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DeafDigest – 31 July 2011

DeafDigest Gold – July 31, 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/freehearingaid/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/computers/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bank/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tennis/

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Latest Google Apps with the Nexus S[tm] 4G

The Nexus S[tm] 4G comes pre-installed with the best of Google apps,
including Google Search, Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Gmail,
Google Earth and more. Be the first to receive upgrades, features and
new apps as they become available.

Now priced at $99.99 after $400 Instant Savings and $50 mail-in
rebate via American Express Prepaid Reward Card. (Eligible upgrade or
new line activation and 2 year agreement.) Other monthly charges
apply.

Offer ends 9/08/11.

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_DDG073111

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A tornado hit Sabinal Canyon, a rural county in Texas.
One home was blown apart by the tornado’s impact,
and very little was left of it. Worried neighbors ran
to the house to see if there was a survivor. Upon
checking they found the senior citizen still asleep.
They woke him up, and the senior citizen did not realize
what took place while he was sleeping. This senior
citizen was deaf!

A sad testimony to today’s changing times is the possible
closing of Toledo Deaf Club (in Ohio), once one of the nation’s most solidly run deaf social clubs. The club owns property where it rents out to several businesses. Property vacancies lead to loss of rental income, which impacts on the club finances. DeafDigest hopes this club will quickly
find a new business tenant.

– Very Hot News

After some back and forth settlement discussions that went on
for months that went nowhere regarding movie house captions in the Seattle and Bellevue (Washington state), the judge ruled in favor of the deaf. Said an elated deaf attorney:

the deaf won a knockout punch in this captioning lawsuit

– Thursday July 28th

MassHealth is being slapped with a lawsuit by a disabilities
advocates group. This statewide health system has been accused
of ignoring the needs of deaf patients.

– Friday July 29th

Barbara “BJ” Wood has resigned as Executive Director of the
New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, after
serving in this capacity for nearly three years. The
commission is conducting a search for her replacement.

– Saturday July 30th

ASL on its way out? This was the topic at a Boston radio talk show.
They are saying that CI and parental pressure to “normalize” their
deaf children may doom ASL to extinction. What was not mentioned
during that emotional talk show was that educators of the deaf tried
so hard to kill ASL at the 1880 Milan Convention – and failed! ASL
simply went underground and thrived for years and years.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A very good resource for employers that need assistance
on complying with the needs of the deaf

http://www.dpnavigator.net/pages/accessible_30_sec/_EMPLOYER_TRAININGS/Employer_Resource_Guide_2010_05_11.pdf

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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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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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SUPER HOT SAVINGS! – 25% OFF MINICOM IV TTY AT WCI!

It’s the super hot savings deal of the month!

Take 25% off Minicom IV TTY!

Easy touch keyboard with a bright, tilted 20 character display. Features
Turbo Code and Auto ID plus other great benefits.

For more information call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for more details on
all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re on Facebook and Twitter!

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SOME BANKS ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
This is a true story; a deaf person went to a bank
and gave the teller a note.
The teller got scared and pressed the “bank robbery”
button to alert the police.
The police came to the bank, looking for the bank
robber. The teller pointed to the deaf person.
It was realized that the deaf person was not a
bank robber but wanted to ask the teller a question
about a banking matter.
Many bank robbers pass notes to the tellers
demanding money. Not that deaf person!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bank/

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

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a group picture of deaf golfers at the recent
annual tournament hosted by the
Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association at
Orlando, Florida

http://deafdigest.com/sedga/

DeafDigest thanks Hal Deuel for providing the
picture

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SIGN LANGUAGE ON TENNIS COURT
Belgium had two famous hearing tennis players –
Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters.
Belgium has 3 languages –  Dutch, French and German.
Justine spoke French. Kim spoke Dutch. They met
each other for the first time at the age of 10.
When they were on the same doubles team, they
had to communicate with each other in sign language.
Both women are now older and they both can
speak English, and they have stopped signing to
each other!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tennis/

(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

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 HAS MANY DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Deaf means a person cannot hear. Yes, but there are also
different meanings of this word.
Take a look at:

http://thesaurus.com/browse/DEAF

IGNORING THE DEAFENED MILITARY VETERANS
The USOC Paralympic Military Program ran a web posting
that said:

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Paralympic Military Program provides post-rehabilitation support and mentoring to American servicemen and women who’ve sustained physical injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, visual impairment/blindness and stroke.

This statement is great – except that it mentions nothing about military veterans that have suffered hearing losses.
The USA Deaf Sports Federation has been asked to work on this
via political channels.

SRI LANKA DEAF COMMUNITY GETS MORE ASSERTIVE
Tired of years of oppression and being denied
their rights, the deaf of Sra Lanka have been
making their demands heard in downtown Colombo.
They are asking for more interpreters and official
recognition of their needs and rights, among other
things.
There are only four interpreters serving the deaf
in the entire nation!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

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

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

World Federation of the Deaf

visit http://deafdigest.com/wfdupdate/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

only senior citizens wear hearing aids

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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?

Previously Deaf Children

meaning CI’s all make these children no longer 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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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.

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.

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 for daily videos!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Activists in Eastern Uganda have been complaining that the government
makes decisions on behalf of the deaf – without – consulting the
deaf on what is the best for themselves!

It is boring news only because it happens all the time everywhere,
and is a case of Déjà vu

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. There has been considerable talk on whether the deaf
can serve in the military. Have we ever had deaf individuals
fighting in the real wars?

A. Yes, take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/civilwar/

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: 

Family vacation! 

One year we rented kayaks and made our way through the marsh and around the bay to the ocean.

For me, with very limited side vision, I needed to turn my kayak 180 degrees to check for others.

Anyway, at one point I turned to check the others and found them waving from land!

The message was not clear.

It happened that it was the beginning of low tide and water was rushing fast into the mouth of the ocean!

To my surprise, I saw a big ship returning to dock. (I later learned that the captain had used the PA system to tell me move!)

The big ship passed me, while family imagined I would never be seen again!

Lesson Learned?  Get a tandem kayak (seat for two)!

Don’t forget the life safety vest!

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 all condominium associations in Florida have full
accessibility needs of the deaf (captions, visual displays
and interpreters). There are horror stories of condominium
associations fighting the deaf.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1964 – the concept of a National Technical Institute for the Deaf was proposed and then endorsed at a
workshop at University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Workshop
participants discussed better vocational needs for the deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13 lakh deaf and hearing impaired persons in India
according to their 2001 Census

13 lakh? An ethnic group? No.

one lakh means 100,000. Multiply that by 13 and
India says they have 1,300,000 deaf and hearing
impaired people

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DeafLibrary Resources

(see deaf question above)

deaf fighters in the Civil War

http://deafdigest.com/civilwar/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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best in the nation.

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position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Advocate
Hearing Loss Center
Yakima, WA

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Advocate position open in Yakima, WA.  Provide case management services as needed to the deaf and hard of hearing community, provide training to various local, state and federal programs to ensure communication accessibility and do outreach to three counties.  Should possess some American Sign Language skills and an ability to use various modes of communication when working with persons with a hearing loss.  Master’s Degree in the helping profession or a Bachelor’s degree with several years of case management experience is required.

Resumes with references accepted: Hearing Loss Center, 1206 N. Howard, Spokane, WA 99201.

Open until filled.

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2 immediate openings
Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Unit
positions in Dalton, GA & Dublin, GA

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Unit has 2 immediate openings for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors in the Dalton
and Dublin areas. 

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276&entry_timestamp=2011-07-29-12.07.07.655461

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082333&entry_timestamp=2011-07-29-11.50.52.103461

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Employment Opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Community Relations Coordinator in the Office of Deaf Services, located in Atlanta, GA.

Under general supervision, directs and coordinates state-wide service provision for DBHDD consumers who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or hard of hearing and who communicate primarily through a non-English modality. This includes services to adults, children, adolescents and their families from all three Divisions.

Job Responsibilities: 1. Assists the State Director of Deaf Services in planning and implementing programs for DBHDD consumers who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing to assure continuity of care and quality of treatment through providers who are fluent in American Sign Language. 2. Monitors the development and implementation of Personal Recovery Plans for Deaf, Deaf-blind and hard of hearing consumers in collaboration with Regional Offices. 3. Identifies program enhancement needs, sets goals and develops programs focused upon meeting those special needs across the state. 4. Coordinates DBHDD services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers with other local, state and national agencies, public and private to ensure collaboration and continuity of care. 5. Advocates for the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers with the Director of Deaf Services and with other local, state and national agencies. 6. Coordinates the Department’s response to the disaster mental health needs of individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing. 7. Initiates and monitors provider contracts, and provides oversight of provider services, providing input to the recruiting, hiring, supervising and evaluating of staff by providers. 8. Acts as the focal point of information for individuals and family members seeking DBHDD services for individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or hard of hearing. 9. Oversees the training of Peer Support Specialists who are Deaf, in collaboration with the provider responsible for such training. 10. Provides in-service training and individual case consultation on the specific needs of individual consumers as requested. 11. Monitors program effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in treatment, outpatient and community residential settings. 12. Assures compliance with program standards and court-ordered agreements. 13. Assists with the development and maintenance of the Deaf Services website, hosted on the DBHDD internet servers, ensuring access to information by consumers who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing. 14. Provides input into program or staffing enhancements as may be requested by contract providers or state entities. 15. This position will function with considerable independence as a key decision maker, but in close collaboration and consultation with the Director of Deaf Services. 16. Other duties as assigned.

NOTE: A moderate amount of in-state and out-of-state travel will be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in a Human Services field, with at least seven years experience in program design, implementation, management and evaluation.

OR

Doctoral degree and at least four years experience in Deafness/Mental Health

NOTE: Applicants who are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are especially encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those applicants who, in addition to meeting the qualifications above, possess the following: – Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language, with extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and systems theory. – Thorough knowledge of mental health practices, addictions recovery and the needs of people with developmental disabilities as it relates to Deaf culture and experience. – A valid Georgia driver’s license is required.

Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

Location Information: This position is located in downtown Atlanta.
A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. We’re located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as well as direct access to MARTA’s rail and bus system. Come to Georgia’s capital city and experience first-hand our historic charm and hospitality.

How to Apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: mailto:recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator

You may also visit our website, http://www.dbhddjobs.com for more information or contact Monique Jenkins, recruiter, at 404-232-1165.

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD seeks qualified candidates for the position of Deaf Services Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator in the Office of Deaf Services, located in Atlanta, GA.

The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate interpreter services statewide in all DBHDD programs and services, and as needed, provide sign language interpreting services to DBHDD Central Office staff who are Deaf or Deaf Blind. This person will also serve as the expert in all matters related to interpreting services throughout the DBHDD system.

Job Responsibilities:
1.    Manage a statewide interpreting data base, organizing interpreting assignments, utilizing Georgia Office of Administrative Services contracts and approved providers.
2.    Serve as a contact point for all DBHDD providers and staff needing to schedule interpreting services.
3.    Ensure qualified interpreters are used in all DBHDD and provider settings, thus enabling access to all DBHDD services to individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
4.    Provide information and training to all DBHDD staff and providers regarding the appropriate use of interpreters, and the limitations of interpreters’ scope of practice.
5.    Participate in the training of Deaf Peer Support Specialists, especially as this relates to the development of Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI’s) to work in the DBHDD system.
6.    As requested, conduct communication/language assessments of individuals receiving DBHDD services, and collaborate with local treatment teams regarding the communication needs of specific consumers and the development of Individual Recovery Plans.
7.    Coordinate interpreter training activities to ensure the delivery of quality interpreting services statewide.
8.    Coordinate the processing of invoices for interpreting services within DBHDD.
9.    Collaborate with national training and certification programs, to enable Georgia’s mental health interpreting team have access to the most current research and quality assurance guidelines.
10.    Receive and investigate allegations of interpreter errors or violations of standards of professional conduct, from Deaf consumers, family members, advocates and DBHDD service providers.
11.    Participate in corrective actions involving possible interpreter errors or communication failures involving DBHDD consumers.
12.    Maintain high standards of personal and professional integrity and interpreting excellence, as a role model for other interpreters in Georgia.
13.    Maintain national certification with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf as well as Mental Health Interpreter certification and Continuing Education requirements.
14.    Maintain sensitivity and respect for cultural and linguistic differences observed in the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing communities.
15.    Exemplify excellence in compliance with interpreting codes of professional conduct, including confidentiality and appropriate disclosure of information as may be required in treatment settings. Assure that all interpreters working in the DBHDD system are aware of and adhere to such standards of professional conduct.
16.    Function as the identified DBHDD expert in matters involving scheduling, planning, technical assistance, information/referral, consultation and training for other interpreters as needs dictate, and function as the DBHDD expert in matters involving interpreter needs and assessments.
17.    Conduct ongoing research and information gathering activities related to mental health interpreting, and develop a formal means of sharing this information with Georgia’s interpreting community. This may involve workshops, internet communications, online training (webinars, for example), etc.
18.    Serve as a technical assistance expert in all matters related to interpreting and translation of DBHDD materials, utilizing available technologies to effectively reach audiences throughout the state. This will necessarily involve the development and promulgation of web-based videos and training materials.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Interpreting, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Psychology, Sociology or a related human services field, plus 36 months or more of paid experience interpreting in a variety of settings with some familiarity working in mental health settings is required. Applicants not possessing a Bachelor’s degree but with extensive interpreting experience will be considered. This position requires knowledge and fluency in a variety of communication methods, including American Sign Language, English-like sign systems, and tactile forms of communication. The successful applicant will possess Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (for example: CSC, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master) or Certification from another recognized interpreter certification body, and will maintain certification throughout their tenure with DBHDD. Certification as a Mental Health Interpreter (MHIT) is also required. Fluency in written and spoken English is vital to the success of this position. A valid Georgia Driver’s License is required, and moderate state-wide travel will be involved in this position.

Preferred Qualifications:
– Familiarity/experience with interpreter scheduling/management software packages will be viewed as a plus. – Experience with Video Interpreting (including work in VRI) will also be considered an advantage for this position. – Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

Location Information: This position is located in downtown Atlanta.
A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. We’re located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as well as direct access to MARTA’s rail and bus system. Come to Georgia’s capital city and experience first-hand our historic charm and hospitality.

How to Apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: mailto:recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator

You may also visit our website, http://www.dbhddjobs.com for more information or contact Monique Jenkins, recruiter, at 404-232-1165.

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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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announces an opening for
Occupational Skills Training Program Specialist
American School for the Deaf/Adult Vocational Services
West Hartford, CT

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

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Job postings
– Position:  Program Manager
– Position:  Registered Nurse
People Incorporated
Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

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

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

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

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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

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

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position opening
Director of Admissions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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

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position opening
Secondary Department Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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position opening
Counselor II – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
Portsmouth, VA

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

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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – Clerc Center
on campus of Gallaudet University.
Washington, DC

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

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 31 July 2011

DeafDigest Blue – July 31, 2011


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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legislatorswelcome/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famouspeople/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/copsatnight/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/richattorneys/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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:
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 Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless
Technologies published results of weather and emergency
warnings survey that the deaf and the disabled were asked
to take part in. The conclusion was a hint that the deaf and
the disabled need to have their communications equipment
upgraded on a regular basis because of rapidly changing
technological times.

ADA is now 21 years old. While ADA has improved the lives
of the deaf, there is much that needs to be accomplished
in the coming years. Examples are – high unemployment rates,
lack of captions on the Internet, deaf being cut out of the
loop each time there is a new invention, federal government’s
turtle-like speed in enforcing ADA regs, etc, etc.

– Very Hot News

Hands That Talk, an organization that helps the deaf in
Northern Ireland, is one of the finalists for the
National Lottery Awards in the Best Voluntary/Charity Project category. It is one of the three finalists, and the winner
of each category will get national recognition plus a cash
prize.

– Sunday July 24th

The Archibald Memorial Home, in Indianapolis, is celebrating
its 100th year of existence. It is a home for deaf senior
citizens.

– Monday July 25th

The deaf Filipinos were able to understand the President’s
annual report because of improvements made (better internet
content, better sign language visibility). Last year’s speech
was accessible to the deaf for the first time but there were
technical glitches. Not so, this time.

– Tuesday July 26th

President Obama signed a proclamation that continues to
recognize the ADA.

– Wednesday July 27th

Researchers that work with the deaf have complained
that different types of deaf individuals (ASL users,
oral users, hard of hearing individuals, etc) have
been lumped together under one label – Deaf. They
are arguing that there should be different labels
for different types of deaf individuals. The article
at http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/mar/10_0065.htm
has triggered this labeling debate

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Patrick Robinson, who is deaf and is a Gallaudet graduate,
has become the new director of the Talladega Regional Center,
under the auspices of The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind.
He will be responsible for the outreach in nine adjoining counties.
This is a huge promotion for Robinson, well known as coach of
Alabama’s very strong boys’ basketball teams that won National Team of the Year honors in recent seasons.

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SCARY FOR COP TO STOP DEAF DRIVERS AT NIGHT
Many of us have been stopped by police officers
while driving our cars. It might be speeding or passing
the red light, or not giving right of way, etc, etc.
We are more scared when cops stop us at night than
during day time.
During day time, we can see the cop’s face and
do our best to communicate with him.
At night, the cops use flashlights. It is almost
impossible to see the cop’s face because of the
flashlight.
This is why it is scary to be stopped at night.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Obituary: Joy York Carney

Quite a few DeafDigest subscribers, saddened by the
death of Joy York Carney, wanted to know if there was an obituary.

It is at:
http://deafdigest.com/carney/

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SOME DEAF PEOPLE HELP ATTORNEYS BECOME RICH
Some deaf people love to sue – 504 violations,
ADA violations, job discrimination, no captions
during emergency, etc, etc.
Some of these attorneys get rich because of
these lawsuits.
We have many deaf attorneys, but they do not
get rich. Only these hearing attorneys get rich.

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

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

CRISIS IN EDUCATION OF THE DEAF
Crises come and go, but one Crisis has remained
constant over the years – Education of the Deaf.
Which is best – oral education or ASL education or
bi-bi education?
There is a newspaper article, which is an interesting
reading. It is at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/us/27deaf.html?_r=1

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AN INTERPRETER DOES NOT REVIEW A DOCUMENT
A web posting said:

this deaf man needs a sign language interpreter
to review a document

Whoa! An interpreter does not review a document.
If a document needs to be reviewed then it may be an attorney or a mentor, whom in turn explains
to the deaf person via a third-party interpreter.
Sigh. So many misconceptions in newspaper stories
and web postings on duties and roles of interpreters.

A TURN OFF WARNING
When we, the deaf, attend interpreted events that we pay admission
price, we have every right to expect certified interpreters.
Well, there was a posting on a web site that said:

Non-Certified Interpreters Provided

Is that a turn off for us? Does not matter if it is a student
interpreter or an interpreter that refuses to get certified,
we are taking blind chances.
Yes, student interpreters need experience – but should it
be at the expense of us?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret acronyms, especially with the military
people. An example is CINCPAC or NCLB

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When a person who is deaf or hard of hearing attends school, there
are a number of different accommodations that may be appropriate. 
People should be able to choose the method that would help them
achieve their greatest success.

Obviously, for people whose primary language is ASL, a sign language
interpreter would be their first choice in most circumstances. 
However, if the class involved specialized terminology or technical
jargon, a different accommodation might be selected.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is word-for-word
instant speech-to-text translation.  CART providers attempt to give
as close to a verbatim translation as possible.

In addition to CART, there are other services that are sometimes used
in an educational setting.  Using special software, people who are
trained in text-condensing strategies type onto a laptop computer. 
These services are said to provide a meaning-for-meaning rendition of
what is said.  Additionally, sometimes professional notetakers or
student notetakers are also used.  Because there are currently no
national testing standards for notetakers, the quality of these
services can vary widely.

One of the advantages of using a sign language interpreter or a CART
provider over the other services is that the consumer is able to
understand almost everything that is going on in the class.  With a
meaning-for-meaning transcript or notes taken by a notetaker, much of
the dialogue is lost.

A notetaker’s transcript of the class will be much shorter than the
CART provider’s near-verbatim transcript.  Some consumers may want
to review a transcript of the entire session and be able to choose
for themselves what is important, while others may appreciate only
having to read through a few pages of notes provided by the
notetaker.

TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED (new series)

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

– a deaf star athlete, an oralist, at a hearing college, was idolized by his teammates during practices and games,
but was ignored by them off the field. He was frustrated on being lonely and by students avoiding him in classes
and at social events. He suddenly went berserk and trashed his dorm room, and left college the next day. A year later he enrolled at Gallaudet and learned what
Deaf Culture was all about. Since then, he has not
regretted his life-altering decision.

next week – another example

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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:

A friend said to me:
I love Wet Vac   (a vacuum cleaner

I thought the friend said to me:
I love Wet Back  (an insult)

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may
ask manufacturers of electric cars and hybrid cars to
come up with sound alerts to warn people on the streets
of these “silent cars”.  Not every deaf person has a
hearing aid or a CI and so, how can they be alerted
to these silent cars coming around? Well, deaf people
have eyes.

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The Deaf and the Law:

What can’t the ADA cover?

– Private businesses with less than 15 employees
– Churches, private clubs and Native American tribes are excluded.
– Housing (housing is covered by the Fair Housing Act)
– Airplane rides (While ADA cover airports, it does not cover passengers once aboard a plane. That area is covered by the Air Carrier Access Act)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

At the 2001 Deaflympics at Rome, a basketball game took part
between Sweden and Great Britain.
Sweden won 215-4; not 115-4, but 215-4. The Americans watching
the game felt Sweden was not sportsmanlike in holding down the
score against undermanned British women’s team.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It was announced not too long ago that TV
stations in Australia reached agreement with the
Commonwealth Human Rights and Equal Opportunity
Commission on TV captions.
The agreement asks for 70 percent of programs
aired between 6 AM and midnight to be captioned.
That is 70 percent captioning of 18 hours of
air time.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Do deaf soccer players need a ball that flashes
a red light that tells them that the referee has
whistled the play dead? Of course not, but a team
of inventors of Singapore thinks deaf soccer players
need such a light. They have invented the Led Ball.

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A colleague and I were talking about clothes and I asked her what her favorite store is?

I thought she said Basic

I was confused and asked her to write it down

She wrote:
Macy’s

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

….

Press Release of the Week:

A deaf filmmaker is a winner at a hearing international film festival

read it at:
http://deafdigest.com/winner/

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

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

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

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.

– Lead Weekend Overnight residential Advisor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
* 21 years of age and high school diploma required
* Residential program experience preferred
* Effective communication skills (ASL)
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students
* Acknowledge of and skills for behavior management techniques
* Obtain/maintain certification in : CPR, First Aid, Medication and
restraint training
* Maintain valid driver’s license

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established by school
and residential program
* Implement night emergency procedures and train staff
* Provide a safe and orderly environment while students are sleeping in
dorms
* Respond to student related emergencies
* Monitor all residence halls, staff and campus
* Prepare daily report for Coordinator of Student Life
* Perform duties related to medication certification
* Maintain continuous and appropriate communication with supervisor

–  Director of Little Arrows Early Education Center
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
* BA in Early Childhood Education, MA preferred
* Eligible for appropriate licensure
* 3 years teaching experience, 2 years administrative experience
preferred
* Fluency in ASL
* Demonstrated planning and organizational skills

Responsibilities:
Program development to include:
* maintain license
* hiring and developing staff
* curriculum development
* Ongoing direction of all program operations
* Supervision of staff
* Development and implementation of budget
* Direct teaching duties
* Communication with appropriate stake holder

– Residential Advisors
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: All shifts  including evenings and weekends positions are
available.

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree and 21 years old – Or 21 years of age and High School diploma
* Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language
* Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training
* Willingness to learn behavior management techniques 
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students

Responsibilities:  
* Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
* Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child
development and behavior management techniques
* Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
* preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest, resume and three letters or
recommendations to:

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

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

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
positions at either Framingham or Walden School

– Intensive Care Coordinator – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/tlcintensive/

– Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm – 2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

– Teacher – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/tlcwaldenteacher/

– Occupational Therapist
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/about/images/job.Occupational%20Therapist.pdf

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: mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment out-comes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at mailto:www.dila.org

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position announcement
Teacher, Elementary Department
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY:    September 1, 2011

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Primary focus is in the Elementary Department. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.  Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests.  Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Elementary Education. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students and classroom integration of technology. Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY  14621

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an EOE employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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Job Announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Job Announcement #12-004

Position Title/Level/Code:
Principal, 1854

Number of Positions/PIN:
(1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range:
$4.554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date:
Monday, July 11, 2011

Ending Date:
Open until filled

Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-services,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in
Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience.

* Candidates must be proficient in American Sign Language to be
considered *

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

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

FAX: (405) 951-3454

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454.

An EOE

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Sub Positions Available
– Teachers Assistant
– Job Coach
– Student Life Counselor
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

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.

Sub Positions Available – Teachers Assistant, Job Coach, Student Life Counselor

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
On-Call
Clark County – Vancouver, Washington
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Multiple substitute positions available:

Although hours cannot be guaranteed, work opportunities exist as a Substitute worker. We need on-call workers to fill in for long-term and short-term absences, special projects (job coach!), and other
intermittent work.

Duties:
– Teacher’s Assistant – Assist Classroom Teacher with instructional lesson plans and activities during the school day. (Day Shift)

– Student Life Counselor – Supervise students in after-school programs and activities, act as a “dorm parent” in the student cottages, and supervise students on the bus/plane when they’re
transported to and from home each weekend.

– Job Coach – Under the direction of the Post High School Coordinator, supervise and assist young Deaf adults when they are placed at a job site. Provide training, support, education and assist individuals with communication.

Qualifications:
* Ability to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language and written English.
* Two-year degree and one year of experience working with students/young adults.
* 3+ years of relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.
* Ability to pass a criminal FBI background check.

Please do apply if you’re not able to communicate using sign language.

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

For more information contact:
April Lynch, Human Resources Manager
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 696-6525 x4326 (V/TTY)
http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

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position opening
President/Chief Administrative Officer
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 openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
– Secondary Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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position opening
Video Producer
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

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

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

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

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Job Position Opening
HIV Prevention Program Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Closing date: 8/5/11

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

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

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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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob2/

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announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

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

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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Special notes:

DeafDigest – 27 July 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 27, 2011

— Last name of a past president was Deaf!

A newspaper ran a short story about politics
in Senegal. It mentioned the name of its past
president – Abode Deaf! His real name is
Abdou Diouf, but the newspapers in Senegal
have constantly referred to him as Abode Deaf.
Not sure why, but possibly a Sengalese translation
of Diouf is Deaf?

— A disk jockey makes an anti-subtitles comment

British disk jockey Sara Cox, not deaf, tweeted her
anger over seeing subtitles at a movie she was watching.
She was angry because subtitles “bothered” her eyes.
This tweet upset the Deaf Community. As a result she
had to come up with a public apology for this uncalled
for tweet.

— A deaf volunteer at a police department

Tina Duresky, who is deaf, is a volunteer with
the Avondale Police Department in Arizona.
She teaches sign language and advises police officers
on how to deal with the deaf in every day situations.
Not only that, she is also a police lab volunteer,
putting her knowledge of forensic science into use.
She has a AA degree in forensics. The Arizona Peace
Officer Standards and Training Board has recognized
her as an instructor in the “Law Enforcement and the
Deaf Community (Invisible Disability)” classes, for
which police officers get credit. When not busy
with police volunteering, she can be found volunteering
as referee in community athletic events.

— A deaf scholar with four college degrees

How many deaf people have four college degrees.
A few. One of them is Donna McDonald. She has
two undergraduate degrees, a masters and a doctorate.
An Australian, she is a Senior Lecturer with Griffith
University’s Department of Disability Studies. Her
constant theme over the years was always this:

The Art of Being Deaf

— Could the deaf serve in the military – the truth!

Could the deaf serve in the American military forces?
People are saying that the deaf should not serve because
they cannot hear. What is the truth? According to
Keith Nolan, a deaf man who wants to serve but was not
able to, only 20 percent of the member of the military
actually fight in the real wars. The other 80 percent
serve in non-combat roles. Nolan wants to be in the
80 percent group, helping the military with spy work.
Could he? DeafDigest says yes!

 

DeafDigest – 24 July 2011

DeafDigest Gold – July 24, 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/forcedoralism/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafmodel/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/freehearingaid/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/computers/

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Be Entertained with ABC Stories in ASL

Six gifted sign language performers are showcased in the new DVD, “A
to Z: ABC Stories in ASL” (DVD376), now available at Harris
Communications. Performers include Ben Bahan, Linsay Darnall, Jr.,
Stefanie Ellis-Gonzales, Ben Jarashow, C.J. Jones and Brian J.
Morrison.

With imagination and skill their stories are delightful, humorous,
inspiring and simply amazing.

This DVD is a valuable resource for storytellers, teachers, and
students, and enjoyable for anyone who delights to see the artistry
in ASL stories.

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG072411

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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.

……

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?

For years Japan would not allow the deaf to drive
cars. Now that they can drive cars, they may also
be allowed to drive trucks and motorcycles. The
National Police Agency is now working on a new set of
regulations to make this possible.

Best Buy’s Geek Squad not good to the deaf?
Well, there was an ongoing saga, more of a Catch 22
situation as far as a disabled, bedridden deaf woman
was concerned. The laptop, belonging to the deaf woman,
needed some repairs and it was still under warranty.
While the repairman was working on the laptop, the
warranty lapsed, and the Geek Squad demanded that the
deaf woman renew the warranty. The deaf woman could not
afford the cost of a new warranty – and so, the laptop
was held hostage for several weeks, forever being shuttled
between the local Best Buy store and the Best Buy headquarters.
Finally the Best Buy decided enough was enough and had the
laptop replaced and given to the grateful deaf woman.

– Very Hot News

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the
National Association of the Deaf have jointly agreed
to raise the bar on National Interpreter Certification
procedures. This includes the way the interpreter
candidates are being tested and rated on their skills.

– Thursday July 21st

Gallaudet president Alan Hurwitz gave a speech at the
World Federation of the Deaf Congress, touching on a
subject he knows the best – Education of the Deaf.

– Friday July 22nd

British prime minister David Cameron was put on the spot by
Malcolm Bruce, Member of Parliament for Gordon, a city in
Scotland. Bruce chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness, which supports sign language. The previous
prime minister Gordon Brown agreed to fund a sign language
program on a two-year pilot venture. It lapsed last year
and it was not renewed.  Bruce wanted to know why Cameron
has not shown interest in reviving that program.

– Saturday July 23rd

Are we seeing some support on the Capitol Hill re a commemorative
stamp for baseball legend Dummy Hoy? Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio,
wrote a letter to US postmaster general Patrick R. Donahoe
asking about a Hoy stamp. DeafDigest hopes this idea will fly.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The World Federation of the Deaf issued an announcement
affirming the need for Human Rights for the deaf everywhere in the world. This package includes sign language, accessibility needs, and interpreting.

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Hurry! Only 17 spots left (with scholarships for those who qualify)

at the
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Colorado

Wilderness Adventure Camp 2011

Wilderness Adventure Camp Session 1 (ages 8-16) $450
July 17-22, 2011 Weekend – July 22-23, 2011

Wilderness Adventure Camp Session 2 (ages 8-16) $450
July 24-29, 2011 Weekend -July 29-30, 2011

Wilderness Adventure Camp Session 3 (ages 8-16) $450
July 31-August 5, 2011 Weekend – August 5-6, 2011

Stars Leadership Retreat – August 7 – August 12, 2011 $600

Also, accepting Campers in Training (ages 17-19) for all sessions with reduced rates.

Scholarships available for those who qualify.

Contact us at mailto:sam@aspencamp.org
Or call 970-923-2511
Or visit: http://www.aspencamp.org

Sign up to be a camper for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

Add weekends for $89.

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 4862 Snowmass Creek Road Snowmass, CO 81654

970-923-2511 (office) 970-315-0513 (VP) 970-923-0643 (fax)
mailto:sam@aspencamp.org mailto:info@aspencamp.org
http://www.aspencamp.org

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU. 

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

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

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

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

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

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

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25% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS AT WCI!

July sparkles with savings!

Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 25%
off the price all month.

Choose from either the Gentex Portable 710LS or the hardwired 710CS
units.

Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke.

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

for more details on  all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re on Facebook and Twitter!

Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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FREE HEARING AIDS?
Some deaf service agencies arrange with hearing aid
stores to give free hearing aids for deaf children from
low income families.
Is it worth it? Some deaf children refuse to wear
hearing aids no matter that it was given free!
A famous baseball player paid for a hearing aid to be
given free to a low income deaf student. The deaf student
thanked the famous player. He brought the hearing aid
home, put it in his closet and never used it!

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

(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

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

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

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DEAF OWNERS OF COMPUTER SERVICE BUSINESSES
The computer field is huge; there are many, many
different kinds of computer services.
For the past 20-25 years we have had a few
deaf owners of these computer service businesses
in the Washington, DC area.
These owners are no longer in the business
for various reasons – too much competition, retirement,
business being sold, etc, etc.
DeafDigest hopes we will see new young deaf owners
of computer services businesses in the future.

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

(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

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet – July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.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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DEMANDING JUSTICE, MILAN STYLE
The delegates at the International Congress on Education of the Deaf officially issued an apology last year for the 1880 resolution which banned use of sign language in schools for the deaf.
Will schools for the deaf in Switzerland also apologize for not
allowing signs in the classrooms?
A domino effect? Hope so.

TO BE ISOLATED
There was a story in one of the Washington, DC newspapers
about Koreans being isolated in a suburban area. The comment
was that they are not assimilating as much because they
have their own language.
Pretty much the same with our Deaf Community. We have
our own (sign) language and so, there is separation between
the deaf and the hearing.

A PIECE OF HISTORY IN OLATHE
Filmmaker Greg Sheffer, not deaf, is working on a short
documentary film on the history of Olathe, Kansas. This is
where Kansas School for the Deaf is located.
He wants to do a filming of the school to help it celebrate
its 150th birthday.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/wronginterpreting/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

Maine Association of the Deaf

it is one of NAD’s affiliated state associations of the deaf

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

only weak people wear hearing aids

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Deaf and Hearers Break the Silence

Hearers, as in Hearing People?

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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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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.

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.

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 for daily videos!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Omaha Hearing School, the anti-ASL bastion in the central
Omaha area, has closed its doors for good. The school had
a reputation for berating parents that would “allow” their
deaf children to sign at home or with friends even if these
signs were homemade and not really ASL!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We have the World Federation of the Deaf. Exactly what it does?

A. More of a Deaf United Nations – promoting Human Rights
of the Deaf and to create awareness of deafness and of
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 in full swing!  How I like to go to the lake and beaches.
I am sure many of our Deaf-Blind friends do!

Here is one helpful hint to swim together.
Get a float that is long and inflate it up.
You and your Deaf-Blind friends can paddle together side by side!

Don’t forget the sun screen!

Enjoy the summer!

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:

Maybe the word “disability” may need to be redefined as
far as deafness is concerned. We, the deaf, do not consider
ourselves disabled, just cannot hear, that’s all.

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DeafHistory:

early part of 1900’s – Earnest Elmo Calkins operated
a successful advertising agency in New York City,
with a hearing partner. The name of the agency was
Calkins & Holden Advertising.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

In Japan exactly 409 deaf and hard of hearing
individuals are licensed to drive cars

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DeafLibrary Resources

wrong way of using sign language

http://deafdigest.com/wrongwaysigning/

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is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Community Relations Coordinator in the Office of Deaf Services, located in Atlanta, GA.

Under general supervision, directs and coordinates state-wide service provision for DBHDD consumers who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or hard of hearing and who communicate primarily through a non-English modality. This includes services to adults, children, adolescents and their families from all three Divisions.

Job Responsibilities: 1. Assists the State Director of Deaf Services in planning and implementing programs for DBHDD consumers who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing to assure continuity of care and quality of treatment through providers who are fluent in American Sign Language. 2. Monitors the development and implementation of Personal Recovery Plans for Deaf, Deaf-blind and hard of hearing consumers in collaboration with Regional Offices. 3. Identifies program enhancement needs, sets goals and develops programs focused upon meeting those special needs across the state. 4. Coordinates DBHDD services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers with other local, state and national agencies, public and private to ensure collaboration and continuity of care. 5. Advocates for the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers with the Director of Deaf Services and with other local, state and national agencies. 6. Coordinates the Department’s response to the disaster mental health needs of individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing. 7. Initiates and monitors provider contracts, and provides oversight of provider services, providing input to the recruiting, hiring, supervising and evaluating of staff by providers. 8. Acts as the focal point of information for individuals and family members seeking DBHDD services for individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or hard of hearing. 9. Oversees the training of Peer Support Specialists who are Deaf, in collaboration with the provider responsible for such training. 10. Provides in-service training and individual case consultation on the specific needs of individual consumers as requested. 11. Monitors program effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in treatment, outpatient and community residential settings. 12. Assures compliance with program standards and court-ordered agreements. 13. Assists with the development and maintenance of the Deaf Services website, hosted on the DBHDD internet servers, ensuring access to information by consumers who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing. 14. Provides input into program or staffing enhancements as may be requested by contract providers or state entities. 15. This position will function with considerable independence as a key decision maker, but in close collaboration and consultation with the Director of Deaf Services. 16. Other duties as assigned.

NOTE: A moderate amount of in-state and out-of-state travel will be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in a Human Services field, with at least seven years experience in program design, implementation, management and evaluation.

OR

Doctoral degree and at least four years experience in Deafness/Mental Health

NOTE: Applicants who are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are especially encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those applicants who, in addition to meeting the qualifications above, possess the following: – Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language, with extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and systems theory. – Thorough knowledge of mental health practices, addictions recovery and the needs of people with developmental disabilities as it relates to Deaf culture and experience. – A valid Georgia driver’s license is required.

Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

Location Information: This position is located in downtown Atlanta.
A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. We’re located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as well as direct access to MARTA’s rail and bus system. Come to Georgia’s capital city and experience first-hand our historic charm and hospitality.

How to Apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: mailto:recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator

You may also visit our website, http://www.dbhddjobs.com for more information or contact Monique Jenkins, recruiter, at 404-232-1165.

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD seeks qualified candidates for the position of Deaf Services Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator in the Office of Deaf Services, located in Atlanta, GA.

The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate interpreter services statewide in all DBHDD programs and services, and as needed, provide sign language interpreting services to DBHDD Central Office staff who are Deaf or Deaf Blind. This person will also serve as the expert in all matters related to interpreting services throughout the DBHDD system.

Job Responsibilities:
1.    Manage a statewide interpreting data base, organizing interpreting assignments, utilizing Georgia Office of Administrative Services contracts and approved providers.
2.    Serve as a contact point for all DBHDD providers and staff needing to schedule interpreting services.
3.    Ensure qualified interpreters are used in all DBHDD and provider settings, thus enabling access to all DBHDD services to individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
4.    Provide information and training to all DBHDD staff and providers regarding the appropriate use of interpreters, and the limitations of interpreters’ scope of practice.
5.    Participate in the training of Deaf Peer Support Specialists, especially as this relates to the development of Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI’s) to work in the DBHDD system.
6.    As requested, conduct communication/language assessments of individuals receiving DBHDD services, and collaborate with local treatment teams regarding the communication needs of specific consumers and the development of Individual Recovery Plans.
7.    Coordinate interpreter training activities to ensure the delivery of quality interpreting services statewide.
8.    Coordinate the processing of invoices for interpreting services within DBHDD.
9.    Collaborate with national training and certification programs, to enable Georgia’s mental health interpreting team have access to the most current research and quality assurance guidelines.
10.    Receive and investigate allegations of interpreter errors or violations of standards of professional conduct, from Deaf consumers, family members, advocates and DBHDD service providers.
11.    Participate in corrective actions involving possible interpreter errors or communication failures involving DBHDD consumers.
12.    Maintain high standards of personal and professional integrity and interpreting excellence, as a role model for other interpreters in Georgia.
13.    Maintain national certification with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf as well as Mental Health Interpreter certification and Continuing Education requirements.
14.    Maintain sensitivity and respect for cultural and linguistic differences observed in the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing communities.
15.    Exemplify excellence in compliance with interpreting codes of professional conduct, including confidentiality and appropriate disclosure of information as may be required in treatment settings. Assure that all interpreters working in the DBHDD system are aware of and adhere to such standards of professional conduct.
16.    Function as the identified DBHDD expert in matters involving scheduling, planning, technical assistance, information/referral, consultation and training for other interpreters as needs dictate, and function as the DBHDD expert in matters involving interpreter needs and assessments.
17.    Conduct ongoing research and information gathering activities related to mental health interpreting, and develop a formal means of sharing this information with Georgia’s interpreting community. This may involve workshops, internet communications, online training (webinars, for example), etc.
18.    Serve as a technical assistance expert in all matters related to interpreting and translation of DBHDD materials, utilizing available technologies to effectively reach audiences throughout the state. This will necessarily involve the development and promulgation of web-based videos and training materials.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Interpreting, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Psychology, Sociology or a related human services field, plus 36 months or more of paid experience interpreting in a variety of settings with some familiarity working in mental health settings is required. Applicants not possessing a Bachelor’s degree but with extensive interpreting experience will be considered. This position requires knowledge and fluency in a variety of communication methods, including American Sign Language, English-like sign systems, and tactile forms of communication. The successful applicant will possess Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (for example: CSC, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master) or Certification from another recognized interpreter certification body, and will maintain certification throughout their tenure with DBHDD. Certification as a Mental Health Interpreter (MHIT) is also required. Fluency in written and spoken English is vital to the success of this position. A valid Georgia Driver’s License is required, and moderate state-wide travel will be involved in this position.

Preferred Qualifications:
– Familiarity/experience with interpreter scheduling/management software packages will be viewed as a plus. – Experience with Video Interpreting (including work in VRI) will also be considered an advantage for this position. – Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

Location Information: This position is located in downtown Atlanta.
A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. We’re located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as well as direct access to MARTA’s rail and bus system. Come to Georgia’s capital city and experience first-hand our historic charm and hospitality.

How to Apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: mailto:recruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator

You may also visit our website, http://www.dbhddjobs.com for more information or contact Monique Jenkins, recruiter, at 404-232-1165.

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Job postings
– Position:  Program Manager
– Position:  Registered Nurse
People Incorporated
Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

Visit our employment website at http://peopleincorporated.iapplicants.com to apply.  EEO/AA

We demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to serving culturally diverse populations.

*Unless otherwise noted all positions are open until filled.

– Position:  Program Manager
FT (Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – with availability to provide back-up when needed) Program Manager position available in our Community Support Services Division.  The Program Manager is responsible for the selection, clinical supervision and training for designated programs within the Community Support Services Division. They supervise the development, modification, and implementation of the recipient’s Treatment Plan and the service components provided by the program. Provides direct services, by providing one on one counseling sessions and group facilitation when needed. Oversees the implementation of the evidence-based practices; assures documents and medical records are maintained in accordance with Medicaid, organizational, and best practices standards. The Program Manager must be an active member of the treatment team. The Program Manager meets with the treatment team at least bi- weekly to review all services including recipient progress, as well as other general programmatic and treatment issues. They facilitate treatment reviews within team meetings which include client-specific case reviews and general treatment discussions among team members.

Requirements include:
* A Masters Degree in a human service related field such as psychology, social work or a field related to mental health. * 2000 hours of experience in the provision of services to persons with mental illness. * LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, or LP (or licensure within 6-months of hire).
* Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
* Experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients, and clients with co-occurring disorders.
* Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or Fluency in ASL.
* A reliable car and good driving record are also required. Experience working with DHS, and licensing/regulatory agencies desired.
$60,000/yr  Job Code:  PMSCC

– Position:  Registered Nurse
PT (12 hours/wk, flexible with times during business hours) Registered Nurse position available in our Community Support Services Division.  This position will provide direct nursing services to individual recipients, adhering to professional nursing standards at all times, and maintaining high quality care. The Nurse is an active participant in the team process providing ongoing assessments as needed and overseeing the medication management of the recipients in the program.  Requirements include a license as an RN in Minnesota; experience working with clients with mental illness; experience working in licensed facilities. A reliable car and good driving record are also required. Desired skills include fluency in ASL; experience with 203B licensing regulations; experience working with developmental disabilities and/or co-occurring disorders.  $27.00/hr  Job Code:  RN520610

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announces an opening for
Occupational Skills Training Program Specialist
American School for the Deaf/Adult Vocational Services
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Manages all aspects of the Occupational skills Training (OST) program for Adult Vocational Services (AVS) clients, cooperates and coordinates client programs with the vocational principal and client case manager pro-actively coordinates communication with referral sources.

SAMPLES OF  DUTIES:
(a) Receives referrals, manages admission process, communicates with referral source and clients during admission process.   Act as a program manager to clients including vocational/personal counseling, and coordination of special services.
(b) Develops individualized services and training in collaboration with Vocational/Technical Education, and other campus departments and programs where applicable. (c) Assists OST students with employment readiness skills, conducts job seeking skills classes, and arranges for work experience placements that align with the area of training.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
BA in Rehabilitation or related field.  ASL skills; knowledge of vocational training and employment readiness concepts.  Ability to work a flexible schedule; including evenings.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

(FAX)  860-570-1832

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

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

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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

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

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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

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

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position opening
Secondary Department Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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position opening
Counselor II – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
Portsmouth, VA

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

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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – Clerc Center
on campus of Gallaudet University.
Washington, DC

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

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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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta2/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 24 July 2011

DeafDigest Blue – July 24, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/banquetseats/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/legislatorswelcome/
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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at:
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Kenneth Puckett, a statewide and
local leader in Pennsylvania, who departed us. He managed a statewide
program for interpreters for the state Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, while at the same time representing the needs of the deaf
in the Johnstown area. Said Sharon Behun, the agency director:

It is a great loss

Another associate said Ken was a devoted Deaf Services worker.

A press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/puckett/

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Dick Myers, a late deafened
person, who departed us. He was a strong advocate on the needs
of the late deafened; he operated his own assistive hearing
devices business.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Joy Carney, who
departed us. As a young woman she was known as Joy York and
was a faithful NAD employee, and on the side, a strong advocate
for the needs of the deaf. Over the years she has continued
her advocacy with respect to telecommunications and interpreting
needs. In recent years she lived on the Delaware’s Eastern Shore
and operated her own Deaf Tours travel business while serving
as an interpreter and also helping out with the Deaf Independent Living Association, the Eastern Shore area’s deaf social service
agency. She had a reputation for being the best interpreter on the Eastern Shore. As a compliment to her interpreting skills, a deaf husband and a deaf wife, going through a divorce, agreed on just her as the interpreter, representing both sides. It was
contrary to conventional wisdom. But with Joy, it didn’t matter
as everyone trusted her impartiality!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

More and more younger people are becoming deaf.
Why? Three reasons – technology, longer lives
and noise pollution. This is what many audiologists
are saying. Technology is in the form of Ipods.
Longer lives means age-induced hearing loss.
Noise pollution means noise on the streets –
trucks, construction machinery, etc.

What is a Hidden Hero? It is a Hero that no one knows about.
People perform heroic deeds without being mentioned in the
newspapers and in the media. Anyway, the Irish Deaf
Society is soliciting names from the public for their
hidden deaf and hard of hearing heroes. It does not matter
if it is civic performance or community leadership or
employee honors or sports or whatever.

– Very Hot News

The new president of the World Federation of the Deaf
is Colin Allen. He is an Australian.

– Sunday July 17th

The National Foundation for the Deaf has succeeded in getting
the New Zealand Human Rights Commission’s challenge of the way
The Accident Compensation Corporation defines deafness. The
challenge was because the deaf group felt the definition was
discriminatory. Next step is for both groups to go into mediation
to agree on a more reasonable definition of deafness.

– Monday July 18th

Pam Smith, who is deaf, has been the leader of the local cub
scout program for 30 years in Newbridge, United Kingdom. Her
work with the Cub Scouts has earned her the Supreme Volunteer
annual honor by a local community service group.

– Tuesday July 19th

The Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
ran a piece this week about SHS possibly leading to
deafness among young people.

SHS stands for Second Hand Smoke.

– Wednesday July 20th

YouTube is now working on auto-captions in the Japanese
language. It is their first venture in a language other
than English.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

While Gallaudet has harvested a bountiful crop of honors, awards and publicity with its athletic program during this 2010-2011
collegiate season, there is another important honor that needs to
be mentioned in DeafDigest. Gallaudet has placed in a tie for
4th place out of 14 schools in the North Eastern Athletic
Conference for most student-athletes that have achieved a 3.4
or higher grade point average. What this means is that Gallaudet
athletes come to study and play, and not play only!

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LEGISLATORS AND DEAF LEADERS
Many deaf leaders hope to have a good professional
relationship with political leaders and legislators.
Most legislators do not know the deaf, but a few of them do know the deaf.
It is always a surprise for deaf visitors at
government buildings to see a deaf leader being
greeted with “hi” and “hello” and hugs by legislators
in the hallways.
These relationships are important for deaf agencies
to get bills passed and to get funds.
Not always easy to develop personal relationships
because legislators are always busy and do not have
time for a chat.

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

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

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2011 Deaf Volleyball Friendship Games
July 31-August 6, 2011
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

more information at:
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FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT EVERYONE DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT
There was a newspaper story about hearing immigrants,
famous in their own home countries (politicians, actors,
chefs, doctors) but struggle in USA. They are famous
at home countries and not famous in USA.
It is the same thing with our deaf people. We have
many deaf people famous in our Deaf Community but
very unknown among hearing people in USA!

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

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

TO MOUTH OR NOT TO MOUTH
We have deaf people that mouth their words when
signing. We also have other deaf people that sign
with their lips closed.
To mouth or not to mouth? This was part of a British
study. The researchers wanted to know if mouthing is
part of the sign language or if it is part of the
language.
The research team, part of the University College London staff basically said deaf people are processing
two different languages at the same time.
This research study was published in the most recent
edition of the Psychological Science.

A SURROGATE COMMENT
In a newspaper story, a grandmother said:

I am a surrogate parent for my grandchildren for both of
their parents are deaf

This comment is troubling. Is she saying that the deaf
cannot take care of hearing children? Did the deaf parents
willingly allow the grandmother to handle the hearing
children?
Still troubling.

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A LONG TIME RED CROSS VOLUNTEER
Sandra Spekman, a long time Red Cross volunteer in New Jersey,
was honored for her work with the Adapted Aquatics program,
teaching swimming to people with special needs.
She is deaf, been deaf all her life.

A PUZZLING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM INDIA
The Indira Gandhi National Open University, in India, made this
announcement – that a sign language institute will be launched at
the university’s Delhi campus. It was said to be the first one of
its kind in Asia.
The goal is to teach sign language to deaf students from anywhere
in the world.
This goal is fine but the puzzling question is – how is this going
to work because not every nation uses Indian Sign Language?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said an interpreter –

hearing clients that use heavy jargon that no one understands

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization
that represents judicial reporters, realtime captioners, and CART
providers across the country.  Members of NCRA are meeting in Las
Vegas this week for their 2011 Annual Convention and Exposition with
the theme of  “Bright Lights, Big Future.” 

From July 27th through 31st, there will be seminars, workshops,

networking events, and other opportunities for court reporters and
captioning and CART professionals to meet and learn more about what
is on the horizon in our industry.  Speed and realtime contests will
be held to showcase the talents of some of the best steno writers in
our business.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business
world will still continue to need our services, there will probably
be some captioning and remote CART provided from hotel rooms in
Bally’s Las Vegas, where the convention is taking place.  So when you
watch your favorite live television show this week, you might wonder
where that captioner is.  Could he or she be in a hotel room looking
out over the Las Vegas Strip?

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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:

A friend said to me:
I miss Idaho

I thought the friend said:
I’m Miss Idaho

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Is Cuba good to the deaf, as well as with the disabled?

Yes, according to João Baptista Kussumua, Angola’s minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, who was visiting Cuba.
He said:

Our visit to Cuba was very positive, because it gave us an opportunity to see the caring way they treat disabled people and the elderly, children in conflict with the law and abandoned ones, blind and deaf people and drug addicts

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The Deaf and the Law:

The new law in New York on the funding of schools for the
deaf (Section 4201) has forced a change in funding procedures.
In the past, the state legislation would approve a fixed
amount of dollars for these schools and then send money
directly. Now each school has to bill each district and
wait for the payment. This creates cash flow problems.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The DEAFDIGEST dedicates this edition to Katharine Graham, who passed
away this week. Not deaf, she ran the Washington Post and was well
respected by her peers everywhere.
Alexander Fleischman, a long time printer with the Washington Post, now
retired and living in Florida had this to say about “Kate” as everyone at
the newspaper called her:
*  a strong supporter of the ITU union where many deaf printers were members
*  had interpreters interpret the chapel meetings for her deaf employees
especially when contract matters came up
*  always made sure interpreters were present at social events that the
Washington Post printers attended
*  gave deaf printers opportunities to move up to supervisory positions
*  a strong supporter of Gallaudet University and its goals and missions
*  she and family made sizeable donations to Gallaudet University
*  her family also donated funds for various deaf fund raising events
Thank you, Kate!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota dismissed
Cecilia Fire Thunder, who is deaf, from her position
as the elected tribe president. She is fighting
the dismissal; she is saying that her rights were
violated under the Constitution. The tribe says
Oglala Sioux Tribal Constitution overrules the
US Constitution.
Interestingly enough this deaf woman was in
Iowa to seek treatment for her deafness when she
got word of her dismissal.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

What is Hearing English? What is Deaf English?

A comment was posted on a blog as follows:

many groups of deaf or hard-of-hearing people have complex grammars of their own, which means the grammar they use is not always identical with standard grammar,

This blogger is correct.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An employer changed soft drink machine vendors and
all soft drink brands have changed

Asked a deaf employee to a fellow worker:

What are you drinking now?

I thought she said:
Coors

She actually said:
Orange (Sunkist)

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

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment out-comes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at mailto:www.dila.org

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position announcement
Teacher, Elementary Department
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

TO BE FILLED BY:    September 1, 2011

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of courses to Deaf students. Primary focus is in the Elementary Department. Participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.  Follow required NYS curriculum standards and prepare students for required NYS assessment tests.  Write and implement student IEPs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Elementary Education. New York State certification as a teacher or the ability to obtain same. Previous experience working with Deaf students and classroom integration of technology. Advanced Rating on the SCPI.

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY  14621

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an EOE employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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Job Announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Job Announcement #12-004

Position Title/Level/Code:
Principal, 1854

Number of Positions/PIN:
(1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range:
$4.554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date:
Monday, July 11, 2011

Ending Date:
Open until filled

Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-services,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in
Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience.

* Candidates must be proficient in American Sign Language to be
considered *

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

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

FAX: (405) 951-3454

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454.

An EOE

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(latest update)

position openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
– Secondary Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcscience/

– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcmath/

– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
more information at:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/about/images/job.Occupational%20Therapist.pdf

– Secondary Secretary
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcsecretary/

for any of the above positions, send resume and letter to:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Video Producer
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

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

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

Role:
Designs and produces innovative and compelling video programs including but not limited to commercials, instructional DVDs, video blogs, online tutorials or promotions, and ASL to English as well as English to ASL translations of company materials; responsible for the department’s studio facility and performs related work.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: – Create, edit and format content of video production.
– Determine graphics, sound and lighting needs; sets audio and positions video camera to determine appropriate shots of persons and objects. – Works with technical subject-matter consultants and trains staff in evaluating and planning various productions.
– Manages and provides instruction to video subjects during production. – Performs basic troubleshooting, routine servicing, installation, and adjustment of video production equipment.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Expectations: – To set an example in appearance, productivity, motivation, attitude, and performance.
– To carry out assigned responsibilities according to established departmental standards.
– To assist others within and outside the department as needed.
– To participate as a team member in the department.
– To perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Three (3) years. experience of similar or related experience.

Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

Interpersonal Skills: Fluent in both ASL and English. Must have excellent oral and written   communication skills.  Work involves contact with others inside and/or outside the organization, generally providing direction regarding production.

Other Skills: Proficient in MS Office Suite, video production equipment, video artistic styles, techniques, methodologies, and effects.  Demonstrated ability to stage and light video productions; operate video cameras, sound recording equipment, portable lighting equipment, editing software, and video switcher.  Exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task.

To apply:
email Nicole Earnest-Payte at: mailto:nicole.earnest-payte@purple.us

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Sub Positions Available
– Teachers Assistant
– Job Coach
– Student Life Counselor
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

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.

Sub Positions Available – Teachers Assistant, Job Coach, Student Life Counselor

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
On-Call
Clark County – Vancouver, Washington
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Multiple substitute positions available:

Although hours cannot be guaranteed, work opportunities exist as a Substitute worker. We need on-call workers to fill in for long-term and short-term absences, special projects (job coach!), and other
intermittent work.

Duties:
– Teacher’s Assistant – Assist Classroom Teacher with instructional lesson plans and activities during the school day. (Day Shift)

– Student Life Counselor – Supervise students in after-school programs and activities, act as a “dorm parent” in the student cottages, and supervise students on the bus/plane when they’re
transported to and from home each weekend.

– Job Coach – Under the direction of the Post High School Coordinator, supervise and assist young Deaf adults when they are placed at a job site. Provide training, support, education and assist individuals with communication.

Qualifications:
* Ability to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language and written English.
* Two-year degree and one year of experience working with students/young adults.
* 3+ years of relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.
* Ability to pass a criminal FBI background check.

Please do apply if you’re not able to communicate using sign language.

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

For more information contact:
April Lynch, Human Resources Manager
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 696-6525 x4326 (V/TTY)
http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

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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/Chief Administrative Officer
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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Job Position Opening
HIV Prevention Program Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Closing date: 8/5/11

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

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

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

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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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob2/

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announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

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

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(updated 6/26/11)

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.

– Supervisor – 1st shift
Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
* 3 years experience working with individuals with complex behavior disorders
* 3 years or more years of supervisory experience
* Demonstrated competency in communication skills including the use of American Sign Language is required.
* Good judgment, impartiality, and willingness to work as a team member.
* CPI certified and physical ability to perform restraints.
* Valid Driver’s license required, Bus license required (3 month to obtain)

Responsibilities:
* Supervise the daily transition of students to and from school, between classes, and between school and dorm throughout the school day.
* Work as a team member in implementing behavior plans for individual students.
* Intervene in behavioral, emotional, and physical situations.
* Supervise paraprofessional staff.
* Conduct post-intervention analyses, especially those involving a physical control.
* Assist with on-call duties and supervision during non-school days.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

– Health Service Assistant
Location: Brattleboro

Time Base: 12 months, Part-time, or Full-time.

Qualifications:
* College education required, minimum 2 years.
* Computer skills including Microsoft Office.
* Excellent interpersonal skills & positive attitude.
* Clear effective oral & written communication ability.
* Knowledge of ASL
* Ability to plan, organize, implement & explain the program,
goals, procedures that are necessary for providing proper administrative procedures.

Responsibilities:
*  Obtain Certification in First Aid, CPR, CPI
* Obtain /maintain medication certificate.
* Coordinate medication documentation.
* Schedule medical appointments for students & attend appointment with students.
* Promote the social, emotional & physical growth in children.

– 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.

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

DeafDigest – 20 July 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 20, 2011

— A hearing aid used for a very different purpose

A newspaper reporter, covering courtroom stories, in
New York City was deaf in one ear and used a hearing
aid to help him hear better with the deaf ear. But
when the jury was behind closed doors, he would
switch his hearing aid to his “hearing” ear and
standing close to the jury door, he would use it
as an “amplifier” to hear what the jury was saying.
He said it worked! This was according to a story on
the huffingtonpost.com!

— A first-time ever Deaf Biker wedding

The Roar on the Shore bike rally on Lake Erie is a new
event, launched in 2007 as a fund raising program
to help raise funds for non-profit agencies. Approximately
50,000 bikers take part in that three-day event – rides,
bands, contests, showing off custom bikes, etc. One of the
participants is a deaf couple – Miles Cadwallader and Sarah
Ambler, both of Pennsylvania. On the spur of the moment, they
decided to get married at the rally, and was able to find a
judge, himself a biker, to perform the wedding. It was the first
such marriage in the rally’s short history!

— A people-reading deaf professional poker player

One of the best professional poker players in the world is
David Chiu. He is deaf, but functions as a hearing person.
He makes his full time living playing poker professionally
at big time tournaments. How does he win so much money?
He learned to read people’s faces while working as a poker
dealer at a casino many years ago. Not only he reads faces
but players’ hands – and he knows immediately if these
players have good or bad hands. So far, in 2011 it has been
a great Poker Year for him.

— Hearing people that do not smile

There was an article in a newspaper in England about
hearing people that do not smile. Store clerks do not smile.
Bartenders do not smile. Police officers do not smile, etc,
etc. The writer is a Coda, and he said that his deaf parents
depend on facial expressions and when people do not smile,
they worry that something bad is going on!

— The world’s most visible interpreter

For a good reason, Jack Jason is the world’s most
visible interpreter. Why? He is Marlee Matlin’s
personal interpreter. He was recently interviewed for
a story that was posted on a web site. When Marlee
faced The Donald (Donald Trump) in a TV show, nearly
8.5 million viewers listened to the dialogue. And
the global audience also listened when Marlee gave
her speech after winning the Oscar. A Coda, he
had to adapt to the ways of the hearing world while
groowing up. And how many interpreters hold a doctorate?
Well, he has a doctorate in Educational Media. What about
The Donald and Ivanka? He said:

They never, ever seemed to have a problem understanding
what my role was and how to make it work

DeafDigest – 17 July 2011

DeafDigest Gold – July 17, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/politicalpower/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nothanks/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/forcedoralism/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafmodel/

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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 7/23/11 or while supplies last.*

Find the Samsung Epic[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_DDG071711

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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?

Lack of education and employment are the reasons why
bright deaf individuals emigrate to other nations
for better chances. An example is Amar Dhahab, a
deaf native of United Arab Emirates. He wants to become
an engineer, but because his nation lacks programs
(and employment openings), he has been forced to
look elsewhere among other nations.

Walgreen, in Houston, is one big box company
that hires the deaf. They are employed in the
company warehouse. The company spokesperson said:

They really want to come in here and prove they are capable of doing the job everyone else is and that’s the success that we are seeing. They are doing it. They are performing.

– Very Hot News

As RID is having its national conference this week, the biggest
news took place before it has started. Long time Executive
Director Clay Nettles is no longer with RID. Temporarily replacing him as the Interim Executive Director is career staffer
Matthew O’Hara. RID will be establishing a search committee
to locate Nettles’s replacement.

Said an insider, familiar with RID issues:

I hope this is the beginning of their getting their act together. A lot of problems at RID. The conference will be interesting for sure

Google wants to make it a priority the image of the
user that “signs” the loudest – and is studying
ways to make it work especially when users rely
on ASL.

– Thursday July 14th

Is there such a thing as a robot with a rubberized face with huge lips that teaches the deaf how to speak and how to lipread? Well, Hideyuki Sawada, of Kagawa University (Japan) has come up with it. He hopes it will help the
deaf speak and lipread better.

– Friday July 15th

We should in due time, according to FCC regulations, be
enjoying captions of TV programs that are run on the
Internet, both live programming and pre-recorded programming. This was what the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee decided and that the FCC followed up on it.

– Saturday July 16th

Faced with a competing program, The Moog School of Columbia
(Missouri) closed its doors after being in business for
ten years. This school worked with young deaf and hard of
hearing children. The competitor was the newly launched
early childhood program by the Columbia Public Schools.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Chaeney Lawrence, a senior at Troy University (Alabama)
Interpreter Training Program has been selected to represent
the students at the RID conference. A student representative
is a first in RID’s history.

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Hurry! Only 17 spots left (with scholarships for those who qualify)

at the
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Colorado

Wilderness Adventure Camp 2011

Wilderness Adventure Camp Session 1 (ages 8-16) $450
July 17-22, 2011 Weekend – July 22-23, 2011

Wilderness Adventure Camp Session 2 (ages 8-16) $450
July 24-29, 2011 Weekend -July 29-30, 2011

Wilderness Adventure Camp Session 3 (ages 8-16) $450
July 31-August 5, 2011 Weekend – August 5-6, 2011

Stars Leadership Retreat – August 7 – August 12, 2011 $600

Also, accepting Campers in Training (ages 17-19) for all sessions with reduced rates.

Scholarships available for those who qualify.

Contact us at mailto:sam@aspencamp.org
Or call 970-923-2511
Or visit: http://www.aspencamp.org

Sign up to be a camper for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

Add weekends for $89.

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 4862 Snowmass Creek Road Snowmass, CO 81654

970-923-2511 (office) 970-315-0513 (VP) 970-923-0643 (fax)
mailto:sam@aspencamp.org mailto:info@aspencamp.org
http://www.aspencamp.org

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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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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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25% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS AT WCI!

July sparkles with savings!

Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 25%
off the price all month.

Choose from either the Gentex Portable 710LS or the hardwired 710CS
units.

Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke.

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

for more details on  all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re on Facebook and Twitter!

Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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FORCED-ORALISM OR NOT
There are many hearing people that support
oralism and try to force it on the deaf. There are
also many other hearing people that support
oralism – but do not force it on the deaf.
There was a deaf service agency in Louisiana
established by a rich hearing woman. She
believed in oralism, but would not force it
on the deaf at the service agency. Most deaf
clients at the agency used ASL.
We are lucky when oralism is not forced on
us. We are unlucky if oralism is forced on us.

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

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

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ST MARY’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES HONORS TOP ALUMNI MEMBERS
A number of members of the alumni of St Mary’s
School for the Deaf have been honored for their
contributions to the outside world.
Lou Pennella, a long time member of the St Mary’s
faculty, and now retired, has prepared a press release
honoring the school’s most distinguished alumni.
Do read it at:

http://deafdigest.com/stmarysalumni/

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A DEAF MODEL
Many years ago, a very handsome deaf man, who looked
like Mr America, was working at a construction site
in New York.
A talent scout for a modeling agency walked past
the construction site and noticed this deaf man. The
scout then asked this deaf man if he wanted to earn
some money by posing as a model for a magazine ad.
The deaf man earned $50.00 per hour for few hours
of modeling. In these days many years ago, $50.00
per hour was a lot of money.
This was the only time this deaf man performed as
a model – and he went back to his old job on the
construction site.

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

(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

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet – July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.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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SAME THING IN DIFFERENT WORDS
We, the deaf, in USA and the United Kingdom, have
these things – captions, alerting devices, amplifiers,
etc.
It is just that we, in USA, call these, the assistive devices.
In the United Kingdom, it is called specialist
equipment.
Same thing – just like it is soccer in USA and
football (not ours, but theirs) in United Kingdom
and the rest of the world!

THE NEED TO BE TACTFUL
It is always that a hearing person would shout out
behind the deaf person’s back – warning others of
his deafness. While this has good intentions, could it have been done better?
A bank had a deaf branch manager. The bank guard
would look at patrons entering the bank and would
steer, without saying anything, “difficult patrons”
to a hearing customer service person.
At a wedding a deaf person was invited, and everyone else is hearing, That deaf person would be seated
next to a friend, instead of being stuck with
total strangers.
This is tact.

A FAMOUS FOOTBALL COACH WHOSE BROTHER IS DEAF
At a recent high school football coaching
clinic, a famous college football coach
chatted briefly with a deaf schools football
coach.
The famous coach told the deaf schools
football coach that he has a deaf brother.
Who were these coaches? Do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/famousfootballcoach/

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/tvcommercial/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

Louisiana Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/laassoc/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I just have to get around to putting it on eventually

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story, about a person, said:

deficient in the sense of hearing and speaking

What is so wrong about just describing him as
deaf instead of going into so many unnecessary
words?

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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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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.

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.

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 for daily videos!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

June 2011 Disability Employment Statistics, posted by the
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, disclosed that
21 percent of people with disabilities are the work force
whereas non-disabled people is 70 percent. This agency
did not explain the missing 9 percent.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I was watching a favorite TV program and no captions showed up.
That program always showed captions in the past. What should
I do?

A. Go to:
http://ncraonline.org/Communities/Captioning/Captioning+Corner/fcc.htm

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: 

Deaf Friends….let’s think about how we can stay in touch with our Deaf-blind friends. 

What is the hard part?   Are you afraid that our friends will not understand us?

Try communicating slower or repeating.  Sign normal in ASL and less fingerspelling,

It is very worth keeping your old friends.  Your Deaf-Blind friends are the same people. 

They just need a bit more patience.

Considering attending workshops to enhance your ability to communicate with Deaf-Blind friends.

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 in every Third World nation, there are schools
for the deaf, a recognized sign language, social service
agencies effectively meeting the needs of the deaf,
job placement services for the deaf, etc, etc.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1986 – the gathering of world’s best deaf magicians
took place at Leipzig, Germany. It was called the
World Deaf Magicians Festival.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

two to four of every 1000 people in the US are functionally deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

newest addition is:
Theodore Grady, Deputy City & County Tax Collector, San Francisco, early 1900’s

to the list at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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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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announces an opening for
Occupational Skills Training Program Specialist
American School for the Deaf/Adult Vocational Services
West Hartford, CT

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
Manages all aspects of the Occupational skills Training (OST) program for Adult Vocational Services (AVS) clients, cooperates and coordinates client programs with the vocational principal and client case manager pro-actively coordinates communication with referral sources.

SAMPLES OF  DUTIES:
(a) Receives referrals, manages admission process, communicates with referral source and clients during admission process.   Act as a program manager to clients including vocational/personal counseling, and coordination of special services.
(b) Develops individualized services and training in collaboration with Vocational/Technical Education, and other campus departments and programs where applicable. (c) Assists OST students with employment readiness skills, conducts job seeking skills classes, and arranges for work experience placements that align with the area of training.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
BA in Rehabilitation or related field.  ASL skills; knowledge of vocational training and employment readiness concepts.  Ability to work a flexible schedule; including evenings.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

(FAX)  860-570-1832

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.

Responsible for    instructional programming in academics, language development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education. A dual certification in content area is preferred. Information on PA teaching certification may be found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Advanced” level skills preferred at time of hire.  FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY: Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

STARTING DATE: August 22, 2011

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

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

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to 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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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for a “Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator”

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
– Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

Skill in:
– Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
– Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay New Mexico’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
– Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
– Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and NMCDHH employees, non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
– Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
– Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
– Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. Excellent presentation skills – Experience in public relations activities.
– Hold a valid driver’s license. – Fluency in English and American Sign Language OR English and Spanish preferred.
– Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may apply online at: www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by July 21, 2011 at 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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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

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

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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

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

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position opening
Secondary Department Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

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position opening
Counselor II – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
Portsmouth, VA

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

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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – Clerc Center
on campus of Gallaudet University.
Washington, DC

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

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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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta2/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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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
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Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

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DeafDigest – 17 July 2011

DeafDigest Blue – July 17, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/everyday/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/thousandwords/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/banquetseats/

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Brian Hubbard,
a deaf-blind activist, who departed us. He was a
therapist, social worker and a founder of counseling
services for individuals with disabilities. His
hearing, always problematic, got worse over the years
and when he lost his vision, he realized he could not
rely on his hearing alone. And so, he got a CI.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Even though there is a federal law that current
bulbs will be phased out in the future in favor of
better bulbs, the state of Texas is trying to work
on a loophole. Their argument is that if bulbs are
made in Texas and used only by Texans, it is not
subject to federal laws! While the governor has
signed the bill, will it stand in the federal
courtroom? These bulbs are important to us, the
deaf, for our alerting needs.

The timing for Jose Herrera could have been
terrible. He lives in Minnesota and is deaf-blind.
He started his new job with a hotel. After working
at the job for three days, the state government
closed because of budgetary squabbles. The state
was paying for an interpreter that would help
him get familiar with the chores in his new job.
The interpreter, knowing that no paycheck was
coming, continued to interpret for him at the
worksite! DeafDigest hopes Jose will prosper
in his new job and that the interpreter will
be paid once the government reopens.

– Very Hot News

The new assistant executive director of American
School for the Deaf (ASD) is Jeff Bravin. He is deaf.
Before coming to ASD, he was responsible for
fundraising at Lexington School for the Deaf, a grueling task not normally assigned to a deaf person!

– Sunday July 10th

Mark Grisanti, a senator with the New York State
legislation, has been credited by a Buffalo, NY
newspaper for saving the schools for the deaf in
the state – by getting the 4201 Special Schools
funding restored – that the governor wanted to
remove.

– Monday July 11th

Richard Einhorn, a musical composer, who has suffered considerable hearing loss over the years, has been urging all major musical houses to install hearing aid loops.

– Tuesday July 12th

Lance Allred, who played a few games for Cleveland
Cavaliers few years ago as NBA’s first deaf player,
is an author. He is now promoting his second book
“Basketball Gods: The Transformation of the Enlightened Jock.”  When not busy writing a book, he is still
playing basketball professionally, sometimes in
Europe, sometimes in the minor leagues, but still
always playing basketball!

– Wednesday July 13th

Jack Gannon who penned the book “Deaf Heritage” that
was published in 1980, is at it again. He is working
on The World Federation of the Deaf History Book,
and it is being distributed this week. It has taken
him 16 years to complete this task.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A way of life in Pamplona, Spain is the annual San Fermín festival, or better known as the Running of the Bulls.
While it is a dangerous activity, risk-taking individuals
go for this challenge. One of these daring individuals is
Sergio Colas. He is deaf and he has been dodging the
bulls for over ten years. Because he cannot hear, he has
to look over his shoulders while running away from the
bulls. Others, not deaf, listen for the hoof beats.
He has faced dangers in the past but has survived.
When not busy running away from the bulls, he works at the
local Volkswagen dealership.

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A PICTURE (OR A FINGER) WORTH 1,000 WORDS?
We know about this famous phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This means a picture
explains more than a written story about it.
Well, is a hearing finger worth 1,000 words?
It is often frustrating for a deaf person when
a hearing person, afraid to communicate fully
with a note and pen, would point his finger at something. This hearing person hopes the deaf person, looking at the finger, will understand what it is about.
Not always true, and always frustrating.

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

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

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Listening and Spoken Language Symposium
July 21-23, 2011
Washington, DC

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

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MOST IMPORTANT PERSON AT DEAF/HEARING BANQUET
Sometimes there are banquets, during conventions
and big events. Important hearing people are
invited to attend these banquets.
Who is the most important person at the banquet?
Is it the head speaker? No. Is it the chairperson
who arranges the banquet meals and the program? No.
When who is it? It is the deaf planner who assigns
deaf guests, hearing guests and interpreters to
banquet tables.
The deaf planner would make sure that each
table has one important deaf person, one important
hearing person, and an interpreter. They are
seated near each other.
Strangers to each other, they warm up and become
friends and get to know each other’s viewpoints –
deaf viewpoint, hearing viewpoint, etc.
And often when the banquet ends, the hearing important person understands the deaf much better.
That was the trick a deaf planner used to help
his deaf agency win money in grants and contracts.

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

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

OUR DEAF MATHEMATICAL WIZARD
Do we have a Deaf Mathematical Wizard that has
been credited with inventing a one-man submarine,
a rocket and an ultrasound weapon – all of which
require deep knowledge of math?
Yes, and no. It is Professor Cuthbert Calculus,
or better known as Professor Calculus, a character
in the story “The Adventures of Tintin”. This
professor was said to be deaf.
Famous moviemaker Steven Spielberg is coming up
with an animated series, called “The Secret of the Unicorn” which is supposed to involve the eccentric
antics of deaf Professor Calculus.
It will premiere this coming October.

A WISH LIST THAT CAME TRUE FOR ONE CITY
Last week’s DeafDigest wish list asked for more
police departments to work with the deaf.
This wish has come true as far as Portland Maine
is concerned. The police have included contacts with
the Deaf Community as part of their outreach objectives.
Said an elated deaf leader:

The police just contacted me again to set up the next 4-hour session for the fall.

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REAL STATS OR “GUESS” STATS
We are always reading about percentage of deaf people
in the general population or in the workforce, etc.
If the ADA law does not permit employers to ask the
employees what their disability, if any, is, then how
could statisticians come up with a “precise” number?
This is why DeafDigest editor is wary with such
statistics.

A PUZZLING MISUNDERSTANDING
DeafDigest editor, from time to time, frequents a
local Subway sandwich outlet.
This past week, he wanted a Steak and Cheese sub.
Because the menu was posted on the wall. it forced
him to point at it, and at the same time, saying
“steak, steak, steak” hoping the woman behind the
counter, herself an immigrant, would catch it.
She then poured a cup of Fuze Sweet Tea and gave
it to the very puzzled DeafDigest editor. The editor
said no, and said “steak”. She gave up and grabbed
a fellow immigrant worker, who immediately understood
“steak.”
This Subway counter has people from Third World
nations working behind it – those that speak Spanish,
Arabic and possibly few other languages.
Always puzzling and always frustrating. Hearing
American voices have different “accents” than deaf
American voices!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said an interpreter –

Interpreters that refuse to affiliate with RID. Deaf people
are compromised because there is no guarantee that the
non-certified interpreters are legit with their work and
with their professional standards

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that it is important to remember is that many realtime
captioners and CART writers started off as court reporters.  Most
court reporters learn a steno theory that incorporates a number of
brief forms that can be used to save time in court proceedings. 
Phrases like “where do you live,” “state your name,” “do you know,”
and “I don’t remember” come up frequently in the work of a court
reporter.  Many court reporters devise ways to write these phrases
and many others in one stroke on the steno keyboard. 

Many captioners try to delete or eliminate some or all of these
phrases from their dictionary when they start captioning, but
sometimes a few of these phrases may remain and may cause some
embarrassing errors.

A common way to write “at that time” is with the steno TAT. 
Unfortunately, if the word “tattered” is not in a steno writer’s
dictionary, it might come out as “at that timeered.”

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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:

The other day I was in my car. I saw a man planting beautiful flowers in front of a restaurant. I shouted out the window “wow, great job!! I should do that at my home!”

The man shouted something back.

I shouted back, “yeah thats great! Just GREAT!”

My hearing daughter was laughing so hard the food came out of her mouth. I asked her “okay, what did he say then?” She told me “mom, he said his wife is always getting mad at him because he doesn’t garden more at home”.

(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 teeth hearing aid prototype has been approved by
the FDA. When it is fitted, the patient’s teeth remains
as is, just that it clings to the rear of a back tooth.
It sends signals to the patient’s behind-the-ear microphone.
Supposed to hit the market this coming fall.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The Department of Justice is doing the deaf a disservice
as far as efforts to make event advance ticket reservations
are concerned. This department, while issuing latest
regulations for making ticket reservations ADA-compliant,
have bypassed the deaf. Nothing in the revised regulations
addresses the deaf needs. What this means is that deaf
individuals without computers may risk endless series
of hang ups by ticket brokers, leery of these relay
calls.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Not too long time ago, over 1,000 deaf Britons rallied to urge government acceptance of their British Sign Language. The rally led to a sit-down protest, shutting down two roads.
What was interesting about this protest was the comment by the police “We had two qualified interpreters at the scene, which was more than enough to deal with the protesters.”
Two interpreters! Thats’ all? At the Deaf President Now rally at Gallaudet in 1988, a huge number of interpreters, many of them from out of town, volunteered their services at the rally. It seemed that every interpreter was found everywhere wherever the students went to press their
cause.
Just two in Great Britain?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest wonders if we, the deaf and the
hard of hearing, are well represented on the
advisory committee of the US Access Board?
This board oversees these Section 508
standards.
The board consists of 40 organizations
and agencies. Just three are representatives
of the deaf and of the hard of hearing”

– Communication Service for the Deaf
– Hearing Loss Association of America
– WGBH National Center for Accessible Media

Just three. Are we underrepresented?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We all know that Alexander Graham Bell was portrayed
as pro-oral, anti-ASL. Is this portrayal accurate?

Albert Ballin, deaf, and the author of the book “The Deaf Mute Howls”, was supposed to be a friend of Bell.

He described Bell as follows:

a fluent talker on his fingers – as good as any deaf-mute

Yes, AgBell supported the oral education of the
deaf, and while Bell was supposed to have made
anti-ASL comments, he himself used ASL.

Go figure!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing colleague said:
Have you had an oil change yet?

I thought he said:
Have I had an oil change yet???

A hearing colleague, repeating, said: 
No, have you seen the orange cat yet?

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

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Job Announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Job Announcement #12-004

Position Title/Level/Code:
Principal, 1854

Number of Positions/PIN:
(1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range:
$4.554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date:
Monday, July 11, 2011

Ending Date:
Open until filled

Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-services,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in
Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience.

* Candidates must be proficient in American Sign Language to be
considered *

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

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

FAX: (405) 951-3454

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454.

An EOE

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(latest update)

position openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
– Secondary Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcscience/

– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcmath/

– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
more information at:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/about/images/job.Occupational%20Therapist.pdf

– Secondary Secretary
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcsecretary/

for any of the above positions, send resume and letter to:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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Job Position Opening
HIV Prevention Program Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Closing date: 8/5/11

Hearing Impaired and Minority Persons Encouraged to Apply

Position:
Serve as a member of an HIV Prevention team in the provision of outreach, counseling, testing and referral services.

Responsibilities:
– Administer the day-today operation of the Counseling, Testing, and Referral program; Perform individual prevention counseling; – Perform HIV testing; coordinate in referrals; – Arrange outreach for counseling, testing, and referral services – Participate in street and venue-based outreach; – Maintain records of services as required by the agency and supply written reports and tracking reports;
– Oversees part-time HIV testing counselors;
– Assist in the development and revision of prevention materials and curriculum;
– Assist in arranging and/or presenting group sessions;
– Participate in street and venue-based outreach;
– Lead psycho-educational skills building groups;
– Administer pre- and post-tests;
– Perform individual prevention counseling;
– Participate in supervision, agency staff meetings;
– Maintain records of services as required by the agency and supply written reports.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Health Care and Human Services field; will accept two years experience in working in the Deaf Community. – Knowledge of HIV/AIDS; Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement. Valid driver’s license.

Hours:
40 Hours per week, which includes night and weekend hours as needed

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to apply, contact:

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

Fax: 202-832-8454
Email: mailto:crumpj@deaf-reach.org
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position opening
Video Producer
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

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

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

Role:
Designs and produces innovative and compelling video programs including but not limited to commercials, instructional DVDs, video blogs, online tutorials or promotions, and ASL to English as well as English to ASL translations of company materials; responsible for the department’s studio facility and performs related work.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: – Create, edit and format content of video production.
– Determine graphics, sound and lighting needs; sets audio and positions video camera to determine appropriate shots of persons and objects. – Works with technical subject-matter consultants and trains staff in evaluating and planning various productions.
– Manages and provides instruction to video subjects during production. – Performs basic troubleshooting, routine servicing, installation, and adjustment of video production equipment.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Expectations: – To set an example in appearance, productivity, motivation, attitude, and performance.
– To carry out assigned responsibilities according to established departmental standards.
– To assist others within and outside the department as needed.
– To participate as a team member in the department.
– To perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Three (3) years. experience of similar or related experience.

Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

Interpersonal Skills: Fluent in both ASL and English. Must have excellent oral and written   communication skills.  Work involves contact with others inside and/or outside the organization, generally providing direction regarding production.

Other Skills: Proficient in MS Office Suite, video production equipment, video artistic styles, techniques, methodologies, and effects.  Demonstrated ability to stage and light video productions; operate video cameras, sound recording equipment, portable lighting equipment, editing software, and video switcher.  Exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task.

To apply:
email Nicole Earnest-Payte at: mailto:nicole.earnest-payte@purple.us

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Sub Positions Available
– Teachers Assistant
– Job Coach
– Student Life Counselor
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

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.

Sub Positions Available – Teachers Assistant, Job Coach, Student Life Counselor

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
On-Call
Clark County – Vancouver, Washington
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Multiple substitute positions available:

Although hours cannot be guaranteed, work opportunities exist as a Substitute worker. We need on-call workers to fill in for long-term and short-term absences, special projects (job coach!), and other
intermittent work.

Duties:
– Teacher’s Assistant – Assist Classroom Teacher with instructional lesson plans and activities during the school day. (Day Shift)

– Student Life Counselor – Supervise students in after-school programs and activities, act as a “dorm parent” in the student cottages, and supervise students on the bus/plane when they’re
transported to and from home each weekend.

– Job Coach – Under the direction of the Post High School Coordinator, supervise and assist young Deaf adults when they are placed at a job site. Provide training, support, education and assist individuals with communication.

Qualifications:
* Ability to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language and written English.
* Two-year degree and one year of experience working with students/young adults.
* 3+ years of relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.
* Ability to pass a criminal FBI background check.

Please do apply if you’re not able to communicate using sign language.

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

For more information contact:
April Lynch, Human Resources Manager
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 696-6525 x4326 (V/TTY)
http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

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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/Chief Administrative Officer
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

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

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

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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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob2/

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announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

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

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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.

– Supervisor – 1st shift
Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
* 3 years experience working with individuals with complex behavior disorders
* 3 years or more years of supervisory experience
* Demonstrated competency in communication skills including the use of American Sign Language is required.
* Good judgment, impartiality, and willingness to work as a team member.
* CPI certified and physical ability to perform restraints.
* Valid Driver’s license required, Bus license required (3 month to obtain)

Responsibilities:
* Supervise the daily transition of students to and from school, between classes, and between school and dorm throughout the school day.
* Work as a team member in implementing behavior plans for individual students.
* Intervene in behavioral, emotional, and physical situations.
* Supervise paraprofessional staff.
* Conduct post-intervention analyses, especially those involving a physical control.
* Assist with on-call duties and supervision during non-school days.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

– Health Service Assistant
Location: Brattleboro

Time Base: 12 months, Part-time, or Full-time.

Qualifications:
* College education required, minimum 2 years.
* Computer skills including Microsoft Office.
* Excellent interpersonal skills & positive attitude.
* Clear effective oral & written communication ability.
* Knowledge of ASL
* Ability to plan, organize, implement & explain the program,
goals, procedures that are necessary for providing proper administrative procedures.

Responsibilities:
*  Obtain Certification in First Aid, CPR, CPI
* Obtain /maintain medication certificate.
* Coordinate medication documentation.
* Schedule medical appointments for students & attend appointment with students.
* Promote the social, emotional & physical growth in children.

– 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.

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

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

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position opening
Program Director – Southern Utah program
The Division of Services of the Deaf and hard of Hearing
position based in St George, Utah

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – 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/

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DeafDigest – 13 July 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 13, 2011

— An angry father of a deaf son

Charles Canankamp, not deaf, lives in Madison Township in
Ohio. His 5-year old son Spencer is deaf and the father
is angry that drivers do not slow down their cars on the
street and ignore the “Deaf Child” sign. He spends three
hours a day with his radar, clocking the speed of the
cars that drive by. He says many cars are clocked at
45-60 mph on this25 mph speed limit street. Yet, the
town police force has not been too helpful with this
speeding issue.

— Did past Taipei Deaflympics ruin future Deaflympics?

The Taiwan government government paid over 450 million
dollars to fund the 2009 Deaflympics that took place at
Taipei. 450 million dollars? Yes, and this may be the
reason why Greece has refused to fund the upcoming
2013 Deaflympics. We are afraid that less and less
nations are willing to host the future Deaflympics
because of these unreasonably high costs. Keep in mind
it was not too many years ago that we were talking
about thousands of dollars for these Deaflympics;
we are now talking about half-billion dollars.
Times have changed.

 

— A puzzling arrest of a deaf man in Belarus

There is so much political unrest in Belarus.
People are revolting against dictator Alexander
Lukashenko. It was so bad that a deaf man, with
no speaking skills, was arrested. What was his
“crime”? Shouting out anti-government comments!
How can he be shouting out such comments if he
has no speaking skills at all? This is how bad
things are at Belarus.

— The amazing deaf individual

Baron Babineaux Jr, Lafayette, Louisiana is deaf.
He is also amazing. Growing up, he played
baseball, then football for a while. He also
attended a mainstreamed program and then a
community college before graduating from
University of Louisiana at Lafayette with
a general studies degree. He then decided
to become a competitive body builder (6’1
tall and 175 lbs) and has just entered his
first body building contest.

What is so special about him? Not only he
is deaf, but is also deaf-blind!

— The movie, A Time to Kill, and the deaf?

There was a scene in the famous movie “A Time
to Kill” that is impossible for the deaf.
A jury was supposed to decide the fate of a
black man, who was accused of murder in
Mississippi where racism was very strong.
The attorney, defending the black defendant,
asked the jury to close their eyes and to listen
to a slow-moving, and long tale he was going to
tell. After opening their eyes and discussions
in the jury room, the jurors were convinced and
acquitted the black man. Impossible for the deaf?
We have had, from time to time, deaf people
serving on the jury, of course with interpreters.
What if that deaf person was on the jury and
was also asked to close his eyes??????????

DeafDigest – 11 July 2011

DeafDigest Gold – July 10, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnothelpless/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boring/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/politicalpower/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nothanks/

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Sierra Wireless 250U USB Modem for $0.00 at the Deaf Pager Store*

Connect to your laptop, netbook or PC using the Sierra Wireless 250U 3G/4G USB modem. It has a rotating USB so you can make the most of any tight spot.

Check email, participate in web conferences or download massive presentations. Wherever your mobile office takes you, you can get connected fast.

*The Sierra Wireless modem is $0.00 after $249.99 instant savings, eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and two year service agreement.

Offer ends 7/23/11 or while supplies last.

See details on this offer at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people:

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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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?

A deaf/hearing, husband/wife dancing team of
Amnon Damti, a deaf man, and Jill Damti, a hearing
woman, have been impressing the audiences since
they started dancing together. After getting to know
each other, they worked on each other’s routines until
perfection was reached. They’ve since been giving
performances, under watchful eyes of critical
audiences.

Everette Freeman is the president of Albany State
University in Georgia. And the university will be
annually awarding a full scholarship to a deaf
resident of Georgia. What does Freeman have to do
with this scholarship besides being the university
president. He is deaf, been deaf all his life, but
instead of learning signs, he learned to lipread.
And he did not wear a hearing aid until he became
an adult.

– Very Hot News

Dr. Frank Lala, Savannah, Georgia, himself deaf and a vocational rehabilitation counselor, and a former
advisor in the substance abuse field, has been
honored with the Home Town Hero Award from
a local TV station and the McDonald’s Foundation.

You can see his ASL interview at:
http://www.wtoc.com/global/category.asp?c=153752&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6029748

Unfortunately it is not captioned. When not busy
with his day job, he is involved as the president
of the American Martial Arts Association of the Deaf

– Thursday July 7th

Who is the best female action sports athlete?
Will it be Ashley Fiolek? She has, again, been
nominated for the ESPN ESPY award. On this short
list are three other competing athletes. This is
a vote for fans to cast.

– Friday July 8th

The NOAA, which tracks violent weather (hurricanes,
tornadoes, typhoons, etc) has posted a new site
for the benefit of the deaf that need access
to such emergency announcements, It is at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/special_need.htm

– Saturday July 9th

The Missouri River floods have been devastating for those
that live near these waters. Many of them had to be evacuated
from their homes. Making life easier for some of those
evacuatees is the generosity of Iowa School for the Deaf.
This school has opened its doors for those in need of
shelter and shower facilities. The school has worked closely
with the Red Cross to make this possible.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Ever since Gallaudet has had its first deaf president,
the 51 percent deaf/hard of hearing majority rule
has kicked in with many deaf governing groups. Apparently,
not at Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Despite
efforts over the years, participation by the deaf has
been minimal. This issue kicked up again this week
on Utah deaf blogs.

…….

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Visit our website – http://www.apacheasltrails.com
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APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek
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manager at 480.305.0221. 

Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook
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WASTING OUR POLITICAL POWER
We, the deaf, have wasted our political power. We have
had a deaf person work full time for the Republican Party.
We have had a deaf person work in the White House under a
Democractic president. Both of them have known and met
some of famous people in the political world.
Have we made use of our political contacts through these
deaf individuals?
No. And this is sad and a waste of our political power!

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

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

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13th Biennial
National Campvention of the Deaf June 17-24, 2012: Lebanon, TN.

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

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VERY IMPORTANT TO SAY THANK YOU
A deaf organization asked many deaf people to volunteer
to work on a big event.
This event was successful. Everyone enjoyed a great time
at the deaf event.
But the deaf volunteers were very unhappy and upset.
Why?
Because the deaf leader never thanked them for their
hard work.
It is very important to always say thank you!

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

(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

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet – July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.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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TWO MARKERS AT GALLAUDET, TO LAUGH OR TO CRY
At Gallaudet, there are several markers, designated by the
National Historic Landmarks as something very important for
historical purposes.
A web site has described these markers, and we may need to
decide whether we should laugh or to cry.
In part, it says:

At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (within shouting distance of this marker

“Within shouting distance”? Students who attend Gallaudet
are either deaf or hard of hearing. Maybe hard of hearing
students, with their hearing aids or CI, could hear the
“shouting.” But for deaf students to hear the “shouting”,
no way!

Yes, it is just a figure of speech that the writer did not
realize. The web site is at:

http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=40459

A DEAF REPAIRMAN OF BICYCLES IN PAKISTAN
Shahid Naseem, who is deaf, is a self-employed bicycle repairman
near Islamabad in Pakistan. He pays a rent for a shop to repair
these bicycles.
For years he was doing very well, and was the chief provider
of his family. But in recent months his business has suffered
because of skyrocketing prices of spare bicycle parts and supplies.
He is not able to pass on these costs to his customers.
If this situation worsens, he may have to close shop.

A WRONG COMMENT ABOUT A CI
A newspaper in India ran this comment:

The implants are given to people who are totally deaf and are unable to hear any sound

The writer is wrong. The CI is given to people
that, while deaf, are able to hear sounds with
help of hearing aids or if they are late-deafened.
If a person is totally deaf, then a CI may not
help!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/bigoffices/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

Kentucky Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/kyassoc/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

as long as the person speaks louder, on my request, then a
hearing aid is not needed

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story, about a person, said:

deaf with age

is that supposed to be the same as:

late-deafened?

Yes

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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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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.

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.

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 for daily videos!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The International Telecommunications Union has
established new standards for the Captioned
Radio. If one wishes to know the name of the
standards, it is ITU-R-BS 1894. All it needs
is for the Deaf Community to enthusiastically
embrace Captioned Radio. Will it be?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. How many deaf and hard of hearing dentists we have
in USA?

A. Approximately 10; and two of them work in Dr Steven
Rattner’s dental suite in Maryland – Dr. Steven L. Rattner
and Dr. Bo Byun

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: 

Hiking up trails was my fun time in the past.

Now, being “legally blind” makes it difficult.

However, there are programs in each state that develop adaptive ways to continue this enjoyable recreation.

Other enjoyable recreation, such as canoeing, kayaking, biking,
skiing, snowshoeing, etc., may be available in your state!

In my state, it is called  “Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports” (VASS).

Trained volunteers are available to work with you to enjoy these activities!

So check it out in your state! 

Also, volunteers are always needed with sign language skill!

Please consider volunteering your time so that your Deaf-Blind friends can continue to enjoy outdoor sports!

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 New England Homes for the Deaf will find
a new funding source and be able to admit deaf-blind
individuals. Currently 17 deaf-blind individuals live
at the home.

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DeafHistory:

Sometime between 1910-1945 –

Dr Percival Hall, the 2nd president of Gallaudet
University, said:

the problem in deaf education is “2 percent in
teaching the deaf and 98 percent in teaching the
public about the deaf.”

Sounds familiar nowadays?

Yes!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

The National Center for Education Statistics gave a breakdown
of deaf and hard of hearing students that attend colleges:

* All institutions – 73%
* Public 2-year – 90%
* Private not-for-profit 2-year 32%
* Public 4-year 92%
* Private not-for-profit 4-year 65%
* Private for-profit 4-year 60%
* Less than 3000 students – 57%
* 3000-9999 students – 96%
* 10,000 or more students – 100%

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DeafLibrary Resources

Thomas Edison, the famous deaf inventor and
Alexander Graham Bell, who supported the oral method
of teaching, both pretty much did not like each other.

Why? Look at:
http://deafdigest.com/bellversusedison/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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best in the nation.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf
Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.

Responsible for    instructional programming in academics, language development and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education. A dual certification in content area is preferred. Information on PA teaching certification may be found on the website http://www.pde.state.pa.us

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI; “Advanced” level skills preferred at time of hire.  FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY: Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

STARTING DATE: August 22, 2011

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

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

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to 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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position opening
Secondary Department Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306
mailto:cristin_houlihan@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Counselor II – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services Portsmouth, VA

Salary Range: $33,019 – $64,347   

Sign-On Bonus:  up to $5,000*

Position: #00998

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Field Rehabilitation Services Division is seeking a qualified VR
Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to provide comprehensive
vocational rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical,
mental, and emotional disabilities in the South Hampton Roads area of
the Eastern Region of Virginia.  This includes Portsmouth, Suffolk,
Chesapeake, Franklin, Emporia, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the
Eastern Shore.  This is a position with unique skills fluent in
American Sign Language, and familiar with aspects of audiometric,
hearing aid purchases, and orientation. This position covers a large
geographic area with a substantial ongoing need for vocational
rehabilitation services.  The position must be knowledgeable of
specific resources for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing,
assistive technology, and possess the ability to effectively provide
counseling assistance related to this specific disability group. 

Responsibilities:  Provides comprehensive case management services
including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental
restoration and job placement services.  Develops, implements and
manages vocationally focused service plans that identify customer
goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome.    Maintains detailed case notes and prepares
position-related reports.  Due to regional coverage, extensive travel
is required.

Requirements:  Considerable knowledge of the social, economic,
medical, psychological and vocational issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques;
methods and tools for career counseling and exploration; and ADA
compliance requirements.   Demonstrated ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with community resources and
individuals from diverse environments.  Abilities to establish
employment opportunities through contacts with businesses and
organizations within the community; effectively communicate, orally
and in writing; interpret and apply policies/procedures; and
organize/manage multiple duties.  Fluency in American Sign Language
required. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of
and understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial
needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Working knowledge
of Windows based computer software.  Master’s degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC
required.  Master’s level transcripts or copy of current
certification, if applicable, must accompany application.  Must have
a valid driver’s license and access to transportation for daily
travel.  This is a sensitive position, and the successful candidate
will be subject to fingerprinting/ background investigation.  Salary
is negotiable above the minimum of the pay band based on
qualifications. 

*Sign-on bonus based on time in job. 

Contact Information: Please visit our Career Center at
http://www.vadsa.org/jobs for position information or how to apply for a
position.  To apply online, https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov

Applications must be submitted through the RMS online system unless
the applicant has called in advance to request a reasonable
accommodation.  To request an accommodation or additional
information, call 804-726-1919.  Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA/TTY – Reasonable
accommodations upon request.            

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for a “Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator”

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
– Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

Skill in:
– Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
– Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay New Mexico’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
– Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
– Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and NMCDHH employees, non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
– Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
– Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
– Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. Excellent presentation skills – Experience in public relations activities.
– Hold a valid driver’s license. – Fluency in English and American Sign Language OR English and Spanish preferred.
– Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may apply online at: www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by July 21, 2011 at 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta2/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – 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/

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DeafDigest – 11 July 2011

DeafDigest Blue – July 10, 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/gray/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fighting/

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

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Bernard Bragg DVD at Harris Communications

Legendary Deaf performer Bernard Bragg shares a lifetime of performances, experiences, and memories in his new DVD, “Bragg on Bragg”, now available at Harris Communications.

The DVD is a mixture of classic-to-modern video clips, taking you on a journey of the deaf culture landscape throughout the years.

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Blue section.

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Larry Newman,
Riverside, CA, who departed us. A legendary teacher
at California School for the Deaf for so many
years, he was the Teacher of the Year in the
state of California. And he was also a leader
with several national deaf organizations, including
the NAD. And with the NAD, he served as the president,
successfully steering this organization through one of its most troubled financial moments. He also was an accomplished writer and author, with so many articles to his credit.

Why was he so beloved by everyone, everywhere? Said an acquaintance:

He was very patient and kept things on an even keel
when things got bad

Thank you very much for serving us so admirably
over the years

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Is it possible to treat Usher syndrome in some
deaf people? A group of researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany is saying it
may be possible. They are working on a new type
of treatment, saying Usher is caused by problems
with molecular processes and mechanisms.

Why do government programs to help the deaf and the
disabled fail in Nigeria? The reason is that these
government leaders establish programs – without asking the deaf and the disabled or advice and
input. An example is establishing a training class
for the deaf – but without hiring interpreters,
and so on!

– Very Hot News

Are we having summer Deaflympics in 2013? Athens, Greece was supposed to host this event, but the Greek government, very broke, could not provide the funds. Hopefully a host city, possibly London or Moscow, will surface at the “last
minute” to host the 2013 Deaflympics. Keep in mind our most recent winter Deaflympics was cancelled.

– Sunday July 3rd

Sir Harry Kroto, not deaf, is a British Nobel Prize winner in
Chemistry. He said:

a deaf person can never understand the beauty of a violin
concerto

Lucas Brouwers, a blog writer with the Scientific American
blogs, disagreed, saying that Kroto was wrong.

A discussion ensured on that blog

– Monday July 4th

Andrea Sonnier, a deaf woman, finished runner up at the
Miss Louisiana pageant. She won in one category – the
Lifestyle/Fitness award.

– Tuesday July 5th

Only two facilities in the nation are able to accommodate
the residential needs of the deaf-blind. And one of them –
the New England Homes for the Deaf – is no longer accepting
new deaf-blind residents. Budgetary concerns is the reason.
Needless to say, the New England Deaf Community is very upset
about the whole thing. Keep in mind only a few years back, a
nasty chemical explosion in the neighborhood, forced the evacuation of the Home residents.

– Wednesday July 6th

A deaf man in China was away from his apartment for ten years and came back. He was shocked to find himself declared dead by his daughter. And she also sold his apartment. The deaf man then
filed a lawsuit and won. The court ordered the daughter to pay back the entire proceeds of the apartment sale.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

It was in 2006 when New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) was formally
recognized by the government. And five years later, the nation has
launched an on-line NZSL dictionary. It holds approximately
4,000 signs.

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DEAF MAN INTRODUCED TO “ORAL” DEAF WOMAN
This is a true story. It happened many years ago when
it was not “polite” for the deaf to use sign language
in public.
A deaf man, using ASL, was introduced to a deaf woman
who seemed to be “oral.”
The man liked the woman very much, but the deaf woman
“could not sign” and it forced the ASL deaf man to
communicate in an oral way.
This was going on for about an half hour until the
deaf man realized the deaf woman was skilled with ASL.
He asked her why was she using oral language while
she could use ASL. She said it was not polite and also
embarrassing to sign in public. He told her to forget
about embarrassment and to sign ASL with him.
She did – and they fell in love and got married.
They have been happily married for many years with
children.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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August 11 – 13, 2011
National Deaf Softball Tournament
Dallas, Texas

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EVERY DAY WE KNOW IT
Every day do hearing people know that they are hearing?
No. They do same things every day without thinking about
themselves as a hearing person.
It is different with us as deaf individuals. We know
every day that we are deaf. We wake up in the morning
with special wake-up clocks. We drive cars and use our eyes
to watch for traffic. We order coffee at Starbucks by pointing
at the wall menu. We go to work and gesture with hearing
employees, etc, etc.
We know we are deaf every day. Hearing people don’t think
about themselves as hearing every day.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
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of each DeafDigest edition)

AN OVERLOOKED REASON FOR OPPOSITION TO PARALYMPICS
We, the deaf in USA, do not want to participate in
the Paralympics, for one simple reason – that we
are able-bodied, as opposed to Paralympics participants.
There is another reason, which was pointed out to
DeafDigest editor by a deaf sports official.
There are more sporting events for us in the
Deaflympics whereas the sporting events in the
Paralympics is limited.
Said the deaf sports official:

Most people are not aware of the limit in events

POSSIBLE DEATH OF DEAF MATH
What is Deaf Math? It is the Pi. We all know the
Pi equals 3.14159265358979. And why is it called
Deaf Math?
The Pi is called the surd. And surd means deaf!
And why is there a possible death?
Mathematicians for years have been saying the Pi
is all wrong, and should not be part of math!

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DEAF EMPLOYMENT AT CEBU CITY
Cebu City, with two million people, is the second largest
city in the Philippines.
What does Leonilo Umayan, director, Persons with Disability Affairs Office, have to say about the employment situation?
He said:

Cebu City is the best place to stay, but it’s not friendly to PWDs

PWDs means caring for persons with disabilities. And of all these
businesses located in Cebu City, only one, the Mabolo Printing Press,
would hire the deaf.
This company has nearly deaf employees on its payroll.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FAILS THE DEAF!
We have The Affordable Care Act, or better known as the
Health Care Reform law. The Department of Health and Human Services,
responsible for implementing this law, is not doing its job
very well – according to Deaf Care activists.
This agency has been criticized for lumping all types of
deafness into just one category, instead of separating them
into – deaf at birth, ASL users, late deafened, etc, etc.
If you have comments, go to:
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102835539374-6/data+collection.pdf

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said an interpreter –

when a deaf client arrives at the last minute, I have no clue
how he wants the dialogue to be interpreted – word for word
or to summarize what was being said

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“Who are you working for?” 

This is a question many CART providers are asked

The people who use CART providers’ services are generally not the
people who actually pay for those services, so there may be a
difference when a CART provider uses the terms “client” or “consumer”
or “user.”

The client is usually the person or organization who will be paying
for the CART provider’s services.  Often this is the entity hosting
the event or the school or university in an educational setting.

The consumer is the person who is actually using the services of the
CART provider.  This is often a person who is deaf or hard of
hearing, or it may be a person for whom English is a second language.

Although some CART providers are employees of organizations, most
CART providers work as independent contractors for a number of
different clients.  

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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 went into Peets coffee and the clerk started talking to me (oh no);
I tried and tried to understand him.

“Wecoseerlietoday”  he said again and again. “Finally I got it. “Oh! You’re closing early? You need me to leave right now? ” I
asked. And “Okay I’ll be out of here in just one minute!”

But it was wrong. He kept repeating himself. Exasperated I made my daughter help with sign language.

“Mom! He is saying the name of the kind of coffee, Waycozeere coffee!

Sigh….. Why do the hearing people waste our energy on  such unimportant
things!

(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!

The Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee, working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been reviewing a list of CI-related
issues. Bottom line is – will CI qualify as a Medicare
coverage.

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The Deaf and the Law:

For deaf students at colleges, the ADA and the Section 504
regulations guarantee access. But these will not guarantee
success.

This comment was made by a disabled services program coordinator
at one college

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

American money. Euro money. And now this one – Deaf money!
Whats’ that? Play money for the deaf – sort of – yes and no.
Worried European Commission leaders unsure if Europeans would
be able to distinguish their nation’s currency from the new Euro currency, have been embarking on an educational program.
For the deaf, they will be distributed with a set of fake Euro notes to help them learn the new currency system.
Are these Commission leaders implying that we, the deaf, are
incapable of learning the new currency system?
We, the deaf, need real Euro money, not these Deaf money!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Mark Humphrys, not deaf, a professor of computer
science at Dublin City University in Ireland, said
that odds are “virtually” 100 percent that
all Earthlings can claim royal blood within their
own vast genealogical lineages.
This is interesting because there has been
a higher than normal incidence of deafness among
members of the European royal families.
Should we try to connect these two dots?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned a “Deaf Wine Bar”
in Ohio and wondered why that name if there was no
connection to the deaf or of deafness.

It was learned the owner wanted to honor his own
deaf dog.

To honor a deaf dog is great but to name a bar after
him may be quite misleading?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

deaf person thought hearing person said:

they are Crimean

deaf person was puzzled because the group of
people that were in a recent parade were
not Crimean

actually the hearing person said:

they are Caribbean

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

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position opening – closing date July 12, 2011
Program Director – Southern Utah program
The Division of Services of the Deaf and hard of Hearing
position based in St George, Utah

The Division of Services of the Deaf and hard of Hearing (aka the
Sanderson Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) is seeking a
program director for it’s Southern Utah program.  The person in this
position will also provide case management and counseling services. 
For the official announcement and to apply for this “Rehabilitation
Specialist” position please visit http://www.statejobs.utah.gov

Requirements:  MA degree or higher in a field of study that leads to
becoming a licensed counselor, LCSW or LPC licensure.  Must be fluent
in ASL.  Preference will be given to individuals with experience
managing Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.  Deaf individuals are
encouraged to apply. 

For full info and to apply, please visit: http://www.statejobs.utah.gov
The position is open from now until July 12, 2011.

St. George is a growing city in the warm red rock climate of Southern
Utah near such popular venues as Tuacahn and Sand Hollow, and the
Moab playground a weekend getaway.  A large population of hard of
hearing clientele, with a growing number of Deaf individuals.  There
is a need for a director to perform needs assessment, supervise this
small office of two full-time positions, one part-time and several
temporary community education teachers, educate the community about
needs of individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, provide case
management services and counseling as needed.  It’s a great
opportunity for someone to work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
population and develop this five year old extension office.   

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Job Position Opening
HIV Prevention Program Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Closing date: 8/5/11

Hearing Impaired and Minority Persons Encouraged to Apply

Position:
Serve as a member of an HIV Prevention team in the provision of outreach, counseling, testing and referral services.

Responsibilities:
– Administer the day-today operation of the Counseling, Testing, and Referral program; Perform individual prevention counseling; – Perform HIV testing; coordinate in referrals; – Arrange outreach for counseling, testing, and referral services – Participate in street and venue-based outreach; – Maintain records of services as required by the agency and supply written reports and tracking reports;
– Oversees part-time HIV testing counselors;
– Assist in the development and revision of prevention materials and curriculum;
– Assist in arranging and/or presenting group sessions;
– Participate in street and venue-based outreach;
– Lead psycho-educational skills building groups;
– Administer pre- and post-tests;
– Perform individual prevention counseling;
– Participate in supervision, agency staff meetings;
– Maintain records of services as required by the agency and supply written reports.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Health Care and Human Services field; will accept two years experience in working in the Deaf Community. – Knowledge of HIV/AIDS; Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement. Valid driver’s license.

Hours:
40 Hours per week, which includes night and weekend hours as needed

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to apply, contact:

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

Fax: 202-832-8454
Email: mailto:crumpj@deaf-reach.org
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position opening
Video Producer
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

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

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

Role:
Designs and produces innovative and compelling video programs including but not limited to commercials, instructional DVDs, video blogs, online tutorials or promotions, and ASL to English as well as English to ASL translations of company materials; responsible for the department’s studio facility and performs related work.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: – Create, edit and format content of video production.
– Determine graphics, sound and lighting needs; sets audio and positions video camera to determine appropriate shots of persons and objects. – Works with technical subject-matter consultants and trains staff in evaluating and planning various productions.
– Manages and provides instruction to video subjects during production. – Performs basic troubleshooting, routine servicing, installation, and adjustment of video production equipment.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Expectations: – To set an example in appearance, productivity, motivation, attitude, and performance.
– To carry out assigned responsibilities according to established departmental standards.
– To assist others within and outside the department as needed.
– To participate as a team member in the department.
– To perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Three (3) years. experience of similar or related experience.

Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

Interpersonal Skills: Fluent in both ASL and English. Must have excellent oral and written   communication skills.  Work involves contact with others inside and/or outside the organization, generally providing direction regarding production.

Other Skills: Proficient in MS Office Suite, video production equipment, video artistic styles, techniques, methodologies, and effects.  Demonstrated ability to stage and light video productions; operate video cameras, sound recording equipment, portable lighting equipment, editing software, and video switcher.  Exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task.

To apply:
email Nicole Earnest-Payte at: mailto:nicole.earnest-payte@purple.us

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position openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (High School Biology & Social Studies needed)
– Secondary Principal
– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Teacher of the Deaf (High School Biology & Social Studies needed)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcteacher/

– Secondary Principal
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcsecondaryprincipal/

– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/residcounselor/

for any of the above positions, send resume and letter to:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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Sub Positions Available
– Teachers Assistant
– Job Coach
– Student Life Counselor
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

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.

Sub Positions Available – Teachers Assistant, Job Coach, Student Life Counselor

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
On-Call
Clark County – Vancouver, Washington
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Multiple substitute positions available:

Although hours cannot be guaranteed, work opportunities exist as a Substitute worker. We need on-call workers to fill in for long-term and short-term absences, special projects (job coach!), and other
intermittent work.

Duties:
– Teacher’s Assistant – Assist Classroom Teacher with instructional lesson plans and activities during the school day. (Day Shift)

– Student Life Counselor – Supervise students in after-school programs and activities, act as a “dorm parent” in the student cottages, and supervise students on the bus/plane when they’re
transported to and from home each weekend.

– Job Coach – Under the direction of the Post High School Coordinator, supervise and assist young Deaf adults when they are placed at a job site. Provide training, support, education and assist individuals with communication.

Qualifications:
* Ability to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language and written English.
* Two-year degree and one year of experience working with students/young adults.
* 3+ years of relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.
* Ability to pass a criminal FBI background check.

Please do apply if you’re not able to communicate using sign language.

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

For more information contact:
April Lynch, Human Resources Manager
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 696-6525 x4326 (V/TTY)
http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

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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/Chief Administrative Officer
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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob2/

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announcement of vacant positions
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

– Math Teacher, MSSD
– Educational Technology Teacher, MSSD

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

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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.

– Supervisor – 1st shift
Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
* 3 years experience working with individuals with complex behavior disorders
* 3 years or more years of supervisory experience
* Demonstrated competency in communication skills including the use of American Sign Language is required.
* Good judgment, impartiality, and willingness to work as a team member.
* CPI certified and physical ability to perform restraints.
* Valid Driver’s license required, Bus license required (3 month to obtain)

Responsibilities:
* Supervise the daily transition of students to and from school, between classes, and between school and dorm throughout the school day.
* Work as a team member in implementing behavior plans for individual students.
* Intervene in behavioral, emotional, and physical situations.
* Supervise paraprofessional staff.
* Conduct post-intervention analyses, especially those involving a physical control.
* Assist with on-call duties and supervision during non-school days.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

– Health Service Assistant
Location: Brattleboro

Time Base: 12 months, Part-time, or Full-time.

Qualifications:
* College education required, minimum 2 years.
* Computer skills including Microsoft Office.
* Excellent interpersonal skills & positive attitude.
* Clear effective oral & written communication ability.
* Knowledge of ASL
* Ability to plan, organize, implement & explain the program,
goals, procedures that are necessary for providing proper administrative procedures.

Responsibilities:
*  Obtain Certification in First Aid, CPR, CPI
* Obtain /maintain medication certificate.
* Coordinate medication documentation.
* Schedule medical appointments for students & attend appointment with students.
* Promote the social, emotional & physical growth in children.

– 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.

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – 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/

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DeafDigest – 06 July 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 6, 2011

— Our professional deaf poker players

The biggest event among professional poker players is
the World Series of Poker. A few deaf players have
taken part in the series over the years, but only one,
Radu Junc, won some money. The rest were wiped out.
David Chiu, who is hard of hearing and is not part of the
Deaf Culture, has won two major poker championships during
these series.

— An ugly choice: more computers or more teachers

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind was faced with an
ugly choice, because of budget problems. Either the
school has to cut down on use of computers to save
money – or to lay off more teachers. The school then
decided computers had to go!

— Crossing these five Great Lakes

Brenda Lussier, a deaf woman from Ontario, is hoping
to become the first deaf swimmer to cross all of five
Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario).
This would be her second attempt. The first attempt was
called off in 2009 because of thunderstorm. Her web site

— Invited to a big wedding

A big wedding tookplace last week – the marriage of
Albert II, the Prince of Monaco and Charlene, Princess of
Monaco. Among the invited was Terence Parkin, a past Olympics
and Deaflympics swimmer, and his wife. Did Terence really
know Prince Albert II? Not really; it was his wife
Ingrid Gail Foggitt Parkin that is a friend of Charlene,
since they’re both from South Africa. Charlene, by the way,
is the director of a school for the deaf in South Africa.

— Who made these fake calls with the relay service?

These fake relay calls have hurt all of us, because
banks, financial institutions, big shops and other businesses
have hung up on us. Who made these such calls? Crooks and
scammers? Possibly but there was a story of several students
from Miami University (Ohio) calling each other on these fake
relay calls! Yes, many college students love to pull pranks
with each other, but it need not to be at the expense of us,
the deaf.



DeafDigest – 03 July 2011

DeafDigest Gold – July 3, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnothelpless/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boring/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at Deaf Pager Store

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.

Now priced at $149.99 after Instant Savings with two-year agreement.
Other monthly charges apply. Offer ends 7/23/11.

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_DDG070311

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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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?

Two New York City late deafened police officers, both wearing hearing aids, and able to function normally, were pushed towards
retirement because of their hearing losses. They have filed job discrimination claims with the EEOC. Other police officers,
suffering from deteriorating hearing, have been too scared
to wear hearing aids on the job!

In Kerala, India, the nation’s Disabilities Act has placed
a group of individuals suffering from audio neuropathy at
a disadvantage if they wish to attend higher education
classes. Audio neuropathy applies to individuals that can
hear sounds coming in, but cannot understand them. Anyway
India’s rule is 40 percent disability to be able to reserve for spaces in these classes. But those with audio neuropathy do not qualify because of that 40 percent disability rule. 40 percent disability? DeafDigest does
not even know what is this supposed to mean and how is
this precise percentage level figured out.

– Very Hot News

The Moorestown Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, which provides
a mainstreamed setting for deaf students in New Jersey, has
closed its doors. For the stranded students, an option is
New Jersey School for the Deaf or a smaller local school
district.

– Thursday June 30th

Ben Weald, who is deaf, is running for election to be the
concillor of Bush Hill Park, a small municipality in Enfield, UK. Election takes place next month.

– Friday July 1st

A strange case is going on at Hampton, VA. The mother of a
deaf-blind student lost in her court case to force the school
system to provide him with a deaf-blind intervenor. The
school system provided him with an interpreter, in which the
mother said was not good enough. A deaf-blind person said
that he was surprised that this case made the newspapers
because it is supposed to be a closed case, and also that
the state said the boy is not really blind at all.

– Saturday July 2nd

The Delaware legislators have approved a bill to
make language respectful to the disabled, the deaf
included. A language example the legislators want is:

a person who is deaf

and not

a deaf person

Hope India will pick up this piece of legislation because
in the newspapers the deaf are constantly described as
either deaf and dumb  or  deaf and mute.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Todd Behanna, who is deaf and is the Human Resources
Specialist at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf,
shot a hole in one at the Grandview Golf Course in Pittsburgh. It was during league play and it was witnessed by seven other golfers. Per golfing tradition, the hole-in-one
golfer had to buy drinks for those that witnessed this feat,
and yes, he did.

…….

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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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Choose from either the Gentex Portable 710LS or the hardwired 710CS
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Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke.

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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TELLING THE HEARING PERSON TO STAY AWAY
Some hearing people think deaf people are helpless –
can’t drive cars, can’t shop for food, can’t walk across
the streets, can’t go to a bank, etc, etc.
DeafDigest editor was at a drivers’ license office
to get his license renewed. He then waited for his turn
to be called to the booth. A hearing person was sitting
next to DeafDigest editor. He then walked to the license
office manager to tell him that the editor was deaf
and cannot hear the number being shouted out.
The DeafDigest editor was angry and told the hearing
person to stay away and also told him that deaf people
are NOT helpless!

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

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

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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.
The site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/legal-issues-related-to-deaf-discrimination-ada-etc/

A warning – it is a very, very long reading –
approximately 600 pages.
Some of our better known deaf attorneys have
contributed their articles to this review.

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A SMALL TOWN IN MARYLAND
Many small towns have odd names. Examples are
Hot Coffee in Mississippi; Monkey’s Eyebrow in
Kentucky; Fried Eggs in Florida, etc.
There is a small town in Maryland. The name of
the town is Boring.
We also have many deaf clubs in USA. OK, suppose
there was a deaf club in Boring, MD and the name is
Boring Club of the Deaf.
Would deaf people be confused about the word or the
name Boring?

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

(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

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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AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM MANY OF US NEVER HEARD OF
There is an important program that many of us never
heard of.
It is the Postsecondary Education Programs Network
or better known as PEPNet.
It is funded the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Special Education Programs and provides
support to mainstreamed programs at public schools.
Originally it started out as a support program for
colleges and universities that have deaf and hard of
hearing students.
The web site is at:
http://pepnet.org/

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

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

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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

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

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

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

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

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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

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

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

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

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

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

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

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A DEAF WINE IN OHIO?
Is there a Deaf Wine in Ohio? Well, a newspaper story
announced the opening of a new wine bar and a store at
Dayton, Ohio.
The name of this “Deaf Wine” is Deaf Monty’s Wine. DeafDigest
is not sure if the owner is deaf or if he is hearing and is
just using the word “Deaf” as a marketing gimmick?

A TYPICAL JAMES CASTLE DRAWING
While DeafDigest editor was in Madrid last month, he
had the opportunity to view the drawings of James Castle,
a deaf artist, that were placed on exhibit at a museum.
The museum staff allowed patrons to take pictures
with their cell phones. Here is one typical James
Castle drawing:

http://deafdigest.com/castledoorknob/

For reasons of his own, Castle liked to focus on the
door knob in many of his drawings. These door knobs were
positioned much closer to the floor. It is as if a person
of average height had to bow down to turn on the door knob!
The drawing on the web site, however, showed the
door knob at the waist level of the average person.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cartwithinterview/

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:

Kansas Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/kansasassoc/

THE AAJPD ORGANIZATION IN JAPAN
The AAJPD is an organization in Japan. Spelled out in
full it is:

Architectural Association of Japanese Deaf Persons

DeafDigest editor is puzzled about it. Is there a number
of deaf architects in Japan? Or is it an organization of
deaf technicians and para-professionals in the architectural
field (draftsmen, architectural technicians, CAD operators, etc)?
The AAJPD mission is this:

Members aim to enhance welfare of the hearing impaired who work in construction and civil engineering related work

Other than that, it is a mystery.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

A hearing aid makes me feel like a Martian that
always wears such gadgets

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A past USA edition ran a piece on CI, saying it is a magic
device.

Magic device? Possibly for the late deafened, but for the others,
it is on a case by case basis.

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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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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!

the U.S. Access Board will conduct a public hearing at
Dallas, Texas on September 12th to welcome comments
from the public, the deaf included, on accessibility
needs with public facilities.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is DeafDigest considered Deaf Pop Culture?
This was an issue raised on a deaf-related site.

A. The DeafDigest theme has always been this –

America’s Unique Deaf Stories

If this is to be interpreted as Deaf Pop Culture,
so be it!

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: 

The July 4th holiday weekend is upon us!  Watching fireworks is
awesome.  

However, for some of us, like me with Usher Syndrome, we will miss
those smaller sparks.

Our tunnel vision makes it difficult to find those beautiful
explosions on the periphery of our vision.

Try it yourself with a funnel from the kitchen. Look through it from
the large opening.

You’ll will see how difficult this can be for us!

What you can do:

Use your hand and have your Deaf-Blind friend rest their hand on
yours.  

Point to the sky where the fireworks spark!  Be quick about it….

I have seen way too many fizzle out!

Happy Independence Day!

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 every police department in every city and
every town, big and small, would reach out
to the Deaf Community and listen to our needs
and concerns

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Year 1951 – James Duthie, a deaf Briton, rode on his
bicycle from Cairnbulg, a small town in Great Britain.
His destination was the Arctic Circle. He made it
in three months and 3,000 miles.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Professional standardbred racer Rick Macomber, who is deaf
and races at tracks in Indiana has won 95 races so
far. His best year was 2009 when he won 222 races.

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DeafLibrary Resources

A listing of Deaf Acronyms

Example – what is IDEA, and many others. Do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/acronymsspecial/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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position opening
Secondary Department Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

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

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306
mailto:cristin_houlihan@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Counselor II – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services Portsmouth, VA

Salary Range: $33,019 – $64,347   

Sign-On Bonus:  up to $5,000*

Position: #00998

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Field Rehabilitation Services Division is seeking a qualified VR
Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to provide comprehensive
vocational rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical,
mental, and emotional disabilities in the South Hampton Roads area of
the Eastern Region of Virginia.  This includes Portsmouth, Suffolk,
Chesapeake, Franklin, Emporia, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the
Eastern Shore.  This is a position with unique skills fluent in
American Sign Language, and familiar with aspects of audiometric,
hearing aid purchases, and orientation. This position covers a large
geographic area with a substantial ongoing need for vocational
rehabilitation services.  The position must be knowledgeable of
specific resources for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing,
assistive technology, and possess the ability to effectively provide
counseling assistance related to this specific disability group. 

Responsibilities:  Provides comprehensive case management services
including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental
restoration and job placement services.  Develops, implements and
manages vocationally focused service plans that identify customer
goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome.    Maintains detailed case notes and prepares
position-related reports.  Due to regional coverage, extensive travel
is required.

Requirements:  Considerable knowledge of the social, economic,
medical, psychological and vocational issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques;
methods and tools for career counseling and exploration; and ADA
compliance requirements.   Demonstrated ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with community resources and
individuals from diverse environments.  Abilities to establish
employment opportunities through contacts with businesses and
organizations within the community; effectively communicate, orally
and in writing; interpret and apply policies/procedures; and
organize/manage multiple duties.  Fluency in American Sign Language
required. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of
and understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial
needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Working knowledge
of Windows based computer software.  Master’s degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC
required.  Master’s level transcripts or copy of current
certification, if applicable, must accompany application.  Must have
a valid driver’s license and access to transportation for daily
travel.  This is a sensitive position, and the successful candidate
will be subject to fingerprinting/ background investigation.  Salary
is negotiable above the minimum of the pay band based on
qualifications. 

*Sign-on bonus based on time in job. 

Contact Information: Please visit our Career Center at
http://www.vadsa.org/jobs for position information or how to apply for a
position.  To apply online, https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov

Applications must be submitted through the RMS online system unless
the applicant has called in advance to request a reasonable
accommodation.  To request an accommodation or additional
information, call 804-726-1919.  Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA/TTY – Reasonable
accommodations upon request.            

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for a “Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator”

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
– Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

Skill in:
– Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
– Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay New Mexico’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
– Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
– Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and NMCDHH employees, non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
– Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
– Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
– Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. Excellent presentation skills – Experience in public relations activities.
– Hold a valid driver’s license. – Fluency in English and American Sign Language OR English and Spanish preferred.
– Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may apply online at: www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by July 21, 2011 at 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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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

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

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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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta2/

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter  – 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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http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

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

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/gray/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fighting/

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Kevin Bumbala, who
departed me. He died in a motorcycle accident in
Connecticut. When not busy operating his own Bumbala’s Tree Service business, he was a much beloved person in the
Southington community, making friends among the deaf and the hearing alike. He took time to teach signs to the hearing
people he befriended. He was also a professional cagefighter with some wins to his credit. He never had to advertise his
tree services business as word of mouth was enough to keep
him busy everyday of the week!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

In the case of Yerko Difonis, who is deaf-blind, USA’s
loss is Chile’s gain! He is extremely gifted with the
piano, winning raves from musical critics everywhere. But after attending schools in New York, he was deported even though a college in USA offered him a music scholarship.
Protests by friends and supporters went nowhere with the
immigration people. He was being deported because of visa paperwork issues by his parents, not by him. A major
hearing aid manufacturer has agreed to give him support
to his musical endeavors, including TV shows, in Chile. Will he return to USA? Technically he apply for immigration
status because the visa problems were his parents, not his. Will he return to USA after being shown with love and
respect in Chile? Good question!

Claire Bugen is the superintendent of Texas School for Deaf
and she was quoted in a newspaper story regarding CI. Part
of the article was this, as is:

the school supports both implants and learning sign language, but she said if implants are chosen, it’s important to follow up with a full range of communicational support including sign language. Bugen said some parents don’t involve their deaf child with additional support after the procedure because they feel they no longer need it. “The controversy comes with the idea that the implant fixes someone,” Bugen said. “From an educational perspective, we believe the child is still deaf and will still need that support.” Bugen said it basically boils down to a personal choice. “The reality is, there are just as many successful deaf adults without implants as there are successful adults using implants,” she said.

It was published in The Keller Citizen (TX), June 27, 2011 edition

– Very Hot News

Is the state shutdown in Minnesota over budgetary squabbles
going to impact on the deaf? It would shut down Minnesota
State Academy for the Deaf and other state services to
the deaf. And the deaf employed by the state government
would be furloughed (along with the hearing).

– Sunday June 26th

Thuan Nguyen has been elected the new president of the
National Asian Deaf Congress Conference.

– Monday June 27th

Ernest Garrett has been hired by the Missouri Commission
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as the new executive
director. An interesting side bar was that Barbara Garrison,
the superintendent of Missouri School for the Deaf, was
elected to the board as a commissioner.

– Tuesday June 28th

Captioned radio making a comeback? The original captioned
radio was broadcast in the Philadelphia Deaf Community
during the seventies, on a federal government grant.
The technology was old – these clunky TTY machines.
And now this – the National Public Radio just gave a
demonstration of its captioned radio product, for the
benefit of the deaf-blind at the American Association of the Deaf-Blind National Symposium in Ft. Mitchell, KY.

– Wednesday June 29th

The “CC The Huntress” program viewed over the Internet
won the GTN Paranormal Emmy Award as the Show of the Year.
What about it? Well, a Gallaudet paranormal team was
part of the program!

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The American Community Survey, sent out by the U.S. Department of Commerce, contained a list of questions. One such question
was this:

Is this person deaf or does he/she have serious difficulty hearing?

An activist objected to this line of questioning, saying it is
invasive.

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INTERPRETERS HATE THE WORD GRAY
Do interpreters hate the word gray? Why? Because there
are nearly 40 different signs for the word gray!
At Gallaudet few years ago, there was a survey by a
Gallaudet staff member on the word gray. He counted
nearly 40 different signs for it!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
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DIFFERENT GROUPS AGREE ON TWO THINGS
There are too many different groups. There
are ASL-users, oral people, CI people, Cued
Speech people, hard of hearing, late deafened
people, etc.
What are the two things that these different
groups agree on?
We all agree that we want captions. We also
agree that we want interpreters and CART
services.
So, why are all of us fighting each other?

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REACHING OUT TO THE DEAF COMMUNITY
A newspaper story said that the police chief of Portland,
ME was praised for his willingness to reach out to the city’s
diverse groups, including the Deaf Community.
He wanted the groups to be aware of his concerns about
their needs.
We have a small number of cities where the police departments
reach out to the Deaf Community. But in many other cities,
these departments don’t.

SELLING FINGERSPELLING CARDS
In the past, those who sold fingerspelling (or ABC cards)
were called peddlers.
Times have changed – re a web posting of a story, in part
which said:

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DEAF CONFIDENCE – USA AND ELSEWHERE
Gallaudet University web site posted a piece on
Jiayi Zhou, a Chinese graduate student, participating
at an international panel at a State Department forum.
She made an interesting comment, saying “shocked at
the confidence the deaf students possessed in comparison to her fellow students.”
What is confidence? More of a mixture of ambition, empowerment, goals and self-esteem.
Confidence is the reason why we are seeing more
American deaf individuals exerting their rights as
first class citizens and willing to overcome barriers
in the hearing world.

NEW JEWISH DEAF CONGRESS, INC OFFICERS
At the Jewish Deaf Congress conference at
Orlando, Florida, the following officers were
elected:

Karen Alkoby, president
Joshua Soudakoff, vice president
Stanley Siegel, treasurer
Connie Friedman, secretary
Jon Ziev, member at large
Denise St. Cyr, member at large
Phil Jacob, past president

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said an interpreter –

dealing with sign language variations with different
students with different courses at different schools,
and using signs for words and phrases that you don’t
understand

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What is the most unusual situation you have faced when working as a
CART provider or captioner?”

CART providers and captioners often hear this question.  Because
these services can be provided at any location, many wonderful
surprises can sometimes occur. 

CART providers have covered many momentous occasions where
presidents, heads of state, and other dignitaries have spoken.

People are now using CART at numerous personal events, like weddings,
funerals, and bar or bat mitzvahs.  CART providers are traveling
around the world to provide access where there was none before.

CART providers are going into many private areas, like doctors’ and
therapists’ appointments, 12-step meetings, and other counseling
sessions.  CART providers can make communication accessible at
meetings with personal trainers or exercise classes.

Also, because of remote CART and captioning, the provider can work
from home on many occasions.  A user of CART services can bring a
computer with him or her, and as long as they can get an audio feed
to the CART provider, they can use the services of that CART
provider.

Some of the most unexpected results often come when trying to provide
CART outdoors.  What everyone involved has to remember is that it is
often difficult to see computer screens in bright sunlight.  Also,
CART equipment does not work well in the rain or snow.

Sometimes it seems there is no limit to the new ways people can think
of to use CART services.  I look forward to many more unique and
surprising assignments in the future.  

AN EXAMPLE OF EXTREME DENIAL
Many senior citizens refuse to admit or own up to their
hearing loss and to seek appropriate help.
What is Extreme Denial? DeafDigest editor was standing in a line
at a local Starbucks outlet in Washington, DC. Standing in front
of him was a senior citizen. He was not able to hear, from a normal
and appropriate distance, the voice from the person behind the
Starbucks counter.
What did he do? He walked up to her and cocked his ear within few
inches from the woman’s face. Yes, he was able to catch what the
woman was trying to say.
This is Extreme Denial!

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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:

One day I was walking with my daughter and husband and our dog.  We passed at a distance a woman who is our hair cutter and she was with her husband.

She shouted out “I like your dog” but I thought she said “I like your jacket” so I shouted back, “yeah, I like yours too!”

She was shocked.

(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!

At it again, the Department of Justice on warpath to catch counties that do not comply with the ADA regs; the latest is
the agreement with Van Buren County in Arkansas to have
their staff be trained in use of the Arkansas relay service.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The Maine Human Rights Commission said that Oxford, a
town in the state, broke regulations when their police
force refused to provide an interpreter for a deaf man
who was detained in a traffic accident. This would free
the deaf man to pursue this case on the state and federal
levels. At this point, the deaf man is weighing his
options.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The new superintendent of Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind is a deaf
person – Angel Ramos. He is the school’s first-ever deaf superintendent.
A former New Yorker, old time basketball fans will remember him from
his playing days for the Pelicans Club of the Deaf.

(editor’s note: he stayed on the job few years before moving on)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is Starbucks telling us “do come and drink our
coffee but do not ask us about your job
accommodations”?
There is a lawsuit in Canada; a deaf Starbucks
employee has complained of job discrimination.
Starbucks encourages these Deaf Coffee events
at their coffee places everywhere in USA; this
lawsuit is very troubling, even if it is not
in USA.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There is the Deaflympics and there is the Paralympics,
and as far as Jenny Sealey is concerned there is an
irony. Jenny will be doing the choreography with the
Paralympics opening ceremony next year in London.
She is deaf. The Deaflympics is for the able-bodied
deaf athletes whereas the Paralympics is for the
disabled athletes. We have resisted the movement from
various Olympic bodies to affiliate with the Paralympics
for the simple reason that we are able bodied. And
now this – Jenny, a deaf woman, is doing the opening
day Paralympics ceremony!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Doctor’s secretary: You missed a good time

Me: What do you mean?

Doctor’s secretary: It’s a slow day.

Me: OH! You said I picked a good time. I thought you said I missed a good time

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

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position opening – closing date July 12, 2011
Program Director – Southern Utah program
The Division of Services of the Deaf and hard of Hearing
position based in St George, Utah

The Division of Services of the Deaf and hard of Hearing (aka the
Sanderson Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) is seeking a
program director for it’s Southern Utah program.  The person in this
position will also provide case management and counseling services. 
For the official announcement and to apply for this “Rehabilitation
Specialist” position please visit http://www.statejobs.utah.gov

Requirements:  MA degree or higher in a field of study that leads to
becoming a licensed counselor, LCSW or LPC licensure.  Must be fluent
in ASL.  Preference will be given to individuals with experience
managing Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.  Deaf individuals are
encouraged to apply. 

For full info and to apply, please visit: http://www.statejobs.utah.gov
The position is open from now until July 12, 2011.

St. George is a growing city in the warm red rock climate of Southern
Utah near such popular venues as Tuacahn and Sand Hollow, and the
Moab playground a weekend getaway.  A large population of hard of
hearing clientele, with a growing number of Deaf individuals.  There
is a need for a director to perform needs assessment, supervise this
small office of two full-time positions, one part-time and several
temporary community education teachers, educate the community about
needs of individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, provide case
management services and counseling as needed.  It’s a great
opportunity for someone to work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
population and develop this five year old extension office.   

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position openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (High School Biology & Social Studies needed)
– Secondary Principal
– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Teacher of the Deaf (High School Biology & Social Studies needed)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcteacher/

– Secondary Principal
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcsecondaryprincipal/

– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/residcounselor/

for any of the above positions, send resume and letter to:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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Sub Positions Available
– Teachers Assistant
– Job Coach
– Student Life Counselor
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

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.

Sub Positions Available – Teachers Assistant, Job Coach, Student Life Counselor

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
On-Call
Clark County – Vancouver, Washington
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Multiple substitute positions available:

Although hours cannot be guaranteed, work opportunities exist as a Substitute worker. We need on-call workers to fill in for long-term and short-term absences, special projects (job coach!), and other
intermittent work.

Duties:
– Teacher’s Assistant – Assist Classroom Teacher with instructional lesson plans and activities during the school day. (Day Shift)

– Student Life Counselor – Supervise students in after-school programs and activities, act as a “dorm parent” in the student cottages, and supervise students on the bus/plane when they’re
transported to and from home each weekend.

– Job Coach – Under the direction of the Post High School Coordinator, supervise and assist young Deaf adults when they are placed at a job site. Provide training, support, education and assist individuals with communication.

Qualifications:
* Ability to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language and written English.
* Two-year degree and one year of experience working with students/young adults.
* 3+ years of relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.
* Ability to pass a criminal FBI background check.

Please do apply if you’re not able to communicate using sign language.

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

For more information contact:
April Lynch, Human Resources Manager
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 696-6525 x4326 (V/TTY)
http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

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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/Chief Administrative Officer
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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob1/

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

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob2/

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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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(updated 6/26/11)

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.

– Supervisor – 1st shift
Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
* 3 years experience working with individuals with complex behavior disorders
* 3 years or more years of supervisory experience
* Demonstrated competency in communication skills including the use of American Sign Language is required.
* Good judgment, impartiality, and willingness to work as a team member.
* CPI certified and physical ability to perform restraints.
* Valid Driver’s license required, Bus license required (3 month to obtain)

Responsibilities:
* Supervise the daily transition of students to and from school, between classes, and between school and dorm throughout the school day.
* Work as a team member in implementing behavior plans for individual students.
* Intervene in behavioral, emotional, and physical situations.
* Supervise paraprofessional staff.
* Conduct post-intervention analyses, especially those involving a physical control.
* Assist with on-call duties and supervision during non-school days.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

– Health Service Assistant
Location: Brattleboro

Time Base: 12 months, Part-time, or Full-time.

Qualifications:
* College education required, minimum 2 years.
* Computer skills including Microsoft Office.
* Excellent interpersonal skills & positive attitude.
* Clear effective oral & written communication ability.
* Knowledge of ASL
* Ability to plan, organize, implement & explain the program,
goals, procedures that are necessary for providing proper administrative procedures.

Responsibilities:
*  Obtain Certification in First Aid, CPR, CPI
* Obtain /maintain medication certificate.
* Coordinate medication documentation.
* Schedule medical appointments for students & attend appointment with students.
* Promote the social, emotional & physical growth in children.

– 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.

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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter  – 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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