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DeafDigest – 28 February 2011

DeafDigest Gold – February 27, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafgambling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/roosevelt/

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

(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_DDG022711

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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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the interruptions that come from using instant messaging
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper listed Boeing Canada Operations Ltd, of Winnipeg, as one
of the best diversity employers. It said that Boeing
hosted team focus group meetings with deaf employees
to understand the barriers they face in the workplace.

Andrea Sonnier won the Miss Capital City Pageant,
and her next step is the Miss Louisiana Pageant.
She is deaf and attends classes at Louisiana
State University. If she wins the state pageant,
then Miss America 2011 is the next step. She
has plans – to attend Gallaudet graduate school
and then a medical school.

– Very Hot News

We have deaf black women that are successful; a group
of deaf black women of Houston, Texas, gave a talk
at a panel that took place this week. The list includes
these women – Shirley Allen, Mary van Manen, Mary Perrodin, Rebbie Smith and Michelle Martin. Allen became the first
deaf black woman to earn a doctorate; Van Manen became the
first to graduate from a college in Mississippi; Perrodin
works with the deaf at a local high school and is going
for her second masters; Smith is a career employee at a federal agency; Martin leads a deaf religious group.

– Thursday February 24th

Jacob Ireri, a Gallaudet senior from Kenya, is one of the
eight finalists in the Philips Livable Cities Award competition.
He beat out 450 applicants from 29 nations just to make the
list of finalists. This contest, sponsored by Royal Philips Electronics, solicits ideas to improve the standard of
living of people that live in the cities.

– Friday February 25th

It was learned that the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre
building in Christchurch was damaged during the
earthquake earlier in the week

– Saturday February 26th

Regarding the 4201 group of schools in New York that are being
threatened by budget cuts, the Wall Street Journal pointed out:

There are no high-priced TV ad campaigns or legions of lobbyists to fight for about 1100 children who attend special schools for the deaf

This is correct and that effective lobbyists and effective
TV ads mean one thing – lot of money, which is what these
schools do not have, even if they all chip in for these
necessary funds.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

ACCESS News is a new program on Austin (Texas) PBS station
that will be aired once a month. It hopes to help the deaf of
Austin understand better what is going on in the world, as well
as to help the hearing understand the deaf better. This venture
was made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Community Information Challenge.

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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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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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To receive a copy of our WCI catalog, email mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
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REALLY DEAF OR FAKING DEAFNESS?
There are a few Codas that sign very smooth ASL,
and tell people they are deaf.
But many deaf people think they are hearing and
try to fool us as being deaf.
Why? Always a mystery.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/

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

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TDI Conference Call for Presentation Proposals

19th Biennial TDI International Conference, June 2
– June 4, 2011, in Austin, Texas.

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/tdicall/

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THE CONFUSED WAITERS
It is not an easy job being a waiter at a busy
restaurant. Waiters are responsible for their own
tables. They are always looking at the tables to
see if patrons ask them for gestures – such
as more water, refill the drink, need fork,
want to pay check, etc.
When they serve ASL patrons, then their signs
could be confusing. Sometimes the waiter would
come to them thinking a deaf person asked him
for something.
From time to time DeafDigest editor, signing
in ASL, would have waiters come to him, thinking
he wanted something.
Can be confusing!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

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

THE 2012 FEDERAL BUDGET AND THE DISABLED
Where do we, the deaf, fit in with the proposed
2012 budget as submitted by President Obama.
Do take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/disabilityfactsheet/

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A CI AND A DEAF CAT
Why do deaf people observe things better with their
eyes as compared to hearing people?
A deaf cat may provide the answer! A team of
researchers at University of Western Ontario have
researched the cats to see how these felines observe
stuff.
These researchers are saying that learning how
cats observe may help adults with CI later on.

AT THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
The Peabody Essex Museum is located in Salem,
Massachusetts.
Currently this museum features pieces of art by
Hendrick Avercamp, a Dutch artist of the seventeenth
century.
This artist is deaf and his works have been posthumously
acclaimed everywhere.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

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:

Olathe Club of the Deaf (Olathe, Kansas)

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/olathe/

DEAFNESS AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE
A newspaper story was headlined:

Hearing loss “impacts life quality”

Does it? Or does it not? Depends. If we
adapt very well to our deafness and have jobs,
homes, money, social life, then quality of life should be fine.
If we have problems dealing with deafness
and it impacts on jobs, homes, money, social
life, then quality of life may be in question.
Keep in mind, there are many, many hearing
people that do not have a good quality of life.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

with a hearing aid, people don’t come to talk to me

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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?

he was born with inferior hearing

An unfortunate choice of words, very politically
incorrect. The writer should have wrote something
better like –

he was born deaf

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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!

Two-for-one anti-deafness pills?

Yes, Washington University School of Medicine
researchers are saying. While each pill stands
well on its own, combining two pills would
be the way to go, they are claiming.

This announcement was made in a recent school
press release.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Having trouble writing checks?  Can’t see lines anymore? 

Yes that’s me!  I cannot see fine thin lines to fill in the blanks on my checkbook!

When I went to the bank to create a new checking account for
my storytelling business, I asked if they made large print checks.   The answer was YES!

Later,  I received my new large print checkbooks in the mail.

They were awesome:  large, bold print and great contrast.

When I write check, I feel like I am giving away prizes from
Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!

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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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is the Inuit Sign Language (ISL) of interest to people
in the legal field?

A. Because this language may possibly not be as sophisticated
as compared with other complex sign languages. And that it is
hard to translate some legal questions into ISL. And also
such words like “choice” does not have a ISL translation!

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 either Russia or Ukraine would definitely host the
2012 Winter Deaflympics to give the disappointed participants a second chance to compete.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1977 – as encouraged and pushed by the National
Center for Law and the Deaf, eight deaf and hard of
hearing individuals enrolled in law schools. DeafDigest
believes that out of the group of 8, only one is still
in the law profession.

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Deaf and the Money:

1,700,000 Euros

supposedly embezzled by Jaromír Ruda that was earmarked for
the now-cancelled Winter Deafympics. Rudy has since then been
arrested by the Slovakia police.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

80 percent of deaf/hard of hearing live in third world nations

278 million deaf and hard of hearing people all over the world

as cited by the World Health Organization

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/wrongwaysigning/

Permission granted by ASL Rose ( http://www.aslrose.com/aslroseintro.php )
to use content, as edited, for use in DeafDigest

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Deaf Sports pictures

Fremont girls’ basketball team
http://deafdigest.com/fremontgirls/

Rhode Island girls’ Iron Women team (just 5 players)
http://deafdigest.com/ironwomen/

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

School Educator IV – 03/02/2011 – deadline
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4420

Residential Life Trainer (2 positions)
03/09/2011 – deadline
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

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Job Announcement
Executive Assistant
DCARA
San Leandro, CA

visit on:
http://deafdigest.com/exasst/

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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/case/

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position opening
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri

Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences

General Description
The ASL & Interpreting Program at William Woods University invites applications for a full-time, nine- month, tenure-track, assistant professor position for the fall of 2011.  The successful candidate will be one of three full-time faculty members along with several adjuncts and lab tutors.  We are seeking individuals who are committed to building one of the nation’s leading Interpreting programs. People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:
– Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Culture courses to students in the ASL Studies and/or Interpreting majors.
– Collaborate in curriculum design and materials development for American Sign Language courses and Lab.
– Participate in ongoing assessment of ASL courses.
– Coordinate staff and students in the ASL & Interpreting Lab.
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including advising students, committee work, collaboration, collegiality, teamwork, community and campus service, and scholarly activities.

Requirements:
– Master’s degree in a discipline related to the field of ASL instruction is required.  Doctoral degree or ABD in a related field is preferred.  (Examples of related fields are ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Education, Deaf Education, Teaching Interpreting, etc.)
-Demonstrated teaching excellence with experience in the post-secondary setting
– Willingness to work on ASL curriculum development.
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association Certification.
– Knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.
– Demonstrated Native proficiency in ASL.
– Expertise in ASL and Deaf Culture.

Details:
– Rank and Salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience
– Position begins August 2011

Finalists will be selected based upon their relevant experience, demonstrated teaching excellence, scholarly activities, ability to work with diverse populations, demonstrated history of collaboration, and use of technology in the classroom. Review of applications will begin on April 1 and continue until position is filled.

About the University:
William Woods University is located in Fulton, Missouri, the home of the Missouri School for the Deaf.  It is situated a few miles between Columbia and the state capitol, Jefferson City.  The area is known for offering both city and country lifestyles.  The Deaf population is above average per capita due to the school for the Deaf and the state jobs in Jefferson City.  William Woods has a picturesque campus, excellent leadership, and a large Equestrian program.

Send letter of interest, curriculum vita and three professional references to:

Human Resource Office
REF: Assistant Professor American Sign Language and Interpreting Program
William Woods University
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251

Contact: mailto:Kathy.Groves @williamwoods.edu

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position open announcement Position:  Instructor, American Sign Language
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC

for position description and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/piedmont/

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notice of vacancy

District Wide Special Education Teacher
for students with moderate to severe disabilities including
visual and hearing impairments

Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/nashua/

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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/nysdhr/

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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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/newjerseysupt/

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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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/ntiddesign/

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deadline is ASAP

IT Specialist employment opening
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/

scroll down to the last article in the 2/23 midweek news

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate (32 hours/week) – Los Angeles
*  Program Assistant (temporary) – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  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 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,
visit:

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.

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

Office of Policy and External Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People Scotland
has complained that the deaf people are being
underserved at audiology departments, lacking the support they deserve. And even worse, members of the audiological do not deal well with the deaf patients.

Interpreting at the annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science has become
a challenge for interpreter Maureen Wagner. These
sessions are heavy with terminology in science that
every day interpreters do not sign for these words.
Interpreters, not only must get advance copies of
the speeches and then to discuss with the deaf
participants their preferred signs and their preferred
sign language.

– Very Hot News

Regal Cinemas said they will provide captions. Just
that the wording of their announcement seems to be
tentative and vague – that captions will come when the theaters go digital, and at theaters that have already shown captions. One of the Regal corporate officers has a deaf child – and possibly this was the motive. Regal said captions will begin in Seattle and then roll out eventually to the rest of the nation.
DeafDigest will wait and see if captions are at
all Regal theaters and not at selected Regal
theaters.

– Sunday February 20th

Ketsirin Wuttiwong, a deaf woman, upset about the government
not treating her for her deafness, got up on the stage
and interrupted the speech given by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. She was led off the stage by security personnel, but not before she displayed the printed sign for the audience to
observe. The prime minister thought the interruption was
staged until the police told him it was not that so.

– Monday February 21st

The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference 2011
began its sessions at Atlanta. Next year it will be in
St Louis – and already, the anti-oral factions in the area
are working on making their presence known. One of the plenary
speakers was Howard Rosenblum, the next NAD CEO, come April 1st.

– Tuesday February 22nd

Aaron Kubey, director, National Theatre of the Deaf, will be
leaving his position on June 30th, citing the need to
pursue new endeavors.

– Wednesday February 23rd

A debate is going on in Great Britain over the
Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Some are saying
DLA is a means of income for the disabled, the
deaf included. Others are arguing that DLA should
be used to allow the deaf people to find jobs.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Every once in a while, a deaf person, not knowing sign
language or being able to communicate in any way possible,
is arrested by the police. And this individual struggles,
trying to understand the proceedings in the courtroom.
There is one going on in Iqaluit, located in the remote,
Arctic section of Canada. This deaf man, of Inuit background,
knows very little Inuit Sign Language, not enough for him
to follow the interpreter’s signs. While he has pleaded guilty
of a crime, did he really understand his wrongful doings,
and the consequences of him pleading guilty.

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WORLD’S WORST DEAF MESS
What was the World’s Worst Deaf Mess? It is the
cancellation of the Winter Deaflympics, at the
very last minute.
Whose fault it is? Jaromir Ruda, the chief
organizer of the Winter Deaflympics, said the
Slovakian government promised to help with
money.
But the Slovakian government said they never
promised to help with the money.
There will be many lawsuits, that will keep
the courts and lawyers very busy.
It is the World’s Worst Deaf Mess that has
hurt all of us everywhere in the world.
Hope we will see smooth operations in our
future Summer Deaflympics and Winter Deaflympics.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafmess/

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

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Gallaudet University Hosts 2011 Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011academicbowl/

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DEAF BUSINESSES AND HEARING BUSINESSES
What is the difference between big Deaf Business
and Big Hearing Business?
Big hearing businesses such as IBM, Microsoft,
Ford, etc – have stocks that are bought and sold
every day. We can look up their financial statements
and find out if these businesses make money or not.
It is very different with Deaf Business. These are
private. Their financial statements are a secret. The
only one that knows is the IRS!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafbusiness/

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

A COMMENT ON A WEB SITE
Someone made this comment after reading a feel-good
newspaper story about a deaf person. It went like this:

This is a great achievement by the deaf in this harsh
hearing world

Harsh? Well, the world is also harsh for many hearing
people all over the world. The deaf is not the only
one subject to this harsh world.

A SUCCESSFUL DEAF PERSON WE NEVER KNEW ABOUT
Mention the name C. Earl Tingstrom, Jr, and we will all
show stares in our faces. He passed away recently at the age of 81.
Earl, who was deaf, owned Sherman Laboratories
in Baltimore, which performed medical lab services for
medical clinics in the city-wide area.
After he sold is business and retired, he became an
avid boater and then joined an organization which
advocated boating safety on all waters.
He did not sign and relied on lipreading to get by.

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RESPONSE FROM MARK DOLLEY
Mark Dolley, the new CEO of the Deaflympics group, that
oversees Deaflympics and World Deaf Championship events,
sent email to DeafDigest editor.
In the email are the following contents:

his vitae and background at:
http://deafdigest.com/icsd1/

his photo at:
http://deafdigest.com/icsd2-2/

crossing the finish line at Lausanne at:
http://deafdigest.com/icsd3/

Questions remain – is he hard of hearing and does he know
sign language? It wasn’t addressed in the email.
At any rate, DeafDigest told Mark there are two goals:

1. to help struggling nations with their funding issues for participation in Deaflympics

2. to ward off strong challenges from the Paralympic group
for us to affiliate with them.

Oh, another thing – he was born in Baltimore!

DON’T PHYSICALLY CHALLENGE SUSY EVANS
Susy Evans works for the Dyfed-Powys Police Department
in Wales. When not busy at her job, she is into karate. In a long career in karate, she has won black belts, gold medals in national and international events, and has taught many classes in this sport. The Queen has given her honors.
She is deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked:

who do you work for?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing we should always keep in mind in reading through
captioning errors is that when a mistake happens, sometimes
the correct word will not look at all like what actually
appeared on the screen.

The main reason for this is because captioners are writing
primarily phonetically and not how a word is spelled.  For
instance, the word “beau” is pronounced “bo,” but there is
no “o” in it.  The word “beauty” is pronounced with a “u”
sound, but the “u” is the third vowel in the word.

A couple examples of this would be:

– The builder wanted to put laundry shoots in his homes.
– He said the meat would no longer be pervade.

These should be:

– The builder wanted to put laundry chutes in his homes.
– He said the meat would no longer be purveyed.

A PERSPECTIVE AND A PERSPECTIVE
A sentence on a web posting read like this:

Hearing people tend to think deaf people think differently than hearing people, and that’s not entirely true

Well, there is a Deaf Perspective and a Hearing Perspective.
Deaf people see to develop their own perspective. Hearing people
hear to develop their own perspective.
And to complicate things, there is also a Hard of Hearing
Perspective!

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updated every Monday

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HOTELS’ ADA RULE OF THUMB

Not just TV and telephone devices, but are the hotels aware
of signalers and display captions that deaf patrons need?

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updated posting, as of February 20, 2010

Latest Update on Princess’ Alaska Wilderness Vacation Cruise – One bed left and many more as the purchase deadline is nearly over.  If you are interested in this, do hurry and make your reservation now!

One bed left – Cruisetour ‘Q’ Connoisseur for 15 nights:  May 27 – June 11, 2011 starting with great 8 days of land tour from Fairbanks, AK then 7 cruising days arriving Vancouver, B.C.  It is already SOLD OUT except a remaining bed is still available for a non-smoking male to room with another male.  Deadline: March 1

Many more – For a separate 7 days cruise aboard Diamond Princess ship from near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC which still has plentiful rooms left, but the purchase deadline is approaching fast.  Book today with Deadline: March 10!

For more details, go to http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska for this and exciting post cruise tour between Vancouver and Seattle.

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

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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 rate for Interior room was starting at $809 now only $699 per person for this 7-days Eastern Caribbean trip!  Other reduction goes for all other rooms as they now offer: $849 per person for Balcony room, $1,099 per person for Mini Suite room, and $2,999 per person for Suite room!!!  The rate may go up as we do not know when, so do make your claim at this rate now.  Check us out at http://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 and other guests!  All women will have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One great low cruise price including FREE watching MDI’s pageantry contest! We start from Italy, ends at Greece plus 5 other countries in between. For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out http://www.DeafWorldCruise.com

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For any question, please contact mailto:sales@deafcruise.com or VP 866-922-3090.  New owner will be coming soon, especially whenever you see a new Deaf Cruise web design, it means it officially starts on this day and onward with a new mailing address, VP number and so on.  Please still proceed with this current business as usual with this same contact information until we announce the complete transition.  Thank you.

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(updated posting)

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Are we having a Deaf House on ADA books? The revised ADA
regs include 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, which
means Deaf House!

What is a Deaf House?

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

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The Deaf and the Law:

Should we, the deaf, be concerned that there are
many courts in USA without judges sitting on them?
Yes, according to Disability Rights activists.
For one reason or other, there are over 100
judicial vacancies. Each Obama appointee encounters
fierce congressional opposition – leaving these
seats fully vacant.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Supreme Court has voted 5-4 not to allow the Congress to
have the authority to allow state employees to file ADA-related
employment claims.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Vote buying at its best, or worst, in Florida? The
Florida Citizens For Term Limits has offered free hearing
aids, no questions, asked, for state legislators that have
voted to extend term limits.
Two legislators turned down the offer; 125 other
legislators took up on this offer of these free hearing
aids.
Even when these legislators do not need hearing aids
they still accepted these freebies. This is troubling because
there are thousands of needy Florida residents that cannot
afford hearing aids.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that many hearing people fake “fully understanding”
what the deaf person is trying to say even when they do not
understand a single word? They try to get away with it my
nodding their head all the time along!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

from a DeafDigest Subscriber –

My mother was telling me the name of my insurance adjuster

—- Sailors

Then I got a letter in the mail from him;

his last name is Saylors

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Rethinking The Education of Deaf Students

Sue Livingston

Heinemann Press

1997

heavy reading for those into Deaf Education

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related books 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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Exciting JSSA Career Opening!
Clinical Social Worker JSSA
Fallsgrove/Rockville, MD location

JSSA, a fast growing community based non-profit/nonsectarian organization serving the Greater Washington, D.C. area, has an immediate opening in our Fallsgrove/Rockville, MD location.

Hourly – Clinical Social Worker or Clinical Professional Counselor is needed to provide individual, family and group therapy and case management with children, adolescents, and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing. LCSW-C or LCPC and strong ASL (American Sign Language) skills required. Some evening hours necessary.

Hourly position offers clinical supervision by master clinicians; free in-service continuing education training throughout the year, and exciting opportunities for professional growth. Competitive Salary.

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Visit our website at http://www.jssa.org for more information.

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position opening
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #1102009
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 03/11/2011

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/jobs

For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Instructs student in American Sign Language and Interpreting courses. Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population, including interactive video technology, online format and other uses of technology. Responsibilities include advising students, maintaining office hours, serving on program and College committees, maintaining professional competence, and participating in professional development activities.

Qualifications:
Required: minimum of 3 years non-teaching work experience in a Deaf/ ASL related field. Preferred: Minimum of 3 years experience teaching interpretation theory and skill, upper ASL course work or ASL studies course work in a post secondary setting. Minimum of 6 years of interpreting experience. Demonstrated ability to teach interpreting, upper level ASL courses or ASL studies courses effectively at a post secondary level. Administrative experience in a post secondary setting.

Education: Candidates must have  Associate’s degree or above in Interpreting, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, or related degree (with appropriate coursework).

Preferred: Master’s degree or above in Interpreting, American Sign Language; or Master’s degree or above and 18 hours in Interpreting, American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, and/or ASL linguistics-related coursework.

AA/EOE

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position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program
position at Columbus, GA

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor needed in Georgia! 

Working with the Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness South Unit to support our Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind clients.

Please follow the URL to formally apply:

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082347&entry_timestamp=2011-02-10-17.42.14.116529

Deadline to apply is: March 25, 2011

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Colorado Springs, CO

for position descriptions and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/csdb/

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Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

for position descriptions and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/csun1/

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Faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

for position descriptions and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/csun2/

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position opening
Chief Advancement Officer
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcadvancement/

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deadline is ASAP

IT Specialist employment opening
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/

scroll down to the last article in the 2/23 midweek news

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate (32 hours/week) – Los Angeles
*  Program Assistant (temporary) – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  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 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 – 23 February 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 23, 2011

– Midwives learning sign language

Hearing women attending classes at De Montfort University
(England) traing for careers at midwives, are learning
sign language. The university spokesperson said that midwives
are accountable under the new Equality Act that requires
them to offer best and nondiscriminatory care to patients,
including deaf patients.

– Jennifer Beals telling Marlee Matlin

Famous hearing actress Jennifer Beals will not compete in
‘Dancing With the Stars’ TV series. She was surprised that
Marlee Matlin was able to compete because of deafness.

She told Marlee:
You don’t know how lucky you are you can’t hear this. The
noise level is so intense and people’s excitement level is
so intense, I could never do it.

Marlee finished 6th place last time.

– a warning for deaf smokers

Smokers, both deaf and hearing, know about these warnings –
lung cancer, heart problems, stroke, etc. But would deaf
smokers stop smoking if it may lead to blindness?

This was the warning issued by Iyaad Hasan, director of the
Tobacco Treatment Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

– a funny video of a hearing patron entering an all-deaf fast
food eatery

http://science.discovery.com/videos/an-idiot-abroad-deaf-kfc.html

– The mystery involving two individuals with the Deaflympics group

According to sources, Mark Dolley, the new Deaflympics group CEO,
is hard of hearing, and is an American citizen. He, however, has
been living in London. He is well known in the hearing International
Olympic Committee circles but is a stranger in the Deaflympics circles.
And, he does not use sign language.

And of Jaromir Ruda, the Slovakian who wrecked the Winter Deaflympics,
forcing the cancellation, he signs fluently, but no one knows if he
is hearing or is hard of hearing. And he is said to be one of the
wealthiest individuals in Eastern Europe. He was recently arrested
by Slovakian police.

Ah, the mystery continues.

– IT Specialist employment opening; deadline is ASAP

IT SPECIALIST
Iowa School for the Deaf is seeking to fill the position of
system administrator for its multiple server and workstation
network.  This position is responsible for all aspects of IT
needs on campus.  BA in MIS, IT, Educational Media, Computer
Science or related field, two years information technology
experience plus a knowledge of Windows platform is required.
See ‘Employment’ link on website: www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org
for more info.  Apply to: Iowa School for the Deaf, 3501
Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 or by fax:
712-366-3218.  AA/EOE

DeafDigest – 20 February 2011

DeafDigest Gold – February 20, 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/unitednations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/foreignlanguages/

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

(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_DDG022011

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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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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
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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?

Possibly for the benefit of some Deaf-blind people
is the artificial retina. A story in a British
newspaper was written up regarding the artificial
retina. The European Union is studying it to see if
it would be allowed to be marketed on the continent.
It works with a tiny video camera and transmitter
and wireless computer hidden in a pair of eyeglasses.
It may work with some Deaf-blind but not all of them.

Julie Rems-Smario, the director of DeafHope, a program
in Oakland, CA which provides services for abused
deaf women, has been inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame. She founded DeafHope in 2003
but her career on behalf of deaf women started in
1990. DeafHope currently serves the adjoining counties
in the Bay Area.

– Very Hot News

This just in – Jaromir Ruda, the chairperson of the cancelled
Winter Deaflympics, has been arrested by the Slovakian police
just as when he was trying to cross the border that separated
Hungary from Slovakia. More details are forthcoming

– Very Hot News

Who is Mark Dolley? The Deaflympics governing body has hired
Mark Dolley to be the CEO. He replaces Tiffany Granfors, who will
be moving on to new position outside of deafsports field.

A google search on Dolley’s background provided scant information,
except that he was employed by the International Olympic
Committee (IOC). He was recommended by a sports headhunting firm
for the top position with the Deaflympics group.

Is he good for us or bad for us? DeafDigest assumes he
is not deaf. Well, with his IOC connections, perhaps he could
find ways to get funding. IOC is filthy rich, but notorious for
not sharing its wealth with the Deaflympics.

The bad? Who knows – he may just gently steer or nudge us
towards the Paralympics group, which is what we do not want.
Because of its visible affiliation with the IOC, the Paralympics
group is, by far, much stronger than the Deaflympics group.

And as a side effect, we, the Americans, have lost our vital
pipeline to the Deaflympics group. Jerald Jordan, for so many
years, and then Donalda Ammons and then Tiffany Granfors, were
Americans, and they’ve always had our interests so dear to their
hearts while working for the Deaflympics group. Not any more
because Dolley is a Briton.

We will just wait and see.

– Thursday February 17th

Officials in Zimbabwe did something great that we will
never find in USA! The Miss Deaf Zimbabwe pageant winner
will become Miss Tourism Deaf, and become ambassadors
of their nation. Could we imagine that Miss Deaf America
would represent USA Tourism Board and become Miss USA
Tourism Deaf? No way!

– Friday February 18th

Rick Macomber, the professional standardbred
driver, who is deaf, reached a career landmark,
winning his 2,000th win.

Story is posted on:
http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=41183&z=1

If you do not know what standardbred racing is, the
picture in the story is worth a thousand words

He is the only Gallaudet graduate with a career as a
professional athlete

– Saturday February 19th

Will we have Winter Deaflympics in 2012 to replace the
cancelled events at Slovakia? There is talk that
Russia and Ukraine both have shown interest in hosting
the Deaflympics even on one year’s notice!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Do late-deafened adults risk Alzheimer’s disease and
dementia? This is what Dr. Luigi Ferrucci is suggesting.
He directs the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging and
his paper was published in the latest edition of the
Archives of Neurology.

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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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It’s a sweet deal during the month of February with 25% off
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It features built-in, 24-character printer, direct connect to
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To find out more call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:

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To receive a copy of our WCI catalog, email mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
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We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

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KICKING OUT THE DEAF GAMBLERS
Many Americans love to gamble. Many deaf people also
love to gamble. There are many deaf poker tournaments
everywhere.
For many years the annual national deaf basketball
tournament, run by American Athletic Association
of the Deaf (AAAD) attracted well known deaf
gamblers. They liked to place bets on their favorite
deaf teams.
Not any more. The AAAD is also no more, replaced
by USA Deaf Basketball Association (USADB). And the
USADB officers are strict. Anyone caught gambling
on tournament games will be kicked out of the gym!

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

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

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AG Bell 2011 College Scholarship Programs Now Open

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/agbellscholarship/

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A DEAF GROUP WANTED TO FIGHT IN WORLD WAR I

During the World War I (1917-1918), past President
Theodore Roosevelt, thought the deaf can fight in the
war.
He wanted to form again a group called the Rough Riders.
This past group fought in the Spanish-American War
(1898). He asked for deaf volunteers to join the new
Rough Riders.
Many deaf volunteers signed up for the new Rough
Riders group, and were ready to fight in World
War I.
President Woodrow Wilson turned down Roosevelt’s
idea!

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

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

FOR DEAF LOVERS OF WINE
There is a newsletter for those that enjoy wine.
It is at:

http://deafwalrus.com/newsletter/deaf-grapevine-2011-01.htm

ANOTHER LOU FERRIGNO TALE
As many of us know, Lou Ferrigno is deaf and was a champion
body builder, in addition to having some acting roles on TV,
especially the Hulk.
Why did he retire from body building while he was in his
prime and could have continued winning championships for the
next 10-15 years?
Because he was tempted to try acting as a new career. He said:

I had a lot of fun doing the Hulk series because it gave me the chance to meet a lot of people.

THE INTERPRETER’S MINIMUM CHARGES
In USA, interpreters normally charge a minimum of two
hours. This is the standard billing procedure among
interpreting agencies.
In Great Britain, it is three hours minimum charge!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

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:

Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin, Texas)

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/austin/

DEAF PRISONERS IN CANADA
A prison is a dreary place to live, no matter if the
inmate is deaf or hearing.
We have heard of tales of deaf prisoners complaining about
lack of accommodations for them (interpreters, captions, etc)
in American prisons.
It pretty much is the same with prisons in Canada. A story
ran in one of the newspapers about the deaf Canadian prisoners.
Jim Roots, executive director of the Canadian Association of the Deaf, said:

Corrections try to accommodate special needs of deaf offenders, but a lack of dedicated resources means they are frequently
shut out

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

at the factory where I work, my hearing aid is a hazard

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

this hearing man complies with Deaf Culture

what about this –

this hearing man respects Deaf Culture

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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.

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
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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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 hosting an open meeting on March 3rd which
would address communication needs of deaf and deafened
Native Americans. According to Gregory Hlibok, Disability
Rights office chief, this is a first!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I understand that there may be continuing
deregulation of the telecommunications industry.
Would this impact on relay services for the deaf?

A. No, thanks to the ADA.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that the hosts of Slovakia would have made Deaflympics venues
ready for competition and that the event would have never been
cancelled to begin with

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1575 – the first mention of sign language in England
was duly noted in a published book

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Deaf and the Money:

The organizers of the cancelled Winter Deaflympics are
already being besieged with refunds from angry fans,
angry athletes and angry nations.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

In Northern Ireland

5,000 –  estimated number of deaf people

14 – number of qualified sign language interpreters;
less than half are qualified in the courts

2 – sign languages being used – Irish Sign Language
and British Sign Language

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/bellversusedison/

comparing the accomplishments of Thomas A Edison,
the world’s greatest inventor, who was deaf  and
Alexander Graham Bell, who was not deaf but was
very interested in the deaf

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

for more information, click on:
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position opening
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri

Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences

General Description
The ASL & Interpreting Program at William Woods University invites applications for a full-time, nine- month, tenure-track, assistant professor position for the fall of 2011.  The successful candidate will be one of three full-time faculty members along with several adjuncts and lab tutors.  We are seeking individuals who are committed to building one of the nation’s leading Interpreting programs. People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:
– Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Culture courses to students in the ASL Studies and/or Interpreting majors.
– Collaborate in curriculum design and materials development for American Sign Language courses and Lab.
– Participate in ongoing assessment of ASL courses.
– Coordinate staff and students in the ASL & Interpreting Lab.
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including advising students, committee work, collaboration, collegiality, teamwork, community and campus service, and scholarly activities.

Requirements:
– Master’s degree in a discipline related to the field of ASL instruction is required.  Doctoral degree or ABD in a related field is preferred.  (Examples of related fields are ASL Linguistics, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Education, Deaf Education, Teaching Interpreting, etc.)
-Demonstrated teaching excellence with experience in the post-secondary setting
– Willingness to work on ASL curriculum development.
– American Sign Language Teacher’s Association Certification.
– Knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of second language teaching/learning and adult learners.
– Demonstrated Native proficiency in ASL.
– Expertise in ASL and Deaf Culture.

Details:
– Rank and Salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience
– Position begins August 2011

Finalists will be selected based upon their relevant experience, demonstrated teaching excellence, scholarly activities, ability to work with diverse populations, demonstrated history of collaboration, and use of technology in the classroom. Review of applications will begin on April 1 and continue until position is filled.

About the University:
William Woods University is located in Fulton, Missouri, the home of the Missouri School for the Deaf.  It is situated a few miles between Columbia and the state capitol, Jefferson City.  The area is known for offering both city and country lifestyles.  The Deaf population is above average per capita due to the school for the Deaf and the state jobs in Jefferson City.  William Woods has a picturesque campus, excellent leadership, and a large Equestrian program.

Send letter of interest, curriculum vita and three professional references to:

Human Resource Office
REF: Assistant Professor American Sign Language and Interpreting Program
William Woods University
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251

Contact: mailto:Kathy.Groves @williamwoods.edu

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03/02/2011 – deadline

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

School Educator IV
02/16/2011 – closing date
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4420

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

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position open announcement Position:  Instructor, American Sign Language
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC

Proposed Hire Date:  August 15, 2011

For First Consideration, Applications Must Be Received By:    March 18, 2011

Brief Description of Position:  The primary purpose of an American Sign Language (ASL) instructor is to provide quality instruction for the students of Western Piedmont Community College in the area of American Sign Language (levels I, II, III, IV as well as ASL fingerspelling and numbers). Courses may be offered in class and online.  In addition to classroom instruction responsibilities, the ASL Instructor must be willing to pursue professional development and training as well as participate in campus activities that improve the lives and promote growth in the local community.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.    Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in ASL required.
2.    Master’s Degree in ASL, Sign Language Linguistics or Deaf Studies preferred.
3.    Minimum of two years teaching experience in an installation of higher education strongly preferred.
4.    National American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification strongly preferred.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online at http://www.wpcc.edu

For More Information Contact: Ms. Anita Berry
Human Resources Assistant
Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655

(828) 448-3127

EOE/M/F/D/V

Western Piedmont Community College, an EOE, values and encourages campus diversity in students, faculty, and staff.

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notice of vacancy

District Wide Special Education Teacher
for students with moderate to severe disabilities including
visual and hearing impairments

Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/nashua/

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

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/nysdhr/

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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

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/newjerseysupt/

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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

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntiddesign/

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

for more information, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetadvisor/

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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

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 Blue - February 20, 2011

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"Express yourself" as part of Sorenson Communications second annual 
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of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain 
representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
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The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Robert B Peterson,
a real talented artist, who departed us. He briefly attended
Gallaudet before making his own name in the world of art.
His works can be viewed at:

http://www.valleyhouse.com/index.asp?main=bio.asp?artistid=26



DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Barbara Boyd,
who departed us. She was a long time educator at CSUN,
and only retired this past December. Said an acquaintance:

She was a teacher, friend, mom and mentor to many of us. She 
truly loved CSUN and her students

An acquaintance said:
Her death is all over the California scene as well as on
the Facebook with a lot of reflections





DeafDigest editor is not sure but both Peterson and Boyd
may have possibly been students at Gallaudet for a short time
during the early part of the sixties.
 



- What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

There are seven deaf students at Western Kentucky
University. All of them rely on CART to keep up
with the classroom sessions. After the classes,
the captioners would "clean up" the captioning
material and then email the transcript to these
deaf students. This university is said to have
the largest captioning program among the other
universities in the state.


Martha Harris, not deaf, had been serving on the
board of Ohio School for the Deaf for two years,
and had two years to go on a 4-year term. She came 
to the next board meeting only to be told she was 
no longer on the board. As a result, she has filed
a lawsuit. The state said her seat was "open"
because the past governor did not fill out the
necessary paperwork for the Ohio Senate Clerk
to have it confirmed! And while she was attending
meetings for two years, she was considered to be
an unofficial member. But no one told her that.




- Very Hot News

Gallaudet is dropping 17 programs while restructuring the
offerings to its students. It was stressed that no faculty
member would lose their jobs. The 17 dropped majors are at:

http://www.gallaudet.edu/documents/BOT/BOT_PPTF_Resolution_February_2011.pdf



- Sunday February 13th

In 2008, Roy E. Miller retired as director of the Missouri 
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Some retirements
are permanent; some are temporary. At any rate, he has come
back, albeit temporarily to serve in this same position - at
least until the agency hires a permanent director.




- Monday February 14th

The Hearing Association, an agency serving the deaf in New
Zealand, is broke. It is because office manager Leanne French,
not deaf, stole a total of $282,000 in the 5 years she
was employed. She used the money to pay off gambling debts.
The agency did not know about it because she also forged
annual audits by outside auditors to fool the agency officers.
She has been sentenced to a year in house detention and to
make partial restitution for the next five years.
 



- Tuesday February 15th

A Silicon Valley technocrat, himself not deaf, said that
we, the deaf, are being underserved by technology! He said
that the high tech stuff that we use and enjoy, is only
scratching the surface because there are much more with
high tech stuff we could use but don't. This speech was
given at a local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of
America



- Wednesday February 16th

Could the deaf drive? The court says yes. The government says
no - and so there is a tug of war between the court and the
government - in India. The government said the deaf can drive
"if they satisfy other necessary criteria." Keep in mind
India has its own version of our ADA - but does not allow
the deaf to drive!

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

...

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Double Hearing Aids obsolete? Well, there was a story of a single
"pioneering" hearing aid which allows the wearer to hear stuff
in both ears. Only that they are calling a special CI as a
Hearing aid!  This story ran in a British newspaper.

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A FAKE HERO
   There are many former military people that brag about
winning medals for their heroic acts on the battle field.
   Unfortunately, these medals are fake, and their
heroic tales are false.
   Same thing with some former deaf athletes. They would
brag about playing in pro sports while they were
younger.
   Sad to say, their tales of their professional sports
careers are a fake.
   Very easy to find out through searching for their names
on web searches.


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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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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

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A DEAF PERSON AT WEGMAN SUPERMARKET ?

   At Wegman Food Market in Northern Virginia,
many employees wear name tags on their shirts.
   The name tag would say "Spanish" or "French"
or "Arabic" or "Korean", etc. This would tell
the shoppers that they can speak that language
to make communications easier.
   DeafDigest wonders if there are deaf or Coda
employees with "ASL" on their name tags?

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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4201: WHAT GOES ROUND COMES ROUND
   4201 is a way of life among schools for the deaf in
New York that are privately-run, but partially supported
with state funds. It is Section 4201, a law passed some
years ago that sets aside funds for these privately
operated schools.
   Anyway, a New York governor proposed a $43 million
cut in funding for these 4201 schools. There was a lot of
shouting, screaming, finger pointing and all that over
this proposed cut.
   What about it? This took place in 1997, and the
governor was George E. Pataki.
   Fast forward - we are seeing the same thing this
time around.
   A teacher at a 4201 school told DeafDigest "same
old story every other year, always threats of funding
cuts" but our schools survive."
   DeafDigest hopes all of our 4201 schools will
survive all in one piece.


THAT EVIL COMPUTER
   Do we have Evil Computers? Well, there was one that was played
out in a movie - 2001: A space Odyssey.
   The computer in that movie was HAL 9000. It was voted as one
of the greatest film villains by the American Film Institute.
   Exactly what did the computer do? It supposedly was capable
of lipreading, in addition to these wicked deeds.
   That movie was shown, way back in 1968!
 
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ANOTHER WORD FOR SIGN LANGUAGE
   We all know what "sign language" means - but there
is another word for it, according to a newspaper story
in New Zealand.
   It is called:

Deaf Language


THESE OUTDATED JOBS FOR THE DEAF
   The Forbes magazine posted an article on the web site,
making a list of jobs that are outdated. Of the jobs on the
list, many deaf people worked in two of these jobs: 

- computer operators
- Postal Service Mail Sorters

   Additionally, the other long-outdated jobs that had a
high number of deaf people were:

- newspaper printers (floor & linotype)
- key punch operators

   As times go, jobs come and go, and we, the deaf
(as well as hearing) must adapt to these new jobs.


DEAFNESS DESCRIBED AS A MEDICAL CONDITION?
   A newspaper story of a deaf man was written up like this:

a mother of a deaf son wishes to help families affected by
this condition

   Deafness as a condition, which implies medical condition?
The Wikipedia has a link, and so, go to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_condition

   Whew! So hairsplitting the way medical condition is explained,
which may include deafness.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment like this -

I bet your hands get tired from doing all this




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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When Super Bowl XLV recently took place in Dallas, everything didn't
go well for some of the spectators.  Temporary seats that were being
installed were not ready for game day, and these fans could not sit
in their seats.  

People were taken to places within the stadium to view the game, but
they could not see the field of play.  They were forced to watch on
television screens. 

According to one viewer, "The picture was supplied by the NFL feed,
and the audio was from the Fox telecast."  This caused some problem
for them to follow along with the game.   This viewer went on to say,
"They were not in sync with each other and it was very difficult to
determine what down or how many yards there were to go unless we
listened very closely."

Could realtime captioning have helped in this situation?  Maybe, but
maybe not.

When captioners provide captioning for a football game, sometimes
captioners do not see the game.  They are writing from the audio feed
only.  The captioner would be writing what he or she hears, and if
the audio doesn't match what is on the screen, then the captioning
wouldn't match what is on the screen.

This is one of those situations where the captioner might have a
problem that he or she does not know about.  It definitely wouldn't
be the captioner's fault because they only write what they hear. 

Certainly a difficult situation for the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL!

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HOTELS' ADA RULE OF THUMB

Smart hotel general managers attend ADA-related workshops
just to keep up with what is going on - better technology,
better procedures, better attitude-adjustments, etc.

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updated posting, as of February 20, 2010

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left and many more as the purchase deadline is nearly over.  If you are 
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person for Mini Suite room, and $2,999 per person for Suite room!!!  The 
rate may go up as we do not know when, so do make your claim at this rate 
now.  Check us out at http://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 and other guests!  All women will 
have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One 
great low cruise price including FREE watching MDI's pageantry contest!  
We start from Italy, ends at Greece plus 5 other countries in between.  
For more exciting one-time event's detail, check out 
http://www.DeafWorldCruise.com 

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For any question, please contact mailto:sales@deafcruise.com or VP 
866-922-3090.  New owner will be coming soon, especially whenever you see 
a new Deaf Cruise web design, it means it officially starts on this day 
and onward with a new mailing address, VP number and so on.  Please still 
proceed with this current business as usual with this same contact 
information until we announce the complete transition.  Thank you.

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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
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The federal court said that Los Angeles broke the ADA by
discriminating against the deaf when planning for disasters.
The city was ordered to come up with a proposal within
three weeks.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Could a hearing employer show concern that the
deaf employee could or could not do the job
assigned of him? The hearing employer is worried
that his concern could be interpreted as 
discrimination.

The hearing employer has the right to explain the
job duties and expectations and to respond to the
deaf employee's questions.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   As reported in last week's DEAFDIGEST Shirley Byles, The
Community Ear editor, passed away.
   It was pointed out that she acquired the films produced by
deaf filmmaker Chester Beers - with the goal of restoring them
some day.
   Question is - what is the probate court going to do with these
priceless films?

(to this day, DeafDigest still does not know what has became
of these priceless Beers films?)

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Just learned that we have a deaf mayor that uses
sign language, British Sign Language (BSL), that is.
    Gary Lund, who is deaf, is the mayor of Luddenden,
a district of Calderdale, west of Halifax on the river
Ludd, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
    Luddenden is a small municipality with population
that ranges between 1500 and 2000.
    Anyway, the townspeople are signing up to learn
sign language to be able to communicate with him.
    Gary's real job, however, is an employee in a
bacon factory. Being a mayor is what he does on the
side, while earning factory wages.
    Would be interesting if his factory foreman
resides in Luddenden and has a neighborhood issue
to deal with him - like needing to fix up the
pot hole on one road.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The picture of the unfinished hockey stadium, a big reason
for the cancelled Winter Deaflympics is troubling. Slovakia
has many hockey stadiums, so why build a new stadium?

In one of the past Winter Deaflympics, the hockey stadium
was located maybe 200-250 miles apart from the skiing
venues. Slovakia could have done that - scheduling
the hockey games at an existing stadium, even if it
was at a distance from the skiing venues, but they didn't.


...

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In an CPA firm, a hearing accountant was asking a
deaf accountant:

Do you have object classes?


The deaf accountant thought the hearing accountant said:

Do you have option classes?




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

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DeafBook of the Week


American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb

conducted by The Instructors of The American Asylum

Vol 1 No 1

October 1847

Brown and Parsons, No 182, Main Street, Hartford, CT

premiere edition


(actually DeafDigest editor only has the reprint,
not the original edition)




DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related books 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
Faculty, American Sign Language Job #1102009
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Closing Date: 03/11/2011

To apply go to http://www.austincc.edu/jobs
 
For information contact Haydeana Gaviria at mailto:hgaviria@austincc.edu

Instructs student in American Sign Language and Interpreting courses. 
Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a 
diverse student population, including interactive video technology, online 
format and other uses of technology. Responsibilities include advising 
students, maintaining office hours, serving on program and College 
committees, maintaining professional competence, and participating in 
professional development activities. 

Qualifications:
Required: minimum of 3 years non-teaching work experience in a Deaf/ ASL 
related field. Preferred: Minimum of 3 years experience teaching 
interpretation theory and skill, upper ASL course work or ASL studies 
course work in a post secondary setting. Minimum of 6 years of 
interpreting experience. Demonstrated ability to teach interpreting, upper 
level ASL courses or ASL studies courses effectively at a post secondary 
level. Administrative experience in a post secondary setting.


Education: 
Candidates must have  Associate's degree or above in Interpreting, Deaf 
Education, Deaf Studies, American Sign Language, or related degree (with 
appropriate coursework).  

Preferred: Master's degree or above in Interpreting, American Sign 
Language; or Master's degree or above and 18 hours in Interpreting, 
American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, and/or ASL linguistics-related 
coursework.

AA/EOE

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position opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program
position at Columbus, GA

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor needed in Georgia!  

Working with the Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation 
Program Deafness South Unit to support our Deaf, Hard of Hearing and 
Deaf-Blind clients.

 
Please follow the URL to formally apply:

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082347&entry_timestamp=2011-02-10-17.42.14.116529

Deadline to apply is: March 25, 2011

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado 
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to 
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted 
for anticipated and current vacancies for Teachers of the Deaf for the 
2011/12 School Year, including:

- All core content areas: (anticipated)
(Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Math; Social 
Studies)

- Teacher of the Deaf - Outreach (part-time)  (current)

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at:  
http://www.csdb.org  where the official job announcement(s) may be found 
in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities and qualification 
requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.  Positions are open until 
filled. Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary 
schedule, and based on appropriate education and experience.  Excellent 
benefits.

Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current 
resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and 
references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and 
a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

Interviews to be conducted on-site at

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Department:	Deaf Studies					        
Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011
								       
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)								

Salary:  $49,716-62,664 (assistant professor)
         $57,084-79,236 (associate professor)		
								                    
(dependent upon qualifications)
		
Qualifications:  Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American 
Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates 
will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of 
appointment (August 2011).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of 
ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL 
as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in 
various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive 
knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful 
teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent 
scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of 
potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact 
effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive 
relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and 
colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf 
community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment 
to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human 
rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of 
curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and 
mentoring a diverse student population. 

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be 
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to 
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable 
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, 
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration 
Services to work in the United States. 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content 
courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester 
(plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the 
first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to 
contribute to and participate in the life and development of the 
department (including curriculum and program development); engage in 
scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; 
serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to 
participate in other service as needed.  

Application Process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application 
that includes statements of teaching and research interests; a current 
curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching 
experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional 
experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample 
syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available); photocopies 
of all degrees and certificates; the names and contact information of at 
least three professional references.  

Application Deadline:  Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority 
given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:		
Jordan Eickman, Administrator-in-Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, 
social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged 
centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on 
experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally 
diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and 
first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 
34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, 
with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 
miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a 
welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and 
student achievement. For more information about the University, check our 
website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy 
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge 
has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at 
http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print 
copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of 
Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact 
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and 
does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, 
sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled 
veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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Faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:		Department Chair			 	
                Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Salary: 
Dependent on Qualifications 

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or 
related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must have experience as 
tenured faculty at a 4 year college or university.  Possess strong and 
effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related 
courses in Deaf Studies.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Extensive 
knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.  Demonstrated ability to 
successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess 
successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at 
the department, college or university level.  Experience with curriculum 
planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating 
activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly 
activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability 
to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of 
positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, 
including collegiality-building.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural 
experience and its foundation in basic human rights.
  
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be 
expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to 
the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable 
students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, 
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration 
Services to work in the United States. 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time 
faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors.  Teach American 
Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  Provide advisement and 
academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development 
of departmental curriculum and program development.  Manage recruitment 
efforts for both faculty and students.  Carry out student assessment plan. 
Administer Department budget.  Coordinate the development of curriculum.  
Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies.  Assure the 
application of new technologies to the curriculum.  Manage Advisory Board 
for special funds.  Implement Department's civic engagement and community 
service activities.  Serve on the College Administrative Council. 
Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College 
of Education, and the University.  Act as liaison to local Deaf Community.  
Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related 
organizations on the local, state and national level. 

Application process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, 
current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements 
indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of 
all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at 
least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.  

Application Deadline:   Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority 
given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California  91330 . 8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, 
social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged 
centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on 
experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally 
diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and 
first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 
34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, 
with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 
miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a 
welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and 
student achievement. For more information about the University, check our 
website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy 
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge 
has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at 
http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print 
copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of 
Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact 
the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and 
does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, 
sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled 
veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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position opening
Chief Advancement Officer
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcadvancement/
	
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position opening
POSITION TITLE: Director
The Scranton School
Scranton, PA 

for information and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/scranton/

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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


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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http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

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DeafDigest – 16 February 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 16, 2011

– promises of healing of deafness

In East London (England) Pastor Christopher Daniel
Bridger, not deaf, promised that deaf people can be
healed of their deafness during a three-day healing
crusade that he hosted.

A deaf person came up, hoping to be healed. He was not
healed, and accused the pastor of faking everything.
The pastor said he was not faking! But he ran away
and shut down the event after the 2nd day.

– must be a hearing person to play golf?

Golf teachers say most golfers use vision, sound
and feel. Deaf golfers have vision and feel.
But deaf golfers cannot hear. Is sound important
for deaf golfers? Well, hearing golfers listen
to the sound of their clubs hitting the balls
to know if the club is good or bad. Deaf golfers
cannot hear, but can use the feel to know if the
club is good or bad.

We have two deaf golfers that play pro golf – Kevin
Hall and Sung Lee.

– a terrible suggestion by Australian business people
that could hurt the deaf

Australia had devastating floods in Brisbane some
time ago. The Australian business people want the
government to reduce the pensions of the deaf and
the disabled so that money could be used to fix
the flood damages. This was reported on ABC News in
Australia. Hope this never happens

 

– the truth behind the cancelled Winter Deaflympics

the truth behind the cancelled Winter Deaflympics may
be that Jaromir Ruda, the Slovakia organizing committee
chairperson, was accused of stealing 1.7 million Euros
that were earmarked for the event. This is what newspapers
in Europe and Asia are implying.

– a Frederick, MD newspaper runs a story on Johnston Grindstaff

Johnston Grindstaff is an associate professor of photography and
digital media at Gallaudet University. Deaf all his life, he
grew up falling in love with photography, graphic arts and printing.
He has been at Gallaudet for about 20 years, as student, as
graduate student and now as associate professor.  His works
have been shown in US and in some parts of the world, inlcuding
India. He was profiled today in a newspaper in Frederick, MD.

DeafDigest – 13 February 2011

DeafDigest Gold – February 13, 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

(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link
at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/
and click on subscribe and follow instructions )

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/happyorsorry/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mentallyill/

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

(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_DDG021311

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

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

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

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

……

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?

Valerie Peacock, a Coda in West Virginia, was written
up in a newspaper story regarding her role as interpreter
for deaf students at Shepherd University. When not
busy with her interpreting assignments with two deaf
students, she works in the disability support service
office. She has been on the job just a year.

Steve Norris is a fairly known deaf comedian in hearing British nightclubs. And he has endorsed the
goals and objectives of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). It is a national organization that advocates hearing loss awareness everywhere. Anyway
Norris was asked if he has had his deafness checked.
He said no. He was also asked if he has seen a doctor
regarding his hearing loss. Again, he said no. The RNID
was rather embarrassed by comments by its leading
spokesperson!

– Very Hot News

Gene detectors are now being used in China in hopes
of preventing potential child deafness among
young couples that are nearing marriage. Is China
thinking that deafness would be eradicated within a
generation?

– Thursday February 10th

It does not pay for a deaf person to cheat other
deaf people. Eric Eliason, a Tamworth, NH deaf
man who operated his own mortgage business,
albeit without a license, has pleaded guilty.

He was accused of promising to make  loan
modifications but instead, pocketed deaf
clients’ money. This is just one charge;
there were other charges against him.

In a plea agreement, he was sentenced to
nine months in prison but will serve forty days instead. And he must make
restitution on $5,800 to these two victims.

Newspaper story is at:
http://www.conwaydailysun.com/local-news/story/tamworth-man-pleads-guilty-mortgage-scams

– Friday February 11th

New York governor Cuomo has threatened to cut the funding for the
schools for the deaf that fall under the Section 4201 category.
This is not the first time such a threat has been made and it is
not going to be the last time, but this is where things stand.

– Saturday February 12th

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf,
which governs the Deaflympics, issued a statement
saying:

Following intensive meetings in the Slovakian town where the 2011 Winter Deaflympics were to have been hosted, the ICSD leadership team has been able to confirm the local organizing committee’s comprehensive failure to deliver on its promises

Do keep in mind the picture link of the unfinished hockey rink
that was posted in DeafDigest Blue

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Alan Thompson, who is deaf and is a professional
photographer, has a hobby – skydiving.

He was awarded the British Skydiver of the Year. He
just won a silver medal at the World Championships in Russia.

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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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25% OFF SUPERPRINT 4425!

It’s a sweet deal during the month of February with 25% off
the Superprint 4425 with E-Turbo!

It features built-in, 24-character printer, direct connect to
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To find out more call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:

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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!

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THE DEAF AND THE UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations works with the World Federation
of the Deaf (WFD) on deaf issues. This shows a big respect
the United Nations has for the WFD.
In the past, the United Nations discriminated against
the deaf. During the 1960’s and 1970’s the United
Nations had several meetings to discuss deaf issues.
How many deaf people were in the meetings? Just two.
There were about 20 hearing people in these meetings.
We are glad that the United Nations know never
to ignore us, the deaf.

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

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

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NAD 2011 Youth Leadership Camp
June 22-July 20
Camp Taloali in Oregon

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ylc/

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OUR ASL IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Many high schools and colleges offer classes in
ASL for hearing students.
Languages such as French, Spanish, German, etc –
are also offered in these many schools.
French, Spanish and German are foreign languages.
If we use ASL, is it really foreign language? ASL
is based in English language so why is it called
foreign?
You decide!

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology offered in sign language at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York

Take advantage of our discounted rates and  REGISTER TODAY!
– Register by April 1, 2011 to Receive 10% Off
– Register for Two or More Workshops to Receive 20% Off
– Register with a Friend or Co-worker to also Receive 20% Off

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business — June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

2.  Microsoft Office 2010: Create a Dynamic Presentation — July 11-15, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office2010.html

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet — July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
4.  Grammar Review for Workplace Correspondence — June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/grammar.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
5.  Introduction to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 — June 6-10, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
6.  Building Basic Android Applications Using Google App Inventor — June 15-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Droid.html

7.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 — June 20-24, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/html5.html

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at http://www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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PAST DEAF ARTISTS
When one studies History of the Deaf, one will notice
a high number of skilled deaf artists and painters.
Is it saying we’ve had more successful deaf artists
than deaf attorneys, deaf scientists, deaf inventors,
etc?
Don’t know – but because great pieces of art are
handed over the years (museums, private galleries, private residences), it may be much easier
to “remember” a deaf artist, as opposed to “remembering”
a deaf engineer or a deaf attorney?

BECOMING DEAF IN A SAD WAY
A deaf man in Vietnam was born hearing. He became deaf
because of illness, but not in the way we would think.
He had blood clots in his throat. The village healers
used their fingernails to clear out the blood in his
throat.
As a result, his ears and vocal chords were damaged
leading to deafness.
So sad!

DEAF COMMUNITY AND THE POLICE
More and more, the police departments try to be
sensitive to the communication needs in the Deaf
Community.
In Edinburg, Scotland, the police have hosted
drop-in sessions at a Deaf Community center. Deaf people,
with police issues, have been encouraged to come to
the center. An interpreter has been made available.
And whatever the deaf person says, it is held in
strict confidence.

THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE DISABLED COMMUNITY
The White House, with Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the
President for disability policy, has been hosting a conference
call every month.
Two speakers discuss their own disability issues and then
are open for questions via telephone calls every month.
Where does that leave the deaf? DeafDigest thinks this
has never been seriously addressed by the White House.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-vision-test-april-25-2009/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEAF AMERICANS AND DEAF BRITISH
What is the difference between being a Deaf American
and a Deaf British? Different sign languages, yes, but there
is another difference.
We have a Marlee Matlin as our favorite Deaf Actress.
The Deaf of Great Britain do not have a Marlee Matlin of
their own.
This was the comment posted by a deaf British individual
on a web site.

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:

Roanoke Valley Club of the Deaf (Roanoke, Virginia)

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/roanokevalley/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

my hearing aid is only for use of telephone

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A legally deaf person

hmmm! Is there a license or papers that indicate
that the law recognizes that person as 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

– 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!

Stem cells from the nose of a human face may help prevent
deafness in the future! This is what scientists from the
University of New South Wales are saying. They feel that
nose stem cells could repair damaged cells, thus restoring
the nose’s hearing! Findings were published in the
Stem Cells journal.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

When traveling, I try to bring very little with me.  My hands are
needed for mobility (travel) and feeling.

Using a hotel’s computer is a hassle.  I need large print and black
background with white text in order to read effectively.

At home I have a ZoomText keyboard and software, but I cannot carry
that around!

The software package is limited to use with one computer.

The company that makes ZoomText has developed a USB model for an
additional cost (about $100) which allows me to plug into the USB port and use my large print settings to read text!  

After I am finished using the computer, I just remove the USB and put it in my pocket.

Here is the link to this product  
http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtext/more/zoomtext_on_usb/

Please note, you must currently have ZoomText and then that license
will carry over to be used for this product.

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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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I was watching the TV with a hearing person. He told me
that certain words he was hearing were not captioned and thought
there was a censoring of some captioned words?

A. Caption censoring, unfortunately, exists in some captioning
rooms. This is not right because it is unfair for a deaf person
not to see the words that the hearing person hears.

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 students in law school would become clerks
for judges, so that they can make contacts everywhere
in the legal profession. We, the deaf, could benefit
from their legal expertise on deaf-related legal issues

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1983 – the Laura and Richard Noon twins were born. Richard tipped the scales at 9 lbs 5 oz, while sister
Laura weighed 8 lbs 9 oz. They became Britain’s heaviest
twins. Richard is deaf (sister was born hearing).

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Deaf and the Money:

CI profits by Cochlear LTD of Australia, the world’s largest
CI provider?

Year 2010 – $87.23 million profit
Year 2009 – $75.25 million profit

the company said they push for CI sales hence the higher profits

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

ADA law suits. Who wins – deaf job seeker or the employer?

The employer wins 96 percent of the time

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/civilwar/

list of deaf soldiers in the Civil War

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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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Job Announcement
Director of Client Support Services
DCARA
San Leandro, CA

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

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deadline: February 16, 2011

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

School Educator IV
02/16/2011 – closing date
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4420

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

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position open announcement Position:  Instructor, American Sign Language
Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC

Proposed Hire Date:  August 15, 2011

For First Consideration, Applications Must Be Received By:    March 18, 2011

Brief Description of Position:  The primary purpose of an American Sign Language (ASL) instructor is to provide quality instruction for the students of Western Piedmont Community College in the area of American Sign Language (levels I, II, III, IV as well as ASL fingerspelling and numbers). Courses may be offered in class and online.  In addition to classroom instruction responsibilities, the ASL Instructor must be willing to pursue professional development and training as well as participate in campus activities that improve the lives and promote growth in the local community.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.    Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in ASL required.
2.    Master’s Degree in ASL, Sign Language Linguistics or Deaf Studies preferred.
3.    Minimum of two years teaching experience in an installation of higher education strongly preferred.
4.    National American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification strongly preferred.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online at http://www.wpcc.edu

For More Information Contact: Ms. Anita Berry
Human Resources Assistant
Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655

(828) 448-3127

EOE/M/F/D/V

Western Piedmont Community College, an EOE, values and encourages campus diversity in students, faculty, and staff.

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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 EOE

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notice of vacancy

District Wide Special Education Teacher
for students with moderate to severe disabilities including
visual and hearing impairments

Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

work year:        School year 2010-2011

starting:        January 2011

Salary Range:         $38409 – $72,032 (pro-rated)

QUALIFICATIONS: NH certified or eligible for General Special Education or related categorical Special Education area.  Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested employees of the Nashua School District should submit a letter of interest and resume and if not on file; transcripts, certification and letters of recommendation for this position through the office of Human Resources.

External Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, completed application, all college transcripts, three letter of recommendation, copy of NH certification or letter of eligibility to:  Dana O.Gara, Director of Human Resources, Nashua School District, and 141 Ledge Street

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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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

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/newjerseysupt/

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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

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntiddesign/

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

for more information, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetadvisor/

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

for more information, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetpsychology/

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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

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.

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

Office of Policy and External Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

The state of Texas is broke, and has been warning
people about possible budget cuts. Such funding
issues may impact on Texas School for the Deaf.
This school, by law, is obligated to accept students
from referring districts. Still, the school may have to put a cap on enrollment size, and it technically
may break the law!

Deaf people that rely on body language gestures
to communicate may have problems understanding
math – especially numbers higher than three.
This was the study that was published by the
National Academy of Sciences. The title was
“Number Without a Language Model”

– Very Hot News

The TV program “What Would You Do?” showed a hidden camera scene where two deaf women came into a cafe, asking for jobs only to struggle to get job application forms from the manager.
He did not want to hire them because of their deafness,
a blatant violation of the ADA. This was the point that NTID
students wanted to prove that job discrimination exists
everywhere.

The highly anticipated Winter Deaflympics that was to
take place at Slovakia has been cancelled! It wrecks the hopes of our Americans that have been in training for a lengthy period of time all for naught. Is it akin to the 1980 hearing Olympics that was cancelled by President Carter? Yes! Why was it cancelled? The best
answer may be at:

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/02/11/slovakia-deaflympics-2011-controversy/

– Sunday February 6th

The Super Bowl came and went.

The ASL signer for the song was only partially on camera

And only maybe 80 percent of the commercials were
captioned, despite the NFL-Fox announcement of 100
percent captions. Suspicion is that non-captioned
commercials were local ads that were not “obligated”
to show these promised captions!

Next year, another Super Bowl…..if there is one,
that is if the NFL players do not strike and the
NFL owners do not lock them out!

– Monday February 7th

Would the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
be closed? Yes, if the state school board has its
way. This school was placed on the list of targeted
budget cuts. Not surprisingly, the Deaf Community
is up in arms.

(editor’s note: after this story broke out, the
state powers decided that the school will not
be closed. Why the scare tactics in the first
place?)

– Tuesday February 8th

COAT has asked the FCC to mandate captions on all
channels. Yes, all channels, even if a cable
provider has over 1,000 channels. COAT stands
for Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology, consisting of most of the nation’s
deaf and hard of hearing organizations.

– Wednesday February 9th

A tug of war is going on between HearUSA, that American chain
of hearing aid stores and Siemens, which is attempting an
unfriendly takeover of that business. Siemens and HearUSA
have disagreed on terms of the business loan payment between
both companies.  In the early days of TTY machines, some of
these machines were Siemens-built.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The UPS Foundation gives grants for minority, women and disabled organizations that deal with education and development. Well,
AgBell is one of the grant winners, it was announced recently.
This grant will go to AgBell’s “Knowledge Library”

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A LESSON A DEAF CEO LEARNED
A Deaf CEO operates his own business. He wanted to hire
only the deaf. After a few months he realized that it
was not successful because the deaf people he hired
were always giving excuses for not doing their jobs.
Frustrated, this Deaf CEO hired hearing people.
They were very good employees and made a lot of money
in sales commissions for themselves.
Why would the deaf employees give excuses? Why
would hearing employees do a great job?
Good question!

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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JOB DISCRIMINATION AND THE DEAF
Last week there was a program on TV with hidden
camera, showing discrimination against deaf people
that apply for jobs.
Every successful deaf person has faced discrimination.
A deaf civil engineer. A deaf man in computer field.
A deaf insurance executive. A deaf attorney, etc –
they all have faced discrimination.
If a successful deaf person brags that he never
faced discrimination, he is lying!

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

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

FORMAL SIGN LANGUAGE
Is there such a thing as a Formal Sign Language?
Proponents of ASL would say yes because this language
has its own rules and its own syntax and structure
and all that.
A newspaper story regarding sign language in
Nicaragua said –

deaf people in Nicaragua who never learned formal sign language

Never learned formal sign language? Yet, they communicate
well with each other. What about the deaf of Sofia, Bulgaria?
Deaf people from one neighborhood have their own sign language
which is different from other neighborhoods.
Does formal mean “national” sign language? Or does it
mean a sign language that a group uses and understands easily?

SCHWARZENEGGER’S DEAF FRIEND
Past California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
has a deaf friend.
This deaf friend is Lou Ferrigno, these one-time
competitors in bodybuilding events during the seventies.
Lou said:

We were competitive, and basically Arnold was the best man that day. But we had a lot of fun competing. And we’re friends

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A MYSTERY IN INDIA
India is a mystery. Deaf people of India have told
DeafDigest editor that discrimination against the deaf
is pretty bad. And the newspapers of India constantly
refer to us to as either deaf-mute or deaf-dumb.
This being said, does India have its own “ADA”
the same way we have?
Yes! It is called “Equal Opportunities, Protection Of Rights And Full Participation” and it was enacted
in 1995, four years after ours.

ALL FOR NOTHING – WINTER DEAFLYMPICS
The hottest news right now is the cancelled Winter Deaflympics.
Very painful is the comment from a would-be American Deaflympics
participant:

I spent a lot of time training in my event. And also, I had to get
a passport. Applying for the passport, I was told that my birth
certificate was not acceptable. I then had to travel to my birth place
to obtain the original birth certificate. And then I had to pay a
last minute fee to get my passport processed. It involved travel to
three different states on this passport issue alone. And now this –
the cancelled Deaflympics

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a client asking:

why are you both working together as a team; it costs
me double rates?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you heard someone make this statement?

“I have a friend who is a court reporter.  I think I will just have
her come in and provide CART at this meeting.”

Yes, some court reporters do provide CART.  However, there are many
court reporters who cannot or will not provide CART.

What some people may not realize is that not all court reporters use
realtime translation in their job.  Many of them take down the
proceedings on their steno machine and then later translate their
steno on a computer.  In this way, only the court reporter sees what
comes up on the computer screen.

Some court reporters may write words like “their,” “there,” and
“they’re” the same.  When they prepare the transcript, they simply
put in the appropriate word.  However, if someone is reading their
screen, it may be very difficult for an untrained person to figure
out what is being said.

Other court reporters may have a real fear of letting anyone see what
they write, and they may be very uncomfortable allowing someone to
read their output.

If you need a CART provider for a meeting, you should ask the court
reporters if they feel that they are qualified to provide CART.  You
really do want someone who is trained in CART.  Do not assume that
every court reporter can do it.  

WHY WAS THE WINTER DEAFLYMPICS CANCELLED?
Very simple. Take a look at the picture:

http://www.pluska.sk/sport/ostatne/deaflympiada-bude-minimalizovanym-rozpoctom.html

It is not in English but we all know it is the unfinished
hockey stadium – depriving us of the anxiously anticipated
USA vs Canada grudge hockey match!

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HOTELS’ ADA RULE OF THUMB

Smart hotel general managers arrange for “ADA audit” done
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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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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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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
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

IRS has let it known that a deaf person could claim
cost of a TV set as a medical expense, only if
certain conditions are met.

Click on:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf

it is on page 13, look for the TV section

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The Deaf and the Law:

A job placement counselor was asked this question –

has the ADA helped the deaf person get a job?

His response was –

ADA has some advantages, but does not guarantee the
deaf applicant a job

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf people who enjoy watching pro wrestling on TV are
treated to closed captions. Deaf people who watched XFL
on TV were treated to no-captions.
Both programs are sponsored by the same company – yet
one has captions while other doesn’t.

(editor’s note: XFL was a spring time pro football league
that wanted to challenge the NFL but went out of business
after just one season of play)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A recent newspaper story puzzled DeafDigest editor.
It says that the Deaf Culture Centre in Toronto is the
world’s first public facility dedicated solely to serving
the deaf.
First? Hardly. There is Charles Thompson Hall in
St Paul. Minnesota. There is Sanderson Center for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah. And perhaps
a deaf center here and there across the USA.
Newspapers have this annoying habit of saying “the first”
or “the only” when describing a deaf person or something
related to the deaf.
Guess newspapers are addicted to hype.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A Deaf Advocate said:

I personally think that Universal Television Captioning is a waste of
time. Let’s assume that we currently have only 40% of captioning. With 1,000 channels available, I’m confident that I can find something
entertaining on the tube. I could really care less if “Fly Fishing” on channel 432 at 8:30 AM on Tuesday is captioned.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Your son-in-law says something repeatedly that
you cannot figure it out for a long time.

He was asking:

where is the dust bin?

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

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DeafBook of the Week

On His Deafness

and other melodies unheard

(basically a book of deaf poems)

Robert F Panara

1997

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
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program
position at Columbus, GA

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor needed in Georgia! 

Working with the Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness South Unit to support our Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind clients.

Please follow the URL to formally apply:

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082347&entry_timestamp=2011-02-10-17.42.14.116529

Deadline to apply is: March 25, 2011

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for anticipated and current vacancies for Teachers of the Deaf for the 2011/12 School Year, including:

– All core content areas: (anticipated)
(Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Math; Social Studies)

– Teacher of the Deaf – Outreach (part-time)  (current)

Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org where the official job announcement(s) may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.  Positions are open until filled. Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary schedule, and based on appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Interested persons are invited to send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

Interviews to be conducted on-site at

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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position opening
Chief Advancement Officer
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) ensures that deaf and hard-of-hearing students achieve their full potential in an educational environment where language and communication
are keys to building competence, character and community.

TLC serves deaf and hard-of-hearing students from infancy through high school. Founded in 1970 with several basic principles in mind, the following continue to be prevalent within our philosophy to:

– Foster respect for each of our students, for their families, and for every staff member
– Ensure learning is a life-long process which can be exciting and fun
– Create an environment where communication and language are continuously accessible
– Provide academic opportunities and high standards for all deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Comprised of two schools – TLC is a comprehensive Parent/Infant through High School program on our main campus in Framingham, and Walden School, a therapeutic, education and residential treatment program for deaf students facing severe emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges.

TLC has been a leader in Deaf education throughout its forty-year history. TLC was the first school in Massachusetts to depart from the “oral” teaching method in 1970. We then became one of the first schools in nation to establish a bilingual model for educating deaf children in the 1990’s.

Position:
Reporting to TLC’s Executive Director, the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will serve as a member of the senior administrative team. With overall responsibility for philanthropy program strategy and execution, the Chief Advancement Officer will work closely with the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Board of Directors, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and
volunteers to promote the importance of charitable giving and identify and secure new sources of financial support for the school.

The Chief Advancement Officer will be responsible for building and leading a small team of fundraising professionals who will create, execute and monitor a comprehensive development program, setting goals for major gifts, annual fund, planned/deferred giving, special events, and the current campaign. He/she will be proficient and effective in developing and nurturing new
relationships, as well as maintaining solid connections with external constituents, including business partners, foundations, and community organizations.

The Chief Advancement Officer will ensure that the Office of Development supports the overall mission, vision and strategic directions of TLC and will collaborate with other administrative and academic leaders to achieve common goals.

Candidates for the Chief Advancement Officer must demonstrate an established track record in individual and institutional major gifts as well as management experience directing a comprehensive advancement program in an academic or other nonprofit institution. The ideal candidate will bring high energy, integrity, enthusiasm and innovation to this role and quickly
acquire in-depth knowledge of and appreciation for the significant role TLC plays in the deaf community, both regionally and nationally.

Candidates must have the capacity to inspire collaboration and engagement, embrace challenges and respond with industrious, creative solutions, and thrive in a family-centered environment. While knowledge of American Sign
Language is a plus, all TLC staff are expected to learn ASL.

Functions and Responsibilities:
Eligible candidates will possess the proven experience, record of accomplishment, and personal traits and characteristics needed to:

1. Serve as the primary resource to establish and lead a high performing major gift and planned/deferred giving program, working closely with the Executive Director, Board Chair and Former Executive Director to develop effective strategies for donor engagement and solicitation of top prospects

2. Provide leadership support and direction to the Board Development and Governance Committees, and engage Directors in an active role in fundraising

3. Provide administrative leadership and management for the overall operation of the Office of Development, including supervision of a two-person administrative staff and the use of metric-based management tools

4. Participate actively in the current TLC strategic planning effort and building upon this framework, create an advancement operating plan that outlines objectives, plans, and tactics for assigned functions.

5. Place emphasis upon growing a more robust Annual Fund, employing a variety of strategies to expand the donor base including direct mail, direct marketing, and creation of a $1,000+ Leadership Giving Society.

6. Develop and implement a long-range donor identification, cultivation and solicitation program for selected major gift prospects.

7. Establish a planned/deferred giving program, beginning with a legacy society.

8. Manage a portfolio of 50 – 75 major and planned/deferred gift donors and prospects.

9. Lead and help to facilitate gift solicitations from prospective donors.

10. Plan and oversee any and all approved capital and deferred giving campaign efforts.

11. Ensure the timely submission of grant and gift proposals for foundations, corporations and individuals.

12. Lead and help facilitate the planning and execution of special events to cultivate donor, parent and alumni relationships and raise funds from various constituencies.

13. Develop, with the support of available public and media relations services, the public relations strategy and determine appropriate information dissemination to prospects, donors, student families, alumni, employees, and the public.

14. Oversee donor communications, including design and production of promotion and marketing materials used in the engagement and solicitation of individual and institutional donors.

15. Coordinate advancement-related research activities, utilizing Wealth Engine, Guidestar, and other research resources.

16. Oversee and maintain donor information systems and databases for the Office of Development, ensuring accurate records, financial reports, gift acknowledgments, and recognition of donors.

17. Prepare and monitor revenue and expense budgets related to the Office of Development, working in coordination with TLC.s Chief Financial Officer

18. Update and maintain the formal operation policies of the Office of Development, including gift acceptance, recognition and receipt policies

19. Champion and promote TLC in various community organizations and through public presentation, with a strong focus on philanthropy.

20. Generate regular fundraising reports to inform the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the conditions of assigned functions, and progress toward meeting established goals.

21. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

Qualities and experience that ideal candidates should display include:
– Baccalaureate degree
– Seven or more years of verifiable experience and success working as a fundraising professional, with preference for experience in an educational environment
– Familiarity with entrepreneurial, small-shop development programs
– Experience planning, leading and executing capital campaigns and special events
– Understanding of planned and major gift strategies with a proven track record of closing a variety of major and planned/deferred gifts
– Successful record of leadership and management of high-performing advancement programs, including the skillful supervision of employees
– Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with experience and success in public presentations
– Extraordinary talent in working with a broad cross-section of constituents, including staff, faculty, board members, donors, and community leaders
– Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking and the ability to effectively represent TLC among diverse audiences, conveying the importance of the school’s vision and goals to potential donors.
– Facility with Microsoft Office Suite and donor database software
– Willingness to learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL).

Compensation and benefits is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Candidate inquiries, cover letter and resumes should be sent to:

Rebekah Kaufman
Copley Raff, Inc.
18 Commerce Way, Suite 2850
Woburn, MA 018001

339-227-6481

mailto:rkaufman@copleyraff.com
http://www.copleyraff.com

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Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  $49,716-62,664 (assistant professor)
$57,084-79,236 (associate professor)

(dependent upon qualifications)

Qualifications:  Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2011).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests; a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available); photocopies of all degrees and certificates; the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline:  Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Jordan Eickman, Administrator-in-Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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Faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:        Department Chair
Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must have experience as tenured faculty at a 4 year college or university.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.  Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at the department, college or university level.  Experience with curriculum planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, including collegiality-building.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors.  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  Provide advisement and academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development of departmental curriculum and program development.  Manage recruitment efforts for both faculty and students.  Carry out student assessment plan. Administer Department budget.  Coordinate the development of curriculum. Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies.  Assure the application of new technologies to the curriculum.  Manage Advisory Board for special funds.  Implement Department’s civic engagement and community service activities.  Serve on the College Administrative Council. Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College of Education, and the University.  Act as liaison to local Deaf Community. Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related organizations on the local, state and national level.

Application process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Application Deadline:   Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California  91330 . 8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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position opening
POSITION TITLE: Director
The Scranton School
Scranton, PA

for information and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/scranton/

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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
– Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
– Department of Education
– Department of Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
– Department of Psychology
Washington, DC

for information and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetpositions/

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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

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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DeafDigest – 09 February 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 9, 2011

– TV series “Switched at Birth” (involving a deaf character)
to be broadcast

ABC will show 9 new episodes of the program “Switched at Birth”
which involves a deaf character. The plot revolves around two
teenagers who were switched to wrong families after birth.
One was a hearing baby from a rich family and the other was
a deaf baby from a poor family. Both teenagers confront each
other and learn the truth. Please check your TV guide for
show dates and times.

– A new and different way of paying for our TTY
equipment

In all states, telephone users are charged a few cents
per month on their phone bills. The money goes to a
state fund that pays for our TTY equipment. Well, in
Arkansas, a new bill was introduced to charge cell
phone users for the same thing. The Arkansas bill is
asking that cell phone users be charged up to 3 cents
per month.

– Did a bad TV script make Marlee Matlin look bad?

Marlee Matlin was in the program, CSI’s “The Two Mrs. Grissoms”
and a bad script may have made her look bad. In the plot,
she played the role of Grisson’s old girlfriend. When
Sara Sidle asked her questions about the car bombing,
Matlin’s character responded about her old past with
Gil Grissom, and not at all, explaining about the car
bombing.

– A deaf child may have already grown up and moved
out of the neighborhood but “deaf child” sign is still
there. Why?

A city traffic engineer from Roanoke, Virginia said
in the old days, requests for “deaf child” signs were
handwritten and filed away, and possibly forgotten
for years and years. With computers nowadays, the city
knows the date the sign was posted and will review such
signs from time to time for possible removal (when
the child becomes an adult and moves away).

– Impossible to find a second interpreter for mainstreamed
students?

The Fargo North HS (North Dakota) has five deaf students.
This school has one interpreter, but needs one more.
The high school principal has been looking for an
interpreter for one year – but no luck so far!

DeafDigest – 07 February 2011

DeafDigest Gold – February 6, 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/newspapers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/workingawayfromhome/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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“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.

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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?

Sparky, the deaf daschund puppy is romping happily on the grounds of the deaf, Missouri School for the Deaf, that is. This puppy was trained by inmates at a prison;
they suggested that he be placed at the school for the deaf. Superintendent Barbara Garrison, when asked about
adopting him, said yes. And she personally picked up
the puppy and brought him to the school. Interestingly
enough the inmates, that trained him, asked deaf
inmates for signs to work drills with him! On the
school campus, two students have been assigned to
take care of him overnight.

Years ago DeafDigest brought up the possibility of
a Deaf Robot, either as a joke or as a fact.
Well, a team of students at the Spring Creek Elementary School (Florida) put together Lego pieces to come up
with a Deaf Robot. This robot is said to be capable
of communicating in sign language, and is ready to
stand competition with rival robots at a Lego contest.
It has something to do with motion sensors working
in concert with software for the signs to be made
possible.

– Very Hot News

Is there such a thing as DeafPhobia, meaning
fear of deaf people? Do hearing people
react adversely upon sight of a deaf person?
In an effort to prove that DeafPhobia exists,
the ABC showing of “What Would You Do?” this
just past Friday night had a segment on the
deaf (and DeafPhobia in play)!

– Thursday February 3rd

For the benefit of deaf taxpayers, there is a
video from IRS. It is at:
http://www.youtube.com/irsvideosasl

these videos have both captions and voice overs

– Friday February 4th

Replacing Catherine Murphy, who has moved on to Gallaudet,
the new AgBell director of communications and marketing
is Susan Boswell. She is deaf and has experience working
with other deaf and hard of hearing related organizations.

– Saturday February 5th

A dance contest “So You Can Think You Can Dance?” took
place on TV in Armenia. The winner is Hayk Hobosyan.
He is deaf. Said the TV commentator:

This is such a touching victory!

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A Teeth Hearing Aid? Yes, as one company is working on it.
It has something to do with bone conduction in one’s mouth
that is being sent to the inner ear. The company spokesperson
said:

No modifications to the teeth are required

…….

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

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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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HAPPY OR SORRY WITH A CI?
There was a discussion on a deaf web site about
the CI. The question was:

Are you happy or sorry with a CI?

About half of the deaf people were happy with
their CI. The other half said they were sorry
they had a CI.

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

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

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

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

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

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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A CRAZY TEACHER AT A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Way back during the 1960’s, there was a man with
serious mental health problems that was a teacher
at a school for the deaf.
He was a great teacher but was always arguing
with everyone – other teachers and school administration
on many deaf education issues.
At a staff meeting one day, he went on the stage
and in his hands were paychecks for the past few
months. He ripped up all these paychecks and threw
it up in the air.
Few days later, that teacher took a medical
leave of absence – and he never came back to teach.
In these days mental health services were not
great. If he was treated with proper mental care,
he may have gotten better.
Very sad.

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

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

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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THE OLDEST SURVIVING GALLAUDET GRADUATE
Who is the oldest surviving Gallaudet graduate?
It seems that Vera Lange, a graduate of the Gallaudet
class of 1932 is the oldest one.
She just celebrated her 102nd birthday few weeks ago
and was congratulated by President Alan Hurwitz. And
she got coverage from the local media.

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Deaf Women of Color Conference IV
When: Friday, March 4, 6:30pm until Saturday, March 5, 9:30pm
Location: DCARA 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, MA 94577

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dwcconference/

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ASKING NURSES TO LEARN SIGNS IN SOUTH AFRICA
In Limpopo, a province in South Africa,
the province health department has mandated
that the nurses learn signs in order to
communicate with deaf patients.
The goal is for each clinic and each
hospital to have at least two nurses
with sign language skills.
Is the Deaf Federation of South Africa
happy about it? Yes and no. Yes, because
it may bridge the communication needs of
the deaf. No, because it may invade the
privacy of the deaf!

PLAYING GAMES WITH DISABILITY STATISTICS
How is deafness defined as a disability?
No two professionals seem to agree on this
issue.
Take a look at:

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/disabilitystatistics/faq.cfm#Q3

It is not a simple bed time reading and one may get
more confused than ever after reading the web site.

WHICH IS A WORSE SITUATION?
Which is worse situation – being stuck with no interpreter
when a hearing person comes to talk to you – or – passing
notes back and forth with a hearing person whose handwriting
is terrible?

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

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:

West Suburban Association of the Deaf  (Illinois)

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/wsad/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

my brain would be harmed by these electronic
waves that hearing aids would emit

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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?

he is partially deaf

Partially deaf, as if he is a hearing person with a hearing
loss or as a deaf person with some hearing (mild or moderate)?

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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!

Next month is when the new federal regulations on college
entrance testing accomodations kick in. The testing
providers are not too happy about it, saying getting
SAT and ACT accommodations is harder not easier.

…….

Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Traveling alone as a Deaf-Blind person is challenging!

It is time consuming to arrange all the support needed during a
travel.

I traveled from Vermont to Michigan last week.

Even if I tell the airline employees over the phone that I will need
assistance, when I arrive at the airport, the staff have no idea how to deal with a deaf-blind person!

I had to be proactive.  I prepared printed information about myself.

I put down simple information like that I am Deaf and vision
impaired,

I explained how much I see.  I wrote what is required to get my
attention.

My trips were not perfect, but I went and returned in one piece!

Cultures collided with hearing people not liking touching and
deaf-blind not responding to verbal!

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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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Olaf Hassel was a deaf astronomer from Norway (1898-1972).
What was so amazing about him?

A. He was self-taught; never went to these formal college
classes in Astronomy and Physics and he did not have the
best equipment to look at the sky at night. Yet he has
been credited for discovering a comet in 1939 and a Nova
in 1960.

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 we have a deaf football player that played in the
Super Bowl. We’ve had a few deaf players in pro football, but
they never played in the Super Bowl.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1993 – a Good Morning America program featured
a segment on the CI

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Deaf and the Money:

$100

paid for an interpreter to interpret a theatrical play

$100 is not a lot of money considering that the interpreter
must spend a lot of time studying the script to make sure
their signs is appropriate for the words spoken on the stage

Rather it is a labor of love

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

A recent survey took place –

83.7 percent – of people say they hear very well
12.9 percent – of people say they struggle while hearing
3.3 percent – of people say they are deaf

Is this survey accurate? Depends on how one looks at it

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/presidents/

American presidents and their deafness connections

……

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

School Educator IV
02/16/2011 – closing date
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4420

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

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notice of vacancy

District Wide Special Education Teacher
for students with moderate to severe disabilities including
visual and hearing impairments

Nashua School District
Nashua, New Hampshire

work year:        School year 2010-2011

starting:        January 2011

Salary Range:         $38409 – $72,032 (pro-rated)

QUALIFICATIONS: NH certified or eligible for General Special Education or related categorical Special Education area.  Must have experience working with students with moderate to severe disabilities presenting with visual and hearing impairments.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position provides instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of students utilizing Braille, large print and technological devices.    Responsibilities of this position include conducting assessments, consult and collaborate with peers regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of service delivery, and assist in the development of student IEP.s so that students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  Assist teachers to become familiar with the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of students with these impairments to enhance the instructional environment and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested employees of the Nashua School District should submit a letter of interest and resume and if not on file; transcripts, certification and letters of recommendation for this position through the office of Human Resources.

External Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, completed application, all college transcripts, three letter of recommendation, copy of NH certification or letter of eligibility to:  Dana O.Gara, Director of Human Resources, Nashua School District, and 141 Ledge Street

Applications are available on our website at http://www.nashua.edu

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender orientation, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

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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

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/newjerseysupt/

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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

for more information, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntiddesign/

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

for more information, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetadvisor/

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

for more information, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetpsychology/

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

for more information, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/stmaryfoundation/

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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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job developer/interpreter and director of CSS

Job announcements
DCARA

– Job Developer/Interpreter
Campbell, CA

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

– Job Developer/Interpreter
San Francisco, CA

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

– 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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http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

DeafDigest – 07 February 2011

DeafDigest Blue – February 6, 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/codawithdeaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/floridaservices/

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

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

If you are deaf and live somewhere in the northeastern
part of Pennsylvania and get into trouble, be prepared
if you are taken to Magisterial Judge Jonathan M Wilcox
for a hearing. He is fluent in ASL. He is campaigning
for re-election; the press release announcing his
campaign plans said:

He is proficient in American Sign Language and can communicate with the deaf and hearing impaired

A hard of hearing trader was caught by the FBI on an
insider stock trading scandal. Samir Barai, who is
deaf but functions as a hearing person, owns his
Barai Capital hedge trading firm. He uses a
special high tech sound system, connected to
his telephones, in order to keep up with voice
communications. Barai is accused of insider
trading – focusing on the secrets of the
Marvell Technology Group in hopes of reaping
a huge profit.

– Very Hot News

The Vatican refused to accept lawsuit papers filed
by a deaf man who claimed years of abuse at a
deaf Catholic school in Wisconsin during the
sixties and seventies. The attorney for the Vatican
said the lawsuit should be served through normal
diplomatic route. The deaf man’s attorney said
it was an act of foot-dragging by the Vatican.

– Sunday January 30th

The Toronto Deaf-Blind community is upset over the threat
of the city government to cut funding on accessible
bus routes. They would lose their independence if they
had no access to the city bus system.

– Monday January 31st

The Bangladesh government has hinted that the Bangladesh
Sign Language would be officially recognized – as a way to
make the public aware of the needs of the deaf.

– Tuesday February 1st

Because the state of Texas is broke, funds have to be cut.
Seriously impacting the deaf residents of San Antonio was
the elimination of the Deaflink program. It sent emergency
pages to deaf households – bad weather, evacuations, biohazard spills, etc. Needless to say, the deaf community
is upset

– Wednesday February 2nd

The unrest in Egypt has caused the DCARA and Ohlone College,
both in Northern California, to cancel the planned Egyptian
Deaf Culture event. Concern was expressed for eight deaf
Egyptian students, attending classes in the area and
were to be part of the planned event.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The deaf Australian leaders are upset. The nation has mandated
that all students must learn a second language. But the Australian
Sign Language is not on the list of second languages the students
can select.

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A special message from IRS Deaf Employees group for deaf tax payers

go to:

http://deafdigest.com/deaftaxpayers/

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AN IRONY IN BECOMING LATE-DEAFENED
A hearing man, for many years, was always angry
with his parents because they did not wear their hearing
aids.
Yet, this same hearing man became late-deafened as he
got older. And he refused to buy a hearing aid or to
get help to deal with his late-deafness.
This is a big irony!

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

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

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

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2011

For more information, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/writingcontest/

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A DEAF CLUB FOUND ITSELF WEALTHY
A true story during the seventies. A deaf club
in New York City changed its treasurer. These
treasurers were responsible for club money and club checking and savings accounts.
One treasurer received a very big check from
a sale of a stock. He filed it in the club office file cabinet and forgot all about it.
The new treasurer looked through all folders in
the file cabinet and was very shocked to find the
check, that was sitting for a few years!
He went to the bank and was able to deposit
that old check – and suddenly the deaf club,
struggling with money, became rich!

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

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

A DEAF-BLIND PATRON AT A CLUB FOR THE DEAF
In response to Rene Pellerin’s Gold weekly
article on the Deaf-Blind, a deaf club manager
shared a tale with DeafDigest.
When the deaf-blind patron comes to the
deaf club and order a drink, he would hand out
the paper currency to the bartender and request
that he know of the change in exact currency
denomination order.
As an example, if the patron hands out a
$20.00 bill for a $1.00 soft drink, the bartender
would have four singles on top, then a five
and then a 10 at the bottom. The patron then
would rearrange the denominations in his
wallet to his satisfaction. An example is folding
the larger denomination as a way of hiding
larger bills.

AN INVISIBLE, ALMOST-PERMANENT HEARING AID
Is there such a thing as an almost-permanent
hearing aid that is also invisible?
There was a story being circulated of such
a device that one would never take it off for
about 4 months. It is invisible because it is
hidden in one’s ear canal.
It is not being mass marketed; rather a few
hearing aid clinics is selling it.

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A PRO HOCKEY PLAYER: A HEARING AID OR A CI
Mattias Ritola, deaf in one year, plays hockey for Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League.
He has serious issues with Meniere’s disease, which is what many deaf people suffer, including DeafDigest editor!
There have been deaf people with either vertigo or with
Meniere’s disease that get implanted with a CI – not to hear
better but to wipe out these ugly thing inside one’s head.
Anyway this hockey player has been recently outfitted
with a hearing aid, not in his deaf ear but in his hearing
ear.
He is hoping it will wipe out Meniere’s disease!

WORLD’S MOST UNUSUAL SIGN ABOUT THE DEAF
We often see “Deaf Child” street signs while we
are driving.
There is a world’s most unusual sign. What is it?
Do click on:

http://www.gadling.com/2011/02/03/15-weird-road-signs-from-around-the-world/

Just scroll down until you see the word that says “kat”
in German!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreters that do not maintain professionalism
when mingling with deaf clients

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you heard people make these statements?

“We don’t need a CART provider because we already have ASL
interpreters scheduled for this event.”  “We will just have CART,
and then we won’t need the sign language interpreters.”

These statements were made by people who do not understand the needs
of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss.  CART and ASL
interpreters are not in competition with one another.  They are not
interchangeable.  They serve different purposes for different
segments of the population.

There are people who are late-deafened who do not know sign
language.  How could an ASL interpreter help them understand what is
going on?

There are also people whose first language is ASL, and they have
difficulty reading a CART screen.  They need the accommodation in
their primary language:  ASL.

People who work with the public must understand that ASL is not just
English using your hands.  It is a separate language.  It is not
something someone with a hearing loss can learn in a few weeks.  Its
grammar and syntax are different from the English language.

In order to make a large event totally accessible for people with a
hearing loss, you cannot choose between ASL interpreters or CART. 
You really need to have both forms of access.

PUNISHMENT IN ARMENIA
Armenia, a small country in Europe, has about 4,000
deaf people.
They, like all of us, rely on sign language and captions
when we watch TV. In the past two Armenian TV stations had
sign language interpreters on some of their programs.
All of a sudden, these two TV stations stopped using
interpreters. These deaf people screamed.
As a result, the Armenian National Television and Radio Commission
revoked the broadcasting licenses of these two TV stations.
Why were use of interpreters stopped? Because these TV
stations did not want to pay 50,000 drams per month for the
cost of these interpreters?
Well, how much is 50,000 drams in USA funds? Just $140.00 !

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HOTELS’ ADA RULE OF THUMB

Scared of these ADA lawsuits, services of disability rights
attorneys have been retained by some hotels

When hotels listen to what these attorneys have to say,
then services should be better for deaf guests.

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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
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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)

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Maryland.

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%. All of our work
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our conversation with you. We believe in making life more comfortable
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Our remodeling service includes Kitchen, Attic, Basement, Bathroom,
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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
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information – even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf organizations, left and right, have been throwing in
their own responses to the proposed Department of Justice
captioning regulations.

The public filings are at:

http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;dct=FR+PR+N+O+SR+PS;rpp=10;so=
DESC;sb=postedDate;po=0;D=DOJ-CRT-2010-0007

A warning – it is a very long reading

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The Deaf and the Law:

The Department of Justice reached agreement with
H&R Block to provide interpreters for deaf clients,
and to train their employees to be sensitive to
the communication needs of the deaf. This law suit
was filed by a deaf resident of Texas.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Ground has been broken at the New York Ave & Florida Ave
intersection in NE Washington, DC for a New York Avenue
metro line.
This line is just several blocks away from Gallaudet
University. It will be the harbinger of a high tech
boom in Gallaudet’s backyard.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Western Union,
which got out of the telegram business just a few
days ago.
Whether Western Union realizes it or not, it has
an enduring Deaf Heritage:

– Samuel Morse, who invented the electrical telegraph,
was married to a deaf woman
– Amos Kendall and Samuel Morse were close friends
and business associates. Kendall’s estate in
Washington, DC is where Gallaudet University is
located
– the first telegram sent by Morse went to Baltimore,
thru miles of cables, which went across the land
where Gallaudet is located
– in the early days, deaf people were able to send
telegram cables to convey vital messages
– Western Union surplus Model 15 and Model 19 machines
formed the backbone of the Deaf Community TTY
network

Sorry, to see you go, Western Union.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Who is more important – in getting deaf bills passed?

A full time lobbyist or a non-lobbyist who makes it a point
to frequently make contact with the legislators

Above was the comment from a deaf non-lobbyist who has
personally urged the legislators to introduce his
bills during this legislative session in a state. And
both bills, already introduced, is now into the
legislative system

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a family reunion, suddenly there is some sort
of agitation among family members. You have no clue as to what is going on. You read lips – and try to sense
the tone. Not an easy thing to do

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Actually DeafBooks of the Week (4 of them)

New Century Football Diagram Scorebook;
School and College Athletic Schedule Book;
Athletic Memory Book;
New Century Basketball Score Book

All these four books were designed by Wesley Lauritsen,
a deaf man who served as athletic director at Minnesota School for the Deaf (now Minnesota State
Academy for the Deaf) for many years during the mid-20th
century.

In these days there were no computers that handle
everything in sports and with scorekeeping. Everything
had to be done by hand, and Lauritsen saw a business
opportunity in marketing and selling these specially
designed books to fellow coaches and athletic directors
everywhere. It was a lucrative side income for Wesley.

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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Faculty position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  $49,716-62,664 (assistant professor)
$57,084-79,236 (associate professor)

(dependent upon qualifications)

Qualifications:  Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2011).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests; a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available); photocopies of all degrees and certificates; the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline:  Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Jordan Eickman, Administrator-in-Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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Faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:        Department Chair
Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must have experience as tenured faculty at a 4 year college or university.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.  Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at the department, college or university level.  Experience with curriculum planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, including collegiality-building.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors.  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  Provide advisement and academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development of departmental curriculum and program development.  Manage recruitment efforts for both faculty and students.  Carry out student assessment plan. Administer Department budget.  Coordinate the development of curriculum. Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies.  Assure the application of new technologies to the curriculum.  Manage Advisory Board for special funds.  Implement Department’s civic engagement and community service activities.  Serve on the College Administrative Council. Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College of Education, and the University.  Act as liaison to local Deaf Community. Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related organizations on the local, state and national level.

Application process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Application Deadline:   Screening to begin on March 7, 2011, but priority given to applications received by March 1, 2011 and open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California  91330 . 8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation . in community service and hands-on experience . and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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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.

Send your resume to:

Jay Knowles
President
Dragonswood Advisors, Inc
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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

You may also contact Jay Knowles for additional information

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

go to http://deafdigest.com/nysdhr/

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

go to http://deafdigest.com/nysdearly/

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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
– Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
– Department of Education
– Department of Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
– Department of Psychology
Washington, DC

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetpositions/

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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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DeafDigest – 02 February 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 2, 2011

– one of Australia’s Top 10 inventions

Australia was celebrating its own Australia Day last week
and the nation was honoring its own Top 10 inventions. One of
the Top 10 was deaf-related – the CI!

– what is the most important thing for a deaf job hunter?

A hearing person who helps find jobs for the deaf and the
disabled, said the most important thing is – to make
it to the interview! Many human resources directors do not
give interviews; instead they throw the job applications
into the waste basket. So, if you are deaf and make it to
the interview, you have achieved the most important step!

– a deaf teacher in a hearing classroom in England

Kathy, whose last name is not known, is a young deaf woman
who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland but moved to Sussex,
a city in England. She is a teacher of hearing children in a
classroom. It is not known if she speaks orally or uses
sign language. For some reason, the short newspaper story
did not mention her last name.

– the Netflix list of subtitled movies

We either love or hate Netflix because of their bad
reputation of not captioning their films. Well, a
deaf activist ran a list of Netflix movies that
are subtitled. The count is nearly 675 films;
this activist is still counting.

– Super Bowl on TV promises to be fully captioned

There was a big announcement yesterday that the
Super Bowl on Sunday will be fully captioned, meaning
the game itself, the commercials and all that.
It was the NFL and the FOX that jointly made that
announcement.  Is it a fact or just a promise?
We will have to wait until Sunday to turn on the
TV set to find out. We are wary because of these
years of false promises!