Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in March 2011

DeafDigest – 30 March 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 30, 2011

– A movie house advertising subtitles but refusing
to turn it on

In Wales, a deaf man went to a movie house to watch
a film that was advertised as subtitled. The movie
did not show subtitles. It was the fourth time it
happened in one year. Upset, he asked the manager
to turn on the captions. The manager refused despite
being shown the newspaper ad, but refunded him. He
then complained to the movie chain headquarters, the
nation’s Equality and Human Rights Commission and
the local newspaper. The chain apologized and gave
him free tickets for future movies. Why no subtitles?
The chain said it was a technical difficulty.

– Four deaf fans of British soccer cheated out of tickets
for a big game

British soccer is big time; same as NFL in USA. Anyway
four deaf fans of the Birmingham City soccer team
waited ten hours in a long line to buy tickets for a
big game; they had their confirmation numbers
with them. But when they reached the window, the
ticket seller told them their numbers were no good
because someone else already used it and they could
not buy tickets. Very angry, they filed a legal case
with the soccer club, claiming it was discrimination
to use the public announcement system to shout the
confirmatiion numbers that they would miss. The
club agreed with them and gave them replacement
tickets!

– 12 years with interpreter

Josh Brewer, an interpreter in a mainstreamed school
system in Alabama, worked with deaf student Zach
Kerger for 12 years! Josh was 20 when a 6-year old
Zach was assigned to him. They have been together
for 12 years; Josh is now 32 years old where as
Zach, now a senior, is 18 years old. When Zach
graduates this spring, Josh will be given a new
interpreting assignment. Another 12 years??????

– The thick red curly hair of a famous actress

In Great Britain, Rula Lenska is a well known actress
on stage and on TV drama programs. She is famous for
her beautiful, thick, flaming red curly hair. Rula had
a reason for keeping this same look with her hair for
many years . She became deaf as a younger woman, and
these curls easily hid her hearing aids! No one watching
her would know she was deaf. Only this week Rula gave
an interview, confessing her reason for the same looks.

– A young deaf man with dreams of coaching career in NFL

Nouri Marrakchi, a deaf student at University of
Northern Colorado, has a big dream – to become a coach
in the National Football League. He has already made
some contacts with key people in the NFL and is hoping
some of them will open the door to him after he
graduates from college. He may look at Michael Fischer
as a role model. Michael, a former Gallaudet student,
served as coaching assistant/video analyst with
Houston Comets, a past team in the WNBA before moving
on to University of Minnesota women’s basketball team
as assistant to head coach Pam Borton.

DeafDigest – 27 March 2011

DeafDigest Gold – March 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oralinterpreting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/drdr/

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

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

The First 4G Phone at the Deaf Pager Store*

What will you do first with EVO, the first 4G phone? It is packed
full of features. With a large, vibrant 4.3″ screen, dual cameras,
32GB MicroSD card slot and wicked fast web speeds, this is more than
just a phone. It’s a Mobile Hotspot for up to eight Wi-Fi devices.

*First 4G phone in the U.S.— 4G available in 70 markets and
counting!

Find the EVO at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the devices and
low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG032711 .

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

Ricardo Salas, not deaf, will soon be graduating from
the UCLA medical school. His goal is to help the deaf –
because his three younger brothers are deaf. He said:

I always wanted to understand from a medical point of view why the three youngest are deaf. That’s why I studied neurological sciences and then took a doctorate in medicine.

Every deaf school campus has landmark buildings;
some of them have been torn down; some of them
have been renovated. In the case of Virginia
School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton,
the Main Hall was the campus landmark. Unfortunately
it was torn down. Wanting to preserve the memory
of this building along with other campus buildings, Faithlyn Robinson, a deaf teacher of photography, took pictures. As a result, the Augusta County Historical Society has hosted an event that featured
Faithlyn’s pictures. She knew what she was doing
because of her classes at the Art Institute in
Atlanta that she took after graduating from Gallaudet.

– Very Hot News

Comedy of errors going on at Lansing Community College?
This famed interpreting program was placed on hold
by the administrators, alarmed at low passing rates
of our future interpreters. Instead people thought
this program was being closed permanently! Fortunately
cooler heads prevailed and this program should continue,
but with suggestions to help interpreters pass their
courses and get their required certificates.

Whew!

– Thursday March 24th

A hungry deaf customer used the internet relay to order
a sub from a fast food outlet in Lawrence, Kansas. Instead
of taking the order, she was hung up six times. Angry, she went to the restaurant to confront the supervisor, who then yelled at her, telling her he refuses to accept relay calls from the deaf. She has then filed legal action. Upon hearing about it, the franchise owners fired the supervisor, but would not comment any further on this issue upon advice of their attorneys.

– Friday March 25th

a magazine for people in the EMT field ran a story of a deaf man
in Minnesota who has been repeatedly thwarted in his efforts
to win a promotion to a higher EMT position of more responsibilities
because of his deafness. He took all the qualifying exams and
passed these with high grades – yet he has been blocked from being
promoted. The man’s name is not known.

– Saturday March 26th

The National Exchange Carrier Association is no more for us
as far as the funding of deaf relay services is concerned. The FCC has selected Rolka Loube Saltzer Associates to do the
funding math for us. Would the change impact on us, as relay
users? No.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Want to take a course on ADA – and to learn what it is
all about – and at no cost to you?

If so, do visit:
http://www.humancentereddesign.org/neada/disabilityrights/Welcome.html

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

25% OFF SIMPLICITY LTW PHONE/DOORBELL SIGNALER!

“Savin’ of the Green” is March’s theme at WCI with a real gem of a sale!

Take 25% off the Simplicity LTW Phone and Doorbell Signaler!

This wireless model works in homes with or without an existing doorbell
system.

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

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

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

DEAF MARGARITA? TRUE OR FALSE!
The Margarita is one of the most popular drinks
in USA, not just at Mexican restaurants but at many
other restaurants.
Did the deaf person invent Margarita? A tale of
many, many years ago is about a deaf bartender.
He was mixing drinks but misunderstood an order
from a bar patron and accidentally mixed up wrong
ingredients. The hearing bar patron loved it so much
that the word “margarita” was invented.
True or false?

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

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

……………………………………………………..

NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC)

32 male and 32 female campers (high school sophomores
and juniors)

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/ylc-2/

Deadline: March 31, 2011

……………………………………………………..

AN AUTO ACCIDENT
There was an auto accident. A hearing man suffered a short stroke
while driving and hit the car, driven by a Coda.
The Coda went out of the car to check on the hearing driver.
They could not communicate and the Coda thought the hearing
man was deaf. The Coda used sign language but it did not help.
After recovering from the short stroke, the hearing driver
and the Coda exchanged information for insurance purposes.
And they chatted for a short time, and told the Coda that his
daughter works at Gallaudet University!

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

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

……………………………………………………..

Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, 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 Engineering
5.  Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture . June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

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

8.  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 www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

……………………………………………………..

HONORING A DEAF PILOT
Last week the Minnehaha County Historical Society in
South Dakota featured a presentation that has honored a
deaf pilot – Nellie Zabel Willhite.
Willhite, who passed away in 1991, became the state’s
first female pilot. And she achieved this feat at age
of 35; most pilots become licensed at a younger age.
And despite her deafness she became a commercial
pilot, which is impossible today among deaf pilots.

SHARP MEMORY AND THE DEAF PATRON
A restaurant in Washington, DC that DeafDigest editor
and his wife rarely frequents, has a waitress with a
sharp (or super) memory.
She came to the table asking if the dining party
wanted drinks. Halfway into ordering a specific drink,
the waitress suddenly said:

I remember the drink you ordered from the last time.
No need to explain any further

DeafDigest editor wonders if her memory is sharp because
DeafDigest editor is the only deaf patron she has ever
served in her years as waitress. And it is easy to remember
that particular moment? Or it that the waitress is blessed
with memory of drinks from hearing patrons ordered a long,
long time ago?
More likely it is because the patron is deaf. Hearing
patrons come and go; some are regulars, most are not –
and waitresses cannot remember them all.

A CHOCOLATIER AND THE DEAF
Georgina Ivory-Edwards, a British woman, is
a choolatier, doing wonders with Belgian chocolate.
She is not deaf, but has a close friend that is deaf.
While her first name is Georgina, her nickname is
Gigi. Actually it was Gi that started out as her
nickname before she changed it to Gigi.
Why Gi or Gigi? The close friend could not pronounce
“Georgina” so to make it easier for him, he called her
Gi!
She liked Gi so much that she went by that nickname
before eventually changing it to Gigi.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

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:

Arkansas Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/arkassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

(by a deaf basketball referee as told to DeafDigest editor)

A fan was behaving inappropriately; I was ready to confront him
and throw him out of the gym. Instead of directly confronting
him and dealing with communication issues, I went to the school
athletic director and told him the fan had to leave the gym.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Peace and quiet is when I am without my hearing aid

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is sensory-impaired

Why is the deaf person the one that is called sensory-impaired?

There are hearing people that cannot see, cannot taste, cannot smell and
cannot touch. These people are not called sensory-impaired, whereas
we, the deaf, are.

Why?

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

*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.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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 interpreters, ITP and ASL teachers and students.

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 classes with RID CEUs applied for.

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.  You can pre-register for 2012 at
only $99!

…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………..

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.

…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A lipreading group for the late-deafened in an English town
is campaigning to change its classification from “leisure”
to “educational.” Reason is to try to qualify for the
government funding of educational programs.

………

Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Video Relay Services

We are frustrated using Video Relay Services because the interpreters
are not dressed to meet our needs.

Our precious time is wasted when interpreters put us on hold in order
to change their shirts/blouses.

We, with Usher Syndrome, need good color contrast.  For light skinned
interpreters, black attire with navy blue background is most helpful
for most of us with low vision.  Interpreters with dark skin can wear
lighter solid color shirts.  Please do not use white.  Its reflective
nature bothers our eyes.

Good news!  A big thank you to IWRelay, which recently added
Deaf-Blind Video Relay Service (DBVRS).

Darran Zenger, who is Deaf and vision impaired himself, works for
IWRelay and was behind all this!

Put DBVRS.tv in your VP, you will see a big difference.  People who
are senior citizens should try it too.

Happy VRSing!

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

…….

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I am confused; the Department of Transportation (DOT) does
not allow deaf truck drivers. Yet, I am seeing some
deaf truck drivers. What is going on?

A. A bit complicated. If the truck weighs less than 10,000
pounds, then the deaf can drive it legally. If the truck
weighs more than 10,000 pounds the deaf can drive it legally
if it is intra-state, but not if it is inter-state.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

…..

Wish List of the Week:

that the Department of Transportation will finally allow
the deaf to drive trucks

…..

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Sometime during the 1910’s – former NAD president
George Veditz had an appointment with President
Woodrow Wilson. The issue was discrimination against
the deaf in the Civil Service. Veditz pressed his
case via notes written back and forth. Wilson
indicated interest in doing something about it.
Unfortunately he became ill in office, and this
issue become a non-priority, forgotten and lost.

…….

DeafNumbers of the Week:

16,000
calls made by Deaf Australians with the National
Auslan Interpreting Booking and Payment Service
(to get interpreters for themselves)

$4,000,000 per year
Australian government pays the Auslan service

500 interpreters
that work for the Auslan service

12 hours per day open Monday to Friday
5 hours per Saturdays
0 hours per Sundays

…….

DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/deafnotadisability/

article prepared by Frank Lala

……..

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

……..

California School for the Deaf at Riverside is looking for
a new football coach. If you are interested in applying,
go to:

http://deafdigestsports.com/csdrfootball/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Behavioral Prog Tech
4/6/11 closing date
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated 3/27/11)

DCARA Job Announcements

Please visit www.dcara.org/jobs for application materials
and more information.

– Director of Client Support Services (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Friday, April 22nd at 12 pm
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

– Family Life Educator Part-time * Non-Exempt * Temporary * Deadline: March 30th at 5 pm PST
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-famlifeduc/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Superintendent
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Announcement Number
JOB: 2011-106

Essential Functions: This position is under administrative direction of the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The position plans, directs, and coordinates all program activities at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. The duties include planning, directing and coordinating the educational, recreational, vocational and residential programs; developing, preparing and monitoring the annual budget and supervising professional staff.

NOTE:
On campus housing will be provided to the selected candidate.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, an Oklahoma School Superintendent Certificate (or proof of application for an Oklahoma School Superintendent Certificate) and minimum of four years of experience, of which two years must have been as a teacher and two years as a school supervisor or administrator,

or

an equivalent combination of education and experience.  NOTE: An Oklahoma School Superintendent Provisional or Emergency Certificate must be obtained prior to employment from the Oklahoma State Department of Education for those candidates that do not possess an Oklahoma School Superintendent Certificate.

Candidates must be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience working in a school for the deaf.

Method of Application: Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational and work background listing places of employment, beginning/ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed. Please submit references along with resume.  Information should include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Yearly Salary Range:

Minimum – $65,000.00
Maximum – $78,000.00

Deadline: Until Filled

An EOE

Send resume and cover letter to:

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

Announcement of vacant position Manager, Projects-Clerc Center on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5344

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/documents/hrs_jobapplication.doc

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

Announcement of vacant positions
– English Teacher, MSSD
– Science Teacher, MSSD
– Chemistry Teacher, MSSD
– Spoken Language Pre-School Teacher, KDES
– Elementary Teacher, KDES
– Kindergarten Teacher, KDES

on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University
KDES- Room 3104
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu

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

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/documents/hrs_jobapplication.doc.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

position openings 
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

– Residential Advisor

Time base: All shifts

Qualifications: High School Graduate

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and behavior management techniques.

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Weekend Residential Advisor:

Time base: 35-38 hrs

Friday: 11 am-10 pm

Saturday 8 am-10 pm

Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications: High School Graduate
Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and

Behavior management techniques.

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into healthy well-rounded individuals.

For either position, please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510

Fax# 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

position opening
Staff Accountant – Full Time
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, FL

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

DeafDigest – 27 March 2011

DeafDigest Blue – March 27, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/economist/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/towedcar/

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Spring Clearance of Kid’s Books at Harris Communications

We are doing our spring cleaning at Harris Communications and have a great selection of kid’s books on sale.

Books include:
– “Baby Sign Language Basics Expanded Edition” (B1135), now only $9.56!

– “My First Book of Sign” (B147), now only $19.50!

– “Moses Goes to a Concert” (B615SC), now only $6.79!

Browse the Clearance section of our website to see books, DVDs,
novelties, and equipment at 15% – 75% off!  Hurry, to take advantage
of these prices. Products available only while supplies last.

For more information, go to our Clearance section at:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB032711

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Max K. Kennedy. Becoming
late deafened, he did the leg work to establish a SHHH chapter
in Utah and then also helped establish the state-wide services for the hard of hearing

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Muriel Pokross,
not deaf, who departed us. The late Mac Norwood, the Father
of TV Captions, fought tooth and nail with all networks to have captions on our TV programs. But for Muriel, it was her friendship with the famous TV chef, Julia Child – that led the way to TV captions. She worked on behalf of the deaf with the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing and knew
that we were missing so much on TV without captions. Hence
she saw Child’s show as the perfect moment to have it captioned on TV and somehow convinced the program producer to go the captioning route in 1972, seven years before Mac’s efforts
became a success.

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

A feel-good story about the Gallaudet women’s
basketball team has been published in the Parade
weekend pull out section. Three years ago,
Gallaudet won only 3 of 26 basketball games;
this season, Gallaudet became a NCAA-III
tournament team.

Carrie Quigley, Laurel, MD, is a professional
interpreter who looks on interpreting as a hobby,
something that she enjoys every day. She said,
in an interview with a newspaper reporter:

It’s a great feeling when you make communication happen, when you put everyone on the same playing field. It’s as if you’re doing what you were put here to do

– Very Hot News

How effective is newborn hearing screenings? Not 100 percent effective if the research by the
Children’s Memorial Hospital is valid. They
are saying there have been babies that fell
through the cracks and that their deafness
would have gone undetected until they got
a bit older!

– Sunday March 20th

How to prevent relay fraud by scammers? This is one of the topics that will be addressed at the April 7th meeting of the FCC.

– Monday March 21st

Two organizations that work with the Scottish deaf –
Deaf Action and Tayside Deaf Association both
have merged. Prior to the merger both organizations
have a combined 300 years of working with the deaf.

– Tuesday March 22nd

Could people sign and read at the same time?

Yes, according to Judith Kroll, who teaches psychology
at Penn State. The work by her team was published in
Cognition, a trade association publication.

– Wednesday March 23rd

The Department of Transportation has been asked to
reconsider its ban on deaf individuals that want to
drive trucks on interstate routes. To date, the DOT
would not budge.

…..

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

….

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The National Foundation for the Deaf of New Zealand
is trying to repeal an unfavorable government ruling on what defines deafness to allow late deafened individuals to receive compensation for noise-induced deafness in
the workplace. The petition, containing necessary number
of signatures have been presented to the Parliament.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

25% OFF SIMPLICITY LTW PHONE/DOORBELL SIGNALER!

“Savin’ of the Green” is March’s theme at WCI with a real gem of a sale!

Take 25% off the Simplicity LTW Phone and Doorbell Signaler!

This wireless model works in homes with or without an existing doorbell system.

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

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

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

VIDEO OF A DYING LANGUAGE
In Great Britain and Scotland, deaf people used fingerspelling
for many years with both hands. This fingerspelling language
is dying because younger people use signs not fingerspelling.
As a result, there is a project right now – to visit older
people in Scotland that continue to use two-hand fingerspelling.
The deaf filmmakers want to video this fingerspelling before
these older people die.

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

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

……………………………………………..
……………………………………………..

How to fill out a FCC survey on Emergency 911 calls
by the deaf?

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/fcc911/

……………………………………………..
……………………………………………..

UNION STATION IN WASHINGTON, DC
Union Station is not too far from Gallaudet
University.
This station has a lot of history. Many years ago
Gallaudet students went to the Union Station to take
the trains back to their home towns. There were always
many Gallaudet students at Union Station greeting
each other for the fall semester, and saying farewell
after the spring semester.
Times have changed. Students either fly or drive.
But many deaf people still go to Union Station – because
it has a big Food Court and students always get tired
of college food!

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

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

AN ACCOMPLISHMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Kashveera Chanderjith, a deaf woman, did the “almost”
impossible – becoming an accountant with a CA certificate
in South Africa. She is now employed with Deloitte, a
prestigious international accounting firm.
A CA in accounting is the same as a CPA here in USA.
There are very few deaf individuals in South Africa that
have attained professional status in an employment field.

A HEARING PERSON THAT LIKES SUBTITLES
A hearing person made a comment about subtitles in
a newspaper interview. He said:

I enjoy subtitles myself, in part because a house full of noisy kids makes them invaluable at times and partly
because as a Swede, I grew up with subtitles across anything English or American. It’s mighty helpful even if I’m not deaf.

DeafDigest wishes that hearing people will have this
same favorable subtitles attitude. Unfortunately most
of them don’t.

……………………………………………..
……………………………………………..

Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the
largest deaf network on the Internet….Deaf Match International !

Become a member and you can access all the great features of DMI !

* Find out why Deaf Match International has worked for over 10
years….since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* Find the most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online – thousands
of members !

Visit:  http://www.DeafMatchInternational.com

………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………

HEAR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS / UNITED TTY Releases New 2011 Catalog:
“Assistive Devices for People with Hearing Loss” !

Discover the New Leader in Hearing Assistive Technology and get this
FREE catalog !

Visit our NEW web site:  http://www.HearWorldUSA.com

HUGE Selection of New & Updated Products….FREE Shipping and LOWEST
Prices Guaranteed

* Alarm Clocks / Bed Vibrators / Vibrating Watches / Timers
* Door, Telephone, Baby Cry, Fire & Security Alerting Systems
* Amplified Telephones, Speakerphones & Answering Machines
* ADA Compliant Kits & Signs
* FM, Wide Area & Personal Listening Systems
* TV Listening Systems & Caption Decoders
* TTYs Devices/Software & Text / VCO Telephones
* Telephone Amplifiers / Loud Ringers
* Amplified Cell Phones & Accessories
* Weather Alert and Paging Systems
* Portable Voice-to-Text Systems & Software
* Cell Phones, PDAs, Pagers

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours….Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
EST….7 Days a Week

** Express TTY Repair Service Available **

For more information….contact:

United TTY Sales and Service / Hear World Communications
TOLL FREE: 1-866-889-4872 (Voice or TTY)
In MD, DC and VA — Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY)
FAX: (301) 963-0785
VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@hearworldusa.com or info@unitedtty.com
Web:   http://www.HearWorldUSA.com or http://www.UnitedTTY.com
Live Online Support — AIM: UnitedTTY or HearWorld

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

A SUPERINTENDENT WITH TWO HATS
We have superintendents of several schools for the deaf and blind,
which share the same campus. An example is Florida School for
the Deaf and Blind.
The situation at Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois
School for the Visually Impaired is unique. Marybeth Lauderdale,
originally the deaf school superintendent, has put on a 2nd hat,
overseeing the second school. And both schools do not share the
same campus, instead is spaced two miles apart.
Said Lauderdale:

It’s a balancing act. We have administrators at both schools,
and I have my pager and e-mail

AN ERRONEOUS CI STATEMENT
A newspaper story explained CI. It read like this:

The multichannel cochlear implant substantially increased the capacity of profoundly deaf people to understand spoken language

This is not correct. The corrected statement is this:

The multichannel cochlear implant substantially increased the
capacity of profoundly deaf people to hear spoken language

Many profoundly deaf people can hear via CI but it does not
necessarily mean they can understand spoken language. Some
can, some can’t.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being hung up by the hearing person on a VRS call that
the deaf person started – hearing person telling the
VRS operator he was uncomfortable with this third
party voice to signs conversation

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What should a captioner or CART provider do if he or she simply does
not understand something that is said?

A captioner is writing along.  Everything is going great.  All of a
sudden, a word is said that is totally unfamiliar or somehow obscured
by a sound.  Maybe someone coughed or sneezed.  Maybe it’s a word
that the captioner has just never heard of.

These situations have happened to every captioner.  Different
captioners may have different solutions depending on the situation
and their familiarity with the content that they are captioning.

If a captioner is generally familiar with the subject matter but does
not understand a particular word, the captioner may use another word
to make it make sense.  This would be similar to what I understand
many sign language interpreters do.  They convey the concept to their
audience rather than indicating that something was not understood.

If the captioner has clearly heard the word but is unfamiliar with
it, another option would be to just spell it out phonetically. 
Sometimes that is helpful, but at other times it can be confusing to
the users of the captioning. 

Another option might be to use a parenthetical such as (inaudible) or
(indiscernible).  This would show to the audience that the captioner
had problems with that word, but it may be confusing for them.  They
may totally lose the meaning of the sentence because of the
distraction of the parenthetical.

Each situation is different, and a captioner would have to make a
decision in a split second about the best way to handle it.  

OUR DEAF REALTORS
There was a newspaper story about a deaf realtor.
The story was interesting – but this realtor made a comment
that puzzled DeafDigest editor.
He said we have five deaf realtors in USA. DeafDigest
editor emailed the deaf realtor asking for more information
re these five deaf realtors. This email was not answered.
Being a full time realtor is a tough job – no matter if
the person is deaf or hearing. Many hearing realtors drop out,
unable to make a full time living in this unpredictable
real estate market. This is not to say a deaf person cannot
make a full time living in this profession, just simply
saying that the deaf realtor faces the same thing that a
hearing realtor faces.
So, if we do have five full time deaf realtors, DeafDigest
would like to know who they are!

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that hearing aids and CIs will make a deaf person hearing

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
http://www.deaftours.net

or email:

mailto:joyfulcrney1@verizon.net

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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.

– – – – –

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

– – – – –

JUST IN with BEST COST-EFFCTIVE DEAL as NCL reduced the fare just for a limited time.  Grab this fantastic opportunity now or miss it! “Thanksgiving Family Week in the Caribbean” Cruise November 19-26, 2011

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.

– – – – –

– 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

– – – – –

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.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

(updated posting)

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

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%. All of our work
carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in
our conversation with you. We believe in making life more comfortable
through quality remodels.

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

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Railway Employees Association of Deaf and the
Deaf Employees Welfare Association have asked
India’s Supreme Court to give the deaf equal
rights with hearing employees in workplace
promotions and pay bonuses.

This request was made in a nation notorious for
discriminating against the deaf in every way
possible.

Anyway a clause in the government regulations was mentioned that is supposed to obligate the government to give rights and needs to the disabled, the deaf included.

……

The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf person attended a musical festival that was
interpreted. But there was no designated area for
the deaf with an interpreter. The venue was more of
a first come, first served standing room only basis.
It forced the deaf person to watch the interpreter
from a distance. Angry, he asked the management to
create a designated area for the deaf. This request
was turned down.

The next day he went to an attorney to see if he
had legal grounds to make a case out of it. The
attorney, familiar with ADA regulations and
disability law, worked out a compromise with the
management to create a designated area for the
deaf on all future musical festivals.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It is with a heavy tinge of sadness on DEAFDIGEST editor’s
part to announce that Dee Cee Eyes, a venerable institution,
a monthly metro Washington deaf community newsletter, will close
shop after its farewell April 7th edition.
After 41 years of faithful service the publication has hit on
hard times – scarcity of deaf people willing to write and
advertising revenues drying up.
The DEAFDIGEST editor served as the Dee Cee Eyes
editor for three years (1975-78); a special spot in his heart
has always been reserved for the Dee Cee Eyes.
Thank you very much, Dee Cee Eyes for being one of us
for 41 years.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do social clubs of the deaf generate more noise than
hearing social clubs? A deaf social club in the Sims Close,
Romford in United Kingdom is facing fierce opposition in
application for drink and music license.
Opponents are saying it would lead to excessive noise
and drunkenness among its members.
Question is – would a hearing club in this same location
face same opposition? Or are deaf club goers being
discriminated on the grounds that they cannot hear (and
curb) noise because they are deaf?

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

– Fast Rewind to 35-40 years ago

Deaf activist W.H. Woods fought for the rights
of deaf to drive trucks for a living. His cause was
lost because national deaf organizations were not
willing to give him support. He fought the battle
alone and ultimately gave up

– Fast Forward to this week from 35-40 years ago

The NAD is petitioning the Department of Transportation
to allow the deaf to drive trucks

in other words, different times, different attitudes,
different priorities???????

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

from a subscriber:

I was asked if I would like to go to “Gas” for lunch?

I said “Gas?” and one woman said, “No, at Gas”

HUH?

Then I asked, what food do they serve? Chicken!

Then I realized that they were talking about “Cane’s”

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
ASL Interpreter
Chadron Public Schools
Chadron, Nebraska

Chadron Public Schools has an opening for an ASL Interpreter in the Middle School for the 2011-12 year.

ASL required.

Minimum requirements include HS Diploma/GED and 3.5 competency level on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) or 4.0 competency level on either the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) or the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or hold a Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID).

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact: Lou Alcorn, Special Education Director, Chadron Public Schools, at 308-432-0717 or send letter of application, resume and credentials to

Office of Superintendent, 602 East 10th St., Chadron, NE  69337.

Closing date: Friday, April 15, 2011.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Job opening Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator
state of Virginia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service (VACTS).

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Excellent presentation skills

– Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay services:
*    Senior Community
*    Hard of Hearing Community

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

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

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

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

– Experience in public relations

– Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and meet deadlines

– Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

– Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

– Hold a valid driver’s license

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html or contact our Human Resource Department by April 12, 2011 at: 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE.  Hamilton Relay maintains a drug-free workplace.

We are an EOE. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Social Media Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

Position Summary:
The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day execution of client social media campaigns; tasks include daily community listening, maintenance, community engagement/conversation, monitoring, and issue escalation/response.  In addition, the Coordinator will conduct research (using a variety of tools) to identify social media best practices and trends for brand audits, as well as conduct community conversation audits to indentify key online influencers as it relates to client projects.  The Coordinator will also provide community insights that will be used to hone and improve client campaigns and programs.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience repositioning a brand using social media in an advertising /marketing agency.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: – 1-3 years of relevant work experience; experience at interactive, advertising, public relations or marketing agency
– Proven experience repositioning a brand using social media\
– Relevant experience across key social media sites including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogs, YouTube, Digg, Flickr, FourSquare.  Experience with Vimeo. Blip.tv, Tumblr, Posterous is a plus.
– Conversant in SEO/SEM, Web analytics, web technology, mobile campaigns, community and the concepts of creative/brand.
– Excellent copywriting skills; understands creative briefs
– Familiarity with one or more listening platforms e.g., TruPulse, Radian6.
– Ideal candidate is driven by both data and brand; fluent in search and platforms and keenly aware of analytics
– Possess background knowledge and a true passion for the social media marketing space. – Must have strong verbal and writing/grammatical skills as well as the ability to present information and ideas logically and clearly; keen eye for detail is required
– Ability to integrate with virtual teams across agency and client organizations
– Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Fine Arts or other related Liberal Arts Degree

Experience with the following is a plus: – Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred.

Physical Requirements: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time: – Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) – Keyboarding (40-60%) – Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  Employees are expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

position is listed at:
http://purple.us/jobs/search.php

TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume to:  http://www.purple.us

Purple Communications is an EOE. Principals only please.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

EMPLOYMENT OPENING
Dean of Students
Metro Deaf School
St Paul, MN

http://www.mdsmn.org

Terms of Employments:
– Full-time employment beginning July 1, 2011
– Excellent benefits; annual salary is commensurate with
experience and/or degree

Application Procedure:
Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School                   
ATTN: Kimberly Kause  
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:kkause@mdsmn.org

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Conditions of Employment:    
– Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree
held
– Minnesota Teaching License required (with application
process initiated by July  2011)
– Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be
conducted

Minimum Qualifications:         
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education; Minnesota Teaching
License required if hired
– Native-user or fluency in American Sign Language required
– Knowledge of bilingual education
– Willingness to work towards Administration License
– Training/Experience working with E/BD students preferred or
behavior  management background

Metro Deaf School is an EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 

EMPLOYMENT OPENING
Teaching Positions
Metro Deaf School
St Paul, MN

–Elementary Teacher
–JHS Teacher
–JHS Science Specialist
–High School Special Needs Teacher
–ASL/English Bilingual Specialist

http://www.mdsmn.org

Terms of Employments:          
– Full-time employment beginning August 18, 2011
– Excellent benefits; annual salary is commensurate with
experience and/or degree

Application Procedure:

Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School                   
ATTN: Kimberly Kause  
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:kkause@mdsmn.org

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Conditions of Employment:    
– Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree
held
– Minnesota Teaching License required (with application
process initiated by July  2011)
– Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be
conducted

Minimum Qualifications:         
– BA or Master’s Degree in Deaf Education; Minnesota Teaching
License required if hired
– Native-user or fluency in American Sign Language required
– Knowledge of bilingual education

Metro Deaf School is an EOE 

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position vacancy
Executive Director
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Jefferson City, MO

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Exciting JSSA Career Opening!
Clinical Social Worker JSSA
Fallsgrove/Rockville, MD location

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

DeafDigest – 23 March 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 23, 2011

– Best fast food drive-in for the deaf

There are some fast food drive-in that are accessible
to the deaf. But the best one is Culver’s in Portage,
Wisconsin. It is fully accessible as compared to others
that are of limited accessibility. As a result, a good
number of deaf patrons have picked up their orders
at this Portage outlet. Other fast food places won’t
use this accessibility system because of costs involved.
This is why we appreciate the willingness of this Portage
outlet reaching out to the deaf.

 

– Inside Gallaudet’s House One

Gallaudet’s House One, is like the White House. It is the
residence of Gallaudet presidents and their families.

What does it look like?

It has 35 rooms.

First floor is a musuem

Second floor is President Hurwitz’s office and also 2
guest rooms

Third floor has two other guest rooms, a family room;
First Lady Hurwitz’s office and a second kitchen

Basement is for storage

A DVD will be distributed next year to show history
of House One

 

– Do you want to learn how to surf the waves?

Deaf people, of all ages, that want to learn how to
surf, will have a chance on May 21st at Hanna Park
in Jacksonville, Florida. This is when sign language
instructors from the Florida Surfing Association
will teach the deaf how to surf. Amanda, one of the
instructors, is a NTID graduate.

– Hearing invisible voices for deaf actors in movies?

Deaf actors cannot play hearing speaking roles in movies.
Could that change in future hearing movies? Well, if you
watched the movie “Mars Needs Moms” you may not realize
that a voice of a 37-year old actor was switched with
a voice of a 9-year old kid. This is a trick filmmakers
play with computers. Who knows – some day a skilled deaf
actor could “speak” on the film with a switched hearing
voice! This will give employment to deaf actors.

– A person cannot use deafness as an excuse to avoid jail

Marcus Wilson, a deaf burglar from England, told the
judge, during court hearing that he should not go to prison
because of his deafness. Judge Michael Stokes said no,
telling him deafness is no excuse for breaking the law
and sentenced him to 1 1/2 years in jail. He was arrested
for breaking into many homes and stealing electronic
gear and jewelry.

DeafDigest – 20 March 2011

DeafDigest Gold – March 20, 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wyoming/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/spinalmeningitis/

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

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Blackberry® Curve[tm] 9330 at the Deaf Pager Store

Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available
only through Sprint Relay. Select from many devices including the
Blackberry® Curve[tm] 9330 Smartphone with 3G, Wi-Fi, 2MP camera and
dedicated media keys. It’s only $49.99 after $100 mail-in rebate,
eligible upgrade (or new activation).*

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

*Other monthly charges apply. For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG032011 .

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

Stealing the show at the SXSW Film Festival at
Austin, Texas was the film produced by Robyn
Girard. She is deaf. And using her knowledge of
filmmaking, designing and animation, critics
said her work stood above them all!

A hearing aid for $180? Yes, if Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri,
not deaf, who is an ear, nose and throat specialist
with his practice in Michigan City, Indiana. He said
he was inspired by the low prices on such iPhone
devices and felt he could do the same with low
cost hearing aids. His latest model, however, is best
designed for those in the mild/moderate deafness
range.

– Very Hot News

Word has reached DeafDigest that Larry Littleton, a deaf man,
was in charge of the American Red Cross evacuation center
in Kauai, Hawaii during the Tsunami. Said a source:

When was the last time hearing people put a deaf person in total control of a disaster situation

– Thursday March 17th

Many college students refusing to admit their hearing
losses? Yes, if the survey conducted by researchers at
University of Florida proves to be accurate. The findings
were printed in a recent edition of the International Journal of Audiology.

– Friday March 18th

Georgia School for the Deaf will be looking for a new
superintendent . Lee Shiver was removed from his post
by the state Department of Education, which declined
to explain the reason. For the time being, Kenney Moore, director of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, will be pulling double duty, supervising both schools.

– Saturday March 19th

A CI having long-term implications? This is what
Laurie Eisenberg, a staffer with the House Ear Institute,
is trying to find out. The target of her research is
a group of deaf children implanted before they were
five years old.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The revised ADA regs has already kicked in, as of March 15th.
It is the biggest set of revisions in 20 years, and it is
supposed to cover everything – be it restaurants, stadiums,
movie houses and even jails!

DeafDigest will see if these new regs are being enforced
or being deftly evaded via loopholes!

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

25% OFF SIMPLICITY LTW PHONE/DOORBELL SIGNALER!

“Savin’ of the Green” is March’s theme at WCI with a real gem of a sale!

Take 25% off the Simplicity LTW Phone and Doorbell Signaler!

This wireless model works in homes with or without an existing doorbell
system.

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

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

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

ORAL DEAF DURING MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
In the past, oral deaf had oral interpreters
during meetings and workshops. And today,
these oral deaf depend on CART.
Do all of these oral deaf look at CART today?
No, many of them look at ASL interpreters.
Why? Good question.

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

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

……………………………………………………..

XVI World Deaf Congress in Durban, South Africa

July 18-24, 2011

early bird registration information at:

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

……………………………………………………..

DOUBLE-WORD DOCTOR IN NAME FINGERSPELLING
When old time Gallaudet students wanted to talk
about one professor, they would fingerspell the same
name twice.
The sign name for that person, in fingerspelling,
was “dr dr” – saying it twice.
Dr Dr? Yes. The professor was Dr. Powrie Doctor,
and he was always mentioned as Dr Dr.
He died many years ago and today’s Gallaudet
students do not know who he was.

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

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

……………………………………………………..

Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, 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 Engineering
5.  Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture . June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

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

8.  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 www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

……………………………………………………..

THE PALM BEACH TOWN MANAGER
Palm Beach is a town in Florida. The Town Manager is
Peter Elwell. He is not deaf. What does a Town Manager do?
He more or less functions as the Town’s CEO, serving at the
direction of the Town Mayor and/or the Town Council.
What about it? Elwell is the board chairman of the
Deaf Service Center of Palm Beach County. In essence,
he wears two hats.
Hopefully he will always have the best interests of
the deaf while serving as the Town Manager.
DeafDigest thinks it is the first time that an
individual would pull a double duty, helping serve the
deaf while serving the needs of the town.

LOCKED IN DISAGREEMENT
The NFL players cannot agree with the NFL owners on a
new contract. Despite intense negotiations, both groups
still disagree – and as a result, the fear is that NFL may never again be the same.
Can’t happen in the Deaf Community? Think again! Way
back in late seventies, the NAD faced a crisis on its
hands. Terry J. O’Rourke, the author of the hot selling
sign language book “A Basic Vocabulary”, was in the employ
of the NAD. He wanted to be paid a royalty on the sales
of this book. Fred C Schreiber, the NAD executive director,
felt that NAD employees should not earn royalties.
Despite months of intense negotiations with a third
party, both men could not reach agreement.
As a result, O’Rourke bought out his rights to the
book and left NAD to establish his own book publishing business.
The NAD bookstore, once a thriving operation that
was a main source of revenue for the NAD, was never
again the same, eventually closing up.

A PROFILE INTERVIEW IN A NEWSPAPER
Many newspapers feature a Question and Answer
interview with a selected local person every week.
Brian Cantor, not deaf, was interviewed by a newspaper
in Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
One  of the questions asked of him was this:

Who is the Yorkshire person that you most admire?

His response was this:

John Goodricke, the deaf astronomer, who discovered the first
double star, Algol. He was elected as one of the youngest ever Fellows of the Royal Society, aged 21.  Sadly, today he is all-but forgotten by many people, but it’s worth finding out more about this remarkable man who overcame his deafness.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

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:

Arizona Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/azassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

(by a deaf basketball referee as told to DeafDigest editor)

I work with hearing referees all the time. If just me and one
hearing referee work a basketball game, we communicate with
each other by note and pen. But if two hearing basketball
referees work with me in a game, then I am often left out
in the dressing room conversations!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

am too busy to put on a hearing aid

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In England there is an organization called
The Association of Lipspeakers.

Lipspeakers?

It is the same as oral interpreters here in USA.

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

*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.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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 interpreters, ITP and ASL teachers and students.

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 classes with RID CEUs applied for.

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.  You can pre-register for 2012 at
only $99!

…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………..

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.

…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

DeafDigest mentioned a while back about a new tooth hearing aid.
Well, this device has been approved for use in Europe.

………

Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

“Stay Organized”

Being organized is very important for individuals who are blind,
vision impaired and Deaf-Blind.

When you have a large number of people living in a household, it is
challenging!

I personally do a lot of cooking these days.  I am “Mr. Mom”.

I have a “photo memory” of where things are in the cabinets.

One day I was cooking dinner, one of the side dishes was fried rice.

We sat down for dinner.  My daughter asked what did I put in the
fried rice.

I tasted the fried rice and sure enough, it was YUKKY!

I went to the cabinet and found that I was using Worchester sauce
instead of soy sauce!

So you see, I tend to have soy sauce, in front of Worchester sauce!

The bottle shape is almost the same.

Since I have many folks living at my house, I need to double check
the bottles before pouring!

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

…….

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I heard about separation of deaf students at schools
for the deaf many years ago. What was this all about?

A. Years ago many schools for the deaf had two separate
departments – the oral department and the manual department.
To prevent “contaminating” the oral students with signs,
they were separated from the manual students in classes,
cafeterias and dormitories. When these oral students got
older, they were assimilated into the manual department.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

…..

Wish List of the Week:

that the lives of the deaf of Japan will resume
normalcy

…..

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1993 – GLAD, a big agency serving the needs of the
deaf in the Los Angeles area, purchases a building for
its new headquarters. The next five years is spent on
having it renovated before it is ready for occupancy

…..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

NAD’s finances –

NAD gets money from:
grants & contracts
court awards
space rentals
advertising
sales & subscriptions
membership fees
contributions
misc

NAD spends money on –
professional services
salaries & benefits
other operating expenses
printing
telephone & internet
supplies
travel
postage & freight

…….

DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/deafcandoatoz/

a listing, from A to Z on what we, the deaf, can do

……..

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

……..

California School for the Deaf at Riverside is looking for
a new football coach. If you are interested in applying,
go to:

http://deafdigestsports.com/csdrfootball/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position openings 
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

– Residential Advisor

Time base: All shifts

Qualifications: High School Graduate

Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and behavior management techniques.

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Weekend Residential Advisor:

Time base: 35-38 hrs

Friday: 11 am-10 pm

Saturday 8 am-10 pm

Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications: High School Graduate
Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language.
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child development and

Behavior management techniques.

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential programs which help students develop into healthy well-rounded individuals.

For either position, please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510

Fax# 802-258-9574

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

position opening
Staff Accountant – Full Time
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, FL

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated 3/13/11)

DCARA Job Announcements

Please visit www.dcara.org/jobs for application materials and more information.

– Director of Client Support Services (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Friday, March 18th.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

– Executive Assistant (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Monday, March 14th.
http://deafdigest.com/exasst/

– Job Developer / Interpreter (Campbell)
Full time, Non Exempt
Position open until filled.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-campbell/

– Job Developer / Interpreter (San Francisco)
Full time, Non Exempt
Position open until filled.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-sf/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate – 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

DeafDigest – 20 March 2011

DeafDigest Blue - March 20, 2011

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

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tournamentprofits/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/warirony/

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Spring Clearance at Harris Communications

We are doing our spring cleaning at Harris Communications and that
means terrific deals for you. We have products discounted 20%,
40%---up to 75% off!  Check out all the books, novelties, and
equipment in the Clearance section of our website.

Some novelty items include:
- ILY Charm Bracelet (INT-ILYCB), now only $11.96!
- Flag Keychain (N285), now only $9.60!
- Angel Ornament (N061), now only $11.96!

Hurry, to take advantage of these prices. Products available only
while supplies last.

For more information, go to our Clearance section at
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB032011 

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jim Jones, St Paul, Minnesota,
who departed us. Many successful interpreters in Minnesota got
their start with their interpreting careers because of Jim's
interpreter education programs. He became a chemist after
graduating from Gallaudet but it was not long before he
gravitated towards community service to the deaf. 

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Leonard
Marshall who departed us. After his days at Gallaudet,
he became the ultimate Deaf Club and Deaf Association
leader - involved with clubs and organizations in
California, Nevada and Indiana.

Another individual DeafDigest is dedicating is Annette Marie (Pois)
Long, San Antonio, TX, who departed us. As a Coda, she interpreted
for many years before RID was born.! And when RID was in its
infancy, she jumped in and helped build it up into an efficient
national organization. She also helped train generations of future
interpreters with programs in Arizona and in the US Trust
Territories. Not stopping, she developed guidelines for medical
and legal interpreting. And most important of all, her two
daughters are also interpreters.  Thank you very much, Annette.
You are one of the heroes that helped us, the deaf, achieve a
quality of life.

- What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

Autumn Courts, who is deaf, is a junior at Lewisburg HS
in Mississippi and is part of the state's championship
dance team. She was always interested in dancing but
did not try out for the school team until this year.
In a newspaper interview, she said "follow your dreams"

K. Murali, first name not known, is a deaf filmmaker in
India, with 40 films to his credit, all on deaf themes
and deaf plots. He was written up in a newspaper on the
featuring of his films at the recent Deaf Film Festival. 

In this weekend's Parade newspaper pull out edition,
there is a story on Gallaudet's women basketball team
that enjoyed a sensational season.

- Very Hot News

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
scolded the National Relay Service for being "helpless"
when floods struck the Queensland territory. It was so
bad that Telstra, another Australian agency, had to
step in and help out.

- Sunday March 13th

Could a doctor accidentally ruin a baby's hearing?
It has something to do with the baby having auditory
neuropathy. This means the baby's brain has not been
normally processing the sounds. Anyway, noise during
the screening may destroy the baby's not-yet-developed
hearing skills! This issue was raised in a recent
posting by the CNN.

- Monday March 14th

Ranbir Kapoor is a famous Bollywood (India) actor. He
is not deaf. Anyway when he won a role to play a deaf
character in an upcoming film, he attended several
schools for the deaf in India just to observe how
the deaf people function with daily routines.
DeafDigest is not happy that a hearing actor won
a deaf role, but it is India, which discriminates
heavily against the deaf in every way possible.

- Tuesday March 15th

We, the deaf, have become more and more fed up with
false promises of full captions that Netflix have
been telling us. As a consequence, a class action
lawsuit has been filed by Weston Firm, a California
law firm. The firm is saying ADA regs have been
violated.

- Wednesday March 16th

The journal distributed by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention ran a piece in its most recent
edition about the problems deaf people face on
health issues. The suggestion, raised in the article,
is to educate the deaf via the sign language videos.

....

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

...

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The FCC has proposed a list of new rules that will enable
us, the deaf, to enjoy full accessibility to communication
needs. These are just ruling proposals, meaning fierce
opposition can water these rules down as time goes on.

.....

California School for the Deaf at Riverside is looking for
a new football coach. If you are interested in applying,
go to:

http://deafdigestsports.com/csdrfootball/

.............................................................
.............................................................

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

...

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

25% OFF SIMPLICITY LTW PHONE/DOORBELL SIGNALER!

"Savin' of the Green" is March's theme at WCI with a real gem of a sale!

Take 25% off the Simplicity LTW Phone and Doorbell Signaler!  

This wireless model works in homes with or without an existing doorbell
system. 

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

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

We're now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

.............................................................
.............................................................

A LUCKY DEAF ECONOMIST
   We have had a few deaf graduates from colleges
with degrees in Economics. Finding a job in the
field of Economics is very difficult.
   A deaf man worked for a big corporation. His
college degree was not in economics - but his
supervisors noticed he loved to read newspapers
and magazines and books about economics.
   One day the corporation needed an economist.
Instead of advertising in newspapers, they just
promoted the deaf man to a job in Economics.
   He was lucky. He worked at the corporation
for many years until he retired.

- for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/economist/

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

....................................................
....................................................

2011 National ADA Symposium

The 2011 National ADA Symposium will be held on May 8-11, 2011 in Las
Vegas, Nevada!

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

....................................................
....................................................

BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU PARK YOUR CAR
   This is a true story. A deaf man went to
a new car dealership to look at new cars.
   The dealership was busy, and the parking
lot was crowded. The deaf man parked his
car in the wrong place.
   The voice paging system said "please the
person with the white car move this car away."
   The deaf man did not know about the paging
announcement. After he finished looking at
the new cars, he went to his car and it
was not there.
   It was towed.

- for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/towedcar/

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

ADA AND THE SMALL BUSINESS YOU WORK FOR
   If you are deaf and are employed by a small
business, are you covered by ADA?
   Do visit:
http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/smallbusiness/smallbusprimer2010.htm

A CELEBRITY CAT
   Joey the Garden Cat is becoming a Celebrity Cat, being featured
on the Animal Planet.
   And there will be a drawing of this Celebrity Cat that will be
shown on a TV program as soon as the painting is done.
   The animal artist is Rob Walker. He is deaf, and is already making
his way known among the artist circles in Little Rock. 

....................................................
....................................................

Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the
largest deaf network on the Internet....Deaf Match International !

Become a member and you can access all the great features of DMI !

* Find out why Deaf Match International has worked for over 10
years....since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* Find the most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands
  of members !

Visit:  http://www.DeafMatchInternational.com

.......................................................................
.......................................................................

HEAR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS / UNITED TTY Releases New 2011 Catalog:
"Assistive Devices for People with Hearing Loss" !

Discover the New Leader in Hearing Assistive Technology and get this
FREE catalog !

Visit our NEW web site:  http://www.HearWorldUSA.com 

HUGE Selection of New & Updated Products....FREE Shipping and LOWEST
Prices Guaranteed

* Alarm Clocks / Bed Vibrators / Vibrating Watches / Timers
* Door, Telephone, Baby Cry, Fire & Security Alerting Systems
* Amplified Telephones, Speakerphones & Answering Machines
* ADA Compliant Kits & Signs
* FM, Wide Area & Personal Listening Systems
* TV Listening Systems & Caption Decoders
* TTYs Devices/Software & Text / VCO Telephones
* Telephone Amplifiers / Loud Ringers
* Amplified Cell Phones & Accessories
* Weather Alert and Paging Systems
* Portable Voice-to-Text Systems & Software
* Cell Phones, PDAs, Pagers

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
EST....7 Days a Week

** Express TTY Repair Service Available **

For more information....contact:

United TTY Sales and Service / Hear World Communications
TOLL FREE: 1-866-889-4872 (Voice or TTY)
In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY)
FAX: (301) 963-0785
VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@hearworldusa.com or info@unitedtty.com
Web:   http://www.HearWorldUSA.com or http://www.UnitedTTY.com
Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY or HearWorld

.............................................................
.............................................................

A COMMENT BY A LATE DEAFENED PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS
   A professor of physics lost his hearing. He had to make
accommodations. The most important one was requesting that
his class write down on paper their questions.
   He said that when students write down their questions,
the quality of thought is much better as opposed to verbal
questions.
   He also said that in the close-knit community of
physics professionals, the colleagues were supportive of him,
despite his deafness because it is ideas being exchanged
that was more important than the individual's condition.

A SKEPTICAL NEWSPAPER STORY
   There was a newspaper story about a man getting back his
normal hearing after being deaf for 65 years, after being
implanted.
   Able to hear again? Yes. Normal hearing? DeafDigest
is skeptical. After 65 years of no sound, it takes time
to adjust to different sounds. And besides, age may
diminish the ability to hear.
   Possibly the writer is exaggerating.   

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a deaf student to provide answers for
him during a classroom exam and then to be accused
by him of "refusing to help the deaf"

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

People have asked me:  Are there some shows that may be impossible to
caption as a realtime captioner?  What about some of the reality
programs where cops are nabbing thieves, bounty hunters are chasing
bail jumpers, and repo people are towing away repossessed cars? 

On some of these shows, it seems like everyone is talking at the same
time, and they're using terminology that ordinary people may not
understand. 

Fortunately, most of these programs are recorded in advance, and they
should not need to use realtime captioners.  These programs are
captioned using post-production captioning.  Although the programs
may be difficult to caption, someone may be able to take the time to
listen to the same segment over and over in order to try to
understand what everyone is saying.  The captioner may be able to
research unusual terminology on the Internet.

Unfortunately, in order to save money, sometimes producers of shows
are choosing to use realtime captioning rather than post-production
captioning on these types of shows.  When that happens, you may run
into a circumstance where it is an impossible show to caption
accurately. 

If the speakers are too fast-paced and overlapping or if they are
using unfamiliar terminology, the realtime captioners can only do the
best that they can do the first time around.  They don't get another
chance to listen to it.  In this circumstance, it really is unfair to
the caption viewers because they deserve to see more accurate
captioning.    

A COMMENT BY A PLAYWRIGHT
   Playwright Kaite O. Reilly said, in a short newspaper story:

Sadly, in my 20-plus years of professional experience in theatre, I have
largely found a reluctance for companies to cast disabled and deaf actors,
even in parts written specifically for them

   She is correct. She is from Wales and is one of the best known
playwrights in Europe.

.............................................................
.............................................................

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

.............................................................
.............................................................

A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that a deaf person will hear better when a hearing person
speaks louder

.............................................................
.............................................................

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

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
http://www.deaftours.net

or email:

mailto:joyfulcrney1@verizon.net

.............................................................
.............................................................

introducing a new book

My Yesterdays

In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

.............................................................
.............................................................

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.

- - - - -

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

- - - - -

JUST IN with BEST COST-EFFCTIVE DEAL as NCL reduced the fare just for a
limited time.  Grab this fantastic opportunity now or miss it!
"Thanksgiving Family Week in the Caribbean" Cruise November 19-26, 2011

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.

- - - - -

- 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 

- - - - -

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.

.............................................................
.............................................................

.............................................................
.............................................................

(updated posting)

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

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%. All of our work
carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in
our conversation with you. We believe in making life more comfortable
through quality remodels.

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

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

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

FEMA and National Disability Rights Network have
agreed on procedures to work together when
emergencies strike us (tornadoes, floods, hurricanes,
etc).  For the deaf, it means communication needs
(captions and interpreters).

.....

The Deaf and the Law:

This is a true story, but identities are not being disclosed

A deaf man applied for a job at NTID and did not get it.

Angry, he filed a lawsuit, accusing NTID of job discrimination
on grounds of not hiring a person with a hearing loss.

The deaf man lost; NTID did not discriminate - because the
person who got the job was hard of hearing!

This case took place a good number of years ago

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The issue of 911 TTY calls was addressed at a recent meeting
at Lake Forth, Florida where deaf residents complained about
slow emergency response to their requests for assistance.
   Brought up at the meeting was the problem of "silent 911"
calls. The dispatchers have been trained to treat such silent
calls as those from the deaf. But when pranksters punch out
these 911 calls, the dispatchers have no way of knowing if
these are genuine deaf calls or prank calls.
   The same goes for 911 calls keyed in error.

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     Do people, both deaf and hearing, understand what Miranda
Rights are all about?
    Well, a deaf defendant, in a murder case, is the focus
of a hot court room debate in Macomb County, Michigan.
    After arresting her, the police claimed she was
given a Miranda statement via sign language.
    The judge disagreed, saying she did not understand what it
was all about, and threw out her statements.
    The prosecution is appealing the judge's decision.

.....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

   Could a deaf person hear the voice of Henry James in
a dorm room on the campus of Clarke School for the Deaf?
   Yes, as a ghostlike voice, according to Brian Kiteley,
not deaf, who wrote a novel on ghosts.
   Backtrack - Henry James was one of the world's most
famous 19th century writers, and he was staying at a hotel
in Northampton, MA. That hotel converted to a dorm when
Clarke School established its own campus.
   Kiteley, the chair of the English department at
University of Denver, teaches the university creative
writing classes. He recently gave a speech at Northampton
where he grew up and that was when he brought up the
ghost on the Clarke campus.

...

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A fellow employee was cleaning up the desk of another
employee that left the company. She was grimacing and
rubbing her hands.

- The deaf person asked:

what

- The hearing person said:

Litter

- the deaf person replied:

Litter?

- The hearing person said no and pointed to the floor and
there was a bit of glitter on it.

The deaf person then realized she was actually saying glitter

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Social Media Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

Position Summary:
The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day execution
of client social media campaigns; tasks include daily community listening,
maintenance, community engagement/conversation, monitoring, and issue
escalation/response.  In addition, the Coordinator will conduct research
(using a variety of tools) to identify social media best practices and
trends for brand audits, as well as conduct community conversation audits
to indentify key online influencers as it relates to client projects.  The
Coordinator will also provide community insights that will be used to hone
and improve client campaigns and programs.  The ideal candidate will have
previous experience repositioning a brand using social media in an
advertising /marketing agency.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
- 1-3 years of relevant work experience; experience at interactive,
advertising, public relations or marketing agency
- Proven experience repositioning a brand using social media\
- Relevant experience across key social media sites including, but
not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogs, YouTube, Digg, Flickr,
FourSquare.  Experience with Vimeo. Blip.tv, Tumblr, Posterous is a plus.
- Conversant in SEO/SEM, Web analytics, web technology, mobile
campaigns, community and the concepts of creative/brand.
- Excellent copywriting skills; understands creative briefs
- Familiarity with one or more listening platforms e.g., TruPulse,
Radian6.
- Ideal candidate is driven by both data and brand; fluent in search
and platforms and keenly aware of analytics
- Possess background knowledge and a true passion for the social
media marketing space.
- Must have strong verbal and writing/grammatical skills as well as
the ability to present information and ideas logically and clearly; keen
eye for detail is required
- Ability to integrate with virtual teams across agency and client
organizations
- Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Fine
Arts or other related Liberal Arts Degree

Experience with the following is a plus:
- Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred.  

Physical Requirements:
Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended
periods of time:
- Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
- Keyboarding (40-60%)
- Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close
vision (40-60%) 

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to
company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state
may be required.

Disclaimer:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate
the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this
classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications required of employees to this job.  Employees are expected
to follow their supervisor's instructions and to perform the tasks
requested by their supervisors.

position is listed at:
http://purple.us/jobs/search.php

TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume to:  http://www.purple.us      

Purple Communications is an EOE. Principals only
please.  

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

EMPLOYMENT OPENING
Dean of Students
Metro Deaf School
St Paul, MN

http://www.mdsmn.org

Terms of Employments:
- Full-time employment beginning July 1, 2011
- Excellent benefits; annual salary is commensurate with
experience and/or degree

Application Procedure:
Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School
ATTN: Kimberly Kause
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:kkause@mdsmn.org                      

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Conditions of Employment:
- Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree
held
- Minnesota Teaching License required (with application
process initiated by July  2011)
- Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be
conducted

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master's Degree in Deaf Education; Minnesota Teaching
License required if hired
- Native-user or fluency in American Sign Language required
- Knowledge of bilingual education
- Willingness to work towards Administration License
- Training/Experience working with E/BD students preferred or
behavior  management background

Metro Deaf School is an EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 

EMPLOYMENT OPENING
Teaching Positions
Metro Deaf School
St Paul, MN

--Elementary Teacher
--JHS Teacher
--JHS Science Specialist
--High School Special Needs Teacher
--ASL/English Bilingual Specialist

http://www.mdsmn.org

Terms of Employments:
- Full-time employment beginning August 18, 2011
- Excellent benefits; annual salary is commensurate with
experience and/or degree

Application Procedure:

Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School
ATTN: Kimberly Kause
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:kkause@mdsmn.org                      

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Conditions of Employment:
- Selected applicant must verify experience/highest degree
held
- Minnesota Teaching License required (with application
process initiated by July  2011)
- Upon an offer of employment, background checks will be
conducted

Minimum Qualifications:
- BA or Master's Degree in Deaf Education; Minnesota Teaching
License required if hired
- Native-user or fluency in American Sign Language required
- Knowledge of bilingual education

Metro Deaf School is an EOE 

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position vacancy
Executive Director
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Jefferson City, MO

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Exciting JSSA Career Opening!
Clinical Social Worker
JSSA
Fallsgrove/Rockville, MD location

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

 *  Community Interpreter (2 positions) - Los Angeles
 *  Community Advocate - 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

DeafDigest – 16 March 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 16, 2011

– Matt Hamill’s next match

Matt Hamill will fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on May 28th.
Jackson is a Top 10 fighter. It will be an important match
for him.

Matt was supposed to fight another opponent that he didn’t want
to face because it would be an easy win with no real challenge.
When he learned that Jackson needed an opponent, he seized on
the opportunity. If Matt wins, he will reach the Top 10 ranks.

– Fired for calling Marlee Matlin an ugly woman!

Mike Sorrentino, a comedian with the “Jersey Shore” MTV reality
TV series, made fun of some famous people, and said that
Marlee Matlin was ugly.

As a result, he was pushed off the stage by the Jersey Shore
producer and then later fired from this cast!

It may be painful for him because last year he earned over
10 million dollars for performing on Jersey Shore!

– A shocking fact about past president Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most famous past USA Presidents.
He served in 1901-1909. What was a shocking fact about him that
many of us, the deaf, were never aware of? He supported Eugenics,
which means sterilizing the deaf, in addition to other disabilities.
He did not want the deaf to have children. He was probably a
hypocrite because he was supportive of the deaf to rights of
employment in the Civil Service!

– A deaf girl with a big memory

Sophia Hu, who is deaf, is a member of the Hershey HS (Pennsylvania)
Memory Team. Her team took part at the USA Memory Championship
that took place last week. What are these memory events?
These are Names and Faces, Speed Numbers, Speed Cards and
Poetry.

– Nurse fired for placing hand on mouth of deaf patient

Shabana Tabassum is a nurse at a hospital in England. She
was responsible for a deaf patient. This deaf patient started
screaming; upset, the nurse went over to him to place her hand
on his mouth to stop his screaming. She was fired. But she
filed a lawsuit to get her job back and the nursing board
agreed with her. Yet, she is working at another hospital.

DeafDigest – 13 March 2011

DeafDigest Gold – March 13, 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/louisehume/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teenagecodas/

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

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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_DDG031311

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

David Sabato, an ENT physician, Berrien Springs, MI,
said that 25 years ago it was hard for pediatricians
to know if a baby was hearing or deaf. But with mandatory universal screening, physicians will immediately
know of the newborn’s hearing.

Adam Kosa, deaf and an attorney in Hungary, currently
serves as the Member of the European Parliament, the
first such deaf person with this capacity. He was written
up in the European Voice publication. Being deaf of deaf
parents, he is a fierce supporter of rights of the deaf
to use sign language.

– Very Hot News

Media Access Canada is an organization that includes big
disabled groups including the Canadian Hard of Hearing
Association. This group has appointed Gary Malkowski
to serve on its board. As we all know, Gary was a past
Province of Ontario MPP, the only deaf person to achieve
this feat. He will serve the organization as the
secretary. This group fights for full media access
in Canada, not just for the deaf but of other disabled
groups.

– Thursday March 10th

A hearing teacher of a school for the deaf in Japan was
fired after he taped the mouths and wrists of the children
that would not behave in the classroom. The school administrator
apologized to the parents of these taped students.

– Friday March 11th

Kathryn O.Brien, a deaf Australian attorney, made her first
court appearance at the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court.
She was representing a deaf client in a domestic violence
hearing. It was said this was the first time a deaf attorney
used a sign language in a court room in Queensland, with
the help of an interpreter

– Saturday March 12th

The USA national U-15 (hearing) football team will
be having three games against other national U-15
football teams at the first Four Nations Cup at
the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
in July. One of the players is Levi Teschler.
He is deaf and is from Virginia, but grew up in
Arizona.

Are we seeing, in Levi, a future NCAA-I All-American
and a NFL prospect six years from now?

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Dr. Frank Lin, a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and also of the Center of Aging and Health,
researched and came up with the conclusion that whites
are more apt to lose their hearing than blacks!
Why? Dr Lin said it is a mystery. His works have been
published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. A caveat – he only researched a little over
700 people, too tiny a sample to come up with a
startling comment.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

25% OFF SIMPLICITY LTW PHONE/DOORBELL SIGNALER!

“Savin’ of the Green” is March’s theme at WCI with a real gem of a sale!

Take 25% off the Simplicity LTW Phone and Doorbell Signaler!

This wireless model works in homes with or without an existing doorbell
system.

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

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

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN IN WYOMING HAD CHOICES
Wyoming, for many years, had no state school for the deaf. What
did hearing parents of deaf children do?
They had choices – send their children to schools for the deaf
in Montana or Idaho or Utah or Colorado or Nebraska or South
Dakota. And sometimes, at Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Some parents researched and interviewed superintendents of these
schools before making a choice. This can’t happen today because
of mainstreaming programs.

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

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

……………………………………………………..

US Deaf Magicians Festival
May 21, 2011
Philadelphia, PA

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

……………………………………………………..

GALLAUDET STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK IN PUBLIC??
Many deaf people, in the past, many years ago, suffered
from Spinal Meningitis that made them deaf.
People with Spinal Meningitis have poor balance at
night. Many years ago, cops arrested some Gallaudet students
that were walking at night outside of the Gallaudet
campus because they thought the students were drunk!
It was not true. The cops did not realize that Spinal
Meningitis causes poor balance at night.

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

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

……………………………………………………..

Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, 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 Engineering
5.  Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture . June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

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

8.  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 www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

……………………………………………………..

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEAF AND HEARING FAMILY MEMBERS
In many cases, communication is a challenge between
hearing parents and a deaf child.
Many hearing parents do not know sign language, nor
are willing to learn signs. And many of the parents’
lips are unlipreadable.
Then how do they communicate. Via the computer
keyboard or asking a sibling, that knows little sign
language to function as the spokesperson!

MINGLING WITH YOUNG HEARING PEOPLE MAY BE RISKY
Many deaf individuals grew up as the only deaf
person in an all-hearing group. These young people,
not yet mature in the ways of life, may make such
irresponsible tales – that the sole deaf person
may not be aware of.
An example was a hearing person warning others
that this deaf person is a tough man to deal with
in fights, or has a quick trigger of a temper – all of
which may be totally untrue. Only that the deaf person
does not know it.

SHORTAGE OF INTERPRETERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Let us take Kansas as an example. There are nearly
800 mainstreamed students in school districts across
the state.
And there are approximately 175 interpreters working
with these mainstreamed students? And some school
districts just have no interpreters at all, much less
having teachers that know ASL.
And when the governor screams that the state school
needs to be closed to save money, then we wonder
if he knows what he is talking about.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/actorinterpreter/

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:

Jewish Deaf Congress

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/jdc/

A NEW DEAF INSTITUTE IN MACHESTER, ENGLAND
There was an announcement of The Deaf Institute
being opened in Manchester, England.
Something to help us the deaf? No, it is the name of a
cafe, a bar and a music hall!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

have not gotten around to wearing a hearing aid

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

he has an augmentative communication device

augmentative communication device? Is it a hearing aid?
Is it a CI? Is it a sound amplifier? Is it a loop?

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

*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.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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 interpreters, ITP and ASL teachers and students.

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 classes with RID CEUs applied for.

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.  You can pre-register for 2012 at
only $99!

…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………..

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.

…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The 55th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting that
took place in Baltimore, a highlight was the announcement
of yet another Deaf Gene. This one is a mutation of the
CACNA1D gene, which only causes deafness but irregular
heart beat!

………

Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

American Association of the Deaf-Blind will host a symposium in late
June.

It is going to be a very expensive symposium. 

Deaf-Blind individuals require support services such as SSPs and
interpreters.

Those support services alone cost a minimum of $200,000.

AADB is looking for SSPs to volunteer at the symposium.

For more information click this link.  
http://aadb.org/conference/conference.html

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

…….

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is the best way to educate a deaf child – oral school,
state school or mainstream or what?

A. There is no best way!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

…..

Wish List of the Week:

that New York governor would realize the error of his ways
and restore FULL funding to our 4201 schools

…..

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

During the 1930’s –

A deaf person, wanting to watch a movie, has a choice of
watching a Mexican talkie movie or an American talkie
movie. It made no difference to him because movies
of both languages were not subtitled!

…..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

An Australian research firm, wanting to know how many
commercials are captioned, came up with 33 percent
(28 captions out of 84 commercials in one day with
selected channels)

…….

DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/civilwar/

listing of deaf soldiers in the Civil War, on both
sides – Northern forces and Southern forces

……..

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Staff Accountant – Full Time
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, FL

Description: Mid-sized Technology Company in Downtown Clearwater is seeking a degreed accountant for a full time role.

Responsibilities: Working with the Controller on accounting projects

Qualifications:
Must haves include:

* Two plus year’s local/midsized accounting firm experience- audits/reviews/etc.
* Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting from a regionally accredited university
* Strong excel skills and the ability to learn new accounting software
* Great Attitude

Requirements: Local candidates are preferred as relocation will not be provided. If you are not in the Tampa Bay area, please specify when you will be visiting/moving to the area.

Also note that given the nature of the position, a background check, including credit, will be necessary.

Salary: Please include salary expectations with your submission to be considered.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, PTO, 401K, Life

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Residential Life Trainer 03/17/2011 – deadline http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(updated 3/13/11)

DCARA Job Announcements

Please visit www.dcara.org/jobs for application materials and more information.

– Director of Client Support Services (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Friday, March 18th.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

– Executive Assistant (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Monday, March 14th.
http://deafdigest.com/exasst/

– Job Developer / Interpreter (Campbell)
Full time, Non Exempt
Position open until filled.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-campbell/

– Job Developer / Interpreter (San Francisco)
Full time, Non Exempt
Position open until filled.
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-sf/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate (32 hours/week) – 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

DeafDigest – 13 March 2011

DeafDigest Blue – March 13, 2011

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

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/retirement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchildren/

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Introducing: “The Bomb Jr[tm].” Alarm Clock

There is a new kid in town. The Sonic Bomb Jr. Alarm Clock has
arrived and should prove to be just as popular as his older brother.

You can call him “The Bomb Jr[tm]”. Even though he is smaller than
the Sonic Bomb, he is still plenty powerful with a 102dB audio alarm
and 6V bedshaker.

The Bomb Jr’s smaller size makes him a perfect travel companion. Best
of all, Harris Communications has him priced at only $29.95, a great
price for a quality alarm clock with bed shaker!

For more information on the Sonic Bomb Jr., go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_SonicJr031311

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

Simon Terry, a deaf Briton and a Civil Service employee,
was honored with a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles. Simon was honored for his years of service with the Child Support Agency, becoming an advisor for the rights and needs of children, especially
the deaf and the disabled. It is not known, however, if
he is oral or uses sign language.

The medical needs of the deaf people in the Frederick,
MD area would be enhanced if just one physician would
hire Marissa Clopper, a deaf woman, as the physician assistant. She has all the qualifications necessary
to become a qualified physician assistant. According
to a newspaper story, she has asked physicians’
offices in the Frederick area but they are not hiring
anyone. DeafDigest hopes she will get her big break
when a physician is not afraid to hire the deaf.

– Very Hot News

Philip Zazove, a deaf physician in Michigan, has been
appointed as Interim Chair of Family Medicine at the
University of Michigan. He said:

I believe I’m the first d/Deaf person who’s chair of a medical department at an academic medical school

Congrats, Philip – and DeafDigest hopes his title
as Interim will be removed with the rest of the
job title intact.

– Sunday March 6th

In England, members of the Deafness Support Network
have been distributing 999 cards among firehouses,
These cards contain emergency telephone numbers
to alert the deaf in case of emergencies.

– Monday March 7th

The UpTake, a real time captioning company in Minnesota,
was honored by the Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans, for its work with captioning
of many political debates.

– Tuesday March 8th

It was announced that the National ADA Symposium will
be taking place at Las Vegas on May 8-11.

– Wednesday March 9th

The NAD announced the hiring of Andrew Phillips, a
past Gallaudet graduate, as the new staff attorney
with the Advocacy Center. He hails from California
School for the Deaf at Fremont prior to Gallaudet.

…..

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

….

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A deaf business owner in Zaire commented on a business
web site that he has been discriminated in business council
meetings because of his deafness. He said the speakers would
not slow down to make it easier to follow what was being said
and that he was deliberately seated at a considerable distance
from the table speakers.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

25% OFF SIMPLICITY LTW PHONE/DOORBELL SIGNALER!

“Savin’ of the Green” is March’s theme at WCI with a real gem of a sale!

Take 25% off the Simplicity LTW Phone and Doorbell Signaler!

This wireless model works in homes with or without an existing doorbell system.

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

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

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

BIG PROFITS AT DEAF NATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS?
Is it true that national deaf basketball tournaments make
big profits for the host clubs?
Many deaf basketball tournaments lose money – because of high
expenses – hotels, transportation, referees, etc, etc.
Many host clubs make money from raffles, dances, car washes,
bake sales. The money pays off on tournament expenses. Money left
over is called “profit.”
So, do these deaf basketball tournaments make money? You decide!

for the video, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tournamentprofits/

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

……………………………………………..
……………………………………………..

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults

hosts ALDAcon

Indianapolis, IN

on

October 26-30

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/alda-2/

……………………………………………..
……………………………………………..

WORLD WAR II DEAF AND HEARING IRONY
Many young men were drafted to fight in the World War II. And there was a big irony.
Many hearing men did not want to fight and would do anything to avoid being drafted.
We had many young deaf men that wanted to fight but were turned down because of their deafness.
That is the big irony!

for the video, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/warirony

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

BEING DEAF IN A HEARING FAMILY
Many of us grew up being the only deaf member of
a hearing family.
What was the most difficult thing for a deaf person
when he’s the only one?
It is understanding what is going on. A hearing person
may have a strong, intimidating voice, scaring off hearing
family members. The deaf person knows nothing about it.
Or it is being the vicious object of family gossip,
only that the deaf person is unaware that everyone is
talking (negatively) about him!

OUR DEAF FILMMAKERS
How many deaf filmmakers did we have so many years
ago? Very few – possibly maybe just four or five.
We have many deaf filmmakers these days. Is it because
many years ago deaf people showed no interest in filmmaking?
Not really. It was expensive to purchase a film for
use in movie cameras. And even more expensive to get the
film developed in a lab. And when deaf actors mess up
their lines during the filming, they may have to go
through the same scene again, thus requiring more film.
Everything is so digital nowadays – hence a boom
in numbers of deaf filmmakers.

……………………………………………..
……………………………………………..

Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the
largest deaf network on the Internet….Deaf Match International !

Become a member and you can access all the great features of DMI !

* Find out why Deaf Match International has worked for over 10
years….since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* Find the most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online – thousands
of members !

Visit:  http://www.DeafMatchInternational.com

………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………

HEAR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS / UNITED TTY Releases New 2011 Catalog:
“Assistive Devices for People with Hearing Loss” !

Discover the New Leader in Hearing Assistive Technology and get this
FREE catalog !

Visit our NEW web site:  http://www.HearWorldUSA.com

HUGE Selection of New & Updated Products….FREE Shipping and LOWEST
Prices Guaranteed

* Alarm Clocks / Bed Vibrators / Vibrating Watches / Timers
* Door, Telephone, Baby Cry, Fire & Security Alerting Systems
* Amplified Telephones, Speakerphones & Answering Machines
* ADA Compliant Kits & Signs
* FM, Wide Area & Personal Listening Systems
* TV Listening Systems & Caption Decoders
* TTYs Devices/Software & Text / VCO Telephones
* Telephone Amplifiers / Loud Ringers
* Amplified Cell Phones & Accessories
* Weather Alert and Paging Systems
* Portable Voice-to-Text Systems & Software
* Cell Phones, PDAs, Pagers

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours….Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
EST….7 Days a Week

** Express TTY Repair Service Available **

For more information….contact:

United TTY Sales and Service / Hear World Communications
TOLL FREE: 1-866-889-4872 (Voice or TTY)
In MD, DC and VA — Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY)
FAX: (301) 963-0785
VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@hearworldusa.com or info@unitedtty.com
Web:   http://www.HearWorldUSA.com or http://www.UnitedTTY.com
Live Online Support — AIM: UnitedTTY or HearWorld

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

YELLING AND SHOUTING
When hearing people play sports, they rely on yelling
and shouting. When deaf people play sports, they rely
on eyes and on gestures.
An example was this:

“wall, wall, wall. You got room, you got room, you got room”

That was what one baseball outfielder warned him when
his teammate was chasing a fly ball near the outfield
walls.
A deaf outfielder would not hear this shouting, yet
he has eyes and would know, via 6th sense, that the wall is close by!

OUR LAST LAUGH AT AN EUGENICIST
Harry H. Laughlin, not deaf, was a prominent eugenicist
during the early part of the 20th century. He did not want the
deaf, plus other disabled individuals to have children.
What was our Last Laugh? He realized he was an epileptic,
and as a result, he had to practice what he was preaching –
meaning he and his wife would not have children!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a deaf client to make VRS calls to several VRS providers just to
check out the system

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

With all the different areas of terminology that they might have to
deal with, I am sometimes asked if realtime captioners or CART
providers specialize in particular areas.

In today’s fast-paced, technical environment, it seems like every
industry has its own set of acronyms and lingo.  It is impossible for
someone to be an expert in every area. 

Captioners do have areas of strength and weakness, but there is no
formal list that an organization like the National Court Reporters
Association keeps of areas of specialization for captioners.

Many broadcast captioners work with news broadcasts every day.  There
are some captioning companies that work primarily in sports
captioning. 

CART providers see a wide variety of subjects, especially in the
college classrooms.  You might be working with a pre-med major one
day and a French literature major the next day.

Sometimes we are learning along with our consumers, but sometimes we
try to find someone more qualified to cover a class we feel unable to
handle.  A CART provider I know has stated that math classes are out
of the question. 

In the end, each captioner or CART provider will make a decision
about whether they feel qualified to provide services for a
particular event.  Unfortunately, sometimes detailed information
isn’t given to the captioner/CART provider in advance about the
topics to be discussed, so we could unknowingly “get in over our
heads.”

AT THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARTS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
If you live in Northern California, maybe you could
drop by the La Quinta Arts Festival, taking place
this weekend.
Dan McCabe is a metal sculptor that will be exhibiting
his wares at the festival. He spent 20 years learning this
craft.
What about it? He is deaf. He, however, does not use
sign language.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that every deaf person uses ASL and is an expert lipreader

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
http://www.deaftours.net

or email:

mailto:joyfulcrney1@verizon.net

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

introducing a new book

My Yesterdays

In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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.

– – – – –

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

– – – – –

JUST IN with BEST COST-EFFCTIVE DEAL as NCL reduced the fare just for a limited time.  Grab this fantastic opportunity now or miss it! “Thanksgiving Family Week in the Caribbean” Cruise November 19-26, 2011

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.

– – – – –

– 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

– – – – –

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.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

(updated posting)

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

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%. All of our work
carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in
our conversation with you. We believe in making life more comfortable
through quality remodels.

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

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A hard of hearing person told DeafDigest editor
while both were students at Gallaudet so many
years ago:

I hear but I don’t listen

DeafDigest editor never forgot that comment.

Anyway The Hearing Review publication posted
a comment by a group of audiologists that said
hearing is a sense and listening is a skill.
And the brain is where hearing encounters listening.

……

The Deaf and the Law:

If you wish to know what EEOC is all about,
then do visit:

http://archive.eeoc.gov/

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Are audiological scientists getting their act together? Recently
announced was a “finding” from a team of British audiologists which
said that those with blue, green, grey and hazel eyes are deafness-prone
after a bout of meningitis. Yet those with brown eyes may die from
this same illness.
This conclusion was arrived after a sample study of just 130 deaf
patients. DEAFDIGEST is skeptical that such a tiny sample would
be the foundation for this newest medical “finding.”

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Channel 12 which covers Greater Cincinnati and Northern
Kentucky said that, for financial reasons, they are
cutting back on captioned news.
They also said captions will continue if sponsors are
willing to pay for it.
Bottom line is – will sponsors pay for it? Passing
the buck on TV-related expenses is a way of life in
the TV industry.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf person was employed by a law firm (not as attorney, though).

A hearing employee, excited upon seeing a
high profile celebrity entering the law firm
conference room, ran wildly towards the
deaf employee. She said that the celebrity
was here but the way she waved her hands
gave the impression that all employees
were welcome to say hi to that high
profile celebrity.

It was not that so, but it was the impression
given by that overexcited, wildly gesturing
hearing employee

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You place your order at the bagel place. The person
behind the counter asks you:

do you want wham?

you are puzzled:

wham?

you then realize the question was:

do you want cream?

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position vacancy
Executive Director
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Jefferson City, MO

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Chair of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing

TRANSCRIPTS:  Each application must be accompanied by transcripts of
all undergraduate and graduate college or university credit.

SALARY:   Competitive, depending on education, qualifications and
experience

DATE AVAILABLE:  July 1, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/9298997.html

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until the position is filled.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, resume, transcript(s),
three letters of reference, and salary requirements. In addition each
application must include a response to the following questions. The
responses must be typed and are limited to a single page for each
question.

(1) Please describe your experience in working with state and federal
government agencies, legislative bodies, business and private
industry, as well as the non-profit sector to improve the lives of
deaf and hard of hearing people. Include specific accomplishments due
to your efforts.

(2) Please identify the top three critical issues that you feel deaf
and hard of hearing people are currently facing, and describe how you
would lead efforts to resolve these issues for Missourians with
hearing loss.

Send to:

Executive Director Search
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1500 Southridge Drive, Suite 201
Jefferson City, MO 65109

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

Send resume and salary requirements to: Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), Attn.: HR, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850,

fax 301.309.2596
e-mail mailto:hr@jssa.org

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

An EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate (32 hours/week) – 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest – 09 March 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 9, 2011

– deaf man offering $500 for a job

Brian Neill, a deaf man in Australia, has been unemployed
for a long time. So desperate he was for a full time job
that he offered $500.00 for any employer that was willing to
hire him! It helped because he received many job offers
and he is slowly deciding which job offer is the best.

– 7 year old serving as interpreter before
her own surgery!

Jessie Fox, Fort Dodge, Iowa, who is deaf, took her
7 year old hearing daughter for an operation at the
Trinity Regional Medical Center. The mother asked for
an interpreter, and the hospital refused. As a result,
this young daughter had to interpret for her mother,
moments before she was to be wheeled into the surgery
room. Not too happy about it, the mother has filed
a lawsuit.

– arrested for using sign language!

A deaf Briton was arrested by police officers
in Great Britain. What was his “crime”? Using
sign language to tell the police officers he
was deaf. He simply pointed to his ear, indicating
his deafness. For all of his efforts, he was
arrested and accused of making rude gestures in
public. The angry magistrate threw the case out
of the court and scolded the police officers
for making this arrest!

– the tough Academic Bowl at Gallaudet

Why is the Academic Bowl so tough at Gallaudet
last weekend and this week? Because some
school teams had to play 7 different games
with other deaf schools – without any time outs
or any rest periods in between. Makes the
Bowl much more tougher than what we realize

– Schools for the deaf in New York in worst ever funding crisis

Schools for the deaf such as Rochester SD, St Mary’s SD,
Lexington SD, New York SD, etc are called 4201 private
schools. These 4201 schools receive funding from the state.
New York governor Cuomo wants to cut funding for these 4201
schools, making it a crisis right now.

In 1947, a law, called the Education Law (§4201), created
funding for these schools for the deaf.

The list of 4201 schools are at:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/privateschools/4201ss.htm

DeafDigest – 06 March 2011

DeafDigest Gold – March 6, 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

The deaf of Christchurch, New Zealand, trying to mend their
lives after that devastating earthquake, have been praising
Jeremy Borland. As an interpreter he has become a familiar
face on TV, interpreting the announcements of city officials.
So popular he has become that he set up a Facebook account
and has already has nearly seven thousand sign ups!

A popular police officer among the deaf of St. Paul,
Minnesota is Chad Koch. A former ASL student he
has been using sign language to communicate with the
deaf. For his work with the deaf he has been honored at an event at the State Capitol.

– Very Hot News

Deaf passengers at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
will now be able to navigate their way around with help
of visual paging displays. This new service only started
just recently.

– Thursday March 3rd

The new president of Keuka College is Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera,
who is not deaf. What about it? He serves on the Gallaudet
board of trustees. Interestingly enough, the women’s basketball
team at his new college defeated Gallaudet women in the conference
championship game!

– Friday March 4th

Already distributed via the web is Gallaudet basketball player
Rusty Crace’s “impossible” shot with no time remaining on the clock

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhcem7_gallaudet-half-court-shot_sport

this shot forced the game into overtime, in which Gallaudet, unfortunately
lost

– Saturday March 5th

Something strange is going on with politics in Ireland.
Veteran legislator Mark Daly, not deaf, was the choice of the Irish Deaf Society to run for a legislative seat.
But the legislative leader is trying to get him to
withdraw and he has refused, not wanting to betray the
wishes of the deaf group.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Students at the Bartimea School for the Deaf in Zaire
are on strike, protesting the actions of the school principal
and demanding his ouster. They said the principal could not
deal with the problems at the school, both with the building
and facilities and with the high turnover of teachers.

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

NAD NEEDS LOUISE HUME
Who is Louise Hume? Why the NAD needs her? In a small
city of around 270,000 people, about 900 deaf people live
in that city.
And almost 470 deaf people from that city joined the NAD as members!
More than 52 percent? Yes. The city was Akron, Ohio,
and Louise Hume, a deaf woman, explained to these deaf people
in Akron why the NAD is important to them. After listening
to her, many of them signed up with NAD as new members.
It was in 1948. Will this happen today with a new
“Louise Hume” as “NAD salesperson”?
Good question!

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

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

INTERPRETING MUSIC
How do interpreters deal with music while working
with their deaf clients?
Do visit:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/01/AR2011030106229.html?sid=ST2010090806702

A COMMON CODA TALE
Every Coda has tales of growing up in families of
deaf parents.
What is the most common Coda tale? As teenagers,
before they were allowed to drive cars, they would
sneak out to drive the car at 2 AM or 3 AM while
deaf parents were sleeping.
And how did the deaf parents catch them? Very
easy – they would look at the number of miles on the
car and ask them if they drove those “extra miles”
last night!

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

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

AN INTERESTING AD AT A METRO STOP NEAR GALLAUDET
Subway stations all over the world carry ads.
And since there is a metro (subway) stop within
easy walking distance of Gallaudet University,
would there be a deaf-related ad at that station?
Yes, and it is deaf-related, to be more
specific, a deaf-owned, deaf-operated business.
Perhaps this may lead to other deaf-related ads
at other subway stops elsewhere.

DEAF CENSUS RECORDS
Available at The Deaf Library Collections and
Archives is the “US Special Census on Deaf Family
Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1889-1895″
What was interesting was that a fire in 1921
destroyed the 1890 census records. Does that mean
Deaf Records of 1890 were wiped out?
Not exactly. Dr. Edward Allen Fay, a late
19th century professor at Gallaudet, had back up
copies of the deaf in the 1890 census. After the
fire, his material filled in the gaps!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/bulgaria/

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:

Alabama Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/alabama/

WHAT BECAME OF BILL FURMAN, THE HARD OF HEARING SHERIFF’S DEPUTY?
Some time ago DeafDigest mentioned Bill Furman being blocked from
enrolling at the Pennsylvania State Police training program because
of his hearing loss. He filed a lawsuit against the state police
on grounds of discrimination.
Helped by his current position with the Centre County sheriff’s office,
he was allowed to enroll at the state training program for sheriff’s deputies.
As a result, he dropped his lawsuit against the state police.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

hearing aids are only for senior citizens

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

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

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

……………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………..

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

he will get his “big ears”

this was in reference to getting CI

since then a CI is supposed to be “Big Ears”?

This statement is insulting

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Even without being asked, the U.S. Justice Department
has been playing the ADA police, making sure ADA
regulations are being enforced. The latest target of
Justice’s ire was Des Moines, in Iowa. This resulted
in an agreement signed by the city officials to obey
the ADA regs.

. …….

Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Organization – It is important to have an organized environment, 
especially if you are blind.

For me, having 6 people in the house is not an easy task.  It gets
frustrating when I am home alone looking for items.

Just remember for people with Usher Syndrome, like me, how they
see. For a sighted person, putting something back

one shelf higher, might not be a big deal (you can still see it with
one visual scan of your environment). 

Use the funnel you find in your kitchen.  Look through it from the
large opening.

Now let someone move an item.  Find it while looking though the
funnel.  

Happy hunting!

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

…….

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is Phonological Short term memory?

A. Something to do with ability of implanted deaf
children to remember long term the new sounds they
have heard. Short term memory means children forget
what they hear.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

…..

Wish List of the Week:

that Dummy Hoy will be honored with a postage stamp
by the US Postal Service

…..

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1948 – the NAD restarts the Silent Worker monthly magazine;
it went out of business in 1929 before the NAD took over the
operations. In 1964, the name is changed to The Deaf American.
The NAD no longer publishes this magazine.

…..

DeafNumbers of the Week:

160 in favor
4 against

At the infamous 1880 Milan Convention that passed the
resolution to prohibit sign language in schools for
the deaf  No deaf individuals were in attendance.

(this resolution was rescinded at the most recent
Convention 130 years later)

…….

DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/deafcraters/

Craters on the moon named after deaf individuals

……..

DeafDigest Sports

2011 Deaf Volleyball International Friendship Games
at Gallaudet

please visit:
http://deafdigestsports.com/friendshipgames/

……

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position opening
Staff Accountant – Full Time
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, FL

Description: Mid-sized Technology Company in Downtown Clearwater is seeking a degreed accountant for a full time role.

Responsibilities: Working with the Controller on accounting projects

Qualifications:
Must haves include:

* Two plus year’s local/midsized accounting firm experience- audits/reviews/etc.
* Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting from a regionally accredited university
* Strong excel skills and the ability to learn new accounting software
* Great Attitude

Requirements: Local candidates are preferred as relocation will not be provided. If you are not in the Tampa Bay area, please specify when you will be visiting/moving to the area.

Also note that given the nature of the position, a background check, including credit, will be necessary.

Salary: Please include salary expectations with your submission to be considered.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, PTO, 401K, Life

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Residential Life Trainer (3 positions)
03/09/2011 – deadline (2 positions)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

03/17/2011 – deadline (1 position)
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Job Announcement
Executive Assistant
DCARA
San Leandro, CA

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Community Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate (32 hours/week) – 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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 EOE

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

DeafDigest – 06 March 2011

DeafDigest Blue - March 6, 2011

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

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafmess/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafbusiness/

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Storewide March Madness at Harris Communications

What is going on at Harris Communications? 

Are we going MAD? 

It is March Madness and you can save 17.29% - but you
need to be a newsletter subscriber. 

Go to the Harris Communications website to sign-up and save
17.29% storewide.*

Hurry, this sale might end at anytime. Tell your friends,
neighbors and family members!

Shop before it is too late!

* Find out more about getting the discount when you become
a subscriber. Some product restrictions may apply.

Sign up now at:
http://bit.ly/HarrisMadness_DDB030611 

Email us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
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)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

"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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

(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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

- in case you missed last Wednesday's Mid-Week edition, here it is:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20110302/

- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jim Tuscher,
not deaf, who departed us. He was a leader among
the disabled, the deaf included, groups in the
St Louis area. He also was involved with
Paraquad, which serves the deaf in need of
assistance.

- What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

The issue of specially designed deaf children has been
brought up on ethical grounds by philosopher Melissa
Seymour Fahmy. Her article was written up in a recent
issue of Bioethics. The topic title was:

On the Supposed Moral Harm of Selecting for
Deafness

Steve Silverman, who is deaf and is a long time teacher
of the deaf at the George Washington Elementary School
in Burbank, California, was written up in a newspaper
story. Late-deafened at the age of 28, he made teaching
the deaf his career, and he will be retiring next month.
Not really knowing what to do after he became deaf, he
gave Deaf Education a try and it was the right decision
for him.

- Very Hot News

The buzz in the Deaf Sports Community everywhere
is that the future Deaflympics may be in jeopardy
because of funding issues in many of these member
nations. The nations' Olympic Commissions do not
want to share their money with the deaf sporting
groups.

- Sunday February 27th

In front of the home of girl scout founder Juliette
Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, the Girl Scouts
were told they cannot sell cookies. 

What about it? The founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was deaf!

- Monday February 28th

Sydney, Australia is the site of the next The World
Federation of the Deaf Conference. It will take place
October 2013, and it is being hosted by the Deaf Society
of New South Wales. 

- Tuesday March 1st

A great day for the Gallaudet basketball programs, as it was
announced that the women's team has been invited to the
NCAA-III national tournament. And the men's team has been
invited to the ECAC regionals tournament. This is the first
such double-honor in Gallaudet's basketball history

- Wednesday March 2nd

Netflix announced adding of subtitles to their videos. It has
been met with criticism and skepticism by some critics. They
are saying Netflix stats on captions are somewhat misleading.

- A World Premiere movie in Los Angeles with open captions

"Claustrophobia" 

World Premiere movie to be shown at GLAD with open captions

on

Saturday March 12, 2011, 830 PM

at

GLAD Auditorium
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 

more information on flyer at:
http://deafdigest.com/GladEvent/

Q & A with director and cast after the showing

....

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

...

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Polly Slappey, who teaches at Wisconsin School for the Deaf,
said in a newspaper story:

This is not my Wisconsin. You can't even fit 60 desks in a
classroom, let alone keep control of the class

This was in response to governor Walker's controversial
plan to reduce classroom spending in the state while
"doubling up" on classroom sizes.

If Walker's plan is implemented at Wisconsin SD, it would
practically mean one classroom would contain school's K-8
students!  Impossible? Yes, and Walker is wrong.

Slappey? Name sounds familiar? Yes, wife of superintendent
Alex Slappey - and she was serving as the school's union
representative.

.............................................................
.............................................................

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

...

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

25% OFF SIMPLICITY LTW PHONE/DOORBELL SIGNALER!

"Savin' of the Green" is March's theme at WCI with a real gem of a sale!

Take 25% off the Simplicity LTW Phone and Doorbell Signaler!  

This wireless model works in homes with or without an existing doorbell
system. 

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

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

We're now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

.............................................................
.............................................................

WHY DO MANY DEAF PEOPLE RETIRE FROM JOBS?
   Many deaf people work for many years and then
retire?
   Why do they retire? Because they want to relax
and enjoy life? Maybe. Because they can live
comfortably from their retirement pensions and
social security? Maybe.
   But for many of them the #1 reason they retire
is that they're fed up with their hearing bosses
picking on them!

- for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/retirement/

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

....................................................
....................................................

The LAST CALL Announcement!!!!

Deadline - Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The 2011 Miss Black Deaf America Pageant

to read this announcement, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/bdapageant/

....................................................
....................................................

ORAL DEAF CHILDREN AND ASL DEAF CHILDREN
   This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention
the name of the city.
   In that city, oral deaf children and ASL deaf
children play together in a playground and gymnasium
and have a lot of fun, laughing, playing and teasing.
   Their oral deaf parents and ASL deaf parents do
not get along with each other.
   Why?

- for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafchildren/

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

ANOTHER BUZZWORD IN THE INTERPRETING COMMUNITY
   As always DeafDigest is fascinated with buzzwords that
replace older buzzwords.
   The latest one is:

Dense Technology

   It has a lot to do with highly skilled interpreters
trying to interpret shop and hi tech lingo that the
average person does not use but in which is important
for deaf clients attending workshops and college
classes.

A CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
   Is there such a thing as a Correspondence
School for the Deaf - where students learn by
corresponding with their tutors?
   Don't know - but there was a newspaper story
in Azerbaijan that mentioned such a school.
   It said:

School 87 (correspondence school for deaf)

   Maybe meaning of the word correspondence
in a different language means differently than
what it means in English?

....................................................
....................................................

Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the
largest deaf network on the Internet....Deaf Match International !

Become a member and you can access all the great features of DMI !

* Find out why Deaf Match International has worked for over 10
years....since 2001
* Sign up and list your profile for FREE
* Find the most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands
  of members !

Visit:  http://www.DeafMatchInternational.com

.......................................................................
.......................................................................

HEAR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS / UNITED TTY Releases New 2011 Catalog:
"Assistive Devices for People with Hearing Loss" !

Discover the New Leader in Hearing Assistive Technology and get this
FREE catalog !

Visit our NEW web site:  http://www.HearWorldUSA.com 

HUGE Selection of New & Updated Products....FREE Shipping and LOWEST
Prices Guaranteed

* Alarm Clocks / Bed Vibrators / Vibrating Watches / Timers
* Door, Telephone, Baby Cry, Fire & Security Alerting Systems
* Amplified Telephones, Speakerphones & Answering Machines
* ADA Compliant Kits & Signs
* FM, Wide Area & Personal Listening Systems
* TV Listening Systems & Caption Decoders
* TTYs Devices/Software & Text / VCO Telephones
* Telephone Amplifiers / Loud Ringers
* Amplified Cell Phones & Accessories
* Weather Alert and Paging Systems
* Portable Voice-to-Text Systems & Software
* Cell Phones, PDAs, Pagers

Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free
Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight
EST....7 Days a Week

** Express TTY Repair Service Available **

For more information....contact:

United TTY Sales and Service / Hear World Communications
TOLL FREE: 1-866-889-4872 (Voice or TTY)
In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY)
FAX: (301) 963-0785
VP: (866) 536-6781
E-Mail: info@hearworldusa.com or info@unitedtty.com
Web:   http://www.HearWorldUSA.com or http://www.UnitedTTY.com
Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY or HearWorld

.............................................................
.............................................................

A POSTAGE STAMP OF A DEAF PERSON
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned the Peabody
Essex Museum in Massachusetts, where an exhibition
is being shown of deaf 17th century artist
Hendrick Avercamp.
   It was learned that some postage stamps have
been issued in his honor.
   As usual it is a deaf postage stamp honoring
a deaf person for a public accomplishment that has
nothing to do with the deaf.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - DEAF DRAMA AND ARTS BEING THREATENED
   The Congress Short-term continuing resolution has threatened
Deaf Culture, meaning Quest's theatrical programs for the
deaf and hard of hearing may be in jeopardy.

To read what it is all about, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/quest/

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

why did you come with your deaf clients?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

What should a captioner do if a word isn't in his or her computer
dictionary?

The hard part about being a captioner is that you cannot be a total
expert in all areas. No matter how good captioners are, they all run
across situations where some unusual word is not in their dictionary.

A situation was recently brought to my attention where the words
"carve telly" kept coming up in the captioning of a food show.  One
time the word "cavatelli" finally appeared.  It was then realized
that all those times that "carve telly" came up, it should have
been "cavatelli."

When a word is not in a captioner's dictionary, it can be a
nightmare.  Captioners usually write out complete words and syllables
in each stroke.  It is possible to spell out words letter by letter,
but that is very slow compared to writing by syllables.

When a speaker is talking very fast and a word comes up that is not
in the captioner's dictionary, what can a captioner do?  In this
case, it appears that this captioner just kept writing the sounds
phonetically, and "carve telly" came up. 

Another option is to try to fingerspell the word letter by letter.
If it is a long word, that can be another big problem.  The captioner
may not be able to keep up with what is being said because
fingerspelling a long word is much, much slower.

The other choice for the captioner may be to use a synonym.  In this
case, the captioner possibly could have written "pasta" so that the
viewers could understand what was going on.   

.............................................................
.............................................................

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

UNFAIR TO THE DEAF OR UNFAIR TO THE HEARING
   DeafDigest editor never forgot an animated argument brought
up by a hearing person that does not sign but has a deaf sibling
that signs.
   That hearing person felt left out in the company of deaf people,
and felt that the deaf people should use their speech to make
him feel at home.
   That argument is valid - but - what about the other way around
which is too common - that the deaf person is the only one in
the company of hearing people, all of whom do not sign.

.............................................................
.............................................................

HOTELS' ADA RULE OF THUMB

Does the hotel have printed guidelines regarding ADA regulations
for guests that request such a copy?

.............................................................
.............................................................

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

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
http://www.deaftours.net

or email:

mailto:joyfulcrney1@verizon.net

.............................................................
.............................................................

introducing a new book

My Yesterdays

In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

.............................................................
.............................................................

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.

- - - - -

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

- - - - -

JUST IN with BEST COST-EFFCTIVE DEAL as NCL reduced the fare just for a
limited time.  Grab this fantastic opportunity now or miss it!
"Thanksgiving Family Week in the Caribbean" Cruise November 19-26, 2011

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.

- - - - -

- 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 

- - - - -

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.

.............................................................
.............................................................

.............................................................
.............................................................

(updated posting)

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

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%. All of our work
carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in
our conversation with you. We believe in making life more comfortable
through quality remodels.

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

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

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

.............................................................
.............................................................

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC, again, has proposed an update of rules to
allow us access to high tech communications stuff.
This is a follow up of the Twenty-First Century
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
The FCC wish list is long but if implemented, these
will be beneficial to us, the deaf.

.....

The Deaf and the Law:

Every employer in USA knows what ADA is all about! Correct?

No. Many employers are ignorant on what ADA is all about and
when they face a deaf applicant, they will say:

Sorry, we are not going to hire a deaf person.

What should the deaf person do?

Get a disability rights attorney and let him do the work
in your favor. 

.....

News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Now that the lawsuit filed by three deaf men wanting to compel
movie houses to caption first-run movies has been OK'd by a
Federal judge, the DEAFDIGEST editor will be anxiously awaiting
the outcome - so are deaf Hawaiians.
   The DEAFDIGEST editor lives in Annapolis, MD and to take in
a first run captioned movie, a long drive to White Marsh, MD or
the Washington, DC suburbs must be undertaken.
   For the deaf Hawaiians, they're out of luck unless they are
able to fly to the mainland USA to take in these movies!

(editor's note - this lawsuit was interesting; the three deaf men
were representative of the whole Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community;
one was an oralist, one was an ASL signer  and one was hard of
hearing. The lawsuit resulted in Rear Window Captioning system,
a solution many of us continue to find unacceptable)

.....

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.

.....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are issues so far apart that two opposing groups cannot
compromise and reach agreement? We have this possibility
of NFL strike & owners' lockout. We have this disagreement
between the Wisconsin governor and the Democratic legislators.

And now this, the Utah group refusing to sit down with the
superintendent of Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind!

...

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

from a DeafDigest Subscriber -

My father-in-law was asking me if I would take down
the burn house and clean it.

I was confused. I asked him "what burn house"? He said,
it's the one down there on top of a pole

Then I finally realized that he was saying bird house!!

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

....

DeafBook of the Week

Deaf Culture Our Way

Anecdotes from the Deaf Community

(3rd edition)

3 members of the Holcomb family

1994

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 !

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
  best in the nation.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

position vacancy
Executive Director
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Jefferson City, MO

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Chair of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing

TRANSCRIPTS:  Each application must be accompanied by transcripts of
all undergraduate and graduate college or university credit.

SALARY:   Competitive, depending on education, qualifications and
experience

DATE AVAILABLE:  July 1, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/9298997.html

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until the position is filled.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, resume, transcript(s),
three letters of reference, and salary requirements. In addition each
application must include a response to the following questions. The
responses must be typed and are limited to a single page for each
question.

(1) Please describe your experience in working with state and federal
government agencies, legislative bodies, business and private
industry, as well as the non-profit sector to improve the lives of
deaf and hard of hearing people. Include specific accomplishments due
to your efforts.

(2) Please identify the top three critical issues that you feel deaf
and hard of hearing people are currently facing, and describe how you
would lead efforts to resolve these issues for Missourians with
hearing loss.

Send to:

Executive Director Search
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1500 Southridge Drive, Suite 201
Jefferson City, MO 65109

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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.

Send resume and salary requirements to:
Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA),
Attn.: HR,
200 Wood Hill Road,
Rockville, MD 20850, 

fax 301.309.2596
e-mail mailto:hr@jssa.org   

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

An EOE 

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

Closing Date: 03/11/2011

for more information, visit
http://deafdigest.com/austin-2/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

 *  Community Interpreter (2 positions) - Los Angeles
 *  Community Advocate (32 hours/week) - 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest – 02 March 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 2, 2011

– The Deaf Education Core Group turns down a meeting
with Steve Noyce, Superintendent, Utah Schools for the
Deaf and Blind.

Noyce wanted a meeting to discuss the issues. The Core
Group felt the meeting would not be productive. The hot
issue is the ASL/English bilingual philosophy that the
school administration has not accepted and in which the
Core group wanted to be implemented.

– A deaf goalie on hearing soccer team suspended for 6 months

Tom Boyle is a deaf goalie for a hearing soccer team in
Southsea, England. He was angry at other team’s player,
and threw the water bottle on the ground. It squirted
water in the referee’s face. The referee threw him out of
the game. The soccer league suspended him for six months –
and that means he cannot play for the Deaf British Soccer
team for games against other deaf European teams!

– a famous actress joins the “Switched at Birth” cast

Last month DeafDigest Mid-Week edition mentioned a
new TV series – Switched at Birth, which is all about
a deaf baby and a hearing baby being switched to wrong
parents at birth. This program is getting a famous
deaf actress – Marlee Matlin. People have asked DeafDigest
when this series will start. It will be sometime during
the summer.

– sneaking a cell phone in a prison

Many hearing prisoners use cell phones that friends
sneak in for them. The use of cell phones is not allowed
in all prisons. Well, Frank C. Buccini is a deaf prisoner
in Pennsylvania. He was using a cell phone to send text
messages. A prisoner guard caught him using the cell phone.
There was a struggle. Buccini said the prison guard
assaulted him. The guard resigned the following day but
the district attorney ia investigating Buccini’s cell
phone violation.

– a hearing ear dog in jail!

Kathy Kata, who is deaf, will report to the York Correctional
Institution in Connecticut to serve a 120 day sentence because
of a DWI violation. It not being the first time she was in
prison, she knew what it was all about – and she successfully
convinced the state Department of Corrections to allow her
hearing ear dog to accompany her. Her argument was that since
the jail has accessibility and accommodation issues, the
hearing ear dog will help her know what is going on.

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com