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DeafDigest – 29 August 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 29, 2010

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


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

(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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Introducing a Phone that lives up to its name

Coming on August 31st, America's First 4G-Capable Phone with Slide-out
QWERTY Keyboard and Brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen, the new Samsung
Epic(tm) 4G! Video chat with your friends at neck-breaking speeds using
Qik or other video chat Android applications.  Or view your favorite
videos from YouTube. Plus many more exciting apps!  You also have three
choices for texting - sliding QWERTY, virtual keyboard or Swype
technology on Sprint's newest 4G device!  Combined with the Sprint Relay
data only plan at only $39.99 a month for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
this is an amazing combination.

Visit http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg082910 for updates!

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

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

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A strange tale of a deaf inventor who claimed a patent and was in jail
http://deafdigest.com/richardruelas/


A talented deaf artist & cartoonist we didn't know about
http://deafdigest.com/anngibbons/



- Very Hot News

The  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sometimes
decides in our favor, and sometimes against us, decided this
one in our favor.

This agency ruled that deaf and disabled Social Security
Administration employees were correct in that the agency
discriminated against them. They were denied opportunities
for promotion.

This means the deaf and the disabled can proceed with a class
action lawsuit.




- Thursday August 26th

A Filipino activist has expressed disappointment at the
lack of participation by members of the Filipino Deaf 
Community in conjunction with the Persons With
Disabilities group's involvement in the past national 
elections in May.

He discovered the reason - lack of registered deaf voters!

As a result, he is pushing for a Election Awareness Campaign
among the deaf.



- Friday August 27th

Does UPS welcome lawsuits filed against them?

DeafDigest cannot help but wonder. UPS fought against
a drawn-out lawsuit regarding discrimination against
deaf drivers that wanted to drive UPS vehicles.

And now this - the ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
said that UPS definitely discriminated against Mauricio Centeno, 
a deaf employee, who suffered through staff meetings without an
interpreter.

The appeals ruling threw out the lower court claim that
ruled in favor of UPS.

UPS, not giving up, said they will "review the decision and
evaluate its options".  If UPS is stubborn, the next step is
the Supreme Court.



- Saturday July 28th

It was learned that the average unemployment rate for
disabled workers is 16.4 percent, which is
above the national 9 percent unemployment rate.

How much of a percentage of the deaf is factored in,
DeafDigest does not know?



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


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6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

(revised posting)

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

I would like to thank many of you who have already responded to the
National Deaf Employment and Technology Survey. This study needs
several hundred more responses to be useful to deaf and hard of
hearing communities, policy makers, educators, and program
administrators. If you have not yet responded, please consider doing
so. Allow me to explain.

My name is James Schiller and I am a faculty member at Gallaudet
University, Department of Social Work, and a Doctoral candidate at
Walden University, School of Health and Human Services. This study is
the basis for my Dissertation in Social Policy and Planning.

You are invited to take part in research examining how technology is
associated with the employment of deaf and hard of hearing people.
The purpose of this research is to equip social policy makers,
programs, educators, and funding sources with current data so they
can continue providing valued resources to deaf and hard of hearing
communities. A link will take you to the web survey at the end of
this message.

Risks and Benefits of participating in the Study: The survey is
confidential and anonymous. There may be some questions that are
uncomfortable to answer. Participants are free to skip those
questions or exit the study at any time. The potential benefit of
participating in this study is updating the body of knowledge about
deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

Compensation: While some organizations have agreed to advertise this
study, all funding supporting the study is my own. This study relies
on volunteers to submit the survey. There is no compensation for
participating in this study.

I am the principal investigator for this study If you have any
questions regarding this research or the survey, my contact address
is: James Schiller, Social Work Department, HMB 338B, Gallaudet
University. You may contact the researcher at any time during this
study via videophone at 202-651-7064 Voice or VP, or email at
mailto:Jschi001@waldenu.edu or mailto:James.Schiller@gallaudet.edu

The survey is anticipated to take between 15 and 20 minutes. On
behalf of myself, educators, agencies, and advocates who may use the
data in the future, thank you for responding to this survey. This
project has been approved by the Gallaudet University IRB and Walden
University IRB # 05-28-10-0283826.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DETS to fill out the
Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE"

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FOLLOWING A TALL HEARING WOMAN WITH GRAY HAIR
    This is a true story. A deaf man was riding on the
metro subway. He sees the same hearing woman every day; 
she is tall and she has a grey hair. They both get off
at the same station. They both also do not know each
other.
    One time, the metro station train broke down.
There was so much confusion. All passengers were ordered
to get off at one station. The deaf man does not know 
what was going on and he decided to keep his eye on that 
same tall, grey haired woman, and follow her around. She
hops on an emergency bus and he follows her. That
emergency bus takes them both to their train station.
    That tall gray haired woman saved the deaf man's day.
In a big crowd, it was easier to find the tall gray hair
woman, as she was taller than everyone.


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

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



FAREWELL PARTY FOR AN UNPOPULAR HEARING EMPLOYEE
    You work at a factory. You like one hearing person
but you do not realize that no one likes that hearing
person. He is very unpopular.
    That hearing person leaves his job for another
job. A few friends hosted a farewell party for that
unpopular employee. But almost no one shows up
at that farewell party, except for you.
    You are puzzled why no one shows up - even with
refreshments and soft drinks.
    You realize no one told you that this hearing
person was very unpopular!


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

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



A PHILADELPHIA DEAF ATTORNEY WE NEVER KNEW ABOUT
    Years ago we were served by these publications -
the Silent News, The NAD Broadcaster, the Deaf
American and the Frat.
    None of these publications mentioned a deaf
attorney who thrived for years with his own
practice in Philadelphia. The attorney was
Harold Diamond.
    DeafDigest editor only learned of this attorney
via a photocopy of an article that was written in
The Pennsylvania Lawyer sometime during the seventies.
    He made a comment:

The deaf do not go to deaf lawyers, largely out of
fear that their problems will end up known to the
tight-knit deaf community


THE DEAFNESS BLAME GAME
     When a baby is born deaf, many upset parents find
something to blame for his deafness. This is unfortunate
and may place a burden the baby may have to carry for
the rest of his life.
     A newspaper story said:

The gene responsible for the deafness problem remains unidentified

     DeafDigest wonders why genes are thrown into the
blame game?


SECURITY: RIGHT AND THE WRONG WAY?
    Much publicity was generated over the security man tackling
the alleged deaf shoplifter in Los Angeles.
    Is there a right way and a wrong way to stop an
alleged shoplifter?
    One DeafDigest subscriber, himself not a police officer
nor a security person, said the right way is to run in front
of the alleged shoplifter to block him from walking any 
further. And that the wrong way would be to tackle him 
from behind.
    Well, it all depends. If a shoplifter runs away
from the store, it is obvious and tackling from the behind
may be necessary. But if the shoplifter is walking slowly,
then there may be no need to tackle him.
    Another way, is to yell. A hearing person would hear it.
A deaf person, without a hearing aid or a CI, may not hear it.


A DEAF WOMAN HIT BY A TRAIN WHILE WALKING NEAR THE TRACKS
    There was a story of a deaf woman in the Philadelphia area
being hit by train as she walked near the tracks.
    The police report said that the accident was the
cause of her being deaf.
    DeafDigest editor is not that sure. Deaf people have
eyes. Hearing people have ears. Still eyes and ears do not
prevent these people from being hit by trains.
    Possibly it was something else - absentmindedness and
being oblivious, or perhaps a medical condition that affected
them while walking.




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:

International Catholic Deaf Association

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

http://deafdigest.com/icda/




JOB HUNTING: TO SURPRISE OR NOT TO SURPRISE
    When a deaf person is job hunting, especially deaf
professionals, it is always a dilemma - to put down on the
application form that he is deaf or to withhold the
information.
    Said a deaf job hunter:

I never include the fact I'm deaf on my resume when answering 
job postings. I always get people interested and then after they 
contact me and they want to have an interview, I tell them I'm 
deaf. They kind of start to be awkward and don't know how it's 
going to work

    Is he correct or is he wrong? This is a question that
has no correct answer.



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

as a loner, I'm not comfortable around people, so
don't need a hearing aid to talk with them

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


retiree deafness

means the same as selective hearing

which is a hearing joke about a husband tuning out
wife's nagging - such as please take out the trash,
please rake the leaves outside, etc

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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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Department of Justice has tightened up the
ADA regulations, especially with Title II, which
involve the state and local governments. This
announcement was made recently.


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A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #4

Q. The 1914 assassination of this heir to the throne of
the Austro-Hungarian Empire has often been referred to as
"the shot heard around the world" because it led to 
World War I.


A. Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

World War I was supposed to be "The War to end all
Wars"


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Deaf Picture of the Week:

the part of Indianapolis, where the old Gallaudet, Indiana town existed
in late 19th century. The picture shows the approximate location.
The town eventually disappeared from the maps.

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetindiana/


another picture of the approximate location of Gallaudet, Indiana
as taken by Kenneth S Rothschild during the eighties

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetindianalocation/


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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is Gallaudet Hearing Scale (exact spelling)
that was posted on yahoo question site

A. No such a thing and it was verified with a superintendent
of a school for the deaf




send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that every single store in USA will be outfitted with flashing
anti-theft strobe lights at the exits.

Said a deaf community leader:

We have tried to explain to the stores that they need strobe
lights when the alarms go off. That way the deaf people will
have no excuse for not knowing that the strobe lights went off.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1990 - the Saskatchewan School for the Deaf closed its
doors for good. The province Education Minister gave the promise 
that excellent programs for students were guaranteed.

Twenty years later, as pointed out by the Saskatchewan Deaf
Association, the deaf community is still waiting for these same
promises. They were not too pleased when the current Education
Minister repeated the same promise - sounds like a repeated recording
from a broken record player.

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Deaf and the Money:

$49,000

the cost to start a football program at one school for the deaf.

The cost is higher than other several deaf schools that restarted
football in recent years because of cost of road trips to play against
deaf opponents

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

37 years

a hearing aid dealer seen that much from the first day he opened his
dealership for business. Year one, he sold hearing aids attached
to eyeglasses. Over the years it revolved to invisible devices
attached to cellphones, televisions and MP3 players with
many colors to suit wearers' tastes.

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DeafResources


Andrew Foster, founder of schools for the deaf in Africa
http://deafdigest.com/andrewfoster/


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 & links:

2010 MDGA deaf golf tournament results are at:
http://www.mdga1947.org/2010/2010results.htm


A 27-year old deaf pitcher in college wooden bat summer league
http://deafdigest.com/davidboclair/




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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports082910/

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

Business Officer (09/09/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039126&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

School Dir Oes Res School (09/24/2010 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no


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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open position
Case Manager
Eastern WA Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Spokane, WA

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Manager position
open.  Provide case management services as needed to the deaf and
hard of hearing community, and ensure communication accessibility to
various local, state and federal programs.  Should possess American
Sign Language skills and ability to use various modes of
communication when working with persons with a hearing loss. 

Master's Degree in the helping profession or a Bachelor's degree with
several years of case management experience is required.  Open until
filled. 

Resumes with references accepted: 
EWCDHH, 
1206 N. Howard,
Spokane, WA 99201.

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School Director vacancies (closing date September 24, 2010)
- Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Wilson
- North Carolina School for the Deaf, at Morganton

Hello, we currently have job openings for one (1) School Director at each 
of our Schools for the Deaf in North Carolina:  1) North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (NCSD) in Morganton, NC, and 2) Eastern North Carolina School 
for the Deaf (ENCSD) in Wilson, NC.  We are recruiting for these two (2) 
positions through September 24, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your 
assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested 
persons.  Thank you.

- For North Carolina School for the Deaf
To apply for the NCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Teri Longo, NCSD 
Human Resources Office, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC  28655, or 
fax it to 828-432-5309.

- For Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf 
To apply for the ENCSD School Director position, please submit a North 
Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) to:  Tonia Hartley, 
ENCSD Human Resources Office, 1311 U.S. Highway 301 South, Wilson, NC 
27893, or fax it to 252-234-1145.

Persons interested in applying for one or both of these positions can 
obtain a North Carolina State Application for Employment (PD-107) at the 
following weblink:
http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/pd107ltr.doc

Position: School Director OES Residential Schools
Working Title: School Dir OES Res School
Vacancy Number: 60038911
Salary Grade: 81T
Salary Range: $60964 - $101867
Hiring Range: $60964 - $101867
Department: Health Human Services
Division: HHS SO LTCFS OES 
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Locations: Morganton and Wilson
Posting Date: 08/24/2010
Closing Date: 09/24/2010
Number of Positions: 1 at NCSD, 1 at ENCSD

Description of Work: 
The North Carolina Schools for the Deaf are state supported residential 
schools for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind children from ages five 
(5) to age 21. The Director is responsible for providing direct oversight 
of the instructional program and serves as the School Principal. The 
Director is responsible for overall management of the academic, 
residential, and business operations of the school. Duties include 
planning and implementation of educational and support services; setting 
short and long-range budgetary and program goals; establishing school 
deadlines; and coordinating program evaluation and development. ***This is 
a managerial exempt position***

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Evidence of leadership skills in the areas of judgment, analytical 
thinking, reasoning, and decision making; knowledge of basic principles 
and theories of education; demonstrated ability to supervise and establish 
working relationships with staff, the general public and other government 
agencies/departments; demonstrated ability to manage multiple operations 
and functions of a program; excellent communication skills and 
demonstrated skills as an instructional leader.

Preferences:
Experience with developing and supervising educational programs for deaf 
and hard of hearing students. Knowledge of the operation of educational 
programs in residential schools; the ability to communicate effectively 
using American Sign Language.

Training and Experience Requirements: 
Master's degree in education, school administration, or specific field 
related to special education and five years of education experience 
preferably with three years as a Teacher and two years of 
administrative and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of 
training and experience. Must meet minimum qualifications for School 
Administrator-Principal licensure as 
outlined in Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statues. Degrees must 
be from appropriately accredited institutions.

How to Apply:
DHHS selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, 
skills, and abilities as required by EEOC. You must undergo drug testing 
if you are applying for a direct care position and a DMV check if applying 
for a position that involves the transportation of students. DHHS will 
also conduct a criminal record check if you are applying for a position 
which supervises or provides direct care. DHHS will conduct state/federal 
criminal record checks on all applicants selected for direct care and 
non-direct care positions in the DHHS residential school programs. All 
applicants must submit a state application (PD-107) to the hr office 
indicated on the vacancy announcement. A separate application must be 
submitted for each position for which you are applying and must include 
the specific position title and position number. Resumes will not be 
accepted in lieu of a state application. Applications must be received in 
the appropriate hr office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postings and a 
(PD-107) found at public libraries, local ESC, DHHS HR offices or OSP web 
site at: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm

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Announcement of vacant positions 
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Washington, DC
on campus of Gallaudet University

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is 
conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc 
Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet 
University, in our nation's capitol.

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


- English Teacher, MSSD
- Science Teacher, MSSD
- Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Clerc Center Teacher under Job listing.

To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume, three current and signed 
letters of recommendation, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess 
any) and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University
KDES- Room 3201
800 Florida Avenue NE, 
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5457

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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Announcement of vacant positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Washington, DC
on campus of Gallaudet University

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is
conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc
Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet
University, in our nation's capitol.

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

- Weekend Coordinator, MSSD
- Curriculum Manager
- Research Manager
- Chief Academic Officer

Job Descriptions can be found at 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Professional Staff under Job listing.


To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University 
application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office - College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue NE, 
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

Or FAX a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University 
application form to: 202-651-5344

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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job opening 
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for 
"Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator" staffed in the state 
of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned 
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in 
other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel 
within the state of Tennessee and other states as needed, while residing 
in Tennessee.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

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

- Senior Community

- Hard of Hearing Community

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

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

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

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

- Experience in public relations

- Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and meet 
deadlines

- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

- Hold a valid driver's license


Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html 
or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

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

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

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position openings
CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program/ACCESS Partial Care Program
Paterson, NJ Campus


Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly 
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care 
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to 
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most 
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program - Full Time / Day Shift
ACCESS Partial Care Program - Full Time / Day Shift

Paterson, NJ Campus

As key members of our ACCESS Program or ACCESS Partial Care Program, 
statewide programs that provide behavioral health services to Deaf and 
hard of hearing people throughout NJ, candidates will help meet the 
clinical case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are 
deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children, 
adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic 
environments.

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

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

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

To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or 
related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to 
collect/summarize data, along with a familiarity of Deaf Culture and 
knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss.

The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ Drivers License 
will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical, oral/written 
communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual English/Spanish 
preferred.

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

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job 
title in Subject matter to:

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Campbell, CA

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Campbell, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This 
position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in 
Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job 
Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for 
employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document 
assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard 
of hearing persons employed

- Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community 
and employers

- Arranging job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews 
and orientation

- Provide employer education on employability of 
deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and 
technical assistance workshops

- Advocate for employability and communication access for clients

- Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed

- Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as 
needed

- Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine 
eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services

- Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on 
clients

- Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as 
assigned by Employment Services Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
- American Sign Language interpreting certificate (RID, ACCI or 
other nationally recognized certificate) required.  Candidate without a 
certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification 
within six/6 month of employment);  BA preferred

- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf 
Culture

- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of 
MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred

- Able to travel to appointments within the workweek

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

DEADLINE:  Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org
  click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references, and resume via mail 
to:
Human Resources
DCARA
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Or via email to:
mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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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 August 29th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold)

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold)

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold)



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 – 29 August 2010

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

a deaf manager of a restaurant in China
http://deafdigest.com/wenya/

Scranton School buys a campus property
http://deafdigest.com/gerardhetman/



- Very Hot News

The AB 2072 bill in California, considered to be one of most 
controversial deaf-related pieces of legislation in recent years, 
passed the state senate.

Anti-AB 2072 groups have denounced the bill as anti-ASL. Simply put,
this bill lists options for parents of newly born deaf babies -
and it was feared that the ASL option would be excluded on the list of
options.

Bill sponsor Tony Mendoza has been accused of advocating
Deaf Eugenics, even though he has denied it.


- Sunday August 22nd

Better late than never!

Greg White, a deaf member of the basketball team
at Ohio Wesleyan University, was profiled in
Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd, August
16th edition.

He played for the gold medal winning USA team at the
recent U-21 world basketball championships



- Monday August 23rd

Scary or not scary, these planned low cost CI operations
in China? According to Chinese medical entrepreneurs,
several Chinese firms may be contemplating discount-rate
CI operations at some point in the near future.

Scary? Yes, if we read the newspaper stories of shoddy
industrial workmanship in many factories in the nation.



- Tuesday August 24th

What is it called - signing with mouth movements? Is it
sign language or oral communications?

This piece of riddle was what a research team at
University College London was working on.

Findings have been published in the Psychological Science
journal.



- Wednesday August 25th

Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, not deaf and seeking re-election,
has made a campaign promise.

He has promised to help rewrite the federal telecommunications law,
specifically the sections that would help the deaf and the
hard of hearing.

First, he has to win the election. Second, he has to keep
track of different promises made to different constituent
groups, the deaf included. Third, how much of the promise
he made with the deaf would be watered down in view of
intense Capitol Hill horse-trading on proposed bills.


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

......

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The national Rwanda TV network will begin sign language
newscasts on evening news for the benefit of its deaf
citizens.

There are two sign languages in Rwanda one for English-using
deaf and the other for French-using deaf. To accommodate both
groups, there will be two separate signed newscasts at
different times.

.......

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold'Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk's Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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DEAF BARBER WITH DEAF CUSTOMER AND HEARING CUSTOMER
    A deaf barber told DeafDigest editor that when a
deaf man comes in, the barbering is about one
hour. But when a hearing man comes in, the barbering
is about 20 minutes.
    Why? Because sign language communications waste
a lot of time.
    And hearing customers don't talk. They just sit
and be quiet and get their hair cut.


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A REAL DEAF WORLD
    What is a real deaf world? A deaf community with a
deaf doctor, a deaf dentist, a deaf barber, a deaf
tailor, a deaf handyman, a deaf travel agent, a 
deaf tax preparer, a deaf car mechanic, a deaf
electrician, a deaf dog walker, etc, etc.
    Is this good or bad? Good, because there is no
communication problem. Bad, because you live on
a deaf-island and may not know how to deal with
a hearing person outside of that deaf-island!

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NOT ALWAYS OK TO LOBBY IN WASHINGTON STATE
    Many states have these overlooked laws that no one
knows about.
    Take the state of Washington as an example. If
you wish to advocate something on behalf of the deaf,
it is called lobbying.
    If you distribute flyers, stage some meetings,
and ask the deaf community to reach their own state
legislators, you must register as grassroots lobbyist.
    And there is a list of many rules that the
grassroots lobbyist must comply with.
    There was a story of a hearing woman that wanted
to lobby on behalf of her hearing neighbors on some
neighborhood issue - and got into trouble!


WHAT HAPPENS IF A BABY FLUNKS A HEARING TEST?
     When a newly born baby does not pass a hearing
test, the parents would probably refer them to an
otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist or
(ENT) for a follow up.
     This is where the ENT has to be careful? He may
refer to an oral program or to steer towards a CI 
instead of mentioning ASL as an option.
     A superintendent of a state school for the deaf
said:

Unfortunately, that can happen, yes.  The ENT has no business prescribing
educational programs just as I cannot prescribe hearing aids, surgery or
medication (practicing without the proper license).  However, docs feel
compelled to prescribe educational programs and services all the time.  Same
is true of some ophthalmologists--they may prescribe programs for visually
impaired youngsters without the educators being involved.  It is practicing
without the proper license, in my opinion.

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AN ELECTRICITY COMMENT IN THE SIXTIES
    A certain individual told his audience during the
sixties that he would use electricity to help
the deaf people to hear.
    Electricity as with hearing aids, which is
electronics-based? No, it was Graeme Clark who made that
comment and was the first one to do a CI.
    Yes, CI has come a long way and we do not use the
word "electricity" when referring to this inner-ear
device.



A TERRIBLE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE

    A Tennessee newspaper ran this headline in
its sports pages:

Gilbreath still mobile despite his disability

    It refers to deaf football player Preston Gilbreath
that plays for Austin Peay University right now in
Tennessee.
    The headline implies that it is amazing for a disabled
person to be mobile. And upon reading the story, it again
implies that a deaf football player is amazingly mobile
despite his deafness.
    Huh! Gilbreath is the third deaf member of the
university football team. The first one was Bonnie Sloan
who played a season in the NFL. The second one was Jim
Mathis, who later transferred to Gallaudet and played a
season with the Bison team.
    If deaf athletes are not supposed to be mobile because
of their deafness, then why are we having football teams
at Gallaudet and at approximately 30 schools for the deaf?



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being praised:
wow, you did really a great job!




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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART providers are
beginning new assignments.  Some students are using CART for the very
first time.

Once again, CART stands for Communication Access Realtime
Translation.  Many students and professors will be curious about this
service.  If a student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of
CART to the rest of the class, it is an opportunity to explain what
CART is to people who have never seen CART.

Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a
solid understanding of what will take place.  A couple questions that
need to be answered are:  Will I be using remote CART or onsite
CART?  Will I be provided transcripts of the classes by the CART
provider? 

Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have
someone from the disabilities services office, the CART provider, and
the user of CART services sit down and discuss everyone's
expectations.

The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the
CART provider promptly if the user is not able to attend class for
some reason.  The user will expect the CART provider to show up on
time and ready to provide services.

CART users should realize that the CART providers will be blocking
out the time periods for their classes for the entire semester.  If a
CART user cancels the provider's services by deciding he or she no
longer needs services or by dropping a class, the CART provider may
have already turned down other assignments and may be losing that
income.

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THE PERFECT CASTING LOOK
    A story surfaced regarding Dolph Lundgren, not deaf, being
portrayed as ferocious Russian boxer Ivan Drago in the 
classic movie - Rocky IV.
    It was learned that the casting directors took nine months
looking over 5,000 auditions to seek that perfect casting look.
They didn't like Lundgren but went back to him after tiring of
these 5,000 casting auditions.
    We do not have that many deaf actors. And if a casting
call asks for a deaf actor, maybe some 10-20 deaf actors
will show up.
    If the casting director does not like any of these deaf
actors, they will turn to an unlimited pool of hearing actors.
They will pick one, teach him ASL, and we, in the Deaf 
Community will scream discrimination.
    There was an exception. A casting call went for the movie
"The River Wild" and deaf actors were asked to audition.
    Vic Galloway, who had no professional acting experience,
was selected - based on his "perfect" looks - and it upset
veteran deaf actors that wanted that role.
    Can't win!




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


either wear a hearing aid or wear a CI?




Many deaf people wear hearing aids; again, many
deaf people wear a CI. And, yet, again many
deaf people don't wear either.


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

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Norway Fjord Cruise - April 2011

Great cruise for those with walking limitations

the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship

For more info, contact:

Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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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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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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Fire alarm signalers for the deaf are available in Japan,
but few deaf people are buying these devices.

Why?

According to Deaf Japan News, high cost is the reason.

The law, however, requires all homes to have such devices
by June 1, 2011.

.....

The Deaf and the Law:

- location
Austin, Texas

- case
a deaf woman was arrested for attacking
a police officer when he apprehended her

- result
case was dismissed

- comment
the deaf woman's attorney made it an issue
that she was brutally roughed up during
the arrest and that she was refused requests
for an interpreter and that the ordeal lasted
three hours

......

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the Bald More (Baltimore) Ravens bunt (punt) team is on the field

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    The U.S. District Court for New Hampshire, while being innovative,
has bypassed the deaf!
    The court system has installed a video-phone network to facilitate
communications between attorneys, judges, jurors and other involved
groups.
    Hey, what about the deaf? While we are entitled to interpreters
it would be great if the video system is captioned.

......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     DeafDigest wishes to honor Gallaudet University,
NTID and CSUN, our three significant collegiate
programs for the deaf.
     Our three programs failed to make the annual
Princeton Review college rankings - but this is
great for it lists the nation's top partying
colleges.
    This shows our deaf students at these three
collegiate programs are serious about their
studies.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A hearing person who majored in Education of the Deaf said:

I want to work with deaf children who have had cochlear implants


Is that person saying he does not want to work with all
deaf children, especially those without CI?

Or is it that specialization among Education of the Deaf
majors is going too far?


......

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


A friend introduces you to someone. The friend
says:

this is Billy

You thought he said:

this is Belly


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

.......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

While eating at a restaurant, a brother of your customer that 
you lost contact, informs you that your customer got a full 
time job.

.......

DeafBook of the Week

Bummy's Basic Parliamentary Guide

An Illustrated Step-by-Step Procedure for Making
Meetings Work

by Gerald "Bummy" Burstein
year 1996

this is an old version, probably out of stock


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

Happy reading !

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seeking
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Philadelphia and Bucks County (PA)

We are seeking TSS Professionals to work with children who are deaf
and/or are diagnosed with Autism

Spectrum Disorder.  As a TSS you will be part of a team of professionals
and will receive on-going clinical supervision by a Behavioral
Specialist Consultant (BSC) and/or a Licensed Psychologist.  You will be
taught various methods of Applied

Behavioral Analysis to assist the child in acquiring developmentally
appropriate skills.  These services help to support teachers and parents
with their interaction with the clients. Ultimately, services aim to
prevent out of home placement and to integrate the child within their
community.

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology,
Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work
experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three
years work experience with children.

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients
require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours
per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept
more than one assignment.

Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For additional information about our company and current vacancies log
on to our website http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

or Contact
Maureen Stoll-Director of Administration & Human Resources via email at
mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

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open positions
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDER (CSP):  (Full time position) This position 
provides a variety of services to assist mental health consumers to live 
as independently as possible in the community.  The CSP will be 
responsible for assisting in crisis intervention, teaching independent 
living skills and coordinating services for consumers.  A qualified 
candidate shall possess: a MA in counseling or social, prefer someone with 
2 years experience.  Must be fluent in ASL, must have the ability to work 
as a part of a team working on treatment plans; this includes good 
interpersonal skills and the ability to document the services that are 
provided.

HIV PREVENTION PROGRAM SPECIALIST:  (Full time position)  This position 
provides prevention services to the deaf community including leading 
skills building groups, providing outreach in various venues, providing 
HIV testing and maintaining documentation of services provided. A 
qualified candidate shall possess at least 2 years experience in working 
in the deaf community the provision of HIV services or other similar 
activities but would prefer a Bachelor's degree in Education, 
Communication or a Human Services Field.  Must be fluent in ASL. Hours 
will vary including evenings and weekends.  Minorities strongly urged to 
apply.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDER/PROGRAM SPECIALIST: (Full time position) Serves 
as a member of a team with other staff in provision of training in the 
housekeeping, food service, clerical, and socialization and education 
units to community deaf adults.  Also provide services as defined in the 
treatment plan that enable to deaf mentally ill adults in natural 
settings. Qualified candidate: Bachelor's degree in education, social work 
or human service field and two years experience working in mental health. 
Experience can be substituted for education.  Must be fluent in ASL and be 
willing to work flexible hours.  Must have a valid driver's license to 
operate agency vehicles.

to apply for any of the above positions:

write, or call or fax or email

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

(202) 832-6681 (Voice/TTY)
(202) 832-8454 (Fax)
email: mailto:BrownS@Deaf-REACH.org

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico 
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for a "Relay 
New Mexico Outreach Coordinator"

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

- Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay 
services:
         - Senior Community
         - Hard of Hearing Community
         - Speech Disabled
         - Spanish
         - Deaf Community

- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes 
used by current and potential relay users
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people 
who have differing hearing and speech abilities
- Understanding of Deaf Culture
- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred. and fluency in 
Spanish is benefit 
- Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users 
of the services
- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful
- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills
- Associate's Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor's Degree 
required
- Hold a valid driver's license 
- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to 
apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

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

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

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position openings
Residence Counselors
ACCESS Program
Paterson, NJ Campus

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly 
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care 
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to 
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most 
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
ACCESS Program - Paterson, NJ Campus 
Full & Part Time - Evenings; Full Time; Nights & Per Diem

As key members of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing 
behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout 
NJ, candidates will help assure the provision of psychiatric 
rehabilitative case management services to consumers who are deaf and hard 
of hearing residing in varied therapeutic supervised settings.

Responsibilities include:
- addressing all treatment needs of consumer residents
- ensuring safety of all consumer residents at all times
- developing individualized treatment plans
- providing intervention strategies
- assisting with recreational, educational and socialization activities
- scheduling trainings and staff development activities
- utilizing crisis intervention strategies to deescalate potential crisis 
situations
- performing other related duties as assigned

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in a Mental Health, 
Health or related discipline OR a current NJ RN License, along with 2 
years of work/life experience. In addition, you must be able to fluently 
communicate in American Sign Language, be familiar with Deaf Culture, and 
knowledgeable about current technology available for individuals with 
hearing loss. Solid oral/written communication, organizational, 
problem-solving and PC skills will also be expected. Valid NJ Driver's 
License a must. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification preferred, as is 
Bilingual English/Spanish skills.

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

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, 
indicating job title in Subject matter to:

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center; St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital; St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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(updated August 29th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold)

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold)

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold)





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 – 22 August 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 22, 2010

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

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

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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hassle/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiring/

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

(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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Introducing a phone that lives up to its name

Coming on August 31st, America's First 4G-Capable Phone with
Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and Brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen, the
new Samsung Epic[tm] 4G!  Video chat with your friends at
neck-breaking speeds using Qik or other video chat Android
applications.  Or view your favorite videos from YouTube. Plus many
more exciting apps!  You also have three choices for texting -
sliding QWERTY, virtual keyboard or Swype technology on Sprint's
newest 4G device!  Combined with the Sprint Relay data only plan at
only $39.99 a month for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, this is an
amazing combination. 

Visit http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg082210 for updates!

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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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the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

"Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out.

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options to meet customers' individual needs and offering features not
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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation's
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

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

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Hearing Loss in Older Adults  Its Effect on Mental Health
http://deafdigest.com/claudiadewane/

an aspiring deaf ballet dancer
http://deafdigest.com/susanpierce/

- Very Hot News

DeafDigest expresses disappointment at the news that
major league prospect Tyson Gillies, who is deaf,
was arrested on possession of illegal drugs in
Florida.

A member of the Philadelphia Phillies farm system,
he is a Canadian - which means if the arrest ends up
with serious consequences he could be banned from
entering USA to play ball.

DeafDigest hopes that as a first-time offender, he will
be let go, and the arrest expunged from his records,
and that he will be on his best behavior for the rest
of his life, baseball career included.

- Thursday August 19th

Alan Gifford, who is deaf, and was twice elected to public
offices in small New England towns, is filing a complaint
regarding the aerial pesticide spraying of mosquitoes in an
effort to wipe out this crippling EEE virus.

It was not the spraying, per se, that triggered Gifford's
complaint. Instead it was that a public announcement was
made of the spraying. This very same public announcement
bypassed the deaf community in the town where Gifford
lives.

He only learned of the spraying when a hearing member of
his family told him and his wife, also deaf, about it!

Will the state of Massachusetts do something about it -
the need to inform the deaf, whereas a regular public
announcement won't do?

- Friday August 20th

Aaliyah Cheatham, a young deaf woman, just 15 years old, won the
Miss Monroe Teen USA for the second year in row. She will be
taking part at the Miss Washington Teen USA pageant.

- Saturday July 21st

What happens if a deaf family dials up 911 because of a medical
emergency and no one immediately shows up?

This took place in Brantford, Ontario. The emergency crew
did show up only after 44 minutes of waiting.

Fortunately the medical emergency was solved. But the angry
deaf couple is demanding that the 911 procedures with deaf
households be reviewed.

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

....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

(revised posting)

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

I would like to thank many of you who have already responded to the
National Deaf Employment and Technology Survey. This study needs
several hundred more responses to be useful to deaf and hard of
hearing communities, policy makers, educators, and program
administrators. If you have not yet responded, please consider doing
so. Allow me to explain.

My name is James Schiller and I am a faculty member at Gallaudet
University, Department of Social Work, and a Doctoral candidate at
Walden University, School of Health and Human Services. This study is
the basis for my Dissertation in Social Policy and Planning.

You are invited to take part in research examining how technology is
associated with the employment of deaf and hard of hearing people.
The purpose of this research is to equip social policy makers,
programs, educators, and funding sources with current data so they
can continue providing valued resources to deaf and hard of hearing
communities. A link will take you to the web survey at the end of
this message.

Risks and Benefits of participating in the Study: The survey is
confidential and anonymous. There may be some questions that are
uncomfortable to answer. Participants are free to skip those
questions or exit the study at any time. The potential benefit of
participating in this study is updating the body of knowledge about
deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

Compensation: While some organizations have agreed to advertise this
study, all funding supporting the study is my own. This study relies
on volunteers to submit the survey. There is no compensation for
participating in this study.

I am the principal investigator for this study If you have any
questions regarding this research or the survey, my contact address
is: James Schiller, Social Work Department, HMB 338B, Gallaudet
University. You may contact the researcher at any time during this
study via videophone at 202-651-7064 Voice or VP, or email at
mailto:Jschi001@waldenu.edu or mailto:James.Schiller@gallaudet.edu

The survey is anticipated to take between 15 and 20 minutes. On
behalf of myself, educators, agencies, and advocates who may use the
data in the future, thank you for responding to this survey. This
project has been approved by the Gallaudet University IRB and Walden
University IRB # 05-28-10-0283826.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DETS to fill out the
Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE"

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ACCESS 4 ALARM CLOCK AND TELEPHONE SIGNALER ON SALE!

Don't be late for the first day of school!

WCI is here to help with this "timely" August special.

Purchase the Access 4 Alarm Clock and Telephone Signaler at 20% off!

Great features include a bright flashing LED light, flashing visual
alert and extra loud audible alarm.

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd  for details on this
special and all our other products.

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

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Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language!

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Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean
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Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous
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DEAF ATTORNEY LOWELL MYERS
    Lowell Myers was a famous deaf attorney in
Chicago.
    He worked with a deaf man in a famous murder
case during the early sixties.
    He did something that almost everyone never
did - earning two college degrees at the same time.
    He went to one college to earn his bachelors
degree and he went to another college to earn his
masters degree, yes, both at the same time.
    Both colleges did not know about it. When they
found out, they were angry and made a new rule
that students studying for the bachelors degree
cannot study for masters at the same time.

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

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

A STORY OF TWO DEAF FARMERS
    During the sixties, two students enrolled at
Gallaudet; their goal was to own a farm.
    The first student had a good attitude; he took
business administration courses and also courses
in biology. He felt these courses would help
him with knowledge in farming.
    The second student had a bad attitude; he
told Gallaudet people "I know everything about
farming; you can't teach me anything new that
I should know about farming."
    The first student became a very successful
farmer. The second student failed as a farmer.
    It is important for all farmers to have
good attitudes.

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

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

GALLAUDET MUSIC?
    Gallaudet Music? This is not a joke; do click on:
http://mp3skyline.com/rid-0x5e0de-artist_-_album-mp3-download.html?ref=1180&ref_sub=dpl43015
    If the link does not work, try this one:
http://referer.us/8/Azqkg2

CSL: 12,000 BC ?
    Never mind these Geico TV cavemen ad jokes, did the real alive
cavemen of 100,000 BC use CSL or as better known as Cave Sign
Language?
    Possible, says David Armstrong, a retired Gallaudet professor.
He feels that gestures may have been what these pre-historic
people have used to communicate - years before the voice was
the way to go.
    Unfortunately we do not have a CSL dictionary. Would have been
extremely revealing if such a dictionary was discovered.

CANNOT HELP BUT WONDER
    There was a short newspaper story regarding a deaf
customer of a fishing supplies store.
    The store proprietor said:

my best customer could not buy a state license online
because he does not have a credit or a debit card. And
he could not call the toll-free number to get a free
federal permit because he is deaf.

    DeafDigest cannot help wonder if that deaf person
fell through the cracks, totally unaware of services
offered by the local deaf agency, the deaf state
commission, and the vocational rehabilitation?
    Sad to say, the answer is that many deaf people
fall through the cracks.

OOPS, HE IS DEAF
    Last week a deaf scuba diver, after working a lake in
Fond du Lac County (Wisconsin), laid on the shore to rest
up after suffering from a temporary ear problem.
    Because he did not respond to yelling by observers,
he was assumed to be dead. Rescue personnel was summoned
to the shore - only to find the resting scuba diver
was deaf.
    Amid much furor, he simply went back to water!

LOSING MOVIES WITH DEAF CHARACTERS
    In the early years of movies, we have had a number
of deaf characters in movies, both silents and talkies.
    The most dangerous threat to these oldie films
is the Silver Nitrate. It was estimated that approximately
80-90 percent of these oldie films have already been
destroyed.
    This may also mean that 80-90 percent of scenes involving
these deaf characters have also been lost for good.

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:

Described and Captioned Media Program

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

http://deafdigest.com/dcmp/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

it is embarrassing when people point fingers at
me because of my hearing aid whistling

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

a miracle hearing aid surgery

hearing aid surgery? Meaning CI implant?

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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 will be our 10th
year, starting July 16, 2011 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 late-deafened people be able to drive cars without
being distracted?

This topic was written up in a publication by the
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Conclusion was, yes - these late-deafened drivers
do get distracted.

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A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #3

Q. This man from Finland was elected president of the World
Federation of the Deaf in 2003 and still holds this position

A. Marrku Jokinen.

From 1997-2003, he was Vice President of the European Union
of the Deaf

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Hotel Hassler in Rome, Italy

considered to be one of the world's best hotels; it is owned
and managed by Roberto Wirth, who is deaf.

http://deafdigest.com/hassler/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Exactly what does a state commission for the deaf do?

A. No two state commissions operate the same. Some of them
may do, or may not do, the following:

*  collects data and disseminate information about deaf and HOH
*  conducts research on deafness and hearing loss
*  certifies interpreters
*  creates awareness on the needs of the deaf and HOH
*  helps deaf and HOH clients to services available to them

There may be other services such as distribution of devices
for the deaf.

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 ugly tackling incident of a deaf shoplifting
suspect never took place in Los Angeles

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1715 - a book was published and is titled:

The History of the Life and Surprising Adventures
of Duncan Campbell

it was written by Daniel Defoe

one of the characters in the book is Duncan. It is believed
that it was the first time a book was written that involved
a deaf character

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Deaf and the Money:

$2,000,000

offered by friends as retirement package for president
Calvin Coolidge in 1924 when he decided not to seek
re-election.

He wanted the money to be given to Clarke School for
the Deaf because that was where his wife taught before
she married him.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

more than 200

different sign languages all over the world,
according to Wycliffe Bible Translators

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DeafResources

How can I file an ADA complaint with the Department of Justice?
http://deafdigest.com/adacomplaints/

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 & links:

Scotland wins men's team title at the eighth World Deaf
Golf Championships.

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

MDGA tournament

Winner of the Al Van Nevel Memorial Award (Handicap Champion)
2010 at the MDGA tournament held two weeks ago was Terry Misener
from Michigan.

The Dr. Frank B Sullivan Memorial Award (Senior Handicap Champion)
2010 went to Dick Chadwick from Arizona.

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports082010/

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

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

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

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   best in the nation.

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open position
Case Manager
Eastern WA Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Spokane, WA

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Manager position
open.  Provide case management services as needed to the deaf and
hard of hearing community, and ensure communication accessibility to
various local, state and federal programs.  Should possess American
Sign Language skills and ability to use various modes of
communication when working with persons with a hearing loss. 

Master's Degree in the helping profession or a Bachelor's degree with
several years of case management experience is required.  Open until
filled. 

Resumes with references accepted:
EWCDHH,
1206 N. Howard,
Spokane, WA 99201.

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Announcement of vacant positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Washington, DC
on campus of Gallaudet University

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is
conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc
Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet
University, in our nation's capitol.

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

- English Teacher, MSSD
- Science Teacher, MSSD
- Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Clerc Center Teacher under Job listing.

To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume, three current and signed
letters of recommendation, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess
any) and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University
KDES- Room 3201
800 Florida Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5457

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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Announcement of vacant positions
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Washington, DC
on campus of Gallaudet University

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is
conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc
Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet
University, in our nation's capitol.

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

- Weekend Coordinator, MSSD
- Curriculum Manager
- Research Manager
- Chief Academic Officer

Job Descriptions can be found at
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml
by clicking on Professional Staff under Job listing.

To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University
application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office - College Hall - Room 106
800 Florida Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@Gallaudet.edu

Or FAX a letter of interest, a resume and a Gallaudet University
application form to: 202-651-5344

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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job opening
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for
"Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator" staffed in the state
of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in
other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel
within the state of Tennessee and other states as needed, while residing
in Tennessee.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

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

- Senior Community

- Hard of Hearing Community

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

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

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

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

- Experience in public relations

- Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and meet
deadlines

- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

- Hold a valid driver's license

Interested individuals may apply online at:
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html
or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human
Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

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

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

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Job Posting
Director of Deaf Services for the Division of Mental Health
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of
Director of Deaf Services for the Division of Mental Health.

Under limited supervision the Director of Deaf Services will assume
responsibility for the design, implementation and evaluation of the
department's program of services to consumers who are Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. This includes both adults with severe mental illness and
children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbance. Activities
include policy development, budget oversight, and program design.

Job Responsibilities:
Provide DBHDD leadership in developing culturally and linguistically
competent services that meet the needs of individuals that are deaf and
hard of hearing.

-Plan and implement DBHDD services for consumers who are Deaf and Hard
of Hearing, including the personnel requirements, budgets,
administrative functions and evaluation of service delivery.

- Coordinate the services of DBHDD to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers
with other local, state and national agencies, public and private to
ensure collaboration and continuity of care.

- Recruit, orient and assist in assigning staff to service components
delivering services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers.

- Identify alternative funding sources for program expansion and
development.

- Advocate for the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers within the
Department and with other local, state and national agencies.

- Coordinate the Department's response to the disaster mental health
needs of individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

- Supervise the implementation and evaluation of all related contracts.

- Adhere to DBHDD Corporate Compliance policies, training requirements
and agency regulations.

- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Human Services with at least ten years of experience
in program design, implementation, management and evaluation.

- Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and prepare
written correspondence in English.

- Experience in the supervision of clinical staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Skilled in American Sign Language, knowledge of Deaf culture and
system's theory.

- Thorough knowledge of Deaf culture, mental health practices, DBHDD
service components, administrative policies and procedures, state and
national resources agencies and the unique needs of youth and adult
consumers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

- A doctorate degree in social sciences and three years of related
experience subsequent to the degree; or a master's degree in the
social sciences and five years related experience subsequent to the
degree, two years of which must have been in public mental health
services

Benefits:
- In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits
package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities,
employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays,
vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life
insurance.

- This position is a pay grade 19 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information:
- This position is located in downtown Atlanta.

- A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta
has the vibrancy of the world's great urban centers combined with the
Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here
you'll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights
era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

- We're located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as
well as direct access to MARTA's rail and bus system.

- Come to Georgia's capital city and experience first-hand our historic
charm and  hospitality.

Applying for this job:
- Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to:
mailto:recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

- To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or
type the following title in the subject line of your email: Director of
Deaf Services

- Candidates for this position may be subject to employment drug testing
and criminal background check.

- The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of
Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified
emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to
assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

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position openings
CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program/ACCESS Partial Care Program
Paterson, NJ Campus

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program - Full Time / Day Shift
ACCESS Partial Care Program - Full Time / Day Shift

Paterson, NJ Campus

As key members of our ACCESS Program or ACCESS Partial Care Program,
statewide programs that provide behavioral health services to Deaf and
hard of hearing people throughout NJ, candidates will help meet the
clinical case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are
deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children,
adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic
environments.

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

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

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

To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or
related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to
collect/summarize data, along with a familiarity of Deaf Culture and
knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss.

The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ Drivers License
will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical, oral/written
communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual English/Spanish
preferred.

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

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job
title in Subject matter to:

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Campbell, CA

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Campbell, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This
position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in
Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job
Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for
employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document
assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard
of hearing persons employed

- Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community
and employers

- Arranging job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews
and orientation

- Provide employer education on employability of
deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and
technical assistance workshops

- Advocate for employability and communication access for clients

- Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed

- Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as
needed

- Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine
eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services

- Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on
clients

- Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as
assigned by Employment Services Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
- American Sign Language interpreting certificate (RID, ACCI or
other nationally recognized certificate) required.  Candidate without a
certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification
within six/6 month of employment);  BA preferred

- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf
Culture

- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of
MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred

- Able to travel to appointments within the workweek

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

DEADLINE:  Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org
  click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references, and resume via mail
to:
Human Resources
DCARA
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Or via email to:
mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Brenda 
Egnatovitch Schooley who departed us last week.

A Gallaudet graduate and a former librarian at a
college in the Philadelphia area, she also managed
a family-owned custard concessions business in
Atlantic City, NJ which continued for many
years. This stand had a reputation for serving
one of the most delicious custards around.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Emily Howlett, a promising deaf British performer
http://deafdigest.com/emilyhowlett/

The Lincoln statue myth (or fact)
http://deafdigest.com/rebeccasheir/


- Very Hot News

The director position at North Carolina School
for the Deaf is now vacant. The latest director
was removed from the post by the state.


- Sunday August 15th

The overzealous security guard who brutally tackled
a suspected deaf shoplifter in a Los Angeles shopping
mall, was suspended. His tackle was videotaped and
distributed all over the world, much to the embarrassment
of all particulars involved




- Monday August 16th

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf has
purchased Lourdesmont school campus, while at the
same time the state was selling the Scranton school 
campus.

The move to the new campus has already began.



- Tuesday August 17th

Crafton Hills College was scolded by the California 
Department of Education for firing a sign language
teacher because of budgetary concerns.



- Wednesday August 18th

DeafDigest was not surprised by the announcement that
one of every five teens would suffer a hearing loss.

Rarely would we find a teen walking by without listening
to loud music.

Will be interesting to see if this would have an impact 
on our national deaf-related organizations in the years
to come.



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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

If the Video Systems Committee of the Consumer Electronics 
Association has its way, we, the deaf, will be enjoying
full captioned videos at some time in the near future.

This committee was just formed to achieve this such task.
Forming a committee is one thing; getting providers to
comply is another thing - and that is a huge gap to
bridge.

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DON'T TAKE MOTHER TO A JOB INTERVIEW
    Some years ago, the NAD posted an ad for a job
opening. There were some applicants for that job
opening.
    One deaf person brought his mother to the interview.
Of course, NAD did not offer the deaf man the job,

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HEAD SHAKE TO SAY NO; HEAD SHAKE TO SAY YES
    If you are deaf and you are touring Bulgaria.
Just be very careful if you ask hearing Bulgarians
for map directions.
    If they shake their head up and down, you will
think they are saying - yes. In Bulgaria, it is
the opposite, it means - no.
    Same thing if they shake their head from one
side to other side, you may think they are saying
- no. In Bulgaria it means - yes.
    During the 1993 Deaflympics at Sofia, Bulgaria,
many deaf tourists got confused when asking for
directions.

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THE WAY TO NAME A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    Willie Ross School for the Deaf in Longmeadow,
MA, is an up and coming school in the New England
region.
    It only has been around since 1967, and the
original name was:

Deaf Children Greater Springfield Parents Association

    It was supposed to be named Hope School but for
some reason it was never used as a name.
    How was it named Willie Ross School for the Deaf
is an interesting tale.
    It was named after a deaf child, who only attended
that school perhaps just for a couple of years.
    Willie Ross' parents was one of the founders
of the school, but they moved to California while
Willie was just 6 years old.
    The other (grateful) parents wanted to recognize
the Ross parents for helping found the school and so
named the school after their son!
    Though in California, the Ross parents did not forget
their mission - and founded The Willie Ross Foundation
which helps provide services for adult deaf clients.
    There is a picture of Willie as a 3-year old child
in the school reception area.
    Willie himself would be somewhere in his mid-forties
right now. And the school started as oral but now promotes
both sign language and speech.

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STILL EMPLOYED IN THIS SCARY ECONOMY
    A deaf engineer told DeafDigest editor about
5-6 months ago that he was worried about his employment.
His engineering company has been laying off people left
and right.
    Following up on the deaf engineer this week, his 
response was:

I am still with my company. But I travel more to work
sites. And in the last three months I have gone through
six bosses; five of them were laid off.

    It is a good trade off; to travel more but to remain
employed!



A DEAF FARMER IN THE METRO WASHINGTON, DC AREA
    Do we have deaf farmers in the metro Washington, DC
area, where agricultural land is becoming more scarce.
    There was one about 50 years ago in the Northern
Virginia area. And DeafDigest editor just learned of a
deaf farmer, specializing in crops, that owns his land
in a Maryland small Maryland town, about 40 miles from
Washington, DC.
    This deaf farmer graduated from a school for the
deaf, but immediately became a farmer, and did not
mingle with the deaf at any of the social events.
    And he has become a wealthy man, not because of
crop farming but because of sale of land. The state
built a new highway which cut his land in half. He
sold one part of the land to a developer and kept
the other hand for himself.


DEAF ART AND HEARING ART
    There was a discussion over the internet regarding
artists' perspectives based on personal experiences
and personal preferences.
    While deafness was not mentioned in the discussion,
DeafDigest feels that Deaf Artists have a different
perspective as opposed to Hearing Artists.
    This has nothing to do with skill in art, just that
the painting on the canvas reflects the artist's
perspective.
    This is why we have Deaf Art paintings exhibited by
Deaf Artists everywhere in the world.


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:
God must have blessed your hands


if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When I speak to people about captioning, I find that many people
still do not understand the difference between offline and realtime
captioning.  They think a captioner is a captioner and that all
captioners do the same thing. 

There is a big difference between offline and realtime captioners. 
They use totally different skills to complete their assignments.

Offline captioning is also called post-production captioning.  This
is the process of adding captioning to a prerecorded show.  Realtime
captioning is also called online captioning or live captioning.  This
captioning is performed "live" as an event is actually happening.

There are a number of factors that add to the confusion about
captioners.  One of those factors is that many companies provide both
offline and realtime captioning, but usually different people are
performing these tasks. 

Another factor that is causing confusion is that sometimes people are
adding realtime captions to programs that have been prerecorded. 
Unfortunately, this is not an ideal situation.  Some people may find
it more cost effective, but it is not fair to the caption viewers who
must tolerate the realtime mistakes because a captioner did not have
a chance to go back and fix any errors that were made in realtime.  



A TELEPHONE AMPLIFIER
    A web site posted this comment:

My grandmother is pretty much deaf. You have to yell to get her to
understand anything you are saying and if she calls to talk to you 
on the phone, you can count on her not understanding half the 
conversation.

    DeafDigest is quite not sure why the late-deafened grandmother
was not using an amplifier.
    Such telephone amplifiers are capable of boosting voice
conversations up to 100 times the normal volume.
    Either the grandmother was clueless as to the products on the
market designed to help the late-deafened - or - she was too
proud to use products that would indicate her deafness!

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


not go to college?


huh! We have Gallaudet, NTID/RIT and CSUN. And there are deaf
students at practically all other colleges in USA.



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his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

University of Washington engineers are working on
sign language recognition software that would work on
deaf paging devices.

Well, there are as many as half dozen signs for 
the sport that we, the Americans, love - football.

Or even of the word "computer" there are still 
half dozen signs.

Would that software capture it all?

Do not know.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Nine Philadelphia firefighters sued a siren manufacturer,
claiming they became deaf because of excessive siren noise.

The jury would not agree with these firefighters.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

The thunderstorm was sphere (severe)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:


    A radio talk show on July 31st in Albuquerque, NM has upset
the deaf community. The commentator felt that the captioning
lawsuit filed by the deaf of Oregon was groundless. He felt the
captions on the screen would distract the hearing audience - and
he also made snide remarks putting down the deaf in general.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    A school administrator wearing a CI and racing cars
as a hobby in Watsonville, California?
    This an interesting hobby of Terry McHenry, the
deputy superintendent for the Pajaro Valley Unified School
District. He races cars at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Why racing? It is a hobby that helps him relax.
    And why the CI? It was his love for his hobby that
helped make him deaf (excessive engine noise)!


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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A certain state does not have a Deaf Teacher Training program
in any of its colleges. As a result, the superintendent of the
state school for the deaf is forced to go out of state to
recruit teachers for the school.

And some of these out of state programs do not emphasize ASL.

Said the superintendent:

It makes recruiting teachers a major challenge

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?


- the person said:
you need to see a notary public to get papers signed

- you thought the person said:
you need to see a notographer

You are puzzled at the word notographer since it
does not exist in the dictionary




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 ex-client publicly makes a fool out of himself at 
a deaf community event and as a result, you are publicly
vindicated from wrong doing on your job the same way 
Coach Pitino was vindicated when that women who tried to 
steal from him was found criminally guilty.

 
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DeafBook of the Week

The Transcendent Territory

The Minds, Hearts and Hands Behind the Unique Deaf 
and Hard of Hearing Culture of South Dakota

identity of the author was not given but DeafDigest 
knows it was Larry Puthoff

year 2000
Pine Hill Press, Inc




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.

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child care.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, 
indicating job title in Subject matter to:

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center; St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital; St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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position 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

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(updated August 22th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold)

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold)

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold)





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 – 15 August 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 15, 2010

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


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

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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.

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

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

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

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Behind the scenes with a tennis tournament captioner
http://deafdigest.com/mikemcintyre/

Association of Late Deafened Adults founder Bill Graham's story
http://deafdigest.com/kitrykrause/


- Very Hot News

The Winter Deaflympics in Slovakia is still on after 
belatedly complying with the conditions set by the
International Sports Organization of the Deaf.

The event will take place next February 18-26, 2011.




- Thursday August 12th

Visual emergency weather warning alerts on top of
vending machines? Yes, in the Kobe City area of
Japan, courtesy of Coca Cola West. Sixty such
visual displays will be located at public
facilities.



- Friday August 13th

The Department of Labor will be distributing
22 million in grant money for programs to educate,
train and place jobs for the disabled, the deaf
included.



- Saturday July 14th

Upset with "inaction" and "dirty politics"
two members quit the Monroe County Disabilities
Advisory board. One of the two members is deaf.

Monroe County is where NTID is located and where
deaf population is high.




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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

(revised posting)

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

I would like to thank many of you who have already responded to the
National Deaf Employment and Technology Survey. This study needs
several hundred more responses to be useful to deaf and hard of
hearing communities, policy makers, educators, and program
administrators. If you have not yet responded, please consider doing
so. Allow me to explain.

My name is James Schiller and I am a faculty member at Gallaudet
University, Department of Social Work, and a Doctoral candidate at
Walden University, School of Health and Human Services. This study is
the basis for my Dissertation in Social Policy and Planning.

You are invited to take part in research examining how technology is
associated with the employment of deaf and hard of hearing people.
The purpose of this research is to equip social policy makers,
programs, educators, and funding sources with current data so they
can continue providing valued resources to deaf and hard of hearing
communities. A link will take you to the web survey at the end of
this message.

Risks and Benefits of participating in the Study: The survey is
confidential and anonymous. There may be some questions that are
uncomfortable to answer. Participants are free to skip those
questions or exit the study at any time. The potential benefit of
participating in this study is updating the body of knowledge about
deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

Compensation: While some organizations have agreed to advertise this
study, all funding supporting the study is my own. This study relies
on volunteers to submit the survey. There is no compensation for
participating in this study.

I am the principal investigator for this study If you have any
questions regarding this research or the survey, my contact address
is: James Schiller, Social Work Department, HMB 338B, Gallaudet
University. You may contact the researcher at any time during this
study via videophone at 202-651-7064 Voice or VP, or email at
mailto:Jschi001@waldenu.edu or mailto:James.Schiller@gallaudet.edu

The survey is anticipated to take between 15 and 20 minutes. On
behalf of myself, educators, agencies, and advocates who may use the
data in the future, thank you for responding to this survey. This
project has been approved by the Gallaudet University IRB and Walden
University IRB # 05-28-10-0283826.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DETS to fill out the
Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE"

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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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DEAF COLLEGE OR HEARING COLLEGE
    We have deaf students that attend Gallaudet,
RIT and CSUN. We also have deaf students that attend
hearing colleges everywhere.
    At Gallaudet, classes are taught in ASL. At RIT and
CSUN, interpreters are available.
    At hearing colleges, it is always a struggle. One
deaf graduate of a hearing college said it was always
a hassle.
    Worth it to attend Gallaudet, RIT and CSUN or to
attend hearing college?
    You decide!

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

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


HIRING FRUSTRATIONS
    Story is almost always the same over the
years. It is that a deaf CEO wants to hire the
deaf for positions in his company. But at the
end he hires the hearing instead of the deaf.
    Why? Deaf discriminating against the deaf?
No. It is difficult to find qualified deaf
applicants for these jobs.
    As a result, he hires the hearing. And
the Deaf Community always gets upset about
these hired hearing persons!
    It is a situation no one wins.

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

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


STATE FUNDING ISSUES HITTING THE DEAF COMMUNITY HARD
    How bad are we, the deaf, being impacted by
funding cutbacks on the state level?
    Let us take Wisconsin as an example. What is happening
in Wisconsin may or may not necessarily be the same
in every state.
    Being impacted are:

- vocational rehabilitation budget and hiring cutbacks

- Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing budget and hiring cutbacks

- deaf needs (employment placements and free hearing aids) not being met

- more deaf getting on Social Security Disability rolls because of no jobs

- outreach by the ODHH severely restricted


NOT YET A BUZZWORD IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY
    A new phrase has surfaced in a British newspaper. 
It is not yet a buzzword, but who knows, some day 
it just might.
    It is GOR, and, no, it has nothing to do with
a gorilla.
    GOR stands for Genuine Occupational Requirement.
An explanation is this:

An organisation for deaf people might legitimately 
employ a deaf person who uses British Sign Language 
to work as a counsellor to other deaf people whose 
first or preferred language is BSL

    Could this buzzword be exported to the American
Deaf Community?


A GALLAUDET AT A NON-GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY!
    When we see the name Gallaudet, we immediately
associate it with Gallaudet University.
    True, in 99 percent of cases - but there is a
Gallaudet at a non-Gallaudet University (CCSU).
    If you are touring the campus of the Central 
Connecticut State University, and ask someone
about Gallaudet, they would know what you are
talking about.
    One of the CCSU dormitories is named after
Gallaudet, this one is Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet,
the father of Edward Miner Gallaudet, who founded
Gallaudet University.



FREE TIME IN A CITY
    A traveling salesperson (hearing), away from home
on sales trips, would often spend their free time
at bars.
    This has nothing to do with drinking, but more of
being around people, even strangers. He would just
quietly listen to conversation going on around him
just to occupy his free time.
    What about the deaf that travel a lot? Some 
got to movies. Some go to museums. Some stay in
hotel room and watch TV movies. And, some,  as DeafDigest
suspects, would lug their laptops with these built in
video cameras - to chat with family and friends.
    A hearing way of killing time; a deaf way of
killing time. Two different ways? Perhaps.


LACKING A DEAF SKIER'S VEST
    A deaf man, wanting to go skiing, could not find
a Day-Glo vest that said "Deaf Skier" at a skiing lodge.
    The lodge, however, had a "Blind Skier" vest and
the deaf man put it on, and went skiing for few days.
    Others skiers could not believe it when they thought
they saw a "blind skier" zooming without a guide.
    The final straw was that this "blind" skier lined
up his family together for a picture shoot. Other
skiers "bumped" into each other, gawking at the photo
scene that the "blind" skier took with his camera!





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:

International Sports Organization of the Deaf (CISS)

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

http://www.ciss.org/




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


it does not look good to wear a hearing aid in public

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


I am not deaf; I just have a hearing disorder


to have a hearing disorder is also to be deaf,
sorry !


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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
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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 will be our 10th
year, starting July 16, 2011 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 FCC caught its own loophole in the Hearing Aid compliance rules
that allowed Apple and others to get away with it. These iPhones
were not hearing aid compatible. Now these manufacturers are given
12 months to comply.

As always, stay tuned!

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A Deaf Fantasy:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Question #2

Q. Name the National Hockey League player who continues to hold the
record for the most career regular season goals despite retiring in 1999

A. Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky scored 894 goals in 1,487 games.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Kayci Russo
deaf horse rider in competition

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20091125/articles/911259939

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I was in Indiana and tried to find "Deaf Man's Village"
but couldn't it. Why?

A. It is buried under the Mississinewa Reservoir, built in
1964! Deaf Man's Village was founded by Native American 
chief Shepoconah, who became late deafened. He set up
a trading post in Mississinewa that thrived for a while
in the early 19th century.



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:

With respect to the so-called shoplifting incident in
Los Angeles where it was believed that one suspect
was violently seized by the security guard, the GLAD
issued a statement:

GLAD is appalled by this incident since it clearly showed ignorance on the 
mall and its security staff. I am very concerned because this popular 
location has many deaf and hard of hearing customers residing in this 
area, yet the mall remains ignorant on how to communicate with deaf and 
hard of hearing individuals.

While the security guard used excessive force in choking the deaf 
customer, the other deaf customer attempted to communicate with the 
security staff that the customer on the floor is deaf; however, he was 
brushed away as if he was not a human being.

GLAD hopes that these two deaf men will contact us so we can work on this 
unfortunate incident. It is crystal clear that the mall lacks the 
knowledge on working with people with communication barriers. The whole 
incident is completely unacceptable


DeafDigest hopes this issue will be resolved


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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1998 - Vint Cerf, who was hard of hearing, is known as
the Father of the Internet. He, however, became an actor
just for one TV episode - Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict

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Deaf and the Money:

$9.99

cost of 1902 Gallaudet football team picture on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Photo-Gallaudet-College-University-Football-/170523462927

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

600

telephone patent infringement lawsuits that Alexander 
Graham Bell defended and won


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DeafResources

Presidents' connections with the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/presidents/

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 & links:

Deaf vs Deaf football schedule
http://deafdigest.com/deafvsdeaffootball/

a 3-handicap deaf golfer in Scotland
http://deafdigest.com/denisbrown/


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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports081310/

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

Residential Life Trainer (8/17 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039268&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

School Educator I (8/17 closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039319&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

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

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job opening 
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
state of Tennessee

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for 
"Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator" staffed in the state 
of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned 
Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in 
other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel 
within the state of Tennessee and other states as needed, while residing 
in Tennessee.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

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

- Senior Community

- Hard of Hearing Community

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

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

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

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

- Experience in public relations

- Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and meet 
deadlines

- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

- Hold a valid driver's license


Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html 
or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by September 2, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

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

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

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Job Posting
Director of Deaf Services for the Division of Mental Health
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of
Director of Deaf Services for the Division of Mental Health.

Under limited supervision the Director of Deaf Services will assume
responsibility for the design, implementation and evaluation of the
department's program of services to consumers who are Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. This includes both adults with severe mental illness and
children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbance. Activities
include policy development, budget oversight, and program design.

Job Responsibilities: 
Provide DBHDD leadership in developing culturally and linguistically
competent services that meet the needs of individuals that are deaf and
hard of hearing.

-Plan and implement DBHDD services for consumers who are Deaf and Hard
of Hearing, including the personnel requirements, budgets,
administrative functions and evaluation of service delivery.

- Coordinate the services of DBHDD to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers
with other local, state and national agencies, public and private to
ensure collaboration and continuity of care.

- Recruit, orient and assist in assigning staff to service components
delivering services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers.

- Identify alternative funding sources for program expansion and
development.

- Advocate for the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers within the
Department and with other local, state and national agencies.

- Coordinate the Department's response to the disaster mental health
needs of individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

- Supervise the implementation and evaluation of all related contracts.

- Adhere to DBHDD Corporate Compliance policies, training requirements
and agency regulations.

- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 
- Master's degree in Human Services with at least ten years of experience
in program design, implementation, management and evaluation.

- Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language and prepare
written correspondence in English.

- Experience in the supervision of clinical staff.


Preferred Qualifications: 
- Skilled in American Sign Language, knowledge of Deaf culture and
system's theory.

- Thorough knowledge of Deaf culture, mental health practices, DBHDD
service components, administrative policies and procedures, state and
national resources agencies and the unique needs of youth and adult
consumers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

- A doctorate degree in social sciences and three years of related
experience subsequent to the degree; or a master's degree in the
social sciences and five years related experience subsequent to the
degree, two years of which must have been in public mental health
services

Benefits: 
- In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits
package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities,
employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays,
vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life
insurance.

- This position is a pay grade 19 on the statewide salary plan.



Employment Information: 
- This position is located in downtown Atlanta.

- A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta
has the vibrancy of the world's great urban centers combined with the
Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here
you'll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights
era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

- We're located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as
well as direct access to MARTA's rail and bus system.

- Come to Georgia's capital city and experience first-hand our historic
charm and  hospitality.

Applying for this job: 
- Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to:
mailto:recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

- To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or
type the following title in the subject line of your email: Director of
Deaf Services

- Candidates for this position may be subject to employment drug testing
and criminal background check.

- The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of
Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified
emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to
assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

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position announcement
CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

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: August 2, 2010
Closing date:  August 20, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher 
quality of life for clients with specific focus on late-deafened and hard 
of hearing populations.  Individual will also promote equitable access to 
Health/Medical, education, social, employment and legal services.  In 
addition, Individual will provide communication assistance/translation 
services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to 
individual client's needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide 
accurate Identification/Assessment of individual Client's 
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.  Ability to creatively problem-solve various work situations.

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 hard of hearing and/or deaf 
populations in a social service sector setting

- Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing 
and Deaf populations

- Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the Relay system and 
related services

- Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs.
- Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

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

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

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and application 
to:

DHHARC 
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE 
(August 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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position openings
CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program/ACCESS Partial Care Program
Paterson, NJ Campus


Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly 
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care 
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to 
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most 
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program - Full Time / Day Shift
ACCESS Partial Care Program - Full Time / Day Shift

Paterson, NJ Campus

As key members of our ACCESS Program or ACCESS Partial Care Program, 
statewide programs that provide behavioral health services to Deaf and 
hard of hearing people throughout NJ, candidates will help meet the 
clinical case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are 
deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children, 
adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic 
environments.

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

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

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

To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or 
related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to 
collect/summarize data, along with a familiarity of Deaf Culture and 
knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss.

The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ Drivers License 
will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical, oral/written 
communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual English/Spanish 
preferred.

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

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job 
title in Subject matter to:

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Campbell, CA

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Campbell, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This 
position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in 
Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job 
Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for 
employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document 
assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard 
of hearing persons employed

- Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community 
and employers

- Arranging job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews 
and orientation

- Provide employer education on employability of 
deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and 
technical assistance workshops

- Advocate for employability and communication access for clients

- Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed

- Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as 
needed

- Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine 
eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services

- Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on 
clients

- Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as 
assigned by Employment Services Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
- American Sign Language interpreting certificate (RID, ACCI or 
other nationally recognized certificate) required.  Candidate without a 
certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification 
within six/6 month of employment);  BA preferred

- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf 
Culture

- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of 
MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred

- Able to travel to appointments within the workweek

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

DEADLINE:  Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org
  click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references, and resume via mail 
to:
Human Resources
DCARA
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Or via email to:
mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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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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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 August 15th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold)
- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold)
- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA
- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA
- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Lucille Allen McAlister,
Houston, Texas, who departed us.

A Coda, she was one of the movers and shakers in the Texas
interpreting field, and pushed for certification of these
interpreters.



DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Herbert Morris Fradin,
who departed us. In 1977, he was one of the co-founders of the
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, an organization that still exists to
this day,

A world traveler, he has traveled to 50 nations, plus all 50
states in USA. He was also noted for his collection of art
and pieces of China.




- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A worrisome deaf-blind population explosion in Wales
http://deafdigest.com/madeleinebrindley/

Fluency in Plains (Native American) Sign Language, a rarity
http://deafdigest.com/donnahealy/


- Very Hot News

If a hearing shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground.
it is not front page news.

But if a deaf shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground,
it becomes international news within few minutes, thanks
to the internet and the video camera. This happened to a
deaf man, accused of shoplifting. He exited a store
in Los Angeles, unaware that the alarm went off and was
violently tackled by the security guard.

This episode has become a hot issue in the Deaf Community,
only because the security people did not know that the
captured person was deaf.

Did he shoplift or not? Computers that trigger the
store alarm may be malfunctioning! Or maybe not.



- Sunday August 8th

People in North Carolina are not happy about the change in oversight
of two state residential schools for the deaf. It was transferred
from Department of Health and Human Services to the Department
of Public Instruction. They want the oversight to go back to
what it was. They are saying the state lacks resources and
experience to operate these two schools.



- Monday August 9th

Alhaji Tanko Makura, who is deaf, is campaigning for the governor's
seat in Nasarawa, Nigeria. He is affiliated with the People's
Democratic Party



- Tuesday August 10th

are we seeing an irony with the settlement agreement
between the Justice Department and the Mount Vernon Ladies 
Association of the Union? This group operates the estate of
George Washington, our first President.

The irony? George Washington was already late-deafened when
he became our first president. He became deaf due to noise
overexposure on the battlefield against the British!
He had problems following these political speeches.

At any rate, the agreement was to make the estate accessible
to the disabled, the deaf included - and that means
interpreters and captions.




- Wednesday August 11th

past Alaska Senator Ted Stevens perished in air crash

it was learned that all deaf athletes need to thank
Ted Stevens.

He was the one that pushed for the Amateur Sports Act 
in 1978.

It forced the US Olympic Commission to recognize our
participation in the Deaflympics and in world 
championships in a variety of sports.

While the Amateur Sports Act in 1978 is not
perfect and needs to be improved on, we, the deaf,
had nothing in the past, and were pretty much
ignored by the public.




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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

an update with the South Dakota School for the Deaf;
school has a new superintendent in Marje Kaiser,
main campus is empty, moved the CI program to one
nearby school and the ASL program to another
school, expanded its outreach program to work with
home districts to help teach the deaf.

And Kaiser is taking ASL classes this coming fall.

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SALE OF A PROPERTY IN LITTLE ROCK
   Some time ago there was a notice in a newspaper
of a sale of property in Little Rock, Arkansas.
   The name of the property is Deaf Mute, and
it was valued at $181,000.
   Deaf Mute property? DeafDigest cannot figure
it out.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at
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Come and Join Us at the Largest Deaf Comedyfest!

C3 Festival - The Largest Deaf Comedyfest in Midwest
Lesterville, MO
September 17-19, 2010

http://www.deafinc.org/c3  

Make your reservations today! Space Limited!

What is C3? 
C3 stands for Culture, Comedy and Camping. We like to say
it in Latin - Humanitascomediacongregatium for the heck of it!
 

The Main Event: The Comedy Show:
Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 comedians - from all over the country
- have gathered at C3 and will take you on a journey of laughter and
deaf culture appreciation! Our All Star line-up consists of Crom
Saunders, Richard "FatAss" Layton, Patrick Fischer, Pinky Aiello,
Branton Stewart, Trix Bruce, Roger Vass and Justin "Wormy" Callaway.
Each of them promised to make you laugh your pants off!

What?! More Entertainment!!

Friday night, after the comedy show, we'll have our own Fireworks at
the river beachfront.  Saturday night, after the comedy show, we'll
have Neon/Glow-in-the-Dark/Blinking Party!

Loads of Daytime Activities!!

C3 Festival will have loads of games, activities and workshops all
day Friday and Saturday. Things you can do at C3 are swimming,
canoeing, tubing, fishing, hiking, scavenger hunts, waterballoon
volleyball, watermelon-carving contest, stick-in-hole races and more!
Also, we will have vendors and booth exhibitions for your educational
and shopping pleasures.

Workshops for Everyone!

C3 Festival will have workshops for deaf, hard of hearing AND
interpreters! Below are some of the workshops:

- DEAF Inc. and Empowerment*
- What is Deaf Interpreting?*
- @#%#&#! How to Interpret Foul Language?*
- Har-Har! How to Interpret Comedy Shows?*
- Meat and Vegetables ? Which is Healthier?

*- MIC CEU Approved, RID CEU Approval Pending

There's something for everyone! Come and join everyone on September
17th-19th at Lesterville, MO. Click below to see the latest DEAF Inc
News!  

http://www.deafinc.org/c3

DEAF Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, established by
individuals who wish to improve services to deaf and hard of hearing
community because they have lived and seen life without those
services. 100% of all proceedings, after administrative expenses, go
to programs dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing communities.

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HARD TO FIGURE OUT DEAF FAMILY TREE
   There are many deaf parents that have deaf children.
And these deaf children marry deaf spouses, and again,
have deaf children, and so on.
   And 15-20 years later, when a deaf member sits down
and tries to figure out his family tree, he may have
a hard time.
   DeafDigest editor has spoken with several deaf
individuals, those from big deaf family backgrounds.
They often do not remember who married which and who
married whom and so on.

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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A DEAF ORGANIZATION IN DALLAS
   There is a DEAF organization in Dallas, Texas, but
all members are hearing (unless DeafDigest editor is
wrong).
   DEAF stands for Dallas Electric Aircraft Fliers,
which is an organization of model aircraft
hobbyists.
   And speaking of deaf model aircraft hobbyists,
DeafDigest knows of several deaf individuals with
this hobby. 


A DEAF MEMBER OF A FRATERNITY IN IVY LEAGUE
   We have a number of deaf graduates of these
prestigious Ivy League colleges. Some of them
belonged to fraternities and sororities.
   Have their affiliations benefitted their
job careers?
   Said one deaf Ivy League frat member:

I personally was not that involved in the house.  
I showed up for parties, hung out there weekend 
evenings for beer pong, watching evening football 
games, frat formals, BBQs, some intramurals. But 
that's about it. And my best friends tended to be 
outside the house. I don't keep in touch with any 
of my frat brothers, although its good to see them 
when I run into them at football games and alumni
events. I'm sure it looked ok on my resume.  I said 
that I was deaf on my resume.  If anyone from my
college was reading my resume, and saw the Frat
affiliation, I'm sure they'd probably think 
"well, his deafness didn't seem to be much of a 
problem for him socially. But that's probably 
the best extent to which it "helped" my career.

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SCARY WHEN SECURITY PEOPLE COME AT YOU
   We have read about the ugly incident in Los Angeles
when store security people tackled an alleged deaf
shoplifter.
   As a way of procedure, many security officers
(patrol officers and private security guards)
react first and ask questions later.
   DeafDigest editor remembers an incident way
back in the seventies. A deaf motorcyclist was
stopped by the police on some minor traffic
violation.
   The deaf cyclist, himself a peace-loving person,
reached out for his pen and pad in his pocket. The
police officer, panicking, jumped and roughed him up
and put him in handcuffs. It was only after the
handcuffs were put on the wrists when the police
officer realized the cyclist was deaf!
   Yes, these officers are trained on how to deal
with the deaf. Unfortunately for many of them,
they forget what they were trained when they
encounter the deaf.


MAKING STORES AND SHOPS DEAF ACCESSIBLE
   Many stores and shops are not deaf-accessible.
And it has nothing to do with having a TTY (rather
old fashioned, ain't it) or a fax machine on the
premises.
   Rather it has a lot to do with:

- signs displayed on floor sign holders.
Can be rather annoying when you go into a Subways outlet
and having to point to a distant sign on the wall indicating
the sub you want.

- clerks trained to acknowledge patron's deafness.
there have been instances of clerks freezing up and panicking
in the presence of deaf patrons

- pen and pad quickly available.
how many times have we seen clerks running around, rummaging
around for a pen and a pad upon request by a deaf patron?
Not every deaf patron is always carrying own pen and own
pad!



DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF SOCIOLOGY AS A FIELD
   Sociology, as a field, was developed throughout
the 19th century.
   One of these pioneers in this field was
Harriet Martineau. She has been noted for being the
first female sociologist.
   What about it? She became deaf as a young woman,
and to communicate she had to use the ear trumpet!


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told:

I watched you more than I watched the speaker even though
I don't understand sign language


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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Today, captioning is not only for people who are deaf or
hard-of-hearing.  More and more people are becoming aware of the
benefits of captioning and its many uses.  

The primary purpose of captioning is to provide equal access for
people with a hearing loss, but many hearing people are using it in
different ways.  Most of us have probably seen captioning on the
television screens in health and fitness clubs, hospitals, airports,
and bars and lounges.

Captioning can also be used to help people who are learning English
as a second language and children who are learning to read.  It can
increase the literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and
hearing students alike.

Even people who read very well can use captioning to help them hear,
understand, and remember the details of a television show, movie,
convention, or seminar.  Studies have been done that show that people
remember more of what they see.

All of us should work together to get the very best captioning
possible because it is helping all of us to become better at what we
do.    

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

always use the sign language


very wrong; no two random deaf persons are the same - some sign,
some don't sign, some use gestures; some use body language 




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

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Norway Fjord Cruise - April 2011

Great cruise for those with walking limitations

the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship

For more info, contact:

Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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

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

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

Our remodeling service includes:

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

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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

202-540-8750 VP

Licensed, Insured, and Bonded

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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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The government of Jamaica recently amended one of its
regulations to finally allow the deaf to obtain
driver's licenses. This piece of information was not
made known to the deaf community until this week!


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The Deaf and the Law:

- location
San Francisco

- case
San Francisco SPCA vs the Hearing Dog Program
over a $500,000 inheritance. While SPCA closed out
its hearing dog program, they claimed rights to
the inheritance. The Hearing Dog Program
disagreed.

- result
the appeals court ruled in favor of the
San Francisco SPCA

- comment

the judge said that despite the program's
closing the SPCA was following the language
of the inheritance by following up with
program's graduates to make sure all was in order

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

police deserved (discovered) the weapon

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The NTID stands proud of its list of graduates of RIT engineering
programs.
   There is one deaf engineer who is considered an engineer's engineer.
Paul Stropko is a rarity among deaf engineers - a specialist in
microelectronical engineering. Working for IBM he tells engineers
what is wrong with their microelectronic projects.
  Said a friend "there's not too many engineers doing semiconductor
chip work, just a lot of technicians."

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest editor dedicates this edition to George
Gompers, who departed us recently in Florida.
   George, who was deaf, was the nephew of legendary
labor leader Samuel Gompers.
   George, a Philadelphia resident for many years,
helped found the Philadelphia Mayors Office on the
Handicapped. He saw that the office fund several yearly
recreation activities for senior deaf citizens.
   Growing up, Uncle Samuel would take deaf nephew
George to Washington, DC to watch Gallaudet football games.
   Remember George was pretty much active in the days
when Deaf Seniors of America did not exist.
   Thank you, George for your pre-DSA activities.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

- A newspaper ran this story as follows:

Deaf baby hears mom's voice for the first time

   It was about a deaf baby being implanted 
with a CI.



- We will never see this story as follows:

Deaf baby hears mom's voice for the first time

   It would be about a deaf baby being outfitted
with a hearing aid.



   Hearing aids rendered irrelevant in this
CI Age?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You wanna baakor?

You are at a breakfast place and placing an order
with the waitress, who is an immigrant. You point
to the menu, asking for pancakes, eggs and a
breakfast meat.

Baakor? You realize she meant bacon. You then
nod your head to tell her, yes you want the
bacon.





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 boss paid for your ethics class so that you can get
additional credit hours in training to keep your national
certification.

 
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DeafBook of the Week

A Deaf Adult Speaks Out

by Leo Jacobs

Gallaudet Press
1974

Tells it like it is - on Deafness and society




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 openings
Residence Counselors
ACCESS Program
Paterson, NJ Campus

Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly 
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care 
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to 
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most 
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

RESIDENCE COUNSELORS
ACCESS Program - Paterson, NJ Campus 
Full & Part Time - Evenings; Full Time; Nights & Per Diem
 
As key members of our ACCESS Program, a statewide program providing 
behavioral health services to Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout 
NJ, candidates will help assure the provision of psychiatric 
rehabilitative case management services to consumers who are deaf and hard 
of hearing residing in varied therapeutic supervised settings. 

Responsibilities include:
- addressing all treatment needs of consumer residents
- ensuring safety of all consumer residents at all times
- developing individualized treatment plans
- providing intervention strategies
- assisting with recreational, educational and socialization activities
- scheduling trainings and staff development activities
- utilizing crisis intervention strategies to deescalate potential crisis 
situations
- performing other related duties as assigned

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in a Mental Health, 
Health or related discipline OR a current NJ RN License, along with 2 
years of work/life experience. In addition, you must be able to fluently 
communicate in American Sign Language, be familiar with Deaf Culture, and 
knowledgeable about current technology available for individuals with 
hearing loss. Solid oral/written communication, organizational, 
problem-solving and PC skills will also be expected. Valid NJ Driver's 
License a must. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification preferred, as is 
Bilingual English/Spanish skills. 

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

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, 
indicating job title in Subject matter to: 

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org 

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center; St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital; St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico 
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for 
a Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.    

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills 

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

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Speech Disabled 
- Spanish
- Deaf Community

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

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

- Understanding of Deaf Culture

- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred. and fluency in 
Spanish is benefit 

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

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

- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Associate's Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor's Degree 
required

- Hold a valid driver's license  

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

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

or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by August 13, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

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

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Kentucky Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for 
Kentucky Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for 
coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Kentucky Relay Services.    

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills 

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

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Deaf Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html
 
or contact our corporate Human Resource Dept at 800.821.1831 
by August 13, 2010.

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

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

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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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(updated August 15th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -
- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA (on hold)
- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA (on hold)
- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA
- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA
- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA (on hold)

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 – 08 August 2010

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/donuts/

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

(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*

Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available
only through Sprint Relay. Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a
2-year Agreement. Plus, select from many devices, including the
Blackberry® Curve[tm] 8530 Smartphone. Experience fast browsing and
downloads and send and view photos and videos with the speed of the
Now Network[tm]. This full feature smartphone is slim, compact and
lightweight and includes Wi-Fi®, Trackpad navigation and 2.0 MP
camera.

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, see website for details.

For more information, go to: 
http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg080810

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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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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follow instructions on the screen.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

dealing with hearing loss in a high pressure pro football head coach job
http://deafdigest.com/vickihall/

artwork inside Iowa cave by a deaf artist
http://deafdigest.com/mikekilen/



- Very Hot News

Much to the delight of many of us, the Senate passed its
version of the Twenty-First Century Communications And Video
Accessibility Act Of 2010. Vote was unanimous.

Because House and Senate have their own versions of this
same bill, the differences would need to be worked out.

Basically this bill asks for internet captions of captioned 
TV programs in addition to audio access for the blind.




- Thursday August 5th

Gallaudet University has resource centers in a number of locations
in USA. The latest resource center to join the Gallaudet network
is the John A. Logan College in Illinois. The center will open
its doors sometime in the fall.



- Friday August 6th

Dr. Monita Hara, from Pennsylvania, is the new director at
the Louisiana School for the Deaf. While she is not deaf,
she has just hired a new principal that is deaf.


- Saturday July 7th

Microsoft said they have come up with Kinect, which is supposed
to understand ASL and lipreading.

It has something to do with skeletal mapping of hands, fingers
and lips to match these gestures and lips with words.

Estimated cost of this planned software? Just $150



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


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

(revised posting)

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

I would like to thank many of you who have already responded to the
National Deaf Employment and Technology Survey. This study needs
several hundred more responses to be useful to deaf and hard of
hearing communities, policy makers, educators, and program
administrators. If you have not yet responded, please consider doing
so. Allow me to explain.

My name is James Schiller and I am a faculty member at Gallaudet
University, Department of Social Work, and a Doctoral candidate at
Walden University, School of Health and Human Services. This study is
the basis for my Dissertation in Social Policy and Planning.

You are invited to take part in research examining how technology is
associated with the employment of deaf and hard of hearing people.
The purpose of this research is to equip social policy makers,
programs, educators, and funding sources with current data so they
can continue providing valued resources to deaf and hard of hearing
communities. A link will take you to the web survey at the end of
this message.

Risks and Benefits of participating in the Study: The survey is
confidential and anonymous. There may be some questions that are
uncomfortable to answer. Participants are free to skip those
questions or exit the study at any time. The potential benefit of
participating in this study is updating the body of knowledge about
deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

Compensation: While some organizations have agreed to advertise this
study, all funding supporting the study is my own. This study relies
on volunteers to submit the survey. There is no compensation for
participating in this study.

I am the principal investigator for this study If you have any
questions regarding this research or the survey, my contact address
is: James Schiller, Social Work Department, HMB 338B, Gallaudet
University. You may contact the researcher at any time during this
study via videophone at 202-651-7064 Voice or VP, or email at
mailto:Jschi001@waldenu.edu or mailto:James.Schiller@gallaudet.edu

The survey is anticipated to take between 15 and 20 minutes. On
behalf of myself, educators, agencies, and advocates who may use the
data in the future, thank you for responding to this survey. This
project has been approved by the Gallaudet University IRB and Walden
University IRB # 05-28-10-0283826.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DETS to fill out the
Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE"

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Don't be late for the first day of school!

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Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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special and all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
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A DEAF WAITRESS IN GERMANY
    In Hamburg, Germany, a deaf waitress works
at a hotel restaurant.
    Many tourists do not know about that deaf
waitress.
    The restaurant has a sign that says:

Our waitress is deaf. Please face her when talking
slowly to her as she can lipread.

    How many hotels have that sign? DeafDigest thinks
the Hamburg hotel is the only one in the world.


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


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

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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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A TV SIGN LANGUAGE INTERVIEW
    Last week a famous deaf person, who spoke ASL, was
interviewed on TV with an interpreter.
    The deaf person's signing was awful, but any ASL deaf
person can understand it.
    The hearing person looking at the signs will not realize
it is awful. These hearing people see ASL and think it is
all the same. They do not know if it is good ASL or bad
ASL.
    Only the deaf, the Codas and the interpreters would
know it is bad ASL!


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


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



DEAF SPECIALIST'S JOB DESCRIPTION
    In the United Kingdom, the "deaf specialist" was
described as doing this -

A deaf specialist, sitting next to a deaf person,
was teaching him to say the easy word, hoping to help 
the boy with his speech

    To say the easy word. As if pronouncing car
is much easier than pronouncing automobile, as a way
of mentioning an example?



MAKING A VILLIAN DEAF
    Some of us like to read Batman comics. In one Batman
episode, Batman had a violent fight with Walter Shreeve,
an evil engineer.
    Batman hit Shreeve so hard that it resulted in
permanent deafness!
    The episode summary is at:

http://superherouniverse.com/wiki/Shriek_(Batman_Beyond)


A COMMENT FROM A LONG TIME CI USER
    A long time CI user said:

a CI is not a cure for deafness; it is still difficult 
for me to appreciate the subtleties of spoken language
but can hear background noise - laughter, my name called 
out, phone ringing, etc

    Pretty much confirms what is obvious - that a CI
is not a cure for deafness, regardless of these
newspaper stories proclaiming these operations as
successful.


DEAF VS HEARING IN FOOTBALL
    Gallaudet University has a football team that plays in NCAA-III
ranks. Also approximately 30 schools for the deaf field football
teams (6-man, 8-man and 11-man).
    For these hearing players, playing against deaf teams is
quite an experience for them.
    One hearing player, after playing against Florida School
for the Deaf and Blind, said:

When we played against Florida School for The Deaf & The Blind in St.
Augustine, the whole stadium was silent. Don't get me wrong, those kids
were getting after us quite a bit. It was just a completely different
setting


NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS AT BALLPARKS
    It is customary for the National Anthem to be sung at baseball games 
at major league and minor league stadiums.
    A recent New York Yankee ball game was a thrill for the students
from the New York School for the Deaf.
    They sign-sang the National Anthem. DeafDigest is not sure if it
was the highest number of deaf sign singers at a baseball game
anywhere.




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:

Audism Free America

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

http://deafdigest.com/afa/




AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


What would people think if they saw me with a hearing aid?


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


Born deaf but able to hear imperfectly with the 
use of a Cochlear implant


is that an admission that CI does not help him
hear perfectly or that the CI helps him hear
somehow?


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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 will be our 10th
year, starting July 16, 2011 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 nation of Swaziland has issued a warning to all
of its beauty pageant winners that compete in international
pageants. These participants must be on their best behavior
otherwise the title would be taken away from them.

The warning went to  Miss Teen, Miss Swaziland, Mr Swaziland,
Miss Cultural Heritage - and - also, Miss Deaf!

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A Fantasy:
DeafDigest subscribers vs Deaf College Bowl participating teams
at 2010 NAD Conference (Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

A warning - some questions are not deaf-related.

Q. This 1932 dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley depicted a world 
where children are decanted, not born, and Bokanovsky's Process 
is used to create a caste-based society

A. Brave New World

The title is from a line in Shakespeare's play, The Tempest.


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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Nellie Willhite, famous deaf female pilot
http://www.sddot.com/fpa/aeronautics/general_history.asp

just scroll to the second row of pictures; her picture
is on the left side

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Tito Ortiz, an Ultimate Arts fighter had this to say
about our deaf fighter Matt Hamill:

Hamill has no equilibrium because, "he's deaf so he has a 
soft head and you hit him with more and more shots."

Why would Ortiz make these comments?


A. Because Ortiz is stupid. Matt wrestled for one year at
Purdue University and then 3 seasons at RIT, where he
won NCAA-III championships each season.



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 comedians stop making jokes at the
expense of the deaf

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:


Year 1963 - before we had NTID in neighboring Rochester, NY,
there was a college for the deaf in Buffalo, NY. It
was St Joseph's College for the Deaf. This college only lasted
one year.

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Deaf and the Money:


$100.00

cost of Etymotic's Dosimeter.

this device will tell you how many decibels are there
in a room? It is supposed to advise the user if it 
is wise to leave a noisy environment. A hint - a rock
festival!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

a typical Congressional bill would be between 60 pages
and 2,000 pages long

Do congressmen really read these bills?

Many don't - and which may be the reason why many
deaf-related, as well as hearing-related bills don't pass

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DeafResources

NTID all-time elite athletes
http://deafdigest.com/ntidelitedeafathletes/


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:

Sioux Falls' deaf softball team
http://deafdigest.com/mattholsen/


a deaf Morgan Horse Halter rider in North Dakota
http://deafdigest.com/eloiseogden/



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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports080810/

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
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

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: August 2, 2010
Closing date:  August 20, 2010

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher 
quality of life for clients with specific focus on late-deafened and hard 
of hearing populations.  Individual will also promote equitable access to 
Health/Medical, education, social, employment and legal services.  In 
addition, Individual will provide communication assistance/translation 
services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to 
individual client's needs is accurately met.  Individual will provide 
accurate Identification/Assessment of individual Client's 
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.  Ability to creatively problem-solve various work situations.

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 hard of hearing and/or deaf 
populations in a social service sector setting

- Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing 
and Deaf populations

- Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the Relay system and 
related services

- Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs.
- Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices.

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

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

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and application 
to:

DHHARC 
999 Pyramid Way, 
Sparks, NV 89431.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE 
(August 16 or 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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position openings
CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program/ACCESS Partial Care Program
Paterson, NJ Campus


Inspired Care

At St. Joseph's Healthcare System, our inspiration comes from a tightly 
knit team of accomplished professionals that help give people in our care 
every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Through our commitment to 
support, technology and training, we think you will find one of the most 
rewarding and satisfying experiences of your career.

CLINICIANS (2)
ACCESS Program - Full Time / Day Shift
ACCESS Partial Care Program - Full Time / Day Shift

Paterson, NJ Campus

As key members of our ACCESS Program or ACCESS Partial Care Program, 
statewide programs that provide behavioral health services to Deaf and 
hard of hearing people throughout NJ, candidates will help meet the 
clinical case management and treatment needs of service recipients who are 
deaf and hard of hearing, including, but not limited to, children, 
adolescents, adults and seniors within a variety of therapeutic 
environments.

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

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

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

To qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or 
related discipline, NJ Licensure as a LSW or LCSW, the ability to 
collect/summarize data, along with a familiarity of Deaf Culture and 
knowledge of current technology used for individuals with hearing loss.

The ability to prepare detailed assessments and a valid NJ Drivers License 
will also be expected. Strong problem-solving, analytical, oral/written 
communication and PC skills are required. Bilingual English/Spanish 
preferred.

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

For immediate consideration, please email your resume, indicating job 
title in Subject matter to:

mailto:Careers@sjhmc.org

or apply online at: http://www.StJosephsHealth.org

EOE M/F/D/V

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - St. Vincent's Nursing Home
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.

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position openings
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

please click on below for position descriptions:

- HIV Prevention Program Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-job1/

- Community Support Services Provider
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-job2/

- Supported Living Service
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-job3/

to apply, call or send fax to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

(202) 832-6681 (Voice/TTY)
(202) 832-8454 (Fax)

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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Campbell, CA

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Campbell, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This 
position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in 
Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job 
Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for 
employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document 
assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard 
of hearing persons employed

- Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community 
and employers

- Arranging job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews 
and orientation

- Provide employer education on employability of 
deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and 
technical assistance workshops

- Advocate for employability and communication access for clients

- Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed

- Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as 
needed

- Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine 
eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services

- Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on 
clients

- Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as 
assigned by Employment Services Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
- American Sign Language interpreting certificate (RID, ACCI or 
other nationally recognized certificate) required.  Candidate without a 
certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification 
within six/6 month of employment);  BA preferred

- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf 
Culture

- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of 
MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred

- Able to travel to appointments within the workweek

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

DEADLINE:  Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org
  click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references, and resume via mail 
to:
Human Resources
DCARA
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Or via email to:
mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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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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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
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 August 8th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, 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 – 08 August 2010

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

deafness faked in order to get teaching jobs
http://deafdigest.com/sanjaypandey/


deaf people are contagious
http://deafdigest.com/lauriemousley/



- Very Hot News

The Newfoundland School for the Deaf has
been closed by the province government.

The government issued a statement that said:

time has come for change

The closing, however, is not sitting too well
with many people in the province. They are
accusing the province officials of misleading 
the public as to the reasons for the closing.



- Sunday August 1st

Tony Abbott, the leader of the Liberal Party in Australia,
uttered a remark that upset the Australian Deaf Community.

He mocked the movie captioning needs of the deaf. Once
the furor broke out, as all politicians would do, Abbott
apologized.



- Monday August 2nd

Author Kenneth Slawenski, not deaf, has come up with a
bio on famed reclusive author JD Salinger (The Catcher
in the Rye and other stories).

What about it?

Slawinski thinks that the reason for Salinger's lifelong
reclusiveness was because he became deaf, especially after
fighting in World War II.



- Tuesday August 3rd

Despite the increasing airfares, the airliners are
constantly broke.

In an attempt to get more money off the passengers,
the Spirit Airlines is thinking of charging them
a fee just to talk to a human being at the ticket
counter.

Has Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza taken the deaf into
consideration when trying to charge them additional
"talking" fee.

What about "writing fee" for passing notes?



- Wednesday August 4th

Blaming bad economy, Dering Employment Services,
a deaf-owned British employment placement services
for the deaf, hard of hearing and the deaf-blind,
has closed down. It was a bitter pill for company
founder Stephen Dering, as it was in business for
only four years. It prospered in the earlier years
before hitting the bottom.


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:


Interpreter Workshop

Semantics of ASL Expressions
for ASL interpreters

hosted by:
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Saturday September 11, 2010
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THE DEAF CAN RIDE HORSES
    Can a deaf person ride a horse? Of course, they can.
This is a true story.
    A group of deaf people at a deaf convention wanted
to make reservations to ride horses at a country ranch.
    The reservations clerk told them that they cannot
ride horses because of their deafness.
    These deaf conventioneers were upset and angry about
it. The clerk told them that insurance cannot cover
them if they fall off the horse and get hurt.
    It took about an hour of arguing back and forth
until the hotel general manager found out about it.
The general manager went to the reservations booth
and ordered the reservations clerk to allow the
deaf to ride horses!

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Come and Join Us at the Largest Deaf Comedyfest!

C3 Festival - The Largest Deaf Comedyfest in Midwest
Lesterville, MO
September 17-19, 2010

http://www.deafinc.org/c3  

Make your reservations today! Space Limited!

What is C3? 
C3 stands for Culture, Comedy and Camping. We like to say
it in Latin - Humanitascomediacongregatium for the heck of it!
 

The Main Event: The Comedy Show:
Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 comedians - from all over the country
- have gathered at C3 and will take you on a journey of laughter and
deaf culture appreciation! Our All Star line-up consists of Crom
Saunders, Richard "FatAss" Layton, Patrick Fischer, Pinky Aiello,
Branton Stewart, Trix Bruce, Roger Vass and Justin "Wormy" Callaway.
Each of them promised to make you laugh your pants off!

What?! More Entertainment!!

Friday night, after the comedy show, we'll have our own Fireworks at
the river beachfront.  Saturday night, after the comedy show, we'll
have Neon/Glow-in-the-Dark/Blinking Party!

Loads of Daytime Activities!!

C3 Festival will have loads of games, activities and workshops all
day Friday and Saturday. Things you can do at C3 are swimming,
canoeing, tubing, fishing, hiking, scavenger hunts, waterballoon
volleyball, watermelon-carving contest, stick-in-hole races and more!
Also, we will have vendors and booth exhibitions for your educational
and shopping pleasures.

Workshops for Everyone!

C3 Festival will have workshops for deaf, hard of hearing AND
interpreters! Below are some of the workshops:

- DEAF Inc. and Empowerment*
- What is Deaf Interpreting?*
- @#%#&#! How to Interpret Foul Language?*
- Har-Har! How to Interpret Comedy Shows?*
- Meat and Vegetables ? Which is Healthier?

*- MIC CEU Approved, RID CEU Approval Pending

There's something for everyone! Come and join everyone on September
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AN EMBARRASSING LAWSUIT
    This is a true story. A deaf man applied for a job.
He did not get the job. He filed a lawsuit accusing
the company of discriminating against the deaf.
    It was a long and expensive lawsuit. The company
won. The judge told the deaf man that the company
did not discriminate against the deaf.
    Why? Because the company hired another person
that was hard of hearing!
    Yes, it was an embarrassing lawsuit for the
deaf man.


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MORE ON THE DEAF BOSS AND HEARING EMPLOYEES?
    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned some hearing
employees uncomfortable with a deaf boss.
    This came in from a subscriber:

A deaf person was hired to be the boss because he
had a college degree whereas none of the hearing
employees were college graduates. The job required
use of the telephone all day. For some reason the
deaf boss suspected that these hearing employees
were "sneaking in" personal calls and were also
complaining about having to work for a deaf boss.
There was no evidence of that. And these hearing 
were still getting their work done. Yet, the deaf boss
constantly watched them, trying to read their lips.
Things got so uncomfortable that the deaf boss quit
his job.


A HEARING AUTHOR AND THE DEAF CLUB
    A hearing author is planning to write a new novel
that includes a deaf character.
    To learn more about the deaf, of deafness and of
Deaf Culture, that author has been attending social
events at a local club for the deaf.
    The club members gave the hearing author a lot of
input in building a "composite" deaf character!

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NEW ENGLAND HOMES FOR THE DEAF HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Emmanuel Ikomi, not deaf, is the new executive director of 
New England Homes for the Deaf at Danvers, MA.
    He comes on board with a long list of credentials, both
with the deaf and with the hearing. While he is fluent in
five languages, he plans to make ASL his 6th language of
fluency.


WRONG RULING AT WRONG TIME HAS BEEN HAUNTING US
    When the famous Amy Rowley case wound up in the
Supreme Court in 1982, the justices voted to make
this issue moot because she was earning high
grades in an all-hearing learning environment.
    The timing was awful. Eight years later we had the
ADA. By that time it was too late.
    And despite the ADA, the Amy Rowley case has been
used as the "standard" in all special education
issues nowadays.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

it must be satisfying to work with the deaf




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



A HARD OF HEARING PERSON SPEAKS OUT
    A hard of hearing person sent email to DeafDigest.
He said:

I am HH but most of my friends are Deaf. I hate when the 
hearing people ask "Can they read lips?" I ask them 
"Can you sign?"

    He is correct.




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When people have talked to me about the mistakes of captioners or
CART providers, one thing some people have not taken into
consideration is the speed of the speakers. 

How fast someone talks can drastically affect the accuracy of realtime
translation.

When someone is learning steno, after completing the steno theory,
the first test a court reporting student takes is usually at 60 words
a minute.  In order to finish school, most court reporting schools
require speeds of 225 per minute or higher.  It can take two, three,
or more years for a steno student to increase his or her writing
speed from 60 to 225 words per minute.

After a student has completed school and has passed whatever
certification tests are required, that person is now faced with how
fast some people actually talk in the "real world."  There are
people who speak at speeds of 300 words a minute.  All court
reporters, captioners, and CART providers must continually try to
increase their speed on the steno machine, but what people must
understand is that the faster someone is speaking, the more mistakes
will be made by realtime captioners

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

always use the TTY when communicating with the hearing through
the relay



very wrong; TTY is pretty much obsolete. Deaf people use web cam
device instead with the video relay service.

To continue to think that all of us use the TTY is tantamount to
still thinking there are still horses and buggies transporting
people everywhere in the world.



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

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

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

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Maryland

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crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%

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

Our remodeling service includes:

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

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
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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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

the Department of Labor is asking us, the deaf, on how to
firm up the regulations requiring federal contractors to hire
the disabled, the deaf, included. This is an effort to put
teeth into the Section 503 of the regulations.

.....

The Deaf and the Law:

- location
San Francisco

- case
UPS discriminating against deaf and hard of hearing drivers

- result
case reached settlement

- comment
settlement agreement was this:

if deaf/hard of hearing drivers qualify, they can be
trained to drive vehicles less than 10,000 pounds;
the training sessions must be free from communication
barriers; managers must observe applicants for possible
hearing losses

......

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

winning the serious (series)

....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    The DEAFDIGEST dedicates this week's edition to Ed Carney,
Fenwick Island, Delaware who passed away earlier in the week.
    ECC, as many of us know him, served for many years as a
leader and a crusader for the rights of the deaf. Here are
few tales we should know about ECC:

* was Gallaudet's first "returning war veteran." Him, a deaf
man fighting in World War II? Yes, but not in combat but behind
factory production lines in Akron, Ohio. He left Gallaudet to
take a high paying war plant job. At that time Gallaudet had a
policy of permanently barring dropouts from returning to school.
ECC fought tooth and nail to get re-admitted - hence the status
as Gallaudet's first "war veteran."

* was so thrilled about the war ending that he immediately
left Akron to seek fortunes elsewhere, even to the point of
abandoning his own tools at the factory!

* served as the first editor of The NAD Broadcaster when this
newspaper was launched in 1979.

* held many positions of high responsibility in the deaf
community but his last position before he retired was with
the National Captioning Institute. Serving as the NCI liaison
with the deaf community, he listened to our closed captioning
concerns during these early days and prevailed on NCI to
act in our best interests. Needless to say when he retired
we have lost the best liaison NCI has ever had!

    He will never be forgotten by all of us. Thank you, Ed.


......

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    The Ebay has put up for sale, an unique poster of
SuperGirl which is said to be the only comic book page
that includes ASL, TTY and decoder in it.

....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There is a high number of Sign Language clubs all over
USA.

Why is it that in these clubs, a majority of members are
hearing?

Surely there are many oral deaf that want to learn
to sign, or older people that are becoming deaf, and
also wish to learn to sign - yet they don't join these
sign language clubs!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a hearing Washington Redskins football fan was
asking a deaf Washington Redskins football fan:

what do you think of Ellsworth?


Ellsworth? Who? The Redskins do not have a player
named Ellsworth on the roster.

Suddenly you realize he was asking you about
Albert Haynesworth, the controversial Redskins player,
who is not being allowed to practice with the 
team because of his inability to pass a team
conditioning test!



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

.......

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive extra time to finish your foreigin language class,
given that you were given an impossible workload at VR in the 
middle of that class.
 
.......

DeafBook of the Week

Step into the Circle

by Damara Goff & Sharon Kay Wood

AGO Publications
2002


The heartbeat of American Indian, Alaska Native, and 
First Nations Deaf Communities


Harris Communications sells this book:
http://referer.us/4/jt0wj




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

Happy reading !

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico 
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for 
a Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

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

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Speech Disabled 
- Spanish
- Deaf Community

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

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

- Understanding of Deaf Culture

- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred. and fluency in 
Spanish is benefit

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

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

- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Associate's Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor's Degree 
required

- Hold a valid driver's license

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

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

or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by August 13, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

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

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Kentucky Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for 
Kentucky Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for 
coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Kentucky Relay Services.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

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

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Deaf Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or contact our corporate Human Resource Dept at 800.821.1831 
by August 13, 2010.

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

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

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

Status: Full-Time                               

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

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

Duties: Program Manager ensures that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Participate in grant development.

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

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

- Must have valid driver's license with a good driving
record.

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, 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 – 01 August 2010

DeafDigest Gold - August 1, 2010

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

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

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

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

(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*

Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available
only through Sprint Relay.

Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a 2-year Agreement.

Plus, select from many devices, including the Blackberry® Curve[tm] 
8530 Smartphone. Experience fast browsing and downloads and send and 
view photos and videos with the speed of the Now Network[tm].

This full feature smartphone is slim, compact and lightweight and 
includes Wi-Fi®, Trackpad navigation and 2.0 MP camera.

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, see website for details.

For more information, go to: 
http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg080110

or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com 

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

"Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out.

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers' individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation's
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don't have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

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

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

a would-be deaf truck driver losing job discrimination lawsuit
http://deafdigest.com/markstodghill/

a hearing aid stimulus scam
http://deafdigest.com/emilyakin/


- Very Hot News

Suzy Mannella is the new Executive Director of the Iowa Office
of Deaf Services. It formerly was the Division of Deaf Services.
A state reorganization of the state Department of Human Rights
is the reason for the name change.



- Thursday July 29th

If you are deaf and live in Eastern Oregon, where a
huge wind mill farm is being built, you may be
$5,000 richer, but with strings attached.

It is that you cannot complain about noise generated
by these windmills.

Caithness Energy is making this offer.

DeafDigest, however, is not sure if it only applies to
hearing residents - but the argument is that if a deaf person
wears a hearing aid or a CI then the noise would bother him.

More information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/windmillnoise/




- Friday July 30th

A prominent attorney that specializes in ADA law said:

One big reason why the ADA didn't fill out its promise in the courts 
is because it was enacted at a time when the judiciary was stocked
with conservative judges appointed by presidents Nixon, Ford, 
Reagan and Bush (the first one). These conservative judges
took a very narrow reading of the ADA when presented with cases,
siding against the disabled.


- Saturday July 31st

Within the next few days it may be quite possible that the
live TV captions you are watching may be captioned by
participants at the National Court Reporters Association
convention that is taking place in Chicago.

Some of these captioners do not want to lose money on missed
assignments, and so are taking their captioning equipment to
their hotel rooms. They may do captioning assignments between
these convention events, workshops, seminars, and programs!


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


....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Last year, deaf residents of Jamaica were overjoyed with the
announcement of the government allowing them to drive cars.

A year later, the government is still dragging its feet as far as
writing these driving regulations, much to the anger of these deaf
residents.

.....

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY NEEDS YOUR HELP!

I would like to thank many of you who have already responded to the
National Deaf Employment and Technology Survey. This study needs
several hundred more responses to be useful to deaf and hard of
hearing communities, policy makers, educators, and program
administrators. If you have not yet responded, please consider doing
so. Allow me to explain.

My name is James Schiller and I am a faculty member at Gallaudet
University, Department of Social Work, and a Doctoral candidate at
Walden University, School of Health and Human Services. This study is
the basis for my Dissertation in Social Policy and Planning.

You are invited to take part in research examining how technology is
associated with the employment of deaf and hard of hearing people.
The purpose of this research is to equip social policy makers,
programs, educators, and funding sources with current data so they
can continue providing valued resources to deaf and hard of hearing
communities. A link will take you to the web survey at the end of
this message,.

Risks and Benefits of participating in the Study: The survey is
confidential and anonymous. There may be some questions that are
uncomfortable to answer. Participants are free to skip those
questions or exit the study at any time. The potential benefit of
participating in this study is updating the body of knowledge about
deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

Compensation: While some organizations have agreed to advertise this
study, all funding supporting the study is my own. This study relies
on volunteers to submit the survey. There is no compensation for
participating in this study.

I am the principal investigator for this study If you have any
questions regarding this research or the survey, my contact address
is: James Schiller, Social Work Department, HMB 338B, Gallaudet
University. You may contact the researcher at any time during this
study via videophone at 202-651-7064 Voice or VP, or email at
mailto:Jschi001@waldenu.edu or mailto:James.Schiller@gallaudet.edu

The survey is anticipated to take between 15 and 20 minutes. On
behalf of myself, educators, agencies, and advocates who may use the
data in the future, thank you for responding to this survey.

Please go to 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DETS to fill out the
Survey. Upon completion, please click the button marked "DONE."

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ACCESS 4 ALARM CLOCK AND TELEPHONE SIGNALER ON SALE!

Don't be late for the first day of school!

WCI is here to help with this "timely" August special.

Purchase the Access 4 Alarm Clock and Telephone Signaler at 20% off!

Great features include a bright flashing LED light, flashing visual
alert and extra loud audible alarm.

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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special and all our other products.

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

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DEAF BOSS AND HEARING EMPLOYEES?
    Do hearing employees like to work for deaf bosses?
Many hearing people hate to work for deaf bosses!
    Why? Good question. Is it bad attitude? Do
hearing employees think deaf cannot be good bosses?
Is it communication frustration by hearing employees
that try to discuss things with a deaf boss?
    And in many cases, these same deaf and hearing employees
were good friends - before - the deaf person won a promotion
to become a boss!

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


(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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FINGER-POINTING FRUSTRATIONS
    We, the deaf, go to a donut shop such as
Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme to buy our
donuts.
    And often, we are frustrated. We point
to the donut we want. The people behind the
counter have a hard time following where our
finger is point it.
    They will take the wrong donut - either above
the row, or below the row, or to the left of
the donut box or to the right of the donut box.
Rarely are they able to pick the right donut the
first time!
    Yes, it is frustrating.


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

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


EFFORTS TO SAVE THE NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    The once-huge North Carolina School for the Deaf
has been threatened in recent years with closing.
    Hopefully the school has been saved - thanks to efforts
of a group, consisting of a parent of two deaf children
and several retired state employees.
    They traveled statewide, making contacts with
school educational officials and state legislators.
    Said a group member:

It really turned out to be a most worthwhile journey

    As a footnote, the Office of Education Services
has been phased out from the N.C. Department of Health
and Human Services and transferred to the N.C. Department 
of Public Instruction.
    At any rate, the state's two schools for the deaf
seem to have been saved at least for the time being.


MATT HAMILL'S BIG ADVANTAGE
    Matt Hamill, who is deaf, is a top notch Ultimate
Fighter, winning most of his matches.
    He has one big advantage over his opponents and it
has nothing to do with his wrestling skills (a 3-time
NCAA wrestling champion).
    Ultimate Fighters love to trash-talk. Matt cannot
hear trash-talk, and so, it is impossible to get him
upset.
    This is the advantage he has that his hearing
opponents don't have.


LIMBO UNFRIENDLY TO DEAF GAMERS
     Limbo is a popular series of games that gamers
love to play, especially the Deaf Gamers.
     And this is where their frustration sets in.
Said a Games Reviewer in a games publication:

Gamers who are deaf or hard of hearing may have trouble 
towards the end of the game because Limbo uses a number 
of rather subtle audio cues to help you perform actions 
at the right time. It certainly wouldn't be impossible
without the audio cues, but it could prove to be 
frustrating.

    Limbo game programmers need to keep deafness issues
in mind. Do they?


IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A DEAF KITCHEN FOR DEAF CHEFS?
    We do have a number of deaf chefs in restaurants all over
the world.
    Is there a Deaf Kitchen that would accommodate our
Deaf Chefs?
    There is one. Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/deafkitchen/

    We do have a Deaf House ( http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/ )
It would be great if a Deaf Kitchen, modified for deaf residents,
could be incorporated into the Deaf House.


A HEARING JOB HUNTING TIP
    In today's lousy economy, the newspapers are full of job
hunting tricks and tips.
    One such tip, especially during trade show or trade conventions
is to hang out at nearby restaurants and bars - and to mingle
with these high level corporate executives. This to get them to know
who you are and the type of person you are, etc.
    This such trick is disadvantageous for deaf job hunters - unless
they are accompanied by interpreters.
    DeafDigest editor, many years ago as a young man, was able to
find a job that way at one hearing trade convention, making use of 3
(yes 3) interpreters that surrounded him.
    Why three interpreters? Notice was sent to organizations in the
deaf community and three interpreters were hired but only one
deaf person showed up (DeafDigest editor)!



OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

    We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
    One such organization is:

Deaf Women United

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

http://deafdigest.com/dwu/





AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I prefer listening to music on my MP3 than wearing
a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


I was functionally though temporarily deaf


is there such a thing as a functionally hearing person?
If he was temporarily deaf, it means he went back to
being a hearing person.

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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!

Movie captioning lawsuits in several states are already
old news - so here's another announcement - that three
Massachusetts big movie chains have agreed to up the
number of movies they will caption. These chains -
Regal Entertainment Group, National Amusements and AMC
have promised to add captions in over 30 theaters by
November.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Keiko Ogasawara,
a deaf female Japanese pro boxer

http://www.daily.co.jp/ring/2010/07/28/0003249559.shtml

she just won her pro boxing debut by knocking out her opponent

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Which nation in the world is the only one to have a law recognizing
sign language as an official language?

A. New Zealand.




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:

We have a number of deaf individuals that are professional
editors, relying on the web media as part of their work.

DeafDigest wishes that all video clips on all web sites are
captioned.

It is not fair to these deaf web editors when these video
clips are all audio.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1979 - the Sumner School for the Deaf at New Zealand drops
oral education in favor of sign language. In 1880, this school
officially adopted the oral method of instruction to comply with the
Milan Convention that took place at the same time.

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Deaf and the Money:

The Gallaudet dollar?

Yes and no.

No, Gallaudet University has never minted its own money.

Yes, Elisha Gallaudet, an early member of the famous Gallaudet 
family, way back into the 18th century, was involved with the
minting of the 1776 Continental dollar.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1,500

number of attendees at the recent AgBell Convention

20

number of countries attendees came from


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DeafResources

Baby Sign Language as explained
http://deafdigest.com/babysignlanguage/

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:

Another Jalen Harris write up (baseball in Canada)
http://deafdigest.com/jalenharris-3/

Another Ashley Fiolek write up
http://deafdigest.com/ashleyfiolek-3/



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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports072810/

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 openings
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

please click on below for position descriptions:

- HIV Prevention Program Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-job1/

- Community Support Services Provider
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-job2/

- Supported Living Service
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-reach-job3/

to apply, call or send fax to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

(202) 832-6681 (Voice/TTY)
(202) 832-8454 (Fax)

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job announcement
Job Developer/Interpreter
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency
position based in Campbell, CA

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Campbell, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Job Developer/Interpreter.  This 
position is based at the Employment Development Department branch in 
Campbell and reports to the Director of Employment Services.  The Job 
Developer/Interpreter will provide services including interpretation for 
employment services staff, office support, and telephone and document 
assistance to clients on a walk-in and/or appointment basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop employer contacts to increase the number of deaf and hard 
of hearing persons employed

- Maintain a cooperative relationship with the business community 
and employers

- Arranging job interviews and interpreter client's job interviews 
and orientation

- Provide employer education on employability of 
deaf/hard-of-hearing workers, and deaf awareness and 
technical assistance workshops

- Advocate for employability and communication access for clients

- Provide job retention assistance and follow-up services as needed

- Provide document assistance services for staff and clients as 
needed

- Assist in the recruitment of potential clients, determine 
eligibility of clients, enroll and orient them to services

- Compile statistical information and maintain files/case notes on 
clients

- Provide support to the agency and community and other duties as 
assigned by Employment Services Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
- American Sign Language interpreting certificate (RID, ACCI or 
other nationally recognized certificate) required.  Candidate without a 
certificate may be hired, provided that he/she obtains certification 
within six/6 month of employment);  BA preferred

- Strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf 
Culture

- Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of 
MS office (Word, Excel, power point, and Outlook) preferred

- Able to travel to appointments within the workweek

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

DEADLINE:  Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org
  click on "Jobs" under "About"), cover letter, three references, and resume via mail 
to:
Human Resources
DCARA
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Or via email to:
mailto:hr@dcara.org

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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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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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
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

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

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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

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

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- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA



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

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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 – 01 August 2010

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Charalampos
Grammatoglou, a young deaf basketball referee from
Greece. He departed us last week in an accident
at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
in Arizona.

He was in Washington, DC to take part at the international
deaf basketball referees clinic at Gallaudet University.
He then continued on his vacation trip to Arizona
when he met his untimely death.


- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

a deaf postman delivers a real live baby
http://deafdigest.com/iangallagher/

a deaf person and a deaf-blind person on Appalachian trail hike
http://deafdigest.com/dianedinger/



- Very Hot News

President Obama signs a bill that intends to increase
employment for the disabled, the deaf included within
a 5-year span.

The targeted goal is 100,000 disabled and deaf people added
to employment ranks.




- Sunday July 25th

Those interested in adopting a deaf child would do well to
subscribe to a free deaf adoption email list. It shares with
subscribers information on available deaf kids, ready for
adoption.

Do email mailto:deb@skjeveland.us to request subscription to
the mailing list.



- Monday July 26th

Did the Baseball Hall of Fame committee improve the chances
of Dummy Hoy's induction in the future?

The rules have been changed. There will be three new categories;
Pre-Integration (1871-1946), Golden (1947-1972) and Expansion 
(starting in 1973).

There will be a list of candidates in each category, and Hoy's 
category will have 10 candidates every year.

In the past, the Old Timers was one big category with Hoy having
to compete against most recent old timers. Hopefully not any more.


- Tuesday July 27th

Up-to-date vaccinations for deaf children are a must, says
The American Academy of Pediatrics, meaning those that are
CI candidates. Details are being published in the August
issue of Pediatrics.


- Wednesday July 28th

Peter C. Fackler of Rochester, New York, has been
named president of the Hearing Loss Association of 
America (HLAA).


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf-REACH Annual Crab Feast Fundraiser

All you can eat!

Saturday August 28th 2010

2pm - 6pm

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

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$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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IS ADA STRONG OR WEAK?
    Is ADA strong or weak? ADA is 20 years old but
we are always having problems. Almost every week we
read in newspapers about lawsuits against doctors 
and hospitals. They would not give us interpreters.
    ADA is very strong if hearing people have strong
attitude and want to help the deaf. ADA is very
weak if hearing people have bad attitudes about us.
    ADA strong or weak? You decide!


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

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

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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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A DIFFERENT DEAF SOCIAL LIFE
    We have our own Deaf Social life. Some of us
go to deaf clubs, some go to deaf churches,
some go to deaf sporting events, some go to school
alumni reunions, etc.
    Some deaf people do not go out and have a
social life. Yes, they have a social life but it is
different. They work at Gallaudet or NTID or at
schools for the deaf where there are many deaf 
employees. When they work all day with their deaf 
friends, it becomes their daily social life.
    It is the same with deaf people at factories
where many other deaf people work there, too.
    On weekends, they stay home because they get
tired of seeing the same old deaf faces every
day at work!


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




THE CHANGING OF SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
    At one time, years ago, South Dakota School for
the Deaf was a thriving institution.
    Times have changed. The school serves the state
of South Dakota with outreach work. The oral and
CI programs have been transferred to the
Brandon Valley School District.
    And the school's ASL program has just been
transferred to the Harrisburg School District.
    DeafDigest finds it troubling.

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THE DEAF AND THE SHOP TALK
    A deaf man quit his job as network engineer.
Reason for him for leaving his job was his
frustration at being left out of shop talk.
His associates would get together to discuss the
latest developments with computer networks, tricks
and tips. This deaf man was left out in the old.
    Ashley Fiolek, who is deaf, is the world's best
female motocross racer. In a recent newspaper
story it said:

She did not hear her fellow motorcycle racers 
talk about how steep the drop is from the peristyle 
or how big the jumps will be.

    We, the deaf, have to overcome being left out of
such shop talk to succeed in our professions.



AN ON-GOING DEAF YAHOOGROUP DISCUSSION
    There is an on-going deaf yahoogroup discussion.
The topic was:

hearing aid versus cochlear implant

    Interestingly enough, there are hearing aid
supporters that prefer the ads over CI.



A NOVEL PATTERNED ON ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
    A novel is hitting the British book stores. The title
is "C" by author Tom McCarthy.
    This is not a joke; C is, indeed, the title. The plot
revolves around Serge Carrefax. His father operated a school
for the deaf; his mother was deaf and was one of the father's
students.
    Pretty much an Alexander Graham Bell look-alike. The
novel, however, is not-deaf related.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

I notice you are fingerspelling a lot; don't you know the
signs for the words you are spelling?




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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series


As many of you know, the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
is the organization that represents judicial reporters, realtime
captioners, and CART providers across the country.  Members of NCRA
are meeting in Chicago this week for their 2010 Annual Convention 
and Exposition with the theme of "Striving for New Heights."

>From August 4th through 8th, there will be seminars, workshops,
networking events, and other opportunities for court reporters and
captioning and CART professionals to meet and learn more about what
is on the horizon in our industry.  Speed and realtime contests will
be held to showcase the talents of some of the best steno writers in
our business.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business
world will still continue to need our services, there will probably
be some captioning and remote CART provided from hotel rooms in the
Hilton Chicago, where the convention is taking place.  So when you
watch your favorite live television show this week, you might wonder
where that captioner is.  Could he or she be in a hotel room looking
out over Lake Michigan? 

    


BANNED FROM MUSIC PLAYING FOR 10 YEARS
    Tracy Lyons, a deaf British woman, has been banned from
playing music for 10 years.
    Her crime? In possession of 18 speakers, six CD players, two TVs, 
a mixing deck, a tuner radio and a PlayStation. Needless to say,
her loud music playing generated numerous complaints from her
neighbors.
    Her excuse was this:

I'm one of the quietest people on the street. Everyone else plays 
their music, their kids scream non-stop and I have to put up with 
a very noisy bus stop 24 hours a day. I'm deaf so my tunes never 
sound loud to me

     The magistrate didn't buy the excuse and slapped her with
a hefty fine and a 10-year ban.

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

be an authority on hearing loss issues



no deaf person is an expert on everything that relates
to hearing loss. A deaf person may not understand CI
issues or may not understand what Cued Speech is all
about or understand what alternative sign languages
are all about, and so on.




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
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To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A group of selected third world doctors were given
special training sessions at the Georgia Ear Institute.
These classes were designed to help these doctors do
future CI operations.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location
United Kingdom

- case
a woman, who became deaf as a child because of
meningitis as a child, filed a claim for compensation
from her physiican that treated her years ago

- result
she suffered a double defeat; the judge cleared the
physician from any wrong doing and also denied
compensation

- comment
this is strange that this woman would wait many years
later as an adult to file a claim over a treatment
many years back?

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he won't (went) to high school

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    ACHI, the statewide agency serving the deaf in Arizona
has officially became the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and
the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH).

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Max Sallop,
Revere, MA, who departed us last week.
    A naysayer may say that a deaf man cannot drive
an ice cream truck because of the need to hear
neighborhood children screaming for the truck to stop.
Max had been a long time testimony to how wrong these
naysayers are.
    Selling ice cream provided Max with a comfortable
lifestyle while providing for his family. And going
one up, he even mentored hearing hirees on the nuances
of ice cream vending!
    Not just that, he was also a deaf community leader
with a long list of accomplishments beyond DeafDigest's
limited space.
    In case you are wondering, yes, Max's son Marvin
was a long time educator, and formerly served Texas
School for the Deaf as the superintendent.
    Thank you Max for showing the hearing public what
a deaf person could do in the business world.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Amid much celebrating over the 20 years of ADA, one
fact escapes us. ADA regulations would have never
existed in the first place in the perfect world -
meaning positive attitude by the non-disabled 
when dealing with the deaf and the disabled.

But because the non-disabled do not fairly treat 
the deaf and the disabled, ADA had to be forced 
on them.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A lipreading challenge at a party when everyone was
having a great time were these words:


Isle of View

practically 100 percent of deaf partygoers thought it
was:

I love you



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

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

the police officer was about to give you a speeding ticket 
because you were caught speeding on a VR related business 
trip but lets you off with a warning.

.......

DeafBook of the Week


Silence of the Spheres 
Harry G Lang


The Deaf Experience in the History of Science


Bergin & Garvey
1994




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

Happy reading !

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   best in the nation.

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Job Announcement
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

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

Job Title             Posting #         Posting Dates
Substitute Teacher    569202            7/26/10-8/8/10       
HS English Teacher    569212            7/26/10-8/8/10           
Steam Plant Op 2      569211            7/26/10-8/8/10           
Teacher Assistant     569213            7/26/10-8/8/10           

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

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

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

Status: Full-Time                               

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

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

Duties: Program Manager ensures that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Participate in grant development.

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

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

- Must have valid driver's license with a good driving
record.

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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)

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 
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 August 1st)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, 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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