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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.
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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?
From time to time we have a deaf student in a
medical school. The latest one is Mark Leekoff, taking classes at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is the school’s first deaf student. He comes to the school with a degree in Biology from Tufts University, Medford, MA with an award for academic excellence.
A deaf Briton raised the issue of juries. It is because deaf people are not allowed to serve on a jury, and this deaf man is planning to mount a legal challenge despite previous unsuccessful challenge efforts.
– Very Hot News
L K Venkat, not deaf and a law school graduate, has filed a petition in the Madras High Court (India) the law that would not permit the deaf to run for public office. His argument was denial of equal opportunity for the deaf.
– Thursday October 27th
A deaf Australian writer posted on her web site:
Most adults who go deaf feel incredibly alone. They have no idea there is even a deaf community, or that there are hearing loss support groups and organizations. In fact, I would venture to say that most people don’t even know to ask the question:
where do I get help and support?
(pretty much the same in USA)
– Friday October 28th
DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Regina Pine, mother of deaf 16-year old daughter Ariel Depp, refused to allow her to attend school in Charleston, WV because of bullying concerns. She wanted the daughter to attend a school much nearer their home. The county refused because that school lacked resources to accommodate the deaf student. As a result, the mother has been charged with truancy, which is a misdemeanor. The twist was that the county does not want to punish the mother but to entice the deaf girl to attend school. The mother still has refused. The showdown is November 9th when a judge will make a decision. For the time being, the deaf girl is being homeschooled.
– Saturday October 29th
Avid football fans know who coach John Hufnagel is. He is a long time football coach, having coached many teams in different leagues (NFL, Canadian and Arena). He currently coaches Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian league. For years he has had problems with his hearing, that he either evaded, or denied or referred football matters to his associates. It was only this week when he has publicly admitted his long-time hearing loss. He currently wears hearing aids every day.
Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:
Howard Weinstein, not deaf, was awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Technology Network. He has been trying to come up with a low cost hearing aid that even poor people of the world can afford.
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ORAL DEAF OWNER OF TTY STORE WAS LUCKY DeafDigest editor, years ago in early 1980’s, was visiting San Francisco. He visited a friend who owned his own TTY store. That friend was a strong oralist who did not understand ASL and could not even understand simple gestures. Even worse, his lips were very difficult to read. During the visit, a deaf man, that used ASL, wanted to buy a TTY. The oral owner and the ASL person could not communicate with each other. DeafDigest editor, seeing everything, stepped in to serve as “oral & ASL” interpreter for both men. It was successful since deaf man bought a TTY and the oral man was able to sell a TTY. Whew, it was not easy!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-asl-deaf-communications/
(for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition)
60-Day Period to Apply for Certification to Participate in National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
for more information, visit: http://deafdigest.com/fccdeafblindprogram/
THE DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes from all over the world compete against each other in many different sports. Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no! A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as hearing, etc, etc. These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community. And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their own worlds!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflympics-deaf-culture/
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FUTURE BULBS FOR OUR DEAF ALERTING DEVICES As we all know, in 2014, regular bulbs will not be sold any more. Bulbs are so important for our deaf alerting devices. What to do? There are three options:
– a LED bulb for $25.00, good for 25 years – a CFL bulb for $3.25, good for 11 years – a Halogen bulb for $1.50, good for 1 1/2 years
Which bulb to use? Honestly, DeafDigest editor does not know, just yet!
A DEAF PIANO TUNER? Do we have a piano tuner that is deaf? Don’t know – but a theatrical play “Cash on Delivery” performed by a theatrical group in United Kingdom, involved a lot of twists, spoofs and paradoxes. One such twist was a character in the role of Deaf Piano Tuner. We may possibly have late-deafened piano tuners, but profoundly deaf piano tuners? Do not know, again!
A CI EXCLAMATION
A new CI user exclaimed:
My very first tune in! Listening, Hearing and Discriminate!
The key is discriminate. CI users can listen; they also can hear, but can they discriminate? If the user can discriminate, the CI is a success. If the user cannot discriminate, oh well!
LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO (all videos are captioned)
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:
North Carolina Association of the Deaf
AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID
the room is already noisy as is so why burden myself with more noise
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
In one part of the newspaper story:
This person is almost deaf
In the other part of this same newspaper story:
He is 85 percent deaf.
First of all, there is no such a thing as deafness measured in percentage points.
Secondly, if that person is almost deaf, it may also mean he is almost hearing.
And if that person is almost-deaf, almost-hearing, then there is no way he is 85 percent deaf!
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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 with more than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.
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, Franciso Olivera, etc.
There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.
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. Almost 200 have registered already!
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.
11th 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 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
FCC has moved the deadline from October 28th to November 1st on comments from public, meaning us, on their closed captioning regulations. FCC wants to have captions installed on “everything” (computers, tablets, smartphones, game devices, set-tops, etc) and so your input is very important to them.
To comment, go to http://www.fcc.gov/
Deaf Question of the Week:
Q. When a hard of hearing person says he lip reads very well, is he telling the truth?
A. Hard to say. Deaf people rely on their eyes to read lips. Hard of hearing people rely on their eyes AND their ears to read lips.
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Wish List of the Week:
That we will have a re-print of these deaf resources (Deaf Heritage & Deaf Encyclopedia) to reflect the changing times. These sets were published during the 1980’s.
Rene Pellerin’s corner:
When my children were toddlers, I brought them out Trick and Treating.
Remember, folks like me cannot see in the dark.
So, my two toddlers were my “sighted guides”!
My children took a short cut across our neighbor’s lawn.
I became very familiar with tree branches!
So friends, when you guide someone with night blindness,
Be aware of what might be hanging down from above, as well as those obstacles at your feet!
Rene has started a new show business, focusing on the Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
During the mid-1980’s:
Deaf people being identified as handicapped began to evolve into deaf people being identified as disabled.
DeafNumbers of the Week:
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seeking Job Coaches Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults Mill Neck Family of Organizations New York City metro area
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf adults. We are looking for candidates to provide these services in the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region. We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all phases of job search through on-the-job training. Provides case management as needed. Communicate with employers and other parties on an as needed basis. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.
contact: Kathleen Lagalante Director of Human Resources Mill Neck Family of Organizations 40 Frost Mill Road Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100
position announcement Independent Living Skills Specialist Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center Las Vegas, NV
ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada. DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt Location: Position available in Las Vegas
Posting date: October 25, 2011 Closing date: November 10, 2011
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center. Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas. Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.
SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: – Knowledge of advocacy techniques – Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws – Maintain effective record keeping practices – Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required. – Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations – Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services – Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs – Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion – Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential – Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation – Basic Computer Skills
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: – Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations – Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.
TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431. Contact DHHARC office for the application form.
APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)
DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.
For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:email@example.com or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP
announcing openings for High School and PACES Teachers The American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT
Full-time and Part-Time vacancies
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: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065). SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus. Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred. Good judgment. Ability to work in a collaborative setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.
Salary and Benefits (a) Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available
How to apply:
Send resume and letter of application to:
Human Resources Office American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
FAX (860) 570-1832
open positions Deaf Services Center (DSC) Glenside, PA
Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our staff environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support. As a result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field of human services we have a career building position waiting for you! E.O.E.
DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:
– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN: (Full time/Part time) This position provides clinical services to individuals and family members on a fee for service basis. Responsibilities include: Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities to accommodate the need. Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required. Qualifications: The qualified candidate shall possess: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.
– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position) This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12 college credit hours in social science with 2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license. Duties: Assess service needs of consumers to insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services.
– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR: (Full time position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment. Duties: Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.
– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position provides direct client services including encouraging client independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community integration. Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts. Qualifications: HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.
Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR Deaf Services Center, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 215-884-6301
position opening Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty Front Range Community College Westminster campus, Colorado
Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.
For complete job announcement and application, visit:
job openings – Day Child Care Worker – Overnight Supervisor Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA
– Day Child Care Worker – Walden School http://deafdigest.com/walden-day-child-care-worker-deaf-job/
– Overnight Supervisor – Walden School http://deafdigest.com/walden-overnight-child-care-supervisor-deaf-jobs/
Please send resume to: The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 Attn: Personnel Department
(508) 879-5110 ext. 306
OR apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org
position opening School Counselor/Psychologist The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Scranton, PA
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist. Advanced ASL skills preferred.
Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d. Excellent salary and benefits
Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.
Send resume to: WPSD Human Resources 300 E Swissvale Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Fax 412-244-4211 mailto:email@example.com
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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Positions Available Texas School for the Deaf Austin, TX
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.
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:email@example.com
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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website:
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
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