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DeafDigest – 31 January 2011

DeafDigest Gold - January 30, 2011

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/smalltownsigning/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyman/


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


(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. 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_ddg013011

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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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"Express yourself" as part of Sorenson Communications second annual
"Express Yourself" Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation
of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain
representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
1, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sorensonvrs.com/express

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don't have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

http://att.com/relay

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options to meet customers' individual needs and offering features not
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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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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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- What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

Deaf people of Turkey are complaining that the government
is not responsive to their needs, especially interpreters.
Said an advocate "I am deaf, and not a person with
obstacles in life."


A successful businesswoman struggled for 20 years without
realizing she was deaf! Lucy Short, who operates a fashion
clothing business in England, thought she was deaf in one
year and also thought her hearing aid made her "fully
hearing". Much to her shock, she was wrong, especially
after arguing with her boy friend over miscommunication
issues. She has since then made public with her hearing
loss.



- Very Hot News

In Missouri, irate complaints aimed at state legislators
are beginning to show results. The deaf people were angry
over low priority given to the Mental Health services.
The House reps have agreed to establish a committee to
oversee the needs of the disabled, the deaf included.
And that the mental health programs is one of the issues
the committee members will address.



- Thursday January 27th

In England, young writers dream of being selected to the
Royal Court's Young Writers Program. It is where young
writers learn how to become serious writers (novels, plays,
etc). Aliya Gulamani, a young deaf person, that aspires
to become a playwright, was selected to this elite group.



- Friday January 28th

Catharine McNally, a young deaf woman, equally fluent in
ASL, Cued Speech and oral, is the proud winner of the
Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award by the American Association 
of People with Disabilities. She owns Keen Guides, which
feeds mobile devices with detailed tours of tourist sites 
and public facilities.


- Saturday January 29th

Super Bowl comes up next weekend. There will be many
deaf Super Bowl parties everywhere in USA. And many
parties are served with all types of food. The USDA
wants to make sure the food you eat is safe. The
following is a video that is in both ASL and in
captions:

http://www.youtube.com/usdafoodsafety#p/u/1/hEaSssWQy5g

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Marlee Matlin is helping the Deaf Senior Foundation
of Palm Springs raise funds. The foundation goal is
to establish a community center and a home for
deaf senior citizens. Another goal is to reach out
to the deaf in need in the Palm Springs area.

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU.  

APACHE ASL TRAILS is designed for the Deaf, Hard of 
Hearing & Deaf/Blind.  

Located at 2428 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, it is under 
construction and will be completed this summer 2011.  

Visit our website - http://www.apacheasltrails.com 
for more information and details.  

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011.  

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek 
at 414.615.0109 and Judy Mohan who will be the Apache ASL Trails
manager at 480.305.0221.  

Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook 
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Apache-ASL-Trails/124427560910082

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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AMERICAN AND BRITISH NEWSPAPERS
   DeafDigest editor looks for deaf news in newspapers
every day. There have been many, many, many deaf news
in British newspapers, but few deaf news in USA
newspapers.
   Why? Is it because British newspapers like to write
about the deaf while American newspapers don't?
   No. More and more American newspapers go out of
business; many American newspaper reporters are
laid off. As a result, fewer and fewer American deaf
stories.
   British newspapers are different

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

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

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Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 

sponsors a series of one-day workshops on

Educating Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children:
>From Research to Practice

- March 14, 2011 at Pittsburgh
- April 15, 2011 at Camp Hill
- May 6, 2011 at Scranton

free admission for parents of the deaf and hard of hearing

information and registration is at:

http://deafdigest.com/wpsdworkshops

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IMPORTANT DEAF JOBS AWAY FROM HOME
   Many years ago deaf people worked at important
jobs in their home towns.
   Times have changed. We have seen some deaf school
superintendents live maybe 500 or 1000 miles from
their schools. They fly home every weekend. Same
thing with some deaf CEOs of deaf service agencies.
   DeafDigest thinks this is not good. It is important
that the local deaf community know who the deaf
superintendent or the deaf CEO is. But if they
go home every weekend, then they are strangers to
the Deaf Community


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


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


A DEAF ARCHAEOLOGIST
   We know this phrase - that the deaf people can do
anything except to hear - but do we have deaf
archaeologists?
   There is one, according to a quick web search.
Theresa Goel, who was honored in 1970 for her
work in that field.
   More information on her seems to be lacking.


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GALLAUDET'S BLOWN FORTUNE
   Gallaudet blew a fortune and became "broke."
No, no, not Gallaudet University, but that of
Elisha Gallaudet.
   Elisha was a famous engraver of government 
currency, the money people use to buy and spend 
on things.
   He died as a young man in the 18th century at
the age of 51.
   He died before papers could be drawn up to
earn money on his engraving work for the
federal government.
   Yes, Elisha is part of the famous Gallaudet
Family lineage (Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Edward
Miner Gallaudet and actor John Gallaudet, etc).
   Said a current Gallaudet family member:

I'm his first cousin 6 times removed. I have tried 
to get together with some Gallaudet family members 
but haven't connected yet



ITALIAN ROLL AT SUBWAY SANDWICH SHOP
   In bigger American cities, hearing immigrants,
those still struggling with English, work behind
the counter at the Subway Sandwich outlets.
   Normally it would be a challenge for a deaf
patron to communicate with an English-challenged
immigrant.
   When DeafDigest editor comes in to order a
sub, he always asks for Italian roll; much
easier to pronounce it as opposed to other
different rolls!



LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-contacts/

(about making political contacts to help the deaf) 

   Do enjoy viewing that video!






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:

Chicago Club of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/chicago/



A NEW BUZZWORD - HIJACKED CAPTIONS
   From time to time, an old Deaf Buzzword goes away and a 
new Deaf Buzzword comes up.
   The latest Deaf Buzzword is this:

Hijacked Captions

   Say, you are watching the Super Bowl. The captions were about
football and all of sudden, you are reading about the latest
news of the money problems in Europe.
   What is going on????? 



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID


a hearing aid prevents me from enjoying my
day dreaming

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

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


"He said too many bad things."I'm deaf and I could hear him talking."



If he can hear him talking, he is not deaf!


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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long 
distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a 
video-phone (Ojo, VP-200). 

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.


- Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf 
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to 
friends, families or business. 
$10 per page. 

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST) 

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com 


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3 Card Reading - $20.00
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One Question per reading only. 

*Entertainment only - age 18 and up only. 

Advanced appointments required - first come, first served. 

Email: ASLtarot@ 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:
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.
    
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, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 point
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!

Ohio's Supreme Court mandated that courts
hire interpreters for the deaf in need in
the courtrooms.

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Rene Pellerin's corner: 


At this writing, I will be traveling alone for my next show!

A lot of preparation needs to be done before I fly.  It is not an
easy task.

Let's discuss money.

I need to organize various denominations bills to help identify which
bill is which.

You cannot count on total strangers to take the appropriate amount.

Here are some example of how Deaf-Blind and blind people handle
money.

Organize your wallet in dollar amounts from $1 to $20 in order.

For example, my wallet has a divider.  The first one is for $1 and $5
bills.

The second divider is for $10 and $20 bills.

Individuals who are totally blind tend to fold their bills in
specific ways help them identify.

Technology now can read money with voice or vibratory signals.

Stay tuned for my flight experiences.



 

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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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.


Round 2 - Question #8

Correct Answer = Three Points

Incorrect Answer = 0

Challenge = +6 or -6


Q. This comical Shakespearean character made an appearance in three 
of the Bard's plays: Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and The Merry 
Wives of Windsor.  He was also mentioned in Henry V when his death 
was announced.

A. Sir John Falstaff

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Since deaf people can do anything except to hear, it also
means deaf people can find any job, despite their deafness?

A. Yes and no. A deaf person cannot fly on commercial jets
which require constant radio communications with the tower.

All the deaf person needs is a break, somewhere.




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 deaf agencies, pushing legislation on deaf-related
bills will never hear this dreaded statement - session sine die

It is a Latin phrase which means "dropped the legislation
without any further discussion planned"

What this means that legislators refuse to listen to 
deaf-related bills and kill it with "session sine die"

We wish this never happens anywhere any time in the future

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1883 - Josh Tatum, a deaf con man, hoped to become
rich by fooling the shopkeepers. He dipped the nickels
in gold to make it look like five dollar gold coins.
He was caught and he never became a rich man!

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Deaf and the Money:

Please go back above to Rene Pellerin's column
to see how the Deaf-Blind handle paper money.

His explanation was very interesting.


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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1,900
registered lobbying firms on Capitol Hill

11,000
lobbyists working the members of congress

0
lobbying firms on behalf of the deaf

0
lobbyists working on behalf of the deaf


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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/adacomplaints/

how to file a complaint on an ADA violation?

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DeafDigest Sports 

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Superintendent, School for the Deaf
Division of Student Services, 
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, NJ

SALARY:  $83,210.10 - $116,476.58

Administration of educational, residential, support and operational 
programs and services designed to meet the needs of over 200 Deaf and hard 
of hearing students.  Provide direction for the provision of outreach 
services throughout the state in accordance with school's mission to serve 
as the state's center on deafness.  Lead the school in meeting 
entrepreneurial objectives including but not limited to collaborative 
efforts with other educational and state agencies and organizations.

REQUIREMENTS  Master's degree required, doctorate in education preferred.  
A minimum of eight years of employment in educational programs, experience 
with Deaf and hard of hearing students, Pre-K-12 preferred.  A minimum of 
four years of administrative experience, with demonstrated organizational, 
managerial and interpersonal skills required.  Candidates should 
demonstrate experience in management of educational programs, supervision 
of staff, operation of school facilities, and development of comprehensive 
budgets.  Candidates should possess the knowledge of the Individuals with 
Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA).  Candidates should be knowledgeable 
of the components of the deaf culture e.g. sign language, residential life 
and the unique needs of the Deaf Community.  In addition, candidates 
should possess the knowledge of code and laws applicable to education in a 
residential setting.

Certification:  Must possess or be eligible for New Jersey certification 
as a School Administrator.

Special Note: Appointees to the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf 
must be able to communicate effectively in American Sign Language or 
utilize the resources available to sufficiently perform the duties of the 
position.

Note: All final candidates must be fingerprinted and bear the $78.00 cost 
of the criminal history check in order to qualify for employment at the 
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.

For more information on the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, visit 
http://www.mksd.org

Please forward resume by February 28, 2011

Personnel Director
New Jersey State Department of Education 
Reference #:  DOE-043-10
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
					
Resumes may be e-mailed to:  
mailto:resume2@doe.state.nj.us

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Staff Position
Instructional Designer
NTID Educational Design Resources Department
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Applications are now being accepted for an Instructional Designer who
will be responsible for all aspects of product development, including
analysis, consultation with clients and SMEs, development, and
delivery.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Technology, Education,
or related field. Minimum of two years experience. Comprehensive
knowledge of instructional design/technology and adult learning
principles. Evidence of creating innovative and engaging learning
materials, as well as developing and delivering technical training.
Knowledge of web, multimedia, or graphic design applications.

PREFERRED: Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, Education, or
related field. Project management, online learning, and mobile
technology or serious game development experience. Experience in
cross-cultural settings, especially in the Deaf community. Knowledge
of American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Higher Education
experience.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism and individual
differences.

For a full description and to apply online, please submit a cover
letter and resume to us at http://apptrkr.com/177037. Search for
IRC44057

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is determined.

Rochester Institute of technology is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer and especially encourages applications
from persons able to contribute in meaningful ways to the
university's commitment to inclusiveness and pluralism.

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employment opportunity
ACADEMIC/CAREER ADVISOR (Job #10034)
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 

Gallaudet University, the only university in the world designed 
exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing persons, has a position available 
for Academic/Career Advisor.  

Incumbent will provide academic and career advising to students, provide 
information on curriculum, academic policies and campus services, 
track students' academic progress, offer career testing and 
interpretation, and provide training to others.   

Requires fluency in American Sign Language at time of applying.  

For more information, visit our website at: 
http://www.gallaudet.edu   

Send cover letter, resume, and Gallaudet application to: 
Gallaudet University, 
Human Resources, 
800 Florida Avenue, N.E., 
College Hall, # 106, 
Washington, DC 20002.  

EOE

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position opening
undergraduate psychology tenure track faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University is recruiting for an  
undergraduate psychology tenure track faculty position teaching 
multi-cultural or cross cultural psychology and lifespan development. 

The position description and application information can be found at 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/jobs/ 

For additional information about these positions, contact Dr. Irene W. Leigh, 
Department Chair, at mailto:Irene.Leigh@Gallaudet.edu

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to 
serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote 
and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through 
fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring 
an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that 
will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION: 	     Buffalo, New York
SALARY:              Based upon qualifications
EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time
REPORTS TO: 	     Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:    
Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations. 	      

PREFERENCE: 	
Bachelor's Degree; experience working with the deaf community and 
willingness to learn sign language.


- Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and 
references to:  mailto:barbarap@smsdk12.org 

or mail to: 
Barb Pfeiffer, 
c/o St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 
2253 Main Street, 
Buffalo, NY 14214

- Review of application packets will begin on February 1, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Saint John's Child and Family Development Center -
Mental Health Services for Deaf /Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

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

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(re-posted)

Job announcements
DCARA

- Director of Employment Services (full time)
Fremont and San Leandro, CA

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



- Director of Client Support Services
San Leandro, CA

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

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position opening
Company: The Z® / CSDVRS
Title: National Account Manager
Locations: Southeast Region and Northwest Region

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

 *  EDD Program Manager - Location to be determined
 *  Placement Coordinator - Pacoima
 *  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Santa Ana
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim
 *  Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield
 *  Program Assistant - Los Angeles



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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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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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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 Blue - January 30, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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"Express yourself" as part of Sorenson Communications second annual 
"Express Yourself" Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation 
of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain 
representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
1, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sorensonvrs.com/express

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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 
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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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- What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

A new buzzword, at least in United Kingdom is
"sign language literacy" - Signs4Life, an
aggressive British agency is pushing for acceptance
and use of sign language everywhere in the nation.


A deaf senior in a high school, wanting to go to college,
basically has three options; go to Gallaudet; go to
NTID/RIT; go to a hearing college. Yale University has
two deaf students, and both have had their share of
frustrations with "everything" - classroom discussions,
struggles with interpreting services, limited social
life, etc. They, however, stressed that if they had to
start all over again, they would still attend Yale!


- another hot news

The Gallaudet University women's basketball, almost winless two
seasons ago and so far unbeaten this season, was featured on 
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric this past Friday night.

This is not the first time a Gallaudet athletic team was
featured on a national news/talk program. Way back in
1985, the suddenly resurgent Gallaudet football team
was featured on Good Morning America.



- Very Hot News

Newly minted NTID president Gerard Buckley has formed
his own administrative team. There is a Hurwitz on
the team, no, not Gallaudet's Hurwitz but another
one - Bernard Hurwitz. Are they related? Well,
Bernard's father is Alan. And there is an interesting
parallel to their original careers. Alan was a former
engineer before turning to college education for the
deaf. Bernard was a former attorney before following
his father's footsteps. In case you are wondering, yes
Bernard is deaf. Who are the other members of the 
administrative team? Do click on:  

http://www.ntid.rit.edu/president/administration



- Sunday January 23rd

Renford Patch, not deaf, is an employee with the Veterans Administration
in Phoenix. He reviews disability claims filed by veterans, of which
he deals with hearing loss claims. He has come up with a hearing loss
calculator that is said to be perfectly accurate. This calculator,
written in software, converts audiological data to decibels to 
determine if the claims are legit.



- Monday January 24th

The 24 questions!

This is what Department of Justice has asked of all of us, the
deaf, re electronic stuff that we cannot access (money machines,
non-visual alarms, captions turned off, etc, etc. After they
analyze our comments, they are supposed to come up with mandates
to make everything 100 percent accessible, including public
address systems on subways that are broken down!


- Tuesday January 25th

The Super Bowl is taking place in Texas, where Texans love
to do things big. This includes Jose Feliciano's party, where
invitations has already been extended to 1,000 guests. Jose,
a Coda, is a business man and author, has promised that
part of the party proceeds will go to the deaf.



- Wednesday January 26th

Members of the  National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) Cymru
in Wales, met with Wales' National Assembly to grill the 
legislators on their plans to help the nation's deaf people.
They were asking for the same things we take for granted
in USA - interpreters, captions, relay services, etc.

....

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

...

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Equal Rights Center, an organization whose mission is
self explanatory, is waging a public relations campaign
to make Americans aware of the rights and the needs of the
disabled, the deaf included. This organization wants to
share with the public these horror disabled and deaf tales.

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National Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing 
High School Students 

Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th and 11th grade can 
enter the fifth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for 
prizes, including a summer camp scholarship.  

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the 
Explore Your Future program at RIT's National Technical Institute for the 
Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day summer career exploration 
program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that gives them the 
opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.  

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at 
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContest 

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2011, and an awards program will be 
held at RIT in the summer. 

For more information, contact mailto:WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu 
or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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CODAS THAT WORK WITH THE DEAF
   Many, many deaf families have hearing Codas.
Not every Coda will know signs; not every Coda will
find jobs in the deaf community (teacher of the deaf,
social worker of the deaf, ASL interpreter, etc).
And many Codas will stay away from the deaf.
   DeafDigest editor has noticed that if there is
a deaf family of 4 or 5 hearing children, maybe just
one of them will work for the deaf while others don't.
   This is a guess.

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


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

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Deaf Women United & Deaf Women of Maine

offers scholarships to attend the national
conference in South Portland, Maine on 
June 29-July 3, 2011

for information and application, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/dwuscholarships/

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SERVICES FOR THE DEAF IN FLORIDA
   Some states have good services for the deaf;
other states have poor services for the deaf.
   Many deaf people live in Florida; they like
Florida because weather is warm.
   Does Florida give good services for the deaf.
One person said that several service agencies
in Florida have no money and cannot give full
services.
   This is sad.


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

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



DEALING WITH OR CANNOT BE DEALING WITH DEAFNESS?
   Pew Research Center, a think tank, ran a survey,
asking Americans if they have a disability that they
cannot deal with.
   Approximately 25 percent said they cannot because
of their disability. Deafness, though was not mentioned
in one of these disabilities.
   Could we deal with our deafness? Deaf people have
lived for thousands of years without ADA, interpreters,
captions, etc. Many deaf people have had happy lives,
whereas many others didn't - but the same goes for
hearing people - happy hearing people and unhappy
hearing people! 


THE POWER OF THE ATTITUDE
   We are always reading stories of high levels
of deaf unemployment in overseas nations.
   Yet, we do read occasional stories of a number
of deaf individuals being successfully placed
in jobs.
   In India, the influence by the Agro Tech Foods
in hiring their own deaf employees led to about
half dozen other employers hiring deaf people, too.
   It all boils down to one thing - the Power of
the Attitude. And this is great.





SUPPORT OF SIGN LANGUAGE
   California Association of the Deaf issued a statement,
which read like this:

we consider it useless to compel the deaf to attempt the
mastery of some thing which they cannot hear, see, feel,
taste or smell; therefore be it resolved that we insist
that the sign-language be forever made part of the educational
process of the deaf

   Sounds familiar? Yes - but this resolution was made in
year 1906!


A DEAF GENIUS IN THE SOFTWARE FIELD
   Bryen M. Yunashko is considered to be a genius in the
IT field. He specializes in open source software, that
includes Linux. So well regarded he is among his peers
that he was elected to the openSUSE Community Board.
   He has been a consultant, working with clients in
China, Europe, India as well as in USA.
   What about it? Bryen is deaf-blind!

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being unable to persuade the sponsoring organization
to reserve seats upfront for the deaf so that they
could be closed to the interpreter


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





COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

"Who is in charge of making sure that the television programs I want
to watch are closed captioned?"

According to the FCC website, "The Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) is an independent United States government agency.  The FCC was
established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with
regulating interstate and international communications by radio,
television, wire, satellite and cable.  The FCC's jurisdiction
covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.
possessions."

The FCC is the agency that would be responsible for enforcing the
various disability rights laws that govern closed captioning.  These
would include the Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990, the
Telecommunications Act of 1996, and the most recent 21st Century
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.

If you experience problems with lack of captioning or poor closed
captioning, the organization that would be in charge of enforcing the
law is the FCC.  



WE DO NOT HAVE A UNIVERSAL SIGN LANGUAGE
   We do not have a Universal Sign Language. We, in USA,
speak English. The Britons also speak English. Yet we do not
communicate that well with them in sign language.
   Even in Sofia, Bulgaria, deaf people in one neighborhood
do not sign the same as other deaf people from other neighborhoods!
   This issue was raised in one web posting.

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HOTELS' ADA RULE OF THUMB

   Does the hotel conference room provide a platform for
interpreters, auditory listening devices and CART equipment?

   If the hotel doesn't, it may not be in compliance with
the ADA regulations.

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

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

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Tour Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia & Hungary
September 24 - October 12, 2011
info posted:  http://www.deaftours.net
Contact:  Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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introducing a new book

My Yesterdays
                      
In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson
 
A lifestory of a totally deaf educator and advocate about growing up
in an anti-sign world dominated by oralists and professional
audists.  Includes bits of deaf history, commentaries on ASL, deaf
culture, presidents of Gallaudet University, and other notable people
in the field.   Available from Xlibris Marketing Service, 1663
Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403,   Toll-free phone 888-795-4274
Hardback $29.99  Paperback $19.99.

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- flash - latest announcement on Alaska Wilderness Vacation cruise

"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 is already SOLD OUT
except only for one more left for a non-smoking male to room with another
male.  After the land tour, we offer a separate 7 days cruise from
near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC which still has plentiful rooms
left.

For more details, go to http://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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-- HISTORICALLY MOST POPULAR! -- 3rd Anniversary "Deaf Cruise Hawaii 
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"Deaf World Cruise 2013" July 14-27, 2013 (Tentative Date & Itinerary)
 
-- WORLD'S ALL DEAF CRUISE! --  Prior 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.  One great low 
price, no extra cost for MDI!  We start from Italy, ends at Greece with 5 
countries in between.  For more exciting one-time event's detail, check 
out www.DeafWorldCruise.com.  New www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com will be added 
soon for all countries' key leaders, chaperones, and friends to sign up 
and support MDI and our cruise's event.

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(updated posting)

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. We believe in making life more comfortable
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Researchers at University of Sheffield in England are
saying that many of us became deaf because of a gene
named miR-96. They are also saying deafness can be 
treated because of that discovery.

.....

The Deaf and the Law:

Comcast has reached agreement with the FCC to captions
appear on all TV programs. Many deaf Comcast customers 
were complaining that they were not able to get captions.

DeafDigest editor is a Comcast subscriber and in 
Washington, DC, the captions were no problem. But in
Annapolis, in some deaf households, the Comcast
captions were suppressed. 

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Pauline Register
Hicks, Jacksonville, FL who passed away last week at the age of 82.
   She was a woman of many accomplishments, namely:
* first deaf woman to work for the state civil service system
* first deaf woman president of Florida Association of the Deaf
* first deaf person to be appointed by the governor to serve on
  the board of trustees at the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind
* helping the NASA in a study of inner ear and disorientation

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Don Bester, despite his age at 49, is a professional
boxer. But when he communicates with the deaf, he
must take off his boxing gloves.
    Communication? Yes, he not only is an expert
signer but is also a minister, overseeing seven
churches for the deaf in the Chicago area.

.....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Without an interpreter, is there a point for a deaf
person to attend a party that he has been invited to?

Even with a TV set turned on to a football game,
lavish food and drinks being set up. no hearing person
comes to talk to you - let alone having patience to
write notes back and forth?

Just wondering!


...

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?



I was out to eat with a group of hearing women.

I looked over at one woman and I thought she 
said "root beer muffins"

I asked the woman next to me that was listening 
to her and I asked her if the other woman had 
said "root beer muffins??"


No, "blueberry muffins" is what the woman had said

 



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

....

DeafBook of the Week


Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences
Harry G Lang & Bonnie Meath-Lang

Greenwood Press
1995

a biographical dictionary of eminent deaf
scientists and artisans


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
POSITION TITLE: Director
The Scranton School
Scranton, PA 

REPORTING TO: 
Chief Executive Officer - The Western Pennsylvania School 
for the Deaf (WPSD)

LOCATION: Scranton, PA 

THE SCHOOL:
Founded in 1880, the Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (The 
Scranton School) continues its tradition of excellence by providing 
quality educational services and a complete extracurricular program to 
deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through Grade 8 to the 
students and families of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Scranton School 
maintains an all inclusive communication/language environment with an 
emphasis on fluency in English and American Sign Language. 

At the Scranton School, it is strongly believed that education is a 
lifelong process and the school strives to be a total learning environment 
for deaf & hard-of-hearing children. The Scranton School is a program of 
the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD). The (WPSD) is a 
non-profit school with high academic expectations. WPSD provides very high 
quality educational services and a complete extracurricular program to 
Deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through Grade 12. Serving 
over 320 students from more than 100 school districts and 30 counties, 
WPSD is the largest comprehensive center for deaf education in 
Pennsylvania.

During the 2009-2010 school year, The Scranton School has leased the 
10-acre state-owned Green Ridge campus. With legislation pending, the 
campus will be sold to Scranton-based Marywood University. Looking toward 
the future, The Scranton School has purchased the 100-acre former 
Lourdesmont School property in nearby Clark Summit, PA for $2.4 million. 
Classes for preschool through 8th grade and a high school for students in 
Applied Studies will continue at the Green Ridge campus for the 2010-2011 
school year, while renovations to the former Lourdesmont School are 
completed. Renovations to the residence hall were completed at the end of 
August 2010 in time for residential students to live at the new campus and 
attend classes on the Green Ridge campus. All of The Scranton School 
operations will move to new campus in the fall of 2011.

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of The Scranton School will report to the Chief Executive 
Officer of The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD). The ideal 
candidate will be a collegial individual who possesses a strong background 
with the following: at least five years experience as a high level 
administrator at a school, preferably a school for deaf children. He/she 
must have fluency with English and ASL. A Master's Degree in Educational 
Administration and Leadership is required.  Other duties and 
responsibilities include:

- Implement and monitor the budget of the School, recommending 
budget needs for the School to the Chief Executive Officer yearly.

- Implement personnel policies and interview prospective staff along 
with Human Resources, making hiring recommendations to the CEO.

- Assure that facilities are well maintained, recommending capital 
improvements to the CEO.

- Serve as the School's liaison with Intermediate Units and School 
Districts.

- Recruit and retain students. Involved heavily with marketing of 
the school and Public Relations.

- Represent the School at various community functions, serving as 
the "face" of the school in the community.

- Oversee the Principal, assuring that the educational program is 
meeting various student needs and that an appropriate array of support 
services is offered.

- Oversee the Dean of Students, maintaining a safe and nurturing 
residential program and assuring that an array of co-curricular 
opportunities is offered.

- Maintain a positive relationship with parents, providing parent 
education opportunities and maintaining a Parent/Staff Organization.

- Offer educational opportunities to the community, assuring that 
ASL classes are regularly offered within the community and planning 
regular Deaf Cultural experiences.

CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:
- Certification or eligibility for certification in Educational 
Administration and/or Education of the Deaf
- FBI Clearance
- PA State Police Criminal Clearance (Act 34)
- PA Child Abuse History Clearance

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- 5+ years experience as a high level administrator at a school
- Master's Degree in Educational Administration or Leadership
- Fluency in both ASL and English

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview level (SLPI) for position is 
"Advanced". The minimum level accepted at hire is "Advanced".

A valid driver's license is required.

RELOCATION: 
Reasonable relocation is available.

For further information, contact:

Jay Knowles
President
Dragonswood Advisors, Inc
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

mailto:Joseph.knowles@att.net
Phone  (412) 258-2073

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position available
Director of Human Resources
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

REPORTS TO:		Executive Director

BASIC FUNCTION:		T
to manage and direct all Human Resource functions

Position:  Human Resources Director
The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of 
Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire school. 

The major areas directed are:
- recruiting and staffing;
- employment and compliance to regulatory concerns;
- employee orientation, development, and training;
- policy development and documentation;
- employee relations;
- compensation and benefits administration;
- employee safety, welfare, wellness and health;
- employee services and counseling

The Human Resources Director originates and leads Human Resources 
practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high 
performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, and the 
recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
The Human Resources Director coordinates implementation of services, 
policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the CEO 
and serves on the executive management team; and assists and advises 
administrators about Human Resources issues. 

Employees in this position are considered confidential.

JOB DUTIES
- Maintaining the utmost confidentiality in dealing with employee 
records and business information.

- Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains 
effective working relationships with other employees, parents, and all 
members of the general public.

- Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Human Resources 
Department, including recruitment and selection, classification and 
compensation, employee benefits, training, payroll, labor relations, 
affirmative action, and risk management. 

- Applies professional knowledge and personal judgment to a variety 
of technical personnel and managerial problems and issues.

- Responsible for conducting wage surveys within labor markets to 
determine competitive wage rates. Analyzes wage and salary reports and 
data to determine competitive compensation plan.

- Responsible for records of personnel transactions such as hires, 
promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.

- Explains Human Resources policies, and activities; negotiates and 
resolves sensitive and controversial issues.

- Keeps records of hired employee characteristics for governmental 
reporting purposes.

- Represents management in negotiating collective bargaining 
agreements, mediation, and arbitration proceedings. 

- Drafts proposed contract language; assembles negotiated contracts. 

- Oversees employee benefit program, including the group health 
insurance and life insurance plans, flexible spending and dependent care 
programs, 403B plans, COBRA, HIPPA, and FMLA. 

- Analyzes existing benefit policies of organization and prevailing 
practices among similar organizations to establish competitive benefits 
programs. Plans modification of existing benefits programs. Recommends 
benefit plan changes to management. Notifies employees of changes in 
benefits programs.

- Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stay 
abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resource 
management.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
May sit on boards or committees to represent the School's interests. 


QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor's degree in public, personnel or business 
administration, or related field, and/or five years experience in 
personnel administration including three years of progressively 
responsible supervisory experience.  (Any equivalent combination of 
training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and 
abilities is qualifying.)

2. Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of 
public personnel administration; thorough knowledge of employee 
classification, compensation and benefits, recruitment, selection, and 
training.

3. Fluency in American Sign Language


TO APPLY:
- Contact the Human Resources Department at 914-949-7310 Extension 
213
- Mail  application (available at www.nysd.net),  cover letter and 
resume to the New York School for the Deaf, 555 Knollwood Rd. White 
Plains, NY 10603 or email to arice@nysd.net
- FAX cover letter and resume to 914-949-2331.


All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Teacher, Classroom (Early Childhood Development)
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

REPORTS TO: Principal

MAJOR DUTIES:
- Based upon the evaluations of pre-schoolers, develop plans and
objectives for instruction.
- Work closely with parents and children in the home-to-school transition.
- Develop an I.E.P. for each child.
- Design lesson plans and develop individualized instructional materials.
- Develop communication skills with parents to foster a continuum of the
use of skills from school to home.
- Delegate duties to teacher assistant and oversee these duties
- Work as a team with other Pre-K faculty and support services personnel.
- Understanding of child development and best practices for application to
the classroom.
- Develop and maintain a communication book between home and school.
- Work closely with the speech teachers for carry-over of skills and 
focus.
- Maintain an open and flexible posture in order to adopt new ideas and
make changes when needed.
- Attend evening parent meetings.
- Complete report cards and all other evaluative reports in a timely 
manner.
- Maintain a plan book.
- Attend professional workshops, conventions and conferences to keep
abreast of new and developing ideas for improving the instruction of
hearing impaired.
- All other duties assigned by your supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- NYS certification in Early Childhood and Deaf Education required.
- Fluency in ASL
- Minimum of three years teaching experience preferred.
- Knowledge and experience working with pre-school children preferred

TO APPLY:
- Contact the Human Resources Department at 914-949-7310 Extension
213
- Mail  application (available at www.nysd.net),  cover letter and
resume to the New York School for the Deaf, 555 Knollwood Rd. White
Plains, NY 10603 or email to arice@nysd.net
- FAX cover letter and resume to 914-949-2331.


All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding 

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

TENURE-TRACK OR PRE-TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must 
possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a 
terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track 
position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a 
tenure-track position.

The following departments are accepting applications for one or more 
faculty positions:

- Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
- Department of Education
- Department of Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
- Department of Psychology

For detailed job descriptions, specifications and information on 
application procedures, go to: 
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0211 IRC42856

and

position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0375 IRC42875

for job descriptions and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidaslfacultyjobs/

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA 

Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Classroom Teacher, Walden School
Classroom Teacher
Child Care Worker - Day and Residential 
Wraparound Family Partner (Part-Time)
Overnight Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Educational Audiologist

For all of above positions, for descriptions & application 
procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/tlcjobs/

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

 *  EDD Program Manager - Location to be determined
 *  Placement Coordinator - Pacoima
 *  Community Interpreter - Los Angeles
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Pacoima
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Santa Ana
 *  Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim
 *  Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield
 *  Program Assistant - Los Angeles



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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

DeafDigest – 26 January 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 26, 2011

– a famous deaf swimmer rescues a boy from drowning

Terence Parkin, a well known deaf swimmer from South
Africa, who participated in the hearing Olympics and
the Deaflympics, is a hero. He was teaching a class
of hearing swimmers when he saw a 7-year old kid
nearly drown after his arm was stuck in a pool vent.
Terence pulled him out and applied cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) until emergency personnel arrived.

…..

– past North Carolina football great inducted into county
hall of fame

Charles Crowe, a hard charging running back of these great
North Carolina School for the Deaf football teams of the
early sixties, was inducted into the Burke County Sports
Hall of Fame. He played on the 1960 team that finished
runner ups in state Class 1A playoffs.

…..

– a deaf dancer in “Live to Dance” competition

Christina Sarni, a deaf woman of Millstone Township,
New Jersey, is a skilled dancer. Her dance has impressed
Paula Abdul, who told her she was among the best she
has ever seen. Unfortunately Abdul was outvoted by two
other judges on the tryout panel. Not giving up,
Christine will continue to dance competitively.

…..

– a deaf member of hearing band that played at
Buckingham Place and was on TV series

Sean Chandler, Liverpool, England, is deaf and plays
the trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn. He played the
trumpet as part of the 12-people band that played
at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry was in attendance
during the concert. This band was also part of a
short TV series.

– a 65-employee courier company, all deaf, in Mumbai, India

Mirakle Couriers delivers important papers and documents
to offices in all parts of Mumbai. This city is the largest
in India. It also is the leading financial, commercial and
entertainment center in India. The deaf men in Mirakle Couriers
do the delivery of papers and packages and the deaf women
work on the computers. These deaf workers were hired from
the poorest sections of Mumbai to give them meaningful
employment with a future.

DeafDigest – 24 January 2011

DeafDigest Gold – January 23, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/trappedelevator/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/almostaccident/

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

(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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Free Sierra Wireless 250U USB Modem at the Deaf Pager Store*

Connect to your laptop, netbook or PC using the Sierra Wireless 250U
3G/4G USB modem. It has a rotating USB so you can make the most of
any tight spot.  Check email, participate in web conferences or
download massive presentations. Wherever your mobile office takes
you, you can get connected fast.

*The Sierra Wireless modem is FREE after $50 mail-in rebate, eligible
upgrade (or new line activation) and two year service agreement.

See details on this offer at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people:

http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_ddg012311

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……

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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“Express yourself” as part of Sorenson Communications second annual
“Express Yourself” Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation
of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain
representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
1, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sorensonvrs.com/express

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

http://att.com/relay

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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

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

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

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

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

(below is not the best story – but the worst story)

A research team at RIT came up with the conclusion
that deaf and hard of hearing children suffer a
higher rate of mistreatment as opposed to hearing
children

(below is not really deaf-related but could be)

Mike Rowe, the host of cable TV’s program “”Dirty Jobs”
wants to tell people that blue collar jobs are great
(electricians, bricklayers, plumbers, welders, miners,
etc). Many years ago deaf schools had strong vocational
programs, but not any more these days. Years ago
graduates from deaf schools, with strong vocational
training, were able to get jobs in these vocational
fields.

– Very Hot News

Two stories about NTID.

The short story is that a new web site has been launched. It is at:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu

The long story is that RIT has opened a center – the American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Community Center new student center, which is in the middle of its sprawling 1,300 acre, 237-building campus.
It is convenient location because the NTID classes and dorm is
on one side of the campus and another building that has
a high number of deaf students is on the other side.
And while NTID is just one of RIT’s eight colleges, the deaf influence is very strong on the campus. Just about every other RIT hearing student has an interaction with the deaf one way or other (classes, sports, intramurals, Greek societies, student clubs, campus events, social life, etc)

– Thursday January 20th

better late than never, it was discovered that the
October 2010 edition of the “Washingtonian” magazine
selected Vint Cerf as one of the 45 individuals that
have shaped Washington, DC (1965-2010). Vint, who
is hard of hearing, but functions as a hearing
person, is the Co-Father of the Internet.

– Friday January 21st

Dr.Patti Thigpen, an audiologist with her own practice
in Murfreesboro, TN, was featured in a newspaper story.
She was asked which is the best communication mode for
the deaf – oral, ASL, cued or any other method.
Her response basically was this –

whatever works is fine

– Saturday January 22nd

The proposed closing of a deaf school in Bristol, a
town in England, has led to a protest rally by the deaf community. The town council wants to close the school and replace it with two satellite classrooms at other schools and with a new mainstreamed program in a public school.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

If you are deaf and plan to surf the waves at a Japanese
shore, then you might think of purchasing surfing equipment
at a shop named “Barrell Surf” which is located in
Maebashi City. The shop owner, Sato Koichi is deaf. And
what is interesting about the shop location is that the
nearest shore is probably 200 miles away! Despite the
distance, he has cultivated a loyal customer base.

…….

Call for presentation proposals

Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses

AMPHL Conference, August 6-7, 2011, Portland, Oregon

for information on presentation proposals:
http://deafdigest.com/amphl-2/

for information on AMPHL:
http://deafdigest.com/amphl/

proposal deadline: March 6, 2011

……

Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU. 

APACHE ASL TRAILS is designed for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf/Blind. 

Located at 2428 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, it is under construction and will be completed this summer 2011. 

Visit our website – http://www.apacheasltrails.com for more information and details. 

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek at 414.615.0109 and Judy Mohan who will be the Apache ASL Trails
manager at 480.305.0221. 

Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Apache-ASL-Trails/124427560910082

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

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A BIG CITY AND A SMALL TOWN
Deaf people that live in big cities (New York, Chicago,
Los Angeles) and in big deaf communities (Washington, DC
and Rochester) are used to seeing other deaf people
that sign in public or go to stores and have clerks
sign to them.
It is different in small towns. We do not see too many
deaf people that sign in public. And many store clerks
do not know signs.
Well, one ASL student was visiting a small island in
Hawaii. Very few people around on that island. He went
to a store to buy something and saw a deaf clerk. Both
were shocked but glad to know that they can communicate
with each other in ASL. This is rare

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

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

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Mill Neck Family’s Passion for Fashion Show

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations, along with the Mill Neck Manor
Alumni Association, will host a “Passion for Fashion Show” on April 3, 2011 from 11 am to 2 pm at the historic Mill
Neck Manor House.

Wearing the latest designer fashions from the renowned Brooks Brothers line, models will promenade down the Manor’s enchanting staircase, and boutiques and jewelry will be available on the first floor.

Guests may also partake in stylish and not-to-be missed raffles, a delicious brunch and cocktails.

The event fee is $45 per person.

Proceeds will benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations.

For more information, or to reserve a fashionable seat, call (516) 628-4243.

To sponsor the Fashion Show or to learn about other upcoming Mill Neck Family of events, please visit:

http://millneck.org/news/calendar/calendar.html

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SIGNING WITH ASL AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
During a training session, a deaf person had two interpreters
with him. The deaf person used ASL with a lot of facial expressions.
At the end of the training session, the deaf person was scolded
by the angry human resources director.
The angry director told the deaf person he has a bad attitude
because of ASL use and facial expressions.
The human resources director is crazy.

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

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

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CONFESSIONS OF A SUCCESSFUL DEAF EXECUTIVE
A successful deaf business executive, who functions
as a hearing person, has this confession:

I am deaf and lost without my hearing aid. But I make
it a point to control the acoustics around me. In
business meetings, I steer discussions to a one-on-one
basis and I prevent cross talk (across the table) by
associates

INDIANA’S DEAF BUSINESS PEOPLE
Posted on a Deaf Indiana web site is a list of
deaf individuals that own their businesses.
These individuals are:

– Ron Bute, operates his moving company
– Carmel Flores, operates her photography business
– Matt Kruger, operates his own catering business
– Andy Taylor, operates his own lawn care business
– Johnny Mazurkiewicz, operates his own cafe

DeafDigest editor is not sure if other big
metropolitan areas have that many deaf-owned
businesses. DeafDigest is not talking about
a side business, but about full time businesses.

A HORSE RACE TRACK NEXT TO GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
If a race track was located next to Gallaudet
University, within easy walking distance, would
Gallaudet students spend their spare time
betting on horses?
Well, there was a race track named Ivy City
and it, indeed, was located next to Gallaudet
University.
This race track operated between 1879 and 1890, before it closed down for good.
It is not known, however, if Gallaudet
students frequented that race track. Or if
underage Gallaudet students were prohibited
from attending the races.
Gallaudet history books made no mention of that race track.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

Do enjoy viewing that video!

THE STATUS OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF CAMPUS
Now that there are no more classes for the deaf on the
campus of South Dakota School for the Deaf, what will be
done with the site?
It will not be sold at this time being because
administrative offices and audiological labs are still
there.
The state may look into leasing unused space on the
campus.

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:

Baltimore Silent Oriole Club

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://35.182.75.222/soc/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

hearing aid distracts me; I want to be alone

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

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

he overcame sound of silence of the deaf

sound of silence? Deaf people use sign language
and it is not exactly silence!

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– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to friends, families or business. $10 per page.

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Email: ASLtarot@ 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:
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.

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, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 point
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 FCC is seeking few good individuals to serve on its
Consumer Advisory Committee. While it is a “hearing”
committee, FCC needs input regarding deaf-related issues
(captioning, video relay, etc). The upside is that we,
the deaf, can make our needs heard at the committee
meetings. The downside is that hearing people are not
that interested in deaf-related issues, whereas we,
the deaf are not that interested in hearing-related
issues!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Winters are difficult for folks who are Deaf-Blind.

It is difficult to travel independently due to snow and ice.

Occasionally, it might be a little easier to travel with pile of
snow on each side! It is like walking through the maze!

More often, the snow hides familiar landmarks and it is easy
to become disoriented.

I have a favor to ask all of you.  Get to know your Deaf-Blind neighbors.
Do check on them after snow storms.

Thank you. 

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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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.

Round 2 – Question #7

Correct Answer = Three Points

Incorrect Answer = 0

Challenge = +6 or -6

Q. In response to the 1986 bombing of La Belle, a West Berlin nightclub frequented by U.S. soldiers, President Reagan launched Operation El Dorado Canyon, authorizing airstrikes against Tripoli and Benghazi in which country?

A. Libya

El Dorado Canyon was part of a series of clashes between
the United States and Libya during the 1980’s

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. For the board of directors of a deaf school or
a deaf service agency, which is more important, hearing
individuals or deaf individuals?

A. Both! Hearing individuals have contacts with people
with money. Deaf individuals understand “deaf issues”
better. So, both go hand in hand!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

We are always reading about success stories of hearing
developers, hearing entrepreneurs, hearing venture capitalists.

We have a number of young deaf individuals that aspire to
succeed in the hearing business world but are being held
back because of their deafness.

This being said, DeafDigest wishes we will see successful
deaf developers, deaf entrepreneurs and deaf venture
capitalists.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1933 – Grace Coolidge, a former teacher at Clarke School for
the Deaf, has resumed her work with the deaf. As a Clarke School
teacher, future president Calvin won her heart and married her,
and she left the teaching profession.

After Coolidge died, Grace went back to work with the deaf. In
what capacity, it is not known since wikipedia said:

After Calvin’s death, Grace Coolidge continued her work on behalf of the deaf

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Deaf and the Money:

a #1 lesson when working in clubs for the deaf

Do not steal money from the club treasury

During the sixties and seventies, two well known
New Yorkers, actively involved with their own
deaf social clubs, stole money.

They were caught and while they were never prosecuted
for their crimes, they earned the ultimate lifetime
punishment – being ostracized by the New York Deaf
Community

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

35 – years ago

270 – nowadays

number of sign language students at San Bernardino Valley College

and there’s a waiting list of students wanting to take the course!

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/deafcraters/

craters on the moon named after deaf individuals

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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employment opportunity
ACADEMIC/CAREER ADVISOR (Job #10034)
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 

Gallaudet University, the only university in the world designed exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing persons, has a position available for Academic/Career Advisor. 

Incumbent will provide academic and career advising to students, provide information on curriculum, academic policies and campus services, track students’ academic progress, offer career testing and interpretation, and provide training to others.  

Requires fluency in American Sign Language at time of applying. 

For more information, visit our website at: http://www.gallaudet.edu

Send cover letter, resume, and Gallaudet application to: 
Gallaudet University, Human Resources, 800 Florida Avenue, N.E., College Hall, # 106, Washington, DC 20002. 

EOE

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position opening
undergraduate psychology tenure track faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University is recruiting for an  undergraduate psychology tenure track faculty position teaching multi-cultural or cross cultural psychology and lifespan development.

The position description and application information can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/jobs/

For additional information about these positions, contact Dr. Irene W. Leigh, Department Chair, at mailto:Irene.Leigh@Gallaudet.edu

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York
SALARY:              Based upon qualifications
EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time
REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE: Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  mailto:barbarap@smsdk12.org

or mail to: Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on February 1, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center –
Mental Health Services for Deaf /Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

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

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position opening
Superintendent, School for the Deaf
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, New Jersey

SALARY: $83,210.10 – $116,476.58

deadline February 28, 2011

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

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3 openings
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
positions located at Macon, Dublin and Columbus areas in Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Services Unit has 3 immediate openings for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors in the South Deafness Unit in the Macon area, Dublin area and the Columbus area.

Please following the URL to formally apply: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2010-12-21-14.35.59.305181

or:
http://referer.us/1/Idswy4

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immediate opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
position located at Decatur, Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deaf Services has
an immediate opening for:

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program

– Please follow the URL to formally apply for the job opening:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084071&entry_timestamp=2010-12-03-16.02.18.563857

same link is at:
http://referer.us/3/4jIcd4

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(re-posted)

Job announcements
DCARA

– Director of Employment Services (full time)
Fremont and San Leandro, CA

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

– Director of Client Support Services
San Leandro, CA

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

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position opening
Company: The Z® / CSDVRS
Title: National Account Manager
Locations: Southeast Region and Northwest Region

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Program Manager – Location to be determined
*  Placement Coordinator – Pacoima
*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  Program Assistant – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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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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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 – 24 January 2011

DeafDigest Blue – January 23, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnetworknews/
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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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“Express yourself” as part of Sorenson Communications second annual “Express Yourself” Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
1, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sorensonvrs.com/express

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to two deaf artists that
departed us.

The first one was Morris Broderson. The second one was
Bruce Norton

Both artists were outstanding and enjoyed great careers
in this field.

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

The Deafness Foundation of Pakistan has been telling
the public that people with hearing loss should not
see quacks that promise instant cure to deafness

A new pro soccer stadium across the street from
Gallaudet University? The DC United professional
soccer team that plays in the Major League Soccer
league, has been looking for a new stadium.
There are two sites in Washington, DC that has been
proposed as sites for the new stadium. One of the
sites is located in the Capital City Market,
which is across the street from Gallaudet University!

– Very Hot News

We have often read all about these freeze flash mob
performances. But not about a deaf freeze flash mob
performance – until a group of students from Iowa
School for the Deaf pulled off this feat in a
Council Bluffs supermarket.

School superintendent Jeanne Prickett said it
was excellent.

School outreach coordinator Cynthia Angeroth said:

This was a perfect public performance event for our students, who have been studying drama. They could easily
entertain the community without communication barriers. They practiced a month in advance, holding various poses
for five minutes so they could find which ones would really work at the performance. Shoppers smiled- they weren’t
quite sure what was going on, but suspected something was different with all the television cameras parading down
the aisles! Most of our students didn’t even blink. They were pros! Various poses were taken in the produce, bakery and food aisles- such as stopping by a cart, hugging, reaching for food, comparing nutrition labels, reading a store circular and more. Each pose was unique and steady.

Many pictures were taken. One such picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/iowafreezeflashmob/

the student, with eyeglasses, pretending to study the
food prices, is Jenna Helms; the other student wearing
orange shirt is Carmita Wilson, who was “wondering”
which bakery item to take

– Another hot news

Effective June 30th, Lori Dunsmore will leave her position
as the director of Rhode Island School for the Deaf.
In a newspaper story, she refused to explain why she
is leaving.

– Sunday January 16th

The Pan South African Language Board is thinking of filing
a legal action against Central University of Technology
in South Africa. This university has not provided sign
language interpreters for a deaf student that was
accepted for admission.

– Monday January 17th

A TV reporter in Indianapolis remembers the MLK Day
few years ago. Indiana School for the Deaf had a basketball game with an opposing high school team.
The deaf team had no chance of winning the game
but to the surprise of the fans, almost won the game.
The deaf team was led by Derrick Brye, the team’s
only black player. So impressed by Brye’s play, the
opposing players went over to him at the end of
the game to personally congratulate him for his
great efforts. The reporter said it was the
magical MLK moment.

– Tuesday January 18th

Buddy Group Hotels & Resorts, a hotel chain in Thailand,
has solicited by the hotel staff at one of its hotels.
The funds will go to the Foundation of the Deaf which
will help with the needs of deaf children in the nation.

– Wednesday January 19th

Are we to be identified as the “deaf person” or should
we be identified as a “person that is deaf”?

This is the issue the Windsor Star newspaper, in Canada,
has brought up. This newspaper feels we should be
identified always as “a person that is deaf”!

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A movie house in Knoxville has come up with an experiment –
to test the 3D and the captions at the same time. This
request was made by Sony. The movies are free but the participants must fill out a survey.

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National Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Students

Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th and 11th grade can enter the fifth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes, including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContest

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2011, and an awards program will be held at RIT in the summer.

For more information, contact mailto:WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

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DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS
Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some
deaf service agency directors are hearing; some
deaf service agency directors are deaf.
Makes no difference if the director is hearing or
deaf.
What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors
“know nothing” about national deaf news that are
hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that
are hot, but not about national hot deaf news.
It is important that all directors keep up
with national hot deaf news because it may
affect their own home town deaf programs.

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

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

FAMOUS HEARING AUTHOR OF DEAF BOOKS
Few years ago DeafDigest editor was introduced
to a famous hearing man who wrote a few deaf books
(psychology, sociology, Deaf Culture, etc.
He and the famous author sat down for a meal,
and both were chatting with each other.
It was a big shock to DeafDigest editor that
the famous author knew very little about the
deaf. The material for his books was based
on heavy research, but he could not answer
simple questions about deafness in general!
That famous author is still traveling in
USA and giving talks about deafness.
DeafDigest editor does not want to tell
you that person’s name!

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

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

KNOWING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEARING AIDS
Do hearing aid users know these different types
of hearing aids?
Well, there are five different types, as follows:

– Behind the Ear
– On the Ear
– in the canal
– completely in the canal
– invisible

Next hearing aid type, please!

A RARE DEAFNESS DISORDER
There was a newspaper story this week of a woman with
this rare deafness disorder – bilateral endolymphatic hydrops.
It is so rare that an educator of the deaf never heard of it
when discussing this topic with DeafDigest editor.
This disorder means deafness is like an on and off
switch. One moment you are deaf, the next moment
you are hearing.
DeafDigest editor knows of one person with this
disorder. He graduated from a deaf school and
Gallaudet University, yet when one observes him
there is no hint of his hearing loss. It is only
on “bad days” that he is deaf like many of us.

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HYPOCRISY IN MARYLAND
Way back in the early twenties, Austin Baughman,
not deaf, coached a strong baseball team in Frederick,
Maryland.
At that time, Maryland School for the Deaf had a
baseball team. There were several good players on the
deaf team that Baughman wanted for his own team.
Several deaf players played for Baughman while also
playing for the deaf team.
The school officials then felt that the deaf players
should stay with the deaf team and not jump to the
hearing team.
Baughman was very upset about the decision made by
the school officials.
What about it? The deaf people were not permitted
to drive in the state of Maryland.
Deaf people good enough to play baseball but not
good enough to drive cars?
Yes, according to Baughman, whom in his real job
was the commissioner of the state Department of
Motor Vehicles!
The deaf Marylanders felt the consequences of
Baughman’s wrath – for they had to get permission
from the school superintendent to get driver’s licenses!
This rule continued until 1950.

THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG WAY TO SIGN
A sign language group wanted to make sure that sign language
beginners sign the right way and not the wrong way.
We all know that those that use wrong sign language for some
words may result in laughter and embarrassment.
DeafDigest is not talking about ASL signs, but of the
Quapaw Native American tribe!
A newspaper ran a piece on the Quataw sign language and the
need to use the signs the right way.
No difference – we, the deaf, and the Quataw tribe members
are sensitive to signs used the wrong way.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

Do I speak directly to you or to your deaf client?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people have asked if captioners are ever asked  to cover
assignments at the last minute, with little or no time
to prepare.

The answer to that is, yes, it happens because of illness,
equipment failure, emergency news coverage, and many other
reasons. 

Hopefully, the captioner will have some familiarity with the
assignment because he or she captioned a similar or related
assignment before.

When 9/11 happened, captioners were captioning across the country
“by the seat of their pants.”  Many had never encountered “al-Qaeda”
or many other related terms in their work before.  Also, many
brand-new, in-training captioners were thrown on the air at that
time because of the round-the-clock news coverage.  The experienced
captioners just couldn’t keep going 24 hours a day.

Last year, we have seen expanded news coverage and special programs
related to the tragic earthquake in Haiti, and captioners have had
to step in to cover those assignments.  

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A MOVIE PLOT: EX-DEAF?
Solarbabies was a science fiction movie made in 1986. The plot
revolved around a deaf teenager that entered a cave and found a
crystal ball. Upon touching it, he became a hearing person. He ran out of the cave shouting “I can hear.”
What was wrong with this plot was that the deafness of this
teenager was never mentioned at all right up to the moment
he touched the crystal ball.
Yes, script writers twist things all around.

DEAF POLITICAL AWARENESS

Q. Why cannot we have a Deaf Town where all of our political
leaders are deaf?

A. There were two efforts to establish a Deaf Town, one in
Georgia in the 19th century and one in South Dakota most
recently. Both failed to take off.

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introducing a new book

My Yesterdays

In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

A lifestory of a totally deaf educator and advocate about growing up
in an anti-sign world dominated by oralists and professional
audists.  Includes bits of deaf history, commentaries on ASL, deaf
culture, presidents of Gallaudet University, and other notable people
in the field.   Available from Xlibris Marketing Service, 1663
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– flash – latest announcement on Alaska Wilderness Vacation cruise

“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 is already SOLD OUT
except only for one more left for a non-smoking male to room with another
male.  After the land tour, we offer a separate 7 days cruise from
near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC which still has plentiful rooms
left.

For more details, go to http://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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— BEST COST-EFFECTIVE DEAL! —  Great for families and singles, get on a brand new ship, NCL EPIC, one of the largest freestyle cruise ever built. Incredible and true, your lowest room rate starts at $809 per person for this 7-days Eastern Caribbean trip!  Another Bonus from NCL with 50% less deposit with only $125 per person instead of $250 to reserve.  Check us out at www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean for more detail.

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— WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! —  Prior 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.  One great low price, no extra cost for MDI!  We start from Italy, ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.  For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out www.DeafWorldCruise.com.  New www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com will be added soon for all countries’ key leaders, chaperones, and friends to sign up and support MDI and our cruise’s event.

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payment loans, installation loans, and same as cash loans are
available. Home Improvement Loan amounts can be as high as $75,000
and the applicant FICO can have a credit score as low as 580. Contact
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

After its hearing in San Francisco, the U.S. Justice Department
is now reviewing all comments at other previous hearings
to come up with suggested changes to the ADA regs.

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The Deaf and the Law:

– location

Minnesota

– case

A Fortune 500 corporation would not hire a
deaf person for a job as a fork lift operator
because of his deafness

– result

with two attorneys working on his side, the
deaf person won the case and was hired for
this job

– comment

is there a difference between driving a car,
riding a horse, racing a car, piloting an
airplane …..and operating a fork lift?

For the deaf person, no. All he needs is a
set of eyes and to be careful.

And many hearing people, those that can hear,
are often not careful!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deja vu in Detroit! In an effort to train police officers to be
sensitive to the needs of the deaf the city Police department
selected a social service agency that has no deaf employees
and no deaf members on the board for this task. This comes
on the heels of the tragic shooting of Errol Shaw last year.
Needless to say the deaf community is very upset.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The royalty of Norway has now become picky when
selecting beneficiaries on their patronage list.
The fat in the royalty list has been pared down,
practically to the bone.
And fortunately for the deaf, Princess
Martha-Louise, one of the members in the royalty,
has not cut out the deaf from her royalty list.
Thank you, Princess Martha-Louise.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When there is a commotion in the hearing workplace,
the deaf employee is left out of the loop – yet it is
the deaf person that knows the reason for the commotion.
A certain file is missing. The deaf employee has that
file because he was working on it. The hearing employees
run around in circles asking for that file – but without
asking the deaf employee if he had that file.

Always happens. Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

just now we had a short meeting and as usual, I had no clue what’s up.

afterwards, I asked someone what that was about; he said “no heat tomorrow”

I read him as “don’t eat tomorrow”

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

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DeafBook of the Week

An English Dictionary of Basic Japanese Signs

by Japanese Federation of the Deaf

1991

yes, this book may be obsolete because it was
published 20 years ago – signs for email, for
the internet, for the video, etc, etc are all
missing in the book

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 available
Director of Human Resources
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

REPORTS TO:        Executive Director

BASIC FUNCTION:        T
to manage and direct all Human Resource functions

Position:  Human Resources Director
The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire school.

The major areas directed are:
– recruiting and staffing;
– employment and compliance to regulatory concerns;
– employee orientation, development, and training;
– policy development and documentation;
– employee relations;
– compensation and benefits administration;
– employee safety, welfare, wellness and health;
– employee services and counseling

The Human Resources Director originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
The Human Resources Director coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the CEO and serves on the executive management team; and assists and advises administrators about Human Resources issues.

Employees in this position are considered confidential.

JOB DUTIES
– Maintaining the utmost confidentiality in dealing with employee records and business information.

– Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, parents, and all members of the general public.

– Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Human Resources Department, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee benefits, training, payroll, labor relations, affirmative action, and risk management.

– Applies professional knowledge and personal judgment to a variety of technical personnel and managerial problems and issues.

– Responsible for conducting wage surveys within labor markets to determine competitive wage rates. Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.

– Responsible for records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.

– Explains Human Resources policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.

– Keeps records of hired employee characteristics for governmental reporting purposes.

– Represents management in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, mediation, and arbitration proceedings.

– Drafts proposed contract language; assembles negotiated contracts.

– Oversees employee benefit program, including the group health insurance and life insurance plans, flexible spending and dependent care programs, 403B plans, COBRA, HIPPA, and FMLA.

– Analyzes existing benefit policies of organization and prevailing practices among similar organizations to establish competitive benefits programs. Plans modification of existing benefits programs. Recommends benefit plan changes to management. Notifies employees of changes in benefits programs.

– Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resource management.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: May sit on boards or committees to represent the School’s interests.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor’s degree in public, personnel or business administration, or related field, and/or five years experience in personnel administration including three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.  (Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.)

2. Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public personnel administration; thorough knowledge of employee classification, compensation and benefits, recruitment, selection, and training.

3. Fluency in American Sign Language

TO APPLY:
– Contact the Human Resources Department at 914-949-7310 Extension 213
– Mail  application (available at www.nysd.net),  cover letter and resume to the New York School for the Deaf, 555 Knollwood Rd. White Plains, NY 10603 or email to arice@nysd.net
– FAX cover letter and resume to 914-949-2331.

All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Teacher, Classroom (Early Childhood Development)
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

REPORTS TO: Principal

MAJOR DUTIES:
– Based upon the evaluations of pre-schoolers, develop plans and
objectives for instruction.
– Work closely with parents and children in the home-to-school transition.
– Develop an I.E.P. for each child.
– Design lesson plans and develop individualized instructional materials.
– Develop communication skills with parents to foster a continuum of the
use of skills from school to home.
– Delegate duties to teacher assistant and oversee these duties
– Work as a team with other Pre-K faculty and support services personnel.
– Understanding of child development and best practices for application to
the classroom.
– Develop and maintain a communication book between home and school.
– Work closely with the speech teachers for carry-over of skills and focus.
– Maintain an open and flexible posture in order to adopt new ideas and
make changes when needed.
– Attend evening parent meetings.
– Complete report cards and all other evaluative reports in a timely manner.
– Maintain a plan book.
– Attend professional workshops, conventions and conferences to keep
abreast of new and developing ideas for improving the instruction of
hearing impaired.
– All other duties assigned by your supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
– NYS certification in Early Childhood and Deaf Education required.
– Fluency in ASL
– Minimum of three years teaching experience preferred.
– Knowledge and experience working with pre-school children preferred

TO APPLY:
– Contact the Human Resources Department at 914-949-7310 Extension
213
– Mail  application (available at www.nysd.net),  cover letter and
resume to the New York School for the Deaf, 555 Knollwood Rd. White
Plains, NY 10603 or email to arice@nysd.net
– FAX cover letter and resume to 914-949-2331.

All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK OR PRE-TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

– Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
– Department of Education
– Department of Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
– Department of Psychology

For detailed job descriptions, specifications and information on application procedures, go to: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0211 IRC42856

and

position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0375 IRC42875

for job descriptions and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidaslfacultyjobs/

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Classroom Teacher, Walden School
Classroom Teacher
Child Care Worker – Day and Residential Wraparound Family Partner (Part-Time)
Overnight Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Educational Audiologist

For all of above positions, for descriptions & application procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/tlcjobs/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Program Manager – Location to be determined
*  Placement Coordinator – Pacoima
*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  Program Assistant – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Director, Public Safety
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

for descriptions & application
procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/publicsafety/

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

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DeafDigest – 19 January 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 19, 2011

– deaf plane from Baltimore to Austin because of blizzard

The Clerc Deaf Basketball Classic took place last week
at Austin, Texas, involving 8 of the nation’s better
boys and girls basketball teams. For four teams,
weather was a problem. The Learning Center team had
to stay home; Maryland School for the Deaf and the
Model School barely made it out of the Washington, DC/
Baltimore area. A surprise was that the Indiana School
for the Deaf flew East to Baltimore to get on the same
plane with the Maryland and Model teams. A coach said:

it was a deaf plane

Yes, Indiana had to fly east and then fly southwest
to make it to the tournament

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– made fun of his deafness, angry deaf man arrested for assault

a deaf man from Connecticut was arrested for assault as he
choked and punched his brother in the face.

Why? The hearing brother made fun of the other brother’s deafness,
making the deaf man very angry.

People in other apartment units heard the yelling and screaming.

The court case will take place in a month.

Very sad.

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– if you are deaf, don’t get arrested in South Carolina

This is not a joke. There was a newspaper story saying
that there is a serious shortage of ASL interpreters
in South Carolina. If there is no interpreter and if a
deaf person is arrested, there may be a long delay in
the court hearing because of that reason.

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– a popular sign language instructor at a California college

Bert Reins was written up in a story in his role as
ASL instructor at San Bernardino Valley College.
Before he came on board, the college had 35 students;
nowadays there are 270 students – plus a waiting list.

No, Bert is not the only teacher! There are two other
teachers in these sign language classes.

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– Easy Street helps deaf immigrants understand American life

We have many immigrants every year that are deaf. Many of them
don’t know English and struggle to understand the American
way of life.

In Minnesota there is “Easy Street” – which has a fake grocery store,
a fake pharmacy, a fake ATM, a fake restaurant, a fake bus, etc.

These deaf immigrants pretend to use these fake facilities to learn
quickly on how to these facilities in real life.

“Easy Street” is locacted at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

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DeafDigest – 17 January 2011

DeafDigest Gold – January 16, 2011


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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/timecapsules/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/volta/

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

(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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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_ddg011611

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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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“Express yourself” as part of Sorenson Communications second annual
“Express Yourself” Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation
of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain
representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
1, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sorensonvrs.com/express

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

http://att.com/relay

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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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
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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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– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

Not wearing a CI or wearing a hearing aid but wearing a half-CI, half-HA! This may be what the
deaf of the near future be wearing if this trend
continues.

Robert G. Sanderson, is still a legend in education of the deaf in the state of Utah. Even at the age of 90, he has shown no signs of slowing down. His
life story was practically written up in a local
newspaper recently

– Very Hot News

Toni Barrient, the Hearing Loss Association of America
staffer has announcement February 4th as the day she
will retire. Reason is her desire to move back to California.

– Thursday January 13th

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in
England has set up resources to help young deaf individuals
deal with on-line abuse by protecting their personal
information and by detecting obvious fraud.

– Friday January 14th

An important meeting is taking place re Obama’s Executive
Order 13548 which would increase employment of the
disabled and the deaf in the federal government sector.
Agency leaders are being asked to attend this meeting.

– Saturday January 15th

A paradox is going on in Ireland as far as higher education needs
for the deaf that qualify. The government “encourages” opportunities
for the deaf, but the government rules are contradictory.

The government has established a quota system that may be restrictive.
Each college uses a quota system encouraged by the government.

And the burden of proving one’s disability lies on the applicant.
It may take months to have that disability verified by the
higher educational institute.

There is a way around – either Gallaudet or NTID, only if the
student can afford these international rates.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

National Deaf Prep Wrestling Tournament
January 21-22, 2011

hosted by California School for the Deaf at Fremont

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/nationaldeafprepwrestling-2/

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU.

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Located at 2428 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, it is under construction and will be completed this summer 2011.

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APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011.

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek at 414.615.0109 and Judy Mohan who will be the Apache ASL Trails
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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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TRAPPED IN STUCK ELEVATOR
This is a true story – about 40 years ago. A deaf
leader that supports ASL was on elevator with another
deaf person, who supports Signed Essential English
(SEE).
The elevator was stuck for about 10 minutes. These
two deaf people, waiting for the elevator to be fixed
chatted with each other. The ASL person realized
SEE is not bad. The SEE person realized that ASL is
not bad.
They left the elevator with high respect for
each other!

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

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

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ALMOST A SECRET SERVICE ACCIDENT ON GALLAUDET CAMPUS
A DeafDigest video few weeks ago gave a story of
President Lyndon B. Johnson’s surprise visit at the
1966 Gallaudet graduation ceremony.
What many people did not know was that there was
almost an accident on the Gallaudet campus between
a deaf driver and a driver of the Secret Service
limo!
After Johnson finished his speech he left the
Gallaudet auditorium and entered the presidential
limo. The Secret Service driver drove very fast
and did not see the car on the campus road. The
limo driver had to swerve out of the way and jumped
over the curb!
Luckily, there was no accident and no one was hurt!

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

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

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LOBBYISTS VS LOBBYISTS
We, the deaf, need to lobby for our needs with the
congress.
The brutal reality is costs. Going on right now on
Capitol Hill is a battle between two lobbying groups
arguing over a certain issue.
One lobbying group has given out $600,000 to
federal candidates plus getting $1.1 million in lobbying fees.
The opposing lobbying group only has $350,000 in
lobbying fees plus zero contributions to federal
candidates.
Who wins?

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A SHOUT AND A CATCH-21 SITUATION
It is very often that a deaf person informs the hearing
person of his deafness. And it results in the hearing
person raising the volume of his voice in hopes of making
the deaf person understand what is being said.
It is a Catch-21 situation. Shouting would not help the
deaf person understand the conversation. And at the same
time it embarrassing to tell the hearing person to tone down
his voice.
Said the DeafDigest subscriber:

I just grin and bear it

SETTING UP INTERNET ACCESS AT A NEW YORK HOTEL
DeafDigest editor and his wife went to New York
City for a few days this week.
At the hotel, establishing an internet connection
was an ordeal – despite the WiFi that was advertised
and was supposed to be easy to use.
The hotel front desk did not know how to set up
the connection and had to ask the St Louis hotel
chain headquarters for assistance.
The connection was established – but it took about an half hour on voice telephone to get the
whole thing set up.
If there was no hearing person in the room, then
getting in touch with the St Louis internet people
may be extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Simply put, if the hotel advertises the ease of
WiFi, do not always believe it.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-hurts/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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:

Toledo Deaf Club (Ohio)

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/tdc/

TRYING TO REMEMBER THE OLD LEXINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
DeafDigest editor, as a 3-4 year old kid, attended
Lexington School for the Deaf in the early forties.
It was in Manhattan, on the corner of 67th Street and
Lexington Ave.
Old timer New Yorkers have referred to that school
as the “67th Street School.” Since the hotel was
within walking distance of the old school, DeafDigest
editor walked over to that intersection. There is nothing
that would indicate the existence of such a school.
At one corner was Hunter College; across it was the National Guard Armory and the remaining two
corners were apartment buildings.
And a 3-year old kid would hardly remember the
surroundings.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Hearing aid batteries last longer when I turn off the
hearing aid

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Ty Segall Is Releasing a Live Album, In Case You Want to Remember How You Went Deaf Forever

This is a bad comment. Why would late deafened people want
to remember how they became deaf forever?

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

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, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 point
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!

Hearing aid retailers are fighting the FCC mandate for
on-site store testing of hearing aid compatibility cell
phones.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Reading becomes more difficult when people with Usher Syndrome get
older.

The value of a newspaper decreases with age!  I stopped my newspaper
subscription due to difficulty in reading it.

I require larger print and good color contrast to read print.   We
all know that Deaf people read the newspaper to catch up with local
news. What was I to do to keep up?

We, Deaf-Blind, can too.   There is a service called Newsline for the
Blind.

To be eligible you must be vision impaired, blind or have other
disabilities that prevent you from reading print.

Contact your State library special needs office. They will send you
an application.

I now read our local newspaper on line or call Newsline via VRS for
the scoop about what is in other newspapers!

Happy Reading!

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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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.

Round 2 – Question #6

Correct Answer = Three Points

Incorrect Answer = 0

Challenge = +6 or -6

Q. Functionally equivalent to phonemes in spoken language, William Stokoe coined this now-defunct term in 1960 to represent the basic units of signed communication such as ASL

A. Cheremes

Linguists now use “phonemes” for both spoken and signed languages.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Bill Stokoe (see above) is the Father of ASL, yet
he never mastered ASL as a language that he could
sign on his own?

A. Same reason why some of the best football coaches in the world have never played this sport!

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:

Instead of churches and theatrical groups and hobby groups
begging for free interpreters, why cannot they set up budget every year to provide for interpreters?

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1947 – two individuals, Martin Sternberg and psychologist
Edna S. Levine (well known in her time) got together to
establish a new organization called – A Foundation For the Deaf, Inc

This organization, like with many others, did not last too long,
being starved for funds

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Deaf and the Money:

$2,000 in USA dollars

a bribe, according to sources in Russia, that parents
could pay an Education Official to “certify” that their
child is deaf.

In Russia, a deaf child is entitled to enrollment at
some highly competitive universities according to Russian
law.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

15,000

children needed in one British town to sign a song on February 9th
in an effort to break the world record of 13,418.

This event is being staged to raise funds.

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

a new addition is Ed Ziegler

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open positions
– Teacher, Family-Infant Program
– Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, New York

for information on either positions, click on:
http://www.nysd.net/pages/NYSD_WebDocs/jobs

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center –
Mental Health Services for Deaf /Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture, fluent  American Sign Language, a minimum of two years experience, and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 30 hours per week with benefits.

Saint John’s emphasizes continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. The program provides culturally appropriate outpatient services to LA County Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or a PhD. In psychology, licensed in California or license eligible, American Sign Language fluency, and ability to respond to crisis situations.

Send resumes to:

Susan Hajiani, LCSW,  Program Coordinator
Mental Health Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position opening
Superintendent, School for the Deaf
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, New Jersey

SALARY: $83,210.10 – $116,476.58

deadline February 28, 2011

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

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3 openings
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
positions located at Macon, Dublin and Columbus areas in Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Services Unit has 3 immediate openings for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors in the South Deafness Unit in the Macon area, Dublin area and the Columbus area.

Please following the URL to formally apply: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2010-12-21-14.35.59.305181

or:
http://referer.us/1/Idswy4

The deadline to apply is: January 24, 2011.

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immediate opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
position located at Decatur, Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deaf Services has
an immediate opening for:

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program

– Please follow the URL to formally apply for the job opening:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084071&entry_timestamp=2010-12-03-16.02.18.563857

same link is at:
http://referer.us/3/4jIcd4

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(re-posted)

Job announcements
DCARA

– Director of Employment Services (full time)
Fremont and San Leandro, CA

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

– Director of Client Support Services
San Leandro, CA

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

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position opening
Company: The Z® / CSDVRS
Title: National Account Manager
Locations: Southeast Region and Northwest Region

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  EDD Program Manager – Location to be determined

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

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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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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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 – 17 January 2011

DeafDigest Blue – January 16, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/notsilent/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/futureconvention/

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

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Save 15% on Silent Call Signature Series -Final Days of Sale

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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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“Express yourself” as part of Sorenson Communications second annual “Express Yourself” Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
1, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sorensonvrs.com/express

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Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs’ litigation
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devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
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Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
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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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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gabe Zimmerman,
who was killed in a tragic shootout in Tucson last
week. While she was not deaf, she was aide to
Rep Giffords and she attended a panel discussion
hosted by the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
in the past.

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

Ed Ziegler, who was deaf but functioned as a hearing person,
is a resident of North Baltimore, Ohio, a town of 3,400 people.
He served on the town council and with the North Baltimore Fire Department for over 45 years. He was inducted into the
athletic hall of fame at North Baltimore HS, honoring him for
his exploits in track and field during the early sixties.
He does not know ASL.

FCC deaf attorney Greg Hlibok was written up in The
National Law Journal. As a 9-year old kid he told
people he wanted to be an attorney only to be told
to look elsewhere for a different career. Had he
listened, the FCC would have had a different attorney!

– Very Hot News

Deaf pilots cannot work on a commercial airplane because
of tower radio communications. Josh Mech, a Wisconsin deaf man outfitted with a double CI, was given OK by the Federal Aviation Administration on his career plan to become a
commercial pilot.

While he is deaf without his double CI, he functions as a hearing person with his CIs.

– Sunday January 9th

A survey in Scotland of shops that claim to have induction loops revealed that 25 percent of these shop owners are not telling the truth!

– Monday January 10th

Becky Clark, a former Deaflympics participant,
with her own practice in Sports Psychology,
has collaborated with other authors on a book
titled “Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport
Psychology.” Her piece focused on deaf athletes
as well as with blind athletes.

– Tuesday January 11th

Schools for the deaf, faced with dwindling enrollment
numbers, need to be creative to stay in business.
St Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati, Ohio, is
one of these schools. This school has started a new program for apraxic children. The children are hearing but are not able to use speech because of a speech disorder.

– Wednesday January 12th

In Warrington, a borough in United Kingdom, the
council is taking over the operations of services
for the deaf. What this may mean is that there is
no service agency in the area that serves the deaf?

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

We have read all about the terrible flood in Australia.
And it just surfaced this week that this wicked flood has
knocked out the Australian Deaf Relay Service!

The relay staff is working hard to restore these services.

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ACC and Gallaudet University Open Center to Serve Deaf Community

press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetaustin/

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National Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Students

Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th and 11th grade can enter the fifth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes, including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContest

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2011, and an awards program will be held at RIT in the summer.

For more information, contact mailto:WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

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WATCHING A HEARING CONVERSATION
You watch a hearing conversation for a minute
or two and you are amazed.
They do not move their lips and they have a
long conversation, back and forth with each other.
Do they speak through their teeth or through
their closed mouths or through their tongues?
No matter – it is always amazing – but impossible
for a deaf person to lipread!

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

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

BAD PSYCHOLOGY AT AGE OF 60
Many hearing people read newspapers and magazines
that tell them they will become deaf at the age of 60.
This is bad psychology. Many of these hearing people
have perfect hearing at age of 59. And when they become
60 years old they think they are already deaf – because
they believe they would be deaf at that age.
This is not a joke.

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

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

DOCTORS NEVER SEEING A DEAF PERSON
Many doctors have never seen or met a deaf person
in all of their years of medical practice.
This is unfortunate because they may give wrong
advice to the parents of the first deaf patient
(more likely a deaf child) that came to them.
One doctor gave this advice:

in a hospital where I work, when a patient comes in
with a rare disease (like one in a million), all
the doctors are called in to observe in the watching
room so they can get an idea of what this is all about

This being said, do doctors call other doctors
when they see a deaf patient for the first time in
their lives?
Probably not.

COMMENTS ABOUT THE NAD’S BOY SCOUT LAWSUIT
Last week, DeafDigest announced that the NAD filed
a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts over their refusal to
provide interpreters for a deaf boy scout in a hearing
troop.
A father of Coda sons that are boy scouts said that
in his small town the scouting leaders (Boy Scouts and
the Cub Scouts) would email him on updates and vital
information.
Another comment said that the Scout troops do not make
money and cannot afford interpreters because all leaders
are volunteers.
Another comment was that the deaf boy scout only spent
15 minutes in meetings but that the minimum number of hours
interpreters must be paid is two hours – a losing proposition
for the Boy Scouts.
All of these comments are from deaf individuals that do not
agree with the NAD lawsuit!
And as a matter of speaking, Charlie McQuitty, who is deaf,
has just become an Eagle Scout in a troop in California. It is
not known, however, if he had an interpreter with him.

GOVERNMENT RECALL AND THE CI INDUSTRY
Regulations are a way of life in the federal government.
There are regulations on top of regulations. And attorneys
are hired in the private industry, whose sole job is to look
for loopholes in the regulations.
A Food and Drug Administration recall on Advanced Bionics
HiRes 90K has resulted in one thing – 150 Advanced Bionics
employees being laid off.

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DIGITAL TV PANIC PAST AND NOW
In the past there was “panic” in the Deaf Community regarding
the anxiously anticipated conversion to digital TV. The panic,
however, proved needless, as the conversion went smoothly in
most places.
Right now there is panic – in the United Kingdom. They are
asking questions, exactly the same we were asking:

– What does the digital TV switchover mean to you?
– Do you need a new aerial?
– How much does a set-top box cost?
– Is there any financial help available to buy the necessary equipment?

American panic. British panic. Same thing!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

do you read Braille?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

I have sometimes been asked the question: 

When did captioning start on TV?

The captioning that we are now accustomed to on television is what is
called closed captioning.  Closed captioning is not visible unless it
is turned on and a decoder is used.

There is also what is known as open captioning.  This is captioning
that anyone viewing a broadcast will be able to see, and it cannot be
turned off or hidden from view. 

Open captioning is rarely used on television anymore, but the first
program to be captioned was open captioned.   On August 5, 1972,
Julia Child, “The French Chef,” made history when she taught
viewers how to make a chicken recipe.  This was the first time
Americans could view captions on a television show, and it was a very
significant breakthrough for deaf and hard-of-hearing television
viewers.  

NO ONE WANTING DEAF FIRE ALARMS IN INDIANA?
After three months of persuasion, there is still 500 deaf fire
alarms available, according to Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.
These Deaf Fire Alarms are free, just for the asking. Yet,
low income deaf households are not taking these up.
Why?

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF POLITICAL AWARENESS

Q. Some sheriffs are elected public officials. Have we
ever had an elected deaf sheriff?

A. Yes. Glenn Shelton, who was hard of hearing but went to
Tennessee School for the Deaf, was elected as Constable
in Unicol & Erwin counties in the state during the early
eighties. He won several terms.

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Tour Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia & Hungary
September 24 – October 12, 2011
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Contact:  Joy Carney
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introducing a new book

My Yesterdays

In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

A lifestory of a totally deaf educator and advocate about growing up
in an anti-sign world dominated by oralists and professional
audists.  Includes bits of deaf history, commentaries on ASL, deaf
culture, presidents of Gallaudet University, and other notable people
in the field.   Available from Xlibris Marketing Service, 1663
Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403,   Toll-free phone 888-795-4274
Hardback $29.99  Paperback $19.99.

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– flash – latest announcement on Alaska Wilderness Vacation cruise

“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 is already SOLD OUT
except only for one more left for a non-smoking male to room with another
male.  After the land tour, we offer a separate 7 days cruise from
near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC which still has plentiful rooms
left.

For more details, go to http://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

— HISTORICALLY MOST POPULAR! — 3rd Anniversary “Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011.”  Escape now to visit 4-Islands, include seeing famous Pearl Harbor, Pineapple, Hawaii dancers, surf, and much more!  You will love it!  NCL made a special offer for 50% less deposit with 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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“Thanksgiving Family Week in the Caribbean” Cruise November 19-26, 2011

— BEST COST-EFFECTIVE DEAL! —  Great for families and singles, get on a brand new ship, NCL EPIC, one of the largest freestyle cruise ever built. Incredible and true, your lowest room rate starts at $809 per person for this 7-days Eastern Caribbean trip!  Another Bonus from NCL with 50% less deposit with only $125 per person instead of $250 to reserve.  Check us out at www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean for more detail.

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“Deaf World Cruise 2013” July 14-27, 2013 (Tentative Date & Itinerary)

— WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! —  Prior 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.  One great low price, no extra cost for MDI!  We start from Italy, ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.  For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out www.DeafWorldCruise.com.  New www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com will be added soon for all countries’ key leaders, chaperones, and friends to sign up and support MDI and our cruise’s event.

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For any question, please contact mailto:sales@deafcruise.com or VP 866-922-3090

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(updated posting)

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. We believe in making life more comfortable
through quality remodels.

Our remodeling service includes Kitchen, Attic, Basement, Bathroom,
New Addition, Deck, Siding and many more.

Do you need a home improvement loan? We have a network of lenders
that will provide unsecured home improvement loans. Month to month
payment loans, installation loans, and same as cash loans are
available. Home Improvement Loan amounts can be as high as $75,000
and the applicant FICO can have a credit score as low as 580. Contact
us for more information.

Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com
202-540-8750 VP
Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
VA# 134097
DC# 68004119
MHIC# 127587

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Federal Signal Corporation reached a settlement with over a thousand
fire fighters in a class action suit. These firefighters claimed
hearing loss due to deafening siren blasts.

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The Deaf and the Law:

– location

California

– case

state government would not provide interpreters for its
deaf and hard of hearing state employees during staff
meetings

– result

still pending; court system is always slow

– comment

California tends to plead poverty, always blaming
“Arnie” for their woes

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Could we use the word “Deaflympics” to describe our Deaf
World Games? This is what the CISS is asking the IOC. In the
past the IOC has said no since Olympics is a trademarked name.
Yet IOC has permitted the use of the word “Paralympics” but
saying no to “Deaflympics.”

(editor’s note: since then we’ve been given permission to
use the name “Deaflympics”)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Lloyd Robie, who was hard of hearing and was never
part of the Deaf Community, passed away at the age
of 87 in Hooksett, N.H.
Everyone has their 15 minutes of fame, And Robie’s
fame was the phrase “Jimmy who?”, a direct reference
to our one-term president Jimmy Carter.
He uttered the phrase when someone told him about
Jimmy Carter. Because Robie could not catch what was
being said, he replied “”Jimmy who?”. This phrase
spread like wildfire.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned a deaf person with a blind
person during an interview, making communications impossible.

Here is another one, from a subscriber:

I experienced something similar at the IRS customer service office.
I wanted to get the tax forms. The sole IRS person on duty
was blind. He was able to get forms for customers via voice
and Braille. But when it was my turn, I had no choice to try
to talk to him; he tried talking to me, obviously unintelligibly.
It was an awkward situation until people in the line behind
me informed him that I was deaf. He then picked up the phone
and asked for a co-worker to come and help me.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You are discussing a work matter with your boss

The boss said “class”

You thought the boss said “ask”

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Changing the Rules

by Frank Bowe

1986

TJ Publishers

struggle by one man against the challenges of profound deafness

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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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK OR PRE-TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

– Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
– Department of Education
– Department of Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
– Department of Psychology

For detailed job descriptions, specifications and information on application procedures, go to: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0211 IRC42856

and

position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0375 IRC42875

for job descriptions and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidaslfacultyjobs/

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Classroom Teacher, Walden School
Classroom Teacher
Child Care Worker – Day and Residential Wraparound Family Partner (Part-Time)
Overnight Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Educational Audiologist

For all of above positions, for descriptions & application procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/tlcjobs/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  EDD Program Manager – Location to be determined

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Director, Public Safety
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

for descriptions & application
procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/publicsafety/

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

DeafDigest – 12 January 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 12, 2011

– More deaf people in a town of 9,000 people

Craig, Colorado is a small town of 9,000 people. A
deaf man lived in Craig for years and thought he
was the only deaf person in town! He was wrong –
because the town has more deaf people; they just
hide themselves from each other!  Why? Good question!

– a $1,100 CI?

Everyone knows that a CI costs $50,000 and higher.
Could it cost $1,100 in India? Abdul Kalam, involved
with the Association of Otolaryngologists of India,
is working on a $1,100 CI and promises it will be
ready in a few months!

– Nebraska Deaf’s first Black Tie event

There are Deaf Black Tie events from time to time
in some parts of USA, but never in Nebraska in
the past. This has changed as the Nebraska School
for the Deaf Alumni Association had a Deaf Black
Tie event to raise money for the Nebraska Deaf
Heritage Musuem. A good number of deaf people
attended this first-time event.

– A “Deaf Travel” experience

Many deaf people love to travel. They travel by
themselves or in a Deaf Travel tour. Whatever!
The Association of Late-Deafened Adults is
working on a survey to learn what “Deaf Travel”
is all about. Their theme is “Travel and Hearing Loss”
and it should be an interesting reading once the
survey is completed.

– NAD board meeting in Austin, Texas

The NAD board meets at Austin, Texas on January 21-22,
2011. The public is invited to various events that
is taking place at the Deaf Smith Center on the
campus of the Texas School for the Deaf.

DeafDigest – 10 January 2011

DeafDigest Gold – January 9, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3sisters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflawyers/

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

(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_ddg010911

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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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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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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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– What the best newspaper stories are saying about the deaf?

Vermont Academy opens its doors to students from Austine
School for the Deaf. This announcement was made this
week by Bert Carter, president, The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Full story is at:

http://deafdigest.com/vermontcenter/

Do deaf athletes need special devices to alert them of
dangers? A team of students at Berlin Central School in
New York, thinks so. They came up with Adaptive Sports
Device (ASD) which alerts them while they ski or snowboard
or rollerblade or jog or cycle. Their efforts helped them
win the InvenTeam award from the Lemelson-MIT Program.
DeafDigest says that while deaf athletes cannot hear,
they have eyes. And while hearing athletes can hear,
they still have accidents!

– Very Hot News

Hospitals have, from time to time, have refused to provide
interpreters, while challenging these ADA regulations, and
inviting themselves to lawsuits.  If The Joint Commission
has its way, then ASL interpreters are automatically
provided, no ifs or buts. This Commission, a consortium of
hospitals across the nation, has made language understanding
a priority, be it Spanish or French and even ASL.

– Thursday January 6th

Are there specialized signs in ASL for deaf scientists,
deaf technocrats, deaf engineers and deaf mathematicians?
The National Science Foundation has funded such a project
to be done by a team at the University of Washington

– Friday January 7th

Could a deaf person work as a merchant marine on cargo
ships that sail anywhere in the world? No, according to
merchant marine regulations. A deaf activist realized
this piece of information and is angry about it.

– Saturday January 8th

A branch of CSD, based in Roseville, Minnesota moving to Canada?

No.

Their existing social service offices and VRS workstations
in Roseville, Minnesota are being moved to Little Canada, Minnesota

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf psychologists in schools for the deaf mingling with
hearing psychologists in public schools? There is an effort
to have the National Association of School Psychologists
include the deaf psychologists in the conference that is
taking place at San Francisco next month. A possibly is
a one-day session at the conference for deaf psychologists.

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RIT’s Math Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Middle
School Students

Deadline: January 15, 2011

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidmathcompetition/

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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TIME CAPSULES ARE NOT FUNNY
Many organizations bury their tin cans under the ground and
wait 25 or 50 or 100 years to dig it up. Stuffed inside the tin
cans are pictures, letters, medals, etc, etc.
The NAD tried it once. The old National Fraternal Society of
the Deaf (NFSD) tried it once.
The NAD could not remember where the tin can was buried
25 years before. The NFSD pulled out their tin can from the
ground – but pictures were ruined, all black and smelly.
If a deaf organization wishes to bury its tin can, then
people must be very careful with it.

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

(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 VOLTA PLACE APARTMENT IN A CSI TV PROGRAM
There was a CSI program re-run on TV this week. The
program was filmed in Washington, DC, in the Georgetown
area.
One of the characters in the story was hiding in an
apartment.
The apartment address was 3558 Volta Place, NW.
Hearing people watching the program would not really
know what Volta Place really is.
The headquarters of the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
at 3417 Volta Place, NW.
The apartment where the filming took place
is the next block.
DeafDigest editor watched the program and was
surprised about it.

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

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

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A REASON FOR ATTENDING COLLEGE ASL CLASSES!
According to a professor of ASL classes at a big college,
a high number of football players took her classes.
Did these football players take an interest in the deaf,
or want to become interpreters or teachers of the deaf, etc?
No. According to the professor, the football coaches steered
their players to these classes, thinking they could pick up
easy A grades.
The professor, however, was tough on these football players,
and the coaches eventually realized it!

ANOTHER GOOD OLD PRE-RID INTERPRETING DAYS
This same interpreter (see the Blue edition) was interpreting
for her father another time in the court room.
They were in front of the judge. The judge asked the father
if he could lipread.
The father said he could but preferred interpreting. The
judge then raised his voice and talked loudly throughout
the questioning!

DRIVING A CONVERTIBLE A DANGER?
British scientists are now saying that driving convertibles,
with top down at high speeds, could ruin drivers’ hearing?
This is a strange discovery. In the fifties, convertibles
were very popular. Are these past convertible drivers deaf
nowadays because of their years of driving with tops down?
Deaf possibly, not because of convertible driving but
because of the aging process!

THE DEAF AND THE BOY SCOUTS
Boy Scouts is a tradition in some schools for the deaf.
And there has been a number of Eagle Scouts over the
years. And there lies an irony.
It is that the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, refused to provide an interpreter for a deaf
boy scout in Maryland.
As a result, this council has been hauled to the court,
citing these ADA violations. This case was filed only just
this past Friday.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-zoo-april-19-2009/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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:

Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/pad/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I spend more money on batteries than on a single
hearing aid

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Mark Twain said:

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see

a rather tiresome phrase we read from time to time

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Full Card Reading – $47.00 One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

Email: ASLtarot@ 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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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.

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, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 point
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!

Frustrated with lack of interpreters, the officials
of the Church of Christ Deaf Ministry in Ghana,
have addressed this issue with the government.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Happy New Year!

Providing Deaf-Blind individuals support is different from providing
support to hearing people who are blind.

Hearing people who are blind, can get around easier than Deaf-Blind
individuals. They can listen for auditory queues in their
environment.

That is why we create a support person called an “SSP” (Specialized
Support Person).  SSP service is very important for us Deaf-Blind
people to remain independent.

An SSP has specialized skills to communicate with Deaf-Blind
individuals in variety of settings.

There are trainings available to become an SSP.  Contact your local
agencies in your state to provide training. Example could be your
state agency for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center regional
representations.    We need SSPs all over USA!

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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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.

Round 2 – Question #5

Correct Answer = Three Points

Incorrect Answer = 0

Challenge = +6 or -6

Q. How many 2-element subsets does a 4-element set such as {a, b, c, d} have?

A. six or 6

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I wish to stage a rally of deaf people at the state governor’s
mansion to protest lack of funding for services for the deaf.
What is the most important thing?

A. Get press and media coverage. Without it, the rally is a waste
of time. Elected officials hate it when media coverage is
negative towards them.

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 ASL-signed videos be open captioned. Not every deaf
person knows ASL or is ASL-fluent

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1990 – Wheel of Fortune becomes the first game program
on TV to be captioned

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Deaf and the Money:

New Hearing Aid law in New Hampshire

state pays $1500 for a new hearing aid every five years

if hearing aid costs $1500, you pay nothing

if hearing aid costs over $1500, you pay the difference

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1

the number of mental health programs for young deaf people
in Europe. The sole one is in Great Britain.

(hard to believe, DeafDigest says, and if it is true, so sad)

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DeafLibrary Resources

Rick Macomber’s racing stats as of 12/31/10

http://deafdigest.com/rickmacomberracingstats/

Rick is the only past Gallaudet athlete currently participating
in a professional sport – which is standardbred (trotters) racing.

To get an idea of what is standardbred racing, click on:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardbred_horse

……

DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center –
Mental Health Services for Deaf /Hard-of-Hearing People
Santa Monica, CA

Clinical therapist to work in community mental health with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Strong clinical skills, knowledge of Deaf Culture, fluent  American Sign Language, a minimum of two years experience, and motivation to serve a diverse client population are essential. Position is 30 hours per week with benefits.

Saint John’s emphasizes continuing education and staff development as well as sensitivity to diversity and community outreach. The program provides culturally appropriate outpatient services to LA County Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents.

Requirements: Master’s level degree in social work or a PhD. In psychology, licensed in California or license eligible, American Sign Language fluency, and ability to respond to crisis situations.

Send resumes to:

Susan Hajiani, LCSW,  Program Coordinator
Mental Health Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

mailto:Susan.Hajiani@stjohns.org

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position opening
Superintendent, School for the Deaf
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, New Jersey

SALARY: $83,210.10 – $116,476.58

deadline February 28, 2011

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

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3 openings
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
positions located at Macon, Dublin and Columbus areas in Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Services Unit has 3 immediate openings for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors in the South Deafness Unit in the Macon area, Dublin area and the Columbus area.

Please following the URL to formally apply: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2010-12-21-14.35.59.305181

or:
http://referer.us/1/Idswy4

The deadline to apply is: January 24, 2011.

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immediate opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
position located at Decatur, Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deaf Services has
an immediate opening for:

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program

– Please follow the URL to formally apply for the job opening:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084071&entry_timestamp=2010-12-03-16.02.18.563857

same link is at:
http://referer.us/3/4jIcd4

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(re-posted)

Job announcements
DCARA

– Director of Employment Services (full time)
Fremont and San Leandro, CA

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

– Director of Client Support Services
San Leandro, CA

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

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position opening
Company: The Z® / CSDVRS
Title: National Account Manager
Locations: Southeast Region and Northwest Region

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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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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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 – 10 January 2011

DeafDigest Blue – January 9, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/falserobbery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lbj/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

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

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Carol Pollington, Wales,
a deaf-blind woman, who was a leader in the Welsh Deaf-Blind
community. She founded a group, Sense’s Peer Mentoring
Committee, that reached out to deaf-blind in need of assistance

– What the best newspaper stories are saying about the deaf?

Willie Ross School for the Deaf was started as a
“designer” school for the deaf. The parents, in 1967,
wanted a school for the deaf to be located within
a hearing school setting. This school continues to
attract attention from educators in other school
districts all over the country and the world.

Public health authorities in China have been warning everyone
that inappropriate use of the antibiotic streptomycin have
led to deafness in over a million children. Many Chinese
have a supply of this drug and administer these to the
children without advice of their doctors!

– Very Hot News

Gregg Bowers, who is not deaf, is the CEO at the
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, moving
up the ranks in his 36-year career. When not busy
worrying about WPSD, he spends his free time
worrying about the Edgewood Borough, which is where
the school campus sits on – for he has been elected
as the town councilman!

Said a long time WPSD staffer, who is deaf:

We’re glad that he’s involved with the town; he
deserves the honor

– Sunday January 2nd

Want to continue complaining about lack of captions at
movie houses? If so, the Department of Justice wishes
to hear from you.

Just write them a letter at:

Disability Rights Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
P.O. Box 2885
Fairfax, Virginia 22031 – 0885

be specific with your complaints; they won’t listen if
your complaint is too general

– Monday January 3rd

When deaf people of Travis County in Texas get into trouble
they immediately turn to an attorney that knows ASL. Amber Farrelly Elliott was written up in the newspaper as
the attorney to go to in case of need and assistance.

– Tuesday January 4th

Marybeth Lauderdale, the superintendent at Illinois School for
the Deaf, has been doubling up as the superintendent at the
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired for quite a while.
She needs to make a decision on whether to continue this
dual role or to go into a different direction.

– Wednesday January 5th

the Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts and the
Gallaudet University Regional Center have jointly won the
contract to teach ASL to families of deaf children.

……

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The government of India continues to tell the deaf they will,
some day, be able to drive cars – but have dragged their
feet on implementing these driving regulations.

Fed up, the National Association of the Deaf of India,
have filed this case with the Delhi high court.

Decision is expected sometime soon.

…….

NAD Action Alert

Department of Justice wants to know if we want better captioning
at movie houses

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/nadactionalert/

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RIT’s Math  Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Middle
School Students

Deadline: January 15, 2011

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidmathcompetition/

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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SILENCE IS WRONG WORD
We are always reading in the newspapers that the
deaf people are silent, or the deaf people are
a silent group, etc?
Are we silent? Of course not! But hearing people
think deaf people are silent because we can’t talk
with our voices.
These hearing people are wrong. Many deaf people
can talk. And also, when deaf people use ASL, it
is talking with hands.
Talking with hands is not silence, just that
we often turn off voices while using ASL!

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

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

A DIFFERENT “DEAF” CONVENTION
This week there was a posting on a web site, that
said:

Convention of the Future Deaf

This is not a joke. The posting was made by a
musical group.
What are the musicians telling us? That they will
become deaf because of years of loud music.
DeafDigest wonders if our deaf organizations in
future will welcome these ex-hearing ex-musicians?

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

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

CSUN’s DIFFERENT DEAF FACES
We know that Gallaudet is a stand-alone university. We also know that NTID is just one of nine colleges on the huge Rochester
campus.
But what is CSUN? Proper name is California State University at
Northridge. It previously was known as San Fernando Valley State
College.
CSUN has about 200 deaf students, but this is where confusion
begins.
CSUN has its NCOD (National Center on Deafness). It provides support services to deaf students that take hearing classes.
CSUN also has a Department of Special Education, which is a graduate program in Education of the Deaf.
CSUN also has a Department of Deaf Studies, which offers a BA in various deaf-related majors.
NCOD, Department of Special Education, and Department of Deaf Studies are three separate departments, all which have nothing to do with each other!
The NCOD building is quite a distance away from the building which houses these two other departments. Do NCOD people mingle with people from these two departments on a regular basis? No, basically because of the long walking distances.
And making it even more confusing is the Center for Students with Disabilities. Is it related to NCOD? No, but people do get confused. And these disabled students like CSUN because the campus is flat, with no architectural and surface barriers that block them from getting around.

OLYMPICS AS A COPYRIGHTED WORD?
For years deaf writers were advised never to use the phrase
“Deaf Olympics” in their stories and articles. Instead they
were advised to write like this – “World Games for the Deaf as patterned after the Olympics.”
A hearing writer disagreed, saying that the word “Olympics”
is a Greek word and is not copyrighted.
Yes, it is probably moot because World Games for the Deaf
changed to Deaflympics, as “permitted” by the International Olympic Committee.
This is why we have attorneys and the reason these attorneys
get rich!

AN INTERPRETER’S GOOD OLD PRE-RID DAYS
What is a Good Old Pre-RID interpreting days?
A veteran interpreter offered this tale – she and
her client (actually her deaf father) was waiting in the
back of the court room, waiting to be called on the docket.
The judge noticed the interpreter “waving” her hands,
and ordered her to stop it.
The interpreter simply told the judge that she was
interpreting for her father.

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THE WEIRDEST DEAF INTERVIEW

On Friday Yahoo ran an article that was titled:

The 25 Weirdest Interview Questions of 2010

DeafDigest editor immediately recalled the weirdest
interview he ever had. As a young man, the editor was
job hunting. He made an appointment for an interview
with a department head of a federal government agency.
The department receptionist, who knew the DeafDigest
editor was deaf, led him to the office of the department head.
Something was wrong! He saw a guide dog sitting on the
floor next to the department head, and knew the interview
was impossible.
The director was blind! It was a tense few minutes
in the office. Both the editor and the blind man knew
communication was impossible. There was no interpreter around.
Suddenly the blind man swung around in his swivel chair
to the typewriter behind him. He typed:

I will contact you after I review your resume. Thank you
for coming

He never contacted the DeafDigest editor. That was
many years ago, years way before we all have heard of
ADA.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

can you read lips?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“How does someone become a CART provider?”  I have heard this
question asked many times when people hear what I do for a living. 

Because most CART providers use the same skills that court reporters
use, they get their training by attending the same schools that court
reporters attend.  Nowadays there are schools that one can attend in
person and online. 

There is no set length of time that someone must attend school
because everyone progresses at a different pace when they are
learning the steno machine and speedbuilding.   Some schools have
two-year programs in place, but some students may take longer to
develop the speed necessary. 

Because machine shorthand is a skill that one must learn, the length
of time it takes to acquire it can be affected by someone’s motor
skills and how much time is devoted to practicing.

Some of the most talented court reporters have chosen to become CART
providers and have cross-trained after working as court reporters for
a number of years.

THESE MOTHER-IN-LAW PROBLEMS
We are always hearing about these mother-in-law jokes.
These mother-in-law issues take place everywhere, unfortunately.
And it is unfortunate if the mother-in-law is losing her
hearing.
There was a web posting which went like this:

My mother-in-law is very hard of hearing. It has been the cause
of arguments in our family. She misunderstands the family
talk. Or she joins the conversation later after it has started.
And she may think we say bad things “behind her back.”

This is the reason why we have a bunch of late-deafened
local and national organizations. These organizations are great
only if the late-deafened mother-in-law turns to them for
assistance and help. It is not so great if the mother-in-law
avoids these organizations for reasons of her own!

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF POLITICAL AWARENESS

Q. Why do we have more high ranking deaf legislators in other
nations, but not in USA?

A. Because these legislative seats are slotted for the deaf and
the disabled. It is not that way in USA.

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

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

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Tour Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia & Hungary
September 24 – October 12, 2011
info posted:  http://www.deaftours.net
Contact:  Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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introducing a new book

My Yesterdays
In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

A lifestory of a totally deaf educator and advocate about growing up
in an anti-sign world dominated by oralists and professional
audists.  Includes bits of deaf history, commentaries on ASL, deaf
culture, presidents of Gallaudet University, and other notable people
in the field.   Available from Xlibris Marketing Service, 1663
Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403,   Toll-free phone 888-795-4274
Hardback $29.99  Paperback $19.99.

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– flash – latest announcement on Alaska Wilderness Vacation cruise

“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 is already SOLD OUT
except only for one more left for a non-smoking male to room with another
male.  After the land tour, we offer a separate 7 days cruise from
near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC which still has plentiful rooms
left.

For more details, go to http://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

— HISTORICALLY MOST POPULAR! — 3rd Anniversary “Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011.”  Escape now to visit 4-Islands, include seeing famous Pearl Harbor, Pineapple, Hawaii dancers, surf, and much more!  You will love it!  NCL made a special offer for 50% less deposit with 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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“Thanksgiving Family Week in the Caribbean” Cruise November 19-26, 2011

— BEST COST-EFFECTIVE DEAL! —  Great for families and singles, get on a brand new ship, NCL EPIC, one of the largest freestyle cruise ever built. Incredible and true, your lowest room rate starts at $809 per person for this 7-days Eastern Caribbean trip!  Another Bonus from NCL with 50% less deposit with only $125 per person instead of $250 to reserve.  Check us out at www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean for more detail.

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“Deaf World Cruise 2013” July 14-27, 2013 (Tentative Date & Itinerary)

— WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! —  Prior 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.  One great low price, no extra cost for MDI!  We start from Italy, ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.  For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out www.DeafWorldCruise.com.  New www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com will be added soon for all countries’ key leaders, chaperones, and friends to sign up and support MDI and our cruise’s event.

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For any question, please contact mailto:sales@deafcruise.com or VP 866-922-3090

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(updated posting)

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. We believe in making life more comfortable
through quality remodels.

Our remodeling service includes Kitchen, Attic, Basement, Bathroom,
New Addition, Deck, Siding and many more.

Do you need a home improvement loan? We have a network of lenders
that will provide unsecured home improvement loans. Month to month
payment loans, installation loans, and same as cash loans are
available. Home Improvement Loan amounts can be as high as $75,000
and the applicant FICO can have a credit score as low as 580. Contact
us for more information.

Elijah Gold, deaf owner        
Surdus, LLC Remodeling
Based in Washington, DC
http://www.surdusremodeling.com
202-540-8750 VP
Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
VA# 134097
DC# 68004119
MHIC# 127587 

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

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

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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!

A lecture “I Am Compelled to Differ – the Philosophical Society in 1883: Bell, Gallaudet and Powell” took place in Washington, DC few days ago.

It is interesting that this Bell & Gallaudet issue is being
revisited in front of a hearing audience in Washington, DC.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Are judges fair when applying the law in discrimination
cases? Depends. If a judge is conservative, then he follows the book. If the judge is liberal, he would
use his common sense to decide how the law is interpreted.

Said a deaf attorney:

That’s just reality

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Jerry Penna, who is deaf, won his battle to get recertified as
emergency medical technician with the Kearsarge Fire Department.
The state of Pennsylvania wouldn’t allow him to be certified, but
backed off when legal action was undertaken.
He is no novice EMT, having served in that capacity with the
Evans City, PA fire department before relocating to Kearsarge.
Despite demonstrated experience, the state objected. Good thing
they relented.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is it possible for a team of scientists to pick up
a bag of bones for intense scrutiny and then to declare
that the once-living being was deaf?
This is what Otto Gleich and his team of scientists
at Germany’s University of Regensburg is saying that the
Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur is deaf!
Is it credible – to go back millions, or even
billions of years ago and declare that a certain animal
was deaf?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We have a CDI, which stands for Certified Deaf Interpreter.

Yet most of them are “idle” and are rarely able to use
their interpreting skills.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Said a DeafDigest subscriber:

I was showing off a new pair of shoes to my colleague and she asked me if they are sweating?

Me…(?) No, they are not sweating and they are comfortable.

She…No, no (she was laughing), I didn’t ask if they are sweating. I was asking if they are suede (which they
are)

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Deafening

by Frances Itani

2003

Grove Press

a novel about a deaf woman, falling in love, during World War I 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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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

TENURE-TRACK OR PRE-TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

– Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
– Department of Education
– Department of Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
– Department of Psychology

For detailed job descriptions, specifications and information on application procedures, go to: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0211 IRC42856

and

position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0375 IRC42875

for job descriptions and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidaslfacultyjobs/

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Classroom Teacher, Walden School
Classroom Teacher
Child Care Worker – Day and Residential Wraparound Family Partner (Part-Time)
Overnight Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Educational Audiologist

For all of above positions, for descriptions & application procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/tlcjobs/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Director, Public Safety
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

for descriptions & application
procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/publicsafety/

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

DeafDigest – 05 January 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 5, 2011

– Margie and Luke to race again in The Amazing Race

It is now confirmed. The Amazing Race TV series will
start on February 20th, and yes, the Margie-Luke
team will be racing again. Margie, who is a hearing
mother of Luke, a deaf son, were in the lead in the
past but did not win.

They will try hard to win the $1,000,000 first prize.

– a successful search for a lost deaf child

In a small city in north China, a deaf child got lost.
A search party of over 50 city cab drivers worked
together to look for that lost deaf child. After
three days of searching, the child was found and
returned to his parents

– a deaf bartender and rugby player

In England, everyone loves rugby. There is a national
deaf British rugby team that plays against other national
deaf rugby teams.

One of the players is Liam Rowe. When not playing rugby
his full time job is bar tender in a small British town.

He has no problems communicating with the hearing patrons
in his pub.

– A leading deaf fund raiser in United Kingdom

Michael Baum, age 51, is deaf and also has cerebral palsy.
It does not stop him from raising funds to help support
the MukiBaum Treatment Centres, a nonprofit agency in
England that works with disabiled individuals. Averaging
between $100 and $600 per day, he has totalled over $600,000
in his years of fund raising efforts. People know him and
know the money goes for a good cause.

– a new Hearing Aid law in New Hampshire

There is a new law in New Hampshire; insurance companies must
pay up to $1,500 for a new hearing aid every five years.

What this means is that if a hearing aid costs $2,500, the
insurance company pays $1,500 and you pay $1,000. This is for
one purchase every five years, not every year.

DeafDigest – 03 January 2011

DeafDigest Gold – January 2, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaftwilightzone/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/soccertickets/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3sisters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflawyers/

(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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$150 Rebate Offer 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
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The Deaf Pager Store is the store with the devices and low-cost data
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*Other monthly charges apply, go to:
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**Offer ends 1/8/11. For rebate details, 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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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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Call CSD’s Project Endeavor Contact Center Today!

For only $230, qualified deaf/hard of hearing consumers can purchase
a Dell 11z notebook computer bundled with one year FREE 3G/4G
wireless Internet access!

Contact Project Endeavor today so you can watch videos on YouTube,
connect with friends/family via MySpace/Twitter/FaceBook, look for
employment, shop online, use VRS or point to point, and more! Don’t
wait, because there’s a limited number of packages available in each
state.

To qualify for Project Endeavor, call VOICE: 877-NET-ME77, e-mail
mailto:info@projectendeavor.com , VP (605) 550-4056/(605) 644-7399, or
go to http://www.projectendeavor.com

(Made possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.)

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit
Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without
the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

http://att.com/relay

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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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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– What the best newspaper stories are saying about the deaf?

Working with the young deaf of Fiji is what Naomi Broughton,
a deaf woman and a graduate of Teesside University in
Great Britain, has in mind. She is taking a six month
leave of absence from her job as social worker with the
National Deaf Children’s Society to fly to Fiji. During
her free time she’s a serious triathlete.

Many teenagers, both deaf and hearing, spend a lot of time
skateboarding, improving on their tricks, skills and to
avoid falling down.

Deaf brothers Justin and Josh Pellman are no exception.
Living in Fredericksburg, a town of just 100 people, they
are pretty much well known for their skateboarding skills.
They were taped in a local TV news program.

– Very Hot News

Julian Assange, not deaf, is a person all of us either love
or hate, because of his notorious Wikileaks operation.

He is profiled in the Time magazine’s list of news-making people.

Assange’s picture in the magazine was taken by Leon Lim. He is
deaf.

– another hot news

Today’s Washington Post obit page ran a piece on Isabelle Scott,
a heiress who passed away on November 15th. She gave away
25 million dollars, all in anonymous donations.

She was deaf, but functioned as a hearing person. She lived
in Washington, DC for many years.

– Thursday December 30th

The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC), the New England region’s biggest school for the deaf, is one of the beneficiaries of the
CVS Caremark charity golf tournament.

The tournament proceeds of $1.3 million have been split among
approximately 60 groups. TLC’s share is $25,000. It will be
spent on new technology that the students will use.

– Friday December 31st

Fed up with lack of sign language on TV news programs, the
deaf of Bangladesh have begun negotiations with the TV
people on the possibility of using interpreters.

– Saturday January 1st

Attorney Rosaline Crawford, who is not deaf but is a parent of a
deaf child, is leaving NAD to join the FCC staff.

With the NAD she “fought” the FCC to get all of the captioning
needs that we, the deaf, deserve.

Now on the other side of the fence, DeafDigest hopes that she will
personally see to that the FCC will preserve everything that she
fought for on behalf of us!

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Deaf Actor/Actress with Spanish Sign Language.

DM Multimedia is developing an upcoming website project and is looking for an actor or actress with fluently Spanish Sign Language.  

Video-shooting sessions will be held in either New York City or Baltimore/Washington DC area depending on actor/actresses’ residency.  

Interview with candidates via a videophone is required for evaluation.  

If interested, please contact at mailto:ari@dmmmedia.com

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Outstanding Individuals that departed us in 2010

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2010deaths/

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

If you live in the metro Washington/Baltimore area and follow
pro wrestling, then do keep an eye on Stephanie Bell, who goes
by the wrestling name of Mia Yim.

Not only she knows some ASL, having taken ASL 101 at
Marymount University in Virginia, but her serious
boy friend is a Gallaudet football player!

She wrestles on the local independent circuit and hopes
to make it some day with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) or Total Nonstop Action (TNA).

A former Marymount volleyball player, she played against Gallaudet many times during her career.

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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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Summer Elite basketball & volleyball camps
for young deaf athletes

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2011summercamps/

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun April 8 – 10, 2011.

Now in its fifth year, this math competition for middle school students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to the winners in several categories.

The first 25 schools that submit completed registration forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to participate in the competition.

Registration will be closed when the 25 school limit is reached.

The final registration deadline is January 15, 2011.

The math problems featured in the competition are from the MATHCOUNTS© Foundation, a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement all across the United States.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetition or contact us at mailto:sesnca@rit.edu
call 585-475-7695 or by videophone at 585-286-4625.

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20% OFF SONIC BOOM ALARM CLOCK!

What’s your New Years resolution?

If the answer is being on time then you’ve come to the right place!

Purchase the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 20% off in
January!

It has many great features including a built-in receiver to pick up
transmissions from other signalers. )

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.

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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THE THREE SISTERS
Three sisters in a family were close to each other
in age. One was born deaf; the second one was born
hard of hearing; the third one was born hearing.
The deaf sister went to a residential school.
The hard of hearing sister went to a mainstreamed
program.
Years later these sisters reached into 30’s in
age. The hard of hearing sister lost her hearing and
became deaf. The hearing sister also lost her hearing
and has become deaf.
Genetics playing a funny game with these three
sisters? Hard to say. The father fought in the Vietnam
War where Agent Orange was used. He says it changed
his genes, thus causing deafness in his three
daughters. He is very bitter about it.

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3sisters/

(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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DEAF ATTORNEYS BEFORE ADA AND AFTER ADA
Before we had ADA, we had few deaf attorneys.
But after the ADA was passed we have many deaf
attorneys.
Why? Because law schools, before ADA, refused
to provide interpreters. After the ADA was passed,
these law schools had to provide interpreters!
This is why many young deaf attorneys thank
ADA.

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflawyers/

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

JOB DESCRIPTION: INTERPRETER
What is the job description to become an interpreter?

– be good around people
– be tireless
– huge dictionary in one’s head

All of the above plus passing all these RID certificates!

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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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A CI – DISADVANTAGE
This week an article, listing the advantages and disadvantages
of CI, surfaced in the media.
Just to doublecheck, DeafDigest editor shared this article with
an administrator of a school for the deaf. The administrator said
it was the most balanced CI article ever written.
The Gold edition will feature the CI disadvantages. The Blue
edition has feature the CI disadvantages.
Here it goes:

– may cause meningitis or vertigo or tinnitus – faulty surgery or faulty implant may lead to facial nerve injury,
or infection
– nerve injury may lead to taste sense problems
– may interfere with pre-existing hearing skills
– may be damaged via impact in sports or accident or injury

Bottom line – discuss these with your doctor and if at all possible,
get second and third opinions. Take your time; do not rush into
such a decision.
It is your head you need to take care of, not heads of others!

A #1 PRIORITY
With the Utah Division of Securities, the #1 priority is
combating investment fraud. The deaf, along with other
groups, was mentioned in a newspaper story today.
DeafDigest hopes fraud against the deaf will disappear
completely in 2011, not just in Utah but everywhere.
The common sense is that if promises sound too good to be true,
chances are high that it is fraud.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-cigarette/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

THE DEAF AND THE THEATER
Many deaf people love the theater. And many of them require
interpreters to understand what was being said on the stage.
Today’s newspaper story said that ASL interpreters are
the unsung heroes of the theater world.
While the story focused on the San Diego area theaters,
it stands true for everywhere.

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:

North Country Club of the Deaf (Watertown, NY)

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/nccd/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t like outside things on my body such as a wedding
ring, a watch or a hat, and even a hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

a new hearing loss support group has been called
“Strangers in a Strange Land”

No comment, says DeafDigest

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to friends, families or business. $10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

– Pah! For fun I Also provide: Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00 One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

Email: ASLtarot@ 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:
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.

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, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22 point
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!

We all know, only so well, that technology aimed at improving
the lives of the deaf is not 100 percent perfect.

A lecture is being given this week at an university setting explaining
that the technology is not perfect – it even said that while
speech recognition is supposed to make voiced languages easier for
the deaf to follow, it still needs improvement.

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DeafPicture:

instead of a picture, this is a video

http://vimeo.com/18071724

the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
people are protesting the state cuts in services to the deaf.

The protest is based on the state cutting more of funds for
the deaf but with less cuts for the blind

A warning – the video is not captioned

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

While I was in Boston, I commuted to work on public transportation. 

In the winter months, there are a lot of confusion about me being
“Deaf” at the beginning of the beginning of the day and being
“Deaf-Blind” at the end of day!  (Hint: Short daytime hours). 

Going to work without exposing my white cane and coming home using my white cane!  Now you see how confused folks can be seeing me daily as sighted and as blind !

White cane – It is difficult for us, who have Usher Syndrome, to
accept the fact that we going to be losing our vision.

There is no clear way to say “When will I need a cane to travel”.  
It varies from individual to individual.  Don’t force the individual
with Usher Syndrome to use cane.  The day will come when we accept
the fact, we need to start using it.

The agency that serves the Blind and Deaf-Blind will provide
Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training.

I now use a cane frequently and find it very helpful these days.

Happy New Year

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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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.

Round 2 – Question #4

Correct Answer = Three Points

Incorrect Answer = 0

Challenge = +6 or -6

Q. The men’s snowboard cross became an Olympic sport for the first time at Torino in 2006. Name the American snowboarder who won the gold medal in both 2006 and 2010.

A. Seth Wescott

He has never won the gold medal at the Winter X Games in the
snowboard cross

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Comcast is the cable provider in my home area. Lately
captions have not been consistent with some TV stations.
What should I do?

A. File a complaint with the FCC; also file a complaint with
Comcast, and show FCC what Comcast said why they cannot
show captions, etc, etc.

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 for the benefit of all deaf hobbyists (photography, art, pottery,
and many, many other hobbies), all instructional videos on youtube
be captioned.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Around 300-400 BC – St Augustine, a Bishop that helped promote
Christianity, made known his belief that the deaf cannot be
taught the Christian faith and cannot be forgiven of their sins

Ironically enough, the town – St Augustine, Florida is where
the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind is located. This
school has produced many, many outstanding deaf citizens that
have contributed to the American society!

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Deaf and the Money:

$200 in New Zealand dollars (approximately $154 in USA dollars)

for hearing aid repairs paid by the government of New Zealand.

If repair exceeds $200, the hearing aid user pays the difference
himself.

Understandably, the deaf people are upset over this new ruling

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100,000

required signatures for any petition in United Kingdom to be
brought to the table at the Parliament.

Deaf people are upset; no way they would be able to get
100,000 signatures to present the Parliament with deaf-related
issues

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf lineage – European royal families
http://deafdigest.com/deafroyalty/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening
Superintendent, School for the Deaf
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, New Jersey

Division of Student Services, Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
Superintendent, School for the Deaf
SALARY:  $83,210.10 – $116,476.58

Administration of educational, residential, support and operational programs and services designed to meet the needs of over 200 Deaf and hard of hearing students.  Provide direction for the provision of outreach services throughout the state in accordance with school’s mission to serve as the state’s center on deafness.  Lead the school in meeting entrepreneurial objectives including but not limited to collaborative efforts with other educational and state agencies and organizations.

REQUIREMENTS:  Master’s degree required, doctorate in education preferred. A minimum of eight years of employment in educational programs, experience with Deaf and hard of hearing students, Pre-K-12 preferred.  A minimum of four years of administrative experience, with demonstrated organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills required.  Candidates should demonstrate experience in management of educational programs, supervision of staff, operation of school facilities, and development of comprehensive budgets.  Candidates should possess the knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA).  Candidates should be knowledgeable of the components of the deaf culture e.g. sign language, residential life and the unique needs of the Deaf Community.  In addition, candidates should possess the knowledge of code and laws applicable to education in a residential setting.

Certification:  Must possess or be eligible for New Jersey certification as a School Administrator.

Special Note: Appointees to the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf must be able to communicate effectively in American Sign Language or utilize the resources available to sufficiently perform the duties of the position.

Note: All final candidates must be fingerprinted and bear the $78.00 cost of the criminal history check in order to qualify for employment at the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.

For more information on the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, visit http://www.mksd.org

Please forward resume by February 28, 2011 to:

Personnel Director
New Jersey State Department of Education Reference #:  DOE-043-10
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Resumes may be e-mailed to: mailto:resume2@doe.state.nj.us

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3 openings
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
positions located at Macon, Dublin and Columbus areas in Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Services Unit has 3 immediate openings for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors in the South Deafness Unit in the Macon area, Dublin area and the Columbus area.

Please following the URL to formally apply: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2010-12-21-14.35.59.305181

or:
http://referer.us/1/Idswy4

The deadline to apply is: January 24, 2011.

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immediate opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
position located at Decatur, Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deaf Services has
an immediate opening for:

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program

– Please follow the URL to formally apply for the job opening:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084071&entry_timestamp=2010-12-03-16.02.18.563857

same link is at:
http://referer.us/3/4jIcd4

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Job announcements
DCARA

– Director of Employment Services (full time)
Fremont and San Leandro, CA

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

– Director of Client Support Services
San Leandro, CA

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

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position opening
Company: The Z® / CSDVRS
Title: National Account Manager
Locations: Southeast Region and Northwest Region

Summary: The National Account Manager will be responsible for introducing CSDVRS to new business customers, while also strengthening CSDVRS’ relationship with current business customers. Responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers who desire to use video relay service in their place of employment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
* Plans and directs sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
* Primary POC for Business users in assigned region.
* Prospect assigned region for new customers.
* Suggesting and implementing creative and practical methods for selling CSDVRS, strengthening client relationships, and increasing visibility.
* Coordinating aspects of CSDVRS marketing efforts.
* Work with other Regional Account Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
* Coordinate referrals of installations of CSDVRS equipment in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain equipment, supplies, and service needs.
* Work closely with local interpreting agencies.
* Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the General Manager of BVS.
* Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
* 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.

Requirements:

Education and/or Experience:
* 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
* Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
* Computer knowledge and Microsoft office

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

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

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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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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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 – 03 January 2011

DeafDigest Blue – January 2, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Max Starkloff
who departed us. He was a co-founder of Paraquad,
which is St Louis area’s largest agency serving
the disabled, the deaf included.

– What the best newspaper stories are saying about the deaf?

Jamaica, with its long history of oppression towards the deaf,
has come up with a first – Cassandra Whyte, a deaf woman,
was selected as the nation’s first Miss Deaf Jamaica. She
will be representing her nation in the global deaf pageant
contests.

Famous British TV star Rita Simons (EastEnders series)
has a deaf daughter, a fact that surprised the fans that
have loved watching her act as the Roxy character. Until
recently she did not want people to know about her
deaf daughter.  Now, she is proud of her deaf daughter

– Very Hot News

The 2010 National Film Registry, a feature of the Library of
Congress, has listed the “Preservation of the Sign Language”
as #20 on its list. Only 25 films made the final list. The
1913 film that showed George Veditz in sign language is
just two minutes long!

– Sunday December 26th

Kade Carr, a seven year old deaf boy won 4th place in the
Texas University Interscholastic League story telling
competition, competing against hearing kids his age.

He is a second grader at the Dunbar Primary School in
Lufkin, Texas.

– Monday December 27th

New Zealand, has for quite some time, not funded the nation’s
four deaf sign language teachers. As a result, deaf children
that want to learn signs are forced to rely on DVDs and
sign language dictionaries. This issue was raised by
a deaf activist.

– Tuesday December 28th

As cities in Australia go, Cairns is not too well known.
Yet in this city of 125,000 people, deaf people will be
able to watch movies in captions. It said that the rear
view technology will be the only one in the nation. And Cairns only has around 150-200 deaf individuals!

– Wednesday December 29th

A church for the deaf in Dayton, Ohio was broken into
by a burglar. The total loss of the burglary was
just $4.00!

Yes, the police is looking for the burglar.

– Top News of 2010

http://deafdigest.com/2010topnews/

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A common complaint in USA is that we just cannot fight the
City Hall.

In Manchester, a city in Great Britain, the deaf can fight
the City Hall!

The Manchester City Council has enabled a web site that allows
the deaf to directly reach council staff members.

That means the deaf can complain about pot holes on the roads,
about unfair parking tickets and etc.

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2011 RID National Conference
July 17 – 22, 2011
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://35.182.75.222/2011ridconference/

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RIT’s Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

High school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can express themselves through art and win exciting prizes by entering Rochester Institute of Technology’s fifth annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students.

Ninth through 12th grade students may enter in several categories, including Web design, graphic media, film, 3-D animation, interactive media and photo illustration.

To qualify, students must submit the following by postal mail: an entry form, a 150 – 300 word descriptive essay about their work, and the artwork itself on CD or DVD.

Students may submit up to two entries in two different art categories.

Winners will receive cash prizes at an awards ceremony in the spring and have their winning work exhibited in the Dyer Arts Center on the RIT campus.

The deadline to register is January 15, 2011.

For an entry form or more information, visit http://www.rit.edu/NTID/Arts or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

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SOME BANKS ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
This is a true story; a deaf person went to a bank
and gave the teller a note.
The teller got scared and pressed the “bank robbery”
button to alert the police.
The police came to the bank, looking for the bank
robber. The teller pointed to the deaf person.
It was realized that the deaf person was not a
bank robber but wanted to ask the teller a question
about a banking matter.
Many bank robbers pass notes to the the tellers
demanding money. Not that deaf person!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/falserobbery/

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

A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
A big mystery!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lbj/

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

A TALE OF DEAF FARMERS
DeafDigest editor read the following tale. It is up to you
to believe if this is true or not. Anyway here it goes:

A family has a generation of late-deafened farmers.
The first generation farmer became late deafened because
of a tractor that was without its muffler.

The muffler-less tractor was passed down to second, third
and fourth generation farmers, and they all became late-deafened! They all blamed genes for their late
deafness and never blamed the noisy tractor.

Fact or fiction?

A CI – ADVANTAGE

This week an article, listing the advantages and disadvantages
of CI, surfaced in the media.
Just to doublecheck, DeafDigest editor shared this article with
an administrator of a school for the deaf. The administrator said
it was the most balanced CI article ever written.
The Blue edition will feature the CI advantages. The Gold
edition will feature the CI disadvantages.
Here it goes:

– ability to hear sounds and volume
– ability to understand speech
– helps deal with different hearing losses
– helps deal with auditory neuropathy, meningitis, otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma and an abnormal ear – works with lipreading to follow speech

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CONSULTANTS IN EDUCATIION OF THE DEAF
Consultants, which work on contractual basis, are
everywhere, including Education of the Deaf.
Many consultants know their subject matter and
perform competently. Some consultants know nothing but
are paid to “consult.”
Confessed one former Deaf Education consultant:

I knew nothing about Deaf Education, and I was supposed to
educate Teachers of the Deaf!

When the contract expired, this person went into a
different profession.

A LUCKY CODA
A Coda, with excellent signing skills, was struggling
to make ends meet while jumping from a job to another job.
She had no interest in making interpreting her career, by
the way.
A friend of hers is also a Coda that worked as an interpreter
in the municipal court system. That friend could not make
it for one court interpreting assignment.
Out of desperation the interpreter asked this hard luck
Coda friend if she could sub as an interpreter just for
that court assignment. When the Coda protested that she has
no interpreting experience, “easy” money was dangled.
This hard luck Coda took that assignment, and realized
interpreting was it for her as a lifelong career.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

can your deaf client read lips?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we begin 2011, it is the time of year when many people make New
Year’s resolutions.  For some court reporters, CART providers, and
realtime captioners, their resolutions are to practice their steno
writing so that they can increase their speed and accuracy.

Some people look at captioners as if they were machines.  They might
think that all realtime captioners write the same way.  But that is
not true. 

Writing on a steno machine is a skill that must be developed and
worked at.  You must practice it and stay in shape in the same way
someone must follow an exercise program for their body.

There are dictation drills and finger exercises that increase your
dexterity and speed.  Students who are studying steno must learn to
reduce hesitation and increase their ability to concentrate for long
periods of time. 

Just like people who exercise their body, people practicing on the
steno machine should keep a positive outlook and look to the future
for the goals they want to achieve.  Above all else, they should try
to make it fun and something they enjoy doing, so that they will
stick with their new “exercise program” in the coming year.  

TO BE LATE DEAFENED
On the web this week two opposite stories surfaced regarding
late deafness.
One late deafened person complained on one web posting that he
lost all of his hearing friends and does not know what to do.
Another late deafened person, is a heavy participant
in one of these internet games sites. He told his friends
on the game web site that he has lost his hearing and that
he would not be able to “listen” to audio sounds that is part
of the game strategy.
Much to his surprise, his friends explained to him different
ways to play the game, without the need to listen to these
audio sounds.
As for the first late deafened person, there are organizations
that would help him deal with his deafness. Just hope he avails
himself of these services.

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DEAF POLITICAL AWARENESS

Q. We have a number of deaf elected officials. To get an
idea of who they were, do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

But which election win was the most shocking of them all?

A. The win by Gary Malkowski in 1990 to become the Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario. It is equivalent to becoming
a senator on the Capitol Hill. He served five years before
being defeated in a 1995 election. The other high ranking deaf elected officials either were oralists, or were late-deafened.
Gary used ASL as his primary language, and the Ontario government
hired interpreters to accompany him on his daily rounds.

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introducing a new book

My Yesterdays
In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

A lifestory of a totally deaf educator and advocate about growing up
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– flash – latest announcement on Alaska Wilderness Vacation cruise

“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 is already SOLD OUT
except only for one more left for a non-smoking male to room with another
male.  After the land tour, we offer a separate 7 days cruise from
near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC which still has plentiful rooms
left.

For more details, go to http://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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— WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! —  Prior 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.  One great low price, no extra cost for MDI!  We start from Italy, ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.  For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out www.DeafWorldCruise.com.  New www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com will be added soon for all countries’ key leaders, chaperones, and friends to sign up and support MDI and our cruise’s event.

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The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
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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!

For some reason, it was assumed that young boys are
more liable to lose hearing because of loud noise.

Very little, if any, was mentioned about young girls
being exposed to this same loud noise.

This assumption has changed according to the
recent edition of the Pediatrics Journal.

This article is saying that girls, as well as boys,
do face this same hearing-loss risk.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Maura Mena, who is deaf and is a resident of the Miami area in
Florida, has filed a formal complaint, accusing Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah of not providing her with an interpreter.

The Florida Human Relations Commission is taking up this case to see
if the hospital is a public establishment. If so the hospital would
be guilty of ignoring Mena’s interpreter request.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

21st century is here now! And to help honor the memory
of the 20th century is also to honor the memories of two
special deaf persons.
The first one is The Deaf Person of the Century.
The deaf person who did so much (way above the call
of duty) to improve the lot of the average deaf person
is – Frederick C. Schreiber.
Appropriately, the DEAFDIGEST names Fred as the
Person of the Century and dedicates this edition to him.
The second one is John Ringle. He passed away on
December 24th at the age of 95 in Jeffersonville, IN.
Ringle was known as the Deaf Red Grange in football.
He played for Gallaudet in the 1928-1930 seasons and
has left an imprint as a football legend. Carrying the
ball, he was so elusive in the open field and was also
so strong that it took a gang of tacklers to bring
him down. He led Gallaudet to a 6-1-1 record in 1930,
one of the best seasons in Gallaudet history.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A headhunter is in the picture with respect to the search for the next Gallaudet president. Headhunter Dr. Patricia T. [Tobie] van der Vorm, of the Academic Search Consultation Service, has been hired for this specific
task.
It is assumed that van der Vorm is aware of our need
for the next president to be deaf or hard of hearing.
And what if this headhunter still somehow recommends a
Zinser?

(editor’s note: Gallaudet since then has been admirably served by two deaf presidents – Bob Davila and now Alan Hurwitz)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Tamon Hiroshi is a deaf attorney in Japan. He said he is the
first deaf person in Japan to become an attorney.

Anyway. he said that 80 percent of cases he has handled on
behalf of the deaf since he started his practice in 1998
are for crimes against the deaf!

Such crimes are financial scams and pyramid sales.

Very sad!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

many years ago as a kid, DeafDigest editor played basketball
for a hearing youth league team.

The hearing coach said:
you are to guard Dressler

You thought the coach said:
you are to guard Strassler

Not quite understanding the coach, he pointed to Dressler’s
jersey number and said “just guard him”

You are puzzled until you later realize there was an opponent
by the last name of Dressler!

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

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DeafBook of the Week

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

by Carson McCullers

Bantam Books

first printing, 1940

life of a deaf man in a small Southern town, surrounded
by hearing friends, all with issues of their own

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
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0211 IRC42856

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education
Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2011

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach American Sign Language to students in variety of programs at
NTID and RIT (Bachelor degree program in ASL/English Interpretation,
College of Liberal Arts, ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies, Faculty/Staff
Sign Language Education Program, Master of Science in Secondary
Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, etc.)
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for American Sign Language courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of ASL instruction
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/172097
Search for IRC42856.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 1,
2011 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

EOE

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position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC42875
Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education
Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Late August 2011

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/172105
Search for IRC42875. Applications should include cover letter
detailing your technical, teaching and scholarship qualifications and
achievements; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of
three references.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 1,
2011 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

EOE

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Classroom Teacher, Walden School
Classroom Teacher
Child Care Worker – Day and Residential Wraparound Family Partner (Part-Time)
Overnight Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Educational Audiologist

For all of above positions, for descriptions & application procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/tlcjobs/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Director, Public Safety
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

for descriptions & application
procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/publicsafety/

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