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DeafDigest – 28 August 2011

DeafDigest Gold – August 28, 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/matthamill/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectactor/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/emergencyroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/helpdesk/

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Latest Google Apps on 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 $49.99 after $300 Instant Savings and $150.00 2-year
rebate and $50.00 mail-in rebate. Eligible upgrade (or new line
activation) and 2 year agreement. Offer ends 9/08/11. Other monthly
charges apply.

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_DDG082811

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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?

Janelle Crowley is the Human Resources director for the
Special Education District, McHenry County in Illinois.
She was honored by her peers in a recent ceremony. She was praised for leading by example and that her actions
speak louder than her words. Janelle is deaf and has
been deaf all her life, but functions as a hearing person.

Ever so vigilant regarding scams targeted at the Deaf Community,
the SEC has issued another warning for us to be aware that
Imperia Invest is still a menace despite cease and desist
order. SEC is saying that other scams are changing their
names but which is still similar to the Imperia company
name.

– Very Hot News

Will we be having 2013 Deaflympics? Original hosts Greece
decided against it. It was hoped that Turkey would host, but the nation also decided against it. This was announced
in a newspaper story.

– Thursday August 25th

Ken Murray, not deaf, is a columnist with the Boston
Examiner, a free handout newspaper. He wrote in his
column:

And you just never see a film where deaf actors are principal characters who are equally part of the plot

Murray does not know what he is talking about. Marlee
Matlin won an Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role
for her Sarah character in the Children of a Lesser God

– Friday August 26th

Scott Simser, a deaf attorney in Ontario, has announced his
candidacy in the Carleton-Mississippi Mills election.
He represents the Carleton-Mississippi Mills Green Party.
It is his first attempt at a public election.

– Saturday August 27th

After seeing a deaf co-worker deal with frustrations in
trying to communicate with hearing people in Port Macquarie
in Australia, Natalie Brondsema, not deaf, came up with an idea. She is helping host a community forum in hopes of making stores
and shops more deaf friendly. So far, the reception from the
hearing sector has been positive.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

After being badly beaten up in his last match,
Deaf Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill announced his
retirement. But has he changed his mind? His
trainer gave a hint during a recent interview.

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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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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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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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A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM NIGHTMARE
A deaf man went to the hospital emergency
room, needing medical attention. No interpreter
was available.
At the same time, a hearing woman brought
her deaf husband to the operating room.
The emergency room receptionist saw the
hearing woman signing to her husband, and
immediately used her as the interpreter for
the other deaf man.
The hearing woman protested but was forced
to interpret for a deaf man who was a stranger
to her!

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

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

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3rd Biennial National Council of Hispanio Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference

September 13-16, 2012
Austin, Texas

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

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A GOVERNMENT AGENCY HELPDESK
A deaf person worked at the HelpDesk of his
government agency. Deafness was not a problem; he
used the computer chat to deal with the clients
to help solve their problems.
That deaf person wanted to transfer to another
HelpDesk job at a different government agency.
They told him they could not hire him because of
his deafness!
Huh. One government agency telling him deafness
is fine at a HelpDesk while another government
agency telling him a deaf person cannot work at a
HelpDesk?

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

(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.

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

Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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A BIG TIME GOOD MORNING AMERICA GOOF
Lara Spencer, not deaf, is an anchor with the Good Morning America TV show.
One morning she wore green dress, forgetting
the green screen background. Because of camera
trick effects, her head was seen floating around.
Can’t happen with the deaf – re wrong color
with wrong background? Think again – how many
interpreters have worn wrong colors that clashed
with the backgrounds, making impossible for us,
the deaf, to follow the interpreting?

HIRING RED TAPE WIPED OUT IN ILLINOIS
Applicants for jobs at Illinois School for the Deaf had to go through red tape. The school is
located in Jacksonville, but the state capital
is located in Springfield.
This has changed as Gov. Pat Quinn agreed
to give more hiring powers to the school without
having to rely on the Springfield people.
The governor said:

Some of the people involved in hiring didn’t know anything about educating deaf children

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://35.182.75.222/videos/video-japan/

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

old
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:

Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/minndeaf/

A COMMON COMMENT AT SENIOR CITIZENS FAIR
A service agency serving the deaf operated
an informational booth at a local senior citizens
fair in a small town.
The fair was to advise senior citizens of their
needs – medicare, social security, housing issues,
etc, etc.
The most common comment among these senior
citizens upon visiting a deaf service agency
booth:

I do not have a hearing loss

Said the agency director:
We get a lot of denials among senior citizens sadly

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

A hearing aid makes people think I’m incompetent to
do anything

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

A newspaper story said:

he was diagnosed with severe deafness

Huh? Deafness as in being severe, or is it one of
4 types of deafness – mild, moderate, severe and
profound

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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 Stoke-on-Trent City (UK) council wanted to cut
services for the deaf children. The National Deaf­Children’s Society filed a lawsuit, and the High Court ruled in their
favor.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do hearing people hate captions?

A. Good question – maybe they don’t want to be reminded
of their slowly deteriorating hearing; maybe they look
on it as a distraction.

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: 

Here is a good video on how we, the vision impaired, see. 
It is not perfect but a good simulation.

Click the link to view the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9CawJSUy2c

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:

Wherever there is bedlam – earthquakes in Washington, DC,
a big fire, a bus accident, then we, the deaf, would know
what is going on. We do not have interpreters or visual
captions to tell us what the public emergency officials
are saying on their bull horns.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1937 – A movie “Brides of Sulu” was made. It was
Philippines’ first-ever deaf movie.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10

deaf military service members in Israel

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DeafLibrary Resources

a list of deaf individuals that have won elections to
public offices

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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position openings
– Overnight Supervisor
– Teacher
Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Overnight Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/waldenoverightsupervisor/

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

Please send resumes to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

email resume: mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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job announcement Agency Director
COPD Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

STATUS            Exempt

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

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

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

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

SALARY: $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background

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

HOW TO APPLY: Complete application at or mail to:

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

505-255-7636

OR

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

Fax resume and cover letter  505-255-8029

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

OPEN:        August 26, 2011

CLOSING DATE:        Until Filled

EOE

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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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Employment Opening
Registered Nurse, Contractual
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: Provide direct basic and in-depth nursing care services to individuals in their own homes throughout the Eastern Shore with a team of direct care staff.  Carry out medical directives from various physicians and ensure the medical need of individuals are met and that they remain as healthy and safe as possible.

Requirements: Current Registered Nurse license with the State of Maryland or an acceptable multi-state license to practice as well as current CPR training is required.  Two or more years nursing experience preferred. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in the field of deafness and developmental disabilities.  ASL is highly recommended and candidate must be comfortable with individuals who use sign language to communicate. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Position Classification:  Contractual.

Schedule:  Up to 15 hours per week.  On call 24/7 for emergencies.

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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job announcement
Director of Community Relations
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time Exempt

This position plans, coordinates, and implements the community relations activities and fund development program for the organization. Responsibilities also include supervision of staff and volunteers in the Community Relations department. This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Participate with the Executive Director and board to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive media relations, development and marketing plan, including benchmarks and goals.
– Supervise and coordinate all development projects of DCARA including annual appeals, campaigns, donor projects, donor cultivation, recognition, major gifts, planned giving and special events.
– Coordinate all aspects of media relations within DCARA including maximizing social media visibility and the development of promotional materials, press releases, newsletters, website, and video clips.
– Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
– Enforce and comply with all relevant fundraising regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards of non- profit organizations to donors, and ensures compliance with code of ethics principles for fundraising executives.
– Develop, revise and manage the department budget for media relations, donor development, volunteer program, special events, and publications.
– Provide staff support to the DCARA Board subcommittee on Fundraising.
– Represent the agency at public functions.
– Other tasks as delegated by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism, Public Administration, Marketing or other related field plus three to five years previous work experience, emphasis in communications preferred
– Experience in supervision and management as well as fund development
– Demonstrated organizational, analytical, writing and computer skills, including MS Windows software
– Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to initiate projects independently.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language and English.
– Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people. – Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/ weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 31,  2011 at 12:00pm PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send an application (available http://www.dcara.org/jobs ), cover letter, three references and resume to:

DCARA Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

or mailto:hr@dcara.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.
For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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position opening
Client Advocate
Hearing Speech & Deafness Center
Seattle, WA

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

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Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator
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Deaf Services Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator
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Job postings
– Position:  Program Manager
– Position:  Registered Nurse
People Incorporated
Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

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Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

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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

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

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

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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 – 28 August 2011

DeafDigest Blue – August 28, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Newman’s articles show his seamless arguments on many historical
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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
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Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
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In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
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To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
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AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

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

Learn more about VL5 at:
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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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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?

Lidell Simpson, of United Kingdom, is deaf but is not deaf! What is this all about? He has synesthesia, a strange condition where five senses (touch, taste, sound, sight, and smell) get all mixed up. When he
sees something, it translates into sound in his head.
He grew up, not understanding what was wrong with him,
until ten years ago. He has since then become an
authority on this rare condition and has been a spokesperson at medical conferences.

John Klish is a professional Extreme Ultra-Marathoner
participant. He is fortunate in that he has nearly
ten sponsors that finance his participation in these
extreme races. Klish is deaf but functions as a
hearing person. When not racing, especially in the
offseason, he works as an engineer for the
Colorado Department of Transportation.

– Very Hot News

Christine VonMering-Fromer, who is deaf, has been
dismissed from the nursing program at the
North Shore Community College (Danvers, MA). She
is accusing the college of discriminating against
her deafness. The college is denying that discrimination exists. Well, we do have a
national organization – Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses ( http://amphl.org/ ).
And there are also a number of nurses at schools
for the deaf that are deaf. DeafDigest is not
sure if the deaf woman or the college administration
is aware of AMPHL.

– Sunday August 21st

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (Nigeria) gave an
interview with a newspaper, saying that some of their
most valued employees are deaf and that they are great with
welding and physical work when out on the road with their
job assignments.

– Monday August 22nd

There is always a need for housing for deaf senior citizens
anywhere in USA. While we do have a number of these housing
units, it is never enough. Anyway, it was learned that at
Fort Worth, Texas, the Westchester Plaza Assisted Living
have been taking in deaf and deaf/blind senior citizens.

– Tuesday August 23rd

For every dollar invested in services for deaf children
results in two dollars return in economic benefit.
Says who? Says, the Econtext, an Australian economics consulting firm.

– Wednesday August 24th

The EEOC came up with newly written regs that
employers must follow, as far as the deaf and
the disabled, are concerned. These can be
found at:

http://www.adainfo.org/content/employers

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Washington, DC earthquake incurred a lot of damage to the
building that houses the National Court Reporters Association.
This association is for captioners that provide us with
captioned news. While no one was hurt, the employees had
to work from their homes.

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

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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
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BEST OR WORST ACTOR?
Many years ago people said the world’s best actor
was John Barrymore.
Again, people said he was the world’s worst actor!
Why?
Barrymore could act very well in silent movies,
but could not act well with talkie movies!
We have wished we had a deaf actor that was much
better than Barrymore during silent movie years!

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

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GALLAUDET’S BUDGET PROBLEMS
Few years ago, Gallaudet struggled with the
budget. Increases in salaries and health
insurance messed up the budget.
But after struggling, the budget was approved.
Gallaudet was glad.
Gallaudet University? No, it was Denny Gallaudet,
the past superintendent of the Richmond School
System in Maine!
Is Gallaudet part of the famous Gallaudet family?
Some think so, but not sure.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A COMMENT BY A DEAF LEADER
A deaf leader said:

If a deaf stranger from another place comes among you,
meet him as a brother, offer to help him get work. But
if he does not work, if he prefers to depend on charity
– then regard him as your enemy, and treat him as such.

This comment was made in …..Year 1885!

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DEAF RIDING THE BART AND USING THE PAGER
BART, the rapid transit system serving the San Francisco
Bay area, caused public outcry when the cell service was
shut off in an effort to quell public protests.
What was not generally known, as pointed out by
Linda Drattell, the Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency
spokesperson, was that to shut down the cell service for
hearing users, it also shut down service for the deaf.
And what if there was a real emergency that a deaf
passenger needed to call attention to?

GALLAUDET STUDENTS ON TV
The MTV, a cable network, will be featuring a program called
Quiet Campus.
Featured on that program are Gallaudet students. DeafDigest
editor does not have more information on Quiet Campus asides from
the brief announcement.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained an interpreter:

very few hearing people are easy to sign for – many speak too
fast, many use fancy words, many use complex sentence structures,
etc

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may have been hesitant to request Communication Access
Realtime Translation (CART) services in an educational setting
because they thought they had to hire and pay for the services
themselves.  However, according to the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), CART is a legitimate auxiliary aid for people who are deaf
or hard-of-hearing.  It has also been confirmed in the courts that it
is a reasonable accommodation for those people. There are a number of
laws related to CART and the requirements to provide
it.

Some CART providers may be employees of the university or school
system, while others are independent contractors hired to cover
specific courses for specific students.  Many times the university
contracts with a CART/captioning agency to provide CART services for
whatever classes may need to be covered, and that agency will then
use their employees or independent contractors to cover the
classes.  

A CHILDHOOD GLENNIE GOAL
Evelyn Glennie is one of the world’s most famous musicians as a
solo percussionist. She is deaf.
Before she got involved with music, what was her goal while
growing up?
Becoming a hairdresser! She did not get involved with music
until she was 15, which is rather a late age for musicians to get
started!

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

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 lonely deaf woman, married for many years to a hearing
man, saw two deaf women chatting at a shopping mall.
She introduced herself, saying she was also deaf but that
she has no deaf friends because her social life was
her husband’s own social life. Despite not using sign
language for a long time, she still maintained her
signing skills!

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Hearing aid prices continue as the best kept secret in
the hearing aid industry. This was the issue raised
in a recent conference of hearing aid users, with respect
to the Consumer Reports research on hearing aids.

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The Deaf and the Law:

A man, deafened by loud noises from an exterminator in pest
control work at a next door house, successfully won the
court case and received monetary damages.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Just wondering how many deaf performers are members of the
Screen Actors Guild? Way back in 1996 it has been estimated
that between 40 to 50, both active and inactive.
Is there an update? The initiation fee for new members,
however, is $1,234. Actors with speaking (or deaf actors in
signing roles) or with three background roles are required
to join.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A while back DeafDigest mentioned that a deaf
Australian wanted to become a pharmacist but couldn’t
because of the laws prohibiting the deaf from
filling out doctors’ prescriptions.
Now with this bit of great news! Maryan Mikhael,
the frustrated would-be pharmacist, emerged victorious
this week in her 6 month battle with the Pharmacy
Board to allow her to enroll in pharmacy classes.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In declining to place a bid on hosting the 2012 Olympics
(hearing), the US Olympic Commission said:

With such little time left in the process, we don’t believe we could pull
together a winning bid that could serve the Olympic and Paralympic
movement

What USOC did not say was this:
With such little time left in the process, we don’t believe we could pull
together a winning bid that could serve the Olympic, Paralympic and
Deaflympics movement

USOC does not want us to host our own Deaflympics; they want us
to be part of Paralympics, which is what we do not want.

Discrimination?

Yes.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

during lunch hour, a fellow worker walked in

I thought she asked:
What are you reading?

I showed her my book

She actually asked:
What are you eating?

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

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Press release of the Week:

RIT/NTID Audiologist a Finalist for Oticon Focus on People Award

visit:
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position opening
Senior Coordinator
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

The Senior Coordinator of Program and Services will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf. They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy a well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated. Master’s Degree and ASL Required.

Apply: http://www.pressleyridge.com/careers/senior-coordinator-of-program-services-school-for-the-deaf/

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Program Supervisor
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

The Program Supervisor is responsible for assuring that all staff under his/her supervision carry out their respective assignments in a manner that is consistent with the goals and philosophy of the program to which they are assigned. When appropriate and required, the supervisor is responsible for
recruiting, interviewing and selecting subordinate staff, providing orientation and training to those staff and assuring their adherence to Pressley Ridge and program specific policies.

Apply: http://www.pressleyridge.com/careers/program-supervisor-school-for-the-deaf/

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position opening
Medicaid Service Coordinator
The Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR) a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities is currently seeking a Medicaid Service Coordinator

Job Summary: While the extent of involvement by a service coordinator and the exact tasks he or she undertakes in providing MSC services to each individual will vary, the objectives and focus of every service coordinator in every instance should be the same. Service coordinators must always help the person with developmental disabilities make informed choices, continually focus on the aspirations of the person with developmental disabilities and assist the person to reach his or her personal goals, promote self-advocacy and informed choice, take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of the individual, promote self determination and community inclusion, and make the satisfaction of the person with developmental disabilities a priority.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Monitors all aspects of the consumer’s plan to make sure deadlines are met, paperwork is filled out, and all requirements are met on a timely basis, etc.
2.    Continuity of services to include, but not limited to, making sure the services received are kept running smoothly for consumer.
3.    Ability to develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of available services and supports (both OPWDD and community based resources).
4.    Ability to access entitlements and benefits.
5.    Ability to keep an up to date service coordination record, including the required MSC documentation and associated organizational skills.
6.    Possess an understanding of service coordination ethics and conflict of interest.
7.    Advocacy at an individual/personal level so that the consumer receives services that they are supposed to receive. 8.    Accurate documentation and filing of: Medical recertification, ISP.s, and case notes as required.
9.    Completion of face to face visits as required.
10.    Regular communication with the individual, family members/advocates if needed, and all service providers. 11.    Schedules and facilitates ISP reviews and team meetings as required. 12.    Helps the individual make informed choices and promotes advocacy and informed choice, and person centered planning.
13.    Promotes self-determination and community inclusion.
14.    Transportation and scheduling of consumer to their appointments and assistance of the consumer within the Rochester or local community.
15.    Seeks and obtains and additional services needed for the consumer. 16.    Local travel required, often daily.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of the language, services, and waivers of the Medicaid system. Professional communication skills, including appropriate telephone, written and oral skills are a must. Candidate must be able to prioritize, multitask, and have great organizational and time management skills. Must be computer literate and have working knowledge of the MS Office Package. Must be able to work with often changing and stressful situations and ability to use professional judgment and assess the needs of individuals. Effective researching skills and application of information found required. Ability to listen carefully to what people say.  Knowledge of the Rochester community and surrounding areas essential.

Education and Experience:
1.    An Associates Degree in a health or human services field from an accredited college or university or a degree in nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN), Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Social Work, Human Services or related field,
2.    At least One (1) experience working with individuals with disabilities or one (1) year experience as a service coordinator/case manager with any population.
3.    Must be deaf / and or fluent in ASL
4.    Must have a valid NYS driver’s license

Position Specifics:
– Location: Rochester, NY
– Salary: DOE
– Shift: (Full time, 37.5 hours week)
– Current shifts: Monday – Friday  (9:00 am-5:00 pm)

CDR strives to be a consumer-controlled, organization that is reflective of the community it serves.  CDR values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

*All Persons Hired are Subject to a Background Check Before the First Day of Work*
No Phone Calls, Please.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an EOE.
People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply!

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Position Description
Director of Curriculum & Assessment
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Overall Purpose:
To ensure students at the New York School for the Deaf receive a
rigorous education that maximizes their academic success in all
subject areas.

General Qualifications:
– Fluent in ASL
– Fluent in English
– Knowledge of bilingual philosophy and application in the
classroom
– Effective and positive interpersonal skills
– Ability to structure time and management of multiple
priorities
– Knowledge and experience in curriculum implementation
– Evidence of taking leadership positions over the past 3
years
– Passion for increasing student learning
– Knowledge of laws and policies regarding the IEP process

Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge and experience in using the coaching process
– Evidence of data driven decision-making skills
– Knowledge of Professional Learning Communities
– Knowledge of adult learning theory

Required Experience / Certification:
– Hold or be eligible for a New York teaching license and
appropriate certification
– Master’s degree in Deaf Education   (Preferred: degree in
curriculum development, research, or assessment)
– Five years teaching experience

Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator’s Roles and Responsibilities:
40% In the classroom:  collaborative planning, coaching, model
teaching, classroom observations and giving feedback to teachers on
effective instructional and assessment practices

30%    Curriculum alignment and monitoring

20%    Assessment coordination, progress monitoring, and materials /
intervention resource

10%    Research and data analysis

Curriculum Purpose Statement: 
The Director of Curriculum & Assessment will positively impact
student achievement through support, training, coaching and
mentoring, which builds school and teacher capacity to increase
classroom achievement.

Curriculum Qualifications:
– Experience with curriculum alignment and implementation
– Experience implementing successful techniques for classroom
organization and effective instruction
– Ability to work well with people; demonstrate and maintain
productive and positive interpersonal skills.
– Demonstrated teacher leadership skills.
– Demonstrated success in communicating effectively with
teachers, principals, parents, students, and paraprofessionals.
– Ability to serve as a resource in a way that is skillful,
reliable, and accessible.
– Ability to think flexibly and to adapt work to the needs of
teachers, and in a way that improves student learning
– Ability to lead teams to develop goals for improving
student achievement.
– Ability to lead training and coaching in teaching
strategies, differentiation, classroom management, effective
instruction, data driven instruction

Curriculum Essential Functions:
– Monitor and support teachers in implementing new
curriculum.
– Support teachers in using evidence-based instructional
strategies.
– Lead literacy development and best practices through
supervision of the School’s Literacy Specialist
– Work directly with teachers in school to provide classroom
demonstrations in rigorous standards-based teaching.
– Focus on enhancing teachers’ abilities to provide
instruction that builds students’ literacy skills and content
knowledge, is academically rigorous, addresses the curriculum
standards and enhances students’ engagement and ownership of their
learning.
– Collaborate with teachers to determine approaches that best
meet individual student needs.
– Observe teachers as they implement changes in instructional
approaches and provide feedback.
– Assist teachers with integrating literacy practices into
their content instruction.
– Recommend curriculum adjustments to meet the special
learning needs of individual children.
– Lead proposed and ongoing curriculum development projects.

Please send your resume to mailto:employment@nysd.net or fax it to (914) 949-2331.

NYSD is an EEO/AA Employer

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position opening
Part-Time Deaf Independent Living Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Program
Center for Living & Working, Inc
Worcester, MA

Title: Part-Time Deaf Independent Living Specialist Report to: Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Responsibilities:
1. Conduct initial intake/assessment for Deaf consumer.
2. Provide Deaf Independent Living skills training to consumers.
3. Develop and review Independent Living plans with consumers and set appropriate goals.
4. Provide information and referral to consumers and other service providers as needed.
5. Provide peer counseling.
6. Visit consumers at their homes.
7. Advocate for individual consumers and for Deaf Independent Living Services in general.
8. Provide emergency intervention for consumers as needed.
9. Attend in-service workshops and other meetings and conferences when appropriate.
10. Work with DHILS preparing Community Education Presentations for consumers
11. Perform other duties as assigned by the DHILS Director.
12. Maintain accurate records of all services provided on designated report forms; submit those forms as requested.
13. Work with interns from colleges.

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor of Science in Human Services or 2 years of related experience preferred.
2. Fluency in American Sign Language.
3. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues relating to deaf issues.
4. Effective interpersonal, communication and written skills.
5. Ability to cope during stressful situations.
6. Knowledge of Independent Living Skills.
7. Ability to handle paperwork demands and able to meet deadlines.
8. Background experience and/or willingness to be involved with the Deaf Community.

9. Own means or transportation required.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: mailto:opsearch@centerlw.org or fax to: 508-797-4015.

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position opening
Residential Supervisor
Tucson Residence Foundation
Tucson, AZ

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

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program: DHH Intensive Mental Health Program for Adolescent and Child Treatment (DHH IMPACT)

position located at Faribault, Minnesota

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

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Job Announcement
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

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

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

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

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position opening
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

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

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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
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DeafDigest – 24 August 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 24, 2011

— Austin’s high tech corporation being great to the deaf

Austin, Texas is where many high tech companies are
located. And one of them – Image Microsystems, has
a high percentage of deaf individuals on its payroll.
This company hired its first deaf person in 2005 and
it has been upwards since then. In fact, in one department,
80 percent of employees are deaf. And the supervisor
overseeing that department is deaf. It all started when
the wife of the company CEO, herself fluent in ASL,
convinced the husband to hire the deaf.

— Two audiological groups fighting each other!

While we all know that no two audiologists agree with
each other on what defines deafness, it was just learned
that the Doctors of Audiology has filed a lawsuit against
the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
The Doctors of Audiology has accused ASHA of making
fraudulent comments to audiologists and on its
web site. So, it is not just the deaf fighting the
deaf over many issues (oral, CI, ASL, etc) but that
the professionals working with the deaf are fighting
each other over audiological issues. No peace in the
deaf world?

 

— A TV decoder is used for something different

Many hearing people are sick and tired of hearing
the same old names on TV – Sarah Palin, Donald Trump,
Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian, Kobe Bryant, etc.
Instead of complaining, a hearing programmer
came up with a way to re-program the code in the
decoder circuit inside the TV to “block out” these
names. For example – if the TV news announcer said
“Charlie Sheen was caught drunk in public” then
the TV would say “was caught drunk in public”,
without mentioning “Charlie Sheen.”

— A hearing aid without batteries?

People that wear hearing aids are constantly
weary of having to carry batteries with them
and to replace them all the time. This may
change. The Danish Technological Institute is
working with methanol, that could possibly
replace the batteries. This group hopes this
product will be ready for the marketplace next
year.

— An interpreter fired for twisting the news

Leslie Grange, a British sign language interpreter
on TV news, was fired. She was on the job for seven
years. She was doin gfine as a news interpreter until last
year she got bored with her job. She was tired of interpreting
these “dull” news. Deaf viewers, those that cannot be fooled,
got suspicious when the news she interpreted was not the
same news they read in the newspapers or on news web sites.
This has been going on for six months until her news station
supervisors got complaints from deaf viewers. Upon
investigation, she got immediately fired. What does Leslie
have to say about it?

She said:
Personal difficulties, and a crushing professional boredom

 

 

— New Mexico Commission for Deaf & HOH seeks Executive Director

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

DeafDigest – 22 August 2011

DeafDigest Gold – August 21, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A planned protest rally by the deaf and the disabled in front of
London’s City Hall was canceled. The group wanted to protest the
planned closing of the Paddington Centre for Independent Living.
It was canceled due to concerns over health and safety needs.
This is interesting because protesters, all over the world,
never allowed squalid conditions (food, sanitation, housing,
laundry) to stop them from protesting. Yet it was the reason
for the deaf and the disabled not to protest!

Hanan el-Nahrawy is a deaf artist in Egypt. She is being noted
for her drawings which depict life of the deaf before and
after Mubarak. She said:

Mubarak did not like the disabled, whatever their disability

Her drawings have interposed Mubarak’s face with horrific
scenes that the deaf and the disabled have suffered. And in
the competitive Cairo art market, her paintings have stood out.

– Very Hot News

Disaster struck Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind when their
newly installed playground for deaf kids, not yet open, was
vandalized with graffiti. But it was very heartening when
volunteers came to the scene the next day to clean it all up.
And some of them donated funds for the playground needs.

– Thursday August 18th

Ariel Depp, a deaf girl, has been turned down in her
request to transfer to South Charleston High School with
an interpreter. The school is just few blocks away from
her home. The Kanawha County (WV) officials told her she must
attend Capitol HS, which is the only school in the area
with interpreters. She didn’t want to attend that school
because of bullying and harassment concerns. As a result,
the family is thinking of filing a lawsuit.

– Friday August 19th

Replacing the retiring Ron Kadish as the director of California
State Special Schools and Services Division is Scott D Kerby.
This division oversees schools for the deaf in Fremont and
Riverside. This is a huge promotion for Kerby, himself a former
athletic director and football coach at the Riverside school.

– Saturday August 20th

The Technical Training Centre for the Deaf in Bangalore, India is supposed to be the place where deaf people are trained
for employment. While the deaf are still being trained, it is
done under extremely miserable conditions – lack of power,
water supply problems, outdated and broken training equipment,
shabby dormitory facilities, etc. These issues were raised
in a scathing newspaper story.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Do deaf senior citizens mingle with hearing senior
citizens, and get tips from them on best way of getting
medical appointments, getting interpreters, etc, etc?
And at the same time play bingo games, billiards and
table tennis? This is what the The Leigh and Distinct Deaf Society (UK) is saying. This deaf group moved their
facilities into the Leigh Sports Village, and claimed to see
the deaf and the hearing mingle very well. DeafDigest editor
is skeptical about this glowing newspaper story because normally
the deaf and the hearing mingle separately from each other
even within the same facilities.

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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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DEAFDIGEST HONORS ULTIMATE FIGHTER MATT HAMILL
We all know that Matt Hamill, the deaf Ultimate Fighter,
has retired – few days after he lost his last fight.
Ultimate Fighting is half-boxing, half-wrestling.
Matt was a 3-time college champion wrestler who never
boxed in his life. He had to learn boxing, because it is
impossible for Ultimate Fighters to wrestle only and also
impossible to box only. They must use both skills.
It was not easy for Matt to learn how to box, but
he did his best, and we all are very proud of him.

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

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

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A picture of the late Elmer Dillingham as a football coach
at North Carolina SD during the seventies

http://deafdigest.com/northcarolinacoaches/

(thanks to Hal Deuel for providing the picture)

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SIGN LANGUAGE ACTORS
In hearing movies, the best actors know how to make
themselves “invisible” while changing themselves to
the movies’ roles.
When we watch a movie of a hearing actor that play
a deaf role and use bad ASL, we know it is a fake.
How could a great hearing actor play a perfect
deaf role? They must be a Coda that is fluent in ASL
or a certified ASL interpreter that has a RID certificate.
If the actor is not a Coda or an interpreter then we
suspect the acting is fake.

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

(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.

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

Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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A POWER MEETING OF TWO MEN WHO CREATED ELECTRICITY
Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf, invented Direct Current
Electricity. It was quickly realized this invention was
not practical for household uses.
Charles Steinmetz, who was disabled (dwarf, hunchback and
hip issues) made electricity better with Alternating Current.
In 1922, Edison visited Steinmetz at his factory in
Schenectady, NY. Edison’s deafness made it difficult for
both geniuses to communicate with each other by voice.
Instead they used Morse Code, tapping messages on each
others’ knees. People looked at them, not knowing what
they were talking about.

A SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER
Some cities have ASL-fluent police officers that work
with the deaf. Some cities have a special police unit
that work with the deaf.
And yet, some other cities have police officers that
make it a point to show interest in the deaf, despite
no background with the deaf.
One such city if Jacksonville, Illinois – where Illinois
School for the Deaf is located.
The special police officer was Joe Tapscott. He worked with
the deaf for years until he retired recently.

DEALING WITH A GESTURE-IMPAIRED HEARING PERSON
There are always hearing people that just do not understand
“easy to follow” gestures.
A deaf person placed an order at a fast food eatery. The
sauce was supposed to come with the order, but it didn’t.
There was no picture of the sauce on the fast food
menu for the deaf person to point to. There was also no
bins of sauce laying around behind the counter for the deaf
person to point to.
No matter how self explanatory a series of gestures would do,
the hearing person would still not understand. Then one more
gesture was made and the hearing person thought he understood.
He brought a slice of toast, thinking it was what the deaf
person was ordering.
Just cannot win with these gesture-impaired hearing people!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

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

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:

Michigan Deaf Association , Inc

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mideaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

“the more you hassle me about the hearing aid, the
more I won’t wear it”

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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 in Fiji ran a story that said:

Deaf girl gets second chance at hearing

Upon reading the newspaper story, it was learned that
she was born deaf.

If she was born deaf, then how is she getting a second
chance at hearing????

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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!

A team of researchers at University of Iowa said they have
discovered a protein in the inner ear that may have been
the cause of Usher syndrome. The offending protein is
called harmonin. This finding was published in
Nature Neuroscience.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are we seeing deaf organizations and organizations
that work with deaf constantly at war with each other?

A. Crab Theory.

to read what this is all about, visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/x16102.xml

then
click on:
General & Deaf Research Help

then
click on:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about deaf culture

then
click on:
Crab Theory

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: 

Going out to a restaurant is fun, for me it both enjoyable and frustrating.

The restaurants are always dark, except for McDonalds, Wendy’s, etc.

People who have Usher Syndrome, need more time to adjust to the dark environment.

Reading menu is a difficult task. There are some good restaurants
that you can ask for large print menus.

You will find them mostly with large chain restaurants like
Cracker barrel, Olive Garden, etc.

So next time when you go to the restaurant, ask for large print menu! 

Some do have Braille Menu.

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 captions are permanently turned on all TV
sets (no way to turn it off)

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DeafHistory:

Year 1913 – a bookbinding company in New York City
refused to hire the deaf even though they have
learned this craft at a school for the deaf that
taught vocational courses. The rationale was that
they cannot use the telephone to verify the number
of pages being bound. An angry deaf activist used
his powers of persuasion to convince the employer
to hire the deaf and to waive the telephone requirement.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

17

deaf senior housing complex – the first in Michigan.

According to the organization, there are only 17 such housing facilities in the U.S

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DeafLibrary Resources

this article was written by Dr. Frank Lala

http://deafdigest.com/deafnotadisability/

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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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Press Release of the Week

Bay Area Asian Deaf Association is hosting an event
on Saturday August 27, 2011 at
Union City, CA

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

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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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Employment Opening
Registered Nurse, Contractual
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: Provide direct basic and in-depth nursing care services to individuals in their own homes throughout the Eastern Shore with a team of direct care staff.  Carry out medical directives from various physicians and ensure the medical need of individuals are met and that they remain as healthy and safe as possible.

Requirements: Current Registered Nurse license with the State of Maryland or an acceptable multi-state license to practice as well as current CPR training is required.  Two or more years nursing experience preferred. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in the field of deafness and developmental disabilities.  ASL is highly recommended and candidate must be comfortable with individuals who use sign language to communicate. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Position Classification:  Contractual.

Schedule:  Up to 15 hours per week.  On call 24/7 for emergencies.

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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position opening
Client Advocate
Hearing Speech & Deafness Center
Seattle, WA

HOURS:  Full time, exempt

REPORTING TO:  Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

OFFICE LOCATION:  Seattle

MAIN PURPOSE:
Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind clients in Region 4&6:  King, Snohomish, north of Bremerton in Kitsap (not including Bremerton), Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

MAIN TASKS:   
Provide client assistance and advocacy in dealing with public and private
agencies in Region 4 & 6 through peer counseling and the development
and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or
independent living barriers.

Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human  
service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication  
access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.  

Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with    
governmental and community organizations, and agencies providing  
resources for clients.

Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing people concerning government, legal,
communication, community, cultural and self-advocacy issues.

Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC.

Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the
lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing in the communities served.
Prepare monthly reports on services provided.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluent in ASL and good computer skills required.  Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields.  Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.  Demonstrated skills in case management and peer counseling. Proficient in written English and the
ability to collect and monitor data.  Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff.  Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed.  
Drivers license and accessible vehicle preferred.   

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.
4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98122

Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.org

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.
Further information:  E-mail to mailto:abelo@hsdc.org

EMPLOYMENT AT WILL

HSDC maintains an employment at will relationship with its employees.  Both parties are free to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason.   

HSDC IS AN EOE
HSDC is an EOE.  HSDC hires, procures, and provides services
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender  marital status, ancestry, national origin, age, political ideology, gender orientation, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.   

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job announcement
Director of Community Relations
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time Exempt

This position plans, coordinates, and implements the community relations activities and fund development program for the organization. Responsibilities also include supervision of staff and volunteers in the Community Relations department. This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Participate with the Executive Director and board to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive media relations, development and marketing plan, including benchmarks and goals.
– Supervise and coordinate all development projects of DCARA including annual appeals, campaigns, donor projects, donor cultivation, recognition, major gifts, planned giving and special events.
– Coordinate all aspects of media relations within DCARA including maximizing social media visibility and the development of promotional materials, press releases, newsletters, website, and video clips.
– Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
– Enforce and comply with all relevant fundraising regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards of non- profit organizations to donors, and ensures compliance with code of ethics principles for fundraising executives.
– Develop, revise and manage the department budget for media relations, donor development, volunteer program, special events, and publications.
– Provide staff support to the DCARA Board subcommittee on Fundraising.
– Represent the agency at public functions.
– Other tasks as delegated by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism, Public Administration, Marketing or other related field plus three to five years previous work experience, emphasis in communications preferred
– Experience in supervision and management as well as fund development
– Demonstrated organizational, analytical, writing and computer skills, including MS Windows software
– Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to initiate projects independently.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language and English.
– Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people. – Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/ weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 31,  2011 at 12:00pm PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send an application (available http://www.dcara.org/jobs ), cover letter, three references and resume to:

DCARA Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

or mailto:hr@dcara.org

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the school.

To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as required.

To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.
Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of Deaf students. Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an EOE 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 Advertisement
Executive Director
New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.
For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 – 22 August 2011

DeafDigest Blue – August 21, 2011

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

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/soccertickets/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/comcastoffice/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/oraldays/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salaries/

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New VibraLite® 12 Vibrating Watches at Harris Communications

The new VibraLite® 12 Vibrating Watches have 12 daily alarm settings,
giving you more options for customizing the notifications you
receive. Set reminders for daily tasks, such as leaving for work or
taking medication. Alerting options include vibration, sound or both.
In addition, there are two countdown timers and an hourly alert
option.

With an extra large, easy-to-read display and an EL light to see in
the dark, you will find a VibraLite® 12 Watch extremely useful for
keeping you on schedule throughout the day.

The VibraLite 12 is available in six styles of watches/watchbands
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To see the complete line of VibraLite® 12 watches, go to:
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or email us at:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

Helene Oppenheimer, not deaf, is a sculptor in
Southern California. Her work focuses on the disabled, especially the deaf. Over the years she has fashioned over 40 sign language sculptures. A big reason for her interest in the deaf is because of deafness that have
surrounded her – a husband who is an interpreter,
a handyman who is deaf and a neighbor who is deaf.

Cochlear, the world’s biggest CI manufacturer, with
70 percent market share, is worried about its future
despite increasing profits and problems competitor
Advanced Bionics is having! Why the worry? Because
Cochlear is a single product company – in other words
putting all eggs into one basket.

– Very Hot News

What are the hot issues among interpreters? State
certification issues – especially in Michigan
and in Washington, DC. Another is interpreters needing
to know how to work with CI students. These topics
were bandied around at the recent RID Conference.

– Sunday August 14th

The Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services, Farmington, Michigan,
is hoping to launch the nation’s 18th deaf senior citizens
housing unit. This agency is now busy raising funds to make
this venture possible.

– Monday August 15th

Christine J Willette, Rothschild, Wisconsin, is probably
the most important person we never heard of. She was elected
as director of the National Court Reporters Association.
This group is responsible for standards that real-time
and CART captioners follow so that we, the deaf, could
easily read the captions on the screen.

– Tuesday August 16th

A New York judge turned down the request by New York City government to take down all of its
15,000 alarm boxes. Reason is that it would prevent
the deaf from using the box in case of emergencies.

– Wednesday August 17th

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission is asking the deaf for their comments on
captions with focus on captioning errors.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position announcement
Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Program Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-2395
Date Posted: 8/1/2011

Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

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

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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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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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COMPARING PAST ORAL STORIES
DeafDigest editor, himself a graduate from a deaf oral
school had a long chat with a friend, himself a graduate
of another deaf oral school.
What did they talk about? Laughing and crying over
these “horrible” days at oral schools. Examples were
teachers hitting signing students’ hands with rulers
punishing signers by not letting them go on field trips;
forcing them to lipread hearing speakers at school
assemblies, forced to give oral speeches at
school assemblies, etc, etc.
Many of us laugh over our past oral days, but some
still cry over these days. Very sad.

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

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New York Deaf Theatre, Ltd

The Board of NYDT
seeks
Artistic Director 

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

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COMPLAINING ABOUT HIGH SALARIES
There are some deaf people that complain that interpreters
earn high salaries.
They earn high salaries because they are very good at
interpreting.
Best doctors, best attorneys, best accountants, etc all
earn high salaries.
If salaries are low, we, the deaf, may be stuck with
lousy interpreting services!
So, please think twice before complaining.

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

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of each DeafDigest edition)

AN UNUSUAL DEAF-OWNED RESTAURANT IN BUDA
Buda is a small town within easy driving distance of
Austin, Texas. This town advertises itself as the
Outdoor Capital Of Texas.
There is an unusual restaurant in Buda. The name of
the restaurant – ViUDA Bistro is unusual. The arrangement
is unusual in that this restaurant shares space with a
hearing-owned breakfast/lunch place. The restaurant
hours is unusual in that it is open only on weekends.
And one recent dish is unusual – Yak meat. And the name
of one dish is unusual – The Corruption.
So far it is doing pretty good. Paul Rutkowski, a former
deaf relay executive, owns it, and the deaf chef is Kurt
Ramborger, a veteran of 17 years in the restaurant business.
The staff – sous chef, line cook and a dishwasher are
all deaf.

A DEAF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN DURING THE DEPRESSION
During the Roaring Twenties, there was a successful businessman
in a small town, who was deaf.
Alfred Granger, a deaf man, was a peanut vendor in Clyde, Ohio, a small town.
Alfred could not speak but was able to gesture to communicate
with his customers that wanted to purchase freshly-roasted
peanuts.
A small book is being written in his honor.

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A NEW PRIEST FOR THE DEAF IN MILWAUKEE
There are just about 10 deaf priests that serve the
deaf. The latest one is a new one – Father Christopher Klusman,
who splits his time between the St. Roman Catholic Church
in Milwaukee and a new ministry he is trying to establish.
This position poses challenges not because he is deaf
but because of the scandal that practically destroyed
St John’s School for the Deaf.
So far he has made a great impression on the deaf in
the area.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Some hearing people believe that if they shout, and make a lot of gestures, they can make themselves
understood without help of an interpreter!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite CART in a
high school or university setting, you will find that remote CART
also has many advantages. 

For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into the classroom
and connect via the Internet with a CART provider who is located at
some other location.  There would be a microphone or microphones in
the classroom so that the CART provider could hear what was going on
over a phone line or Internet connection.

One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes more
affordable because you do not have the travel time and setup involved
as you would with onsite CART. 

If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes remote
CART is easier because the CART provider does not have to move all of
the CART equipment from one location to another location.  Everything
onsite is done by the student, so there is no outside person involved
onsite.

Another advantage is if you do not have an experienced CART provider
in your area, any CART provider anywhere in the country could cover
the assignment.  It could be especially helpful in a rural area where
there are no CART providers.

THESE CASTLE ART SLEUTHS
The way it is in the art world, artists become more famous dead than alive.
Seems the hottest dead artist right now is James Castle,
who passed away in 1977. He never aspired for a big time
career in art; he was merely content to do a lot of doodling
on things in a house – table, chair, doors, etc – on “junk”
paper and “junk” drawing material.
Oh, Castle, who attended Idaho School for the Deaf and
Blind, never learned to read or write and lived out his
78 years in isolation. While he was deaf he never made friends
in the deaf community.
Right now the sleuths, at the Fogg Museum’s Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies on the campus of
Harvard University, are studying how Castle was able to do
the work that he did on “junk” stuff.
Full story is at:
http://harvardmagazine.com/2011/09/high-tech-art-sleuthing
One of Castle’s drawings is at:
http://deafdigest.com/castledoorknob/

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

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 lonely deaf man, lived all his life in Cooperstown, NY
after graduating from New York State School for the Deaf.
Since the Baseball Hall of Fame is located in Cooperstown,
quite a few deaf baseball fans visit the museum every year.
During a quiet night in the winter time, a deaf couple,
after visiting the baseball museum, went to a restaurant
for dinner. Town locals told the lonely deaf man that
a deaf couple was dining in the restaurant. Suddenly
he entered the restaurant, located the dining couple,
and without as much as introducing himself, sat down
and jumped into the conversation!

next week – another example

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Team of researchers from Vanderbilt University Australia’s University of Sydney is saying that
hearing people that take Vitamin A and E Supplements
may be able to prolong their hearing into their
senior citizen years.

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The Deaf and the Law:

An agency did not return the results of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment exam that a classroom
interpreter took. The angry interpreter filed a lawsuit
and won a monetary award. It compensated for the
loss of interpreting job and loss of income because of
the results the agency would not furnish.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If you are deaf and wish to emigrate to Australia, don’t even
think of trying. Making the newspapers was the story of a family
denied visa application to live in Australia. Reason was one of
the children was deaf.
Keep in mind that Australia denied visas for a group of
visiting deaf foreigners wanting to attend the World Federation
of the Deaf some time back.
We always thought Australia was one of these free nations of
the world?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Doing dental work with high speed tools may be hazardous
for hearing dentists, but not for deaf dentists!
Noise generated by these tools may cause deafness among
some of the hearing dentists. Not so with the already-deaf
dentists.
This conclusion was reached by the Oregon Health & Science
University and the School of Dentistry.
It is not a problem with DeafDigest’s personal dentist,
for Dr. Steven Rattner is deaf. So is his dental associate
Bo A. Byun.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When there are late-deafened people blaming loud music
for their hearing loss, are they telling the truth?

Some of them may have had hearing loss while growing up,
but denying it, but are so quick to blame it on loud
music.

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Wife thought husband said:
please bring me a glass of water

Husband actually said:
please bring me a fly swatter

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

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Press Release of the Week

NSF Awards RIT/NTID $4.45 Million to Create a National Center of Excellence

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidaward/

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Position Description
Director of Curriculum & Assessment
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Overall Purpose:
To ensure students at the New York School for the Deaf receive a
rigorous education that maximizes their academic success in all
subject areas.

General Qualifications:
– Fluent in ASL
– Fluent in English
– Knowledge of bilingual philosophy and application in the
classroom
– Effective and positive interpersonal skills
– Ability to structure time and management of multiple
priorities
– Knowledge and experience in curriculum implementation
– Evidence of taking leadership positions over the past 3
years
– Passion for increasing student learning
– Knowledge of laws and policies regarding the IEP process

Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge and experience in using the coaching process
– Evidence of data driven decision-making skills
– Knowledge of Professional Learning Communities
– Knowledge of adult learning theory

Required Experience / Certification:
– Hold or be eligible for a New York teaching license and
appropriate certification
– Master’s degree in Deaf Education   (Preferred: degree in
curriculum development, research, or assessment)
– Five years teaching experience

Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator’s Roles and Responsibilities:
40% In the classroom:  collaborative planning, coaching, model
teaching, classroom observations and giving feedback to teachers on
effective instructional and assessment practices

30%    Curriculum alignment and monitoring

20%    Assessment coordination, progress monitoring, and materials /
intervention resource

10%    Research and data analysis

Curriculum Purpose Statement: 
The Director of Curriculum & Assessment will positively impact
student achievement through support, training, coaching and
mentoring, which builds school and teacher capacity to increase
classroom achievement.

Curriculum Qualifications:
– Experience with curriculum alignment and implementation
– Experience implementing successful techniques for classroom
organization and effective instruction
– Ability to work well with people; demonstrate and maintain
productive and positive interpersonal skills.
– Demonstrated teacher leadership skills.
– Demonstrated success in communicating effectively with
teachers, principals, parents, students, and paraprofessionals.
– Ability to serve as a resource in a way that is skillful,
reliable, and accessible.
– Ability to think flexibly and to adapt work to the needs of
teachers, and in a way that improves student learning
– Ability to lead teams to develop goals for improving
student achievement.
– Ability to lead training and coaching in teaching
strategies, differentiation, classroom management, effective
instruction, data driven instruction

Curriculum Essential Functions:
– Monitor and support teachers in implementing new
curriculum.
– Support teachers in using evidence-based instructional
strategies.
– Lead literacy development and best practices through
supervision of the School’s Literacy Specialist
– Work directly with teachers in school to provide classroom
demonstrations in rigorous standards-based teaching.
– Focus on enhancing teachers’ abilities to provide
instruction that builds students’ literacy skills and content
knowledge, is academically rigorous, addresses the curriculum
standards and enhances students’ engagement and ownership of their
learning.
– Collaborate with teachers to determine approaches that best
meet individual student needs.
– Observe teachers as they implement changes in instructional
approaches and provide feedback.
– Assist teachers with integrating literacy practices into
their content instruction.
– Recommend curriculum adjustments to meet the special
learning needs of individual children.
– Lead proposed and ongoing curriculum development projects.

Please send your resume to mailto:employment@nysd.net or fax it to (914) 949-2331.

NYSD is an EEO/AA Employer

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position opening
Part-Time Deaf Independent Living Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Program
Center for Living & Working, Inc
Worcester, MA

Title: Part-Time Deaf Independent Living Specialist Report to: Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Responsibilities:
1. Conduct initial intake/assessment for Deaf consumer.
2. Provide Deaf Independent Living skills training to consumers.
3. Develop and review Independent Living plans with consumers and set appropriate goals.
4. Provide information and referral to consumers and other service providers as needed.
5. Provide peer counseling.
6. Visit consumers at their homes.
7. Advocate for individual consumers and for Deaf Independent Living Services in general.
8. Provide emergency intervention for consumers as needed.
9. Attend in-service workshops and other meetings and conferences when appropriate.
10. Work with DHILS preparing Community Education Presentations for consumers
11. Perform other duties as assigned by the DHILS Director.
12. Maintain accurate records of all services provided on designated report forms; submit those forms as requested.
13. Work with interns from colleges.

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor of Science in Human Services or 2 years of related experience preferred.
2. Fluency in American Sign Language.
3. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues relating to deaf issues.
4. Effective interpersonal, communication and written skills.
5. Ability to cope during stressful situations.
6. Knowledge of Independent Living Skills.
7. Ability to handle paperwork demands and able to meet deadlines.
8. Background experience and/or willingness to be involved with the Deaf Community.
9. Own means or transportation required.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: mailto:opsearch@centerlw.org or fax to: 508-797-4015.

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position opening
Residential Supervisor
Tucson Residence Foundation
Tucson, AZ

Tucson Residence Foundation is seeking a FT Supervisor to manage two residential sites serving individuals with developmental and hearing disabilities.  Experience with the Developmental Disabilities and/or management as well as knowledge of American Sign Language is required. TRF offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. EOE.

Please submit resume to or apply at:

Tucson Residence Foundation
115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program: DHH Intensive Mental Health Program for Adolescent and Child Treatment (DHH IMPACT)

position located at Faribault, Minnesota

TYPE: Fulltime 40 hours per week during the school year (Late August to early June); off in summer

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Volunteers of America of Minnesota Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program is seeking a full time professional to conduct individual, group, and family therapeutic skills sessions with participants involved in a program serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children.  All work is done under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional.  Clients are between the ages 5-22 with mental health and behavioral concerns.

This is a collaborative program of VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics and the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD). The DHH IMPACT Program is located on the campus of MSAD in Faribault, MN.  This position is fulltime during the academic year with summers off.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
– Master’s Level mental health practitioner
– Proficiency in ASL and strong knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind culture
– Strong communication and writing skills
– Strong computer skills
– Basic math skills
– Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy, and flexibility
– Direct experience in programming for children with mental health disorders is preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Competitive salary and benefits
No relocation dollars are extended

AA/EOE

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.voamn.org

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Science Teacher (High School)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcscience/

– Secondary Department Secretary
http://deafdigest.com/secondarysecretary/

– ASL Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/tlcaslspecialist/

– Head & Assistant Coaching (Basketball. Cheerleading, Volleyball, Soccer)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcheadcoach/
http://deafdigest.com/tlcassistantcoach/

– Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator
http://deafdigest.com/tlcintensive/

– Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/waldenchildcare/

Please apply online or send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: (508) 875-3355

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

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

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position opening
President/Chief Administrative Officer
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, FL

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

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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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Job Announcement
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

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

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

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

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position opening
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

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

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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 – 17 August 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 17, 2011

— A big deaf role in winning a major American horse race

In standardbred racing, the biggest race is the Hambletonian.
It is like Kentucky Derby in horse racing, Indy 500
in car racing, Super Bowl in NFL, etc, etc. In this
year’s Hambletonian, the horse, Broad Bahn won the
race. Helping Broad Bahn win this race was Risa Tanaka.
She is deaf and is the groom/caretaker of the horse,
tending to his needs 24 hours a day. She works closely
with the driver and the trainer as a team to get Broad
Bahn ready for all races.

To get an idea of what is standardbred racing,
look at right side of:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardbred_horse

 

— Are you confused with the FCC new rules on 800 numbers?

The FCC explanations were not clear and were confusing.
But this hopefully may be a clarification on both VRS
and IP calls:

PAST – you got a 800 number from your relay provider.
Your hearing friends can make free long distance calls to you
through a relay provider, using your 800 relay number

PRESENT – FCC says no more; hearing friends cannot use your
800 number to make free long distance calls to you through
a relay provider

FUTURE – If you own a 800 number that you paid, you could forward
incoming calls to your VP number so hearing friends can make
free relay 800 calls to you”.

 

— Sign Language Law Firm

A law firm in Lancashire, in the northern part of England,
has asked its staff members to learn sign language so that
they can advise deaf clients on their legal matters. This
law firm, operated by founder Saimina J Virmani, says
it will be the first law firm in United Kingdom to work
with the deaf.

 

— To be deaf or to be blind, like using a light switch!

Actress Azita Ghanizada, not deaf, is playing a role in
a new Syfy TV series – “Alphas.” In that role she will be
a person of a “special abilities” meaning she will be either
deaf or blind. In other words when she uses her super-vision,
she becomes deaf, but when she uses her super-hearing, she
becomes blind – just a like light switch!

— Deaf auto mechanic has advantage over hearing auto mechanic

Daniel Lethcoe is deaf and is attending automotive classes in
Elizabethton, Tennessee. He hopes to become an automobile mechanic.
After classes he goes to a Toyota dealership to work on auto
repairs. The Toyota auto repair supervisor said that Daniel’s
deafness is an advantage because he can feel the vibrations
that hearing mechanics do not know about! Of course if Daniel
has to ask a hearing mechanic about engine noises. It all
comes out even.

 

— New Mexico Commission for Deaf & HOH seeks Executive Director

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

DeafDigest – 15 August 2011

DeafDigest Gold – August 14, 2011

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shopsignlanguage/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafpitcher/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cutegrandchild/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafclubcops/

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Do Everything with the Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm]

The Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm] is a 7″ touchscreen mobile tablet that takes multi-tasking to the extreme. Read a book, take pictures, video conference, watch movies, email, post to Facebook or surf the Web, with no desk required.

Cutting-edge technology includes Swype[tm], TouchWiz 3.0 and Android 2.3

Now only $199.99 after $230 instant savings. (Eligible upgrade or new line activation and 2 year agreement required.) Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Samsung Galaxy Tab[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_DDG081411

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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Contact us today!

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HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

What has become of the famed Mystic Oral School (Connecticut),
which closed for good in 1980? Over the years the 100 acre
land has been home to a high tech business, a day care center,
a firefighter training academy, a field for local high
school athletic teams, a gymnastics program, a dancing
program and a swimming pool. It was a newspaper story
when the swimming pool was slated for closing, thus
upsetting hundreds of swimmers that use this facility.
For years the Mystic School has produced many leaders
that served the deaf community on local and state levels.

Sammi Trist, a deaf woman from Liverpool, United Kingdom
had ambitions of becoming either a police officer
or a firefighter or a paramedic. She was not able to
achieve either of these goals – but she is in a field
that she loves doing – as a State Emergency Service
volunteer. She does things like sawing off a tree that
toppled over a roof, steering a boat through the floods,
pulling out a dog trapped behind water pipes, etc, etc.

– Very Hot News

Was it really a confrontation or a non-confrontation between deaf parents and hearing board members of
Indiana School for the Deaf? The deaf parents feared
the hearing board members would vote to scrap ASL
in favor of oral education. Well, it was reported that the board agreed to retain ASL and to enhance
the bi-bi program. So far, so good.

– Thursday August 11th

Dispute among interpreters detracting from the seriousness
of a murder trial taking place in St Paul, Minnesota?
Well, the interpreting by a certified deaf interpreter has
been challenged by other hearing interpreters within the
same courtroom! DeafDigest is afraid that if no two
interpreters agree on what the defendant was really saying,
then the murder trial would be compromised.

– Friday August 12th

Two deaf students at Daytona State College, a junior college
in Florida, filed a lawsuit, accusing the administration of
not serving them with their communication needs. The college
has denied these accusations – but the new president, who
only assumed office recently, said she would look into this
matter.

– Saturday August 13th

For years, the U.S. Postal Service discriminated against
deaf job-seekers. Yes, we had a few deaf people in the
postal service years back, but in most cases, it was
impossible. This changed sometime in the late sixties
and early seventies when the employment doors opened
to the deaf. We probably have several thousand deaf
employees. Will this change? There was an announcement
that the postal service wants to cut 120,000 jobs and
to stop federal health plans. It is very scary and
hopefully our postal service unions will fight to save jobs for our deaf friends.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Georgia Department of Education has restructured
the way their two schools for the deaf (and one school
for the blind) is being governed. Kenney Moore will
oversee the three school set up; Vanessa Robisch will
direct the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf as the
principal; likewise with Leslie Jackson at Georgia
School for the Deaf.

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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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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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For more information call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at
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A CUTE HEARING GRANDCHILD
A deaf husband and wife both have a cute hearing
grandchild from their hearing daughter.
The cute child knows that her grandparents are
deaf – but she thinks everyone is deaf. When she
grows up she then realizes there are deaf people
and there are hearing people!

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

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

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Announcement

Deaf History International Conference

July 24th to 29th, 2012

Toronto, Canada

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

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COPS AT DEAF CLUB SOCIAL EVENTS?
There was a short story in a newspaper in England
about two police officers that attended a social
event at a deaf club.
Why were the cops at the deaf club? This is
puzzling because most deaf people at club events
are well behaved while having fun socializing
with their friends.
Maybe England is different from USA?

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

(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.

*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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TOP TEN COMPANIES THAT ARE HIRING
Every day, the AOL website runs a slideshow of top
news. And it will feature “Top 10 Companies Hiring This Week”.
What we do not see is this:

Top 10 Companies Hiring The Deaf This Week

Just something DeafDigest wishes that AOL would do.

OUR DEAF PHOTOGRAPHERS
A newspaper article said there are 152,000 photographers
in USA, but that there are just a few professional photographers
that can capture quality pictures.
One such professional photographer, who is deaf, is Michael
Pimentel, Fremont, CA. His specialty is sports and he works on
assignment for big time media outlets. He’s currently on contract
with AllState Sugar Bowl Committee to take photos of the Super Bowl
on January 2nd and then a week later, the BCS championship game,
both in New Orleans. Been at it for ten years.
He also takes pictures of California and Stanford teams in
all sports. He quipped:

I will be shooting both rival schools!

To take a look at his pictures, go to:
http://michaelpimentel.com/photo/

DIFFERENT STATES, DIFFERENT VOCATIONAL REHAB RULES
No two states have the same rules and procedures for
Vocational Rehabilitation counselors when working with
deaf clients that are students at schools for the deaf.
Examples are:

– State A
counselors are not permitted to contact students until
they graduate

– State B
counselors are not permitted to contact students until
they become final semester seniors

– State C
counselors are permitted to contact students at any time
during their high school years

Information re above was provided by a retired
vocational rehabilitation counselor that worked in these
three above mentioned states.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

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

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:

Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf, Inc

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/msad/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too tired to put on the hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

a non-hearing person

is it saying he is not a deaf person, but a non-hearing
person? Confusing? Very certainly so!

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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!

Apple is saying that its new iOS 5 application
may help make speech recognition better and would
work with hearing aids. It is just in the beta
mode right now.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Years ago the Commission on Education of the Deaf
made a list of 52 recommendations? What happened?

a. Said a former educator at several schools for
the deaf:

We are not able to make a dent in the politics
of Deaf Education.

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: 

Vacation time! 

Going to the beach at the ocean is our family’s favorite vacation.

I love to go to the beach, to read books, relax, build sand castles,
and take a dip in the ice cold ocean!

My bare feet are a problem because I overlook rocks, bumps, shells, etc.

I suggest wearing water shoes which can be walked in the water,
which will protect our toes.

Don’t forget the beach toys!

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 DOT will realize the error of its ways and
allow the deaf to drive trucks on interstate
highways

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DeafHistory:

Year 1911 – the Board of Education of Traverse City, Michigan
agreed not to pay the salary of a teacher of the deaf. Reason
was the law which required school to be open for nine full
months before the teacher could be paid.

(not sure if this is a mainstreamed program or if it refers
to Michigan School for the Deaf; the story was not too clear
about it)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

different ASL signs one of the past ASL apes was able
to learn

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DeafLibrary Resources

A to Z on what the deaf can do and what the deaf are
http://deafdigest.com/deafcandoatoz/

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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.

* For more information, send E-mail to
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position opening
Client Advocate
Hearing Speech & Deafness Center
Seattle, WA

HOURS:  Full time, exempt

REPORTING TO:  Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

OFFICE LOCATION:  Seattle

MAIN PURPOSE:
Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind clients in Region 4&6:  King, Snohomish, north of Bremerton in Kitsap (not including Bremerton), Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

MAIN TASKS:   
Provide client assistance and advocacy in dealing with public and private
agencies in Region 4 & 6 through peer counseling and the development
and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or
independent living barriers.

Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human  
service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication  
access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.  

Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with    
governmental and community organizations, and agencies providing  
resources for clients.

Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing people concerning government, legal,
communication, community, cultural and self-advocacy issues.

Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC.

Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the
lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing in the communities served.
Prepare monthly reports on services provided.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluent in ASL and good computer skills required.  Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields.  Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.  Demonstrated skills in case management and peer counseling. Proficient in written English and the
ability to collect and monitor data.  Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff.  Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed.  
Drivers license and accessible vehicle preferred.   

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.
4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98122

Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.org

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.
Further information:  E-mail to mailto:abelo@hsdc.org

EMPLOYMENT AT WILL

HSDC maintains an employment at will relationship with its employees.  Both parties are free to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason.   

HSDC IS AN EOE
HSDC is an EOE.  HSDC hires, procures, and provides services
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender  marital status, ancestry, national origin, age, political ideology, gender orientation, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.   

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job announcement
Director of Community Relations
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time Exempt

This position plans, coordinates, and implements the community relations activities and fund development program for the organization. Responsibilities also include supervision of staff and volunteers in the Community Relations department. This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Participate with the Executive Director and board to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive media relations, development and marketing plan, including benchmarks and goals.
– Supervise and coordinate all development projects of DCARA including annual appeals, campaigns, donor projects, donor cultivation, recognition, major gifts, planned giving and special events.
– Coordinate all aspects of media relations within DCARA including maximizing social media visibility and the development of promotional materials, press releases, newsletters, website, and video clips.
– Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
– Enforce and comply with all relevant fundraising regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards of non- profit organizations to donors, and ensures compliance with code of ethics principles for fundraising executives.
– Develop, revise and manage the department budget for media relations, donor development, volunteer program, special events, and publications.
– Provide staff support to the DCARA Board subcommittee on Fundraising.
– Represent the agency at public functions.
– Other tasks as delegated by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism, Public Administration, Marketing or other related field plus three to five years previous work experience, emphasis in communications preferred
– Experience in supervision and management as well as fund development
– Demonstrated organizational, analytical, writing and computer skills, including MS Windows software
– Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to initiate projects independently.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language and English.
– Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people. – Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/ weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 31,  2011 at 12:00pm PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send an application (available http://www.dcara.org/jobs ), cover letter, three references and resume to:

DCARA Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

or mailto:hr@dcara.org

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the school.

To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as required.

To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.
Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of Deaf students. Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

RSD is an EOE 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 Advertisement
Executive Director
New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.
For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 – 15 August 2011

DeafDigest Blue – August 14, 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/medicalinterpreter/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asllearn/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/soccertickets/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/comcastoffice/

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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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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 Royal Teets, a long
time teacher and coach at Oregon School for the Deaf
who departed us. As a football coach he led the school
to the only two conference championships in its history (1965 and 1967).

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to former New York
governor Hugh Carey, who departed us. Yes, he was
not deaf – but if it was not for him, there may be
no NTID on the RIT campus in Rochester, NY! As a
congressman in Washington, DC, he sponsored a bill
to create NTID. The bill passed. NTID president
Gerry Buckley said:

He was a person who believed in opportunities and he saw this as a unique opportunity for deaf people

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Elmer
Dillingham, not deaf, who departed us. As a career
educator of the deaf, his last position was president
of Florida School for the Deaf and Blind; he was
also a past superintendent of Eastern North Carolina
School for the Deaf and an administrator at North
Carolina school for the Deaf.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The task force reviewing the goals and mission of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind recommended that
the agency move from Ogden to Salt Lake City and that
the advisory board be given more powers. And that
the superintendent Steve Noyce’s status was changed
from contract to at-will.

Linda Campbell, who is deaf, knows a lot about ocean eco-systems,
and is sharing her knowledge as a professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. She lectures in sign language with an
interpreter at her side. It is said that the number of deaf
professors in Canada is less than the number of fingers on
one’s hand. Years back, she was busy, as a competitive fencer,
battling against Canada’s best fencers!

– Very Hot News

The North Florida District of Optimist International has inducted Bob Thomson into its Hall of Fame. Bob is deaf. As a young man he was a member of the Motor City Association of the Deaf (Michigan) basketball team. He and four other teammates were traveling to Pittsburgh in one car for a tournament at Pittsburgh. The highways were snowy, and there was an accident. Four members of the team were killed. Bob was the sole survivor. The other car arrived at the designation, unaware of what happened. This accident, taking place in December 1961, was the worst tragedy in history of Deaf Sports. While grieving for the loss of his teammates, he moved on and earned a graduate degree at Gallaudet. And then made it a career working with the deaf in various capacities, the last one at Florida School
for the Deaf and Blind until he retired.

A picture of Thomson is at:
http://deafdigest.com/thomson/

– Sunday August 7th

Artist Lolette Smith, not deaf, is a mother of a
deaf woman, and formerly taught at Missouri School
for the Deaf before focusing on art. Her latest
theme – Frozen Sound – is being displayed at
a gallery in Durban, South Africa. She wants the
world to understand how the deaf perceive things
without sound.

– Monday August 8th

Deaf British comedian Steve Day, in an interview
with a newspaper reporter said he thinks he’s the
only deaf comedian in the United Kingdom and that
if there were others, then he knows nothing about
them.

– Tuesday August 9th

The American Airlines has started a new service
for its passengers, a streaming video, as Entertainment
on Demand. This is for Boeing 767-200 passengers.
Not a single word was mentioned on whether these
videos would be captioned (or even subtitled)?

– Wednesday August 10th

Which local government in England is the best as
far as serving the needs of the deaf is concerned?
It would be the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council,
according to the Louder than Words advocacy group.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position announcement
Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Program Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-2395
Date Posted: 8/1/2011

Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

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

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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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A SOCCER GAME IN AFRICA
Soccer is a popular sport in Africa. Many Africans watch
soccer games. Some of them try to watch the game free
without paying for the game tickets.
This was a problem with one soccer team. The ticket
sellers are always arguing with the fans that wanted free
tickets.
The team had an idea. They hired deaf people to sell
tickets.
The hearing fans were stuck. They could not argue about
free tickets with these deaf ticket sellers. As a result
there were no free tickets.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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The Association of Late-Deafened Adults

hosts ALDAcon

Indianapolis, IN

on

October 26-30

please visit:
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STRANGE WAITING LINES AT COMCAST OFFICE
DeafDigest editor went to the Comcast office
this week to get a new TV digital remote.
There were three window signs – one for
disabled customers, one for senior citizens
and the other for regular customers.
There was a long line at the disabled customers
window. There also was a long line at the senior
citizens window. But there was no waiting line
at the window for regular customers.
Guess where did DeafDigest editor go to?
Of course, for the regular customers.
Why? DeafDigest editor hates to wait in a long
line!

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

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

EMOTIONAL ISSUES WITH SIGN LANGUAGE APES
Is it wise to teach an ape some sign language just for the
sake of social experimentation?
Years ago, DeafDigest editor visited a facility where an ape
was taught ASL. The deaf handler confided in DeafDigest editor
that his ape did not really enjoy being forced to learn ASL
under controlled conditions. The lab director did not want
DeafDigest editor to visit the facility but relented.
And now this, there was a story about another ape that
learned 100 signs – but had so many problems with handlers.
As a result, for humane reasons, this ape was released to
an animal sanctuary.
Said a spokesperson on behalf of the apes:

At a minimum, they should have the rights to life, liberty, and protection
from torture that we grant to all members of our own species, regardless
of their intellectual abilities.

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COMCAST DIVERSITY AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY?
When Comcast took majority control of NBC a while back,
diversity became an issue with several hearing Hispanic
groups. They wanted to make sure Comcast was fully
committed to diversity. A meeting took place and a memorandum
of agreement was reached.
Comcast leaving us, the deaf, out as far as diversity
is concerned? Perhaps we all yawned when the Comcast purchase
took place whereas other hearing groups suddenly became
concerned?
Never know!

DECIBELS IN DEAFNESS
What are decibels to us, both deaf and hearing?
As an example, 66 dB means two people, standing three
feet apart, can hear each other’s voices.
Actually it can be more complicated but this is just an
example of what it means.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a hearing speaker would start saying something, and
backtracking, would start all over again and then
go back and forth without really completing his
talk!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation
(CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting,
now you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote
CART.  There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these
options.

Onsite CART is when the CART provider is physically present in the
classroom with the student.  The CART provider connects his or her
steno machine to a laptop computer which is placed in front of the
student, and the student is able to read what the CART provider is
writing to the laptop screen.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the CART provider
can see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom.  It is
oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the
person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.

If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an
onsite CART provider can see what is being referred to and fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the
CART provider and the user of these services.  A facial expression, a
nod of the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate
communication.  An onsite CART provider could be a great advantage
when having a small-group discussion.  

NURSES AT SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
A newspaper in Omaha ran a story on nurses at Iowa School
for the Deaf. For all practical purposes, what the nurses do
at the Iowa school is pretty much the same for other schools
for the deaf.
What do nurses do? Just give out medication for ailing
deaf kids and apply bandages on those that skin their knees? Yes, but much more than that!
The nurses perform:
– assess medical and treatment needs
– keep up with records and paperwork, especially on shots
– make audiological appointments for hearing aids, CI
– take care of children that are sick
– send deaf children for dental and eye check appointments
– and much more

There is a biennial conference for nurses of the deaf.
The last one took place few weeks ago at Kansas School
for the Deaf.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

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 young deaf woman became a counselor at a summer
camp for deaf and hard of hearing children. She
was the only deaf counselor. All other counselors
were hearing. And making it worse was that none of
them knew sign language. And none of them made
efforts to make friends with the deaf counselor. Not surprisingly, it was a miserable working experience for that deaf counselor! She almost
walked out of the job on her first day, but didn’t.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Could 70 percent of deaf people become hearing again, without
CI? Well, this is what Matthew Holley, of Bristol University Medical
School, is saying. Experimenting with ear cells of mouse embryos,
he claims he was able to convert these into “hearing cells” and
feels the same can be done with human ear cells. We’ve probably
heard the same thing in the past from other scientists that claim
they can do the same thing – but haven’t yet succeeded. So, will
Holley succeed when past scientists have failed?

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The Deaf and the Law:

Thanks to the ADA, a doctor cannot add costs of interpreting
to the deaf patient’s bill. If the interpreter costs $120.00
and the doctor bills the patient $100.00 for a medical exam,
the physician pays $120.00 out of his pockets. This is why
many physicians look for excuses to refuse to admit deaf
patients.

The doctor’s attorney can try to prove “undue burden” – but
if it goes to the court, the doctor must open his financial
books for the judge to review.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The DeafDigest Hero of the Week honor goes to Dr. Donalda
Ammons, a professor at Gallaudet and an officer with the
CISS, the governing body of the Deaflympics.
Incensed and rightly so when the Rome Deaflympics hosts
addressed the audience but with no benefit of captions
on the screen Donalda walked up to the platform and pulled
out the plug. As a result no sound came out of the microphones.
The shocked hearing people pointed to her as the Bad Person.
Donalda responded that if deaf people cannot get the message
then hearing people should also not get the messages.
The embarrassed hosts took the hint – the captions
were then turned on.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How many deaf people do we need to change
a light bulb?
Or – let’s change this around – how many
deaf umpires do we need to umpire a national
championship deaf softball game?
Well, the championship game last week involved
four deaf umpires. Normally two umpires is
sufficient.
Why? The tournament preliminary round games
resulted in too many appeals of missed and
blown plays by disgruntled players. As a
precaution four umpires were assigned to officiate
the championship game.
And it did not help. In the finals between
eventual champion Maryland Eagles and the
runner up CCE of Chicago, a batter hit a
fly ball that either hit the ground first
or was caught by the outfielder, depending
on which umpire’s version was correct. One
runner was trapped on the base paths; one umpire
called him out and another umpire called him safe.
It took a half hour conference between
four umpires and the tournament commissioner
to sort out the confusion.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The NAD has asked the Department of Transportation
to allow the deaf to drive trucks on interstate
roads.
Our government does not allow the deaf Americans to drive trucks on interstate roads. The Australian government
allows the deaf to drive trucks.
For proof, look at:

http://attherimmm.blogspot.com/2011/08/deaf-at-work.html

It is a 4-minute captioned video. Wayne, the deaf trucker,
is in the fourth part of the series. Look at the size of his truck! And look at the name of the company – Toll, which is Australia’s largest long distance freight trucking company.
Incidentally, if you watch the entire video you will
see a full range of jobs the deaf of Australia are in (ranging from dog groomer to financial analyst). And they all use the Australian Sign Language.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You go to a small store to make a purchase. The cash
register does not show the purchase price, and so
you crane your neck to lipread the cashier.

You thought the cashier said $6.90. Yes, you are
satisfied

Actually the price was $6.19 – no big deal.

But what if she actually said $16.90 or even $16.19?

Not always that easy to lipread six and sixteen
or even worse, sixty!

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

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Press Release of the Week

Deafness Research Foundation grant winners announcement

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/drfgrantwinners/

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position opening
Residential Supervisor
Tucson Residence Foundation
Tucson, AZ

Tucson Residence Foundation is seeking a FT Supervisor to manage two residential sites serving individuals with developmental and hearing disabilities.  Experience with the Developmental Disabilities and/or management as well as knowledge of American Sign Language is required. TRF offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. EOE.

Please submit resume to or apply at:

Tucson Residence Foundation
115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

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Position Announcement
Information Office Supervisor
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) seeks an experienced, creative individual to fill the position of Information Office Supervisor.

KCDHH, a state agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, is charged to advise the Governor and General Assembly concerning policy and programs needed to enhance the quality and coordination of services for deaf and hard of hearing persons.

The agency also assists local, state and federal governments, and public and private agencies in the development of programs for deaf and hard of hearing persons, oversees the provision of interpreter services for state agencies and operates the telecommunications access program to ensure equal access to telecommunications services.

The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree.
– Four years of experience in journalism, public relations or experience related to the duties and responsibilities in this class.

Duties include, but not limited to:
– Supervising professional and clerical employees involved in assembling, writing, editing and distribution of printed information.
– Advises the administrators on the public relations programs of the agency.
– Creates, designs, layout and writes promotional materials of various types of brochures, pamphlets, booklets, etc.
– Tracks publications through the printing process.
– Coordinates the dissemination of written releases, radio releases and television videotape.
– Coordinates and/or appears on radio and television programs concerning the department’s activities.
– Performs journalistic research, editing, and revising of materials for publications.
– Plans, develops, implements and evaluates public relations programs throughout state government.
– Provides photographic services for the department.

Please direct any questions to Katie Huber at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, 502-416-0607 VP, mailto:Katie.Huber@ky.gov

To apply for this position, please complete an online application at the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=20101&siteid=5031

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program: DHH Intensive Mental Health Program for Adolescent and Child Treatment (DHH IMPACT)

position located at Faribault, Minnesota

TYPE: Fulltime 40 hours per week during the school year (Late August to early June); off in summer

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Volunteers of America of Minnesota Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program is seeking a full time professional to conduct individual, group, and family therapeutic skills sessions with participants involved in a program serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children.  All work is done under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional.  Clients are between the ages 5-22 with mental health and behavioral concerns.

This is a collaborative program of VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics and the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD). The DHH IMPACT Program is located on the campus of MSAD in Faribault, MN.  This position is fulltime during the academic year with summers off.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
– Master’s Level mental health practitioner
– Proficiency in ASL and strong knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind culture
– Strong communication and writing skills
– Strong computer skills
– Basic math skills
– Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy, and flexibility
– Direct experience in programming for children with mental health disorders is preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Competitive salary and benefits
No relocation dollars are extended

AA/EOE

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.voamn.org

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Science Teacher (High School)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcscience/

– Secondary Department Secretary
http://deafdigest.com/secondarysecretary/

– ASL Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/tlcaslspecialist/

– Head & Assistant Coaching (Basketball. Cheerleading, Volleyball, Soccer)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcheadcoach/
http://deafdigest.com/tlcassistantcoach/

– Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator
http://deafdigest.com/tlcintensive/

– Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/waldenchildcare/

Please apply online or send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: (508) 875-3355

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position opening
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214578

PLEASE NOTE: Deep expertise with and/or exposure to deaf community and deaf culture with ASL fluency, is HIGHLY desirable.

Position Summary: The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for building and executing email marketing campaigns, as well as facilitating online advertising programs. The ideal candidate will have experience using marketing automation programs, as well as experience in online advertising placement and analysis. Duties and Responsibilities: – Email & Marketing Automation
* Collaborate with Marketing leaders to define and evolve email
marketing strategy
* Coordinate the implementation of email campaigns
* Build automated/triggered email marketing campaigns
* QA test emails and campaign landing pages
* Manage email subscriptions/un-subscriptions and related processes
* Ensure compliance with CAN-SPAM, remain abreast of current
regulations/legislation affecting email marketing
* Partner with Marketing Analyst to develop and report on key
performance indicators for email marketing

– Online Advertising/Community
* Organize and facilitate online advertising opportunities
* Organize and facilitate placement via community lists/sites/blogs
* Partner with Marketing Analyst to develop and report on key
performance indicators for online advertising and community activity

Qualifications/Abilities: – 3-5 years of experience creating and executing email marketing programs
– Experience working with email marketing platforms . Eloqua experience a plus
– Proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point
– Experience with Google Analytics
– Functional knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus
– Bachelor’s degree preferred
– Experience with Deaf community and knowledge of ASL a plus

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214578

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

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

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position opening
President/Chief Administrative Officer
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, FL

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

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position openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
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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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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Job Announcement
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

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

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

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

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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 – 10 August 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 10, 2011

— Why was the Deaf Seniors of America Conference at
Chicago canceled at the very last minute?

Looking back, a bad trend may have been started by
the cancelled Deaflympics. Now it is Deaf Seniors of
America. Who knows – other future deaf national
conventions may be canceled? Bad times, bad economy,
and everyone is nervous about money, jobs and expenses.

— Ed Garner is scary in Arkansas.

Ed Garner, not deaf, is a legislator in Arkansas, and
he is hoping to win election to a seat in the state
senate. In the past, he opposed funding of Arkansas
School for the Deaf, wanting it to close.

— Any famous hearing individuals that support deafness?

Famous actor Michael Fox supports Parkinson’s Disease,
famous basketball player Magic Johnson supports
HIV/AIDS, famous TV anchor Katie Couric supports
colon cancer, etc, etc.  Who supports deafness?
Do click and be surprised:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/03/celebrity-health-causes_n_916642.html#s320917&title=Parkinsons_Disease_Michael

— Some deaf people do not want interpreters in doctors’
offices.

Some deaf people require interpreters at doctors’ offices;
some other deaf people do not want interpreters. A deaf
activist has this advice for those that do not want
interpreters. Bring your own notepad; do not ask the doctor
for his notepad. At the end of the appointment, you still
own your own notepad and you can bring it home to review
the notes. If you use doctors’ notepad, it is their property
and they may refuse to give you the handwritten notes.

— A different Deaf School in Manchester

There is a Deaf School in Manchester, a working class
city in England. But it is not a Deaf School! It is the
name of a famous band. Why would this band call itself
the Deaf School? Good question!

DeafDigest – 08 August 2011

DeafDigest Gold – August 7, 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/bank/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tennis/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shopsignlanguage/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafpitcher/

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Do Everything with the Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm]

The Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm] is a 7″ touchscreen mobile tablet that
takes multi-tasking to the extreme. Read a book, take pictures, video
conference, watch movies, email, post to Facebook or surf the Web,
with no desk required. Cutting-edge technology includes Swype[tm],
TouchWiz 3.0 and Android 2.3

Now only $199.99 after $230 instant savings. (Eligible upgrade or new
line activation and 2 year agreement required.) Other monthly charges
apply.

Find the Samsung Galaxy Tab[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_DDG080711

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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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?

There were lawsuits filed by prospective deaf lifeguards
that could not get jobs in the past because of discrimination. It’s different with Ashleigh Rice, who is deaf and is a lifeguard
with a swimming pool in Selah, Washington. Her mother was a lifeguard and so, Ashleigh made it her life goal while growing up.
She’s maintains control of the pool, making sure all the
rules are being followed by children – no running, no roughhousing,
no horseplay, etc. And when children want to talk to her, she
immediately gestures that she is deaf and no one is to talk to
her while she’s on duty.

The Mackay Centre School for the Deaf, in Montreal, Quebec, is
slated to move to a new building during the summer of 2013. This
announcement caught parents off guard, but they are cautiously
optimistic that it is for the better. The new building location,
however, has not been disclosed, keeping everyone in the dark.

– Very Hot News

Northern Ireland does not have a K-8 school or a program
for the deaf, and this nation already has seven deaf
children, said to be gifted. What to do? Just send all of them to a school in England. Cost? £250,000 or nearly £36,000 per child!

– Thursday August 4th

From time to time we read about a famous person becoming

late-deafened. The latest one is Whoopi Goldberg, saying
loud music is the reason.

– Friday August 5th

The extreme heat in the southwest has forced Oklahoma
School for the Deaf to postpone its’ pre-season training
camp for its football and volleyball players. Said
athletic director Tommy Varner:

Average temperature this week has been 110 degrees.
Next week doesn’t look any better

– Saturday August 6th

At the Los Lunas Men’s Softball League’s all-star game in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of the four umpires is
John Markowski. He is deaf and a graduate of Lexington
School for the Deaf. He was written up in a newspaper
story.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

At the annual Brisbane, Australia to Keppel, Singapore yacht race,
one of the competing yachts has two deaf sailors. Tom Murphy, who
is deaf and was honored by his crew for his outstanding work,
said:

I lip read and use sign language, but have to keep reminding everyone
that I can’t hear in the dark. It’s pretty funny

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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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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

– education support services
– clinical services
– job skills training
– employment support
– life skills training
– school to work transition planning
– community involvement
– recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net
or click on:

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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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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CREATING SHOP SIGN LANGUAGE
What is SSL? It is Shop Sign Language, invented
by deaf employees to communicate with hearing employees
at some workplaces.
An example is signing for “together” to from one
deaf printer to hearing printer to put together two
different printing plates.
Another one is signing for “danger” from one
deaf factory worker to warn a hearing factory
worker that a dangerous machine is near him.
There are many other examples of Shop Sign
Language.

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

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

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A PICTURE AND STORY ON KaANN VARNER, OKLAHOMA SCHOOL FOR THE
DEAF’S FIRST FEMALE DEAF SUPERINTENDENT

story at:
http://deafdigest.com/osdsupt/

picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/kaanvarner/

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A SAD STORY OF A GREAT BASEBALL PITCHER
Few years ago there was a great baseball player
from Curaçao, a small island nation near Venezuela.
That pitcher was deaf. He probably was the best
baseball player in Curaçao. No team wanted him
because of his deafness. They were afraid they could
not communicate with him.
That deaf player is the older brother of Jair Jurrjens,
who is hearing and is one of the best pitchers with
Atlanta Braves. Jair said his brother was much better
than him!
It is a sad story of a wasted baseball talent.

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

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

LUCKY DEAF ATHLETES IN ENGLAND
Deaf American athletes that want to take part in the
Deaflympics or in other international deaf athletic
events must raise funds on their own. This is the ugly
part of Deaf Sports in USA.
England? It was just announced that Sport England is
giving away £1.1 million, to be split among the blind,
cerebral palsy, dwarf, wheelchair AND the deaf.
In USA, the Paralympics are funded. Not so with our
deaf sports.

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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.

*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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THE SIGN BOARD AT PRO SOCCER GAMES
If we watch pro soccer games on TV, we may see, from time to time,
a person holding up a board each time there is a substitution of
players.
There was a reason for it. In the past, it was difficult to hear
the public announcements because of the noisy stadium environment.
The board with numbers of players being substituted was to tell
the fans of these changes.
This was something that was extremely helpful to deaf fans
even though the soccer people did not have that in mind!

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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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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafidentity/

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:

Maryland Association of the Deaf

visit http://deafdigest.com/mdassoc/

WHAT THE DEAFLYMPICS GOVERNING BODY DID NOT SAY?
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), the governing body of our Deaflympics, recently issued a
press release.
To make it brief, ICSD said the choices are as follows:

– to go at it alone
– to go into partnership

The ICSD board voted to partner. The press release said
partnership opportunities could be with event hosts and hearing sport
governing bodies. Not mentioned as a partnership option is
the Paralympics, even though the press release mentioned the
partnership between the Olympics and the Paralympics.
We do not want Paralympics. We, the deaf, are able bodied,
and some of our best deaf athletes have made it to the
hearing Olympics.
DeafDigest advises all of us to stay tuned.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

quite a hassle putting on the hearing aid

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

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

Hearing Therapists

is that supposed to be the same thing as an audiologist?

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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 Federal Communications Commission has set up
new payment rates for video relay providers and for
relay services. These rates are effective until
June 30, 2012.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Many schools for the deaf have been raising funds. Why?

A. Money from the state is never enough to fund all the programs
at the schools for the deaf. Fund raising, basically through
foundations, tries to fill in the gaps.

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: 

Cooking! – How I love to try new recipes from time to time.

Unfortunately, the print in cook books are too small.

Trying to measure ingredients while using a magnifying glass,
cups, spoons and funnels just was not working for me!

Large print cookbooks are okay but limit my choices.

A better idea?  Search for recipes on the internet!  It is free!

Find the recipe you want and then copy and paste into your word processor on your computer.

Adjust to the font size you want, add bold the font. Click print!

Bon Appetit!

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:

When there is trouble and cops arrive at the scene and
learn that one of the people involved is deaf, then
an interpreter immediately contacted and quickly shows up. Very often when cops try to communicate with a deaf person
without an interpreter, this troublesome situation gets
worse.

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DeafHistory:

during late eighties – The Commission on Education of the Deaf (COED) convened with a blue ribbon Commission to address issues in Education of the Deaf. They came out with
a set of 52 recommendations.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

900,000

the population of the deaf on the European continent
according to a 2010 count.

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DeafLibrary Resources

Craters on the moon named after famous deaf individuals
http://deafdigest.com/deafcraters/

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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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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.
For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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

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

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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
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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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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– 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 – 08 August 2011

DeafDigest Blue – August 7, 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/copsatnight/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/richattorneys/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/medicalinterpreter/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asllearn/

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New! travelTim Vibrating Travel Alarm Clock

Compact and convenient, the travelTim battery-operated travel alarm
clock is an exciting new product at Harris Communications. It offers
the option of either an audible or vibrating alarm—each having an
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The vibrating alarm has strong, pulsating vibrations. The audible
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In addition, the travelTim has an LED display with push-button
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Brett Simpson owns his Brett’s Place concessions and
snack bar at the Orange County Courthouse in Texas.
Customers love him and he, in turn, loves them and
treats them with respect. He is one of the most beloved
individuals at the Courthouse building. And there was
a recent newspaper story about him and his business.
What about it? Brett is deaf and blind.

When the only deaf person in a workplace loses the
only hearing person that can communicate with him with
sign language and gestures, then it may not be a
happy situation. This is the case that faces Bryan Reed,
who is deaf and a long time employee with the Boonslick
Technical Education Center in Missouri.

– Very Hot News

Kentucky School for the Deaf staged a special event
to honor deaf African-Americans who attended this school
in the past but left before receiving diplomas. They
left because of these Jim Crow laws that prevented them
from receiving quality education that would have led them
to graduation and diplomas. Nearly 80 of them have been
duly honored in this event.

– Sunday July 31st

Thanks to a $75,000 donation by the Walmart Foundation,
nearly 75 students at South Carolina School for the Deaf
and Blind will be enrolled at a job training program
to prepare them for careers in the retail field.

– Monday August 1st

It is not too often that the deaf are direct beneficiaries
of something that the hearing people demand, at least in
New Zealand. The hearing natives that speak Te Reo, a recognized language, asked for English TV subtitles so that
they can learn the language better. Just instantly, the
deaf TV viewers have benefitted from the hearing demand.

– Tuesday August 2nd

Would hearing loss among senior citizens lead to dementia?
This is what more and more hearing health researchers are
saying.

– Wednesday August 3rd

An obvious discrimination took place with the Lambeth Council in south London. Because of downturn in economy, the council
is forced to layoff three people from its staff of eleven
employees. And that two of these three laid off employees are
deaf! The union is screaming and is accusing the council of
discriminating against the deaf.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position announcement
Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Program Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-2395
Date Posted: 8/1/2011

Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

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

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ADA: INTERPRETERS OR NOT IN DOCTOR’S OFFICES
Many deaf people demand interpreters during
medical appointments, which is required under the
ADA.
But there are also many, many other deaf people
that do not want interpreters. Why?
Two reasons. Many deaf patients want total privacy
and do not want interpreters to know of their medical
problems.
Another reason – deaf patients want notes written
by doctors to bring home and to save for future
review.

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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more information at:
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LEARNING ASL FAST OR LEARNING ASL SLOW
Always a mystery about learning ASL. Some hearing
people learn very fast and other hearing people
learn very slow.
A perfect example is a husband who works at
Gallaudet. His ASL is slow and fair. His wife
who does not work at Gallaudet and does not work with
the deaf, learned ASL faster and signs much better
than him.
Why? Always a mystery.

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

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

OPERATING TWO BUSINESSES IN NICARAGUA FOR A REASON
Mayflower Medical Outreach is a business in Nicaragua.
This business also operates two different businesses –
a computer-related business and a bakery. These two
businesses under Mayflower Medical Outreach operate for
a reason.
It is to fund a school for the deaf! There is no tax
money in Nicaragua to operate schools for the deaf, and
so, this is where the private sector kicks in.

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A DEAF-RUN GREETING CARDS COMPANY
We send greeting cards for weddings, birthdays, consolations,
births, retirements, and so on.
While there are many greeting card companies, both big and
small, there is one deaf-owned, deaf-run greeting card company.
It is Smart Alex, owned by Jay Blumenfeld, which is based
in Chicago. Before getting into the greeting card business,
he graduated from RIT with a degree in photography.
DeafDigest is not sure if there are other deaf-run greeting
card companies.

OUR DEAF AUTO RACERS
There was a story in the Washington Post about a hearing
auto racer, who has been racing on all levels since the
age of 4, and has already won over 300 races. And he is
only 21 years old.
And he has a very hard time finding sponsors despite
doing very well this season.
We have about 10-12 deaf racers in all categories – and
almost all of them have sponsorship problems, except for
possibly one racer from Canada.
Ashley Fiolek, who is deaf, and races motorcycles,
is the only deaf person with a big time sponsor – in
Red Bull.
Winning races is one thing; getting sponsors is
another thing. Very hard for hearing racers, let alone
deaf racers.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

The speaker speaks too fast to allow me to catch up
with him

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

THIS AUDIOLOGIST SAID
On a web posting, one audiologist said:

I do not recommend young deaf children wear a hearing aid unless
they are of age and can determine if they can hear better or not
without it. And as for the CI, the children prefer wearing it.

DeafDigest knows that audiologists always agree to disagree
on many hearing-related issues. This is just the viewpoint of
one audiologist, whether you agree or not!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As students are preparing to head off to school this fall, some of
them may ask, “Is CART right for me?”

For people whose first language is ASL, a sign language interpreter
is probably the best choice for their educational needs.  However,
many people are still not aware of the possibilities of using CART in
an educational setting.  CART may be right for many people in high
school and college.  CART can help people who are deaf or hard of
hearing, and it may also be right for people with certain learning
disabilities and people for whom English is a second language.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the method of
providing immediate, verbatim, voice-to-text translation, and it is
an approved assistive device under the provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In a university setting, a student can read along on a computer
screen what is being said by the professor and the students in the
class.  They may also be provided a rough draft transcript of the
class proceedings for future reference.

As more students and parents learn about CART services and the
benefits of CART, they may find that CART is right for them.

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updated every Monday

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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 sole deaf man in a small town is surrounded by his
hearing family members and friends; he has never heard
of relay service, interpreters, ADA rights, etc, etc.
And his only “alerting device” is a family dog that
barks when someone comes at the door. And he is a
college graduate with a good job, not some one that
is ignorant of things in life!

next week – another example

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Who gets rich when more senior citizens become deaf?
CI manufacturers and CI surgeons? No. It is the hearing
aid dealers. This was the story on a recent posting on
a consumer web site.

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The Deaf and the Law:

When a president signs a “deaf bill” then it becomes a new
law, but why would it take a long time for it to take effect?

It is a matter of the involved agency writing up the regulations
that interpret the law. There is a lot of give and take among
those that write the regulations which causes delays. And
even when regulations are finally written, the Deaf Community
may not like the way these are being worded!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned that the Americans had to fork over
$18,000 to secure transportation to venues for their athletes at the
Deaflympics in Rome.
Well, the deaf Germans were lucky. They had use of 23 vans from the
Volkswagen plant for transportation at Rome at no cost to them!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Who is one of United Kingdom’s most influential
disabled persons?
According to Disability Now newspaper, Jack
Ashley is, ranking as the nation’s second most
influential.
Ashley, late deafened, served as the Member of
Parliament, and fought for the rights and the needs
of the disabled, the deaf included. He is now
retired.
Who is one of USA’s most influential deaf
person?
Sorry, DeafDigest isn’t getting into this
heated debating fray.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why are there captioned, but censored-for-the-deaf oldie movies on cable TV? Censored-for-the-deaf means non-censored-for-the-hearing! Is it because we are deaf these
movie people feel we should not be allowed to read these
“bad” words that the hearing people are allowed to hear?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Someone said:
it is pouring outside

I thought someone said:
it is boring outside

looking at the window, I realized the person was talking
about the heavy rain

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

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Press Release of the Week:

OK Department of Rehabilitation Services, Public Information press release
on KaAnn Varner, newly appointed deaf superintendent of Oklahoma
School for the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/osdsupt/

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position opening
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214578

PLEASE NOTE: Deep expertise with and/or exposure to deaf community and deaf culture with ASL fluency, is HIGHLY desirable.

Position Summary: The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for building and executing email marketing campaigns, as well as facilitating online advertising programs. The ideal candidate will have experience using marketing automation programs, as well as experience in online advertising placement and analysis. Duties and Responsibilities: – Email & Marketing Automation
* Collaborate with Marketing leaders to define and evolve email
marketing strategy
* Coordinate the implementation of email campaigns
* Build automated/triggered email marketing campaigns
* QA test emails and campaign landing pages
* Manage email subscriptions/un-subscriptions and related processes
* Ensure compliance with CAN-SPAM, remain abreast of current
regulations/legislation affecting email marketing
* Partner with Marketing Analyst to develop and report on key
performance indicators for email marketing

– Online Advertising/Community
* Organize and facilitate online advertising opportunities
* Organize and facilitate placement via community lists/sites/blogs
* Partner with Marketing Analyst to develop and report on key
performance indicators for online advertising and community activity

Qualifications/Abilities: – 3-5 years of experience creating and executing email marketing programs
– Experience working with email marketing platforms . Eloqua experience a plus
– Proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point
– Experience with Google Analytics
– Functional knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus
– Bachelor’s degree preferred
– Experience with Deaf community and knowledge of ASL a plus

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214578

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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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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
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

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position opening
President/Chief Administrative Officer
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, FL

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

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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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– 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 – 03 August 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 3, 2011

— Lady Gaga and the deaf?

Lady Gaga was watching the “So You Think You Can Dance”
event and was very impressed by the performances of Melanie
and Sasha. She then threw both of her shoes at them and
said:

In the deaf community, when a great performance is given,
those in the audience throw their shoe onto the stage

Lady Gaga’s comment is puzzling. No one threw shoes to
praise Marlee Matlin’s efforts at one of these competitive
dancing events!

 

— Who is Ashley Fiolek’s interpreter?

Ashley Fiolek is the world’s number one female
motocross racer; she already won one race and finished
second this season. And she has landed a huge sponsor
in Red Bull. Who interprets for her when she makes
these business deals and during interviews and during
autograph sessions? Is it a RID-certified interpreter?
No. It is her father. Is this good or bad? Hearing
parents are notorious for shielding and distorting
comments from hearing people, leaving the deaf clueless
as to what was exactly being said.

— The Laurent, South Dakota Deaf Town at the wrong time?

In 2004, there were plans to create a “deaf, hard of hearing
and ASL-speaking” town in South Dakota. It was to be named
Laurent. The plans did not work out and after several years,
this concept was dropped. Last week, there was an announcement
that the town of Scenic, South Dakota was for sale for just
$800.000. This town has some buildings and a train depot.
Would the deaf group have bought Scenic for $800,000, had it
been available in 2004? Hard to say!

 

— A deaf man’s seven collegiate degrees

   Last week it was mentioned that a deaf woman from
Australia has four degrees. It was later learned that
we had a deaf man with seven earned collegiate degrees.
These degrees are as follows:

* A.B. degree in biology from Clark University
* B.S. in 1961 from Gallaudet College
* M.S. from Wesleyan University
* B.S. in Chemistry from RIT
* B.S. from Gallaudet College
* M.S. from University of Rochester
* Ph.D. from  University of Rochester

Who was that person? The late Dale Rockwell, a long time
faculty member with RIT/NTID.

— A strange situation between two hearing actors

Ranbir Kapoor, an actor from India, takes his roles seriously.
So seriously that when he won a role to play a deaf character
in the new movie – Barfee, he tries to think of himself as deaf
away from the filming. This means using sign language as
as much as possible so that he can play this deaf role perfectly.
He would not even use voice to talk to co-star Ileana D’Cruz
because she has not learned signs enough. He told her if she
wants to talk to him away from the filming, she must use sign
language. It has bothered her a big deal!

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