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Posts published in May 2011

DeafDigest – 30 May 2011

DeafDigest Gold – May 29, 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/restaurants/
http: //deafdigest.com/videos/partyargument/

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

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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_DDG052911

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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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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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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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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?

Many kids in small towns sell lemonades on hot days from
their stands in front of their homes. There is a twist,
as far as Ally Lewis, a 12-year old deaf girl, is concerned.
She and her hearing partner have been selling cupcakes
every morning in their Meriden, Connecticut neighborhood.
When not busy selling cupcakes, she attends classes at
American School for the Deaf.

Over the years, we’ve had a number of deaf elected public
officials (see http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/ ).
Anyway, one of them – Adam Kosa, Hungary, a member of the European
Parliament, was written up on the parliament web site. He
said that while deafness does not stop him, it is the society
that stops him! He wants to see that all nations accept
deaf individuals instead of ostracizing them.

– Very Hot News

Jamie MacDougall, who is not deaf, has been honored as a Member of the Order of Canada. It is a national honor for individuals that have
done so much to improve the quality of life in Canada. MacDougall
is a professor of psychology at McGill University, a founder of
the Canadian Deafness Research and Training Institute and is currently
the MacKay Centre School in Montreal. Instead of rejecting sign language
he embraces it at the school and has also pushed for recognition of
the Inuit Sign Language.

– Thursday May 26th

The new executive director of the Lutheran Deaf Mission Society
is Rev. Dennis Konkel. More information about this society is at
http://www.lcmsdeaf.org/

– Friday May 27th

Finally after much delay and much political haggling, the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly in Ghana released
funds earmarked for the deaf social service agencies. The
funds are supposed to help the deaf find jobs and create
small businesses.

– Saturday May 28th

Dominique Conte, a deaf artist, is staging her one-woman
glass sculpture exhibition at a gallery in Harlow, a small
town and part of Essex, England.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Three finalists were announced for the superintendency of the
California School for the Deaf. These are Sean Virnig, Reggie Redding
and Clark Brooke. One thing these three individuals have in common
was that they all played football at Gallaudet!

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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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CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

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

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

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HLAA CONVENTION 2011
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Virginia
June 16-19

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/hlaaconvention/

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THE THREE SISTERS
Three sisters in a family were close to each other
in age. One was born deaf; the second one was born
hard of hearing; the third one was born hearing.
The deaf sister went to a residential school.
The hard of hearing sister went to a mainstreamed
program.
Years later these sisters reached into 30’s in
age. The hard of hearing sister lost her hearing and
became deaf. The hearing sister also lost her hearing
and has become deaf.
Genetics playing a funny game with these three
sisters? Hard to say. The father fought in the Vietnam
War where Agent Orange was used. He says it changed
his genes, thus causing deafness in his three
daughters. He is very bitter about it.

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

(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.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu, for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change
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 COMMENT BY BART STUPAK
Bart Stupak, not deaf, is a lobbyist and a former Congressman
from Michigan.
He was interviewed by a newspaper, and was asked this question:

What is your favorite body part (on yourself)?

His response was:

Hands, as they portray all the strength and do all the talking!

This is interesting. To us, the deaf, the hands, are so important.
And Stupak does not know sign language. Probably he uses his hands a
lot to gesticulate while communicating with people?
Did Stupak, by the way, support Deaf Causes, while serving as a
Congressman? He did support our telecommunication needs but that is
just about it.

AN INTERVIEW ON THE CNN NEWS PROGRAM
A senior citizen, not deaf, was interviewed on a recent
CNN News Program.
Asked on how he felt as he was approaching retirement age,
he said:

Felt like being deaf, dumb and blind, because I could reach emergency services

Said a deaf leader:

Oh well

MEASLES AND DEAFNESS
It is known that measles may cause deafness. The interesting
thing is that measles is so rare that many physicians do not know
what it is when facing a sick child.
Children that get vaccines should not worry about getting
measles (and becoming deaf as a possible outcome).

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/lookingforjob/

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:

Idaho Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/idahoassoc/

DEVELOPING DISCRIMINATION AWARENESS
It does not matter if a deaf person is capable of becoming the
best engineer in the world or if he is only capable of doing
menial jobs, discrimination is there and everywhere.
A couple of job coaches on a recent TV talk show said there is a
strong lack of discrimination awareness among young deaf individuals
that are ready to enter the job market.
Discrimination exists even if the most idealistic well, educated
young deaf person says that he can do anything except to hear.
This is where Discrimination Awareness comes into the picture.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

hectic family life (a nagging wife; a pouty teenaged daughter) is too much for 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
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A mother said:
My child is not deaf; he has a CI

Well, why is the child wearing a CI if he is not deaf to begin with.
It is not as if mothers want their hearing children to be implanted!

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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
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 register for 2012 at only $149!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  A new one coming soon is Math Signs by
Shannon Simon!

Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter
information, etc.

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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!

INCREASED DEMAND FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANTS
Chris Roberts, Cochlear Australia CEO, said that there much
more deaf people that became deaf later in life as opposed to being
born deaf.
This being said, he said that the CI demand is increasing.
DeafDigest editor is spending his vacation in Madrid and Barcelona.
And of people he has passed through on the sidewalks in both cities,
he has not seen a single cochlear implant!  Hearing aids, yes, many,
but not CI’s.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could the deaf person travel overseas?

A. Yes, but he needs to be well prepared with flight and transportation
reservations and hotel reservations. Otherwise making such reservations
may be a nightmare – dealing with agents that speak little or no English.

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 Italian members of the parliament will realize the errors
of their ways and support Italian Sign Language.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year sometime around 950 –

the hearing Monks pledged the vow of silence, but were able to
use sign language to communicate. And they were able to gossip as
much as they would via signs as opposed to using voice!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

7 full length
4 shorts

total number of movies (film, not digital) produced and directed by
deaf filmmaker Ernest Marshall in an amateur filmmaking career that
took place during the fifties and sixties. He passed away in 1999
at the age of 89.

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DeafLibrary Resources

Total Communication FAQ by Utah Deaf Education Core Group,
with permission given to DeafDigest for reposting:

http://deafdigest.com/utahdeafeducationfaq/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position announcement
Office and Communication Support Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

DEFINITION: The Office and Communication Support Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day clerical support/office activities as well as interpreting for staff members as needed.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas, Nevada
Report to: Operations Manager
Posting date: May 27, 2011
Closing date: June 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual will be required to keep track of materials distributed to the community on a wide spectrum of issues and resources as it pertains to the deaf and hard of hearing communities.  Will be expected to coordinate and maintain scheduling of events, public relations responsibilities as well as appointment schedules of case-management team members in the office. Will collect data for office purposes and create and maintain filing system on an inter-office basis.  Will be expected to maintain supplies inventories and order more supplies when items are running low.  Will conduct informational and referral activities for the office.  Will conduct interpreting duties for staff members whenever needed; and possibly out in the field upon approval.  Will develop and participate in program activities for DHHARC.  Will be responsible for voice, TTY and VP calls. May work at other locations if assigned a project. Will work in the evening and on weekends when needed. Will conduct duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.

SALARY: $32,376 – $33,671 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Clerical Support Experience
–    Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access/Database
–    Record keeping and filing experience required
–    Graduate of Interpreter Training Program/Entry level Interpreter desired
–    Able to work independently as well as a part of a team
–    In-depth knowledge of Deaf Community’s needs
–    Able to grow with the job’s demands and the Organization

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    High School diploma or GED

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (June 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-ses/

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-orc/

– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

– Speech Language Pathologist
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

If you are interested in any of the above positions, 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
DBA Purple position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214556

Reports to:       Manager EIT, DBA Team
Department:       EIT
FLSA Status:      Exempt

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.

Areas of Responsibility: The DBA will design, deploy, and administer Microsoft SQL Server 2008 databases and processes under the guidance of a senior DBA and in partnership with a core team of developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Industry experience required
– Ability to work independently and quickly while learning in a new environment – Must be a team player and work with company network and software engineers – Minimum of 1 year experience in SQL Server 2008 and 4 years experience in SQL Server 2005 database development
– After hours on call support for production issues will be required
– Knowledgeable in both DDL and DML T-SQL syntax
– Experience developing efficient stored procedures, views, and triggers
– Experience with database design best practices, including normalization, query optimization, referential integrity, and logical database architecture
– Experience with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, specifically ETL operations
– Familiarity with SQL Server 2008 tools including Profiler and Tuning Advisor
– In depth knowledge of SQL Server 2008 high availability options including clustering, log shipping, and mirroring
– Ability to work as a self starter under limited supervision

Experience with the following a plus:
– Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred
– Full understanding of the software development life cycle and direct experience working through an entire software cycle – Familiarity with mySQL and database.com are beneficial
– Translating business requirements into technical requirements and designs – Supporting the Production IT team when application-related issues arise
– Excellent communication skills
– Willingness to employ creative thinking to solve problems

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

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

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

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position opening
Senior UI Engineer
Purple
position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214555

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.

Areas of Responsibility: This job requires strong communication skills (interpersonal, written and spoken), a compulsive respect for deadlines, creative imagination, serious technical chops, and an ability to roll with and contribute to a disciplined-but-entrepreneurial work environment. If this sounds like you, read on.
– Collaborate with graphic design and software development teams to create efficient, imaginative     and sophisticated solutions for front-end software feature requests. – Develop high-quality code following established development processes. – Provide informed, innovative recommendations regarding the use of JSP/HTML/CSS/DHTML and Flash to meet a variety of business needs. – Take static Flash files from graphic designers and reconstruct as needed to work with dynamic data. – Assess the technical feasibility of proposed functional designs. – Estimate the time needed to complete development phase of projects. – Keep abreast of the latest developments in Internet technologies.
– Guide and mentor junior developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– 7-10 years of web development experience in a software development environment, interactive agency, design firm or Web-publishing environment – CSS expert including table-less designs and a solid understanding of the separation of style and content
– Javascript expert including knowledge of object oriented programming using Javascript and familiarity with common Javascript libraries including one or more of jQuery (preferred), yui, Ext JS, Dojo Toolkit, script.aculo.us, Prototype, Moo Tools or similar packages
– Experience developing rich user interfaces with Flash and Actionscript
– Ability to convert product requirements and/or concepts into a well-thought-out, cleanly-coded end product or service
– Ability to implement designs across a variety of Internet-based platforms, especially multiple web browsers and mobile devices
– Ability to transform complex layouts into pixel-perfect front-end HTML/CSS/JS templates
– Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with the ability to hand-code (experience with HTML5 and CSS3 a plus)
– Experience with server-side languages (Perl, PHP, Java, .NET), JavaScript frameworks (such as     jQuery), database connectors, web-based APIs, as well as an understanding of MVC design patterns
–  Experience with graphics asset production using Adobe Creative Suite
– Familiarity with UI class frameworks on iOS, Android SDK, and BlackBerry OS
– In-depth understanding of and experience with cross-browser testing, web standards, accessibility, SEO, and best practices (including source code control)
– Familiar and comfortable with formal QA methodologies, processes and techniques – Experience with test driven development in an agile software environment
– Experience building applications with an MVC framework using Struts (preferred), Spring      MVC, JSF, Cocoon or Wicket – Self-starter; work independently with proven  ability to work well as part of a team that includes product managers, developers, testers, marketing managers, business owners, and executive     stakeholders – BS degree in computer science or equivalent experience

User Interface Design Skills:
– Create designs for high-quality end-to-end user experiences that are visually appealing, easy-to-use, and emotionally-engaging
– Has strong understanding of grid systems, composition, color theory, typography and an obsessive yet practical attention to detail
– Rapidly mockup or prototype and evaluate designs with stakeholders and customers
– Talented in visual design, information architecture, interaction design, code execution
– Takes pride in implementing high-quality and effective designs
– Shows passion about user experience

Experience with the following is a plus: – Image manipulation experience using Photoshop or similar application
– Familiarity with Java or other OO language like C# or C++

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

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

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position opening
Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple
position at Rocklin, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214568

Overview
Purple Communications is the most innovative provider of text relay, video relay, video remote interpreting and on-site interpreting services for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing. We have an opening on our marketing team for a talented and experienced Website and Social Media Graphic Designer.

Job Description
This position is responsible for conceptualizing all design aspect for websites, HTML e-mails, online advertising, social networks, videos, print and web flyers, print and web brochures, exhibit displays, promotional giveaway items, and other graphic design work as needed.

Please provide a link to your online portfolio with your applications. Only resumes that include a portfolio link will be considered.

Please note that this position is based in Rocklin, California. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Objectives
Create clear, compelling and innovative designs in that support and enhance the Purple brand.

Collaborate with members of the Marketing, Sales, and Outreach teams.

Design innovative website structures and graphical assets that convey unique brand experiences in a way that meets business objectives.

Ensures all work incorporates defined requirements and employs best practices in creative execution and user experience design.

Collaborates with implementation managers, copywriters, and other designers to provide direction, as needed and ensure creative alignment and a smooth transfer of work between teams.

Ensures all timelines and deadlines are met. Keeps management informed of project status, and proactively brings issues/problems to their attention.

Adheres to defined creative workflow and contributes to the evolution of our overall creative process.

Provides quality assurance on all creative deliverables.  Ensures all files and associated content are accurate and accessible on the creative server.

Participates in kick-off meetings, design reviews, department meetings and training sessions as requested.

Keeps up to date on design and technology trends to ensure work remains fresh and relevant

Skills
Must have the ability to work closely with peers and clients to interpret and drive design concepts with little to no supervision

Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Skills to work in a collaborative environment with other writers, designers, marketing and development staff.

Strong project management skills with attention toward detail and self-pride in quality of work.

Ability to create clear, compelling and innovative designs.

Must have 4+ years experience working as a Web or print graphic designer and a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or similar discipline

Demonstrated expertise in graphic design and development software such as, but not limited to, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash.

Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures of Web and graphic design with strong user-centered design orientation

Knowledge of cutting-edge visual design tools and trends, and the ability to use them as appropriate.

Experience and knowledge of print design, with emphasis on direct marketing and brand identity.

Skilled in layout and composition, typography, color theory, computer illustration methods, photo editing.

Knowledge of HTML and CSS compliant design plus familiarity with other Web application and online implementation methods and constraints.

Professional design portfolio with online examples.

Agency experience a plus.

Experience with the Deaf community and knowledge of ASL a plus.

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position openings
teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

State of Washington Recruitment Information
and State Applications
http://www.careers.wa.gov

apply at:
Human Resources Office
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
98661-4918

(360) 696-6525
x4326 (V/TTY)

http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

Join Our Family
Our employees are more than just workers. They are
ambassadors to the entire state and the Deaf community.

We’re looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination.

At WSD, it’s about being your best in a challenging and
constantly changing environment.

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington. Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit http://www.experiencewa.com to find out more information about our area.

Anticipated Openings for the 2011-2012 School Year:
– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

Base Salary: Salary determination is based upon education and experience. Teachers receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt employees. Certificated staff at the school are represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Essential Functions:
– Teach assigned subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students, as determined by education, certification qualifications and teaching assignment.
– Create lesson plans, implement curriculum, and assist with extracurricular activities.
– Maintain data on student progress in meeting IEP goals and learning objectives.
– Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP), behavioral intervention plans, safety plans and educational programs in collaboration with school personnel to support positive learning environments for students in the classroom.
– Participate in special education processes such as developing IEP goals and objectives for individual students, implementing instruction to meet students. IEP goals, monitoring and reporting student progress, and participating in IEP meetings.
– Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, school personnel, and parents to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for all students.
– Improve professional competence by participating in staff development activities.
– Apply use of technology to enhance instructional effectiveness.
– Maintain certification as required. Teachers must obtain Professional Certification.
– Participate in extra-curricular programs.
– Other responsibilities as assigned by the principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Knowledge of principles and methods of developing and implementing curriculum, behavioral support plans and IEPs.
– Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and community.
– Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.
– Ability to use technology effectively.
– Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications:
– Washington State teaching certification. Certification Information: http://www.k12.wa.us
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education or other related degree.
– Must meet the .highly qualified. criteria in assigned content area (i.e. Math, Science, Elementary Education, etc.) as established by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.

Classroom Teacher
Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov
2011-2012 School Year Recruitment

State Employee Benefits:
The State of Washington offers the following benefits package within one month of hire:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Retirement Plan
– Life Insurance
– Disability Insurance
– Paid Sick Leave Accrual
– Deferred Compensation (an optional retirement supplemental plan)
– Dependent Care Assistance Program
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Free & confidential access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Training and Professional Development Opportunities
– Insurance coverage (auto & home insurance) is offered at a discounted rate state employee rates

Employment Requirements – Employment is contingent upon satisfying the following:

Successful completion of a criminal records background check and fingerprint check through Washington State Patrol and FBI at employee expense.

Employees must pass all required testing for full certification within 18 months of hire.

Employees are responsible for maintaining certification.

Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover employment in Washington. Note: New teachers are considered non-permanent for the first two years of employment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov by no later than May 31, 2011.

Interviews may begin before the above closing date as our goal is to hire teachers for the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August 2011.

Please visit the school’s website for the 2011-2012 school year calendar and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus, Board of Trustees and more.

To apply, applicants must submit an online application at http://www.careers.wa.gov

In addition, applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
– School Transcripts
– Cover Letter AND Resume
– Response to the two (2) below supplemental questions.

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Describe your qualifications for the teaching position you are applying for and be specific about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the particular position.
Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Explain why you want to be a Classroom Teacher and describe your philosophy/approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format please contact the
Human Resources Office at (360) 696-6525 Ext. 4326.

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position opening
Center Manager Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple1/

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position opening
Center Supervisor Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple2/

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

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple3/

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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

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/cacgallaudetclerc/

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Job announcement
Director
Family Center on Deafness
Pinellas Park, FL

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/pinellas/

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/csunjob/

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/knoxjob/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  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 – 30 May 2011

DeafDigest Blue – May 29, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/storytelling-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/surdophobia-2/

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

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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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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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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
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
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The British legal system not being fair to the deaf?
Says who? The SignHealth, a social service agency working
with the deaf and representatives from three different
British police jurisdictions are saying so. Their findings
have been presented to Dominic Grieve, an attorney who also
serves as a Member of the Parliament.

Several weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned Debbie Lauricella,
Lakeland, Florida, complaining that the Social Security
offices not being deaf-friendly. She won – as settlement
has been reached with offices in Lakeland, Jacksonville and St. Augustine for them to become more deaf-friendly.
Brokering the deal was the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
office.

– Very Hot News

If the Connecticut state senate has its way, then the
Connecticut Commission on the Deaf & Hearing Impaired may lose
its identity. There was a vote to merge this agency with other
agencies under the auspices of a new social services bureau.
State deaf leaders will not like it.

– Sunday May 22nd

ADA, which has been around for quite a while, has sharpened
its teeth with more federal regulations, which took effect
right now. Pretty much makes it easier for deaf employees to
pursue legal action when discriminated in the workplace.

– Monday May 23rd

DeafDigest mentioned Alabama government robbing Peter to
pay Paul, meaning shifting funds from the Telecommunications Relay Service Fund to pay for other things. The deaf barked
about it but unfortunately, the legislators would not listen
to the deaf.

– Tuesday May 24th

Don Rhoten, the deaf superintendent of Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf, will be able to relax a bit more this coming
new school year. He was pulling off double duty, overseeing
operations at his school in Pittsburgh and the Scranton School for the Deaf, some 300 miles away. No more – Rebecca Gaw moves
over from her position as principal at Iowa School for the Deaf
to director of the Scranton School. Western Pennsylvania SD
took over the school, at the request of the state, two years ago.

– Wednesday May 25th

Gallaudet is saved! Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned the possibility of the metro station name of New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U to
something else. This would strip Gallaudet of its identity, not to
mention making it harder for out of town visitors to locate the
Gallaudet stop. It has now been proposed that the new name be
NoMA-Gallaudet U.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

All Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association is a social service
agency that deals with the deaf and the disabled in need of
assistance and counseling. It is in Kashmir, a small nation nestled
between India and Pakistan. Because of lack of salaries, the
agency employees went on a 3-day strike. For some reason, the
government has been ignoring the strike.

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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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HOW TO KILL A JOB INTERVIEW?
This is a true story. A national deaf organization
was advertising for a job as a receptionist/typist.
One hearing woman, ok with her ASL signs, demanded
a very high salary. It was almost equal to the
deaf organization CEO’s salary.
Of course, she did not get the job.

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

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

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government National
Training Conference

June 8-10, 2011
Washington, DC

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/trainingconference

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A DYING LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF PERSON
The world has over 6,000 languages and linguists
feel that by year 2100, there will be just 600
languages left.
This is why linguists race to interview old
people that speak rare languages – before these
people die.
Some languages only have 2 or 3 speakers left.
One language in Alaska and another language in
Nepal only have one speaker each. And both of them
are late deafened. Makes it very hard for linguists
to interview them because of their deafness.

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

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

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SMALL SHOPS IN MADRID
There are many, many small shops in Madrid – convenience stores,
internet outlets, souvenir stores, coffee places, etc.
Many of them are owned and operated by immigrants. And they do not
speak Spanish, but use a lot of gestures to communicate with patrons, especially tourists.
Why is DeafDigest bringing this up? Would these such businesses
be ideal for ambitious deaf individuals? Many immigrants, not able to
find jobs in Spain, go into businesses for themselves in order to
earn a living and to support their families.
While the deaf cannot hear, they can use their hands to communicate
with tourists and locals.
Just a food for thought.

ISSUES FACING THE DEAF IN GREAT BRITAIN
A blog posting made a list of issues that the deaf face in
Great Britain. Here it goes:

– service agencies facing huge financial cuts
– shortage of interpreters worse than ever
– many deaf clubs have closed up
– British Sign Language classes not controlled by the deaf
– high unemployment rates among the deaf
– serious literacy issues among young deaf adults
– lack of educational opportunities
– deaf people too dependent on social services

And even worse, deaf leaders are obsessed with changing
European laws as these deal with the deaf – as opposed to
changing British laws!

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A DEAF OWNER OF A THRIFT SHOP IN JAPAN
Not too many deaf people own or operate businesses anywhere
in the world, but we do still have a few.
The latest one is Mieko Yamanaka, who owns a thrift shop
in Mie, a small town in Japan.
She previously owned a shop in Kashiwara City, but felt her
opportunities were better in Mie. Not giving up her residence
in Kashiwara City, she takes the train to commute to Mie.
She said:

I want to make this shop as a place for anyone to gather regardless
of signing ability or disability

A FAQ BY UTAH DEAF EDUCATION CORE GROUP
The Utah Deaf Education Core Group has an ongoing
dispute with the way things are being taught at the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
This core group was asked by a member of the Utah State Board of Education to develop a FAQ
so that the Total Communication issues could be
better understood.
A FAQ was developed and published on-line, and
the Utah Deaf Education Core Group has given DeafDigest permission to have it re-posted.
You can read the FAQ at:
http://deafdigest.com/utahdeafeducationfaq/

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

other interpreters that suppress the deaf instead of
helping them

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

At this time of year, many people turn their attention to graduation
ceremonies.  As our friends and families graduate, we want to be able
to fully participate in their celebrations.  In addition to sign
language interpreters, CART providers and realtime captioners can
help to make those celebrations accessible to us all.

If you feel that a CART provider would be an appropriate
accommodation for such an event, make sure you inform the school of
your desire as far in advance as possible.  CART providers need
adequate time to prepare for this momentous occasion.

There are a few factors you need to consider well in advance to be
sure you can resolve any glitches before the ceremony takes place. 
Is the graduation taking place outside?  Will there be electrical
outlets available? Will the CART provider or captioner make the
captions available to a large segment of the viewing audience, or
will the captioning be for just one or two people?

If the graduation is outdoors, special attention needs to be given to
the weather conditions.  In the event of rain, the computer, screens,
and other equipment must be placed in positions so that they can stay
dry.

On a beautiful, sunny day, some people may not think about how
difficult it could be for the CART provider or the viewing audience
to see a computer screen.  The glare may make it difficult to find a
good location to set up.

With adequate advanced planning, CART or captioning can help make
this special event more memorable for everyone involved.   

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SUCCESSFUL DEAF JOBS IN GREAT BRITAIN
While there are many deaf people without jobs in Great
Britain, there are also many other deaf people with good jobs.
What are the examples of the good jobs they have? They
work in the IT field, in the web media field, at service
centers for the deaf, teaching, and at factories.

A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

the Wheelchair logo represents the deaf as part of the disabled
group

Wrong! The most common deaf symbol is at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:International_Symbol_for_Deafness.svg

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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!

How do the German deaf compare with hearing German as far as
language development is concerned? This was what ERP, a German
social science group wanted to know. After a series of testings
it was concluded that the deaf are just as good as the hearing!

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The Deaf and the Law:

In Spain, a law was passed in 2007 by the Spanish senate to recognize
sign language

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It is not worded the same as the Olympics, but still better
than nothing – Our Games, that will take place at Rome this
summer can be legally called Deaflympics, with IOC’s blessings
and without legal repercussions.
For years we were not allowed to call our Games the Deaf Olympics
under pain of legal action by the IOC – but now we can call it
Deaflympics.
For our Games, it is the fifth such name change – International
Silent Games, International Games for the Deaf, World Games for
the Deaf and then Deaf World Games, latter of which ironically has never
been used in actual Games competition.
Our next step, of course – is to go from Deaflympics to
Deaf Olympics, of course with IOC’s blessings!

(editor’s note: interestingly enough since DeafDigest editor is
currently vacationing in Spain – that the IOC decision to allow
us to use the word “Deaflympics” was approved by Juan Antonio
Samaranch, the IOC president. He is a Spaniard!)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What is frightening to all of us is the new law
in New Hampshire, effective July 1st that requires
all out-of-state interpreters to obtain state
interpreter license.
Why frightening? We have serious shortages of
interpreters everywhere. Many agencies and universities
have been forced to fly in out of state interpreters
just for one particular event. In the eyes of
New Hampshire, these interpreters are law breakers.
Will they go to jail? Probably of course not, but
the specter is there to scare these “offending”
interpreters.

(editor’s note: this law, while still on the books,
have had no impact on the interpreters in the state.
Whew!)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Do barbers all over the world communicate the same?
DeafDigest editor badly needed a hair cut and there was
a barber shop in Madrid.
The barber realized the DeafDigest editor was deaf.
Communication? No problem. He used the “Universal
Barber Sign Language” to communicate!
DeafDigest editor left the barber shop a satisfied
patron.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Lipreading the lips of restaurant people in Spain is
a constant struggle. Common words such as Coffee (cafe), Coca-Cola, sandwich, soup, pizza – are a constant struggle.
There is a lot of pointing at the pictures and English
words on the menu. The waiter may “acknowledge” your order
by saying something. You think you understand by nodding
your head. And the waiter brings something you did not
order nor want!

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

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Employment Opening
Principal
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa

For more information and application procedure please visit:
The “ISD Employment” link at http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

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Employment openings
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable White Plains, New York is currently recruiting for the following positions:

– Principal, High School

– Teacher, Family-Infant Program

– Guidance Counselor

– Bilingual Case Worker

– Human Resources Director

– Teacher of the Deaf

Fanwood offers a most attractive salary and benefit package. We are located 25 minutes from New York City and all it has to offer. Westchester County is a wonderful place to work and live.

For complete job description, details and application information, please visit our website at http://www.nysd.net

E-mail your resume to mailto:arice@nysd.net or fax it to (914) 949-2331. These positions will remain open until filled.  Application review to begin immediately.

New York School for the Deaf is an EEO/AA Employer

POSITION OPENING
5/19/2011

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position title
Assistant to the Dean
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

POSITION TITLE:    Assistant to the Dean

DEPARTMENT:    Residential Program at the Western PA School for the Deaf

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, 187-day position.  The Assistant to the Dean directs/coordinates after school programs and activities for the residential students;  assists the Dean of Students in scheduling of Residential Supervisors, transportation, off-campus activities, sports and avocational clubs; acts as liaison with other administrators when needed on student behavior, discipline, special needs, accomplishments and parent requests; assists in the implementation of student behavior plans; develops workshops and training programs for Residential Supervisors; serves as acting Dean of Students in his/her absence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education of the deaf, social work, special education or related area; or equivalent work and experience.  He/she should have some experience in staff supervision.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Intermediate” skills are required at hire with “Advanced” skills required within two years of employment.

PA Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances are required.

SALARY:    Dependent upon experience.  Full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

STARTING DATE:    August 22, 2010

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 30, 2011

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey, Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

The Western PA School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills. 

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT: (Full time) This position provides
support to Residential Operations Director in completing all
necessary regulated reports, statistics and maintaining regulated
information. The qualified candidate shall possess: a minimum of HS
Diploma with a minimum of 1 year experience in administration and
human service field. Must have strong writing, organizational and
time management skills, as well as computer proficiency in MS word
and excel; Fluency in American Sign Language; Understanding of
residential settings a plus. Duties: Complete and submit monthly
reports for DPW, managed care companies and/or other governmental
agencies on timely bases.  Track referrals, intakes and other items
related to program needs; review progress notes to ensure
documentation is present and suffice for audit reviews; and Assist
Operations Director with all audit preparations and follow ups as
needed.

– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3 years of
administrative assistant experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel – AA degree is preferred. Must possess strong
writing/proof reading skills and excellent organizational skills;
Fluency in American Sign Language required. ASL Interpreting skills
is a plus. Duties: Responsible for providing administrative support
to all programs. Handle incoming phone calls both voice and Video
Phone. Responsible for billing/payroll/medical entries into database
systems, coordinate doctors’ appointments when needed, filing,
complete verification of insurance through EVS system, coordinate
conference rooms, and troubleshoot wherever and whenever possible. 

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Bernadette Class, Office Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301                

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services/MCC, Inc, Bensalem, PA  19020

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person”, the behavior specialists will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to: mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

or via fax to 267-525-7014

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

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

– TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

– VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

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

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

more information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mcdhh/

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

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

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

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

for job description & application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/reach/

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– Residential Advisor
– Weekend Residential Advisor:

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

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc1/

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc2/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  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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DeafDigest – 25 May 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 25, 2011

__A picture of “Captioned Eyeglassses”
Last week, Yahoo News ran a series of “LIFE’s Dumb Inventions”
Picture #2 shows an invention in 1963, called “T.V. Glasses”.
Does it look like the future “Captioned Eyeglasses”?

A deaf moviegoer said:
There were some captioned glasses that are kind of like that
and none of them are really commercial-ready, and probably won’t
be for another few years. And would it be like watching a TV
two inches from the screen?
The link is:

__ Seattle interpreting crisis in the future?
For years Seattle Central Community College, through its
famed Interpreter Training Program, has provided the Seattle
metro area with interpreters. This training pipeline may be
severed if Dr Paul Kilpatrick, the college president has its
way. The college is broke, and to save money, he wants to
abolish the interpreting program. Yes, the Deaf Community is
screaming.

__ Italian Monkey Sign Language?????
In 1978, an oral deaf leader gave a speech that said anyone using ASL
is behaving like a monkey. The NAD was upset, and Agbell apologized.
Well, is this happening in Italy soon? A bill is in the Italian
parliament to replace Lingua dei Segni Italiana (Italian Sign
Language) with Lingua dei Segni Italiana (Italian Hearing Gestures).
A joke? No. Seems some lawmakers are being influenced by some
parents that are anti-sign language and pro-CI. Currently angry
deaf leaders are wondering if hearing people want them to become
monkeys! Remember Italy hosted the infamous 1880 Milan Conference!

__ Ordered to take off hearing aid in Arizona
A mainstreamed basketball player in Arizona was ordered by the
referee to take off his hearing aid during a basketball game.
Very upset about it, the player’s mother filed a protest with the
Arizona Interscholastic Association, wanting to have the referee
punished. The mother was barking at the wrong tree – because this
small private high school did not belong to that state athletic
association – and the state athletic official told her they have
nothing to do with the non-member schools!

__ One of the best gamers in Peru is a deaf man
In Peru, life is not good for the deaf; discrimination is
bad; finding a job is almost impossible. Aldo Cauvi, a
young deaf man said he needed something in life to keep
going on. This is why he got heavily involved with a game
called “Gears of War 3” – and currently he is the best
in Peru. He said hearing opponents were jealous and sent
him nasty messages. He just ignores them and continues
with that he is best at – with Gears of War 3



DeafDigest – 22 May 2011

DeafDigest Gold – May 22, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafmagicians/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legislators/

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

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

Connect to your laptop, netbook or PC using the Sierra Wireless 250U 3G/4G
USB modem. It has a rotating USB so you can make the most of any tight spot.
Check email, participate in web conferences or download massive
presentations. Wherever your mobile office takes you, you can get connected
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*The Sierra Wireless modem is FREE after $249.99 instant savings, eligible
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See details on this offer at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
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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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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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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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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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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Most townships do not have offices that serve the needs of the deaf and the disabled. One reason
may be money. Another may be the attitude.
An exception is the Schaumburg, IL township,
which has a department of its own. This township
came up with these stats – 7,900 calls, including
TTY calls; 5,400 emails; 400 being provided with
assistive devices.

Buildings on the campuses of schools for the
deaf get old and need to be replaced with spanking
new facilities. This has been going on at many
schools for the deaf – except for one school.
At Wisconsin School for the Deaf, the Walker Hall,
now 100 years old, should have been changed into
a brand new building. But for one reason or other,
it has never been done. And now this – there is
a proposal in the state budget for a new building
to replace Walker Hall. Will it happen? In a newspaper story, superintendent Alex Slappey, said:

It never happened for a variety of reasons, but it’s always a long process, So, yes, we’re very excited about it. Some people have been a little leery about whether it would happen because of the economy, but I’m confident.

– Very Hot News

The board at Indiana School for the Deaf has issued
a press release. In part it said:

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) Board supports the full continuum of educational placement options for deaf and hard of hearing children as outlined in federal Public Law 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Under the free appropriate public education provision, appropriate means that each child with a disability is entitled to an education that is “appropriate” for his or her needs.  “Appropriate Education” is determined on an individual basis and may not be the same for each child.

– Thursday May 19th

One of the popular films shown at the Cannes was a French
silent film ” “The Artist”. This film won raves from the publications media. We, the deaf, are always asking
for captions and subtitles. Is this silent film turning
back the clock?

– Friday May 20th

Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing and is considered the Father
of the Internet, has been awarded by his alma mater UCLA for
outstanding achievement in his professional field.

– Saturday May 21st

The Washington, DC metropolitan police department is asking
deaf leaders to be part of the Critical Incident Team.
Such incident issues revolve around communication problems
between the police officers that do not sign and
deaf people that rely on sign language.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

There is a movement in Australia. It is called:

Every Australian Counts

It is part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

It is like our ADA and SSDI all rolled up in one.

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DEAF-OWNED RESTAURANTS
Do we have deaf-owned restaurants in USA? Yes, but
why this question?
Few weeks ago, someone posted a comment on a deaf
website. It said that there are no deaf-owned restaurants
in USA.
There are deaf-owned restaurants near Los Angeles, and
another one in Seattle. Also, a deaf man, who used to own
a restaurant, owns his catering business in Los Angeles.
DeafDigest thinks we may have maybe a half-dozen
deaf owned restaurants in USA.

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

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

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Power Lunch in Philadelphia with NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum

Friday, May 27
12:00 noon to 2:00pm

more information at:

http://deafdigest.com/nadpowerlunch/

RSVP by May 24, 2011

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A LOUD ARGUMENT AT PARTY THAT DEAF KNEW NOTHING ABOUT!
There was a deaf-hearing party that DeafDigest editor
attended.
It was a birthday party for a deaf friend; the Coda
people at the party were family members of that deaf
friend.
During the party two Coda people were arguing
with each other. The argument was loud, but there
were no arguing in sign language. The argument was
verbal.
DeafDigest editor did not know about the arguing,
and also other deaf people knew nothing, too. A hearing
person, listening to the argument, told DeafDigest
editor about it.
Hearing people can “hide” their arguments when they
mingle with the deaf!

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

(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.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu, for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change
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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DEAF POWER LUNCH, HEARING POWER LUNCH
The NAD is having its power lunch at a Philadelphia restaurant.
We read all the time in the newspapers about a Power Lunch. So, is
the Deaf Power Lunch the same as the Hearing Power Lunch?
No. Hearing Power Lunches are basically local, involving local
people of power in politics, advocacy, business and educational
circles. They are people of influence.
Deaf Power Lunch is different – only because we, the deaf,
are spread out and diverse. The NAD, however, is trying to make our Deaf Power Lunch a factor in the Deaf Community.

PEOPLE IN MADRID GESTICULATE A LOT
DeafDigest editor is vacationing in Spain as you are
reading this edition. DeafDigests will continue without
skipping a beat.
Anyway, it seems that many Spaniards gesticulate a lot
while in conversation. Often DeafDigest editor’s eyes were
distracted by these “ASL-like” gesticulations!

THE GALLAUDET FORMULA NOT ALWAYS APPLIED EVERYWHERE
What is the Gallaudet formula? That the Gallaudet
board of directors must have at least 51 percent of members
that are deaf or hard of hearing. This is important because
we, the deaf and the hard of hearing, deserve input in
board decisions that impact on our university.
DeafDigest editor never forgot the comment by a popular,
but outspoken deaf community leader of a mid-size city
that houses a school for the deaf. That school is served
by a board of five individuals, appointed by the state
governor. Only two deaf people serve on that board, and on
every decision, the vote was always 3-2 that opposes the
deaf viewpoint.
That deaf leader, himself a member on the board, said:

I am just one vote on a 5-member board

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/beepingdriving/

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:

Aloha State Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/aloha/

A TOUCHY TOPIC IN SPAIN
DeafDigest editor and his wife are both vacationing
in Spain. It was quickly realized that the most touchy
topic among Spaniards is discussing the Spanish Civil War.
Even though it took place in 1936-1939, no one wants to
talk about it, let alone debating about it.
We, the deaf, do have our touchy topics –

– CI vs non-CI
– ASL vs oralism
– the infamous 1880 Milan Conference
– mainstreamed programs vs state school programs

And other such touchy topics.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

room is too noisy for me to tolerate with my hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper said:

This group is seen with the massive use of American Sign Language

Massive use of a language? How come no one says that one
speaks English (or French or Spanish or any other spoken
languages) massively!

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video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

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– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
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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 register for 2012 at only $149!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  A new one coming soon is Math Signs by
Shannon Simon!

Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter
information, etc.

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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!

Neuro Kinetics, Inc manufactures medical equipment to diagnose
patients with balance and dizziness issues. The updated version
of the equipment went through a series of beta tests. One of the
universities helping out with such tests was Gallaudet.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

My vision requires time to adjust between bright and dark environments.

When I am outside in bright sunlight and then enter a building, it becomes very dark.

I need time for my vision to adjust to the new environment.  Normally I need 5 minutes or more! 

When I leave the building and go outside in bright sun, ohh boy, I need time to adjust again!

So, when I do a project outside, I need to plan ahead!   I need to be sure I have all the tools I need or I am going to go through the vision adjustment cycle again….grrrrr.

Be aware when you see your friends who have Usher Syndrome.   

Give them time to adjust their eyes in a new environment.

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 are legislators somewhat afraid to face the deaf?

A. Because on any deaf-related issue, he will face
different viewpoints from the following:

– oral deaf
– ASL deaf
– late deafened
– hard of hearing that function as hearing
– isolated deaf (no friends among the deaf)

It is enough for the legislator to tear hair out of
his head!

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 governor of Indiana should have listened to BOTH
sides rather than the hearing side only. This is the reason
for the big mess at the Indiana School for the Deaf,

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1902 – the only deaf pitcher vs deaf batter confrontation
took place in the major leagues. Pitcher Dummy Taylor faces
batter Dummy Hoy. Taylor’s team won, but Hoy got two hits off
the pitcher. At that time, there was no fanfare, just a routine
ball game. Years later, historians, upon discovering this fact,
got very excited about it!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

2.5 pounds

hearing aid built in 1935

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DeafLibrary Resources

short list of all-time great deaf athletes at RIT

http://deafdigest.com/ntidelitedeafathletes/

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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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best in the nation.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-ses/

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-orc/

– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

– Speech Language Pathologist
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

If you are interested in any of the above positions, 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
DBA Purple position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214556

Reports to:       Manager EIT, DBA Team
Department:       EIT
FLSA Status:      Exempt

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.

Areas of Responsibility: The DBA will design, deploy, and administer Microsoft SQL Server 2008 databases and processes under the guidance of a senior DBA and in partnership with a core team of developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Industry experience required
– Ability to work independently and quickly while learning in a new environment – Must be a team player and work with company network and software engineers – Minimum of 1 year experience in SQL Server 2008 and 4 years experience in SQL Server 2005 database development
– After hours on call support for production issues will be required
– Knowledgeable in both DDL and DML T-SQL syntax
– Experience developing efficient stored procedures, views, and triggers
– Experience with database design best practices, including normalization, query optimization, referential integrity, and logical database architecture
– Experience with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, specifically ETL operations
– Familiarity with SQL Server 2008 tools including Profiler and Tuning Advisor
– In depth knowledge of SQL Server 2008 high availability options including clustering, log shipping, and mirroring
– Ability to work as a self starter under limited supervision

Experience with the following a plus:
– Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred
– Full understanding of the software development life cycle and direct experience working through an entire software cycle – Familiarity with mySQL and database.com are beneficial
– Translating business requirements into technical requirements and designs – Supporting the Production IT team when application-related issues arise
– Excellent communication skills
– Willingness to employ creative thinking to solve problems

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

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

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

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position opening
Senior UI Engineer
Purple
position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214555

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.

Areas of Responsibility: This job requires strong communication skills (interpersonal, written and spoken), a compulsive respect for deadlines, creative imagination, serious technical chops, and an ability to roll with and contribute to a disciplined-but-entrepreneurial work environment. If this sounds like you, read on.
– Collaborate with graphic design and software development teams to create efficient, imaginative     and sophisticated solutions for front-end software feature requests. – Develop high-quality code following established development processes. – Provide informed, innovative recommendations regarding the use of JSP/HTML/CSS/DHTML and Flash to meet a variety of business needs. – Take static Flash files from graphic designers and reconstruct as needed to work with dynamic data. – Assess the technical feasibility of proposed functional designs. – Estimate the time needed to complete development phase of projects. – Keep abreast of the latest developments in Internet technologies.
– Guide and mentor junior developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– 7-10 years of web development experience in a software development environment, interactive agency, design firm or Web-publishing environment – CSS expert including table-less designs and a solid understanding of the separation of style and content
– Javascript expert including knowledge of object oriented programming using Javascript and familiarity with common Javascript libraries including one or more of jQuery (preferred), yui, Ext JS, Dojo Toolkit, script.aculo.us, Prototype, Moo Tools or similar packages
– Experience developing rich user interfaces with Flash and Actionscript
– Ability to convert product requirements and/or concepts into a well-thought-out, cleanly-coded end product or service
– Ability to implement designs across a variety of Internet-based platforms, especially multiple web browsers and mobile devices
– Ability to transform complex layouts into pixel-perfect front-end HTML/CSS/JS templates
– Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with the ability to hand-code (experience with HTML5 and CSS3 a plus)
– Experience with server-side languages (Perl, PHP, Java, .NET), JavaScript frameworks (such as     jQuery), database connectors, web-based APIs, as well as an understanding of MVC design patterns
–  Experience with graphics asset production using Adobe Creative Suite
– Familiarity with UI class frameworks on iOS, Android SDK, and BlackBerry OS
– In-depth understanding of and experience with cross-browser testing, web standards, accessibility, SEO, and best practices (including source code control)
– Familiar and comfortable with formal QA methodologies, processes and techniques – Experience with test driven development in an agile software environment
– Experience building applications with an MVC framework using Struts (preferred), Spring      MVC, JSF, Cocoon or Wicket – Self-starter; work independently with proven  ability to work well as part of a team that includes     product managers, developers, testers, marketing managers, business owners, and executive     stakeholders – BS degree in computer science or equivalent experience

User Interface Design Skills:
– Create designs for high-quality end-to-end user experiences that are visually appealing, easy-to-use, and emotionally-engaging
– Has strong understanding of grid systems, composition, color theory, typography and an obsessive yet practical attention to detail
– Rapidly mockup or prototype and evaluate designs with stakeholders and customers
– Talented in visual design, information architecture, interaction design, code execution
– Takes pride in implementing high-quality and effective designs
– Shows passion about user experience

Experience with the following is a plus: – Image manipulation experience using Photoshop or similar application
– Familiarity with Java or other OO language like C# or C++

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

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

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position opening
Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple
position at Rocklin, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214568

Overview
Purple Communications is the most innovative provider of text relay, video relay, video remote interpreting and on-site interpreting services for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing. We have an opening on our marketing team for a talented and experienced Website and Social Media Graphic Designer.

Job Description
This position is responsible for conceptualizing all design aspect for websites, HTML e-mails, online advertising, social networks, videos, print and web flyers, print and web brochures, exhibit displays, promotional giveaway items, and other graphic design work as needed.

Please provide a link to your online portfolio with your applications. Only resumes that include a portfolio link will be considered.

Please note that this position is based in Rocklin, California. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Objectives
Create clear, compelling and innovative designs in that support and enhance the Purple brand.

Collaborate with members of the Marketing, Sales, and Outreach teams.

Design innovative website structures and graphical assets that convey unique brand experiences in a way that meets business objectives.

Ensures all work incorporates defined requirements and employs best practices in creative execution and user experience design.

Collaborates with implementation managers, copywriters, and other designers to provide direction, as needed and ensure creative alignment and a smooth transfer of work between teams.

Ensures all timelines and deadlines are met. Keeps management informed of project status, and proactively brings issues/problems to their attention.

Adheres to defined creative workflow and contributes to the evolution of our overall creative process.

Provides quality assurance on all creative deliverables.  Ensures all files and associated content are accurate and accessible on the creative server.

Participates in kick-off meetings, design reviews, department meetings and training sessions as requested.

Keeps up to date on design and technology trends to ensure work remains fresh and relevant

Skills
Must have the ability to work closely with peers and clients to interpret and drive design concepts with little to no supervision

Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Skills to work in a collaborative environment with other writers, designers, marketing and development staff.

Strong project management skills with attention toward detail and self-pride in quality of work.

Ability to create clear, compelling and innovative designs.

Must have 4+ years experience working as a Web or print graphic designer and a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or similar discipline

Demonstrated expertise in graphic design and development software such as, but not limited to, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash.

Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures of Web and graphic design with strong user-centered design orientation

Knowledge of cutting-edge visual design tools and trends, and the ability to use them as appropriate.

Experience and knowledge of print design, with emphasis on direct marketing and brand identity.

Skilled in layout and composition, typography, color theory, computer illustration methods, photo editing.

Knowledge of HTML and CSS compliant design plus familiarity with other Web application and online implementation methods and constraints.

Professional design portfolio with online examples.

Agency experience a plus.

Experience with the Deaf community and knowledge of ASL a plus.

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position openings
teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

State of Washington Recruitment Information
and State Applications
http://www.careers.wa.gov

apply at:
Human Resources Office
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
98661-4918

(360) 696-6525
x4326 (V/TTY)

http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

Join Our Family
Our employees are more than just workers. They are
ambassadors to the entire state and the Deaf community.

We’re looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination.

At WSD, it’s about being your best in a challenging and
constantly changing environment.

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington. Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit http://www.experiencewa.com to find out more information about our area.

Anticipated Openings for the 2011-2012 School Year:
– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

Base Salary: Salary determination is based upon education and experience. Teachers receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt employees. Certificated staff at the school are represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Essential Functions:
– Teach assigned subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students, as determined by education, certification qualifications and teaching assignment.
– Create lesson plans, implement curriculum, and assist with extracurricular activities.
– Maintain data on student progress in meeting IEP goals and learning objectives.
– Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP), behavioral intervention plans, safety plans and educational programs in collaboration with school personnel to support positive learning environments for students in the classroom.
– Participate in special education processes such as developing IEP goals and objectives for individual students, implementing instruction to meet students. IEP goals, monitoring and reporting student progress, and participating in IEP meetings.
– Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, school personnel, and parents to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for all students.
– Improve professional competence by participating in staff development activities.
– Apply use of technology to enhance instructional effectiveness.
– Maintain certification as required. Teachers must obtain Professional Certification.
– Participate in extra-curricular programs.
– Other responsibilities as assigned by the principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Knowledge of principles and methods of developing and implementing curriculum, behavioral support plans and IEPs.
– Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and community.
– Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.
– Ability to use technology effectively.
– Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications:
– Washington State teaching certification. Certification Information: http://www.k12.wa.us
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education or other related degree.
– Must meet the .highly qualified. criteria in assigned content area (i.e. Math, Science, Elementary Education, etc.) as established by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.

Classroom Teacher
Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov
2011-2012 School Year Recruitment

State Employee Benefits:
The State of Washington offers the following benefits package within one month of hire:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Retirement Plan
– Life Insurance
– Disability Insurance
– Paid Sick Leave Accrual
– Deferred Compensation (an optional retirement supplemental plan)
– Dependent Care Assistance Program
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Free & confidential access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Training and Professional Development Opportunities
– Insurance coverage (auto & home insurance) is offered at a discounted rate state employee rates

Employment Requirements – Employment is contingent upon satisfying the following:

Successful completion of a criminal records background check and fingerprint check through Washington State Patrol and FBI at employee expense.

Employees must pass all required testing for full certification within 18 months of hire.

Employees are responsible for maintaining certification.

Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover employment in Washington. Note: New teachers are considered non-permanent for the first two years of employment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov by no later than May 31, 2011.

Interviews may begin before the above closing date as our goal is to hire teachers for the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August 2011.

Please visit the school’s website for the 2011-2012 school year calendar and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus, Board of Trustees and more.

To apply, applicants must submit an online application at http://www.careers.wa.gov

In addition, applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
– School Transcripts
– Cover Letter AND Resume
– Response to the two (2) below supplemental questions.

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Describe your qualifications for the teaching position you are applying for and be specific about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the particular position.
Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Explain why you want to be a Classroom Teacher and describe your philosophy/approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format please contact the
Human Resources Office at (360) 696-6525 Ext. 4326.

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position opening
Center Manager Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple1/

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position opening
Center Supervisor Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple2/

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

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple3/

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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

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/cacgallaudetclerc/

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Job announcement
Director
Family Center on Deafness
Pinellas Park, FL

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/pinellas/

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/csunjob/

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/knoxjob/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  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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DeafDigest – 22 May 2011

DeafDigest Blue – May 22, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-hurts/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/storytelling-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/surdophobia-2/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
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Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
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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.

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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?

D.L. Stewart, a columnist with a newspaper in
Dayton, Ohio, is late deafened. He wrote a
column that was titled:

Hearing loss not as funny to those who endure it

He was saying that these “deafness” jokes are actually not funny in the first place, even though
hearing people may think these are hilarious.

Hayes Jackson is an agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in Anniston. He is deaf, but functions
as a hearing person. He goes around in the state,
advising people on their needs with agriculture and
nature. He was written up in a local newspaper, praising
him for his enthusiasm while explaining things to
people and answering their questions.

– Very Hot News

If we are having Summer Deaflympics in 2017, it will
not be in Barcelona. The bid has been withdrawn,
spurred by the decision of the Barcelona city council
not to support this event. Without city’s backing,
the deaf groups decided to drop the bid.

And as a sidebar, the 2013 Deaflympics, supposedly to be
hosted in Athens, Greece, is also in danger of being
cancelled.

– Sunday May 15th

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu is pushing for a plan to offer
tax incentives for employers that hire the deaf and the disabled.
He is working with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation. He
visited a dental lab, where a number of employees are deaf and
pointed to it as an example.

– Monday May 16h

The English government has issued new guidelines for disabled
people, the deaf included that receive monthly Disability Living Allowance (DLA) checks. This announcement has alarmed many people
in the Deaf Community, and they’re not sure exactly what to
do about it. The DLA is the same as the SSDI in USA.

– Tuesday May 17th

Philadelphia, at one time so many years ago, was the cradle
of ideas and actions which led to the formation of our
nation, may again, help revive the NAD as a dominant force.
This organization has announced the hosting of a Deaf Power
Breakfast to take place in Philadelphia, as led by new NAD
CEO Howard A. Rosenblum, himself, a veteran attorney.
Issues, ideas and trends will be discussed in the two-hour
long breakfast.

– Wednesday May 18th

Howard Watson, a deaf man with a long career in VR and in VR-related
fields in Florida, in Florida, has been appointed to serve on the Miami Lakes Special Needs Committee. This committee, newly founded, is tasked with assuring full accessibility for all, the deaf and the disabled. Not just that, he continues serving with the Elderly Affairs Committee that he had been doing for the past eight years.

Said Howard:
I’ve loved being part of the solution and not part of the problem

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

One way or other, Marlee Matlin finds herself in the news.
The latest one was a comment by Piers Morgan, a British
journalist who has been involved with these celebrity
TV programs. He said that deafness has worked to Marlee’s
advantage during these celebrity contest programs. He
may be right because Marlee has reached the finals.

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We will be serving up fabulous hors d’oeuvres and pairing them with
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June 3rd, 6:30pm

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

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3521 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20017

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

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AN UNUSUAL MAJOR AT A HEARING COLLEGE
Many hearing colleges offer different majors – such as Accounting,
Engineering, Math, Social Work, etc, etc.
One college offers a major that is unusual. East Tennessee State
University offers a major in Storytelling.
Graduates then travel to workshops, fairs, parties, etc – to give
interesting stories on anything.
A deaf man – Kenny Tedford graduated from East Tennessee State
University and just gave a recent story at a deaf culture event.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/storytelling-2/

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

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Gerald Burstein Leadership Institute

at

Gallaudet University

Theatre Arts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People of Color

June 27-July 1, 2011

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

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A FEAR OF DEAF PEOPLE
Many hearing people are not afraid of the deaf and are
glad to become friends with the deaf.
Unfortunately, many other hearing people are scared and
afraid of the deaf.
DeafDigest calls it “deafphobia” – meaning fear of the
deaf. But there is another word that means the same thing –
surdophobia. This word was invented by Gardy Van Gils, a
deaf man from the Netherlands.
Deafphobia? Surdophobia? Both mean the same thing.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/surdophobia-2/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Purple(tm) Announces a Faster, Easier Way to Make Calls with Anywhere Contact List
With Purple’s Anywhere Contact List, YOU’RE in control, no more remote!

ROCKLIN, CALIF., MAY 17, 2011 – Purple Communications., Inc. (OTC: PRPL) Purple(tm), a leading provider of innovative communications solutions and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, has created a faster, easier way to make calls with Purple’s Anywhere Contact List.

“At Purple, we are all about ‘easy’ and choice, and understand many of our customers use several different VRS options in addition to Purple VRS products and services,” said Norman Chan, director of outreach. “Our Anywhere Contact List eliminates click, click, clicking the remote down to find a phone number for people who still use a VP-200®.”

By using Purple.tv through a VP-200, callers just need to give the name of the person they want to call to the video interpreter (VI) instead of using their remote control to scroll through an often long list of contacts – a considerably faster and easy way to make a call.

“Just the other day, a VP-200 user told me he had to call somebody but he couldn’t remember the person’s number,” said Vice President of Outreach Mark Bella. “I asked him if he knew the person’s name, and he said, “Of course,” so I told him about our Anywhere Contact List. He tried it and told me he was amazed at how fast and easy it was. He loves it and I know other VRS users will, too.”

For more information, visit http://purple.us/anywhere/ or call Purple Customer Care at 877-885-3172.

Purple’s Anywhere Contact List Additional Benefits Include:

– Privacy: VI’s do not have access to your Anywhere Contact List and only see matches to the name you give them when making a call.

– Make Calls with Names NOT Numbers: Users only provide the name of the person he/she wants to call instead of click, click, clicking down the remote control to find the person.

– Never lose your information: If your VP-200 breaks or is not working, your contacts will not be lost.

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Purple VRS works on the following smartphones and computers:

Android:
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HTC EVO(tm)
HTC ThunderBolt(tm)
Motorola Xoom(tm)
Motorola Atrix(tm) 4G
Nexus S from Google
Samsung. Epic 4G
Samsung Galaxy Tab(tm)
Samsung Galaxy ™ 4G
T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G

Apple®:
Mac®
iPhone 4®
iPod touch® (fourth generation)
iPad 2®

Windows-based PCs:

Price and Availability

All Purple apps are free and available now at http://www.purple.us/trynow

About Purple
Purple Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of on-site interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers. Purple’s vision is to enable fast and easy communication between people, inclusive of differences in abilities, languages or locations. For more information on the company or its services, visit www.purple.us – Purple, P3 and the Purple logo are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners

Safe Harbor
The statements contained in this news release that are not based on historical fact – including statements regarding the anticipated results of the transactions described in this press release – constitute “forward-looking statements” that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “continue,” or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: (i) our ability to integrate the businesses and technologies we have acquired; (ii) our ability to respond to the rapid technological change of the wireless data industry and offer new services; (iii) our dependence on wireless carrier networks; (iv) our ability to respond to increased competition in the wireless data industry; (v) our ability to generate revenue growth; (vi) our ability to increase or maintain gross margins, profitability, liquidity and capital resources; and (vii) difficulties inherent in predicting the outcome of regulatory processes. Such risks and others are more fully described in the Risk Factors set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our actual results could differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Purple Communications. is not obligated to update and does not undertake to update any of its forward-looking statements made in this press release. Each reference in this news release to “Purple,” the “Company,” or “We,” or any variation thereof, is a reference to Purple Communications., Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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RIDING IN A CAR IN SPAIN
A friend picked up DeafDigest editor and his wife in Madrid, Spain.
The friend was a big person. He required a lot of leg room while
driving, and so the seat behind him had no leg room.
DeafDigest editor sat in the back – and directly behind the
driver despite lack of leg room. Why?
Because it was much easier to communicate with his wife,
who was sitting in front. If he sat behind his wife, then
there would be a lot of neck craning!

A PLACE AT THE TABLE FOR THE DEAF
President Barack Obama has appointed Meryl Frank, not deaf,
as Ambassador to United Nations Permanent Commission on the
Status of Women.

Ms Frank said:
I want more women present at decision-making tables worldwide

We, the deaf, should say:
We want more deaf present at decision-making tables worldwide

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DISCRIMINATION IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD
There was a story in the newspapers of a deaf intern in
Washington, DC facing discrimination in her first day on
the job.
Well, the brutal reality is that every successful deaf
professional deals with discrimination. DeafDigest editor,
over the years, have raised this issue with engineers,
architects, attorneys, physicians, accountants, chemists,
all of them successful and all of them deaf. And all of
them have dealt with discrimination one way or other.
If a successful deaf professional says he has never
faced discrimination, then is he telling the truth?

A NIGHTMARE AT THE AIRPORT
The Washington Dulles airport tries to be deaf-friendly,
with all these alerting devices and electronic postings of
flight arrivals and departures. Perfect for the deaf?
Not always. He and his wife were waiting to get on the
plane at one terminal. Suddenly there was a change. The
plane was to be on another end of a different terminal,
a considerable walk.
There was no announcement. No warning. No nothing.
The editor happened to notice the change on the electronic
wall – and suddenly had to take a long walk.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

VRS interpreters that hate their jobs.

Explained an interpreter that loves her profession:

they should be grateful for their jobs instead of
griping about it

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“I think I would like to use the services a CART provider at an
upcoming event.  How do I go about finding one?”

As always, a personal recommendation may be your best bet.  But if
you don’t know someone in your area, there are still ways to find a
well-qualified CART provider.

When searching for a competent CART provider, the best place to start
is probably the Internet.  The National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA) has compiled a CART Provider Directory. 

You can go to their website at ncraonline.org and access information
about CART providers throughout the country.  The information on the
website explains the different certifications that are offered for
CART providers, and you can find someone in your city and state.

Some CART providers list their areas of expertise and additional
training.  You may also be able to find references that you could
contact to find out about their experiences with these CART
providers.

In addition to the NCRA CART Provider Directory, some states also
have lists of approved CART providers.  You may want to contact the
court reporters association for your particular state to find out
more information.

MISSING OUT ON CHANCE CONVERSATIONS
On the plane some strangers strike up conversations just
to kill time. Not easy for deaf passengers to do the same –
and thus miss out on interesting conversations.
One was with a man who was wearing jeans and an old T shirt.
He was a CEO of a big hospital in the San Francisco area.
Another one was with a French woman who spoke perfect
English. She said she was a foreign language specialist.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked her what it was all about.
She said she provides technical and administrative support and services for corporations that want to do international
business.
Is it the same as foreign language interpreting? She
said no.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that ear buds and headphones are perfect assistive
listening devices

Wrong! Hearing aid users cannot use either.

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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!

HearUSA, which oversees the AARP Hearing Care Program
and works closely with HLAA, has filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy. This company could not agree with Siemens AG
on the money owed them. And the affiliate of the Dutch
company William Demant Holdings may purchase HearUSA.

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf man from Maine was arrested after a traffic accident
on charges of obstruction with the police investigation.
The city absolved the police of any blame. The deaf man’s
family filed a lawsuit, accusing the city of discrimination.
The state Human Rights Commission felt that the city
discriminated against him but suggested conciliation. If it
failed, then the civil action lawsuit would be filed in
Superior Court.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Could separating of plasma from the blood help cure the
Sudden Deaf Syndrome?
There was a story of a 33-year old hearing man suffering
from the Sudden Deaf Syndrome. He had his hearing restored
after several weeks of treatments, all of which failed.
The final treatment – separating plasma from the blood,
was the one that worked.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Hearing people sipping red wine at a nice restaurant
or during a quiet evening at home may be doing themselves
a favor.
Jochen Schacht and his team at the University of
Michigan Medical School is saying that a moderate
sipping of the red wine may delay deafness that is caused
by either the aging process or by loud noise.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Which is more effective – a public awareness campaign
or a made-for-TV program in educating the public on deafness issues?
A public awareness campaign may sound more sincere,
but a made-for-TV program may be more convincing.
Deafness issues? We have so many – oral vs ASL,
CI vs hearing aid; cued vs ASL or even vs oral;
mainstreamed school vs state school, and so on.
The downside is that advocates would keep mum
on other options!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Co-worker…Did you get my cat?

Me…       Your cat?

Then she pointed to my Blackberry and then I realized that she said “text”,  not “cat”

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

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Employment openings
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) located in desirable White Plains, New York is currently recruiting for the following positions:

– Principal, High School

– Teacher, Family-Infant Program

– Guidance Counselor

– Bilingual Case Worker

– Human Resources Director

– Teacher of the Deaf

Fanwood offers a most attractive salary and benefit package. We are located 25 minutes from New York City and all it has to offer. Westchester County is a wonderful place to work and live.

For complete job description, details and application information, please visit our website at http://www.nysd.net

E-mail your resume to mailto:arice@nysd.net or fax it to (914) 949-2331. These positions will remain open until filled.  Application review to begin immediately.

New York School for the Deaf is an EEO/AA Employer

POSITION OPENING
5/19/2011

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position title
Assistant to the Dean
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

POSITION TITLE:    Assistant to the Dean

DEPARTMENT:    Residential Program at the Western PA School for the Deaf

REPORTS TO:    Dean of Students

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, 187-day position.  The Assistant to the Dean directs/coordinates after school programs and activities for the residential students;  assists the Dean of Students in scheduling of Residential Supervisors, transportation, off-campus activities, sports and avocational clubs; acts as liaison with other administrators when needed on student behavior, discipline, special needs, accomplishments and parent requests; assists in the implementation of student behavior plans; develops workshops and training programs for Residential Supervisors; serves as acting Dean of Students in his/her absence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, education of the deaf, social work, special education or related area; or equivalent work and experience.  He/she should have some experience in staff supervision.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Intermediate” skills are required at hire with “Advanced” skills required within two years of employment.

PA Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances are required.

SALARY:    Dependent upon experience.  Full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

STARTING DATE:    August 22, 2010

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 30, 2011

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey, Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

The Western PA School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills. 

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT: (Full time) This position provides
support to Residential Operations Director in completing all
necessary regulated reports, statistics and maintaining regulated
information. The qualified candidate shall possess: a minimum of HS
Diploma with a minimum of 1 year experience in administration and
human service field. Must have strong writing, organizational and
time management skills, as well as computer proficiency in MS word
and excel; Fluency in American Sign Language; Understanding of
residential settings a plus. Duties: Complete and submit monthly
reports for DPW, managed care companies and/or other governmental
agencies on timely bases.  Track referrals, intakes and other items
related to program needs; review progress notes to ensure
documentation is present and suffice for audit reviews; and Assist
Operations Director with all audit preparations and follow ups as
needed.

– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3 years of
administrative assistant experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel – AA degree is preferred. Must possess strong
writing/proof reading skills and excellent organizational skills;
Fluency in American Sign Language required. ASL Interpreting skills
is a plus. Duties: Responsible for providing administrative support
to all programs. Handle incoming phone calls both voice and Video
Phone. Responsible for billing/payroll/medical entries into database
systems, coordinate doctors’ appointments when needed, filing,
complete verification of insurance through EVS system, coordinate
conference rooms, and troubleshoot wherever and whenever possible. 

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Bernadette Class, Office Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301                

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services/MCC, Inc, Bensalem, PA  19020

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person”, the behavior specialists will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to: mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

or via fax to 267-525-7014

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

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

– TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

– VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

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

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

more information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mcdhh/

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

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

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

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

for job description & application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/reach/

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– Residential Advisor
– Weekend Residential Advisor:

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

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc1/

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc2/

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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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/copd1/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  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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DeafDigest – 18 May 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 18, 2011

__ Idaho’s amazing deaf drummer

Melissa Jensen is 17 years old and a junior at Idaho School for
the Deaf and Blind. When not attending classes, she spends her
free time as the drummer with the Ask Philips. All members of
this hearing band are males in their twenties, except for
Melissa. After performances, Melissa mingles with the fans
in audience and they’re all shocked upon learning that she
is deaf! She learned to drum at the age of 7, playing with
her family members, and so, drumming is nothing new to her.


__ Indiana’s deaf parents demand meeting with the governor

Indiana School for the Deaf is famous for its bi-bi approach
to Deaf Education. Will this method continue or be phrased
out in favor of a new educational method that may possibly
be oral? This is the fear expressed by deaf parents of
deaf students at the school. The school board has seven
members, but only one is deaf. Last month, Gov. Mitch Daniels
appointed four new members which has created this 6-1
imbalance. It resulted in a furor by angry deaf parents whose
children are enrolled at the school. The group presented the
governor with three demands:

* Remove 3 new Board Members
* At least 51% of the Board must be Deaf.
* The Board should be Deaf centered; promote Deaf culture, Deaf
awareness and American Sign Language

Will the governor listen? Probably not. Will the deaf parents
keep quiet about it? No. Stay tuned.


__ Deaf athlete loses his gold medal because of his deafness

This story was reported by Jim Cooney, Director, Gospel School
for the Deaf, in Fiji. He was the athletic director of Rhode
Island School for the Deaf for many years until he retired.
One of his students, Kevin Barr, won first place in the shot put
in his junior classification at the Fiji “Coca Cola” Secondary
School track meet, which involves nation’s top athletes plus
some from Australia and other South Pacific nations. The
hearing runner up contestant filed a protest, saying that
deaf athletes are not allowed to compete! The gold medal
was given to the protesting hearing athlete! When Cooney
screamed, the hosts “compromised” by giving Kevin a gold
medal for “participation” while allowing the 2nd place
shot putter to keep his gold medal!


__ Deaf Bulbs may have 100 watt brightness

What is a Deaf Bulb? The bulbs we use to alert us
– doorbell, TTY, video, wake up, baby cry, etc.
Federal law will stop sales of old fashioned bulbs
in January 2012. Not to worry? Two companies have
come up with 100 watt LED bulbs. These should be
OK to function as our alerting devices. Whew!
Just one piece of bad news – these bulbs will be
$50.00 each – but the feeling is that price will
drop in due time.


__ The slowly disappearing Clarke School

Clarke School will disappear slowly. But it is not
disappearing at all! The school will be selling off
its campus, piece by piece and bits by bits until
there is no more left. But it will not really
disappear, instead it has already reinvented itself
with affiliate campuses in four different cities
and also with an outreach program services for
deaf adults. While Clarke has had a reputation for
its rigorous oral program, many, many of its
graduates have eventually become ASL signers
and have become leaders and well respected in the
Deaf Community.


DeafDigest – 15 May 2011

DeafDigest Gold – May 15, 2011

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

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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 $149.99 after $350 instant savings, with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade) on the Sprint Relay Data Only plan plus Premium Data Add-on and two-year Agreement.

Offer ends 6/4/11 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_DDG051311

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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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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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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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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The Volta Bureau, the AgBell headquarters, in Washington, DC,
was mentioned as a National Historic Landmark. How did the building
get it started was the money awarded by the French government in
1880 to establish a laboratory to help the hard of hearing.
But the Volta Laboratory, ceasing to exist in 1887, has become
the AgBell headquarters, in which it continues nowadays.

Christopher Wells, who is deaf-blind, is an accomplished
individual. He is getting a Ph.D in chemistry from the
University at Albany in New York. And it is not just a regular chemistry workload, but which deals with medical and pharmaceutical applications in living organisms including bacteria, sponges and fungi by studying
their chemical compounds. His work has been published
in journals of Applied Physics, Organometallic Chemistry, and Biomacromolecules. And on top of it, he served as
intern at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Pretty much heavy stuff for any hearing student in
chemistry, never mind that he is deaf and blind!

– Very Hot News

YouTube is now using captioners to produce streaming
captions on its videos. It is separate and apart from
auto captions on videos that are not live.

– Thursday May 12th

The new superintendent of West Virginia School for the
Deaf and Blind is Lynn Boyer. She is not deaf and comes
from the Council for Exceptional Children. She will
have her hands full on July 1st, her first day on the job.

– Friday May 13th

The state of Missouri has set up a new web site for deaf individuals
that have some beefs with their interpreters. It is at:

http://pr.mo.gov/interpreters.asp

Keep in mind that 99 percent of interpreters are great.

– Saturday May 14th

The Detroit School for the Deaf was slated for the chopping
block only as recent as two weeks ago, has been given a
new lease on life. After rethinking its decision, the city
decided to continue with the deaf programs at the school.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A better CI “mousetrap”? Yes, according to four hearing
students at Hopewell Valley Central HS in New Jersey.
This foursome won first place at the ExploraVision national
competition. The contestants were asked to come up with
something that would exist 20 years from now. The New Jersey
team came up with something that was described as:

the design lays out an auditory prosthetic system that allows the deaf, particularly those with auditory nerve damage, to hear by bypassing the usual functions of the ear with artificial parts.

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The new American Innovative Klip Vibe is 25% off during the
entire month of May!

It’s a vibrating Dual Timer & Stopwatch with clock.

It’s handy to use around your home or office and definitely
in the kitchen when cooking!

http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd
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HEARING AND DEAF MAGICIANS
We have many deaf and hard of hearing magicians.
The deaf magicians perform their tricks without music.
The hard of hearing (and hearing) magicians perform
with music.
A deaf magician was disqualified in a contest because
the judges thought he was using music to help him with
his acts. They thought he was hearing, and faking his
deafness to help him win the contest.

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

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

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government National
Training Conference

June 8-10, 2011
Washington, DC

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/trainingconference

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SOME STATE LEGISLATORS ARE FUNNY
This is a true story. Years ago, a deaf political
advocate wanted his home state to pass a bill to give
discounts for deaf people that use TTY to make long
distance calls.
People told him that the legislators will vote
against the bill. This deaf leader did his homework,
practicing with friends on debates, reading on legislative
rules, making contacts with deaf community, etc.
He arrived at the state capitol ready for a fight;
his arms were carrying materials to show the
legislators.
The legislators saw him and told him to go home
because they already passed the bill before he
arrived.
Was the deaf man happy? No, he was very upset
because he felt he wasted his time doing his
homework! And he drove more than 2 hours from his
home for nothing.

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

(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.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu, for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change
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 DEAF CASINO DEALER AND SUPERVISOR
We have a number of deaf blackjack dealers in
Las Vegas and Reno. But how many of them were
also supervisors?
There was one in Atlantic City. Fran Egan, who just
passed away, was a casino dealer and supervisor.
To be fair, he used hearing aid to communicate. He
probably did not know ASL

HISTORICAL IRONY – EDISON AND THE DEAF FILMMAKERS
History takes funny turns. Here is an example –

flashback – year 1908:
Thomas Edison owned almost all of the rights to these movies!
His lab manufactured film, processed film, manufactured the
cameras, etc – and so owned rights to these movies. A group
of filmmakers rebelled and manufactured and processed their
own films and built their own cameras and moved their operations
to Hollywood.

Nowadays – recent years:
We have many and many deaf filmmakers

Why the irony? Because Edison was deaf!

GALLAUDET GETTING BIGGER?
Is Gallaudet getting bigger? Not talking about enrollment
numbers but about land that Gallaudet currently occupies
and wishes to occupy in the future.
There is talk that Gallaudet is in negotiations with a developer that owns land next to Gallaudet’s off-campus
parking lot, which is in middle of the DC Farmers’s
Market.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hassle/

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:

Georgia Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/gaassoc/

TO BE DEAF OR TO BE HEARING
One difference between being a deaf person and
being a hearing person.
If you are hearing and you want to get someone’s
attention across the room, you shout out his name.
A deaf person would either turn on and off the
light switch or stomp on the floor or throw a
curled paper to get attention of another deaf person.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I’m so busy with too many other things to bother with
a 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?

A newspaper said:

Lip reading: Your third hearing aid

DeafDigest is not sure what is this exactly
supposed to mean; many phrases are crazy
as is

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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 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!

The Beverly Hospital, near Danvers, MA, reached agreement with
the U.S. Attorney’s Office to provide interpreters for
deaf patients. If an interpreter in person is not possible
then a video relay interpreting service would be acceptable.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

When attending social events, looking for friends is a difficult task
for me!

Things change…recognizing people I know has grown more difficult.

At the AADB Symposium, there will be a “Mug Shot” of each registered
attendee.

It will be posted on a wall with the person’s name on the bottom of
each picture.  Deaf-Blind individuals will ask their SSPs to locate
the specific individual they want to chat with.

Deaf-Blind people cannot find each other!  This wall full of pictures
will give SSPs a general idea of what this person looks like.

Even if there are 500 attendees, the goal is for Deaf-Blind people to
interact with anyone that they would like to!

That’s a tough task for  our SSPs, but we appreciate their efforts!

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 people wear ear protectors while at work, where
noise is pretty much bad, and yet they do not wear ear protectors
while attending ultra-loud rock musical festivals?

A. Human nature

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:

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau (China) said a sign language
weather forecast TV program will be ready in five years.

Why five years? DeafDigest wishes it will be ready NOW; there
are many sign language people in China that can do the job on
a short notice.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1771 – the earliest record of a court case in England that
was interpreted on behalf of the deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

In Canada –

3 in 1000 babies born profoundly deaf

and

3 in 1000 babies born hard of hearing

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DeafLibrary Resources

list of deaf individuals that won Nobel prizes

http://deafdigest.com/deafnobel/

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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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* 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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position opening
DBA Purple position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214556

Reports to:       Manager EIT, DBA Team
Department:       EIT
FLSA Status:      Exempt

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.

Areas of Responsibility: The DBA will design, deploy, and administer Microsoft SQL Server 2008 databases and processes under the guidance of a senior DBA and in partnership with a core team of developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Industry experience required
– Ability to work independently and quickly while learning in a new environment – Must be a team player and work with company network and software engineers – Minimum of 1 year experience in SQL Server 2008 and 4 years experience in SQL Server 2005 database development
– After hours on call support for production issues will be required
– Knowledgeable in both DDL and DML T-SQL syntax
– Experience developing efficient stored procedures, views, and triggers
– Experience with database design best practices, including normalization, query optimization, referential integrity, and logical database architecture
– Experience with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, specifically ETL operations
– Familiarity with SQL Server 2008 tools including Profiler and Tuning Advisor
– In depth knowledge of SQL Server 2008 high availability options including clustering, log shipping, and mirroring
– Ability to work as a self starter under limited supervision

Experience with the following a plus:
– Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred
– Full understanding of the software development life cycle and direct experience working through an entire software cycle – Familiarity with mySQL and database.com are beneficial
– Translating business requirements into technical requirements and designs – Supporting the Production IT team when application-related issues arise
– Excellent communication skills
– Willingness to employ creative thinking to solve problems

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

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

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

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position opening
Senior UI Engineer
Purple
position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214555

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.

Areas of Responsibility: This job requires strong communication skills (interpersonal, written and spoken), a compulsive respect for deadlines, creative imagination, serious technical chops, and an ability to roll with and contribute to a disciplined-but-entrepreneurial work environment. If this sounds like you, read on.
– Collaborate with graphic design and software development teams to create efficient, imaginative     and sophisticated solutions for front-end software feature requests. – Develop high-quality code following established development processes. – Provide informed, innovative recommendations regarding the use of JSP/HTML/CSS/DHTML and Flash to meet a variety of business needs. – Take static Flash files from graphic designers and reconstruct as needed to work with dynamic data. – Assess the technical feasibility of proposed functional designs. – Estimate the time needed to complete development phase of projects. – Keep abreast of the latest developments in Internet technologies.
– Guide and mentor junior developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– 7-10 years of web development experience in a software development environment, interactive agency, design firm or Web-publishing environment – CSS expert including table-less designs and a solid understanding of the separation of style and content
– Javascript expert including knowledge of object oriented programming using Javascript and familiarity with common Javascript libraries including one or more of jQuery (preferred), yui, Ext JS, Dojo Toolkit, script.aculo.us, Prototype, Moo Tools or similar packages
– Experience developing rich user interfaces with Flash and Actionscript
– Ability to convert product requirements and/or concepts into a well-thought-out, cleanly-coded end product or service
– Ability to implement designs across a variety of Internet-based platforms, especially multiple web browsers and mobile devices
– Ability to transform complex layouts into pixel-perfect front-end HTML/CSS/JS templates
– Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with the ability to hand-code (experience with HTML5 and CSS3 a plus)
– Experience with server-side languages (Perl, PHP, Java, .NET), JavaScript frameworks (such as     jQuery), database connectors, web-based APIs, as well as an understanding of MVC design patterns
–  Experience with graphics asset production using Adobe Creative Suite
– Familiarity with UI class frameworks on iOS, Android SDK, and BlackBerry OS
– In-depth understanding of and experience with cross-browser testing, web standards, accessibility, SEO, and best practices (including source code control)
– Familiar and comfortable with formal QA methodologies, processes and techniques – Experience with test driven development in an agile software environment
– Experience building applications with an MVC framework using Struts (preferred), Spring      MVC, JSF, Cocoon or Wicket – Self-starter; work independently with proven  ability to work well as part of a team that includes     product managers, developers, testers, marketing managers, business owners, and executive     stakeholders – BS degree in computer science or equivalent experience

User Interface Design Skills:
– Create designs for high-quality end-to-end user experiences that are visually appealing, easy-to-use, and emotionally-engaging
– Has strong understanding of grid systems, composition, color theory, typography and an obsessive yet practical attention to detail
– Rapidly mockup or prototype and evaluate designs with stakeholders and customers
– Talented in visual design, information architecture, interaction design, code execution
– Takes pride in implementing high-quality and effective designs
– Shows passion about user experience

Experience with the following is a plus: – Image manipulation experience using Photoshop or similar application
– Familiarity with Java or other OO language like C# or C++

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

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

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position opening
Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple
position at Rocklin, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214568

Overview
Purple Communications is the most innovative provider of text relay, video relay, video remote interpreting and on-site interpreting services for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing. We have an opening on our marketing team for a talented and experienced Website and Social Media Graphic Designer.

Job Description
This position is responsible for conceptualizing all design aspect for websites, HTML e-mails, online advertising, social networks, videos, print and web flyers, print and web brochures, exhibit displays, promotional giveaway items, and other graphic design work as needed.

Please provide a link to your online portfolio with your applications. Only resumes that include a portfolio link will be considered.

Please note that this position is based in Rocklin, California. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Objectives
Create clear, compelling and innovative designs in that support and enhance the Purple brand.

Collaborate with members of the Marketing, Sales, and Outreach teams.

Design innovative website structures and graphical assets that convey unique brand experiences in a way that meets business objectives.

Ensures all work incorporates defined requirements and employs best practices in creative execution and user experience design.

Collaborates with implementation managers, copywriters, and other designers to provide direction, as needed and ensure creative alignment and a smooth transfer of work between teams.

Ensures all timelines and deadlines are met. Keeps management informed of project status, and proactively brings issues/problems to their attention.

Adheres to defined creative workflow and contributes to the evolution of our overall creative process.

Provides quality assurance on all creative deliverables.  Ensures all files and associated content are accurate and accessible on the creative server.

Participates in kick-off meetings, design reviews, department meetings and training sessions as requested.

Keeps up to date on design and technology trends to ensure work remains fresh and relevant

Skills
Must have the ability to work closely with peers and clients to interpret and drive design concepts with little to no supervision

Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Skills to work in a collaborative environment with other writers, designers, marketing and development staff.

Strong project management skills with attention toward detail and self-pride in quality of work.

Ability to create clear, compelling and innovative designs.

Must have 4+ years experience working as a Web or print graphic designer and a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or similar discipline

Demonstrated expertise in graphic design and development software such as, but not limited to, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash.

Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures of Web and graphic design with strong user-centered design orientation

Knowledge of cutting-edge visual design tools and trends, and the ability to use them as appropriate.

Experience and knowledge of print design, with emphasis on direct marketing and brand identity.

Skilled in layout and composition, typography, color theory, computer illustration methods, photo editing.

Knowledge of HTML and CSS compliant design plus familiarity with other Web application and online implementation methods and constraints.

Professional design portfolio with online examples.

Agency experience a plus.

Experience with the Deaf community and knowledge of ASL a plus.

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position openings
teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

State of Washington Recruitment Information
and State Applications
http://www.careers.wa.gov

apply at:
Human Resources Office
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
98661-4918

(360) 696-6525
x4326 (V/TTY)

http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

Join Our Family
Our employees are more than just workers. They are
ambassadors to the entire state and the Deaf community.

We’re looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination.

At WSD, it’s about being your best in a challenging and
constantly changing environment.

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington. Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit http://www.experiencewa.com to find out more information about our area.

Anticipated Openings for the 2011-2012 School Year:
– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

Base Salary: Salary determination is based upon education and experience. Teachers receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt employees. Certificated staff at the school are represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Essential Functions:
– Teach assigned subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students, as determined by education, certification qualifications and teaching assignment.
– Create lesson plans, implement curriculum, and assist with extracurricular activities.
– Maintain data on student progress in meeting IEP goals and learning objectives.
– Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP), behavioral intervention plans, safety plans and educational programs in collaboration with school personnel to support positive learning environments for students in the classroom.
– Participate in special education processes such as developing IEP goals and objectives for individual students, implementing instruction to meet students. IEP goals, monitoring and reporting student progress, and participating in IEP meetings.
– Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, school personnel, and parents to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for all students.
– Improve professional competence by participating in staff development activities.
– Apply use of technology to enhance instructional effectiveness.
– Maintain certification as required. Teachers must obtain Professional Certification.
– Participate in extra-curricular programs.
– Other responsibilities as assigned by the principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Knowledge of principles and methods of developing and implementing curriculum, behavioral support plans and IEPs.
– Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and community.
– Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.
– Ability to use technology effectively.
– Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications:
– Washington State teaching certification. Certification Information: http://www.k12.wa.us
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education or other related degree.
– Must meet the .highly qualified. criteria in assigned content area (i.e. Math, Science, Elementary Education, etc.) as established by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.

Classroom Teacher
Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov
2011-2012 School Year Recruitment

State Employee Benefits:
The State of Washington offers the following benefits package within one month of hire:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Retirement Plan
– Life Insurance
– Disability Insurance
– Paid Sick Leave Accrual
– Deferred Compensation (an optional retirement supplemental plan)
– Dependent Care Assistance Program
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Free & confidential access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Training and Professional Development Opportunities
– Insurance coverage (auto & home insurance) is offered at a discounted rate state employee rates

Employment Requirements – Employment is contingent upon satisfying the following:

Successful completion of a criminal records background check and fingerprint check through Washington State Patrol and FBI at employee expense.

Employees must pass all required testing for full certification within 18 months of hire.

Employees are responsible for maintaining certification.

Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover employment in Washington. Note: New teachers are considered non-permanent for the first two years of employment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov by no later than May 31, 2011.

Interviews may begin before the above closing date as our goal is to hire teachers for the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August 2011.

Please visit the school’s website for the 2011-2012 school year calendar and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus, Board of Trustees and more.

To apply, applicants must submit an online application at http://www.careers.wa.gov

In addition, applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
– School Transcripts
– Cover Letter AND Resume
– Response to the two (2) below supplemental questions.

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Describe your qualifications for the teaching position you are applying for and be specific about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the particular position.
Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Explain why you want to be a Classroom Teacher and describe your philosophy/approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format please contact the
Human Resources Office at (360) 696-6525 Ext. 4326.

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position opening
Center Manager Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple1/

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position opening
Center Supervisor Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple2/

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

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple3/

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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

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/cacgallaudetclerc/

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Job announcement
Director
Family Center on Deafness
Pinellas Park, FL

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/pinellas/

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/csunjob/

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/knoxjob/

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

position description & application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/clerc1/

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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/

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DeafDigest – 15 May 2011

DeafDigest Blue – May 15, 2011

Blue 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/badmanners/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/britishtv/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/lamarsigns/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-hurts/

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Storms are Coming.

Be Prepared with a Weather Alert System

When storms come to your area, be prepared with a weather alert system.

Weather alert systems at Harris Communications are designed for deaf and hard of hearing people with different options available based on how you
want to be notified.

Our Silent Call Weather Alert Systems will transmit to a Silent receiver, vibrator, strobe light or strobe light and vibrator.

Find the system that works for you and save 10%.

Order now and receive free shipping. Sale ends
May 26, 2011.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB051311

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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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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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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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Leila Petersen who departed us. A long time resident of Seattle,
she was a long time deaf education teacher and
administrator in the school district. Not only
that she also served Washington State Association
of the Deaf and the NAD as well as with the Gallaudet
alumni association chapter. In cribbage she was the best.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Larry
Forestal who departed us. Larry had a long career
as an educator and as an advocate, starting from
mid-sixties. He was also a past president of the
NAD, and also worked at a number of collegiate
programs for the deaf in interpreting and in
sign language.

DeafDigest again dedicates this edition to
Gary Sanderson who departed us. He was known
as interpreter’s interpreter, a professional
at many, many interpreter workshops that
interpreters looked up to. While he was not
either interpreting or advising on interpreting
matters, he was with CSUN’s National Center
on Deafness.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

There are some prisons that do not know how to deal with
deaf inmates with health issues that require medication.
An example is the Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania.
A deaf inmate needed medication and repeatedly requested it
with the prison staff only to be ignored. After getting out,
he filed a lawsuit in federal court. The county then reached
settlement with him.

Being deaf is not a four-letter word, said Helen Cotton Leiser,
a mother of two deaf children. Overcoming the shock of her
deafness, the mother has attuned herself to the sensitivities
of the deaf. This was done with careful choice of words that
describe the deaf. This explanation was printed in a local
Oregon newspaper. She, by the way, is the executive director
Hands & Voices of Oregon.

– Very Hot News

The American Bar Association enacted a resolution, asking
companies to hire more and more disabled and deaf attorneys.
Will this help? Well, to date, only five companies have
pledged to hire deaf attorneys – either as outside counsel
or as an in-house attorney.

– Sunday May 8th

Chris Cooper, who is deaf, announced his sailboat entry in Rhode Island’s annual Round-the-Island-Race. It will be his
second time in that race, which takes place on June 25th.

– Monday May 9th

World class deaf motocross racer Ashley Fiolek was praised
by a younger hearing girl for being a role model. This
young hearing girl is diabetic but dreams of becoming a
professional motocross racer – and is pointing to Ashley
as her role model.

– Tuesday May 10th

How bad is Education for the Deaf in Great Britain because of
lousy economy. Approximately one out of every five educational
councils have cut their services for the deaf – both by
closing teaching positions and cutting the budget on assistive
devices for them. This was gleaned from a British newspaper.

– Wednesday May 11th

We have a number of deaf employees in the FBI. Not that so
in the Philippines. This may change. There is a push to
hire the deaf to work in the National Bureau of Investigation,
which is like our FBI. The deaf may work in the fingerprint
division, scanning of documents and in Cybersecurity.
Said a spokesperson:

The deaf are hard to corrupt. It is rare to see a deaf person
behind bars. They are honest.

An unfortunate aspect to this newspaper story was the continuous
reference to the deaf as deaf mutes!

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The US Office of Personnel Management has (OPM) recognized the
need of deaf employees in the federal government to attend
workshop and training sessions. A beneficiary of the OPM
decision is to sanction the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
as an official training program.

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A SIGN MAKING COMPANY IN MISSISSIPPI
There is a sign company in Lamar, Mississippi. It
makes signs that we see on streets, stores, shops and
buildings.
The company’s name is Lamar Sign Company. Their
sign, outside of their office, says

We know Sign Language

And name Lamar was fingerspelled.

Do these people know ASL? No.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
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Saturday, June 18th at Nationals Park, Washington, DC
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ADA HAS HURT ONE HIGH LEVEL DEAF PROFESSIONAL
Years ago, before there was ADA, a deaf man was a successful
banker. He was the manager of a bank branch office. Employees in
that bank reported to him.
When ADA came, he lost his job. Actually the bank paid him
a generous settlement.
Why did he lose his job? The bank was afraid that because of
ADA, he would be too expensive – interpreters, special computer
video equipment, etc.
He has become a very bitter person.

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A DEAF FILMMAKER IN CANADA
We have many deaf individuals that are into filmmaking.
Most of them are self taught. How many of them went to
college and earned a degree in Filmmaking?
There is one – in Canada. Catherine MacKinnon was said
to be Canada’s first deaf filmmaker to earn a degree from
a Canadian filmmaking program.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR THE DEAF
What is Customer Service for the Deaf? It is a take out eatery with printed menus on the counter. It is a visual read out display in a big supermarket. It is captions turned on at a bar. It is push button kiosk at a drive in fast food
outlet. And so on.
Ontarians with Disabilities Act is supposed to be enforced
in January 2012. And for the deaf, it means all of the above.

A LAW CLERK AND A JUDGE
Judge Nathaniel Jones, not deaf, served as judge with the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was assigned
the case of a deaf man, sentenced to 60 months in jail over
a marijuana production charge. He filed an appeal and this
case fell on Jones’ lap.
Jones wrote that the word deaf-mute is offensive to all
of us and did not believe the defendant’s attorney which
equated deaf-mute to the person’s intellectual capacities.
How did the judge get to be so knowledgeable about the deaf? He had a deaf law clerk on his staff at that
time.
Do visit http://ftp.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/156/156.F3d.687.96-1309.html
and scroll down to footnotes 1 and 6.

TO CHARM THE SNAKE BY MUSIC
We all have read this expression – charming the snake by
music.
This expression may be amusing – but for one special
reason.
Snakes are deaf and cannot hear! Possibly “charming”
the snake means to use hand movements to get the snake
to follow the person.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Interpreters that whine and act like babies when
given assignments that they don’t want

Said one interpreter:

it embarrasses me

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“There are television news programs where some of the people speaking
are from foreign countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Pakistan,
Syria, etc.).  English is not the language of these countries;
however, the captioning is in English. How is the captioner doing
that?”

If a person does not hear the sound of a newscast, what he or she may
not realize is that there may be times when the video shown on the
screen does not actually match the sound that is being heard.  In
this case, an interpreter’s voice may actually be heard even though
the video depicts a leader from a different country who may be
speaking.

In other instances, the people at the television station may show a
clip of a news event where a person is speaking; yet the voice that
is heard is that of the television anchor or reporter.   

In television programs that are captioned in advance, one of the ways
that some captioning companies indicate that a person is speaking who
is off screen is by putting the text in italics.

However, it would not be possible to do that when a program is being
captioned “live” or in realtime.  A realtime captioner will usually
write everything that is being said without indicating that the voice
is coming from someone who cannot be seen.  

THE AMAZING DEAF ARTIST JAMES CASTLE
James Castle (1899 – 1977) was an amazing artist that was deaf.
His brief summary is at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Charles_Castle

What was so amazing about him? He never learned sign language,
never learned speech, never learned to lipread and never learned
to read or write.
Yet, he is one of the world’s most famous artists!

DEAF MEN OF SPACE – SELF TAUGHT SUCCESS STORIES
To work in space, one has to take these grueling science courses
in college and then to take these graduate classes and so on.
Yet, we’ve had two successful deaf scientists that never took
formal classes. They were self-taught and became huge successes.
These self-taught men were:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky , a Russian who developed better rocketry
(1857-1935)

Olaf Hassel, Norway, who discovered two important comets (1898-1972)

We’ve had other deaf men of space but they took formal
courses. These two above, didn’t.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that deaf people are always hang out with each other

in many cases, yes, but not always!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University
working together with a research group from University of Western Ontario have determined that the brains of deaf
animals are different from the brains of hearing animals.

By that, they are saying that the deaf brain recognizes
objects by vision whereas the hearing brain recognizes sounds.

Well, DeafDigest have always said for years that when
we lose a sense (hearing) our remaining four senses
take over and overcompensate.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Deaf prisoners in Illinois jails have filed a lawsuit against
the state Department of Corrections. They are accusing the
state agency of discriminating against them – no interpreters,
no high tech devices and other methods of communications.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Now a Collector’s Item – the March/April 2001 edition of Dee
Cee Eyes, a Washington, DC deaf community newsletter.
It is the last one. Dee Cee Eyes, after faithfully serving
the community for 41 years under tutelage of 15 editor-in-chiefs.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Large groups of protesting deaf people have been
marching on the streets in the nation’s capital,
angry about an issue and demanding action.

In Washington, DC, the nation’s capital?

No, this protest is taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The protesters are demanding the ouster of chairperson
Vassil Panev and his board of directors affiliated with
the Union of the Deaf of Bulgaria.
The Union of the Deaf is sort of like our NAD. These
deaf Bulgarians were complaining of discrimination at
their places of employment at sheltered workplace sites.
And that Panev and his people have been indifferent and
insensitive to their complaints.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A hearing employee receives bad news on the phone –
a family member just died – and breaks down in
tears. Fellow employees rush to her and offer
condolences.

Your desk is next to hers – and yes, being deaf,
you’re the last person to know about it, and you
are forced to ask around to know what is it all about!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

– lipreading

A colleague at my work place said:
I just got back from Trustmark. The top that I ordered hasn’t come in yet

I thought she said:
Trustmark?? (It’s a bank)

Colleague said:
No, Trustmark

I still thought she still said:
Trustmark

Giving up, the colleague wrote down:
Dress Barn

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

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. 
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills. 

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT: (Full time) This position provides
support to Residential Operations Director in completing all
necessary regulated reports, statistics and maintaining regulated
information. The qualified candidate shall possess: a minimum of HS
Diploma with a minimum of 1 year experience in administration and
human service field. Must have strong writing, organizational and
time management skills, as well as computer proficiency in MS word
and excel; Fluency in American Sign Language; Understanding of
residential settings a plus. Duties: Complete and submit monthly
reports for DPW, managed care companies and/or other governmental
agencies on timely bases.  Track referrals, intakes and other items
related to program needs; review progress notes to ensure
documentation is present and suffice for audit reviews; and Assist
Operations Director with all audit preparations and follow ups as
needed.

– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: a minimum of a HS diploma with 3 years of
administrative assistant experience with computer proficiency in MS
word and excel – AA degree is preferred. Must possess strong
writing/proof reading skills and excellent organizational skills;
Fluency in American Sign Language required. ASL Interpreting skills
is a plus. Duties: Responsible for providing administrative support
to all programs. Handle incoming phone calls both voice and Video
Phone. Responsible for billing/payroll/medical entries into database
systems, coordinate doctors’ appointments when needed, filing,
complete verification of insurance through EVS system, coordinate
conference rooms, and troubleshoot wherever and whenever possible. 

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Bernadette Class, Office Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301                

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services/MCC, Inc, Bensalem, PA  19020

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person”, the behavior specialists will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to: mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

or via fax to 267-525-7014

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

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

– TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

– VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

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

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

more information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mcdhh/

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

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

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

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

for job description & application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/reach/

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont 

– Residential Advisor
– Weekend Residential Advisor:

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

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc1/

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc2/

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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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/copd1/

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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/metro1/

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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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DeafDigest – 11 May 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 11, 2011

__ To be deaf by not eating fruits and vegetables
Don’t eat fruits and vegetables and to be deaf? This is what
Dr Andrew Black, of the Aboriginal Medical Service in Australia
is saying. He noticed that without fruits and vegetables, the
Aboriginal people have continuing problems with infections and
health. And that some of these illnesses lead to deafness.
He is now pushing for national distribution of fruit and
vegetable crates for Aboriginal families.

__ The Sports Editor of a city newspaper is deaf
Lodi, a city of 100,000 people in the California wine country,
has a newspaper – the Lodi News-Sentinel. This daily newspaper
carries a sports section. Richard Banas, the sports editor,
is deaf – has been deaf all his life. He just won the second place
in the annual California Newspaper Publishers Association
best story honors. He grew up knowing nothing about sign
language and was a good high school athlete. He also was a
hard hitting defensive lineman with the Sacramento State
football team. Interestingly enough he only became a sports
writer while he was in his forties, but has been with it
since then.

__ An overachieving deaf teenager
Tyler Bowes, a deaf junior at Old Fort HS, near Fremont, Ohio,
is an overachiever. He just completed his first solo flight
as a student pilot on the day of his birthday (16 years old).
He is a 4.0 student, a student athletic director for his
high school athletic teams, plays the saxophone in the school
band. He has a goal in life – to become the first deaf person
to be a commercial pilot. He thinks that with his CI, it can
be done (must communicate with radio control towers).

__ Marlee Matlin angry at Bones
No one likes to be called “deaf and dumb” or “deaf and mute” –
and this includes Marlee Matlin. A recent episode of Bones TV
series included the comment “a deaf mute” and it got Marlee
very angry about it. Hopefully her influence among Hollywood
producers and scriptwriters is so strong that all of them
will listen to her!

__ Hearing people would walk out if a deaf person is
the banquet speaker?

Discrimination against the deaf was very strong during
the anti-ASL days of past years. The oral method was
very strong among these hearing teachers and educators.
At a Deaf Education conference in the early 1970’s in
Europe there was a strong warning that if a deaf person
was the featured speaker at a banquet, the hearing
professionals would walk out. Fortunately it has not
happened. Times have changed!

DeafDigest – 08 May 2011

DeafDigest Gold – May 8, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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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
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Find the Samsung EpicTM at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
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people.

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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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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into
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investment made by the U.S. Government as part of the Recovery and
Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high speed
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In addition, many information and resources, such as life skills training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or
to learn from our resources, check us out at:

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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:
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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?

Sue Phillip, from a long line of deaf family members, was
written up in a local Massachusetts newspaper recently.
She was lauded for her involvement with many deaf-related
endeavors – advocate, educator, non-profit group leader, tutor for interpreters, etc, etc.

While it is not deaf-related, perhaps the next efforts
to establish a Deaf Town could be focused on
Monowi, Nebraska. This town has a population of
just one person. If a group of deaf households decide
to move to Monowi, then it will automatically become
a Deaf Town. Yes, the drawback is that jobs are
scarce, and tax revenues would be low, if any. But
this is an issue Deaf Economists would have to worry about. This town was written up in USA Today
recently, and by the way, this town is already
incorporated.

– Very Hot News

A deaf-blind woman, living in Ellesmere Port, an industrial
town on the northern shores of England, relies on her son
to help her ride the town bus. Somehow the son and the bus
driver got into a heated argument over payment of fares.
As a result, the son was kicked off the bus, leaving the
deaf-blind mother stranded. Fortunately, the mother was
able to reach her destination safely. The police is now investigating this incident.

– Thursday May 5th

A deaf man that roots for the University of Kentucky football
team, has filed a lawsuit. Reason – no captions on the stadium
scoreboard. It parallels the lawsuit filed last year by a
Ohio State University football fan (that suit was settled
in the deaf fan’s favor)

– Friday May 6th

The local Social Security offices can easily be unfriendly to
the deaf. Case workers do not know sign language. Front desk
people may be rude. And the deaf person may wait for hours at
a time, and thus miss their turn for one reason or other.
Whatever – Debbie Lauricella, a deaf woman of Lakeland, Florida,
sick and tired of getting these run arounds when she needed
Social Security assistance, is spearheading the fight to force
the local office to be deaf-friendly. She said:

I just had enough

– Saturday May 7th

Several deaf students at New Jersey School for the Deaf was part of
the Ewing HS team that finished runner ups at the International
Robotics championship. This event involved robotics teams from
Australia, Israel, Canada and Mexico.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Position Announcement
CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position at Camp SignShine, Eagle Lake, CA

(please scroll down to the employment ads section
in the Blue edition to read the job announcement)

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

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

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

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Announcement

Deaf History International Conference

July 24th to 29th, 2012

Toronto, Canada

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

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HARD TO BELIEVE IN NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand is not a poor nation; it is an advanced
nation like USA, Australia, Canada, etc.
But it was different for the deaf in New Zealand.
If they wanted to call the police, they had to use the
fax machine. The deaf people were not happy because the
fax is slow.
Finally the police have worked with the deaf to establish
a “111” line on text pagers. This new service started last
week.

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

(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.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu, for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change
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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LINOTYPE WAS THE KING
Author Pete Hamill, not deaf, wrote a book “‘Tabloid City”
which focuses on the newspaper of the good old days before
everything is practically computers and digital and graphics.
In one part of the book, a reference to the deaf was this:

The muffled sound of Linotype machines hammering away from the composing
room. Most of the operators deaf, signaling to each other by hand.

Times have changed. In the past, those with union cards and working
in newspaper plants, had it made.
No more!

REVIVAL OF A CRAZY PLAY
The play “The House of Blue Leaves” was featured in 1966. This
play has been revived twice. And the second revival, going on right
now – has a deaf scene.
The Corrinna Stroller character (played by Allison Pill) “became”
deaf because of an accident. Visiting a friend, Corrinna “lost”
her hearing aid, and was forced to fake being hearing.
That was just part of the play.

A REGIONAL CO-OP DEAF PROGRAM WILL GO OUT OF BUSINESS
The Low Incident Cooperative Agreement, known as LICA,
that serves deaf students in Cook and Lake counties in Illinois, will cease to exist soon.
Reason is lack of demand for LICA services. Whatever remains
of LICA will be picked up by local school districts.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/yellowcaptions/

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:

Florida Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/flassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE – final

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

It helps that I am a former basketball coach because I can predict
things – such as expecting time outs from coaches. I often catch
these time out signals before other hearing referees do. In close
games the trailing team would commit fouls in hopes of getting
the ball back. These things are what I expect.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

without a hearing aid I talk louder and make myself heard

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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?

an ad said:
a hearing aid is a reading glasses for ears

DeafDigest wonders if an advertising agency wrote up
that phrase

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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!

Overcoming opposition by the National Federation of Independent Business, the Tennessee senate passed a bill to require health
insurance providers to pay for hearing aids for children, in
need of these devices. It is now awaiting the governor’s
signature.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are there always protests when a made-for-TV movie
involves a deaf character?

A. Even though movies are “make believe” people learn a lot
about the deaf by watching a movie with a deaf character.

If a deaf character lipreads everything, then it is believed
that all deaf people can lipread.

If a deaf character wears a CI, then it is believed that a CI
is perfect for all deaf people.

And so on!

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 athletic stadiums everywhere in the world will have captions on their scoreboards

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

– deafhistory

Year 1725 – the deaf won the rights to have an interpreter in the
court room in England

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

30

recorded trials in England in which the deaf used the services
of interpreters during the 18th and 19th centuries

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DeafLibrary Resources

police guidelines on how to deal with the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/deafandpolice/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position openings
teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

State of Washington Recruitment Information
and State Applications
http://www.careers.wa.gov

apply at:
Human Resources Office
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
98661-4918

(360) 696-6525
x4326 (V/TTY)

http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

Join Our Family
Our employees are more than just workers. They are
ambassadors to the entire state and the Deaf community.

We’re looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination.

At WSD, it’s about being your best in a challenging and
constantly changing environment.

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington. Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit http://www.experiencewa.com to find out more information about our area.

Anticipated Openings for the 2011-2012 School Year:
– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

Base Salary: Salary determination is based upon education and experience. Teachers receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt employees. Certificated staff at the school are represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Essential Functions:
– Teach assigned subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students, as determined by education, certification qualifications and teaching assignment.
– Create lesson plans, implement curriculum, and assist with extracurricular activities.
– Maintain data on student progress in meeting IEP goals and learning objectives.
– Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP), behavioral intervention plans, safety plans and educational programs in collaboration with school personnel to support positive learning environments for students in the classroom.
– Participate in special education processes such as developing IEP goals and objectives for individual students, implementing instruction to meet students. IEP goals, monitoring and reporting student progress, and participating in IEP meetings.
– Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, school personnel, and parents to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for all students.
– Improve professional competence by participating in staff development activities.
– Apply use of technology to enhance instructional effectiveness.
– Maintain certification as required. Teachers must obtain Professional Certification.
– Participate in extra-curricular programs.
– Other responsibilities as assigned by the principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Knowledge of principles and methods of developing and implementing curriculum, behavioral support plans and IEPs.
– Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and community.
– Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.
– Ability to use technology effectively.
– Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications:
– Washington State teaching certification. Certification Information: http://www.k12.wa.us
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education or other related degree.
– Must meet the .highly qualified. criteria in assigned content area (i.e. Math, Science, Elementary Education, etc.) as established by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.

Classroom Teacher
Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov
2011-2012 School Year Recruitment

State Employee Benefits:
The State of Washington offers the following benefits package within one month of hire:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Retirement Plan
– Life Insurance
– Disability Insurance
– Paid Sick Leave Accrual
– Deferred Compensation (an optional retirement supplemental plan)
– Dependent Care Assistance Program
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Free & confidential access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Training and Professional Development Opportunities
– Insurance coverage (auto & home insurance) is offered at a discounted rate state employee rates

Employment Requirements – Employment is contingent upon satisfying the following:

Successful completion of a criminal records background check and fingerprint check through Washington State Patrol and FBI at employee expense.

Employees must pass all required testing for full certification within 18 months of hire.

Employees are responsible for maintaining certification.

Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover employment in Washington. Note: New teachers are considered non-permanent for the first two years of employment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov by no later than May 31, 2011.

Interviews may begin before the above closing date as our goal is to hire teachers for the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August 2011.

Please visit the school’s website for the 2011-2012 school year calendar and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus, Board of Trustees and more.

To apply, applicants must submit an online application at http://www.careers.wa.gov

In addition, applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
– School Transcripts
– Cover Letter AND Resume
– Response to the two (2) below supplemental questions.

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Describe your qualifications for the teaching position you are applying for and be specific about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the particular position.
Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Explain why you want to be a Classroom Teacher and describe your philosophy/approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format please contact the
Human Resources Office at (360) 696-6525 Ext. 4326.

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position opening
Center Manager Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

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position opening
Center Supervisor Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

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

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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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/pinellas/

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/csunjob/

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

position description & application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/clerc1/

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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

position description & application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/clerc2/

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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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DeafDigest – 08 May 2011

DeafDigest Blue – May 8, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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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:
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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?

The Ann Arbor (Michigan) personnel office is looking for
the perfect person for the city administrator position.
Part of the job description asks for – the physical
ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, finger, feel, grasp, talk, see, hear and perform repetitive motions. Because nobody is perfect, it means
the deaf AND hearing applicants would not qualify!

The U.S. Department of Justice reached agreement with
the Yavapai Regional Medical in Arizona on the deaf
getting interpreters when they need medical attention.
In the past, the hospital was simply not living up to
the ADA regulations. The Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez with the Civil Rights Division hopes this agreement
will set an example for other non-complying hospitals
to get their act together.

– Very Hot News

Deaf people that receive SSDI will be glad to learn that creditors
cannot immediately hold their funds in order to pay off their bills.
And the banks, which hold these SSDI deposits, must follow criteria.
For more information, these SSDI recipients should check with
their Social Security representatives.

– Sunday May 1st

A deaf man, in a Florida bar with a deaf group to celebrate a friend’s birthday, was stabbed by an angry man and woman. These angry hearing people, not understanding sign language, thought
the deaf group were using gang signs to communicate with
each other. Both the hearing man and women have been arrested
and are now facing charges. The deaf man is in satisfactory
condition.

– Monday May 2nd

Last week, the Boyd Thomas Clothing store in Knoxville, TN,
featured paintings and woodcrafts for patrons to view.
These pieces of artwork were done by Mandy Burnside. She
is deaf.

– Tuesday May 3rd

The Standard, an agency serving the deaf residents of
Jersey, a group of British islands off the shores of
Normany, France, is conducting a public relations
campaign. The agency wishes to create awareness of
the needs of the deaf among the hearing residents
of these islands.

– Wednesday May 4th

Deaf people of Australia, viewing the National Sports Museum are able to use their Android pagers to get captions at each exhibit window. This was part of the
program installed by the Australian Communication Exchange.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Position Announcement
CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position at Camp SignShine, Eagle Lake, CA

(please scroll down to the employment ads section
to read the job announcement)

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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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DEAF AND HEARING BEHAVIORS
There are many hearing people with bad manners.
There are also many deaf people with bad manners.
Deaf and hearing people are human beings with
faults.
Problem is that when a stranger meets a deaf person
for the first time in his life. If that deaf person
showed bad manners, this stranger will think ALL
deaf people have bad manners!

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

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

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Deaf Music Camp for Adults

now accepting deaf and hard of hearing adults

Brooklyn, Michigan

July 17-23

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

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BRITISH TV BETTER THAN AMERICAN TV?
How many sign language programs do we see on
American TV programs?
Maybe zero; maybe one or two? It is different
in Great Britain.
The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
has money to fund some TV sign language programs
for the deaf.
Deaf in Great Britain more lucky than we, the
deaf in USA?

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

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

A NON-CAPTIONED PROGRAM IRONY
DeafDigest editor, while surfing all these cable
programs on his remote, caught a program. It was DC mayor Vincent Gray giving a speech at the recent conference of the National Association of Social
Workers. It was a Public Affairs program on the
DC Network. Anyway, Gray’s speech was not captioned.
What was the irony? The program was televised on
the campus of Gallaudet University. But Gallaudet had
nothing to do with it. It was at the Kellogg Conference
Center on the Gallaudet campus. This Center often
accepts bookings from non-deaf groups.

HOUSE ASSESSMENT EXEMPTIONS FOR THE DEAF
In New Castle, NH, the town council is debating
whether to grant house value exemptions for the deaf
(as well as for older senior citizens, the disabled and
the blind).
For the deaf, the exemption would be $50,000, if the
town council agrees to it.

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GALLAUDET AS GOOD NEIGHBORS!
There is a District-Wide Coalition of University Neighborhoods
which has six member universities. The goal is simple – to get
along with neighbors.
Gallaudet is not a member of that coalition – for a good reason.
The Washington City Paper said:

Gallaudet have had less contentious relationships with their neighborhoods

This cannot be said of the biggies – Georgetown University,
George Washington University, University of District of Columbia and American University!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question –

But why would a deaf person go to a concert?

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

IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY WITH A DEAF ANGLE
In Knoxville, there is a Comedy Club that features
improvisational comedy.
It has a deaf angle – in that a game called “Deaf Jam” – which requires the disk jockey to be deaf. He cannot hear the songs that the other participating players are requesting.
This DJ then has to guess what the requested song is all about.
Always good for laughs.
Would be great if the hearing “deaf” DJ plays with a deaf group,
and the deaf people would select ASL songs!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“One of our speakers at the event today will be speaking Spanish. 
Can you produce English captions for the entire audience?”

When asked that question at the spur of the moment, a CART provider
may feel totally overwhelmed.

Although it is possible for a CART provider to be bilingual, it is
not a requirement for the job.  A few CART providers may be fluent
enough in a foreign language to be able to translate what is being
said in another language into English before writing it on the steno
machine, but there are not very many. 

You may want to check with the company providing CART well in advance
of the assignment and see if they do have any bilingual people they
can contact to take this job.

However, the way that a situation like this would usually be handled
is that in addition to a CART provider, a Spanish interpreter would
also need to be hired.  As the interpreter translates what is said
into English, the CART provider would then be able to take down
whatever is said in English. 

Some people look at CART providers as machines and assume that they
can write anything that is being said, no matter what language it is
in.  That is not true.  CART providers need to be fluent in whatever
language or languages they will be providing captions for.  

DEAF MEN OF SPACE – SELF TAUGHT SUCCESS STORIES
To work in space, one has to take these grueling science courses
in college and then to take these graduate classes and so on.
Yet, we’ve had two successful deaf scientists that never took
formal classes. They were self-taught and became huge successes.
These self-taught men were:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky , a Russian who developed better rocketry
(1857-1935)

Olaf Hassel, Norway, who discovered two important comets (1898-1972)

We’ve had other deaf men of space but they took formal
courses. These two above, didn’t.

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that deaf people are rude and push people around

basically because they want to position themselves to understand
the hearing person that is speaking to him. This behavior has
been misinterpreted as one of rudeness.

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ISRAEL & JORDAN deaf tour

April 17-29, 2012

For more info go to:
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or email:
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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 group of parents in South Dakota will be having their day
in the appeals court on May 11th. They filed a law suit against
the South Dakota Board of Regents and the state of South Dakota,
protesting the closing of the school.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The ADA deals with the state courts. The federal courts
follow policies on accommodating the deaf. Just keep
that in mind.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gracing the cover of the June 2001 Muscle & Fitness Magazine
is body builder Brad Baker. It shows him wearing a hearing aid.
A next Lou Ferrigno?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Announced was Gallaudet’s resignation. No, we are
not talking about Gallaudet University’s next
president.
Dennison Gallaudet, not deaf, resigned from his
position as superintendent of the Richmond, VA
school system.
Both Gallaudet announcements were made the same
day earlier in the week.
So eerie, the timing and all that.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Your boss suddenly shouts:

food goodies on the table in the work kitchen

Everyone rushes to the kitchen table to grab their
food goodies.

Naturally the deaf person is the last to know about it as no one tells him of this surprise announcement

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

– from a DeafDigest subscriber:

A co-worker was telling me what she had for lunch.

I thought she said:
Stuffed grease pizza

She actually said:
stuffed cheese pizza

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

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support-TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services/MCC, Inc, Bensalem, PA  19020

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person”, the behavior specialists will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to: mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com

or via fax to 267-525-7014

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   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

– VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 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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Position Announcement
CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position at Camp SignShine, Eagle Lake, CA

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.  Camp SignShine is a week of fun, recreational and educational activities in a safe, comfortable, environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, ages 7-19, and their siblings, and children of deaf adults (CODA).  It will be held July 17-23, 2011.

PURPOSE: The Camp Drama Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing and directing drama program for a camp serving deaf, hard of hearing campers, their sibling and children of deaf adults (CODA).   Camp is a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week work environment. The Camp Drama Specialist is expected to also be available in case of an emergency when time off or half day off and is required to attend orientation on the 16th of July.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Report to Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITES: – Develop and implement the drama program including activity planning, and safety management.
– Develop drama activities that are innovative, creative and exciting.  Ensure that programs reflect the development level of each camper.
– Develop a group skit for Talent Show on Friday of that week.
– Develop a drama supply list for Camp Director approval.
– Train and supervise Counselors in Training (CITs) to assist at the Talent Show.
– Organize and oversee all camp clean-up procedures at the amphitheatre.
– Submit a written summary of current season including recommendations for next summer camp to the Camp Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– Must be at least 25 years of age and be willing to work in a camp setting.
– High School diploma or GED.
– Must be experienced in directing, acting, stagecraft, and play production.
– Physically able to accompany campers on all drama activities.
– Be able to communicate with campers and provide instructions.
– Good character, sense of humor, patience and dependability.
– Must be proficient in American Sign Language and other communication modes used by Deaf persons, have demonstrated capability to successfully work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
– Considerable knowledge of developing and administering camp recreation program.

SALARY: This position will be compensated with housing, meals, and a travel stipend.

TO CONTACT:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE May 15, 2011.

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-473-9717 VP

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

more information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mcdhh/

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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

for job description & application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/reach/

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc1/

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

for more information and application procedures, visit
http://deafdigest.com/tlc2/

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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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/copd1/

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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/metro1/

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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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/metro2/

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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 – 04 May 2011

Mid-Week edition, May 4, 2011

— A robber faking his deafness

Wendy Gabriel (male, not female) was arrested in 2008 in New
York, accused of robbery. Since then he has been faking his
deafness, and was able to postpone his court trial 64 times.
Only communication he would use is via paper and pen, refusing
to use his voice and his ears to communicate. He has asked for
permission to represent himself in the court. Fed up, the court
asked a psychologist to testify on his case. The psychologist said
that Wendy does not speak because he does not want to. After this
testimony, the court turned him down and will be assigning an
attorney for him. This has been going on in New York City.

— A college football star refusing to play pro football

Tejay Johnson, not deaf, is an All-American football player with
Texas Christian University. The NFL teams wanted him. He told
them “do not draft me because I will not play pro football.”
Why did he refuse to play pro football? He wants to stay in
school to earn a degree in rehabilitation for the deaf and then
to work with the deaf for the rest of his life.

— a party scuffle in late fifties between two Important People in
Deaf Community

Sign language finally won acceptance sometime during the seventies.
Before that, it was not fully accepted among hearing professionals that
work with the deaf. A hotel party was going on; a deaf group was
there; a hearing group was also there but they partied separately in
the same room. Somehow a deaf leader bumped into a hearing leader
(himself fluent with ASL, but working for an anti-ASL national
organization). The deaf leader voiced and used ASL to chat with the
hearing leader. All of a sudden, the hearing leader pushed the deaf
leader’s hands away. It got the deaf leader angry and he shouted
“do not touch me.” When tempers cooled down, the hearing leader
said it was not necessary to sign because he can hear the deaf
leader’s voice.

DeafDigest will not name the individuals involved in this scuffle
because they went on to careers at Gallaudet and at NTID and and
with national deaf organizations. and they are rather well known
everywhere! And the anti-ASL organization mentioned above was not
AgBell but a different national organization.

Point is – we have gone a long way since these anti-ASL dark ages!

— One year waiting list for a hearing exam

We are lucky in USA. Babies are immediately given hearing screening
exams. Even many of these babies go through two exams just to make
sure. Not that so in Galway, Ireland. There is a long waiting list,
as much as a year or two, for these babies to have hearing screening
exams. People in Galway are not too happy about it. One reason is
that the hearing clinic does not have a full time audiologist!

— Was the pirate deaf?

On September 28, 2010, a group of Somalian pirates hijacked
a merchant ship. After some chase, the Indian navy grabbed these
pirates and placed them in prison, awaiting trial. Forax Jaame,
one of the pirates, told the Indian navy personnel that he was deaf.
The officers did not believe him, and started investigating his
background. Only recently they confronted him and told him he
was faking his deafness. Surprised, this pirate admitted he was
hearing.



DeafDigest – 02 May 2011

DeafDigest Gold – May 1, 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/agreement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/aslstranger/

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

(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 $149.99 after $350 instant savings, with a new-line
activation (or eligible upgrade) on the Sprint Relay Data Only plan
plus 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_DDG050111

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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

……

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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Purple – The power of ONE phone number

Easy! One phone number is all you need for these devices!

You choose!

Download Purple VRS today!

http://www.purple.us/dayinthelife/

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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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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.

……

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?

A deaf group, students at the Uxbridge College in
England, won first place in the annual Adobe Youth Voices filmmaking contest. The topic is “Deaf Not Dumb.”
This group beat out a field of 300 entries. The theme
was lyrics in British Sign Language.

In 2007 Ghana distributed the Ghana Human Development Report,
which stressed the need to have the deaf accommodated with their
education, employment and health care needs. Yet four years
later, the Ghana National Association of the Deaf accused the
government of ignoring the needs of the deaf.

– Very Hot News

Newspapers were hot about a professional lipreader “reading”
the lips of Prince William and Kate Middleton during their
wedding, trying to eavesdrop on their private conversation.

Yet, these newspapers made these comments:

“Mystery Solved (Maybe)”

“The assessment of the professional lipreader couldn’t be verified”

Is there such a thing as professional lipreading? And if so, how
accurate is their work? And could they have made up the comments
to fill in the blanks?

– Thursday April 28th

The House Ear Institute, the Los Angeles institution,
which works with CI’s and other implants, is changing
its name to the House Research Institute. Instead of
identifying it as HEI, it is not be identified as HRI.

– Friday April 29th

Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary Michelle Saddler
made the suggestion, in front of the House Appropriations
Committee that Illinois School for the Deaf be closed
to save money. Just almost immediately, her suggestion was
shot down and no one asked for a vote. Newspapers slammed
her suggestion as a budgetary ploy.

– Saturday April 30th

The Justice Department reached agreement with Independence, KS
on making the city accessible to the deaf and the disabled,
as part of the ADA regs.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Position Announcement
CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position at Camp SignShine, Eagle Lake, CA

(please scroll down to the employment ads section
in the Blue edition to read the job announcement)

…….

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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It’s a vibrating Dual Timer & Stopwatch with clock.

It’s handy to use around your home or office and definitely
in the kitchen when cooking!

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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
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THE NAD BUDGET
What was the NAD budget way back during the
1940’s? And what is the NAD budget today?
The budget during the 1940’s was $36,000 in
one year. The budget today is a few million
dollars.
The NAD has grown a lot in the past 30-40 years.

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

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

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government National Training Conference

June 8-10, 2011
Washington, DC

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/trainingconference

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A JOB WITHOUT STRESS OR PRESSURE
Many jobs are stressful – such as police officer in
a bad neighborhood, a fireman fighting a fire, a teacher
in a bad school, etc.
A magazine made a list of 10 most stressful jobs
and also 10 jobs that are with less stress.
This report said there is a job working with the deaf that has less stress – audiologist.
DeafDigest is surprised. An audiologist has a big
responsibility – if he gives hearing family wrong
advice about the deaf (CI or hearing aid, etc) then
parents will get angry at him.

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

(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.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at dalndp@rit.edu, for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change
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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REVIVAL OF A CRAZY PLAY
The play “The House of Blue Leaves” was featured in 1966. This
play has been revived twice. And the second revival, going on right
now – has a deaf scene.
The Corrinna Stroller character (played by Allison Pill) “became”
deaf because of an accident. Visiting a friend, Corrinna “lost”
her hearing aid, and was forced to fake being hearing.
That was just part of the play.

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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
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A CAPTIONED SUBWAY SEAT
The BART, a rapid transit system that covers the Bay Area
of Northern California, has been soliciting suggestions for
future train cars.
One suggestion was a captioned seat. It would update the
passenger on train information such as name of next stop,
explanation of delays, potential stop problems on the line, etc.

SUCCESSFUL DEAF PEOPLE DENYING THEIR DEAFNESS
We are human beings; some of us accept our deafness
and move on. Some of us deny our deafness and still
move on.
There was a newspaper story of a deaf woman that
works for a police department in United Kingdom. She
said she does not define herself as a deaf person;
does not sign and relies on lipreading. This woman,
when not busy with her job in the police department,
teaches karate and all of her students are hearing.
DeafDigest is respectful of deaf people’s choices
in life – meaning to sign or not to sign, to accept
deafness or to deny deafness, and so on.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingorganizations/

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:

District of Columbia Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/dcassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

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

I always explain to the scorekeeper that I am deaf and that when I
whistle fouls, I will point to the bench area that committed the foul before giving the player’s number and explanation of the foul.

I learned my lesson in the first game I refereed. The scorekeeper
did not know that I was deaf and when I whistled a foul, he was
not looking at me. Instead he was waiting for my voice. I had to go to the table to straighten it out.

At half time, I explained to them again that I am deaf and I rely
on signals. We all laughed about it at that time.

Since then I make it a point to write notes to everyone – the
coaches, captains and the table people that I am deaf and that
they should watch for my signals, and not to listen to my voice.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am not ready to try it for the first time

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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 an audibly challenged person

Audibly challenged? Come on – whats’ so wrong
with the word “deaf”?

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

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

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

– Pah! For fun I Also provide:
Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(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 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!

The EEOC has published new regulations that is supposed to
comply with the latest ADA regulations. This will increase
the number of individuals that could be covered by the ADA
for possible violations.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Social Gathering

I frequently attend Deaf social events.  With my vision so limited I
seem not to recognize my friends.

I know it is frustrating when friends were used to socializing with
me easily back then.

Being legally blind, I have hard time finding my friends at social
gatherings.

I have a request to you all folks.  When you see your friends with
Usher Syndrome, don’t wait for them to find you.

Go to them, tap them on their shoulder, keep your hand on their
shoulder until the individual finds your face.

Then let the socializing begins!

Thank you.

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

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

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Will we be seeing a copycat trend of states trying to
take money from state relay funds to pay for other things?

A. DeafDigest thinks so and it is a scary trend. We must
remain watchful to prevent this from happening. Hopefully
the Alabama threat of a lawsuit will scare off other
states.

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 movie houses will install captioning equipment
NOW in all states, instead of “one at a time” – Seattle
and then California – a slow pace

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Want to see how the National Association of the Deaf evolved
over the years from a tiny “kitchen table” organization
to a full time organization, then do visit:

http://www.nad.org/nad-history

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

360 words per minute

winning speed in a recent race by world’s fastest
real time captioners

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DeafLibrary Resources

this list suggests a house that is 100 percent deaf friendly

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

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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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best in the nation.

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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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

http://deafdigest.com/pinellas

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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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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 – 02 May 2011

DeafDigest Blue – May 1, 2011

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

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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/yelling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nervousasl/

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

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Save on New ClearSounds SW200 Dual Alarm Clock

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to interpreter Alan
Champion who departed us. His specialty was theatrical
plays, especially on the Broadway. He set up a theatrical
interpreting example for future theatrical interpreters to
emulate.  Thank you, Alan for making the plays so entertaining
for all of us, the deaf!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Superdrug, a drug store chain in United Kingdom, unfriendly to
the needs of the hard of hearing? This chain has been accused
of refusing to install induction loops for those that use
hearing aids and need to communicate with the chain
pharmacists. There is talk of filing a lawsuit against the
chain for violating the Equality Act 2010. While not part of
this newspaper story, the same thing is going on with Tesco,
a British supermarket chain – not providing induction loops
for its hard of hearing customers.

The movie – Shogun Assassin – involved perhaps one of the
strangest reverse interpreting assignments of all time!
The original movie version was produced in the early eighties
and was so violent that its showing was banned in some cities.
Director Robert Houston, not deaf, wanting to remake the movie,
hired a group of deaf people, as reverse interpreters. They
advised the scriptwriters what the actors were saying in the
original version – in order to make the remade film a much
better one.

– Very Hot News

Georgia may be paying the price for indifferent mental health
services for the deaf. A lawsuit is forthcoming, filed by
deaf residents, accusing the state of not doing much with
mental health services.

– Sunday April 24th

Fiji’s Ministry of Information, National Archives and
Library Services has started using interpreters on
its Fiji Today daily news programs to make it
accessible to the deaf.

– Monday April 25th

Gulsher Gorchani is a tiny village of just about
1,000 people hidden in the most remote parts of
Pakistan. And a half of these people are deaf,
as a result of intermarriage and a genetic mutation.
This was mentioned in a newspaper in Pakistan.

– Tuesday April 26th

The Coda governor of South Dakota, Dennis Daugaard, has
publicly thanked his deaf parents in a speech he gave at a
school. He said that his deaf parents came to all of his
school events while growing up even though they had no
interpreters. His comment was this:

They came because they loved me

– Wednesday April 27th

Almost immediately following Regal’s promise to outfit
Seattle moviehouses with captions, Cinemark has come up
with an announcement – to outfit all California theaters
with closed-captioning equipment. This announcement
prompted a disabled group to drop its lawsuit.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The made-for-TV movie Switched at Birth, with
Marlee Matlin as guest star, will be shown on
Monday June 6th. It is about two babies, accidentally
switched and given to wrong families at birth. One baby became deaf at an early age. Years later both
babies “confront” each other.

It will be shown on the ABC network

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Position Announcement
CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position at Camp SignShine, Eagle Lake, CA

(please scroll down to the employment ads section
to read the job announcement)

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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
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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
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3521 12th St NE
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(Tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment)

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AN OLD JAPANESE LAW
There was a law passed in Japan 2,000 years ago. The law
said that the deaf cannot work in the health field –
doctor, dentist, nurse, health aide, health technician, etc.
That was the reason why there no deaf people in Japan
for many years in these health fields.
This law was removed few years ago, and there is already
a few deaf Japanese people in these health jobs.

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

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A FIGHT CLUB IN PITTSBURGH
There is a Fight Club in Pittsburgh. Fight Club like
boxing or wrestling or martial arts fighting? No!
It is a new name for a club for future interpreters
and for sign language students. It is sort of a social
club but with one rule. All voices must be turned off.
These students learn to sign better by mingling with
each other in a social club environment that is also helped
by some workshops.
This is a different way of helping hearing people
learn ASL.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
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A NEW GROUP IN UNITED KINGDOM
Deaf-related groups come and go, the same as with
hearing groups.
The latest group to surface in United Kingdom is
Deaffinity.
Deaffinity? Its’ mission is as follows:

to help break barriers and improve the quality of life for the BME [black and minority ethnic] D/deaf community.

Capital D, lowercase d – can get quite confusing.

WHO PAYS FOR NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING TESTS?
When babies are tested for their hearing, many of
these parents do not realize that these tests are
not free.
Who pays for these tests? It varies from state to
state; some parents pay; some insurers pay; tests
at clinics are free, but the waiting list is long.
In Ireland, parents are being charged 100 Euros
if they want immediate results. If they want free
tests, they are put on a waiting list, which may
take as long as one or two years!

A CHEF AT PHILIPPINES’ GOVERNMENT PALACE
The Malacañan, in Philippines, is sort of like our
White House. It is where Philippines’ president works
and lives.
And in the Malacañan kitchen, Rosario Enriquez
works as a staff chef. She is deaf.
She has served meals for high ranking political
officials and international guests.
We’ve never had a deaf chef at the White House,
though.
Rosario’s goal, some day, is to open her own
restaurant.

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A FACT ABOUT 1957 FULTON TONTINE
The National Association for the Deaf, in existence for many
years, went through a major reorganization during the Fulton
Tontine in 1957. These meetings took place on the campus of
Missouri School for the Deaf – hence the name – Fulton Tontine.
Anyway, an interesting fact was that the Tontine was not
represented by deaf leaders of all 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii
did not become states until later). Only 19 representatives
took part at the Tontine. Yet they made decisions which led to
NAD’s reorganization!
Let us compare this with the Original 13 colonies which
declared independence from the British Crown. If only half
of these colonies sent representatives to The Continental
Congress, then would their vote have a binding on other
colonies that did not show up?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreters that forget why they are interpreting and to whom they are serving

this interpreter was complaining about fellow interpreters
that whine about working conditions in an interpreting
environment

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Are all CART providers equal, or is it possible for different CART
providers to have different “interpretations” of an event?

There are a number of factors that influence what you see on the
screen of a CART provider or realtime captioner.  As much as we all
strive to be 100% verbatim, that can never happen because we are
human, and mistakes and individual variations will take place.

The biggest factor to have an effect on the output of a CART provider
is the ability of the person doing the job.  This is like any other
job where someone uses their skills to perform translation or
interpretation services.  Will every sign language interpreter be
able to interpret the proceedings with 100% accuracy?  Obviously,
experience and ability play a huge role in determining the quality of
the interpretation.

Another factor that may influence the output of a CART provider or
realtime captioner is his or her familiarity with the topic being
discussed.  If someone were to say, “Nursultan Nazarbayev announced
his new cabinet members today,” this may be a difficult sentence to
translate properly.  The following are sample variations that may
occur, depending on the knowledge of the captioner:

“Kazakhstan’s president announced his new cabinet members today.”

“The president announced his new cabinet members today.”

“New cabinet members were announced today.”  

THE CHALLENGE OF FEMALE ACTOR SOHA ALI KHAN
Soha Ali Khan is a female actor in India’s Bollywood.
In the movie “Soundtrack” she played the role of a deaf girl.
In order to understand what it is to be deaf, she mingled
with the deaf at a school and tried to pick up some signs.
Upon reading this short newspaper story, DeafDigest
wonders why not just hire a deaf female actor. No one knows
the role of deafness better than a deaf actor!

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that it is OK to tell the deaf person, in middle of
conversation that he does not understand – “its not important” or “I’ll explain this to you later”

It is NEVER OK and it is a serious violation of etiquette

if the conversation itself is not important, just tell him
exactly what you were all talking about, and let the deaf
person be the judge of what is important and what is not
important

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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!

There are many uses for the infrared light. It helping the deaf?
Well, it was reported that the University of Utah researchers
have been using the infrared light to reach inner-ear cells of
toads. It in turn sends signals to the brain. These researchers
are implying that this method would enable CI to use optical
signals instead of electrical signals.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Who pays for interpreters in legal cases?

The law firm pays for interpreters during
client meetings.

In the courtroom, the court pays for interpreters.

For depositions and joint meetings between
rival attorneys, the cost is split in half.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There is a new addition to the world’s most elite list – deaf individuals that have won public elections (Gary Malkowski,
Judith Toth, Kevin Nolan and others).
The latest addition is Sumie Sakurai, a hard of hearing
Japanese woman, won an election to a seat on the Hakuba
Village Assembly.
The Japanese Federation of the Deaf, equivalent to our
NAD, says Sumie is the first deaf person to win an election
in Japan.
Congrats, Sumie.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This story resurfaces from time to time on why did
the California School for the Deaf move its campus
from Berkeley to Fremont.
At the time of the move, the deaf community was told
that the school was sitting on the top of an earthquake
fault. It made no sense because the neighboring University
of California (at Berkeley) stayed as is without packing
its own bags.
Could it be that the university was greedy for the land
owned by the school for the deaf? This issue was raised by
Carol Shimmerling, not deaf, at a public hearing. She
accused the university of wanting to push out the deaf
school, using the fault as an excuse.
The accusation was made recently even though the move
was made a long time ago.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It was announced that Marlee Matlin raised one million
dollars on Donald Trump’s reality TV show for a foundation
that works with the hearing impaired.

Should she have split one million – half to the NAD and
half to the Agbell; or half to Gallaudet and half to
NTID.

Something that is puzzling

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The boss shows a picture to a deaf employee and said:

This is my new house in Middleburg

The deaf employee thought the boss said:

This is my new house in Merberg

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

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employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   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

– VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 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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Position Announcement
CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position at Camp SignShine, Eagle Lake, CA

ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.  Camp SignShine is a week of fun, recreational and educational activities in a safe, comfortable, environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, ages 7-19, and their siblings, and children of deaf adults (CODA).  It will be held July 17-23, 2011.

PURPOSE: The Camp Drama Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing and directing drama program for a camp serving deaf, hard of hearing campers, their sibling and children of deaf adults (CODA).   Camp is a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week work environment. The Camp Drama Specialist is expected to also be available in case of an emergency when time off or half day off and is required to attend orientation on the 16th of July.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Report to Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITES: – Develop and implement the drama program including activity planning, and safety management.
– Develop drama activities that are innovative, creative and exciting.  Ensure that programs reflect the development level of each camper.
– Develop a group skit for Talent Show on Friday of that week.
– Develop a drama supply list for Camp Director approval.
– Train and supervise Counselors in Training (CITs) to assist at the Talent Show.
– Organize and oversee all camp clean-up procedures at the amphitheatre.
– Submit a written summary of current season including recommendations for next summer camp to the Camp Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– Must be at least 25 years of age and be willing to work in a camp setting.
– High School diploma or GED.
– Must be experienced in directing, acting, stagecraft, and play production.
– Physically able to accompany campers on all drama activities.
– Be able to communicate with campers and provide instructions.
– Good character, sense of humor, patience and dependability.
– Must be proficient in American Sign Language and other communication modes used by Deaf persons, have demonstrated capability to successfully work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
– Considerable knowledge of developing and administering camp recreation program.

SALARY: This position will be compensated with housing, meals, and a travel stipend.

TO CONTACT:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE May 15, 2011.

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-473-9717 VP

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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

for job description & application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/reach/

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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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(revised)

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

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/copd1/

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Job announcement
Interpreter Coordinator
COPD
Albuquerque, New Mexico

for more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/copd2/

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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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