSINESS IN NEW JERSEY
    Paint A Pot is a pottery shop in Beach Haven Gardens,
New Jersey, which is near Long Beach Island.
    Patrons enter the shop, pick a ceramic piece and
paint it on the spot.
    Assisting them is Amanda Klinger. She is deaf,
and there have been times when patrons use pad and
pen to communicate with her.


A CONTEST WINNER IN THAILAND
    A team recently won the Microsoft Development contest
in Thailand. Their entry was the Speech-to-sign-language 
software.
    Students from Kasetsart University in Bangkok worked
days and nights for six straight months to get the design
just right for the contest.
    It is not known, however, if the winning team members were
deaf or hearing, nor if the Speech-to-sign-language in
Thai sign language could be modified to ASL.


A RIGHT AND A WRONG WAY TO ASK HOW TO COMMUNICATE
    A Deaf Advocate wrote:

I hate it when I am at any place, be it a chain fast food place, 
or waiting to have a mammogram done or at the dentist's office and 
I am asked if I can read lips. 

I am not asked how I prefer to communicate, but if I can read
lips.  I can read lips, but I will admit I am NOT always able to 
read lips 100% of the time, so I prefer to communicate by notes 
to ensure that misunderstanding does not occur. 

What I do is shake my head and start signing.  They then will quickly 
give me a notepad and pen. 

I have written to them, "Are you aware that you are being rude in 
asking me if I can lipread?  It is like asking a person in a wheelchair 
if they can walk.  You should instead ask how I prefer to communicate."  





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:

National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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

http://deafdigest.com/nchdhh/




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I would be called a loser by friends if I wore a hearing aid

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

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

dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world. ...


Dilemma? We, the deaf, know how to deal with people in
the hearing world.


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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!  June 23-26, 2011

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

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 with language-focus and
interpreting-focus CEU classes for advanced ASL students
and interpreters.

9.  20+ 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 Arizona State University and University of Texas jointly
won $3 million in federal funds.

Purpose is to test how the CI can be modified.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

a deaf umpire in Australian Rules football

one picture shows how he warns players that argue too much
with him!

http://referer.us/2/LqDWa3

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. On some programs I am seeing a few seconds delay in captions.
I filed a complaint with the cable provider. They told me there
is nothing they could do about it. Is it true?

A. No, but if it is a common problem with all of your shows,
file the complaint with the FCC.



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:

Now that Kosovo has been recognized as a legal
nation by the World Court, we will see this
nation becoming a new member of the World
Federation of the Deaf as well as a new member of
the Deaflympics body.

The more deaf nations, the merrier !

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1926 - the first lip reading tournament takes place
in Philadelphia. It is, however, not known who won the
tournament - a deaf person or a hearing person!

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Deaf and the Money:

$4.00

the asking price on EBay on a Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet postage
stamp (PB # 1861 Face Value)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

A 2007 survey indicated that:

38 percent of state courts have interpreters available

31 percent of state courts have listing devices available

percentage went up much higher with courts located in bigger cities

Remember, it is 2010; are the 2007 stats still valid?

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DeafResources

outstanding deaf individuals in scientific fields
http://deafdigest.com/scientists/

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

top deaf sports newspaper stories:

Deaf swimmer Hannah Fitton to swim for Colgate
http://deafdigest.com/hannahfitton/

a deaf member of the Canadian national junior baseball team
http://deafdigest.com/jalenharris-2/



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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports072410/

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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long list of open positions
DEAF SERVICES CENTER
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of
human services we have a career building position waiting for you! 
E.O.E.

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

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

- STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking
for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters.
Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and
psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and
sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret
for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and
deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing
and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA
degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf
individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience.
Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a
plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be
flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current
national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are
preferred.

- BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with
experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis;
assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of
interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal
skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working
with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf
or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to
provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing
therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment
planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical
Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in
Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health
Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral
Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language
preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to
learning about this population.

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

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

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA;
valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years
experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported
living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or
developmental disabilities living in the community; promote
consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions open for
weekend and evening shifts.

 

We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf
adolescents! We are interviewing now. 

Please see below for open positions:

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

- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available)
The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent
consumers implementing and following behavior modification system,
teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them
achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related
experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community
working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with
admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide
therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach
coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage
Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities;
maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers'
growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are
available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.


Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM!

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

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LAST CALL!!  

Deadline: July 30, 2010

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

Seattle, WA is in beautiful Northwest, surrounded by trees, 
mountains, and water. Home of outdoor activities, many
hiking trials, and good seafood. You a sport fan? Seattle is 
home of Seahawks and Sounders!

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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Job Posting
Creative, Passionate Teachers Needed!
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are currently
accepting applications for Teachers of the Deaf for the upcoming
school year.  

TLC is a supportive, vibrant learning community where our innovative
staff share a commitment to the academic, social and emotional growth
of each and every student.   Our mission is to ensure that deaf and
hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an
educational environment where language and communication are keys to
building competence, character and community.

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for
the Deaf (CEASD) and the Council on Accreditation (COA).   For more
information on our programs please visit our website at
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and reference 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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position openings (2 positions)
Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist - Full Time
Seattle Children's
Seattle, WA

We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is
rewarded and new ideas are encouraged. At Seattle Children's, the Pacific
Northwest's premier pediatric care center, we offer more than just
state-of-the-art facilities and open career growth potential. You will also
find a true commitment to our patients and families that reach far beyond
the bounds of clinical expertise.

Currently we have a need for a 2 full time Deaf Educator/Communication
Specialist to provide early intervention services for families with
deaf/hard of hearing children between 0-3 years old enrolled in the Family
Conversations program. The Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist will
provide appropriate developmental and educational evaluations of deaf/HOH
children 0-3 years old in their home or other parent-identified community
setting; and in family support groups. In addition, you will assist with
administrative and intake services secondary to providing direct services
and helping families in identifying formal and informal services through
community support systems.

Our Family Conversations program is unique to Seattle Children's. The
program focuses on the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth
through age 3. Our specialists are trained in working with families of
children who are young. Our team meets with families each week in patient¹s
homes.

At Seattle Children's, we believe in accountability, respect and teamwork -
not only with patients and their families, but also with each other. If you
share these principles, we encourage you to join us. We offer excellent pay
and benefits, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, retirement
plans, and opportunities for career advancement, paid training days, and so
much more.

For immediate consideration, please apply online to
http://www.seattlechildrens.org

Our position requisition number is 10-923 and/or
10-922.

Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Announcement 
Deaf Interpreter 
SignOn Seattle
Seattle, WA

Overview: The Staff Deaf Interpreter provides professional, quality
interpreting services to SignOn's customers while participating in a
collegial, supportive atmosphere with the SignOn Team. 

Requirements:
  *  Experienced Deaf Interpreter: Certified (CDI) preferred
  *  Documented experience working with minimal language Deaf
     individuals, non-standard ASL/sign users, and with monolingual
     Deaf clients
  *  Minimum of 500 hours interpreting experience in various legal and
     mental health settings
  *  Preferred Deaf-Blind interpreting experience (if none, must
     complete training by December 2010 at your own expense)
  *  Five-years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching language
     and culture with certified hearing interpreters preferred
  *  Experience developing Deaf interpreters preferred

Duties:
  *  Be available 30 hours per week to provide part-time staff
     interpreting services (Guarantee of 24 hours paid per week)
  *  Work schedule will vary from day to day depending on interpreting
     demand (priority); this tends to vary from zero to full days;
     unless the staff DI is on an interpreting assignment or in the
     field mentoring interpreters they will be expected to be in the
     office available to interpreters and administrators
  *  Remaining time will spend working with SignOn management
     providing website support, professional development to staff -
     workshops, mentoring, etc. - and whatever is deemed necessary and
     appropriate for the benefit of SignOn and its staff interpreters.

Why SignOn?
  *  The largest user of Deaf Interpreters in Seattle
  *  Deaf-centric consciousness
  *  Full range of benefits
  *  Additional income earning opportunities possible
  *  Supportive work environment

to apply, please contact
mailto:KarenG@SignOnASL.com

SignOn - we're good

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(revised posting)

position opening 
High School 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 high school 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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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 July 25th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - 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

DeafDigest – 26 July 2010

DeafDigest Blue - July 25, 2010

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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/appearance/


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New Clarity Alertmaster Visual Alert System - Preorder Now!

The new REDESIGNED Clarity Alertmaster Notification system is coming
in September.  Harris Communications showcased the new system at
DeafNation World Expo and is offering you the opportunity to be one
of the first to purchase it. Preorder now and receive a 10% discount
and FREE ground shipping!*

The new AL10 Visual Alert System (CL-AL10) takes the place of the
AM6000. Retail $179.95. Monitor phone calls, alarm clock, doorbell,
smoke detector, motion sensor or ambient sounds. (Additional
transmitters will need to be purchased to use the motion detector,
audio alarm, and smoke detector features.)

Large 3.5" clock display. System includes doorbell and bed shaker.

The new AL11 Visual Alert System (CL-AL11) takes the place of the
AM100. Retail $79.95. Monitor doorbell, door knocks and telephone
calls from anywhere in your home. Includes a wireless doorbell.

The new AL12 Visual Alert System (CL-AL12) takes the place of the
AMRX2. Retail $59.95. Expand your AL10 and AL11 system by using one
or more AL12  remote receivers.

The AlertMaster Visual Alert systems are easy-to-use with large,
brightly lit visual alert indicators. Connect a lamp for added
notification. All Clarity AlertMaster units are 100% compatible with
your existing Ameriphone AlertMaster  product.

*Sale ends September 7, 2010.

For more information on the new system, go to:
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or contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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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 
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If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Deaf Briton changing careers in bad economy
http://deafdigest.com/karendent/

A deaf student at his first summer job at a swimming pool
http://deafdigest.com/sandymarwick/


- Very Hot News

The audience at the International Congress on the Education 
of the Deaf meeting last week at Vancouver, BC agreed to 
the statement, crafted by the conference organizing
committee and the BC Deaf Community.

The statement was to reject the infamous 1880 Milan resolution
that "banned" sign language as mode of instruction in classrooms
all over the world. And to acknowledge, with regret, on how
bad the resolution was, and to ask all nations to respect
all forms of communications. 

Apology was not mentioned in the statement. Yet, elated deaf 
groups have been using this statement as an apology.

Oh, by the way, the resolution should have never been
made in the first place, years ago in 1880.


- Sunday July 18th

Within the Pathological, Audiological, and Medical
professionals that work with the deaf, there was a
conference many of us did not know about.

It was the Coalition for Global Hearing Health
that took place recently in Washington, DC.

Yes, they addressed deafness issues only from their
respective professional points of view.



- Monday July 19th

Deaf Hate crime in Washington, DC?

Someone issued flyers a the D.C. Police Department's Major 
Crash Investigation Unit that bashed deaf people.

The police department is investigating.




- Tuesday July 20th

As a way to observe the 20th anniversary of the ADA, the
White House had a demonstration of the Captioned Radio,
developed by the National Public Radio. 

The Captioned Radio concept was nothing new; the
Philadelphia area Deaf Community had its own Captioned
Radio network in the late seventies and eighties, funded
by the federal government. When funding dried out, the
use of Captioned Radio stopped.


- Wednesday July 21st

Is it possible for hearing aid users to catch conversation
in a noisy environment? A British hearing aid manufacturer
is working on a prototype to make this possible.


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

.....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

How to deal with special needs deaf individuals during acts
of emergency?  The Federal Emergency Management Agency
officials met with the National Council on Independent Living
officials to address this issue.

......

Deaf-REACH Annual Crab Feast Fundraiser

All you can eat!

Saturday August 28th 2010

2pm - 6pm

8712 Beaver Dam Rd, 
Beltsville MD, 20705

Crabs* hot dogs * hamburgers* vegetarian options* cold drinks* BYOB

Something for everyone!

$40.00 in advance by August 20th

$45.00 after August 20th or at the door.

Kids under 10 are free!

To order online visit http://www.deaf-reach.org/

Or call 202-832-6681 Voice/TTY

1-866-970-1156 VP

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Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at 
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HEARING NEWSCAST VS DEAF VIDEOS
   We watch news programs on TV; these newscasters dress
very well. They stand up very professionally; same as if
they sit behind a table. They are very impressive with
their appearances.
   It is different with deaf videos. Some of these
deaf people dress sloppy, and show poor body position in 
front of the cam. Plus some of them show poor facial 
expressions.
   Why?

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

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

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Below Market Rate Housing for Adults 55 and older - Fremont Oak Gardens

A picture of this apartment community is at:
http://deafdigest.com/fremontoakgardens/

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:
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For more information, please call: 510.490.4013

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A 3-WAY JOB INTERVIEW
   What is a 3-way job interview? Few years before
ADA became law, a deaf man came up for a job 
interview.
   There were no notes during the interview. Two
human resources (HR) people interviewed the deaf man.
   The first HR man had lips that were impossible
to read. The second HR man was easy to read with
his lips.
   But, that first HR man could understand the
deaf speech. The second HR man could not understand
deaf speech.
   As a result, the interview went 3-way in a 
circle.
   Sad to say, the deaf person did not get the job.

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

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



A LAWSUIT: GALLAUDET VS BELL !
   According to historians, Edward Miner Gallaudet and
Alexander Graham Bell pretty much did not like each
other. 
   This is understandable. Bell advocated oral education
whereas Gallaudet supported ASL.
   There was a patent infringement lawsuit going on in
the late 19th century - Western Telephone Construction 
Company sued Bell Telephone Company.
   On one side was Alexander Graham Bell's phone 
Company, the Bell Telephone Company. On the other
side was the Western Telephone Construction
Company.
   Part of the law team representing the Western 
Telephone Construction Company was Joseph G. 
Parkinson. Not only he was deaf but was a
Gallaudet graduate, class of 1869!    
   Bell won the lawsuit. 

   To get more information in depth, go to: 
http://deafdigest.com/parkinson/

   A warning, it is in legalese.


DEAF-OWNED BUSINESSES, USA AND EUROPE
   In USA, we have a good number of deaf-owned
businesses, both full time and part time.
   What about Europe? DeafDigest editor does not
know of too many deaf-owned businesses. A big
exception is Hotel Hassler in Rome, owned by
Roberto Wirth.
   There are much more restrictions in Europe,
for anyone, deaf or hearing, that want to 
open a business. It is much easier in USA
to start a business.
   This may be the reason why many deaf 
Europeans are not encouraged to start their
own businesses.


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ECONOMY IMPACTING ON THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF-BLIND
   For years the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) has
maintained its own headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.
   Not any more. The headquarters staff were laid off. Now
holding down the fort is Randy Pope.
   DeafDigest hopes AADB will get its headquarters back some day
real soon.


NASA WAS WRONG ABOUT ITS ASL MESSAGE FROM SPACE
   DeafDigest editor received email from NASA saying that astronaut
Caldwell Dyson was the first one to sign ASL from space. This
event took place this week.
   NASA was wrong. Way back on January 22, 1992, on the Discovery
mission, astronaut Bill Readdy signed ASL from space, and it was
videotaped and shown on Deaf Mosaic.
   Doing the honors of teaching Readdy ASL was Texas VR counselor
Jack Clifton.
   This is another example of "it is the first" or "it is the only"
syndrome being foisted on the Deaf Community.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

are you worried that computers will make your job
obsolete?





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





COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

The fingering of a stenocaptioner needs to be very precise.  For
example, the ring finger of the left hand can depress the T key on
the top row or "bank" of keys or the K key on the bottom row of
keys.  If the captioner depresses both of those keys at the same time
by hitting the crack between the two keys, the letters T and K will
both appear, and when those two keys are combined together, they
become a D in steno.  

Since many steno writers start off as court reporters, they learn
short forms for many legal terms.  A common way to write the word
"testimony" in steno is TEFT.  Another common word for court
reporters is "defendant."  A common way to write that word in steno
is TKEFT, which is seen by a steno writer as DEFT.

Even though the words "testimony" and "defendant" do not sound at
all alike, you may see mistakes like these by captioners or court
reporters:

"The testimony is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys."

"He was sworn, and he gave his defendant in a straightforward
manner."

As you can probably tell, these should read as follows:

"The defendant is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys."

"He was sworn, and he gave his testimony in a straightforward
manner."




TIMES HAVE CHANGED FOR INTERPRETERS
   Years ago, the most important piece of material for sign
language interpreters was a map tacked on the wall of the metro 
area.
   Interpreters, getting an assignment in an unfamiliar area,
would locate the address on the map and go from there.
   Times have changed. The GPS is the most important piece of
equipment for these interpreters.

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

consider themselves the same as hearing impaired




not really; hearing impaired is a broad definition,
which includes profoundly deaf, severely deaf,
moderately deaf and mildly deaf. And there are
deaf people that function as deaf whereas there
are deaf people that function as hearing. Too 
hairsplitting.



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

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you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
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To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Another gene mutation deafness-causing discovery has been
reported, this time by researchers at University of
Michigan.

They are saying the mutation, named DIAPH3, causes some kind
of deafness. This finding was recently shared with the National 
Academy of Sciences.

....

The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf man, with an exaggerated sense of entitlement,
asked the court to grant him leniency for his series
of petty crimes.

He said:

I am single, a simple farmer and am deaf.

The judge said no and sent him to prison.

This took place in an African nation.

.....

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he played supports (sports) in high school

...

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Honors continue to come Bob Davila's way. At the International
Congress on Education of the Deaf, Sydney, Australia with over
1,000 educators in audience, Bob delivered the opening keynote address.
This NTID director was the only deaf plenary speaker in a group of ten
such speakers. He spoke on "Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Present and
Projecting the Future."
   Upon coming home, Bob was voted in as vice chairperson of the board
of directors of the Hillside Children's Center, a program for children
and families in need of professional counseling.

(editor's note: much have changed in 10 years; Davila later became
Gallaudet president; ICED just issued a statement rejecting
the infamous 1880 Milan Convention that "banned" sign language
in classrooms)

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

 DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dick Sipek
who departed us last week.
   Many people know of Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride
and even of Dummy Taylor. But how many people would
realize that Dick played one season for Cincinnati
Reds during World War II years?
   There are many Dick Sipek stories, all of them
feel-good, a testimony to one of the most beloved
deaf individuals in the state of Illinois.

...

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Pretty much a hot conversational topic in many deaf groups
all week was the ICED rejection of the infamous 1880 Milan
resolution that "banned" sign language in classrooms.

Many, many, many orally-educated deaf children grew up to
become ASL signers during these years of sign language 
oppression. 

They learned their signs behind the teachers' backs and
at "underground" sites away from the prying eyes of anti-ASL
teachers.

So, was the infamous 1880 Milan resolution rendered moot
the first day it "became" effective?

Yes, DeafDigest thinks so, because those that wanted to
sign, did, whereas those that did not want to sign,
didn't. Edict and personal preference are two different
things.

.....

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

If you are shopping for food within Washington, DC
city limits, you need to lipread the check out cashier.

The cashier will ask:

do you want a plastic bag?

If you say no, you save 5 cents. If you say yes, you
pay 5 cents per bag.

Not a big deal, except that if your mind wanders while
paying for your food, the check out cashier will
be puzzled why you did not respond with a yes or a no
answer, and the line behind you gets longer and gets 
more impatient.

A hearing mind can wander but his ears do not wander!

(DC enacted a new plastic bag law, forcing deaf shoppers
to be ready with a quick yes or no response - hence the
need to lipread for the cashier's customary question)




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

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

your state VR agency offers paid time off in exchange for
attending a volunteer event...during work hours.


......

DeafBook of the Week

The Silent Garden

"raising your deaf child"

Paul W. Ogden
Gallaudet University Press
1996




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
LVN Nursing Job Available (Must know ASL)
Maxim Healthcare Services
Pleasant Hill, CA

In-home care position available in Pleasant Hill, CA, just 15 minutes outside 
Oakland/Berkeley. 

The patient is an 8 year old male with CHARGE syndrome. He is deaf, blind in 
one eye, had 2 heart repairs, has acid reflux, takes growth hormone injections, 
asthma, ADHD and other behavioral issues, solitary kidney, absence of semi-circular 
canals.  

Signs wonderfully, cheerful and funny attitude, gregarious and determined, 
curious and loving.

Hours: 
Summer and school holidays F/T M-F 8-4   
School year P/T 230-530 and other hrs to be negotiated for approx 25 hrs

If interested...housing available in a home 
(large home, bed/bath/TV room/pool/computer room, etc) 
This would be negotiated separately.

Position available through Maxim Healthcare Services out of Concord, CA. 

Please contact Jeremy or Angelo if interested at (925) 356-0344.

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Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

- Business Officer  (08/05/2010 closing date)
- Residential Life Trainer (08/05/2010 date)
- School Educator I - 2 positions (closing date 07/29/2010)

to click on any of above positions, go to:
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

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position opening
Assistant Program Coordinator, Deaf/ASL Education/Vision
  and Orientation & Mobility Department
Monroe #1 BOCES
Monroe county (Rochester area), New York

LOCATION OF POSITION:        Monroe #1 BOCES, Building 9
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, 12 month, Probationary
STARTING DATE:  On or about August 9, 2010

DUTIES:
1. Provide general support to the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and 
Orientation 
    & Mobility Department.
- Work with other leadership staff in the department to maintain 
quality support services.

- Communicate with school districts with regard to service needs.

- Help oversee the substitute process to ensure coverage is 
provided as effectively as possible.

- Represent the department in BOCES-wide initiatives as needed.

2. Provide leadership and share supervision of the entire Deaf/ASL 
    Education/Vision and Orientation & Mobility Department staff at their 
work sites.
- Provide supervision, observations, and evaluation of staff.
- Recruit, interview, assign and train new employees.
- Assist staff with problem solving.
- Provide on-going staff support and staff development.
- Help to maintain a substitute pool.
- Help to identify areas of need and implement change.

3. Utilize fiscal responsibility in overseeing one or more budget areas.  
    Ensure staff has the necessary materials and resources to successfully 
    provide quality service.

4. Complete paperwork related to BOCES Human Resource policies and 
procedures.

5. Assist with Extended School Year and Summer School scheduling.

6. Perform related duties as assigned by the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and 
    Orientation & Mobility Department.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. NYS Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA)/School 
District Leader (SDL) or School Administration & Supervision (SAS).

2. NYS and/or National Certifications in at least one, preferably two or 
more of the following: Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Teacher of 
ASL, Sign Language Interpreting, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, 
Orientation & Mobility.

3. Fluency in American Sign Language. 

4. Experience with Support Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or 
Visually Impaired children.

5. Knowledgeable of current trends in assistive technology.

6. Knowledge of data driven program development.

7. Experience with curriculum writing.

8. Outstanding leadership skills.

9. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

10. Valid New York State Driver's License. 

Application Procedure:
Contact Nancy J Carr at 585-249-7010

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announcing an opening
Residential Counselors - PACES program
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

1at, 2nd , 3rd and weekend shifts available

The American School for the Deaf encompasses a comprehensive 
center-based and community-based educational program serving 
deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high 
school, utilizing a total communication philosophy.  

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
The Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of 
adolescents during out-of-school hours and the assumption of other 
responsibilities as designated by the Dean of Students, PACES Program. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants should possess a High School Diploma, two years of College 
preferred.  Applicants should have prior experience in working with 
emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential 
setting.  Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.  CPI 
Certification or a willingness to secure.  Public Service License or CDL 
License or a willingness to secure one or the other.  CEASD Dormitory 
Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same.  Ability to write 
reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  
Good to excellent ASL skills.
                                                                                                                                                    
HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume and letter of application to:   

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

For more information, visit our website at:  http://www.asd-1817.org

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announcing an opening
Teacher - Career Academy and Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full Time 

PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:         Until filled.                                                               
                               

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in 
West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based 
and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing 
students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, 
instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special 
Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.         
                                          
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special 
Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech 
Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in 
graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign 
Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work 
flexible hours when needed.  

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Compensation range based on school's salary scales.    
Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are 
available.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job 
description and download an application.   Send all applications and 
resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Qualifications: BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management
experience required or Masters Degree in Business/Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience.

Proven experience with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget
and financial management strongly desired. Thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing cultures required as well as Sign
Language proficiency. Strong people skills, diplomacy and public
speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Buffalo, NY/Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf
community with affordable living, access to arts and culture,
sporting venues, lakefront activities and continuing education
opportunities. Salary: $45-60K DOE/E and excellent benefits package.

Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. of Buffalo, NY is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

Application, ASL v-log and full job description can be downloaded at
http://www.wnydas.org 

Please send cover letter and resume with completed
application to: 
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. 
Attn: Executive Director
Search Committee,  
2495 Main St. Suite 446, 
Buffalo, NY 14214 

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Monday, August 16, 2010

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Job openings
sComm
Kansas City, Missouri

~~ JOB OPENINGS AT SCOMM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ~~

sComm, a growing company who develops, manufactures and distributes 
UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, has the following job 
opportunities:
 
(1)        Sales Representative
We are seeking an outgoing and energetic candidate with sales experience 
and proven track record and an understanding of the sales process. The 
candidate should be familiar and current on availability of technology 
products and services in the deaf/hard of hearing/assistive technology 
markets.

(2)        Product Managers
We are seeking candidates with administrative, marketing and management 
experiences, proven track record in managing projects, sales and 
distribution of services or products, customer support, troubleshooting 
and fulfillment, delegating, coordinating, and supervising a team of deaf 
and hearing members.

More details on both job opportunities is available at 
www.scomm.com/content/job_openings 

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
sComm
6238 Hadley Street
Raytown, Missouri 64311

Email: mailto:jobs@scomm.com 
http://www.scomm.com 

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(revised deadline)

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 July 25th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - 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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http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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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]
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rebate ($299.99 upfront) with a new 2-year Agreement. The Sprint
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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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A deaf girl among top 25 candidates for Milk Mustache honors
http://deafdigest.com/hannahfitton/

Rough, tough world of Australian Rules Football has a deaf referee
http://deafdigest.com/keithmarks/



- Very Hot News

What has become of Martin Florsheim, 47 School's first deaf principal,
now retired?

He is now the chairperson of the board of directors of the Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center, headquartered both at 
Reno/Sparks & Las Vegas in Nevada.

Full press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/martinflorsheim/


- Thursday July 15th

DeafDigest learned, off hand, that the San Francisco
school system has just about stopped using ASL to teach
the deaf. Said a source "its' now CI and oral"


- Friday July 16th

The House and the Senate have been working on their versions of the
bills to require captions over the internet. While both versions
passed, critics are saying these have been watered down, thanks
to heavy pressure from the industry.

The involved bills are HR 3101 and S. 3304


- Saturday July 17th

The mission of the Kansas Sampler Foundation is this:

to preserve, sustain, and grow rural culture by educating Kansans 
about Kansas and by networking and supporting rural communities

This foundation is seeking nominations from residents of Kansas,
that which to honor its departed individuals that have done so
much to enrich the Kansas Culture.

One of the nominees is William Boular, a deaf man who was a
bricklayer. He set a world record in 1900 for laying 46,000
bricks in a working day of less than eight hours. Much of these
bricks are still there on the streets in Atchison, Kansas. He
was featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" and also has
been displayed at the Atchison County Historical Society Museum.

What was the big deal about Boular's bricklaying speed? Not only he
was deaf, but was also a double amputee!



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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

To All Lexington Staff & Stakeholders:

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School/Center is pleased to announce
the appointment of Mr. Manual Mosquera as CEO of the Lexington
School/Center.  Mr. Mosquera  is scheduled to begin work  at Lexington on
July 12th.

Mr. Mosquera has had extensive financial and management experience in the
entertainment, banking, and health care fields.  He recently served as the
Director of Operations for Nassau County Health & Human Services
Department.    He received his BBA in Accounting from Pace University in
New York City.

We are certain that Mr. Mosquera will bring his experience and expertise
to Lexington and guide us through these challenging times.  We are
confident that our Lexington Community will welcome him and give him your
full support.  Mr. Mosquera will quickly appreciate Lexington's rich
tradition and enriching learning environment.  He will find how fortunate
he is to be working with a group of highly dedicated and hard working
administrators, teachers, staff and stakeholders of the Lexington
community.

Moreover, Gina Carroll will continue to assume the role of Superintendent
in addition to her new role as Principal where she will oversee all
educational programs at Lexington School.  We cannot adequately express
our true appreciation for her leadership as the CEO/Superintendent in the
past six years as she stepped up to the plate and managed to navigate us
through the ups and downs.    We wish her much success in her new role.

Greg Hlibok
President
Lexington School/Center Board of Trustees

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Coming soon!

The largest web survey of deaf and hard of hearing people in U.S. 
history!!!!

The global economy is changing before our eyes. Manufacturing is giving 
way to a service industry.

Help make sure Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are not left behind in the 
21st century labor market.

For too long have policy makers relied on vague information about Deaf and 
Hard of Hearing people.  

Let them hear directly from you about your experience in the workforce so 
that policies can assure competitive employment for our youth.

The "National Deaf Employment and Technology survey" will identify trends 
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Century workforce.

For 15- 20 minutes of your time, you can help shape the future of 
education, vocational, and social services to deaf and hard of hearing people 
in the U.S.

Data from this study will be made available to all who are interested!

Look for the Deaf Employment and Technology survey

Coming soon!

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BOYCE WILLIAMS WAS STOPPED
    In the 1950's and 1960's, the most powerful deaf man in
USA was Boyce Williams.
    He worked for the old Health, Education and Welfare
cabinet in the Federal government. He started the
National Theatre of the Deaf, the Registry of Interpreters
for the Deaf, Captioned Films for the Deaf, Sign Language
program at NAD, the National Leadership Training Program
at CSUN, NTID and others.
    Suddenly, he lost his power. Why? Because his boss
was Mary E. Switzer. She had a lot of power and
allowed Boyce to follow his ideas. She retired,
and there was no one to work with Boyce.
    As a result, we have not gotten too many new
programs for the deaf since 1970's.


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

(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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A CUTE HEARING GRANDCHILD
    A deaf husband and wife both have a cute hearing
grandchild from their hearing daughter.
    The cute child knows that her grandparents are
deaf - but she thinks everyone is deaf. When she
grows up she then realizes there are deaf people
and there are hearing people!


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

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


A COMMENT FROM A DEAF AGENCY DIRECTOR
    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned bumping into two
deaf men at a restaurant. And that one of the men
never heard of Gallaudet despite mingling with the
deaf community much of his life.
    Said a director of a deaf agency:

This is a sad story. I am meeting kids from mainstreamed
programs that have no idea of Gallaudet or NTID or even
of telecommunication devices and the videophones


OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DEAF IN SPORTS
    We have a number of deaf professional athletes. The small
number seems to be growing a bit each year, and this is
great.
    What is not so great is lack of opportunities for
the deaf in the front office of pro sports teams or
even of NCAA-I big time universities.
    Do we have deaf trainers, deaf general managers,
deaf scouts, deaf coaches, etc?
    DeafDigest knows only of one person - Michael Fischer,
a former Gallaudet student, who is serving as Assistant to the 
Head Coach of the women's basketball team at University of
Minnesota.
    DeafDigest is bringing this up because the NFL has a committee
that is titled - Diversity Committee Working Group.
    Yes, NFL does not include deafness as part of the diversity
focus, but it should be.


THE DEAF IN AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
    From time to time we scan the channels on our
cable TV and catch some Australian Rules Football
action.
    Their version of our football is fascinating
to watch though their rules may be hard to understand.
    Have there been deaf players in Australian Rules
Football? There was one, not in the top major league
level but one in the minor leagues. An injury cut short
his career in the late eighties.
    What about right now? There is a deaf referee
in the Southern Football League, again a minor
league, a notch below the top.
    This deaf man, Keith Marks, is 66 years old and
he is on the verge of refereeing his 1000th game.
    He does not speak and when players argue with him,
he is ready with his notes flashed out of his pockets.
    And he had an unruly player suspended for six months!


A DEAF FAILURE
    A certain deaf man was a failure. He was fired
from one of his early jobs. He invested his money in
a factory that failed. He also invested his money
in a second factory that failed.
    Do we feel sorry for that deaf man? No, that person
was Thomas A. Edison, the world's most famous inventor!

RETREAT NETWORKING
    A couple of weeks ago there were stories in the
newspapers of Camp Mogul, in Idaho as the retreat site of
high level individuals in the business world, legal world,
Hollywood, sports, education. They network with each
other and some business deals are being made in 
faraway Idaho.
    What about the deaf? In the early eighties,
Heritage Publishing, a printing and publishing company
in Little Rock, Arkansas staged a couple of retreats
for high level deaf individuals, from these national
organizations serving the deaf.
    Did anything come out of these deaf retreat sessions?
Not really.


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:

Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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

http://deafdigest.com/acedhh/



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I can communicate without a hearing aid


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


I realized I was temporarily deaf. I'm sure my hearing 
is permanently impaired





did that person lose hope that his hearing would not
come back?


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

If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies,  we have the
World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our  9th
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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 will be a series of events hosted by FCC to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of ADA

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

3 deaf auto racers at a racetrack in Maine
http://www.sunjournal.com/local-sports/story/875795

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. My cable provider offers Video on Demand but it is not
captioned. I asked my provider and they said there is nothing
they could do about it.

A. The provider is not telling you the truth. Since 2006,
the captioning regulations require captioning of all 
English language programs.



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 all hearing people will stop assuming that every deaf
person can read lips

and

that all hearing people will ask the deaf of their preferred
communications method - via interpreter or note taking
and last, and the least, lipreading !

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1889 - a newspaper mentioned Joseph G. Parkinson as
USA's first deaf attorney; he was one of the first enrollees
of Gallaudet University in 1864

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Deaf and the Money:

William J. Bowman, a deaf man, with the Office of Communications
in the Social Security Administration, said:

Less deaf people today are drawing SSDI and SSI benefits than 
before. More deaf people are working. But there are statistics
that should be of interest. The links are at:

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2008/table12.html
http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2008/index.html
 
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DeafNumbers of the Week:

There were 1652 Deaf & HH Students in Georgia in 2009

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DeafResources

elite Gallaudet athletes (pros & national level & semi pro)
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudeteliteathletes/

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

top deaf sports newspaper stories:

Greg White with USA men's U-21 basketball team
http://deafdigest.com/gregwhite/

Bob Laughna stepping down as swim coach at Northern Michigan University
http://deafdigest.com/boblaughna/


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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports071610/

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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LAST CALL!!  

Deadline: July 30, 2010

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

Seattle, WA is in beautiful Northwest, surrounded by trees, 
mountains, and water. Home of outdoor activities, many
hiking trials, and good seafood. You a sport fan? Seattle is 
home of Seahawks and Sounders!

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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Job Posting
Creative, Passionate Teachers Needed!
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are currently
accepting applications for Teachers of the Deaf for the upcoming
school year.  

TLC is a supportive, vibrant learning community where our innovative
staff share a commitment to the academic, social and emotional growth
of each and every student.   Our mission is to ensure that deaf and
hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an
educational environment where language and communication are keys to
building competence, character and community.

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for
the Deaf (CEASD) and the Council on Accreditation (COA).   For more
information on our programs please visit our website at
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and reference 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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position openings (2 positions)
Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist - Full Time
Seattle Children's
Seattle, WA

We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is
rewarded and new ideas are encouraged. At Seattle Children's, the Pacific
Northwest's premier pediatric care center, we offer more than just
state-of-the-art facilities and open career growth potential. You will also
find a true commitment to our patients and families that reach far beyond
the bounds of clinical expertise.

Currently we have a need for a 2 full time Deaf Educator/Communication
Specialist to provide early intervention services for families with
deaf/hard of hearing children between 0-3 years old enrolled in the Family
Conversations program. The Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist will
provide appropriate developmental and educational evaluations of deaf/HOH
children 0-3 years old in their home or other parent-identified community
setting; and in family support groups. In addition, you will assist with
administrative and intake services secondary to providing direct services
and helping families in identifying formal and informal services through
community support systems.

Our Family Conversations program is unique to Seattle Children's. The
program focuses on the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth
through age 3. Our specialists are trained in working with families of
children who are young. Our team meets with families each week in patient¹s
homes.

At Seattle Children's, we believe in accountability, respect and teamwork -
not only with patients and their families, but also with each other. If you
share these principles, we encourage you to join us. We offer excellent pay
and benefits, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, retirement
plans, and opportunities for career advancement, paid training days, and so
much more.

For immediate consideration, please apply online to
http://www.seattlechildrens.org

Our position requisition number is 10-923 and/or
10-922.

Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Announcement 
Deaf Interpreter 
SignOn Seattle
Seattle, WA

Overview: The Staff Deaf Interpreter provides professional, quality
interpreting services to SignOn's customers while participating in a
collegial, supportive atmosphere with the SignOn Team. 

Requirements:
  *  Experienced Deaf Interpreter: Certified (CDI) preferred
  *  Documented experience working with minimal language Deaf
     individuals, non-standard ASL/sign users, and with monolingual
     Deaf clients
  *  Minimum of 500 hours interpreting experience in various legal and
     mental health settings
  *  Preferred Deaf-Blind interpreting experience (if none, must
     complete training by December 2010 at your own expense)
  *  Five-years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching language
     and culture with certified hearing interpreters preferred
  *  Experience developing Deaf interpreters preferred

Duties:
  *  Be available 30 hours per week to provide part-time staff
     interpreting services (Guarantee of 24 hours paid per week)
  *  Work schedule will vary from day to day depending on interpreting
     demand (priority); this tends to vary from zero to full days;
     unless the staff DI is on an interpreting assignment or in the
     field mentoring interpreters they will be expected to be in the
     office available to interpreters and administrators
  *  Remaining time will spend working with SignOn management
     providing website support, professional development to staff -
     workshops, mentoring, etc. - and whatever is deemed necessary and
     appropriate for the benefit of SignOn and its staff interpreters.

Why SignOn?
  *  The largest user of Deaf Interpreters in Seattle
  *  Deaf-centric consciousness
  *  Full range of benefits
  *  Additional income earning opportunities possible
  *  Supportive work environment

to apply, please contact
mailto:KarenG@SignOnASL.com

SignOn - we're good

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date:  July 6, 2010
Closing date:  July 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

- Knowledge of all telecommunication equipments, Relay systems and 
services

- Familiar with evaluation and assessment methodologies

- Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's of Arts Degree preferred, but will accept Associate of 
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Deaf and HOH 
populations

- Fluency in ASL

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at:

DHHARC
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE 
(July 20, 2010)

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

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

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Job openings 
Jean Massieu Academy, a charter deaf school 
Arlington, Texas

All applicants for teaching positions are required to have a valid
Texas Teaching Certificate with preferences given to those with
Special Education, ASL & ESL endorsements. 

Teacher start date is August 16th, 2010.  

Jean Massieu Academy is a charter school for the Deaf students and
their hearing siblings.
 
- High School Math
- High School English Language Arts
- Grades 2 & 3 Combo
- High School Computers/ASL Teacher
- ASL Interpreter
 
Applicants may send their resume, copy of certification and
references to:
 
Attn: Lissa Lloyd
Jean Massieu Academy
823 N. Center Street
Arlington, Texas  76011
 
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(revised posting)

position opening 
High School 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 high school 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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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 July 18th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - 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

DeafDigest – 18 July 2010

DeafDigest Blue - July 18, 2010

Blue 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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Meet us in Las Vegas at DeafNation!

Will you be in Las Vegas for the DeafNation World Expo on July 19-22? 

Stop by and see Harris Communications at the Sands Expo & Convention 
Center. 

We are at booths 25, 26 and 27. 

Admission to the World Expo is free, but you can skip the long lines 
and pre-register online at: 

http://bit.ly/DeafNationExpo_ddb071810 

We will be offering exclusive show specials and previewing new
products like Clarity's® REDESIGNED AlertMaster Notification system.
The official product launch is still over a month away, but we'll
have a limited supply of the new AlertMaster system available for
purchase - first come first serve!

Marlee Matlin will be signing books at the show! We will have a
limited number of her books available for purchase including her
autobiography, "I'll Scream Later".  Afterwards, head over to her
booth for the book signing.

We're excited to be at the DeafNation World Expo to see some familiar
faces, make new friends, and show off some great new products. See
you at the show!

For more information on Marlee Matlin's books, go to
http://bit.ly/harriscomm_MarleeMatlin_ddb071810 

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

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

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

30-year history of SWCID and its growth
http://deafdigest.com/swcidhistory/

ASL happy hour
http://deafdigest.com/boulderaslhappyhour/


- Very Hot News

Ashley Fiolek, who is deaf, is the world's best female
motocross racer. She has won championships in the
past and is hoping to pick up another championship this
season.  Anyway she has been nominated for the
ESPN ESPY Awards in the female category for Best Action 
Sports Athlete. She, however, didn't get it as the honor
went to a snowboarder. 


- Sunday July 11th

The FCC has announced that its Disability Rights Office
web site has been set up. Everything you wanted to know
about your rights, but were afraid to ask, will be found
on that web site. 


- Monday July 12th

Up and coming British deaf performer Genevieve Barr has
revealed a secret. Normally a hearing aid user in real
life, she had to take it off while playing her role as
Amelia in the TV show "The Silence." As a result she
had to rely on her lipreading skills to cue her around.


- Tuesday July 13th

Another hospital deaf discrimination case has been
settled. The Office for Civil Rights reached agreement
with New York  to provide equal access at its
medical facilities anywhere in the state. This was
prompted by discrimination that surfaced at the Ramapo 
Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing facility 

- Wednesday July 14th

George Steinbrenner, not deaf, who departed us last week,
was a person we all either love or hate.

Was he good to the deaf? Well, a deaf kid came up to him
asking for an autograph at a ball game in Tampa some years
back. Upon realizing the kid's deafness, Steinbrenner
did something about it. 

Depending on which tale is accurate, he either:

- paid for the kid's new hearing aid

or

- paid for the kid's CI

Did he give jobs for aspiring deaf sports executives in his
Yankees organization? No, but that is a separate issue.


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

.....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Charleston RiverDogs is a minor league baseball team in the 
South Atlantic League. This team will be featuring an advertising
campaign, these 30-second shots on TV. One of these shots will
feature "Sign Language."

It is not ASL sign language but Baseball Sign Language (BSL). All
teams use BSL to convey signals that they do not want opponents
to catch. 

While BSL is different from ASL, it would be fun for us, the deaf,
to try to catch and understand what these signs stand for.

Do keep in mind these teams change BSL all the time.

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Choose from either hardwired or portable units. Each one offers a reliable, 
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Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at 
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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: 
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COMMUNICATING WITH A HEARING PERSON
   There are four different ways for a deaf person
to communicate with a hearing person.

- gesturing, but some hearing people can't follow gestures
- sign language, but some hearing people can't sign
- body language, but some hearing people can't follow body language

   The fourth way is the best - use pen and pad!


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

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

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Below Market Rate Housing for Adults 55 and older - Fremont Oak Gardens

A picture of this apartment community is at:
http://deafdigest.com/fremontoakgardens/

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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A JOB-HUNTING FRUSTRATION
   A deaf man, with a college degree in Computer Science,
was a frustrated job hunter.
   At one computer firm, he took the exam and got a
perfect score with no errors.
   He was introduced to the company Human Resources
person. That person knew sign language; he learned
signs as a former dormitory counselor at a residential
school for the deaf.
   A deaf man with a perfect exam score and a Human
Resources man that knows ASL. This should be great
news for the deaf job hunter.
   But the company did not offer him a job! This
deaf man later found a new job but it was not with
computers.


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

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York

It is not too late to register for any of the remaining workshops...  
REGISTER TODAY! 
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/registration.html

Featured Summer Workshops:

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

This workshop will help you prepare for the "Network+. Certification" test 
that is offered by CompTIA. This is a test that you can study for and take 
on your own after this workshop. You will be given a supplemental book and 
a testing engine that you can use after the workshop to prepare to obtain 
this vendor-independent networking certificate. 



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 
below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit 
or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  

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

For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or 
contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 
585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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THE AFGHAN CUP AND OUR DEAF TOURNAMENTS
   The Afghan Cup is an annual soccer tournament
involving 12 teams from everywhere in USA.
All of these players are immigrants and refugees
from Afghanistan.
   During the tournament, which took place last
weekend in Northern Virginia, there were recruiters
that were ready to offer these players jobs as
Afghan language translators. In today's bad
economy, it may not be surprising if some of the
players accepted the job offers.
   We have our own national deaf basketball and
national deaf softball tournaments. Do we see job
recruiters at our own deaf tournaments?
   No.

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THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS AND THE DEAF
   We have had several deaf individuals that have
operated their own restaurants.
   The restaurant business is a tough one for any
one, no matter if the owner is deaf or hearing.
   One well known deaf person wanted to own a
restaurant. He did one smart thing - hired a
restaurant consultant.
   The consultant told him that the restaurant
business does not fit his own lifestyle.
   Based on that advice, he decided not to
open a restaurant. He has become a success,
however, in a different business venture.


THE FCC AND THE DEAF
   The FCC is very important to us. This being said,
the FCC dynamics is always changing. FCC commissioners
come and go.
   Some FCC commissioners are pro-deaf, meaning they
favor us, the deaf, when issuing mandates. Some
FCC commissioners do not always favor us, the deaf,
on some of their mandates.
   This is why we are grateful to have a FCC Consumer
Advisory Committee as well as a "deaf staff" on the
FCC payroll. They are there to remind the FCC
commissioners that our needs must be addressed, and
not ignored.


A REASON FOR CHANGE OF SEATING ARRANGMENTS IN A CITY COUNCIL
   We know of jokes about rival factions spending more time
arguing over seating arrangements at a council meeting,
rather than to argue over goals and objectives.
   Well, there was a reason for a change of seating
arrangements at Kilgore, Texas council meetings.
   Normally, the council members sat at one side and
the city officers sat on the other side.
   Well, there was a slight switch of seating arrangements.
Randy Renshaw, a council member, is deaf in one ear.
   In the past his better ear was away from the council
speaker with his deaf ear closer to it.
   The council members overcame their grumblings to
allow Renshaw to make the seating change.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing person:

did you know there is a new medical operation 
that will cure deafness?




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



A LAWN CARE BUSINESS IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA
   It does not matter if the person is hearing or deaf, if
that person lacks entrepreneurial spirit, he would be
content to be working for someone else. But if that person
is entrepreneurial, then he is not afraid to take risks
while starting his own business.
   Andye Taylor, who is deaf, is one such entrepreneurial
individual, operating his own Andys Lawn Care business.
   This business specializes in lawn care and snow removal,
and he has people working for him. It his been in business for
some six years, fanning out in the Indianapolis area neighborhoods.
   And like many business people, giving back to the community
is important. Andye sponsors a deaf/Coda youth baseball team.
   DeafDigest feels every community should have more deaf-owned,
deaf-operated businesses.


COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

I often read articles and comments by people who really do not
understand how realtime captioning is done, and they can be very
critical of even minor mistakes.  They sometimes cannot imagine how
captioners make certain errors.

What people need to understand is that captioners are using steno
machines, and so their errors may look totally different from the
errors made when using a typewriter.  A slight fingering error can
change a word into something totally different.  Steno writers are
basically writing "chords" on their steno machines, and it is
possible to add an extra key or what steno writers call "dragging"
a key.  It is also possible to miss a key or what steno writers call
"dropping" the letter.

Many steno writers struggle with dragging the L key with the right
hand.  That key is depressed with the ring finger, and it can be
difficult to depress keys with the middle finger and pinky finger
without also dragging the ring finger. 

A steno writer could mean to stroke the steno APT, which is the word
"apartment" for many people, and instead the steno APLT could come
up, which is the word "amount" for some steno writers.

If the nonsensical question, "How long did you live in the amount?"
came up on the screen, it may just be a slight fingering error for
the captioner or CART provider who meant to stroke, "How long did
you live in the apartment?"

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


not afford video relay services and captioning
services and, in some cases, CI operations


The deaf person does not pay a cent for video
relay services and also for captioning services.
In many cases insurance covers CI operations.



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

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
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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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:

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Based in Washington, DC
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Another gene mutation deafness-causing discovery has been
reported, this time by researchers at University of
Michigan.

They are saying the mutation, named DIAPH3, causes some kind
of deafness. This finding was recently shared with the National 
Academy of Sciences.

....

The Deaf and the Law:

An ugly deaf prisoner denial-of-interpreter lawsuit
surfaced recently in Missouri.

It went like this -

A deaf inmate in Prison A filed a lawsuit saying his rights to an
interpreter was denied. The case was filed against Prison A.

While the lawsuit was brewing, this deaf inmate, for some reason,
was transferred to Prison B.

The trial court threw out the case, saying since he was transferred
to Prison B, then it was rendered moot.

This ruling was appealed. The Court of Appeals reversed the ruling,
saying the defendant should be the state Department of Corrections,
and not Prison A.

This suit is now live.

.....

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he inhurted (inherited) a lot of money

...

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The deaf Cuban baseball team came and went home after 
playing in the deaf world deaf baseball championships 
(won by the Americans) in Washington, DC.
   To raise funds to purchase American consumer goods 
(VCRs, camcorders, etc) they reportedly sold $3,000 
worth of Cuban cigars - for much as $125 per box of 
20 cigars each!
   Despite political differences players from both 
teams mingled freely as did players from Japan, 
Venezuela and Canada.


(editor's note: the world deaf baseball championship
was a one-time event. The late Larry Fleischer
had hoped to make this tournament a regular event
every two or four years but it was not to be -
because of visa hassles, monetary hassles,
diplomatic hassles, etc)

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Heather Nicole Jackelen, who is not deaf, was crowned
Miss Wyoming 2005 recently.
   What is the big deal? She gave a sign language performance
and her platform was "Awareness of Importance of Education for
Our Deaf Youth."
   How many state pageant winners give deaf-related performances
and make a deafness-related issue as a platform? Do not know,
but Heather did.


...

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story said that Northern Illinois
University (NIU) has a "deaf floor" at one of its
dormitories. 

Deaf floor? Implies that the entire dormitory floor
is 100 percent deaf. We are talking about maybe
50-100 deaf students on that floor.

Does NIU, at any one time, ever had 50-100 deaf students?

DeafDigest does not know.

.....

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


You walk the dog through busy city sidewalks;
people gawk at the dog and ask you questions.

Depending on how the question is being lipread,
you categorize these questions as:

1. does he bite?
2. can I pet him?
3. what breed is he?
4. what is his name?
5. is he friendly?
6. is he a pit bull?
7. does he fight?

99 percent of questions fall within the above
categories.

That one percent stumps you!



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

......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

you get time off from your VR duties with pay, and even allowed to
go home early on certain days of the week due to your religious
beliefs.

......

DeafBook of the Week


Black and Deaf in America

"are we that different"

TJ Publishers

co-written by Ernest Hairston & Linwood Smith

1983




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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closing date - 07/19/2010

Employment vacancy
Residential Life Trainer
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

to view this vacancy please visit our website at:

http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039244&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no
or
http://referer.us/3/9yKAi

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

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position opening
Assistant Program Coordinator, Deaf/ASL Education/Vision
  and Orientation & Mobility Department
Monroe #1 BOCES
Monroe county (Rochester area), New York

LOCATION OF POSITION:        Monroe #1 BOCES, Building 9
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, 12 month, Probationary
STARTING DATE:  On or about August 9, 2010

DUTIES:
1. Provide general support to the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and 
Orientation 
    & Mobility Department.
- Work with other leadership staff in the department to maintain 
quality support services.

- Communicate with school districts with regard to service needs.

- Help oversee the substitute process to ensure coverage is 
provided as effectively as possible.

- Represent the department in BOCES-wide initiatives as needed.

2. Provide leadership and share supervision of the entire Deaf/ASL 
    Education/Vision and Orientation & Mobility Department staff at their 
work sites.
- Provide supervision, observations, and evaluation of staff.
- Recruit, interview, assign and train new employees.
- Assist staff with problem solving.
- Provide on-going staff support and staff development.
- Help to maintain a substitute pool.
- Help to identify areas of need and implement change.

3. Utilize fiscal responsibility in overseeing one or more budget areas.  
    Ensure staff has the necessary materials and resources to successfully 
    provide quality service.

4. Complete paperwork related to BOCES Human Resource policies and 
procedures.

5. Assist with Extended School Year and Summer School scheduling.

6. Perform related duties as assigned by the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and 
    Orientation & Mobility Department.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. NYS Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA)/School 
District Leader (SDL) or School Administration & Supervision (SAS).

2. NYS and/or National Certifications in at least one, preferably two or 
more of the following: Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Teacher of 
ASL, Sign Language Interpreting, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, 
Orientation & Mobility.

3. Fluency in American Sign Language. 

4. Experience with Support Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or 
Visually Impaired children.

5. Knowledgeable of current trends in assistive technology.

6. Knowledge of data driven program development.

7. Experience with curriculum writing.

8. Outstanding leadership skills.

9. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

10. Valid New York State Driver's License. 

Application Procedure:
Contact Nancy J Carr at 585-249-7010

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announcing an opening
Residential Counselors - PACES program
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

1at, 2nd , 3rd and weekend shifts available

The American School for the Deaf encompasses a comprehensive 
center-based and community-based educational program serving 
deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high 
school, utilizing a total communication philosophy.  

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
The Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of 
adolescents during out-of-school hours and the assumption of other 
responsibilities as designated by the Dean of Students, PACES Program. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants should possess a High School Diploma, two years of College 
preferred.  Applicants should have prior experience in working with 
emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential 
setting.  Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable.  CPI 
Certification or a willingness to secure.  Public Service License or CDL 
License or a willingness to secure one or the other.  CEASD Dormitory 
Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same.  Ability to write 
reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  
Good to excellent ASL skills.
                                                                                                                                                    
HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume and letter of application to:   

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

For more information, visit our website at:  http://www.asd-1817.org

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announcing an opening
Teacher - Career Academy and Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full Time 

PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:         Until filled.                                                               
                               

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in 
West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based 
and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing 
students from preschool through high school

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, 
instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special 
Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.         
                                          
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special 
Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech 
Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in 
graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign 
Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work 
flexible hours when needed.  

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Compensation range based on school's salary scales.    
Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are 
available.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job 
description and download an application.   Send all applications and 
resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Qualifications: BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management
experience required or Masters Degree in Business/Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience.

Proven experience with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget
and financial management strongly desired. Thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing cultures required as well as Sign
Language proficiency. Strong people skills, diplomacy and public
speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Buffalo, NY/Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf
community with affordable living, access to arts and culture,
sporting venues, lakefront activities and continuing education
opportunities. Salary: $45-60K DOE/E and excellent benefits package.

Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. of Buffalo, NY is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

Application, ASL v-log and full job description can be downloaded at
http://www.wnydas.org 

Please send cover letter and resume with completed
application to: 
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. 
Attn: Executive Director
Search Committee,  
2495 Main St. Suite 446, 
Buffalo, NY 14214 

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Monday, August 16, 2010

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Job openings
sComm
Kansas City, Missouri

~~ JOB OPENINGS AT SCOMM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ~~

sComm, a growing company who develops, manufactures and distributes 
UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, has the following job 
opportunities:
 
(1)        Sales Representative
We are seeking an outgoing and energetic candidate with sales experience 
and proven track record and an understanding of the sales process. The 
candidate should be familiar and current on availability of technology 
products and services in the deaf/hard of hearing/assistive technology 
markets.

(2)        Product Managers
We are seeking candidates with administrative, marketing and management 
experiences, proven track record in managing projects, sales and 
distribution of services or products, customer support, troubleshooting 
and fulfillment, delegating, coordinating, and supervising a team of deaf 
and hearing members.

More details on both job opportunities is available at 
www.scomm.com/content/job_openings 

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
sComm
6238 Hadley Street
Raytown, Missouri 64311

Email: mailto:jobs@scomm.com 
http://www.scomm.com 

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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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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 July 18th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - 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

DeafDigest – 11 July 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 11, 2010

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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_ddg071110

*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

or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Deaf street vendors in Zimbabwe
http://deafdigest.com/phillipchidavaenzi/

A deaf black belt holder in TaeKwonDo
http://deafdigest.com/michaelglover/


- Very Hot News

Kelli Shean, a deaf golfer from South Africa and
a member of the University of Arkansas golf team,
was one of the first round leaders at the US Women's
Open. This being her second pro tournament, while
still retaining her amateur status, she dropped out
of contention at end of second round. Still, she may
possibly be the world's best deaf female golfer.


NAD Conference hot news

- future interns with the NAD headquarters will be
funded by the Nancy J Bloch Scholarship program.

- new board members are Margie English, Richard McCowin, 
Chris Patterson and Julie Rems Smario.

- officers are  Bobbie Beth Scoggins, president &
Christopher Wagner, vice president & Sheri Farinha,
secretary and Michael Michner, treasurer

- next Conference is taking place at Louisville, KY
in 2012

- last, but NOT the least is the selection of new CEO
in Howard A. Rosenblum. He replaces departing CEO
Nancy J. Bloch. In a way, it was not a surprise, because
the buzz during the conference week was that he made
such a great impression on everyone and that he should
be it as the next CEO.

A recent article, which sort of contains a bio, on him is at:
http://deafdigest.com/howardarosenblum/

Some pictures of him on:
http://www.purple.us/Pages/dreambigger_tb_detail.php?id=1


- A comment from a fellow deaf attorney:

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
This is wonderful news for the greater deaf community!!
 
Howard is one of the most respected--if not the most respected
--lawyers among deaf lawyers.  All deaf lawyers like him--the 
mainstreamed deaf lawyers at large law firms and the lawyers
who practice 'Deaf Law' for Deaf clients.  He is also greatly
respected and admired by the greater disability community in
general.  He's an excellent choice for NAD

- A comment from an administrator of an agency serving the deaf:

He will be a wonderful CEO with his knowledge of law and his 
ability to meet with legislators on his own terms.  NAD did 
well to pick him


- Thursday July 8th

James N. Freehof passed away. When Model Secondary School for
the Deaf, a "new kid on the Gallaudet block" surfaced during
the seventies, it was housed in temporary quarters on the
rear of the campus. It needed a permanent housing which would
maintain its own identity as compared to the other Kendall
Green buildings. This was a challenge for any architect,
and Freehof rose to the occasion with his distinctive
MSSD designs. He, however, was not deaf.


- Friday July 9th

British deaf performer Genevieve Barr and her movie
"The Silence" so impressed the BBC producers that 
they honored her - with a prime time slot, that
will be aired next week.


- Saturday July 10th

The Science Nation, an online publication of the National 
Science Foundation, is featuring a research on Native 
American sign language. Involved with the research was
Melanie McKay-Cody, a deaf faculty member with the
William Woods University in Missouri.


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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

To All Lexington Staff & Stakeholders:

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School/Center is pleased to announce
the appointment of Mr. Manual Mosquera as CEO of the Lexington
School/Center.  Mr. Mosquera  is scheduled to begin work  at Lexington on
July 12th.

Mr. Mosquera has had extensive financial and management experience in the
entertainment, banking, and health care fields.  He recently served as the
Director of Operations for Nassau County Health & Human Services
Department.    He received his BBA in Accounting from Pace University in
New York City.

We are certain that Mr. Mosquera will bring his experience and expertise
to Lexington and guide us through these challenging times.  We are
confident that our Lexington Community will welcome him and give him your
full support.  Mr. Mosquera will quickly appreciate Lexington's rich
tradition and enriching learning environment.  He will find how fortunate
he is to be working with a group of highly dedicated and hard working
administrators, teachers, staff and stakeholders of the Lexington
community.

Moreover, Gina Carroll will continue to assume the role of Superintendent
in addition to her new role as Principal where she will oversee all
educational programs at Lexington School.  We cannot adequately express
our true appreciation for her leadership as the CEO/Superintendent in the
past six years as she stepped up to the plate and managed to navigate us
through the ups and downs.    We wish her much success in her new role.

Greg Hlibok
President
Lexington School/Center Board of Trustees

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Coming soon!

The largest web survey of deaf and hard of hearing people in U.S. 
history!!!!

The global economy is changing before our eyes. Manufacturing is giving 
way to a service industry.

Help make sure Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are not left behind in the 
21st century labor market.

For too long have policy makers relied on vague information about Deaf and 
Hard of Hearing people.  

Let them hear directly from you about your experience in the workforce so 
that policies can assure competitive employment for our youth.

The "National Deaf Employment and Technology survey" will identify trends 
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Century workforce.

For 15- 20 minutes of your time, you can help shape the future of 
education, vocational, and social services to deaf and hard of hearing people 
in the U.S.

Data from this study will be made available to all who are interested!

Look for the Deaf Employment and Technology survey

Coming soon!

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RUDE OR NOT RUDE
    Is it rude to point at someone? In Hearing Culture,
it is rude.
    In Deaf Culture, it is ok.

    Which is better - Deaf Culture or Hearing Culture?
No culture is better than other; we must accept different
cultures


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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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BE CAREFUL WITH A JOB INTERVIEW AT A SCHOOL
    Economy is bad; it is harder to find jobs. But
if you try hard you will find a job.
    The job interview is very important. You must be
careful of what you say during the interview.
    This is a true story. A deaf man was being
interviewed for a job at a residential school for
the deaf.
    During the interview, the deaf man told the
principal that he was thrilled about the possible
job.
    The principal asked why. The young man said:

my favorite college football team is in this state

    Of course, he did not get the job!

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TO BE DEAF IN TANZANIA
    There was a posting on a web site, which said
there were some deaf people in Tanzania that did not
know what a radio is all about!
    One of them took a radio with him. Not knowing
what the radio was supposed to do, he did not turn off
the sound volume.
    The loud volume of the radio upset many people in
the small town where the deaf man lived.
    He paid the consequences for taking the radio
without permission.


ALWAYS A WINNER?
    There was a story on Joan Ginther, not deaf and
from Texas. She has won the lottery jackpots four
times, each time into millions of dollars.
    Luck? Sure. DeafDigest remembers one deaf woman,
sometime during the eighties, that was always winning
these jackpots at deaf club gambling events at a
deaf social club for the deaf. While these winnings
would range between $100 and $500, she was always winning
them all.
    Luck? Sure.



WHY DO PEOPLE ATTEND CONVENTIONS?
    This is the Convention Season - NAD, AgBell, HLAA 
and others.
    Now, why do these people attend conventions?
    Three possible reasons:

1. to make new friends or to renew old acquaintanceships

or

2. to get involved with political issues brewing at the
convention

or

3. to attend the exhibit hall to see what new products
are out there for us


A SURPRISE COMMENT
    Last night DeafDigest editor and his wife was dining
at one of these Washington, DC eateries. Seated at the
next table were two deaf men, both of whom were not
previously acquainted with the editor.
    A chat ensued between both tables. It was learned
that one of the men was a Gallaudet graduate, but
he enrolled as a much older student, much older than
the average freshman.
    He did not enroll at Gallaudet while young for 
one reason - he never heard of Gallaudet before.
He even also never heard of NTID, either.
    What was surprising was that he graduated from
an oral school in a fairly urban state, and moved
on - to jobs in several parts of USA. In each
city he made it a point to get involved with the
deaf community - deaf clubs, deaf bowling leagues,
deaf churches, deaf picnics, etc. And not just once
was Gallaudet mentioned in these deaf circles.
    It was not until few years ago, while mingling
with the deaf in Orlando, Florida that he learned
of the existence of Gallaudet.
    Excited and curious, he did his research and
immediately enrolled at Gallaudet. And it was not
until his years at Gallaudet that he also learned
of NTID!
    This is surprising.


A BIG CHALLENGE IN SMALL TOWNS
    Not every small town has a deaf club or a deaf service
agency or a deaf church or a deaf bowling league or
anything that is deaf-related.
    These same small towns do have their own Deaf Community,
but it is sort of hidden from public view.
    The hidden Deaf Community makes it a challenge for new
deaf residents that move to residences in the town.
    The newcomer may learn offhand that the town has 
20 deaf people - but where are they?
    This is the big challenge.



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:


Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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

http://acedhh.org/  (to convert to page)



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I look weird wearing a hearing aid


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In the 18th century, a new school for the deaf was founded
in London, England. It was named:

The Asylum for the Support and Education of the Deaf and Dumb 
Children of the Poor

If that school continued nowadays, still retaining its original name,
it would be referred to as  ASEDDCP

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Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not
Find a Conference Offering All of This!  June 23-26, 2011

1.  Scheduled every year to  the year 2020 ... see
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2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see
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3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see
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4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some 
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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!

is noise worse now than in the past?

the Deafness Research UK is saying that
young people are at risk of becoming deaf
as opposed to young people a generation ago

not quite sure if it is a valid statement?

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Kelli Shean

deaf golfer at University of Arkansas, who was among
early round leaders at US Women's Open

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10190/1071561-87.stm

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q: Are deaf people allowed to get drivers licenses? If so, are there any
additional restrictions or classes?

A: The answer comes from State Department of Licensing spokesman Tony
Sermonti:

The quick answer is yes, folks that are deaf or hearing impaired can get a
driver license. There are no special requirements or classes that they're
required to take. Extra time is set aside for the driving test, so
examiners can use flash cards or other methods of communicating.

Depending on the attention the applicant gives during the drive test, we
may impose a restriction on their driver license requiring outside mirrors
on both sides of the vehicle and a rear view mirror to ensure they can see
emergency vehicles approaching from behind.

In terms of a commercial driver license, individuals who are deaf do not
meet federal medical standards. If a deaf individual is interested in
obtaining a commercial driver license, they would need to apply for a
waiver through our agency. We are not aware of anyone who has applied for
a waiver during the last five years.




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:

in today's lousy economy, more and more deaf
individuals would become entrepreneurs and
go into business for themselves and become
successful

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1961 - Sen. Robert Byrd, as a young man, becomes a
member of the Gallaudet's Board of Directors. He would
stay for five years before focusing his efforts for the
betterment of his West Virginia constituents.

His major Gallaudet success was to convince the DC
government to install a traffic light at the main
entrance.

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Deaf and the Money:

Rick Macomber's updated professional racing stats
(money earned so far and in the past seasons)

http://deafdigest.com/rickmacomberracingstats/

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf has
15,268 members.

The breakdown is as follows:

Associate                 - 3,764
Certified                 - 9,006
Certified Emeritus         -     7
Certified Inactive         -    39
Certified Retired         -    49
Student                 - 1,663
Supporting                 -   232
Trial                         -    64

it adds up to 14,824

DeafDigest is not sure why there is
a discrepancy of 444 ?

(figures were provided by RID)

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DeafResources

Lowell Myers, as a young attorney, took on the Dummy Lang case
http://deafdigest.com/lowell-myers/


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

top deaf sports newspaper stories:

a deaf golfer in contention at U.S. Women's Open
http://deafdigest.com/roncook/

a write up on Britny Latham at U-21 women's basketball tournament
http://deafdigest.com/richardroberts/

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports070910/

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time
Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date:  July 6, 2010
Closing date:  July 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

- Knowledge of all telecommunication equipments, Relay systems and 
services

- Familiar with evaluation and assessment methodologies

- Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's of Arts Degree preferred, but will accept Associate of 
Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Deaf and HOH 
populations

- Fluency in ASL

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at:

DHHARC
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE 
(July 20, 2010)

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

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

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Job openings 
Jean Massieu Academy, a charter deaf school 
Arlington, Texas

All applicants for teaching positions are required to have a valid
Texas Teaching Certificate with preferences given to those with
Special Education, ASL & ESL endorsements. 

Teacher start date is August 16th, 2010.  

Jean Massieu Academy is a charter school for the Deaf students and
their hearing siblings.
 
- High School Math
- High School English Language Arts
- Grades 2 & 3 Combo
- High School Computers/ASL Teacher
- ASL Interpreter
 
Applicants may send their resume, copy of certification and
references to:
 
Attn: Lissa Lloyd
Jean Massieu Academy
823 N. Center Street
Arlington, Texas  76011
 
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inviting applications
Manager, NTID Facilities Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for the 
position of Manager, Facilities Services of the National Technical 
Institute for the Deaf (NTID).

The Manager of NTID's Facilities Services will report to and assist the 
Assistant VP for College Operations with all matters related to the 
management of NTID facilities, including: maintenance; construction; 
renovation; space assignment and tracking; safety; and capital asset 
management for all RIT spaces assigned to the college of NTID 
(approximately 300,000 square feet of space, $12,000,000 of program 
related capital equipment resources, and all building infrastructure 
components). This position administers annual expenditures of $1.5 million 
dollars, plus significant and frequent special federal appropriations and 
gifts to the institute for new construction, maintenance and renovation of 
facilities.

This position directly supervises two full-time staff employees, and other 
frequent temporary positions.   These three individuals play a key 
critical role in supporting the direct needs of all faculty, staff and 
students of NTID. It is an extremely busy position, generating several 
hundred work requests to the RIT facilities management, campus safety, and 
capital asset management offices on an annual basis. The consequences of 
this manager's performance will have serious and immediate impact upon 
NTID's ability to function effectively.

NTID, one of the eight colleges comprising RIT, is the world's first and 
largest technological college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals. RIT is a nationally respected leader in professional and 
career-oriented education. It has grown to be the 12th largest private 
university in the United States, with branch campuses around the world. At 
the main campus in Rochester, New York, approximately 1200 deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students supported through NTID live and learn along with 
more than 14,000 hearing students. For more information about RIT/NTID, 
visit http://www.rit.edu/ntid

RIT/NTID is a unique educational community made up of culturally diverse 
students, faculty, and staff, with varied language and communication 
abilities and preferences.  The person filling this position must already 
posses or be committed to learning sign language skills, as well as 
already possess or be willing to develop an understanding and appreciation 
of deaf culture and deaf community.

For a more detailed listing of job requirements and to apply for this 
position, please complete an online application at: 
http://careers.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#39274. To ensure full 
consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by August 1, 2010.

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.

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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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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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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- 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

DeafDigest – 11 July 2010

DeafDigest Blue - July 11, 2010

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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/ex-oralist/

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Win-win deaf hiring for a New York company
http://deafdigest.com/darraghworland/


a story of a deaf fortune teller of years way back
http://deafdigest.com/silviapettem/


-  NAD Conference hot news

* From an observer:
>From what I see, the conference appeared to be well organized. 
The hotel was prepared with signage everywhere and patrons were 
comfortable. What hit me at this conference is the number of 
young people participating, which is unheard of at previous 
conferences. Looks like NAD has attracted a new generation


* Gallaudet won the College Bowl by a whisker over
NTID, helped by a double-points gamble. It was to
be Gallaudet's fourth consecutive win.

* The hotel charges $13.00 per day for internet use,
forcing the conventioneers to go to Starbucks, which
does not charge a penny.

* All three CEO candidates met with the convention
crowd and all three made good impressions.

* Rachel Mazique is the Miss Deaf America winner; she is
from Illinois
 
* from another observer:
Most of my business at NAD was on advocacy and state commissions 
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 
 
* from another observer:
This conference did not have a daily newspaper like past NAD 
conferences did

* from another observer:
Estimated attendance was announced at 1800 but that was on 
Thursday.  Did more come on Friday and today, I don't know?

* Deaf Lawyers' Convention at NAD Conference? Possibly
pretty much like it - deaf attorneys  Bob Mather, Claudia Gordon, 
Jeff Rosen, Howard Rosenblum, Josh Mendelsohn, Michael Stein, 
Sheila Mentkowski and Suzy Rosen Singleton were part of a panel
at one of these sessions - discussions on civil rights somehow
steered towards our captioning rights

* As this edition is being distributed, announcement of the new
NAD CEO has not yet been made.


- Very Hot News

The world's most famous inventor, Thomas A. Edison,
a deaf man, may be honored with a statue at the
National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, DC.

It is up to the National Statuary Collection Study Committee
which may or may not accept the vote from residents of
Ohio. And then there is always the matter of fund
raising to have the actual statue erected on the grounds.

Another deaf man was considered, but did not make the
final cut - baseball's Dummy Hoy



- Sunday July 4th

Fed up, the FCC has issued another angry warning at the
media companies who continue to drag their feet with
respect to full captioning of emergency announcements.

This is not the first time and it is not going to be
the last time.


- Monday July 5th

A couple that became deaf after being exposed to the
loud rock music at a 2003 Boston performance will be
awarded just $40,000. The amount was what the
Appeals Court have awarded. The couple's argument
was that they were seated closer to the stage by
the event ushers, against their wishes. It held
a little sway with the Appeals court.



- Tuesday July 6th

A concern has been raised among interpreters regarding
the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC
exam.

They are saying it is uncharted waters for them and they
do not know how to go about it.


- Wednesday July 7th

Yet another hospital has been hauled to the court for
not providing a deaf couple with an interpreter during
child birth.

The offending hospital is the Inova Fairfax Hospital
in Virginia. The baby, after birth, needed a life-saving
operation.  Without a full interpreting service, and with
inadequate handwritten notes, the couple was not made fully
aware of what was going on.

The hospital is denying they were not in compliance with the
ADA regulations.


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

.....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is it possible to revise a policy that was enacted way back
in 1880, the infamous Milan Convention that declared
sign language a no-no in classrooms for the deaf?

This is that the NAD is trying to do, in a letter sent to the
21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf,
asking that sign language be officially recognized.

Will the ICED people honor our request? Very much doubt it, but 
they know that the right to sign or not to sign belongs to the
deaf people, and not with these ICED educators!

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DISAGREEMENT WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT
   Many parents of deaf children have disagreements
with the school district.
   An example would be that the parents want to send the
deaf child to a residential school but the district
wants the deaf child to go to a mainstreamed program.
   If you live in Virginia, you may be lucky. The
state Department of Education has mediation services.
   The parent and the district can go to mediation
and hopefully solve this disagreement issue.
   Does your home state have it? Maybe you may need
to find out.


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

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

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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 
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- 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:

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For more information, please call: 510.490.4013

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WHAT IS AN EX-ORALIST?

is it a person that graduated from oral school but finally learned
ASL at Gallaudet or NTID?

or

is it a person that always hid his signs at the oral school 
that he graduated from? 

You decide!


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

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
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It is not too late to register for any of the remaining workshops...  
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Featured Summer Workshops:

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This workshop will help you prepare for the "Network+. Certification" test 
that is offered by CompTIA. This is a test that you can study for and take 
on your own after this workshop. You will be given a supplemental book and 
a testing engine that you can use after the workshop to prepare to obtain 
this vendor-independent networking certificate. 



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 
below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit 
or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  

Discounts Still Apply:
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For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or 
contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 
585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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GALLAUDET ALMOST FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR I
   There was a posting on one of these web sites
which said that Gallaudet almost fought in World
War I, but didn't.
   Gallaudet was the name of a aircraft fighter.
The actual name was Gallaudet DB-1, and several
prototypes of that model was tested.
   Because of engineering and technical issues,
this Gallaudet aircraft fighter never made
it to World War I.

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A DEAF DOG GROOMER IN CALIFORNIA
   When times are tough in the job market, many people give
thoughts to starting a business for themselves.
   One of them is Taryn Ensele. She has opened her own
mobile dog grooming business in Napa, California.
   DeafDigest hopes she will become a success in the
dog grooming field. After all, every dog needs grooming!


TO BE OR NOT TO BE TRAPPED
   When a hearing person loses his hearing, he has two
choices - deal with it and move on, or to do nothing
about it, except to express negative thoughts.
   Here is one negative comment:

I am a deaf person trapped in a hearing person's body

   It is sad to hear of such an attitude.


WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW WOULD NOT HURT US
   We have heard of this phrase - that what we do not know
would not hurt us.
   Well, because of bad economy, many stores are cutting
down on costs in order to stay alive.
   In the example of the Dollar Tree chain, music in all of
its stores have been stopped. Hearing customers may be
made immediately aware of no music, but we, the deaf, continue
to shop, fully unaware of this fact!
   Stores save money by not paying fees to the music licensing
companies (Muzak, Trusonic or Sirius) to play their music.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

is the deaf person capable of working at a job?



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



THE WORLD CUP AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEAF COMMUNITY
   The World Cup is nearing the end, and DeafDigest
cannot help but wonder about the deaf in South Africa.
   Is there such a thing as a South African Deaf
Community? The reason for asking is the recent
newspaper comment which said:

The Deaf community is one of the most marginalized groups in
South Africa

   To be marginalized means for the deaf to be isolated from the
regular South African society or even to be isolated from other
small deaf groups.
   DeafDigest editor remembers bumping into a group of
South African athletes during one Deaflympics. They did not sign
and would not understand these simple body language gestures!
   This is sad.



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People often comment to me that there are no letters designated on
the steno keyboard.  They wonder how we know what the keys are.  In
fact, some people think the steno keyboard looks more like a piano
keyboard than a traditional computer keyboard.

When students are learning steno theory, they must memorize where the
keys are.  Then they must memorize what combinations of letters to
use to make other letters. 

For example, to write the sound of an initial "N" as in the word
"nap," the steno student must learn that N is written using the
index, middle, and ring finger of the left hand on the top bank of
steno keys.  It just so happens that the keys associated with that
stroke are T, P, and H.

When a steno writer sees "TPH," they will begin to see the letter
"N."

Since all initial consonants are written with the left hand, all
consonant sounds at the beginning of words must be written using
different combinations of the letters STKPWHR.  These seven letters
must be used together in different ways to make all the consonant
sounds that we use to start words in English.

Having the letters printed on the tops of those keys really would not
help a steno writer remember all the different ways these letters are
mixed together to make other letters.  

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Braille is for some blind people, as well as for the Deaf-Blind



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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The University of Havana (Cuba) has conferred degrees in Sign
Language to a group of graduates from Latin America. Eleven of
them were Cubans.

Said Alejandro Marzo, the president of Cuba's NAD:

They recognize the work of professionals in order to strengthen and
preserve sign language

....

The Deaf and the Law:

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires most facilities with 50 
seats or more to provide assistive listening devices.

Except from this law are places of worship.

This is the reason why there are so many postings in deaf yahoogroups
begging for volunteers to interpret at services!

.....

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the famous football player Dick Bunt Kist (Butkus) is here

...

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   An irony took place at the NAD Conference at Norfolk, VA.
The Conference was a success with over 2,000 registrants; the
exhibit area was loaded with exhibitors; the program book was
thick with listed events and workshops, etc; the hotel staff went
out of their way to make their facilities accessible to the deaf -
sign language staff, TTY installations, captions in TV sets, etc.
And the Norfolk newspaper estimated a $19.2 million impact on the
local economy generated by the Conference (or $1,000 per visitor).
   Just one thing went wrong - and it is embarrassing - the giant-screen
TV set in the hotel hospitality room was not captioned! The hotel
engineers struggled to get captioning - but TV set was manufactured
before the law on built-in decoder chip kicked in. No one bothered
to tell the hotel staff that all they needed was a good, old fashioned
decoder box!
   Not even the struggling hotel engineers would listen when the
DEAFDIGEST editor told them they needed a decoder box.

(editor's note: the decoder has since then have become obsolete)

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   Is Bill Gates speaking from both sides of his
mouth?
   On one side, he brags about Microsoft's sensitivity
to the needs of the disabled, the deaf included.
   And on the other side, he is saying that in the
future it will be common for computers to be operated
by voice.

...

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Office for the Disabled, the Public Health Dept and 
Office of Emergency Management of Mercer County (NJ)
have been working together in emergency planning for
the disabled - but the deaf is not included among
the disabled!

No one there seems to know the best way to keep the
deaf advised on these emergency procedures. Said
an exasperated official:

Whenever I get to work on these areas, other agencies
keep getting referring us back to my own office, and we
have no suggestions.


It is sort of the dog chasing his own tail and
getting nowhere


.....

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Your boss comes to your office and asks something

you thought the boss said:
do you have a striker?

Of course you are puzzled, and not making sense out
of the question.

You then realize the boss was asking:

do you have a shredder?




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

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DeafBook of the Week

Reading Between the Signs

Anna Mindess

Intercultural Press

2006

focuses on intercultural community for
sign language interpretation



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 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Qualifications: BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management
experience required or Masters Degree in Business/Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience.

Proven experience with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget
and financial management strongly desired. Thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing cultures required as well as Sign
Language proficiency. Strong people skills, diplomacy and public
speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Buffalo, NY/Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf
community with affordable living, access to arts and culture,
sporting venues, lakefront activities and continuing education
opportunities. Salary: $45-60K DOE/E and excellent benefits package.

Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. of Buffalo, NY is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

Application, ASL v-log and full job description can be downloaded at
http://www.wnydas.org 

Please send cover letter and resume with completed
application to: 
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. 
Attn: Executive Director
Search Committee,  
2495 Main St. Suite 446, 
Buffalo, NY 14214 

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Monday, August 16, 2010

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Job openings
sComm
Kansas City, Missouri

~~ JOB OPENINGS AT SCOMM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ~~

sComm, a growing company who develops, manufactures and distributes 
UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, has the following job 
opportunities:
 
(1)        Sales Representative
We are seeking an outgoing and energetic candidate with sales experience 
and proven track record and an understanding of the sales process. The 
candidate should be familiar and current on availability of technology 
products and services in the deaf/hard of hearing/assistive technology 
markets.

(2)        Product Managers
We are seeking candidates with administrative, marketing and management 
experiences, proven track record in managing projects, sales and 
distribution of services or products, customer support, troubleshooting 
and fulfillment, delegating, coordinating, and supervising a team of deaf 
and hearing members.

More details on both job opportunities is available at 
www.scomm.com/content/job_openings 

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
sComm
6238 Hadley Street
Raytown, Missouri 64311

Email: mailto:jobs@scomm.com 
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position opening
Longmeadow Campus Director
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

The Willie Ross School for the Deaf is seeking an experienced 
Administrator to lead its Longmeadow Campus programs located in 
Longmeadow, MA. The Longmeadow Campus serves deaf and hard-of-hearing 
students ages 3-22 years of age.

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is one of the most uniquely structured 
schools for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the United States. 

WRSD constantly strives to achieve an instructional environment which will 
meet the needs of all our students as they develop. WRSD.s educational 
model offers an array of instructional environments to our students. 

WRSD's approach, which recognizes the value of many different methods, is 
intended to provide our students with an appropriate and contemporary 
instructional model, communication methodology, and additional related 
services.
 
This position is a 12 month Administrative position. Duties will include 
oversight of Faculty and the Transition: School-to-Work program and 
related staff needs. Responsibilities also include development of I.E.P.'s 
supervision of direct care staff, and facilities oversight. 

Search reopened - position available upon hire. 

Qualifications:
- MA Licensure - Teacher of the Deaf
- Fluency in Sign Language
- Comfortable using Simcom Approach

Competitive Benefits:
- Health Insurance
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Short-term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Cafeteria Plan that offers pretax savings on health insurance 
premiums, health costs and dependent care

Also available for those who wish to augment their benefits:
- Supplemental life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Accident insurance
- 100% voluntary dental plan

If interested in applying for the position:

Please send resume to Veronica Miller, Coordinator of Student & 
Administrative Services ( mailto:vmiller@willierossschool.org ) 

or mail to:

Veronica Miller
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
32 Norway Street, 
Longmeadow, MA 01106. 

No phone calls please. 

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Position Available
Teacher of the Deaf
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to 
interview for a teacher of the deaf position for the 2010-2011 school 
year.  Available position is: High School - English 

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential 
school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 350+ 
students with more the 50% living in the residential halls.  ISD is 
nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to bilingual/bicultural 
education for Deaf students.

ISD seeks Teaching candidates who possess the following 
qualifications/qualities:

- Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher's License
- Certification in subject area (English- High School)

- The possibility of a secondary licensure in a World Language 
preferred, but not required

- Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education

- Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of teaching 
methods

- Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young 
adults

- 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency 
Interview (Arrangements can be made for candidates to take the test at 
ISD.)

- Knowledge of child development and successful educational 
techniques

- Excellent communication and human-relations skills
- Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State 
Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd    
Use the "Employment Opportunity"  link - Posting # 568909

This position will be posted from:  7/2/10-7/18/10

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
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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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 July 11th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- 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

DeafDigest – 04 July 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 4, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

......

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

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

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Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Pictures worth a thousand sounds by a late deafened photographer
http://deafdigest.com/barbarabrotman/

A deaf dancer at Disney World
http://deafdigest.com/dewaynebevil/


- Very Hot News

To All Lexington Staff & Stakeholders:

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School/Center is pleased to announce 
the appointment of Mr. Manual Mosquera as CEO of the Lexington 
School/Center.  Mr. Mosquera  is scheduled to begin work  at Lexington on 
July 12th.

Mr. Mosquera has had extensive financial and management experience in the 
entertainment, banking, and health care fields.  He recently served as the 
Director of Operations for Nassau County Health & Human Services 
Department.    He received his BBA in Accounting from Pace University in 
New York City.

We are certain that Mr. Mosquera will bring his experience and expertise 
to Lexington and guide us through these challenging times.  We are 
confident that our Lexington Community will welcome him and give him your 
full support.  Mr. Mosquera will quickly appreciate Lexington's rich 
tradition and enriching learning environment.  He will find how fortunate 
he is to be working with a group of highly dedicated and hard working 
administrators, teachers, staff and stakeholders of the Lexington 
community.

Moreover, Gina Carroll will continue to assume the role of Superintendent 
in addition to her new role as Principal where she will oversee all 
educational programs at Lexington School.  We cannot adequately express 
our true appreciation for her leadership as the CEO/Superintendent in the 
past six years as she stepped up to the plate and managed to navigate us 
through the ups and downs.    We wish her much success in her new role.

Greg Hlibok
President
Lexington School/Center Board of Trustees




- Thursday July 1st

In these Dick Tracy strips in these newspaper comic pages,
this famous detective used his wrist radio to communicate
with other police officers. Are we, the deaf, now able to
follow music via a wrist radio?

Yes, if Konstantin Datz has his way. His prototype
wrist radio for the deaf proposes to help the deaf
enjoy the music. It is sort of a computer compressed
into the size of a watch that would show the music
in pictures. It was exhibited at an event in Potsdam,
Germany.




- Friday July 2nd

There was a mixed feeling - of joy and of Deja vu when the
House Subcommittee unanimously approved the mark up on 
H.R. 3101. The joy is that it paves the way for
more captions on videos. The Deja vu is that it means
nothing for the Deaf-Blind because funding on this
special need was not included in the mark up.



- Saturday July 3rd

The Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
dedicated its Volume 47, Number 3 edition to the
memory of Dr. Jerome D. Schein. This journal is the
arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

A while back DeafDigest dedicated its edition to
Dr Schein who did so much in the field of deafness
via programs and education. One can look him up
at:

http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/10/473/pdf/scheinmemorial.pdf



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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deafness Research Foundation made the announcement of its
new Executive Director. It is Andrea Boidman, and it is
a promotion for her for she served as the COO up to now.

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!!!!Coming July!!!!

- never before has anyone looked at employment of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people in this way and on this scale!!!

- just a few weeks until the largest web survey of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing people in history!

- for 20 minutes of your time, you can help shape the future of
education and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people!

"National Deaf Employment and Technology survey"

!!!be a part of it!!!

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

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

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

or click on:

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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20% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS AT WCI!

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Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 20% off the
price in July.

Choose from either hardwired or portable units. Each one offers a reliable,
early warning to the presence of smoke.

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:
mailtosales@weitbrecht.com

We're on Facebook! Become a fan and get a free gift!

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Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language!

Any Language!

Over 150 languages available, including:

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian
Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech
Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian
German Greek  Haitian Creole  Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian
Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean
Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian
Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian
Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen
Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese

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

Dial:
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using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system

or Call:  877 744 6111


to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language
interpreter for your chosen language.

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

LifeLinks - No Wait VRS

Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her
language in English and to have their IP address available.

Visit us online at
http://www.lifelinks.net

Fast, Reliable, Personal

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

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

(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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A HANDSHAKE OR A HUG
    Is Deaf Culture different from Hearing Culture?
We notice that when a hearing person meets an old
hearing friend, they will shake hands.
    But when we, the deaf, meet an old deaf friend,
we hug each other.
    Are we, the deaf, different from hearing people?


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

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

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

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important 
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
     Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do 
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the 
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other 
treatments?

* The Wind - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
    Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm

* One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated 
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or 
mailto:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices 
are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. 
Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. 
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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ACCESSIBILITY IN VIDEO GAMES
    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned The International 
Conference on Translation and Accessibility in Video 
Games and Virtual Worlds. It was related to the need
to install captions/subtitles for the benefit of
deaf gamers.
    A DeafDigest subscriber pointed out that for the
benefit of the Deaf Blind, there should be hand
held vibrators to help them play the games.


THE DEATH OF DON CORYELL
    Don Coryell, the legendary NFL coach, passed away
few days ago. He was not deaf
    What is his legacy to deaf sports? He coached two
pro football players that had hearing losses.
    The first one, Bonnie Sloan, was profoundly deaf,
and an oralist. He played for Coryell in the 1973
season with St Louis Cardinals (now Arizona).
    The second one was quarterback Billy Donckers,
who had a serious hearing loss. While he functioned
as a hearing person, he had to rely on lipreading
to reinforce his hearing. Donckers, who played
in the 1976 and 1977 seasons, was not a well known
player as he played sparingly.
    In a letter Coryell wrote to DeafDigest editor,
he wrote:

I had to make sure Billy was facing me directly 
so he could lipread while I was talking to him


AN ANTI-DEAFNESS PILL IN THE WORKS
    A group of researchers from Auckland University,
New Zealand, is trying to come up with a new pill
that would reverse noise-induced deafness.
    All they are asking is an investor that can
cough up one million USA dollars that would
spur research and development.
    Another day, another news of an anti-deafness
innovation?


THESE IMPOSSIBLE-TO-FILL INTERPRETING JOBS
    It is always a sad story when desperate school
districts, especially in small towns in least
populated states, just cannot fill these interpreting
jobs.
    One interpreter told DeafDigest that she did not
enjoy working in small towns only for a professional
reason! She was the only interpreter in town, 
being deprived of working with other interpreters
on varied assignments.
    Her professional growth in the field was by learning
practical tips and pointers from fellow interpreters.
    It is never an easy solution when a deaf child
needs an interpreter and the school district has to
scramble to find one.


TO BE A DEAF CHILD IN AFGHANISTAN
     What is it like to be a deaf child in
Afghanistan? A web posting, in brief, said:

Approximately 10,000 deaf children live in Afghanistan. Most live 
without any communication with the hearing world. Afghanistan has 
a higher prevalence of deaf people due to several factors including 
a lack of preventative services

    This nation is landlocked and mountainous, leading to isolation
among many ethic groups. The comment above is not surprising.






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:

TDI

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

http://deafdigest.com/tdi/



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the batteries are too expensive


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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper headline said:

5-Year-Old Girl Rejoins the Hearing World


Huh! Was she was born hearing but became deaf and then
became hearing again, because of an operation?

A CI may help a deaf child join the hearing world but not "rejoin"
the hearing world.


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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!  June 23-26, 2011

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

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 with language-focus and
interpreting-focus CEU classes for advanced ASL students
and interpreters.

9.  20+ 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!

Could improvements be made to the current CI as it
stands nowadays?  Yes, according to researchers at the
Medical College of Georgia in Atlanta. They are inserting
more electrodes to the CI, but making these wires thinner
and more flexible. These findings will be featured at the
  11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and 
Other Auditory Implantable Technology in Stockholm.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Allison Becker, Disney World dancer

she is deaf

http://thedailydisney.com/files/2010/03/AllisonThumb.jpg

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do hearing people shout at deaf people?

A. They shouldn't. It is bad manners and embarrassing.
They are clueless on the ways we can communicate easily
despite our deafness.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that the next NAD CEO (announcement to be made soon)
do a quick turnaround towards financial stability
for this venerable organization that serves all of
us (deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened)

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1981 - Barney Miller, a popular TV sitcom-comedy
series featured three deaf people on one segment -
Phyllis Frelich, Peter Wolf and Seymour Bernstein.

Frelich played the role of a prostitute nabbed by
a detective, Wolf was the pimp and Bernstein was
the prostitute's attorney

Sign language communication between the deaf group
and the police officers was facilitated by a low
ranking officer who "knew" signs because of his
sister's deafness

This episode won many raves among the TV audience,
both deaf and hearing.

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Deaf and the Money:

Cost of lipreading classes?

from £30 to £94 ($45 to $143) in Croydon, England

The agency lipreading classes was subsidized by the
Croydon city council in the past. But when costs
went up, the class was cancelled. Another agency
has stepped in and offered the classes for £70
($106)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60 percent

of hearing people "too embarrassed" to try to
communicate with the deaf or hard of hearing

Says who? A poll that was conducted by an agency
serving the deaf.

Is it valid? Nearly 3,000 hearing people were
asked. Is 3,000 people representative of the
population of the universe?

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DeafResources

Police guidelines on how to deal with the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/policeguidelineswithdeaf/

(per agreement with Department of Justice)


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

Flash -
U-21 world basketball championships - finals

men's gold
USA                78
Lithuania        73

women's gold
USA                67
Lithuania        44

early in the tournament, women's coach Deb Ayres told DeafDigest that
Lithuania was the team to watch; she proved to be correct

top deaf sports newspaper stories:

a mainstreamed baseball player from Oklahoma
http://deafdigest.com/main/chrisguinn/

What has become of Coda QB Stefan Lefors, ex-NFL, ex-CFL
http://deafdigest.com/stefanlefors/


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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports070110/

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

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

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

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Job openings 
Jean Massieu Academy, a charter deaf school 
Arlington, Texas

All applicants for teaching positions are required to have a valid
Texas Teaching Certificate with preferences given to those with
Special Education, ASL & ESL endorsements. 

Teacher start date is August 16th, 2010.  

Jean Massieu Academy is a charter school for the Deaf students and
their hearing siblings.
 
- High School Math
- High School English Language Arts
- Grades 2 & 3 Combo
- High School Computers/ASL Teacher
- ASL Interpreter
 
Applicants may send their resume, copy of certification and
references to:
 
Attn: Lissa Lloyd
Jean Massieu Academy
823 N. Center Street
Arlington, Texas  76011
 
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inviting applications
Manager, NTID Facilities Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for the 
position of Manager, Facilities Services of the National Technical 
Institute for the Deaf (NTID).

The Manager of NTID's Facilities Services will report to and assist the 
Assistant VP for College Operations with all matters related to the 
management of NTID facilities, including: maintenance; construction; 
renovation; space assignment and tracking; safety; and capital asset 
management for all RIT spaces assigned to the college of NTID 
(approximately 300,000 square feet of space, $12,000,000 of program 
related capital equipment resources, and all building infrastructure 
components). This position administers annual expenditures of $1.5 million 
dollars, plus significant and frequent special federal appropriations and 
gifts to the institute for new construction, maintenance and renovation of 
facilities.

This position directly supervises two full-time staff employees, and other 
frequent temporary positions.   These three individuals play a key 
critical role in supporting the direct needs of all faculty, staff and 
students of NTID. It is an extremely busy position, generating several 
hundred work requests to the RIT facilities management, campus safety, and 
capital asset management offices on an annual basis. The consequences of 
this manager's performance will have serious and immediate impact upon 
NTID's ability to function effectively.

NTID, one of the eight colleges comprising RIT, is the world's first and 
largest technological college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing 
individuals. RIT is a nationally respected leader in professional and 
career-oriented education. It has grown to be the 12th largest private 
university in the United States, with branch campuses around the world. At 
the main campus in Rochester, New York, approximately 1200 deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students supported through NTID live and learn along with 
more than 14,000 hearing students. For more information about RIT/NTID, 
visit http://www.rit.edu/ntid

RIT/NTID is a unique educational community made up of culturally diverse 
students, faculty, and staff, with varied language and communication 
abilities and preferences.  The person filling this position must already 
posses or be committed to learning sign language skills, as well as 
already possess or be willing to develop an understanding and appreciation 
of deaf culture and deaf community.

For a more detailed listing of job requirements and to apply for this 
position, please complete an online application at: 
http://careers.rit.edu -  Search for IRC#39274. To ensure full 
consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by August 1, 2010.

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.

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

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


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

DeafDigest – 04 July 2010

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Eddy Hernandez,
who was shot to death while walking on a Los Angeles
street.

Deaf himself, and pretty much beloved in the Los
Angeles Deaf Community, he coached the Fairfax High
School deaf basketball team.

The police is posting up a reward to find his killer.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Deafphobia at its best (or worst)
http://deafdigest.com/emmafoster/

A deaf couple with a newborn child
http://deafdigest.com/erinmccracken/


- Very Hot News

Ultratec's own Pamela Young-Holmes has been honored
with a nomination to the National Council on Disability.

This would not be her first such honor; in the past she
served two terms with the U.S. Access Board, chairing
it once. Needless to say, her list of credentials
is long and would overwhelm DeafDigest's limited
space!

Congrats, Pamela.


- Sunday June 27th

The Time Magazine annually comes up with a famous
person making the cover of its annual July 4th
edition. The historical figure dedications has
been going on for nine years, and most of the
past dedications were USA presidents.

This time it was a deaf man - the world's most
famous inventor - Thomas A, Edison



- Monday June 28th

The Cannes Film Festival is the place to be noted
among those in the film industry that wish to
promote their films, hoping to win worldwide
honors.

One such honor went to the BBR Saatchi & Saatchi,
a global advertising agency. One of its 
overseas affiliates won a Cannes honor 
because of a simple innovation.

It was the flip-flopping of TV programs.
Normally the big picture would show the
program, and the smaller picture, in the
corner, would show the interpreter.

Instead, the bigger part of the screen
showed the interpreter and the smaller
part, just the program itself.

While it won plaudits in Cannes, would this
concept fly in USA? Doubt it.



- Tuesday June 29th

>From time to time we see deaf individuals tossing
their hats in the ring, campaigning for public
office. But two deaf individuals within the same
city? Either it is rare or never.

At any rate, at Faribault, Minnesota, two of
them have declared candidacy. Sonny Wasilowski,
who works for the state, is campaigning for
a seat on the Faribault city council,

Greg Mendenhall, an English teacher at the
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, is
running for a seat on the Faribault School Board.

DeafDigest wishes Sonny and Greg a great deal of
luck in campaigning.



- Wednesday June 30th

Marcella Liggins and Christopher Turnbo, deaf
students at the Chicago Vocational and Career 
Academy, entered the city Network for Teaching 
Entrepreneurship contest with an idea.

It was to plant a wireless device inside
a hearing aid to hear clearly while talking
on their cell phones. This relatively simple
idea won them a consolation prize in the
contest finals.


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

......

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

the AgBell Convention, at Orlando, Florida came and
went - without fanfare and with regular convention
business being conducted. One thing stood out - that
no anti-oral protestors showed up. The protestors
showed up at the past AgBell conventions, but not
this time.

Said a hopeful AgBell member:

Maybe they've just "given up," realizing that protesting 
is counterproductive, a complete waste of time and money, 
and accomplishing nothing

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HEARING PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE TTY MACHINES ARE OLD FASHIONED
    We hate it when we use the VRS to speak to a bank or a
credit card company or a department store, and they tell us
we must use our TTY machine to communicate with them.
    We try to explain to them that many deaf people have
stopped using the TTY because it is old fashioned.
    And when they don't believe us and continue to tell
us to use our TTY, we only get more frustrated.


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

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- Below Market Rate housing for seniors age of 55 or older
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- Minutes away from Fremont Senior Center, Lake Elizabeth, Mission 
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- Controlled access
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LATE DEAFNESS IN IRELAND
    There was a newspaper story of some people in
Ireland suffering from late-deafness. They were
exposed to heavy noises for many years.
    The newspaper said that some of them wait
15 years before finally seeing a doctor
or an audiologist about their late deafness.
    Why 15 years? Good question.


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http://deafdigest.com/videos/irishdeafness/

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
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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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Microsoft Access is a powerful computer application tool that helps you to 
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This workshop will help you prepare for the "Network+. Certification" test 
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DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
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GALLAUDET, THE ATTORNEY AND GALLADUET, THE UNIVERSITY
    Will Gallaudet, the attorney, work with Gallaudet, the
university, on law-related cases?
    Doubt it because Gallaudet, the attorney, lives in
New Jersey. The real name is Lisa Gallaudet.
    Again, is she related to the famous Gallaudet lineage?
Do not know.


A DALLAS COWBOY MYSTERY
    Flozell Adams, who is deaf in his right ear,
played for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons.
He played left tackle, where his deaf ear was
nearer the quarterback than his better ear.
    The quarterback barks signals; because of
Adams' deafness he missed some of them and
was penalized for false starts so many times.
    The Cowboys never used him at right tackle
where his better ear would be nearer
the quarterback.
    Why would the Cowboys play him at a more
difficult position?
    Good question.

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TO TOSS AWAY NOTES
    A hearing person meets up with another hearing
person at a bar; they enjoy chatting for few hours
and then go home. Pretty much all of what they were
talking about are forgotten.
    A deaf person meets up with a hearing person
at a bar; they enjoy passing notes back and forth
for few hours. At the end they go home.
    The deaf person could have an advantage in that
he retains notes for future re-reading.
    For ethical reasons, DeafDigest editor tosses
out notes. People, both deaf and hearing, say
things at the bar that they normally would not say
at home or at office !


THE MUSIC AND BASEBALL
    Many deaf fans love to watch baseball games.
Nothing is more relaxing at the ball park; sipping
beer, munching on hot dogs and idle chatting with
other deaf fans.
    A deaf fan would go to ball games all his life
without being aware of something that is going
on - especially when a relief pitcher or a pinch
hitter enters the game.
    It is "entrance music" - to get an idea, do
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/baseballentrancemusic/

    What we do not know may not hurt us. And
besides, not every ball player wants his own
entrance music !


A HOT ISSUE IN NEW JERSEY
    There is a hot issue going on in New Jersey.
It is that the elected officials vote on issues
that are against the wishes of people that
have elected them.
    Are politicians accountable to their
consciences or to the wishes of the people?
    Way back in the early eighties, DeafDigest
editor was the CEO of TDI. At that time,
TDI was a member of  American Coalition of 
Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD).
    Annual membership dues was expensive. 
It was felt that the ACCD CEO, who happened to be
deaf, was ignoring the needs of TDI, while being
responsive to the needs of the board of directors.
    Intensive discussions with the ACCD president, 
also deaf, and the CEO over the accountability
issue got nowhere.
    As a consequence, TDI dropped out. Needless
to say, ACCD closed shop few years later.
    There is no right or wrong answer as to
who should be accountable to whom. Each
circumstance is different.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

how did your deaf client become deaf?



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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

For many people, this may look like some kind of gibberish.  However,
most realtime captioners, CART providers, court reporters, and other
people who have studied steno theory would have no problem
deciphering what those letters say.

When a person learns how to write on the steno machine, they learn
what is called a steno theory.  The theory is the language of machine
shorthand.  For their first three to six months learning steno,
students learn how to write the vowel and consonant sounds used in
the English language.

There are a number of different steno theories.  However, most of
these theories use the same key combinations to represent the
different letters of the alphabet.  Using the steno keyboard,
pressing one key or several keys creates these letters.

For example, if you asked any steno writer what an initial TK is in
steno, that person would be able to tell you that it is a D.   If you
asked what EU is in steno, that person would tell you that it is an
I. 

Now that you know that, if you go back and look at the steno outlines
that began this article, they might make a little more sense.  For
those of you who cannot read steno, those steno outlines would
translate as:

Happy Independence Day  

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

have no need for interpreters because a request has never
been made



This is totally wrong.




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

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
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"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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To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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Contact Us:
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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and
Maryland

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

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

Our remodeling service includes:

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

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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

202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded

VA# 134097

DC# 68004119

MHIC# 127587

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Is the notorious World Cup vuvuzela being
the best thing that has ever happened to
hearing aid Research and Development?

Well, the Phonak, is testing a superhearing
aid that would withstand the noise exerted
by the vuvuzela and other ferocious noises.

A Phonak prototype is already being tested
at one of these soccer venues in South Africa.



.....

The Deaf and the Law

- location
Aurora, Colorado

- case
deaf pet groomer for Petco Animal Supplies store
claimed workplace harassment because of her
deafness and filed a complaint with the EEOC

- result
in a settlement she will be getting $145,000

- comment
it was an ugly workplace scene that Petco did nothing
to fix


......

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:


Pittsburgh Pirates disease (did a good) job

....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Now that the genetic code has been cracked, is there 
a danger of genetic discrimination against the disabled, 
or more specifically, the deaf?
    Francis Collins, who spearheaded the government genetic 
coding team, said that he fears the possibility of genetic 
discrimination on the job.
    Is this fear exaggerated or is it real?

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Is FCC "gently" scolding us? This is the impression that
Commissioner Michael J. Copps seems to convey. In addressing
the issue of VRS rates, he implies that responses from the
Deaf Community are done at the last minute without doing
homework.
    Copps, however, has no beef with responses from relay
providers.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a discussion over the internet regarding
"mandatory" CIs for deaf babies.

Thrown into the discussion was stem cell therapy
replacing the CI's, also making that procedure
mandatory.

Now, what happens if either the CI or the stem cell
therapy fails?

There is no such a thing as a medical procedure or
a medical operation with a 100 percent success rate.

Never was and never will be.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

did he say:

buy

or did he say:

by

or did he say:

bye


Of course, one can try to guess at the word by grasping the
rest of the sentence, though.


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

.......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

Your student loans are cancelled after serving ten years as a VR
counselor.

......

DeafBook of the Week


Illusions of Equality

Robert M Buchanan

Gallaudet University Press

1999

about Deaf Americans in School and Factory
between 1850 and 1950



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
Assistant Vice President for Finance and Operations
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications and nominations 
for the position of Assistant Vice President for Finance and Operations of 
the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). The Assistant Vice 
President reports directly to the President of NTID and is a key member 
of the college's leadership team overseeing six directors/managers and 
their respective departments throughout the Finance and Operations 
organizational structure.

The Assistant Vice President is responsible for providing leadership 
regarding NTID financial and operational matters. Areas of major 
responsibility include: management of policies and procedures for the 
financial sustainability of NTID; budget preparation and monitoring; 
active participation in college strategic planning and implementation; 
oversight of facilities planning, operation, scheduling and maintenance; 
supervision of information technology (IT) deployment, resources, and IT 
policies and procedures (including Information Security); and overseeing 
the management of the Dyer Arts Center.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR IRC39263:
For a more detailed listing of job requirements and to apply for this position, 
please complete an online application at: http://apptrkr.com/151956

To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by 
August 1, 2010.

EO/AAE

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position opening
Longmeadow Campus Director
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

The Willie Ross School for the Deaf is seeking an experienced 
Administrator to lead its Longmeadow Campus programs located in 
Longmeadow, MA. The Longmeadow Campus serves deaf and hard-of-hearing 
students ages 3-22 years of age.

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is one of the most uniquely structured 
schools for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the United States.

WRSD constantly strives to achieve an instructional environment which will 
meet the needs of all our students as they develop. WRSD.s educational 
model offers an array of instructional environments to our students.

WRSD's approach, which recognizes the value of many different methods, is 
intended to provide our students with an appropriate and contemporary 
instructional model, communication methodology, and additional related 
services.

This position is a 12 month Administrative position. Duties will include 
oversight of Faculty and the Transition: School-to-Work program and 
related staff needs. Responsibilities also include development of I.E.P.'s 
supervision of direct care staff, and facilities oversight.

Search reopened - position available upon hire.

Qualifications:
- MA Licensure - Teacher of the Deaf
- Fluency in Sign Language
- Comfortable using Simcom Approach

Competitive Benefits:
- Health Insurance
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Short-term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Cafeteria Plan that offers pretax savings on health insurance 
premiums, health costs and dependent care

Also available for those who wish to augment their benefits:
- Supplemental life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Accident insurance
- 100% voluntary dental plan

If interested in applying for the position:

Please send resume to Veronica Miller, Coordinator of Student & 
Administrative Services ( mailto:vmiller@willierossschool.org )

or mail to:

Veronica Miller
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
32 Norway Street, 
Longmeadow, MA 01106.

No phone calls please.

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Employment Opportunity
Support Service Specialist
GACHI, Inc
position at the Augusta, Georgia Office

GACHI Inc, Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities, has immediate 
opening for the following:

Support Service Specialist - Augusta, Georgia Office

Full-time, permanent position in Augusta, Georgia. 
Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: To educate, promote and empower consumers to obtaining 
any accommodations necessary for equal access to include non ADA relate 
issues, life issues, independent living, and become self sufficient.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of advocating, advising or 
counseling and fluent American Sign Language skills.

Mail resume to:

GACHI
Attn: Kathy Keeter, Advocacy Program Supervisor
4800 Armour Road, Bldg C, Suite E
Columbus, Georgia 31904

Or FAX to: 706-571-9745

Or Email to: mailto:kkeeter@gachi.org

Position remains open until filled.

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Position Available
Teacher of the Deaf
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to 
interview for a teacher of the deaf position for the 2010-2011 school 
year.  Available position is: High School - English

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential 
school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 350+ 
students with more the 50% living in the residential halls.  ISD is 
nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to bilingual/bicultural 
education for Deaf students.

ISD seeks Teaching candidates who possess the following 
qualifications/qualities:

- Indiana (or equivalent) Teacher's License
- Certification in subject area (English- High School)

- The possibility of a secondary licensure in a World Language 
preferred, but not required

- Commitment to bilingual/bicultural education

- Ability to deliver curriculum utilizing a variety of teaching 
methods

- Individuals who love working with children/adolescents/young 
adults

- 3.0 or above score on the American Sign Language Proficiency 
Interview (Arrangements can be made for candidates to take the test at 
ISD.)

- Knowledge of child development and successful educational 
techniques

- Excellent communication and human-relations skills
- Individuals who excel in both leadership and teamwork roles

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State 
Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd 
Use the "Employment Opportunity"  link - Posting # 568909

This position will be posted from:  7/2/10-7/18/10

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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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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 July 4th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- 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

DeafDigest – 04 July 2010

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

DeafDigest – 01 July 2010

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