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DeafDigest – 28 September 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 28, 2011

– The Price is Right for the deaf

Many of us like to watch “The Price is Right” TV game show.
We like to see how the participants bid wrong on stuff
they want to win. And the Department of Justice was also
interested but for a different reason – that it discriminated
against the deaf, thus violating the ADA. A settlement was
reached in that the program and the web site must show captions,
and that the deaf that want to participate cannot be
discriminated against. And also that the people working with
the program be trained on what ADA is all about.

 

 

–  A new Deaf TV program in Texas

We’ve had some Deaf TV programs in the past. And
there is a new one, aired in the Austin, Texas
area. It is “ACCESS News” and it is being shown
once a month. Anchor Tamara Suiter-Ocuto, a
deaf woman, will feature news, interviews and
entertainment. Sponsoring that program is
Civication Inc, a non-profit agency. The half-hour
long program will include ASL and captions. Guests
being interviewed will be from various public and
private sectors.

 

– A nervous airline scared of the deaf?

A group of nearly 20 deaf passengers were not
allowed to board an Air Méditeranée airline
in France. Why? The airline policy said “a deaf
person has a reduced mobility.” Reduced mobility?
Is it saying deaf people cannot walk? Or cannot
talk to crew members? The French authorities were
not too happy with the incident and will conduct
hearings.

– There is a doctor that ADA people will never sue!

In Pittsburgh, Dr. Deborah Gilboa works with patients
at a health clinic. She is valuable, not only because
she knows medicine but knows sign language and is
able to communicate with deaf patients. And if deaf
patients have an appointment with another doctor
in her clinic, she functions as the interpreter.
This is a win-win situation for the deaf and for the
clinic that does not have to worry about paying
interpreting fees!

– A vest: an embarrassment for the state of Vermont

Rene Pellerin, the deaf-blind leader in Vermont,
is wearing a special vest, which is an embarrassment
for the state of Vermont. To see what the vest is
all about, view:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Ai70TGlJU

It is not captioned. Please wait until the end of the
video to take a look at the vest.

DeafDigest – 25 September 2011

DeafDigest Gold – September 25, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/desperateschools/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/airportfears/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-travelmenu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-roughriders/

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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
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hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG092511

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Travis Koenke, a young man, combines his love for animals
and his love for hockey, a sport not that wildly popular
in Florida. He holds down a full time job at the Halifax Humane Society in Daytona Beach, taking care of dogs and
cats. And during his free time he is the goalie for a team
that plays in a local amateur league. He has a goal – to find a better job with a veterinarian.

It is not a happy moment for the deaf in North Carolina.
The state is broke and is looking at shutting down some
programs. Targeted for closing is North Carolina School
for the Deaf and the Eastern North Carolina School for
the Deaf. The state may either shut down one school
or both schools OR none at all. The latter is because
the schools have been threatened several times in the
past with closing only to be saved by the bell. A
series of public hearings are taking place  in
Morganton and Wilson, the sites of both schools
for the deaf. And yes, it was emotion-laden, as 300
deaf people packed the hearing at Wilson and they
did not hesitate to make their feelings known.
How bad is the financial situation in North Carolina?
$2.6 billion in the red.

– Very Hot News

Keith Nolan is trying to enlist in the Army, but is not
yet allowed because of his deafness. And there was a tale
(not sure if it is true or false) that during World War I,
former President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to establish
an all-deaf cavalry unit, and in fact, had lined up
deaf recruits, but President Woodrow Wilson turned it
down. And during the Civil War, we had a number of
deaf soldiers on both sides of the fence
( http://deafdigest.com/civilwar/ ). And in Israel,
there are few deaf serving in the military. Why is
DeafDigest mentioning all of the above? Because it just
surfaced this week that nearly 90 deaf men have banded
together as a military unit to fight Gaddafi’s forces!

– Thursday September 22nd

When hearing employers hire the deaf, are they given thanks? The Jackson Center for Independent Living, based
in Jackson, Tennessee, did – hosting a luncheon to thank
local businesses for hiring the deaf.

– Friday September 23rd

PEPNet, a federally funded group, is a resource center
that gives advice and assistance for the deaf that
attend postsecondary programs (not Gallaudet or RIT).
Well, it was learned that PEPNet will cease to exist
on September 30th because federal funding dried up.

– Saturday September 24th

The partnership, between the Texas Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and the National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research and Policy at University of Arizona, won a 3-year grant to develop a test development project. Is this grant upstaging the
efforts of RID to upgrade their testing standards? An individual
familiar with interpreting standards issues, said no, stressing
that Texas has had its own certifications standards for years,
and that the hope is to replace the state’s own standards.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Scott Simser, a deaf attorney, is campaigning in the
MPP elections in Ontario, representing the Green Party.
His goals, if he wins is to achieve a zero deficit in
a few years, to save the government some $30 billion
dollars.

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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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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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A WARNING FOR DEAF TOURISTS
Many deaf people love to travel anywhere in
the world.
And there is a warning. Some restaurants do not
have a menu. DeafDigest editor went to some
restaurants in Rome, Italy that did not have a menu.
Without a menu, communications could be difficult
between the hearing waiter and the deaf tourist.
Just to be play it safe, make sure the restaurant
has a menu before you go inside and sit down.

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

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

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The Association of Late-Deafened Adults

hosts ALDAcon

Indianapolis, IN

on

October 26-30

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

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A DEAF GROUP WANTED TO FIGHT IN WORLD WAR I
During the World War I (1917-1918), past President
Theodore Roosevelt, thought the deaf can fight in the
war.
He wanted to form again a group called the Rough Riders.
This past group fought in the Spanish-American War
(1898). He asked for deaf volunteers to join the new
Rough Riders.
Many deaf volunteers signed up for the new Rough
Riders group, and were ready to fight in World
War I.
President Woodrow Wilson turned down Roosevelt’s
idea!

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

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

GESTURING TO THE DEAF
Using gestures is not the best way to communicate
with the deaf, unless it is an emergency like getting
out of the way of an incoming car.
When a hearing person gestures to the deaf, we can
separate these into two categories – those unafraid
of the deaf and those afraid of the deaf.
Those that are afraid would just point something
in the air and hope we, the deaf, would fully understand what they are trying to say.
Those unafraid of the deaf would use charades.

GALLAUDET IS TO BE DEMOLISHED
Gallaudet is to be demolished! What? No, not our
Gallaudet University which continues to thrive
while weaving through a time of change – where more and
more students are non-signers.
It is that the Gallaudet Hall, on the campus of
American School for the Deaf (ASD), may be demolished once
a new facility is built to replace the older building.
Do keep in mind that ASD has strong ties to Gallaudet
and of ASL.

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

http://35.182.75.222/videos/video-marsters/

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:

Nevada Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/nevadaassoc/

PUSHING A DEAF SPEAKER OFF THE STAGE?
TV actress Kim Delaney, not deaf, was “escorted”
off the stage when her recent presentation at an
event was nonsensical. No one understood what
she was talking about.
Could this happen to a Deaf Event? Years ago
when DeafDigest editor served as Executive Director
of TDI, Inc, he was watching a speech at one of these
TDI events.
The speaker made no sense, was just rambling on.
Suddenly without warning, the Executive Director
leaped on the stage and politely escorted the Deaf
Speaker out of the spotlight.
No one in the audience made an issue out of it and
the rest of the program went on smoothly.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I have an on-call interpreter at my work place so don’t need a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I am deaf in one ear and have a 75 percent hearing loss in the other ear

Deaf in one ear and 75 percent deaf in the other ear?
Probably both ears are equally deaf so why bother
describing the degrees of deafness in each ear?

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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 deaf of Sri Lanka have been demanding that the
government set aside jobs allotted to them only and to
no one else.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is ASL on the decline on the Gallaudet campus since
there was a newspaper story today of more non-signing
students?

A. Hardly! Diversity is great everywhere, especially on the
Gallaudet (as well as the RIT) campus.

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.

Visit 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:

That the state of North Carolina will stop all the nonsense
talk about closing either North Carolina School for the Deaf and/or the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.

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DeafHistory:

Year 808 – In Japan, there was a book of medicine; one
of the sections gave details on how to treat deafness!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

600

lawsuits filed against Alexander Graham Bell when he
won a patent for inventing the telephone, that he hoped
would help the deaf to hear better.

These litigants claimed they were the first to invent the
telephone.

Alexander Graham Bell won them all.

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DeafLibrary Resources

below is in reference to Today’s Very Hot News on the top of this edition

http://deafdigest.com/civilwar/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York
SALARY:          Based upon qualifications
EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time
REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:    Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:     Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

–    Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  mailto:barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

–    Review of application packets will begin on October 15, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an EOE

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announces openings for
Community Inclusion Specialists
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time available

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
This position, under the supervision of the Adult Vocational Services Director, provides community living supports to a deaf individual with cognitive limitations and/or other additional disabilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma. Familiarity with mental retardation and physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language and/or manual communication system.  Driver’s license and personal car. Availability during evening hours and weekends is required.  Must be flexible in scheduling to meet client coverage needs.  In-state travel is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a)    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
(b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY:
You may download an application from our website:  http://www.asd-1817.org

Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX:  (860) 570-1832

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Positions Available Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

http://www.tsd.jobs

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions for the 2011-2012 school year. There are various positions available including Student Development Coordinator, Elementary Teacher, Audiologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Interpreter, and Nurse. To view the job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, visit our website at www.tsd.jobs. Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan.

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country’s best cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD)
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information: http://www.kcdtn.org

job description at:
http://deafdigest.com/kcdtn/

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search
C/O Teressa Gregory
410 Taliwa Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

AND/OR
via email at: mailto:kcdboard@kcdtn.org

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position opening
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  Position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities with the goal of expanding awareness and use of Captioned Telephone Service. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Demonstratable knowledge of user groups who would benefit from Relay Service
–    Senior Citizens Community –    Hard of Hearing Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentations skills
–    Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM office, non-profit and for profit partners, the public, state government and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work while meeting deadlines.

Education and Experience: –    Completion of Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service preferred. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.WorkForHamilton.com or contact our Corporate HR office at 800.821.1831 by September 15, 2011.

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

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

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

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Client Advocate
Hearing Speech & Deafness Center
Seattle, WA

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
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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

*  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 – 25 September 2011

DeafDigest Blue – September 25, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/employmentdiscrimination/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cirecall/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://35.182.75.222/videos/video-bribe/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-accident/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(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
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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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at:
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The 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
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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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 a deaf person who
perished in the 9/11 disaster ten years ago. At that time,
it was not known if there were deaf victims. But it
was learned recently that Leon Lebor, a deaf florist,
was one of the victims. He worked in the Twin Towers
lobby at the time of the disaster.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Over the years we have a number of disc jockeys that
are either deaf or hard of hearing. The latest one
to surface in the news is Lori Martinez, who operates
out of a radio station in Chicago. What does a DJ
really do? Picks out music that are to be shown
on the radio program.

The Senses Foundation (Australia) which works with the
deaf and the blind, has lost $1.5 million in Australian
dollars because of bad investments. As a result, this
organization has filed a lawsuit against Counterpoint,
a financial investment company, for mismanagement.

– Very Hot News

Are restaurants in New York, some of them considered to be
the best in the world, friendly to the deaf, as well as
with the disabled? This is what a New York district
attorney is trying to find out. His office is distributing
surveys for these select restaurants to find out.

– Sunday September 18th

On Bravo’s reality series “Work of Art” one of the participants is Leon Lim, born in Malaysia but a resident
of New York City. He is deaf. The irony is that he is
competing in a TV show despite having never owned a TV in his life!

– Monday September 19th

The National Health Service of United Kingdom
has stopped distributing hearing aid batteries for
hearing aid users. No reason was given but the
hard of hearing Britons are upset about it.

– Tuesday September 20th

The Cochlear is suffering. This Australian company
was embarrassed about its product recall. And because
of this recall, its stock price went down twenty
percent. While just 150 of the 25,000 of its implants
had to be recalled, the reputation has been tarnished.

– Wednesday September 21st

McCormick & Schmick’s, a famous restaurant chain, has
been charged by the EEOC on basis of job discrimination.
A deaf prep cook was fired despite earning good work
performance reviews. Efforts to negotiate a settlement
failed, and which led to the filing of charges in the
courts.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Jim Terrion, a deaf resident of Prince George, BC, was
said to have raised over $500,000 in funds for the
Terry Fox Foundation. It seeks to raise funds for
cancer research.

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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

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 HEARING AID BRIBE
Almost all bribes involve money. But a hearing aid
bribe?
Yes, it took place in Florida three years ago.
A political group wanted state legislators to pass
a bill for them.
This political group bribed state legislators
with free hearing aids. It did not matter if legislators
were hearing or deaf.
125 legislators accepted hearing aids. Two “honest”
legislators turned it down.
It is not fair; poor deaf people in Florida cannot
afford hearing aids; rich hearing legislators that
do not need hearing aids still accept it as a bribe!

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Seattle Deaf  Film Festival
March 30 – April 1, 2012
University of Washington

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

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A CAR ACCIDENT
What is a half hit-run accident. It is when a
hearing driver has an automobile accident with a
deaf driver.
The hearing driver got out of the car and
said something to the deaf driver.
The deaf driver told the hearing driver that he
is deaf and to please write down on a pad.
The panicked hearing driver got back into the
car and drove away!
DeafDigest editor hopes the surprised deaf
driver copied the license number of the
half hit-run hearing driver!

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

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Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival
October 8 and 9, 2011
Mill Neck, NY

Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the
best of the autumn season to Long Island. This year’s Festival,
to be held on October 8 and 9, 2011, from 9 am to 5 pm, at 40 Frost
Mill Rd. in Mill Neck, NY, will be better than ever. Also known as
the “Apple Fest”, this 50 year tradition features a wide
variety of apples, crafts, grilled bratwurst, cheeses, baked goods,
fudge and strudels, a full-line of famous Karl Ehmer wurst and bacon
products, a “Gourmet Shop”, apple cider, a popular children’s activities area and more. Children’s authors will read books in the pumpkin patch on both days, and visitors can also participate in a 50/50 Raffle at for just $10 a ticket. The winner receives half of all money collected. Past winners have taken home over $10,000!

There will also be opportunities to learn about the Deaf and the
programs and services provided by the Mill Neck Family of
Organizations. The Festival will showcase the latest in Deaf
technology, and in a new Hospitality Tent, visitors can purchase sign
language novelty items and books, as well as celebratory Mill Neck
2011 milestone anniversary mementos – Mill Neck Manor School for the
Deaf is 60, the Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center is 20 and Mill
Neck Services for Deaf Adults is 25. Additionally, a special
performance by CODA comic Alan R. Abarbanell, “The ABABABA Road
Tour” chronicling his experiences growing up hearing in a Deaf
family, will be held on Friday night, October 7th, at 7:30 pm in the
Deaf Education Auditorium on the Mill Neck Manor campus. Tickets are
$15 per person and can be purchased at the door. 

For more information, call (516) 922-4100 (V/TDD) or visit
http://www.millneck.org

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MANY DEAF PEOPLE BREAK THE LAW IN ARKANSAS
Many deaf people break the law in Arkansas,
but for some reason, the police have never
arrested them!
What is the law? Go to:
http://www.divinecaroline.com/22323/99603-i-m-arrest-what-fifty-bizarre

And then scroll down to Arkansas. Be surprised!

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SHODDY AND DISTORTED INTERPRETING ON TV NEWS
An association of the deaf have filed a formal complaint
regarding shoddy and distorted interpreting on TV news
programs.
That is terrible. Where in USA is it taking place?
No, not in USA, but in Botswana!
The complaint was filed by the Botswana Association of the Deaf,
saying TV interpreting has led to confusion rather than informing
the deaf as to what is going on.
Probably Botswana does not have its own professional interpreting
certification agency, like our own RID.

A VISITING POET AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Famous poet Ilya Kaminsky is an Ida Beam Distinguished
Visiting Professor. This week he is visiting University of
Iowa, featuring his works.
A web site describes him involved as a poet, critic, translator and professor.
Well, what about it? He is deaf. Has been deaf since age of 4.
And what makes it more interesting is that his deafness is not
mentioned on this site:

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

Ashamed of his deafness? Do not know. Does he sign?
Again, do not know!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this:

am I signing too fast?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people ask me how I “type” so fast.  The reason is that CART
providers and realtime captioners do not “type” most words letter
by letter.  They write whole words or phrases phonetically on their
steno machines. 

Captioners put unusual names and terms in dictionaries in their
computer software.  Most of the software programs for CART providers
and captioners use a main dictionary for words, phrases, and names
that would be appropriate for all assignments.  Then they also have
what are called job dictionaries. 

A captioner may have a job dictionary for the names of basketball
players for a basketball game, and that captioner may also have a job
dictionary for the names of news anchors and personnel at a specific
television station.  A CART provider might have a job dictionary for
biology terms used in college classes, and he or she might have a job
dictionary for the names of all the people and places discussed at
the local city council meeting.   If unusual names and terms are used
that are not applicable to all assignments, it makes sense for the
captioner to create a job dictionary.

If a word or name comes up that is not in one of the captioner’s
dictionaries for that assignment, the captioner must think quickly
enough to fingerspell that word, or an error will occur.  

A BREAKTHROUGH IN SRI LANKA
Are we seeing a breakthrough in Sri Lanka, an island nation
off the shores of India.
The deaf were never allowed to drive cars. There was an
announcement this week that the Minister of Social Services
is going to ask the cabinet to allow the deaf to drive.
It was the request of the Sri Lanka Deaf Persons’ Federation
that spurred the minister into action.

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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 deaf woman, attending a medical school, never saw a
deaf person in her life and had this impression that
she was the “smartest” deaf person in the world.
The interpreter, a Coda, whose parents were Gallaudet
graduates, immediately told the medical student that
she is not the only smart deaf person around and that
there are many of them around all over the world.
Still angry about that comment, the interpreter quit
her assignment the next day!

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Do we need a sign language glove that coverts ASL into words?
Well, Ryan Patterson, not deaf, invented that device and has
already won $420,000 in cash and in college scholarships.
There are many different signs for “computer” and for
“football” and so on. Is a Glove going to capture it all?

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf woman, wanting to take driving classes in Texas,
was denied when requesting an interpreter. She filed
a lawsuit, and this case has been referred to the
US District Court.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

SMUGGLING A GRANDFATHER ON THE GROUNDS OF US NAVAL ACADEMY
Erin Coppedge, who is deaf, is a member of the women’s soccer
team at George Washington University. Her team had a game against
Navy on the grounds of the US Naval Academy,
Because of security concerns, walk-in fans were not permitted
to watch the game. Grandfather Bo Coppedge is a retired admiral
and a former Navy athletic director. Not even his imposing
credentials and connections with the administration at the
academy would allow him to watch his granddaughter play.
Erin had to resort to subterfuge to sneak in her grandfather
to the game.
The Washington Post wrote up this little episode. You guessed
it – Erin’s deafness was not mentioned in the story.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The newspapers said that Oom Zandberg Jansen passed
away early in the week.
No one would know who he is unless one lives in
South Africa and avidly follows rugby (they are just
as crazy about their rugby as we are with our football).
Anyway Oom was a legendary radio and TV commentator
years back who did not hesitate to make his views known
on anything related to rugby in South Africa.
And – Oom was deaf. The newspaper report said:

Jansen, although he was deaf, attracted a great following
as a radio and television commentator on rugby who pulled no
punches.

A deaf commentator? Won’t happen in USA but it did in
South Africa.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest mentioned Hearing Body Language and
Deaf Body Language in a past edition.

A subscriber said:

Yes, it seems we do. I don’t realize it myself but I’ve had hearing people ask me if I’m deaf.

I say yes and then I ask them how they know. It’s my behavior and sometimes my voice.

Sometimes it makes me feel self conscious 

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

In a job re-training session, I thought the
person said:

visitor

She actually said:

physician 

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Press Release of the Week

Rocky Mountain Deaf School wins a big grant

read more at:
http://deafdigest.com/rdmsgrant/

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job title
Outreach Consultant for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Montana School for the Deaf & Blind
position located in Billings or other community in Eastern Montana

START DATE:  August 22, 2011

STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience

STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (200 duty days)

SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes

PAY GRADE:  Contract exempt

POSITION NUMBER:  51300321

BARGAINING UNIT:  MEA/MFT

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their home communities by providing information, technical assistance and consultation with the goal of promoting appropriate intervention strategies and educational practices for deaf and hard of hearing children in Montana.

Facilitates the implementation of the Family Advisor Program, which involves home-based early intervention services for infants and preschool age children.  This includes working with parents, overseeing the work of family advisors, and collaborating with other service providers to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) that appropriately meet the needs of children.

Provides classroom support, consultation and technical assistance for school age children. Provides classroom based assessments, offers recommendations and suggestions to classroom teachers and specialists who directly serve deaf and hearing impaired students, and provides information on professional and instructional resources. Participates in evaluation team meetings and assists in the development of Individual Education Plans.

Assists in the planning and facilitation of annual Family Learning Weekends, Summer Skills Programs, and facilitates other learning opportunities for students.  Works with the MSDB admissions coordinator to facilitate appropriate referral of students for evaluation and placement at MSDB.

Completes summary reports of site visits and contacts, travel logs and expense vouchers, and other documents required by the outreach program supervisor.  Keeps Outreach Data Base current. Reviews and approves reports and invoices submitted by contracted Family Advisors.

Additionally, serves as a resource to the medical, home, education and community service agencies by providing training and information.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Deaf Education.  Previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children in an educational setting preferred.  Applicants with degrees in related fields and previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children will be considered.  Must be able to obtain a Montana Educator’s License with special education endorsement within three years of date of hire.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Knowledge of general special education instructional practices and specifically best practices in the education of the deaf; educational and audiological assessment procedures and interpretation of assessment results; support services typically utilized in the education of the deaf, including speech/language and interpreter services; special education rules and regulations and the IEP/ETR process. Ability to comply with data collection, records management and reporting features assigned to the position.  Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad constituency through the application of skills and knowledge fundamental to the position as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   The successful employee must be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision or direction.   The position requires extensive travel working hours beyond those of a typical teaching position with an average of 2 to 3 nights away from home each week.  The position may require occasional work on weekends and extended workdays with meetings before and after regular school hours.  This is a “tele-work” position requiring the employee to work out of a home-based office, usually located in a community outside of Great Falls.  Telework employees must be able to maintain the basic machines and functions of an office as well as securing routine maintenance for the state vehicle assigned to the position.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference).
3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
7.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website:  http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION:  This position is a contracted position 200 days.  Salary is determined by the schedule as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible state employees are also provided paid health, dental and life insurance.  Other benefits include deferred compensation program and retirement.  Employees earn approximately 3.69 hours of sick leave for each 80 hours pay period worked and employees who qualify are entitled to up to 15 days military leave with full pay.  Earned

leave benefits may be used for maternity and parental (birth/adoption) leave and for immediate family illness care.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND using the information provided above.  TTY users may call the TTY number if available or use the relay service by dialing 711-253-4091.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: http://mt.gov!stateiobs/stateiobs.asp . You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center..

SPECIAL INFORMATION: MSDB IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN.  Grades encompassed in this program include elementary, middle school, and high school levels.    The schedule may also be adjusted temporarily or permanently for reasons such as training, meetings, student needs, agency needs, emergencies, etc.  This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

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positions open
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
various locations in Vermont

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

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center
Location: Brattleboro,VT
Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience.
Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including
Autism.
Training and experience in instruction improvement
Effective communication skills to include ASL
Responsibilities:
Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center
Teachers.
Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program.
Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center.
Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications:      
* BA degree or equivalent experience
* Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience:
* Work from a philosophy or empowerment
* Ability to work with a diverse population
* Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize
* Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling
mailto:kdarling@dvas.org

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

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; Willingness
to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training; Willingness
to learn behavior management techniques; Understands the uniqueness and
development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

* Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop
into healthy well- rounded individuals

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time  

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

* Responsibilities:
Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT,
please send letter of interest & resume to:

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

or send email to:
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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recruiting for applicants
Pre-K Teacher
The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Baton Rouge, LA

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

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position opening
Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA 01701

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

Contact Info:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

www.tlcdeaf.org
inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
fax: 508-875-3355

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posting
Deaf Youth Program Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, Inc
Worthington, Ohio

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

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position opening
Large Accounts Director, VRS
Purple
Rocklin, CA

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

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position opening
Human Resources Generalist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

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

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles

*  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 – 21 September 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 21, 2011

— A different way of rewarding Deaf Pageant winners

Winners of Miss Deaf Pageants in Swaziland would
get a free car as a prize in the past. Not any more.
The Pageant organizers will be giving a free hearing
aid to the winner. The organizers feel that a hearing
aid is a lifetime reward, while a car is not!

— Detecting hearing loss at a lower cost

If a person wants to find out why he has a hearing
loss, he may have to go through a genetical testing.
It costs around $20,000 and it may take years to
find out the cause of deafness. Two scientists –
Karen Avraham and Moein Kanaan have claimed to have
a faster way of discovering deafness at the cost of
just $500, and with only two weeks of genetical
searching. Will this work?

— An overlooked fact about a deaf swindler

Last week it was mentioned that SEC has filed
charges against Jody Dunn, a deaf man, for
cheating deaf clients out of $3.45 million
on promises of big financial gains. It was
learned that Dunn himself has been unemployed
and has also been getting SSDI checks. This
was a fact that many of us overlooked.

— Giving up a career as a model to become a farmer

Aqua Harris, who is deaf, was a former fashion model
in New Zealand. And at the same time, he also was a
personal trainer. He got tired of the fast life in
the high New Zealand society, and gave it all up.
He is much happier, raising pigs  on a farm in a
a small country town. The pigs he raises are English
Berkshire, a rare breed. He hopes to make a fortune
if he is successful with the breeding efforts.

— A failed artist led to birth of Gallaudet University

Samuel Morse, not deaf, had high hopes of becoming a great
artist. He lived in Paris for few years, hoping to establish
himself in the Parisian art community. He failed and
came home, bitterly disappointed. He overcame his
disappointment to invent a telegraph machine that
won a patent. He needed an investor to help start
the business. This investor was Amos Kendall. The
telegraph business skyrocketed, making a lot of money
for Kendall. He invested the money in land where
Gallaudet is currently located. Who knows if
Morse was a successful artist, there may be no
Gallaudet, but a different college for the deaf
in a different location?

DeafDigest – 18 September 2011

DeafDigest Gold – September 18, 2011

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/afraidofdeaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bodylanguage/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/desperateschools/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/airportfears/

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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.

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Offer ends 11/12/11. 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_DDG091811

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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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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?

Nearly 200 deaf Filipinos stormed the chambers of the
House of Representatives to demand approval of two
sign language bills (one for the courts and the other
for TV news). This made the front page coverage in
Filipino newspapers.

Genevieve Barr, a deaf British actress, is playing
a hearing role in the BBC series, The Fades. It is her
first “hearing” role in her acting career. While playing
that hearing role, she uses her hearing aid.

– Very Hot News

Ken Lindberg, a past graduate of Minnesota Academy for
the Deaf, will be featured on the front page in the
January 2012 edition of the Rat Rod Magazine.

Rat Rod? DeafDigest editor never heard of it and visited
the site at:

http://www.peckerheadz.com/

It should be self explanatory

– Thursday September 15th

Employee Lydia Hannawi saved Alamo Colleges (Texas) $75,000 by suggesting that interpreting services be consolidated into one location instead of being scattered across the college’s campuses.

– Friday September 16th

Gallaudet University is going green, thanks to a grant
from the National Science Foundation. This grant will
help operate the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center,
and Gallaudet is partnering with Washington State
University, Coppin State University, University of
Michigan and other scientific and educational groups.

– Saturday September 17th

There are many group protests in Greece, protesting
the government’s financial bailout plans. One such
protesting group is the deaf group. They were protesting
the cutbacks in state grants.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Are there any deaf school football teams that have
marching bands? There is one – at Ohio School for
the Deaf. The members of the marching band come
from the Ohio School for the Blind and they perform at
a few games per season.

The marching band, on the deaf school football field,
was featured by the ESPN at:

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/6969144/rick-reilly-blind-marching-band

This video is not captioned, but there is a short clip on
football coach Bill Estes signing and his son Will interpreting

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A unique study abroad experience in France

The ASL program at the University of Rochester, New York, offers a unique study abroad experience in France in Summer 2012 for Deaf and hearing college-level ASL students and professionals.

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

The deadline for application is April 13, 2012.

http://www.asl.rochester.edu/lsfsummer12.html

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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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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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For more information call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or online at
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THESE DESPERATE SMALL TOWN MAINSTREAMED PROGRAMS
We have a serious shortage of interpreters in mainstreamed
programs. And many interpreters do not want to work in small
towns.
And if the mainstreamed student only knows SEE or
Pidgin Signed English or Cued Speech and does not know
ASL, it makes things more desperate for these small town
mainstreamed programs.
It is much easier and much simpler to send these deaf
kids to state schools, but many districts won’t.
It is very sad.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit http://deafdigest.com/videos/desperateschools/

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

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Next Steps…2011 Conference Focusing on Infants and Toddlers with Hearing Loss and Their Families

Marlborough, Massachusetts

October 27-28, 2011

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

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DEAF NIGHTMARE AT ANY AIRPORT
Many of us love to travel and we know what to do when
we go to an airport. We are always looking carefully – at
visual displays, at clocks, at air carrier booths,
passenger scanners, etc.
What is our biggest fear? That our flight has been
re-routed to a different airport for some reason. And
that we arrive at a strange airport at 2 AM – and no
one is around to help us (car rentals or hotels or
transportation to downtown, no telephone booths, etc).
This is our nightmare.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/airportfears/

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

A DEAF ADVOCATE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DEAF ADVOCATES
There is a Deaf Advocate that operates differently
from other Deaf Advocates.
He advocates on Hearing Issues, not on Deaf
Issues!
Why? Because these Hearing Issues also impact
on all of us, the deaf.
Issues he has been involved with are:

– gerrymandering
– child support
– child custody
– no-text driving

And some others. He makes it a point to visit the offices
of key legislators that are into these issues. And he also
testifies, with interpreters, at state hearings. He knows
how the legislators operate, knows the twists, the angles,
the technicalities, etc.
That the NAD, AgBell, HLAA, Deaf Sports, and other national
organizations do not consult him for his expertise is a
crying shame! He mingles easily with the ASL deaf, the oral
deaf and the late-deafened.

A TOY RUN IN SOUTH DAKOTA
The Toy Run in Sturgis, South Dakota is a tradition
that is 28 years old. The purpose of this event is to
donate new toys for underprivileged children.
This event attracts bikers from everywhere in USA.
And there was a group of deaf bikers that showed up
in Sturgis and took part.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/skee/

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:

Nebraska Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://www.nead1902.org/

BULLYING AND THE DEAF?
The American Association of People with Disabilities
ran a piece titled “Bullying More Common Among Students With Disabilities.”
This article mentioned nothing about the deaf child,
just students with disabilities.
Should we assume that deaf students are bullied just
as much as hearing disabled students are?

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I’m afraid to drop the hearing aid and break it

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He is aurally handicapped

or

He is aurally challenged

simply means the same thing as deaf, so why use
a phrase that is harder to understand?

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$10 per page.

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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 Hearing Journal, in its most recent edition, ran a piece
on how to train the deaf to understand sounds. An important
element in training is entertainment. Without entertainment,
deaf patients get bored and give up on training!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do newspaper reporters know what they are writing about
when they write about a deaf person or about deafness?

A. Yes and no. There are some writers that are knowledgeable
whereas other writers may be totally clueless!

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: 

Frustrated about not being able to attend some events?  Do you need
transportation?

I am a very active member of the Deaf community and sometimes family
members are not available to transport me.

The State of Vermont Division of the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
and Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation services had a public hearing
on our state plan.

I went to testify about the need for SSP services and both attended
and explained in person and submitted in this need in writing.

Bingo!

DBVI has agreed to give us a grant to start SSP training!

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VCDHH} will be
responsible for implementing SSP services.

More info in the near future.  

Advocacy works!

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

That the state of North Carolina will fully fund the North
Carolina School for the Deaf and the Eastern North Carolina
School for the Deaf

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DeafHistory:

Year 1917 – a sample survey by the CAID — spell it out –
of 400 orally trained adults, disclosed that 375 of them
abandoned their oral skills after school years; and 100
of them were “oralists” because they were late deafened and
were able to retain their speaking skills

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

When researchers try to figure out how many deaf people live in
USA, what are their sources?

From the National Health Interview Survey and the Census.

Yet, no two researchers would agree on how many of us are
deaf!

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DeafLibrary Resources

if you are deaf and building a house, here are tips for making
it a Deaf House:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

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announces openings for
Community Inclusion Specialists
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time available

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
This position, under the supervision of the Adult Vocational Services Director, provides community living supports to a deaf individual with cognitive limitations and/or other additional disabilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma. Familiarity with mental retardation and physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language and/or manual communication system.  Driver’s license and personal car. Availability during evening hours and weekends is required.  Must be flexible in scheduling to meet client coverage needs.  In-state travel is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a)    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
(b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY:
You may download an application from our website:  http://www.asd-1817.org

Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX:  (860) 570-1832

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Positions Available Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

http://www.tsd.jobs

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions for the 2011-2012 school year. There are various positions available including Student Development Coordinator, Elementary Teacher, Audiologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Interpreter, and Nurse. To view the job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, visit our website at www.tsd.jobs. Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan.

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country’s best cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD)
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information: http://www.kcdtn.org

job description at:
http://deafdigest.com/kcdtn/

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search
C/O Teressa Gregory
410 Taliwa Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

AND/OR
via email at: mailto:kcdboard@kcdtn.org

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position opening
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  Position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities with the goal of expanding awareness and use of Captioned Telephone Service. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Demonstratable knowledge of user groups who would benefit from Relay Service
–    Senior Citizens Community –    Hard of Hearing Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentations skills
–    Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM office, non-profit and for profit partners, the public, state government and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work while meeting deadlines.

Education and Experience: –    Completion of Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service preferred. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.WorkForHamilton.com or contact our Corporate HR office at 800.821.1831 by September 15, 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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 – 18 September 2011

DeafDigest Blue – September 18, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oldrearwindowequipment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dsasurprise/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/employmentdiscrimination/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cirecall/

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A recent deaf and hard of hearing travel tour involved
nearly 50 tourists from 10 nations, all of them speaking
different languages – but able to communicate with each
other! The group toured Poland. Hosting the tour was the
European Federation of Hard of Hearing People. It included
two CART operators, which made it possible for all of them
to communicate. Just before the tour ended and everyone
was to go home, one event did not need CART operators –
clicking beers with each other.

Eriko Hiratsuka, a deaf Japanese woman in Tokyo, has received her law degree and is now studying for her bar exam. For the time being she is working at the
Silent Café, where everyone uses use sign language. She does not sign well but is learning and is getting by via lipreading. Once she passes the bar exam, her
code is to help the deaf with their legal issues.

– Very Hot News

The next Deaflympics may take place in Budapest (Hungary) in 2013, depending on how things work
out. Ankara (Turkey) will host the Deaflympics
in 2017. Do keep in mind the past winter Deaflympics was canceled. DeafDigest hopes the next two Deaflympics will be roaring successes.

– Sunday September 11th

What is the truth behind hearing aid prices? Hearing aid parts cost $100, and manufactured in China, a low cost labor nation, end up costing over $2,500 in USA! Why? The hearing aid manufacturers are saying it is Research and Development (R&D) costs that is getting higher and higher. Why R & D? Because consumers want smaller and smaller hearing aids – and it requires
a lot of research and development to come up with tiny aids, that one cannot see but is extremely powerful. These result in higher costs even though the parts are cheap!

– Monday September 12th

A group in China is mounting a campaign in China to allow the
disabled, the deaf included, to become teachers. Their proposal
has been given to the Ministry of Education to eliminate
discriminatory rules that have blocked the deaf and the disabled
from entering the teaching profession.

– Tuesday September 13th

The EEOC is slapping a job discrimination lawsuit against
Miles Kimball Co (Wisconsin) for discriminating against a deaf employee. The company sent the deaf employee to a job training workshop but refused to provide her with an interpreter despite
her request. And later on, the company fired her.

– Wednesday September 14th

It was mentioned a while ago that a deaf trackster in
Australia was turned down in his request for a visual
starter system during a national track and field meet.
The national athletic organization backed off and
granted his request for a visual starter. But if he
runs internationally, then the International Amateur
Athletics Federation would not allow it.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Neema Crafts Gallery Café in Iringa, Tanzania,
where almost all employees are deaf, has been chosen as the best British restaurant outside of the UK.
The restaurant owners said he wanted to see the deaf
of Tanzania be gainfully employed.

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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

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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TRUTH IN JOB DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS
It happens many times. A deaf person is fired from
a job. He is angry and files a lawsuit accusing the
company of discriminating against the deaf.
Is it true? In many, many cases, it is true, but
again, in many, many other cases it is not true!
A deaf person may have messed up badly on his job
and was fired for that reason – but he tells everyone
that he is being discriminated against!
A hearing person may have also messed up on the job,
and is fired – but he does not claim discrimination!
When you hear of discrimination, is it the truth?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/employmentdiscrimination/

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

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8th Deaf History International Conference

“Telling Deaf Lives: Biographies and Autobiographies”

July 24-29, 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

– Call for papers & video clips
– Call for video documentaries
– How to register?

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

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BIGGEST FEAR AMONG CI USERS
What is the biggest fear among CI users
(no matter if it is Nuclear or Advanced Bionics)?
It is a CI recall. Let us compare it with an
automobile recall.
If your car is recalled because of a defective
part, you just go to the dealer and wait for the
part to be changed.
But if your CI is recalled, it means having to
go back to the CI physician, which is a worse hassle.
99.9 percent of CIs are fine. It is the 0.01
percent that scares many CI users.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cirecall/

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

TO MULTI-TASK
Multi-tasking means doing many different things
at the same time.
There was a posting on a web site that said:

The deaf cut themselves off from any distractions,
they don’t multitask.

DeafDigest editor disagrees. There are many deaf
people that multi-task, and again, many deaf people
that don’t – but the same goes for hearing people.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK ASHLEY FIOLEK
Ashley Fiolek, who is deaf, is one of the world’s
best professional motocross racers, with a couple of
world championship titles to her credit.
A writer for a high profile magazine is working
on a feature story on her.
This writer contacted DeafDigest editor, wanting to
know if questions by the deaf are the same or different
when asked by the hearing.
DeafDigest editor replied:

Deaf questions are the same as Hearing questions, and
there are always smart questions and always dumb
questions!

IS THE AIR CONDITIONER SPOILING US?
We, the Americans, require air conditioning.
Possibly not always that way overseas.
Going on right now is the 2011 World Deaf Basketball Championship at Palermo, Italy.
Said an American fan:

Am sweating so much. The gym does not have any
air conditioning.

DeafDigest feeling sorry for the USA men’s team?
No, because the Americans are not in the tournament!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

how long have your deaf clients been deaf?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As the new school year has begun, when I explain to people what I do
for a job, once again people continue to ask me if I am eligible to
receive college credit for the classes where I provide CART. 

Because many CART providers will find themselves working in college
classrooms throughout the country, I thought I would clarify this
again for everyone. 

Unfortunately, CART providers cannot participate in the class.  They
are there to provide a service.  It would be against the professional
ethics of the National Court Reporters Association to be an active
participant in the class and to provide the services of a CART
provider. 

According to Article VIII of the NCRA CART Consumer Bill of Rights,
which is “Staying in Role,” “CART consumers have a right to expect
CART providers to refrain from commenting, interjecting, advising, or
in any way becoming involved in the assignment outside the role of
communication access.”

CART providers review the class materials to enter terms and proper
names for the course into their computerized dictionaries, but they
don’t have to take the tests or do the homework.

If a CART provider wants to receive college credit, he or she must
enroll in the class individually and participate in the class, do the
homework, write the papers, and take the tests.  It would be a
conflict to provide CART for someone else at the same time. 

A TOTAL CONTROL OF HEARING UMPIRES BY A DEAF UMPIRE!
We have many deaf referees and deaf umpires in all
sports – baseball, basketball, football, wrestling,
soccer, etc, etc.
Do our deaf referees totally control hearing
referees?
Not really because these referees work together
to control the game. But in the case of the late
Maurice Potter, a deaf man, who was a long time
baseball umpire in Minnesota, he totally controlled
the other hearing umpires in every game.
When he is introduced to a new hearing umpire that
he never worked before, he would write down on his
note pad:

no balks!

Why? As a former deaf umpire in baseball explained
to DeafDigest editor, if a hearing umpire shouted out
balk and waved the runner to the next base, Potter,
because of his deafness, may not hear it and it may
lead to confusion. So, only Potter himself, and no other
umpire, could call balk.
Balks, however, are extremely rare in baseball.

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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 deaf yachtsman from South Africa, shielded all his life
from the deaf, was invited for dinner at home of a deaf American,
on one of his American port stops. It was the first time
in his life that he saw a group of deaf people at an event.
Not able to understand signs, much less understanding
simple hearing gestures, he was quite lost at the event
hosted in his honor!

next week – another example

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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!

Andrew J Oxenham, University of Minnesota psychologist
and an authority on hearing aid issues, said that Psychoacoustics is fundamental and that it is used
in hearing aid and CI design. His comments were written up
in a recent New York Times article.

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The Deaf and the Law:

It was all over the news that the state has the right to
close the South Dakota School for the Deaf, the appellate
court ruled against a group of parents that wanted to keep
the school open. What was not so well known was that
the litigants did not start the Due Process, in which IDEA
requires. Instead of going through the Due Process steps
they jumpstarted the whole thing by going to the court,
a strategical move that backfired.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In the aftermath of the attacks at the WTC and the
Pentagon, already surfacing over the Internet are many
stories of how many of our deaf friends – from Gallaudet,
from NTID, at the Pentagon, at the WTC and others – have
survived the ordeal.
As far as DEAFDIGEST is concerned, there were no known
casualties among our deaf and hard of hearing friends.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This just out now – the Gallaudet football team
finally won its first NCAA-III football game in 15
years.
Gallaudet defeated SUNY-Maritime 18-13 today.
Gallaudet has won football games in recent years
but it was against club teams, junior varsity teams,
military base teams and semi-pro teams.
Even during these dream 7-2 seasons in 1998 and 9-0
last season, none were against NCAA-III teams.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In movies, bad words are always voiced.

With us, the deaf, bad words are not captioned

Why? Captioning agencies were asked this question
and their responses were evasive.

Is it because we are deaf, we are not supposed
to read these bad words?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the co-worker said:
put down your name and concession number on this folder

The co-worker actually said:
put down your name and extension number on this folder

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Deaf Press Release of the Week:

Analysis of State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs
(AG Bell press release)

http://deafdigest.com/agbellmonograph/

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positions open
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
various locations in Vermont

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

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center
Location: Brattleboro,VT
Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience.
Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including
Autism.
Training and experience in instruction improvement
Effective communication skills to include ASL
Responsibilities:
Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center
Teachers.
Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program.
Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center.
Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications:      
* BA degree or equivalent experience
* Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience:
* Work from a philosophy or empowerment
* Ability to work with a diverse population
* Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize
* Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling
mailto:kdarling@dvas.org

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

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; Willingness
to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training; Willingness
to learn behavior management techniques; Understands the uniqueness and
development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

* Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop
into healthy well- rounded individuals

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: part time

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time  

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

* Responsibilities:
Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT,
please send letter of interest & resume to:

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

or send email to:
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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recruiting for applicants
Pre-K Teacher
The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Baton Rouge, LA

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

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position opening
Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA 01701

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

Contact Info:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

www.tlcdeaf.org
inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
fax: 508-875-3355

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posting
Deaf Youth Program Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, Inc
Worthington, Ohio

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

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position opening
Large Accounts Director, VRS
Purple
Rocklin, CA

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

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position opening
Human Resources Generalist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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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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http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

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DeafDigest – 14 September 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 14, 2011

— Comparing interpreter, notetaker and CART in a class

A professor said:
My red sporty car is parked on the north side of 4th Avenue street.

The interpreter signed:
My car is parked on the street.

The Notetaker wrote:
My red car is parked on 4th Avenue.

The CART typed:
My red sport car is parked on the north side of 4th Avenue street.

The exam question asks:
1) What kind of vehicle is it? (commercial, economy, sporty, etc.)
2) Which side of street is the vehicle parked at? (west, north, south, east)
3) What color is the vehicle?

So, which is best – interpreter or notetaker or CART???????

— Shutting down South Dakota SD led to shortage of interpreters

The state shut down South Dakota School for the Deaf, saying it
was not economically feasible to have it continued. As a result
of the state’s decision, there is a serious shortage of interpreters
in students’ home town school districts. If the school remained
open and was allowed to thrive, then there would be no unexpected
demand of interpreters. A news story said there are just 88 registered
interpreters in the state. The state is hoping that interpreter
training programs will help reduce the shortage. But will it? 

— A “dumb” professor at University of Montana

A hearing professor at University of Montana did not understand
what ADA was all about. He had a deaf student in his class; he made
arrangements to hire an interpreter. In many cases, hiring an
interpreter is the right thing to do – but in that “dumb”
professor’s case, it was wrong. Why? Because that student was
an oralist and did not know ASL! He could have given that student
a choice – an interpreter or a CART, but went ahead and hired
an interpreter!  This complaint was posted in a student
newspaper.

— The deaf as the Biggest Loser

Many Americans are overweight, the deaf included. But a deaf man,
Danny Cahill, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is the Biggest Deaf Loser.
He has lost nearly 240 pounds to win the Biggest Loser, Season Eight.
He has also become a featured speaker at various events in Oklahoma.

— iTunes to offer more captions

What is an iTunes? Apple offers that feature for downloading
music, TV programs, movies, book purchase procedures, etc. Deaf
people complained that iTunes did not show captions. But recently
we are seeing more captions on iTunes – programs such as Sons of
Anarchy, New Girl, The Secret Circle are now captioned. Keep in
mind, the producers can only show captions, not Apple itself.  

DeafDigest – 12 September 2011

DeafDigest Gold – September 11, 2011

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafplacement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/notetaking/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/afraidofdeaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bodylanguage/

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The Android-powered Samsung Epic[tm] 4G was engineered for a
legendary entertainment experience with superior speed and display
innovation. Its 3G/4G speeds allow you to stream and download videos,
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It has an expansive 4.0″ Super AMOLED display, full, slide-out QWERTY
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Find the Samsung Epic[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing
people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG091111

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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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:

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

We have a number of deaf hairdressers in USA. Do they
get together, either in person or on-line for advice,
support, tips and to share tricks of trade? No, but
it may be different in England as far as deaf
hairdresser Jean West is concerned. She has set up
a website to help other deaf hairdressers in England.
She said that many hearing patrons do not trust deaf
hairdressers. This forces the deaf hairdressers to do
their best to win confidence of hearing patrons. Once
this is done, these hearing patrons would then trust the deaf hairdressers.

The Washington Redskins is a perfect example of being
penny wise, but pound foolish. They thought they were
saving money by refusing to caption their public
address announcements. This caused a lawsuit by three
deaf avid Redskins fans. The deaf fans won but the
Redskins would not readily pay up the legal fees,
claiming they were being overbilled. The judge
would not agree and the Redskins are out $260,000.

– Very Hot News

Tentatively set for September 29th is a ceremony on
the Ogden Campus of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. It is to formally name the school as the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind – Kenneth Burdett School of the Deaf. Burdett, a deaf man, was
a legendary figure on the campus of the Utah school.
DeafDigest is not sure if it is the first time a school
for the deaf has been named after a deaf person.

More information is at:
http://deafdigest.com/burdette/

– Thursday September 8th

The famous (or infamous) Australian accent will be
recorded by a group of Australian universities,
by sampling 1,000 speakers. There are several purposes
of this project – but one of them is deaf-related –
to help the deaf with future voice recognition software.

– Friday September 9th

The dispatch people in the Rockingham and Hamlet
police departments (NC) have been taught in a workshop
on how to deal with deaf 911 calls – both on TTY and on
Voice Carry Over.

– Saturday September 10th

Enoc Castro, who is deaf and repairs shoes for a living at a
shoemaking shop in Morris Plains, NJ, shocked everyone, including
his employer and his family members. He, on his own initiative,
decided to study to become an American citizen and he passed
everything with flying colors. They simply could not believe
a deaf person could do it on his own!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Lipreading being used less and less in the United Kingdom?
Two years ago there were over 420 lipreading classes and
19 in Wales. The numbers are much lower these days because
of lack of government financial support to keep classes going;
angry hard of hearing advocates are saying that the British
government is discriminating against the deaf and the hard
of hearing non-signers!

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A unique study abroad experience in France

The ASL program at the University of Rochester, New York, offers a unique study abroad experience in France in Summer 2012 for Deaf and hearing college-level ASL students and professionals.

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

The deadline for application is April 13, 2012.

http://www.asl.rochester.edu/lsfsummer12.html

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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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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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or videophone with the flip of a switch. It also works with all Sonic
Alert remote receivers.

For more information call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or online at
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SOME HEARING PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
In some offices, there are some hearing people
that are afraid to communicate with the deaf.
They do not want to write notes. Instead they try to
communicate with crazy behavior.
Examples are:

– waving the workpaper left to right back and forth
– pointing at the workpaper without explaining why
– showing the workpaper about 5 feet away from the deaf person
making it hard to read

Is it funny or is it sad?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/afraidofdeaf/

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

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2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf 16 – 18 October 2013 Sydney, Australia

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

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DO WE HAVE A DEAF BODY LANGUAGE?
Do we have a Deaf Body Language when these deaf people
try to communicate with the hearing?
Sometimes DeafDigest editor notices a “Deaf Body Language”
in a store or a restaurant or even at Starbucks or anywhere.
It may be a deaf person that DeafDigest editor does not
know. But after watching that person for a minute or two
then it becomes obvious that he is deaf.
Deaf Body Language different from Hearing Body Language?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bodylanguage/

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

AN AWESOME FOOTBALL VIDEO
Do take a look at this awesome football video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NTtulVoUek
It was filmed by Michael Pimentel, the professional
sports photographer. He is deaf.
He shot these scenes with a GoPro. What is a GoPro?
It is a camera stationed on top of the photographer’s
head!
And it was his first time with that camera.

A HUGE INDUCTION LOOP
If you wear a hearing aid and root for the
Michigan State University basketball team,
then possibly the world’s biggest induction
loop is at the basketball arena.
The Breslin Center, the home of the basketball
team, seats 14.759 fans and the loop is everywhere.

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

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

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:

Montana Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mtassoc/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

interrupts me while I’m at work

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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?

he has hearing health problems

hearing health problems? Is that supposed to the same as
deafness problems or hearing problems?

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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)
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Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

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

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

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

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

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!

Cell Phones Which Are Compatible with Hearing Aids

As a service to hearing aid owners BHI is providing a complete
(to their knowledge) list of U.S. phones which are most
compatible with hearing aids. By compatibility we mean they
carry the very highest rating of M4/T4:

* M4 indicates there is the least likelihood of microphone
interference and
* T4 means there is the greatest likelihood of telecoil coupling
compatibility with the cell phone.

The following is a list of the most hearing aid compatible cell
phones. To find out more about a specific model go to
www.phonescoop.com or click on the model.

http://www.betterhearing.org/hearing_loss_treatment/cellphones.cfm

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it difficult for young, healthy deaf men to find
employment in “dangerous jobs”?

A. By dangerous, we are talking about fighting fires, fighting
crime, working on oil rigs, working in the railroad maintenance
yards, etc. These jobs are so dangerous that it requires hearing
people to alert each other when danger is near them. This is not to say the deaf cannot do these tasks – just that they cannot hear safety warnings from fellow co-workers.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

I use my computer a lot for both business and social purposes. 

At home, I have ZoomText which helps by enlarging fonts and pictures.

However, it is very difficult to use other computers when I travel.

There are tips to help you read better without ZoomText.

For a PC, you can open a web page with your Internet Explorer.
You can change/zoom your window by pressing Ctrl and + (Control and plus keys).
It will enlarge the page.  To reduce the size Ctrl and – (Control and minus keys)

Try it!

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 hospitals and medical facilities would never
discriminate against deaf patients

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DeafHistory:

pre-ADA Year 1981

Chico State University did not offer interpreters, forcing the
deaf students to read the professors’ lips at all classroom
sessions

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10 percent
of people in India with some kind of hearing loss

1 percent of people in India being profoundly deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

a championship deaf semi pro football team during
the late 1910’s and twenties

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

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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announces openings for
Community Inclusion Specialists
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time available

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
This position, under the supervision of the Adult Vocational Services Director, provides community living supports to a deaf individual with cognitive limitations and/or other additional disabilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma. Familiarity with mental retardation and physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language and/or manual communication system.  Driver’s license and personal car. Availability during evening hours and weekends is required.  Must be flexible in scheduling to meet client coverage needs.  In-state travel is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a)    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
(b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY:
You may download an application from our website:  http://www.asd-1817.org

Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX:  (860) 570-1832

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Positions Available Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

http://www.tsd.jobs

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions for the 2011-2012 school year. There are various positions available including Student Development Coordinator, Elementary Teacher, Audiologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Interpreter, and Nurse. To view the job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, visit our website at www.tsd.jobs. Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan.

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country’s best cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD)
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information: http://www.kcdtn.org

job description at:
http://deafdigest.com/kcdtn/

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search
C/O Teressa Gregory
410 Taliwa Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

AND/OR
via email at: mailto:kcdboard@kcdtn.org

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position opening
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  Position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities with the goal of expanding awareness and use of Captioned Telephone Service. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Demonstratable knowledge of user groups who would benefit from Relay Service
–    Senior Citizens Community –    Hard of Hearing Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentations skills
–    Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM office, non-profit and for profit partners, the public, state government and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work while meeting deadlines.

Education and Experience: –    Completion of Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service preferred. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.WorkForHamilton.com or contact our Corporate HR office at 800.821.1831 by September 15, 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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/

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DeafDigest – 12 September 2011

DeafDigest Blue – September 11, 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 with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hardtolipread/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/learningsignlanguage/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oldrearwindowequipment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dsasurprise/

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New DVD Celebrates American Sign Language Poetry

Now available at Harris Communications, “The Heart of the Hydrogen
Jukebox” is a DVD that celebrates American Sign Language poetry and
includes interviews with poets and clips of historic poetry
performances.

Be enriched by the poetry from these well-known poets: Robert Panara,
Bernard Bragg, Dorothy Miles, Patrick Graybill, Ella Mae Lentz,
Clayton Valli, Peter Cook, Jim Cohn, Allen Ginsberg, and Debbie
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“The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox” (DVD377) is available at Harris
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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

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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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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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

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

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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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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 Leon Grant,
North Carolina, who departed us. During the sixties
and seventies, he was a Deaf Basketball Immortal.
Standing 6’8 tall, he led his deaf teams to six
national tournament championships. Among all time
deaf basketball greats on all levels over the
years, Leon was #1.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Geoff Tunstalls, a deaf Scot, is an ambitious businessman,
operating his successful bicycle repairing shop in Carlisle that employs a number of deaf people. Not stopping at it,
he is planning to establish a different second business –
a scallop-processing plant. He pays no attention to these
gloomy economic times and goes ahead with his plans. While
he is deaf, he does not use sign language.

Does it pay to mention the word deaf? This is the frustration
Quinn Cruise, a deaf woman faced when she attempted to find
an apartment to rent in Toronto. She sent over 30 emails
querying about an apartment to rent, explaining that she
was deaf. Total responses from landlords – zero!  She then
removed the word deaf, and got some responses. Currently
the Toronto Federation of Metro Tenants Associations is
investigating this discrimination issue.

– Very Hot News

Is there a connection between deafness and football
concussions? Do not know, but Utah State University
is working with its own Communicative Disorders and
Deaf Education Department on concussions tests
of its athletes, football included. Said John Ribera,
director of Audiology:

Since balance and hearing are so interconnected, it only made sense to collaborate with our colleagues in the
athletics fields here at USU

Keep in mind NFL as well as other major sports leagues
are also concerned with concussions.

– Sunday September 4th

A Texas newspaper ran an article on winners and losers with
these new TV shows. A winner, the newspaper said is
Switched at Birth because it made the public aware of issues
the deaf people face

– Monday September 5th

For the Scranton School for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children,
the first day of classes was far from routine, as it is with
other deaf schools. It was the first day of classes on the
new campus the students could call their own. While Western
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf took over the operations
of the Scranton school two years ago, classes continued on the old Scranton campus until renovations were completed.

– Tuesday September 6th

Movie houses in the Vancouver area (Canada) do not make
things easier for the deaf that wish to view movie captions.
This is what Lisa Anderson-Kellet, a deaf activist and an
avid movie goer is accusing. When movie houses mess up with
the captions they give Lisa a “free movie pass” – but what
good is it if she has already collected 10 such freebie passes
in one year!

– Wednesday September 7th

Late deafness among senior citizens may lead to brain issues.
This is the claim that researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine (U of PA) are saying. Their work has been featured in the latest
edition of The Journal of Neuroscience.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf people, wishing to enjoy the rugged outdoors at the
Yosemite National Park, will be able to have services
of interpreters. It was announced by The National Park Service,
but there is a piece of advice. They need make requests in
advance.

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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

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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REAR WINDOW CAPTIONING SYSTEM WORTH IT?
Is Rear Window Captioning System worth it? Yes, it gives
us captions – but because of wear and tear over years of use
by deaf viewers, the equipment has become worn out.
Deaf viewers have complained about display screen showing
faded captions, the stand becoming wobbly, etc, etc.
Why cannot moviehouses replace old equipment with new
equipment? Costs may be the reason why moviehouses continue
with old equipment!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oldrearwindowequipment/

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

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The Art and Rhetoric of Captioning

February 20, 2012

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

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

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A SURPRISE ABOUT THE CANCELED DEAF SENIOR OF AMERICA CONFERENCE
The Deaf Seniors of America conference was supposed to take
place at Chicago recently, but it was canceled. DeafDigest
announced the cancelation few weeks ago.
But there was a big surprise. Many deaf people, already
made flight reservations and hotel reservations in advance,
did not stay home. They flew to Chicago to meet up with their
old friends and to have a good time.
Said a friend:

Many of us still come to Chicago even though the DSA
was canceled. Some of us went to watch Chicago Cubs play

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dsasurprise/

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

YET ANOTHER DEAF SWINDLER
From time to time DeafDigest reminds everyone of
deaf swindlers.
Here is another one – The Securities and Exchange Commission
filed charges against Jody Dunn, a deaf Texan, of swindling
over 7,000 people out of their $3.4 millon. He promised them
big yields on life-insurance policies.
He pocketed nearly $354,000 and deposited the rest in offshore
accounts.
Sad to say, there will be more deaf swindlers in the months
to come. Just say no to promises that are suspicious.

BAER WILL TELL YOU IF THE DOG IS DEAF!
BAER can tell if the dog is deaf, BAER? Not, the name
of a person, but an acronym for
brainstem-auditory-evoked-response testing, which is
said to be 100 percent perfect.
Possibly BAER will work on human beings that play-pretend
to be deaf?

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GOLF HUMOR
A deaf man, golfing alone, asked a hearing golfer
if he could golf ahead because of his deafness.
The hearing golfer refused and then golfed first.
The hearing golfer hit the ball towards the green and was going to putt it.
Suddenly the hearing golfer was hit on the head
and was knocked out. When the hearing golfer regained
consciousness and got up on the ground, the deaf
golfer faced him and showed him four fingers.
Four fingers means fore. Hearing golfers shout it
out, while this deaf golfer flashes it out!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained a dedicated interpreter

interpreters that forgot why they became interpreters in
the first place!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

With computer-aided transcription (CAT), more and more court
reporters found things that they wrote on their steno machines
that would not translate with the correct spelling when written
phonetically.

New ways of writing had to be developed.

One of the things reporters found they had to change was how
they wrote certain vowel sounds.

What is a reporter to do with the words “pare,” “pair,” and
“pear”?

Before using the computer to translate their notes, most court
reporters wrote them all the same.  Even after using the computer,
many reporters still found it easier to just let the computer
translate it as “pare/pair/pear,” and then pick 1, 2, or 3 when
editing the transcript.

Some reporters found they could write “pair” differently, but
they chose to let the computer translate “pare/pear,” and then
the reporter would choose between those two words when editing
the transcript.

It can still be a challenge for even the best court reporter or
captioner when writing at over 200 words a minute to remember
how to differentiate among these words.

A DEAF-MADE BARBEQUE SAUCE
Go to any big supermarket and look at the barbeque bottles
on the shelf. There are so many of them.
Any of them deaf-made? Probably not but there is a new
barbeque sold independently by a deaf man.
It is called “Deaf Man’s BBQ” and the deaf man is
Raheem (his last name since his first name has not been
disclosed) and he started getting into business last year
in Los Angeles.

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updated every Monday

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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 star deaf athlete, who formerly played in the pros,
stopped at a bar for some beers after a game. A
chance encounter with a group of deaf people, forever
changed the deaf athlete’s life. They told the star
athlete, who did not know signs at that time, of sports
that are being played by the deaf with national deaf tournaments in basketball, flag football and softball. And that there is Deaf Culture in the Deaf Community.
To this day, this star athlete has blessed a chance
encounter with the deaf at a bar!

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Why do some late-deafened individuals accept their
hearing loss and do something about it. And why do
others deny and continue to deny forever? According
to a recent web posting, it is a matter of individual
attitude. Some are too proud to admit their hearing
loss whereas others are not too embarrassed to seek
assistance.

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The Deaf and the Law:

According to a recent newspaper story, there is
a JALA – which stands for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
in Florida. This newspaper says that JALA has a Legal Aid program for deaf or hard-of-hearing persons.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Al Pimentel took early retirement and is no longer the
headmaster at the New York School for the Deaf. He planned
to retire “in a couple of years,” but had a change of heart.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A deaf doctor at Anderson University in South
Carolina? Not quite, but as far as athletes are
concerned, it may be pretty much quite so.
Charlie Weir is the full time assistant trainer,
himself deaf and also very deaf to these wailing and
moaning aches and pains of his wounded athletes.

(editor’s note: he is no longer at the university)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf person in the travel business told DeafDigest editor:

Cruise companies need to pay several thousand dollars per
interpreter. If we hire 3 interpreters for a deaf cruise
of some 100 people, then the cruise company loses money
on the trip

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A doctor examining a deaf patient (without an interpreter) asked:

suffering much?

The deaf patient got very upset, thinking the doctor said:

son of b_ _ _ _

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Press Release of the Week

NTID Reaches Out to Local Employers to Participate in Job Fair

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

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

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recruiting for applicants
Pre-K Teacher
The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Baton Rouge, LA

The LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired is recruiting Pre-K Teacher applicants.  For more information go to http://www.civilservice.la.gov

or contact Scarlett Ross at 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Overnight Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA 01701

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

Contact Info:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

www.tlcdeaf.org
inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
fax: 508-875-3355

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posting
Deaf Youth Program Coordinator
Deaf Services Center, Inc
Worthington, Ohio

Position is open until filled.

The Deaf Youth Leadership Program is a unique and exciting program of Deaf Services Center.   This program serves Deaf/Hard of Hearing youth living in the Central Ohio area, ages 9 to 18.  The program aims to assist youth in acquiring self-confidence, positive self-esteem, team work and leadership skills through Deaf Kids & Teens Club; Deaf Adventure Camp, Career Mentorship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students and school visits.

Position:
Youth Program Coordinator, Part-time, 20 hours per week

Pay Range: $12.50 – $17.50 an hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: –    Bachelor degree in Deaf Education, Child Psychology, Social Work, Recreation and/or related field and at least one year paid experience working with children who are Deaf /Hard of Hearing OR High School Diploma with three years paid experience working with children who are Deaf /Hard of Hearing.
–    An in-depth understanding of deafness, Deaf culture, and the issues for children who are deaf and their families.
–    Exceptional communication skills and fluent in American Sign Language. –    Computer skills- Email, Internet, MS Word, MS Publisher, MS Power Point, and Excel. –    Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team, self-directed, well-organized and goal oriented.
–    A valid Ohio drivers license.
Duties: –    Responsible for the planning, scheduling and supervising of all youth program activities.
–    Responsible for overseeing the creation of program event and news flyers that are to be distributed through mail and posted on the agency web site.
–    Responsible for overseeing the creation and updating information, flyers and photos of the youth program on agency website. –    Promote, educate and collaborate with youth related organizations, schools, parents and the community about the youth program within Central Ohio. –    Coordinate, utilize and seek volunteers to participate in the youth program. –    Responsible for and working with the Director on the ongoing development, maintenance and expansion of the program, activities, meetings, reports and resources for the benefit of the success of the youth programs.

If interested send resume to: Kassandra Schrienk, Director, Community Resource Department
Deaf Services Center, Inc. 5830 N. High Street, Worthington, OH 43085

Or by fax to: (614) 841-4909 addressed to Kassandra Schrienk

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 614-841-1991 phone or 614-515-6065 Videophone or mailto:Kassandra@dsc.org

For more information on DSC, visit http://WWW.DSC.ORG

Deaf Services Center, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 C-3 private organization. DSC does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, marital status, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender orientation, or non-disqualifying mental or physical disability.

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position opening
Large Accounts Director, VRS
Purple
Rocklin, CA

The right candidate must meet or exceed the requirements listed below with a very strong emphasis on marketing services and products to the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Must be fluent in ASL.

*To apply for this position, please send your resume to our Purple Careers site at the following link:

http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214588

Description:
Under minimal supervision; the Director of Education and Large Accounts will represent the company’s products and services to large organizations within assigned vertical industries. This job manages the entire sales process from prospecting and qualifying customers, to closing business agreements and successful product installations. Participates on the Strategic Accounts Team to develop nationwide sales strategies; and works with Product Management on launches. This job requires in-depth knowledge of sales channels for products and services that support deaf and hard of hearing people, strong familiarity with deaf communities and culture; and proven large-account sales skills.

Required Skills:
•    Responsible for direct sales of the company’s products and services to enterprises and organizations within an assigned industry that train, educate or employ deaf people. •    Develop in-depth industry expertise, including familiarity wit
sales channels, challenges and nuances, and apply expertise to sales efforts. •    Identify potential accounts, generate leads, and collaborate with Strategic Marketing Team on strategies. •    Seek presentation opportunities to introduce products and services to decision-makers. •    Assess client requirements and prepare proposals that support their company goals and help them envision new product solutions. •    Deliver live product and service demonstrations, showing practical as well as technical features. •    Close new business and negotiate with customers for product roll-out and distribution. •      Build strategic partnerships with industry organizations. •    Maintain sales objectives and monitor key competitor activities.
•    Maintain close relationship with existing accounts by developing in-depth knowledge of their businesses needs. Identify additional sales opportunities, using a creative, consultative approach over the products’ life cycle. •    Reintroduce products and services to keep existing accounts up-to-date with product improvements and enhancements. •    Evaluate opportunities for participation in sponsorships, events and conferences, and provide budgetary approvals. Negotiate with organizations on sponsorship quotes and sales plans. •    Communicate with Customer Care Support to address customers’ technical questions or for product maintenance. •    Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Experience:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Business Management, Communications, or comparable related experience; Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. •    At least five years of large account sales experience, with a demonstrated successful track record. Broad knowledge of networking and marketing within the deaf community. •      Knowledge of deaf and hard of hearing assistive technologies, including practical and technical aspects of Video Relay products and services. •    Familiarity with telecommunications, distribution environments and computer manufacturing industry preferred. •    American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency and extensive knowledge of the deaf culture. •    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. •      Knowledge of information technology infrastructure and product implementation challenges. •      Excellent oral/signing communication, negotiation and closing skills. •    Fluent writing skills and the ability to prepare and deliver high level presentations to senior management in client organizations, and respond to questions. •    Initiative to work independently without close supervision, and follow project and sales plans. •    Highly motivated and self confident sales professional, comfortable approaching people in a variety of settings. •    Technical knowledge of internet Marketing techniques and functions. Skilled in using specialized software related to departmental operations including database, Internet, spreadsheet, instant messaging, presentation, and word processing programs. •    Familiarity with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Regulations and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) standards. •    Time management skills to handle multiple, competing priorities and work effectively under pressure. •    Basic mathematical skills including the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages. •    Excellent human relations skills to build effective working relationships with company staff, prospective customers, community groups and individuals.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
•    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) •      Keyboarding (40-60%) •    Signing (40-60%) •    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision •    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. •    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.

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position opening
Human Resources Generalist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

Please note that fluency in America Sign Language (ASL) and extensive knowledge and experience with the deaf culture and community are critical for the ideal candidate for this role.

**To apply, please send your resume through our Careers site at the following link:

http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214594

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

Brief Summary of Duties:
The Human Resource Generalist is to provide employee’s relations advice and expertise to managers and employees,, administer select HR programs such as workers compensation, leaves of absence, benefits, communication, and implementation of human resource activities for the company.  They will provide advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation.  The Human Resources Generalist acts as a liaison between employees and internal and external customers. They will support the HR Manager in a variety of projects.

Areas of Responsibility: 1.    Supports Human Resources department in all human resource activities to include employment, employee relations, benefits, training and development.
2.    Provides advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and practices to employee and Management Teams.
3.    Assist employees with individual employee relations issues; makes independent decisions to resolve situations.
4.    Receives or initiates communication to and from managers, supervisors and employees about various HR functions.  Documents, analyzes, and takes appropriate action based upon all available and relevant information under general direction of Human Resources Manager. 5.    Undertakes special projects involving accumulations and compilations of data, research, and preparations of reports. Will involve researching current legal developments related to employee relations, update company policies, and implementation of revised practices. 6.    Participate in the development of performance review documents and monitor completion.  Research and analyze competencies as appropriate per job function.
7.    Handles sensitive and confidential situations involving company personnel.  Receives and accesses confidential personnel information from manual and computerized employee files.  Must exercise discretion and confidentiality in dealing with personnel and applicant information. 8.    Stays abreast of changing legislation impacting Human Resources functions, through information gained from seminars, printed regulations, reference books, and trade journals. 9.    Strong understanding of workers compensation processes and laws.
10.    Assist in researching, developing, and implementing human resources policies and procedures; maintains Employee Handbook, and various HR programs.
11.    Promote employee involvement and excitement about business and culture.
12.    Actively participates and leads training programs including new hire orientation. 13.    Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: –    4-7 years of successful experience in human resources. 2+ years in HR Generalist Role with a focus in employee relations.
–    BA/BS desired.
–    Knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines. –    Knowledge of federal and state employment laws; experience with multi-state locations law desired
–    Knowledge and experience in employee health benefits.
–    Must have in-depth knowledge of all major categories of employment relationship, including employee relations, safety and work environment, training, recruitment, statistical analysis, workers compensation and benefits. –    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
.    Ability to effectively analyze data and provide recommendations.
.    Computer Proficient using MS Office

Experience with the following is a plus:   Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred.

Certificate Required:  Professional in Human Resources (PHR) preferred.

Physical Requirements:  Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (100%)
–    Keyboarding (70%)
–    Viewing computer monitor and videophone requiring close vision (70%)
–    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to (50 pounds), and may lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

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

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

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

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

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Senior Coordinator & Program Supervisor
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

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

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

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

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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 – 07 September 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 7, 2011

— Hearing aid mistaken for iPod

A hearing aid does not look the same as an iPod.
Unfortunately for one deaf 4-year old girl, that
wears a hearing aid, a thief thought it was
an iPod. He grabbed it right out of her ear while
she was playing on the school grounds at Cape Town,
South Africa. Her parents are now saving money to
buy her another hearing aid.

— Mistrial declared because of a deaf juror

The defense team of Scott Speer, not deaf, was
able to convince the judge of a mistrial in
Akron, Ohio. Speer was indicted on charges of
drowning death. The prosecutors ran a 911 tape
in front of the jury, which was useless to a
deaf juror, as the defense pointed out.

— A school bus that never arrived

14-year old deaf Dallas student Courtney Alladin
waited for the school bus to arrive on first day of
her mainstreamed classes. She would continue to
wait for six more days, and the bus still never
arrived. Fed up, Courtney’s mother contacted a
local TV news station to have this problem shown
on TV. Alas, the bus arrived the next day!

— A strange invention that claims to help the deaf

A newspaper in England said Lucy Brewer, a deaf woman,
studying to become a forensic scientist, won an award
for her invention –  a handheld computer that is
supposed to replace subtitles with sounds. It is strange.
Why would the deaf person want to substitute subtitles
for sounds? Did the writer of the story get the facts
wrong?

— A Deaf Home without power for five days

Hurricane Irene blacked out much of Massachusetts,
including the town of South Attleboro. It left a deaf
senior citizen without power in his house for five full
days. He had no access to a telephone, a TV, a videphone,
a TTY and alerting devices. And making matters worse
he needed medical attention, and somehow was able to get
someone to get medical emergency services personnel to
his residence. He is very angry about the whole thing.

DeafDigest – 04 September 2011

DeafDigest Gold – September 4, 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 with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/emergencyroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/helpdesk/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafplacement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/notetaking/

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Small, Powerful VibeAlert Vibrating Alarm Clock

The new VibeAlert vibrating alarm clock may be small but it is very
powerful. It has a loud, 70dB alarm and a strong bedshaker. You can
wake-up by sound, vibration or both, so you won’t oversleep another
night.

The VibeAlert takes up little space on the bedside table and its
small size makes it great for traveling.

Available now at Harris Communications, the VibeAlert (KM-VIBEALERT)
is priced at only $38.95.

For more information on the VibeAlert, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB090411

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

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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?

Russell Roberts, Portland, Oregon, is deaf and he teaches
classes in Tai chi, which is a martial arts sport. Roberts
says Tai chi helps individuals develop balance and strength,
even among those unable to do yoga anymore because of
physical pain. He has been involved with Tai chi for over
30 years.

It is bad enough that the US Postal Service is broke and has
been talking about closing some post offices and laying off
some postal service employees. And at an important postal service
meeting in Wheeling, West Virginia, a deaf 24-year employee requested an interpreter and was turned down! The deaf employee
is Ken Hartzell and he was very upset about being refused
an interpreter.

– Very Hot News

Germany does not care about the deaf? Well, this nation
was reprimanded by the European Court of Justice for
refusing to give deaf non-Germans benefits for the time
they worked in Germany.

– Thursday September 1st

Australia discriminates against a deaf athlete! Sekou Kanneh,
age 11, is deaf and qualified for the national track and
field championships in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints.
Because of his deafness, a request was placed with the track
officials to have a visual alerting device at the starting
line. His request was turned down. Why?

The track officials said:

It would create a precedent which would create problems for
the organization in the future. And that he should be encouraged
to compete in the “athletes with a disability” division!

Needless to say, people are already upset about it.

– Friday September 2nd

The Department of Education’s Civil Rights office has issued
a reminder that all schools are obligated to provide deaf
students with equal technology benefits that the hearing
students enjoy. Simply put, it means one word – captions.

– Saturday September 3rd

Rene Pellerin, Vermont’s deaf-blind advocate, succeeded
with an earthshaking request – that just might cause a
chain reaction with other states.  Do scroll all the
way down to his column to read what it is!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Anderson County in South Carolina is a perfect example of
how should a government body become ADA-conscious. An
advocate led the county officials through the public facilities
and pointed out things that are not ADA-compliant. An example
was a public announcement system that lacked printout displays.

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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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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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Save 25% on the Sonic Ring Video Phone Signaler during September! This
signaler alerts you to your videophone with a choice of three distinct
flash patterns. Select a unique flash pattern for your telephone, TTY, fax
or videophone with the flip of a switch. It also works with all Sonic
Alert remote receivers.

For more information call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or online at
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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re on Facebook and Twitter!

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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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VERY DEAF PERSON IN DEAF WORLD OR IN HEARING WORLD
There are many “very deaf” people that function
in Deaf World. There are also many “very deaf”
people that function in the hearing world.
Why? Many reasons such as marrying a hearing
spouse, living in a small town,  rejecting Deaf
Culture, parental choice in placing deaf with
hearing people, etc, etc.
There is also another possible reason. Some
oral schools for the deaf would transfer some
very deaf, but very functioning, deaf child
to hearing schools. They feel these deaf children
are better off in the hearing world.
Were these oral schools right? Hard to tell.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafplacement/

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

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Next Steps…2011 Conference Focusing on Infants and Toddlers  with Hearing Loss
and Their Families

Marlborough, Massachusetts

October 27-28, 2011

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

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INTERPRETING OR NOTETAKING
Which is better for the deaf person in a
hearing classroom? Interpreter or CART or
notetaking?
Well. A professor who talks too much in
one hour could equal 50-60 pages of paper.
A notetaker could only equal five or six
pages of paper in one hour.
But, a student may forget what the
professor said. A student, reading these
notes can remember what the professor said.
You decide which is better!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/notetaking/

(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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VIETNAMESE DEAF CHILDREN BEING MAINSTREAMED?
To have deaf children in Vietnam get mainstreamed
requires the work of several humanitarian agencies
coordinating their efforts.
Involved agencies are The Intergenerational Deaf Education Outreach, World Concern Development Organization, Ministry of Education and Training,
Japanese Social Development Fund and even the
World Bank!
That many agencies required to change a light
bulb? DeafDigest is not sure why it is that way!

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* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
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SUPPLY CHAIN – A NEW BUZZWORD
Buzzwords come and go. And the newest buzzword is
supply chain, as in supply chain professionals.
It has a lot to do with making sure the deaf, and
the disabled, are not left out of the loop in the
workplace.
This means making adjustments and provisions
(interpreters, visual displays, video phones,
computers, etc) to allow the deaf to function
normally in the workplace.
So, for us, this buzzword is it!

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

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

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

A CHALLENGE FOR DEAF HISTORIANS – BINNY & CO
In Chennai, an important city in India, there was a big textile
company – Binny & Co, established by John Binny in 1797.
This company, at that time, was a leading merchant in the
city, doing a lot of trading with European nations.
The nickname of the founder, John Binny was “Deaf.”
Why deaf? Was he deaf or was it just a nickname for something
that has nothing to do with deaf.
A web search of the company and the nickname showed no
results.
At that time, the name of the city was Madras, which later had
been changed to Chennai.

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:

Mississippi Association of the Deaf

Unfortunately this state association has no web site

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I lose respect in the workplace if I wear a hearing aid

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

in a newspaper story, the mother said:

He was born completely deaf. He had a 100 percent hearing
loss. We were told he was completely deaf and now he can hear after the implant

Not sure what is this supposed to mean. If he was born
completely deaf, it means he is 100 percent stone deaf
and not able to hear anything at all. Very confusing
statement.

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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 U.S. Access Board is interested in your comments on how
the government makes its information accessible to the deaf.

To comment, web site is at:
http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/session-instructions.htm

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why did Graeme Clark invent the world’s first CI?

A. He wanted to help his mother to hear better. She was
becoming late-deafened.

The Deaf World has never been the same since then!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

I go out for a walk to keep myself healthy.

Since I live in a rural town where there are no sidewalks or
crosswalks, I am stuck!

It is a busy road, maintained by the State Department of
Transportation.

Cars do go by fast!  On a curvy road, I have to watch closely!

I felt that my safety along my walking routes was getting more
dangerous.

I made a request to add  warning signs.

My request was easy to do.

Soon, I will have those bright diamond shape signs to give motorist’s
notice.

The sign will have a picture of person walking and below it will say
Deaf Blind

If you feel the same way as I do, go ask your state or town
government to post those signs.

Drivers watch out for me!

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 state legislators, pushing the panic button on state financial problems would come to realize that
closing out schools for the deaf and agencies serving
the deaf is not the best solution. The best solution
is to leave deaf schools and deaf services alone.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1893 – the U.S. Railway Service would not allow
the deaf to take exams for their open clerk positions.
Their argument is that the job is “too dangerous” for
the deaf. And interestingly enough, the decision was
not challenged by the leaders in the deaf community!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

120 years

that the Dewsbury, Batley and Spenborough Centre for the Deaf in United Kingdom has existed before closing up this week.
It closed because of the same problem that we, the deaf Americans,
face – lack of interest in the Deaf Community.

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DeafLibrary Resources

list of all-time elite Gallaudet athletes that made it big
in sports after their Gallaudet days

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudeteliteathletes/

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

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

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD)
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information: http://www.kcdtn.org

job description at:
http://deafdigest.com/kcdtn/

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search
C/O Teressa Gregory
410 Taliwa Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

AND/OR
via email at: mailto:kcdboard@kcdtn.org

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position opening
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  Position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities with the goal of expanding awareness and use of Captioned Telephone Service. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Demonstratable knowledge of user groups who would benefit from Relay Service
–    Senior Citizens Community –    Hard of Hearing Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentations skills
–    Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM office, non-profit and for profit partners, the public, state government and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work while meeting deadlines.

Education and Experience: –    Completion of Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service preferred. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.WorkForHamilton.com or contact our Corporate HR office at 800.821.1831 by September 15, 2011.

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

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

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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 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

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

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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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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 – 04 September 2011

DeafDigest Blue – September 4, 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 with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-barrymore/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-gallaudetbudget/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hardtolipread/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/learningsignlanguage/

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Small, Powerful VibeAlert Vibrating Alarm Clock

The new VibeAlert vibrating alarm clock may be small but it is very
powerful. It has a loud, 70dB alarm and a strong bedshaker. You can
wake-up by sound, vibration or both, so you won’t oversleep another
night.

The VibeAlert takes up little space on the bedside table and its
small size makes it great for traveling.

Available now at Harris Communications, the VibeAlert (KM-VIBEALERT)
is priced at only $38.95.

For more information on the VibeAlert, go to:
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or email us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

Sally Keyrouz, a deaf saleswoman at the MySize, a clothing store for women in Australia, is quite popular with hearing
patrons. She knows how to help the patrons select right
clothing with right colors and right designs. As described
by an associate, she is efficient, passionate and helpful.
She did not start out to work at the clothing store, as her
previous jobs were dead ends – mostly distributing mail
at offices. Her boss said:

Sally is very good at putting customers at ease, especially as many of our customers have body image issues

Judy Hodak, a deaf ballet dancer with her hearing partner,
won, danced to the “Sound of Silence” theme with music
being turned off – and won rave reviews from the judges
at the Buckeye Ball in Youngstown, Ohio. One of the judges
said it was the first time he saw the music instead of hearing it. This deaf/hearing ballet team practiced this routine
for one year before entering this regional competition.

– Very Hot News

The Japanese deaf community is upset over the refusal of
the police to provide an interpreter for a deaf woman
who was involved in an automobile accident at
Kawasaki City. After discussions, the police apologized
for not providing her with an interpreter, saying they
did not know what the procedures were. Additionally
the police promised to set up new procedures to deal
with future requests.

– Sunday August 28th

The Harkins Theatres have agreed to install captioning equipment
in all of their moviehouses. This will be effective by the end
of Year 2012.

– Monday August 29th

Sencity is a disco in London that has been described as
deaf-friendly – with a vibrating dance floor, sign dancers,
a deaf rapper, and with smell aromas being spread out on the
dance floor. This was written up in a newspaper story.

– Tuesday August 30th

The Zambia National Association of the Deaf has announced
its endorsement of Zambian president Rupiah Banda and his
political party in the upcoming national elections. Reason
was that Banda has showed sensitivity for the needs of
the deaf and the disabled.

– Wednesday August 31st

The Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay has
announced that its Boutique, a thrift store, will go out of business. Proceeds from the store have been earmarked for agency programs for the deaf and the hard of hearing. No reason was given for the closing.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The federal court ruled in favor of two Mobile, AL police
officers for tasering a deaf man in a bathroom few years
ago. They were being sued on basis of civil rights
violations. The judge said the police officers were
performing in their official positions.

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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

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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For more information call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or online at http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

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EASY OR HARD TO LIPREAD
Most hearing people are not easy to lipread. Very few
hearing people are easy to lipread.
A hearing person, whose lips are impossible to lipread,
complained to DeafDigest editor that it is not fair that
her lips cannot be read while some other hearing people’s
lips are easy to read.
DeafDigest editor told that woman:

No two hearing people have same lip movements.

That hearing person shut up!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hardtolipread/

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

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41st SERID Conference

The Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness, Inc

Montgomery, Alabama

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/serid2011/

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REFUSING TO LEARN SIGNS AT GALLAUDET AND NTID
For a new learner of sign language, attending
Gallaudet or NTID is the right time to learn ASL.
But for reasons of their own, there are students
at Gallaudet and NTID that refuse to learn
sign language.
After they graduate, some of them realize they
must learn sign language.
What do they do? They go to sign language
classes!
It is sad that they have wasted their years at
Gallaudet or NTID, refusing to learn sign language,
and have to go to sign language classes after
they graduate.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/learningsignlanguage/

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

DEAF USING THE INTERNET TO TRACK LOST SIBLINGS
Bill Denny, a deaf man, was given up for adoption
upon birth in Michigan. He never really knew his mother or father, much less his siblings.
He never knew he was adopted until he applied for
a driver’s license and was told that his real last name
was Denny. Since then he has made heavy use of the
Internet and he succeeded in tracking down a half-brother
he never knew he had.
While he has moved to Arizona, he is still using the
Internet – his next mission is to track down a half-sister.

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CARING MUCH OR NOT ABOUT DEAF CAUSES
A pro athlete, after attending a fund raising event,
said:

We all came here because one of our own asked us to.
We all have our own causes that we are passionate about and we know how important this is to him. So when he
asks, we say yes

Well, how many famous athletes would attend a
fund raising event that is deaf-related, which has
nothing to do with deafness research or with CI?
Possibly none.

A VIDEO DEALING WITH THE DEAF CHILD AND INAPROPRIATE ABUSE
The Washington School for the Deaf has produced a new video
that is a must for parents wishing to protect their deaf
children from inappropriate abuse.
It is at:
http://www.dcmp.org/Catalog/TitleDetail.aspx?TID=6760

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

confessed a non-certified interpreter:

I cannot keep up with the fast signing and with
different signs that the deaf people use

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 NATIONAL LANDMARK IN BAD SHAPE AT GALLAUDET AND KENDALL!
There is a building, registered with the National Register of
Historic Places, that is located at Gallaudet and Kendall.
What building? Exactly where on the campus? Not on the
Gallaudet campus, though!
It is the Alexander Crummell School located on Gallaudet
and Kendall Streets, NE – outside of the Gallaudet campus,
but near it.
There was a newspaper story about that building, in decaying
condition, and people not knowing what to do about it.
Not Gallaudet’s problem, though.

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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 man who became deaf because of a high school football
injury (a blow to his head) has isolated himself for the
rest of his life, sheltered by his protective family.
The only time he went out was to play softball with a
deaf team. He could not communicate with his deaf teammates
except by gestures, and half of the time he could not
follow his teammates’ gestures. At the end of that softball
season, he was never seen again.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Ida Institute, an organization of professionals in the
Hearing Care field, ran a series of seminars trying to help
individuals deal with their hearing loss without feeling
stigma about it. Their findings were published in a recent
Hearing Loss magazine.

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The Deaf and the Law:

The deaf Britons, many of them, agree that the legal system
has not been good to them. Problems range from lack of interpreters
to judges not really understanding what deafness is all about.
This may change as several attorneys and several agencies working
with the deaf are demanding improvements. Still worrisome are
cuts in funding for legal services.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Effective with the opening of this academic year, Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf (PSD) has added a new grade – the 9th grade
or the high school freshman class. This is a significant step
inasmuch as PSD closed out its high school department in the
early eighties – as a political compromise when the school
was threatened with government funding cutbacks.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A group of deaf fans, that root for the Washington
Redskins, filed a class action lawsuit against their
beloved team. The suit to force the Redskins to caption
their public announcements.
Some years back a fan that rooted for the San Antonio
Spurs (NBA) filed a similar lawsuit. The deaf man lost
because of a technicality – the Spurs do not own the
AlamoDome and only leased it for home basketball games.
Will the deaf fans of the Redskins win? According to
a deaf attorney that follows this lawsuit, the Redskins
own FedEx Field and therefore is obligated to provide
captions as required under ADA’s Title III.
The Redskins attorneys, of course, will counter with
their own arguments why they should not be forced to caption
their scoreboard.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A 90-year old deaf woman was placed on a wrong plane in Scotland
by a flight attendant who did not follow specific instructions
from a family member.

Asked an angry family member:

I would really like to know how this could happen. How can an
airplane have an extra passenger? Take off with an extra passenger?
Especially with the security that they say that have today.

The airline has offered the family a full refund with credit
towards future trips, in addition to paying cab fare from the
wrong airport to the deaf woman’s home

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

During an office party, a coworker brought in a cake
that were designed in baby diapers.

I thought the coworker said:
for a friend’s 20 points

the coworker actually said:
for a friend’s twin boys

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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
Large Accounts Director, VRS
Purple
Rocklin, CA

The right candidate must meet or exceed the requirements listed below with a very strong emphasis on marketing services and products to the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Must be fluent in ASL.

*To apply for this position, please send your resume to our Purple Careers site at the following link:

http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214588

Description:
Under minimal supervision; the Director of Education and Large Accounts will represent the company’s products and services to large organizations within assigned vertical industries. This job manages the entire sales process from prospecting and qualifying customers, to closing business agreements and successful product installations. Participates on the Strategic Accounts Team to develop nationwide sales strategies; and works with Product Management on launches. This job requires in-depth knowledge of sales channels for products and services that support deaf and hard of hearing people, strong familiarity with deaf communities and culture; and proven large-account sales skills.

Required Skills:
•    Responsible for direct sales of the company’s products and services to enterprises and organizations within an assigned industry that train, educate or employ deaf people. •    Develop in-depth industry expertise, including familiarity wit
sales channels, challenges and nuances, and apply expertise to sales efforts. •    Identify potential accounts, generate leads, and collaborate with Strategic Marketing Team on strategies. •    Seek presentation opportunities to introduce products and services to decision-makers. •    Assess client requirements and prepare proposals that support their company goals and help them envision new product solutions. •    Deliver live product and service demonstrations, showing practical as well as technical features. •    Close new business and negotiate with customers for product roll-out and distribution. •      Build strategic partnerships with industry organizations. •    Maintain sales objectives and monitor key competitor activities.
•    Maintain close relationship with existing accounts by developing in-depth knowledge of their businesses needs. Identify additional sales opportunities, using a creative, consultative approach over the products’ life cycle. •    Reintroduce products and services to keep existing accounts up-to-date with product improvements and enhancements. •    Evaluate opportunities for participation in sponsorships, events and conferences, and provide budgetary approvals. Negotiate with organizations on sponsorship quotes and sales plans. •    Communicate with Customer Care Support to address customers’ technical questions or for product maintenance. •    Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Experience:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Business Management, Communications, or comparable related experience; Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. •    At least five years of large account sales experience, with a demonstrated successful track record. Broad knowledge of networking and marketing within the deaf community. •      Knowledge of deaf and hard of hearing assistive technologies, including practical and technical aspects of Video Relay products and services. •    Familiarity with telecommunications, distribution environments and computer manufacturing industry preferred. •    American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency and extensive knowledge of the deaf culture. •    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. •      Knowledge of information technology infrastructure and product implementation challenges. •      Excellent oral/signing communication, negotiation and closing skills. •    Fluent writing skills and the ability to prepare and deliver high level presentations to senior management in client organizations, and respond to questions. •    Initiative to work independently without close supervision, and follow project and sales plans. •    Highly motivated and self confident sales professional, comfortable approaching people in a variety of settings. •    Technical knowledge of internet Marketing techniques and functions. Skilled in using specialized software related to departmental operations including database, Internet, spreadsheet, instant messaging, presentation, and word processing programs. •    Familiarity with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Regulations and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) standards. •    Time management skills to handle multiple, competing priorities and work effectively under pressure. •    Basic mathematical skills including the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages. •    Excellent human relations skills to build effective working relationships with company staff, prospective customers, community groups and individuals.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
•    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) •      Keyboarding (40-60%) •    Signing (40-60%) •    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision •    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. •    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.

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position opening
Human Resources Generalist
Purple
Rocklin, CA

Please note that fluency in America Sign Language (ASL) and extensive knowledge and experience with the deaf culture and community are critical for the ideal candidate for this role.

**To apply, please send your resume through our Careers site at the following link:

http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214594

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

Brief Summary of Duties:
The Human Resource Generalist is to provide employee’s relations advice and expertise to managers and employees,, administer select HR programs such as workers compensation, leaves of absence, benefits, communication, and implementation of human resource activities for the company.  They will provide advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation.  The Human Resources Generalist acts as a liaison between employees and internal and external customers. They will support the HR Manager in a variety of projects.

Areas of Responsibility: 1.    Supports Human Resources department in all human resource activities to include employment, employee relations, benefits, training and development.
2.    Provides advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and practices to employee and Management Teams.
3.    Assist employees with individual employee relations issues; makes independent decisions to resolve situations.
4.    Receives or initiates communication to and from managers, supervisors and employees about various HR functions.  Documents, analyzes, and takes appropriate action based upon all available and relevant information under general direction of Human Resources Manager. 5.    Undertakes special projects involving accumulations and compilations of data, research, and preparations of reports. Will involve researching current legal developments related to employee relations, update company policies, and implementation of revised practices. 6.    Participate in the development of performance review documents and monitor completion.  Research and analyze competencies as appropriate per job function.
7.    Handles sensitive and confidential situations involving company personnel.  Receives and accesses confidential personnel information from manual and computerized employee files.  Must exercise discretion and confidentiality in dealing with personnel and applicant information. 8.    Stays abreast of changing legislation impacting Human Resources functions, through information gained from seminars, printed regulations, reference books, and trade journals. 9.    Strong understanding of workers compensation processes and laws.
10.    Assist in researching, developing, and implementing human resources policies and procedures; maintains Employee Handbook, and various HR programs.
11.    Promote employee involvement and excitement about business and culture.
12.    Actively participates and leads training programs including new hire orientation. 13.    Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: –    4-7 years of successful experience in human resources. 2+ years in HR Generalist Role with a focus in employee relations.
–    BA/BS desired.
–    Knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines. –    Knowledge of federal and state employment laws; experience with multi-state locations law desired
–    Knowledge and experience in employee health benefits.
–    Must have in-depth knowledge of all major categories of employment relationship, including employee relations, safety and work environment, training, recruitment, statistical analysis, workers compensation and benefits. –    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
.    Ability to effectively analyze data and provide recommendations.
.    Computer Proficient using MS Office

Experience with the following is a plus:   Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred.

Certificate Required:  Professional in Human Resources (PHR) preferred.

Physical Requirements:  Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (100%)
–    Keyboarding (70%)
–    Viewing computer monitor and videophone requiring close vision (70%)
–    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to (50 pounds), and may lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

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

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

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position opening
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

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

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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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– 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 – 01 September 2011


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2011

— Bring your own hard cover notebook for appointments

A deaf woman who applied for a job and did not get it, is
filing a discrimination lawsuit against a company. The
interviewer wrote on his notepad that she cannot get the
job because she was deaf. She asked for the notes and
the interviewer would not give it to her. This is a trick –
you cannot keep the notes from the company’s notebook but
you can keep your notes from your own notebook. The lesson
is that if you go to a job interview without an interpreter,
bring your own notebook and tell the job interviewer to
write on it.

— Deafblind auto racer racing against blind hearing racers

Ryan Kucy, who is deaf-blind, competed against eleven other
hearing racers, all of them blind, in a special auto race at the
Edmonton International Raceway in Canada. It was the racetrack’s
annual Blind Behind the Wheel race. How do the hearing drivers
race if they cannot see? They have someone sitting next to them
in the passenger seat, giving directions. Then how would deaf-blind
Kucy be able to race? The passenger pulls on Kucy’s hand to turn
left or pushes the hand to turn right. This special race is an annual
fund raiser for the Alberta Guide Dog Association. Kucy has
been in that race for five years so far and he looks forward to
it every year.

— Special eyeglasses to watch movie subtitles

Deaf people love to watch movies with subtitles; many
hearing people hate to watch these subtitled movies.
A special eyeglasses has been proposed as a compromise
in United Kingdom. Without these special eyeglasses
the subtitles are “invisible” on the screen. Sony is
the manufacturer of these special eyeglasses, which
is called “subtitle glasses”. It may be available
soon, depending on demand by the deaf community.
DeafDigest editor has one question – will it work
with deaf people that already wear eyeglasses?

— A video explanation, with captions, of ADA

What is ADA in the workplace? An agency, Michigan Works!,
has produced a video, with captions. It is at:

The video is almost 12 minutes long

— A successful deaf gold miner

A Gold Rush, sort of, is going on in the Australian
bush country, about a 4-hour drive from Sydney. One
of these gold miners is Mike Honeysett. He is deaf.
Why is he gold-mining? Gold prices have gone up
25 percent this year. While mining, Mike looks at the
digital read out of his metal detector and starts
mining when the display reads 90 percent. How good is
he doing in gold mining? The newspaper mentioned one
word – lucrative.



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