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DeafDigest – 27 April 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 27, 2011

— Is Netflix too slow for us?

Word is out that Netflix is listening to our requests
for more captions on their videos. Yet, this same word
is telling us that they are being slow with their
captioning work.

— Alabama legislature threatened with a lawsuit

According to Alabama Public Service Commission, the
lawsuit will be filed against the state if they pass
the bill to “steal” $30,000,000 from state relay funds
to pay for Alabama’s other bills. DeafDigest calls it
robbing Peter to pay Paul.

— Seattle tries to be the most movie-accessible city in USA

Two national movie chains Regal and Cinemark have been making
all of their Seattle movie houses more and more accessible to
meet the needs of the deaf. While these movies are not
open captioned, these theaters are providing special
eye glasses that shows closed captions for these deaf users.
This means every movie shown in these Seattle theaters are
converted to digital displays.

What about theaters in rest of USA, asides from Seattle only?
Well, it was just announced that Cinemark will install
captioning equipment in all of their California moviehouses
within two years.

— Elected deaf public official paying for his interpreters!

David Buxton, a deaf man, who has been elected to the
Epsom and Ewell town council in England, has interpreters for
the town council meetings. Unfortunately he pays for the
interpreters out of his pockets. He has asked the town to pay
for the interpreters and this request was refused. The town
says it is not breaking the law by not providing him with
interpreters!

— The oldest surviving member of the greatest deaf basketball
team of them all

Nebraska School for the Deaf was the smallest high school
in the state. Yet in 1931, the school basketball team went
29-0 and won the state all-classes basketball tournament
(both big and small schools). All of these players are
dead – except for one player.

It is Edwin Spatz, who is 96. After school graduation, he
became a farmer in Bruno, Nebraska (population 112),
working on his 200 acres of farming land.

First picture of Spatz, as a kid, standing in middle of back row

Second picture of a middle-aged Spatz, describing himself

(DeafDigest thanks Jim Revell, Tucson, Arizona for
providing the material)

— position opening in Pittsburgh
Residential Counselor
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

details at:


DeafDigest – 24 April 2011

DeafDigest Gold – April 24, 2011



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

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dishwasher/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-big-deaf-lies/

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

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The Samsung Epic[tm] 4G at the Deaf Pager Store

The Android-powered Samsung Epic[tm] 4G was engineered for a
legendary entertainment experience with superior speed and display
innovation. Its 3G/4G speeds allow you to stream and download videos,
applications and games at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speeds.  It has an
expansive 4.0″ Super AMOLED display, full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard
and super responsive touchscreen with Swype text entry and 4G speeds.

Now priced at $199.99 after $300 instant savings, with a new-line
activation (or eligible upgrade), on an Everything plan with data,
Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement.  Offer ends 5/7/11 or
while supplies last.*

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

*For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG042411

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

There is a Deaf Business success story in Somalia, a
lawless nation without a real government. Mahamud Abdi Omar,
a deaf man, owns his shop that sells radios, watches
and other electronic devices. He took over the business
when his father passed away and has built on it. Like
with other people of Somalia, his biggest worry is
dodging the flying bullets that are everywhere.

Living in a prison is not good for anyone; it is worse
for deaf inmates. Criminal investigations are often
conducted without interpreters, despite ADA regs. Many prisons have no TTY machines or video relay
devices. The deaf are mixed with the general prison
population, giving way to communication issues. Interpreters do not accompany deaf prisoners for
hearings and court appearances.

– Very Hot News

4.500 deaf records missing at the University of West Ontario’s
Speech & Hearing Clinic! The province officials are upset
at this leak that may have compromised privacy of these
clients.

– Thursday April 21st

Veteran National Theatre of the Deaf staffer Betty Beekman
is now the interim director. Said an acquaintance:

She has been with the company forever as a production stage
manager, company manager, tour director, etc. No one is more
qualified than her.

She is a Coda that signs fluently.

– Friday April 22nd

Jesse Hill, not deaf, and a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has won a prize for his “Seek” design which is a
portable device that is to help the deaf find their own way
in cities. DeafDigest is not sure how is Seek any different
from GPS that many of us use. Or it is a case of devising
a better mouse trap?

– Saturday April 23rd

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
has come up with captioning standards that will work with
broadcast TV and broadcast video programming. This is one
less barrier towards 24/7 captioning on all channels.
even if it is on a channel 437 in a small town cable
station that practically no one watches!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Red Bull, this well known energy drink, has a new commercial,
which features Ashley Fiolek, a young deaf woman who is one of
the world’s best female motocross racers. A two-time champion,
she is hoping to win the championship that eluded her last season.

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Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry with Specialization in Deaf Ministry
St. Thomas University School of Theology and Ministry, Miami, FL.

This program prepares men and women to serve as spiritual leaders in deaf
communities, churches, and ministries both at home and abroad.

It has an on-campus component (one week in January and two weeks in June) with the remaining coursework completed online.

On-campus classes are taught in ASL or are fully interpreted.

Next term begins June 2011.

See website for details: http://budurl.com/DeafMinistry

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updated every Monday

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SPRING SAVINGS IN APRIL

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Welcome to BCED 2011!

The 2nd Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf
Reston, VA (in metro Washington, DC area)

June 8-12, 2011

flyer is at:
http://deafdigest.com/business-expo/

more information is at:
http://http://www.deafbusiness.org/

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A LONG OR A SHORT DISAGREEMENT
Is this a short or a long disagreement. A
deaf person and a hearing person disagreed about
an issue. That hearing person refused to write
a note explaining why he disagreed.
This disagreement continued for about one week.
Suddenly an interpreter showed up and in few minutes
the deaf person and the hearing person agreed about
this issue.
So, is it really a long disagreement (without an
interpreter) or a short disagreement (with an
interpreter)?

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

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

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Deaf Women United Conference

South Portland, Maine

June 29 – July 3, 2011

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/dwuconference/

May 15th deadline for special conference rate

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A MAINSTREAMED TEACHER AT A CROWDED RESTAURANT
DeafDigest editor and his wife were sitting
in waiting room at a crowded restaurant, waiting
for the hostess to tell them that a table is
ready for them.
He and his wife were chatting in ASL. The
hearing stranger sitting next to DeafDigest editor
and his wife, were also waiting for his table
to be ready.
The editor and his wife were chatting for
about 15 minutes, unaware that the person next
to him knew ASL.
Just as when the hostess told the editor and the wife that the table was ready, the
hearing stranger suddenly signed in ASL,
explaining that he teaches in a mainstreamed
program.
Why couldn’t this stranger introduce himself
at the beginning, instead of waiting till the
end?

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

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

WHO REMEMBERS LUCY BAKER?
Who remembers Lucy Baker? Or even this – who remembers
the famous TV series, Lassie, which was aired from 1954
through 1973?
Lucy was a fictional 12-year old character that surfaced
in three segments in 1972. This girl was deaf. And in 1973,
the last year Lassie was shown on TV, she “miraculously”
became hearing thanks to a surgery in another 3-part
series.
This deaf child was not considered an important part
of the continuing program.

ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL, CONTINUED
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned robbing Peter to pay
Paul in Alabama’s deaf relay needs vs State’s need of funds.
This is not an isolated state case. There seems to be
a copycat trend – in other states of Peter being robbed
to pay Paul.
States are so broke, that they have begun to drool over
the “riches” of the state relay funds.
This trend is troubling.

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

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, 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).

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THE DEAF OF TANZANIA
Just about every nation in the world has its own sign language.
But not every deaf in each nation knows how to sign.
An example is Tanzania. It was said that very few, if any, of
the deaf in Tanzania knows sign language!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://35.182.75.222/videos/fundraising-2/

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:

Delaware Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/deassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

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

My deafness is not a problem on the basketball court. I always
tell the coaches and the scorekeepers and timekeepers of
my deafness. I explain to them how they could communicate
with me. I use all the basketball signs that are part of the
rule book – and nothing else. I always carry a small pad and
small pen in my pocket. And my partner referees all know how
to communicate with me if needed. I am thankful that there
are signs for fouls and violations that the deaf referees
can use. If not for these signs, all deaf referees would be out of jobs!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I do not want to have to listen to you all the time

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he has spent all his life in an unhearing world

all his life in an “unhearing” world – as if he has
never met a single hearing person in his life????

The world is not unhearing

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

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

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

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Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

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

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
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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

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

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 170 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!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

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

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A scandal is going on with dogs being falsely certified as
service dogs for the deaf. These dogs were never properly
certified, yet clients were told these dogs were. The
law is beginning to crack down on those behind this scam.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Going grocery shopping…

Many Deaf-Blind people own an iPhone which can be hooked up to a
Braille Display.

Using one of the applications from the Apple APP store, you can down
load a screen reader.

Using the iPhone camera, individuals can click the bar code and the
Deaf-Blind individual can read the product information via Braille!

This app can be downloaded for free below

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobiletag-barcodes-reader/id324679839?mt=8

Happy Shopping!

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do we really want 24/7 captions on all channels, even on channel 437
in a Small Town, USA tiny cable TV network?

A. Yes. Our deaf and hard of hearing people have diverse interests
and maybe just a few of them would find the channel 437 captioned
program fascinating!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that ALL schools for the deaf be spared these legislative budget cuts,
which painfully cuts to the bone, not fat, but the bone!

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

During the 1950’s – only just one school for the deaf had a principal,
that one was a late-deafened person who basically functioned as a
hearing person

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

90,000

deaf people in the state of Michigan

Source: the state Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-semipro-football-team/

a true story of a powerful deaf semi pro football team
of early twenties that won a few league championships

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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position opening
Center Manager Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

Please visit our Website http://www.purple.us to learn more about Purple and submit a Resume. For more information contact Katie LaSalle, Recruiter at mailto:Kathleen.LaSalle@purple.us

Brief summary of duties: – Maintain Employer Of Choice For Local Center (Recruit And Retain) – Meet Or Exceed Key Performance Indicators (Labor Cost, Practitioner Performance And Client Satisfaction) – Remove Barriers For Center Manager Or Supervisor, Interpreters, Writers And Center Staff – Responsible For VRS, VRI And Community Services In The Local Market – Growth And Maintenance Of Client, Consumer And Professional Relationships In The Local Market – Serve As A Leader On The Regional Management Team

Areas of Responsibility: – Focus management objectives on Center operations – Plan with the help of the Regional Director the strategic growth of the center (VRS, Community and VRI) – Oversee the daily operations of the Center which may include Community Interpreting and CART, Video Interpreting, and Community Relations – Supervise all Center Staff and cross-train Center Supervisors – Manage the daily performance reviews of Interpreter – Manage all Schedulers in daily operations – Approve the scheduling of all interpreters in all operational areas – Coordinate with HR and Recruiting to recruit and hire interpreters for the Center – Approve leave for all interpreters as needed – Maintain relations with local community leaders – Work closely with the schedulers in maintaining client service and satisfaction – Provide direction to the Center Supervisors and Purple Interpreters in the care and well-being of staff – Provide accurate reports on Center utilization, efficiencies and quality – Maintain direct contact with the Regional Director on all Center-specific issues Responsible For All Center Supervisor Responsibilities When Center Supervisor Position Does Not Exist.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
1. Associates degree in Business Management, or comparable related experience; Bachelors Degree strongly preferred.
2. At least three years supervisory experience, preferably in a an interpreting-related environment, coaching and mentoring others
3. American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency and extensive knowledge of the deaf culture and interpreting professions.
4. Familiarity with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Regulations and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) standards.
5. Knowledge of specialized software related to departmental operations including AOL, IM Service, database, and Internet, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing programs. Familiarity with Mac systems is a plus.
6. Time management skills to handle multiple, competing demands and priorities, and work effectively under pressure.
7. Budgeting and financial knowledge and skills for tracking Center profitability.
8. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, customers, managers, and the public.
9. Basic mathematical skills including the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages.
10. Knowledge of departmental operations, and organizational policies, processes and procedures.
11. Human Resources Management skills to hire and train employees, appraise work performance, address employee relations issues, and resolve problems.
12. Management skills to establish priorities, and to effectively supervise and develop assigned staff to attain optimum skill and performance levels.
13. Human relations skills to build effective working relationships with staff, customers, and community groups and individuals.

CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:
Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter preferred. Some positions may require a Valid State Drivers License.

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position opening
Center Supervisor Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

Please visit our Website http://www.purple.us to learn more about Purple and submit a Resume.

For more information contact Katie LaSalle, Recruiter at mailto:Kathleen.LaSalle@purple.us

Brief summary of duties: – Oversee the daily operations of the center – Conduct the daily reviews of interpreter performance – Maintain constant contact with the Ops coordinator for VRS – Oversee interpreter scheduling for VRS, Community and VRI – Support Center Assistants as needed – Work directly with management in balancing staff resources for community scheduling, VRI and VRS – Read, analyze and respond to all reports from Ops coordinators and Operations – Work closely with the global/local community scheduling and corporate VRS scheduling to insure effective overall operations – Provide support as needed on the communication center floor – Coordinate training of new interpreters with the training dept – Assist in the recruiting of new interpreters – Facilitate communications with practitioners and staff – Work closely with manager in assuring an employer-of-choice work environment

Areas of Responsibility: High Level – Maintain Employer of Choice in Communication Center (Manage and Retain) – Meet or Exceed Key Performance Indicators (Practitioner Performance and Client Satisfaction) – Supervise the Scheduling for VRS, VRI and/or Community services – Remove Barriers for Interpreters

Minimum Qualification Requirements: – RID CI/CT, CSC, CDI or ACCI Level IV, NAD Level V with a minimum of 5 years interpreting in a variety of settings – 1 year supervisory experience preferred – Have working knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, AOL IM service, (Mac systems a plus) – Excellent ASL and written/oral communication skills – Dependable in completing assignments – Committed to timeliness and attendance – Flexible and enthusiastic willingness to work with constant change – Demonstrated team building and people management skills – Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills – Ability to identify & direct priorities per business needs – Attentive to detail when planning and organizing projects – Work well under pressure, while being a sensitive, supportive listener – Demonstrated proficiency in leading, coaching, & mentoring others – Basic clerical and office organizational skills

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position opening
Training & Quality Manager Purple
Location:      Rocklin, CA

About Purple Communications:
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications’ vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Brief summary of duties:
The Training and Quality Manager will be responsible for managing and/or developing, coordinating, facilitating and conducting training and quality assurance monitoring programs for sales and customer care divisions. This position will also be responsible for supervising the training program and the operational support operational support to the senior management of Sales and Customer Care teams.

Areas of Responsibility: 1. Manage the development and implantation of   the training curriculum for all customer facing employees. 2. Manage and conducts training sales and customer care teams. 3. Coordinate with the appropriate manager, identifies strengths and weaknesses of customer facing employees and develops individual and group programs to improve performance.
4. Integrate new company products and services into training program. 5. Coordinate the writing of   scripts and email templates in conjunction with appropriate managers, marketing and compliance teams. 6. Manage the   planning, developing and training of our CRM (SalesForce.com) system. 7. Collaborate with managers, directors and VP.s to continually improve processes and communication between departments.
8. Coordinates the analysis of results of individual and group performance before and after training.  Prepare reports for management on results.
9. Plan, develop, analyze, and coordinate all quality assurance activities to assure  the highest quality of services is being performed for our customers.
10. Provide strategies to department supervisors and managers to help them to train their staff to overcome their performance deficiencies.
11. Prepare and distribute sales leads and tasks for sales team.
12. Coordinate with HR and the supervisor/manager on maintaining training records.
13.  Manages the intranet training updates and testing units.
14. Other Duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: 1. Bachelor’s degree in adult education, business, communication, or relevant major preferred.
2. Demonstrates extensive experience and knowledge of Deaf Culture and fluent in American Sign Language.
3. 1-3 years. experience in sales operations, sales support, training or equivalent role in telecommunications industry and general supervision.
4. Demonstrates Technical and application knowledge of VRS products 5. Demonstrates strong attention to detail and analytical skills. 6. Demonstrates strong skills in Microsoft Office applications. 7. A self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.
8. A strong team player including strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
9. Able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

Experience with the following is a plus: – Experience with CRM systems, such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, Siebel.
– Working knowledge of various sales processes.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume to:  http://www.purple.us Purple Communications is an EOE. Principals only please.

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announcement of vacant positions
Chief Academic Officer
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education 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 in Chief Academic Officer Position.  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 Administrators 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: mailto: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

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Job announcement
Director
Family Center on Deafness
Pinellas Park, FL

The FAMILY CENTER ON DEAFNESS is a private, not-for-profit organization offering a wide range of programs and support for families with deaf or hard of hearing members in households including children from birth through the completion of their education.  FCD is funded primarily by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. Seven of its eight full-time staff have some degree of hearing loss.

Please be advised that all potential employees must pass a background screening with fingerprinting prior to employment.  Also, applicants are required to provide official college or university transcripts, three personal references, and three professional references.

FCD DIRECTOR  Full-time position with standard agency benefits to oversee operation of organization providing social services to households in Pinellas County, Florida, with deaf or hard of hearing members. Includes management of all staff, administration of contracts and finances, analysis of participant needs, design and monitoring of program activities, collaboration with community partners, service to the Board of Directors and its committees, development of strategic plans, identification and acquisition of resources, coordination of public relations and publications, and solicitation of stakeholder satisfaction/involvement.  Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of deaf/hard of hearing staff and clients, proficient in writing grants and reports, a master of business computer skills, well-organized and timely, skilled in handling individual and program crises effectively, and able to reflect current best practices in agency operation. Requires a Masters degree in an area related to deafness or equivalent employment experience, at least five years in a similar position, demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language, thorough understanding of the needs of program participants, and effective interpersonal communication skills.  This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative, committed leader to affect change for families in this community!

To begin the application process, simply submit a resume with a cover
letter to:

Family Center on Deafness
6886 102nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

727-549-6664 voice 727-235-6285 videophone 727-547-7837 fax
mailto:info@familycenterondeafness.org

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

Date of Appointment: August 2011
subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Department Chair

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Deadline:   Open until filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director.  KCD is a community-based not-for profit grant based organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee. More information may be found at http://www.kcdtn.org

Job Summary: The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for executing major goals and objectives for the organization and implements policies established by the Board of Directors. The ED provides leadership, direction, and guidance for KCD activities; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of all organization operations; develops and maintains organizational structure and effective personnel; and coordinates major activities for staff and evaluates personnel. The ED represents KCD to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and to the general public.

KCD is a dynamic and community-involved organization with committed staff and board members, and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting and advocacy services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf-Blind in East Tennessee. KCD operates an annual budget of $750,000.

The job includes a 40-hour week, flexible scheduling for night and weekend on-call duties and opportunities for professional growth through programs and Center development.

Minimum Qualifications: –  Fluency in American Sign Language;
–  Bachelor’s Degree required (Masters preferred) or the equivalent in education/experience;
– Two years experience in organizational leadership or management;
– Ability to work with diverse clientele and staff;
– Ability to build and sustain relationships, and collaborate with individuals, organizations, and governmental entities;
– Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills;
– Articulate and skilled at public-speaking;
– Working knowledge of budget development;
– Experienced grant writing skills;
– Familiarity with PC and Mac computer applications.

Desired Qualifications: – Two or more years experience in not-for-profit organizational management;
– Experience in providing training and public presentations;
– Experience with complex budget development;
– Experience in initiating, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs, policies and services; and
– Experience with staff management.

Performance Criteria:
– Development of strong working relationships with all relevant organizations, staff, community members and Board;
– Enhancement of the organization’s image;
– Successfully carrying out the prime functions of the job description.

Annual Salary
$45,000 –  commensurate with qualifications and experience;
Benefits provided.

To Apply:
Please send a resume, letter of interest and two letters of recommendation to the contact supplied below.

Application deadline is June 15, 2011.

All submissions are held in strict confidence.

CONTACT:
KCD Executive Director Search
808 State Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

No phone calls.
For any QUESTIONS please email:  mailto:KCDEdSearch@ctvknox.org

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Employment openings
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB)
Colorado Springs, Colorado

– PROGRAM COORDINATOR / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, K-8th GRADE
(Interviews conducted on-site at CSDB)

– TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

for more information and application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/colorado/

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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/

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position opening
Sign Language Interpreter-Full time
Family Service Foundation, Inc.
Landover Hills, Maryland

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

job description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma/

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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: mailto: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

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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.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

DeafDigest – 24 April 2011

DeafDigest Blue – April 24, 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
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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/piesign/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafteller/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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– dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to The Rev. Camille Desmarais,
Birmingham, Alabama who departed us. Before dedicating his
life to the church, he was one of the best wrestlers Gallaudet
has ever had. He was one of the leaders of the wrestling team during the Golden Wrestling Era of the Fifties, when Gallaudet practically ruled the local collegiate wrestling scene. Before
moving to Alabama, he was involved with the church in
Connecticut and was one of the prime movers in establishing the
Connecticut Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

At a rented space in a coffee shop in Puchong, a town in
the Petaling district of Selangor, Malaysia, pastries
are for sale. Regular patrons keep on coming for more.
The owner of this pastry stall is Lim Chung. He is deaf. He has made enough money to be make mortgage payments on
a house he lives with his wife and his child and help
out his parents.

Rachel Trudeau, a deaf student at the Lincoln-Way North HS
in Illinois, has been voted as the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Advocate of the Year. She tries to share with her
hearing classmates on what deafness is all about. Even at
her class in physics, she gave a talk on how the sound
works in terms of frequency, decibels, conduction, etc.
She wants to become a Teacher of the Deaf after she finishes
college. In the meantime she has been teaching herself
sign language.

– Very Hot News

The Detroit Day School for the Deaf is slated to be
closed for good in June. The school was, at one time,
capable of holding 140 deaf students but currently
only has 49. These surviving students will be
reassigned to other schools in the city.

– Sunday April 17th

Does the government of Malta recognize the rights and
the needs of the deaf? Well, the deaf people of
Malta are not able to enjoy captioned programs. There
is money in the government treasury that would fund
captions, but nothing has been done about it.

– Monday April 18th

Twin brothers Daniel and Nathan Sims both live in
Dunt, South Australia. One of them is deaf,
Do not know which one is deaf – Daniel or Nathan.
What about it? Dunt is a fictional town, created
as part of the new Australian TV program titled –
Angry Boys. It is a comedy in 12 series. DeafDigest
does not know how would the “deaf” brother communicate –
in signs or orally or as a “functionally hearing”?

– Tuesday April 19th

$23 million dollars have been earmarked by Tulsa,
Oklahoma to make the city more ADA-compliant. A
question DeafDigest asks – how much of that money
would directly help the deaf?

– Wednesday April 20th

The powers at Utah do not communicate that well, and as a result,
the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are forced to furlough the staff for three days within the next few weeks.
The school was given the impression that funds would be
there for them, but it was not to be thanks to last year’s
series of “miscommunications”

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Paige Stringer, a deaf woman, was profiled in the latest
publication of the American Academy of Audiology. She
worked with the deaf children and their families in
Vietnam. This was part of her work with the
Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss, an
organization that she directs. NCAA tennis fans may
recall her as an outstanding tennis player for
University of Washington in the early nineties. The story is interesting because the audiological
association does not encourage sign language
whereas Paige believes that parents of the deaf
have a choice as to which option is the best.

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Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to benefit Deaf-REACH

Join us for a festive evening of fine wines and good times!

We will be serving up fabulous hors d’oeuvres and pairing them with
perfect wine compliments.

Browse a wide array of items donated from DC businesses at our silent
auction.

June 3rd, 6:30pm

Gallaudet University – Ole Jim
800 Florida Ave
Washington DC 20002

Tickets are $50.00/per person $85.00/for two

(wine tasting and entrance to auction are included in the price of
the ticket)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!! DON”T MISS OUT!!! BUY NOW!!

Contact Deaf-REACH at 202-832-6681
or mail us your ticket order and payment (check only) to

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20017

(Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment)

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

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A SITUATION WE HATE
We hate this situation when an angry hearing person suddenly
yells at a deaf person. No sign language, but just yelling.
Sometimes this angry person will yell at DeafDigest
editor. And the editor does not understand the yelling.
What does DeafDigest editor do? He yells back. In almost
all cases, the angry person backs off and walks away!

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

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

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Gallaudet summer basketball camp

June 27 – July 2
at Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, Texas

Cost $190.00

more information at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/basketballcamp/

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NERVOUS SIGNING
Many deaf people sign ASL smoothly. Many deaf
people sign ASL just OK. And there are many other
deaf people that sign bad ASL with nervous and
shaking hands.
DeafDigest editor and a deaf friend never
forgot a baseball game they watched few years ago.
The Washington Nationals defeated Baltimore
Orioles in that game. All of a sudden a deaf man,
himself a Baltimore Oriole fan, bumped into
DeafDigest editor and the deaf friend. This Oriole
fan was angry about his team losing the game and
he signed very fast in a very nervous way that
it was impossible to understand what he was saying.
He then quickly walked away and disappeared into the
crowd. It was impossible to catch him to ask him
to repeat his signing!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

AN OLD TTY IS VALUABLE
Many of us use the computer or a portable device
or the video cam to communicate. What about the old
fashioned TTY?
Do not throw it out, which was what one web posting
said.
911 calls still function the best with the old fashioned
TTY. And when there is a power blackout, the old fashioned
TTY comes in very handy!

LICENSING PARENTS TO “MAKE” BABIES?
The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies,
a highly controversial group, was part of a comment that
was posted on a web site. It said:

Ban Baby-Making Unless Parents Are Licensed

Another comment was this:

Would you weed out the deaf too? They have barriers that place them outside of your social preference and many seek the ability to look into selection for deaf children

Just let thing go normal and natural in family life,
please!

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TO HEAR AGAIN?
According to their web site, Deafness Research UK is the leading national British medical research charity working in the field of deafness. Its main activities are medical research and education.
Well, their latest press release, also posted on a web site,
said:

Deafness Research UK relies solely on the generosity of the public and businesses to continue their excellent work. Deaf babies can hear again.

Deaf babies can hear again. Huh! How can deaf babies
hear again if they were born deaf to begin with and have
never heard sound?
Yes, it was a carelessly written press release.

DISABILITY STUDIES VERSUS DEAF STUDIES
Disability Studies is a becoming a popular choice of
major at more and more colleges.
It will be interesting to observe the trend of
Deaf Studies with Disability Studies at these colleges.
Will Deaf Studies be absorbed as part of Disability
Studies? Or would both Studies co-exist as two
separate majors?
This would be interesting to see how things play out
within the next five years.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that other interpreters complain about everything.

Said an interpreter:

these complaints are not interpreting issues but interpreting
pet peeves

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What if the defendant in a trial is deaf or hard of hearing? 
Can’t we just use the court reporter as his or her interpreter or
CART provider?  We shouldn’t have to pay for two people doing the
same thing.

When I have heard comments such as these, I realize that people do
not understand some of the basic ideas of being a court reporter or a
CART provider.

First of all, CART providers are not interchangeable with sign
language interpreters.  If a person’s first language is ASL, then an
ASL interpreter is definitely needed, not a court reporter or CART
provider.  A person should not be forced to read English to try to
save money.

Secondly, there is a conflict between the duties of the court
reporter who is making the official record in the courtroom and the
duties of a CART provider who is to provide communication access. 

The court reporter must focus on getting every word, and the goal
must be to provide a verbatim transcript after the proceedings.  The
CART provider must focus on the comprehension of the person reading
the screen.  If the defendant did not understand something, he or she
should be able to interrupt the CART provider to make sure it is
clear.  If it is a word that is not understood, the CART provider
could then direct the defendant to his or her attorney for
clarification.

If a discussion is had that is designated by the judge as being off
the record, the court reporter making the official transcript will
not record that conversation.  However, the CART provider must
provide access to that discussion for the defendant.

The primary goal of the CART provider must be to provide access, not
make a record.

A RESTAURANT LISTENING SYSTEM
There was a story in a Sarasota, Florida newspaper that announced the installation of tabletop sound systems at
two local restaurants.
This announcement said it is popular in Europe for years,
but that it is new in USA.
How it works is that a microphone sends voices to the hear
of the hard of hearing person, either via the CI or a hearing aid.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that it is “shameful” to be deaf

they need to quickly accept their deafness and to
move on, with accommodations to enjoy the quality of
life

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ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
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– WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! –  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner with Miss Deaf International and other guests!  All women will have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One great low cruise price including FREE watching MDI’s pageantry contest! We start from Italy, ends at Greece plus 5 other countries in between. For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out http://www.DeafWorldCruise.com

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The audiology department at the University of Memphis won
a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health.
Purpose is to research how senior citizens use their
hearing aids.

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The Deaf and the Law:

High schools take ADA seriously. These high schools hire
ADA specialists. What would be a typical job description?

– evaluate students’ needs
– secures necessary equipment
– making sure students are accommodated
– reads up on latest trends, information, laws, etc
– serves as contact person with local districts

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

School officials are suppressing sign language efforts of
a 12-year old deaf girl in Branchburg, NJ, on the school bus
under pain of suspension from school.
The school officials are saying her sign language creates
a disturbance on the school bus.
Well – school officials are equally implying that noisy hearing
children, boisterous hearing children, mischievous hearing
children, restless hearing children and hyperactive hearing
children do not create disturbances whereas a sign language
child does!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The state legislators of Nebraska is thinking about
making ASL the official language in the state’s K-12
schools.
This is very interesting, not because sign language
is already universally popular but because the state
permanently closed down the Nebraska School for the
Deaf some years back. It left parents of the deaf with
one less option to educate their children.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Donald, or as known as Donald Trump, or vice versa,
is a character that either one loves or hates. There is
no in-between as far as The Donald is concerned.

Well, one interpreter loves him, and it has nothing to
do with the way The Donald is.

Florida Interpreter Amy Hair, in a newspaper story, said:

Trump’s actual words are refreshingly clear. He’s very easy to interpret for because he’s very straightforward. Trump is good because he’s very understandable. Most politicians
speak very vaguely and he speaks matter-of-factly. He speaks in very simple terms

So, do we love or hate The Donald?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The boss said:

she is filing

the deaf employee thought she said:

she is failing

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

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closing date: April 25, 2011

job announcement Superintendent
California School for the Deaf Fremont, California

closing date: April 25, 2011

visit and scroll down all the way through
http://deafdigest.com/csdf-superintendent/

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position opening
Residential Counselor
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf

details at:

http://www.pressleyridge.org/careers

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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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012 school year:

– Elementary Teacher
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Secondary English Teacher
– Anticipating Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at:

http://www.ksdeaf.org

or contact Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, at (913) 791-0500 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.

E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksdeaf.org Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Job Description
Supported Living Service Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

The Supported Living Service Specialist is responsible for the safety
and supervision of the individuals residing in the apartment. Shifts
are generally 7 days on 7 days off. The Supported Living Service
Specialists are responsibility for providing and supporting a
structured and therapeutic environment. Supported Living Specialists
are responsible for implementing individualized treatment programs
for the time they are on duty.  In addition, they are responsible for
intervening and resolving crisis situations as well as providing
emergency CPR and First Aid if required.

To apply, fax or send cover letter and resume, attention:

Joye Crump
Deaf-REACH 3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017

Fax: 202-832-8454

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– 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.

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

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vacancy announcement
Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Albany County School District One
Laramie, Wyoming

for more information and application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/wyoming/

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(revised)

position opening
Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Educational Supervisor provides leadership and supervision to promote the effective teaching and learning of students and staff.

Requirements: – Graduate degree in Education of the Deaf or related field.
– Licensure as a Teacher of Deaf or related licensure field.
– Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
– Possess leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability to
demonstrate creativity and initiative. – Minimum of five years of teaching experience. – Previous supervisory experience preferred. – Fluent in American Sign Language.

Supervisor: Director of Education

Functions and Responsibilities:
– Supervises educational programming which is designed to prepare students to meet the educational standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
– Provides educational leadership to meet each student’s individual needs and determine class assignments for students.
– Provides direct supervision of the performance of all teachers and teacher aides in his/her department through classroom observations and regularly scheduled meetings.
– Implements disciplinary action when necessary.
– Ensures effective collaboration with families, LEA’s and other representative agencies.
– Works collaboratively with TLC specialists and clinicians.
– Oversees the development of each student’s IEP goals, objectives and progress reports.
– Ensures effective collaboration among all members of the department.
– Works with the educational team in his/her department to ensure that all TLC policies and procedures are followed.
– Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships with the Framingham Public Schools to ensure effective mainstream programming when applicable.
– Develops and maintains a budget for the department and secures appropriate and necessary materials for teaching/learning.
– Ensures sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.
– Assists in the recruitment, selection and recommendation of all staff in his/her department.
– Conducts annual evaluations of department staff.
– Serves as a member of the supervisory team to provide educational leadership to The Learning Center for the Deaf.
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume,
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Director of Student Life
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Director of Student Life works closely with the MS/HS
supervisor. He/she helps build a positive school community and
addresses student disciplinary concerns as they arise. He/she will
support the supervisor and ensure effective management of the
secondary programs.

The Director of Student Life also oversees residential, athletic, and
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the
knowledge, independent living skills and interpersonal
competencies needed to maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree in Education or Human Services or BA/BS degree
in related field with 5 years of related experience and willingness
to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign Language.
Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team.
Experience in principles and practices of management in each
program preferred.

Supervisor: Associate Executive Director

Functions and Responsibilities:
– Work with the supervisor to build a positive middle school/high school environment conducive to learning and to communicate high expectations.
– Manage student behavior for the purpose of maintaining a positive school climate and ensuring safety for all.
– Address student disciplinary concerns in line with department policy, and support faculty and staff as they implement classroom management strategies.
– Ensure effective implementation of the school’s anti-bullying program and policies.
– Develop residential services and provide support and supervision to the Residential Supervisor.
– Oversee the implementation of career and independent living skills curriculum in the residential program.
– Develop policies and procedures to ensure well-coordinated and safe sports programming and ensure the implementation of those procedures.
– Utilize database to ensure all externally and internally required reports are complete, accurate, and implemented on schedule.
– Develop after-school programming offering a range of recreational and independent living skills activities for students not involved in sports programs.
– Ensure all residential and athletic department staff obtain required trainings and participate in job-related professional development workshops, conferences and/or classes sufficient to meet required hours annually and to fulfill goals of their professional development plans.
– Work collaboratively with TLC colleagues to facilitate students’ educational, social, recreational and life skills activities within existing programs.
– Oversee and approve each program’s budget; ensure all procedures are followed and allocations are accurate.
– Develop and expand services within each program based on needs and interests of students served; explore related funding opportunities in collaboration with the Development department.
– Assist TLC staff with coordinating other related activities as deemed appropriate.
– Contribute to the growth and development of The Learning Center through active participation in the senior administrative team.
– Perform other tasks as assigned by the Associate Executive Director.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume,
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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open position
Case Advocate
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access
Spokane, WA

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

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Job announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-030

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  Position assures a local presence for the interpreting program in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services to the local community.  Assists SCS. Executive Director with organizational structure development, strategic planning, fiscal operations and fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director to assure local interpreting needs and structure are met.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies needed for agency and SCS
– Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and collections processes; quality of services and billing processes
– Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
– Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, interns and volunteers
– Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks billing processes
– Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as needed
– Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
– Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to maintain an Agency Advisory Board
– Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, Deaf-Blind Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all services offered at COPD-New Mexico
– Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities and goal setting for COPD-NM
– Works with the interpreting community to assure quality programming and best practices
– Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality interpreting in New Mexico
– Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns affecting Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of interpreting, independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and other hearing loss populations and services
– Works as part of the SCS Executive Director’s team to assure that local New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
– Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality interpreting and that operations are effective
– Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
– Conducts monthly Board meetings
– Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with staff, the community, and Board members
– Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning
– Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all aspects of COPD-NM services
– Assists in policy and program development
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
– Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
– Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
– Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and objectives are met in a systematic and timely fashion
– Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs
– Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to develop private funding sources
– Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with Executive Director
– Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, Governor’s Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to assure continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers with a hearing loss
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, productivity and the quality of services provided
– Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
– Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education
– 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a broad knowledge of occupational information
– 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service program
– 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
– 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
– Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and tone
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing positive relationships
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education with 3 years prior experience of a professional/technical nature
–  Additional years of directly related experience
– Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture

SALARY $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter –  505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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Job announcement
Interpreter Coordinator
COPD
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-031

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program and In-Step Program.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s Internship Program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interns, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with curriculum development and administrative and operational policy development.  Completes reports to include In-Step quarterly reports, interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports. Oversees daily operations to include business contracts and local needs.  This position reports to the Agency Director on local needs and provides information to the Operations Director on processing issues.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
– Provides  oversight and direction in the development of the Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides direct supervision of Intern/Mentee Program daily operations including professional development, referral services, billing, payroll, collections, and quality of interpreting services; overall responsible for all aspects of the Interpreting Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides Intern/Mentee Coordination of schedules and trainings.
– Develops interpreting opportunities for interns that match job and skills sets needed. – Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as schedule permits
– Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
– Executes select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
– Supervises Intern, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
– Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters
– Supports the local community interpreters
– Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
– Supervises all Interns providing interpreting support, professional development and guidance to meet national standards
– Collaborates with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
– Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters
– Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
– Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations – Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
– Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community – Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
– Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
– Provides translation services as needed.
– Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Completion of ITP or Associates degree (three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates)
– RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s degree
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY

Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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position opening
ASL Interpreter
Chadron Public Schools
Chadron, Nebraska

for more information & application procedures, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/chadron/

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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

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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 

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

DeafDigest – 20 April 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 20, 2011

– Gallaudet changing its name?

Gallaudet University changing its name? No, of course
not – but the metro stop within few minutes walk of
Gallaudet is the New York Avenue/Florida Avenue/Gallaudet
University. People are complaining that the name is
already too long. There is a proposal to change the
long name to NoMa!  NoMa? Do not know what it is.

 

– The Biggest Deaf Loser?

Many of us watch The Biggest Loser, this TV reality show about
overweight people trying to lose weight the most to win prizes.
Do we have a Deaf Biggest Loser? Possibly – as word is out that
Kevin Meyer and Michelle Weider, both with Boston’s DEAF Inc
service agency are hoping to be on the program.

– A past Gallaudet junior buying a farm

Roger Thompson attended Gallaudet during the late
sixties and early seventies. His goal was to own and operate
a farm after he graduated from Gallaudet. He majored in
Business Administration, but did something unusual that probably
no other Gallaudet students have ever done. As a junior
he bought a farm, even though he knew he had to wait until
he graduated to operate it full time! He is still farming –
starting out with hogs before shifting to crops. This farm
is located in Elmore, Minnesota, just close to the Iowa
state line.

– Communication between the Deaf and the Blind

We all know that it is not easy for the Deaf and the
Blind to communicate with each other. The Outside magazine,
however, has a great story about a Deaf surfing instructor
teaching a Blind person on how to surf the waves! This
magazine is for those into active-lifestyle and adventure-travel.

– What is going on with Gary Busey and Marlee Matlin
on “Celebrity Apprentice”?

Actor Gary Busey, very angry, calls ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
Teammates Backstabbers and Idiots. What is going on?
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Gary “thanked”
Marlee for saving his hearing. Marlee suggested that Gary,
who is slowly losing his hearing, get a hearing aid.
Taking the hint, Gary showed his appreciation. Now he is
angry at everyone. Is Marlee part of his anger?

 

 

– job announcement: Superintendent,
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

closing date: April 25, 2011

visit and scroll down all the way through
http://deafdigest.com/csdf-superintendent/

DeafDigest – 17 April 2011

DeafDigest Gold – April 17, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-milkshake/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/donuts/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dishwasher/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-big-deaf-lies/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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The Samsung Epic(tm) 4G at the Deaf Pager Store

The Android-powered Samsung Epic(tm) 4G was engineered for a legendary entertainment experience with superior speed and display innovation.

Its 3G/4G speeds allow you to stream and download videos, applications and games at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speeds.

It has an expansive 4.0″ Super AMOLED display, full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and super responsive touchscreen with Swype text entry and 4G speeds.

Now priced at $199.99 after $300 instant savings, with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade), on an Everything plan with data, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement.

Offer ends 5/7/11 or while supplies last.*

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

*For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG041711

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Could a hearing professor do something about classroom
interpreters missing out on key phrases in the lectures?
Horacio Ferriz did. As a professor of Geology at
California State at Stanislaus, he had the university I/T
staff to tape his lectures and then to have a high
speed student provide captions. This allowed his sole
deaf student to watch the lecture, watch the captions,
watch the interpreter and miss nothing!

More on Winter Deaflympics mess – athletes arrived to find
hotels that had no reservations, to find ski slopes closed
and hockey rinks that were still under constructions.
The Slovakian police said Jaromir Ruda, a hard of hearing
owner of a trash removal company, was the sole culprit.
He managed to fool everyone into thinking the big event
was in compliance with everything, while it wasn’t.
He is facing trial, in which he could spend 15 years in jail.
How was he able to fool the Deaflmypics officers is a big
time mystery.

– Very Hot News

In USA, Chase Bank allows the deaf to have credit cards.
In India, this same bank would not even allow a deaf
businessman to get a credit card!  Chase says the deaf man
was rejected because he was not able to verify his
own identity on the phone. It did not matter to Chase that
the deaf man’s father is also a partner in the business!

– Thursday April 14th

House representatives in Arkansas playing penny-pinching games
with Arkansas School for the Deaf? The school needed just a measly
$6,389 for general repairs, and these legislators said no!
Not too many people were pleased with legislators’ penny pinching
antics.

– Friday April 15th

The Pew Research Center is a big time Washington, DC think tank
that tells us what we need to know about issues, attitudes and trends everywhere. Yet, the total number of deaf and disabled people being asked for their opinions by the Pew pollsters is zero.
Because of that, the Washington, DC headquarters have been
picketed by representatives of the deaf and the disabled. The argument is that if they poll everyone, they should also
poll the deaf and the disabled. But they don’t!

– Saturday April 16th

The Chicago Tribune raised the issue of whether local businesses
are disability-friendly, meaning also deaf-friendly. This article
said that the deaf and the disabled is a liability and that even
these business owners are clueless on how big the deaf and
disabled market is.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Few years ago the West Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind
alumni association staged a statewide rally to have the
state board of education select a deaf person for the
school superintendent position. It was for naught as the
state selected Patsy Shank, not deaf, for this job.

She has stepped down and the state will be looking for a new superintendent. Will the state listen to the deaf?

……

Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry with Specialization in Deaf Ministry
St. Thomas University School of Theology and Ministry, Miami, FL.

This program prepares men and women to serve as spiritual leaders in deaf
communities, churches, and ministries both at home and abroad.

It has an on-campus component (one week in January and two weeks in June) with the remaining coursework completed online.

On-campus classes are taught in ASL or are fully interpreted.

Next term begins June 2011.

See website for details: http://budurl.com/DeafMinistry

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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SPRING SAVINGS IN APRIL

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Welcome to BCED 2011!

The 2nd Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf
Reston, VA (in metro Washington, DC area)

June 8-12, 2011

flyer is at:
http://deafdigest.com/business-expo/

more information is at:
http://http://www.deafbusiness.org/

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A DEAF DISHWASHER BECOMING A DEAF WAITER
Years ago, a deaf man was working as a dishwasher
at a restaurant.
All of a sudden a hearing waitress tapped him on
the shoulder and asked him to go to a table as a
temporary waiter.
At the table was a group of deaf people, and
the hearing waitress felt helpless.
The deaf “temporary” waiter took the orders and
served the dishes. When the deaf group left, he went
back to his dishwashing duties.
Who was that deaf woman at the table, with her
deaf parents? It was the famous deaf actress
Linda Bove!

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

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

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The Association of Late-Deafened Adults

hosts ALDAcon

Indianapolis, IN

on

October 26-30

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

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THESE BIG DEAF LIES
Hearing people believe in these
big deaf lies. These lies are:

– every oral person speaks perfectly
– every deaf person is skilled lipreader
– every deaf person is unemployed
– deaf people don’t need interpreters because of lipreading
– deaf people don’t need TV captions because of lipreading

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-big-deaf-lies/

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

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

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, 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).

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THE RECYCLING OF COURT REPORTERS
Baltimore County (Maryland) is converting to digital
recordings for its courtroom proceedings. This means
their 14 court reporters will lose their jobs.
Not quite that so. Those court room reporters, those using
the latest stenograph machines with Bluetooth technology, may
yet have their jobs saved. This new technology is used for
closed captioning for jurors or witnesses who are deaf as
well as with real-time reporting in the courtroom.

A MUSICIAN’S CI
Jon Seiger is a singer and a musician. He wears a CI,
because of late deafness, caused by an accident.
What does he have to say about his CI? He said:

it hasn’t exactly restored the hearing, but makes sounds easier to understand

A HAPPY DEAF ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
A few weeks ago the Quest, which provides theatrical
entertainment for deaf children, was threatened with
shortage of funds because of the fight over the
federal budget.
The Quest funding has been continued and this
group will continue as is.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyhumanresourcesdirector/

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:

Connecticut Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/ctassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

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

A deaf basketball referee is more involved with the game itself
as compared to a deaf football referee. In football, the deaf
referee is always the back judge. My deaf uncle, who refereed
football games for many years, was never involved in discussions
with other referees on important calls, because of his deafness

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

at where I work, a hearing aid is a physical hazard

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He is partially deaf

This does not tell me anything about that person.

Many hearing people are partially deaf; they get deaf
as they get older (aging, noise, whatever).

So, if he is partially deaf, does it mean he is
mildly or moderately deaf – or is deaf because of
noise or old age?

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

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

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

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Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

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

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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

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

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all 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!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

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

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A scandal is going on with dogs being falsely certified as
service dogs for the deaf. These dogs were never properly
certified, yet clients were told these dogs were. The
law is beginning to crack down on those behind this scam.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Reading magazines is getting difficult for me due to the shiny gloss pages.

There is a simple low tech way to resolve my struggles with glossy pages.

Do you remember those yellow transparent sheets (normally used for overhead projectors)?

Put one on the page and adjust away from direct lighting!  That should do the trick!

Happy reading!

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do many hearing people crave noise, knowing they
would become deaf some day?

A. To be human means nobody is perfect!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that more deaf people will join the ranks of the employed

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1912 – Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a deaf astronomer,
found a way to measure the brightness and distance of
stars

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10

different times the various TV reality involved the deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

list of TV reality shows that had a deafness theme

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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announcement of vacant positions
Chief Academic Officer
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education 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 in Chief Academic Officer Position.  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 Administrators 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: mailto: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

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Job announcement
Director
Family Center on Deafness
Pinellas Park, FL

The FAMILY CENTER ON DEAFNESS is a private, not-for-profit organization offering a wide range of programs and support for families with deaf or hard of hearing members in households including children from birth through the completion of their education.  FCD is funded primarily by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. Seven of its eight full-time staff have some degree of hearing loss.

Please be advised that all potential employees must pass a background screening with fingerprinting prior to employment.  Also, applicants are required to provide official college or university transcripts, three personal references, and three professional references.

FCD DIRECTOR  Full-time position with standard agency benefits to oversee operation of organization providing social services to households in Pinellas County, Florida, with deaf or hard of hearing members. Includes management of all staff, administration of contracts and finances, analysis of participant needs, design and monitoring of program activities, collaboration with community partners, service to the Board of Directors and its committees, development of strategic plans, identification and acquisition of resources, coordination of public relations and publications, and solicitation of stakeholder satisfaction/involvement.  Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of deaf/hard of hearing staff and clients, proficient in writing grants and reports, a master of business computer skills, well-organized and timely, skilled in handling individual and program crises effectively, and able to reflect current best practices in agency operation. Requires a Masters degree in an area related to deafness or equivalent employment experience, at least five years in a similar position, demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language, thorough understanding of the needs of program participants, and effective interpersonal communication skills.  This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative, committed leader to affect change for families in this community!

To begin the application process, simply submit a resume with a cover
letter to:

Family Center on Deafness
6886 102nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

727-549-6664 voice 727-235-6285 videophone 727-547-7837 fax
mailto:info@familycenterondeafness.org

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

Date of Appointment: August 2011
subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Department Chair

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Deadline:   Open until filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director.  KCD is a community-based not-for profit grant based organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee. More information may be found at http://www.kcdtn.org

Job Summary: The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for executing major goals and objectives for the organization and implements policies established by the Board of Directors. The ED provides leadership, direction, and guidance for KCD activities; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of all organization operations; develops and maintains organizational structure and effective personnel; and coordinates major activities for staff and evaluates personnel. The ED represents KCD to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and to the general public.

KCD is a dynamic and community-involved organization with committed staff and board members, and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting and advocacy services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf-Blind in East Tennessee. KCD operates an annual budget of $750,000.

The job includes a 40-hour week, flexible scheduling for night and weekend on-call duties and opportunities for professional growth through programs and Center development.

Minimum Qualifications: –  Fluency in American Sign Language;
–  Bachelor’s Degree required (Masters preferred) or the equivalent in education/experience;
– Two years experience in organizational leadership or management;
– Ability to work with diverse clientele and staff;
– Ability to build and sustain relationships, and collaborate with individuals, organizations, and governmental entities;
– Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills;
– Articulate and skilled at public-speaking;
– Working knowledge of budget development;
– Experienced grant writing skills;
– Familiarity with PC and Mac computer applications.

Desired Qualifications: – Two or more years experience in not-for-profit organizational management;
– Experience in providing training and public presentations;
– Experience with complex budget development;
– Experience in initiating, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs, policies and services; and
– Experience with staff management.

Performance Criteria:
– Development of strong working relationships with all relevant organizations, staff, community members and Board;
– Enhancement of the organization’s image;
– Successfully carrying out the prime functions of the job description.

Annual Salary
$45,000 –  commensurate with qualifications and experience;
Benefits provided.

To Apply:
Please send a resume, letter of interest and two letters of recommendation to the contact supplied below.

Application deadline is June 15, 2011.

All submissions are held in strict confidence.

CONTACT:
KCD Executive Director Search
808 State Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

No phone calls.
For any QUESTIONS please email:  mailto:KCDEdSearch@ctvknox.org

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Employment openings
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB)
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment openings.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org where the official job announcements may be found, including major duties/responsibilities, under non-classified employment.

– PROGRAM COORDINATOR / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, K-8th GRADE
(Interviews conducted on-site at CSDB)

– TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185, August to June), beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.  The base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, based on appropriate education and experience (Program Coordinator will include additional work days and an additional stipend).  Excellent benefits. Open until filled.

Application Instructions:
Please send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification / teacher certification to:

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

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

CSDB is an EOE

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Vacancy
Rehabilitation Counselor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Brattleboro, VT home office

Vacancy: Rehabilitation Counselor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD)
The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is seeking a tech-savvy and high energy individual to provide VR counseling services for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in our southeastern Vermont region in which Brattleboro would be the home office.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is a must.

Valid drivers license and own vehicle.

This position provides vocational counseling, career exploration activities, goal-setting assistance, development of employment plans and referrals to appropriate services within the community.  This work involves considerable interviewing and client interaction, and extensive collaboration with employment staff, community partners and agency peers. Applicant must have knowledge regarding casework principles and counseling ethics and demonstrated experience in managing a caseload.

Bachelor’s degree required in Human Services or related field and minimum of 2 years or more at or above a paraprofessional level involving direct client contact.

Special requirement: Successful applicant must make a written commitment to obtain a Master’s degree within 5 years of hire.

For more information about this position please contact Bill Hudson, Senior RCD: mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us

Job posting: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center Reference #28254

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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/

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position opening
Sign Language Interpreter-Full time
Family Service Foundation, Inc.
Landover Hills, Maryland

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

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position opening
Superintendent
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

job description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma/

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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: mailto: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

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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.

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

DeafDigest – 17 April 2011

DeafDigest Blue – April 17, 2011

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/piesign/
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SafeAwake: A Fire Alarm for Deaf People

The SafeAwake Fire Alarm provides essential protection for deaf and
hard of hearing people. Sleep peacefully knowing that you will
wake-up when your T3 smoke detector is activated.

Be alerted by bed shaker, a flashing white light and a high decibel,
low frequency (500Hz) alarm. The 500Hz tone has been proven to be
significantly more effective at waking those with mild to severe
hearing loss when compared to the standard domestic and commercial
smoke alarms.

Find the SafeAwake (HC-SAFEAWAKE) at Harris Communications for
$229.95, regularly $299.95.

For more information on the SafeAwake, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB041711

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Deaf students are no different from hearing students
as far as the cell phone is concerned. At West
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, the students
were permitted to use their cell phones to send text
messages during lunch time. It was learned that some
of these students sneaked in text messages during
classes and while they were in rest rooms. As a
result the school changed its policy not to allow
cell phones during school hours!

Cheryl Heppner, CEO, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, an agency across
the river from Washington, DC, goes into conference
calls quite a lot despite her deafness. She uses CART
to read what is being discussed. The trick to these
deaf-hearing conference calls is to jump into the
conversation with something to say at the first pause.
This is not an easy thing to do because by the time
she starts to say something, someone else has
controlled the conversation. Fortunately for her
the Department of Education funding has helped create
a special device, called Trace Online Hand-Raising
Utility, that allows participants to take turns
instead of jumping over each other!

– Very Hot News

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa issued a press release stating
his concern that there are currently more unemployed deaf and the disabled as compared to the past employment
rates. He wants the workplace sector to hire more deaf and disabled to reverse this trend.

– Sunday April 10th

The FCC has finally put its foot down regarding
video relay fraud. The Commission is asking for
our input on what they describe as “the waste, fraud and abuse.” This comes in the form of a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which addresses audits, dispute
resolutions, providers’ statements, calls outside of
USA, and so on

– Monday April 11th

ASL machine? Georgia Tech’s scientists have modified
the Xbox Kinect to read ASL, and in a way, have
challenged friendly hackers to see what this gizmo
could further in sign language.

– Tuesday April 12th

Wokingham is a small British town within easy driving distance
of London. A Wokingham group called “Are We Being Served?” have produced a DVD to show the town business people on how
to best serve the needs of deaf and disabled patrons. They
are saying these shop owners have no clue on how to serve these groups. An example would be a menu posted on a wall sign at a distance, preventing the deaf patron from
pointing his finger to his meal choice.

– Wednesday April 13th

The Vatican has been slapped with court papers re
the scandals at the old St John’s School for the
Deaf in Milwaukee, WI – involving a priest that
has been long since then deceased.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Construction of new buildings is going on the campus of
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. How to construct
and to save money became a problem with the contractor,
Kjellstrom + Lee Construction. A solution was to go
green! Working with Green Earth LLC, a way was found
to recover the debris and to save construction costs.

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Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to benefit Deaf-REACH

Join us for a festive evening of fine wines and good times!

We will be serving up fabulous hors d’oeuvres and pairing them with
perfect wine compliments.

Browse a wide array of items donated from DC businesses at our silent
auction.

June 3rd, 6:30pm

Gallaudet University – Ole Jim
800 Florida Ave
Washington DC 20002

Tickets are $50.00/per person $85.00/for two

(wine tasting and entrance to auction are included in the price of
the ticket)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!! DON”T MISS OUT!!! BUY NOW!!

Contact Deaf-REACH at 202-832-6681
or mail us your ticket order and payment (check only) to

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20017

(Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment)

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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SPRING SAVINGS IN APRIL

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The AL10 alerts you to many household sounds such as the telephone ringing, doorbell and alarm clock.

Simple setup – no hardwiring required.

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

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A BAD SIGNED TV COMMERCIAL
About ten years ago there was a TV commercial in
sign language.
In the commercial, a hearing woman gave a pie to
a deaf woman. The signs should have been like this:

I baked this pie for you

But the hearing woman’s signs was like this:

I baked your dog in this pie

The shocked deaf woman threw out the pie and
ran away

True or false?

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

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

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Spring Fever Here

Baseball Game

Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles

at

Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Saturday May 21, 2011  at 4:05 pm

Sponsored by MDSC/DSA2013-Baltimore Conference Committee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/dsabaseball/

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A BANK ROBBER AND A DEAF TELLER
This is a true story. A hearing bank robber went
to the teller window and whispered in her ear:

Give me all your money

The teller told him she is deaf and cannot hear
and asked him to write it down on piece of paper

The shocked bank robber ran away from the bank!

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

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

DEAF STUDIES – CHANGE OF TIMES
Deaf Studies is a major that is offered at
some universities, including Gallaudet.
Deaf Studies was not always that way in the
past. It was called Sociology of Deafness!
Yet, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

THESE TV REALITY SHOWS
Reality Shows are all over the TV landscape.
Someone posted on a web site the list of shows
that involved the deaf. Here it is:

Survivor: Amazon (2003) – Christy Smith
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2004) – Vardon Family
Super Nanny (2008) – Baulisch Family
Dancing With the Stars (2008) – Marlee Matlin
The Amazing Race (2009) – Luke Adams
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2010) – Oregon School for the Deaf
Survivor: Redemption Island (2011) – Christy Smith
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business (2011) – Luke Adams
The Celebrity Apprentice (2011) – Marlee Matlin
Spike TV’s UFC (2005-2011) – Matt “The Hammer” Hamill

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ESTABLISHING A FRATERNITY CHAPTER AT A COLLEGE
A strong tradition at colleges are these Greek organizations –
fraternities and sororities.
Many deaf students at hearing colleges are members of these
Greek organizations. But how many of them went out and established
a chapter of a fraternity?
Isidore Niyongabo, a deaf student, did at San Diego State
University – establishing a chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
He takes classes in psychology and human biology.

AN INTERPRETER LOOKING AFTER THE DEAF?
Andy Long is an interpreter for the deaf in United Kingdom.
He was just elected to the town council of Netherhall, a suburb of
Leicester.
DeafDigest hopes that councilman Long will have the best interests of the deaf when issues come up during council
meetings. Examples are police responses to deaf emergency
calls, more visual displays, interpreters at town meetings,
etc, etc.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

what is the difference between lipreading and sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

How long does a baseball game last?  What if there’s a rain delay? 
What if it goes into extra innings?  You may not realize that these
are all important questions that people who schedule realtime
captioners need to think about. 

Can a captioner be scheduled to cover a 1:00 p.m. baseball game and a
6:00 p.m. news broadcast?  Most baseball games last about 3 hours, so
you would think that the captioner should be able to cover both
assignments.  However, what if the game sets a new record? 

In 1984, the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers played a game
that lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes.  Actually, because of Major League
Baseball rules stating that an inning cannot begin after 12:59 a.m.,
the players and fans had to come back on the next day to complete the
game. 

Could a captioner be scheduled to caption a half-hour news broadcast
at 5:00 p.m. if he or she is also scheduled to caption the post-game
show for a baseball game that begins at 4:00 p.m.?  Once again, you
would think the captioner would have plenty of time, but what if the
game set a record as the shortest game in history?

The New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies set the record for the
quickest played game in Major League Baseball history in 1919.  They
were able to finish in only 51 minutes.

As you can see, scheduling captioners for events based on the times
of baseball games can be difficult, and you may need to have a backup
plan.  

THE NOISE AND THE HEARING PEOPLE
Hearing people, for many of them, are aware that
excessive noise may lead to hearing loss.
Yet, they crave more and more noise, regardless of
long term consequences.
A local newspaper called these people:

noise fiends

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

Many newspaper stories are like this:

Deaf Bob Smith attends college

This is not correct –

it should be written as:

Bob Smith, who is deaf, attends college

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ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
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“Hawaii’s Independence Day Week” Cruise July 2-9, 2011

– HISTORICALLY MOST POPULAR! – 3rd Anniversary “Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011.” Escape now to visit 4-Islands, include seeing famous Pearl Harbor, Pineapple, Hawaii dancers, surf, and much more!  You will love it!  Pre and Post Cruise excursions available.  For more detail, http://www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii

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– WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! –  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner with Miss Deaf International and other guests!  All women will have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One great low cruise price including FREE watching MDI’s pageantry contest! We start from Italy, ends at Greece plus 5 other countries in between. For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out http://www.DeafWorldCruise.com

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Tennessee House has passed a bill to have hearing
aids included in insurance policies included in the
state. It is now up to the Senate to OK that bill.

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The Deaf and the Law:

In Maryland so many years ago, a deaf person wanting to drive
a car must apply for a license, accompanied by a hearing person
at the DMV office and also to have the superintendent of
Maryland School for the Deaf sign papers to verify his deafness!

Without the superintendent’s signature and without a hearing person,
the deaf person cannot get a license

It was the law. It did not matter if the deaf person lived in
Ocean City and had to travel to Frederick, MD, 175 miles away
just to get the signature from the superintendent.

Fortunately, this law was repealed in 1950.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf clubs are declining in popularity across the USA,
but not in the deaf community of Erie, PA. A New Years’
Day fire at the club house of Eric Silent Club could
have been devastating. The fire destroyed everything
and insurance could not cover everything. Still the
members pitched in to rebuild the club.
A grand opening is scheduled on April 27th at 4 PM.
Said one officer “We are looking forward to seeing
new and old faces on that day.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There was an announcement earlier in the week of three
organizations (NAD, RID and ACCI) burying the hatchet and
passing the peace pipe with a new interpreter membership
agreement.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Something confusing is going on with the New Hanover County Board of Education in North Carolina. This group is proposing
to cut two interpreter positions because of funding problems.
Yet, they are saying the deaf students will be accommodated
despite the elimination of these positions.

Accommodated? What is that supposed to mean?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf person, needing to purchase colors for her
work with art, struggled with the sales clerk.

Phthalo?

Naphthol?

Quite a lipreading nightmare

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

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job announcement Superintendent
California School for the Deaf Fremont, California

closing date: April 25, 2011

visit and scroll down all the way through
http://deafdigest.com/csdf-superintendent/

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012 school year:

– Elementary Teacher
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Secondary English Teacher
– Anticipating Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at:

http://www.ksdeaf.org

or contact Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, at (913) 791-0500 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.

E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@ksdeaf.org Fax #:  913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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Job Description
Supported Living Service Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

The Supported Living Service Specialist is responsible for the safety
and supervision of the individuals residing in the apartment. Shifts
are generally 7 days on 7 days off. The Supported Living Service
Specialists are responsibility for providing and supporting a
structured and therapeutic environment. Supported Living Specialists
are responsible for implementing individualized treatment programs
for the time they are on duty.  In addition, they are responsible for
intervening and resolving crisis situations as well as providing
emergency CPR and First Aid if required.

To apply, fax or send cover letter and resume, attention:

Joye Crump
Deaf-REACH 3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017

Fax: 202-832-8454

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– 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.

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

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vacancy announcement
Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Albany County School District One
Laramie, Wyoming

An EOE

Location:    District
Salary:      $40,535 minimum
Contract:      185 days per school year
Start date:    August 2011
Closing date:   April 22, 2011, or when filled

QUALIFICATIONS:    Candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold, a certificate issued by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board with an endorsement in hearing impaired or as an exceptional children generalist with background in working with the hearing impaired.  Other desired qualifications include:  Experience working with school-age children in an educational environment; proficient in sign language; experience with cochlear implants; strong people skills; ability to work effectively with an educational team; advocate for hearing impaired children; and willingness to participate on school and District committees and in required inservice activities.

DESCRIPTION:    This position will support elementary school students at this time who are deaf or hearing impaired children within the public school system.  The teacher will adapt materials and lessons to student levels and abilities and serve as a liaison to the family and school district staff.

APPLY TO: http://www.acsd1.org
Phone: 307-721-4400 FAX:  307-721-4408
e-mail: mailto: bowman@acds1.org

Albany County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.  Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Dr. Michael L. Bowman, Coordinator of the Office for Civil Rights, Albany County School District One, 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY  82070 or telephone (307)-721-4400; or the Wyoming Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Coordinator, 2nd Floor, Hathaway Building, Cheyenne, WY  82202-0050, or telephone (307)-777-6218.  The District hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

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position opening
Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Educational Supervisor provides leadership and supervision to promote the effective teaching and learning of students and staff.

Requirements: – Graduate degree in Education of the Deaf or related field.
– Licensure as a Teacher of Deaf or related licensure field.
– Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
– Possess leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability to
demonstrate creativity and initiative. – Minimum of five years of teaching experience. – Previous supervisory experience preferred. – Fluent in American Sign Language.

Supervisor: Director of Education

Functions and Responsibilities:
– Supervises educational programming which is designed to prepare students to meet the educational standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
– Provides educational leadership to meet each student’s individual needs and determine class assignments for students.
– Provides direct supervision of the performance of all teachers and teacher aides in his/her department through classroom observations and regularly scheduled meetings.
– Implements disciplinary action when necessary.
– Ensures effective collaboration with families, LEA’s and other representative agencies.
– Works collaboratively with TLC specialists and clinicians.
– Oversees the development of each student’s IEP goals, objectives and progress reports.
– Ensures effective collaboration among all members of the department.
– Works with the educational team in his/her department to ensure that all TLC policies and procedures are followed.
– Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships with the Framingham Public Schools to ensure effective mainstream programming when applicable.
– Develops and maintains a budget for the department and secures appropriate and necessary materials for teaching/learning.
– Ensures sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.
– Assists in the recruitment, selection and recommendation of all staff in his/her department.
– Conducts annual evaluations of department staff.
– Serves as a member of the supervisory team to provide educational leadership to The Learning Center for the Deaf.
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume,
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Director of Student Life
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Director of Student Life works closely with the MS/HS
supervisor. He/she helps build a positive school community and
addresses student disciplinary concerns as they arise. He/she will
support the supervisor and ensure effective management of the
secondary programs.

The Director of Student Life also oversees residential, athletic, and
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the
knowledge, independent living skills and interpersonal
competencies needed to maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree in Education or Human Services or BA/BS degree
in related field with 5 years of related experience and willingness
to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign Language.
Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team.
Experience in principles and practices of management in each
program preferred.

Supervisor: Associate Executive Director

Functions and Responsibilities:
– Work with the supervisor to build a positive middle school/high school environment conducive to learning and to communicate high expectations.
– Manage student behavior for the purpose of maintaining a positive school climate and ensuring safety for all.
– Address student disciplinary concerns in line with department policy, and support faculty and staff as they implement classroom management strategies.
– Ensure effective implementation of the school’s anti-bullying program and policies.
– Develop residential services and provide support and supervision to the Residential Supervisor.
– Oversee the implementation of career and independent living skills curriculum in the residential program.
– Develop policies and procedures to ensure well-coordinated and safe sports programming and ensure the implementation of those procedures.
– Utilize database to ensure all externally and internally required reports are complete, accurate, and implemented on schedule.
– Develop after-school programming offering a range of recreational and independent living skills activities for students not involved in sports programs.
– Ensure all residential and athletic department staff obtain required trainings and participate in job-related professional development workshops, conferences and/or classes sufficient to meet required hours annually and to fulfill goals of their professional development plans.
– Work collaboratively with TLC colleagues to facilitate students’ educational, social, recreational and life skills activities within existing programs.
– Oversee and approve each program’s budget; ensure all procedures are followed and allocations are accurate.
– Develop and expand services within each program based on needs and interests of students served; explore related funding opportunities in collaboration with the Development department.
– Assist TLC staff with coordinating other related activities as deemed appropriate.
– Contribute to the growth and development of The Learning Center through active participation in the senior administrative team.
– Perform other tasks as assigned by the Associate Executive Director.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume,
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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open position
Case Advocate
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access
Spokane, WA

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

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Job announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-030

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  Position assures a local presence for the interpreting program in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services to the local community.  Assists SCS. Executive Director with organizational structure development, strategic planning, fiscal operations and fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director to assure local interpreting needs and structure are met.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies needed for agency and SCS
– Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and collections processes; quality of services and billing processes
– Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
– Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, interns and volunteers
– Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks billing processes
– Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as needed
– Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
– Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to maintain an Agency Advisory Board
– Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, Deaf-Blind Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all services offered at COPD-New Mexico
– Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities and goal setting for COPD-NM
– Works with the interpreting community to assure quality programming and best practices
– Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality interpreting in New Mexico
– Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns affecting Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of interpreting, independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and other hearing loss populations and services
– Works as part of the SCS Executive Director’s team to assure that local New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
– Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality interpreting and that operations are effective
– Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
– Conducts monthly Board meetings
– Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with staff, the community, and Board members
– Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning
– Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all aspects of COPD-NM services
– Assists in policy and program development
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
– Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
– Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
– Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and objectives are met in a systematic and timely fashion
– Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs
– Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to develop private funding sources
– Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with Executive Director
– Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, Governor’s Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to assure continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers with a hearing loss
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, productivity and the quality of services provided
– Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
– Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education
– 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a broad knowledge of occupational information
– 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service program
– 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
– 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
– Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and tone
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing positive relationships
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education with 3 years prior experience of a professional/technical nature
–  Additional years of directly related experience
– Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture

SALARY $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter –  505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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Job announcement
Interpreter Coordinator
COPD
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-031

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program and In-Step Program.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s Internship Program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interns, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with curriculum development and administrative and operational policy development.  Completes reports to include In-Step quarterly reports, interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports. Oversees daily operations to include business contracts and local needs.  This position reports to the Agency Director on local needs and provides information to the Operations Director on processing issues.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
– Provides  oversight and direction in the development of the Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides direct supervision of Intern/Mentee Program daily operations including professional development, referral services, billing, payroll, collections, and quality of interpreting services; overall responsible for all aspects of the Interpreting Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides Intern/Mentee Coordination of schedules and trainings.
– Develops interpreting opportunities for interns that match job and skills sets needed. – Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as schedule permits
– Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
– Executes select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
– Supervises Intern, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
– Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters
– Supports the local community interpreters
– Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
– Supervises all Interns providing interpreting support, professional development and guidance to meet national standards
– Collaborates with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
– Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters
– Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
– Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations – Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
– Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community – Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
– Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
– Provides translation services as needed.
– Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Completion of ITP or Associates degree (three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates)
– RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s degree
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY

Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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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.

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position opening
Social Media Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

position description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purplesocialmedia/

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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

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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 

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

DeafDigest – 13 April 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 13, 2011

– The football quarterback on a hearing team
is deaf and also a woman

The Arkansas Lady Rampage plays in the Spring
Football League, one of the several leagues
in women’s football. The team has 25 players,
and the team quarterback is Stephanie Brasel.
Because of her deafness, the team follows
her signs in the huddle. The team’s first game
is May 7th against Topeka Mudcats.

– Deaf Weiss caterer and Deaf Weiss restauranteur in
the Los Angeles area

Jonathan Weiss is deaf and he owns his own catering
business in the Los Angeles area. Darren Weiss is deaf
and is the chef/owner of his own restaurant in
Manhattan Beach, which is in the metro Los Angeles
area.  Jonathan and Darren, both brothers? No,
two different deaf men with same last name and they both
live in the same metropolitan area!

Jonathan, by the way, owned restaurants before he
shifted to food catering. Yes, both of them get together
from time to time. Do they discuss Food?

Jonathan said:
we talk about recipes, food, wine, staff and special projects

– a deaf golfer, a former champion, involved with Deaf Ministry

Years ago, deaf golfer Heather Suhr won three straight
Wisconsin high school state girls’ golf championships, the
only female golfer to achieve this feat. She then golfed at
University of Iowa for three seasons before transferring
to Purdue for her fourth season. Golf is no longer part of her
life. Working out of St Rita School for the Deaf, she is involved
with Deaf Ministry, reaching out to young deaf individuals
in the Cincinnati area. She said:

There are two other leaders in Cincinnati who work with me.
Together, we reach out to the deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers.

– a Deaf Wedding on TV

On Sky Living, a British TV network, a popular program is
a reality wedding show. Every week, newlyweds compete against
each other – and the “best” wedding wins a prize trip
to a vacation resort site. Well, one of the wedding
contestants is deaf. Chivonne, a deaf woman, is going to
marry Remi, a hearing man. TV viewers are wondering if
one of competing bridegrooms will “learn” enough sign
language to get the deaf woman upset with her own wedding!

– Is Marlee Matlin a hearing person?

Marlee Matlin is deaf, of course. And everyone in USA knows
it. But for some reason Star Jones thought Marlee was a hearing
person. Star whispered something into Marlee’s ear during the
Donald Trump’s TV show. Marlee told Star she is deaf. Everyone
laughed and Star was terribly embarrassed. Star, herself, is
a brillant woman – as an attorney and as a TV talk show hostess,
yet she did something dumb!

See the video:
http://tv.gawker.com/#!5788469/star-jones-has-no-idea-that-marlee-matlin-is-deaf

 

– job announcement: Superintendent,
California School for the Deaf at Fremont

closing date: April 25, 2011

visit and scroll down all the way through
http://deafdigest.com/csdf-superintendent/

DeafDigest – 10 April 2011

DeafDigest Gold - April 10, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/scarypolice/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpretersreasons/


This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-milkshake/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/donuts/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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The First Sprint 4G Phone at the Deaf Pager Store*

What will you do first with HTC EVOTM, the first Sprint 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 Sprint 4G Sprint phone in the U.S. 4G available in 71 markets
and counting.

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

For more information, go to: 
http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG041011 

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

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

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

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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Don't have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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- What the stories are saying about the deaf?

There are two captioned movie search services that
could replace Netflix. As we all know, Netflix is
notorious for promising captions but not captioning
their films. The first source is Phlixie. The
second source is Zediva. You can find out more about
both via web searches.



How do we, the deaf, get drawn into our own Deaf Culture?
This is what a team of researchers at Arizona State
University is working on. They are saying that it is during
early years that the deaf get pulled into Deaf Culture.
DeafDigest is skeptical - because there are many, many
entering students at Gallaudet and at NTID that know nothing
about the deaf. And yet by the time they graduate some of them
are pretty much part of the Deaf Culture!




- Very Hot News

If you are deaf and looking to rent an apartment in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, be aware that a high percentage of landlords would
do anything possible to avoid deaf tenants. The Fair Housing 
Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh ran a survey, testing these
landlords on their willingness to rent to the deaf, and found
that many of them won't.



- Thursday April 7th

Robbing Peter to pay Paul? This is what a deaf group in Alabama
is accusing the state of taking the money out of the State Relay
Fund to pay for something else in the state budget! The deaf
group have staged a rally to tell the legislators to leave the
State Relay Fund intact.



- Friday April 8th

Radio 4, a British radio station, is coming up with a program that
may revolutionize Deaf Drama. The program - Shall I Say a Kiss? -
involves two deaf actors with the hearing. This program is for
both, the deaf and the hearing. The hearing would listen to voices
on the radio program. The deaf would watch the online video content,
that includes signing by the deaf actors.  Would this concept
work in USA, where viewing tastes differ?


- Saturday April 9th

The Indiana School for the Deaf will be having a stake in 
deaf professional standardbred racer Rick Macomber on
April 16th. If he finishes high in the race, the school will
receive some money. It is the Hoosierdega Night and the feature
race is the Hoosierdega Champion Cup, and Rick is one of the
top 9 drivers. Each driver picks his own charity, and Rick
has picked Indiana School for the Deaf. 

To get an idea of what is standardbred racing, go to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardbred_horse
and look at the picture on the right side

....

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Chess is a popular and competitive event in many parts of the
world where it is being taken seriously. And we have a deaf
champion in a major chess tournament. Cerdas Barus, a deaf
man of Indonesia, and a Chess Grand Master, won the 
Telin International tournament that took part in Jakarta,
Indonesia. He defeated 110 challengers to win the tournament.

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Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry with Specialization in Deaf Ministry
St. Thomas University School of Theology and Ministry, Miami, FL.

This program prepares men and women to serve as spiritual leaders in deaf
communities, churches, and ministries both at home and abroad. 

It has an on-campus component (one week in January and two weeks in June) 
with the remaining coursework completed online. 

On-campus classes are taught in ASL or are fully interpreted. 

Next term begins June 2011.

See website for details: http://budurl.com/DeafMinistry

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Welcome to BCED 2011!

The 2nd Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf
Reston, VA (in metro Washington, DC area)

June 8-12, 2011

flyer is at:
http://deafdigest.com/business-expo/

more information is at:
http://http://www.deafbusiness.org/

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CLEAR HANDWRITING IS IMPORTANT
   A deaf man, with sloppy handwriting, went to a
restaurant. He wrote down his order. The waitress
could not believe it, and asked the deaf man if
the order was right.
   The stubborn deaf man said his order was
right.
   The waitress then delivered 8 milk shakes to
his table.
   8 milk shakes?  He wrote down "light milk shake"
but the waitress thought letter L was E and it
looked like "eight milk shake".
   It is very important for a deaf person to have
clear handwriting!

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

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


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Global Deaf Women's The Power of Me event

Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1

at Gallaudet University

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/powerofme/

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FINGER-POINTING FRUSTRATIONS
   We, the deaf, go to a donut shop such as
Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme to buy our
donuts.
   And often, we are frustrated. We point
to the donut we want. The people behind the
counter have a hard time following where our
finger is point it.
   They will take the wrong donut - either above
the row, or below the row, or to the left of
the donut box or to the right of the donut box.
Rarely are they able to pick the right donut the
first time!
   Yes, it is frustrating.


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

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

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

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, 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).

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THE GOVERNMENT CLOSING UP
   Much talk ensued among nervous deaf federal government
employees over the closing of the government because of
budgetary squabbles.
   Well. Here is a flashback in a local Arizona newspaper:


On this date in 1930, the Arizona State School for the Deaf 
and Blind was closed for lack of funds. The school's teachers 
were owed three months' back pay.

   You know, this famous adage - What Goes Around Comes Around!



AN INTERPRETER'S NIGHTMARE
   We all have nightmares in our jobs - that we mess up on something
and all fingers are pointed at us, as if it was totally our fault.
   Well, interpreters are human and they also have nightmares.
   
   A typical nightmare would be -

being asked at the very last minute for a difficult interpreting 
assignment for a science class and then a history class  - 
all these astronomy terms (eclipses, cosmology, conic section, etc)
and then the history class covers Napoleon and the War of the Third 
Coalition






LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

   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:

Colorado Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/colassoc/






CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

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


I control the game by calling quick technical fouls if there is
too much pushing and shoving. In fact I have once given double
technical fouls to both players. And I have used my pen and pad to
explain to the coaches to remain seated for the rest of the game,
as they have lost their coaching boxes!



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid gives me headaches

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?


A shout is like a faint whisper



This is what a late deafened person
would describe trying to hear a loud
conversation

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

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all 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!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

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

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

In USA people can get subsidies for purchasing hearing aids.
It was just announced that people in Canada can have this
same privilege. Information is at:

http://tinyurl.com/4mot436

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Rene Pellerin's corner: 

Cyberspace is great, but having access to the social events and in
person interaction would be even better. 

Are your Deaf-blind neighbors sharing my frustration?

Can our communities work together to increase services and decrease
isolation? 

Can we use cyberspace and find ways to increase personal
interactions? 

I enjoy being able to communicate with you on the internet,

but look forward to the day that I am shaking your hand.

 

 

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. We have a number of Deaf Chefs everywhere in the 
world. Have there been Deaf Chefs that took part in
TV's Iron Chef competition?

A. No, but it does not mean a Deaf Chef cannot take part!



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 participating employers at the "hire the disabled"
fairs would actually hire deaf applicants instead of
just taking their applications and giving them "promises"

....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1961

in a Morganton, NC newspaper

Claude Stout of Pittsboro and his teacher Nan Jeter, assistant 
principal in the pre-school department of North Carolina School 
for the Deaf, will appear on WUNC-TV series "The Quiet World." 
The series is designed to enlighten parents, friends and 
associates of the deaf.


(yes, it is the same Claude Stout that serves as CEO of TDI)

......

DeafNumbers of the Week:

how bad is the shortage of interpreters?

in one state -

40 percent of interpreting positions - filled
60 percent of interpreting positions - not filled


......

DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudeteliteathletes/

a list of elite Gallaudet athletes - those that made it
in the pros or in high level competitive levels 

.......

DeafDigest Sports 

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Employment openings
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB)
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado 
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to 
consider our employment openings.   Interested persons are invited to 
visit CSDB's website at: http://www.csdb.org  where the official job 
announcements may be found, including major duties/responsibilities, under 
non-classified employment. 

- PROGRAM COORDINATOR / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, K-8th GRADE
	(Interviews conducted on-site at CSDB)

- TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the 
standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185, 
August to June), beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.  The base 
salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, based 
on appropriate education and experience (Program Coordinator will include 
additional work days and an additional stipend).  Excellent benefits. Open 
until filled.

Application Instructions:
Please send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment 
Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of 
recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current educator 
certification / teacher certification to:

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

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

CSDB is an EOE

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Vacancy
Rehabilitation Counselor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Brattleboro, VT home office

Vacancy: Rehabilitation Counselor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD)
The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is seeking a 
tech-savvy and high energy individual to provide VR counseling services 
for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in our southeastern 
Vermont region in which Brattleboro would be the home office.  

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is a must.  

Valid drivers license and own vehicle.  

This position provides vocational counseling, career exploration 
activities, goal-setting assistance, development of employment plans and 
referrals to appropriate services within the community.  This work 
involves considerable interviewing and client interaction, and extensive 
collaboration with employment staff, community partners and agency peers.  
Applicant must have knowledge regarding casework principles and counseling 
ethics and demonstrated experience in managing a caseload.  

Bachelor's degree required in Human Services or related field and minimum 
of 2 years or more at or above a paraprofessional level involving direct client 
contact.  

Special requirement: Successful applicant must make a written 
commitment to obtain a Master's degree within 5 years of hire.  

For more information about this position please contact Bill Hudson, Senior RCD: 
mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us  

Job posting: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center  
Reference #28254   

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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/

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position opening
Sign Language Interpreter-Full time
Family Service Foundation, Inc.
Landover Hills, Maryland

Job Description

Brief summary of duties:

Under the supervision of the Director of Interpreting Services/Clinical 
Administrator, the Interpreter will provide high quality professional sign 
language interpreting for our Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 
Programs at various locations.  The Interpreter supports and models Family 
Service Foundation's mission and values.  The Interpreter will provide 
interpreting services for consumers and staff who are Deaf, Hard of 
Hearing, and Hearing in a variety of settings within the agency.  

Duties and responsibilities include: 
- Arrive to shifts and assignments on time and prepared for the work
- Support colleagues with collaborative team interpreting 
- Exhibit professional and ethical behavior at all times 
- Seek supervisory support for difficult interpreting situations
- Adhere to agency policies and procedures 
- Complete required paperwork and data entry in a timely fashion 
- Contribute to a supportive work environment with positive and creative 
participation
- Work effectively with minimal supervision 
- Travel to multiple locations with mileage reimbursement
- Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualification Requirements: 
Interpreters must possess fluency in ASL and English language skills, 
accurate interpreting skills and thorough knowledge of and adherence to 
the RID Code of Profession Conduct.

Please send resumes to Jennifer C. Grinnell at mailto:jgrinnell@fsfinc.org  
or fax to 301-459-0675

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position opening
Superintendent
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

job description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma/

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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: mailto: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 

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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. 

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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.

Must be at least 21 years old 
 

- 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.

Must be at least 21 years old


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

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

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

Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: mailto:Kathy.Groves @williamwoods.edu

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

 *  Staff 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

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

for position description & application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Georgia Department of Education - Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445	

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

Office of Policy and External Affairs

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

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

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

- Experience in completing audiological evaluations

- Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability 
levels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An EOE

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

Office of Policy and External Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An EOE

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- Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Florence Amy Smith Petek
who departed us. She was widely involved in with deaf organizations
in the San Diego, California area, and also taught classes in
ASL for nearly 30 years.


DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Thomasina Childress,
who departed us at the age of 96. She was one of the first
African American teachers at the North Carolina School for the 
Deaf and the Blind at Raleigh (not to be confused with North 
Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton). One of her daughters,
Maxine Childress Brown, not deaf, formerly served as councilwoman
in Rochester, NY and also worked for the Monroe County Association 
for the Hearing-Impaired, an agency that closed up. 


DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Shirley Cranwill
Jordan who departed us. We know of this adage - Behind Every 
Successful Man There Is A Woman. Shirley's late husband Jerald 
Jordan, was hugely responsible for lifting the Deaflympics
and Deaf World Sports from a sleepy, small time outfit to a
big time international organization with full time office and
staff. Shirley, herself a long time faculty member at Gallaudet
and an interpreter, was always there for Jerald during his
frequent travels to Europe on behalf of Deaf Sports.



- What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A popular pizza place in West Seattle is Abbondanza Pizzeria.
A good number of patrons are deaf, and it is for a good
reason. The owner, Robert Esposito, is deaf. He has owned
and operated his pizzeria for ten years. This place was
written up in the food section of a Seattle newspaper.



An unusual deaf kid is Tyler Bowes, only 15 years old and a
sophomore at Old Fort HS in Ohio. He is the school student
athletic director, but actually does the work of a real
athletic director - be it filming the games, bringing out
equipment, helping the game referees, serving the team
with water and refreshments, setting up the game clock and
scoreboard, etc, etc, etc. All of that on top of a 4.0
grade average and a burning ambition to become a pilot,
despite his deafness.




- Very Hot News

Doug Pravda, a deaf attorney and a past partner with the 
Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, a prestigious 
international law firm, is becoming a federal prosecutor
in New York City. This announcement will be made soon.  

Said another deaf attorney:

While there have been many deaf prosecutors at the state 
or city level, I think Doug might be the first to do so 
at the federal level. 



- Sunday April 3rd

Now that Ed Corbett has retired as superintendent of
Ohio School for the Deaf, who is replacing him as the
interim? It is Scott Schaller, currently the school
COO. The buzz on the campus is that the state will
consolidate the positions of superintendent on the
deaf campus and the blind campus into one position
to save tax payer money.


- Monday April 4th

Claudia Hollis, branch manager, FREED Center for Independent 
Living, Marysville, Wisconsin, made a big issue out of
city hall's web site not being accessible to the deaf.
She pointed out that the city TTY line is insufficient
and that the deaf need to access the city officials via
the city web site.



- Tuesday April 5th

The Ha Noi Deaf Association, a leading deaf organization in
Vietnam, said the deaf people do not know enough sign language.
Reason is shortage of books in sign language. And why the
shortage? Because publishers see no profit in publishing these
books!




- Wednesday April 6th

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick not sensitive to the
needs of the deaf and the disabled? Well, the Disability Policy
Consortium, which advocates the needs of the deaf and the
disabled, has issued a threat to file a lawsuit for not
obeying the ADA regs!

....

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

...

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

ADA modified regulations of 2010 versus 504 regulations?

Well, the Department of Justice just ruled that both sets of
regulations are to work together and must be enforced.

.......

The ASL program at the University of Rochester, New York, offers a
unique study abroad experience in France in Summer 2011 for Deaf and
hearing college-level ASL students and professionals. 

This two-week program gives ASL users an opportunity to learn 
French Sign Language and French Deaf Culture in a formal setting and 
further their understanding of the international Deaf World. 

The deadline for application is April 22, 2011.

http://www.asl.rochester.edu/lsfsummer11.htm

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Michigan School for the Deaf is seeking an assistant football coach

http://deafdigestsports.com/michiganfootball/


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Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to benefit Deaf-REACH

Join us for a festive evening of fine wines and good times!

We will be serving up fabulous hors d'oeuvres and pairing them with
perfect wine compliments.

Browse a wide array of items donated from DC businesses at our silent
auction.

June 3rd, 6:30pm

Gallaudet University - Ole Jim
800 Florida Ave
Washington DC 20002

Tickets are $50.00/per person $80.00/for two

(wine tasting and entrance to auction are included in the price of
the ticket)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!! DON"T MISS OUT!!! BUY NOW!!

Contact Deaf-REACH at 202-832-6681
or mail us your ticket order and payment (check only) to

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20017

(Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment)

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A DEAF CLOCK REPAIRMAN
   We have had many deaf people that repaired wrist
watches. But have we ever had a deaf person that repaired
a town tower clock. This is a big clock in downtown where
people look at it and depend on it to get the right time?
   Yes. The late Lee Brody, who was famous for his past
Phone TTY business, was a tower clock repairman during
his younger days.
   The clock was in downtown Fairlawn, New Jersey,
and he walked up the tower from time to time to make
the repairs.

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22nd American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) Biennial Conference!

Wednesday, June 22

Frederick, MD

more information at:
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LOOKING FOR A JOB - IMPORTANT DECISION
   Deaf people that look for jobs have to make an
important decision. What is the important decision?

- to tell the employer that you are deaf
- don't tell the employer that you are deaf

   If you tell the employer that you are deaf,
the employer may either find an interpreter
for you or to use notebook and pen to communicate
or to risk not being invited for an interview.

   Which is the best decision? You decide !

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A POWERFUL POLITICAL-INFLUENCE GROUP WE NEVER HEARD OF
   Do mention ALEC and the chances are that many of us,
both the hearing and the deaf, have never heard of it.
   ALEC stands for American Legislative Council. It
brings lawmakers together with big corporation lobbyists
to pass bills on the federal and state levels that are
favorable to them.
   We may wish for bills regarding funding on our
needs but because of ALEC, many of our bills are shot down
early in the legislative game.
   This may be the reason why we've always been left
behind on many things.



A PAGEANT ADVANTAGE
   A young deaf woman that competed, and won, in a Beauty Pageant,
said that there is an advantage in being the only deaf participant.
   She said:

I stand out

   Pretty much makes sense. Heather Whitestone won because it
was impossible for the judges to overlook her deafness.


MANDY HARVEY'S KENNEDY CENTER DEBUT
   Promising singer Mandy Harvey, who is deaf, will be making
her singing debut at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing 
Arts on May 5th.
   This event is part of the International Young Soloists Award
program. The cash award she will be receiving at that event will 
be earmarked towards her career in music.
   She is from Denver and has already recorded two albums.


PARTICIPATING IN GAMES WHILE WEARING A CI
   Lisa Poisso, a deaf woman, plays World of Warcraft
which is an online role-playing game with other participants.
   She has a CI; growing up with a degenerative hearing loss, she
became deaf while in high school. She then got a CI. 
   What does she have to say about using a CI while participating?
She said:

The CI isn't what I would call perfect. My implants do work, allowing 
me to hear for the most part, but that's not without problems. Some 
tones or particular nuances of sound are still lost; and it's physically 
impossible for me to use headphones, since I don't hear with my ears 
anymore 



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

is it alright for me to call the relay service just to check and
make sure my phone is working?




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





COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

"If I decide to be a realtime captioner, can I wear my fuzzy
slippers and work out of my home?"

I have heard this question asked on numerous occasions, and the
answer is, yes, you can.  Most realtime captioners are independent
contractors working from their homes.   

This may sound like the ideal job, but people have to remember that
there are some downsides to it also.  Captioners provide captioning
primarily for news, entertainment, and sporting events.  This may
mean you would work many evenings and weekends.   You also would
probably have to work many holidays.  Just think about the parades,
special programming, and sporting events that take place on holidays.

Some captioning companies prefer to have their realtime captioners be
employees, but most use independent contractors.  These independent
contractors may work as freelance captioners and do work for more
than one captioning company at the same time. 

Some captioners may also choose to work directly for TV stations or
program producers, and they may negotiate contracts themselves.  They
would need to consider all of the ramifications of trying to do it on
their own; for example, having a backup captioner in the event of
illness or equipment failure.

There are only a few large captioning companies in the U.S.  Many of
the companies are small firms working with only a few captioners. 
Most people do not realize that if they are watching the news in
Minnesota, the captioner may be working from his or her home in
Florida.  


A POSTAGE STAMP HONORING A DEAF PERSON
   A while ago, DeafDigest mentioned John Goodricke,
the deaf astronomer (1764-1786) who discovered the
first double star, Algol. He, unfortunately, became
ill and passed away as a young man.
   Kenneth S Rothschild, who collects deaf-related
postage stamps from anywhere in the world, wishes
to point out that there is a postage stamp named
after Goodricke.
   This stamp was not minted in USA, but in
Nicaragua!  Goodricke, himself, was born in
the Netherlands but lived in the Great Britain.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

That most of the people who are deaf are older adults



Fact is that only maybe some 30 percent of the deaf people
are above the age of 65

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ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour
 
April 17-29, 2012

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

or email:
mailto:joyfulcarney1@verizon.net

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updated posting, as of February 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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"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

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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.

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

- WORLD'S ALL DEAF CRUISE! -  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, 
we offer FABULOUS opportunity for "All Deaf Cruise" event in which we 
partner with Miss Deaf International and other guests!  All women will 
have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One 
great low cruise price including FREE watching MDI's pageantry contest!  
We start from Italy, ends at Greece plus 5 other countries in between.  
For more exciting one-time event's detail, check out 
http://www.DeafWorldCruise.com 

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A recent presentation by the U.S. Department of Transportation
regarding addressing of disabled-related issues, was attended
by just two representatives of the deaf community organizations.
An important issue brought up was lack of visual displays
for the benefit of the deaf, Another issue was captions on
air flights; the agency representative refused to answer
this query!

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The Deaf and the Law:

Legal Aid Society, with offices in major cities, are supposed
to help those that need attorneys but cannot afford these
legal fees. This includes low income deaf clients. The Jacksonville
(Florida) Legal Aid office, which have helped the deaf in the
past, may shut its doors because of lack of funds. This is a
critical issue among deaf leaders in Florida.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago

   A tax preparation service in Gainesville, Florida
in Florida is providing interpreters for deaf clients 
- at NO cost to the deaf.


(editor's note: this service has since then stopped
providing interpreters for the deaf)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   How critical is the Gallaudet presidential
selection to all of us?
   Very critical, according to a Presidential Search
Committee member who spoke on condition of anonymity:

The Gallaudet president is the face of the Deaf Community;
it impacts on all deaf people, including those that never
went to college and those that went to other colleges,
besides Gallaudet

   Declares DeafDigest, may the best Presidential
candidate win.


(the Presidential Search Committee recommended a nominee,
that the Board of Trustees agreed with - but which met
with much disagreement among Gallaudet students,
Gallaudet alumni and the Deaf Community. The Board's
choice was rescinded, and the next two Gallaudet
presidents met with approval from all of us)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Deaf Scam 2011 or Deaf Scam 1945 - any difference?

Well, in 1945, there was a big radio announcement
that the World War II has ended. Naturally the
deaf people were the last to know about it - and
hearing scammers took advantage of it. At that
time all drivers had gas ration cards; fuel for
the cars was restricted and only those with ration
cards could buy gas. These ration cards were
valuable and hard to get. When the war ended the
ration cards were useless - and hearing scammers
sold a lot of these cards to deaf drivers that
were unaware that the war ended!

So, Deaf Scam 2011 or Deaf Scam 1945, no matter,
it still hurts!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

(from a DeafDigest subscriber)

I was at a nail salon place with a deaf friend and we were both
getting manicures done and she mouthed to me, "The limb is kinda
low." I looked at the other woman's arms and was trying to figure out
what my friend was saying.

I said, What? She mouthed to me, "The limb is kinda low, my hands are
getting warm."

Then I realized she was saying "lamp" instead of "limb" and when I
told her what I thought she said, we both had a good laugh about
that.




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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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vacancy announcement
Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Albany County School District One
Laramie, Wyoming

An EOE

Location:	District
Salary:  	$40,535 minimum
Contract:  	185 days per school year
Start date:	August 2011
Closing date:   April 22, 2011, or when filled

QUALIFICATIONS:	Candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold, a 
certificate issued by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board 
with an endorsement in hearing impaired or as an exceptional children 
generalist with background in working with the hearing impaired.  Other 
desired qualifications include:  Experience working with school-age 
children in an educational environment; proficient in sign language; 
experience with cochlear implants; strong people skills; ability to work 
effectively with an educational team; advocate for hearing impaired 
children; and willingness to participate on school and District committees 
and in required inservice activities.

DESCRIPTION:	This position will support elementary school students at 
this time who are deaf or hearing impaired children within the public 
school system.  The teacher will adapt materials and lessons to student 
levels and abilities and serve as a liaison to the family and school 
district staff.

APPLY TO:	
http://www.acsd1.org
Phone: 307-721-4400 
FAX:  307-721-4408
e-mail: mailto: bowman@acds1.org

Albany County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of 
age, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, 
or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its 
educational programs or activities.  Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title 
IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Dr. Michael L. Bowman, Coordinator 
of the Office for Civil Rights, Albany County School District One, 1948 
Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY  82070 or telephone (307)-721-4400; or the 
Wyoming Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Coordinator, 2nd 
Floor, Hathaway Building, Cheyenne, WY  82202-0050, or telephone 
(307)-777-6218.  The District hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully 
authorized alien workers.

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open position
Director of Student Life
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Director of Student Life works closely with the MS/HS
supervisor. He/she helps build a positive school community and
addresses student disciplinary concerns as they arise. He/she will
support the supervisor and ensure effective management of the
secondary programs.

The Director of Student Life also oversees residential, athletic, and
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the
knowledge, independent living skills and interpersonal
competencies needed to maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree in Education or Human Services or BA/BS degree
in related field with 5 years related experience and willingness to
pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign Language.
Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team.
Experience in principles and practices of management in each
program preferred.

Supervisor: Associate Executive Director

Functions and Responsibilities:
- Work with the supervisor to build a positive middle school/high school 
environment conducive to learning, and communicating high expectations.
- Manage student behavior for the purpose of maintaining a positive school 
climate and ensuring safety for all.
- Address student disciplinary concerns in line with the department policy, 
and support faculty and staff as they implement classroom management strategies.
- Ensure effective implementation of the school's anti-bullying program and 
policies.
- Develop residential services and provide support and supervision to the 
Residential Supervisor.
- Oversee the implementation of career and independent living skills 
curriculum in the residential program.
- Develop policies and procedures to ensure well-coordinated and safe sports 
programming and ensure the implementation of those procedures.
- Utilize database to ensure all externally and internally required reports 
are complete, accurate, and implemented on schedule.
- Develop after school programming offering a range of recreational and 
independent living skills activities for students not involved in sports programs.
- Ensure all residential, and athletic department staff obtain required 
trainings and participate in job related professional development workshops, 
conferences and/or classes sufficient to meet required hours annually and to 
fulfill goals of their professional development plans.
- Work collaboratively with TLC colleagues to facilitate students' 
educational, social, recreational and life skills activities within existing 
programs.
- Oversees and approves each program's budget; ensure all procedures are 
followed and allocations are accurate.
- Develop and expand services within each program based on needs and 
interests of students served; explore related funding opportunities in 
collaboration with the Development department.
- Assist TLC staff with coordinating other related activities as deemed 
appropriate.
- Contribute to the growth and development of The Learning Center through 
active participation in the senior administrative team.
- Perform other tasks as assigned by the Associate Executive Director.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume, 
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street, 
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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open position
Educational Supervisor
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Definition: The Educational Supervisor provides leadership and supervision 
to promote the effective teaching and learning of students and staff

Requirements: 
- Graduate degree in the Education of the Deaf or related 
filed, Licensure as a Teacher of Deaf or related licensure filed.

- Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Possess leadership skills and mature judgment with the ability to
demonstrate creativity and initiative.
- Minimum of five years of teaching experience
- Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Supervisor: Director of Education

Functions and Responsibilities:
- Oversees and supervises educational programming which is designed to 
prepare students to meet the educational standards establishment by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Provides educational leadership to meet student's individual needs and 
determine class assignments for students.
- Provides direct supervision in the performance of all teachers and teacher 
aides in his/her department through classroom observations and regularly scheduled 
meetings.
- Implements disciplinary actions, when necessary.
- Ensures effective collaboration with families, LEA.s and other 
representative agencies.
- Works collaboratively with TLC specialists and clinicians.
- Oversees the development of each student's IEP goals, objectives and 
progress reports.
- Ensures effective collaboration among all members of the department.
- Works with the educational team in his/her department to ensure that all 
TLC policies and procedures are followed.
- Assists in developing and maintaining partnerships with the Framingham 
Public Schools to ensure effective mainstream programming when applicable.
- Develops and maintains a budget for the department and secures appropriate 
and necessary materials for teaching/learning.
- Ensures sensitivity to cultural differences within the school community.
Assists in the recruitment, selection and recommendation of all staff in 
his/her department.
- Conducts annual evaluations of department staff.
- Serves as a member of the supervisory team to provide educational 
leadership to The Learning Center for the Deaf.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Programming.

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume,
3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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open position
Case Advocate
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access
Spokane, WA

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Advocate position open.  

Provide case management services as needed to the deaf and hard of hearing 
community, and ensure communication accessibility to various local, state 
and federal programs.  

Should possess American Sign Language skills and ability to use various 
modes of communication when working with persons with a hearing loss.  

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

Open until filled.  

Resumes with references accepted, write to: 

EWCDHH, 
1206 N. Howard, 
Spokane, WA 99201. 

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Job announcement
Agency Director
COPD 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 		 

No 03-10-030

STATUS			Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 
Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community 
Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) - New Mexico to include budget 
development, staff management, policy development, contract/license 
compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease 
management.  Position assures a local presence for the interpreting 
program in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, 
Deaf community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services 
to the local community.  Assists SCS. Executive Director with 
organizational structure development, strategic planning, fiscal 
operations and fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director 
to assure local interpreting needs and structure are met.  May perform 
other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies 
needed for agency and SCS
- Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and 
collections processes; quality of services and billing processes
- Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
- Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, 
interns and volunteers
- Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks 
billing processes
- Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as 
needed
- Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
- Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to 
maintain an Agency Advisory Board
- Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, 
Deaf-Blind Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all 
services offered at COPD-New Mexico
- Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities 
and goal setting for COPD-NM
- Works with the interpreting community to assure quality 
programming and best practices
- Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality 
interpreting in New Mexico
- Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns 
affecting Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of 
interpreting, independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and 
other hearing loss populations and services
- Works as part of the SCS Executive Director's team to assure that 
local New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
- Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality 
interpreting and that operations are effective
- Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
- Conducts monthly Board meetings
- Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with 
staff, the community, and Board members
- Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual 
adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works 
with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
- Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct 
of contract interpreters
- Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of 
changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information 
with the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning
- Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all 
aspects of COPD-NM services
- Assists in policy and program development
- Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and 
SCS policies
- Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
- Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
- Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and 
objectives are met in a systematic and timely fashion
- Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, 
private foundations and other governmental entities
- Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all 
agency programs
- Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to 
develop private funding sources
- Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
- Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with 
Executive Director
- Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, 
Governor's Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to 
assure continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers 
with a hearing loss
- Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to 
contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS 
Personnel Policies and Procedures
- Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, 
productivity and the quality of services provided
- Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, 
providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
- Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
- May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, 
Social Science, Social Work or Education
- 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel 
administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a 
broad knowledge of occupational information
- 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service 
program
- 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
- 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
- Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear, 
concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and 
tone
- Fluency in American Sign Language
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing 
positive relationships
- Pass drug screening
- Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico 
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Master's in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, 
Social Science, Social Work or Education with 3 years prior experience of 
a professional/technical nature
-  Additional years of directly related experience
- Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture


SALARY		
$19.50 - $24.86 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION	
Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their 
qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY	
Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter -  505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN		March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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Job announcement
Interpreter Coordinator
COPD
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-031

STATUS			Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION 
Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) - New 
Mexico's Interpreting Services Program and In-Step Program.  Administers 
the Interpreting Department's Internship Program.  Performs daily 
supervisory responsibilities for Interns, Interpreter Referral Specialists 
and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with curriculum development and 
administrative and operational policy development.  Completes reports to 
include In-Step quarterly reports, interpreter status reports and staff 
productivity reports. Oversees daily operations to include business 
contracts and local needs.  This position reports to the Agency Director 
on local needs and provides information to the Operations Director on 
processing issues.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and 
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings 
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
- Provides  oversight and direction in the development of the 
Intern/Mentee Program
- Provides direct supervision of Intern/Mentee Program daily 
operations including professional development, referral services, billing, 
payroll, collections, and quality of interpreting services; overall 
responsible for all aspects of the Interpreting Intern/Mentee Program
- Provides Intern/Mentee Coordination of schedules and trainings.
- Develops interpreting opportunities for interns that match job and 
skills sets needed.  
- Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID 
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for 
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
- Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
- Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
- Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as 
schedule permits
- Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
- Executes select administrative functions in support of the 
Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include 
documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with 
feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of 
Interpreter Referral Specialists
- Supervises Intern, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff 
Interpreters
- Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) 
interpreters
- Supports the local community interpreters
- Administers the Interpreting Department's internship program; 
works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for 
state-wide and national best practices
- Supervises all Interns providing interpreting support, 
professional development and guidance to meet national standards
- Collaborates with legal, medical and mental health partners 
state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
- Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and 
interpreters
- Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a 
file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer 
concerns
- Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly 
fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; 
develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
- Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct 
of contract interpreters
- Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of 
changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information 
with Agency Director and Director of Operations 
- Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources 
such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
- Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf 
community 
- Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI 
services
- Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community 
meetings, as assigned by supervisor
- Provides translation services as needed.
- Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes
- May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Completion of ITP or Associates degree (three years of directly 
related experience may substitute for Associates)
- RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC 
Advanced
- Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
- 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting 
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 
50 weeks per year)
- Pass drug screening
- Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico 
Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree
- Completion of formal internship/mentee program
- Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY		
$24.00 - $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION	
Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their 
qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY	

Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter - 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN		March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE	Until Filled

EOE

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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.

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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.

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position opening
Social Media Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

position description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purplesocialmedia/

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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

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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 

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

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

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

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

 *  Staff 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

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

DeafDigest – 06 April 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 6, 2011

– Why are small town Australians more likely to be deaf
than big city Australians?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said that nearly 7
million Australians live in small towns. And that about
25 percent of them will become deaf.  Why? They smoke
too much; drink too much; eat too much – and do not
protect their ears when there is noise! They know it
and they don’t care!

– Gallaudet was sort of involved in The American
Revolutionary War 1775-1783)!

The Americans fought in the Revolutionary War to break away
from England and to form USA as a new nation. One of those
involved may have been Gallaudet!

Gallaudet? Elisha Gallaudet hid some members of the New Jersey
militia in his house during the Revolutionary War. The English
soldiers, angry about it, wanted to capture Elisha, but he escaped.
Elisha was one of the earlier descendants of the famous Gallaudet
family – Thomas Hopkins and then Edward Miner.

– A solution for deaf physicians in the operating room

Operating room people – physicians, nurses and technicians,
wear surgical masks. It makes impossible for deaf physicians
to read lips. There have been see-through surgicial masks,
but fogging makes lipreading difficult. Recent technology
has improved on the fogging issue, and it is now being
sold in medical supplies stores.

– All deaf devices ruined in a deaf home

Ianek Zubrzycki, a deaf man, lived in a Deaf House,
with these deaf devices – webcam on laptop, wake up clock,
door signaler, TTY machine, TV with captions, etc, etc.
He woke up one morning and found that all of these deaf
devices were ruined. What happened? A group of thieves
broke into a neighborhood electrical power station to
steal copper wire. As a result, there was an electrical
blackout that hit the deaf man’s house. He is very
upset about it and may file legal action against the
local power company.

– A deaf man driving a car on three wheels!

Andrew Mackay left a party so drunk and drove his car
for home. He did not realize the car only had three
wheels and he drove that car for 4 miles until
the police stopped him. He was so drunk that he could
not feel the heavy bumping of the car ride and also
could not notice the sparks coming out of the metal
hub on the missing 4th tire. The judge was so angry
about it and handed a 10-month suspended prison
sentence and 150 hours community service and
suspended the driving license for 3 years.


DeafDigest – 03 April 2011

DeafDigest Gold – April 3, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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

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

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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_ddg040311

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://att.com/relay

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

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Kirsty Swian, a deaf British woman, teaches dancing
at a performing arts school. When not teaching, she
was competing – on a TV program titled “So You
Think You Can Dance.” So far she has been doing
very well, winning the preliminaries and then
advancing to the next round. If she wins the
competition the prize money is £50,000.

Sonoma, the world’s #1 hearing aid manufacturer,
is in double trouble. Something to do with accusations of
insider trading. And also with information not being
shared with the investors regarding product recalls.
As a consequence, top officers have resigned.

– Very Hot News

Parents of deaf students in Indiana have a choice –
enroll their children into Indiana School for the Deaf
or into local mainstreamed programs. Well, there was a
story saying that standards for educational interpreters
is missing. And that there are no tests to prove
the expertise of job applicants for interpreter positions in school districts! Very sad and very
shocking.

– Thursday March 31st

Is there a connection between kidney disease and late
deafness? Yes, according to an article published in the
Kidney Diseases journal.

– Friday April 1st

A feature in some New York newspapers is this weekly
listing of “winners” and “losers”

Well, listed as a winner is this:

Winners
* Schools for the deaf and blind: The budget retains roughly $100 million for the state’s 11 schools serving the disabled students, instead of shifting the cost to local school districts.

– Saturday April 2nd

A town hall meeting was hosted by the West Virginia
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to listen
to the concerns and needs of the deaf.

Many people in the audience accused the commission of
treating the deaf as second class citizens. Their
comments hit the newspapers in the state.

The commission has promised to follow up and to be more
sensitive to the needs of the deaf.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

There is buzz among deaf people that love movies that the
latest movie, this academy awards winner, is not being
captioned or subtitled by the netflix. This movie
is “The King’s Speech”

……

Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

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

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

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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SPRING SAVINGS IN APRIL

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Wireless Alert System during the entire month of April!

The AL10 alerts you to many household sounds such as the telephone
ringing, doorbell and alarm clock.

Simple setup – no hardwiring required.

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at
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for more details on all our other products. For a copy of our catalog,
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Welcome to BCED 2011!

The 2nd Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf
Reston, VA (in metro Washington, DC area)

June 8-12, 2011

flyer is at:
http://deafdigest.com/business-expo/

more information is at:
http://http://www.deafbusiness.org/

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SOMETIMES SCARY WHEN POLICE STOPS YOUR CAR
It is sometimes scary for a deaf driver when a
police car stops you for some traffic violation.
You sit in your car, waiting for the police
officer to come to you. The police officer sits
in his car and says something on the car
microphone.
He is asking you to please move the car a little
more further. You are deaf and did not know that
he is giving you orders.
Before you realize it, the police officer asks
for back up cars because he is afraid that you
are disobeying him and is ready to fight him!
Very scary.

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

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

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Summit II on ASL and English Bilingual Early Childhood Education

April 8 and 9, 2011

at

Gallaudet University

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

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LONELY INTERPRETERS IN SMALL TOWNS
DeafDigest editor was chatting with an interpreter
who just moved to Washington, DC from a small town.
He asked the interpreter why did she move to
Washington, DC.
She said Washington, DC offers best professional
opportunities and training classes and workshops.
And also to discuss with other interpreters on tricks
and tips on how to improve their interpreting services.
She also said that many small town interpreters
are stuck with no opportunities to improve themselves.
This is a serious problem.

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

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

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

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, 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).

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A DOG GROOMER
Many of us have dogs. As we all know, dogs are men’s
best friends.
Anyway, was wondering if we have had deaf professional
dog groomers?
There is one – Joe Imbert, who works out of Petco in
Chicago as a part time dog groomer.
A question for him?

has he ever groomed a Deaf Dog?

Many dogs are deaf, by the way.

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT WRITERS IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY
Many deaf people enjoyed watching captioned movies
shown on 16mm projectors in the years before we got
captions on TV.
What many of them did not realize was that the
movie scripts were written by the deaf themselves,
those with good command of English.
Hollywood provided the movie scripts and these
deaf writers made adaptations to fit within the
viewing guidelines.
These deaf script writers were no more.

A POLITICAL GROUP
In England, there is a political group for the
deaf that is called:

All Party Parliamentary Group for the Deaf

In USA, from time to time we hear of Deaf Democrats
groups and Deaf Republicans groups.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://35.182.75.222/videos/videos-tiger/

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:

California Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/califassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

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

For a deaf person, refereeing a football game is more
complicated than refereeing a basketball game. This is
why when you see a deaf football referee, he is the back judge,
whose duties are simpler as opposed to other referees with
other complicated responsibilities

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

am too tired to try to listen when wearing my hearing aid

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He is a Sign Man

in New Zealand, interpreters are called Sign Man

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

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

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

– Pah! For fun I Also provide:
Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(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

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

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all 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!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

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

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The hearing aid industry is wary of hearing aids being
sold over the Internet. And some of these hearing
aid providers have launched anti-Internet sales
campaigns!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Computers can be made accessible for many individuals who have Usher
Syndrome and other vision impairments.

I have ZoomText, it can enlarge font size, change background color,
and change font colors.  Mine came with a large print keyboard.  I
use these features at home but they are not portable.

On the road-at hotels, visiting family, visiting friends, I have a
problem!  

It is very frustrating not be able to use other people’s computer.

Not anymore!  For additional cost I can use USB ZoomText.

It is  “plug & play”.  The company will add my license number to USB
ZoomText and I will add my preferences for viewing computer texts.

All I need to do is plug it in to USB on any computer.  It starts my
settings.   When I finish, I just remove the USB.

There is nothing to install and it is easy to carry in my pocket. 

For more information, click here 
http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtext/more/zoomtext_on_usb/

Happy Travels!  Happy Computing!

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is the old iPod louder than other media players?

A. Suspicion was that Steve Jobs, suffering from late-deafness,
wanted the brand new iPod, several years ago, to be louder
so that he could enjoy the music.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that the state of Indiana would get their act together
and establish strict standards for interpreters in
mainstreamed classrooms.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1950 – the NAD establishes its first full time
home office in Chicago, which was interesting because
the NAD president lived in California.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

ADA law suits involving the deaf

for every 10 lawsuits that are filed, eight
are thrown out and two will get into the
court system

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DeafLibrary Resources

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

a list of elected deaf individuals that won
public elections

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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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/

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* 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

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4/6/11 closing date

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

Behavioral Prog Tech
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

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

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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/

– Executive Assistant (San Leandro)
Full-time, Exempt
deadline: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm
http://deafdigest.com/exasst/

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position opening
Sign Language Interpreter-Full time
Family Service Foundation, Inc.
Landover Hills, Maryland

Job Description

Brief summary of duties:

Under the supervision of the Director of Interpreting Services/Clinical Administrator, the Interpreter will provide high quality professional sign language interpreting for our Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Programs at various locations.  The Interpreter supports and models Family Service Foundation’s mission and values.  The Interpreter will provide interpreting services for consumers and staff who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing in a variety of settings within the agency.

Duties and responsibilities include: – Arrive to shifts and assignments on time and prepared for the work
– Support colleagues with collaborative team interpreting – Exhibit professional and ethical behavior at all times – Seek supervisory support for difficult interpreting situations
– Adhere to agency policies and procedures – Complete required paperwork and data entry in a timely fashion – Contribute to a supportive work environment with positive and creative participation
– Work effectively with minimal supervision – Travel to multiple locations with mileage reimbursement
– Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualification Requirements: Interpreters must possess fluency in ASL and English language skills, accurate interpreting skills and thorough knowledge of and adherence to the RID Code of Profession Conduct.

Please send resumes to Jennifer C. Grinnell at mailto:jgrinnell@fsfinc.org or fax to 301-459-0675

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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

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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: mailto: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

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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.

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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.

Must be at least 21 years old  

– 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.

Must be at least 21 years old

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

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

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

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

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

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

Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: mailto:Kathy.Groves @williamwoods.edu

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Staff 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

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

for position description & application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

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

Office of Policy and External Affairs

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

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

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

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An EOE

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

Office of Policy and External Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An EOE

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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest – 03 April 2011

DeafDigest Blue – April 3, 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

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

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

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The First of Its Kind: New ClearSounds SW200 Dual Alarm Clock

The ClearSounds SW200 Shake Up to Wake Up Dual Alarm Clock with Bed
Shaker (HC-SW200) is the first of its kind. It has TWO bed shaker
jacks so you can hook- up a second bed shaker and set different
wake-up times for you and a loved one. (One bed shaker is included
with the clock.)

The SW200 has multiple alerting options-by bed shaker, loud alarm,
strobe or flashing lamp. It also has a built-in phone jack, so you
never miss an important phone/videophone call again!

Find the ClearSounds SW200 Dual Alarm Clock exclusively at Harris
Communications.

Preorder now and receive free shipping when the product comes in
around April 15th.

(Free shipping on preorders only.)

For more information on the SW200, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb040311

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

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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)

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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New AT&T Instant Message Relay

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

http://att.com/relay

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

If we have questions about the medicine we take, we would
love to discuss these with a deaf pharmacist. At present,
we have a few deaf pharmacists around. Possibly the next
deaf pharmacist will be Sean Burroughs. He is now a third
year student at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, half ways
towards a 6-year program.

Sandra Cottrell, a deaf British woman, has been employed
as a caretaker and as a physical therapist aide with the
Tyneside Disability Forum. This agency serves the needs
of the deaf and the disabled. Yet, this agency would not
accommodate her on her communications needs – despite –
the agency mission of helping the deaf and the disabled.
She filed a lawsuit, asking for monetary damages – and
won!

– Very Hot News

Shane Feldman, Brian Kelly and Paul Singleton won the
lawsuit they filed against the Washington Redskins for not
captioning the FedEx Field public address announcements.
The federal appeals court ruled in their favor. The
Redskins, still might possibly file an appeal – that would
reach the Supreme Court. Lets’ hope Redskins would stop
fighting us, the deaf, on our captioning needs.

– Sunday March 27th

The Fiji Association for the Deaf received $38,000
from the European Union. The funds will be earmarked
for the organizational activities for a year. DeafDigest
finds it puzzling. Not puzzling because the Fiji deaf
group got the money, but puzzling with the European
Union giving the money. Fiji is part of Oceania
(Australia, New Zealand, etc) whereas the European
Union consists of 27 member nations in Europe.

– Monday March 28th

New York’s 4201 schools can breathe a bit easier
re the funding issues. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who
originally wanted the funds cut, changed his mind
and said the state will continue with funding.
The concern right now is that there may be changes
with procedures in funding. Will just have to wait
and see, but for now, 4201 schools are very much
alive.

– Tuesday March 29th

That many states have budget problems is old news. Montana
School for the Deaf and Blind was able to get $34,000 back
into its budget. How? The Senate minority leader begged
with the legislators, by saying:

Please give them this small, little amount of money

The legislators agreed!

– Wednesday March 30th

Pete Seiler, the executive director, Nebraska Commission
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is being featured on
the local TV program – Hearing Loss and the Military.
He has estimated nearly 59,000 returning veterans
suffering from hearing losses because of the intense
noise on the battlefield. Some of them lose hearing
in one ear and others in both ears. The program will
be aired next week.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The IRS has let it be known that businesses that caption
their programs and commercials could claim credit
on income taxes. It is Disabled Access Credit and
the form is 8826. The tax credit could be half of the
captioning expenses up to $5,000.

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The ASL program at the University of Rochester, New York, offers a
unique study abroad experience in France in Summer 2011 for Deaf and
hearing college-level ASL students and professionals.

This two-week program gives ASL users an opportunity to learn French Sign Language and French Deaf Culture in a formal setting and further their understanding of the international Deaf World.

The deadline for application is April 22, 2011.

http://www.asl.rochester.edu/lsfsummer11.htm

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NOT KNOWING WHO ARE OUR LEADERS
Years ago many deaf people knew who Mac Norwood
(captioned movies) was, who Boyce Williams
(voc rehab services), Fred Schreiber (NAD) was.
Times have changed. Do we know who the important
deaf people in federal government are?
Sad to say, no!

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

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

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Riding the Wave of Change

ADARA’s 2011 conference, will be held on April 13-16 at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel.

more information on:

http://deafdigest.com/adaraconference/

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DEAF SHIRT, HEARING SHIRT
If you study groups of hearing people and deaf
people, you may notice a difference. Many hearing
people wear shirts without front pockets, and many
deaf people wear shirts with front pockets.
Front pockets? Yes, for pen and pad that we use
to write notes with hearing people. This is called
the Deaf Shirt.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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OVERHEARING A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO INTERPRETERS
Cheryl Swoopes is a famous professional women’s basketball
player.
Recently she was hosting a basketball clinic. Two
interpreters showed up.
While getting ready to start the clinic, Swoopes
overheard a conversation between two interpreters.
They were wondering on how to sign the basketball
phrase – double double.
Swoopes, after hearing that question, turned towards
the interpreters and told them not to worry about it,
saying not too many people know what it is!
If you do not know what a double double is, visit:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_double_double_in_basketball

PRE-PAID LEGAL SERVICES AND THE DEAF
We have a number of deaf clients that have
subscribed to Pre-Paid Legal Services.
An issue raised by a deaf community in Kansas was
interpreters for deaf clients – and who pays for the
interpreters.
There have been tales of attorneys refusing to
pay for interpreters. And when asked, the Pre-Paid Legal
Services headquarters was mum.
Said a deaf attorney:

Be sure to get assurance IN WRITING that Pre-Paid Legal Services will provide or pay for an interpreter if you need to visit with the local attorneys.

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REDSKINS’ REASON FOR OPPOSING STADIUM CAPTIONS
Why did the Washington Redskins oppose stadium captions, which
brought on a lawsuit?
Is it because they are uncomfortable with the deaf? No, because
one of their players – Reed Doughty, is hard of hearing.
It is because they think we, the deaf, do not understand the
lyrics of songs played on the PA system.
Well, we do have deaf people that appreciate music. We are
always seeing interpreters at concerts and festivals.

A RADIO PROGRAM QUESTION
The Mystery Hour is a popular radio talk show in London,
with James O’Brien as the host. Every week, he asks his listeners
for questions on anything.
One recent question was asked:

how do the deaf people wake up in the morning?

Shows how clueless many hearing people are about us,
the deaf!

TYPES OF NOISES MAKING PEOPLE DEAF
Is there a certain loud noise that will not
cause deafness among hearing people?
No. The message audiologists have been trying
to tell people is this:

Any loud noise can lead to hearing loss

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hearing people that look on deaf people as disabled

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

How many ways can a captioner spell “Gaddafi”? 

According to different Web sites, there are somewhere between 32 and
112 different ways to spell Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s name. 
The different news organizations, including AP, New York Times, New
York Post, Washington Post, Reuters, BBC and others, spell the name
differently.  It can be seen as Gadhafi, Gaddafi, Qadhafi, Qaddafi,
or Khadafy, among others.  Even his first name can be spelled
multiple ways. 

What should a captioner do in this situation?

If a captioner is working through a captioning company, the captioner
should check with the captioning company and find out if they have a
preferred spelling.  The captioning company may have a policy, and
they may instruct their captioners on the spelling they should use.

If a captioner is working for a particular news organization, that
news organization might have a preferred spelling of the name.  The
captioner then might have to change the spelling in their computer
dictionary in order to match the particular client’s preference.

As viewers of captioning, we should keep in mind that as hard as a
captioner tries to spell every word and name correctly, there are
some things that may not have a single correct spelling.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that deaf people are stupid and unsuccessful

We have deaf individuals that won Nobel prizes; case closed!

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ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

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

or email:
mailto:joyfulcarney1@verizon.net

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updated posting, as of February 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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“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

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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.

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– Deaf World Cruise 2013. July 14-27, 2013 (Tentative Date & Itinerary)

– WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! –  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner with Miss Deaf International and other guests!  All women will have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One great low cruise price including FREE watching MDI’s pageantry contest! We start from Italy, ends at Greece plus 5 other countries in between. For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out http://www.DeafWorldCruise.com

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

CI wearers suffering from inner ear disorders
could be healed with use of a new drug, called
AM-111. This announcement was made at the recent
gathering of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology last week.

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The Deaf and the Law:

the laws and the ADA regulations regarding
service dogs are at:

http://www.servicedogsupport.org/sub/faq.cfm

the new Title II service-animal rules, see §§ 35.104 and 35.136, linked at
http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleII_2010/titleII_2010_withbold.htm

For the new Title III rules, see §§ 36.104 and 36.302(c), linked at
http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleIII_2010/titleIII_2010_withbold.htm

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Many deaf people attend religious services of all faiths.
We also have many deaf clerical personnel leading their own
deaf religious groups. What about a deaf person elected to the
board of a hearing church?
There is one – Alan L. Fuchs getting elected as a full board
member with full voting rights to the board of The Winters Chapel
UMC in Doraville, GA.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This weekend marks an end of an era – the Halex House
Era. The NAD is vacating the Halex House premises.

(as a matter of timing, NAD is now welcoming its new
CEO this week)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Netflix is in a lot of trouble with us over captioning
issues.

A deaf patron used the relay service to contact Netflix
customer service – and they switched from one customer
service person to another and then another – and all
of them had no clue what captioning was all about!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You are invited to a reception where food and drinks
are served.

Your hostess points out to a table and says:

vee sharry

Vee Shary?

The hostess, upon realizing she couldn’t communicate
that well, then wrote down:

Vegetarian

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

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open position
Case Advocate
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access
Spokane, WA

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Advocate position open.

Provide case management services as needed to the deaf and hard of hearing community, and ensure communication accessibility to various local, state and federal programs.

Should possess American Sign Language skills and ability to use various modes of communication when working with persons with a hearing loss.

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

Open until filled.

Resumes with references accepted, write to:

EWCDHH, 1206 N. Howard, Spokane, WA 99201.

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Job announcement
Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-030

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Manages all aspects of Southwest Community Services. (SCS) Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  Position assures a local presence for the interpreting program in New Mexico through working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners to ensure continual quality services to the local community.  Assists SCS. Executive Director with organizational structure development, strategic planning, fiscal operations and fundraising activities. Works with the Operations Director to assure local interpreting needs and structure are met.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Assists in formulating administrative and operational policies needed for agency and SCS
– Oversees the daily operation of the agency, contracts and collections processes; quality of services and billing processes
– Develops and refines organizational structure for service delivery
– Assists in the selection of training and supervision of staff, interns and volunteers
– Develops yearly budget, oversees revenue/expenditures, and tracks billing processes
– Assists in the preparation of fiscal and programmatic reports, as needed
– Oversees agency billing, collections and expenses processes
– Works with professionals and members of the Deaf Community to maintain an Agency Advisory Board
– Oversees and supervises the COPD-NM Interpreting, Vocational, Deaf-Blind Services and Client Service Departments, as well as all services offered at COPD-New Mexico
– Partners with the Agency board in the establishment of priorities and goal setting for COPD-NM
– Works with the interpreting community to assure quality programming and best practices
– Works as a team with the SCS Super Center to assure quality interpreting in New Mexico
– Works throughout the state to determine issues and concerns affecting Deaf persons and persons with a hearing loss in the areas of interpreting, independent living, vocational services, Deaf-Blind and other hearing loss populations and services
– Works as part of the SCS Executive Director’s team to assure that local New Mexico issues and concerns are reviewed
– Works with the Operations Director to assure continual quality interpreting and that operations are effective
– Provides information for continual growth of interpreting services
– Conducts monthly Board meetings
– Facilitates community involvement and sets a responsive tone with staff, the community, and Board members
– Works as a team in development of reports that determine continual adherence to productivity measurement and monthly fill rates and works with the team to develop procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with the Executive Director and Director of Operations for future planning
– Provides information to the Agency Advisory Board regarding all aspects of COPD-NM services
– Assists in policy and program development
– Assures that staff are aware, trained and knowledgeable of CCS and SCS policies
– Assists in the preparation of grants and contract proposals
– Develops and performs staff, program and agency evaluations
– Plans project and grant activities to assure that goals and objectives are met in a systematic and timely fashion
– Manages contracts and grants related to Vocational Rehabilitation, private foundations and other governmental entities
– Develops and prepares required contract monitoring reports for all agency programs
– Works with the community to provide education on deafness and to develop private funding sources
– Acts as a liaison to other community agencies
– Communicates all contractual, staff and funding issues with Executive Director
– Works with New Mexico Community leaders at the Commission, Governor’s Council, Vocational Rehabilitation and other stakeholders to assure continued development of programs to address the needs of consumers with a hearing loss
– Ensures that all programs, services and staff actions adhere to contract requirements, licensing and accreditation standards, and CCS Personnel Policies and Procedures
– Develops methods of assessing staffing patterns needed, productivity and the quality of services provided
– Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
– Plans, organizes and leads staff meetings
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education
– 5 years of professional/technical experience in personnel administration, rehabilitation, social work or employment services with a broad knowledge of occupational information
– 5 years of experience supervising and managing a community service program
– 3 years of experience analyzing budgetary information
– 3 years of experience in proposal and grant writing
– Proven strong communication skills . oral and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and tone
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– Ability to work with a diverse group of people, establishing positive relationships
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education with 3 years prior experience of a professional/technical nature
–  Additional years of directly related experience
– Personal experience with Deafness and Deaf culture

SALARY $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter –  505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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Job announcement
Interpreter Coordinator
COPD
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-031

STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program and In-Step Program.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s Internship Program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interns, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with curriculum development and administrative and operational policy development.  Completes reports to include In-Step quarterly reports, interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports. Oversees daily operations to include business contracts and local needs.  This position reports to the Agency Director on local needs and provides information to the Operations Director on processing issues.  May perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
– Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
– Provides  oversight and direction in the development of the Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides direct supervision of Intern/Mentee Program daily operations including professional development, referral services, billing, payroll, collections, and quality of interpreting services; overall responsible for all aspects of the Interpreting Intern/Mentee Program
– Provides Intern/Mentee Coordination of schedules and trainings.
– Develops interpreting opportunities for interns that match job and skills sets needed. – Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
– Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
– Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
– Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as schedule permits
– Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
– Executes select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
– Supervises Intern, Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
– Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters
– Supports the local community interpreters
– Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
– Supervises all Interns providing interpreting support, professional development and guidance to meet national standards
– Collaborates with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
– Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters
– Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
– Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
– Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
– Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations – Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
– Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community – Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
– Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
– Provides translation services as needed.
– Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes
– May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
– Completion of ITP or Associates degree (three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates)
– RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
– Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
– 2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
– Pass drug screening
– Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor’s degree
– Completion of formal internship/mentee program
– Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY

Complete application at or mail to:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Anne Levy
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

505-255-7636

OR

Mail application to:
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Attn:  Human Resources
268 West Adams Street
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter mailto:Scotty@copdaz.org

OPEN        March 29th, 2011
CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

EOE

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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.

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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.

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position opening
Social Media Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

position description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purplesocialmedia/

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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

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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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Staff 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

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