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DeafDigest – 29 June 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 29, 2011

— How would the use of sign language make a hearing
person enjoy a better life?

Mandy Gibbons, not deaf, had a terrible accident at the
age of 11 in a British house. Her hands were crushed when
these were stuck in a laundry machine, and she could not
turn off the switch. As a result, her hands were “claw-like”.
Eventually she learned sign language and used it daily
for many years as a teacher of the deaf. Thanks to these
“daily exercises” of her fingers, her hands no longer has
this claw-like look!

— How would a deaf vet knows if a dog is crying?

Candice A. Corriher, DVM, a vet who is deaf, said that
she looks at the dog’s body language, without depending
on her hearing staff to tell her! She also uses her hands
to feel the dog’s belly and body movements. “I listen
with my hands”, she says. She learned these tricks while
attending veterinary school and during her internship.
To feel for the dog’s whining, put your hand under his
throat or his chest, and you will know.

— Famous boxer’s electric shock

Paul Berlenbach was a light-heavyweight champion boxer
during the twenties. As a boxer, he was a hearing person,
but growing up he was deaf and attended the 47 School for
the Deaf in New York. How did he become hearing? A story
said he received an electrical shock that “restored”
his hearing. Is this true? Hard to tell. Possibly it was
a miracle of some kind!

— Fired deaf 7-11 supervisor wins lawsuit

Jim Soliday, a deaf man, was a supervisor of 12 such
7-11 stores in the Naples, Florida area. He used everything
– computers, faxes and pagers to communicate with everyone
and to keep things running smoothly in these stores.
His deafness was no problem with Jim’s old boss. But
the old boss left and a new boss came in. This new boss
did not want a deaf supervisor and so fired Jim. It was
the end of his 30-year career with 7-11. Jim then filed a
job discrimination lawsuit – and won – and was awarded
nearly $940,000. The cash award may double if the judge
feels Jim is entitled to lost future wages. 7-11, however,
is expected to file an appeal.

— Young deaf woman in Milan’s fashion world

Hayley Bastin, to be deaf and to be at the age of 18, has
won many fashion honors in New Zealand. And she is ready for
her next move – attending a 3-week class at the Istituto Europeo
di Design in Milan, Italy. Milan is to women’s fashion what
Hollywood is to movies, and Istituto Europeo di Design is
one of the world’s most famous schools of fashion. Hopefully
some day soon, we will see Hayley being compared with Versace,
Claiborne, Hilfiger and many others!


DeafDigest – 26 June 2011

DeafDigest Gold – June 26, 2011

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafblindcommunications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salarydiscrimination/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafminority/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/preferasl/

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Introducing Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm]

Paired with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the
Nexus S[tm] from Google is one of the fastest mobile phones on the
market today. The Nexus S comes pre-installed with the best of Google
apps and enabled with new and popular features like true
multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full
web browsing. Be the first to receive upgrades, features and new apps
as they become available.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] 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_DDG062611

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

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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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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
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?

How important were years spent at a state school
for the deaf, especially New Jersey School for the
Deaf? Very much so to the parents of Arlene Malinowski.
A Coda, she has come up with a theme called “Field of Deaf Dreams.” It focuses on a school homecoming day
that she spent with her parents. It is being featured
at an event at Chicago’s 16th Street Theater.

For years The Osmonds were a famous musical group that
gave performances everywhere. Two deaf Osmonds, not
regular members of the group, still joined in for
occasional appearances – George Virl Osmond, Jr
and Tom Osmond. And there is a third deaf Osmond
that is a special guest at the Symphony of Wellness concert in Nashville. It is Justin
Osmond, who will play the violin at this benefit
event.

– Very Hot News

From time to time deaf and hearing organizations and

businesses had to deal with employees that commit
misdeeds and fraudulent acts. Unfortunately for all
of us, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
fell victim to this such act. A former employee
falsified the exam grades of nearly 35 interpreter
certificate applicants, as well as embezzling agency
funds. After a thorough investigation, the offender was
apprehended and has been prosecuted and sentenced. DeafDigest hopes this will never happen again.

– Thursday June 23rd

Two deaf inmates at a federal prison in North Carolina
have filed a lawsuit, claiming they were not provided
services entitled to other inmates. They are claiming
the prison officials do not provide them with interpreters
they need in religious and counseling services.

– Friday June 24th

Is Google doing much to generate auto-captions on all
youtube videos? They are saying they are but are cautioning
that there are challenges and that his process is difficult.
This company says better technology is needed as opposed
to using humans to do the captions.

– Saturday June 25th

Advertisers dream of winning a top award at the annual
Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival which
takes place annually at Cannes, France. And this year
the silver (2nd place) winner was India’s The Silent National Anthem. It was a group of deaf children singing the “Jana Gana Mana” in sign language.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

An important position in Iowa is state Director of Human Rights.
The new director, recently appointed by the governor, is San Wong. One of the responsibilities of this position is to advocate for groups, including the deaf, as well as with the disabled.

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU. 

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

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

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

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

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

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

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THE IMPORTANT 51 PERCENT RULE
Why is the 51 percent rule important? An example
is the rule at Gallaudet that the majority of members of
the board of trustees must have a hearing loss.
Is this rule a joke? Depends! A friend told DeafDigest
editor that he is a member of the board of directors
of a service agency serving the deaf – but he is in the
minority!
Minority? Yes, because he and two other deaf people
use ASL. Others with hearing losses are oralists,
hard of hearing and late deafened. They do not use
ASL.
So, even with this important 51 percent rule, the
ASL deaf is still in the minority.

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

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

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Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses

hosting a conference

August 6-7, 2011

Portland, OR

early bird conference registration deadline
is July 1, 2011; $25.00 late registration fee afterwards

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/amphl-2/

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A STRANGE EMPLOYMENT AD FOR INTERPRETER
A newspaper printed an employment ad for a sign language
interpreter.
The job description in the ad said:

prefer knowledge of ASL

DeafDigest editor is puzzled. Do we have interpreters
that do not prefer ASL?

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

(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

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

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 mailto: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 Information Technology
6.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 – June 20-24, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/html5.html

7.  *NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online: July 11-August 12, 2011
On-Campus: August 15-18, 2011, daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm at
RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY
Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

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 WAY OF DESCRIBING CI
A CI user tells his friends:

the CI is a computer in my head

An interesting way of describing what the CI
is all about!

TEACHING THE POLICE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DEAF
When a police officer encounters a deaf person,
then for some of them – panic sets in. It may get
pretty much bad if some of them have never seen
a deaf person in their lives.
Are there some kind of workshops that help the
police deal with the deaf?
There is one in Austin, Texas. The deaf community
has been asked to volunteer in role playing to
teach the cadets of the Austin Police Department
on how to deal with the deaf.
Which every city had this such a workshop.

ELECTRONIC FIREFLIES HELPING THE YOUNG DEAF
A team of engineers at Cooper Union (NY), one of
the most difficult universities to enroll, has
come up with an electric firefly device.
To get an idea of what it is all about, visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTa98ezlkEA

Yes, the video shows a simple electronic
firefly, whereas the ones built by Cooper
Union students is more complicated.
Anyway, it is said that these electronic fireflies could help develop vision and
observation skills among the very young
deaf, and especially of the low vision
deaf.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/emergencyroom/

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:

Iowa Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/iowaassoc/

WATERING HOLES IN WASHINGTON, DC AND ROCHESTER
A newspaper in Washington, DC ran a piece on a watering hole
popular with the deaf. The bartender used BSL (Bar Sign Language
to communicate with the deaf patrons.
You can see the video at:

http://www.rollcall.com/multimedia/-206698-1.html

Just be patient while viewing the video until you see some
BSL!
What about Rochester, NY. Dave Kidder, a deaf bartender working
his bar near the RIT campus, caters to deaf patrons.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the hearing aid does not help me follow the game on TV

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

This deaf man moved to the United States hoping to fix his ears

Fixing up the ears has nothing to do with hearing loss.

The proper wording would be this –
This deaf man moved to the United States hoping to get a CI

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

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

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

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

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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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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes for interpreters, ASL & ITP 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, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes with most having RID CEUs applied for.

Many vendors will have 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.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math Signs and Science 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!

Another reason why a few babies go deaf is Cytomegalovirus,
a viral infection. William Rawlinson, of University of New South Wales, said in an article in the Australian Medical Journal
that many doctors underdiagnose this virus.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Larry Evans is the newly installed president of
Texas Association of the Deaf. What was his most
unusual feat?

A. This is not his first stint at president. He has served
two stints in the past – but the feat was that he served
as president three times in three different decades!

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

I attended the AADB Symposium this week. The support services provided  
by volunteers were awesome. I had three SSPs/Interpreters daily. Without them, we Deaf-Blind delegates could not have participated. So, the 
volunteers out-numbered us!

Thank you volunteers for providing us access daily.

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

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop deciding what is best for
us without asking us first for our input

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

around 1905 – George K Andree, an all-time Gallaudet
football great, graduates from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and is believed to be one of the
first deaf dentists.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Only 1 of 40 hard-of-hearing people will ever have the opportunity to wear a hearing aid

source:
UN World Health Organization  estimate

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DeafLibrary Resources

The School of Law at Valparaiso University
(Indiana) published its Law Review (Volume 45
Spring Issue 2011). It is an all-deaf Law
Review (copyrighted – ISSN 0042-2363)
A number of deaf attorneys contributed to
this Law Review. This Law School wanted to
dedicate this special issue to how the ADA
has impacted the Deaf Community. It is the
first known issue of its kind.
If you are interested in this copy at no charge
to you, do email:
mailto:deafdigest.com
A warning – it is a very, very long reading –
approximately 600 pages.

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http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Faculty position posting form
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA)
Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Research and Teacher Education
Rochester, NY

PC#: 8204 IRC47075
DEPARTMENT: NTID Academic Affairs
JOB CATEGORY: Administrative Faculty
STARTING DATE: January 1, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs works with the
President of NTID/Vice President and Dean of RIT to execute the
college’s strategic plan, as well as the day-to-day operation of the
academic affairs unit, which includes planning and managing a
multi-million dollar budget. Responsibilities include:

– Ensuring a well designed, coherent academic curriculum for
associate degrees,
– Supporting the academic support services (tutoring, advising, and
personal and career counseling) provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing
students in the other eight colleges of RIT,
– Enhancing NTID as the National Resource Center for educating
students who are deaf and hard of hearing,
– Supporting the execution of a strong program of research and
scholarship,
– Expanding graduate and interpreter education, and
– Addressing the long-term organization structural needs within
Academic Affairs.

In addition, the Associate Vice President provides oversight for
faculty hiring, tenure and promotion processes of the college with
final recommendations made by the President of NTID/Vice President
and Dean of RIT. Twelve Department Chairs, one Associate Dean, the
Coordinator for Communication Assessment Services, the Curriculum
Research Associate and the Directors of Research Centers report
directly to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Major Responsibilities: The AVPAA is responsible for all
undergraduate academic programs and services that are housed in the
college, for all associated student learning outcomes assessment, and
for the academic support services provided to deaf and
hard-of-hearing students studying in the other eight colleges of RIT.
Additionally, the AVPAA provides leadership for the Centers of
Research, the Masters Degree in Secondary Education, and the
Educational Design Resources Department that supports the development
and delivery of instruction. The AVPAA provides leadership for budget
planning, space renovations, equipment acquisition and staff planning
for a faculty and staff of 200.

Academic Affairs is expected to establish articulated curricula to
allow students to either 1) gain employment after completing
career-focused associate degrees or 2) enroll directly into specific
bachelor’s degree programs at RIT after completing associate degrees
focused on preparation for baccalaureate studies. The strategic plan
calls for the development of additional associate, baccalaureate, and
graduate programs and the expansion of research and scholarship. The
AVPAA will lead these new developments. The AVPAA also will assist
with the coordination and management of access services for students,
faculty and staff in collaboration with the Associate Dean for
Student and Academic Services and Assistant Dean for Access Services.
In summary, the AVPAA will be responsible for the following academic
programs and services:

– Technical Education programs (20 degree programs)
– Liberal Arts and Sciences curricula supporting associate programs
– Baccalaureate program in ASL-English Interpretation
– MS in Secondary Education
– Support programs and services including Audiology and
Speech-Language Services
– Academic Research and Scholarship
– Instructional Support and Faculty Development/Services including
Educational Design Resources (EDR), New Faculty/Staff Orientation
Training (NFSOT) program, Office for Communication Assessment
Services (OCAS), Instructional Technology Consortium (ITC) ,
Faculty/Staff Professional Development, and Faculty/Staff Sign
Language Education Program (FSSLEP) services.

On behalf of the President of NTID/Vice President and Dean of RIT,
the AVPAA will attend and participate in all meetings with other RIT
deans and the provost on the Deans Council. The AVPAA will assist the
President of NTID/Vice President and Dean of RIT with oversight and
management of all academic affairs including accreditation, staff,
space and equipment planning, and review of faculty processes,
including recruitment, evaluation/development, tenure and promotion,
student learning outcomes assessment, and budgeting

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE:
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest
technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education,
it represents the world’s first effort to educate large numbers of
deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing
students. Together with 14,000 full and part-time hearing students,
over 1,000 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad
study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of
Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the
success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique
contributions that each person makes to the educational process based
on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge
and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit
http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural ?Great Colleges to Work For? list. RIT was cited in six
different categories: Professional/Career Development Program,
Compensation and Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement, 403b or 401k
(retirement plan), Disability Insurance and Life Insurance.

The Rochester area has a diverse population which includes African
Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County) and Latin
Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In addition, more
than 7% of the population is foreign born. Rochester is ranked 7th
among the “10 Best Cities to Raise a Family” by Child Magazine, 2003,
and 8th among 200 metro areas in childcare for “Best Cities for Women
2002″ by Ladies Home Journal.” In 2007 Rochester?s ranked the 6th
“Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac out of 379
metropolitan areas.

Skills of the Position:
Possess outstanding leadership skills that foster effective teaching,
research and planning; proven commitment to academic excellence,
student success, shared governance and collegial decision-making;
understanding and experience in formulating strategic academic
program planning initiatives; proven ability to manage fiscal and
human resources effectively; strong communication abilities (written,
verbal and sign language) and highly developed interpersonal and
team-building skills; commitment to diversity and multiculturalism;
and creativity.

Qualifications:
Required: Earned doctorate in a discipline and scholarly credentials
that would qualify for appointment with tenure and rank within one of
the departments of the college, 8-10 years of successful academic
administrative experience in higher education (preferably at the
senior level), strong record of demonstrated leadership and scholarly
work; experience with tenure and promotion processes, sign language
fluency, and demonstrated experience in teaching and curriculum
development.

Strongly Preferred: Experience teaching deaf students at the
post-secondary level and demonstrated ability to work effectively and
collaboratively with different institutional constituencies. Ability
to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual
differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
12-month full-time tenure-track position. Anticipated start date
January 1, 2012.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/194348 Faculty Search: IRC47075.
Please provide a CV, a cover letter addressing the listed
qualifications and any other relevant documentation in order to be
considered for this position.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2011

Any questions on the position please contact search committee chair:
Dr. Kathryn Schmitz at mailto:kls4344@rit.edu

SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent
benefits.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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job title
Business Account Executive
The Z® / CSDVRS
Location  TBD

Department: Video Communication Solutions
Reports To: Senior Director of Sales
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location  TBD

Summary:   The Business Account Executive will be responsible for introducing ZVRS to new business customers and residential customers. Also responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers who desire to use video relay service in their place of employment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Planning and directing sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Prospecting assigned region for new customers.
– Suggesting and implementing creative and practical methods for selling ZVRS, strengthening client relationships, and increasing visibility.
– Coordinating aspects of ZVRS marketing efforts.
– Working with other Business Account Executives to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Overseeing a group of Z sales specialists within the region
– Coordinating installations of ZVRS equipment in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our National Sales Engineers and installation program; Conferring with potential customer to ascertain equipment, supplies, and service needs.
– Communicating with and submitting regular activity reports to the Senior Sales Director.
– Performing additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Computer knowledge and Microsoft office

Qualifications:
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary requirements to be considered.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K and matching, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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

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job title
Telesales Specialist
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, Florida

Department: Telesales
Reports To: Team Leader
FLSA Status: Part-Time

Summary:   As a telesales agent you will create interest to potential customers to switch their current provider and becoming a ZVRS customer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Pro-actively call individuals listed on the company “Hot List”
– Educate the individual about CSDVRS’s product offerings
– “Sell” the CSDVRS product and features to the individual
– Convert the “Individual” into a CSDVRS “Customer”
– End of call should result in the “Customer” placing a confirmation call to CSDVRS audio customer service.
– Close at least one “verified” customer per hour while working.
– Maintain up-to-date knowledge on all of CSDVRS’s product offerings through a combination of product demonstrations, Tele-Sales meetings, and marketing materials)
– Transfer all business leads to the Director Internal Ops.
– Provide clear communication to the Tele-Sales Lead and work all open items to closure

Telesales Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Team Leader, effectively carries out the duties listed above in order to create a work environment that is an efficient operation that supports customer satisfaction demands.

Education and/or Experience:
– Ability to foster a positive work environment
– Ability to multi-task and problem solve

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
– Demonstrates attention to detail; support customers’ satisfaction.
– Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Assist in developing alternative solutions; Completes projects on time.
– Responds promptly to customer needs
– Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
– Assist in improving processes, products and services.
– Available to work a flexible shift based on scheduling needs

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

– Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have excellent signing skills.

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

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position opening
Director of Admissions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Directs the organization and administration of admissions to all the undergraduate (UG) programs; plans, implements and monitors recruitment activities per enrollment goals and plans for the UG programs; develops and oversees all UG recruitment strategies and activities; maintains and reports data related to the effectiveness of admission-related and recruitment strategies and the profiles of admitted students in the UG programs which include, but are not limited to establishing and evaluating of student recruitment strategies to meet institutional needs and admissions criteria; accountable to various internal and external institutional publics regarding admission criteria and decisions; and is accountable to the faculty and staff regarding the impact of admissions standards on institutional survival and the effectiveness of admissions criteria; oversees all marketing initiatives, i.e., publications, advertising and mailings; manages all facets of the admissions process; provides a positive image of Gallaudet University and its impact on students in terms of academic growth, professional preparation, and personal growth, and promotes Gallaudet as an excellent place to pursue an UG education.

Requires:  Master’s degree in an academic discipline.  Minimum five years of work experience in administration and program management, i.e., admission-related areas.  Strong background in deafness and student development.  Evidence of academic preparation in areas of deafness, counseling, and administration and supervision.  Evidence of administrative, supervisory ability, and leadership skills.  Thorough understanding of educational needs and abilities of deaf and hard of hearing students and knowledge of Gallaudet’s programs and services from pre-college through graduate level.  Knowledge of admission issues, faculty, and administration concerns, and public constituencies and their concerns.  Ability to formulate, communicate, and implement policies and procedures. Ability to deal effectively with professionals on and off campus.  Excellent writing and marketing skills.  Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.  Must possess interest in using the website for admissions marketing and application.  Fluency in sign language required at time of application.

Please go to http://www.gallaudet.edu for more information including salary and benefits.

To apply, send cover letter, Gallaudet application, and resume to: Gallaudet University, Human Resources Services, CO #106, ATTN: Job #11045 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

EOE

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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – 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 for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

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

Faxed applications or emailed documents ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) are accepted. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Staff Employment Recruiters mailto:joanne.jones@gallaudet.edu mailto:trudy.lewis@gallaudet.edu Human Resources Services (202) 651-5352 – Voice (202) 250-2284 – VideoPhone (202) 651-5344 – FAX Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F Applications Accepted 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F

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

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

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Job Announcement
Position Title: Physical Therapist
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Georgia Department of Education

(Hourly Position)

Location:
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021

Program/Unit:
State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Position in this job school is assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive physical therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.
– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions.
– Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records.
– Completes student assessments related to various physical skills and functional abilities, including neuro-muscular, coordination and control, balance, and ambulation.
– Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications.
– Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams.
– In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding physical therapy
– Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, neuro-motor activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities.
– Develops physical management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation.
– Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements.
– Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures.
– Serves as a physical therapy resource to parents, students and school staff

Minimum Qualifications:
– Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
– Possesses a current licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Georgia

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working in a school setting
– Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits:
Hourly pay of: $60-85 per hour based on the number of student caseloads, including assessments and written reports.

Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Tamecia K. Wright
Personnel Technician II
Georgia Department of Education
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us
Tel: (404)298-4868
http://www.aasdweb.com

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

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

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

An EOE

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Job Announcement
Occupational Therapist/Hourly
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Department of Education

Description of Duties:
Job responsibilities involve professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive occupational therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students in K – 12 school. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.

– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions. – Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records. – Completes student assessments related to various occupational skills and functional abilities, including fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, oral motor, daily living, handwriting, and sensory processing. – Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications. – Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams. – In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding occupational therapy – Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, motor planning activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities. – Develops occupational management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation. – Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements. – Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures. – Serves as an occupational therapy resource to parents, students and school staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program – Possesses a current licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Georgia Preferred

Qualifications: – Experience working in a school setting – Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits: Part-time, hourly position. $60.00 – $85.00 The hourly rate is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, and work experience,

To Apply: Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application for Employment to:

Tamecia K. Wright Personnel Technician Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, Georgia 30021

Tel: (404)296-7101 Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

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

An EOE

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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 openings
– DBA – Senior UI Engineer
– Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple Rocklin, CA

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

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

– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

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

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

DeafDigest – 26 June 2011

DeafDigest Blue – June 26, 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/pingbats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/departments/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/facialexpressions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/malawi/

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Patriotic Songs in ASL at Harris Communications

Celebrate Independence Day with a DVD of classic patriotic songs
beautifully performed in ASL. “The Patriotic Spirit…Patriotic Songs
in ASL” (DVD215) will add something special to your July 4th
festivities by showing both your love of country and ASL.

Songs include:
– The Star Spangled Banner
– America, My Country ‘Tis of Thee
– When Johnny Comes Marching Home
– America the Beautiful
– Yankee Doodle
– The Pledge of Allegiance

Play the DVD on special occasions throughout the year. It will
entertain and inspire while promoting understanding and patriotism.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB062611

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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
Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The National Freedom for the Deaf People in Zambia
has complained about access to information on poverty, health and human rights being denied the deaf. This issue
was raised in an interview that was aired on a TV talk
show.

Keith Nolan, a deaf student at CSUN, wants to serve
in the armed forces. He overcame the first barrier –
joining the ROTC at CSUN, but has not been yet
successful in getting the military to accept him
because of his deafness. You can view him at the
captioned video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtKTcPq7XBs&feature=share

And as a matter of fact, we have had deaf soldiers
that fought in the Civil War. The list is at:

http://deafdigest.com/civilwar

– Very Hot News

KaAnn Varner, who is deaf, is the new superintendent
of Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

Could a junior college student serve as the lead
engineer of a NASA team that is conducting a series of microgravity experiments? Let us
revise this question a bit – could a deaf
engineer serve as the lead engineer? Yes,
Eric Shear, who is deaf and relies on his interpreters, attends Tacoma Community College
in Washington. Part of the newspaper story
read like this:

He is leading a team of engineers on a microgravity experiment at NASA at the Johnson Space Center in
Houston.

Shear wants to enroll at a 4-year college,
majoring in aeronautical engineering.

– Sunday June 19th

A police station in Jaipur, a big city in India, has set up an
interpreter station for the benefit of the deaf that need
to discuss issues with the police

– Monday June 20th

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, director Alejandro González Iñárritu with his movie – Babel, explained his rationale for hiring
a hearing actress instead of a deaf actress for a small role. He
said:

I could not find a real deaf actress who was as good as some of the
actresses I’ve had

– Tuesday June 21st

Deaf dancer Kirsty Swain was defeated in the finals of British’s
So You Think You Can Dance competition. All throughout the competition,
she was the favorite of fans and judges, even if the latter voted
her out!

– Wednesday June 22nd

Which is better way for deaf children to learn sign language?

From their own peers or from a computer software? DeafDigest

feels that learning from own peers is the best – but don’t
say that to the researchers at the Georgia Tech College of Computing. They have come up with software that hopes
to teach deaf children how to sign ASL.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard, a Coda, repaying
a friend for doing a deaf-related political favor? Well,
he was heavily criticized for selecting Kristie Fiegen
to the state Public Utilities Commission. What deaf-related
political favor was this all about ? As a legislator, she
sponsored a bill on 911 services and telecommunication
services for the deaf.

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A vlog by Dr. Mark Myers, Provost, Southwest Collegiate
Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)

http://www.swcidvlog.net/vlog07

A transcript goes with this vlog for those that do not
understand ASL

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TO READ HEARING FACES
Many hearing people do not realize that deaf people read
their facial expressions. A hearing person listens to voices
of other hearing people and know if it is anger or sadness
or happiness or sarcastic, etc. A deaf person cannot tell.
This is why we, the deaf, read hearing faces. If a
hearing person yells at a deaf person, then it may be
misinterpreted as anger, even if the hearing person is not
angry at all!

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

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

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2011 RID National Conference
July 17 – 22, 2011
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2011ridconference/

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COULD A DEAF PERSON SERVE AS A PRESIDENT OF A NATION?
Could a deaf person serve as a president of a
nation?
This is a true story. Years ago Hastings Banda,
a hearing man, was president of Malawi, a small
nation in Africa.
Banda could not speak Chichewa, which is
Malawi’s official language. He had to use
interpreters to communicate with the people of
Malawi.
If Banda had to depend on interpreters to
run a nation, then it is a good reason a
deaf person can run a nation!

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

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

USING THE VOICE CARRY OVER
We have a list of choices on how to best use the
relay service features – video, internet, voice
carry over, etc.
For one late-deafened husband, the voice carry
over is the best. When his hearing wife “gives up”
after being frustrated with the phone menu, she
hands the phone to him.
He said that the relay operators are the best
when it comes to getting to the live voice. He
also said that his voice is quicker than his
typing skills, hence all the reason for using
the voice carry over.

VALPARAISO LAW REVIEW PUBLISHES ALL-DEAF EDITION
The School of Law at Valparaiso University
(Indiana) published its Law Review (Volume 45 Spring Issue 2011). It is an all-deaf Law
Review (copyrighted – ISSN 0042-2363).
A number of deaf attorneys contributed to
this Law Review. This Law School wanted to dedicate this special issue to how the ADA
has impacted the Deaf Community. It is the
first known issue of its kind.
If you are interested in this copy at no cost to you, do email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
A warning – it is a very, very long reading – approximately 600 pages.

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A SPECIAL BOOT CAMP FOR THE DEAF
A boot camp allows someone to learn a special skill within
a short time frame at a site away from their home or workplace.
These sessions can be pretty much intensive.
Anyway, there is a boot camp for interpreters. And there is
also a boot camp for former professional football players
that want to become football broadcasters on TV or radio.
What about a boot camp for deaf actors that wish to win
roles in hearing movies? DeafDigest is sick and tired of seeing
hearing actors win deaf roles – so perhaps if our aspiring
deaf actors get special training, they could perform better at
auditions and then win casting roles.
Just a thought.

A COMMENT FROM A CODA WHO IS ASL-FLUENT
Paul Hoover, a Coda, is a professional baseball player
in the minor leagues. He is a catcher with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
He was recently interviewed for an article in the
New England Baseball Journal.
He was asked this question:

Could you see a deaf catcher playing professional baseball someday?

In baseball, the most important position, asides from pitcher,
is the catcher. It is like the quarterback in football. The catcher
is the boss on the field, giving orders to the pitcher as well
as to the other players on the field. The catcher must have great
communication skills with the pitcher. If a pitcher disagrees with
the catcher’s hidden signals, then a time out is called to straighten
it out on the mound.
Have we ever had a deaf catcher in professional baseball? Yes – but that was many years ago; there were a few deaf catchers
in minor leagues. And in semi pro baseball in Maryland, James
Behrens was a long time catcher.
These being said, what did Hoover have to say to this
question? Basically, he said yes, just that the pitcher and
the catcher must find a way to communicate with each other!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said an interpreter –

deaf clients that arrive very late for an appointment,
without me knowing the sign language level he is
comfortable with

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

DEAF STUDENTS AT RAMI
Deaf students attending RAMI? Whats’ that, this
strange sounding name?
Well, years ago there was a college in Rochester
called Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute.
Then in 1944, RAMI was changed to RIT.
Now to answer this question – deaf RAMI students?
There were a few – years before NTID became a reality.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“This movie says it has subtitles.  What is the difference between
captioning and subtitling?”

The answer to this question depends on what country you are living
in. 

If you live in the United States, a major difference between captions
and subtitles is the audience that is targeted.  Captions are
generally aimed at people who are deaf and hard of hearing, while
subtitles are usually prepared for those who can hear but not
necessarily speak the language.

Because subtitles are generally intended for people who can hear,
they do not usually contain some of the necessary information that
people with a hearing loss may require to understand the
presentation.

Subtitles assume you can hear the knock on the door, the motor
starting, or the phone ringing.  As a result, they do not regularly
show sound effects or indicate who is speaking.  

While captioning often moves on the screen to denote who is speaking,
subtitles are generally set at the bottom center of the screen.

Subtitles are often in a language different from the film; for
example, a “foreign movie.”  Captioning is usually done in the
language that is being spoken in the audio.  

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(new series for the next few weeks)

TO HEAR BUT TO MIS-HEAR, TOO!

There are hard of hearing people that can follow voice
communications, but do struggle at times. An example is:

I have been struggling with a telephone menu system in a workplace. These options say”

– Press one to hear your messages
– Press two to repeat the message
– Press three to delete messages
– Press four to hear old messages
– Press five for Cetapoptions

Cetapoptions? What is this all about?

Number five being a mystery, I struggled with it for years
not understanding what it was all about. Suddenly one day,
it clicked – it meant –

Set Up Options!

(contributed by a hard of hearing teacher of a class of
deaf children in a mainstreamed program)

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A British law firm is trying to convince the Ministry of
Defense to make ear protectors compulsory for those
in the military that work with loud weapons. They cited as
an example, a 20-year old soldier who was rendered deaf
because of grenade explosions and machine gun fire.

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The Deaf and the Law:

An expert on ADA laws has this to say regarding the
lawsuit by the Disability Rights Advocates against
CNN for lack of on-line video captions. He said:

1. the plaintiff class is currently limited to people in California who are deaf or HOH and who need captions to access video content

2. Monetary damages can be recovered under California
law but not under ADA Title III

3. Plaintiffs are claiming jurisdiction over CNN in
California not because of its brick-and-mortar offices in the state but because of doing electronic business
in the state

(this is the expert’s opinion, which may or may not
hold up in the courts)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Schools for the deaf publish annual year books, a cherished tradition among all schools. But Oklahoma School for the Deaf (OSD) has achieved a special distinction – getting their yearbook included in the “National Sampler,” compiled by the Taylor Publishing Company.
How difficult is it for a typical school – be it deaf or hearing, to make the National Sampler list? Don Vossen, the Taylor representative, said he is
in his tenth year with the company, working with many schools and that OSD is the only third school that he has recommended for the elite list!
Congrats, Oklahoma SD yearbook staff and Lawson Pair, the school yearbook sponsor.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The FCC enacted a ruling that relay operators must stay
with a call for ten minutes before switching to another
relay operator.
What does an administrator of an interpreting agency
have to say about it?
The administrator said:

Hoorah! The relay operators were switching calls too
frequently for one reason or another (leaving for lunch,
leaving for the day, going to the restroom, etc). We
have been telling the FCC that we are professionals and
know our jobs and to give us the ability to use our
professional judgment and find the best match. The FCC
has finally listened to us

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A recent government hearing on a deaf-related issue
involved professional hearing lobbyists on one side and inexperienced deaf advocates on the other side.

Yes, the inexperienced deaf advocates did not do well.

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

The supervisor, in my workplace, said:

We are all going to need to clean our cubicles because the bored people are coming in next week.

Me:

The bored people??

Supervisor:

No, the BOARD people

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

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WA State Job Bulletin Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invites applications for the position of Social and Health Services Program Consultant 1.  

Applicants can apply online here:   http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type 04690 in the keyword search. 

The position will remain open until filled.  

Any questions, please contact Rena Patch  mailto:Rena.Patch@dshs.wa.gov

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position opening
President/CEO
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, FL

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind seeks a President who is the Chief Administrative officer serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the organization, operation and management of the School and its programs.  This position also serves as the educational leader of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, under the direction of the Board.

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with Education, Credentials, and Experience
Range: $85,506.31-$125,301.50
On-Campus Housing/Automobile for Official Business

QUALIFICATIONS:  Masters Degree or higher.  Knowledge of and involvement with Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Visually Impaired issues.  Eight (8) years experience in an educational setting.  Five (5) years supervisory experience.  Proven Leadership Skills with experience in educational administration.  Proven communication and interpersonal skills that will allow him/her to relate to staff, students and legislators.  Proven experience with Budget Formulations and other Fiscal Matters.

PREFERRED:  Current Certification in Hearing Impaired/Deaf Education or Visually Impaired/Blind Education.

In order to be considered for employment in this position, all applicants must submit proof of Masters Degree (or higher) and Curriculum Vitae or Resume, by fax to 904-827-2325 or email documentation to mailto:buccaa@fsdb.k12.fl.us by the closing date, August 17, 2011.  Please include Position Number 48008001 on all documentation.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete a background investigation.

WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida

WORK HOURS:  Schedule is at least 40 hours weekly.  President is expected to be on call at all times.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: The President is the Chief Administrative Officer serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for  the organization, operation and management of the School and its programs.  This position also serves as the educational leader of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, under the direction of the Board. This position does have Financial Disclosure responsibility in accordance with 112.3145, F.S.  Responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve the school’s mission of providing quality educational programs, boarding programs, and services for students of the deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, and multi-handicapped students of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Works with the executive and legislative branches of government of the State of Florida to identify needs and provide resources to the school.  Directs the operation of the school through the various program administrators and supervisors in order to provide a quality and efficient use of fiscal and human resources.  President serves as the final authority on issues that require determination on budget, personnel, and programs.  Interprets and carries out the policies and directives established by the FSDB Board of Trustees.  Develops and recommends administrative organizations that provide efficient and effective service delivery system to the students and families served by the school. Recommends budgets and policy adoption to the Board of Trustees and communicates with the Board regarding policy issues.  Directs the development of a master plan to maintain and enhance the physical facilities and grounds of the school in order to provide the optimum facilities and grounds to meet the needs of the students served by the school.  Provides direction to designated staff toward funding opportunities outside the general revenue areas and assists in the development of strategies for private funds and grants for specialized projects. Maintains liaison with the Department of Education, School Districts, the Legislature and other appropriate agencies to enhance the operations and services of the school.  Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of organizational structures, budgets, human resource management, educational laws and rules, facilities management, student discipline, parent rights and responsibilities, boarding programming, educational programming, finance and development, and political structures. Ability to coordinate a diverse staff, organize a system to serve a diverse population. Ability to initiate a personnel evaluation system at all levels. Ability to manage a large organization in an efficient manner. Ability to make decisions affecting the overall school program.  Knowledge or willingness to become familiar with laws, rules, and regulations governing education in the State of Florida. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and assist in the daily operations of the school.  Demonstrate the ability for good leadership and human relations skills. Ability and willingness to effectively interact with parents and students of FSDB. Ability and willingness to effectively interact with State and Federal agencies, schools and organizations. Demonstrate ability to lead a complex organization.  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR.

Applicants who are selected for hire with a primary background in Deaf/Hard of Hearing will be required to attain an Advanced proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire; Applicants who are selected for hire with a primary background in Visually Impaired will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.

SPECIAL NOTE: The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

New employees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.

TO APPLY: In order to be considered for employment in this position, all applicants must submit proof of Masters Degree (or higher) and Curriculum Vitae or Resume, by fax to 904-827-2325 or email documentation to mailto:buccaa@fsdb.k12.fl.us by the closing date, August 17, 2011.  Please include Position Number 48008001 on all documentation.

All applicants MUST apply through the People First website at:
https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html

and in Keywords enter 48008001

If you have problems with the website, contact:
mailto:buccaa@fsdb.k12.fl.us

A screening committee will review and evaluate the submitted applications and responses to qualifying questions. Qualified applicants will be presented to the Board of Trustees for their review, and final interview candidates will be determined. References may be checked prior to the interview process.  The review of applications and interviews are in accordance with Florida Statutes for open meetings.

Click on the “Begin Application Process” button.  Applications accepted through People First only. (If application is faxed or mailed to People First, contact People First at 1-866-663-4735 within in 2 working days to answer qualifying questions prior to closing date.)

To access additional information please log on to https://jobs.myflorida.com/joblist.html and in Keywords enter 48008001.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on August 17, 2011.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

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:

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– 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 Resource Director, 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
Veteran Preference
Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position notice
Assistant Men’s Residential Hall Supervisor & Head Basketball Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

#11-301

Note: official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject
to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Associates degree and 3 years related experience required. Knowledge of basic sign language (ASL) and effective communication skills required. High school or college coaching experience preferred. Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 48 lbs. Must be able to bend, squat and climb stairs. Pre-employment physical exam required. Must be able to drive a college van and maintain a valid drivers license.

Description of job duties:
Fulfill all duties relating to a residence hall supervisor to include: Student orientation, maintenance of records, security checks, coordination of social activities for students, and drive college vans when needed.

The Head Basketball Coach will assist in the recruitment of qualified student athletes, assist in the management of program budget expenditures, monitor academic progress of student athletes, supervise team practices, and assist with facilities and equipment management. This is not a complete list of job duties. For a complete list, please review the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $21,840 – $23,701 (plus $1500 stipend per team sport and on-campus housing)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2011

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Campus Associate Dean of Student Affairs #11-302
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

Note: official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject
to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Five years related experience required. Comprehensive understanding of student development theory; in-depth knowledge of interpersonal and supervisory skills; experience with collegiate extracurricular activities; fluency in American Sign Language. Must be able to drive a college van and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Description of job duties:
Coordinate all student services including residence hall, food services, transportation, recreational activities, and security to deaf and hard of hearing students. Serve as the ADA Coordinator for the SWCID campus. This is not a complete list of job duties. For a complete list, please review the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $46,465 – $48,354

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2011

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
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.

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

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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Employment openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to
provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are
now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

–  Case Manager for ACCESS (Adult Career Counseling &
Employment Support Services) Program

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

Qualifications:
* Prior experience with low -functioning Deaf Adults.
* 21 years old and High School Diploma
* Two years experience or college education working with Deaf
Adults
* Drivers License and personal car required
* American Sign Language fluency
* Ability to work independently.

Responsibilities:
* Provide ongoing case management to Deaf Adults.
*  Collaborate with other agencies (Voc. Rehab, other human
service agencies)

– Director of Residential Programs

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base:  Full -time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in relevant field and three years
experience providing direct care in
* Residential treatment programs for children /youth.
Or Bachelors degree in relevant field and five years
experience in residential treatment
* Programs for children/youth.
* Effective Communication skills to include American Sign
Language
* Training and /or experience in Recreational Therapy a
plus.
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid & Restraint
Training
* Understands the uniqueness & development of Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Students

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established
by school and the residential program.
* Be able to respond to student related emergencies.
* Supervise all areas and staff in the dorms including 2nd
shift, overnight and weekends.
* Obtain and maintain CPI, First Aid, CPR certification and
other related trainings

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age
* Effective communication skills to include ASL.
* 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
* Assist in the development and implementation
of proactive, preventative residential
* Programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.
* Proficiency in ASL
* Valid driver’s license
* Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:
* Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and
clerical tasks.
* Assist with morning residential program
* Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment
* Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.
* American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
* Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities
* Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
* Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters

Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Manager 1, Education – Division of Student Services
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, NJ

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

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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

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

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

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

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS
– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT
– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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

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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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 Blue – June 26, 2011

DeafDigest – 22 June 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 22, 2011


— a bad year for the deaf in some states

In some states, but not in all states, the year
has not been good for some schools for the deaf
and for some state commissions for the deaf.
States are broke and the first to be hurt when
budgets are cut are schools for the deaf and
commissions for the deaf. Said a veteran
administrator of a state commission for the deaf:
I think its worse now. It was always bad in some
states, though

— minor league pitcher Ryan Ketchner, deaf, needs
your vote – Friday May 24th is deadline

Ryan Ketchner pitches for Salt Lake Bees and fans
can vote for the upcoming Triple-A All-Star Game.
He has been pitching very well this season and he
is hoping to be called up by the Los Angeles Angels
of Anaheim.

To vote for Ryan, go to:
and click on “Vote Now”
Look for “PCL” ballot; he is listed in the “starting
pitcher” on the far right column.

Deadline is Friday June 24th, so do hurry up!


— We contributed to Netflix’s worst moments in its history

Every business has bad moments, no matter how successful
these companies are. Netflix had the possibly the
worst moments of its short history (1997 to present).
There was downtime with its video streaming, and
then a computer outage, and then Sony stopped doing
business with Netflix. And topping it off was our
lawsuit against them for not captioning their videos.
Do we love or hate Netflix? We love Netflix for the
easy availability of its videos. We hate Netflix
for their refusal to caption their videos!

— Switched at Birth getting sillier and siller!
The latest “Switched at Birth” episode shows Marlee
Matlin’s character serving as guidance counselor
at a school for the deaf. This is not silly.
What is silly is that she “sometimes” serves as
the school’s basketball coach?  There is no such
a thing as a “sometimes” basketball coach. These
real-life coaches serve for a full season at a
time. So, is the show being realistic? No!

— a deaf pro wrestler on front cover of a magazine

Louis Long, a deaf man from Buffalo, NY, is a professional
wrestler. He wrestles under the name of Silent Warrior.
He was just featured in a pro wrestling magazine called
“The Wrestler”

You can see a picture of him at:


DeafDigest – 19 June 2011

DeafDigest Gold – June 19, 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/attitude1/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous1/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafblindcommunications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salarydiscrimination/

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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 6/23/11 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_DDG061911

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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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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
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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?

A popular Numismatics web site, a must for those that
collect coins as a hobby, profiled Joshua Tatum, of
this famous 19th century tale. He would deface the 1883
nickel, inserting the numeral V and removing the words
“Five Cents” while gold plating it. Instead of a 5 cent
coin, it would fool people into thinking it was a
five dollar coin. Tatum would go to shops, making small
purchases and “profit” off the changes from these
“5 dollar” coins. He was caught, and sent to a court
trial but somehow was acquitted. Well, what about Tatum? He was deaf!

Environmentally-grown berries are being sold at a booth
at the farmers market in Salem, Oregon. This booth is
operated by a husband and wife team. The wife, Arlene
Robertson, is deaf – and she’s the one doing the selling.
They own a farm where these berries are being grown,
organically, for sale. For the benefit of a deaf patron
that stops by, she uses ASL.

– Very Hot News

An interesting timing, these three hot caption-related news.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
has announced new standards for producing captions on
videos. And the software is free for the asking.

And at the same time, the CNN has been slapped with a lawsuit
by the Disability Rights Advocates, which represents GLAD
and three individuals. Simply put, the CNN refusal to caption
is a violation of the state Unruh Civil Rights Act and Disabled Persons Act. If it means anything, CNN is owned by Time Warner.

And yet, just another one – the NAD filing a lawsuit against
Netflix.

Put these three together and we, the deaf, should be enjoying
captions in the near future.

– Thursday June 16th

Is there an improvement in India in attitude towards the
deaf? Do not know, but in the Bollywood (India’s own Hollywood) there may be. To be in production soon are two films – Barfee and Soundtrack, both of which have deaf-related themes. Next step, DeafDigest declares, is for Bollywood to
hire deaf actors instead of teaching hearing actors to learn
sign language to play these deaf roles.

– Friday June 17th

Aaron Kubey, who is stepping down from his job as the
CEO of the National Theatre of the Deaf, was interviewed
by a reporter. To read his interesting comments, visit:
http://ct.broadwayworld.com/regionalindex.php

– Saturday June 18th

Wright State University (Michigan) has worked with a software developer
to come up with an on-line ASL substance abuse counseling services
with deaf patients and with professionals that work with them.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Hearing aid engineers have been complaining for years that
hearing aids are not perfect, and that they try to redesign
a perfect hearing aid which somehow comes out imperfect.
Anyway, engineers from University of Essex in England feel
they have a perfect solution to a perfect hearing aid –
by “reverse engineering” – to work from the ear of the
patient – instead of finding the right hearing aid
for the patient. Will this engineering approach work?
Stay tuned.

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Visit our website – http://www.apacheasltrails.com
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Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek
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Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook
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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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DEAF STUDENT COMMUNICATING WITH A BLIND STUDENT
Could a deaf student communicate with a blind
student in a class?
Many years ago when Bob Davila, former Gallaudet
president and NTID director, was studying for his
masters, he had no interpreters.
He was lucky in one class. A blind student knew
finger spelling. Bob and the blind student made
an agreement. The blind student will fingerspell
the classroom lectures. Bob would write notes,
and give the copy of the notes to the blind
student. A reader would read the notes to the
blind student.
It worked out very well

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

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

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Community Outreach at Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At Pressley Ridge, we understand that communities play an important role
in the healthy maturation of our youth. The extent to which a child or
adolescent connects with a community can have a significant impact on the
development of self-identity, kinship, and a sense of belonging. Moreover,
communities provide deaf youth with abundant opportunities to practice and
refine their skills in a normalized environment

more at:
http://deafdigest.com/pressley2/

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A SALARY DISCRIMINATION AT NAD
This is a true story, but it took place more than
30 years ago at the NAD.
The NAD hired a deaf person for a top level
administrative job (not CEO, but a little below it).
The NAD business manager, not deaf, was processing
the new deaf employee’s paperwork on the first day on
the job. This business manager found out that the
new employee’s salary was very high, and was upset
about it and ran to the office of the NAD CEO.
He told the CEO that it is impossible for a
deaf person to earn a high salary. The CEO told
the business manager to shut up and go away.
This was discrimination at NAD at that time,
but times have changed for good.

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

(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

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

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 mailto: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 Information Technology
6.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 – June 20-24, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/html5.html

7.  *NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online: July 11-August 12, 2011
On-Campus: August 15-18, 2011, daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm at
RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY
Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

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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NO CAPTIONS! TELL FCC
You look forward to watching your favorite TV program
and get angry when it is not captioned.
Instead of throwing your shoe at the TV set, just file a
formal complaint with the FCC.
How? Use the web link below:
http://esupport.fcc.gov/vpd-search/search.action#scrollThere

The language on the web site may seem confusing so take
your time in filling it out and submitting it to FCC.

HOLLYWOOD AND THE DEAF
A deaf professional that used to work in Hollywood
but gave up and moved to New York, said:

It’s hard to talk to the people here in Hollywood. They’re very shallow. All they talk about is their looks, their hair styles, and the money they make in movies.

This may be the primary reason that while we have a
Marlee Matlin successful story, we have many, many
deaf actors that do not make it in Hollywood.

WASTE OF MONEY
An article on hearing aid flaws said:

It revealed a flaw in traditional hearing analysis, and a surprise which explained why so many expensive hearing aids are only worn a few times. Some people pay up to $5,000
for their hearing aid and don’t wear it.

Which is worse – money wasted on a hearing aid that is not
used or money wasted on a CI that is not used?

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/nadvscbs/

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:

Indiana Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/hoosiers/

A DEAF USHER ON A DEAF DAY AT A BASEBALL STADIUM
To raise funds for its upcoming 2013 Deaf Senior
Citizens convention at Baltimore, the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc, sold a bloc of baseball game
tickets.
The tickets were for a section of seats at the
Nationals Park on Saturday June 18th where the
deaf fans could watch the Baltimore Orioles-Washington Nationals baseball game.
The usher assigned to cover the section and to solve
“seating problems” was Paul Daniels, himself deaf.
Interestingly enough, it was his first year as the
usher at the stadium. And the Nationals, knowing there
would be deaf fans, sent him to that section.
And when the game ended, the Nationals management,
via Daniels, invited these deaf fans to the “members-only”
club house section to relax for a while.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

No need to wear a hearing aid while watching TV because
there are captions

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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?

it is a medical miracle that the CI has helped this
deaf baby hear again

Medical miracle? If a child has been born deaf, how could
he hear again? And besides, CI operations are so routine
that these no longer qualify as a miracle.

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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.

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

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes for interpreters, ASL & ITP 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, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes with most having RID CEUs applied for.

Many vendors will have 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.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math Signs and Science 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!

Whats’ in a name change? Well, England’s Royal National Institute for Deaf People has changed its name to Action on Hearing Loss.

In the past, this same organization was known as National Bureau for Promoting the General Welfare of the Deaf and then
National Institute for the Deaf and then Royal National Institute for the Deaf.

Next name change, please!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. In the book “My Yesterdays” as written by retired long time
educator/administrator Mervin D Garretson, he wrote, on page
204, in part, about the NAD – as follows:

…..and too many idle people on the staff….

This was in reference to the late part of 1989, when Garretson
became the acting CEO, replacing CEO Gary Olsen who resigned.

Is this comment true?

A. No. The NAD employees were dedicated, hard working and
underpaid – but the morale was low at that time. Yes, morale
was low, but the employees were not idle.

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

I now experience frustration when reading notes,  reading papers, and reading cards written by hand.

Use of a blue pen is too light for many of us with Usher Syndrome to read.

We need to use a black marker to be able to read better.  
Strong contrast is important.

So, if you are going to write to me, please use “20/20” markers! (Black with bold lines!)

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

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

that the state of Louisiana will realize the folly of their
actions and reverse their decision not to give the contracts to the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center for
interpreting and deaf devices distribution services

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1902 – Thomas Edison, the famous deaf inventor, produced
the first deaf-related film; it was of a deaf woman signing the
Star Spangled Banner. What has become of that film? Lost and gone,
though the Library of Congress has a paper print copy of that
film. And who was that deaf woman? Again, no one knows!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

40 percent

of signs in LSQ (used by the deaf of Quebec) is similar to our
ASL

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job title
Business Account Executive
The Z® / CSDVRS
Location  TBD

Department: Video Communication Solutions
Reports To: Senior Director of Sales
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location  TBD

Summary:   The Business Account Executive will be responsible for introducing ZVRS to new business customers and residential customers. Also responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers who desire to use video relay service in their place of employment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Planning and directing sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Prospecting assigned region for new customers.
– Suggesting and implementing creative and practical methods for selling ZVRS, strengthening client relationships, and increasing visibility.
– Coordinating aspects of ZVRS marketing efforts.
– Working with other Business Account Executives to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Overseeing a group of Z sales specialists within the region
– Coordinating installations of ZVRS equipment in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our National Sales Engineers and installation program; Conferring with potential customer to ascertain equipment, supplies, and service needs.
– Communicating with and submitting regular activity reports to the Senior Sales Director.
– Performing additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Computer knowledge and Microsoft office

Qualifications:
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary requirements to be considered.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K and matching, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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

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job title
Telesales Specialist
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, Florida

Department: Telesales
Reports To: Team Leader
FLSA Status: Part-Time

Summary:   As a telesales agent you will create interest to potential customers to switch their current provider and becoming a ZVRS customer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Pro-actively call individuals listed on the company “Hot List”
– Educate the individual about CSDVRS’s product offerings
– “Sell” the CSDVRS product and features to the individual
– Convert the “Individual” into a CSDVRS “Customer”
– End of call should result in the “Customer” placing a confirmation call to CSDVRS audio customer service.
– Close at least one “verified” customer per hour while working.
– Maintain up-to-date knowledge on all of CSDVRS’s product offerings through a combination of product demonstrations, Tele-Sales meetings, and marketing materials)
– Transfer all business leads to the Director Internal Ops.
– Provide clear communication to the Tele-Sales Lead and work all open items to closure

Telesales Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Team Leader, effectively carries out the duties listed above in order to create a work environment that is an efficient operation that supports customer satisfaction demands.

Education and/or Experience:
– Ability to foster a positive work environment
– Ability to multi-task and problem solve

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
– Demonstrates attention to detail; support customers’ satisfaction.
– Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Assist in developing alternative solutions; Completes projects on time.
– Responds promptly to customer needs
– Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
– Assist in improving processes, products and services.
– Available to work a flexible shift based on scheduling needs

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

– Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have excellent signing skills.

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

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position opening
Director of Admissions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Directs the organization and administration of admissions to all the undergraduate (UG) programs; plans, implements and monitors recruitment activities per enrollment goals and plans for the UG programs; develops and oversees all UG recruitment strategies and activities; maintains and reports data related to the effectiveness of admission-related and recruitment strategies and the profiles of admitted students in the UG programs which include, but are not limited to establishing and evaluating of student recruitment strategies to meet institutional needs and admissions criteria; accountable to various internal and external institutional publics regarding admission criteria and decisions; and is accountable to the faculty and staff regarding the impact of admissions standards on institutional survival and the effectiveness of admissions criteria; oversees all marketing initiatives, i.e., publications, advertising and mailings; manages all facets of the admissions process; provides a positive image of Gallaudet University and its impact on students in terms of academic growth, professional preparation, and personal growth, and promotes Gallaudet as an excellent place to pursue an UG education.

Requires:  Master’s degree in an academic discipline.  Minimum five years of work experience in administration and program management, i.e., admission-related areas.  Strong background in deafness and student development.  Evidence of academic preparation in areas of deafness, counseling, and administration and supervision.  Evidence of administrative, supervisory ability, and leadership skills.  Thorough understanding of educational needs and abilities of deaf and hard of hearing students and knowledge of Gallaudet’s programs and services from pre-college through graduate level.  Knowledge of admission issues, faculty, and administration concerns, and public constituencies and their concerns.  Ability to formulate, communicate, and implement policies and procedures. Ability to deal effectively with professionals on and off campus.  Excellent writing and marketing skills.  Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.  Must possess interest in using the website for admissions marketing and application.  Fluency in sign language required at time of application.

Please go to http://www.gallaudet.edu for more information including salary and benefits.

To apply, send cover letter, Gallaudet application, and resume to: Gallaudet University, Human Resources Services, CO #106, ATTN: Job #11045 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

EOE

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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – 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 for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

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

Faxed applications or emailed documents ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) are accepted. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Staff Employment Recruiters mailto:joanne.jones@gallaudet.edu mailto:trudy.lewis@gallaudet.edu Human Resources Services (202) 651-5352 – Voice (202) 250-2284 – VideoPhone (202) 651-5344 – FAX Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F Applications Accepted 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F

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

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

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Job Announcement
Position Title: Physical Therapist
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Georgia Department of Education

(Hourly Position)

Location:
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021

Program/Unit:
State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Position in this job school is assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive physical therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.
– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions.
– Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records.
– Completes student assessments related to various physical skills and functional abilities, including neuro-muscular, coordination and control, balance, and ambulation.
– Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications.
– Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams.
– In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding physical therapy
– Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, neuro-motor activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities.
– Develops physical management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation.
– Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements.
– Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures.
– Serves as a physical therapy resource to parents, students and school staff

Minimum Qualifications:
– Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
– Possesses a current licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Georgia

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working in a school setting
– Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits:
Hourly pay of: $60-85 per hour based on the number of student caseloads, including assessments and written reports.

Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Tamecia K. Wright
Personnel Technician II
Georgia Department of Education
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us
Tel: (404)298-4868
http://www.aasdweb.com

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

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

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

An EOE

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Job Announcement
Occupational Therapist/Hourly
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Department of Education

Description of Duties:
Job responsibilities involve professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive occupational therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students in K – 12 school. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.

– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions. – Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records. – Completes student assessments related to various occupational skills and functional abilities, including fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, oral motor, daily living, handwriting, and sensory processing. – Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications. – Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams. – In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding occupational therapy – Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, motor planning activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities. – Develops occupational management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation. – Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements. – Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures. – Serves as an occupational therapy resource to parents, students and school staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program – Possesses a current licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Georgia Preferred

Qualifications: – Experience working in a school setting – Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits: Part-time, hourly position. $60.00 – $85.00 The hourly rate is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, and work experience,

To Apply: Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application for Employment to:

Tamecia K. Wright Personnel Technician Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, Georgia 30021

Tel: (404)296-7101 Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

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

An EOE

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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 openings
– DBA – Senior UI Engineer
– Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple Rocklin, CA

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

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

– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

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

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 – 19 June 2011

DeafDigest Blue – June 19, 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/lottery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/palin/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/pingbats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/departments/

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Both DVDs are 90 minutes long, performed in ASL and voice-interpreted for the signing impaired.

To introduce these new DVDs, Harris Communications has them on sale for $20.00 each (regularly $25.00).

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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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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

“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.

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?

At the Carson ATA Blackbelt Academy in Nevada,
there is a class of young three deaf people learning
karate. They were attending classes at Western Nevada
College and one way or other they were attracted to
karate. They just completed their 12-week sessions
and are now ready to earn their yellow belts, the
first step on the long karate ladder.

The Science Daily ran a piece saying that for the
deaf, the eye retina is extremely important when
it comes to being observant, spotting things that
hearing people would overlook. This conclusion
was reached after a series of experiments by
researchers at the University of Sheffield
in England.

– Very Hot News

Sean Virnig has been announced as the new superintendent
of California School for the Deaf at Fremont. Coming on
board from Texas, he replaces the retiring Hank Klopping.

– Sunday June 12th

Disney is upset about the Mickey Mouse scam in
China. Street performers, not affiliated with
Disney, have been begging for money after
doing street skits. Disney is saying that three
such performers are deaf and are using their
deafness as reason to get money from tourists! These tourists give money, thinking these
street performers were part of the Disney group.

– Monday June 13th

A revolution is going on in Egypt right now.
Has it helped improve the lives of the deaf?
No, according to leaders of deaf groups. They
all said they were disappointed about how things
were going on right now.

– Tuesday June 14th

Rick Suiter has been hired by The Learning Center
(MA) as the school’s Director of Student Life,
overseeing the after-school program, athletics program and residential program. He worked at the Model
Secondary School for the Deaf for many years
and then worked at Michigan School for the Deaf
for three years as Youth Residential Director/
Disciplinarian. He coached the Gallaudet
football team in the 1981 and 1982 seasons.

– Wednesday June 15th

Jane Cordell finally won her right to have a hearing
to fight the decision by the British government to
revoke her job offer because of her deafness. She
was originally offered a position as the deputy head of
mission at Kazakhstan but upon learning of her deafness
the government took it back. The government felt that
providing her with interpreters was too expensive.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A vlog by Dr. Mark Myers, Provost, Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)

http://www.swcidvlog.net/vlog07

A transcript goes with this vlog for those that do not
understand ASL

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LISTENING TO A BASEBALL BAT?
Carlos Beltran, not deaf, plays baseball for the
New York Mets.
When he receives a box of new wood baseball bats,
what does he do? He puts the bat near his ear
and knocks hard on it. He listens for “ping ping”
sounds from the wood bat. If the ping is good, he
will use the bat in the game. If the ping is bad,
he will use it for practices only. He said bats
with good pings will help him hit the ball better.
Problem for deaf baseball players that cannot
hear pings? DeafDigest editor does not think so –
we have Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride that have played
major league baseball for many years.

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

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

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Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

a year-round therapeutic education and residential program serving deaf
children up to age 21. We provide the most integrated and least
restrictive alternative for deaf youngsters experiencing short- or
long-term mental health problems

more at:
http://deafdigest.com/pressley1/

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THREE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN ONE SCHOOL?
Many years ago schools for the deaf were
different. Some of these deaf schools really
had three separate schools in the same building.
How? What? These separate departments were
for oral students, for ASL students and for
hard of hearing students. The students from these three departments often did not mingle with
each other – except in sports!
DeafDigest often wonders about mainstreamed
students in public schools today. Just different
many years ago.

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

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

THE VLOG ON THE FREMONT SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCEMENT
There is a signed vlog on the Fremont superintendent
announcement. For the benefit of those that do not use ASL, there is a press release.
Anyway, here it is at:

http://www.csdeagles.com/csd_supt_search.php

THESE SERVICE AGENCIES
We have service agencies everywhere – which help
people that need assistance.
Deaf service agency and independent living centers –
both the same thing?
No. Deaf service agencies help the deaf and the
hard of hearing. Independent living centers help
the deaf AND the disabled, but their focus is not on
the deaf only.
The difference is big.

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TO BE DOOMED?
Are we, the deaf, to be doomed? A recent web posting carried this sentence:

His 12 year old son was deaf and mute; he had not spoken a word since
birth and apparently was doomed to a life of ignorance and silence

Doomed to a life of ignorance and silence? Really? There are
many hearing people that are also doomed to a life of
ignorance and silence!

THE FIRST MESSAGE
In case people were not aware of it, the first telegraph
lines was erected from Washington, DC to Baltimore. Part of
the line was strung across the estate of Amos Kendall in
Northeast Washington, DC.
The first message sent on May 24, 1844 said:

What Hath God Wrought

What about it? The estate of Amos Kendall became the
future home of Gallaudet University!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

deaf clients that behave in an inappropriate manner in front
of the VRS camera

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What is the difference between a post-production captioner and a
realtime captioner?  Don’t all captioners do the same things?”

Some people do not realize that the captioners who caption the “live”
television shows use totally different skills than those who caption
programs that are prerecorded.  These different types of captioners
are not interchangeable.

A realtime captioner must be able to write at speeds over 200 words
per minute, while an offline captioner, one who does post-production
captioning, must be excellent at positioning, placing, and timing the
captions. 

Most realtime captioners use a steno machine to produce their
captions, while a post-production captioner or caption editor will
use a standard computer keyboard.  People doing post-production
captioning may use scripts or transcripts that have previously been
prepared by a transcriber.

Many of the captioners who do post-production captioning do their
work at the captioning company that they work for, while most
realtime captioners work from home and caption the shows remotely. 

Many offline captioners work set shifts, while realtime captioners
are usually assigned to cover specific shows.

As you can see, totally different training is required for these two
types of positions.  Most realtime captioners have trained to be
court reporters, while many offline captioners have pursued some type
of general studies emphasizing subjects like English or history.  

DESCRIBING AN INTERPRETER’S JOB
How would one describe the job of an interpreter? Perhaps
an easier way is this:

College grads’ hands are her living and her voice

This was the headline in a short newspaper story this week.

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updated every Monday

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

employers really do not know how to deal with the deaf

Some can, some can’t – but those that “can’t” can be
trained on how to communicate with the deaf

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

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

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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!

It was announced that the dual conferences on Hearing screenings
will take place next year between June 5 and June 9 at Cernobbio,
Italy.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The District of Columbia reached agreement with three groups –
Washington Lawyers’ Committee, Steptoe & Johnson and
Equal Rights Center to have interpreters provided at all
DC agencies for the benefit of the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to two individuals that
have departed us – Louie Fant and Charles Corey.
Louie, a Coda simply defied description – he was one thing and often
into other things, too – actor, model, teacher, interpreter, linguist,
philosopher, raconteur, entertainer, etc. You name it Louie was it.
The DEAFDIGEST editor recalls tales told by Louie while hanging
around with Gallaudet students in the dormitory often into the
wee hours.
Charles, though not too many people were aware of it, was
a co-founder of the National Theatre of the Deaf. That NTD
continues to thrive these days is a tribute to Charles’
faith in the concept of a national touring theatrical
troupe of the deaf.
Thank you, Lou and Charles for making the Deaf World
a fun place for us.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The California School for the Deaf at
Riverside, in search of a new superintendent,
has settled on an interim superintendent
for now.
The selected individual is Mal Grossinger,
a Gallaudet graduate, who brings with him
experience in various administrative capacities,
both at Gallaudet in the past and currently at
the sister school at Fremont.
He will start work at Riverside on
August 1st.
While Grossinger will assume full duties
and responsibilities of this position, the
school will re-start the superintendent
search.

(editor’s note: shortly afterwards, Grossinger had
the interim removed from his job title)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf person said:

I am a poor lipreader but I get by.

Get by? As if one needs to smile, use
body language and fake understanding
by head nodding – and still do not
understand what is being said,

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You thought a fellow employee said:

Fischer (a name of another employee)

You are puzzled because there is no one at work
with the Fischer last name.

You then realize the fellow employee actually said:

Victor (an employee you know that works in the same
department as yours)

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

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:

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– 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 Resource Director, 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
Veteran Preference
Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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position notice
Assistant Men’s Residential Hall Supervisor & Head Basketball Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

#11-301

Note: official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject
to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Associates degree and 3 years related experience required. Knowledge of basic sign language (ASL) and effective communication skills required. High school or college coaching experience preferred. Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 48 lbs. Must be able to bend, squat and climb stairs. Pre-employment physical exam required. Must be able to drive a college van and maintain a valid drivers license.

Description of job duties:
Fulfill all duties relating to a residence hall supervisor to include: Student orientation, maintenance of records, security checks, coordination of social activities for students, and drive college vans when needed.

The Head Basketball Coach will assist in the recruitment of qualified student athletes, assist in the management of program budget expenditures, monitor academic progress of student athletes, supervise team practices, and assist with facilities and equipment management. This is not a complete list of job duties. For a complete list, please review the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $21,840 – $23,701 (plus $1500 stipend per team sport and on-campus housing)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2011

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Campus Associate Dean of Student Affairs #11-302
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

Note: official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject
to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Five years related experience required. Comprehensive understanding of student development theory; in-depth knowledge of interpersonal and supervisory skills; experience with collegiate extracurricular activities; fluency in American Sign Language. Must be able to drive a college van and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Description of job duties:
Coordinate all student services including residence hall, food services, transportation, recreational activities, and security to deaf and hard of hearing students. Serve as the ADA Coordinator for the SWCID campus. This is not a complete list of job duties. For a complete list, please review the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $46,465 – $48,354

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2011

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
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.

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

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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Employment openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to
provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are
now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

–  Case Manager for ACCESS (Adult Career Counseling &
Employment Support Services) Program

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

Qualifications:
* Prior experience with low -functioning Deaf Adults.
* 21 years old and High School Diploma
* Two years experience or college education working with Deaf
Adults
* Drivers License and personal car required
* American Sign Language fluency
* Ability to work independently.

Responsibilities:
* Provide ongoing case management to Deaf Adults.
*  Collaborate with other agencies (Voc. Rehab, other human
service agencies)

– Director of Residential Programs

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base:  Full -time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in relevant field and three years
experience providing direct care in
* Residential treatment programs for children /youth.
Or Bachelors degree in relevant field and five years
experience in residential treatment
* Programs for children/youth.
* Effective Communication skills to include American Sign
Language
* Training and /or experience in Recreational Therapy a
plus.
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid & Restraint
Training
* Understands the uniqueness & development of Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Students

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established
by school and the residential program.
* Be able to respond to student related emergencies.
* Supervise all areas and staff in the dorms including 2nd
shift, overnight and weekends.
* Obtain and maintain CPI, First Aid, CPR certification and
other related trainings

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age
* Effective communication skills to include ASL.
* 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
* Assist in the development and implementation
of proactive, preventative residential
* Programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.
* Proficiency in ASL
* Valid driver’s license
* Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:
* Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and
clerical tasks.
* Assist with morning residential program
* Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment
* Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.
* American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
* Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities
* Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
* Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters

Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Manager 1, Education – Division of Student Services
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, NJ

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

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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

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

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

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

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS
– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT
– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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
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DeafDigest – 19 June 2011

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DeafDigest – 15 June 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 15, 2011

— Deaf owner of a tavern bans town mayor

Andy Hill, who is deaf and relies on lipreading
to communicate, owns a pub in Barnard Castle,
a small town in England. One of the former patrons
was Tony Cooke, the town mayor. Both Andy and
Tony got into a bad argument, and the mayor was
accused of being rude to the pub staff. As a result,
the mayor is no longer allowed to drink at the
deaf-owned pub!

— Alexander Graham Bell really did not invent the telephone?

Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone? Yes, he won the
patent for it but it may not mean he was the inventor. There is
a Bell Museum in Nova Scotia, Canada. Much more space in that
museum is devoted to hydrofoil watercraft than the telephone!
A Canadian publication said that no one invented the telephone,
just that several inventors worked on the telephonic concept
at the same time, and Bell was the first one to hand in the

— Wells Fargo settlement; you may be eligible to get money

If you tried to reach Wells Fargo via relay for any reason
(mortgage, credit cards, banking) and was hung up, you may
be eligible to get money. For more information, click on:
Do hurry up because deadline to file claims is January 31, 2012,
just seven months away.

— 250 deaf organizations lost their tax-exempt status

We have many deaf clubs, deaf organizations and deaf
associations that are non-profit. All non-profit groups
MUST file paperwork on taxes and other forms every year.
This is a strict IRS rule. Many, many hearing non-profit
groups have lost their non-profit status – and sad, to say,
nearly 250 deaf groups have lost their non-profit status,
too. It is very important for officers of deaf groups
to fully understand this important IRS rule.

— “Switched at Birth” TV premiere broke an important record

When “Switched at Birth” debutted last week, the producers were
concerned about one thing. They were not concerned if the program
met with the approval of the critics. They were concerned with
TV ratings. If it is low, the program could be cancelled after
a few showings. If it is high, the program could enjoy a long
TV life. Well, this show broke all ratings records, and if
high ratings continue, then we may be enjoying this program
for a long time!


DeafDigest – 12 June 2011

DeafDigest Gold – June 12, 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/narrowstreets/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafrights/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/attitude1/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous1/

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Introducing Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm]

Paired with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the
Nexus S[tm] from Google is one of the fastest mobile phones on the
market today. The Nexus S comes pre-installed with the best of Google
apps and enabled with new and popular features like true
multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full
web browsing. Be the first to receive upgrades, features and new apps
as they become available.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] 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_DDG061211

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

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

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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:

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

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

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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?

The ESPN, on its web site, ran a feature on captioners
that work with stadium scoreboards. They do not work
on-site at the stadiums but at remote locations,
more likely at the computers at their homes.

Deaf artist Lenore Swartzwelder has helped set up a
showing of paintings from other deaf artists at the
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick,
MD. She said two paintings stood out – one by
Chuck Baird and the other by Landon McGregor.

– Very Hot News

Two deaf baseball players were picked in the Major League baseball
draft – Scott Woodward, by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 7th round and
Jalen Harris, a Canadian, by Milwaukee Brewers in the 41st round.
Woodward played for Coastal Carolina University; Harris was a member
of the national Canadian Junior National Baseball team.

– Thursday June 9th

the Utah State Board of Education has not yet made
a decision regarding the employment status of
Steven Noyce, Superintendent, Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. He has been embroiled in a long standing
dispute with the Deaf Community over the direction
the school should be taking – oral or ASL.

– Friday June 10th

An ugly employment termination/employer retaliation
case came to a close in Massachusetts. A deaf
employee was dismissed from her position. She
filed a job discrimination case with the state Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
The angry employer then filed a lawsuit against
her claiming defamation and civil conspiracy.
This led to a countersuit accusing the employer
of retaliation. This deaf employee won the case.

– Saturday June 11th

There is a problem with parents of deaf children
in the Upper East region of Ghana. They would hide
their deaf children from public view. A national
social service agency serving the disabled has
issued a statement, scolding such parents.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Allyson Hayes, not deaf, is a nursing student at University of Delaware. Working with deaf children
at Delaware School for the Deaf, she realized the
need of a pamphlet to help the deaf children
communicate their medical needs. She picked up
signs for common ailments such as cough, itchy,
temperature, nausea and others for this pamphlet
and had it distributed statewide.

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Position Announcement
Camp Sunshine Drama Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

see Employment ads section in the Blue edition

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Community Outreach at Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At Pressley Ridge, we understand that communities play an important role in the healthy maturation of our youth. The extent to which a child or adolescent connects with a community can have a significant impact on the development of self-identity, kinship, and a sense of belonging. Moreover, communities provide deaf youth with abundant opportunities to practice and refine their skills in a normalized environment

more at:
http://deafdigest.com/pressley2/

The Blue edition has an article about a therapeutic education
and residential program serving deaf children at Pressley Ridge.

Go to:
http://deafdigest.com/pressley1/

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU. 

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

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

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

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

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

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ATTITUDE: PAST AND PRESENT
What is Deaf Attitude? In the past, some deaf people
will say:

I am not deaf; I am hard of hearing

And in present, some deaf people will say:

I am not deaf; I am a CI

or

I am not deaf; I am an oral person

Attitudes change, but deaf people remain the
same – deaf!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/attitude1/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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National Deaf Black Advocates
2011 National Conference
July 26-31, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

Registration Deadline extended to June 15, 2011

Conference & registration information at:
http://www.nbda.org/2011

flyer at:
http://deafdigest.com/ndbaevent/

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DANGEROUS TO BE DEAF?
Is it dangerous to be deaf? We cannot hear the fan
and forget to turn it off. We cannot hear the beeping
of the fire strobe light and forget to change the
battery. In the old days of many years ago, we forget
to turn off the electric typewriters, and the motor
continues all night. And in the bathroom, when the
toilet leaks, we do not know it until we receive
a large water bill!
Dangerous to be deaf? You decide!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous1/

(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

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

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 mailto: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 Information Technology
6.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 – June 20-24, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/html5.html

7.  *NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online: July 11-August 12, 2011
On-Campus: August 15-18, 2011, daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm at
RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY
Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

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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MILD DEAFNESS AS BAD AS PROFOUND DEAFNESS?
There are four levels of hearing loss, ranging from worst to
better – profound, severe, moderate and mild.
There are profoundly deaf individuals that function practically
as a normal hearing person, helped by hearing aids or CI. And
there are mildly deaf individuals that struggle with sounds.
An example was this story from a newspaper:

She was diagnosed with mild hearing loss about four years ago.
She could only hear distorted sounds.

Simply put, comparing different types of hearing losses
may be comparing apples with oranges.

A SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY
Some sign languages have their own dictionaries. The Japanese
Sign Language has its own dictionary.
And recently 2,000 new signs have been added to that
dictionary.
No sign languages remain the same over the years. Examples are
signs for psychology, environment, computer, psychiatrist
and mainstream. Such signs did not exist when DeafDigest
editor attended Gallaudet during the sixties!

A DEAF CHARACTER IN A FLASH MOVIE
A flash movie is animation that flashes across the
computer screen. Beyond that, its’ a bit complicated
to explain any more further.
Anyway we do have a deaf character in a flash
movie. It is The Pied Piper, and it is played by
a hearing actor/musician Jared Leto.
Take a look at:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/KnightTimes/news/?a=38939
You need to scroll down to catch the description of
this deaf character.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/artificialfinger/

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:

Illinois Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/illassoc/

THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
In the good old days of sixties and seventies,
a hotel clerk in a Middle East nation refused to let
a deaf delegation register for rooms.
The group was in town to attend a deaf-related
convention.
What was the clerk’s reason? She thought deafness
was a contagious disease!
Needless to say, the angry group confronted the
hotel general manager. The clerk was fired on the spot,
and the general manager personally saw to it that
these deaf individuals got their rooms.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

You cannot force me to use my hearing aid

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

his 90 percent deaf brother Nathan

why not just write like this?
his deaf brother Nathan

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

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

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

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes for interpreters, ASL & ITP 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, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes with most having RID CEUs applied for.

Many vendors will have 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.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math Signs and Science 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!

Rosie Cooper, a British Coda, serves as the alderman of West Lancashire. She said:

My father was deaf from birth and my mother deaf from the age of four. It
is their disability that instilled in me the public service values which
drive me today. Growing up being their voice taught me invaluable lessons
that I still carry with me today as I fight for the people of West
Lancashire.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is the difference between ableism and audism?

A. The phrase “ablesim” is rarely used, but it means
discrimination against the deaf.

The phrase “audism” that is more common, means
hearing people suppressing the deaf

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Summer is here!  Many of you are enjoying outdoor activities
including camping and star gazing.

For people like me, with Usher Syndrome, we cannot see the stars.

The only star I could find would be the North Star.

I’ll wait till full moon!

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

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

That an “Invisible Hand” award be given to the deserving
non-signing hearing professional that works with the deaf.

Past Gallaudet president Edward C. Merrill (1969 to 1983) who
was a late bloomer with sign language, sarcastically came up
with the idea of such an award. He was willing to learn signs
and was disgusted with his colleagues that would not learn how
to sign!

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

17th century – The ear horn functioned as the first “hearing
aid” for the deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

16

times the World Federation of the Deaf had their World
Congress sessions. The first one took place in 1951 and
has been held every four years.

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DeafLibrary Resources

US presidents and their links to the deaf or of deafness

http://35.182.75.222/presidents/

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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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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – 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 for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

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

Faxed applications or emailed documents ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) are accepted. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Staff Employment Recruiters mailto:joanne.jones@gallaudet.edu mailto:trudy.lewis@gallaudet.edu Human Resources Services (202) 651-5352 – Voice (202) 250-2284 – VideoPhone (202) 651-5344 – FAX Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F Applications Accepted 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F

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

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

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Job Announcement
Position Title: Physical Therapist
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Georgia Department of Education

(Hourly Position)

Location:
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021

Program/Unit:
State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Position in this job school is assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive physical therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.
– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions.
– Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records.
– Completes student assessments related to various physical skills and functional abilities, including neuro-muscular, coordination and control, balance, and ambulation.
– Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications.
– Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams.
– In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding physical therapy
– Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, neuro-motor activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities.
– Develops physical management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation.
– Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements.
– Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures.
– Serves as a physical therapy resource to parents, students and school staff

Minimum Qualifications:
– Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
– Possesses a current licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Georgia

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working in a school setting
– Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits:
Hourly pay of: $60-85 per hour based on the number of student caseloads, including assessments and written reports.

Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Tamecia K. Wright
Personnel Technician II
Georgia Department of Education
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us
Tel: (404)298-4868
http://www.aasdweb.com

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

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

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

An EOE

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Job Announcement
Occupational Therapist/Hourly
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Department of Education

Description of Duties:
Job responsibilities involve professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive occupational therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students in K – 12 school. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.

– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions. – Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records. – Completes student assessments related to various occupational skills and functional abilities, including fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, oral motor, daily living, handwriting, and sensory processing. – Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications. – Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams. – In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding occupational therapy – Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, motor planning activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities. – Develops occupational management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation. – Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements. – Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures. – Serves as an occupational therapy resource to parents, students and school staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program – Possesses a current licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Georgia Preferred

Qualifications: – Experience working in a school setting – Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits: Part-time, hourly position. $60.00 – $85.00 The hourly rate is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, and work experience,

To Apply: Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application for Employment to:

Tamecia K. Wright Personnel Technician Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, Georgia 30021

Tel: (404)296-7101 Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

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

An EOE

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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 openings
– DBA – Senior UI Engineer
– Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple Rocklin, CA

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

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

– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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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?

We all remember the terrible blast near the New England Homes for the Deaf some years back. It affected the
normal operations at the home for quite a while.
There is a new bill in the Massachusetts legislature
that would regulate operations of the boiler plants
everywhere in the state. And as a symbolic gesture,
the bill’s hearing will take place at the very
same site of the blast – New England Homes for the Deaf!

PlasticsSA is working with the Whisper Boat Building Academy
in South Africa to train thirty deaf individuals on
boat-building. It is with the hope that these trained
deaf individuals would eventually find employment in the
boat building field. Said a spokesperson:

There is a tremendous shortage of skilled labour in the boat building industry; the deaf students are a welcome relief in this shortage

– Very Hot News

Two well very public figures – Lady Gaga and Eva Longoria
have made known their desire to learn sign language.
This is interesting. Are they copycatting each
other. And why do they want to learn signs? Do they really want to communicate with us, the deaf, or is it just more media publicity for themselves?

A big time surprise at California School for the Deaf at
Fremont! At yesterday’s graduation ceremony, the famed
Little Theater on the campus was renamed “The Dr. Henry ‘Hank’ Klopping Theater”, much to the shock and surprise of the
retiring superintendent. The picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/klopping/

And speaking of Klopping’s replacement, this will be
announced this coming Tuesday

– Sunday June 5th

No deaf organization in Swaziland wishes to host the
Miss Deaf Swaziland pageant! There is worry among
deaf leaders that this pageant would be cancelled
because of lack of interest.

– Monday June 6th

A news program in South Carolina focused on the
high costs of hearing aids. And that people ask
South Carolina Association for the Deaf for
assistance and advice on these hearing aids
(costs and insurance, etc)

– Tuesday June 7th

The theme for the Rally at the Indiana State
Capitol building is:

Pro-ASL Deaf on Board Now

It reminds all of us of the famous theme:

Deaf President Now

This is in reference to the governor’s appointment of
hearing individuals to the board of directors of
Indiana School for the Deaf. How many showed up?
One gave an estimate of 100; another with a 300 estimate!

– Wednesday June 8th

A new organization has been announced in Massachusetts;
it is the Massachusetts Employment Now Coalition,
which pushes for employment among the deaf and the
disabled. Web site is at:
http://www.employmentnowcoalition.org/

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A deaf columnist for a newspaper in Wisconsin wrote
that the state Council for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
has not met since December 2010 because of quorum
failures. The columnist says that each meeting, lasting
a full day, would cost approximately $4,000
for everything (interpreters, CART providers, food,
parking, mileage, etc)

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Position Announcement
Camp Sunshine Drama Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

see Employment ads section in this Blue edition

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Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

a year-round therapeutic education and residential program serving deaf children up to age 21. We provide the most integrated and least restrictive alternative for deaf youngsters experiencing short- or long-term mental health problems

more at:
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LOTTERY IN SPAIN
In Spain, there are many disabled people on the
streets that sell lottery tickets. Also there are
many shops that sell these lottery tickets.
There are posters at these lottery shops that
explain that percentage of lottery sales go to
help the disabled.
Do deaf people sell lottery tickets? Do
lottery sales help the deaf?
Good question – because there was no
information on if the deaf are involved or not?

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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National Deaf Black Advocates
2011 National Conference
July 26-31, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

Registration Deadline extended to June 15, 2011

Conference & registration information at:
http://www.nbda.org/2011

flyer at:
http://deafdigest.com/ndbaevent/

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HEARING PALIN AND DEAF PALIN
We have been laughing at Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere
story. She thought that Paul Revere’s famous horse
ride in 1775 was to warn the British that the
Americans were coming to war. In truth, Revere
rode the horse to warn the Americans that the
British were coming.
Do we have a Deaf Palin? Yes! Years ago at
the old NAD headquarters at the Halex House,
a NAD board member looked at the painting of the
famous Fred C Schreiber on the walls. He asked
the other NAD board members:

Who is that person?

The board members were shocked. Schreiber
was a famous CEO during the sixties and
seventies that helped the NAD grow into a
strong organization at that time.
Who is that board member? Sorry, DeafDigest
won’t say!

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

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

GUIDELINES FOR OUR CDI’S
What is a CDI? It is Certified Deaf Interpreter. They work
with the hearing interpreter to make sure the deaf client
understands what is being said.
The state of California has guidelines for CDIs that
work in the courtroom. It is at:

http://www.courts.ca.gov/xbcr/SID-851A28F7-F5C16594/cc/CIP_GID.pdf

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVELYN GLENNIE
Many of us know that Evelyn Glennie, a deaf British
woman, who is the world’s best percussionist.
Percussion is music with different instruments. Look at:

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

Anyway, there is much more to her than being a
percussionist. She is a business tycoon – managing her
world tours, speaker at events and banquets, music
consultant and jeweler.
She recently purchased a business building which is
becoming a base of her operations.

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THE DEAF ARCHITECTURE
From time to time DeafDigest mentions Deaf House, a perfect
100 percent visual residential for the deaf.
Now we have Deaf Architecture. No, DeafDigest is not making
that up.
This phrase was mentioned in a TV program featured by the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This network was featuring
a series on Gallaudet University. It said:

At the world’s only deaf university, Gallaudet University in Washington
DC, a radical rethink of what it means to occupy and design space is
underway: it’s called deaf architecture. From deaf space to sign language
poetry, immerse yourself in a deaf sensory aesthetic, with surprising
discoveries for us all.

A PUZZLING HEALTH-RELATED PRESS RELEASE
The University of Arizona issued a press release, saying
a grant was won to fund a Cardiovascular Disease Study
among the culturally deaf adults.
DeafDigest is not questioning the grant that was won.
It is questioning the wording – culturally deaf adults.
Not every deaf person is culturally deaf and does it mean
that non-culturally deaf is not eligible for this disease
study?
And even worse, is it implying that culturally deaf suffer
worse health issues than non-culturally deaf?

A DEAF EDITOR OF A WEB PUBLICATIN
LezGetReal.com is a publication on the web that caters
to gay females.
This publication’s executive editor is deaf and she
needs interpreters to communicate with the hearing
clientele.
DeafDigest editor was not able to get the name of the
deaf editor, nor was able to determine if this publication
is American or foreign.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Author Sarah Winchester, not deaf, who wrote the book
“The Professor and the Madman” said there are 645
definitions of the short word – run.

No way we could list each definitions, interpreters
included!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“I sometimes see mistakes in the realtime captioning on TV.  How do
I get captioning without mistakes?”

Some captioning must be done “live,” such as for news, sports, and
other events.  Unfortunately, because we are all human, there will be
some mistakes in realtime captioning.  However, we must all become
educated about the difference between an acceptable number of errors
and poor captioning. 

Many companies say that their captioners achieve a 98% accuracy
rate.  When you think about that, that means that there are two
mistakes in every 100 words.   If you look at the words that have
been written so far in this article, 98% would mean that two of the
words would be wrong.

All of the truly great captioners still make mistakes, but their
accuracy rate is usually above 99%.  Some captioners are even able to
attain a rate of 99.5% or better.

Some of the new captioning programs claim to be 80 or 90% accurate. 
That means that for every 100 words, 10 or 20 of them will be wrong. 
When you read something with that many errors, it may be very
difficult to follow what is being said.

We cannot settle for 80 or 90% accuracy.  People who use captioning
must let the people doing the captioning know that that is not
acceptable.  However, we must learn to accept the fact that there
will sometimes be an error in the realtime captioning just because
none of us are perfect.  

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A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that deaf people read Braille

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Does a CI help an user follow music? An user said that the
musical sounds come out distorted and somewhat lost,
missing out on nuances, instruments, pitches and melodies.
That user is suggesting that CI manufacturers better come
up with upgrades to better appreciate music!

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The Deaf and the Law:

A hearing impaired photographer was arrested in
Baltimore for taking pictures of city highways
and buildings. He has retained the services
of an attorney in an effort to prove he was
taking pictures for pleasure and not for
something else.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Hot from the “On the Green,” the Gallaudet campus newsletter –
Phil Bravin, the first deaf chairperson on the board of trustees,
has retired after 20 years of service.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned Evelyn
Glennie refusing to have her “Touch the
Sound” film captioned despite her deafness.
A clarification is in order. It was not
her that refused to have captions; it was the
director that refused – when the film first
came out.
Fortunately David Pierce, who wanted to show
the film at the Deaf Movies Festival on August
18-19, 2006 in Sequin, Texas, talked the
director into captioning it.
And besides the DVD has captions on it.
Sorry for the confusion.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

While the TV movie “Switched at Birth” was shown
nationally and eagerly awaited by the Deaf Audience,
it was not shown on the ABC network, just the
ABC Family channel, a completely different channel.
And Dish Network did not carry it, thanks to
a contractual dispute. Those that use antenna to
get TV programs would not show this program.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

you thought a fellow employee said:

Take off for me

Take off for me? What does he mean by that?

You then realize, after a long time, that he said:

Day off for me

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

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announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
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.

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

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:
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Position Announcement
Camp Sunshine Drama Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

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 . June 17, 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 edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-473-9717 VP

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Employment openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to
provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are
now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

–  Case Manager for ACCESS (Adult Career Counseling &
Employment Support Services) Program

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

Qualifications:
* Prior experience with low -functioning Deaf Adults.
* 21 years old and High School Diploma
* Two years experience or college education working with Deaf
Adults
* Drivers License and personal car required
* American Sign Language fluency
* Ability to work independently.

Responsibilities:
* Provide ongoing case management to Deaf Adults.
*  Collaborate with other agencies (Voc. Rehab, other human
service agencies)

– Director of Residential Programs

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base:  Full -time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in relevant field and three years
experience providing direct care in
* Residential treatment programs for children /youth.
Or Bachelors degree in relevant field and five years
experience in residential treatment
* Programs for children/youth.
* Effective Communication skills to include American Sign
Language
* Training and /or experience in Recreational Therapy a
plus.
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid & Restraint
Training
* Understands the uniqueness & development of Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Students

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established
by school and the residential program.
* Be able to respond to student related emergencies.
* Supervise all areas and staff in the dorms including 2nd
shift, overnight and weekends.
* Obtain and maintain CPI, First Aid, CPR certification and
other related trainings

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age
* Effective communication skills to include ASL.
* 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
* Assist in the development and implementation
of proactive, preventative residential
* Programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.
* Proficiency in ASL
* Valid driver’s license
* Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:
* Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and
clerical tasks.
* Assist with morning residential program
* Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment
* Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.
* American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
* Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities
* Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
* Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters

Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Manager 1, Education – Division of Student Services
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, NJ

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

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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

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

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

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

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open positions
Deaf Services Center
Glenside, PA

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS
– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT
– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 – 08 June 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 8, 2011

— Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hurting the deaf?
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to
enforce investment laws. It does not look too good when a
SEC employee put his money in a company that was defrauding
the deaf. And at the same time advising the deaf investors
that their investment was safe! It is not known if the
employee was deaf or hearing.

— Canada rejects deaf man from Guyana
Ian Jackson, a deaf man from Guyana, planned to fly to
Canada to take part at the 13th World Deaf Cycling
Championships in Canada this week. He and his
interpreter applied for travel visas, and were
turned down by Canada. No reason was given.
Despite efforts from the Guyana Olympic Association,
the Guyana Cycling Federation, the Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Sport and even the corporate sponsor,
Caribbean Airlines, Canada would not allow him to come.
As a result, he stays home, not knowing why he
was not permitted. All these months of training
for nothing!

— Switched at Birth short review
We have watched the TV movie Switched at Birth on
Monday night. In real life, switched babies is
rare, but it happens. In fact, it happens more often
in novels and in movies than in real life.
Not surprisingly the plot weaves through sticky
topics – the CI, changing the deaf person to a
hearing person, speech therapy – and the
sudden acceptance of Daphne’s new family.
Realistic in real life? Maybe, yes; maybe not.
This program was just a pilot and if it continues
into a weekly program then we will see how it
plays out.

— Dutch deaf valued over hearing immigrants!
The Netherlands, for many years, have always
given interpreters for their many hearing immigrants
that do not speak the Dutch language. Now, the government
may stop the interpreting service for these
immigrants.

What about the deaf?
They will always have interpreters!

— Japanese animation captions with sign language
NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, of Japan,
has come up with animation that combines captions with
sign language. It is a perfect compromise for oral
deaf that do not understand signs and for the deaf
that have language problems. Take a look at:



— National Deaf Black Advocates National Conference
National Deaf Black Advocates National Conference
2011 National Conference
July 26-31, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

Registration Deadline extended to June 15, 2011

Conference & registration information at:

flyer at:



DeafDigest – 05 June 2011

DeafDigest Gold – June 5, 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/brokestates/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/threesisters/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/narrowstreets/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafrights/

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Introducing Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm]

Paired with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the
Nexus S[tm] from Google is one of the fastest mobile phones on the
market today. The Nexus S comes pre-installed with the best of Google
apps and enabled with new and popular features like true
multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full
web browsing. Be the first to receive upgrades, features and new apps
as they become available.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] 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_DDG060511

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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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PURPLE – BETTER. DIFFERENT. PURPLE

Introducing… Anywhere Contact List from Purple!

Now you can tell the VRS interpreter WHO you want to call.
The name, not the number.

Visit http://www.purple.us/anywhere to see the video!

Before…. Scrolling to find contact — so annoying!
Before…. I can never remember the phone number to tell the VI…

After… -at home – call “MOM.”  (so easy!) After… -at work – call
“MOM.”
After … – anywhere-  You can use this on your MOBILE too!

ANYWHERE CONTACT LIST!
http://www.purple.us/anywhere

Warning concerning the use of VRS or IP-Relay for 911 calls.  TTY calls
are still the best means for emergency personnel to quickly identify a
person’s location.  In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 using a landline telephone
or a TTY to ensure immediate attention and identification of your location.
At present, VRS and IP-Relay cannot guarantee an immediate answer to your
call nor transmit your location information directly to emergency responders.
Visit http://www.purple.us/usernotice for important information concerning
10-digit numbering and E911 services for VRS or IP-Relay.
(c)2011 Purple Communications, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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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?

No two CI’s function the same among implanted deaf children.
This is the conclusion that researchers disclosed at the
recent conference of the Acoustical Society of America.
They are saying some implanted children know when to listen
when people are speaking to them. And again, some other
implanted children do not always listen.

Iceland is a small island nation of some 320,000 people.
Despite its small population, there is a Deaf Community
thriving on the island. And for years the deaf have been
asking that their sign language be given official government recognition. After years of persuading,
the Icelandic parliament finally passed a bill to
make official the Icelandic Sign Language.

– Very Hot News

It was announced on a web posting that Angel Ramos, a deaf educator,
was offered the position as the superintendent of New Jersey
School for the Deaf. An official announcement, if any, has not
yet been made.

– Thursday June 2nd

A newspaper in Spain said that there is 1,000,000 empty
homes and 300,000 homeless people – an imbalance that has
upset Spanish activists. It was pointed out that a high
number of homeless people were deaf and disabled. It was suggested that these homeless people be moved to
these unoccupied homes.

– Friday June 3rd

William Bissell, Bangor, Maine, has been honored as Gallaudet’s
first-ever Baseball All-American, as announced by the
American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings. He was
named to the third team – but he is the only freshman on any of
the three All-American teams! In the long history of Gallaudet
baseball, he attains the highest baseball honor ever. Former
major leaguer Curtis Pride, who is deaf, is the Gallaudet
baseball coach. For the season Bissell hit .438 while leading
the team to most wins in history.

– Saturday June 4th

Who will be the next superintendent of California School for
the Deaf at Fremont? The understanding that one name was
taken off the list of three original finalists (Clarke Brooke,
Reginald Redding and Sean Virnig) and that the list of the remaining candidates have been submitted to the California
Department of Education. It is expected that the
announcement will be made sometime during the week of
June 13-17.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Many deaf people live in areas that have been hit by tornadoes and
floods, not to mention the upcoming hurricane season. Are we,
the deaf, being given emergency messages by local governments
to alert us in advance? The FCC requires that TV stations make
emergency messages available to us. And if these stations don’t,
then do click on:

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/emergency-video-programming-accessibility-persons-hearing-and-visual-disabilities

……

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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Position Announcement
Camp Sunshine Drama Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

see Employment ads section in the Blue edition

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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TOLEDO DANGEROUS FOR THE DEAF?
Toledo dangerous for the deaf? Not Toledo, Ohio but
Toledo, Spain.
Toledo is a town with many, many narrow streets and narrow
alleys. These alleys are so narrow that if a car goes through,
people must move out of the way, but there are no sidewalks!
Hearing tourists can hear the honking of the car horns,
but the deaf can’t.
Very important in Toledo for the deaf to use their eyes!

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

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

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National Deaf Black Advocates
2011 National Conference
July 26-31, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

Registration Deadline extended to June 15, 2011

Conference & registration information at:
http://www.nbda.org/2011

flyer at:
http://deafdigest.com/ndbaevent/

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DEAF RIGHTS IN SPAIN
Do deaf people of Spain have full rights – employment,
interpreters, captions, social services, etc?
Probably not, or not as much as what we have in USA.
We have many deaf attorneys in USA, but in Spain there is
only one. We have many deaf people that own businesses in
USA, but there is none in Spain.
We have our own ADA. There is none in Spain. It is not
just in Spain but also in other European nations that deaf
rights are weaker than in USA.

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

(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

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

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 mailto: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 Information Technology
6.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 – June 20-24, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/html5.html

7.  *NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online: July 11-August 12, 2011
On-Campus: August 15-18, 2011, daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm at
RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY
Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

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 DISCRIMINATION IN SPAIN
How bad is deaf discrimination in Spain? Well, at a
deaf convention banquet some years ago, the hearing
people were seated in front and the deaf people were seated
in the back.
Made it more difficult for the deaf group to follow the
interpreter that was on the stage.

THE THUMBS UP GESTURE
What is the meaning of a “Thumbs Up” gesture? Basically
it is to indicate that things are good, are great or are
perfect or are satisfactory.
But in Spain – just be careful? This thumbs up gesture means numeral one! Using Thumbs Up in Spain often leads
to misunderstandings.

THE WORKS OF JAMES CASTLE
As mentioned in the Blue edition, DeafDigest editor viewed
the works of James Castle at a Madrid art gallery.
The following are personal comments:

– in USA, we all know that Castle was deaf, yet the Castle brochure
at the gallery, made no mention of his deafness. The brochure describing Castle’s works was 5 pages long

– his works were drawn on discarded pieces of paper and cardboard
and even on old school notebook pages.

– he probably used pencil for all of his black and white drawings

– if Castle was illiterate, then some of his illustrations were on drawn over handwritten notebook pages. Either he copied the notes off
the blackboard without really understanding what these meant!

– he had a fixation on doorbell knobs; a number of his drawings
included such knobs – but these knobs were positioned closer to the floor – possibly suitable for a small child or a wheelchair
person or a little person to open the door. Why? This may be the
mystery that artists and art scholars would forever debate!

– as compared with other eminent artists, his works would not
stand out; just resembled “childish doodlings” – but he made
so many of them – and these were in great detail. This is the
reason why he is posthumously famous.

DeafDigest editor is glad he made it in Madrid, after missing
it in Philadelphia. A web site on him is at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Charles_Castle

DEAF-COMMUNICATION FRIENDLY: MADRID OR BARCELONA
If you are deaf and traveling alone and not part of a
touring group or accompanied by a deaf Spaniard, then which
city is more “deaf-friendly” – Madrid or Barcelona?
Hard to say! In Barcelona, there is more English but
no gestures. In Madrid, people gesture all the time.
So, as DeafDigest suggests – it is a matter of personal
preference!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/moviemistake/

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:

Confederación Estatal de Personas Sordas (CNSE)

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/cnse/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

A Spaniard said:

I need space for myself without my hearing aid

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Kimbo Slice lost to a man who was unable to defeat a deaf man

this was what a MMA columnist wrote on his web site. It implies
that Matt Hamill cannot win because he is 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 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!

Netflix has made this announcement of a new Five Year
plan. As usual, Netlix made no mention of captions
as part of this new Five Year Plan. Yes, we all know
that Netflix “promised” captions but would delay captioning
for as long as possible.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The Royal National Institute for Deaf People made this
announcement that deaf people develop enhanced sight. Is that
supposed to be a new discovery?

A. Well, we have always known for years that when one sense is missing,
our four remaining senses overcompensate. We, the deaf, spot a penny
on the sidewalk, that thousands of people would easily overlook.
So, in other words, the Royal announcement is no big deal!

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

I still use a Video Phone with a 32 inch HDTV.  It works great except
for one frequent problem.  The clothing that callers are wearing is
often an issue for me.

Individuals with Usher Syndrome required good color contrast.

I recommend you wear a dark solid color shirt or blouse when calling
us.

Individuals with a dark skin tone, it would be helpful if you wore
a lighter solid color(tan, light blue, but not white)

When calling us, be sure you are wearing good solid colors!  Our eyes
appreciate it!

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that we have a single big art museum in a major city – like
Madrid or Barcelona, for example, that would house paintings
of all of our famous deaf artists. We do see paintings of our
famous deaf artists – Goya, Castle and others being rotated
among world’s museums, but no permanent place. Both deaf
artists (Goya and Castle) incidentally have been currently
displayed at museums in both Spanish cities.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1936 – the Confederación Estatal de Personas Sordas (CNSE)
has been founded. It is the umbrella organization serving
17 separate regional federations in Spain

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

12 states and Washington, DC as listed with mental health
services for the deaf as posted by the National Coalition on Mental Health and Deaf Individuals

What about 38 other states?

Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked the NASMHPD for clarification.

NASMHPD responded – and interestingly enough it is the same situation with our state commissions of the deaf and hard of hearing. No two states operate the same as far as services to the deaf is concerned – and the same goes for our mental health services!

Actually every state has some kind of mental health services
for the deaf but some states have an official contact person, whereas others don’t but do have someone around somewhere that may address the state’s own mental health needs

So, as with state commissions and mental health commissions,
we struggle to compare apples with oranges!

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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/

(attention – this is a reposting of last week, because
problems in Utah and in Indiana are continuing)

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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position announcement
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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Job Announcement
Position Title: Physical Therapist
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Georgia Department of Education

(Hourly Position)

Location:
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021

Program/Unit:
State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Position in this job school is assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive physical therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.
– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions.
– Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records.
– Completes student assessments related to various physical skills and functional abilities, including neuro-muscular, coordination and control, balance, and ambulation.
– Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications.
– Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams.
– In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding physical therapy
– Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, neuro-motor activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities.
– Develops physical management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation.
– Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements.
– Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures.
– Serves as a physical therapy resource to parents, students and school staff

Minimum Qualifications:
– Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
– Possesses a current licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Georgia

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working in a school setting
– Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits:
Hourly pay of: $60-85 per hour based on the number of student caseloads, including assessments and written reports.

Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Tamecia K. Wright
Personnel Technician II
Georgia Department of Education
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us
Tel: (404)298-4868
http://www.aasdweb.com

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

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

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

An EOE

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Job Announcement
Occupational Therapist/Hourly
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Department of Education

Description of Duties:
Job responsibilities involve professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive occupational therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students in K – 12 school. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.

– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions. – Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records. – Completes student assessments related to various occupational skills and functional abilities, including fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, oral motor, daily living, handwriting, and sensory processing. – Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications. – Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams. – In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding occupational therapy – Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, motor planning activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities. – Develops occupational management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation. – Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements. – Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures. – Serves as an occupational therapy resource to parents, students and school staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program – Possesses a current licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Georgia Preferred

Qualifications: – Experience working in a school setting – Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits: Part-time, hourly position. $60.00 – $85.00 The hourly rate is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, and work experience,

To Apply: Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application for Employment to:

Tamecia K. Wright Personnel Technician Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, Georgia 30021

Tel: (404)296-7101 Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

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

An EOE

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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
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Wheaton, Maryland

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position opening
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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

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:

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

for position description and application procedures,
visit:

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 – 05 June 2011

DeafDigest Blue – June 5, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/gesturelanguage/
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Visit http://www.purple.us/anywhere to see the video!

Before…. Scrolling to find contact — so annoying!
Before…. I can never remember the phone number to tell the VI…

After… -at home – call “MOM.”  (so easy!) After… -at work – call
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ANYWHERE CONTACT LIST!
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Warning concerning the use of VRS or IP-Relay for 911 calls.  TTY calls
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person’s location.  In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 using a landline telephone
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At present, VRS and IP-Relay cannot guarantee an immediate answer to your
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Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
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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:
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Fred Farrior,
Salem, Oregon who departed us. A long time teacher
at Oregon School for the Deaf before he retired,
he was pretty much beloved in the Deaf Community
as a role model. He was teaching ASL at Salem South HS at the time of his death. Previously he was an
adjunct professor of ASL at Linfield College.
Over 500 people in the Deaf Community attended
his memorial services

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Susan
Jackson who departed us. At Gallaudet she was attracted
to the stage and made it her lifelong career. She
was prominently involved with the National Theatre of the Deaf and then with the OPTICA deaf acting
group in Houston. She was one of the role models
that young deaf filmmakers have looked up to.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A newspaper article about ADA rights with the deaf, said that
exchanging written notes with a sales clerk at a store to
discuss purchase of an item is OK. But in a doctor’s office,
if the deaf person’s medical situation is complicated, then
an interpreter should be required. There are other situations
that would be OK to use a TTY or a CART or a text messaging
system.

Why did Hamill lose? A sportswriter wrote that he was zero
for 17 on takedown attempts, but that Rampage should have
knocked him out and didn’t. And that was why the fans
directed their boos at Rampage and not at Hamill. And
at the ending, fellow MMA participants gave all of their
respect to Hamill, and none at all to Rampage!

– Very Hot News

Discriminating against the deaf has cost Wells Fargo 16 million
dollars. This was the agreement this big bank made with the
Department of Justice. Exactly how would 16 million be divided
among the deaf that filed complaints remains to be seen.

– Sunday May 29th

Talented deaf artist Sarwar Shafique Hannan, of Guwahati in
India, was not able to find a job for a long time despite
a college degree in Fine Arts, and being the only artist
in his home district! Because of his deafness, the commercial
firms would not hire him. He would not give up for a long
time and finally found a full time job – as a teacher of
art in a local school, attended by hearing students!

– Monday May 30th

Ashley Fiolek is off to a great start in the new AMA Pro Motocross
season, winning a race and finishing second in two others – and
currently leads all women in her WMX Class.

– Tuesday May 31st

Sherman Wilcox, professor of ASL and Interpreter Training program
at University of New Mexico, wrote on a campus web site that the
university board of regents met at a swanky resort whereas he
and his committee met in a hot, cramped room with air conditioner
turned off, to discuss which applicants are qualified for the
interpreter training program. He said:

Maybe the board needs to redirect its focus

– Wednesday June 1st

Credited as contributing to a share of 200,000 jobs in the
Washington, DC area is Gallaudet University. A story was
run regarding the Area Consortium Universities helping
boost area employment. Gallaudet is one of these consortium
universities.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

British newspaper columnist Hannah Ewan wrote a long article
on Prince Philip’s 90 gaffes – one gaffe per year of his life,
as he was celebrating his 90th birthday. Gaffe #3 on the list
was this:

3. “Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf.” Said to a group of deaf children standing near a Caribbean steel drum band in 2000

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Position Announcement
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see Employment ads section in this Blue edition

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SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGE OR SPANISH GESTURAL LANGUAGE?
Spanish Sign Language same as Spanish Gestural
Language?
Madrid is a city popular with tourists – the French,
the Italian, the Dutch and from many other countries.
Many Spanish people do not use English as second language.
There is a lot of communication struggles between tourists
and waiters, police officers, shop merchants, etc.
This is where the deaf are equal to these hearing
tourists – because all of them share communication
problems!

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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National Deaf Black Advocates
2011 National Conference
July 26-31, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

Registration Deadline extended to June 15, 2011

Conference & registration information at: http://www.nbda.org/2011

flyer at:
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SIGN LANGUAGE COMMON ON MADRID STREETS!
Spanish hearing people do not use sign language,
but they gesture all the time. They even gesture much
more than the Italians!
DeafDigest editor, walking through Madrid sidewalks,
was often confused. Many times he saw a lot of gesturing
that was almost the same as sign language. After watching
them he realized they were hearing and not deaf
Did DeafDigest editor see a deaf person? Yes, but not
in Madrid, but in Toledo, a beautiful tourist town, nearly
60 miles away.

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

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

– for ASL News version, please visit:

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

A STRANGE GOOF BY THE EEOC
The EEOC is supposed to enforce laws against workplace
discrimination.
Well, a deaf person lost a job discrimination lawsuit
that involved the EEOC. A hired deaf person requested
an interpreter for training sessions and staff meetings
and was turned down.
Why did that deaf person lose the case? Because the
EEOC failed to prove that the deaf person was qualified
for the job!
This is strange. If the deaf person was not qualified
then why was that person hired in the first place?

NON-SIGNERS BECOMING SIGNERS
We have known of many, many graduates of oral schools for
the deaf that have become ASL signers.
Why have they become signers? Utter disgust with their
past non-signing days?
Not always! There may be reasons. One past TTY repairman,
himself a product of Clarke School for the Deaf and a continuing
non-signer for years, told DeafDigest editor the reason.
The reason? He had to learn ASL to communicate with non-oral
customers that needed TTY machine repairs.
There are other reasons, though – marrying ASL-signing spouse;
joining a local deaf social club where members use ASL; getting
jobs at schools for the deaf, enrolling at Gallaudet, enrolling
at NTID, etc, etc.
Many of them value their days at oral schools but realized
they had to move on in life!

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MISSED IN PHILADEPHIA, BUT MADE IT IN MADRID
A while ago there was an exhibit on works of deaf artist
James Castle at a Philadelphia art gallery. DeafDigest editor
missed it.
Luckily, in Madrid, within easy walking distance of the
hotel, an art museum featured many James Castle works in
a wing.
DeafDigest editor would not miss it, and so, he went
to the gallery.
Incidentally this museum was close to another museum that
featured the works of another famous deaf artist – Goya!

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A CONCERN BY A PREGNANT WOMAN
A pregnant woman, herself not deaf and a professional
car racer taking a leave of absence, expressed a concern.
It was that the unborn baby could still be able to hear
outside sounds and could become deaf because of intense
noise on the racetrack!
While that woman is on leave from racing, her husband
is involved and so, they live near the racetrack.
This comment was news to DeafDigest editor.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

dealing with deaf residents of Barcelona that intermingle
their Spanish and Catalonian sign languages, since the city
is bilingual

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

If you have heard people ask how closed captioners can be so stupid
to make some of the mistakes they make, maybe those people should
look at the types of mistakes that are being made and find out if
they are really the fault of the captioner.

If a show is prerecorded, what some people do not know is that after
a captioner listens to the show and creates the captions,
occasionally the producers of the show will edit the show and make
changes. 

For instance, a captioner might hear the sound of cows mooing and
insert that in the caption file.  After the show has been captioned,
someone may decide that that sound effect is not what is desired and
may edit the show to change it to the sound of a rooster crowing. 

Because changing the audio track will not affect the video, the video
and captioning will remain the same, but now the sound will be
totally different.  It will look like the captioner cannot tell the
difference between cows mooing and roosters crowing, when what really
happened is that the show was edited after the captioning was done.

Occasionally some last-minute changes in dialog are also made after
the captioners have completed their work.  If a character said,
“That’ great.  Let’s go,” and the captions read, “I guess we
should check it out,” that is not a mistake that the captioner made. 
What happened was that someone decided to change the audio track
after the captioning was already finished.  They wanted to make the
comment more forceful and did not follow through with letting the
captioner know so that the captioning could be changed.  

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A HEARING PUB HELPING A DEAF PUB
In Walsall, a British town, the Walsall Pub is popular with
the town locals.
Normally hearing pubs have nothing to do with deaf pubs
because they are “competitors” – meaning deaf patrons go to
deaf pubs instead of hearing pubs.
But the relationship between both pubs is unique. The deaf
pub is part of the Deaf People’s Centre, located in the same
town. It is a service agency serving the needs of the deaf, and
holds pub hours during the evenings.
Anyway, the manager of the Walsall Pub has volunteered his
time and assistance to help the Deaf Pub increase its business
in the Deaf Community.
We do not see this type of relationship anywhere in the world
except in Walsall!

A COMMON DEAF MISCONCEPTION

that the deaf of Spain cannot do anything.

Yes, they can do anything except to hear, and they must have
chances to show what they can do. Problem is that in Spain,
things are pretty much bad for the hearing!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Word is around among the deaf in the medical fields
that anti-fogging, see-through surgical masks are
available and on the market right now. This special
mask makes lipreading much easier. One vendor is currently
marketing such masks.

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The Deaf and the Law:

In Spain, the law provides for 100 percent captioning
if the TV program is bilingual. The loophole, however,
is the program is not bilingual then there are no captions!

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest congratulates the National Fraternal Society
of the Deaf on its 100th birthday. Keynote speaker Charles
Giansanti helped celebrate it at a banquet near Chicago.

(editor’s note: the Frat, unfortunately, closed its doors
for good few years later)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest editor had the occasion to watch a Deaf Stamps
presentation by Ken Rothschild, Los Angeles, CA, who was in
town for the World Philatelic Expo in Washington, DC.
Ken’s presentation took place at the DC Public Library
with approximately 100 deaf people in audience.
Ken’s deaf-themed postage stamps collection and
exhibition was awesome. He even has all of these 11 world’s
known ILY stamps in his private collection.
Inasmuch as there are probably many thousands of new
stamps entering the market on an annual basis, how was
Ken able to locate and track down only these “deaf-themed”
stamps? It is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
He said that he attends stamp shows and these professional
stamp dealers know him and they set asides their newly minted
deaf-themed stamps when he comes around.
Ken’s goal is to see a stamp of a deaf person who
became famous for working with the deaf, as opposed to
Beethoven, Bell, Edison, Goya and Low who became famous
for working for the hearing. Two different ways of being
famous, Ken stressed.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When ordering eggs in a restaurant, everyone knows
there are two ways you want eggs done – scrambled or
fried. Many restaurants in Barcelona offer eggs
for breakfast.
DeafDigest editor wanted scrambled eggs, and he
made a clear and obvious “gesture-sign” to indicate
this choice.
The gesture-impaired waitress could not understand
the gesture; she even enlisted the assistance of an
experienced waitress – whom in turn still could not
understand the gesture-sign! After few minutes of
efforts in getting the message across, the waitress
returned with the order of, you guessed it – fried
eggs!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

If you are deaf and live in Barcelona, lipreading
would be a challenge. Two major languages are
spoken in the city – Spanish and Catalonian;
you may think the hearing person is saying something
in Spanish, but actually he is saying something in
Catalonian – and vice versa!

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

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Position Announcement
Camp Sunshine Drama Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

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 . June 17, 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 edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-473-9717 VP

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Employment openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to
provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are
now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

–  Case Manager for ACCESS (Adult Career Counseling &
Employment Support Services) Program

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

Qualifications:
* Prior experience with low -functioning Deaf Adults.
* 21 years old and High School Diploma
* Two years experience or college education working with Deaf
Adults
* Drivers License and personal car required
* American Sign Language fluency
* Ability to work independently.

Responsibilities:
* Provide ongoing case management to Deaf Adults.
*  Collaborate with other agencies (Voc. Rehab, other human
service agencies)

– Director of Residential Programs

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base:  Full -time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in relevant field and three years
experience providing direct care in
* Residential treatment programs for children /youth.
Or Bachelors degree in relevant field and five years
experience in residential treatment
* Programs for children/youth.
* Effective Communication skills to include American Sign
Language
* Training and /or experience in Recreational Therapy a
plus.
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid & Restraint
Training
* Understands the uniqueness & development of Deaf & Hard
of Hearing Students

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established
by school and the residential program.
* Be able to respond to student related emergencies.
* Supervise all areas and staff in the dorms including 2nd
shift, overnight and weekends.
* Obtain and maintain CPI, First Aid, CPR certification and
other related trainings

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age
* Effective communication skills to include ASL.
* 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
* Assist in the development and implementation
of proactive, preventative residential
* Programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.
* Proficiency in ASL
* Valid driver’s license
* Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:
* Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and
clerical tasks.
* Assist with morning residential program
* Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf

Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment
* Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.
* American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
* Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities
* Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
* Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters

Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Manager 1, Education – Division of Student Services
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
West Trenton, NJ

SALARY:  $71,878.65 – $100,638.17

Under general direction of the Superintendent at the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, directs, manages, and supervises an important, primarily single objective program or unit, the Office of Student Support Services.  This includes the development, planning, organization, and supervision of goals, policies, procedures, and work processes of the program and staff.  The Director of Student Support Services may be responsible for areas including but not limited to: Audiology; Counseling; Social Work; Residential Services; Student Health Services; Behavior Management; Enrollment and Evaluation; does related work as required.

REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited college with a Master’s degree in Education or a field related to the area of assignment.  Counseling, psychology, social work or a field related to the area of assignment preferred.  Five (5) years of experience in education or other field that is directly related to the functions of the assigned position, including two (2) years in an administrative or supervisory capacity.  Professional experience in the education of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing preferred.  Certificate as a teacher or administrator.  Education supervisor certification preferred.

Appointees to the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf must be able to communicate effectively with Deaf students and adults.  All final candidates must be fingerprinted and bear the $78.00 cost of the criminal history check in order to qualify for employment at the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.  For more information on the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, visit http://www.mksd.org

Please forward resume by June 20, 2011 to:

Personnel Director
New Jersey State Department of Education
Reference #:  DOE-030-11
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Resumes may be e-mailed to:  mailto:resume2@doe.state.nj.us

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 – 01 June 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 1, 2011

— A fired deaf professor wins $500,000

Michael Collier, a deaf man that holds a doctorate, was dismissed
from his job as professor of ASL and Deaf Studies at Texas Tech
in 2006. He sued – and won. The jury said the university
discriminated against him. And even worse, he had no communications
at all with the department chair! And he was never given a reason
for losing his job; they just pushed him out the door.  The
university has not said if they would appeal.

— A deaf post office window clerk in Milwaukee

Scott Walker, who is deaf, is a front window clerk at a post office
in Milwauee. He handles all types of transactions – postage stamps,
money orders, registered and certified mail, overnight and express
deliveries, etc. And if the customer comes to him with a complicated
order, he would give the customer a Ubi-Duo device, which permits
two way communications. Customers have never complained about him
over the years.

— A rotten deal for the deaf in Florida

In 2004, the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing was founded as one of the nation’s newest state agencies
serving the deaf. Seven years later, this council is dead. The
state governor, wanting to save a few pennies, had it killed. It
did not matter to the governor that the state has a large deaf
population, and many of them moved from cold-weather states
to enjoy better lives. Chris Wagner worked very hard with his
committee to have it established in 2004. He said:

Who will represent us now?

— Hamill and other past well known deaf fighters

Matt Hamill lost a big match last week. He was not the
only deaf fighter to have lost a big match that had a lot of
media publicity. We had two deaf boxers that were well known
in the past. Hilton Fitzpatrick was the nation’s #6 ranked
lightheavyweight boxer. He attended West Virginia School for
the Deaf and Blind. The other one was Eugene Hairston, who attended
New York’s 47 School for the Deaf, and was one of the nation’s
best welterweight boxers. They fought during the 1940’s
but did not win boxing championships. Yet they were well respected
among boxing fans and sportswriters. They are both in the US Deaf Sports
Federation hall of fame. In these days, boxing was one of the
most popular sports in USA. Not any more today.

— Deaf filmmaker Charlie Swinburne’s latest deaf film “My Song”

The link, no charge to you, captioned in British Sign Language, is:
http://www.bslbt.co.uk/programmes/my-song/

— National Deaf Black Advocates National Conference

National Deaf Black Advocates National Conference
2011 National Conference
July 26-31, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina

Registration Deadline extended to June 15, 2011

Conference & registration information at:
http://www.nbda.org/2011

flyer at:
http://deafdigest.com/ndbaevent/

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