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DeafDigest – 25 October 2010

DeafDigest Gold – October 24, 2010

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/medicalinterpreting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lookingforjob/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/skee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingeardog/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

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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] 9330 Smartphone with 3G, Wi-Fi, 2MP camera and
dedicated media keys.

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

*Other monthly charges apply. For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg102410

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Harris Communications Provides Products for Oregon School for the
Deaf on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

see the press release at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-makeover/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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(updated AT&T posting)

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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
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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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:

Deaf Ecuadoreans Stand Up for Identity, Rights
http://deafdigest.com/gonzaloortiz/

A deaf British couple with a family of hearing children
http://deafdigest.com/helenbell/

– Very Hot News

many deaf people suffer from issues related to vertigo,
tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease. Do we suffer either of
above because of our deafness or is this a problem
many hearing people face?

Whatever? Jay Rubinstein, a surgeon/biomedical engineer
at University of Washington, has come up with device
called vestibular prosthesis. It would be inserted inside
the person’s head, which is supposed to ward off such
ailments.

A legitimate invention or a quack? Time will tell.

– Thursday October 14th

Colleges traditionally stage homecoming day events in the
fall months. San Diego State University is no exception,
but with a twist.

Isidore Niyongabo was crowned as the Homecoming Day King.
He is deaf and came to USA from Burundi. A serious person,
his goal is to get a graduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience Medicine, with hopes of helping the
deaf of Third World nations. He is also fluent in
three spoken languages and in three sign languages.

– Friday October 15th

Ken Fisher, who brews his own beer which have been served
overseas, including Elland Brewery in England, has come
up with a new beer.

It is called Deaf American Pale Ale Firkin Tapping, and
it will be served at the Brewers Union Local 180 in
Oakridge, Oregon on November 4th.  You can reach him at
gratefuldeaf@hotmail.com

– Saturday October 16th

Sonny Wasilowski, who is deaf, is still in running
for the Faribault city council. DeafDigest hopes
he will win a seat.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff

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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updated every Monday

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A DEAF NATIVE AMERICAN WITH MANY SKILLS
On the Assiniboine Sioux reservation at Fort Peck,
Montana, there was a deaf Native American. His name was
Merrol Flynn. People called him Skee.
He had many skills. He was the town policeman, the
town fireman, and the town council member. And during
the day time he had his own auto body shop.
When he retired from everything five years ago,
it was hard for the town to find several people to
replace him in these different tasks.

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

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

HEARING EAR DOG IN NORTHRIDGE
Few years ago, a deaf person with a hearing ear dog
was not permitted to enter a restaurant in Northridge,
California.
The deaf person protested, saying hearing ear dogs
were permitted.
The restaurant manager told the deaf person that
guide dogs are permitted but not hearing ear dogs.
DeafDigest is puzzled. What is the difference
between a guide dog and a hearing ear dog?
And the restaurant manager should have known
better because Northridge has a large deaf population
because it is near CSUN.

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

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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WORDS OF WISDOM FROM A DEAF TRADER
There are trade shows (stamps, coins, computer parts, model
railroads, baseball cards, comics, etc). And there are auctions.
Could a deaf person function well in such an environment?
Said a veteran deaf trader (as edited):

In a show, sometimes, I get more than what I expect!!!  I still relish the fact that I got a hard-to-find item at a bargain cost. I go to such shows so frequently that the dealers know what I’m looking for. A mature deaf person is a plus as compared to a youngster. Dealers like to deal with mature adults.

DEAF IN THE HAIR STYLING PROFESSION
We have a number of deaf individuals in the
hairstyling profession.
Here is one – whose name surfaced this week –
Rozalyn Polecastro, who works out of a hair
salon in Palatine, IL.

ANOTHER DEAF OWNED SHOP
DeafDigest has learned of a tea and coffee shop
in Seoul, Korea, which is deaf-owned.
Seems there is a good number of deaf-owned or
deaf-operated shops and stores in Third World nations.
Not that so in USA. Why? Perhaps something to do with
the deaf being able to find decent jobs in USA, and so,
not too desperate to create a living for themselves.
And in the Third World nations, opportunities are
limited, forcing the more ambitious deaf individuals
to go into business for themselves.

ALMOST NEVER FAILS – WAITERS’ DEAFNESS STORY
DeafDigest editor and his wife frequents the
restaurants in Washington, DC.
And it almost always never fails that the waiters
come up with a deafness-related story.
Examples are:

– I was born in Bulgaria and my deaf sister lives there
– I am deaf in one year
– I took ASL classes in school
– my ex-boyfriend was deaf
– I played football against Gallaudet
– I played football against a deaf school
– my high school football teammate was deaf
– my college played volleyball against Gallaudet

And so on.

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 Basketball Officials
(deaf basketball referees)

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

http://deafdigest.com/deafbasketballofficials/

KOTOBAGARI IN JAPAN
What is Kotobagari? It is word hunting by Japanese publishing houses
and it does not permit words such as foreigner, leper, blind,
crazy, slaughter house, moron, etc.  And yes, the word deaf is included as well as deaf-mute.
Reason is political correctness. This is why Japanese people do not
see the words “deaf” or “deaf mute” in newspapers.
Nothing wrong with the word deaf but plenty wrong with the word
deaf-mute or even of deaf-dumb.
Just wish the Kotobagari code is used by all newspapers in the
world, not just in Japan – but the word deaf is acceptable.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t like stuff on in my ears

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

someone who is non-hearing

why get too complicated? Just call that person deaf and
that is all there is to it

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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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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

Early bird registration begins at just $89!  The Florida Hotel offers
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Bill Ross,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in
excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again! 
See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video
clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”; “Oh,
See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip
will begin July 16, 2011. 

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
A team of researchers affiliated with the
University of Minnesota Medical School is saying
that there are different types of age-related hearing
losses. Simply put, no two late-deafened human beings
may suffer same kind of hearing loss!

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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

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

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning – some questions are not deaf-related and are tough
to answer.

Question #12

Q. Aside from a failed restoration attempt in 1917, the
Qing (or Manchu) dynasty was the last ruling dynasty of
this country before it was removed from power in 1912.

A. China

The Qing dynasty had been in power since 1644.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Father Shawn Carey
deaf priest

http://referer.us/8/XquBo2

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do deaf people sign with regional accents?

A. Yes, but seems to be less and less of these regional accents.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that all hearing people would easily understand gestures and
would not be gesture-impaired

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

What is Deaf History? Is it about deaf people
that helped create a Deaf Historical moment?
Or is it also about hearing people that have
helped create a Deaf Historical moment?

this issue was brought up by an individual who
pursues Deaf History as a lifelong hobby?

DeafDigest thinks it is a combination of both.

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Deaf and the Money:

60 cents per mile

paid by a school district to provide transportation
for a student that lives in a small town 60 miles away
from Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

we are talking about $36.00 one way or $72.00 both ways per day

The agreement was for the total paid not to exceed $13,500

The amount agreed on covers one full school year

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

a deaf man who owns his own exterminator business said

– a base of 500 regular customers

– 15 percent of these customers are deaf

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DeafResources

ADA – questions and answers
http://deafdigest.com/adaquestionsandanswers/

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:

an interview with Gallaudet football coach Kenny Walker
http://deafdigest.com/randysider/

a nice newspaper write up on a mainstreamed football player in Illinois
http://deafdigest.com/jeremywerner/

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports102410/

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.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Sign Therapist II
Regional Mental Health Center
East Chicago, Indiana

Sign Therapist II

Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.

Must be able to use ASL to communicate with deaf clients.

Ability to work with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities.

Minimum of two years of experience required.

License preferred.

You may mail/fax or email your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville IN 46410-6353

Fax:219-757-1810
mailto:Diane.johnson@geminus.org

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job announcement
Clinician / Therapist – Deaf/HH program
Victor Treatment Center
Santa Rosa, CA

http:://www.victor.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case management for DEAF/HH severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in the Residential and Day Treatment programs.

Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan; ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their caseload.  Consult with the residential program in the implementation of the plans.

Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers.  Shall consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are available and provided. Assure the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* MUST know ASL (American Sign Language)

* Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California)

* Prior experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children or
adolescents in a Residential Treatment setting.

* Valid driver’s license and clear driving record. Be willing to complete pre-employment physical fitness health screening examination that includes a drug screen; and must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent, and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or hostile manner towards the client

Salary: Based on clinical experience and education. Full benefits available
upon date of hire.

To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org

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position opening
Quality Assurance Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Responsible for auditing programs for compliance with grant requirements and/or fee for service funding plans to maximize revenue to the agency

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; one to three years quality assurance and/or auditing experience required, preferably in a DD provider agency. Must be detail oriented and have good analytical, time management and presentation skills. Must be able to understand and interpret various regulations and contractual requirements and must be self-motivated. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Position Classification: Full time, permanent, exempt employee.

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:dila@dila.org

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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Job opening
Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Rhode Island Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator”

Location:  Rhode Island Area

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

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
– 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
– 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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and a full time paid benefit package.  Apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html to the attention of Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by October 15, 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.

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(updated – October 24, 2010)

Job announcements
DCARA

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Campbell, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/main/dcara-campbell/

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
San Francisco, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-sf/

– DIRECTOR, CLIENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Full-Time, Exempt
San Leandro, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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

School Dir Oes Res School (10/25/2010 revised closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

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

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Open positions
ZVRS
various locations

– Title: Senior System Administrator
Locations:  Clearwater, Florida

Summary: Responsible for the administration, management and operations of the internal servers and virtual machines supporting the call center platform

Required Skills: Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management.
Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
A solid understanding of Unix and Open Source (Linux) operating systems; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.
A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts.
Ability to program in an administrative language (Tk, Perl, VBScript, a shell), to port C programs from one platform to another, and to write small C or C# programs.

Required Background:
More than five years of previous system administration experience.
Desirable Background and Skills:
A degree in computer science or a related field.
Extensive programming background in any applicable language.
Publications within the field of system administration.

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

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and

Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Regional Sales Manager
Locations: Colorado

Description:
The Sales Manager will be responsible for individual, business and government accounts, introducing ZVRS to new customers, while also strengthening ZVRS. relationship with current customers. Is Responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers of all walks by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Responsibilities:
– Plans and directs videophone sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Primary POC for VRS users, major government and business accounts in assigned region.
– Prospect assigned region for new accounts and customers.
– Work with other Sales Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Coordinate referrals of installations of Z videophones in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain service needs.
– Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the Senior Director of Sales.
– Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

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

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Technical Support Rep – Tier Two – Full Time
Locations: Clearwater, Florida

Description: The Technical Support Rep will provide direct support to customers who have escalated technical support needs. These contacts could come in via video calls, emails, and transfer from video interpreters. The Technical Support Rep will also be able to provide support to Customer Service personnel.

Responsibilities: Answer video inbound calls from customers and answer their questions, record their complaints and/or concerns.
When requested, report complaints and/or concerns to appropriate departments.
Provide remote connection support to customers PC for router, modem or no-ip configuration.
Ability to troubleshoot on products.

Qualifications:
MUST have good ASL skills to communicate with customers
MUST have good people skills and positive attitude
MUST have extensive computer knowledge
MUST have 2 years of Technical background experience
Must be willing to work flexible hours, which includes evenings and weekends.

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

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(deadline extended to October 25, 2010)

Job openings
–  School Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton
–  School Director, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at Wilson

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 October 25, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons.  Thank you.

– 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.

– 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. E-mail: mailto:tonia.hartley@dhhs.nc.gov

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: NCSD-60038911; NCSD-60039125
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: 10/25/2010
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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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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DeafDigest – 25 October 2010

DeafDigest Blue – October 24, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 14th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheaporexpensive/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wronginterview/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/audiologicalexam/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/notcaptioned/

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We also have a goodie bag of special Halloween treats with 10% off
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or contact us at:
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Harris Communications Provides Products for Oregon School for the Deaf on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

see the press release at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-makeover/

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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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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
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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
Blue section.

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– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

a successful designer of women’s footwear
http://deafdigest.com/sophiegoodchild/

J. Freeman King, director, Deaf Education, Utah State University
http://deafdigest.com/whitneypage/

– Very Hot News

Tiffany Granfors is leaving her position as the CEO to assume
new position as Executive Director of Abused Deaf Women’s
Advocacy Services. It will take effect after the 2011
Winter Deaflympics. She replaces Marilyn Smith, who founded
this organization, and is retiring.

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Maryland School for the Deaf was honored by a visit by
Alexa Posny, assistant secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, earlier this week. She observed
how things operate at a state school for the deaf. Said
Maryland superintendent James E Tucker:

Inviting Dr. Posny is one of many activities in the next 12-18 months as CEASD member schools will try to educate the public and
policy makers how IDEA needs to be changed

IDEA is not cast in stone; it needs to be reauthorized from time
to time. The CEASD position paper on IDEA is at:
http://deafdigest.com/idea/

– Sunday October 17th

Because the state of Minnesota is broke, the state
Department of Human Services had to cut back. As
a result, the Rochester Service Center has been
closed. It was part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center branches.

– Monday October 18th

Deaf leaders within the Gambia Association of the Deaf
went through a 10-day leadership training by representatives
of the World Federation of the Deaf. They were taught of
ways to empower themselves as first class citizens.

– Tuesday October 19th

a warning has been issued by the Directorate General of Health Services in India regarding lack of iodine in the diet. Deafness was mentioned as one of the causes of
lack of iodine.

– Wednesday October 20th

Judy P. Mohan has been appointed as the manager of the
Apache ASL Trails housing for Deaf seniors in Tempe, Arizona.
She is deaf and has been a long time teacher and sign
language instructor, and has been active in the Phoenix
Deaf Community.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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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Our Way/NJCD invites you to

Easing Your Parents Through Their Golden Years

Come listen to helpful advice and learn strategies for helping your parent at this important time in life.

Workshop will be interpreted into ASL

Featuring:
– Tzvi Saperstein- Elder care lawyer at Salem, Shor & Saperstein
– Fay Kahan-SSW specializing in Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital
– David Goldwasser- Financial Planner at Metlife

Sunday, October 24, 2010
7:00pm-10:00pm

Day Hab Building
1306 Avenue H
Brooklyn, New York
(A block from the Q train)

RSVP to Batya at 212-613-8127 or mailto:batyaj@ou.org

There is no fee for this program.

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A CODA’S AUDIOLOGY EXAM
This is a true story. A Coda was required to take an
audiological exam for a job he was applying for.
The Coda grew up as a hearing person, had many hearing
friends and sometimes volunteered as interpreter for his
deaf parents and deaf family members.
The result of the audiological exam told him he was
hard of hearing, not hearing.
This Coda was very shocked because he had no problems
with his hearing.
He took the exam at the Costco hearing aid center.
Maybe he should have taken the exam at an audiological
clinic instead of at Costco?

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

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

AN IRONY WITH LOVE IS NEVER SILENT MOVIE
“Love is never Silent” was one of the best
deaf movies that was shown on television during
the eighties.
This movie, starring deaf actors Ed Waterstreet and
Phyllis Frelich, was captioned.
What was the irony? That movie was run on television
few years ago – and it was NOT captioned!

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

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

A TELEPHONE FOR THE DEAF
What is a telephone for the deaf? All of us would
say the TTY. This is correct.
But there is another answer. It is the fax machine!

INCIDENTS WITH GESTURE-IMPAIRED WAITERS
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned gesture-impaired
hearing individuals.
Here are three incidents that involved gesture-impaired
waiters.

– asking the waiter to please box the meal to bag it home;
instead he threw away the meal

– asking the waiter for a sauce; instead he brought
a piece of toast

– pointing to the menu on the wall; instead, the waiter
laughed hard

In each of these incidents, easy-to-follow gestural
signs were used, only to have the waiters mess it up.

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CONFESSIONS OF A FACULTY PRE-MED ADVISOR

This comment, below, is interesting, and here it is:

Twenty years ago, while serving as a faculty pre-med advisor at Harvard
College, I was assigned a candidate for medical school admission: a
graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, an outstanding student, a
basketball player, personable, and impressive in every way. He was a
“dream” candidate with one exception:

He had been born deaf. Our efforts to gain his admission to medical school were a nightmare.

Despite personal communications to medical school deans and admission directors, as well as letters from his professors attesting to his abilities, all doors were closed.

He entered a Ph.D. program in pathology at the University of
Pennsylvania and, following postdoctoral training at the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), now does exciting research in the field of
congenital deafness.

Has this situation improved because of ADA? We do, however, have
a number of deaf physicians in USA.

A NEW CERT MEMBER
We have a number of deaf members of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in some jurisdictions across USA.
We again have many deaf people that want to join the
CERT but are discriminated against because of their deafness
and the unwillingness of the CERT officials to give them
opportunities.
Well, in Houston, Texas,  Nicole Zatzkin, who is deaf,
has become a CERT member. She was able to be trained and able
to help the deaf in situations of need.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked:

where can I learn sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you ever seen a captioning error and said, “Wow, that’s
funny”?  Or have you been angry or annoyed? 

When a television broadcast or an event is being captioned “live,”
mistakes are going to happen.  Realtime captioners are only human,
and even if they caption with 99% accuracy, that still means that
there will be 1 word out of 100 that will be wrong.

It is important that we educate ourselves on what an acceptable
amount of mistakes would be and realize that those may not be able to
be avoided.  However, we must also be aware of what is unacceptable
captioning.  If there are too many errors, it definitely is not
humorous, and it should be reported to the people in charge of the
captioning.

If you are watching a television show that is not being broadcast
“live” and has been prerecorded, that is a different story.  There
should not be any errors in the captioning.  The time should be taken
to correct any captioning errors before the show is broadcast. 
Unfortunately, to save money, some broadcasters allow captioning
errors on shows that are prerecorded.  Complaints should be made to
the people in charge.

Let the broadcasters know that someone is watching the captioning. 
Give them feedback for great captioning as well as poor captioning. 
Even if they may not seem responsive, it helps to let them know that
people do care.  

STRUGGLES AT A HEARING COLLEGE
A posting on a deaf yahoogroup was interesting. It said:

I went through note takers, CART, amplification devices, oral
interpreters, sign language interpreters. The college was not
cooperative with my needs and I had to fight to get what I
needed.

DeafDigest stresses that Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN are options
as opposed to hearing colleges.

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SAID A DEAF IMMIGRANT IN USA

communication with hearing people in his native nation is
difficult

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Brief Introduction: After the current transition period until end of
2010, Michael Ubowski who is Deaf, geographer and expert traveler
himself will officially take over as a new Deaf Cruise owner.

His team shall offer four times per year with increased various
site-cruises around the world thereafter.

Additionally, Deaf Cruise is also offering any group to host for any event, making it more than four times a year for you to go to!

In a month or two our new web makeover will be introduced with one more cruise in summer 2011.

Check it out as often as you can until it came up. Bonus news by us!

Check out http://www.deafcruisespecial.com for any NCL cruises which is 50%
less deposit rate for a limited time until Oct 31, 2010 as advertised
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“Alaska Wilderness Vacation” Cruise-tour May 27 – June 11, 2011

Great 8 days of land tour (May 27-June 4) plus 7 additional cruising
days (June 4-11) for a full 15 days of explorations! This will be
your ultimate Alaska experience with our highest level of service!
Most of your meals are included, and a professional tour director
will accompany you on the land portion. After the land tour, we offer
a separate 7 days cruise from near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC.
Your choice of full 15 fun days or select either one.

For more detail, go to www.DeafCruise.com/alaska and see our pre-land
tour and post cruise tour for you to experience your extra pioneering
spirit! Why go there with only a short plan? Go for as many days as
you can until few years later which we will offer it again. It will
not be biennial since we are now offering more world-wide tours each
year, and for Alaska, it may be next 3 years or so, meaning take
advantage now and give yourself a full shot with as many days as you
can this time!

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“Hawaii’s Independence Day Week” Cruise July 2-9, 2011

Most popular and is now 3rd Anniversary as “Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011.”
Escape now to visit 4-Islands hopper including seeing famous Pearl
Harbor, Pineapple, Hawaii dancers, surf, and much more! You will love
it! Many already signed up. Here is Deaf Cruise’s bonus with 50% less
deposit by October 31 deadline, only $125 per person instead of $250
to reserve!

Pre and Post Cruise excursions available. For more detail,
www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii

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BEST COST-EFFECTIVE DEAL! Great for families and singles, getting on
a very brand new ship, NCL EPIC, one of the largest freestyle cruise
ever built. Incredible, but true, your lowest room rate starts at
$809 per person for this 7-days Eastern Caribbean trip! Another Bonus
from Deaf Cruise with 50% less deposit by October 31 deadline, only
$125 per person instead of $250 to reserve!

Check us out at www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean for more detail.

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Itinerary)

Before getting to Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer
FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner
with Miss Deaf International. All girls will have various contests
for all to see on board throughout the trip! No extra cost as all is
already includes in this one great, low price! We start from Italy,
ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.

For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out both
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For any question, please contact sales@deafcruise.com or VP
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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:

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mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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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, and Siding.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

***Attention Real Estate Investors***

Surdus, LLC is expanding with a new division that will specialize in buying undervalued, foreclosed, and bank-owned residential property. We fix it up and market it for profit.  We take care of everything. There is good opportunity in the market in the metro DC, VA, and MD area.  We are looking for passive investors from anywhere who are interested in profit sharing while they pursue other priorities. For more information, contact us at surdusllc@gmail.com

Elijah Gold, deaf owner
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Based in Washington, DC
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Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
VA# 134097
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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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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Dr. Johnny Benjamin, on behalf of the Association of Boxing Commissions’ Mixed Martial Arts Medical Subcommittee, had to say about deaf fighters:

Deafness, equilibrium and concussions (knockouts) have little, if any,
significant relationship. Deafness is a loss of hearing, not balance. The inner ear has some function in both hearing and equilibrium, but they are very separate issues. furthermore, what any of this has to do with an athlete’s ability to withstand a blow to the head is difficult to understand. Concussions are an issue involving brain function and not the inner ear and/or vestibular apparatus. There is not a shred of reputable medical literature that even suggests that deaf athletes are more susceptible to concussions than any
other athlete.

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The Deaf and the Law:

– location

Tucson, Arizona

– case

EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a support services provider
for discriminating against job applicants.

– result

after efforts at pre-litigation settlement failed, EEOC
made the next step in filing a formal lawsuit

– comment

is there an irony? The company helps the disabled, yet
are they discriminating against the deaf?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Endorsements are coming from left and right to support either
Bush or Gore as our President.
Here’s the latest endorsement – Vinton Cerf is endorsing Gore.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A deaf person owning a carpet/rug manufacturing plant.
A deaf person owning a cabinet making factory. A deaf
person owning a food distribution business.
Who are these deaf Americans? Whoa, let us backtrack.
These three deaf individuals are Iranians. They were in
attendance at Gallaudet Department of Business 50th
anniversary gala that took place on October 20th.
These three deaf Iranians say that they have many hearing
employees under their watch and that it is no big deal,
also saying that there are many other deaf owned businesses
in Iran.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf employer of a high tech firm said:

I prefer to hire deaf person over hearing person.
Unfortunately, most deaf candidates are not qualified enough for these job positions compared to hearing candidates. What frightens me is that most deaf
candidates are not trying hard to get themselves
updated with new knowledge that would keep them
more competitive over hearing candidates.

as a result, the hearing gets hired and the deaf
scream “discrimination”

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

DeafDigest editor sat down for a meal at a
Mexican restaurant, at the same time the Chilean mine rescue was taking place.

The waiter said something like this:

25 minors are out

25 minors out? Drinking age raised to 25 and
“minors” under 25 cannot order alcoholic drinks????

it was then realized, about 5 minutes later, he
was talking about the mine rescue and was really
saying:

25 miners are out

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Lessons in Laughter

Bernard Bragg as signed to Eugene Bergman

The Autobiography of a Deaf Actor

1989

Gallaudet University Press

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

Happy reading !

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), Fall 2011. PhD in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related field required. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise required, publications, service. Letter of interest, CV, referee list or 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations.

All electronic applications to: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1543

Email Dr. Debra D. Andrist, chair, at mailto:andrist@shsu.edu with questions

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Job opening
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
travel required in Tennessee & other states as needed

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 community 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.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Excellent presentation skills – Prior work experience 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 interpersonal skills, writing, and  analytical
– 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 October 12, 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
Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) serves deaf, hard of
hearing and deaf blind individuals throughout Washington State. For more
information about ODHH, go to http://odhh.dshs.wa.gov/

ODHH seeks applicants for the Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager.

The IRA program manager is responsible for the statewide program providing information, referral, advocacy, education & training and outreach services.

Applicants can apply online here:
http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type “01266” in the keyword search.

DeafDigest – 19 October 2010

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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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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to William Riley Bird,
who departed us. Possibly late deafened since he refused
to make his hearing loss known to the public, he was the
Parks Director of Miami-Dade county and one of his
best projects was developing the Miami Zoo.



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

deaf city government employee accused of secret tapings
http://deafdigest.com/katiefarrell/

job safety and the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/deafworkersafety/


- Very Hot News

January 3, 2011 will be the last day on the job for
Ed Corbett, superintendent, Ohio School for the Deaf.

He will be retiring.


- Sunday October 10th

Not sure quite what to make out of the news that a study of
deaf cats would explain why we, the deaf, have great
vision? Researcher Stephen Lomber wrote in the Nature Neuroscience
journal attesting to this fact.

For years DeafDigest has maintained that loss of one sense
strengthens the four remaining senses, hence our sense of vision.



- Monday October 11th

settlement has been reached in the Cox $1 million winnings
in a TV game, that she pledged to Georgia School for the
Deaf and the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf - only to
have the winnings get dragged into her husband's bankruptcy
case.

The creditors will get half whereas the rest will go to
the schools as promised.



- Tuesday October 12th

At the White House ceremony where Obama signed into law the
21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010,
Gallaudet president said:

The passage of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility
Act of 2010 is a triumphant moment for the Gallaudet community, people
with disabilities, and society as a whole




- Wednesday October 13th

Effective with this semester, Oregon State University
has been offering classes in ASL.

Said an OSU ASL instructor:

There's been quite a bit of student interest in starting a class.
In recent years we were getting up to 10 requests a week, and 
I know Disability Services has had even more requests.

...

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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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Our Way/NJCD invites you to

Easing Your Parents Through Their Golden Years

Come listen to helpful advice and learn strategies for helping your 
parent at this important time in life.

Workshop will be interpreted into ASL

Featuring:
- Tzvi Saperstein- Elder care lawyer at Salem, Shor & Saperstein
- Fay Kahan-SSW specializing in Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital
- David Goldwasser- Financial Planner at Metlife

Sunday, October 24, 2010
7:00pm-10:00pm

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1306 Avenue H
Brooklyn, New York
(A block from the Q train)

RSVP to Batya at 212-613-8127 or mailto:batyaj@ou.org

There is no fee for this program.

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LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge.
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CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
    Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
    They have a hard time deciding - to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
    A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
    What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheaporexpensive/

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



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


- 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)


AN ABBREVIATION IN ILLINOIS
    There was an announcement in Illinois that the DFI
has stopped funding free interpreting services for the
Chicago Hearing Society, effective September 30th.
    The explanation was the services would be put out for
a bid, but later on the DFI did not solicit these
bids and no Request for Proposals were issued.
    Reading between the lines, the state is broke. But
what is DFI?
    Is it Division of Financial Institutions or is it
The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois
or something else?
    It is bad enough that more than one state agency
would use the same abbreviation let alone one of
them cutting out funds for interpreting services
because the state is broke!
    Confusion does not make things easier.


A DEAF POET
    People who take poems seriously may have heard of
Henry Lawson.
    The Wikipedia said:

Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and 
fiction writers of the colonial period, and is often 
called Australia's "greatest writer

    He was also deaf, a fact that many people never
knew about. Because of an illness he became deaf at
the age of 9.


CHALLENGES INTERPRETERS FACE
    Not every single deaf person knows ASL. And even
when some deaf people use sign language, it may not
necessarily be considered ASL.
    A posting on a deaf-related yahoogroup presented
one such challenge.
    The deaf client, a senior citizen, uses sign language,
but which is not ASL. He came from a rural family of
six other deaf siblings, all of them raised in
isolation by overprotective parents. Needless to say,
the client was also illiterate.
    There was a medical situation that asked for an 
interpreter to explain to the deaf man that he needed
to sign papers to consent to a treatment. He did not
understand what was going on and was stressed out.
    The interpreter felt helpless and useless, so did
the physician and the nurse on duty.
    No one knows what happened since then.

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A DEAF-OWNED BAR IN KENTUCKY
    After reading about deaf owned bars in DeafDigest,
a DeafDigest subscriber came up with his own story.
    He said that his deaf uncle and his wife, also deaf,
owned a bar on the county line in Zion, Kentucky.
    He ran the bar from late thirties until 1952.
They closed the bar when Dwight Eisenhower became
president.
    Interesting. Why would the election of a new president
lead to the closing of a deaf-owned bar? Anyway, there
have been many stories about that bar.




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked

do they understand what you are signing?





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


THE BEAR AND THE DEAF
    Do bears and the deaf mingle on the RIT campus, where
NTID is located?
    No, but a young bear was caught napping on the campus,
near the NTID facilities on Friday!
    Fortunately for the bear and the deaf students, nothing
happened except for some laughs and some awe-struck faces.
    The bear was taken away and released elsewhere and the
deaf students, as usual, were able to mingle with the
RIT students on the campus.


COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

History was made on October 8, 2010, when President Obama signed the
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of
2010 into law.  When this law takes effect, users of captioning will
now have access to captions on television programming that is
distributed over the Internet. 

In the past, many television shows that had captioning when they were
televised on broadcast TV have not been captioned when those shows
were being shown on the Internet.   This new law will require
captioning on television-like programming distributed over the
Internet.

One section of this law expands the types of devices that must
display closed captioning from television sets with picture screens
that are 13 inches or larger to include all video devices that
receive and display video programming transmitted simultaneously with
sound.  This would include those devices that receive or display
programming carried over the Internet.

As more and more television programming migrates to the Internet,
this law will ensure that caption viewers are provided access to this
programming.

For more information about how this new law might affect you, you can
check out this Web site:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN03304:@@@D&summ2=m&

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updated every Monday

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SAID A DEAF IMMIGRANT IN USA

it is difficult for a deaf person to identify himself with
his native culture; much easier to identify himself as
a deaf person in USA

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

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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, 
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All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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Our remodeling service includes Kitchen, Attic, Basement, Bathroom, 
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We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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and market it for profit.  We take care of everything. There is good opportunity 
in the market in the metro DC, VA, and MD area.  We are looking for passive 
investors from anywhere who are interested in profit sharing while they pursue 
other priorities. For more information, contact us at surdusllc@gmail.com

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
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"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
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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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

October 27th is when stats on the disabled as compiled by
the American Association of People with Disabilities
will be featured on Capitol Hill. This gathering of
statistics-seekers on the disabled is the 2nd annual.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location

Great Britain


- case

17 former employees of a pottery factory have filed
claims of compensation for overexposure to noise that
have made them deaf

- result

this case is going through the court system

- comment

people are more aware of noise-induced deafness nowadays;
in the past, it was not a known issue. And here's the rub -
if these former employees win, it will cause a ripple
effect everywhere in Great Britain with retired late-
deafened workers demanding compensation over noise that
was incurred 30-40 years ago!


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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

thanks to the people in the background that 
makes us look food (good)

....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Flash - this just in - Gallaudet University, in a 3-year pilot
program, will say yes to a selected number of sign-language proficient
hearing applicants that want to enroll!
    So limited it will be that only a 2-percent limit of the freshman
class will be slotted for hearing students. What this means is that
if Gallaudet admits 350 freshmen in September 2001, only seven of them
will be hearing students.
    And it is going to be a campus secret because this plan will not
be advertised anywhere nor would the Gallaudet recruiting corps attempt
to locate such interested hearing students.
    This is not a first for Gallaudet. For years Gallaudet has ran
graduate programs for hearing graduate students. And for several
years in the seventies, Gallaudet operated a student exchange
program that allowed a limited number of hearing students to take
classes for a semester.
    And while the Vietnam war was at its peak in the early seventies
there was a student who was suspected of faking deafness that got
admitted to Gallaudet. That student, a Coda, had exemplary sign language
skills and was fully accepted by the student body!
    Acquaintances who knew him said he faked deafness to avoid getting
drafted.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Chicago Sky, an expansion team in Women NBA,
has hired Mike Fischer, a deaf man. He will be
charting game plays and game tapes on the computer
for review by the team coaches.
    Mike had been performing same chores for
the University of Minnesota women's team and
for Houston Comets for the past several years.

(editor's note: with the Houston Comets, Mike
worked with assistant coach Kevin Casey. It is
the same person who currently coaches the 
Gallaudet women's basketball team. Mike, himself,
has moved on and is assistant to the head women's
coach at University of Minnesota)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A story has been floating around that the
deaf people have super vision.

Super vision?

Many deaf people wear eye glasses or use contact
lenses. And there are deaf people with vision
issues.

The writer who coined the phrase absolutely does
not know what he is writing about.

Take off the eyeglasses, and DeafDigest editor
is practically blind!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?



A DeafDigest subscriber said:


I handed my supervisor a letter that came in the office mail.

 

She said "It's an appeal"

I thought she said "It's a bill"





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

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DeafBook of the Week

A Phone of our own

Harry G Lang

the deaf insurrection against Ma Bell

Gallaudet Press
2000



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
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
travel required in Tennessee & other states as needed

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 community 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.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills 
- Prior work experience 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 interpersonal skills, writing, and  analytical
- 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 October 12, 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
Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager 
The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) serves deaf, hard of
hearing and deaf blind individuals throughout Washington State. For more
information about ODHH, go to http://odhh.dshs.wa.gov/

ODHH seeks applicants for the Information, Referral and Advocacy Program 
Manager.

The IRA program manager is responsible for the statewide program providing 
information, referral, advocacy, education & training and outreach services.

Applicants can apply online here:
http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type "01266" in the keyword search.

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job posting
Clinician / Therapist - Social Worker, Day Treatment Deaf/HH program
Victor Treatment Center
Santa Rosa, CA

http:://www.victor.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for 
establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case 
management for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents 
in the Residential and Day Treatment programs.

Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan; 
ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their 
caseload.  Consult with the residential program in the implementation 
of the plans.

Counseling with assigned clients aimed at preparing the client to analyze 
and better understand the reason for placement and to handle associated 
emotional problems, resolving the difficulties between child and family 
that led to the need for placement, and planning for the return of the child.

Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals 
such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers.  Shall 
consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are 
available and provided.

Assures the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence 
through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Completion of a clinical program with Masters or Ph.D. degree in a field of 
behavioral science from an accredited educational institutional.

* Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California)

* Valid driver's license/clean DMV.  Be willing to complete physical fitness health 
screening physical examination that includes a drug screen and a back screen; and 
must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in 
a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background 
investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care 
Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to interact and communicate in a 
timely, friendly and cooperative manner with other professionals working within 
the mental health child care industry both in public and private agencies while 
traveling, meeting, presenting, participating in workshops and training sessions, 
or performing clinical services pertaining to the Agency's clients.  Must be able 
to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent, 
and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or
hostile 
manner towards the client

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
* Two years experience in a clinical position in residential treatment.

* Experience with severely emotionally disturbed children or adolescents.

Salary: DOE with FULL BENEFITS (medical, dental, vision, paid vacation).

To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to 
mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org

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Vacancy announcement
Voc Rehab Counselor I - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of Vermont
Southeastern region of Vermont

The State of Vermont is seeking a dynamic Vocational Rehabilitation 
Counselor to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in attaining 
training and career goals.  Position is based in Southeastern region 
covering Brattleboro, White River Junction and Springfield.  Master's 
Degree and fluency in American Sign Language required.

For additional information, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehabilitation 
Counselor for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services at: 
mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package.  To 
apply you must use the online job application at http://www.careers.vermont.gov

Job reference is #27490.

For questions related to your application, please contact the Department 
of Human Resources, Recruitment Services at (800) 640-1657 (voice) or 
(800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service).

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DeafDigest – 11 October 2010

DeafDigest Gold – October 10, 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/hearingaidstores/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nervousbartender/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/artificialfinger/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

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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. For more information, go to:
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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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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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:

Deaf woman follows dream to become certified physician assistant
http://deafdigest.com/janetheim/

Dangers of becoming noise-induced deaf
http://deafdigest.com/kathleenlasell/

– Very Hot News

Disc golf is growing rapidly in popularity among
many participants. And the better players join
the professional ranks.

While we do have a few deaf professional players,
the best one is Dain Sivak from Georgia.

He just entered the national professional disc golf
tournament, where the first prize money is $15,000.

Said Jamie Clark, also deaf, who serves as Dain’s
caddy:

The competition and the course is very tough so Dain needs
to just play his best and see what happens!

Yes, it is the same Jamie Clark that operated
Clark Internet Services, which was DeafDigest’s
previous internet server

– Thursday October 7th

A name change is creating controversy in Great Britain.

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People has announced
change of its name to Action on Hearing Loss effective next
June, to coincide with its 100th anniversary.

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People is to Great
Britain what HLAA, DRF, and a couple others is to USA.

– Friday October 8th

We now have another new housing complex for the deaf. It will
be built in East Nashville, Tennessee, and is for low-income
deaf people

– Saturday October 9th

the SEC froze the assets of Imperia Invest IBC, accused of
defrauding deaf investors with lavish claims of high
yield earnings with a nary a penny going to their bank
accounts.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff

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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Kentucky will host the 40th Annual Southeast Regional Institute on
Deafness (SERID) Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY,
on October 16 – 19, 2010.

SERID rotates among eight southeastern states and includes large numbers of participants from those states as well as others from across the United States.

Participants include technology staff, administrators, educators, outreach personnel, rehabilitation and mental health counselors, consumers, graduate students and interpreters.

SERID features a variety of keynote presentations, concurrent workshops,
cultural activities and exhibits that provide an excellent opportunity
for professional development and networking.

We would love to invite your participation in this premier training event.

For additional information, please go to our website: http://www.serid.org

and click on the link to Kentucky 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in KY in October!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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“TREAT” YOURSELF TO 15% SAVINGS  IN OCTOBER!

Halloween is around the corner and you won’t want to miss those
Trick-or-Treaters at your door!

Take 15% off the AlertMaster AL10 Visual Alert System.

This easy to use wireless system flashes a connected lamp when a
signal is received and includes an Alarm Clock with snooze and
vibrating alert.

To find out all the features, Call us at 1-800-233-9130
(V/TTY) or visit us at http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

To receive a copy of our WCI catalog, email mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com to
request it.

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Easily Program Lifelinks VRS using your remote:

For VRS: VRS-SIGN-414 or 877-744-6414
For Spanish: 877-818-0011

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Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous
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Dial:
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using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system

or Call:  877 744 6111

to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language
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LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge.
The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business:

LifeLinks – No Wait VRS

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

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

Fast, Reliable, Personal

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WRITING A GRANT FOR NOTHING
A big deaf service agency spent a lot of time on
writing a grant. They hired best grant writers to
work on the grant proposal.
The grant failed. Why? Lousy proposal? No. Sloppy
English grammar? No. Asking for too much money in the grant? No.
Why did it fail? Because the grant proposal missed
the deadline. Bad traffic to the government office
prevented the grant proposal from arriving there by
deadline time.

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

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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A SPECIAL FINGER FOR THE DEAF
One deaf man lost his finger. He needed that finger
to be able to sign in ASL easier.
He went to a prostheticist to ask about an artificial
finger. A prostheticist builds artificial limbs to allow
people without legs to walk or people without arms
to lift things.
This prostheticist built a special finger for the
deaf man.
Unfortunately, the deaf man never showed up for
an appointment and he disappeared.

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

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

A TONY CURTIS TALE
Famous actor/comedian Tony Curtis has departed us
this week.
And he departs with one deaf-related tale. He was working
on a low budget film with Peter Wolf, a deaf man, who was
working as the director of photography.
For some reason Tony did not like to work on these
low budget films and he wanted his acting assignment to be
quickly done and over with. He was constantly pestering
Peter, via an interpreter, to please “hurry up and finish
the filming.”

THE NOISE DEAF PEOPLE HATE TO HEAR
Because of deafness, deaf people don’t hear, unless it is with
a hearing aid or a CI.
But there is a noise that deaf people hate to hear anyway.
What is it?
Tinnitus. Not very pleasant.

PUTTING AIR IN TIRE
Is it possible for a deaf driver, pulling over to a
gas station, be able to put more air into tires without
overinflating or underinflating?
A hearing person would listen for air pressure and
know when to stop. A deaf person would need to “pinch”
or “kick” the tire to determine if there is enough
air.

A SUDDEN HEARING SYNDROME
Is there such a thing as a Sudden Hearing Syndrome,
which is opposite of Sudden Deafness Syndrome?
George Inmad was said to be deaf all his life
until October 10, 1910 at exactly 10:10 pm, he
suddenly became hearing.
Fact or fiction? You decide. The site is at:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=George+Inmad

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc

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

http://deafdigest.com/naobi/

A PAST DEAF OWNER OF TWO TAVERNS
DeafDigest last week mentioned a deaf person owning a
tavern.
There was another one. The late Donald B. Games owned
two taverns in South Bend, Indiana.
The first one was 422 Bar and the second one was
Showboat. He died in 1969, and both sites have changed.
422 was demolished to make way for a new post office.
The Showboat was converted to a steak house.
Incidentally the steak house is a popular gathering
spot for deaf people that want to socialize while
dining.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t wear a hearing aid while playing sports and so,
do not also wear it every day

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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?

A newspaper said:

the defendant, who is deaf, agreed to lip read during the
plea hearing in which the judge waived a formal reading of
the charges against him

Agreed to lipread? Do we have ADA regulations?

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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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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

Early bird registration begins at just $89!  The Florida Hotel offers
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Bill Ross,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in
excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again! 
See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video
clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”; “Oh,
See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip
will begin July 16, 2011. 

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A research was conducted in Great Britain – to find out if
hearing people are aware of relay services that the deaf
use.  Finding was “poor awareness of telephony for deaf”

Not really that surprising because many Americans do not know
about our relay services and as a result, hang up on many of
us

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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

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 #10

Q. Which popular comic franchise started a “New Look”
series in 2007 featuring its Riverside High School
characters drawn in an updated, less cartoony
style?

A. Archie comics.

The current “New Look” series is “No Baseball for Betty” being published in Betty and Veronica’s Double Digest.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

A wristband musical interpreter for the deaf
http://referer.us/3/NXxOs2

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are there some people that are afraid to deal
with the deaf?

A. Good question. Best response would be deafphobia

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:

re above, a new superdrug that will cure deafphobia !

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1782 – a building was erected in Frederick, MD. Over the
years it headquartered the state militia, became a state prison,
a hospital and a “hotel” for explorers – and – in year 1867, was
the site of the newly established Maryland School for the Deaf.

The barracks is still standing on the campus.

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Deaf and the Money:

5.6 mil – distributed in grants to help the deaf and the disabled
find jobs

money, in small pie-like portions, was distributed to many, many
state agencies

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

339 TTY calls picked up by IRS out of

350,000 TTY calls that were ignored by IRS

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DeafResources

Deaf Culture, explained from hearing point of view
http://deafdigest.com/deafculture-viewpoint/

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:

A mainstreamed football player in Maine http://deafdigest.com/mikezhe/

A mainstreamed volleyball and softball player in Illinois
http://deafdigest.com/scottmorgan/

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports101010/

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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Job opening
Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Rhode Island Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator”

Location:  Rhode Island Area

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

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
– 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
– 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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and a full time paid benefit package.  Apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html to the attention of Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by October 15, 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.

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Job announcements
DCARA

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Campbell, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/main/dcara-campbell/

– JOB DEVELOPER / INTERPRETER
Full-Time, Non-Exempt
San Francisco, California

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-sf/

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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

School Dir Oes Res School (10/25/2010 revised closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

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

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Open positions
ZVRS
various locations

– Title: Senior System Administrator
Locations:  Clearwater, Florida

Summary: Responsible for the administration, management and operations of the internal servers and virtual machines supporting the call center platform

Required Skills: Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management.
Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
A solid understanding of Unix and Open Source (Linux) operating systems; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.
A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts.
Ability to program in an administrative language (Tk, Perl, VBScript, a shell), to port C programs from one platform to another, and to write small C or C# programs.

Required Background:
More than five years of previous system administration experience.
Desirable Background and Skills:
A degree in computer science or a related field.
Extensive programming background in any applicable language.
Publications within the field of system administration.

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

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and

Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Regional Sales Manager
Locations: Colorado

Description:
The Sales Manager will be responsible for individual, business and government accounts, introducing ZVRS to new customers, while also strengthening ZVRS. relationship with current customers. Is Responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers of all walks by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Responsibilities:
– Plans and directs videophone sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Primary POC for VRS users, major government and business accounts in assigned region.
– Prospect assigned region for new accounts and customers.
– Work with other Sales Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Coordinate referrals of installations of Z videophones in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain service needs.
– Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the Senior Director of Sales.
– Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

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

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Technical Support Rep – Tier Two – Full Time
Locations: Clearwater, Florida

Description: The Technical Support Rep will provide direct support to customers who have escalated technical support needs. These contacts could come in via video calls, emails, and transfer from video interpreters. The Technical Support Rep will also be able to provide support to Customer Service personnel.

Responsibilities: Answer video inbound calls from customers and answer their questions, record their complaints and/or concerns.
When requested, report complaints and/or concerns to appropriate departments.
Provide remote connection support to customers PC for router, modem or no-ip configuration.
Ability to troubleshoot on products.

Qualifications:
MUST have good ASL skills to communicate with customers
MUST have good people skills and positive attitude
MUST have extensive computer knowledge
MUST have 2 years of Technical background experience
Must be willing to work flexible hours, which includes evenings and weekends.

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

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(deadline extended to October 25, 2010)

Job openings
–  School Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton
–  School Director, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at Wilson

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 October 25, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons.  Thank you.

– 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.

– 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. E-mail: mailto:tonia.hartley@dhhs.nc.gov

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: NCSD-60038911; NCSD-60039125
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: 10/25/2010
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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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Sammy Oates, Austin,
Texas, who departed us

Sammy, who was deaf, was a football star at Hardin-Simmons
in the late fifties and had tryouts in the American
Football League, Canadian Football League and played a
few games in minor league football.

He was one of the most publicized deaf collegiate 
athletes during the late fifties.



DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Arthur Penn,
not deaf, who departed us. While he was a legendary director
of plays and movies, he wrote grants during the early
sixties that helped secure funds to found the National 
Theatre of the Deaf.

Said a source:

He combined his clout with others in the Broadway
circles to convince the Department of Education 
officials to get the federal money



- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A deaf Cafe in Australia
http://deafdigest.com/jeweltopsfield/

Knowing ADA Rules a Must for All Professionals
http://deafdigest.com/georgianamurnaghan/


- Very Hot News

South Dakota School for the Deaf will be shut down,
but this same school will continue.

How? By serving the deaf students in the entire
state, working with local school districts. The campus
itself in Sioux Falls is being closed. 

The judge threw out the lawsuit filed by parents
of deaf students, paving the way for the state to shut
down the campus.



- Sunday October 3rd

a survey in Great Britain said that one of every 16
couples (either married or not married) are threatened
with break ups because of deafness. Not deafness itself
but because of denial of hearing loss and refusal to
seek help



- Monday October 4th

A number of deaf organizations in New Zealand was
involved with the Disability Support Services Consumer 
Consortium that took place last week. It was hosted
by the government Minister for Disability Issues



- Tuesday October 5th

Will Rick Macomber crack the 3 million barrier
in standardbred (trotters) racing prize earnings?

Rick, who is deaf, and is a professional
driver, won $2,792,402 in prize earnings
last year, his career best. To date, he has
earned nearly $2,200,000, and needs $800,000
with less than three months to go in 2010.



- Wednesday October 6th

A deaf Filipino, a trained cook, wanted to board the
flight to Qatar to seek a job in one of their 
restaurant kitchens. The Filipino authorities
would not allow him because of his deafness.
A public uproar forced the authorities to allow him
to fly the next day.


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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
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A WASTED FUND
   One city got a grant from the federal government.
It was for interpreting funds.
   Yet, when the police arrested a deaf person, the police
refused to touch the interpreting fund to hire and pay
an interpreter.
   Why set up an interpreting fund for nothing?


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OUR DEAF DOCTORS
   We have a few deaf doctors in USA. Sometimes they
meet together at conventions and at workshops.
   When they meet together, what are the two things
they often discuss?
   The stethoscope and the surgical mask. There are
electronic stethoscopes that may help the deaf doctor
listen to heart beats. And there are see-through
surgical masks that allow them to read lips.


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A DERRICK COLEMAN COMMENT
   Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, is a member
of the UCLA football team. He is one of the
team's top running backs.
   He does not know ASL, but wants to learn
ASL.
   There was an issue on the UCLA campus
that while this college offers over 50
classes in different languages, ASL
is not one of these languages.
   Coleman said:

I was a little disappointed because we're
UCLA, and we should be having that

   He was hoping to learn ASL to be able
to communicate with other deaf UCLA
students.
   While UCLA has recognized ASL as a language,
setting up classes is another matter.

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WHAT HAS BECOME OF.....

Sy DuBow, former legal director of the National Center for 
Law and Deafness at Gallaudet University (long since then
closed).

He works for the District of Columbia as a hearing officer,
where he could conduct investigations or hold
administrative hearings on behalf of the municipal
government.

He fought for the ADA and with the Television Decoder Circuitry 
Act.


A CONFUSING NEWSPAPER STORY
   A newspaper in the Philippines carried this story, which
ran as follows:

The Bureau of Immigration plans to hire the services of a deaf
interpreter to communicate with physically challenged passengers 
to facilitate their passage

   Hiring a deaf interpreter to communicate with the hearing?
Or is the newspaper saying that we, the deaf, are physically
challenged?




RE-INVENTING A MOUSETRAP SYNDROME
   Is there such a thing as a Re-inventing Mousetrap Syndrome?
We have visual signalers, yet newspapers run a story of
an inventor coming up with a "better" visual signaler.
Or of a better sign language video? Or of a better captioning
device? And so on.
   And now this - a team of girls at Center Point HS in Texas
winning a contest against boys by coming up with a new cell phone
technology that would help the deaf use sign language to communicate
with their friends.
   The prize was given out at the Texas A&M Computer Science and 
Engineering Competition.


CONFESSIONS OF HARD OF HEARING BLUFFER
   An interesting posting surfaced on one of these deaf-related
yahoogroups.
   It was of a middle-aged bluffer, who grew up borderline hard of
hearing, but relied on his lipreading to get by in the real world
without a college degree and without refined grammatical skills.
   In his younger years he prospered as an advertising executive
but battling against declining hearing, and his continued denial
of his deafness.
   Eventually time caught up with him and he lost his job, and
had to withstand abuse from colleagues in the cut throat
marketing and advertising field.
   His advice? Go to college in order to do better.




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked all the time:

how long did it take you to learn how to sign?





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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

I am sometimes asked whether it is difficult to always be the 
silent person in the classroom, at the meeting, or in the seminar. 

Oftentimes I am asked to participate and offer my "two cents" to
the discussion taking place.  However, just as it is with sign
language interpreters, it is important for CART providers to "stay
in role."

There is a fine line we walk when we have to be close enough to the
proceedings to be able to hear them well and capture the contents of
all communication, yet we must maintain our emotional distance in the
sense that we do not participate in the discussions. 

No matter how much I may think I know about the subject being
discussed or how much I would like to contribute to the conversation,
it is not my place to interject myself into the proceedings. 
Although it may be difficult, it is very important that we maintain
our silence and that we not become another participant.

The CART Provider's Manual prepared by the National Court Reporters
Association offers the following guidance on this subject:

"A CART provider's role is to facilitate communication. The CART
provider will at all times stay in role and perform in a manner
appropriate to the situation. A CART provider should decline any
invitation or suggestion by participants and the consumer to comment,
interject, advise, respond to inquiries, or in any way become
involved in the assignment outside the role of CART provider. If
necessary, the CART provider should politely explain the necessity to
stay in role."  
   
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not play sports because of their deafness


What an ignorant question. We have a long list of
deaf athletes everywhere, including those at Gallaudet
University, at schools for the deaf, at mainstreamed
programs, at colleges and at professional teams.




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

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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

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The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

a study conducted by a research team in Australia said
that painkillers may lead to deafness

....

The Deaf and the Law:

- location

England

- case

a deaf student accused Durham University of discrimination as
she was not provided with notetakers, oral interpreters and
CART services

- result

case was settled out of court for £25,000 ($28,500 in USA money)

- comment

damage was done; she dropped out of school because of emotional
distress


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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the ice crime (cream) shop


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Bobby Knight, the departed Indiana basketball coach, famed for
his violent outbursts, still has a friend in Tom Geyer, a little
used member of the basketball team. Geyer quit the team yesterday,
saying he could not play for any other coach except for Knight.
   Geyer is deaf. Despite his deafness he was considered the team
spokesperson. He plans to stay in school and complete coursework
towards his degree in Accounting and Finance.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   In case you missed it, on Oct. 4th, the syndicated cartoon
strip "Bizarro" had a 1-panel mentioning ASL.
   Please don't ask DeafDigest to track it down because he
also missed it.


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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

If professional person attends a convention, it is to
enhance his knowledge and skills, or even to make
future contacts.

This would stand true for deaf professionals - provided
interpreters were provided.

Said a deaf engineer:

I have gone to Engineers' conventions, but never
had interpreters.

What was the engineering company thinking?


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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?



A DeafDigest subscriber said:

I was reading my newspaper and this girl asked me 
"Can I see your weedeater?"
She was pointing down at my table)

I was a bit puzzled as I didn't have a weedeater with me.

Oh, she meant "Weekend", a newspaper section that comes 
out once a week





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 reason your agency is spared from layoffs, is due 
to many people taking early retirement.  As a result,
promotional opportunities show up willy-nilly.

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DeafBook of the Week


Say that again, please

Tom Bradford

Insights in dealing with a hearing loss

self published

1991






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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- Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply 
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Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by October 12, 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 
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job opening
Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager 
The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) serves deaf, hard of
hearing and deaf blind individuals throughout Washington State. For more
information about ODHH, go to http://odhh.dshs.wa.gov/

ODHH seeks applicants for the Information, Referral and Advocacy Program 
Manager. 

The IRA program manager is responsible for the statewide program providing 
information, referral, advocacy, education & training and outreach services.

Applicants can apply online here:
http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type "01266" in the keyword search.

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job posting
Clinician / Therapist - Social Worker, Day Treatment Deaf/HH program
Victor Treatment Center
Santa Rosa, CA

http:://www.victor.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for 
establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case 
management for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents 
in the Residential and Day Treatment programs.

Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan; 
ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their 
caseload.  Consult with the residential program in the implementation 
of the plans.

Counseling with assigned clients aimed at preparing the client to analyze 
and better understand the reason for placement and to handle associated 
emotional problems, resolving the difficulties between child and family 
that led to the need for placement, and planning for the return of the child.

Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals 
such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers.  Shall 
consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are 
available and provided.

Assures the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence 
through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Completion of a clinical program with Masters or Ph.D. degree in a field of 
behavioral science from an accredited educational institutional.

* Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California)

* Valid driver's license/clean DMV.  Be willing to complete physical fitness health 
screening physical examination that includes a drug screen and a back screen; and 
must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in 
a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background 
investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care 
Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to interact and communicate in a 
timely, friendly and cooperative manner with other professionals working within 
the mental health child care industry both in public and private agencies while 
traveling, meeting, presenting, participating in workshops and training sessions, 
or performing clinical services pertaining to the Agency's clients.  Must be able 
to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent, 
and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or hostile 
manner towards the client

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
* Two years experience in a clinical position in residential treatment.

* Experience with severely emotionally disturbed children or adolescents.

Salary: DOE with FULL BENEFITS (medical, dental, vision, paid vacation).

To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to 
mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org

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Vacancy announcement
Voc Rehab Counselor I - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of Vermont
Southeastern region of Vermont 

The State of Vermont is seeking a dynamic Vocational Rehabilitation 
Counselor to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in attaining 
training and career goals.  Position is based in Southeastern region 
covering Brattleboro, White River Junction and Springfield.  Master's 
Degree and fluency in American Sign Language required. 

For additional information, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehabilitation 
Counselor for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services at: 
mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us    

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package.  To 
apply you must use the online job application at http://www.careers.vermont.gov

Job reference is #27490.

For questions related to your application, please contact the Department 
of Human Resources, Recruitment Services at (800) 640-1657 (voice) or 
(800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). 

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DeafDigest – 03 October 2010

DeafDigest Gold – October 3, 2010


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

This week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/nervousbartender/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Video Chat Never Looked So Good!

Video chat with America’s newest 4G smartphone, the Samsung Epic[tm]
4G now at the Deaf Pager Store.

Powered by Android[tm], the Samsung Epic includes a Super AMOLED 4″
screen and two cameras: one 5 megapixel camera/camcorder and a
forward facing VGA camera for making video calls via Qik and Fring.

The Deaf Pager Store is the store with the devices and low-cost data
plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

See the Samsung Epic at: http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg100310

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg – we have a
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:

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

IRS ignoring TTY calls from deaf taxpayers
http://deafdigest.com/jrussellgeorge/

Life of ASL professor
http://deafdigest.com/evaandersen/

– Very Hot News

The highly controversial AB2072 was thumbed down
by California governor Schwarzenegger. Before
the deaf could rejoice, the worry is that the
state legislative body could override the
veto.

– Thursday September 30th

A new program has been started at the Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

It is to help the deaf, autistic students.

Director Bert Carter said:

The Vermont Center has a long history of innovative programming and responding to identified needs in the Deaf community.  This new program meets an unmet need and welcomes deaf children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders into the Austine community where they have access to typical Deaf peers.

– Friday October 1st

Old movie films are always threatened with the
silver nitrate chemical. It has destroyed a number
of priceless movies, forever lost for good.

To prevent this from happening at Rochester
School for the Deaf, the school Archives Center
won a grant of over $7,000 from the National Film Preservation Foundation. This will help
the school preserve a number of older movies
that were filmed on the campus in past years.

– Saturday October 2nd

It is Metro School/North Star Academy no more.

The name has been changed to Metro Deaf School.
It was made official in an announcement made
this week.

This K-12 program has fielded its first football
team this season and lost a close game few days
ago to Missouri School for the Deaf.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous Stuff

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 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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Kentucky will host the 40th Annual Southeast Regional Institute on
Deafness (SERID) Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, KY,
on October 16 – 19, 2010.

SERID rotates among eight southeastern states and includes large numbers of participants from those states as well as others from across the United States.

Participants include technology staff, administrators, educators, outreach personnel, rehabilitation and mental health counselors, consumers, graduate students and interpreters.

SERID features a variety of keynote presentations, concurrent workshops,
cultural activities and exhibits that provide an excellent opportunity
for professional development and networking.

We would love to invite your participation in this premier training event.

For additional information, please go to our website: http://www.serid.org

and click on the link to Kentucky 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in KY in October!

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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This easy to use wireless system flashes a connected lamp when a
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To find out all the features, Call us at 1-800-233-9130
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To receive a copy of our WCI catalog, email mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com to
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A HEARING AID CENTER
DeafDigest editor and his wife was driving from Washington, DC to Elmira, NY this past weekend.
In a small Pennsylvania town in the middle of the
state there was a hearing aid center.
The sign outside of the hearing aid center said:

Free eye exams

Eye exams at a hearing aid center?

This is strange. Do hearing aid stores really give
free eye exams?????

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

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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A NERVOUS BARTENDER
How many deaf people live in Watkins Glen or in small
towns near Watkins Glen?
Possibly very few or zero? That means many hearing people
never saw a deaf person in their lives.
DeafDigest editor walked to the bar at the Watkins Glen
hotel and ordered a drink.
The bartender, a young man, was shocked and got very
nervous about it.
He was so nervous that he dropped a glass on the floor,
and then dropped few other things on the bar counter and
also spilled another bottle.
It took him about 5-10 minutes for him to calm down.

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

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

A BROOKLYN HOTLINE
DeafDigest received email from a representative of
the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn,
New York).
The office wanted to make themselves accessible to
the deaf community.
Great – except for one thing. The email was worded
as this:

special hotline for the hard of hearing to report crimes and other
services

A special hotline for the hard of hearing? Meaning no special
hotline for the deaf.
DeafDigest is not sure what to make out of it.

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

* The Wind – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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MUSIC APPRECIATION AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people appreciate music, even if they
do not fully understand what it is all about.
A DeafDigest subscriber said:

I’m not a late-deafened person. I was born profoundly deaf.
For many years, I had a hard time explaining to hearing people how I could hear voices and music and yet not understanding the words. Then one day, the answer came to me. I now tell people that it’s like listening to a language you do not know. Now they understand THAT explanation.

A MESS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
A deaf couple, locked in a bitter custody battle with
in-laws, arrived for the court session to address this issue.
And the court session was cancelled because of lack of
interpreters.
It was not that there are no interpreters in the state of
New Hampshire. This state, indeed, has a number of
interpreters.
It was just that the state was too broke to pay for
interpreters that work in the court room!

A DEAF YOUTUBE HITS RECORD
Over 1.3 million hits have been generated this past
week to view Gallaudet football’s crazy pass interception
feat.
Is it a Deaf-related youtube hits record? DeafDigest
wonders.
Needless to say, it was the talk of the collegiate
football talk shows, and Gallaudet is not even a NCAA-I
program.

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:

Junior NAD

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

http://deafdigest.com/juniornad/

FIRST OR ONLY?
There have been newspaper stories all week of a deaf man,
finally released from prison for a crime he did not commit.
He was in prison for a real long time until he got his
break and the courts decided in his favor.
One of the newspaper stories said:

He was finally exonerated this week, becoming the nation’s first deaf exoneree

First deaf exoneree? Really first? DeafDigest is not sure
of this statement. If the newspaper said:

He was finally exonerated this week, possibly becoming the nation’s first deaf exoneree

Then the writer of that article would be off the hook.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid would ruin my social life and prevent
me from making new friends

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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?

The Sudbury Star, a newspaper in Canada, said that

A person who is deaf is now hearing impaired.

It is continuing to self-deny one’s hearing loss

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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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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL Teachers
and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

Early bird registration begins at just $89!  The Florida Hotel offers
free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room
internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).   The huge Florida Mall has an
enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99
(some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Bill Ross,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 points
behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality in
excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused CEU classes.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again! 
See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video
clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”; “Oh,
See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as
well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip
will begin July 16, 2011.

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The House passed the 21st Century Communications & Video
Accessibility Act of 2010. All that remains is for Obama
to affix his signature.

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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

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 #9

Q. The Pennsylvania-Maryland border is also known by this name, which was both a literal and figurative boundary between free and slave states.

A. The Mason-Dixon Line

Mason and Dixon were the British surveyors who established the border

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Jeremais Valencia
founder, Deaf Sports Academy, Los Angeles, CA

http://deafdigest.com/dsapicture/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. A certain agency serving the deaf posted an employment
ad stressing that applications from the deaf would not
be accepted. How and why did that happen?

A. The agency did not see the ad which was prepared by
an outside employment agency. When the agency realized
the anti-deaf statement, the agency director, a deaf
person, was furious and gave the employment agency a severe lecture. The person who wrote the ad was
simply clueless and assumed the deaf agency did not
want to hire 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 Gallaudet would have won the game that was made
famous because of the crazy youtube video on the
pass interception

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1973 – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the first piece of federal civil rights legislation to ensure equal treatment of individuals with disabilities

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Deaf and the Money:

a court settlement was proposed in Georgia that
would split up $1 million prize won by
former Georgia School Superintentendent Kathy Cox
that she promised for Georgia School for the Deaf
and Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. Her husband’s
bankruptcy messed up the promise.

It was suggested that 500 million be split among
two schools for the deaf and the school for the blind.

The other 500 million would go to bankruptcy proceeds.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

deaf student enrollment at NTID/RIT

last year – 1,474
this year – 1,522

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DeafResources

Gallaudet, a disappeared town in Indiana
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudettown/

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 captain of a hearing Australian cricket team
http://deafdigest.com/stevendeare/

A mainstreamed linebacker in Dallas
http://deafdigest.com/travisbrown/

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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports100310/

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

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

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

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Job opening
Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Rhode Island Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for “Rhode Island Outreach Coordinator”

Location:  Rhode Island Area

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

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
– 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
– 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

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and a full time paid benefit package.  Apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html to the attention of Cindy Blase in Human Resource Department by October 15, 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.

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Job announcement
Client Support Specialist (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont, California

DCARA has a part-time job opening (.75 FTE; 30 hours per week) for the position of Client Support Specialist at the Fremont Oak Gardens (FOG), a Deaf senior housing facility in Fremont, CA.  This position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with Deaf, hard of hearing or late-deafened senior citizens who are residents of FOG, as well as senior citizens who live in the Tri-Cities area (Fremont, Newark, and Union City).  This position will also implement community education workshops for Deaf senior groups in Walnut Creek, San Leandro, Fremont, and San Jose.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
– Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports.
– Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the city of Fremont and Alameda County that provide services to senior citizens, as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf community. – Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. – Give deaf culture sensitivity training or other related presentations at locations outside of office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
– Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– BA degree in Social Services, Geriatrics, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to seniors or work in a human services setting.
– Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf culture
– Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, hard of hearing and late-deafened senior community.
– Experience with PC including Windows 2007 Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

DESIRED SKILLS:
– Master’s degree desired.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
– Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.

SALARY:  Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, and full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

DEADLINE:  Friday, October 1, 2010, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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

School Dir Oes Res School (10/25/2010 revised closing date)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

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

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Open positions
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various locations

– Title: Senior System Administrator
Locations:  Clearwater, Florida

Summary: Responsible for the administration, management and operations of the internal servers and virtual machines supporting the call center platform

Required Skills: Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management.
Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
A solid understanding of Unix and Open Source (Linux) operating systems; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what device drivers do, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.
A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming, the design of consistent network-wide file system layouts.
Ability to program in an administrative language (Tk, Perl, VBScript, a shell), to port C programs from one platform to another, and to write small C or C# programs.

Required Background:
More than five years of previous system administration experience.
Desirable Background and Skills:
A degree in computer science or a related field.
Extensive programming background in any applicable language.
Publications within the field of system administration.

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

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays and

Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Regional Sales Manager
Locations: Colorado

Description:
The Sales Manager will be responsible for individual, business and government accounts, introducing ZVRS to new customers, while also strengthening ZVRS. relationship with current customers. Is Responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers of all walks by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Responsibilities:
– Plans and directs videophone sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Primary POC for VRS users, major government and business accounts in assigned region.
– Prospect assigned region for new accounts and customers.
– Work with other Sales Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Coordinate referrals of installations of Z videophones in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain service needs.
– Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the Senior Director of Sales.
– Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language; Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

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

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

– Title: Technical Support Rep – Tier Two – Full Time
Locations: Clearwater, Florida

Description: The Technical Support Rep will provide direct support to customers who have escalated technical support needs. These contacts could come in via video calls, emails, and transfer from video interpreters. The Technical Support Rep will also be able to provide support to Customer Service personnel.

Responsibilities: Answer video inbound calls from customers and answer their questions, record their complaints and/or concerns.
When requested, report complaints and/or concerns to appropriate departments.
Provide remote connection support to customers PC for router, modem or no-ip configuration.
Ability to troubleshoot on products.

Qualifications:
MUST have good ASL skills to communicate with customers
MUST have good people skills and positive attitude
MUST have extensive computer knowledge
MUST have 2 years of Technical background experience
Must be willing to work flexible hours, which includes evenings and weekends.

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits:
Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401K and match, Short/Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and Sick time.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

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(revised posting – 10/3/10)

(deadline extended to October 25, 2010)

Job openings
–  School Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton
–  School Director, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf at Wilson

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 October 25, 2010.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing these job openings with all potentially interested persons.  Thank you.

– 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.

– 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. E-mail: mailto:tonia.hartley@dhhs.nc.gov

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: NCSD-60038911; NCSD-60039125
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: 10/25/2010
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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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

DeafDigest – 03 October 2010

DeafDigest Blue - October 3, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

To merge or not to merge, a dilemma facing Cochlear
http://deafdigest.com/richardgluyas/

Explanation of American Indian Sign Language
http://deafdigest.com/benjaminschlarbaum/

- Very Hot News

Pretty much hitting every single Deaf Media outlet was the
announcement that Carol Padden won the MacArthur award.

Way back on March 1, 1998, DeafDigest ran this piece:

AN EASY WAY TO GET A GRANT?
   There is a foundation that gives out grant funds with no strings
attached for lucky individuals. But there is a string attached!
Individuals seeking funds cannot solicit; they could only hope the
foundation scouts will tap them on the shoulder.
   The foundation is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
That was how Harlan Lane was able to get funds to establish a
foundation to promote education for the deaf Africans.

DeafDigest brings these up:

1. Padden was not the first one to be recognized for a deaf-related
endeavor; Harlan Lane preceded her by 12 years.

2. What has become of the foundation Lane proposed to establish?
DeafDigest does not know.

- Sunday September 26th

The Finnish Association of the Deaf and the Research Institute
for the Languages of Finland have been working together to
push the legislation to have Finnish Sign Language win
recognition.

- Monday September 27th

It continues not to pay for an employer to harass an
employee because of her deafness.

A jury in Texas awarded a deaf woman $184,400 because
Smith Personnel Solutions continuously harassed her
at her workplace.

Said David Myers of the Texas Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing:

It is unfortunate that deaf people still face this kind
of discrimination even with laws in place to prohibit it.
But, encouraging that we have assistance in place to
overcome such discrimination.  I think this case sends a
message that is loud and clear.

- Tuesday September 28th

A hot sports video that made it to these TV sports
talk shows is the Gallaudet interception of a pass.

As described by the Gallaudet sports information director:

The video highlight shows Gallaudet breaking up a pass by Castleton
State College in the third quarter. Sophomore linebacker Tom Pangia
(Hammonton, N.J.) got a hand on the ball initially to break-up the
pass. The ball looks to be heading out of bounds but sophomore
defensive back Tony Tatum (Gardendale, Ala.) leaps in the air, going
out of bounds, and throws the ball back in bounds where fellow
sophomore defensive back Shelby Bean (Arvada, Colo.) grabs the ball
and returns it six yards to the Castleton 38-yard line.

What about it? The most important web site in NCAA-III college
football is http://d3football.com

This web site only rated it with just a honorable mention honor.

Not to worry, this video made it with the Sports Illustrated,
the Video of the Day on Jimmy Traina's Hot Clicks daily feature
and also the Versus's Daily Line television show.

This video registered its one millionth hit on the youtube.

You can see it at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-tXkV1_8fk

thanks to Stephen Farias for the video

- Wednesday September 29th

There is no danger to North Dakota School for the
Deaf being swallowed up by the ever-growing
Devils Lake menace.

The newspapers were full of stories of the problems
the growing Devils Lake is causing the Devils
Lake community. The growing river has been
swallowing up houses that sit too close to it.

The deaf school is about 4-5 miles from the river.

......

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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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Mill Neck Family's Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the best of the
autumn season to Long Island. 

This year's Festival, to be held on October 9 and 10, 2010, from 9 am to 5
pm, at 40 Frost Mill Rd. in Mill Neck, NY, will be better than ever. 

Also known as the Apple Fest, the event features a wide variety of apples,
crafts, grilled bratwurst, a "Cheese House," baked goods, fudge and
strudels, a full-line of famous Karl Ehmer wurst and bacon products, a
"Gourmet Shop," apple cider, a popular children's activities area and
more. 

Legendary Sportscaster and Author Len Berman will join us on Saturday and
children's authors will read books in the pumpkin patch on both days. 

In addition, visitors can also participate in a 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are
$10 each, and the winner receives half of all money collected. 

Past winners have taken home over $10,000! There will also be
opportunities to learn about the Deaf, Mill Neck Manor School and the
organization's programs and services. 

The Festival showcases the latest in Deaf technology, sign language
novelty items and books. 

For more information, call (516) 922-4100 (V/TDD) or visit
http://www.millneck.org

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To receive a copy of our WCI catalog, email mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com to
request it.

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DOCTORS KNOW ONLY HALF ABOUT MEDICAL PROBLEMS
   There was a newspaper story that doctors do
not know everything about medical problems. It
said that doctors only know about half of the
medical problems.
   Does it mean that doctors only know half of
what deafness is all about?
   This may be scary - because if a doctor knows
little and deafness, he is not qualified to advise
a worried hearing mother of a child that could
possibly be deaf!
   A wrong advice could ruin a deaf child for life !

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

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

INTERPRETER OWNING A TRUCK TRANSPORTATION COMPANY?
   DeafDigest editor and his wife stayed at a hotel in
Watkins Glen, New York during the past weekend.
   In front of the hotel, a big truck was parked outside.
The name of the big truck was:

Terp's Enterprises Inc

   Terp? An interpreter? DeafDigest editor was puzzled
about it. He checked the Google and it is a transportation
company in a town near Watkins Glen.
   But why Terp? Good question.

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

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

SCIENCE AT IOWA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   A new science center opened at the Iowa School for the
Deaf. The center is fully high tech with a lot of computers
around.
   Years ago, science was not always all computers.
A close buddy of DeafDigest editor said when he graduated
from Gallaudet and accepted a chemistry job at a state
government agency, it was all "wet chemistry."
   He said "wet chemistry" is all gone, all obsolete and
that all chemistry is done by computers.
   At Gallaudet, at RIT and at other colleges with
deaf students, deaf science majors deal with computer
science not wet science.

MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN A BOSTON HOTEL IS DEAF
   Not noticed unless hotel guests have problems
is the hotel engineer. He races from room to room
to fix problems - heating system, TV sound system,
plumbing problems, etc.
   And for the deaf guests, its often the TV captions
that do not work or the failed internet connection
or the failed alerting system.
   Engineers are normally hearing persons, but we
do have a deaf engineer - at the Marriott Copley
Place hotel in downtown Boston next to the famous
Charles River.
   The deaf engineer is Robby Norton

A DEAF OWNER OF A TAVERN
   Some people like to relax and chat over some drinks
at taverns. The bartenders often join in the conversations
while dispensing with drinks.
   Could a deaf person own a tavern? DeafDigest editor
does not know of any one in USA - but there is one in
Japan.
   Fusao Yoshioka, a deaf man, owns his tavern at
Shinjuku Ward in Tokyo in Japan.
   He did not set out to own a bar; he was a painter at
an auto assembly plant before being laid off years ago.

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FAKING DEAFNESS
   There was a story of a hearing man, drunk, being stopped
by a sheriff after driving erratically.
   The drunk man tried to fake his deafness in hopes of
not getting arrested.
   The sheriff, much to the driver's shock, used sign
language.
   This is an old story. A Coda police officer told
DeafDigest editor many years ago that he has stopped
deaf drivers on driving infractions. They tried to
plead ignorance because of their deafness, but were
stymied when the police officer signed back at them!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how long have you personally known your client?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

Captioning is being offered at more and more "live" events across
the country and around the world.   In addition to the television
broadcast of sporting events, you will find some sports stadiums now
offer captioning of what is going on within the stadium.  When a
referee makes a call that the audience can hear, that is being
captioned.  When a song is sung, that is being captioned.  When the
crowd is cheering or booing, that is being captioned.  Captioning
helps people fully participate in the experience.

Some colleges and universities are now providing captioning for
graduations and sporting events.  The captioning may be displayed on
screens in the auditorium or stadium, on the Web for live viewing, or
possibly sent to handheld devices.

People with a hearing loss who would benefit from captioning at
sporting or entertainment events, conventions, conferences, or other
public gatherings should make the request of the planners of these
events to provide captioning.  Sometimes it is just a matter of
educating people about what captioning is, the technology that is
available, and the importance of providing these services.  

BUMPING INTO A DEAF GOLF LANDSCAPER IN NORTH CAROLIAN
   If you are deaf and golfing in North Carolina, or more
specifically, the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst,
you may be bumping into a deaf landscaper.
   The deaf landscaper is Scott Davidson; he has a college
degree in horticulture.

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

never be the same as the hearing people

yes, the deaf are not the same as hearing people
only because the deaf cannot hear, but we also can
say that the hearing people cannot "see" - meaning
they see but they don't observe !

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, and Siding.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels 

***Attention Real Estate Investors***

Surdus, LLC is expanding with a new division that will specialize in buying
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and market it for profit.  We take care of everything. There is good opportunity
in the market in the metro DC, VA, and MD area.  We are looking for passive
investors from anywhere who are interested in profit sharing while they pursue
other priorities. For more information, contact us at surdusllc@gmail.com

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

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Many deaf people, especially in USA, have never heard of
Bob McCullough's Deaf Talkabout column, for one good
reason. It was published regularly in the Belfast
Telegraph newspaper (Northern Ireland).

Bob, a deaf man, has been outspoken with his views on anything
that was going on in the Deaf Community in Great Britain,
Ireland and his Northern Ireland.

Anyway, his long-lived regularly written column has come
to an end. No reason was given.

....

The Deaf and the Law:

there was a story in the newspapers about Indiana
governor Mitch Daniels filing a lawsuit against
IBM over welfare mess with the computers.

Cited as an example, as part of the lawsuit,
was a deaf woman being denied welfare benefits
only because she was not able to do a telephone
voice interview

To prevent fraud, many companies would not accept
a third-party telephone interview, even to the
point of insisting that a deaf person do the
interview himself!

.....

The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

he suffered a torn interior hundred ligament (anterior cruciate
ligament)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Wyndholme Village had a hearing on September 19th with
the bankruptcy court - and a Plan of Reorganization was
outlined of which all parties involved reached agreement on
September 26th.
   The Plan is detailed but in essence the long-delayed ground
breaking event is hoped to take place within the next two months.
   Wyndholme Village, in Baltimore, proposes to be the Washington-
Baltimore area's first retirement community for the deaf.

(editor's note: this project never took off and was eventually
abandoned)

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   The Gallaudet and the NTID public relations departments
consistently send out news which makes way to the deaf media.
   One recent batch of news was interesting - with a
Hollywood theme, and of course, it is coincidental.
   The Max Factor Family Foundation is funding scholarships
for 90 Californians wanting to attend NTID.
   And Gallaudet alumni will be profiled in New York's
Times Square on the Astro Vision screen.
   Similar-themed news come in bunches, guess so!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

- A deaf person wrote on the Internet

Even if you have hearing aids or implantable hearing
solutions, we are still often deaf at night because
we can't keep them on while we sleep.

DeafDigest's comments:

hearing people, while sleeping, complain about
being interrupted by noise. Do we want that
luxury? At least we have alerting devices
that wake us up in case of emergencies.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

DeafDigest editor and his wife stayed at a hotel in
Watkins Glen, New York this past weekend.

There was a convention going on. About 500 people showed
up at the convention - all of them looked like engineers
and scientists by the way they dressed up. And besides
the hotel posted up a sign welcoming them in many,
many different languages.

What is going on? DeafDigest editor asked his son-in-law

The son-in-law said something that DeafDigest editor
thought was:

- a leisure convention

Leisure convention? While Watkins Glen is a leisure town
(boating, wine country, auto races, auto shows, etc),
the conventioneers did not dress up for leisure time.

Later it was realized the son-in-law said:

- a laser convention

(The International Committee on Ultra-High Intensity
Lasers, sponsored by University of Rochester, and
attended by laser people from Germany, Canada, France,
Sweden, India, United Kingdom, China, Japan, South
Africa, USA and other nations)

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 agency is spared from layoffs.

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DeafBook of the Week

Beethoven Remembered

the biographical notes of Franz Wegeler and
Ferdinand Ries

Great Ocean Publishers
Arlington, VA

1987 (written during the Beethoven years but translated
and written repeatedly over the years)

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

Happy reading !

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Job opening
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
travel required in Tennessee & other states as needed 

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 community 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.      

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills
- Prior work experience 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 interpersonal skills, writing, and  analytical
- 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 October 12, 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
Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager
The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) serves deaf, hard of
hearing and deaf blind individuals throughout Washington State. For more
information about ODHH, go to http://odhh.dshs.wa.gov/

ODHH seeks applicants for the Information, Referral and Advocacy Program
Manager. 

The IRA program manager is responsible for the statewide program providing
information, referral, advocacy, education & training and outreach services.

Applicants can apply online here:
http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type "01266" in the keyword search.

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job posting
Clinician / Therapist - Social Worker, Day Treatment Deaf/HH program
Victor Treatment Center
Santa Rosa, CA

http:://www.victor.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Day Treatment team, the Clinician is responsible for
establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment and case
management for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents
in the Residential and Day Treatment programs.

Development of needs and services plan; development of discharge plan;
ongoing assessment to identify changing needs of the residents on their
caseload.  Consult with the residential program in the implementation
of the plans.

Counseling with assigned clients aimed at preparing the client to analyze
and better understand the reason for placement and to handle associated
emotional problems, resolving the difficulties between child and family
that led to the need for placement, and planning for the return of the child.

Act as the liaison between the program and community agencies and individuals
such as Case managers, County Social Workers, and Probation Officers.  Shall
consult with the school setting to assure quality education services are
available and provided.

Assures the quality of care and behavior management program in the residence
through training, consultation, and direction of residential milieu.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Completion of a clinical program with Masters or Ph.D. degree in a field of
behavioral science from an accredited educational institutional.

* Registered MFT OR LCSW, or Registered ASW or MFT-Intern (in State of California)

* Valid driver's license/clean DMV.  Be willing to complete physical fitness health
screening physical examination that includes a drug screen and a back screen; and
must have the unrestricted capacity to employee physical restraint techniques in
a professionally safe manner. Must be willing to complete a personal background
investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet Community Care
Licensing standards for employment. Must be able to interact and communicate in a
timely, friendly and cooperative manner with other professionals working within
the mental health child care industry both in public and private agencies while
traveling, meeting, presenting, participating in workshops and training sessions,
or performing clinical services pertaining to the Agency's clients.  Must be able
to work safely with seriously emotionally disturbed children who may become violent,
and physically and verbally offensive, without reacting in a negative, cruel or hostile
manner towards the client

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
* Two years experience in a clinical position in residential treatment.

* Experience with severely emotionally disturbed children or adolescents.

Salary: DOE with FULL BENEFITS (medical, dental, vision, paid vacation).

To Apply: Please fax your resume with cover letter to 707-360-1958 or email to
mailto:JP.VTC.SantaRosa@victor.org

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Vacancy announcement
Voc Rehab Counselor I - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State of Vermont
Southeastern region of Vermont 

The State of Vermont is seeking a dynamic Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselor to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in attaining
training and career goals.  Position is based in Southeastern region
covering Brattleboro, White River Junction and Springfield.  Master's
Degree and fluency in American Sign Language required. 

For additional information, contact Bill Hudson, Senior Rehabilitation
Counselor for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services at:
mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us    

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package.  To
apply you must use the online job application at http://www.careers.vermont.gov

Job reference is #27490.

For questions related to your application, please contact the Department
of Human Resources, Recruitment Services at (800) 640-1657 (voice) or
(800) 253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). 

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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